Lower School News: October 30 – November 3, 2017

1st Grade

You are Invited to the First Grade Pet Show!!!


2nd Grade

Second graders presented their Leaf Projects. The students collected and identified at least 10 leaves. They designed a booklet to display their collection. Many students gathered leaves as they traveled during Fall Break. The students’ collections included leaves from Tennessee, North Carolina, and Washington.



Lower School had a ball with the parachute!!!!


3rd grade

The third graders have been enjoyed learning about our country’s history.  Each student chose a patriotic person from our past to research.  They used their creativity to turn a pumpkin into this character. We all learned a great deal about our history.


The third grade classes enjoyed the dental presentation by Dr. Grimes and his staff.   After the presentation they provided our classes with a delicious lunch. A big thank you to About Faces and Braces. 


Third grade students just wrapped up their STEM Challenge entitled “Solve It:  Helping Animals (Caribou) Migrate”.  Students asked themselves “How can you design a model (prototype) to allow caribou to safely migrate?”  Students thought about a real life problem, (how a busy highway is being constructed blocking one of the main caribou migration routes).  Students followed specific steps of the Engineering Design Process and researched, explored new content, worked in collaborative groups, created a blueprint design, constructed a bridge and/or tunnel, tested then finally worked to improve their design.  After completing the Create stage of the Engineering Design Process, we tested their bridges/tunnels and recorded data to show which were strongest (applying weight with large paperclips).  The blue ribbons indicate the strongest bridges/tunnels from each third class class.




Kindergarten made Creepy Cats for our study on the letter Cc. Aren’t they Cute???


FUSE Social Studies students shared the things they enjoyed learning most about during their American Revolution unit, by creating digital web organizers on their iPads.

Fall Festival

Thank you to all who participated in or helped with the Fall Festival!  It was a huge success and we can’t thank you enough!  A big thank you to Kerri Mace & Nicole Williamson for Co-Chairing Fall Festival.  We truly appreciate all their hard work!


Eye Exams

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, we will be offering a vision screening for all Lower School students. The screening will consist of a visual acuity check and a basic assessment for binocularity (ruling out eye turns/lazy eye). Dr. Jackson from Sango Eye Care will provide this complimentary service to the school on our campus. If consent is given it is not required that a parent/guardian be present for their child’s vision screening. A vision screening report will be sent home with your child. This is a great opportunity for our students and we encourage you to sign up no later than Friday, November 3, 2017. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.


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: 

6th grade    Nov. 2     Christina Clark   cclarkdesigns@gmail.com or 931-237-4211

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


Retake Day

Photo retakes and lower school class photos will be held on November 6.


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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