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Lower School News for Oct 29 – Nov 4, 2012

Election News

American pride is alive and well at CA!  3rd Grade Social Studies students are planning our very own 2012 CA Presidential Election!  Tuesday, November 6th, the student body at CA will vote for their choice for America’s new leader.  Lower School students will check-in with their voter registration cards, and then enter our very own voting booth where they will cast their vote by iPad.  Intermediate and Upper School students will be voting in their English classes using their iPads and MacBooks.  3rd grade will be creating an election learning wall outside of Mrs. Morgan’s room to educate students on the election and candidates.  All Lower School classes will be participating in patriotic-themed activities which will line the halls.  3rd-5th grade art students have also been working with Mrs. Lawless to create encouraging voting signs.  The school is a buzz with patriotic spirit!  Stop in next Tuesday to be a part of the excitement!

 

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Congratulations to the following students for receiving ribbons of excellence for the Pumpkin Decorating Contest last week.

PreK-2nd1st: Reagan Turner 2nd: Chloe Hickland, 3rd TIE: Nicole Yeager & Simone Vellani, Honorable Mention Michael Slebonik, Emily Nguyen, Abby Grace Gassaway, & Grayson Hawkins.

3rd-5th1st Place: Kelsi Hicks, 2nd Place: Kendall Maynard, 3rd Place: Grayson Perry

Intermediate School—1st Place Carlynn Holleman

Upper School—1st Place: Caroline Burchett

 

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.

http://www.youtube.com/user/cacougarstn?feature=watch

 

Halloween

Children in grades Pre-K through 5th Grade are welcome to wear costumes to school on Wednesday.  No face masks or props may be worn with their costumes.  Appropriate footwear for gym/PE class is required.  Individual classes will have Halloween parties and you should check your class newsletter for specific information.

 

Spook Walk

Grades PreK & K will participate in the annual Spook Walk on Wednesday, October 31.  They will trick or treat at various classrooms around the school.

 

Leadership Project

The Leadership Seminar class is made up of Juniors and Seniors at CA. These students have come together to partner with the Firehouse Homeless Shelter to provide food, clothing, personal hygiene items, etc.  We ask that all CA families support this project and send any of the following items to school by November 16.

New/Used Backpacks

New/Used Coats

New Winter Hats/Gloves

New Men’s or Women’s Underwear

New women’s sports bras

Personal Hygiene Items (such as deodorant, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes/paste, women’s hygiene products)

Socks

All items should be brought no later than Nov 16.

 

5th Grade

Our 5th graders enjoyed Land Between the Lakes last week for the 33rd annual trip. They spent 3 days and 2 nights learning in an outdoor environment.  The students enjoyed classes in canoeing, orienteering, challenge course, pond study and owl pellets.

 

Kindergarten

We will be meeting with our Senior Buddies on Tuesday for a painting activity. Please make sure your child wears clothing appropriate for painting. If you would like to send a Halloween treat for your child’s Senior Buddy, this is a great opportunity.

 

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.