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Lower Schools News for February 11-17, 2013

First Grade Celebrates 100

The 1st graders celebrated 100 days at school by turning the number 100 into a variety of things! They created a trap, nun chucks, smiles, hats, keys, and Squidward (from Sponge Bob SquarePants). What fun they had!

1st Grade signs using 100


Giving Heart

A group of 3rd grade boys & girls started spending their recess after school time making paper footballs and airplanes in hopes to sell them and make money for the American Cancer Society. They gathered their product in briefcases and set out for the CA basketball games. Over the course of a season they have raised over $600 for Cancer! Pictured below are just a few of the boys. On Friday, Feb 8 the boys were honored during a presentation by the American Cancer Society. We are proud of these young Cougars and their giving spirit!

Giving Heart 3rd Grade GroupGiving Heart 3rd Grade Group 2


4th Grade

Fourth graders are focusing on adding vivid adjectives and details to their writing pieces. Last week, students wrote a descriptive piece on hot chocolate.

4th Grade Descriptive Piece on Hot Chocolate


Flat Stanley

A CA 5th grader & a Kindergartener team up to help a Memphis 1st grader with a class project. Garrett Burger, 5th grade received a letter from his 1st grade cousin in Memphis asking for help with his school project, Flat Stanley. Stanley was to visit another area and report back on things to do in that area, and for Stanley to see the sites. Garrett decided the best way to experience Clarksville was through Clarksville Academy. He enlisted the help of his friend, Kindergartner Wyatt McQueen. Wyatt and Garrett had fun showing Stanley around school and reporting on his journey for his cousin’s assignment. This is just another great example of how our school promotes students of all ages working together!
Pictured below are Wyatt, Flat Stanley & Garrett

Wyatt, Flat Stanley, & Garrett outside Clarkville Academy


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.



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.


Upcoming Dates

Below are some dates to remember….

  • 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 Science Expo

The Lower School Science Expo is right around the corner. For all forms please visit our website at:


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.