Independence Day, July 4th

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July 4th is America’s birthday. The United States will be 240 years old. On this day in 1776, leaders of the 13 British colonies approved the Declaration of independence. There are community picnics and parades in many towns. Some towns have races and contests for children. Community leaders make speeches. People learn stories about American […]

Father’s Day, June 19th

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  Father’s Day is the third Sunday in June. This year Father’s Day is on June 19. It’s a day to think about fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and the other men in our lives. It’s a day to thank them for the job they do. Children usually do something special for their fathers on this […]

Flag Day, June 14th

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  Flag Day is June 14. On this day Americans show their love for the flag as a symbol of liberty. The first “Stars and Stripes” was made in 1777 for General  George Washington. There was one star and one stripe for each of the first 13 states. Later, when a new state joined the […]

Student Welcome Day Photos – 2016 Summer A

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Welcome back students ! Columbia College ESL department hosted Student Welcome Day event on June 2nd, 2016. Many returning students and newly joining students enjoyed cookies, chips and other treats. Fairfax Campus – Morning class The Best Student Award was presented to Layla Alghamdi for her excellent academic achievement. She got Starbucks card as a […]