Security is another area that is seeing benefits from Annual Giving. As many of you have seen, we installed a new ID check-in system for all visitors. The Konica Minulta Guest check-in will scan all visitors’ driver’s license against the national database. The scan checks for sex offenders, any current or pending felonies and any domestic-related offenses committed. Once cleared through the scan, visitors will receive an ID sticker that must be worn at all times on campus. We have also moved forward with our staff IDs and lanyards. All staff will begin to wear a photo ID badge while on campus. This will help everyone to know who is allowed on campus at all times. Our hope is that with enough funds we will be able to install Mag Strike locks for many of our doors. These doors will have key card access to allow the doors to be locked at all times. This will include doors in the main building, new academic building, and the upstairs and downstairs doors in the activities building. The cost for this program is a little over $30,000 to be paid over the course of three years. We would also like to upgrade all cameras on campus and add new cameras to increase our coverage area. This will come at a cost of over $30,000 over a six-year time frame. Additionally, we would like to purchase Bollards, which act as a visual and physical barrier that protect lives and property by creating a controlled traffic setting. This has a price tag of approximately $8,000. These are a few, but not all the security improvements we have made and plan to make. Annual funds will help to make these a reality.
As you can see, we have already made strong use of the annual funds already committed, but we need your help to continue to improve our school. We have plans for additional professional development opportunities, emerging needs like AED machines, technology needs, updating our library to be a Makerspace, and continuing to boost our security with upgraded cameras, mag strike doors and more. If you have any questions about annual giving, please contact Sally Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communication of School Closing
When inclement weather prevents us from coming to school or causes us to be late, school closing information can be found on News Channels 2, 4, 5, and Fox 17, the Leaf Chronicle and Clarksville Now. We will also email and send text notification. Our website will have any school closing information posted as well. We will do our best to quickly assess the situation and make an announcement. We do not follow Montgomery County School System in these closings.
Reminder there is no school Wednesday – Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We want to say thank you, to all our families for entrusting us with your child. We appreciate you and are thankful you are part of our family. Happy Thanksgiving!!!
The Winter Carnival is less than a month away! We invite you to join on us Dec 1 from 10-2. Our Mistletoe Market is fast filling up! If you would like to be vendor please contact us ASAP. We are currently searching for class/grade representatives to supervise the class the Reindeer Game booth. If you can help contact your classroom teacher or class sponsor. We also encourage organizations, clubs or athletic teams to use this as an opportunity to raise money for their group! The Carnival will include Reindeer Games (grade/class booths), Mistletoe Market (larger vendor area), the Jingle Bell Jog, FaLaLa Food Court, Santa’s Silent Auction and more! If you are interested in being a vendor at the Winter Carnival contact Nicole Williamson at 931-801-2488 or email@example.com.
The Clarksville Academy Parent Association (CAPA, formerly CAA) is getting a new name! This association will host a variety of events throughout the 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Box Tops, Publix Cards, Kroger Plus Cards
Did you know that you that CA takes box tops for education labels from various products? Last year CA was able to receive several hundred dollars from these labels alone! Simply cut and keep labels and send to school in a Ziploc bag. We also offer Publix shopping cards (a key tag to use when checking out). If you scan this key tag at every visit, CA receives a portion of your purchase. Kroger will also donate to CA for everyone who registers their Kroger plus with CA. It’s quick and easy, just visit their website!
Throughout the year if you take photos at various school events and would like to submit them for possible use in the yearbook or for marketing purposes, please send them to email@example.com.
- November 21-25 – Thanksgiving Break—No School
- November 30 – Annual Lower School Literacy Day
- December 1 – Winter Carnival 10AM-2PM
- December 10-13 – Intermediate & Upper School Final Exams
- December 14 – Lower School Christmas Program—Immediate dismissal from program
- December 15 – January 2 – Holiday Break—No School
- January 3 – Return to School!