SEAHAWKS' NEWS
May 7, 2021

A weekly update for
Cape Cod Academy Families
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
Spring Gala & Auction: Purchase Your Tickets; Space is Limited!

Have you purchased your tickets for Cape Cod Academy's Spring Gala & Auction? Please join us on Friday, June 4 at the Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville for an evening of celebration. Learn about the details of the evening here. This all-school fundraiser will feature dinner, music, plus live and silent auctions to benefit Cape Cod Academy. You can purchase your tickets here.

The Gala Committee is seeking a range of auction items for the event. 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. Check out two of the amazing live auction items below.
Upcoming Events

Friday, May 7
Senior Day and Cum Laude Induction Ceremony

Wednesday, May 12
All-School Field Day

Monday, May 17
MAP Growth Testing Begins

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
LAST DAY of SCHOOL
Dress Day for K-12

Awards Ceremony @ 8:00 a.m.

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

Eighth-Grade Lunch & 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.)


MAP Growth Testing Begins on May 17

The second and final round of NWEA MAP Growth® assessments for grades 3 to 8 will begin on May 17 and go until May 25. These assessments provide us with information to measure students' academic growth through the course of the year. Assessments are usually conducted in the fall and spring of each year, but this year, they began during the winter session. As we plan for next year, students and families can expect the first round of testing to occur in the fall and not the winter as we did this year. As a result of the challenges that we knew we were facing this year, it was in the best interest of the students to hold off on the fall testing session to give them time to adjust to being back in school.
Parents will receive a copy of their child’s scores once all students have completed the testing cycle. Students learning remotely will be contacted by their teacher with the testing information. 
Field Day is May 12

Field Day is scheduled for May 12, which is a fun day of activities for all students. Everyone should wear their Team Blue or Team White t-shirt. If your child has out grown or lost his/her shirt, please contact Jeff Conlon, Athletic Director, at jconlon@capecodacdemy.org. We are excited to announce that the Middle School Band will play during Field Day!
Thank You, CCA Families!

The faculty would like to thank the Parents Association for the amazing treats, gifts, cards, and lunches you provided us this week. Your show of appreciation was tremendous, and we feel privileged to have such a strong and supportive parent community. Thank you for all you do! Congratulations to Deb Hobday who was the winner of the gift certificate to 5 Bays Bistro in Osterville! 
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.
Thank You for Supporting the CSO
Thank you to all who participated in Jeans Day last week, a fun event sponsored by the Community Service Organization (CSO). Students and faculty in each division participated to help the CSO raise $512 for Make-a-Wish, an organization that helps make a wish come true for children with a critical illness. To all those who participated, please know that you have made a difference in a child's life. Thank you!
Water for South Sudan Fundraiser

Our sixth-grade students are hosting two separate fundraisers to collect money for Water for South Sudan, an organization that builds wells. The first is a bake sale to be held on Friday, May 14th, and the other is a candy gram where students/faculty can purchase candy to be delivered to someone at CCA. This is a culminating project for the students who have read A Long Walk to Water and an important step in social emotional development. We hope you can support them in their efforts. 
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.
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.
LOWER SCHOOL NEWS
Arbor Day Celebrated

The fourth- and fifth-grade students donated a dwarf lilac bush to CCA’s Alumni Courtyard last Friday in honor of Arbor Day. Students also read poems in honor of National Poem in your Pocket Day.
Forest Fridays

Last Friday, our kindergarteners visited the campus' vernal pool for a tadpole expedition as part of their Forest Friday's program.
Register for After-School Art & Sports Programs
MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
CPR at CCA

Middle and upper school students are taking CPR classes at Cape Cod Academy with Nurse Rowland. This class will make them eligible to be CPR certified. CPR will return as a regular component of our Middle School Health & Wellness Program next year.
E2 Classes

Middle school students are participating in Educational Exploration, or E2, a new program designed to provide them an opportunity to explore a topic, concept, or issue that falls outside the boundaries of typical middle school courses. Topics being explored this year include water pollution, animatronics, climate change, hydrodynamics and hull design, baking, and systemic racism.

Kaleigh Howe, Isabella Scioletti, and Jenna Marsh (pictured below) chose baking as their topic to explore. Recently, they learned how to make a carrot cake, which was so delicious that they wanted to share the recipe with others here.
William Liu Recognized by EEO

Congratulations to William Liu '22 who was presented a certificate for entering the European Economics Olympiad (EEO) Preliminary Round. He was recognized with "High Distinction" for his efforts.

The EEO was established in 2016 by the Institute of Economic Education—a non-profit organization in the Czech Republic. It has become the biggest economics and finance competition in Czech Republic and Slovakia and has expanded to other European countries with over 20,000 students taking part each year. Congratulations, William!
College Choices of Our Graduating Seniors
Daniel Lee has chosen to attend the University of Southern California and plans to study business. He chose USC because of the wide range of global opportunities and the ideal student-teacher ratio. He hopes to participate in the university's global internship programs and study abroad programs in Spanish-speaking countries. Daniel commented, "I feel very prepared to jump right into college as I went through the academic rigor of CCA. I feel immensely supported by my college counselors. Without a doubt, I wouldn't have been able to demonstrate who I am efficiently to the colleges without Ms. Farias and Ms. Brown's help."


Jade McNair has been accepted to Boston College which she chose because of its strong academics, warm community, school spirit, size, and location. She said she will miss CCA's dedicated teachers and close-knit community and feels that the high expectations, solid workload, and core classes at CCA prepared her for college.


PARENTS ASSOCIATION NEWS
Thank You for Supporting Hydrangea Sale

Thank you to everyone who purchased hydrangeas this week in support of The Parents Association. A limited supply is still available and will be for sale today. Please see the Reception Desk to purchase one.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
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