(US) PACA Upper School News 2020-2021

(US) PACA Upper School News 2020-2021



Dear Upper School Families,

We hope everyone enjoyed conferences and the long weekend. We don’t know about you, but Zoom Conferences are super great!! Connecting with teachers, talking about how wonderful our kids are … all while sitting at home, drinking coffee in PJ’s. Name a better situation … we’ll wait…

Speaking of US Conferences, our fabulous foursome Teacher Appreciation Committee (Amanda Lee, Mary Smith, Julie Woods, and Christine Baker) did an excellent job of providing Chipotle chips and a Chipotle gift card to each teacher as a pick-me-up during conferences! Click HERE to see photos. Thank you to the committee and to all the teachers!

We have about a week and half before Spring Break. Covid won’t be able to stop the whirlwind of the last couple months of school once we get back … well, we hope not! Read on for lots of upcoming events:

Key Calendar Dates for the Next Two Weeks:

  • March 10th, 7:00-8:00pm: College Counseling event for Sophomores. Freshmen are welcome to attend. See below for Zoom link.
  • March 12th: Food Truck Friday! Mya’s Fried Chicken.
  • March 12th, 3:30-5pm: Viking Corner Open! See below for additional details.
  • March 16th, 7pm: Technology Presentation for Grades 4-12.
  • March 16th: Initial Course Request Due for Grades 9-11. For detailed instructions, click HERE.
  • March 19th, 3:30-5pm: Viking Corner Open, see below for more information.
  • March 19th: Food Truck Friday! Tortilla
  • March 19th, 3:30pm: 3rd Quarter “Snapshot” Grades will be released. Remember these grades are fluid and are only a picture of what the 2nd Semester looks like at the halfway point.
  • March 22nd-April 4th: Spring Break! Classes resume on April 5th. However, if you are playing a spring sport, please check in with your coach as many teams return to campus for practice the second week of Spring Break.

Looking Further Ahead:

  • April 5th: School Resumes
  • April 13th: SAT’s@CA for Juniors
  • April 18th, 25th, May 2nd, 16th: Senior Sunday Fun Days. Details will be sent directly to Seniors.
  • End of May: Prom?!! … Maybe! We are keeping our fingers crossed. Additional details are forthcoming so stay tuned.
  • May 5th: Final Bell for Seniors
  • June 7th: Graduation on Hondros Field


  • College Counseling: Parents and Students in grades 9 &10 Save the Date: Wednesday, March 10th@7pm. Our college counselors will offer a preview of the college search process. No pre-registration will be required. Click HERE to join the Zoom Webinar.
  • Viking Corner: Open on March 12th &19th from 3:30-5:30pm. New Nike T’s and Youth Shorts have arrived! All long sleeve T’s and select shorts are 20% off in March! Click HERE to make your appointment to come in and shop!

Enjoy these last couple of weeks of school before Spring Break! For those traveling, please stay safe!


US Division Parents

Molly Carlin (Jack ’22, Kyle ’22)
614-506-6642 (c)

Jane Yakam (Grace ’18, Abby ’20, Emma ’22, Nicholas ’24)
(614)783-4980 (c)


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