The Head's Heads Up!
This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.
.....I want my kids to be smart and successful, but I also want them to be good. I want them to be the kind of people other parents would like to see their kids marry. I also want them to make sound, values-based decisions that will help them be safe and happy.
So, like most parents, I spend lots of time trying to instill in them virtues like honesty, respect, responsibility, fairness, and kindness.
But building character is more complicated than teaching math or manners. It involves the heart as well as the head. The goal is to make good thoughts and conduct a matter of habit. I want my children to know what's good, want what's good, and do what's good.
Effective character-building is captured in the acronym T.E.A.M. - teach, enforce, advocate, and model.
We teach character by promoting and developing the values and ethical virtues that make up a good person--trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. We need to be sure kids understand what each of these traits looks like.
We entrench these values by enforcing them, by backing up our rhetoric with appropriate consequences. What you allow, you encourage.
Advocating values means passionately and relentlessly stating our commitment to good character so our children have no doubt what we want for them and expect from them.
Finally, and most crucial, we must teach positive values by example, modeling the virtues we want to see in our children. We teach values by the way we deal with pressures, frustrations, fatigue, and other everyday actions, especially what we say and do when we think no one's looking.
It's time to sell your raffle tickets for the
Golden Jubilee on May 7
Winning the raffle means big bucks: $5,000 for first prize, $1,000 for second prize, and $500 for third prize!
Tickets are only $10 each. If you sell 10, you get one free and if you buy 10, you get one free. That means you can sell yours to yourself and get 2 free tickets. But don't stop there. . . Find a friend, neighbor, or family member and sell 10 more because buyers don't have to be at the auction to win the prize.
It is not too late to do your part!
We're looking for a few able hands to help with set-up and decorating on Wednesday, May 4 through Friday, May 6. Come pitch in, have fun with other CA parents, and feel good about doing your part to make this year's auction a success. Please
Contact Catherine Emery
Contact Cathrine Emry
....What's Happening on the Halls?
Local schools and day care programs joined Chesapeake Academy for traditional Chinese acrobats as part of this season's Performing Arts and Lecture Series. This amazing team of acrobats presented a program of contortions, phenomenal acrobatics, foot juggling, beautiful costumes, and music with facts about Chinese culture, customs, and school life to an audience of 450 amazed children. In the 2015-16 school year, the Chesapeake Academy Performing Arts and Lecture Series presented nine programs to area children through the generosity of The Wiley Foundation and The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts with support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Chesapeake Chorale Donates to Chesapeake Academy Music Program
Artistic Director of the Chesapeake Chorale, Dr. Cheryl Brown Davis, (middle) presents Chesapeake Academy Music Teacher Beth Somers and Chesapeake Academy's Head of School Debbie Cook with a donation to benefit the school's music program. The Chorale's mission of enhancing and sustaining school music programs benefits the community both culturally and financially. All proceeds collected from ticket sales from Chorale concerts are given to area schools to keep music programs alive and thriving. Since 1996, this non-profit, volunteer community choir has donated over $150,000 in equipment and money for the improvement of performance facilities and music programs. Our own Beth Somers is a strong soprano in these productions!
|Mr. Steve Gagnon of Jefferson Labs demonstrates the mind boggling concept of how the air inside a balloon can be frozen while the liquid nitrogen surrounding the balloon is boiling to Colette Haynie '16 of Burgess and Claire Keesee '16 of Christchurch.
Fantastic Physics at the Jefferson Labs!
Chesapeake Academy eighth grade science students enjoyed a personal 2 1/2 hour "Physics Fest" with Mr. Steve Gagnon, science education technician from The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, commonly known as the Jefferson Labs. After a tour of the electron accelerator, students learned about atoms and electrons, enjoyed demonstrations of electricity and magnetism, and were even able to personally experience electrons with the Van De Graaff generator: a "shocking" reaction!
Mr. Gagnon described the four states of matter and how substances change state. He offered demonstrations of boiling point using liquid nitrogen and property changes using balloons, film canisters, carnation flowers, and aluminum and copper rings. Students were shown light refractions with mercury, helium, neon, and magnesium.
Following Mr. Gagnon's demonstrations and explanations, students worked with atomic BOHR models, building them on a light Brite and guessing which element was represented. A challenging BOHR BINGO game reinforced student knowledge of protons, neutrons, and electrons with elements.
