Kodiak ROAR, August 22,  2019
ROAR: Reminders
And just like that, the school year is off and running. In less than a week, we met new students and teachers, were oriented to classrooms and campus, snapped milestone pictures denoting the start of a new year, participated in community builders and ice breakers, we retreated to the mountains, and some of us even went camping and climbed a 14,000-foot mountain. The expectations for the school year have been set - welcome to 2019-2020!

Middle School Summits Mount Sherman
Upper School at Mountain Caravan
Start the school year off right and connect at these community-building events.
Click here for a Campus Map to navigate locations. 

Parents Association Welcome Coffee & State of the School 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m;
State of School presentation begins at 9 a.m.  
Terrace Room and Trianon Terrace
This wonderful gathering is sponsored by the Parents Association and is an opportunity for the entire CSS community to welcome our new parents and visit with all parents. This year's Welcome Coffee will be held during the second week of school. Come, connect, and learn about volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved with the Parents Association this year.  

Following the Welcome Coffee, Aaron Schubach, Head of School, will present the State of the School at 9:00 a.m.    

Parent Reception
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
(Hosted by the Board of Trustees)
Louisa Performing Arts Center
All parents are invited to meet members of the Board of Trustees and learn more about the school.  

Middle School & Upper School Academics in the Spotlight
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
El Pomar Academic Center and Trianon
Please reference this link for Back-to-School resources published in previous ROAR newsletters. You will find summer reading lists, text book lists, gear lists, information on bus registration, fall athletics, etc. If you can't find what you are looking for, please feel free to reach out to Jessica L. James, Director of Advancement and Communications and she will point you in the right direction.
Friday, October 11, 2019
On the Quad and Terrace
Mark your calendars for the ultimate parent social on the Quad. Stay tuned for official events and more details on this exciting new event. Click here for the event link. 
CSS offers daily hot lunches, a salad bar, drink stations, a snack shack, and box lunch orders for after-school activities and away games. 

Over the years, CSS has worked with multiple food vendors to manage rising food costs. Each year, CSS closely monitors the viability of a hot lunch program against operational costs, usage and the desire to offer varied and healthy entrees, as well as dietary choices. We work carefully to reduce food waste, increase the number of regular lunch buyers, and offer the value-added service of the snack shack. Please  fund your student's lunch account with the Front Desk or the Business Office prior to your student buying lunch or snacks. 

One-Pass-Through Lunch including beverages 
  • Children's School (K-5th): $5.70
  • Middle School (6th-8th): $6.90
  • Upper School (9th-12th): $6.90
  • Beverage only: $1.95 to $2.50
Learn more here about the Lunch Program. The lunch menu is posted to the website throughout the year.
ROAR: Opportunities
CSS  Parent Mixers are grade-level events, designed to give new and returning parents an opportunity to meet and socialize at the beginning of the school year. There are lots of different ways these parties have been done! They are often very casual, and always much appreciated by parents and community. 

Several families have already volunteered to host this fall and have started picking dates. Only three more host families needed! 

PreK: Jeffrey and Natellie Ryan, on Saturday, October 5, 2019
K: Richard and Ashley Gillit on September 22, 2019
1st: host needed
2nd: Brad and Brooke Rawls, on Saturday, on September 7, 2019
3rd: Craig Foster and Jennifer Clarke, on Sunday, September 15, 2019
4th: Adam and Aubryn Bednar, on Saturday, September 21, 2019
5th: host needed
6th: David and Lynn Shepherd, on Saturday, September 7, 2019
7th: Will and Jennifer Bain
8th: Patrick and Kathleen Devanny, on Saturday, August 24, 2019
9th: John Edwards and Marga Wastalu-Edwards
10th: host needed
11th: Paul and Lee Ann Williams
12th: Pio and Melissa Hocate, on Saturday, September 14, 2019

Contact Parents Association Committee member Margot Gray to host one of these grade level mixers at margot_gray@hotmail.com 
Brand new performance Sport-Tek design! Order shirts by Wednesday, August 28.

Just a month into the school year, The Parents Association will host the totally awesome  Fun Run and  Carnival, a community-building event fueled by school spirit and parent volunteers. 

