(US) PACA Upper School News 2020-2021

(US) PACA Upper School News 2020-2021



Dear Upper School Families,

A full week of classes (we are hybrid again, so check the schedule before showing up for in person classes!) and then an entire week off for Thanksgiving!! Before traveling or having travelers visit you, make sure to check out the latest COVID-19 Travel Advisory. If any Academy students travel to those areas, or have family members visit from those areas during the holidays, the school wants students to quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus. “We expect cooperation from our families on this important matter because our interest in having in-person school days and keeping our community healthy are paramount to making this a successful school year.”

Key Dates for the Next Two Weeks:

  • Today thru November 23rd: Faculty Sweet Celebration Donations. See Below for Details
  • Wednesday, November 18th: Chipotle Night – See Below
  • Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm: MS/US Band Concert
  • Thursday, November 19th at 9am: Parent SEED via Zoom
  • Saturday, November 21st: Thanksgiving Break Begins!

Looking Further Ahead:

  • November 30th: Back to School (50% Capacity)
  • December 2nd: Teacher Work Day – No School
  • December 3rd-5th: US Fall Play
  • December 10th: Faculty Sweet Celebrations


  • Columbus Academy Sweet Celebrations: At the holidays, Sweet Celebration is a chance to say a thank you to the over 300 faculty and staff that provide the incredible educational and community experience our students enjoy every day at school. This fun, annual event is a great way to express just how much we appreciate them! We invite you to help!

WHO: All CA parents/guardians (participation is voluntary)
Each staff/ faculty member will take home a festive selection of a dozen cookies.
WHEN: Cookies will be presented to faculty and staff on December 10th.
Please consider making a $5-$20 donation by November 23rd, and we will purchase the cookies for you!

Donations can be made using the following: Venmo: Christine-Baker-79 PayPal: PayPal.Me/8142798061

Should you need to mail a check: Christine Baker, 457 Glyn Tawel Drive, Granville, OH 43023 or give to Eva Baker 10th and Ethan Baker 8th. Email: Christinebaker2

  • Chipotle-No Cooking Allowed Tonight: On Wednesday, November 18th, don’t worry about cooking! Support our Parents’ Association (PACA) by picking up dinner from the Chipotle in Gahanna that night when a percentage of the proceeds will go directly to PACA’s funds for faculty/staff resources, programming for students and parents, athletics and more. Please click here for the special code and important details. Spread the word!
  • Upper School Fall Play: Columbus Academy Student Theatre will present “The Glass Menagerie” as our upper school fall play! To ensure social distancing, only 106 general admission seats will be sold for each of the three performances and should be ordered in advance by completing and submitting this ticket form to US art teacher David Block

We hope every family enjoys the time off from school. Enjoy the holiday and please stay safe and sound.

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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