"I learned more from Mr. Gagnon than I have ever learned in my whole life,"
Jonathan Bryant, '16
Lewis Ginter's Teachers' Workshop Inspires Unique Experiences in Chesapeake Academy's Kindergarten and Science Programs
Regular, relevant professional development keeps skillsets in peak condition by inspiring, exposing, challenging, and informing our teacher's creativity, critical thinking, and craft," comments Julie Keesee, Assistant Head of School at Chesapeake Academy. "And the benefits we see in the classroom are far ranging and exciting to our students."
Kindergarten Teacher Molly Vanderpool, a veteran elementary grades and early childhood specialist, and Middle School Science Teacher Robin Blake, another experienced elementary and middle grades specialist, attended Lewis Ginter's 2016 Educators' Conference in Richmond, Virginia. Vanderpool explains, "The purpose of the conference was to inspire opportunities to make natural connections using interdisciplinary teaching approaches. We have learned that blended learning often is more authentic and effective and encourages student engagement, so I was excited about this conference. Presenters modeled ways to blend science, social studies, language arts, and math standards for authentic learning experiences." Vanderpool attended the All Aboard Spaceship Earth session presented by Barbara Young, retired from the Virginia Department of Education and the Schoolyard Botany session presented by Barbara Adcock of the Powhatan County Public School System.
Robin Blake's selections dovetailed well with the Chesapeake Academy Middle School Science Curiculum's place based learning focus. A Wetland Walk was offered by Kim Dye of the Hanover County Public Schools and Reacting to Chemistry was presented by the Science Museum of Virginia's Laura Kramer.
Blake explains, "The wetlands program explored four wetland stations, and all participants explored the process of identifying macroinvertebrates using a dichotomous key and a wetland scavenger hunt. We learned more about the Chesapeake Bay Agreement between regional governors as well. I plan to use some of the ideas from this conference in Chesapeake Academy's own wetland stations surrounding the outdoor classroom in the spring and fall."
It's Otis Lennon School Ability Test Time Again...
Kindergarten, first, and second grade students will begin taking the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) next week
The OLSATs are not designed to measure mastery of content at particular grade levels. Rather, the OLSATs are designed to measure a student's ability to perform school-related cognitive tasks such as logical reasoning and pattern continuation. We administer the OLSAT to compare predicted ease with academic tasks to achievement in the classroom. As with any assessment, standardized tests represent one measure of achievement and progress within a student's entire portfolio. The complete picture of progress is a combination of standardized test scores and a variety of other indicators in classroom performance.
The test is broken up into three sections of 40 minutes each. The first section is a practice test so that teachers can give guidance and students can gain familiarity with the format. The other two sections are given orally for kindergarteners and first graders. Second graders will have some parts of the test given orally and some they will need to read. The format of the test is multiple choice and focuses on finding patterns, making inferences, and applying logic.
How can you help your child prepare? You really can't: so relax! The only support you can offer is to
ensure that bedtimes and meals are consistent and sleep patterns are adequate. The results
will go home to parents later in May with the published instructions for score report interpretation and a letter about the test.
Please contact Julie Keesee with questions.
Middle School Academic Awards Announced for Third Marking Period
Most Improved Student: Given to those students for exhibiting significant growth in work study habits and overall academic performance in the third marking period.
Fifth Grade: Andrew Fulmer
Sixth Grade: Larkin Denton
Seventh Grade: Abby Souders
Eighth Grade: Chas Faulkner
The Teachers' Award: Given to those students for fully engaging in academic pursuits during the third marking period, contributing positively to the academic climate of the class, and continually challenging himself or herself to be the best student
he/she can be.
Fifth Grade: Ryleigh Hornsmith
Sixth Grade: Adair Stanley
Seventh Grade: Jordan Abbott
Eighth Grade: Lily Reihs
Head of School: Given to those students with a grade point average of 10.0 on a 12 point scale and no grade below a B-, and no conduct or work habit grades lower than a 3 (consistently meets expectations and standards) noted on the conduct report.
