Upcoming events and dates



Hello Upper School Families,

Who is ready for Spring Break??? Just a couple of additional dates to add to your Spring calendar!
Enjoy this time off with friends and family. May your adventures, whether it be a staycation or away, bring you rest and rejuvenation.

March 14
7:00 pm College Counseling Sophomore Parent Preview Night (Theatre) – Parents and students attend.

March 15-17
Upper School Conferences

March 16
Noon Dismissal (see bus information below)

March 17
No School
Grades are out at the end of day

March 20-31
Spring Break…. Enjoy!!

April 3
School Resumes

April 6
Parent Academy Series with Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

All Columbus Academy parents/guardians are invited to hear from Lisa Damour, Ph.D., on Thursday, April 6 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for the final Parent Academy Series event this school year. Dr. Damour is host of the Ask Lisa podcast and author of three New York Times best-selling books, most recently The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents. There will be a pre-event social with coffee, water and light snacks at 6:30 p.m. in the Susan Neal Theatre Lobby, followed by the program with Dr. Damour inside the Schoedinger Theatre at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Damour will also be available after the program to sign any of her books you may bring. Please click here to register. We hope you can join us!
April 12: PACA Forum, 8am, Dining Hall
April 20: Spiritwear Day, “All In” head-to-toe!

April 20 and 21
Are you ready to show your CA spirit? Mark your calendars for All Day 4 CA – when Vikings
everywhere come together to celebrate and support our school. This year’s 25-hour online
giving event will kick off on April 20 th at 10:00 a.m. with an “All In” head-to-toe spiritwear day
and matching funds to encourage everyone to join in! Proceeds benefit the 2022-23 Annual
Fund, which allows the school to invest in important faculty and student programs that
enrich every student’s Academy experience. (Check out last year’s video to see examples of our gifts at work!)

April 30
Family Holi Event from 1-3pm. Hindu festival of colors, celebrating the arrival of spring and triumph of good over evil but mostly to get together and have fun! More information to follow in the next few weeks.

Half Day Bus Service
Due to Parent / Teacher Conferences, Thursday, March 16 is a half day (noon dismissal).
The following buses will provide service at noon on March 16:
Upper Arlington/West Bexley
Upper Arlington
Columbus City Schools (including UTS buses)
New Albany
Please make arrangements for the noon dismissal on Thursday, March 16.

For teacher recommendations– Remind your child to please give teachers at least a 5 day grace period for them to complete your child’s recommendation. Recommendations might not be ready or completed if teachers are only given a few days of advance notice.

Lost and Found- remind your child to look through lost and found if you feel they are missing something. Eventually items will be donated.

Volunteering for 2023-2024
Please consider volunteering next year. PACA is always looking for new volunteers and it’s a wonderful way to be informed, get to know the faculty and staff, meet new parents, share ideas, and most importantly be involved at your kids school. It’s a fun and easy way to stay connected.
The nomination process for positions for the 2023-24 school year is open. Use pacapresidents.

Please remember, you can help PACA raise money through Amazon Smile and Kroger Rewards. More information can be found https://www.vikingparents.org/

In Viking Spirit,

Heather & Amanda

Heather Hunter (Grace ’23, Gavin ’25, Bennett ’29)
Amanda Lee (Stella ’24)
2022-23 Upper School Lead Parents

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