UPPER SCHOOL

Most Recent Upper School News

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12/01/19

Happy December! Hard to believe that half of the school year has almost concluded. We have accomplished a lot up to this point, and there are still so many exciting things in store for the months ahead. Speaking of accomplishments, the Kids4Kids Drive was an overwhelming success! All divisions of the school participated along with countless faculty, administration and parents. Thank you:

Kids 4 Kids Service Learning Project: Food and Clothing Drive
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! -PACA and Faculty Service Committee

Key Dates For The Next Two Weeks:
Monday, December 2nd: Thanksgiving break concludes-back to school
Wednesday, December 4th: PACA Parent Forum, 8:00am (Dining Hall)-see below
Friday, December 6th, 8am: Flourishing Friday walk. Meet on the track
Friday, December 6th: PACA “Backstage Pass,” 6:00-6:30pm
Wednesday, December 10th: PACA Sweet Celebration (see below)
Friday, December 13th: US Exams Start (see below for schedule)
Friday, December 13th: Empty Bowls Project, 5:00-7:00pm (Otterbein Campus)
Looking Further Ahead:
Wednesday, December 18th: CA CAfe
Friday, December 20rh: Winter Break Starts
Friday, December 20rh: Alumni Holiday Luncheon, 11:30am-1:00pm (Seniors only)
Sunday, December 22nd: Hanukkah Starts
Wednesday, December 25th: Christmas
Thursday, December 26th: Kwanzaa Starts
Monday, January 6th: School Resumes
Wednesday, January 8th: PACA Parent Forum, 8:00am (Dining Hall)
Wednesday, January 15th: College Counseling Parent Coffee, 8:00am (Dining Hall)

Additional Details and Information:

PACA Forum, December 4th at 8am The ever entertaining, always informative College Counseling office will wow us with their vast knowledge of all things college admissions. What could make the morning any better than that?… The new and exciting Viking Corner will be unveiling some of their new apparel. Just in time for the holidays!

Backstage Pass
All are welcome to join PACA as we Celebrate the Arts on campus with the school year’s first “Backstage Pass” event prior to the fourth grade musical (“The Wizard of Oz”) on Friday, December 6 where we will be treated to a behind the scenes look at the production process of our school musicals.

Respond Here

PACA Sweet Celebration
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
@ParentsAssociationofColumbusAcademy
VIA PAYPAL
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Cookie collection:
Monday, December 9 and Tuesday morning, December 10th

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

Upper School Exam Schedule:
Friday, Dec 13th-10am History
Monday, December 16th- 8am Science 10am English
Tuesday, December 17th – 8am Math 12pm Comp Sci/Music Theory
Wednesday, December 18th – World Language
Thursday, December 19th – Make Up Exams
Additional details regarding exams will be forwarded on by Upper School Administration

Volunteer Opportunities:
Have some time on your hands? Want to be more involved in PACA? Click on the following link to check out all of the available ways you can get involved: https://www.vikingparents.org/volunteer-interest-and-opportunities/ Check back often. The volunteer requests will be updated and parked on the PACA website all year long.

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Sincerely,
US Division Parents
Claudia Walter (Karina ’17, Max ’20, Maya ’22)
claudiabwalter
614-404-7221

Jane Yakam (Grace ’18, Abby ’20, Emma ’22, Nicholas ’24)
jyakam
614-783-4980

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Upper School Upcoming Activities and Events are listed in the most recent blog post on the left side of this web page and are identified on each of the grade-specific google calendars.

Links and Contacts

Head of Upper School – Cory Izokitis
Dean of Upper School – Pascal Losambe
Dean of Studies – Craig Dow
Registrar – Jennifer Lange
US PACA Parents – Claudia Walter & Jane Yakam (Open MyBackpack for contact information)
Upper School Staff profiles/contact information
Viking Corner Store
Service Board
Lands’ End
Graduation Dress Exchange Program
Upper School Course Description Guide
Back-to-School Letter from Head of Upper School
Medical and Athletic Forms Reminder
Online Bookstore
Instructions for Ordering Textbooks
Commencement Seating, DVDs & Photos
Internships and Summer Enrichment Program
Upper School Student Handbook
iPad Loan Agreement
US Buildings in maroon below: High School (5), Counseling (6)