Hello Upper School Families, We hope you all have had a rejuvenating holiday weekend.
Important upcoming dates
Friday, September 9th is US Service Day and Club Fair. All upper school advisory groups will spend the first part of their day doing off-campus service in Columbus and surrounding areas. Dress is casual but school-appropriate. Everyone must wear close-toed shoes. Lunch is determined by advisory. Please bring lunch money. Watch for a communication from your child’s advisor with more information and a possible request for assistance with driving. We’re always looking for a few extra adults to help make this day come together. Upon their return from service, the US hosts its annual Club Fair in the quad. This is a chance for students to check out the variety of clubs and affinity groups available to them in the Upper School.
Friday, September 9th: Football Friday night against Harvest Prep @7:00-BLACKOUT theme
September 12-13: Parent Academy Series with Devorah Heitner, Ph.D. Over two school days, Columbus Academy will be hosting nationally renowned speaker and author Devorah Heitner, Ph.D. She is the founder of Raising Digital Natives, a place for parents and educators to get practical, timely and non-judgmental advice to set our kids up for success in a digital world and in life. The author of “Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World” will present to our parent community from 7:00-800 p.m. on Monday, September 12. Doors to the dining hall will open at 6:30 p.m. All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend by registering here.
Wednesday, September 14th: First PACA meeting. All grade level parents are welcome. Great way to get involved, hear upcoming events, meet faculty and other parents in the Academy community. PACA meetings occur the 2nd Wednesday of every month
Coffee with Cory Izokaitis–Do you have questions pertaining to your child’s class? This is a great opportunity to learn about upcoming grade specific events and present questions to our Head of School, Cory Izokaitis. These meetings will begin at 8:00 am in the Dining Hall. Sophomore Coffee: 9/15 Junior Coffee: 9/20 Senior Coffee: 9/23 Freshman Coffee: 9/28
Monday, Sept 19-21 School Photos More information to come.
Friday, September 23rd: Football Friday night against Buckeye Valley @7:00-Senior night/WESTERN theme
Wednesday, Sept 28th: CAPSA Welcome Event from 5:30-7:30-Dining Hall. Please join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet CAPSA members across divisions. Learn about CAPSA’s mission and goals for the school year. All CA families are welcome. Please RSVP by September 23rd to Capsagroup@gmail.com
Tuesday, October 4th: Financial Aid Night at 7:00 p.m. All parents and students of upper-schoolers are invited to the College Counseling Financial Aid Night to be held on Tuesday, October 4, at 7:00 p.m. in our Schoedinger Theatre. We highly recommend attending this program if you are interested in learning more about how and when to apply for need-based financial aid, and it is strongly recommended for any senior parents applying for aid this year.
Tuesday, October 6th: College Funding Webinar at 7:00 p.m Parents and students of upper-schoolers are also invited to attend the “What Parents Need to Know Now about Paying Less for College”webinar presented by SMARTTRACK® College Funding on Thursday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m. This program was highly recommended by other independent schools, and we are offering it as an option for families this year
“Most families are surprised to learn that with a little planning, they can significantly lower out-of-pocket college costs, maximize grants and scholarships, and minimize debt. We are providing the SMARTTRACK® College Funding High School Initiative to assist our 9th-11th grade families with the financial piece of college planning. If you’re concerned that you won’t qualify for financial aid, haven’t saved enough, or don’t have an effective plan to cover the considerable costs of educating all your children, SMARTTRACK® can help.Click here to create your complimentary account and register for the webinar.”
~ Information from SMARTTRACK®
Friday, October 7th: Football Friday night against Granview @7:00-JERSEY theme
Saturday, October 8th: Homecoming
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.
Friday, October 14th: Charlie David Dinner and Fundraising Event-More info to come
Friday, October 14th: Football Friday night against Bexley @7:00-PINK OUT theme
Thursday, October 20th: Parent Teacher Conferences Begin-Noon Dismissal