Student Announcements

Student Announcements: Week of Dec. 3, 2018

We have two more weeks of classes before semester exams! The first semester exam schedule is below. Please begin preparing early.


There is a planned power outage for the school building on Saturday, December 1, so the school building is closed today until 5:00 PM.


Good Luck to Our Model UN Delegates!

Our Model UN team traveled to UC Berkley early Friday morning to participate in the Berkeley Model Arab League (BMAL). Good luck, team!








The Model UN team arrived in Berkeley on Friday afternoon, and will participate in the BMAL conference on Saturday and Sunday.

5th Annual Spelling Bee Contest!

Kudos to our Spelling Bee contestants and winners! It was an amicable competition among intrepid contestants who spelled a copious number of challenging words. The Division victors and their winning words are:

Division III: Matthew Lee (circumstances)

Division II: Josh Uy (superstitious)

Division I: Alexa Woo (antebellum)

Matthew, Josh and Alexa won their respective divisions in Friday's 5th annual Spelling Bee.


Murder Mystery Club

Thank you to Justin Li and the Murder Mystery Club for organizing this weekend's Whodunit. Students and faculty investigated the crime on Friday afternoon and Saturday.


Valley of the Heart in L.A.

Two groups of students saw the production of Valley of the Heart in downtown Los Angeles. It tells the story of two immigrant families, one Mexican and one Japanese, and the devastating impact of the internment of Japanese during World War II.

Golf Outing @ Newport Beach Golf Club

The Golf team has an outing in Newport Beach

When: Sunday 12/02 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM 

Where: Newport Beach Golf Course - 3100 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach, 92660

Bring: Golf clubs, water bottle


Boys Basketball Winter League

Game on Sunday, Dec. 2, 4:00 PM at Irvine High School: 4321 Walnut Ave, Irvine, 92604.

Come support your friends!


STAR Reading Assessment Schedule

Students take the STAR Reading Test starting on Monday with their Literacy class. 

1. It is an official score that may be shared with other schools, if needed.

2. It is used to help place students in classes.

3. If you improve enough on your STAR Reading Test you may get additional points on your Literacy grade. The Literacy grade is 7% of your English grade. 

Monday, Dec. 3 - Mr. Corpus and Ms. Kile

Tuesday, Dec. 4 - Ms. Riddle

Wednesday, Dec. 5 - Kennedy and Mr. Tran (HW Support for Mr. Tran's class)

Thursday, Dec. 6 - Mr. Cook & Dr. Saito

Friday, Dec. 7 - Ms. Green

Monday, Dec. 10 - Ms. Corwin


ASB Food Drive Winner

Thank you for the donations. The Second Harvest Food Bank picked up our donated canned goods, paper products and other items last week.

Ms. Corwin's Literacy class collected the most pounds per person. They will get a free party from ASB, date TBA!


ASB Holiday Party - Friday, Dec. 7

The ASB Holiday Party is next Friday, Dec 7, after lunch. 

Please remember to wrap a gift for other students. The price of the gift should be approximately $20. Please wrap it and do not write your name on it.

School is still from 8:00-3:30 PM on Dec. 7 . We will have morning classes and the party will be after lunch.


Art Club Holiday Greeting Cards

You may order specially designed holiday greeting cards from the Art Club. Each card is $2 to $3 depending on the design. It includes a card made by Art Club members and an envelope. We can write and deliver the cards for you for free. You can submit your order from Google Forms (which was emailed to students and teachers on Friday) or directly contact Art Club members. Thank you!


Make-A-Wish Gift Wrapping

The Make-A-Wish Club will gift wrap any of your holiday gifts. Please see Linda Lin for details. 


Recycling Paper and Plastic

Lisa Bo and Carly Rechenberg announced on Friday that a group of students will help us recycle paper and plastic products. (We already recycle plastic bottles.) Bins will be placed in classrooms soon. Please pay attention to what items go into which bins to help us with this recycling effort. Thank you!


Bowling @ Bowlmor

  • When: Saturday, December 12, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  • Costs: $25 to Ms. Monica

  • Sign-up ASAP!


