Lower School News March 9 – 15, 2015

Parents Night Out!

A Clarksville Academy, Challenge Based Learning group is hosting a “Parents Night Out” on Friday, March 27th, 2015 from 5pm to 10pm. All proceeds raised will benefit Relay for Life. The Parents Night Out is for grades Pre-K through 5th grade and will take place in the Clarksville Academy main gym. The price for this event will be a flat rate of $35 for one child and $50 for two or more children.

During the event we will serve pizza, juice boxes, chips, and fruit snacks and provide have multiple games. We will have a Toy Story marathon playing throughout the event for those children who would like to sit and watch. Adult sponsors will also be present during the event.

Reservations are preferred. Please contact Kaitlyn Halliday at khalliday@clarksvilleacademy.com. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Please provide the name and ages of your children, an emergency contact, name & number and any allergies your child might have.  We look forward to seeing you!


Full School Day Friday

An email was sent over the weekend detailing our change in schedule for this Friday, March 13.

The scheduled Friday, March 13 Professional Development day for Faculty and Staff will be converted to a regular school day.

All students will have school on Friday, March 13th

Teacher and staff development, which is very important and a requirement for our accreditation with SACS CASI, will be revised and conducted in smaller 30-minute sessions after school between now and the end of the school year.

Intermediate and Upper school students’ class schedule will be regular on M-F to provide teachers face-to- face instruction time with the students each day this week.

Questions should be addressed either to Gina Goostree, Lower School Head, Tracy Burkhart, Intermediate School Head or Erica Coleman, Upper School Head or Kay Drew, Head of School.



The Annual Q & U Wedding will take please this Thursday, March 12 at 8:45 on Procter Court. Everyone is invited to attend.


1st Grade Pet Show

Due to the recent winter weather we had to postpone the Annual 1st Grade Pet Show last week. The new date for the pet show is now March 10 at 9:00 AM on Procter Court. Everyone is invited.


Lower School Science

Students in 3rd grade continue their investigation of Earth’s Resources.  We examined rock samples, and identified Sedimentary, Igneous, and Metamorphic rock.  Students used technology to view photos of sedimentary rock layers, then created “Sedimentary Sandwiches”.




Steak Dinner

With our recent days out of school and the inability to have weekend rehearsals on campus for this year’s performance at CA’s Annual An Evening with Friends Steak Dinner, the Steak Dinner committee has come to a decision that there is inadequate time for preparation to continue with our original March 7th show date.  Please make note that CA’s Annual An Evening with Friends Steak Dinner will now be on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 6:00 P.M.  Tickets may be purchased through Mrs. Kari Turner in the front office.
You will receive a new RSVP card in the mail to replace the one you received earlier.  We apologize for any scheduling conflicts that this may have caused your family, but to have a top rate dinner and performance of this caliber, this decision was necessary.
Please mark your calendar and we look forward to seeing you there!


Hockey Time

The Nashville Predators Kids Club spent some time with our students teaching them a little about hockey. Judging by their excitement when they were picked up, it just may have been the coolest thing in PE to date! The Preds even donated the equipment needed, so our students can play anytime! 





Our K classes enjoyed a variety of readers last week for Read Across America. Our fantastic readers ranged from parents, to alumni to board members!




1st Grade

Students practiced long vowel with silent e words this week using QR codes. Students wrote the name of each picture and then scanned the QR code of the picture to check their spelling.





We are currently undergoing reenrollment here at CA. Families should submit their reenrollment contracts before March 10. All returning families have their space secured for the 2015-2016 school year until March 10. After this date we will begin open enrollment for any student in our community. If you have questions regarding reenrollment please see the Business Office.


Grandparents Day

Mark your calendars for this wonderful event! Grandparents Day 2015 has been set. You will receive more information from your child’s teachers as it becomes available.

PreK & 1st Grades—March 25
4th & 5th Grades—March 26
K, 2, & 3rd Grades—March 27

Stay tuned for times and locations!


iPad/iPhone App

We encourage you to download our mobile app from the App Store. We are currently only available on Apple products. This app will provide wonderful updates about what is going on at our school.


Social Media

Please like us on Facebook—Clarksville Academy; and follow us on Twitter—CACougarsTN.


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.

Begin Your Journey.