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Lower School News for Monday, August 27th, 2012

Jr Cheer

Last week a Jr Cheerleader registration form was sent home.  This form is for any lower school student interested in the Jr Cheer program, who was unable to attend the Jr Cheer summer camp and would like to join the Jr Cheer Squad.  If your child is interested, please fill out the form and return it to school by Friday, August 31, 2012.  The first practice will be Thursday, September 20, 2012, and the first performance will be Friday, September 21, 2012.  The basketball practice and performance schedule will be released soon.


Children’s Cougar Choir

Cougar Children’s Choir for 4th and 5th graders, will meet on Tuesday mornings from 7:30-8:00, if you are interested please contact Ms. Bubb for a permission slip ( and return it by September 7th.


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.


Challenge Based Learning

As part of our Challenge Based Learning initiative, CA Fifth graders are working to solve a real world problem. The problem: Many times Science Lab is incredibly messy, particularly for the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd graders.  The Challenge:  Come up with a product that can be produced for our 1st – 3rd grade classes to protect their clothing. They have designed the product and we will begin production next week.  Stay tuned for more information and we will reveal our solution.


Challenge Based Learning

Through Challenge Based Learning strategies, as well as the incorporation of the Engineering Design Process, CA 5th  graders are beginning to develop plans for an inquiry guided project.


The Problem:  As students can often gain more meaningful and lasting knowledge through real-world, hands-on experiences, determine how our community of students and families can utilize more of the outdoor campus space at Clarksville Academy for learning opportunities.


The Challenge:  How could we create an on-campus informational nature trail for students, prospective students, families, and community members that identifies, describes, and discusses the various plant and animal life surrounding Clarksville Academy.


Kindergarten Color Days

Kindergarten is having color days and these are below:

Monday (8/27) – Purple

Tuesday (8/28) – Pink OR Gray

Wednesday (8/29) – Brown

Thursday (8/30) – Black

Friday (8/31) – White


Kindergarteners will meet their Senior Buddies on Wednesday, August 29.  This is a meeting of just the Kindergartner and Senior Buddy.  Parents will meet the Senior buddies on September 5th at the Parent picnic.  Stayed tuned for more information!