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May 2011 Beats


School building improvements beat deadline.  Construction works in the school building which commenced on April 4, 2011 were able to beat the set work schedule on time for the opening of classes this June 6.  Primarily finishing the concrete slab work in the west wing rooms providing space for roof deck and stairway to the 3rd floor of the main building, this significant accomplishment makes easier the continuing works in the said third floor where the H.E. house, audio visual hall cum classroom are to be located decongesting the rooms in the lower levels.  It is targeted that by summer 2012 building works will be completed in the 3rd floor making it ready for occupancy in next school year opening, that, is June 2012.  With the additional space in the school building, facilities will be improved and teaching-learning experience will be made more effective and meaningful.  These improvements being undertaken is in keeping with the DepEd direction of closer monitoring of private schools to comply with standard requirements in operating basic education school sites.

Enrolment for SY 2011-2012 picking up.  As of May 31, 2011 total enrolment in the DLA has totaled to 193 which includes the old pupils who have not yet registered but signified intention of staying.  This figure is only short of 7 enrollees to hit last year’s number.

SPIC in sync with Dasmarinas City goals. The Scholarship Program for Indigent Children (SPIC) which is a mission partnership project of the DLA and SCCD, one of the components of the SCCD Scholarship Program turns out to be in line with the social welfare development goal of the city government of Dasmarinas as expressed in its D-CARE project, Dasmarinas – Children’s Assistance for Relevant Education.  This was presented by Ms. Josefina Brinas, Filipino Coordinator of the DepEd Dasmarinas City Division Office during the 1st DepEd Private Schools Administrators Executive Meeting held on May 20, 2011 at FCIEC Administration Building, appealing for active participation among private schools through donations in cash or in kind, or adopting street children into their classrooms providing them education.  While the SPIC scholars in the DLA are not exactly street children, many of them are from the nearby depressed communities located in Daang NIA and Simborio.  This school year, SPIC has 23 scholars (updated figure as of May 30), 14 of whom are considered indigents, with family income way below poverty line.  About P131,000.00 is needed to be sourced out for the General Scholarship Support.  Total fund requirement of this SPIC for SY 2011-2012 is P376,430.00 covering tuition fees, matriculation and books with cost of books shouldered by the parents and paid through volunteer services like night guarding and canteen serving.

School Board designates SEAO. The School Board in its regular meeting on May 26, 2011 created the School External Affairs Office (SEAO) designating Elder Lina Reyes to head it.  Primary responsibility of the SEAO is to promote the DLA, its programs, projects and future directions in the church and wider community making DLA more visible and within strong consciousness of the founding church.  The SEAO will also serve as information officer especially on school fund generation projects like the DCBU (Deposit Contribution Build-Up) and support of Scholarship Program for Indigent Children.  Elder Lina Reyes who has been seating in the DLA School Board for some years now was also re-called to complete the unexpired term of Mr. Jun Belostrino, Vice Chairperson who resigned due to growing demands in work preventing him from attending meetings.