Who is your hero? People consider different heroes in life. For some, they may opt to say that their teacher is their hero. It is very humbling for the teachers to hear someone say these words. Thus, the Philippines had a month long celebration for our unsung heroes with the theme, “My Teacher. My Hero.” from September 5 – October 5, 2014. The Academia Progresiva De Manila culminated the National Teachers’ Month and celebrated the World Teachers’ Day with an intimate program inside the school premises. The school administration prepared simple yet fun teambuilding activities and sumptuous food courtesy of the Abelardo’s Diner. These heroes who celebrated the World Teacher’s Day may oftentimes be underappreciated, but they find sufficient fulfillment to see their pupils learn, live with good character, and find their purpose in this world.
On August 23, 2014, the APDM Parent Teacher Association (PTA) conducted a meeting to discuss the details of a fundraising event entitled: “Think Green: A Garage, Food and Bingo Fair.” The PTA, with the vision of upgrading and enhancing school facilities, agreed that the event will be held on March 1, 2015, Sunday at the APDM School Grounds.
Further, it was discussed in the meeting that there should be three working committees. Mr. Toti Lara and Mrs. Tet Buenvenida headed the Garage Sale Committee, Mrs. Orange Erazo led the Food Fair Committee and Mrs. Lynie Lee represented the Bingo Committee.
The said activity aimed to hone and develop the skills of students and instill in them an early sense of entrepreneurship and environmental and health consciousness. This endeavor surely created an avenue for families and friends to bond for a good cause while promoting the student’s holistic development and welfare.
Ang pistahan ay isa sa mga napakasaya, pinakaaabangan at pinaghahandaang kaganapan sa Pilipinas. Sa ganitong pagkakataon nagkakaroon din ng pagkakaisa ang mga tao na ipagdiwang ang ating kultura. Ito ay naramdaman din noong ika-28 ng Agosto 2014 sa pinakaunang programa ng paaralan simula nang maitatag ito. Ipinagdiwang natin ang Buwan ng Wika na may temang, "Pistahan sa Academia: Tayo na't Magkaisa." Sinariwa sa programa kung gaano kayaman ang kultura ng mga Pilipino. Ang bawat baitang ay nagpakita ng iba't ibang mga natatanging bilang patungkol sa kultura ng Pilipinas sa tulong ng kani-kanilang mga guro na matiyagang nagturo. Nagkaroon din ng payak na salu-salo ang lahat ng mga dumalo sa programa. Ang tagumpay ng pinakaunang programa ng Academia Progresiva De Manila ay produkto ng pagkakaisa ng lahat ng mga taong nagmamahal sa paaralan, sa kanilang mga anak at higit na lalo sa kultura ng Pilipinas. Tunay nga naman na may saya at pagkakaisa sa Academia.
Academia Progresiva De Manila held its very first Friendship Cup and Family Day on September 20, 2014. It was an activity where parents and children had the chance to enjoy, bond with other families and establish sportsmanship. The children and parents were divided into four teams namely the Yellow Tigers, Green Tamaraws, Red Lions, and Blue Eagles. Teachers and parents collaborated in the cheering competition. They were able to showcase their talents, colorful costumes, and props with grace and composure. Everyone in their respective teams gave their best and were able to receive recognition and reward for their hard work. In the end, the Yellow Tigers was awarded 3th runner up, Green Tamaraws 2nd runner up, Red Lions 1st runner up while the Blue Eagles were the Overall Champions. The Green Tamaraws won in the Cheering Competition. It was indeed a fun and fulfilling family and school activity.