Dear US Parents,

Welcome to 2nd Quarter. We hope that everyone had a great long weekend and that all upper schoolers enjoyed Homecoming. Below are some upcoming US events:

Kids 4 Kids Service Learning Project: Food Drive (Oct. 25 – Nov. 4), Clothing Drive (Nov. 1 – Nov. 8)
The start to our annual, school-wide service learning project, Kids 4 Kids, begins this week with the food drive. Food donations can be dropped off by the students in the boxes located in each classroom. On the following Monday, November 1 there will be carts at each carpool drop-off for all the clothing drive donations.

Please check out the Kids 4 Kids page on the PACA website (under Programs) for details on how to donate and/or volunteer! You will find information on what you can donate to both the food drive and the clothing drive, how to “Fill-A-Wish” for the members of our sponsored families, and how our volunteers make this drive a success.

PACA Social Media Links

To get the most up to date information about the Viking Corner and PACA events, follow PACA here:

Facebook: Parents’ Association of Columbus Academy
Instagram: @paca_columbusacademy
Twitter: @vikingparents

Upcoming Dates:

  • October 28th – Family Night – Students should not have any major work to prepare, or tests to study for, for the coming day.
  • October 29th – Halloween Treats for each grade in US
  • October 29th (Friday) and October 30th (Saturday) – 7:30 pm US Fall Play in the Schoedinger Theater
  • November 9th – There is a watch party in the Dining Hall from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm for a webinar with Dr. Janet Taylor, M.D., MPH. Dr. Taylor will discuss maximizing your child’s social and emotional well-being and how to identify mental health red flags. Food will be provided. Please RSVP at columbusacademy.org/isacswatchparty
  • November 10th –
    • PACA Meeting – 8:15 am in the Dining Hall
    • Deadline for enrolling in AP exam. Cancellations and enrollments after this data will have a $40 fee. (Second Semester courses have a March 9, 2022 deadline.)
    • Choir Concert 8:00 pm
  • November 11th –
    • United CA Meeting 8:15 am in the Dining Hall. United CA is open to all parents and guardians of CA students. The purpose of United CA is to foster an inclusive and equitable school community.
    • College Counseling Junior Night 8:00 pm (students and parents)
  • November 12th – US Jazz Band Concert

Also a reminder that the School Closet is open and available. Located in the Middle School by the Nurse’s Office this houses gently used CA dress code and spirit wear clothing. Donations always accepted.

Thanks and we hope that everyone is having a great week.

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