January 22, 2021

A weekly update for
Cape Cod Academy families
Watch CCA Basketball Games via Live Streaming

Our boys and girls basketball teams are off to a great start this winter! I know our teams have appreciated all the support our fans have shown in the past, and our teams miss seeing you in the stands for our games.

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!

Girls Team Featured in Local News
Congratulations to our girls basketball team. They were recently featured in a Barnstable Patriot article.

Upcoming Games & Practices

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 26
Juniors to take PSATs at CCA

Thursday, Jan. 28
MS & US Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, Jan. 29
MS & US Parent-Teacher Conferences and LS Teachers Take Part in Professional Development

Saturday, Feb. 6
Merit Scholarship Exams for Prospective Middle & Upper School Students @ 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 10
CSO Blood Drive from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the US Gym. All are encouraged to donate.
CCA Students Watch Presidential Inauguration

Many of our students watched Wednesday's Presidential Inauguration at CCA. A photographer and reporter from the Cape Cod Times stopped by to capture our students viewing the ceremony. Read more here and see photos here.
Parent-Teacher Conferences for Middle & Upper School Scheduled for January 28-29
The second round of Parent-Teacher Conferences takes place next week. Many parents were not able to schedule meetings with all of their child's teachers during the fall conferences, so as a result, Thursday, January 28 will also be a Parent-Teacher Conference Day for middle and upper school families only. The intention is to provide enough time for all parents to schedule and attend their conferences.

This change means that there will be no school on that Thursday and Friday for middle and upper school students. Lower school students will still have in-person classes on that Thursday, as regularly scheduled. There will be no classes for all students on that Friday, K through Grade 12. Lower school teachers will participate in professional development on that Friday.

Parents can now schedule conferences by logging onto the school website and selecting the "Resources" tab at the top of the page. Further instructions for creating your appointments can be viewed here.
FEND Now Available at CCA

As you may remember, Harvard aerosols expert and FEND inventor, Dr. David Edwards, and his team visited Cape Cod Academy last December to conduct a study on FEND, a product that reduces the number of inhaled particles that reach a person’s lungs, potentially reducing disease transmission. Faculty, parents, and students (in grades 5 and above) participated by having a nasal saline administered. You can read about it here.

FEND by Sensory Cloud, Inc., was brought to market in 2020 and named a “Best Invention of 2020” by Time Magazine. FEND is made up of natural physiological salts, which anyone can use for airway nasal cleansing by using the hand-held Mister device. The FEND system cleans the air passages of the droplets of airway lining fluid we generate as we breathe. You can view details about FEND here and here.

We are pleased to announce we now have FEND available at school for students, faculty, and staff. If you are interested in having your child receive the FEND mist, please contact our nurse at She will administer and monitor FEND usage.
Students Organize Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Drive
Friends and families of CCA are invited to support the Community Service Organization (CSO) project of Abbie Catalano, Jordan Brown, and Ally Moring. As members of the CSO Club, Abbie, Jordan, and Ally have organized a Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Drive to be held in the Upper School Gym on Wednesday, February 10 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Eligibility to give blood: Must be at least 16 years old and must weigh at least 110 pounds. Students aged 16 & 17 need a permission slip signed by a parent. Click here for the permission slip.
Dress Code Policy Being Enforced

The purpose of Cape Cod Academy’s Dress Code Policy is to clearly define acceptable student attire to help promote an atmosphere for academic success. It is imperative that all of our students follow the rules. Please read the policy for each division below and review it with your child so that he/she is well prepared for a successful day at school.

8th-Graders Enjoy Virtual Classroom Visit with Harvard Student Archaeologist

Sarah Loomis, PhD student in Harvard University's Archaeology Program, presented her work: Offerings in Ancient Tombs (Mexico) to students in CCA's world language classes via Zoom this week. This is part of their interdisciplinary unit on modern archaeology and the cultures of ancient Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs.
Juniors to Take PSATs at CCA

Every year in mid-October, students all over the world take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). However, due to the current pandemic, testing has not been offered by many schools. The College Board has added another PSAT testing date to its schedule, and we are pleased to report that Cape Cod Academy will be administering this test to only our students on Tuesday, January 26.
The PSAT is the official route of entry to the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships, so it is beneficial for students to take this test. Many schools are unable to offer it due to the uncertainties of the coronavirus. Cape Cod Academy is proud to be one of the few schools providing the test to our juniors. We will follow all safety guidelines to ensure our students are safe. As in previous years, Cape Cod Academy is covering the testing costs for our juniors.
March Vacation Camp is a 'Go'
Based on feedback from our lower school families, Cape Cod Academy is pleased to announce that March Vacation Camp will be offered during the first week of spring break: March 8-19.

The camp will run Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $450 for the week and include a variety of exciting and unique activities for students in grades K-5. Our experienced CCA teachers will be running the camp. Registration will be open next week. Stay tuned for details.
Fifth-Graders Learn about the US Constitution with Special Guest

Fifth-graders hosted a special guest and CCA parent, Liz Haenle, to supplement the classroom studies on the US Constitution and the presidential election. Liz worked for Lynn Cheney when Vice President Dick Cheney served under George Bush. To mark Inaugural Day, Liz visited the fifth-grade classrooms virtually to read a book which she helped to prepare. Liz read a Cheney picture book entitled "We, the People" about the writing of the Constitution.  
The PA is 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 conference days. This year, these meetings will be held virtually, and many of our teachers will be at home for the meetings. However, on Friday, January 29th (a Professional Development Day for lower school teachers), and again on Friday, February, 26th (a Professional Development Day for all CCA teachers), faculty and staff will be on campus working without the students in attendance. We are asking for parent volunteers to help supply lunches for teachers on these two days.

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 January 29 and 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.
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