April 2, 2021

A weekly update for
Cape Cod Academy Families
Earth Day is April 22, 2021 and Cape Cod Academy's Parents Association is organizing a school-wide clean-up event for Earth Day on Saturday, April 24th (rain date: Sunday, April 25th) from 9:00-11:00 a.m. We are looking for families to volunteer to help pick up trash along the main roads surrounding our 46-acre campus. Families will be split into 5-6 groups and asked to pick up trash along specific routes. The Barnstable police will be meeting with us prior to beginning our clean-up and will be providing detail along the busy roads. The PA will be supplying gloves, reflective vests, trash bags, and trash grabbers.

If you can not volunteer on this date but want to help, please sign up to drop off water bottles and snacks for our volunteers. We are also looking for families with trucks and Barnstable dump stickers to collect trash bags and make runs to the local dump. 
We will have a prize for the strangest trash found! This event is for the entire family, and we hope you can come and help keep our campus and surrounding areas beautiful! Please note that the town of Osterville is also having clean-up on Sunday, April 25. Our efforts will support them.
Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Apr. 7
Class Photos for LS, MS, and US will be Taken

Friday, Apr. 9
Photos of Clubs and Athletic Teams will be Taken

Sailing @ Tabor Academy at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, Apr. 10
Boys Hockey at Upper Cape Tech at 12:00 p.m.

Now through April 18
CCA Students’ Work on Exhibit at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Details here.

Monday, Apr. 19
Patriots' Day will be Observed. NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, Apr. 21
PA General Meeting @ 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, Apr. 24
CCA Clean-Up Event for Earth Day from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Save the date for an evening of celebration at the Spring Gala & Auction on Friday, June 4th. The event will be held in-person at Oyster Harbors so we can gather with friends in a socially distanced manner. We will also have a virtual component to the evening for those who are more comfortable staying at home. The Gala will feature live, silent, and online auctions, so everyone can be a part of this memorable evening.

This year's Gala Committee is seeking donations and sponsorships for the event. Detailed information will be emailed soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email:
Cape Cod Academy is the Place to Be This Summer!
A Variety of Swimming Activities For All Ages will be Offered
Cape Cod Academy is pleased to announce that a variety of summer programs will take place utilizing our expansive campus this summer. Plans are underway to provide recreational, academic, fitness, and wellness offerings.

In particular, we are expanding our summer swimming activities beginning in June. The outdoor pool will offer a comprehensive swimming schedule for CCA families and the general public. Both children and adult swimming activities will be offered, including programs for:
  • Parents/grandparents with their child (ages 6 months to 4 years)
  • Preschool (ages 3-5) – Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels
  • Kindergarten through grade 8

Additionally, we are offering:
  • Wellness classes that include Swimmercise for adults
  • Student fitness swimming
  • Lap swimming
  • Private and semi-private swimming lessons

We are also offering science camps, tutoring, and various sports camps.

The new and expanded program will feature special discount rates for CCA families and friends 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.
Group Photo Days

Next week, a professional photographer will be visiting Cape Cod Academy to take group photos of our students. These include class photos and club photos. Students out of dress code will not be allowed to be photographed.

Class photos for all divisions will be taken on Wednesday, April 7. Photos of school clubs will be taken on Friday, April 9.
Sneakers for Cape Kids

The Rotary Club of Hyannis is planning its fifth annual Miles for Smiles 5K/10K. The run and ride event will take place April 22-25. Cape Cod Academy is pleased to be a part of Miles for Smiles this year. Money raised will go directly to purchasing sneakers for kids on Cape Cod. The goal is to raise $32,000 in order to purchase 1,000 pairs of shoes. If you are interested in running, you can register here.
Lower School Dismissal

It is important for everyone to make sure that safety remains the top priority for afternoon pick-up. To that end, please keep in mind the following:
  • Put your name placards in the passenger's side windshield so that it is readily visible to faculty and staff. 
  • Please be aware of the line cue and pull as far forward as you can, or as you are asked to by a faculty or staff member. This ensures efficiency during pick-up. 
  • Stay in the pick-up line and do not pull out of line and pass cars. Ever. 
  • Be patient. If you have limited time for pick-up, you can park in the lot and walk to get your child. Otherwise, keep in mind that our children are the most important part of dismissal, so let's keep them safe and model behaviors that show patience and kindness. 
Fifth-Graders Enjoy Space Mission to Jupiter

This week, our fifth-graders embarked on a virtual mission to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons. They worked with scientists from the Christa McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning to simulate a mission to Europa to test to see if the conditions for life exist under the moon's icy shell. Students worked on different teams, including Navigation, Space Weather, and Astrobiology to complete individual tasks that when added together it allowed them to complete the mission. 
Third-Graders Participate in Massachusetts Invention Convention

Convention Invention is a state-wide competition, run by MIT, for students in grades K-12. At CCA, third-graders took part in an interdisciplinary project between their information technology class with Ms. Hobday and Science with Ms. MacManus. Students created original inventions to help make remote learning more fun and effective. Students conceived of, designed, and built prototypes of their original inventions. They then filmed themselves explaining their projects. Congratulations to Misha, Kate, Emma, Sophie, and Liza whose projects from CCA were selected to move onto the state-wide convention: Congratulations to everyone who competed! 
Fourth-Grade Book Club

Fourth-graders have been studying historical fiction. Mr. Galligan's students collaborated and discussed their stories with one another during their book club gathering. 
Registration is Open for After-School Art & Sports Programs

Cape Cod Academy’s after-school programs for lower school students will resume this spring. We will be offering both an art program and a sports program. Details and registration information are below.
Tennis Program for Kindergarten - Grade 4

Kings Grant Racquet Club in Cotuit is offering to put together a tennis program for CCA students in grades K-4 beginning in May when the club opens. Tennis instructors from Kings Grant Racquet Club would teach a one- or two-day tennis program. Parents would be responsible for registration and transportation to the club. We need to know if there is enough interest to hold this program. Please complete the poll below to let us know if you would be interested in registering your child.
I would be interested in registering my child for a tennis program at Kings Grant Racquet Club.
Virtual Guest Speakers Enhance Science Classes

Although in-person visits from guest speakers and field trips are still limited, students have been enjoying virtual visits from a variety of field experts. This week, Dr. David Mark Welch, a senior scientist from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), gave our AP Biology students an amazing tour of his lab and a great guest lecture on biotechnology techniques, including electrophoresis and PCR. Hopefully, students will be able to visit MBL in person next fall.

Last Thursday, PhD candidate Chloe Fouilloux from Finland, spoke with our sixth-grade life scientists about her experience traveling the world as a scientist, focusing on her work with cannibalism in poison dart frogs. Students were attentive and had great questions to ask!
Juniors Begin the College Search Process

On Wednesday, CCA's college counselors hosted the first college counseling class with the juniors. They played the "GPA Game" which helps students understand the many different factors that go into an admission decision.
New CCA Sports Gear Available

Spring sports practices begin this week! Stop by the main office to purchase a new drawstring bag. They are lightweight, sturdy, and terrific for holding sports gear. They are priced at only $7 each. Water bottles are also available for $12 each.
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