(US) PACA Upper School News 12/15/2019



Say it isn’t so!! Half the school year has just about come and gone. 2019 is almost in the books. Good golly…Life is speeding by! We hope that once exams are over and everyone has some time to rest and relax, you are all able to enjoy the time you have together over this glorious winter break!

We have detailed some main events coming up in the month of January because before we know it, it will be here. So mark your calendars now.

Happy Holidays and happy break to all!

Key Dates For The Next Two Weeks:

Monday – Thursday, December 16th – 19th: Upper School Exams (See below for this weeks schedule)
Wednesday, December 18th: CA Cafe
Friday, December 20rh: Winter Break Officially Begins (happy day!!)
Friday, December 20rh: Alumni Holiday Luncheon, 11:30am-1:00pm. Current seniors were sent an invitation to this event through regular mail
Sunday, December 22nd: Hanukkah Begins
Wednesday, December 25th: Christmas
Thursday, December 26th: Kwanzaa Starts
Looking Further Ahead:

Monday, January 6th: School Resumes (boo!!!–or yeah!! for some 🙂
Wednesday, January 8th: PACA Parent Forum, 8:00am (Dining Hall)
Wednesday, January 8th: Internships Information Meeting, 7:00pm (Dining Hall)
Wednesday, January 15th: College Counseling Parent Coffee, 8:00am (Dining Hall)
Saturday, January 18th: Senior Lock In. Details to follow soon
Monday, January 20th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (NO SCHOOL)
Wednesday, January 22nd: College Counseling Parent Coffee, 8:00am (Dining Hall)
Thursday, January 23rd: Parent Education Event, 6:30pm (Dining Hall)

Additional Details and Information:

Upper School Exam Schedule:
Monday, December 16th- 8am Science 10am English
Tuesday, December 17th – 8am Math 12pm Comp Sci/Music Theory
Wednesday, December 18th – World Language
Thursday, December 19th – Make Up Exams

January College Counseling Coffees (8:00am Dining Hall)
Mark your calendar for these riveting topics given by our College Counseling experts in the month of January
Wednesday, January 15th: Standardized Testing
Wednesday, January 22nd: Planning College Visits
Wednesday, January 29th: Athletic Recruiting

Parent Education-January 23rd
Three 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 Schoedinger Theater. It is a documentary produced by an Academy graduate. For information on all of these documentaries, please click on the following links:

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

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

No Small Matter: https://youtu.be/PaIna_k8Ne0

From the Development Office:
If you haven’t already participated in the Annual Fund this school year, please consider making your gift before December 31.First-semester gifts and pledges are especially helpful, as they allow the school to plan for a successful year. December 31 is also the last day to make a tax-deductible donation in tax year 2019. You may follow these links to donate online or learn more. Please contact Erich Hunker or Emily Campbell if you have any questions about how to support the school. Many thanks to those who have already participated.

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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