Cicero Prep Newsletter | 10.19.2019 
This Week:
21-25: Unity in the Community , Drama Club Auditions (Lyceum)
21: Seniors: Gown sizing - Lyceum
23: PSO: 10th Grade Breakfast
24: Picture Retakes
Dear Cicero Prep Community,

A FULL WEEK OF EVENTS:
This week has been a remarkable display of much of the goodness and excellence that has been growing at Cicero since she opened in 2014. We finished the first quarter strong and began this quarter with eighth grade taking their first retreat to Slide Rock State Park and our twelfth grade class venturing to Cathedral Rock to work on their senior art project. Our ninth through eleventh grader students took the PSAT, tenth and eleventh graders had college 101 with Ms. Witz, and Spirit Club led us in an amazing spirit week and Homecoming pep rally. Yesterday we hosted our 3rd annual Joan of Arc Festival and celebrated a win for JV volleyball and a great competitive match for our varsity team.

INSTAGRAM:
There are a lot of great things happening in our community and if you would like to catch more of a glimpse, follow us on Instagram. Our Instagram feed is a collaboration between myself and student leaders, and a great way to see what your students' experience at Cicero is like inside and outside of the classroom. If you're on Instagram, I highly recommend following us. @ciceroprepscottsdale

CLASSROOM:
Mr. Julian and I have been busy preparing the students and faculty for a strong quarter and visiting classrooms to see the good work that is being done. Today we listened in on a Socratic discussion, observed Calculus II, Latin IV, and Algebra/Trig. We were impressed by the strong community of learners: the collaboration between teachers and students in order to gain a deeper understanding of the material and the camaraderie between students as they sought to refine their mathematical thinking. This is what we aim for at Cicero. We watched as a young group of ninth graders split up into groups to open up a discussion about government and what its authority means and to what extent it its authority reaches. I was impressed with how the students listened to one another with respect and responded to one another's ideas and questions. There is a spark that many students have discovered in themselves and in others and it is continuing to permeate our school and cheer students on in the pursuit fo excellence.

GRATITUDE:
I want to offer our sincerest gratitude to the many volunteers who have helped run and support the lunch program each day under the steady leadership of Mayline Rodriguez, who keep the vending machine stocked, who take on projects in the front office, who clean out the lost and found, who chaperone field trips, serve treats, and who often stop by and ask, "What can I do to help?" You have been an encouragement to the staff and faculty because of your willingness to support our community. Thank you to our PSO President, Christy Harrison, for dedicating her time and energy to serve the students, parents, and faculty at Cicero. Thank you to Desiree Vogel for her countless hours helping to make homecoming special for our students and for the many parents who showed up to help. Parents, we are sincerely grateful to you, and look forward to connecting more parents closely to the work at Cicero.

Sincerely,

Christa Reichert
Manager of Operations
The Red Sea
Community Investment
Quarter 2 Important Dates and Events
October
21-25: Unity in the Community Events
21: Seniors: Gown sizing - Lyceum
23: PSO: 10th Grade Breakfast
24: Picture Retakes
28: PSO: Season of Gratitude Begins
  • Seniors: Graduation gown order due
November
1: House Colors Day
  • Field Day
  • PSO: Middle School Social
7: Field Trip: Macbeth 9th & 10th Grade
8: High School Coffee House
11: No School- Veterans Day
14: 12th Grade Shakespeare Evening Performance 6pm
15: 12th Grade Shakespeare Student Matinee 12:45pm
20: Season of Gratitude Ends
21: Fine Arts Night: 5pm and 7pm concerts and art reception
22: Spirit Shirt Day
  • 6th Grade & Mentor Bowling Party
26: Full Day (Archway Half Day)
27-29: No School-Thanksgiving Break

December
5: 11th Grade Shakespeare Evening Performance
6: Seniors: Yearbook Ad Due
11th Grade Shakespeare Student Matinee
13: Spirit Shirt Day
  • 5th Grade Donuts with Prep
  • Final Fiesta (6th Grade and Mentors)
19-Jan 2: No School- Winter Break
Jan 3-8: Conferences
Parent Service Organization
The Cicero Prep Parent Service Organization has made available ways for parents to get involved! Please visit our Sign-up Genius hub for ways to get involved or reach out to Christy Harrison, our PSO President at preppresident@ciceropso.org .
Lunch Program
Lunch punch cards can be purchased the first two weeks of each quarter and are valid for the 2019-20 school year. No refunds.
October Mojo flavor of the month is Salted Caramel.

Link for ordering:
If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Kae at lunchcoordinator@ciceropso.org  
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