Weekly News: November 26 – November 30, 2018

Winter Carnival

The Winder Carnival is THIS SATURDAY!!  We invite you to join on us Dec 1st from 10am-2pm.  We have over 35 vendors expected to attend, Reindeer Games manned by all our grade levels, and so much more!  Don’t forget to send in your items for your baskets and to sign up to work your grade level game.   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!

The Jingle Bell Jog will take place prior to the Carnival on Saturday. Registrations are due today to Jerri Bragg at jbragg@clarksvilleacaemy.com.

Entry Form
One Mile Fun Run/ Walk December 1, 2018 9:30am at CA (Registration 9:00am)
One Entry Form Per Person/Family

Name__________________________ Additional Family Names _________________ _____________________________________________________________________

Phone _____________________Email____________________________________ Male________ Female_______ Grade of Student________________________
Name of Student, Grade, 7th period teacher for delivery of T-shirt ___________________________ Please add qty of t-shirts per size:

Adult Sizes S______ M______ L______ XL_______ XXL_______ XXL__________ Child/Youth Sizes XS_____ S_______ M________ L__________

Students & Adults are invited to participate. The entry fee is $15 and includes a t-shirt.  Please send check to CA attention: Jerri Bragg.


Literacy Day

Friday, November 30 will be our annual Literacy Day for Lower School.  We will focus on The Grinch and the children will enjoy many special activities surrounding this wonderful story.  Make sure to check out our tree which is decorated with ornaments made by our Lower School students.  The library will be open on Saturday for guests to walk through.


Cougar Store

Now through December 14th all items in the Cougar Store are 25% off! Shop early to secure your favorite Cougar something special this Christmas!  Specials will run the whole month of December so check back often!



The first home basketball game of the season kicks off Tuesday, November 27 on Procter Court!  Girls tip at 6 with the boys immediately following.


Thanksgiving Lunch

Thank you to everyone who attended our Thanksgiving lunch last week.  We fed over 800 people!  A huge thank you to Mrs. Karen Dirksen and her cafeteria staff for all their hard work preparing the food!  Thank you to Mrs. Kristi Truitt and Ms. Kristen Stowe for keeping us organized and getting us through the line!  We are so thankful for all our Cougar Family.


Exam Schedule

Mid-Term exams will begin on Tuesday, December 11 and continue through Thursday, December 13.  Students are only required to be on campus during their assigned exam time.  A study hall will be provided from 8-11:15 daily if students need a place to go when not taking an exam.  All Intermediate and Upper School students should be picked up by 11:30 daily.  There is no mid-day van service during this week.


2018-2019 Upper School Semester I Exam Week Schedule

Grades 6-12


Tuesday, December 11
8:00 – 9:30                                 1st period exam
9:30 – 9:45                                 Break
9:45 – 11:15                               2nd period exam


Wednesday, December 12
8:00 – 9:30                                 3rd period exam
9:30 – 9:45                                 Break
9:45 – 11:15                               4th period exam


Thursday, December 13
8:00 – 9:30                                5th period exam
9:30 – 9:45                                Break
9:45 – 11:15                              6h period exam


 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.


Annual Giving

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 sallen@clarksvilleacademy.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: bethfmabry@gmail.com.


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!


Social Media

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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 photos@clarksvilleacademy.com.


Important Dates

  • 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!
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