September 16, 2022

A weekly update for
Cape Cod Academy families
Our PAL Program is Underway

Students have been working closely with our Learning Center faculty on their PAL (Personalized Approach to Learning) profiles. These data-driven, fact-based, and anecdotal profiles present how a student learns, along with information on their background, interests, abilities, achievements, and challenges. The profiles allow us to develop learning plans that dovetail with the curriculum to create an exciting learning experience and the foundation for student success. Also, PAL classes have started meeting to teach executive functioning and how to use our new binder system and planners effectively.
Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Sept. 21
Camp Burgess Trip for Middle School Students

Senior Spaghetti Dinner from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 23
After-School Lower School Play Date @ 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 27 - Thursday, Sept. 29
School Picture Days

Thursday, Sept. 29
Parents' Back-to-School Night @ 6:00 p.m. Followed by a Parents' Reception

Friday, Oct. 7
The Parents' Association will hold a General Meeting @ 8:15 a.m. in the Ungerman Library

Monday, Oct. 10
Indigenous Peoples' Day - No School
Bus Service Available for Cape Cod Academy Students

There are still spots available to our students who would like to ride the bus. We are excited to be working with a new school bus service with Zeelo, who provides online booking platforms, live vehicle tracking, and status notifications. You can view routes and times hereClick here to view details and register your child.
Parents' Back-to-School Night Takes Place on Thursday, September 29
Back-to-School Night will take place for all Cape Cod Academy parents on September 29 at 6:00 p.m. We hope you will plan to attend Back-to-School Night, where you will meet your child’s teachers and learn more about school life. While on campus, please join us for appetizers where you will have the opportunity to meet other school parents, teachers, and school administrators.
Driveway Courtesy is a Must at CCA

It is very important to remain vigilant when driving on the CCA campus. Remember that there are many parents dropping off and picking up children in a short amount of time each day, and it is important to be efficient and courteous. ALWAYS DRIVE SLOWLY when you are on campus. Please follow the guidelines below:

  • Drive no faster than five (5) miles per hour on campus.
  • Use your directionals while driving on campus.
  • Drop-off begins at 7:40 a.m. Pick-up is at 3:00 p.m.
  • The upper circle is for lower school drop-off/pick-up, and the lower circle by the science building is for middle and upper school drop-off/pick-up.
  • Keep your children buckled up until they are absolutely ready to disembark.
  • Have your child exit the right side of your vehicle.
  • Drivers, do not exit your car.
  • Do not pass other vehicles in the traffic circle.
  • Any student who arrives at school after 8:00 a.m. must report to the reception desk to sign in.

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe.
Play Music at CCA

We are excited that CCA's music program is back in full swing. Katie Koglin will teach our lower school music classes in addition to middle and upper school singing groups, and Roger Gamache and Lary Chaplin will provide instrumental instruction for our students in grades 4-12. Please review the music programs for grades 4-12 here, read directions for renting instruments here and review pricing for instrument rentals here.
Extended Day Program for Lower School
Cape Cod Academy has launched its Extended Day Program for students in kindergarten through grade 5. The program runs Monday - Friday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. during the entire school year. The program will feature arts & crafts days, along with STEM projects, and outdoor fun. Each day will also allow time for decompression and homework.

Students can register to participate on a daily, monthly, or semester basis by signing up via our registration system. Click on one of the links below.
Reading Discussions & Activities

This week, middle and upper school students met with their classmates to discuss their summer reading assignments and participate in discussions. They also enjoyed a variety of community-building activities that connected directly to their reading texts. 
Fifth-Graders Visit the Kennedy Museum

Our current fifth-graders were surprised to meet up with one of CCA’s former fourth-grade teachers, John Galligan, when they traveled to The Kennedy Museum in Hyannis. The students kicked off their school year by learning about leadership at the museum.
Swimming in September

Our lower school students have been enjoying CCA's heated swimming pool as part of their physical education classes.
Team-Building at Camp Burgess

This week, our ninth-, tenth-, and eleventh-grade students traveled to Camp Burgess in Sandwich for team-building and problem-solving activities.
Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week! Pictured left to right: Tucker Cundiff, Middle School Soccer; Connor Hall, Boys' Varsity Soccer; Jenna March, Girls' Varsity Soccer; Emele Conlon and Kera Clifford, Cross Country.
Next Week's Sports Schedules

Fall sports are underway. Please review the upcoming schedules here:
Thank You!: The PA would like to extend a special thanks to Mark Germani P '27 for his help in organizing the Middle and Upper School Parent Social at Naukabout Brewery last week. The parents had a wonderful time.

After-School Lower School Play Date: Join us on Friday, September 23 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. for an After-School Lower School Play Date. Bring your own snacks and join other lower school families for an enjoyable get-together. Parents must be present in order to supervise their children on the playground. 

Volunteer: There are many fun and easy ways to participate and volunteer at Cape Cod Academy. Please click here to review and sign up for events where parent volunteers are needed. If you have any questions, please contact the PA (
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