Kodiak ROAR, October 10,  2019
ROAR: Reminders
HAVE YOU RSVP'ed FOR VIEWS & VIBES?
We invite all of our CSS parents for a beautiful evening under the stars on Friday, October 11, with live music, delicious treats, and beverages on the Quad and Terrace!

The evening features jazz music by TRĒO in our historical setting. Enjoy charcuterie boards with various meats, cheeses, dips, olives, vegetables and breads, as well as a dessert bar, s'mores by the fire, and magical lights against the backdrop of great views of the mountains.

Complimentary admission with RSVP. $10 at the door.

Please RSVP for the Views & Vibes All-Parent Social by emailing Admission Officer Hendrika Layton at hlayton@css.org and include how many adults will be coming with you.

This is an adult-only event. Childcare for students in kindergarten through 5th grade is available through the school's Friday Night Out program. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more or register your child.
NEW ONLINE SPIRIT STORE
Our new online store at  csskodiaks.itemorder.com  will be "open" for several weeks at a time until the stated deadline, at which time orders will be processed, then sent to the school about two weeks later. 
  • Partnership with Adidas for team uniforms, high-quality warm-ups, and spirit wear
  • Credit card friendly
  • Youth and adult sizes, as well as men's and women's apparel
  • Embellishments by local company All American Sports 
Current deadline for orders is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2019.
 
THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
Fall athletics are wrapping up! Cross country, tennis, volleyball, soccer, and more! Keep up on the latest at  CSSKodiaks.com.
 
PINK OUT DURING VOLLEYBALL GAMES
CSS volleyball players request you wear pink to volleyball games on Saturday, October 12, to support cancer awareness.   

The Kodiaks play Evangelical Christian Academy at Tutt Field House. Girls' Middle School Volleyball starts at 1:00 p.m., and Girls' Varsity Volleyball plays at 5:00 p.m. Go Kodiaks! 

BOYS' TENNIS: STRONGEST SHOWING IN YEARS IN REGION 6 

In one of the toughest tennis regionals in the state, the Kodiaks finished in 5th place on Monday with some tough play and one of the best showings in years.  Phillip W. '22 and Hayden H. '20 sealed 4th places at the #1 and #2 singles positions. Luke T. '20 and Ben M. '21 also finished in 4th place at the #1 doubles position.  At the #4 doubles spot, senior Matt P. wrapped up his CSS tennis career finishing in 3rd place with Aidan D. '22.

Coach Marc Knutila commented, "I'm beyond happy with how Regionals went! We finished in 5th place in our region with four of seven positions making it through to the second day of play. The only positions we didn't have make it through lost their matches in a 3rd set on Tuesday, and all of these could've gone either way. This is the best result CSS has had in this very tough region since I've been the coach."

See the full results here.

CSS EARNS BLACK FOREST CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE

In one of the final races of her senior season, Kate G. ran to a well-earned course personal record to clinch her 3rd consecutive Black Forest League individual title. Just behind her, seniors Autumn C. (4th place) and Kylie C. (7th place) ran to all-league finishes in their first cross country season. Their efforts solidified a team win for the Kodiaks for the first time since the Kodiaks brought home the league trophy in 2015. In winning the Black Forest League title, the Kodiak harriers upset the Peyton team, ranked #3 in the state for 2A Girls. Junior Brooke A. also earned all-league honors by finishing in 9th place in the 5-kilometer race.

On the boys' side, Clay R. led the Kodiaks with a 3rd place finish, followed closely by Orlando M. in 4th place. Clay, Orlando, and the rest of the boys' team are looking to carry this momentum into the Regional meet on October 17 where the team is hoping to earn the first-ever team qualification to the State Meet for CSS boys.

Come cheer on the Kodiaks as they pave their way to the State Meet at our Regional competition at Monument Valley Park on October 17.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY ENDS SEASON AT KODIAK CLASSIC 

On October 3, CSS hosted its annual Middle School Cross Country invitational meet, the Kodiak Classic. The 1.5-mile course started and ended on Boddington Field with representation from 15 teams and more than 200 runners. Running for the girls' race were Addison T., Melinda H., Immy M., Sophia B., Charlotte P., and Naomi E. Naomi led the Kodiaks to the finish line in 33rd place out of 107 runners  and a time of 11:26. Running for the boys' race were Tyler L., Tristan K., Ben G., Levi G., Sorren S., Fenn M., and Elliott P. Elliott led the Kodiaks to a 9th place team finish out of 12 teams. He beat his season best with a time of 9:51 and placed 17th overall in a field of 115 runners. Every single Kodiak earned his or her season best time on our home course! We thank our fans for your help and encouragement; on the current of your cheers, our runners flew across the finish line in good spirits and with heads held high. It was a fantastic finish to a wonderful season. S ee more photos on our Facebook page. 

