Upcoming events and dates



Hello Upper School Families,

Hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable holiday. We have a few more weeks before winter break and wanted to send out some updated information. With the holidays in full swing we will try and send out some extra reminders this month since everyone is busy.

December 1st
ISACS Parent Webinar Series “Gift of Failure” 7:30-8:30pm pre-register here

December 5th
Parent Series with Michael G. Thompson
Where: Schoedinger Theatre
Doors will open at 6:45pm and program is from 7:00-8:30p.m.
Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. is a consultant, New York Times bestselling author and psychologist specializing in children and families.
This is a parent series you do not want to miss! I have heard from several parents that he is an amazing speaker. I’m so excited to hear what he has to say.
Please register below and if you forget to register just show up.
Register Here: columbusacademy.org/parent-academy-series.
Click here to learn more about Dr. Thompson

December 8th and 9th
CA Sweet Celebration is a long tradition where EVERYONE who works at CA (more than 300!) takes home a dozen festive cookies and sweet treats.
It’s a great way to say THANK YOU for the incredible educational and community experience our students have every day. So let’s get baking!

  • SIGN-UP to BAKE – make delicious, homemade goodies and the more variety, the better.
  • SIGN-UP to VOLUNTEER – extra hands to pull it all together
  • DONATE – if you don’t have time to bake…we will purchase cookies from some favorite, local bakers.
  • DROP OFF – during carpool on December 8th and 9th

Signup to join this favorite holiday tradition at CA! https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0f48aea829a1fcc16-sweet
and / or Donate here: Venmo Michelle Singh @Michelle-Singh-7 , Venmo Ellie Merritt-Zeiger @Ellie-Zeiger or Zelle at 614-327-0643
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Ellie at elliemerritt or (614) 327-0643

December 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th
Exam Week

December 14th
PACA meeting will be held in the fireside dining hall at 8:00 a.m – 9:00 a.m. Speakers, nurses Beckie Hoagland and Janet Fireman. Topic, nurses role at CA
PACA meetings are once a month on the second Wednesday of the month from 8-9am. All parents are invited to attend and no need to RSVP. Coffee will be provided. These meetings are a great way to hear important information about the school, meet members of the Academy staff, meet different grade level parents, and it’s a great time to ask questions.
November PACA meeting was very informative especially for upper school parents. Speaker was Jennifer Conti Director of Internships and College Counseling Testing & Data at Academy. Jennifer gave a presentation about internship programs that are available and when to apply for them. Clickcontij

December 31st
Annual Fund
Last day to make a 2022 tax-deductible donation to the Annual Fund
To Our Generous Community
During this season of giving, please consider joining in the 2022-23 Annual Fund, our school’s top fundraising priority. First-semester gifts and pledges are especially helpful in planning for a successful year. Donations support faculty and their curricular innovation, flourishing arts and athletics programs, tuition assistance, and new opportunities that arise. To ensure your tax-deductible donation is counted in 2022, please give online or postmark your envelope by December 31. For assistance, please contact the Development Office or reference these Frequently Asked Questions. Thank you to those who have already participated!

December 19 – January 2
NO SCHOOL – Winter Break

January 3
School Resumes

January 11
PACA Meeting: All parents welcome! Speaker, Darnell Heywood (College Counseling) great for Upper School parents

January 16
NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18th, 25th, and February 1st
College Counseling Coffees 8-9 am, Dining Hall Fireside. These are great for 9th, 10th and 11th grade parents. Topics include:
Jan 18 – Planning a College Visit
Jan 25 – Standardized Testing, hosted by Compass Prep
Feb 1 – Athletic Recruiting

Feel free to contact Heather and Amanda below if you have any questions.

In Viking Spirit,

Heather & Amanda

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