PARENTS' DAY PERMISSION FORMS
Next Friday, February 8, we'll hold our annual Parents' Day event in the morning! We'll start with an assembly in the gymnasium, and then release students for lunch. Many families take this opportunity to enjoy lunch off campus. Permission slips were emailed out earlier this week, and students will be bringing home a hard copy as well. Please let us know what your plans are so that we can expedite the check-out process in classrooms.
MILK JUGS/GUITARS/PIANO KEYBOARDS - ALL REQUESTED
We have several requests from our teachers who have a variety of projects going on in their classrooms! Our 1st grade is in need of gallon-sized milk containers (white or clear) for building a large igloo! (See the photo in the In Touch - it looks like a great project!) Mrs. Sobola appreciates receiving your rinsed out containers so that she and her class can complete this awesome class project. Mr. Gardiner, our music teacher, is in search of more guitars and keyboards for his 6th grade music class. If you have an extra that's no longer being used in your home, please consider donating it to KCA's music program.
LEO CLUB - SEEKING BABY ITEM DONATIONS
Our high school Leo Club is supporting BirthRight of Prince Frederick by collecting new baby items. They are seeking diapers (newborn to size 3), formula, baby lotions/shampoo, blankets, and other necessities. All donations can be dropped off at the front desk. We appreciate your help!
SPELLING BEE PARTICIPANTS WANTED
If you have a 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who loves to spell, please consider having them participate in KCA's Spelling Bee on February 15! Participants can sign up at the front desk and must be available to participate at the 6 p.m. event. The winner of this Bee will go directly to the Annapolis state competition. We currently have a handful of students signed up, but would love to see many more participate!
ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE - NEXT TUESDAY
If you know a family who is interested in learning more about KCA, please let them know about our Admissions Open House next Tuesday, February 5. This is a drop-in event for families who would like to take a tour of the school, meet with teachers and review our curriculum. We'll be on campus from 4 - 6 p.m. and look forward to meeting prospective families for the 2019-2020 school year!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let us know by calling our front desk at 301-994-3080.
Dear KCA families,
I hope your students are having a great time with Spirit Week! We're leading up to an exciting Friday with our annual homecoming festivities and game. If you can join us for the homecoming game, we'd love to have a big crowd cheering on our Eagle athletes!
Here are a few highlights from this week's In Touch (pasted below):
* Lower School Report Cards - Home Today
Report cards for our lower school students will be coming home in Golden Envelopes today. Please take a moment to sign the envelope and return it to your child's teacher. Upper school report cards will be sent home next week.
* Auction Donation Drop-Off - This Saturday
We'll be holding our first auction donation drop-off day this Saturday, January 26, from 10 a.m to noon. If you have a new or gently used item you're willing to donate, we'll be here to accept it! Tax donation receipts will be available as well. Our main office will be open, and we'll be on the lookout for anyone stopping by! Please come through the front office entrance and let us know if you need help unloading. If you're unable to make this Saturday's drop-off and have an item to donate, please contact Heather Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time.
* Box Top Contest - Underway Again!
We're collecting Box Tops in the front office! Each top is worth .10 to KCA, so they do add up quickly. Thank you for labeling your bags with your child's name, grade and homeroom teacher. We're looking forward to another fun class contest!
* Parents' Day - February 8
We have a fun morning in the works for our families on Friday, February 8! Please join us for an assembly that will begin at 9 a.m. Afterward, you're welcome to take your student out to lunch. Please have your student back on campus by 1 p.m. for afternoon classes.
If you have any questions about this week's happenings, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 301-994-3080.
Dear KCA families,
Thanks to all who attended our Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A last evening! If your child received a non-uniform pass, please remember it is good for tomorrow, January 17.
This week marks the end of our 2nd quarter and the half way point for our school year! Due to Monday's snow day and the shortened schedule yesterday, mid-term exams for upper school students have been pushed out through January 22.
NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY
No classes will be in session on Monday, January 21 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Next week, we'll have a Spirit Week that ends with a pep rally and homecoming game! Please see the attached In Touch newsletter for the "what to wear" schedule. This is a fun time intended to bring out student creativity and rally everyone for the basketball game at the end of the week. If your student does not wish to participate in a particular spirit dress day, please have him or her wear their normal uniform of khaki bottoms and a KCA polo. If you have any questions regarding what to wear, please connect with your child's teacher.
TREE PLANTING FOR MADDIE CURAN
This Friday, January 18, we will be planting a tree in memory of Maddie Curan, a beloved 6th grade student who passed away last May. Permission forms will be sent home tomorrow to release students from class for this 11 a.m. event. If your child wishes to attend, please complete the permission form and send it back in with your student. Parents are welcome!
PARENTS' DAY - FEB. 8
Please mark your calendar for our Parents' Day event on February 8! We've chosen a main CWS day in hopes that more family members will be able to attend. Enjoy a fun assembly in the morning and then take your child out to lunch afterward! Students will need to be back in classrooms by 1 p.m. for afternoon instruction. More details will be coming home soon!
Dear KCA families,
Now that we are officially back from our Christmas break, we're closing in on the end of the second quarter. We had a great Admissions Open House last evening with 14 new families joining us for tours of the campus! Many were referred to us by you, our current families, as well as KCA alumni. Thank you for taking the time to share our school with your friends and neighbors!
I've posted the In Touch newsletter below, however there are a couple of items that I'd like to highlight for you:
CHICK-FIL-A SPIRIT NIGHT - JAN. 15
Next Tuesday, January 15, we'll be hosting a Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A. We appreciate your joining us for a delicious evening that supports KCA! Please remember to stop in to pick up a non-uniform pass for your student(s).
LUNCH ACCOUNT INFO
Recently, there was a glitch with our lunch ordering system where accounts were not being charged. This has now been fixed, so you may see a drop in funds as we process any recent orders your child may have had. Please contact Mrs. Nia McWhorter via email at email@example.com with any questions.
DUAL ENROLLMENT FORMS - DUE FRIDAY
Students in select honors and AP classes received forms yesterday to enroll in our Dual Enrollment program with Cairn University. If you would like to take advantage of this program, please fill out the forms and submit them to the front office by this Friday, January 11. I've also placed the forms online under our dual enrollment link if you need another print out.
There's limited space available for our upcoming drum clinic with Somar Drummers for students ages 10 - 15. If you would like more information on enrolling, please contact Mr. Kevin Gardiner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KCA is switching to a new way of enrolling students! We'll be starting continuous enrollment to streamline the way families register - and stay registered - with KCA. Please stay tuned for more information coming from our admissions office in the near future!