(US) Bi-Weekly Update 11.25.18

CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS for the next two weeks:
  • Parent Education Series/Dinner – “Belonging” – Wed 11/28 630p Dining Hall – more below RSVP TODAY
  • Book Fair – Mon 12/3 – Fri 12/7
  • 11th Grade Parent Coffee – Thu 11/29 8a Yakam’s home *new date
  • Special Viking Corner Shopping – Sat 12/1 11a-2p – more below
  • 9th Grade Parent Coffee with Cory Izokaitis – TBA – Dining Hall
  • PACA Parent Forum – Wed 12/5 8am Dining Hall
  • 12th Grade Parent Coffee – Fri 12/7 9a Derzon’s home *new date
  • Sweet Celebration – treats for faculty & staff – Fri 12/7 – more below
  • Jazz Concert – Fri 12/7 7p
  • US Exams Review Wed 12/12 – Thu 12/13
  • US Exams:
– Fri 12/14 10a-12p English
– Mon 12/17 8a-10a Math, 12p-2p History
– Tue 12/18 8a-10a World Languages, 12p-2p Mus Theory/Comp Sci
– Wed 12/1910a-12p Science
  • Empty Bowls service project for Habitat – Fri 12/14 5-7p Otterbein
  • Alumni Holiday Luncheon – Fri 12/21 1130a CAC – Seniors invited invitation by mail 
  • Winter Vacation Fri 12/21 – Sun 1/6
  • First Semester Grades posted – Tue 1/8 3:30p
  • PACA Parent Forum – Wed 1/9 8a Dining Hall
  • College Counseling Parent Coffees – every Wed in Jan 8a Dining
  • Blood Drive – Wed 1/16
  • US Coffee House – Wed 1/16 7p
  • Teacher Appreciation Winter Breakfast – Thu 1/17 – 10th Grade
  • MLK Day – No Classes – Mon 1/21
Grade Coffees/Breakfasts
Our 11th and 12th Grade Parents would like to invite you over for a nice break and social gathering with your fellow grade parents and guardians.  All are invited. Just bring yourself and enjoy some great company and coffee.  Both dates have been changed from previously published plans:
  • 11th grade is this Thursday 11/28 at 8am at the Yakams, 8 New Albany Farm Drive, New Albany – enter off Kitzmiller
  • 12th grade is Friday 12/7 at 9am at the Derzons, 6046 Tuckahoe Ct., New Albany
  • 9th grade Coffee with Cory will be at the school to inform new US parents about exams and wrapping up the first semester! – stay tuned for details
  • 10th grade You’re good for now.

A Note from our PACA Presidents and the Development Office:
Mike and I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and that your kids are enjoying a little downtime before the push to the end of the semester. The CA Development Office has asked us to pass along the following information about the Annual Fund so that you are better informed as you consider donations this year.  As PACA Co-Presidents who work regularly with the CA Administration, we can attest to the importance of the Annual Fund to all CA families. Thank you in advance for taking a few minutes to review the information below. – Laura
Annual Fund – Your Questions Answered:  Have you ever wondered why the school needs an Annual Fund, when to give, or how much to give?  Find answers to these and other commonly asked questions here.  If you haven’t already, please consider making your Annual Fund gift or pledge before Dec. 31 to help the school reach its midyear Annual Fund goal.  Donate online at giving.columbusacademy.org.  Thank you!
For your list of important dates:
December 31: Last day to make a tax-deductible Annual Fund donation in 2018 (giving.columbusacademy.org)


November 28th


Kick Off Program – Wednesday, November 28

The theme of the Parent Education Series for 2018-2019 is “Belonging” and it is starting with a fantastic guest speaker who can help frame the topic, understand why it’s relevant to relationships and help us learn applicable tools to start this journey.
Who: Dr. C. Lynn Nakamura
What: Buffet Dinner and Speaker Program
Where: Dining Hall
When: Starts at 6:30 for mingling, drinks, apps and getting plates.
Presentation starts at 7pm and should be done by 9pm.
Why: To give us context, tools, and traction in working on our theme of Belonging.
Cost: Free, includes child care.
RSVP’S are required by Monday, Nov 26th to Kdvaziri@aol.com. Please include number of children and their ages you would like for child care.
For more information on Dr. Nakamura and the Parent Education series, please visit the Parent Education Page on the PACA Website.


Bust out your favorite recipes 

December 6 – 7th

Our teachers really really love sweets! All kinds. Every kind!

Once again, we are asking everyone to bake or bring in homemade/bakery cookies, candies or any sweet grab-and-go treat (NUT FREE PLEASE) for our Annual Sweet Celebration. The teachers and staff will get to assemble a box to take home. You can drop-off your goodies to volunteers posted at the athletic entrance or middle school carpool during drop off on December 6th and 7th.

Interested in decorating, assembling, arranging or baking? Click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4DADAA23A75-sweet

WAIT! No time to bake or get to the store? NO WORRIES – we have you covered!
Donate here http://www.vikingcorner.org/us/sweet-celebration.html and we will purchase cookies for you from several local bakers.
Please contact us with questions!
Ginny Schlonsky (sarityjake@gmail.com) and Erica Klingerman (ericambl@aol.com)


And as you prepare for the holidays… don’t forget a great place to shop is Viking Corner! 

For your favorite viking student, faculty, staff or parent!

Viking Corner has sales every Wednesday until winter break.
Also there will be a Saturday Sale on December 1st from 11am-2pm — (20% discounts for paying with cash this day)
Gift Cards Available
Or shop online 24/7 at www.vikingcorner.com

PACA Positions for 2019-2020
The Presidents-Elect of PACA are already looking for helpers for next year.  If you know there is something you are interested in doing, now’s a good time to tag along on a committee or volunteer to assist this year.  Let Greg Gorospe or Melissa Kass know if you are considering a position.  Here is a link to the positions and their descriptions:
Let us know if you have something you would like in the next update.
See you in two weeks!
Amy Arnett Budzik and Christine Freytag
US Division Parents
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