(US) PACA Upper School News 10/06/2019



Athletic events and Senior Nights dominated Upper School news the last two weeks which included a beautiful night for Football Thursday Night Lights where all divisions of Columbus Academy came together and and cheered. Many sports already have or will begin their post season play early next week. Let’s keep up the school spirit and continue to support our Vikings!
The school-wide apple picking event at Lynds Fruit Farms was a great way for our community to engage in service learning, leading the way for the upcoming Kids4Kids food and clothing drive.

Key Dates For The Next Two Weeks:

Monday, October 7th, 7pm: Conference registration opens (click here for details)
Tuesday, October 8th: Yom Kippur begins
Sunday, October 13th, 1:00-3:00pm: Columbus Suburban College Fair at Westerville Central High School
Sunday, October 13th: Sukkot begins
Wednesday, October 16th: In-School PSAT for Gr. 10 and 11. See below for additional details for all grades on that day.
Wednesday, October 16th: Blood drive
Saturday, October 19th, 8:00-11:00pm: Homecoming. Additional details will follow from the school.

Looking Further Ahead:

Wednesday, October 23rd: Fall conferences begin
Thursday, October 24th: Half day due to afternoon conferences
Friday, October 25th: No school due to conferences
Friday, October 25th: Football Senior Night Celebration
Sunday, October 27th: Diwali
Friday, October 28th: Kids4Kids Kickoff (see below)
Thursday, October31st: Family Night
November 1st-2nd: US Fall Play

Additional Details and Information:

In School PSAT for Gr. 10 & 11
Grades 10 and and 11 will take the PSAT on Wednesday October 16th. Grades 10 and 11 will be released after testing is finished and kids can choose to stay at school or go home early. The 9th graders will have a regular school day and will have various activities planned for them. Seniors will not have school that day but may choose to work with college counseling that day.

Kids 4 Kids Service Learning Project: October 28 (Food Drive Start), November 4 (Clothing Drive Start) – November 12
Our annual, school-wide food and clothing drive begins at the end of the month! Clean out those pantries and closets to donate items to the service learning project. Please click here for details on how to donate and/or volunteer! You will find information on what you can donate, how to “Fill-A-Wish” for one of our families, and how our volunteers make this drive a success.

Parent Education Thursdays:
The theme of PACA’s Parent Education this year is Flourish! The programming focuses on positive psychology research. All events will be held in the Dining Hall. Save the date!
Thursday, November 21st, 6:30pm
Thursday January 23rd, 6:30pm
Thursday, April 2nd, 6:30pm

Volunteer Opportunities:
Have some time on your hands? Want to be more involved in PACA? Click on the following link to check out all of the available ways you can get involved: https://www.vikingparents.org/volunteer-interest-and-opportunities/ Check back often. The volunteer requests will be updated and parked on the PACA website all year long.

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