Kodiak ROAR, September 26,  2019
ROAR: Reminders
Retired Science Teacher Sam Johnson was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame on Friday, September 20, during the Founders' Day ceremony. Johnson, who retired in 2016, championed hands-on learning during his 25-year career at CSS. On campus he was affectionately known as the "moth man," and his popularized moth song has been sung many times by Upper School students on Mountain Caravan. He also gifted the school its alma mater during the 50th-anniversary celebration in 2012. Congratulations, Mr. Johnson! 
We would like to thank the Parents Association and volunteers who helped make this year's Fun Run & Carnival a beautiful and memorable day for our families! 

Special thanks to our sponsors who helped make this day possible: Iron Horse Pediatrics; Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches; Werner Restoration; The Patterson Group, Real Estate Professionals; The Equity Group; Folium Biosciences; Aaron D. Smith, M.D., Plastic Surgery; Krueger Brothers Construction; PenRad Imaging; Colorado Springs Cardiology, Centura Health; Asthma & Allergy Associates, P.C., and Research Center; Colorado Springs Dermatology Clinic, P.C.; Farmers Insurance, Rick Gillit Insurance Group; Baldwin Cohn Investment Group, LLC; and B Kirkland Trucking. We appreciate all of you!

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.

Please join us for Revue, which 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.

We have received a permit from the Colorado Springs Fire Department, and we are taking all the recommended safety precautions. Final approval of the bonfire will occur on the day of the event in adherence with a safety inspection and based on current weather conditions.     
Special Parking Request
PLEASE NOTE: In order for us to set up the bonfire during the day, we ask that you do not park in the Children's Academic Center's gravel parking lot after 9:30 a.m. Friday. 
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.  
Parental Supervision Required 
We encourage all families to come and celebrate community with CSS at the Revue and  BonfireParental/adult  supervision is required at this event. While this is an event hosted at the school, it is not one 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.
Please direct questions about the Bonfire to Nicole Goyette, Upper School Director, at ngoyette@css.org. 
Fall athletics are underway with competitions! Cross country, tennis, volleyball, soccer, and more! Keep up on the latest at  CSSKodiaks.com.

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
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 freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 
All of our CSS parents are invited 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 and beautiful setting. Enjoy a Charcuterie board 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.
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.

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.
ROAR: Achievements
Kindergarten Teacher Jolly Cunha was one of 10 teachers in the Pikes Peak region to receive the Extra Yard for Teachers award this week from the College Football Playoff Foundation in conjunction with Air Force Athletics. Mrs. Cunha, who was selected from more than 600 nominations, will receive $1,000 for classroom supplies. She was nominated by Mya T.'s family; she's pictured with Mya. She'll be recognized Friday, September 27, at Falcon Stadium during the 6:00 p.m. Air Force vs. San Jose State football game. Congratulations, Mrs. Cunha! CSS families may use the promo code EYFT19 at www.AFTickets.com  or by calling (719) 472-1895 for $10 tickets to the game.
The Ursa Major chapter of the National Honor Society recently welcomed 10 new members: Madeline K. '21, Whitney R. '21, Ethan H. '21, Bailey R.'21, Alair F.' 21, Owen W. '21, Luke T. '20, Sam J. '20, Kaylin P. '21, and Ty W. '21. This brings our chapter to 23 active members. The are looking forward to a productive year!
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

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