(US) PACA Upper School News 1/20/2020



2020 seems to be off to a good start! Classes and after school activities are on a roll. Hopefully everyone (especially the Seniors and faculty who pulled an all nighter on Saturday) is well rested from the long weekend. Here is what we have in store for the next couple weeks, and beyond…

Key Dates For The Next Two Weeks:

Monday, January 20th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (NO SCHOOL)
Tuesday, January 21st: Swim and Dive Senior Night
Wednesday, January 22nd: College Counseling Parent Coffee, 8:00am (Dining Hall)
January 22nd/23rd: Internship Workshops – mandatory for students wishing to participate- RSVP below
Thursday, January 23rd: Parent Education Event, 6:30pm (Dining Hall)-details below
Thursday, January 23rd: “No Small Matter” Screening, 7:00pm (Schoedinger Theater) – details below
Friday, January 24th: Ice Hockey Senior Night
Saturday, January 25th: Chinese New Year
Saturday, January 25th: US Solo and Ensemble
Saturday, January 25th: Field House Family Night
Monday, January 27th: Application portal opens for Internships
Wednesday, January 29th: College Counseling Parent Coffee, 8:00am (Dining Hall)
Friday, January 31st: Boys Basketball Senior Night

Looking Further Ahead:

Tuesday, February 4th: Girls Basketball Senior Night
Wednesday, February 5th: PACA Parent Forum, 8:00am (Dining Hall)
Wednesday, February 5th: Arts Mania
Saturday, February 8th: Winter Formal (details coming soon)
Wednesday, February 12th: Internship Application Portal Closes
Friday, February 14th: Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL)
Monday, February 17th: President’s Day (NO SCHOOL)
Tuesday, February, 25th: US Band and Choir Concert
Tuesday, February, 25th: PACA “Backstage Pass” to US Band and Choir Concert

Additional Details and Information:

Internship Opportunities For Upper School Students

All current upper school students are invited to participate in the Columbus Academy Internship Program. Available positions from our organization partners will be announced to students on January 20, with applications opening on January 27. Students who wish to participate must attend a mandatory internship workshop on January 22 at 3:30 p.m. or January 23 at 7:00 p.m. to be eligible to apply for positions (RSVP online here).

Important Upcoming Dates
January 20 – positions announced to students (at bit.ly/CAInternships_Summer2020)
January 22/23 – Internship Workshop (mandatory for all students to be eligible to apply for positions; RSVP online here)
January 27 – February 12 – applications open (at bit.ly/CAInternships_Summer2020)
February 27 – Interview Day at CA (participating partners TBD)

Visit ContiJ for more information.

January College Counseling Coffees (8:00am Dining Hall)
Mark your calendar for these remaining topics given by our College Counseling experts in the month of January
Wednesday, January 22nd: Planning College Visits
Wednesday, January 29th: Athletic Recruiting

January 23rdThree events...one evening
The PACA Parent Ed team will be screening two different documentaries in the dining hall:
Miss Representation
The Mask You Live In
Both focus on harmful cultural messaging that targets boys and girls from very young ages and can be obstacles to “flourishing.” Miss Representation focuses on girls and The Mask You Live In focuses on boys. They will be shown at the same time on separate sides of the room. Q and A will follow. There will be movie style snacks and beverages. CASE will be provided and will open at 6:30pm. The screenings will begin at 7pm.

In addition to the PACA event, the Alumni and Admissions offices will be screening No Small Matter in the Schoedinger Theater at 7pm. The event will include a post-show talk with writer & co-director Academy alum Greg Jacobs’87.

For information on these documentaries, please click on the following links:

Miss Representation: https://youtu.be/W2UZZV3xU6Q

The Mask You Live In: https://youtu.be/PaIna_k8Ne0

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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