October & November 2017


Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year in Portland as the leaves change color and the weather becomes cool and brisk. Read our Fall newsletter and find out how our students adapted to the change in seasons.

Looking Back...

Fall is one of the BEST times of the year at PELA, with cooler weather, PELA's anniversary, and spooky Halloween activities!

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Happy Birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PELA! This Fall, we celebrated PELA's 28th birthday and our 2nd year at the Lloyd Center! Of course, we celebrated with cake, festive decorations, music, and the ever-popular PELA photo booth!

Halloween at PELA!

Things got SPOOKY at PELA when we went to Portland's FRIGHTTOWN - our neighborhood spooktacular!

We ran screaming through three different haunted houses... and met some new (and very scary) friends.

For Halloween, PELA held its annual Halloween Party! Students wore costumes, enjoyed lots of CANDY, tried out pumpkin carving, took photos in the photo booth, and enjoyed PELA's mysterious, hilarious Halloween video. (Be careful! Did you know PELA is haunted?)

What students are saying about PELA:

"Thank you to all PELA members and my teachers I really learned a lot and improved My english." 

- Yousuf, Qatar


PELA students got to experience one of U.S.A.'s favorite holidays - Thanksgiving! We ate traditional American Thanksgiving food like turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and of course pumpkin pie! See more photos on our Facebook page!

End of Term HAPPY HOUR!

Our end of term Happy Hour event has been growing every month! We encourage new students to attend this event so they can meet classmates before the term begins. It’s also a nice way to say good-bye to students who are leaving. All ages are welcome!

Coming to PELA this Winter...
December and January

Christmas Cookie Party on December 13th
PELA's Winter Break: 12/16 - 01/01
Tuition prices increase January 1st
New Student Oriention is Tuesday, January 2nd
Tuition Deadline for January is 12/15
December Happy Hour: Friday, 12/15
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October 2017 Students of the Month are
Megumi from Japan and Daniel from Brazil.

November 2017 Students of the Month are
Margaux from France and Sunti from Thailand.

Honor Roll is awarded to students who receive a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the term.

October 2017's Honor Roll List:

Margaux Jullien
Yumi Iwasaki
Asuka Kitagami
Maria Flores Pons
Louis Meier
Saika Matsui
Jeanne Franchi
Eduardo Lessa Ribeiro Viola
Daniel Toledo Acras
Yonatan Gonzalez Munoz
Olga Carmona
Sunti Bunjaroen
Kayo Sato
Honoka Kameyama
Abdulrahman Alfaisal
Tingjie Zhang
Megumi Yoshinari
Fisal Alshmrani
Koichi Toshima
Tomoko Takamiyagi
Miyuki Ichinose
Aurora Selene Argueta Osorio
Hiroyuki Miyake

November 2017's Honor Roll List:

Asim Almujaydil
Maria Flores Pons
Sun Woo Hong
Chen-Chun Liu
Margaux Jullien
Miyuki Ichinose
Yukari Kado
Chihiro Arima
Sunti Bunjaroen
Phuong Ly Le
Olga Julianna Carmona
Koichi Toshima
Honoka Kameyama
Tomoko Takamiyagi
Geun Joo Lim
Riyadh Alhadithy
Saika Matsui
Junko Kamio
Tsubasa Shimizu
Gisele Gil Ornelas de Freitas
Mie Norman
Luo-Jung Kang
Moayad Aljohani
Davaadorj Avirmed
Samaih Al Otabi
Amer Ahmadi
Tomona Ochi
Susumu Furuya
Louis Meier