SEAHAWKS' NEWS
February 12, 2021

A weekly update for
Cape Cod Academy families
School Will Be Closed on Monday, February 15 in Observance of Presidents' Day
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
Happy Chinese New Year!
Upcoming Events

Friday, Feb. 12
Chinese New Year

Monday, Feb. 15
Presidents' Day will be observed. NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, Feb. 17
Parent Association General Meeting @ 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 18
Introduction to Middle School for Parents of Fifth-Graders @ 6:00 p.m. in Davis Commons

Friday, Feb. 26
Lower School Parent-Teacher Conferences and Professional Development Day
NO SCHOOL
Artwork from CCA Students Selected for Special Exhibition at Cape Cod Museum of Art
Four students from Cape Cod Academy were chosen to be part of the Through Young Eyes exhibit at the Cape Cod Museum of Fine Art. This annual show is presented by the Cape Cod and Islands Art Educators Association (CCIAEA) and features students' work from participating members/teachers. This year, the following students from CCA were chosen:
  • Yoana Dokleva ’24 for her ceramic bust of Frida Kahlo
  • Hope Carty ’21 for a digital illustration from her AP Art Portfolio showing the grip that mental illness can hold over young women
  • Lila Harden ‘26 for her 11x17 opaque watercolor painting of a still-life scene with a skull
  • Lila Rumpf ’27 for her two-color collagraph print of an underwater scene

The students’ work will be on exhibit from February 11 – April 18, 2021 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis, MA. More information is available here.
Valentine's Day Celebrated at CCA

This week, Student Council members coordinated with CCA's Parent Association to hold a candy sale to celebrate Valentine's Day. Community members of all ages purchased candy bags and handmade chocolate lollipops and had them sent to friends, fellow classmate, and teachers on campus. Many thanks to all the students who worked so hard to carry out this enjoyable community event.
Winter Necessity Drive to Support Greater Community

Amelia Sullivan '23 and Micah Leary '23 are sponsoring a drive to collect winter items: mittens/gloves, hats, socks, coats, and blankets. Donations will be delivered to St. Joseph House and Independence House in Hyannis. Donation boxes are available in Chope Commons and Davis Commons. Thank you in advance for your donations!
Re-Enrollment at CCA

Re-enrollment contracts for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available online in mid-February. Additional information will follow. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@capecodacademy.org.
PARENT ASSOCIATION NEWS
Next PA General Meeting: Wednesday, February 17

Please join us for our next Parent Association General Meeting that will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, February 17 at 8:30 a.m. Our speaker will be Eileen Morarity, the Juvenile Assistant District Attorney. Eileen will speak to us about the very important topic of cyber safety and how to keep our children safe on the Internet. She will share tips on ensuring the safe use of devices, how to protect kids on social media, cyber bullying, gaming safely, and more.

Eileen began her career at the Cape and Island’s District Attorney’s office as an intern in 2003, and in 2005, she became a full-time Assistant District Attorney. Over the years, Eileen has prosecuted cases in all of the Cape and Islands District Courts. She has been the Juvenile Court Prosecutor since 2010.

Meeting ID: 863 9444 6225
Passcode: MPiZ9e

We look forward to “seeing” you next Wednesday morning.
Please Participate in 'Lunch on Us' as Part of
Teacher Appreciation
Lunch on Us is a long-standing tradition at CCA. During Parent-Teacher Conferences, CCA families provide lunches for faculty and staff during these very busy days. On Friday, February 26, there will be Parent-Teacher Conferences taking place for lower school families, and it will be a Professional Development Day for teachers, faculty, and staff. They will be on campus working without the students in attendance. We are asking for parent volunteers to help supply lunches for teachers on this day.

If you are inclined to participate, please provide as many bag lunches as you wish. For allergy reasons and the ease of "grabbing and going", please write what is included on the outside of the lunch bag. For example, write: "soup, salad, or sandwich with fruit, chips, or cookie, and a beverage". Gluten and vegetarian options are also appreciated. Please note that many local places (like Fancy's and Pineapple Caper in Osterville) make bag lunches and will deliver them to CCA. Lunches should be dropped off by 11:30 a.m. on February 26 to the Reception Area in Chope Commons (a cooler will be supplied). 

If you are able to participate, please RSVP here and include in the comments how many lunches you are able to provide so that we can be sure we have enough for everyone. This tradition is deeply appreciated and gratefully anticipated by the teachers. Thank you for your support.
MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
CCA's C.A.M. Club Hears Stories of Activism from Cape Cod Voices

This week, Cape Cod Voices gave a virtual presentation to our Cultural Awareness of Minorities (C.A.M.) group. CCV leaders shared their stories of activism and listening events around experiences with racism on Cape Cod. Listening to their stories, our students gained a wider understanding of what some members of the Cape Cod community experience. CCV is a community organization dedicated to advocating for people of color on Cape Cod and the Islands.
Sixth-Graders Celebrate Valentine's Day

During Advisory this week, CCA sixth-graders created Valentines with words of encouragement and decorated the Middle School Lounge with them. 
Middle & Upper School Music is Alive at CCA

Middle School Strings are back! Lary Chaplan will lead the Middle School String Ensemble, which began this week. The group will meet Tuesdays and is open to any middle schooler. In addition, Roger Gamache has been busy teaching middle school music classes and leading the Middle School Jazz and Rock Ensemble and the Upper School Rock Ensemble, which are open to all students, grades 6-12. For more information or if you would like your child to join, please contact Lary (lchaplan@capecodacademy.org), Roger (rgamache@capecodacademy.org, or Nancy Boyle (nboyle@capecodacademy.org). 

Calling All Actors!
Jan Rapp will be directing an after-school middle and upper school drama production. Students will use costumes and props and performers will design and paint background sets. The four-week program will culminate in a live/taped Zoom production of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.This is open to any student in grades 6-12. For more information or if you would like your child to join, please contact Jan Rapp (jrapp@capecodacademy.org) or Nancy Boyle (nboyle@capecodacademy.org). 
LOWER SCHOOL NEWS
Parents of fifth-graders are invited to join Cape Cod Academy faculty for an introduction to CCA’s middle school. Teachers and staff will discuss classes, culture, and answer parents' questions. They will also discuss some of the significant differences between lower school and middle school.

Although this will be an in-person event, we recognize that some parents are not comfortable with coming to campus. We will, of course, adhere to strict screening, distancing, disinfecting, ventilation, and interaction guidelines for this small event. For those parents who prefer not to attend in person, we will work to create a virtual representation of the information and share it. 
Registration is Open for March Vacation Camp
Cape Cod Academy is pleased to announce that March Vacation Camp will be offered during the first week of spring break: March 8-12. The camp will run Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and include a variety of exciting and unique activities for students in grades K-5. Our experienced CCA teachers will be running the camp.
CCA Basketball
Watch CCA Basketball Games via Live Streaming

We are pleased to be live streaming all our home games on the CCA Facebook page. Additionally, you can keep up to date with current athletic news on the CCA Twitter page (@capecodacademy). Here you will also find links and information about our away games, in-game scores, and post-game results. Please continue to show your support for our teams and share these links with friends and family. Go Seahawks!

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