Kodiak ROAR, October 17,  2019
ROAR: Reminders
ANNUAL FUND CHALLENGE
Counting down gifts on our final day of the Claremont Challenge...will you join the momentum of giving? We are VERY close to reaching the goal! 

The goal was to reach secure 60 gifts at the Claremont Society level of $1,962 by today, October 17, 2019. If we reach that goal, we will receive a $50,000 gift from an inspired group of donors.
 
Additionally, the class to achieve 100% parent participation will gain a $250 grant for their grade.  Which class will have the highest class participation? Right now, the 5th grade, Class of 2027, is leading the way in parent participation percentages. 
 
MAKE-UP PICTURE DAY 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Trianon, Claremont Room

If your child was absent or needs a picture retake, Lifetouch will be on campus for make-up picture day.
Online orders may be placed now at  www.mylifetouch.com
Picture Day ID: CG319246Y1

If you have questions about your Lifetouch picture portraits, proofs, or retakes, please direct contact Hunter Hall in the Advancement and Communications Office at hhall@css.org or at (719) 434-3501.
THE KINDNESS DIARIES TOUR COMING TO CSS

Monday, October 21, 2019
8:10 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.
Louisa Performing Arts Center
Open to the public; seating is first come, first served

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. 
OPEN HOUSE & ALL-SCHOOL SHOWCASE
We hope you'll join us at our Open House & All-School Showcase on November 9, 2019, featuring robotics, science demonstrations, art, live music and dance, campus tours, food and desserts, and more. Bring neighbors and friends!
 
THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
Keep up on the latest athletics at  CSSKodiaks.com. Read about the kick off of Middle School boys' basketball (and their first win!), and the victorious pink out day for girls' volleyball!
 
ROAR: Opportunities
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 
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 
GRATITUDE FOR PARENTS ASSOCIATION
Thank you to all of those who helped today with the  faculty and staff appreciation luncheon put on by the Parents Association. We got a fantastic meal while learning some Life Hacks such as how to deep clean a washing machine, how to check tire treads with a penny, and how kosher salt and lemons can clean a cutting board without leaving any chemicals. We appreciate you, Parents Association!  
ROAR: Achievements
PREKINDERGARTEN'S UPCOMING ART SHOW

Children in prekindergarten visited the Carriage House to sculpt with clay as they explore different materials in preparation for the upcoming PreK Art Show, which takes place every other year. Please join us for this year's show on October 25 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the Trianon.
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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