Middle School PACA Updates 11.30.22



Hello Middle School Families,
I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving week. There are a mere 3 weeks of school before Winter Break… please see below for a few updates / notes.

CA 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!

Sweet Celebrations Reminder
Sweet Celebration is next week and needs your help to make sure EVERYONE who works at CA (more than 300!) takes home a dozen festive cookies and sweet treats. You can sign up to bake and everything can easily be dropped during carpool on December 8th and 9th. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0f48aea829a1fcc16-sweet

Don’t have time to bake? No worries! You can donate and we will purchase cookies from some favorite, local bakers.
Venmo Michelle Singh @Michelle-Singh-7
Venmo Ellie Merritt-Zeiger @Ellie-Zeiger or Zelle at 614-327-0643

Holiday Gifting
We have gotten many questions regarding gifting during the holiday season. While we (grade and division parents) do not collect as a group, if you would like to show your appreciation during the holiday season to teachers / administration, you may absolutely do so!
And for those that may be interested in giving alcohol, those gifts may only be brought into the school if it is being transferred directly from you to another adult (either the recipient directly or to Mrs. White in the Middle School office).

PACA Monthly Meetings
Don’t forget – every month there is a PACA meeting open to all parents / guardians. Each month features a different speaker and you will be amazed at all you find out about what is going on around Academy. Please come if you are able!
The upcoming meetings are:
December 14, 2022: Janet Fireman and Beckie Hoagland (Nurses’ role at CA)
January 11, 2023: Darnell Heywood (College Counseling)
February 8, 2023: Perry Doran (Security at CA)

Upcoming Events
December 1st: ISACS Webinar Series “The Gift of Failure” 730-830pm register
December 5th: Speaker Michael G. Thompson, Ph. D. RSVP
December 14th: PACA Forum 8-9am Dining Hall
December 14-16th: 7th / 8th Grade Exams
December 16th: 6th Grade Naval Battle
December 19 – January 2: NO SCHOOL, Winter Break
December 31 – Last day to make a 2022 tax-deductible donation to the Annual Fund

Please remember, you can help PACA raise money through Amazon Smile and Kroger Rewards. More information can be found https://www.vikingparents.org/

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
Columbus Academy: columbusacademy.org
CA Family Resources Page: columbusacademy.org/parents
CA School Calendar: columbusacademy.org/events
Parent Association of Columbus Academy (PACA): vikingparents.org
PACA Volunteer Information: vikingparents.org/volunteer-interest-and-opportunities
Athletics: academyvikings.com
Viking Corner: vikingcorner.org

@ColumbusAcademy – School’s official feed
@vikingparents – PACA feed
@AcademyVikings – Official sports feed of CA Athletics

Facebook Pages:
Parents’ Association of Columbus Academy – PACA
Columbus Academy Summer Experience

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@paca_columbusacademy – PACA feed

Support PACA via Kroger Rewards and Amazon Smile!

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