Big Bear Ski/Snowboarding Trip from January 23-25 (Wed.-Fri.) - Meeting on Monday during Lunch

  • Cost: $200 + rentals

  • You must have a GPA of 3.0 to participate, good attendance and have good PA citizenship.

  • You must ski or snowboard at least one day during the trip

Mandatory meeting Monday, 12/03 at lunch in Room 104. You will be given information about the trip and forms to fill out prior to the trip. 


K-6 Chinese Immersion Program
Pacific Academy will open its K-6 Chinese Immersion Program starting January 7, 2019! Our  pilot program will start with approximately twelve students organized into two classrooms: one for grades K-2, and one for grades 3-5. We will not have 6th grade until 2019-20.
Approximately 55% of the instruction will be in Mandarin with the goal of having students proficient in Chinese by the completion of 6th grade.  The grades 7-12 curriculum will remain the same.
There has been a lot of interest and inquiries about the K-6 program. We think it will be very successful. If you know of any families that may be interested in an elementary Chinese immersion school, please have them contact Teresa Tseng, Program Director,


PSAT 8/9


If you are an 8th or 9th grader, you may take the PSAT 8/9. It is NOT a required test. 

The test will be offered at Pacific Academy on Wednesday, March 6, 7:45 - 11:00 AM. Students will go to class after the test.

The cost of the test is $12. Please pay Ms. Monica in the office if you would like to take it. The deadline to register is Friday, December 7. You can see more information about the PSAT 8/9 here:

Please contact Mr. Bonneau ( if you have questions.



If you are a 10th grader, you may take the PSAT 10. It is NOT a required test. 

The cost of the test is $16. Please pay Ms. Monica in the office if you would like to take it. The deadline to register is Friday, December 7. 


You can see more information about the PSAT 10 here:

Please contact Mr. Bonneau ( if you have questions.


Lunch Menu for December

The December lunch menu is attached. The office (Room 204) will accept orders or cancellations every morning before 10:00 AM. It is not be possible to order, or cancel an order after 10:00 AM.


First Semester Exam Schedule

  • Monday, Dec. 17 through Wednesday, Dec. 19

  • No school for students on Thursday, Dec. 20

  • Second semester starts on Monday, January 7

Monday, Dec. 17                                   
9:00-9:45 – Period 1 Study Hall                  
9:45-11:30 – Period 1 Exam                            
11:30-12:15 – Lunch                               
12:15-1:00 – Period 4 Study Hall               
1:00-2:45 – Period 4 Exam    


Tuesday, Dec. 18
9:00-9:45 – Period 2 Study Hall
9:45-11:30 – Period 2 Exam  
11:30-12:15 – Lunch
12:15-1:00 – Period 5 Study Hall  
1:00-2:45 – Period 5 Exam

Wednesday, Dec. 19
9:00-9:45 – Period 3 Study Hall
9:45-11:30 – Period 3 Exam
11:30-12:15 – Lunch
12:15-1:00 – Period 6 Study Hall
1:00-2:45 – Period 6 Exam

- During exams, school starts at 9:00 AM and dismissal is at 2:45 PM.
- If a student does not have an exam for a scheduled period, he or she is not required to be in school.


PTO Monthly Announcements

The monthly PTO meeting is at 8:00 AM on the second Friday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14.


Winter Break Dates: Thursday, December 20, 2017 to Sunday, January 6, 2018
F-1 Visa Students: Please see the attached travel and visa information to ensure you keep all the required travel documents. See Ms. Sarah if you have any questions.


Word of the Week - Copious
Correctly use and show the meaning of the word of the week with Mr. Corpus and earn a VP Card. (Two VP Cards can be turned in for a dress code free day.)
Copious - adjective
Very large in amount or number
The storm produced a copious amount of rain.
She sat in the front row and took copious notes during the lecture.


December 3-11 - STAR Reading Assessment during Literacy

Friday, Dec. 7 - ASB Holiday Party after lunch (classes in AM; regular school hours from 8:00-3:30)

December 17-19 - First Semester Exams

Thursday, December 20 - First day of Winter Break for Students

Monday, January 7 - Second Semester begins

Monday, January 21 - Martin Luther King, Dr. Holiday (no school)