(US) PACA Upper School Welcome e-mail


Dear Upper School Families,

Welcome! Hard to believe, but the 2019-2020 school year is just around the
corner. Claudia Walter and I will be the Upper School Division Parents that
will help inform and guide you this year. We will communicate all Upper
School events via email every other Sunday. Grade specific communication
will be forwarded on as needed by the US leadership team which consists of
the following:

Grade 9: Denise Bruggeman and Ronda Hobart
Grade 10: Christine Freytag and Tanisha Brown
Grade 11: Carrie Madison and Connie Tuckerman
Grade 12: Donna Raque and Kara Razek

Please feel free to reach out to us any time. All email communication that
you will receive will also be parked on the PACA website for easy access.
Please check it out: www.vikingparents.org

Below are some key dates and events happening in the next month.
But, before diving into that, there are two important very future calendar
dates that you may want to plan for:
• Thanksgiving Break will be: End of Day 11/22-12/1. No, not a typo–a whole
week off!!
• Graduation is Monday, June 1st. This is a change from previous years,
where graduation fell on a Thursday.

Key Dates for the Month of August:
Thursday, August 1: 1st official day of school sports
August 5-16: Senior college application/essay workshops
August 8-9: New Student Orientation-details emailed separately
Friday, August 9th: 9th Grade Orientation
August 12-16: Week of Welcome for students-email coming soon directly
to students from Student Council
Monday, August 19: First Day of School and School pictures

Tuesday, August 20, 10AM: Picture day and Convocation-All school
welcome and Senior/K buddies meet
Wednesday, August 21: First A Day and Drop/Add period begins
Monday, August 26th: 7pm: Senior Parent College Night. Parents only.
Tuesday, August 27, 8am: 9th Grade Parent Coffee with Cory-Dining Hall
Wednesday, August, 28th, 8am: 1st PACA Forum-Dining Hall
Friday, August 30th-8am: 10th Grade Parent Coffee with Cory-Dining Hall
Friday, August 30th-7pm: First Friday/home football game

Upper School Back to School Night is still TBA. We will communicate the
date and time as soon as we have confirmation. For those with children in
multiple divisions-FYI-Back to School Night for LS is 8/29 and MS is 9/4

Looking Further Ahead:

Monday, September 2nd: Labor Day-No School
Thursday, September 5th, 8am: 11th Grade Coffee with Cory-Dining Hall
Tuesday, September 10th, 8am: 12th Grade Coffee with Cory-Dining Hall
Tuesday, September 10th: Drop/Add period ends for students
Friday, September 13th: Upper School Service Day

• If you haven’t added the My Backpack App to your phone, do so.
It is great for checking your kid’s schedule for appointments,
remembering what letter day it is, and a quick access to the
directory when trying to reach someone from school.
• Plan to visit the Viking Corner for new spirit wear after the first
parent forum
• And don’t forget all this and more can always be found on the
If you have any questions or need help throughout the year, please don’t
hesitate to contact us. We want to hear from you. We really do 🙂


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