April 30, 2021

A weekly update for
Cape Cod Academy Families
Hydrangea Sale Next Week

Please stop by the lower school playground next Wednesday and Thursday to purchase beautiful hydrangeas. The Parents Association will be selling eight-inch potted plants on Wednesday, May 5 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, May 6 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Upcoming Events

Friday, Apr. 30
Headmaster's Holiday: No school for MS & US. Special activities for LS

Saturday, May 1
OBPA's Sidewalk Sale from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Osterville

Friday, May 7
Senior Day and Cum Laude Induction Ceremony

Wednesday, May 12
All-School Field Day
End-of-Year Events

It is a busy and an exciting time as we prepare our end-of-year events and celebrate the achievements of our students. See the full list of upcoming activities here.
Clean-Up Event Was a Great Success
Cape Cod Academy's clean-up event that was held last Saturday, April 24, was a great success. Thank you to all our families and friends who participated. More than 100 volunteers from the CCA community helped pick up six truckloads of trash along the main roads surrounding the school’s campus.

We are pleased to present prizes for the strangest trash found. Amie Bakery gift cards go to:
Sasha Bronov - for finding a windshield
Malcolm and Clarisse Collins - for finding a mattress
Victoria Arce - for finding an item too strange to announce
Custodian Appreciation Day

On Wednesday, the Community Service Organization presented our custodial staff with an assortment of goodies donated by our CCA community in recognition of their fine service to the school under difficult circumstances. Many thanks to all the students, parents, and faculty who contributed to this worthy tradition. Thank you, custodians!
Spring Gala to Feature One-of-a-Kind Items

Save the date for an evening of celebration at the Spring Gala & Auction on Friday, June 4. We will gather in-person at the Oyster Harbors Club but will also provide a virtual component so that everyone can be a part of this memorable evening. Learn about the details of the evening here.

The Gala will feature live, silent, and online auctions, which will include amazing trips, Patriots and Bruins tickets, fishing charters, and more. This week's auction item spotlight: The Fitler Club in Philadelphia. See details on image below.
Tickets for the Gala are on sale: click here to purchase them. The Gala Committee is seeking a range of auction items for the event. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for those who want to showcase their business to our school communityTo make a donation, please complete the donation form. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email:

Thank you to our most recent sponsors:
Capture Your Memories in CCA's Yearbook
Families can now order school yearbooks. In addition to ordering CCA yearbooks, families can customize pages. Visit: and enter our school’s passcode:
101399402025288. Regular Price is $34.78. The deadline to order is April 26. Read more information here.
Cape Cod Academy is the Place to Be This Summer!
A Variety of Activities For All Ages will be Offered
This year's new and expanded program will feature special discounted rates for CCA families 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.
Special Activities Planned for Headmaster's Holiday

Today is a Headmaster's Holiday: middle and upper school students are not having classes, but lower school students are on campus for this special day. Ms. Hobday has planned special activities for Poem in Your Pocket Day, and since it is Arbor Day, the 5th-grade students are presenting their donation of a dwarf lilac bush to our courtyard. This will be a beautiful addition to the courtyard that will serve as the hosting spot for many of our spring activities and celebrations.
The students are also enjoying a special pizza lunch and dressing in a theme they chose for the day: favorite sports attire. Students are wearing clothing that represents their favorite sports team. 
CCA Third-Grader Wins Merit Award at Massachusetts Invention Convention
Recently, CCA's third-grade students participated in the Massachusetts Invention Convention. This year’s challenge was to invent something that would help with remote learning. Congratulations to Liza, who won a Merit Award for her invention of the Mobile Laptop Mover. She was also chosen as one of 16 student finalists who will represent Massachusetts at the 2021 Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention U.S. Nationals in June. Well done, Liza!
National Poem in Your Pocket Day

April 29th was National Poem in your Pocket Day. Lower school students celebrated the event this week by sharing a variety of poems. Students from various grades teamed up and shared original favorites while others shared favorite poems from the poetry books they have been using in library classes during April (National Poetry Month).
Register for After-School Art & Sports Programs
Cybersecurity Expert Presents to Middle School Students

CCA parent, Jonathan Stanney, visited our school this week and presented information to our middle school students about online safety and security. Mr. Stanney works in the field of cybersecurity. Thank you, Mr. Stanney, for sharing important safety information with our students.
College Choices of Our Graduating Seniors
Michael (Tianhao) Yin has chosen to attend the University of California, Berkeley and plans to study molecular and cellular biology. He chose UCB because it is a top public university in America with a strong science program, a huge budget for research, and its diversity. Michael credits Cape Cod Academy’s strong academic curriculum for helping to prepare him for a college like UCB.
Hope Carty has been accepted to the Savannah College of Art and Design where she plans to study illustration. She said it is a beautiful college with many opportunities. When asked what she will miss most when she graduates from CCA, Hope replied, “My AP Literature class.” 
Student Council Election Results
President: MacKenzie Balfore '22
Vice President: Amelia Sullivan '23
Treasurer: Hunter Kadra '22
Secretary: Hannah O'Dowd '23
Chemistry Students "Under Pressure"
Upper school chemistry students are studying the behavior of gases and learning how pressure is related to volume, temperature, and number of particles. 
Alumni Offer College Insight to Juniors and Seniors

A panel of alumni from the classes of 2017-2020 joined our juniors and seniors via Zoom for a remote Alumni Colloquium this past Wednesday. Alumni spoke about college life, offered suggestions and insight about transitioning from high school to college, and answered a variety of our students' questions.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7

Teacher Appreciation Week is next week, May 3 - 7. The PA has some amazing things planned each day for our teachers. We are very grateful for the donations that you have been sending in to support our plans.

If you have not already done so, please have your child write a thank you note to his/her teacher, which we will place in the teachers' mailboxes during the week. Notes should be dropped off in the designated boxes located in Chope Commons and Davis Commons. If your children forget to write their letters at home, there are extra thank you notes near the boxes. Thank you!

-The Parents Association
Field Day is May 12

Field Day is scheduled for May 12, which is a fun day of activities for all students. Everyone should wear their Team Blue or Team White t-shirt. If your child has out grown or lost his/her shirt, you can purchase a new one for $10 at the Reception Desk.
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