AUGUST 2018 - HEAD OF SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! I know, I know - August is not technically the new year. But it feels that way to those of us here at CCA, even more than January does. August is all about the NEW - new school supplies, new students, new teachers, a new schedule, and new opportunities in a new school year! This new year, I'd like to challenge students to get involved- starting with the activities and events listed in this month's newsletter. There are so many ways to plug in at CCA, and I hope you'll encourage your student to try something new this year! I'm especially interested in hearing from the students who would like to be a part of shaping how our Chapels are planned and executed ...more information is below, students interested in taking a leadership role in planning our chapels can contact me at mbarrett@chapelgateacademy.org.

Hope you all enjoy the last few weeks of summer break!
Best,
Melissa Barrett
CCA Summer Pool Parties
MIDDLE SCHOOLERS
Tuesday, August 21st
6:00-8:00pm 
at the Barrett's house
2831 Country Lane - Ellicott City
While the kids are having fun outside,
parents are welcome to join us inside for refreshments and a parent social!
HIGH SCHOOLERS
Thursday, August 23rd 
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Woodbridge Valley Pool
2301 Chantilla Road
Catonsville, MD
Rain date: Friday, August 24th
Food - Fun - DJ!
If you are coming to the pool party, please let us know! Send an email to RSVP@chapelgateacademy.org with student name and grade!
Sports Tryouts

Monday, August 13
9:00am - 12:00pm
HS Boys Soccer
9:00am - 11:00am
HS Cross Country

Wednesday, August 15
9:00am - 11:00am HS Girls Volleyball
4:00pm - 6:00 pm HS Girls Soccer

Monday 8/20
Schedules mailed home

Tues 8/21
Middle School Pool Party

Thurs 8/23
High School Pool Party

Monday 8/27
New Student Orientation

Tuesday 8/28
First Day of School

Thursday 9/6
Back to School Night

Maryland Tax-Free Week is August 12-18
Yes: Flynn O'Hara school uniform stores will be participating too!
The second Sunday of August to the following Saturday is designated as Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week each year. That means qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. This year, the first $40 of a backpack or bookbag purchase is also tax-free. Accessory items, except for backpacks, are not included. The Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week for 2018 is Sunday, August 12 - Saturday, August 18.