Cicero Prep Newsletter | 8.4.19 
Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year

 There is nothing quite like the excitement of a new school year. Seeing friends again, meeting new ones, organizing supplies, finding classrooms, and meeting teachers are among the activities that electrify the campus, and the nervous energy felt by everyone makes the air crackle with vitality.

It’s a new beginning for all, and new beginnings signal hope for new successes.

The faculty and staff of Cicero Prep stand ready to provide the resources and opportunities for students to make this year successful; we desire nothing more than that our students be safe, happy, and successful in all that they do. This is what brings us great satisfaction and inspires us to keep working hard.

In that spirit, we invite students as well to approach the new year with a commitment to working hard, taking on ever greater responsibility, and along the way savoring the beauty, goodness, and joy of the moment.

Inevitably, it is painful to grow, but growth brings with it an increase in responsibility, and increased responsibility brings with it an increase in meaning. An increase of meaning, likewise, brings with it an increase in deep and abiding joy. So, the new year brings with it new and greater opportunities to create joy, to bring great-heartedness to bear upon ourselves, the people around us, and the communities of which we are a part.

Here’s to a year of growth and joy!

Mark Discher
Headmaster

DEAR FAMILIES: We are fortunate that the parking lot behind Chuck E Cheese is available for our use, and we would like it to always be the case. It is imperative that our families DO NOT use the covered spaces as they are reserved at all times for DeRito partner employees. It is vital that we are good neighbors to anyone else who is also using the lot and that parents and students commit to safe driving and legal parking in and around the Pavilions shopping area. This includes not cutting through the parking lot.
August Important Dates and Events


First Day of School
Monday, August 5th
Doors Open at 7:00am
Student may pick up their schedules and locker assignments in the faculty lounge.


Club Registration Opens
Wednesday, August 7th
See flyer below

6th Grade: Fiesta Friday
Friday, August 9th
3:00-4:30pm
with HS mentors in Gym

9th Grade Retreat
Friday, August 16th
7:30-6:00pm
Family Dinner 5:30-7:30pm

HALF DAY, Centurion Spirit Shirt Day
August 16th
Early Release 11:40am


Dine Around @ WILDFLOWER
Tuesday, August 20th
5pm-8pm
Indian Bend & Scottsdale Rd


12th Grade Breakfast
Wednesday, August 21st
Parent Volunteers Needed


Curriculum Night
Thursday, Aug 22nd
6th & 7th Grade
parents only
6:00-8:30pm

House Opening Ceremonies and Sorting
House Shirts and Socks
Friday, August 23rd
Lyceum


Curriculum Night & College Planning
Thursday, Aug 29th
8th-12th Grade
parents only
6:00-8:30pm

Centurion Spirit Shirt Day
Friday, August 30th

R&R Weekend
Friday, August 30th- Monday, September 3rd

POLL: Rock Climbing Club - Preferred Date/Time for Interested Families
Mon 5-7pm (starting in Sept)
Wed 4-6pm (starting in Sept)
Thu 4-6pm (starting in Sept)
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Great Hearts Gala
The  4th annual Great Hearts Gala on September 28, 2019  at  Chateau Luxe  will be the premiere fundraising event of the season. In addition to the hosted cocktail hour, dinner and dancing on the patio, we focus our program on the amazing work inside our classrooms. 
Highlights from last year's program included:
  • A musical piece from the Scottsdale Prep choir
  • Poetry recitation from the BARD winner representing Archway Trivium
  • Lighthearted Q&A to recap a Lincoln Prep student's debut on Jimmy Kimmel
  • A drama scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream by Glendale Prep
  • Live piano and artwork presentations from Arete Prep and Archway Glendale teachers

Shop Amazon Smile AND support Cicero.
Every purchase made through  Amazon Smile , Cicero receives 5% back. The PSO uses this money to improve classrooms and support student events. 

Spread the word to your friends and family! Follow these simple instructions:
  • Simply bookmark smile.amazon.com (NOT amazon.com as this is different and shopping there does not qualify)
  • Log in or create your account, then choose as your charity(by clicking on 'supporting' and change if necessary) Cicero Archway Classical Academy(Cicero Preparatory Academy). 
  • You will see your charity reflected in the toolbar above. 
  • Then, shop away!
 
Thank you for your support and for making our school great!