Stop by the front desk and get your copy of the June activity calendar! We have some fun activities coming up this month.The San Diego County Fair kicks off summer. This summer promises to be full of new attractions, great artists and of course the deliciously bizarre food. Sign up and take part in this fun event on Saturday, June 23rd.
We also have Pajama Day on June 14th and the Mission Bay Beach Party on June 22nd.
Memorial Day is one of the most important holidays in the U.S. Observed annually every last Monday of May, people usually take time off from their work and other activities to reflect on the significance of this celebration.
Why do we celebrate Memorial Day here in the U.S.?
The primary reason why people celebrate this special event is to remember the lives of U.S. soldiers and other military personnel who sacrificed their lives and died in honor of their country. Today, the entire country celebrates this event to honor all the Americans who have died while taking part in any kind of military action or war.
People usually visit memorials and cemeteries in observance of this very special day. Every 3PM of this day, the whole country holds a national moment of rememberance. May people also spend this time with their families and friends. Together, they cook and eat barbecues while enjoying the presence of one another.
Have a safe weekend.
Celebrate the start of Summer with live music, action sports and a micro-brew beer festival in the seaside beer garden (Beer for students 21 years and older). The day will start with a beach clean-up and beach volleyball with the SD Beach Improvement Group at 9am. There will also be a Human Haulin’ contest held throughout the day and a mechanical bull for beachfront rides. Also enjoy a Hodad’s Burger Eating Contest, rides on the giant ferris wheel and live music in the main pier parking lot.
Free shuttles will take festival goers between the 710 Club (710 Garnet Avenue) in Pacific Beach and the Main Pier Parking Lot in Ocean Beach every 30 minutes all day.
The main festival begins at 10:00AM-9:00PM
Check out this week’s activities and if interested sign up at the front desk. We also have Laser Tag coming up on May 31st with our teacher Elliot.
Our next presentation will be held at 3pm on Thursday, May 24th. To find out about how you can participate please talk to teacher Daniel.
Celebrate the Louisiana Bayou for three days with delicious Creole food and Crawfish. This fun event will take place beginning today through Sunday at Spanish Landing Park & Harbor Island (close to the San Diego International Airport). 10:30am-8:00pm – $30 at the gate. The special price for today is only $25 and the gates open at 3:30pm. It is easily accessible by bus. Go to www.sdmts.com to find out how to get there by bus.
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “Fifth of May) is celebrated in Mexico. It is a day that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, and so it represents a celebration of freedom and liberty. Mexican Independence Day is September 16th, which is when they beat the Spanish in 1821.
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular along the U.S. Mexico border and in parts of the U.S. that have a high population of people of Mexican heritage. In these areas the holiday is a celebration of Mexican culture, food, music, beverages and customs unique to Mexico.
Here at school we celebrated Cinco de Mayo with Mexican food, games and music at lunchtime. It was a lot of fun and a lot of our students enjoyed it. Take a look at the photos!
Sultan is from Saudi Arabia and has been at EC San Diego for the past year. We asked him a few questions and this is what he had to say:
TELL US WHAT YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT STUDYING AT EC SAN DIEGO:
I like the friendly environment of the school. Everyone is ready to help.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY?
I have had a lot of unforgettable memories. The whole experience is my favorite memory.
WHAT TIPS WOULD YOU GIVE TO NEW STUDENTS STUDYING AT EC SAN DIEGO?
- Stick to “Only English” rule
- Self study
- Don’t be shy to ask questions
- Don’t be afraid to make mistakes
Sultan will be transferring to University after EC. We wish him well.