On March 14th, Project Rally, an EPATT program for 1st and 2nd graders at Fairmeadow and Hoover schools in Palo Alto, received special acknowledgment at the Palo Alto Unified School District Board Meeting. Superintendent Glenn “Max” McGee recognized EPATT and Project Rally for its effort in working to close the achievement gap and presented Project Rally staff with a Certificate of Achievement.
On March 11th, EPATT, with the support of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, hosted its 3rd Annual Family Health Fair and Festival. Over 150 people attended and participated in various activities that included Zumba, tennis, rowing, a fitness challenge and more. Community organizations provided families with information about their services and programs. There were also raffle prizes that included a Fitbit, a bike, Earthquakes tickets and more. Here’s a quote from a participating family:
(EPATT) thanks for inviting us over to the Health Fair. We had a great time. Came home with a bag full of goodies, FREE BOOKS, school supplies, YMCA application with financial aid and the big winner …….. Fitbit 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀. -Niu family
In 2017 EPATT families are focused on making sure our students are College and Career READY (CCR). As a part of the EPATT Parent Support Network parents are:
•Reading pertinent articles and watching videos
•Practicing good habits that foster reading development at home
•Engaging with other parents about what they have learned
“The information is new to me and very helpful, I am very grateful for all the support you provide to my daughters and my whole family.” – EPATT parent
“Thank you for the help you give us to understand and prepare for the future of our children and to prepare ourselves so that our children have more opportunities to continue to prepare for their future career, like you said it is not the same to have a job and a career. So we need to be ready to help if they have a dream to pursue it and be we support them.” We have to do, thank you.” – EPATT parent
Overall, EPATT students will have the reading, math, and study skills to make sure that they are ready for life after high school.
On behalf of the tennis coaching staff, we thank you for your continued support and cooperation with us. The Willow Glen tournament was a huge success for our team. We would like to make a shout out to Mikey, Melenaite, and Grace on completing their first tournament ever. About 70% of our tournament team students won their first round match. Despite our losses, we were very impressed with the team’s performance.
Below I have provided some highlights from the tournament:
Leila (left) received 3rd place in Girl’s 12 Singles
Charloette (right) received 4th place in Girl’s 12 Singles
Arlyne (left) and Brianna (right) took 2nd place in Girl’s 16 Doubles
Beto (left) and Aurelio (right) won 1st place in Boy’s 16 Doubles
EPATT Tournament Team Photo (missing Mikey)
In conclusion, this tournament is only one of many and we coaches are excited to build off of this. Again, we thank you for the opportunity of letting us work with these bright individuals!
Only 767 high school seniors in the entire United States are awarded full four-year scholarships and admission to top colleges through the QuestBridge program and EPATT’s own Jason Asenso is now one of them. How did he do it? Jason earned above a 4.0 GPA and took many challenging courses at Woodside High School. He will be attending Northwestern University in Illinois in the fall. Congratulations Jason!
Jason is actually EPATT’s 2nd recipient of the Questbridge scholarship. Last year’s winner, Adilene Valencia, is enjoying her first year at Williams College in Massachusetts where she is studying French, Japanese, and Korean. She shared that it has been a fun but challenging experience.
This year’s EPATT seniors have already been accepted to:
Stay tuned to the EPATT blog for more college acceptances in March.
Important Articles (Earn 2 Parent Involvement Hours for reading AND responding)
Watch or read the following articles/video and send your thoughts (to Christina, Kesha or Maribel) about how the topic impacts your child.
MSG article: Is your school hurting or helping your child?
HSG article: Why is College and Career Readiness so important?
High School Group Arts & Culture Experience
Members of the HSG group attended Luzia “A Waking Dream of Mexico,” Cirque du Soleil’s newest show. The trip started with a train ride to San Francisco, and a short walk to AT&T Park to where the show was located. All the students were amazed by the show and some even described it as “magical.” EPATT will continue to sponsor future arts and culture outings to provide enriching experiences to our students.
Community Service – EPATT Gives Back 2016!
Here are some highlights from the final five community service events:
– Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP)
– Save the Bay
– St. Anthony’s Padua Dinning Room
– SF Zoo
– Turkey Run