Conchita Espinosa Academy is a fully-accredited, co-educational independent private school for K3 through eighth grades. For over 80 years, Conchita Espinosa Academy has given its students an exceptional academic curriculum partnered with a sophisticated arts and humanities foundation, sensitivity to the arts and human needs, a sense of self-worth, and strong human values.
Conchita Espinosa was fortunate to have three wonderful artists, Teresina Jorda, Pablo Rueda, and David Jorda, share their gifts and their experiences with the CEA/CEC community. See videos and pictures >
PrePrimary Reading and Writing with Super Kids
Mrs. Campos' Pre-Primary class worked on a wonderful activity with the app 30Hands, to integrate reading and writing with their Super Kids characters. The students were put in pairs and asked to choose their favorite Super Kids character. Then, they had to write an original sentence about their Super Kid. Finally, they were asked to read their sentence, which was recorded. In total, they created 20 sentences as a class. Now each child, not only wrote his or her own sentence, but has 20 new sentences to practice reading! This created a wonderful opportunity for reading practice, as well as a great way for them to increase their vocabulary and learn from each other by sharing ideas.
They also learned, that just like each Super Kid, they each have something special to offer and to contribute to their classroom community. Thanks to Mrs. Campos and her SUPER PRE-PRIMARY KIDS!
Raising for Recess
Student Council has successfully delivered a bag of recess balls to each homeroom class. They were able to purchase these balls with the money raised during their "Raising for Recess" campaign, with the proceeds from the sales of the "I Am Conchita" bracelets. Student Council worked very hard and felt very proud to be able to give something back to their peers and teachers as a 'thank you' for all of the support they give to us throughout the year. See Pictures >
Books for Breakfast
We had two very special guest readers at this morning's Student Council Books for Breakfast.
Our beloved hall monitor, Minerva, read a Spanish story to our little ones called, El Soldadito de Plomo. With her contagious enthusiasm, and her granddaughter, Isabel, as her assistant, she told the story of a little soldier who teaches us about courage and perseverance.
The guest reader for our older students was Dr. Godavarty, the mother of our 5th Grade Vice President, Diya Agarwal. Dr. Godavarty is a Biomedical Engineering professor at F.I.U. She is passionate about math and science wanted to share her love of these subjects with our students. By reading excerpts from the Who Was? book series, she told the stories of two people in history who have inspired her: Neil Armstrong and Marie Curie. The students were curious to learn more about them, and she inspired many to want to continue reading their biographies.
Thank you for inspiring our kids and for sharing your time with us this morning! See Pictures >
NJHS and Dance Mastery raised over $9,000 for Parkinson's
Student Council is very proud to announce that our school raised $3,603.32 for UNICEF this Halloween!
This is a great example of "kids helping kids" and we couldn't be prouder of our students for working hard to raise funds for children who are in need of clean water, food, and medicine. Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in this great cause!
"Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much." - Hellen Keller
On Monday, November 9th, members of the Lower and Upper School Track teams were in action at Tropical Park for the reopening of the parks track complex. Students competed primarily in the mile race. Personal best times were run by Rafael Casanova 5.30, Paulina Jalil 6.48, Franchesca Ruiz 7:55, Lindsay Martinez 7.58, Valeria Castro 8.02, Malec Mata 6.45, Daniel Esparragoza 6.46, CJ Salvat 6.59 and Javier Salvat 7.15. See Pictures >
Conchita Espinosa Concert Series presents Mario Prisuelos
Thanks to Miami's Centro Cultural Español and Yamaha Pianos, this weekend we were blessed to have the presence of the great pianist, Mario Prisuelos at Conchita Espinosa Academy and Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts. On Friday, November 6th, Mario gave a magnificent master class to our piano students. The language and the simplicity with which he spoke to our children and the sincerity and precision of his corrections left all of us awestruck.
On Saturday, November 7th, he gave an incredible concert at the Rosita Segovia Theatre. We are incredibly fortunate to have had a pianist of his caliber sharing his enormous wealth of knowledge and brilliant spirit with our community.
Each year the Junior Civics Mastery works with Neighbors4Neighbors in organizing a Halloween Costume Drive. This year, Civics collected over 200 costumes, which will allow more than 200 children in the South Florida community, who otherwise would be unable to wear a costume on Halloween, to now have one.
Thank you to Ms. Lopez and our Civics Mastery for all the work they do to better our community.
Conchita Magazine Interviews University of Miami Athletes
Last Friday, 8th grader Javier Gil, from the Conchita Magazine Upper School Mastery, had the opportunity to pursue his passion of being a sports journalist. He was able to arrange interviews with two student athletes from the University of Miami. His articles will be included in the upcoming issue of Conchita Magazine. UM Athletics even shared his picture on their Instagram! See Pictures >
This video was created by the CTV Mastery 8th grade students reporting from FIU:
FIU Day of Journalism
Each year the Florida Scholastic Press Association organizes a district-wide Day of Journalism. This year, three of our Upper School Masteries - CTV, Conchita Magazine, and Yearbook - attended the conference. They spent the entire day taking workshops in writing, technology, broadcast, and yearbook and magazine layout design, alongside students in other middle and high schools, as well as participating in competitions related to their Mastery. 8th Grader Julian Perez won 1st Place in the On-the-Spot Anchor Competition!