ROAR: Opportunities
THE KINDNESS DIARIES TOUR COMING TO CSS

Monday, October 21, 2019
8:10 to 9:10 a.m.
Louisa Performing Arts Center
Open to the public

Global adventurer and philanthropist Leon Logothetis is bringing his message of kindness and the power of human connection to campus on October 21.

Leon will be visiting campus as part of The Kindness Diaries Speaking Tour and delivering the presentation "I See You: The Power Of Human Connection" to students in 5th through 12th grade from 8:10 to 9:10 a.m. in the Louisa Performing Arts Center. The community is invited to join us for this event. Seating is first come, first served.

A special thank you to the Safayan family for graciously underwriting this event.
ANNUAL FUND CHALLENGE
We are in the throes of our 6-week Annual Fund Challenge. A group of inspired donors has offered a $50,000 challenge gift if we secure 60 gifts at the Claremont Society level of $1,962 by October 17, 2019. As of today we have secured 30 of the Claremont gifts and we will push to gain 30 more commitments and pledges this upcoming week.

With you, we can achieve so much more! All Claremont Society and Lifetime Society donors will be invited to a party on Wednesday, November 6 at Phantom Canyon to celebrate together. 
 
Additionally, the class to achieve 100% parent participation will gain a $250 grant for their grade. Every gift or every size, counts. Head of School Aaron Schubach outlines the Annual Fund in his State of the School presentation.    
 
FACULTY & STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 11:30 a.m.
Trianon


Did you ever wish life was easier? Well, we're about to make life easier for faculty and staff as we present them with little gold nuggets called Life Hacks that will help them with camping, health and wellness, cooking and more. Volunteers are welcome to help us setup at 9:00 a.m. and then serve a catered lunch at 11:30 a.m. We'll tear everything down afterwards. Who knows, you might learn a thing or two!

For more information, contact Parents Association members: Abby Ortega, P'23, P'30 at (719) 338-4889 or gabrielnabby@msn.com; and Melissa Hoefler P'27 at (719) 271-5160 or melishoefler@hotmail.com.  
KODIAK KIDS PLAYGROUP
Wednesdays, 8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. 
Children's Library in the Trianon
Free and open to the public when school is in session! 
The Kodiak Kids Playgroup welcomes newborns to 3 year olds, their parents, grandparents, and nannies. Drop in for this free and casual playgroup on Wednesdays when school is in session! Adults and children have created unique bonds during this special time over the years.
 
For more information, contact Volunteer Playgroup coordinator Natellie Ryan P'31, P'33, at  natellieryan@gmail.com. 
PARENT COFFEE CONNECTION 
Please note that the originally scheduled Parent Coffee Connection slated for Monday, October 7, 2019 has been shifted to Monday, October 21, 2019, featuring Leon Logothetis.

Monday, November 4, 2019, 8:10 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Topic: Homework: What, Why, and How...
Presenter: Sam Gaudet, Associate Head of School
Louisa Performing Arts Center 
ROAR: Achievements
ALUMNI FEATURE | TIFFANY WILLIAMSON KELLY
For alumna Tiffany Williamson Kelly, The Colorado Springs School provided more than an education.

"It was like a second home. I loved all of my teachers. I loved being in small classes. I was known really well," said Kelly '98, a student from 6th through 12th grade. "It speaks volumes that my daughter goes here now."

Her daughter, Eva, is a 1st grader who joined the school in prekindergarten after she and her family moved from Philadelphia. Eva sometimes asks her mother if she did the same activities at CSS that she does now.

"It makes me happy because my mom told me a bunch of fun stuff I could do - like paint pictures and things I could do in 6th grade," Eva said while giggling during recess.
 
STUDENTS HARVEST CROPS FROM SCHOOL GARDEN
Kindergarten and 2nd graders helped harvest pumpkins, watermelons, and tomatoes from the school garden this week before the predicted snow today. The school garden is part of the Adopt-A-Crop program that teaches children about where our food comes from. 
SUBMIT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS & PHOTOS
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
2019-2020 MAJOR DATES CALENDAR 

( 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!  
NEXT YEAR: MAJOR DATES FOR 2020-2021
The school's administrative team has begun calendar planning efforts for the 2020-2021 school year. A complete calendar will be released second semester, but we've compiled a list of major dates and breaks for next school year.  
 
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