Most Recent Middle School News



Dear Middle School Families,

We hope you had a good Thanksgiving. It’s just a few short, but very busy, weeks until Winter Break. Please see below for some important reminders and updates:

Upcoming Key Dates (click here for all Middle School Key Calendar Dates“)
December 16-19 7th/8th Grade Exams
December 19 6th Grade Naval Battle
December 19 2nd Quarter Ends
December 20-January 5 Winter Vacation – No School
January 6 Classes Resume

From PACA, Faculty Service Committee, and Kids 4 Kids team chair, Kimberly Allison:

Thank you to everyone who supported Kids 4 Kids 2019! The amazing support and generosity of this community allowed us to provide meals, clothing, toys, and other necessities to the 30 families sponsored. So many of you donated and/or volunteered your time. We appreciate everyone’s efforts to make it another great year for Kids 4 Kids

CA Ice Hockey Pre-game Skate, 12/8
An invitation from Pete Wishloff, CA Hockey Assistant Coach:

Please come out and support the Columbus Academy Hockey Team on Sunday, December 8th, 3:50 – 4:50. The event will consist of an open skate and a hockey learn to play. Skates are complimentary and will be available at the Chiller.
Grade K-3 Registration:
Grade 4-8 Registration:
Email Questions to – cbushockey@icloud.com

Sweet Celebration, 12/9 & 12/10
From PACA Faculty Appreciation Chairs:
The holiday season is full of traditions. Be a part of PACA’s annual Sweet Celebration, an all school, show of appreciation, cookie exchange, benefiting the entire Academy faculty and staff.
Whether you prefer baking, buying, donating your time or donating your money: we need your help!

TO VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME: follow this link to the Sign up Genius
TO SEND A DONATION (Identify the donation as “Sweet Celebration” and we’ll purchase cookies for you):
VIA VENMO – App Store Google Play
Cookie collection:
Monday, December 9 and Tuesday morning, December 10th

For your convenience, this information is also posted to the PACA Faculty Appreciation webpage.

Have a great week!


Christina Jauchius (P ’24, P’25), cmjauchius
Jennifer Salopek (P’24), jcs

Contacts and Links

MS PACA Parents – Christina Jauchius & Jennifer Salopek (Open MyBackpack for contact information)
Shaka Arnold, Head of Middle School
Susan Carter, Dean of Middle School
Nicola Jackson, Assistant to Middle School Head

Middle School Teacher & Staff profiles/contact information

Middle School Milestones and Events 
19 AUG 2019, MON
First Day of School – MS/US
19 AUG 2019, MON
MS/US School Pictures

20 AUG 2019, TUE
MS/US School Pictures

4 SEP 2019, WED
7 – 7:30pm
MS Back to School Night

7 NOV 2019, THU
MS/US Choir Concert

13 NOV 2019, WED
MS/US Orchestra Concert

19 NOV 2019, TUE
MS/US Band Concert

12 DEC 2019, THU
MS Exams

13 DEC 2019, FRI
MS Exams

16 DEC 2019, MON
MS Exams

17 DEC 2019, TUE
MS Exams