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ARMENTA LEARNING ACADEMY NEWSLETTER SPRING/SUMMER 2014

EMPOWER * ENRICH * EDUCATE

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CHANGE YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE!

Armenta Equals Success! At Armenta Learning Academy we believe all students have different learning needs and styles, therefore, we work with each student to determine educational programs that will make a difference in their academic career. We see students benefitting from our small class sizes and personal attention, as reflected in our students’ achievements of one to three levels in one school year.

achievement, excellent academic values, and acceleration. By reviewing and checking homework, promoting good study skills, and combining independent and mutual work time, our goal is to prepare your children for their entire academic careers. Our academy can provide educational programs for gifted and special needs including Dyslexic, Attention Deficit, Asperger’s, and other special learning needs and their family’s needs.

This supportive, orderly, success oriented program encourages the development of academic competence, effective work habits, self-discipline, and self-esteem. Armenta Learning Academy has a tradition of encouraging creative and independent thinking, teaching a strong self-concept, and encouraging personal motivation, while moving at the child’s learning pace and achieving excellence through education.

Grounded in the belief that children are a precious gift, Armenta Learning Academy individualizes programs of instruction to promote good grades, peer and instructor support, concept reinforcement, goal

With our student centered programs, educational support and a developmental, hands-on approach, our students enjoy a variety of instructional support and multisensory, “across the curriculum” approach to instruction which is designed to assist students in acquiring skills they need to cope with their language learning differences.

Armenta Learning Academy is MOVING March 28th, 2014 27665 Forbes Road, Suite 201 Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 (949) 367-WISE (9473) phone (949)367-0171 fax www.armentalearningacademy.com


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Birthday Celebrations! Upcoming Birthdays

Daniel Sanchez March 9th Brianna McCracken March 19th Bella Sewall April 18th Jayden Binkele May 13th .

Yearbooks are coming out in September! Reserve yours today for $65.00 at ALA!

WE LOVE CELEBRATIONS AT ARMENTA! IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS COMING UP, WE PLAN TO CELEBRATE! LET ARMENTA LEARNING ACADEMY KNOW WHEN YOUR SPECIAL DAY IS COMING UP!

Us at Armenta Learning Academy celebrating Danielle’s birthday last October!

We Love Our Armenta Parents! Thank you so much to all of our parents! We really couldn’t have done all of this without your constant support and hard work. We cherish all of you parents for everything you’ve done for Armenta Learning Academy. You are a constant reminder of how wonderful these children really are.

Sincerely, Our Parent of the Semester, Dave Sewall. Dave a very involved and proud parent here at Armenta. Your dedication and love is so admired.

The Staff and Students at Armenta Learning Academy


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SUCCESS STORIES

“The school is the best place in the world because it is fun and happy and I love learning with Mrs. Armenta!”

- Jacob

“Thanks to the Armenta Learning Academy, I began taking Sign Language over a year ago. It is now one of my favorite classes and one day, I hope to get my degree in it. The Armenta Learning Academy has been very helpful in my education and I have been coming here for over five years. Mrs. Armenta and Mr. Smith are both wonderful teachers, and are so fun to be around.”

- Brianna

“Ms. Pegram, we both think you are a fantastic teacher and we love coming to Sign Language to learn with you. Thank you for all you’ve taught us in just a semester, we love you and Sign Language because of it.”

- Danielle and Brianna

“I like it here because I like to read and write! You make it fun and I love coming here!”

- Alice

“You are a blessing and so dear. I am so happy you are in our lives and for the contribution you are making! I have all the confidence in the galaxy that you will greatly impact our child’s growth.”

- Jenny “Mrs. Armenta is one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever met! Her dogs are the same way. Mr. Smith makes my lessons fun and interesting. I love being here with both of them!

- Danielle


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Spring Break! “I would go to New York City to see the Statue of Liberty!”

- Jacob

“I would like to go to the snow to dig tunnels, trenches and traps, then have an awesome snow ball fight!”

- Daniel

“I would spend the week in Los Angeles and go shopping in Hollywood. I would also love to go to an Austin Mahone concert at the Staples Center downtown. I would also bring my best friend Danielle along, and afterwards we would go to the meet and greet.”

- Brianna

“I would go to Hawaii and stay at the Hyatt. I would have a virgin Pina Colada and hang out by the pool.”

- Bella


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STANDOUT STUDENTS!

A Round of Applause!

School Student of the Semester

Bella Sewall

Tutor Student of the Semester

Daniel Sanchez Daniel is a junior in High School. He has been with Armenta for years now and he has the best attitude! He always has a smile on his face and is ready to work. Daniel takes the train from Yorba Linda to work closely with Mr. Smith. One of Daniel’s interests is martial arts. He has been practicing since the age of 3 and is a 2nd degree black belt.

