(MS) Bi-Weekly Update 10.28.18

Greetings MS Parents and Guardians! Thanks for clicking through from the email.  Trying something new this week by keeping all the info just on the website and not duplicated in the email. (Let us know how you feel if you love it or hate it!).

Key Dates  – next two weeks  

** see more details below

Kids4Kids – Service project (all school) – begins tomorrow and runs through 11/8.**

Weds 10/31 – Halloween. See Mr. Arnold’s email about costumes / dress down options.

Thurs 11/1 – SEED Meeting. Fireside (Dining) Room, 8am.**

Fri 11/2 – Dance for 7/8th grade at Wellington, 7pm.

Mon 11/5 – Professional Service Day. No school!

Weds 11/7 – PACA Parent Forum, 8am in the Dining Room.**

Friday 11/8 – Last day for Kids4Kids

More details….more details…. 


Kids4Kids  – Tomorrow through 11/8

This important school-wide community service project, starts this Monday, the 29th!

In addition to donations (see details below as well as on the this page, please consider our Fill-A-Wish items, especially if you have kids in a classroom not sponsoring one of the 32 families.  We still have a few volunteer slots open, so if you have an hour or two to help out, we’d love to see you there.

Donations accepted through November 8th:

  • Children’s fall/winter clothing
  • Toys, books, bikes
  • Coats, all sizes
  • Blankets and bedding
  • Food, please click here for food drive details

Thank you for your help! If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Allison at kimberlyga@mac.com.


SEED Meeting – 11/1 
Join us for a unique joint meeting between SEED and the Diversity and Community Life Committee for an important discussion on how to have a difficult conversation. 8am in the Fireside room of the Dining Room.


November PACA Forum – 11/7 
The theme is THANKS and GIVING. It will be a great chance to learn about the Service offerings at CA for all grades. Come at 8am for a lite breakfast, interesting conversation   and great connections with your CA parents and guardians.


New South Asia Parent / Guardian Group has formed : CAPSA
Introducing the newest PACA parent/guardian group CAPSA (Columbus
Academy Parents of South Asia). The purpose of this group is to bring together
CA families of South Asian heritage to share experiences and culture with each
other and the greater school community. CAPSA has already had a couple of great events including an inaugural parent party and a special Diwali assembly in the Lower School. For pictures and video please visit https://www.vikingparents.org/capsa/
Stay tuned for more exciting events to come! For more information please email capsagroup@gmail.com.


International Educational Travel
There has been some interest in gathering a list of international experiences your children may have had so that CA parents and guardians can share best experiences and references. We realize middle schoolers may not have even gotten a passport yet, but you may have had older children take them. If you have sent your children on any international educational or service trips and are willing to share, please help us by filling out this quick 5  question survey. The results will only be shared via PACA email (not posted on the site). Thank you!


And – head’s up! Look for an email from Mr. Arnold very soon about after school clubs and other activities for Middle Schoolers!
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