Dear Middle School Families,

We hope that you enjoyed a wonderful holiday weekend!

We call your attention to Mr. Arnold’s email from Friday, August 30th which provided an overview of the upcoming Parent night (all MS) and Community nights for each respective grade. He additionally announced that Nora Raleigh Baskin, author of NineTen: A September 11 Story, will visit the Middle School on September 10 and September 11. (A link to her website with information about the book can be accessed here. )

Please find below reminders for some additional MS events and exciting volunteer opportunities that we hope you will consider:

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

September 4 Back to School Night (6:45pm)
September 10-11 Visiting Autor: Nora Raleigh Baskin
September 18 8th Grade Community Meeting (6:30)
September 20 Charlie David Dinner (5:00pm, see below)
September 21 CA Community Day (8am, see below)
September 23 Picture Retake Day
September 24 6th Grade Community Meeting (6:30)
September 26 7th Grade Community Meeting (6:30)
September 30 Fall Holiday (no school)

Charlie David Dinner

Charlie David Dinner – Sept 20, 5-7:30pm, Dining Hall. This is a fantastic fall event for the entire family. There is a delicious dinner, amazing silent auction, games for younger Vikings and, of course, the home football game. We so hope that you will join us there to celebrate the Vikings! Following are additional details regarding how to purchase sponsorships and/or tickets to the dinner. There are five ways for you to be involved in this 37th annual event!

  • Sponsor the event and designate your gift for a certain team or Wish List item. Details are here.
  • Attend and bring the family! It is an event for all ages and wear your CA Spirit Wear. Tickets can be purchased here.
  • Donate an item for the silent auction. Suggestions and ways to donate are here.
  • Bid on the auction items! We will have an online site where you can bid before and during the event (even if you can’t be there!). Look for the link the week of the event!
  • Volunteer at the event. Sign up here.

CA Community Day

Community Day – Sept 21- 9:30am – 5pm, All over campus
Following the Friday evening festivities of the 37th annual Charlie David Dinner, CA is hosting Community Day. There are so many wonderful events and activities planned for this day. Start with 4th Annual Rampage Run, stay for the ¡HOLA Tailgate, watch one of 6 sporting events and activities and food trucks in between! Details are here.

Special thanks to Ryan Yeoman for his tireless efforts in creating the Viking Rampage Run. This year marks the 4th year for this amazing event that showcases our entire CA campus. It is a healthy way to start the day and also terrific fun!

PACA Volunteer Opportunities

PACA has many volunteer opportunities and would love to hear from anyone who might be interested. Please follow this link to learn more and sign up:

Please see below for a special message regarding Viking Corner volunteer opportunities:

The Viking Corner Spirit Wear Shop needs your help! Did you know that the Viking Corner is run entirely by volunteers? Do you have an extra 2 hours on a Wednesday to help at the Viking Corner? If Wednesdays are not convenient, how about an hour or 2 during a CA special event, such as the Charlie David dinner, Ice Cream social, or New family day? Some benefits to volunteering your time at the Viking Corner include:

  • Receive 20% off your purchases at the Viking Corner
  • and work with great CA families, students, teachers and staff
  • See all of the great new gear as well as provide input for new merchandise

If you would like to be added to the SignUp Genius please contact Jen Lifer at 614-271-1550 or

Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.


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

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