September 24, 2021

A weekly update for
Cape Cod Academy families
School Photos to be Taken Next Week
Photographer Sarah Thornington of Studio by the Sea, will be on campus next week to take individual student photos as well as class photos and the traditional all-school photo. The all-school photo has been a CCA tradition from the beginning, and the historical all-school photos are displayed in the lower school hallway near the entrance to the gym.

Lower school proofs will be sent home in backpacks while middle and upper school students’ proofs will be handed to them. All orders can be returned to the school as well as ordered online. We will let you know when proofs and order forms are available.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Sept. 29
Tech 101 @ 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 29 - Friday, Oct. 1
School Picture Days

Thursday, Sept. 30
B/Spoke Ride for School Pride from
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 2
Fall Fling @ 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 9
Osterville Village Fall Festival

Wednesday, Oct. 13
PA General Meeting @ 8:00 a.m. in the Ungerman Library

Saturday, Oct. 16

Thursday, Oct. 21
College Night for Grade 7-12 Families from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tech 101: Join Us for a Tutorial That Will Help You Navigate the School Website
Cape Cod Academy parents and students are invited to attend an online tutorial to learn how to navigate the school's website and important resources. This online event will be held on Wednesday, September 29th @ 8:30 a.m. and will help you to easily access:
  • Online school forms
  • Calendars (and feeding them into your own personal calendars)
  • Directories, maps, and class rosters
  • Resource board posts
  • Community groups (learn how to send emails to specific groups)
  • Classroom pages, student schedules, attendance records, and assignments
  • Notifications and Alerts (learn how to set them up)

Join the Zoom meeting on Wednesday by clicking here.
Meeting ID: 838 7187 6336
Passcode: GygYj6
Join Us for Cape Cod Academy's Fall Fling
Osterville Fall Festival

Don't miss the Osterville Village Fall Festival on Saturday, October 9th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The festival features a variety of fun events throughout town. Special outdoor and indoor activities include children's events, refreshments, music, raffles, and special sales. There will be a dog parade at 11:00 a.m. Of course, CCA will be a part of the event. Stop by our table located near the Osterville Baptist Church between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Class Reps Announced

Student Council Class Representatives were elected for grades 6-12. These representatives will meet weekly to discuss special activities and student concerns. This year's reps are pictured below.
Middle School Class Reps (left to right, front row): Laine Jansen '28, Sean Harden '28, Dillon George '27. Back row: Annya Herman '26, Lydia Stanney '27, and Allen Sundelin '26
Upper School Class Reps (left to right, back row): Adam Hanna '22, Thomas Guidoboni '23, Jake O'Dowd '25. Front row: Taylor Bodurtha '24, Bella Scioletti '25, Teagan West '24
Students Kicked Off Their Seminars This Week

Cape Cod Academy is pleased to offer seminars to our middle and upper school students. Providing exploration and enrichment, the seminars allow students to explore topics that fall outside of their core curriculum and arts courses. Students attend their 80-minute seminar once a week, enrolling in a total of four seminars a year. All seminars are guided by a faculty member with a deep interest and experience in the seminar subject. This fall’s offerings include:
  • Stop-Motion Animation
  • Cool Places (exploring different natural environments on Cape Cod)
  • Biomechanics-Sports Science
  • Video Read-Aloud Collective
  • Kitchen Chemistry
  • Video Games and Interactive Fiction
  • Coastal Studies of the Natural World on Cape Cod
  • Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
  • Games of Strategy
  • College Counseling Workshop
  • Student Success (study habits, organization skills, and stress management)
PA General Meeting: Wednesday, October 13

Please join us for our first Parent Association General Meeting of the year. It will take place on Wednesday, October 13 at 8:00 a.m. in the Ungerman Library at CCA. We will introduce Amy Powers, CCA's Learning Specialist, M.Ed., for our middle and upper school students. Amy will discuss CCA's Learning Center and how our specialists help our students improve their academic skills through helpful strategies and supportive coaching. We look forward to seeing you on the 13th!
Ride for School Pride
Ride for school pride on September 30 at 7:15 p.m. Grab your towel, workout gear, and water bottle, and join fellow parents and friends under the big tent with B/SPOKE Cape House for a 45-minute fun-filled ride with great music. This is an outdoor event on stationary spinning bikes. All first-time riders are welcome. Please join us for a social event after the ride.
Ride & Reception: $50 per person
Reception Only: $10 per person

Wellness Class
This week, first-graders learned all about safety in our school and community in their wellness class. They made their own safety patrol badges.

Lower School Scientists
Ms. Berbine's fourth-graders conducted a flounder dissection this week.
Russ Gasdia is Cape Cod Academy’s new English fellow and sailing coach. Prior to teaching at CCA, he taught courses on religious and economic history at Yale University, where he was completing his doctoral studies. Russ has also taught classes on church history at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, as well as worked as a freelance cartographer for a wide variety of authors and publications. Over the summer, he designed and produced the video game “Hajj Trail,” which aims to bring the early modern Ottoman Empire alive for students.

Russ is particularly excited to be leading the seminar “Video Games and Interactive Fiction” this semester. In this seminar, students will be creating their own video games in order to hone their creative writing skills and learn some basics of coding. He also looks forward to helping the CCA sailing team become the premier high school sailing team on Cape Cod.
Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week! (Left to right): Lili Shanahan, Girls Varsity Soccer; Brady Livingston, Boys Varsity Soccer; Brandon Gomes, Cross Country; Olivia Jatczak, JV Golf.
Game Highlights of the Week

We are pleased to share details of CCA athletics games that took place over the past week. Click here to read highlights brought to you by our coaches.
Fall Sports Schedules

Fall sports at Cape Cod Academy are underway.
Check out next week's practice schedules here.
Check out next week's game schedules here.
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