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  • Prize Drawing for Tickets to Julia Louis-Dreyfus Award Ceremony

    Mark Twain Prize for Humor to Honor Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    CAPA will draw the winner of the CAPA fundraiser raffle, which is being sponsored by CapX Office Solutions, at the C/A Family Picnic on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

    Anyone can purchase tickets to be entered in the drawing -- you don't have to be present to win. Buy one ticket for $100; 3 tickets for $250. Spread the word to family and friends by passing along this flyer! To purchase tickets for the drawing, go to bit.ly/MarkTwainPrizeFundraiser

    The winner will receive two tickets to the Mark Twain Prize for Humor celebration of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, to be held Sunday, October 21, 2018, at The Kennedy Center. The prize includes

    • complimentary parking in the Kennedy Center garage 
    • reserved seating at the pre-performance dinner  
    • two reserved rear orchestra or first tier seats for performance and presentation of the Mark Twain Prize to Julia Louis-Dreyfus
    • admittance to the post-performance "After Party." (The estimated Value is $2,400.)
  • New Cell Phone Policy a Hit

    This school year C/A implemented a new cell phone policy in Middle and High School.

    Students lock their cell phones in #Yondr pouches when they arrive at school and retrieve them at the end of the school day.

    So far, it's working well. Faculty and parents are positive about the change. There are fewer distractions in the classroom and students are talking with one another during break and lunch, rather than staring at their screens.

    [Everyone is impressed by how quickly students memorized their Yondr pouch number!]

  • C/A Family Picnic on Sunday, September 23

    All C/A families, faculty, alumni, and trustees are invited to a Welcome Back Family Picnic on Sunday, September 23, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Ft. Hunt Park, Pavillion A, in Alexandria, VA.

    Join our school community as we celebrate the start of a great school year!

    The picnic is being organized by C/A's Parent Association (CAPA) and will feature:

    • an awesome bounce house/obstacle course
    • outdoor activities
    • prize drawing for the winner of 2 tickets to the 21st Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor celebrating Julia Louis-Dreyfus
    • food and beverages

    Bring your bikes and other outdoor toys to enjoy all that the park has to offer.

    Please RSVP and sign up to bring something so that there will be plenty of food for everyone.

     

  • Back-to-School Night is Thursday, September 27

    C/A's Back-to-School meetings will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

    Lower School: 3:00 p.m.

    Middle School: 5:30 p.m.

    High School: 7:00 p.m.

    More details will be shared in the weeks ahead!

  • New C/A Faculty Attend Orientation

    C/A welcomed new faculty members to the school community this week.

    They engaged in team-building and Orientation sessions and began to set up their classrooms.

    On August 20th, all faculty will return to C/A to begin preparation for a great school year!

  • Student Artworks On Display

    C/A's Art teacher, Ms. Litvak, has posted photo albums of students' artworks on C/A's Facebook page.

    Check out the creative endeavors of our Lower School students, Middle School students, and High School students in Art and Advanced Art classes.

  • Studying the Solar System in Middle School

    Science learning takes place in the classrooms, in the hallways and out-of-doors at C/A.

    For their Unit on the Solar System, Ms. Hogan's Middle School students created scaled models to see how vast the distances are between planets, tracked the sun's movement throughout the day, and explored the phases of the moon.

  • "The Detective" was a Smash!

    C/A's annual theatre production was a huge hit, judging by the reactions of students, parents, teachers, and staff who attended the evening's performance.

    Mr. Bill Vander Clute, Middle School English teacher, directed "The Detective" and wrote the music, lyrics, and script. Mr. Andrew Davie, High School Writing teacher, was the musical director and Eliza Anderson, C/A Class of 2021, was the stage manager. Ms. Ksenya Litvak, assisted by her Art classes, created most of the props, the set backdrop, and a number of costumes. 

    Middle and High School students acted in the play, performed in the band, and provided lights and sound.

    A limited number of videos of the play are available to purchase ($15 each) at the Front Desk.

  • Athletic Banquet Honors C/A Scholar-Athletes

    C/A hosted its first Athletic Banquet on April 18, 2018. The event proved to be a big hit with students, coaches, and parents!

    More than 150 people attended, as C/A scholar-athletes were recognized for their participation on C/A's various sports teams. 

    Additional photos are posted on C/A's Facebook Page.

  • C/A Teachers Present at STEAM Conference

    C/A educators, Molly Shipman and Allison Furton, conducted a session on Podcasting at the LLI Atlantic STEAM Conference.

    K-12 teachers and those of all disciplines attend the annual conference, seeking hands-on learning to incorporate STEAM skills and competencies into their classrooms.

    "Our session was well-attended and we received great feedback from the audience," Ms. Shipman said.

    Ms. Furton and Ms. Shipman recently taught a session on Podcasting to c/A High School students during J-Term.

     

  • Middle School DI Teams Compete at State

    Both Middle School Destination Imagination teams qualified to compete in the Virginia State tournament, held on March 24, 2018 in Mechanicsville, Virginia. 

    This was C/A's first year to field teams for Destination Imagination, which hosts local and state competitions to foster student creativity and innovation through project-based learning.
     
    Congratulations to the student teams and to Ms. Olivia Hogan, DI Coach. Ms. Hogan reports that students are eager to gear up already for next year's challenges!

     

  • Students Come "Alive" for Interactive Museum

    The Lower School Interactive Museum was an unqualified hit, judging by the reactions of parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, and students.

    "Our students were fantastic!" said Mr. Seré. "They knew their topics well, their final products looked phenomenal and their parents were greatly impressed."

    It was evident how well teachers had equipped and prepared students with the skills and tools needed to succeed with their museum projects. Students were proud and enthusiastic to share what they had learned about their endangered animals, inventions, and heroes.

    Click HERE to view more photos from the 2018 Interactive Museum.