May 21, 2021

A weekly update for
Cape Cod Academy Families
US Coast Guard Visits CCA
On Wednesday, May 19, Cape Cod Academy welcomed four members of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to our campus. Students attended presentations given by Lt. Robert Turley, Helicopter Pilot, Lt. William Martin, General Aviation Pilot, Mr. Russ Gasdia, Immediate Past Flotilla Commander Woods Hole, and Mr. Christopher Brown, Helicopter Mechanic. The pilots shared stories about how they arrived in the Coast Guard, one via the Coast Guard Academy and the other via Norwich Academy, as well as information about missions and daily activities. Mr. Gasdia spoke to students about boating safety, and Mr. Brown was able to reiterate the importance of what Mr. Gasdia was talking about from the perspective of someone who flies over the water in a helicopter, sometimes looking for missing persons. CCA wants our students, staff, and faculty to be safe on the water this summer in boats, canoes, kayaks, or paddle boards. Safety first! We look forward to a return visit from the USCG next year when they, hopefully, will be able to arrive in their helicopter on one of our fields. 
Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 22
Virtual Dance Marathon from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 26-Friday, May 28
Upper School Exams

Saturday, May 29
Rally for the Relay at 3:00 p.m.

Monday, May 31
Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, June 1
Senior Project Presentations @ 8:00 a.m.

E2 Presentations @ 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 2
Dress Day for K-12

Awards Ceremony @ 8:00 a.m.

Fifth-Grade Memoirs @ 10:00 a.m.

Eighth-Grade Moving Up Ceremony @ 1:00 p.m.

Junior/Senior Cruise from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 3
Commencement @ 9:00 a.m. (Rain date: Friday, June 4 @ 9:00 a.m.)

End-of-Year Activities and Dismissal Info
Purchase Your Tickets to the Spring Gala & Auction

The Spring Gala & Auction is only two weeks away! We hope you plan to join us on Friday, June 4 at the Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville for an evening of celebration. You can purchase your tickets here. If you have questions or do not know what to expect, please click here to learn more about the event. This all-school fundraiser will feature dinner, music, plus live and silent auctions to benefit Cape Cod Academy.

A highlight of the Gala each year is bidding on our students' creative donations. Each lower school class is busy working hard to create a unique item for the auction.
Our fifth-graders are creating an original wall hanging that is a cut-out of Cape Cod and embellished with pin dots to mark their favorite spots on Cape Cod.
Our third-grade students are designing and creating a mosaic tile inside a beautiful distressed wooden serving tray.
Check out the amazing live auction items below.
New Tennis Program Coming to CCA This Summer
There is a new tennis program taking place at Cape Cod Academy this summer. Cape Cod Tennis, an organization run by tennis professional, Paul Braude, will be running a full tennis program for toddlers, children, teens, and adults at Cape Cod Academy. This will include memberships for play all season long as well as a variety of clinics. Please check out the details and dates here.
Summer at Cape Cod Academy
Free Swim Assessments
Cape Cod Academy is offering a variety of swim programs this summer. To help kick off the summer, the pool will be open for free swim assessments from May 28-31 to determine the most appropriate swimming class for each student's skill level. Check out dates and times here.

During the final week of May, we are planning to schedule time for our lower school students to enjoy the pool. On Friday, May 28, we are planning to have a Grand Opening of the pool from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Students will be able to sign up to swim during that hour—a fun way to kick off Memorial Day Weekend.

Wellness, Sports, Arts, Science, and Tutoring

In addition to swimming and tennis, Cape Cod Academy is offering a variety of programs on campus this summer: sports and wellness activities, arts & crafts sessions, science camps, and one-on-one tutoring. This year's new and expanded summer program will feature special discounted rates for CCA families. Check out all the programs, details, and registration links on our website. We hope you will take part in our new Summer Experience at CCA.
CSO Donates Used Books

The Community Service Organization (CSO) Club, with the help of Ms. Hobday, was able to donate a sizable number of used books to the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod, which serves 840 Cape children and teens during the year. Thank you, CSO members, for helping to make a difference.
Health Update

This is a reminder that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts announced that all residents ages 12 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. See details here. If your child is vaccinated, please send a copy of the vaccination card to the nurse’s office to be kept on file. If you have any questions, please contact Kari Rowland at
Virtual Dance Marathon

The Cape Cod Academy Dance Marathon is going virtual again this year. The event will be held on Saturday, May 22 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. via Zoom and will raise money for the Cape Cod Women's Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Fund. Stephanie Viva will be playing music and volunteers from Cape Cod Academy and area dance studios will be leading dances which you can follow along at home or just watch to support the cause. The cost is $5 either by Venmo to Dance_Marathon_Cape_Cod or mailing a check payable to Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation to PO Box 1515, West Chatham, MA 02669.
Purchase Your CCA Yearbook!
Families can still order school yearbooks. Price is $34.78. Click here to read details on how to purchase your copy today.
Introducing Summer Academy

As we prepare for the new academic school year, we look at our curriculum and the increasing expectations that accompany students moving up to the next grade level. To ensure that each individual student is prepared and poised for success for the coming year, we are offering a new program called Summer Academy. Held during July and August, this is a structured program for students entering grades 2 through 6 for the upcoming academic year who would like extra support. The program fee for the four weeks is $800. Taught by Cape Cod Academy teachers, the sessions will be held in our classrooms on the following dates:
Math Program
Session I: July 5-9 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Session II: July 26-30 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Reading & Writing Program
Session I: July 12-16 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Session II: August 2-6 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

To register for Summer Academy, click here: If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kowaleski, Associate Head of School, at
Spanish Guest Visits Lower School Students

This week, Dr. Clara Mesonero, an alumni parent, visited our lower school students to speak about Spain, its culture, and traditions. She showed the students where major cities were located on a map and shared pictures of cultural events, such as La Tomatina (the tomato throwing festival), the running of the bulls in Pamplona, and the Feria Sevilla in Seville, Spain. She also talked a little about bullfighting and the matador performing the dance with the bull. She brought some flamenco dresses with her, and several students learned basic steps and movements which they demonstrated on the stage. 
Sixth-Graders Raise More Than $2000 for South Sudan

Having read A Long Walk to Water and been inspired by Salva Dut, the young man
portrayed in the book, sixth-grade students in Mrs. Barbieri’s English class took part in
the “Iron Giraffe Challenge” to raise money for the non-profit organization, Water for South
Sudan. Together the classes raised $2,386.00. This money will bring hygiene education and supplies to a Sudanese village as well as purchase numerous water pumps. These pumps allow fresh water to be brought to the villages which provides multiple health and safety benefits and simultaneously allows girls who would normally have to travel miles for water to instead attend school. Congratulations to the sixth-grade class who has truly made a difference in the lives of others.
Math Presentations
by Sixth-Graders

This week, our sixth-graders presented their creative math projects. Each student chose a 3D object to make and then presented it to their classmates. This is the culminating activity for their study of surface area and volume.
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