Dear families,

The past weekend was full of many beautiful community activities at La Piazza. Friday was our Father’s Day celebration and brunch. It was beautiful to see the dads come out and participate in a special event with their children. Then, this Saturday marked our annual Family Picnic on Virginia Key Beach Park. It was a very successful event and we had a great turnout of families from both campuses. We are so happy to be able to share moments like these with our community! Each year we become stronger as a school and as a family.

This week, some of our team members from both campuses are attending a special practicum at the Evergreen Community School in Santa Monica, CA. Evergreen is one of the best progressive schools in the world, and we have worked closely with them over the years to develop our progressive and unique program. Our teachers and staff are lifelong lovers of learning, and we appreciate this as we place a big emphasis on the importance of professional development. By always improving our skills and keeping to date with the latest advancements in the field of education, we are making sure we provide our children with the very best educational experience.

This month, the school will be closing for Spring Break from March 24th through March 29th. Day care services will be provided, upon request, from 8:00AM to 3:00PM. Please sign up via Zippslip if you are interested.

Looking ahead, I invite parents to mark their calendars for La Piazza Foundation’s First Annual Youth Safety Symposium. As parents, we need to be aware of the dangers which can affect our children living in today’s world. Please join us for important information concerning social media, internet dangers and anti-abduction awareness. Please click here to RSVP. I hope you will join us.

With love,

Jessica Pinto
Jessica Pinto

Looking Ahead…

● Thursday, March 6th – Summer Camp Registration Opens! Please register through Zippslip.

● Thursday, March 14  – La Piazza Foundation’s First Annual Youth Safety Symposium. Please click here to RSVP. 

● Thursday, March 21  – @ 9:10AM – Coffee Talk with Lina.

●  March 25 – April 1 – School Closed for Spring Break. Daycare will be offered from 8:30AM – 3:00PM for interested families. Please register through Zippslip.

Save the Date!

Youth Safety Symposium
La Piazza Silent Auction & Trivia Night

Spring Break

Spring Break Daycare

La Piazza Academy will be closed for Spring Break from March 25th through March 29th. During the break, we will be offering Daycare from 8:00AM – 3:00PM. Please sign up for Spring Break Daycare* via Zippslip:

  1.   1. Go to www.zippslip.com
  1. Select “Florida” as your State; and select “La Piazza Academy” as your District Name.
  2. Log in using your email address and unique password. Note: You can reset your password by clicking on the Forgot Your Password link.
  3. Fill out the following form for your student(s):

Spring Break Daycare: March 25 – 29, 2019*   

*Day Care will be only at the Coconut Grove Campus and must be reserved in advance, so we can have the appropriate team on site.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration
Chinese New Year Celebration

Our Chinese New Year Celebration took place on Friday, February 8th. It was a day of traditional Chinese games and a finger food banquet in celebration of our Mandarin Chinese program.

Valentine’s Day Celebration

Valentine's Day Celebration
Valentine's Day Celebration

On February 14th, the students celebrated their friendship in class. Children prepared a small card for each member of the classroom.

Father’s Day

Father's Day
Valentine's Day Celebration

On March 1st, dads attended and created memorable experiences with their children. Their joy echoed in the halls as they proudly demonstrated their love of learning.

Father's Day
Valentine's Day Celebration

Family Picnic

Family Picnic
Family Picnic

On March 2nd, family and staff gathered at the beautiful Virginia Key for the Annual School Picnic. The warmth of the weather and friendships, abundant sunshine and smiles, and glorious environment filled with giggles made the day a special success.

Coffee Talks

Coffee Talk

La Piazza Foundation

La Piazza Foundation

We would like to extend a sincere Thank You to everyone who has donated and supported La Piazza Foundation so far – your contributions are helping to make our vision a reality. 

La Piazza Academy has created the La Piazza Foundation, a section 501(c)(3) public charity, with the purpose of serving children in my hometown of Manizales, Colombia. In Manizales, our contributions will make a big impact by educating a great number of children. Growing up in Manizales, I witnessed extreme poverty. Many children in this area grow up in tragic circumstances and lack access to basic needs. For these children, the opportunity to go to school is the only glimmer of hope in their otherwise bleak day.

My goal is to create a dignified, stable environment for these children to spend their childhood. My hope is that they can grow to be productive citizens, and in turn, help their own community.

Regardless of the circumstances a child is born into, all children deserve the same opportunities. By contributing to La Piazza Foundation, you are helping to impact the daily life of a child just like yours.

Please view the below video to learn more about the children we will be helping.

In the Community

Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival | Burr’s Berry Farm
Sunday,March 3rd at 9:00AM

Enjoy a fun time for the whole family with hay rides, barrel train rides, crafts area and a hay maze. Admission price does not include BBQ or U-pick.

$8 adults, $5 kids 3-15.

Click here for more info.

St. Patrick's Day Festival

St. Patrick’s Day Festival | Ponce Circle Park
Saturday, March 9th @ 12:00PM

Miamians of all ages will enjoy this daytime festival that offers something for everyone. Come hungry because there is lots of food—Irish and otherwise—as well as many different crafts and of course plenty of beverages to round out the day.

For families with children, they can enjoy the giant slide, bounce house, rock climbing wall and merry-go-round for free. Wide Awake, A U2 tribute band, will headline a long line-up of entertainment.

Then discover the design process yourself with one of our Design Lab: Engineering workshops.

Free with admission

For more info, call 305-596-9995.

Lil' Santo Sundae Workshop

Lil’ Santo Sundae Workshop | Wynwood Yard
Saturday, March 16th @ 2:00PM

The sweetest food truck at The Wynwood Yard, Santo Dulce Churros, is hosting a Lil’ Santo Dulce workshop for kids.

Kids ages 5 and up will get creative and revel in making not one or two, but three, mini Santo Dulce Sundaes of their own, testing flavors and having fun experimenting in the kitchen with a variety of coatings and toppings for them to choose from.

Churro halos are made from scratch, dipped into a variety of deliciuos and inventive flavors and sprinkled with decorate and tasty toppings. Next, kids will choose their ice cream flavor to make their Lil’ Santo Dulce churro a sundae treat.

Parents of younger kids are asked to please stay with your child during the workshop.

Tickets are $20. Click here for info & tickets.

Family Day

Family Day | The Bass
Sunday, March 31st @ 2:00PM

A free, monthly IDEAS program created to engage families with children of all ages in activities that encourage conversation, exploration and experimentation through art.

Activities include a ‘Design Challenge’, action guides for gallery exploration, along with performances and activations with special guests. Admission is free throughout the day to all visitors on Family Days.

More info can be found here. 

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How to Support Kid’s Coping, Resilience, and Mental Health

Help children learn to love and create and become agents of their own lives.

School Community Board

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