Middle School PACA Updates 02.01.23



Hello Middle School Families,
We have made it through January! Please see the below reminders.

PACA General Forum
February 8, 800am Dining Hall Fireside
This meeting will feature CA’s head of security, Perry Doran, who will be talking about campus security. If you have questions you would like Perry to address at this meeting, please email them to pacapresidents ASAP.
Thank you!

Middle School and Upper School Programming
Several upper school students have offered to restart a program with middle-schoolers this winter called Bridges and Connections, a program that bonds middle and upper school students together through fun activities after school and strives to give middle-schoolers a chance to – in a fun and informal way – connect with and build relationships with older Academy students. The sessions will happen once a month from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on campus and will include a plethora of activities led by upper school mentors. The first meeting is this Friday, February 3, and students were given the opportunity to learn about the program and sign up last week during middle school assembly. For this first meeting, we will be in the Crane Outdoor Learning Center with s’mores, hot chocolate, board games and a Jenga competition. Our student leaders are David Werstler ’24 and Alivia Schultz ’24. Dr. Andy Bezant and Gwen Nzimiro will serve as faculty advisors to the program; please contact them if you have questions.

Grade 6 Social at Columbus Academy
Next Friday, February 10, we will host the sixth grade social event in the Jones Gymnasium from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Dropoff and pickup will be at the athletics entrance. The event costs $5 per student (view flyer and permission slip) and snacks will be available for purchase. Signed permission slips should be submitted to the middle school office no later than the morning of February 10 in order to attend.

Grades 7-8 Social at CSG
Next Friday, Columbus School for Girls will host a social for grades 7-8. The cost is $5 for students (view flyer and permission slip). Again, signed permission slips should be returned to the middle school office no later than the morning of February 10.

Upcoming Events
Friday February 17: No School
Monday February 20: No School
Wednesday March 8: PACA Forum Dining Hall 8am
March 13-16: ERB Testing

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In Viking Spirit,

Molly Hughes (Teddy ’29, Caroline ’32)
2022-23 Middle School Lead Parent

Stefvanie Kerrigan (Claire ‘29)
6th Grade Parent

Carrie Stieg (Claire ‘28)
7th Grade Parent

Teresa Bowman (Griffin ‘27, Camille ‘29, Addy ‘33)
8th Grade Parent
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