Bella is a sixth grader and is a beautiful young lady that loves children and the community. She is enthusiastic and encouraging to others. Bella is very hard working and her attitude is amazing! She is a true leader here at Armenta. In her spare time she enjoys time at her church and helping the homeless. Her best subject in school is writing.

Most Improved Student Danielle Guiol Danielle is an 11th grader who loves art and science. She enjoys music and archeology. She also loves to read and is quite the bookworm! A few of her favorite series include Twilight, The Hunger Games and Mortal Instruments. Danielle likes movies as well, especially with her best friend and Sign Language partner, Brianna.


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Summer School at Armenta Learning Academy Come in for our Summer Program, tailored to fit your child’s needs!

Armenta Offers Full & Part Time Programs

Available for Pre-K to Adult – Call to Reserve Your Spot for Summer 2014!

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Tutoring & Home School Support Kinder Readiness Brain Teaser Fun Nontraditional Options Sign Language/Spanish Writing Workshops Skills for School Success Classes for Credit Social Skills Class Science Experiments SAT/ACT Prep Adoption Support Special Needs Support Early Graduation Options Fall & College Preparation Gifted/Accelerated Studies

For Your Enrichment Needs: Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø

Fishing Clubs Computers Counseling Scavenger Hunt Armenta Olympics Share Day Pet Education Nature Walks Guest Speakers Armenta Angels Outreach Peer Chat Groups Field Trips Oceanography Community Clean Up Jewelry Making Art & Music Therapy


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ARMENTA ANGELS PACIFIC MARINE MAMMAL CENTER

We are proud to introduce Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) as the new recipient of our Armenta Angels Community Outreach Program. PMMC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of marine mammals stranded along the Orange County Coastline and to the increasing public awareness of the marine environment through education and research.

There will be a collection box in the lobby for donations of the items on the list below. On July 31st, 2014, we will be visiting the PMMC and turning in our collected donations.

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Armenta Pet Academy

At Armenta Pet Academy we believe in establishing a rapport with you and your pet to build trust and respect for a great experience with your pet. Training that should be stimulating and fun as well as enriching for your pet. We use positive reinforcement methods to get quick results. We will train in your home or you can have your pet stay with us short term for day school or long term for a new, improved pet for day school or boarding while you are away for great results. Just contact Armenta Pet Academy at (949) 581-7725 (PPAL), your pet’s pals!

Custom Care & Training for Your Canine Family Member Get quick results with house breaking, chewing, barking, jumping, digging, mouthing & more!! ü Private or group/In home or At Site ü Problem Solving ü Behavior Meditation ü Obedience Training ü On & Off Leash Training ü Personal & Family Protection ü Trauma Support/ Esteem Building ü Separation Anxiety, Pet Therapy ü Tricks & Performance Training ü Puppy Basic Skills Training ü Socialization/Field Trips

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Unflavored Pedialyte (most important item) Light Karo Syrup Toilet Paper Paper Towels Dawn Dishwashing Detergent Bleach Liquid Laundry Detergent (Tide works best for fishy laundry) 3 inch Chlorine Tablets (Found in the pool supply section) Rolls of 1 inch Masking Tape (Scotch or 3M brand is best) Blankets White Photo Paper Permanent Markers Staples /Office Max Gift Cards Home Depot/Lowes Gift Cards Bottled Water Postage Stamps All Monetary donations are welcome. Cash donations can be dropped off at ALA or mailed directly to them at:

Pacific Marine Mammal Center 20612 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA 92651


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SAT/ACT Testing It’s that time of year again, SAT/ACT tests are coming up for high school students! Many start preparing during their sophomore year. Armenta Learning Academy can help your student get a great head start preparing for both with experienced teachers and tutors available from 8:30am to 8:30pm, 7 days a week! ALA recommends 2-3 hours a week studying for either test with frequent practice tests. The best time to start preparations is 2-3 months in advance.

A few preparation tools that you might find useful: ACT Prep Books § The Real ACT Prep Guide § The ACT for Dummies

Upcoming ACT Dates § April 12th, 2014 § June 14th, 2014 SAT Prep Books § Gruber’s Complete Preparation for the New SAT § The College Board’s Official SAT Study Guide for the New SAT § The Princeton Review’s Cracking The New SAT, 2014

Upcoming SAT Dates § May 3rd, 2014 § June 7th, 2014

SAT & ACT PREPARATION TIME Wisdom Integrity Success Excellence through Education

A Note for Summer from Mrs. Armenta: “We are looking forward to another successful summer and we are delighted to be part of your child’s journey. There are so many adventures and enriching experiences planned at ALA for your children. It is truly a privilege and honor working with your children. Thank you for this opportunity and we look forward to seeing your children grow, develop and blossom. Be sure to take advantage of this extra time with your children this summer. This time is a precious gift. Have an enriching and happy summer!”

Armenta Learning Academy Spring/Summer 2014 Newsletter  

Includes current news about ALA's students, programs and more!