Fifth Grade: Spencer Cammarata, Andrew Fulmer, Calista Nelson
Sixth Grade: Rebecca Meberg, Adair Stanley, Elizabeth Stanley, Duke Wolfson
Seventh Grade: Jordan Abbott, Ben Antonio, Michael Branson
Eighth Grade: Colette Haynie, Claire Keesee, Lily Reihs
Ransone and Reese Bragg Photo
Delegate Margaret Bevans Ransone attended an all school assembly at Chesapeake Academy to congratulate Reese Bragg on her service as a house page in the 2016 Virginia House of Delegates. Delegate Ransone explained that house pages work in the House of Delegates from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday when the House is in session. Pages work on various jobs including assisting delegates and the House of Delegates Clerk's Office staff, running errands, answering phones, and other general office duties. House Pages are housed at the Omni Hotel with chaperones. When their work day is done, house pages are expected to keep pace with their school work, cooperating responsibly with their sending schools. Though challenging, this is an unique and valuable experience. House pages receive a rare glimpse at a young age into Virginia politics, and they learn firsthand how government works. Delegate Ransone presented Bragg with a Virginia State Flag that flew over the Virginia House of Delegates during her service.
The Chesapeake Academy community is delighted to
welcome Porter Pittman to second grade. He joined CA on
April 11, 2016. Please extend a big Osprey welcome to Porter and his family: Rob, Sarah Beth, and younger sibling, Nolan.
Kindly update your school directory with their contact information:
Rob and Sarah Beth Pittman
411 Brent Place
Welcome to Chesapeake Academy!
Northern Neck Regional Governor's School Summer Program Applications
Chesapeake Academy students in grades four through seven have been invited to apply for the summer program through the Northern Neck Regional Governor's School. The program is scheduled for
1 - 5, 2016 from
9:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. (until
6:00 p.m. on Friday) at the Northern Neck Technical Center in Warsaw.
The courses offered are listed below:
- Art I (Open to students who have completed fourth or fifth grade) portfolio required
- Art II (Open to students who have completed sixth or seventh grade) portfolio required
- Photography, portfolio and/or writing sample required (student choice of submission materials)
- Timely Expressions (language arts) writing sample required
- Natural Patterns (math/science) writing sample required
- Technology (computers) writing sample required
Enrollment in this enrichment program is very competitive, and Chesapeake Academy would like to send interested students who will be successful in their courses. Applications include a writing sample or portfolio of work depending on the courses in which the student is interested. There are a limited number of slots per school district and for non-public school students. Student submissions are numbered in the order in which they're received so that earlier submissions receive priority if the submitted work is equally as strong as another candidate's.
Please let us know via e-mail or by contacting the front office if you are interested in pursuing an application for one of the above programs, and we will provide you with more information.
The CA faculty will support students who demonstrate interest and have a strong potential for acceptance.
Students should request recommendations from teachers so that teachers have enough time to complete them. Completed applications are due to CA on Friday, April 29, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.
The application and recommendation forms were emailed to parents. There is a separate application for students pursuing artistic options, so please review both applications. Contact Julie Keesee with any questions.
Exciting New Activity Period Offerings
Practicing Philanthropy: Helpful Peeps Make Good Use of an Activity Period
"On Thursday April 7, a note was found taped in the Lower School hallway. It stated that a mysterious group calling themselves he CA Helper Peeps have cleaned all the Lower School computers. Who are these generous people giving our community a helping hand? Who will they help next?" Good questions! Word is...this is an activity period devoted to good deeds. Can't beat that!
Mad Science Activity Period: Bottle Rockets!
Activity period students tackled Newton's third law of motion (for every action there is an equal but opposite reaction.) They made rocket balloons of various diameters and let them go along the string to measure the distance. The motion of the air pushing out the back propelled the rocket to go forward. They measured the balloon's diameter, the distance travelled, and then graphed the results. More fun science to come in this activity period!
LAX Smacks of Fun in this Activity Period!
Learning fundamentals and having a blast, this activity period features sticks, balls and raucous fun. Lacrosse has roots in the cultural tradition of the Native American Iroquois people, inhabiting what is now New York, Pennsylvania, and other parts of the Northeastern US and lower parts of Ontario and Quebec.
It is working! You are getting the word out there about Chesapeake Academy!!
You are our best ambassadors!
The Spring season is underway, and our athletes have been working hard on improving form, technique, and stamina. The track team competed against Aylett on April 6 at Christchurch School and had a successful meet.
Every single athlete showed improvement in distance and/or time. Some of the highlights included Rock Wolfson '17 throwing the shot put up over 27 feet, Jonathan Bryant '16 throwing the discus just over 70 feet, and the mile relay team coming in first place to end the afternoon.
