MS UPDATE | OCTOBER 22, 2019

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10/22/19

Dear Middle School Families,

We hope that your students all enjoyed wonderful excursions last week! Thank you for your generosity in providing snacks and chaperone dinners!

Following are some important updates:

Upcoming Key Dates (click here for all Middle School Key Calendar Dates“)

October 23-25 LS/MS/US Conferences
MS Classes end at 12:00pm on 10/24
No School for Students on 10/25

October 28 Kids4Kids Kickoff
October 28-30 MS Musical Auditions and Callbacks

November 1 Flourishing Friday
November 7 MS/US Choir Concert (7:00pm)
November 8 7th/8th MS Dance – CA (7:00pm)
November 13 MS/US Orchestra Concert (7:00pm)
November 15 Jazz Band Concert (7:00pm)
November 15 8th Grade Service Day
November 19 MS/US Band Concert (7:00pm)
November 21 Parent Education Night
November 25-29 No School for Students –
Professional Development Day and Thanksgiving Break

MS CONFERENCES
Please note that MS classes end at 12:00pm on October 24th and that there is no school on October 25th. Thank you to the 7th grade families for handling the conference snacks and refreshments for Fall conferences!

CLOTHING CLOSET EXCHANGE “POP UP SHOP”
On October 23rd, 24th, and 25th the CA Service Department will once again set up a Clothing Exchange POP UP shop in the theater lobby to coincide with conferences. Gently used dress code clothing from the Clothing Exchange Closet will be on display for families. There will also be large bins for dress code clothing donations. This is a community event based on sustainability and responsibility. We encourage all CA families to pick up items and/or donate. Feel free to contact Service Department faculty reps Sarah Hansen (hansens) or Sarah Penney (penneys) with any questions.

KIDS4KIDS
From the Kids 4 Kids team chair, Kimberly Allison:

Kids 4 Kids Service Learning Project: Food Drive (Oct. 28 – Nov. 14), Clothing Drive (Nov. 4 – Nov. 12) The start to our annual, school-wide food and clothing drive is in one week. Clean out those pantries and closets to donate items to the service learning project. Please kimberlyga.

PARENT EDUCATION

From the Parent Education team chairs, Amy Whitson and Sara Wunsch:

PACA is proud to announce its first of three Parent Education evening programs for the 2019-2020 year. Please join us in the Dining Hall on Thursday November 21st at 630pm for “Flourishing, Real Time” with Dr Suzanne Ritter and Michelle Schroeder-Lowery. As you may have heard, Suzanne and Michelle have been working on integrating their training in Positive Psychology within the faculty and staff, we are excited to have them share practical tools and experiences for integrating into our parent experience at CA. A light supper will be available. Details and additional resources are available here.
https://www.vikingparents.org/parent-education/
Please RSVP to cavikingparents by November 15. Day care is available, please indicate how many and ages of your children needing care.

And one new addition to PACA Parent Ed:
Flourishing Fridays will take place the first Friday of each month. After drop off, enjoy a cup of coffee and breakfast snack before joining with fellow parents to walk Hondros Track for an opportunity to exercise, connect and hopefully, flourish! No RSVP needed for Flourishing Fridays. Hope to see you on both November 1st and November 21st.
Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Sincerely,

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

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