(US) Bi-Weekly Update 02.06.19

Well that was a nice winter break we had last week!  We hope you kept warm and recharged.  Here’s to keeping everyone healthy and enjoying some great school happenings on our ride to spring!
Amy and Christine
US Division Parents
CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS –
for the next two weeks:
  • Enrollment Contract and Deposit was Due – Fri 2/1
  • Chinese New Year Celebration – Tue 2/5 – student assembly
  • PACA Parent Forum – Wed 2/6 8a Dining Hall – “Technology at CA: What your Student Uses, When, and How” with Sean Cullinan, CA Technology Director
  • Wrestling Senior Night vs Multiple Opponents – Wed 2/6 530p
  • Senior All Night Lock-In Party – Sat 2/9 730p to Sun 2/10 730a CA campus – a great tradition for the entire senior class with all night fun for the students and faculty **to help with food delivery/pick up for 12MN buffet – contact Sarah Klingbeil **be sure to complete the permission slip
  • Conference Sign Up opens in My Backpack – Mon 2/11 7p
  • SEED Meeting – Tue 2/12 8a Huntington Room – book Evicted 
  • CA College Student Athlete Signing – Wed 2/13 330p Dining Hall
  • US Summer Internship Opportunities parent meeting – Wed 2/13 7p Dining Hall – find out about new office at CA gathering opportunities for students
  • Senior Parent Happy Hour – Wed 2/13 530-730p 101 Beer Kitchen/Gahanna
  • College Counseling Parent Meeting – Athletic Recruiting – Thu 2/14 8am – Dining Hall **rescheduled from Wed 1/30
  • Professional Development Day – NO CLASSES – Fri 2/15
  • Boys Basketball Senior Night vs Whitehall Yearling – Fri 2/15 730p The Mack
  • OMEA Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Events – Sat 2/16 – times TBA – Reynoldsburg HS
  • Camerata and Lancaster Chorale Concert – Sat 2/16 7p Lincoln Theater, 769 E Long St – tickets $30
  • President’s Day – NO CLASSES – Mon 2/18
LOOKING AHEAD: 
  • Parent (and Student) Education – The Big Disconnect – Wed 2/20 – students grades 4-12 will meet during school & parents only 7p Dining Hall
Internationally acclaimed psychologist and author, Catherine Steiner-Adair, will join us to discuss her book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age. For more about Steiner-Adair and her important work, click here
  • MOSAIC – Black History Month Event – Sun 2/24 3-5p Dining Hall
  • Eric Dozier – African American musical traditions – Mon 2/25 for students –  Assembly
  • US Band and Choir Concert – Tue 2/26 7p Schoedinger Theater
  • Course recommendations for next year in My Backpack – Wed 2/27
  • Teacher Appreciation – hosted by 11th grade – Thu 2/28
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences – Wed 2/27 330-530p & Thu 2/28 1-8p & Fri 3/1 8a-3p **this is a good time to talk about next year course recommendations
  • Half Day for Conferences – Thu 2/28 1205p dismissal
  • All School Conferences – NO CLASSES – Fri 3/1
  • Student Advisory grades 10 & 11 Q&A – Electives – Tue 3/5 – students meet with upper school students to answer questions about elective selection
  • Student Advisory grades 9 & 10 Q&A – Courses – Wed 3/6 – students meet with upper school students to answer questions about course selection
  • College Preview Night for 9th/10th grade students & families – Wed 3/6 7p – Dining Hall
  • US Large Group OMEA – Camarata – Fri 3/8 or Sat 3/9 TBA
  • Begin Daylight Saving Time – spring forward an hour – Sun 3/10
  • Senior Class Trip to Nashville, TN – Tue 3/12 7a to Thu 3/14 7p (times approximate)
  • Band Disney Trip – Fri 3/15 12p to Tue 3/19
  • Quarter 3 grades posted – Fri 3/15 330p
  • Spring Recess – Sat 3/16 to Sun 3/31
  • British Virgin Islands Trip – Thu 3/21 to Fri 3/29
  • Lacrosse teams Baltimore Trip – Fri 3/29 to Sun 3/31
PACA Forum
On February 6, PACA will hold an information-packed Forum at 8 am in the Dining Hall. Here are the topics we will touch on:
Technology
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Ever wondered what it is like to step onto a Viking Ship? Chances are your child has!! Join the excellent Technology leads at Columbus Academy as they wow us and give us insight into the technology and experiences our children explore from lower school to Upper school.  At Columbus Academy, technology is not overlaid upon the curriculum, it is embedded throughout the curriculum. It is not a subject to master, nor a shiny new object to possess, but a tool to use to get where the students need to go. Click here to explore more if you cannot make it to the Forum!
MOSAIC
All day for CA
Hear the latest on Important Dates/Events
Celebrate the Arts
Viking Corner will be open!!
Senior Information
Senior parents please check out the detailed emails from our senior parents – Marah Derzon and Sarah Klingbeil – to get information about the many events and deadlines for you and your seniors on your calendars. There are lots of new things to find out about if you have never done this before – not that your second semester seniors are going to need any reminders or forget to tell you about anything…
These include information about:
Senior Parent Happy Hour and Party
Senior Student Lock In Party
Senior Trip
Service Hours
Final Bell
Senior Projects
Honors Assembly and All Senior Family Reception *we will be asking for a baby/kid photo, sport/activity photo, and senior photo for this event*
June 3 – All Senior Party Day
Commencement Rehearsal and Event
Commencement Attire
Graduation Parties Calendar
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