Kodiak ROAR, October 3,  2019
ROAR: Reminders
VIEWS & VIBES: OCTOBER 11, 2019
We invite all of our CSS parents for a beautiful evening under the stars 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.
OCTOBER 11 | SPOOKY GOLF & PUMPKIN FUN
For students in kindergarten through 5th grade to engage in enriching experiences while parents enjoy a night out.

Dress up in a silly or scary outfit for miniature golfing. Then we'll have fun at a mini-carnival at school. We'll paint mini pumpkins, play pumpkin toss, Frankenstein bowling, and a spider ring toss. Win prizes! A movie and popcorn will end the evening. 
  • 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. October 11, 2019
  • $40 per child, $30 for a sibling
Advanced reservations are required by emailing Enrichment Coordinator Lori de Juan at ldejuan@css.org. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance.
 
REVUE & BONFIRE GRATITUDE
Thank you to everyone who helped with last week's Revue & Bonfire. There were lots of laughs and tons of talent among the huge cast of students from 4th through 12th grade, faculty, and staff.  Click here to view more photos on our Facebook page.
THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
Fall athletics are underway with competitions! Cross country, tennis, volleyball, soccer, and more! Keep up on the latest at  CSSKodiaks.com.
 
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.
 
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 The Colorado Springs School 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 throws 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. 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.    
 
UPPER SCHOOL TEST PREP WORKSHOP THIS WEEKEND
An upcoming weekend workshop on  Saturday, October 5,  from 8:00 a.m. to noon in El Pomar Academic Center,  is designed to help students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) prepare for the  PSAT/NMSQT.  Learn more and register here.
KODIAK KIDS PLAYGROUP ON WEDNESDAYS

Playgroup is on Wednesdays, 8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. 
NEW LOCATION: Children's Library in the Trianon
Free and open to the public when school is in session! 
The  Kodiak  Kids  Playgroup at The Colorado Springs school 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. 

Take a peek and visit the  Kodiak Kids Playgroup on Facebook. 
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
DANCE ON PAPER ART SHOW
Upper School students drawing Wednesday for Dance on Paper, a collaboration between the CSS art departments and the Ormao School of Dance. Members of the Ormao dance company pose as live models for the students to draw from life. It is a real-world opportunity to practice as aspiring artists must do to hone their craft, working from life and models to understand concepts like line, weight, movement and gesture. The students' drawings will be on display from October 21 through November 23, 2019 in the Louisa Performing Arts Center.
TEACHER RECEIVES AWARD
Kindergarten Teacher Jolly Cunha was one of 10 teachers in the Pikes Peak region to receive the Extra Yard for Teachers award last week from the College Football Playoff Foundation in conjunction with Air Force Athletics. She was selected from more than 600 nominations, will receive $1,000 for classroom supplies. Mya T.'s family nominated her; she's pictured with Mya. Congratulations, Mrs. Cunha! 
STUDENTS GATHER INFO AT COLLEGE FAIR
More than 60 representatives from colleges and universities were on campus on Monday for our annual College Fair, which was open to all Upper School students. Reps answered students' questions about admission requirements and more. It's just one way CSS helps prepare students for the college process. We also provide a College Overview class, test prep workshops, and a dedicated College Counselor.
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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