The track team will be back in action when we host Aylett at Chesapeake Academy on
April 21 at 4:00 p.m
The tennis team hosted Williamsburg Christian Academy April 13 at Christchurch School.
It was a great afternoon of tennis. The team had fun and competed hard even though they were going against older competition. The highlights of the tennis match were victories by Colette Haynie '16 and Elizabeth Stanley '18. The team is excited to practice and improve before their next match, which will be
Thursday April 28 at
Williamsburg Christian Academy.
"Victory! Thank you to the track team!"
Richard Abbott...Man of Many Hats!
Richard Abbott, Business Manager at Chesapeake Academy, recently joined business managers from independent schools across the Commonwealth for the Virginia Association of Independent Schools' (VAIS) Business Officer's Institute held in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Abbott noted that the greatest value of these conferences is spending time with one's peers and gleaning as much information and help as possible. "Business officers at independent schools wear many hats and are frequently drawn in many directions throughout the day. Efficiency becomes a key component of the performance of the business officer function." The Business Officer's Institute covered a myriad of topics including database management, demographic analysis, benchmarking, emerging technologies, and financial reporting. "What I brought home from the conference was confidence that operationally, Chesapeake Academy is on par with much larger schools and that our systems and programs stack up extremely well with our peers." Chesapeake Academy is fully accredited through VAIS, and the value that this organization brings to the school is tremendous.
VAIS is a professional association that promotes educational, ethical, and professional excellence among independent schools in Virginia. VAIS acts as an evaluating and accrediting organization for independent schools in Virginia and works to foster mutually beneficial relations with the Virginia State Department of Education and other educational agencies.
Abbott, a native of Lancaster County, comes to Chesapeake Academy after a long career in banking that included operations management, human resources, and accounting. He is an active volunteer in the community, currently serving on the Lancaster Community Library Board, and Abbott serves as a deacon in the Morattico Baptist Church. He lives in Weems with his wife, Jan, and their two children, both of whom attend Chesapeake Academy.
"Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something."
Henry David Thoureau
Lysander breaks away from Hermia to go fight Demetrius for fair Helena!
The Bard Captures Imaginations, Inspiring Dramatic Expressions in Seventh Grade!
Among many other things, the nature trail and the outdoor classroom have been the scene of an Athenian quarrel! Seventh graders are performing favorite scenes of
A Midsummer Night's Dream. Students are using Shakespeare's original language and their own unique flair. Turning reading into production requires understanding of the language, attention to detail, and knowledge of performance itself. Shakespeare presents a particular challenge because his language is sophisticated and his stage directions implied rather than explicit. From blocking and costuming to the oral presentation, groups have had a big task on their hands to fully explore Shakespeare's famous comedy.
"If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend:
If you pardon, we will mend:
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Puck a liar call;
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends."
Third Grade Participates in Historic Christ Church History Fair!
Mrs. Rogers' third grade class created an exciting array of interesting projects for the Historic Christ Church History Fair! Students could either work individually or with a partner and could choose to write an essay or build a project. Projects and papers focused on the time period between 1607 and 1789 and featured an event, person or broader cultural development. Topics ranged from
defense strategies, oysters, Mary Ball Washington, gun powder magazines, slaves, the colonial farm, and arrowheads.
Projects will be on display at Historic Christ Church in Weems (April 1 through
April 22) and other areas in the community following that.
Prizes will be
awarded for first, second, third place,
and honorable mentions in each category.
will be entered in a drawing to win two tickets to Busch Gardens, Williamsburg.
An awards ceremony for all participants, family members, and teachers will be held
April 22, 2016
at 7:00 p.m. at Historic Christ Church.
Linear Equations Predict Outcomes in Barbie Bungee Jumping!
Mrs. Keesee sends Barbie and Ken hurling into the abyss while students calculate the odds of survival using linear equations.
Algebra 8 Update by Cub Reporter, Claire Keesee '16!
In Algebra 8, we have been working on functions, linear equations, slope-intercept form, coordinate planes, and graphing. To test our skills, we graphed coordinate points and completed slope intercept equations on a life-sized coordinate plane in the library. We had to determine where the line would fall on the plane, the slope of the line, and equations for parallel and perpendicular lines to our original line. Just this week, we put our skills to the test a second time. Every Algebra team got a Barbie or Ken doll to name and prepare for bungee jumping. We tested varying lengths of rubber band bungee cords to see the correlation with how far the doll fell. We recorded that information on a graph and used that data to predict how far our doll would fall from a much higher point. Teams competed to get their doll as close to the ground as possible without hitting!
