Hello Upper School Families,
It’s hard to believe we are down to one week until our much anticipated holiday break! We wish your families a restful holiday and a wonderful New Year!
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. This year’s Sweet Celebration was a HUGE success and we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you to everyone who helped make it a very special day for our CA faculty, staff and entire community. More than 2,000 homemade cookies and sweet treats were baked by CA parents and they were a hit! Your generous monetary donations helped purchase cookies from Cookies 4 A Cure and The Ronald McDonald House, supporting their charitable missions, and the party atmosphere brought our CA community together to celebrate the holiday season. Thank you for making Sweet Celebration extra sweet this year!
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