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Lower School News for January 21-27, 2013

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1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th will be attending the play “Heidi” at the Roxy on Friday, January 25. We will watch our own, Maddie O’Connor as Heidi!


Photo Courtesy of The Leaf Chronicle

Music In Me

4th graders will be going to the Schermerhorn (spelling?) to see and hear the symphony on Tuesday, January 29th.

Kindergarten Fun

Mrs. Samuels Kindergarten class has been busy using describing words in their writing to help others find their mittens.  We read the book titled The Mitten by Jan Brett.  It is about a boy that lost his mitten in the white snow.  Our class discussed if they were to loose their mitten what words would they use for someone to help them look for their mitten.  Each student was asked to color a mitten and write about it.  They were to use key words that would help someone find which mitten belonged to them.  In our class we displayed the mittens on the wall with the writing displayed at another location in our room.  Our parents and administration were invited to come read our descriptions and try to match the writings with the mittens.  The students sat with anticipation as the adults read their writing and looked for the mitten that matched that description.


Cougar Choir

The Clarksville Academy Cougar Children’s Choir will be singing the National Anthem at women’s and men’s basketball games at Austin Peay on February 9th starting at 5:15 PM. We’d love for you to join us as we cheer on Austin Peay and showcase our young cougar talent! Tickets will be $5 at the gate.

Jr Cheer

This week the Clarksville Academy Junior Cheerleaders will practice on Wednesday, January 23rd, from 3:00-4:00 pm.  Their performance has changed from Thursday to Friday due to a basketball schedule change.  The Junior Cheerleaders will perform on Friday, January 25th, during half-time of the boys game!

Absentee Reminder

A reminder to all parents, if your child is going to be absent or is absent due to illness, we ask that you notify the school.  Thank you.

Physical Education

The Physical Education Department is excited to offer a new unit of study!  Students in grades 2-9 will participate in a Roller Skating unit beginning in February!  This unit will be fun for everyone (we might even include an 80s roller disco theme!) and will teach our students a sense of balance, coordination, and give them a great physical workout.  More information will be made available to your student in the coming weeks!


When visiting campus, we remind you that the row of parking directly in front of school and the first two rows near the Cougar Cruisers are reserved faculty/staff spaces.  We ask all parents and guests to park on the hill to the right of the school.  Thank you.

CAA & Box Tops

The CAA is proud to announce that this fall alone we raised over $500 with the Box Tops project.  Thank you for all your support in our efforts to better CA!

Upcoming Dates

Below are some dates to remember….

  • January 18th Friday—Half Day for students due to Teacher In-Service.  Students will be dismissed at 10:45.
  • February 15th & 18th—NO SCHOOL—Winter Break
  • March 8th—Lower School Conference Day—No School Lower School Students
  • March 29th-April 5th—Spring Break (return to school on April 8th)


This week your children have been introduced to a new program at Clarksville Academy, the R.A.C.K. Club.  The Random Acts of Cougar Kindness Club is an opportunity for your child to be “caught” doing random acts of kindness!  Teachers and staff will be watching for examples of good citizenship and character that go above and beyond.  Students could then be rewarded with a ticket to be placed in a jar in the classroom.  Once a month these tickets will be collected and small rewards will be distributed.  Also, group pictures will be taken and displayed on the R.A.C.K. Club board outside the lunchroom.   We can’t wait to recognize our Cougars as proud members of the R.A.C.K. Club!

Science Fun

Our lower school science classes are participating in an experiment of the week with Mrs. Askew. Throughout the semester she will video these and we will post them on our Clarksville Academy YouTube Channel. We encourage you to go out and watch these videos weekly.

Lower School Art

Like our Lower School Art Facebook Page! Mrs. Lawless is collecting bottle caps of all sizes and colors for an art project.  Please save your bottle caps and bring in a Ziploc bag to lower school art.  Towards the end of September, fourth graders are going to be designing and constructing scarecrows. We are in need of old Halloween costumes, old clothes, hats, gloves, etc. We will take anything that might make a scarecrow come to life. All donations will be appreciated! Send in with your child or leave at front desk with Mrs. Turnage for Mrs. Lawless.

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 $1500 through the Box Tops program alone!  Please turn yours into your child’s teacher or Ms. Turnage in the front office.