You are encouraged to participate in the  Fun  Run on September 20, 2019, whether  running or walking, pushing a stroller, or encouraging the runners from the sidelines.  Fun  Run  registration is only $12.00 and includes a  Fun  Run performance Sport-Tek shirt to wear for Carnival and on Spirit Days (Fridays) throughout the year. Then families head to the Quad for food, games, and laughs. A midway experience greets Carnival goers for an afternoon of togetherness. This year, Alumni Reunion coincides with the event and all are invited to participate in this long-standing community-tradition filled with nostalgic memories.

The Fun Run is a wonderful way for community businesses to get involved, show school 
spirit and participate in a healthy activity together. All funds raised from Carnival and Fun Run benefit the school in the form of future community-building events or classroom and club needs. We invite you to consider a business sponsorship and know that you are furthering the mission of connecting families and creating a dynamic and active community. Sponsorship levels are available from $300 - $1,000! This year's Fun Run & Carnival shirts will only feature business names as an advertising opportunity and will not feature individual or family names. Individual and family philanthropy or charitable giving is encouraged through the Annual Fund and year-end charitable giving.

There is still time to join a fall sports team! Check out all the exciting opportunities afforded to 5th - 12th grade athletes on CSSKodiaks.com.
For more information, contact Athletic Director, Vicki Vaughan at vvaughan@css.org  
Registration is open for the upcoming  Landsharks Running Club season that begins  September 1, 2019 . Practices will start that week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on the CSS quad. There are three meets at Bear Creek Park at 3:00 p.m. on Sundays:  September 22, September 29, and October 6.  

Landsharks develops young athletes in positive, safe, character-based programs for those in Kindergarten-6th grade. The focus is on having fun, competing against individual abilities, improving personal skills, being an encouraging teammate, making new friends, and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Register here. For more information, contact Kristin Penn at kristinopenn@gmail.com or (919) 368-4273.
Cub Scouts are open to 1st-5th graders and meet at Broadmoor Elementary. To learn more about joining Pack 101, call (321) 303-2630 or email 
A meeting for joining the cub scouts is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Broadmoor Elementary School, 440 W. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. near CSS. 

Come learn about joining Girl Scout Troop 40609, b uilding girls and future leaders with courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Parent information meeting for 2nd-5th grades is on August 23, 2019, at 3:30 in Maytag.

Parent information meeting for Kindergarten-1st grade is on September 5, 2019, at 3:30 in Maytag.

Girl Scout meetings are held about 2-3 times each month in Maytag on Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 pm. Scouts from CSS are picked up from their classrooms and escorted to Maytag.

Registration will be open until October 30, 2019. For more information, contact Melissa Hocate at gstroop609co@gmail.com or (719) 930-4393.
The National Honor Society , Ursa Major Chapter at the Colorado Springs School is conducting the 
Biannual Selection Process.  

General Requirements for NHS Eligibility:
  • Junior or Senior class
  • Minimum 3.25 cumulative CSS GPA
  • Attendance at CSS of at least two terms
  • Excellence in Character, Leadership, and Service
For more details on the NHS Selection process, click here. Ms. Amy Johnson-Smith is the advisor to the National Honor Society and can field additional inquiries. 
ROAR: Achievements
Congrats to all the families who got their kids to school on time, packed healthy lunches, bought school supplies, helped organize gear lists and textbook purchases, who returned medical forms, followed carline procedures, and made the choice to invest in your child's education at a place like The Colorado Springs School.  
Wohoo, mom! Way to go, dad! Hooray, grandma! Go get'em, grandpa! Awesome job, host parents! And a major shout out to all the adults in your village who support your child.  
We see you, and you are doing an incredible job!
Parents and teachers are encouraged to submit nominations and digital photos of student achievements to Anslee Wolfe, Communications and Marketing Manager, at  awolfe@css.org These extracurricular achievements make us a well-rounded school and highlight the many unique talents and passions of our student body.  Each week, a diverse selection of achievements is highlighted in ROAR and shared on social media. 
ROAR: Requests

( Throughout the year, we may need to make adjustments to the calendar and will announce changes accordingly.)

Our calendar reflects opportunities to maximize student-centered learning, create partnerships with families, and build community.
Major dates are published on the website and are also available on the website and through the school's Google calendar at www.css.org/calendar. From the website you can filter out sports calendars or subscribe to the All Campus Calendar using the links on the page!  
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