Alumni Campaign: Modern Classroom

Dear PACA Alumnus,

Students’ success starts in their early educational years! They learn essential skills like reading, writing and math in those crucial early years. But, their education at PACA, like you experienced, also went deeper as we developed hearts, souls, and minds.

Like you, students were encouraged to develop convictions, values, principles and truth that were centered on the Bible, so that they could impact the world through ethical, responsible behavior and positive participation in global and local society. Many of these conversations took place in your classrooms.

We want to continue these life-changing conversations in modern classrooms, and we are asking for your help to make it happen!

We have an ambitious project starting in December 2019 and finishing in January 2020. This project requires an investment of R$600.000 (US$150,000) to modernize the classrooms and bathrooms for 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students.

Can we count on your help?

We hired the architecture firm, Sete-Cinco Arquitetura, to create a new learning environment based upon modern classroom research. The new classrooms are designed to include:

1. Modern and Flexible Furniture: New desks and chairs allow students like you were to learn by coming together to share, collaborate and create. Research shows that children are social learners.

2. Quieter and Cooler Rooms: New sliding double pained windows and new acoustical ceiling keep the room quieter during rainy days and cooler during hot days. This improves our students’ reading and independent study.
3.  Brighter and Vibrant Colors: Brighter lights and vibrant colors engage our students’ brain activity and learning. Research shows that the balance of light and bright colors positively impacts learning and emotional state.

We have already remodeled the Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms, and we feel the positive impact of this new look. The 1st grade students say the new classrooms are bigger, and teachers say it is quieter. One student said our new bathrooms look like the ones at the “chique” shopping centers. Kindergarten and 1st grade students are taking pride in their new classrooms.

We want to offer you a unique opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for future PACA generations as way to show your appreciation for the PACA education you received. We will recognize your gift on a donor wall. You can make a gift in the name of your family or honor the name of a special loved one or simply add your name.

When PACA was founded in 1960, that generation of men and women desired to create a great Christian school for their children and they gave significantly to build the campus we have today. You can continue and be part of this legacy by making a gift today (in dollars or in reais). We are creating a donor wall that will list the significant contributions of PACA families, students, and alumnus, like you, to this project.

Your donation helps us modernize our elementary classrooms to continue those great life-changing conversations. There are a couple of ways you can give. See the “How to Give” section at and choose the option that best suits you.

We are grateful to God for a great community that includes alumni like you, for our wonderful teachers that make our educational program so successful, and for the blessing to have a beautiful green campus.

If you need more information, I am available to answer any questions. For details on the project costs, please visit this website: or send me an email.


Robin Rugg

P.S. The next time you are on campus, stop by to see these new classrooms. You’ll see why students are saying the classrooms are bigger! Make a gift today by clicking on the "How to Give" tab.

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        Maggie Huang-Choy

        Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." I am so grateful for the Christian education I had at PACA when I was a teenager.