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Lower School News for March 18-24, 2013

Lower School Science Expo

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2013 Science Expo/Engineering Expo.

CA - Lower School Science Expo Winners

Honorable Mention: Fossils in Rotary Park—Chris Osborn
3rd Place: Chocolate Meltdown—Zoe Brooks
2nd Place: How do Balls Bounce—Ethan Montee
1st Place: Aerodynamics—Akshay Nair

1st Grade
Honorable Mention: Cami Matthews & Rebekah Hass
3rd Place: Puddle Evaporation—Sadie Skaggs
2nd Place: Lava Flow—Jason Schrader
1st Place: Not Too Sweet—Jack Thomas Darnell

2nd Grade
Honorable Mention—Chloe Hickland
3rd Place: Erupting Volcano—Madisen Bryant
2nd Place: Sugar Crystallization: Ashton Ozolins
1st Hot Dog Mummy: Max Brooks

3rd Grade
2nd Place: Keep you Cooler: Madelyn Vaswani
1st Place: Live With It: Bella Allen

4th Grade
2nd Place: Volcano Blast: Luke Watts
1st Place: Vegetable Oil Rentition: Nikki Harnage

5th Grade
2nd Place: Down for the Calorie Count: Shaan Patel
1st Place: Musical Reaction: Akanee Angel

Engineering Design Process 3rd Grade:
3rd Place: Pencil Pullers: Elizabeth Tucker
2nd Place: Ready Aim Fire: Caroline Johnston
1st Place: Egg Cracker 3000: Bella Allen


Lower School Art Magnets

The magnets for our Lower School Art Fundraiser have arrived and have been sent home with your child. If you wish to purchase your child’s magnet, please send in $6. If writing a check, please make it out to Clarksville Academy. If you do not wish to purchase the magnet, please return it. All magnets, orders and money need to be returned to your child’s teacher by March 27. Thanks so much for your support!


3rd Grade

3rd grade is completing it’s study of energy this week.  CDE will be bringing a crew and a bucket truck to CA to talk with students about electric energy and electrical safety.


Steak Dinner

The annual Steak Dinner, An Evening with Friends is a 23 year tradition at CA that will take place on Saturday, March 23. It is night of great food, wonderful music and friends. You won’t want to miss this year’s show featuring the Lower School Cougar Choir, the Intermediate School Choir & the Upper School Show Choir! They have been working hard all year to prepare a wonderful night! Steak dinner tickets are still available! Tickets are $75.


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.



Please remember in the morning there is no entering campus from the main entrance on 2nd Street. All cars should enter on Anderson Drive or at the lower entrance on 2nd street. It is important to keep the traffic flow going in the right direction to avoid accidents. 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….

  • 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.