Country Day Newsletter
April 1, 2021
Please mark your calendar with the following dates as they apply to you:

April 1: No After School Care
April 2 - 9: Spring Break
April 12: Students return to school
April 19 - 23: LEAP testing for 8th Grade
April 26 - 30: STARBASE for 5th Grade
May 4: Cenla Giving Day
May 14: Last day for 8th Grade
May 17: PreK-4 Zippity Zoo Program and early dismissal for all students
May 17: 8th Grade and University Academy Graduations
May 21: Last Day of School and FIELD DAY!! (No After School Care)
May 24 - 26: Teacher In-service
A message from our Head of Middle School, Kristy Zachary
Happy Spring! Country Day Middle School has been very busy with softball and baseball in full swing, standardized testing, and the geography bee competition. Now, as we look forward to the final weeks of school, we celebrate the Class of 2021 and are so excited for their bright futures. This week, the eighth grade class traveled to Camp Olympia in Trinity, TX for an unforgettable experience! Also, be on the lookout for our eighth grade student spotlights that will be featured on social media as we honor these amazing future leaders during their final days of 8th grade. 
The Country Day Eighth Grade Graduation will be held on May 17 at 2:00 PM in Guinn Auditorium on the Louisiana College campus. Due to limited spacing, we can only extend tickets to the graduates' families, but it will be live streamed on our Facebook page.
I hope that you and your family have a blessed Spring break, and students return to school in April with a renewed mindset to complete the 2020-2021 school year with success!
Thank you to all who participated in our online book eFair! Sales totaled over $4600 and our library will receive $1150!

Books were sent home with students today!

Thank you for supporting our Library!

Congratulations to Mrs. Marrazzo,
KALB Golden Apple Teacher!

Mrs. Marrazzo was nominated by Quin Gassiott and Jane O'Quin!
PE Mile Club
In our Physical Education classes, Thursday is a run day for our PE Mile Club! Each student has a QR code they scan as they run. Running 5 miles earns the student a shoe with their name on it for the wall. The more they run, the higher they advance to the
10, 15, 20, 30, 40, and 50 Mile Club!

Help us encourage our students to exceed their goals and advance in the club before the school year ends!  
Cenla Giving Day
Central Louisiana Community Foundation is hosting their first-ever CENLA Giving Day. CENLA Giving Day is a 24-hour online giving day taking place May 4, 2021, with a two-week early giving period set to open on Tuesday, April 20. This powerful online fundraising initiative will unite the Central Louisiana community in support of the nonprofit community.

Visit to participate and support Country Day!!

Donations made to Country Day will go to funding our new Maker Space!

Spring Break Travel Reminder:
Many of our families will travel over spring break. At this point in the pandemic, we are accustomed to healthy habits, such as: wearing a face mask, maintaining a six-foot distance from others, frequent hand washing, respiratory etiquette, enhanced cleaning, and monitoring yourself and your children for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. 
If you choose to travel, please take extra precautions to keep yourself, your children, and our school community safe. Below are helpful, recommended links to the CDC website regarding travel during COVID-19.
March Students of the Week ⭐
March 5
Congratulations to Reeves Scroggs!

Reeves is described by teachers as respectful and prepared in class. He always gives 100% effort and helps others reach their goals.
March 19
Congratulations to Maggie Mayes!

Maggie is described by teachers as polite, respectful, and hardworking. Her teachers are impressed with her maturity and leadership.
March 12
Congratulations to Valerie Teng!

Valerie is described by teachers as always prepared for class. She treats others fairly and respectfully. She always strives to do her best!
March 26
Congratulations to Gus Sipowicz!

Gus is described by teachers as a thoughtful learner and a champion at virtual learning! He always helps others and is a great addition to our school family this year!
Country Day Geography Bee
Geography Bee Champion
Jackson Deshautelle
Runner Up Sanjeev Devarapalli
Congratulations to all our competitors!

Special thanks to
Moderator Mr. Eric Mayeux and Judges
Mrs. Belle Farley & Mrs. Kristy Zachary!
8th grade students traveled to Camp Olympia in Trinity, Texas for their 8th Grade Retreat!
Bring a labeled water bottle and extra mask each day. Thank you!

Our PreK-3 - 2nd grade students enjoyed a special PE class this week with
Happy Easter from the "Hoppy" Hall!

Thank you, Kenneth and Justine Kelone with Call the Kelones Realty for bringing the Easter Bunny to the Happy Hall!
With the fluctuating weather, make sure all outerwear is labeled with your child's name.

Bring a labeled water bottle and extra mask each day.

Please do not use cell phones during carpool and be mindful of pedestrians in the parking lot during morning and afternoon carpool.