October updates



Hello Upper School Families,

The sweaters are out. The leaves are changing! Fall is officially here!

Upcoming Information and Dates Through The End of October!

College Funding Webinar- A recording of last week’s “College Funding Webinar” is up and available to watch through 12/31/22.
It can be found here: https://join.smarttrackcollegefunding.com/columbus-academy/webinar-recording/2022-10-06 Columbus Academy families who would like more info from SmartTrack should complete this form: https://join.smarttrackcollegefunding.com/columbus-academy

Wednesday,October 12th: PSAT day. 9th grade will be serving in the community until around 12:30pm. Lunch at school and transportation will be provided. Students(Sophomores/Jrs) are permitted to leave for the day once PSAT is finished

Please Register for Parent Teacher conferences- The scheduler will be open until the 14th. All US conferences will be held via zoom. Conferences are held October 19-21st.

Charlie David Dinner 5-7:30- We are so excited to celebrate 40 years of Charlie David to help our PACA sports programs. If you didn’t purchase meal tickets in advance you can still purchase at the event. Football game following the dinner at 7pm. Hope to see you there!!

Dates to Calendar
October 12th: PSAT for Sophomores and Juniors
October 14th: Charlie David Dinner Football Friday night against Bexley @ 7:00
October 14th: 1st Quarter Grades End
October 17th-31st: Cherry Bottom Road Closures
October 17th-November 3rd- Kids for Kids food drive (More info below)
October 20th: Parent teacher conferences begin. Noon dismissal
October 21st: No School-Parent teacher conferences continue
October 21st: 1st Quarter Grades Posted
October 24th: Fall holiday-No School
October 31st- November 8th- Clothing Drive (More info below)

AP News from College Counceling: All upper school students recently received an email regarding enrolling in AP exams and approaching deadlines.

  • All students taking a full year or first semester CA class associated with an AP exam(maroon group) must enroll in their AP Classroom by Nov. 8th 2022. Enrollments received after this date will be issued a $40 late order fee.
  • All students who plan to study for an AP exam on their own (not taking the associated class this year) must contact Ms. Conti and join AP classroom by November 8th, 2022. Enrollments received after this date will be issued a $40 late order fee. Courses/exams in the gray group(see attachment) may enroll up to March 8th, 2023.
  • Students who have enrolled in an AP exam but now would like to cancel, must complete the AP cancellation form(see attachment) and return to the College Counseling office. Cancellations received after November 8th, 2022 will be issued a $40 cancellation fee. Courses/exams in the gray group(see attachment) may cancel up to March 8th, 2023.
  • The standard exam fee is $97 per exam and will be charged to your student account in the spring.
  • Contact Jen Conti at Contij@columbusacademy.org with any questions.

Click here for the Registration Deadline
Click here for the Exam Cancellation
Kids 4 Kids Service Learning Project: Food Drive (Oct. 17 – Nov. 3), Clothing Drive (Oct. 31 – Nov. 8)

The start to our annual, school-wide service learning project, Kids 4 Kids, begins Monday, October 17 with the food drive. Food donations can be dropped off by students in the boxes located in each classroom/advisory. On Monday, October 31 there will be carts at each carpool drop-off for all the clothing drive donations. FYI, you may donate more than just clothes, so please check out the link below. For example, You CAN donate gently-used fall/winter clothing, toys, books, and bedding.

The Kids 4 Kids page on the PACA website (under Programs) provides all the details you need to know. You will find all the information on what you can donate to both the food drive and the clothing drive, how to “Fill-A-Wish”for the members of our sponsored families, and how our volunteers make this drive a success.

**The 6th and 7th Grades also need a little help with the food drive, and this year we would love to have a few parents help us guide the kids. Please click on this SignUp Genius link to volunteer, or contact us for more information.

Thank you for your help. We can’t do this without you! If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Allison at kimberlyga or Ria Forchione at riaforchione.

Cherry Bottom Road Closures:As stated in the Viking Voice, Cherry Bottom has some future road closures. Phase 1 will begin October 17th and go through the 31st. Phase two will then begin on November 1st and finish the 14th. Traffic will be rerouted. So please plan for extra time. See the Viking Voice for more details.

In Viking Spirit,

Heather & Amanda

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