Kodiak ROAR, September 12,  2019
ROAR: Reminders
Students in kindergarten through 5th grade are participating in Fall Adventure this week to develop team-building and personal growth skills. On Wednesday, 2nd graders explored Red Rock Canyon to help prepare for their Fall Adventure on Friday during which they will fish and hike. 

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Teacher_Johnson, Sam
Friday, September 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m. Welcome Breakfast & 11:00 a.m. Ceremony   
Louisa Performing Arts Center 
Ceremony Audience: 5th-12th grade, alumni, parents, and special guests

This year's honoree shines a spotlight on the school's dedication to the veteran teacher, Mr. Sam Johnson, who retired in 2016. Read more about Sam here.

Join us in honoring the school's founders with awards presented to alumni and past faculty/staff. The Hall of Fame induction honors our 57-year history and showcases alumni living purposeful lives in a dynamic world.  
"Founders' Day is a day to reflect on the school's history by connecting with individuals shaped by our school and those who shaped our school. We will honor excellence and challenges, pursuits and struggles, we will celebrate friendships, mentors, and colleagues. We will honor a different era of our school's history and an enduring mission of progressive education." 
- Aaron Schubach, Head of School
Friday, September 20, through Saturday, September 21, 2019
Alumni who attended CSS during all eras of the school's history will return to campus. Those classes celebrating milestone reunions in 2019 include: 1969 (50 years), 1979 (40 years), 1989 (30 years), 1999 (20 years), and 2009 (10 years). 
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 on Friday, September 20, 2019.

Whether you're planning to run, walk, push a stroller or encourage runners from the sideline, you need to line up for a 12:10 p.m. start in front of the Louisa Performing Arts Center. Following the 12:10 p.m. Fun Run, families head to the Quad for Carnival with food, games, and laughs.
Try your hand at the many games and activities that will be at Carnival on Friday, September 20, on the quad.  Bring your family and friends to this annual CSS tradition that takes place immediately following the Fun Run. 

The Carnival will help you make memories with your children that will last a lifetime and it's a perfect place to make a new parent friend. CARNIVAL IS A CASH ONLY EVENT. To purchase concessions, game tokens, or bake sale items, you must have cash in your pocket!  All the proceeds of Carnival goes DIRECTLY to benefit each classroom, club, or organization manning a booth. 

The Carnival is organized by the Parents Association - this includes all parents! We need you. Volunteer opportunities include: working at your child's classroom booth, provide something for the bake sale tent, helping with set-up or take-down, and much more.

Volunteer with your class Carnival Representative or contact the Carnival chairs:
Booth Chair Wendy Woodbury, Booth Chair at  wgwoodbury@comcast.net or Logistics Chair Karri Kaleshefski at  karrikaleshefski@gmail.com

Parent Supervision Required
We encourage all families to come and celebrate community with The Colorado Springs School at the Fun Run & Carnival. Parental/adult supervision is required at this event. While this is an event hosted at the school it is not an event in which faculty/staff will have supervisory responsibilities over students. For the safety of your children we ask that you attend as a family or arrange for supervision.
Calling all bakers
We are in need of individually wrapped treats to be sold at the annual Carnival for the Parents Association Bake Sale booth. Get creative and have fun. Anything from cookies and cakes to homemade jams, bread and candy.  Interested in volunteering at the booth? Contact Brooke Rawls at brawls11@gmail.com.
Fall athletics are underway with competitions! Cross country, tennis, volleyball, soccer, and more! Keep up on the latest at  CSSKodiaks.com.

Click here to read how Upper School seniors Clay R. and Kate G. ran into the record books last weekend. 

Click here to read how the boys tennis team has  yet to be challenged after a 3-0 start this season.
Friday, September 27, 2019
Revue runs from 6:30 - 8:30 in the Louisa Performing Arts Center
Bonfire takes place immediately following Revue at 8:30 p.m.

The Revue shares lots of laughs and tons of talent. A huge cast of students, faculty, and staff. Music. Comedy. Dance. Family-friendly performances. Perfect for all ages. Concessions will be sold in the lobby.

Following the Revue, the crowd will head outside for the annual bonfire. Treats and cocoa to be served. For the safety of all students, parents are fully responsible for the  supervision of your child(ren).

The school has applied for the bonfire permit with The Colorado Springs Fire Department and upon a day-of inspection, the fire will be permitted contingent upon adherence to safety guidelines and current weather conditions. Please direct questions about the Bonfire to Upper School Student Forum advisor, John Longo at jlongo@css.org.

Parental Supervision Required 
We encourage all families to come and celebrate community with The Colorado Springs School at the Revue and  BonfireParental/adult  supervision is required at this event. While this is an event hosted at the school it is not an event in which faculty/staff will have  supervisory responsibilities over students. For the safety of your children we ask that you attend as a family or arrange for  supervision.
Special Parking Request
In order for Forum to set up the bonfire during the day, we ask that you do not park in the CAC gravel parking lot on Friday after 8:30 a.m. Drop-off will happen as usual, but please move your cars to the Trianon parking lot if you are staying on campus afterwards. A successful inspection by the fire department depends on this, among many other moving parts! 
ROAR: Opportunities
Two upcoming weekend workshops on September 14 and October 5 are designed to help students prepare for two tests:

Pre-ACT/ACT Workshop for all Upper School students
Saturday, September 14, from 8:00 a.m. to noon in El Pomar Academic Center 

PSAT/NMSQT for juniors, sophomores, freshmen
Saturday, October 5, from 8:00 a.m. to noon in El Pomar Academic Center   
College fairs are terrific opportunities to collect admissions information on potential schools and help you to narrow down your options for your college search! College admissions officers are available to connect with you and answer questions you have about their respective institutions. While college fairs can be overwhelming and intimidating for some students and parents, the key to using the fair to your advantage is to arrive prepared. 

CSS College Counselor Katrina Tijerina shares tips here on how to make the most of a college fair. It also includes a list of colleges planning to attend. The College Fair is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 
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. 

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. 
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.
2019-2020 PARENT MIXERS 

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. 
Hosts will be in touch, if they have not already, with details about the mixers.

*Please note a host family is still needed for 10th grade.

PreK: Jeffrey and Natellie Ryan, on Saturday, October 5, 2019
K: Richard and Ashley Gillit on September 22, 2019
1st: Sanjay Bhatnagar and Andrea Miller on September 29, 2019
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: Will and Allison Cabaniss 
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 on Sunday, September 8, 2019
10th: host needed
11th: Paul and Lee Ann Williams
12th: Pio and Melissa Hocate, on Saturday, September 14, 2019
 Alumni Parent Mixer for the Classes of 2016 - 2019: Ilise Garvin and Eric Gaylord on Saturday, September 28, 2019 

Contact Parents Association Committee member Margot Gray to host one of these grade level mixers at margot_gray@hotmail.com 
ROAR: Achievements

Driving cross-country from California to Florida, alumnus Max Fagin '06 took a break at The Colorado Springs School to make sure the giant sundial outside of the El Pomar Academic Center is still accurate. He, along with classmate Tyler Boschert '07 and others, began the project in 2006 during an Experience-Centered Seminar on archeoastronomy. 

Boschert, a patent attorney in Denver, joined Fagin last week to help with calculations. They also saw it as an opportunity to engage with current students and used the sundial to teach hands-on advanced math to Upper School students in FST (Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry) class. 

"It's a great lesson for trigonometry," said Fagin, who works for Made In Space, a company that specializes in state-of-the-art space manufacturing technology.

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.)

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