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Lower School News for October 21-27, 2013

Clarksville Academy’s Annual Fall Festival!

Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Join us on Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on the Clarksville Academy campus for our annual Fall Festival. There will be tons of games and crafts for all ages, food, fun and so much more!


2013 Fun Run

Please join the Freshmen class for the 5th annual Fall Festival Fun Run, October 26 at 9:00 am to kick off a fun filled day of activities. This event has become a wonderful CA tradition promoting fitness and fun for all ages! Sponsorship and entry forms were sent home with Lower School students Friday and sent electronically to all upper school students. Anyone interested in sponsoring as a family or a business, may choose from $25, $50, or$100 sponsorship. Just fill out the sponsorship form and mail the form along with a check to 1231 Madison Street, and email business logo to The cost to enter is $10, which includes a t-shirt that lists all of our sponsors on the back. We look forward to hearing from you, and thank everyone for your continued support. Happy Fall!

For information about the Fall Festival or CA Fun Run forms, please check out the following link:


First Grade “Thinking Outside the Box”

These are some examples of student’s work for First Grade Think Outside the Box Thursday. Students had to use their creative side of their brain and make something out of a crescent shape. Student’s created a hammock, big smile, bridge and a mushroom.


Mrs. Lynn’s winner – A baby wearing a diaper


Mrs. King’s winner – a dolphin



Third Grade

Students have been learning about animals. After fall break, we will learn how they make adaptations for the environments. Thursday, October 24th, we will introduce a new project on animal adaptations, where students will work in partners to design an imaginary animal to survive in a specific imaginary habitat. They will be given a vocabulary/definitions list, list of adaptation categories and examples of real animals that have these adaptations, a chart to design imaginary adaptations for student-invented species (plus example), and an imaginary habitat description. They will use all of these items to help them create their imaginary animal.


Math Lab

Students in second grade learned how to make and read a pictograph. They tasted four different types of apples. Then, the students decided what their favorite apple was for the taste test. Finally, students learned how to show that information on the pictograph by placing their favorite apple on the pictograph chart and answering questions about the information they graphed.



Bruce Pearl to visit CA

Former University of Tennessee Men’s Basketball Coach and current ESPN Basketball Analyst, Bruce Pearl, will be on our campus on Thursday, October 24th, 2013, at 6:00 P.M. Coach Pearl will be speaking about lifetime coaching achievements and experiences that he has had on and off of the court, which will provide excitement and inspiration. This dinner is open to the Clarksville community. There will be a limited number of table sponsorships available on a first come first serve basis. Table sponsorships are $500 and include 8 tickets, your business name on all publicity for the event, and signage at the event. Table sponsorships should be emailed to Matt Wallace at All proceeds will benefit Clarksville Academy’s varsity basketball programs. Individual admission tickets can be purchased through the Cougar Store now, for $40 per ticket.



The 2014 yearbook may be ordered by completing and returning the order form with payment or ordering online at by October 31.


Important Dates

October 25 – Lower School Conference Day – No school for Lower School
October 26 – Fall Festival
October 29 – Magazine Sales Movie Reward for those selling 10+
November 11 – No School – Veterans’ Day
November 27-29 No School – Thanksgiving Break


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 $2000 through the Box Tops program alone! Please turn yours into your child’s teacher or Ms. Turnage in the front office.