Robin Blake Presents to Teachers at Jefferson Lab
On Wednesday April 13, 2016, Robin Blake presented a lesson on Thermal Energy to approximately 250 teachers from around the state at Jefferson Lab in Newport News. It was a stations lab, which involved various aspects of thermal energy...from infrared paper, liquid crystal sheets, insulators and conductors, heat sensitive paper, reflection and absorption to convection vs. conduction. She also presented each teacher with a sheet of heat sensitive paper and a mood ring to use with their own science students along with a copy of the lab. Teacher's Night is a yearly activity that Jefferson Lab offers free to teachers to support science education in the classroom. We're proud of you, Mrs. Blake!
April is Poetry Month...And The Poem is the Thing!
In the Middle School, students kicked off National
Poetry Month with a bang.
Sixth graders have been exploring the tools
poets use to make
poetry original and appealing. An in-depth study of Naomi Shihab Nye's "Famous" opened the door for students to write copycat poems. Sixth graders also used their partnership with the second grade book bloggers to share their expertise, helping to kickstart National
Poetry Month for their younger peers.
Seventh graders kicked off the month by tracing how Lin-Manuel Miranda carried his "Hamilton Mixtape" from a poem/lyrics to a solo song to an ensemble piece in the hit Broadway musical. By exploring this journey and Joshua Bennet's "Tamara's Opus" students were able to see how much
poetry can become an audiovisual form of art.
Students learned what tools a
poet uses to make his/her work pleasing to the ear, such as
alliteration, assonance, and consonance. They are currently writing portrait poems that showcase who each student is as an individual.
Bank of Lancaster Welcomes First Grade for a Tour!
Mrs. Antonio enthusiastically reports, "First grade had a GREAT trip to the Bank of Lancaster, followed by lunch at Lee's Restaurant. Mrs. Hazel Farmer was our host and taught us many things such as the importance of saving for "big" wants in life and where they keep the money and people's valuable papers (vault and safe deposit boxes). We got to sit in both conference rooms to share stories about saving money and the differences between wants and needs. We also explored ways to earn money...then we discussed the 3 S's for what we earn (save some, spend some, share some). Students also learned how the banks count money, identify counterfeit money, how the drive through window and tubes work, and some fun online games about money."
Just a Dot....It's
Second graders explored the importance of believing in themselves and in others as they read
by Peter H. Reynolds
. Youtube video of The Dot! Together they learned that everyone can "make their mark" by simply making a dot on paper. This simple mark leads to great beauty if we just believe and add our own imaginative touch. The students enjoyed sharing their knowledge by creating their own "dot" which is now hung in the classroom.
Don't Miss the Boat! Rock the Adventure at CA Summer Camps!
The Mystery Tour camp (June 20-24 and July 18-22 cost: $375) is perfect for kids who love surprises:
Each week of the Mystery Tour has completely new destinations and activities. Adventure and mystery are at the heart of this unique camp which combines creative exploration with a popular daily road trip. Campers will journey with friends to five different destinations throughout the week. All activities and park entrance fees are included.
- The Farm to Table camp (June 27- July 1 cost: $250) is far more than a cooking camp! Campers will travel to local farms, oyster companies, and visit with fishermen and other food source locations to explore our food origins first-hand. In between picking berries and catching crabs, campers will learn how to prepare delicious meals with local foods with the advice of local chefs.
- The Northern Neck Explorers camp (July 5-8 cost: $200 and August 1-5 cost: $250) Campers will enjoy all of the great outdoor activities the Northern Neck has to offer. Fishing, swimming, kayaking, and more. The two weeks of Northern Neck Explorers Camp have totally different destinations and activities, and all of them are funtastic!
The CA Sports camp
July 11-15 cost: $250) is perfect for kids who love to compete or who want to have fun developing skills! Campers will enjoy action-filled days of sports and sports related activities that emphasize the
-damentals. This recreational program emphasizes sport specific fundamentals, fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship, and strategy. Campers acquire skills through daily practice and gain confidence in their abilities as they discover their individual potential. Sports offered include soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, basketball, and more.
- Hike, Bike, and Paddle (July 25-29 cost: $250) campers will explore the great outdoors and find the joy of adventure by foot, bicycle, and paddle. Traveling to destinations throughout the region, campers will discover and explore waterways, hike, and bike on trails. Campers must provide a bicycle and helmet.
