After our summer break and Carnaval, the Alumni Newsletter is back! And we have several events being planned for this year and next.
Save the date! August 2006 in Rio
Director of Alumni Affairs
ALUMNI EVENTS 2005
MARCH 12th - Alumni Regional Dinner in New York City
Place: The Gate House (restaurant owned by Eddy Yu 65)
301 South End Avenue (corner Albany Street)
World Trade Center
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: $50.00 + Cash Bar
Special thanks to Eddy and Miriam Baum (68) for their help.
MARCH 15th - EARJ Celebrates 68 years of Building the Future - Rio
Place: Hard Rock Café
Avenida das Américas 700 Terceiro Andar
Citta América Shopping - Barra da Tijuca
Time: 6:00 10:00 PM
Cost: R$40,00 (free entry for current EARJ students)
MARCH 19th - Alumni Regional Dinner in Atlanta
Place: Churrascaria Boi na Braza
3215 Peachtree Road, NE
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: $37.00 + Cash Bar
Special thanks to Doug Simpson (58) and Rick Smith (69) who have organized not only
the dinner but a mini weekend reunion. For further details contact Doug Simpson
Doug.Simpson@nasco.com or Rick Smith email@example.com.
MAY 13th - WELCOME SENIOR DINNER
Place: Suely Peçanhas (class of 60) residence
Rua Dr. Girondino Esteves, 96
Time: 7:30 PM
We will be welcoming the Class of 2005 into the Alumni Association.
Members of the classes of 1955 and 1980 are welcome to attend to celebrate their 50th
and 25th anniversaries.
A note from Peter Cooper - Headmaster
Over the course of the past several months, I have mentioned our plan to open a branch in Barra. We have made sufficient progress in recent weeks that I will be announcing at today's PTA meeting that we expect to open a preschool in Jardim Oceânico in August, with the probability that we will expand to higher grade levels in the coming years. We will be renting an attractive house with a large yard which we will renovate in the coming months to be ready for preschool classes in early August. The following is information we encourage you to share with anyone who might be interested in enrolling their children in our new Barra branch.
Location: Jardim Oceânico, Barra da Tijuca
March: Complete architectural plans for renovations, Begin marketing of Barra branch
April: Determine staffing (probably one teacher and one assistant for the first year), Finalize program information and materials
May/June: Open House for prospective families
As much as possible, we will be duplicating our outstanding preschool program at the Barra branch. As is the case on the Gávea campus, preschool students will not have to pay the capital fee until they enter kindergarten. I hope you will join us in spreading the news of this important development. Our Admissions Office will soon have information for prospective parents.
O Globo - March 8, 2005
Filial da Escola Americana será aberta em julho
A mudança total do campus da Gávea está prevista para 2008, mas o primeiro passo será dado em julho deste ano, quando a Escola Americana vai inaugurar sua primeira filial, na Rua Martinho de Mesquita, no Jardim Oceânico, Barra da Tijuca. A casa de dois andares e ampla área verde está sendo reformada para receber os alunos da pré-escola (de 3 a 5 anos). No próximo dia 15, a Escola Americana comemora 68 anos no Brasil, sendo que há 35 instalada na Estrada da Gávea, próximo à Favela da Rocinha. Ali estudam cerca de mil alunos do maternal ao ensino médio. Segundo a gerente administrativa da Escola Americana, Emília Ferreira, o projeto de viabilidade da mudança do campus da Gávea ainda está em andamento e só deverá ser concluído no fim deste ano. Mas, como a demanda de vagas por parte de moradores da Barra é cada vez maior, a instituição decidiu abrir a filial.
- Não vamos fechar a Gávea. A maioria dos alunos até o ensino médio ainda é moradora da Zona Sul. Mas a cidade está crescendo para a Zona Oeste. Muitos estão se mudando e 49,5% dos alunos moram em São Conrado, Barra e Recreio. Os pais vivem pedindo uma unidade mais perto de casa, principalmente para filhos mais novos - disse Emília.
Filial começa com apenas duas turmas
Como a pré-escola demanda uma estrutura física mais simples, a princípio a filial do Jardim Oceânico vai abrigar apenas duas turmas com no máximo 15 alunos cada. Outras duas turmas continuarão funcionando na sede, na Gávea. A nova casa dispõe de cinco salas, que serão ocupadas gradativamente: turmas de ensino fundamental serão abertas conforme os alunos forem passando de ano.
- Nossa intenção é fazer com que na Barra se chegue até a 4 série - acrescentou Emília Ferreira. A filial da Barra também oferecerá ensino baseado em moldes americanos. Segundo a gerente administrativa, a ênfase em atividades culturais e esportivas será mantida, assim como o turno único das 7h50m às 14h45m. O ano letivo, como nos Estados Unidos, vai começar em julho e as matrículas, em maio.
