SEAHAWKS' NEWS
April 10, 2021

A weekly update for
Cape Cod Academy Families
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
Spring Gala Tickets
Now on Sale
Save the date for an evening of celebration at the Spring Gala & Auction on Friday, June 4th. The event will be held in-person at the Oyster Harbors Club so we can gather with friends in a socially distanced manner. We will also have a virtual component to the evening. The Gala will feature live, silent, and online auctions, so everyone can be a part of this memorable evening.

Tickets are on sale now! Click here to purchase. Registration for virtual online bidding will open closer to the event date.

This year's Gala Committee is currently seeking a range of auction items that will generate spirited bidding at the Spring Gala. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for those who want to showcase their business to our school communityTo make a donation, please complete the donation form. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email: advancement@capecodacademy.org.
Upcoming Events


Saturday, Apr. 10
Boys Hockey at Upper Cape Tech at 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Apr. 13
All-School Photo

Saturday, Apr. 17
Boys Hockey vs. Tri County at 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, Apr. 18
Boys Hockey @ Tri County at 12:00 p.m.

Monday, Apr. 19
Patriots' Day will be Observed. NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, Apr. 21
PA General Meeting @ 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, Apr. 24
CCA Clean-Up Event for Earth Day from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Honor Roll for Second Trimester

Congratulations to our middle and upper school students who were recently named to the Honor Roll. Click here to view the list.
CCA Student Named Top Cookie Seller for Eastern Massachusetts
CCA student, Ella DiMeo '26, has been named the Top Cookie Seller for Eastern Massachusetts! She achieved this honor by selling 4,919 boxes of Girl Scout cookies--and during a pandemic. A total of 11,594 girls participated in the cookie program this season.

Utilizing a number of creative marketing techniques, Ella was able to achieve her lofty sales goal. Her sales promotions included handwritten letters with a cookie menu stapled to the back and painted rocks with “Get Your Girl Scout Cookies” on the front and a QR code to scan on the back. She also gave out branded keychains and stickers and rewarded customers who purchased in quantities.

According to Ella, “Seeing the joy that the cookies brought to people, I started using the tagline, ‘Spreading joy through cookies.’”

Erin L. Sullivan, the Director of Product Programs at Girl Scouts of Southeastern Massachusetts, remarked “To my knowledge, there has never been a top seller from Cape Cod or from Falmouth. We are very excited for Ella. Ella is such a great example of how Girl Scouts become leaders during the cookie program. They develop all these life skills which set them up for success.”

Ella was recently interviewed for an article in the Falmouth Enterprise. You can read the full article here.
Capture Your Memories in CCA's Yearbook
Families can now order school yearbooks. In addition to ordering CCA yearbooks, families can customize pages. Visit: www.treering.com/validate and enter our school’s passcode:
101399402025288. Regular Price is $34.78. The deadline to order is April 26. Read more information here.
Earth Day is April 22, 2021 and Cape Cod Academy's Parents Association is organizing a school-wide clean-up event for Earth Day on Saturday, April 24th (rain date: Sunday, April 25th) from 9:00-11:00 a.m. We are looking for families to volunteer to help pick up trash along the main roads surrounding our 46-acre campus. Families will be split into 5-6 groups and asked to pick up trash along specific routes. The Barnstable police will be meeting with us prior to beginning our clean-up and will be providing detail along the busy roads. The PA will be supplying gloves, reflective vests, trash bags, and trash grabbers.

