Lower School News: November 13 – November 17, 2017

1st grade

Twas the day before Thanksgiving, eight boys and girls take a field trip to a turkey farm. They have fun playing with eight exuberant turkeys, but are shocked to learn that Farmer Mack Nuggett plans to kill all the turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners. So the children decide to smuggle all the turkeys home, and all their Thanksgiving dinners become vegetarian this year. The turkeys’ lives are saved!
After reading this fun and wacky story with our students, we brainstormed ideas of what we could eat instead of turkey. We then compiled a list using commas to separate each item. Make sure you check out our turkey display in the hallway.


2nd Grade

Second graders worked with their classmates to compete STEM activities. The students used team work to put their ideas to life as they used cardboard, toothpicks, paper, pipe cleaners, and tape to construct

a covered wagon. The students reflected on their work to determine how their product was successful and which ideas were their best. The students will test their covered wagons to determine which wagon can hold the most weight.



5th grade FUSE Writing students worked with partners to learn more about athletes from their favorite sport of choice. Once completing their research, they will work to develop a writing and technology piece to asses and share their learning.



We cordially invite you to our annual Thanksgiving Feast on Monday, November 20.  We ask that everyone RSVP by Nov 15.  Students should reserve their spot via the online order form and parents/guests should RSVP using the card you were mailed or by emailing Ms. Stowe, kstowe@clarksvilleacademy.com.


10:05-10:40 Kindergarten

10:35-11:10 4th Grade

10:40-11:15 1st Grade

11:10-11:45 2nd Grade

11:15-11:50-3rd Grade

11:45-12:20 5th Grade

11:55-12:25 9th & 10th Grades

12:30-1:00 8th, 11th, & 12th Grades

1:05-1:35 6th & 7th Grades


Modern Brush Calligraphy

Mrs. Morgan James has a love for hand lettering.  In this class you will learn all the basics of Modern Calligraphy. We will focus on technique and connection of letters, how to mix and match fonts and how to properly use different calligraphy tools. This course will include a small chalkboard, 2 brush pens, 1 ornament (we will letter on this during class) and a set of practice sheets. The class will run from November 14-December 7.  Students can choose either a Tuesday or Thursday option and class will take place from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Morgan James’ room. Open to 6th grade through adult.

$30.00 Supplies , $15 per class



Cooking with Karen

Mrs. Dirksen is excited to announce a new offering in the Cafeteria!  She will host a “Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen” after school enrichment course from December 4-December 8.  Students will report to the kitchen from 3:00-5:00 PM.  All ingredients and supplies will be provided and students will make 10 Christmas gifts in a jar!  This fun-filled activity will provide you with great gifts for your loved ones!   Students will get to taste test each day’s project.  They will receive a recipe book and bag for all their goodies!  This class is open to 4th-7th graders and is available to only 20 students.  The cost is $100.

If you would like to register for this class visit:



Clarksville Academy Association (CAA) is the parent volunteer association of Clarksville Academy. There are many opportunities throughout the school year for parents, guardians, and grandparents to get involved by volunteering your time and/or contributions. We certainly hope you will join us in making CA an even greater place for our children, faculty and staff!  Please contact Beth Mabry on how to get involved. bethfmabry@gmail.com


Teacher Treats

Each grade level will have the opportunity one time during the school year to provide Teacher Treats. You may contribute snacks, treats, drinks or a monetary donation to help purchase treats. Please watch for your grade’s week and contact your representative.

Upcoming Teacher Treat weeks: 

PK-K             Nov. 16     Doug Skaggs   adds06@verizon.net  or 757-268-5172

 2nd grade   Dec. 7     Doug Skaggs   adds06@verizon.net  or 757-268-5172


Box Top Contest

The CAA invites everyone to participate in our Box Tops Contest this year! When you turn in your Box Tops please label the baggie with your student’s name, grade and teacher (Lower School). A tally will be kept of all box top returns and a Pizza party will be awarded to the class with the most labels returned!

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