Primary Years Academy of International Education is a K-5 International Baccalaureate World School. We are a public school using an inquiry model of teaching and learning. Our students learn how to question and explore the world around them while using the skills necessary to be a successful internationally-minded citizen in the 21st century. Students work in an environment which supports their academic, social, and physical needs through a rigorous program of study. Primary Years Academy is a community of students, parents, teachers, and administrators working together as a team.
It's Official! PYA is authorized as an IB World School
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 was a red-letter day for Primary Years Academy. We received notification that we have been authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School. This means we successfully met all IB standards and practices and PYA is being welcomed into the ranks of the global school network.
Thank you to all the parents, teachers, staff, and students who have worked tirelessly for the past three and a half years to build our school community from the ground up. It is through dedication and a willingess to strive for the best for our students that we have met this milestone.
We would also like to thank the SUSD Board of Trustees, Directors, and Dr. Steve Lowder for supporting us through the daunting process of building a world class program.
Primary Years Academy
1540 N. Lincoln Street
Stockton, CA 95204
Jean Segura, Principal
Jeanne Ross, IB Coordinator
Kim Marlow, Secretary
Judy Melton, Account Clerk
Hello Families! Last June PYA surveyed parents about our program. Many parents let us know that our website was not always timely in information. This year I am able to devote more time to the website to keep it up-to-date. The Parent Newsletter is posted here every week in both English and Spanish. This way you can easily check information and dates when the paper edition isn't handy.
Our website is also a place to celebrate our actions and successes. I will post photos of events whenever possible, but you can help by sending me photos of events which I haven't attended. For example, I'd love to post Band Jumper Reception photos, but was unable to be there. If you have photos of events or 'happenings' in your student's classroom, please feel free to email one or two to me.
What would you like to see on the website? Information about our Program of Inquiry? Teaching and Learning in a transdisciplinary environment? Samples of student work? Profiles about staff and families? Cute photos of all the new babies? Please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Math Night was a success
Math Night at PYA was Thursday, February 27, 2014. Watch this webpage for soon-to-be-published photos.
Art Night at PYA
March’s Learner Profile Trait is Knowledgeable
As knowledgeable people, we develop and use conceptual understanding, and explore knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
Calendar for the Week
March 9th: Daylight Savings Time begins: Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour ahead.
March 11th: 3:00- 4:00 School Site Council Meeting will be held in the breezeway. All parents are welcome.
March 11: Today is the deadline to turn in the PORT’s Baseball by the Books bookmarks. Each student who turns in a completed bookmark will receive 2 free Ports tickets to a game this spring.
March 14th: End of Third Quarter!
All PYA teachers will be offsite today for collaboration and planning. Our experienced PYA substitutes will be here with Ms. Segura today.
March 17- 21st: Spring Break. enjoy the time with family and friends!
9:30- grades 1& 2
10:00- grades 3-5
Taiko Days and Student Lists
Please check the taiko schedule for student days and times. Contact Ms. Ross for errors or omissions. Thank you!
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