If you can not volunteer on this date but want to help, please sign up to drop off water bottles and snacks for our volunteers. We are also looking for families with trucks and Barnstable dump stickers to collect trash bags and make runs to the local dump. 
We will have a prize for the strangest trash found! This event is for the entire family, and we hope you can come and help keep our campus and surrounding areas beautiful! Please note that the town of Osterville is also having clean-up on Sunday, April 25. Our efforts will support them.
Cape Cod Academy is the Place to Be This Summer!
A Variety of Activities For All Ages will be Offered
This year's new and expanded program will feature special discounted rates for CCA families for the month of June. 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.
Sneakers for Cape Kids

The Rotary Club of Hyannis is planning its fifth annual Miles for Smiles 5K/10K. The run and ride event will take place April 22-25. Cape Cod Academy is pleased to be a part of Miles for Smiles this year. Money raised will go directly to purchasing sneakers for kids on Cape Cod. The goal is to raise $32,000 in order to purchase 1,000 pairs of shoes. If you are interested in participating, you can register here.
Nominate Cape Cod Academy for Best Private School

Cape Cod Academy is participating in the 2021 Cape Cod's Best of the Best! Please nominate CCA for best private school between now and Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Click here to vote! You can vote once per day.
LOWER SCHOOL NEWS
Science in the Lower School

Lower school science students are preparing for spring. Our third-graders visited the vernal pool on our campus and observed mallard ducks while searching for signs of spring. Our first-graders began preparing garden beds.
Registration is Open for After-School Art & Sports Programs

Cape Cod Academy’s after-school programs for lower school students will resume this spring. We will be offering both an art program and a sports program. Details and registration information are below.
Please note: Next week's kickball class will take place on the school's baseball diamond. Therefore, children should be picked up at 3:45 p.m. on the baseball diamond located behind the pool area.
MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
Middle School Advisory

With the start of a new trimester, the middle school implemented a modified version of its advisory program to provide more movement within the school day for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders while expanding students’ interactions with peers in various grade levels in the middle school. The curriculum that our traditional advisory follows is Developmental Design. A major component of Development Design is the Circle of Power and Respect (CPR). The main objective of this program is for the students to feel empowered, to feel they have a voice, and to feel that they matter.

Last week was the first of the “mixed” advisory meetings, and students were able to move about the campus as they engaged in collaborative activities with their new peer groups. Members of each group enjoyed getting to know each other better through scavenger hunts and team-building games. These advisory groups will continue to meet during Wednesday afternoons for the coming months to provide middle school students and teachers opportunities to engage in a variety of social activities guided by their dedicated advisor. They will all continue to maintain the school’s procedures and protocols that have been in place all year.
Upper School Ensemble Students Rehearse for May Concert
PARENTS ASSOCIATION NEWS
Next PA General Meeting: Wednesday, April 21

Please join us for our next Parent Association General Meeting that will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, April 21 at 8:30 a.m. CCA’s Headmaster, Jeff Thompson, will lead our meeting to discuss CCA’s new summer program offerings. The school has partnered with many new organizations to bring a fun-filled summer to our families. Faculty who will be a part of some of the academic offerings this summer will join to highlight their classes.

Meeting ID: 881 9902 7197
Passcode: EBi6Td

We look forward to “seeing” you on Wednesday, April 21.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3 - 7. The PA has some amazing things planned each day of that week for our teachers. Please know that everything that will be given to our teachers will be from the entire community. 

It has been an extraordinary year. The teachers have done so much for all of our children, so this is a perfect opportunity to give back and show them how much we appreciate them. There will be treats in their mailboxes twice a day. Lunch will be brought in for them on the Wednesday of that week. We are also raffling off a dinner.

We are also asking if you or your child/ren would write a thank you note to your child’s teacher, which we will place in each of their mailboxes during that week. There will be “drop-off boxes” located in Chope Commons and Davis Commons beginning on April 30. If students forget to write their letters at home, there will be extra thank you notes near the boxes.
To end that week, there will be an ice cream truck for the teachers and the entire school on May 7. This is a very special day, because it is also the seniors’ last day on campus before they begin their community service projects. 

Cash donations of any amount would be greatly appreciated to cover the costs of that week. If you would like to contribute any amount, you can use Venmo, or drop off your donation at the Reception Desk. Please write “Teacher Appreciation Week” on the envelope or in the Venmo memo. Thank you so very much in advance for your support. 

-The Parents Association
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