(US) PACA Upper School News – 03/08/2020



Five. More. Days….we are all counting down the minutes until the much anticipated spring break arrives. Although there are not many activities leading up to the break, enjoy the lull while we have it. Once we return, the hustle and bustle of the last quarter of the school year will be upon us. Enjoy your time with your family.

Key Dates For The Next Two Weeks:

Tuesday, March, 10th: Holi
Wednesday, March 11th: Senior Trip – Nashville, here they come!
Saturday, March 16th-Sunday, March 29th: Spring Break–Enjoy! During the second week of spring break, many sports teams have practices for those who are in town. Please check with your coach for a schedule.

Looking Further Ahead:

Tuesday, March 24th: Ugadi
Monday, March 30th: Classes resume
Wednesday, April 1st: PACA Parent Forum (Dining Hall)
Thursday, April 2nd- Friday, April 3rd: All Day 4 CA (see below)
Thursday, April 2nd: Spirit Wear Day (see below)
Friday, April 3rd, 8:00pm: All that Jazz (Dining Hall)
Saturday, April 4th-7:30pm: True Beauty Fashion Show. (see below)
Saturday, May 9th: “WE ARE CA!” SPRING FESTIVAL (see below)

Additional Details and Information:

All Day 4 CA – April 2-3
Mark your calendars! All Day 4 CA, Academy’s 25-hour online giving event benefiting the Annual Fund kicks off April 2 beginning at 10:00a.m. with matching funds that will double each dollar donated! You can be All in for CA, and even choose to support what’s most meaningful to you: Arts, Athletics, Curricular Innovation, Faculty or Financial Aid.

If you haven’t already participated in the Annual Fund this school year, this is a great time to do so! If you’ve already contributed, and feel so inspired, your “above and beyond” gift will add to the All In spirit of the day and be matched thanks to a group of generous parents and alumni who have increased their own gifts this year to inspire others to do the same.

By increasing the Annual Fund, we allow the school the flexibility to invest in new opportunities, as we have seen in the Upper School with the addition of unique courses through partnerships with Global Online Academy and the University of Pennsylvania SPARC research program; exciting new class offerings in English, robotics, and computer science sparked by teachers’ passions and students’ interests; the addition of a third college counselor; a new fieldhouse and fitness center to support developing athletes; and a beautiful renovation of the Schoedinger Theatre that can now fit everyone attending Junior Speeches, assemblies and artistic performances.

This is more than just a day of giving—it’s a day of celebrating our amazing school. Let’s show how proud we are of our Upper School students and faculty by lighting up the All Day 4 CA “Class Leaderboard” with every parent’s participation during this day!

Spirit Wear Day – April 2
April 2 will be a special spirit wear day in celebration of All Day 4 CA. All students, faculty, staff and families are encouraged to join in the fun of going “all in” with spirit wear on top, bottom and even accessories like scarves, hats, socks, temporary tattoos, etc. Maroon or gray items may be worn in lieu of CA logo apparel as long as there isn’t another logo on them. There are offerings in the school closet that families can have as well. No jeans or yoga pants. Have fun with it! The more spirit the better!!

The True Beauty Fashion Show – April 4
Come to 17th annual True Beauty Fashion Show Saturday, April 4th at The Vault!
The fashion show is a Columbus Academy student run event (Not school sponsored) that benefits The Center for Balanced Living, a non-profit organization here in Columbus, Ohio. The Center helps raise awareness and provides treatment scholarships for those struggling with all kinds of eating disorders. This event raises funds that go directly to the Center through a silent auction and generous sponsorships/ticket sales from our school and greater community.
Please visit the website at www.bidpal.net/TrueBeauty2020 to purchase your sponsorship and/or tickets. Silent auction preview coming soon!

Save the Date for the “WE ARE CA!” SPRING FESTIVAL – May 9
Thank you to the ever growing volunteer Team, a testament to our CA community!

We are currently accepting silent auction donations from individuals or businesses. We appreciate the generosity and creativity thus far!
Gift cards, wine/spirits, business gift certificates, jewelry, CA spirit wear from Viking corner, and personal services are an example of items, thus far.
If interested in supporting or collaborating, please contact Gabriela May(hGaby33) or Amy Gonzalez(ajtressler).
Thank you.

Click on the following Link to watch the amazing promotional video for the WE ARE CA! SPRING FESTIVAL

US Division Parents
Claudia Walter (Karina ’17, Max ’20, Maya ’22)

Jane Yakam (Grace ’18, Abby ’20, Emma ’22, Nicholas ’24)


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