Art Happenings... Collaboration with the dance Mastery
Senior Art Mastery has been working in collaboration with Senior Dance Mastery. Ms. Danella created a piece for her dancers, inspired by Jackson Pollock's Black Pourings. Ms. Vazquez guided her artists in creating custom-made leotards for dancers to wear, based on style of the paintings.
ACC Scholars Breakfast
Congratulations to the 8th graders who were invited to the Archbishop Coleman Carroll Scholars Breakfast, for exceptional performance on their IOWA exams: Bianca Arocha, Isabella Bruna, Amanda Gonzalez, Anna Gutfreund, Amy Labrador, Nicole Medina, Angie Menendez, Marcus Mesa, Gabriela Perez, Jaden Rodriguez, Jasmine Rosales, Andres Sordo Martinez, and Christina Texeira. We are so proud of your achievements! We were also so happy to see Maria Zanardi (CEA c/o 2000) who is now Assistant Principal at ACC and Amanda Naldjieff (CEA c/o 2001) who was a guest speaker at the breakfast as an ACC c/o 2005 alumna!
The Varsity Cross-Country team competed in the Junior Orange Bowl Invitational and qualified for the state championships to be held in Lakeland, Florida this Halloween. The Boys finished in 2nd Place overall at the Junior Orange Bowl qualifying state meet. The Girls' Team finished in 6th place overall, missing qualifying to the state championships by one place, but 4th grader Andrea Comas-Sanchez won 16th place overall.
STEAM Roller Coaster Project
Congratulations to the Saint Brendan High School Top 10 Scholars of the 2014-2015 school year!
We are proud to see that out of these 30 excellent students, 5 are CEA graduates:
Top 10 Juniors
(CEA c/o 2012)
Nicole Del Risco
(CEA c/o 2012)
Top 10 Sophomores
Lauren Cervantes (CEA c/o 2013)
(CEA c/o 2013)
Top 10 Freshmen
(CEA c/o 2014)
We are so proud of your accomplishments! Thank you for continuing the legacy of academic excellence!
CEA in Top 10 Middle Schools in South Florida and Top 5 in Miami!
Private Schools Guide nominated Conchita Espinosa Academy one of the Top 10 Private Middle Schools in South Florida and Top 5 in Miami! Let's be proud to be at CEA, one of the top schools in South Florida, where we have been bringing out the extraordinary in every child for over 80 years!
for the Week of November 23, 2015
sunday, November 22
Monday, November 23
Tuesday, November 24
Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Celebrations – Regular school and conservatory hours
Thursday, November 26
Happy Thanksgiving – No School
Friday, November 27
Saturday, November 28
Miami Dance Futures
presents: Christmas in the Gardens
A holiday evening of music and dance featuring young artists from Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts
Children (12 and under): $15
To purchase tickets, Click Here
The Conchita Espinosa Vocal Ensemble will delight the audience with cherished holiday songs from around the world. Directed by Loly Lopez, the ensemble has performed nationally and internationally.
Navidades Flamencas will portray holiday traditions from Spain through dance, choreographed by internationally recognized Spanish dancer and choreographer, Marisol Moreno.
The second half of the program will feature The Snowman, an original story ballet choreographed and directed by award-winning choreographer, Danella Bedford. The Snowman is an adaptation of the beloved British story by Raymond Briggs, set to beautiful music to inspire and captivate audiences of all ages.
2nd Grade Nativity Play, 7:00 p.m.
Let’s All Get in the Spirit of The holidays!
Civics Mastery and Student Council will be joining together to help children in our community have Happy Holidays!
Toy Drive (K3-4th Grade)
Civics Mastery is asking students in the Lower School to donate a new, unwrapped, non-battery operated toy. All toys will be donated to the University of Miami’s Child Protection Team.
K3 and K4: Infant Toys
Pre-Primary-4th Grade: Toy for your age group
Pajama Drive (5th-8th Grade)
Student Council is asking students in the Upper School to donate a new pajama. The pajama drive is in collaboration with Scholastic Book Club. Scholastic will donate 1 book for each donated pajama.
5th-8th Grade: Pajama of your size
Due: Thursday, December 10, 2015
*please turn in all items to your homeroom teacher*
Christmas Break. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 5th.
We hope we don't have to do this, but if we do need to close school for an emergency, if the Miami-Dade County Schools close due to hurricane or other inclement weather, Conchita Espinosa Academy will also close. We will notify the local radio and television stations. We will reopen when the Miami-Dade County Schools open or you will be notified by a Parents Partnership Association member via our telephone tree. We will also keep you updated via our social media channels.
Box Tops for Education
We participate in the General Mills Box Tops for Education program. You can help, too! Find out how...
Conchita Espinosa Academy is accredited internationally, nationally and regionally by Accreditation International (AI), National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA) , the Middle States Association (MSA), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF). We are also members of the Independent Schools of South Florida (ISSF).