A primeira unidade da Escola Americana funcionou numa casa na Avenida Vieira Souto, em Ipanema. Depois a instituição foi para outro prédio, na Rua General Urquiza, no Leblon, até se instalar na Gávea. Há cerca de dez anos, a direção vem estudando a possibilidade de sair do campus da Gávea, para ampliar e modernizar seu ensino. Mas está esbarrando na dificuldade de encontrar um imóvel próximo de sua clientela e com as características necessárias para a implantação dos métodos de ensino adotados.
A note from Wallace Torres - High School Student
My name is Wallace Torres and I am currently enrolled in the school and along with a fellow classmate, we are trying to revive the Tatui. Seeing as we have very little information on the newspaper, just accounts of some alumni and the old copies at the library. It would just be GREAT to have your input. Just on how it was, and how you liked it etc. Nothing big. Can you send your emails and comments to the newspaper's email at firstname.lastname@example.org Also it would be great to find out the exact year that it was created and the exact year that it ended. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Thx Wallace Torres
Alumni Trivia: Does anyone know when the Tatui was first and last published?
EARJ T-SHIRTS AND OTHER MERCHANDISE
Many alumni have asked about this matter. The PTA runs the Little Shop where school
material is available. They will have some Polo Shirts with the school emblem soon. I will soon publish the list of merchandise available with the school name and logo.
From Kenneth Mertz - 65
During the early 1930's, there was a school on Av. N.S. de Copacabana that everyone called "Mrs. Monchen's School" (pronounced Munchen), where most of the American kids went. The official name of the school was the American Grade School. (Yes, that's Grade, not Graded.)
In 1935, Miss Garland took over Mrs. Monchen's school and everyone started to call it "Miss Garland's School." The official name was the American Graded School. (Yes, that's Graded, not Grade. I have no idea why Miss Garland decided to add the "d" to the name of her school.) In January 1936, Miss Garland's School moved to the house on Vieira Souto that became EA in March 1937. Prior to the founding of EA in 1937, there was another American school in Ipanema called the Webb School -- run by Mr. and Mrs. Webb -- but its student enrollment was about half of that at Miss Garland's School. I don't know very much about the Webb School.
From James A. Orser 46
Reading Panther Pause brings back memories of my childhood in Rio where I was born and enjoyed fun times at the beach with Joke, cafezinhos with Guy Pullen, Golf with Billy Kan and just hanging out with John Grasser and Bob Hufsmith at Gávea. I was enrolled in EARJ when it first opened and I remained until I graduated in 1946. I am still in touch with a few old friends but would like to hear from my classmates. If Marjory Guyer, Pat Hayes, Henry Israel, Ann Nugent or Gordon Osborn or any other friend reads this, please write.
From Joe Musgrave 63
Many of you may already be familiar with this site, but I just found it and spent time enjoying it. Hope you do too.
From Dan Bergen 72
I have been getting emails from various people who attended EA. I was at EA in 71 and 72. One person who contacted me told me that the story going around was that I died sometime in the late 80's. I think that was a little premature, or perhaps wishful thinking on some people's part _.
I attended the reunion at Tyson Va in the mid 80's, but lost touch with everyone since moving to Mission Viejo, CA.
The question I have, anyone out there from the HS in 70, 71, and 72 know what happened to Scott Woodham, Tom Bloomfield, Douglas Brown, Jeff Clark, Leslie or Wendy, Kit Lisset, Peter Canfield, Bob Law, Evan Radcliffe or others from that time? I'd be interested in catching up.
From Alice Kao 73
Any info on EA alumni group in Shanghai, China? I'm working as a consultant with an American Hospital in Shanghai, this is an international city with over 500K westerners residing here, would love to know if any of us EA people are here!
From Wendy Hall 80
Do you know of anyone else from the EA family that is residing anywhere here in the Virgin Islands or the Caribbean in general???
Can you help find missing classmates?
Carl DAlessandro 60 would like to know what ever happened to a 6th grade teacher who left there in 1959. Her name was Jocylen Pritchard.
Thomas Locker 61 is looking for Liliane Kupermann.
Richard Donley 65 is trying to find Patrick Mackin who was an English teacher and
softball coach. It is believed that he lives in New Jersey or New York.
Jennifer Clarke 83 would like to get in touch with Charles Cabell 88.
Alex Morales 86 is looking for Ana Cristina Andrade 87 and Liliane Andrade.
Eno Christine Inyang 90 is trying to locate Michelle McCarthy, whose mother, Mrs.
Vanessa McCarthy was the Girls Guide Director during the years of 1980-82. Eno is also trying to get in touch with: Dani Walker, Karen Jones, Renata Arrobas, Nevada Reynolds, Vanessa Araujo, Jason Figueredo, Mikaela Shepard, Nathalie Ingouville and others who were in the same 4th grade in 1982.