Clarksville Academy - Promoting Academic Excellence, Moral Integrity, Physical Growth, and Civic Responsibility

Lower School News for December 16 – 22, 2013

Lower School Christmas Program

The Annual Lower School Christmas Program will be on December 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m. All parents and guests are invited to take part in this wonderful event.

 

Gift-Wrapping Tubes Wanted

Please send in gift-wrapping tubes, any size or length, to Mrs. Askew. All donations can be left in the Science Lab.

 

Science Lab

News from the FAB LAB…
5th graders studied “Kitchen Colloids”. We discussed foams, suspensions, and emulsions. We used heavy whipping cream, salt, yellow food color, and baby food jars to create butter. While shaking the cream, we discussed the process whereby all the milk fats that are distributed through the liquid were being collected together. We then poured off the liquid and examined the milk fat solids. The end result was a tasty treat we ate on crackers.

ca-lower-school-science-lab-121713-01ca-lower-school-science-lab-121713-02

ca-lower-school-science-lab-121713-03ca-lower-school-science-lab-121713-04

 

Challenge Based Learning

Challenge Based Learning (CBL) takes an overriding topic and allows the students to collaborate and create projects and solutions that will be beneficial to themselves and the community. In our CBL group, we have a guiding question which is, how can we show our troops that we are thankful? Our subgroup name is BDB, and in our subgroup we have decided to help soldiers by organizing a phone drive. . The idea is to donate old cellphones to an organization called Cell Phones for Soldiers. Cell Phones for Soldiers is where people can donate their old phones (flip phone, smart phone, etc.) and they are sent to soldiers overseas. These phones are then given to the soldiers so they can make calls to their loved ones. We are asking CA families to donate their old phones to the donation boxes we will have around school. Some of these locations include the front desk and in front of the auxiliary gym. We will be taking these phones to the drop off location in Ashland City. With Christmas coming up, I know a lot of you will be getting new phone, so before you throw your old phone out, please think about donating them. Thank you!

 

Living Literacy Day

Living Literacy Day was a huge success! Thank you to all who worked hard to make it happen! View our photo gallery of the event at:

https://clarksvilleacademy.com/all-school-news/literacy-day-2013-at-ca/

 

Important Dates

December 16-18 – Semester Exam Days
December 19 – Lower School Christmas Program
December 20 – January 5 – Christmas Break

 

iPad/iPhone App

We encourage you to download our mobile app from the App Store. We are currently only available on Apple products. This app will provide wonderful updates about what is going on at our school.

 

Social Media

Please like us on Facebook—Clarksville Academy; and follow us on Twitter—CACougarsTN.

 

Box Tops & Campbell’s Labels

This is a reminder that CA collects Campbell’s labels and Box Tops through our CAA. The money raised from this project funds various school improvement projects. Last year we raised over $2000 through the Box Tops program alone! Please turn yours into your child’s teacher or Ms. Turnage in the front office.