Sign up early to ensure you have a spot! There is a one-time registration fee of $30 per child. These camps will fill up fast, and you do not want to miss out! Find more information on
Chesapeake Academy's Website
D' Scoop on Student Council!
is hosting another
for Middle School students, but this time we hit the road! On
, students will be heading to Jumpology in Richmond for a night of trampoline fun, followed by dinner at the ever popular Chick-Fil-A.
Student Council will be hosting one last event before the end of the year. The proposal is in the works, so stay tuned for more details, but fourth graders, as up-and-coming middle schoolers, will be invited to attend!
"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
Congratulations to third grade for winning the March Box Tops collecting contest! The next collection date will be
Friday April 29, and Mrs. Cook has challenged the
eighth grade to win
. Thank you to everyone for collecting and turning in Box Tops! This really supports our school.
During the month of May, CAPPA will offer a sailing clinic at Rappahannock Yacht Club. The month-long classes will be held on Tuesdays right after school. The cost will be $125 and will be available for all students in grades 1 through 4.
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
Henry David Thoreau
An Attitude of Gratitude!
- For Spring in all its glory....
- For the ability to take learning on the road....
- For Chris Cammarata and Cedrick Sanders for pitching in to set-up for PALS....
- For Grover Branson for cleaning up the fallen branches on the campus....
- For Margot Angstrom for pitching in to help out in Pre-K 3&4....
- For a fabulous PALS season thanks to the support of Foundations like the Nettie Lokey Wiley Foundation, RFA....
- For Mr. Cook for organizing March Madness brackets...No-one predicted that season!
- For Wende Szyperski for hosting and Margaret Nost for organizing a gathering of some alumni moms who had a ball catching up on exciting things at Chesapeake Academy....
- For Keith Meberg and Randall Kipp sharing their talents for design....
- For the Chesapeake Chorale for their donation to the school's music program and for Beth Somers for singing with the Chorale....
- For Christchurch School for hosting our track and tennis teams....
- For the bustling posse of people prepping for the auction....
- For CAPPA for the wonderful treats for Box Tops collectors....
- For the sixth grade for raising our awareness of our carbon footprint and helping us to ponder ways to be more careful with our resources...
- The CA Helper Peeps who have turned good deeds into an Activity Period
- For Landon Reihs '19 who spontaneously took on chair stacking as a gift to his classroom...
- For Kelly Antonio's Uncle, Billy Edge, sent a link to a video stream of a pond in Botswana and one in Antartica as well. The one in Botswana has been really exciting! KIds are seeing elephants, owls hunting at night, terrapins on rocks, monkeys, etc. Want to check it out? You'll love it!...
- For Diana Wolfson who hosted a faculty work session at the Burger Company and treated the faculty to some appetizers...
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
Dates to Remember
4/15 Area Chorus
4/16 Cotillion at Church of the Nazarene, 6:30 p.m.
4/18 to 4/22 OLSAT Testing
4/19 PEAC Experience for Seventh Grade at CCS, 8:00 a.m. departure
4/20 Track vs. ACDS @CCS
4/21 Faculty Professional Development, 3:30 p.m.
4/22 Dedication of the Founders' Oak, 12:30 p.m. Dress Uniform
4/27 PALS, Ways of the Bay, 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Tag Day
4/28 Tennis @ WCA,4:30 p.m.
4/29 Interims go home, Chick-Fil-A lunch
5/2 - 5/13 Water Safety Course, second grade @YMCA
5/3 - 5/6 Washington D.C. Trip, departure at noon on Tuesday, return 3:30 p.m. Friday
5/4 Dress Uniform
5/6 Field trip to Belle Isle, grades three through six
5/11 Eighth Grade Field Trip to Holocaust Museum
5/11 CAPPA Meeting, 8:30 a.m.
5/12 through 5/20 Book Fair BOGO
5/12 Fourth and Fifth Grade To CBF Environmental Education Field Trip, Jamestown
5/19 Artstravaganza, 6:00 p.m.
5/20 Kings Dominion Roller Coaster Contest, Field Day, grades K-7
5/27 Student Council Event,TBA
5/30 No School, Memorial Day
5/31 - 6/3 Seventh and Eighth Grade Exams
6/3 Closing Assembly, noon dismissal
"You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was."