Current Update: August 1, 2019
Greetings CDA families,
We hope you’ve enjoyed your summer break! As it draws to a close, we want to make you aware of upcoming Coram Deo events. Please read this communication carefully, as it provides important details about this 2019-2020 school year.
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Tuesday 8/6 & Wednesday 8/7 | CDA gym
All items available in uniform closet can be purchased for $5, cash or check. No swapping is allowed. If you wish to drop off gently used uniforms, you may do so on Monday August 5 between 3:00-5:00 PM.
6:30 PM | Friday 8/9 | CDA
Meet new parents and students at our annual cookout. This event builds our community and is a great opportunity to fellowship. Please RSVP for food!
6:30 PM | Tuesday 8/13 | CDA sanctuary
Orientation introduces parents to important information about the year, such as drop off and pick up procedures. CDA staff will also share the 2019-2020 goals and objectives for the academy. Please note this event is only open to parents (nursing babies are welcome).
Ice Cream Social
6:30 PM | Wednesday 8/14 | CDA
Bring your whole family to drop off school supplies and have your students meet their teachers. Plus, enjoy ice cream served by our fantastic Board Members!
First Day of School!
8:00 AM | Thursday 8/15 | CDA
For the first day of school, we welcome parents to take pictures with their students in front of our building. We’re excited to invest in the next generation Soli Deo Gloria!
Please note: the uniform for the first day is different than last year.
8:00 AM | Wednesday 8/21 | CDA
We have changed our calendars and will now hold chapel on Wednesdays in the morning from 8:00-8:30 AM. We welcome parents to join us!
8:00 AM | Thursday 8/29 | CDA
Please be aware that your student will need to arrive on Picture Day in the appropriate uniform. For Picture Day week, please have your student wear their polo uniform Wednesday and their chapel uniform Thursday.
Monthly Late Start
9:00 AM | Friday 8/30 | CDA
This year, CDA is instituting a monthly late start on Fridays. Our first late start day is August 30. If parents need childcare, Amy Marquis, an active volunteer and mother of a first grader, has offered to care for students between 8:00-9:00 AM on late start days while our faculty prepares for the school day. Please communicate your need for childcare to Kristina Ferreira in advance.
Review the student uniform expectations
Please note there are a few small uniform changes this year. Girls’ and boys’ sweaters are to be worn November 1 – March 20. Students may also wear black bicycle shorts under PE shorts.
Prepare your supplies
The supply list for this year is now available! You will want to review this in preparation for the ice cream social, during which time your student can drop off their supplies.
Provide your immunization records
We request immunization records during the enrollment process and must maintain them during a student’s academic career at CDA. if you choose not to administer all required immunizations, a physician must sign the Immunization Exemption form, or a parent may write a religious objection letter and submit it to the school office.
As we are updating our records, all students must submit updated immunization records or immunization exemptions or religious objection letters by October 1st. Please contact Kristina Ferreira with any questions.
Medical Exemption Form
Register for Cross Country
Practice for cross country begins 8/19 and will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:20 PM at CDA. Students 2nd grade and up must register by 8/19 to participate. Instead of sending checks this year, we will invoice participating families through FACTS.
Support CDA through Volunteering
PTF has created a universal sign up for CDA community events this year. Volunteers make these events happen! We ask all families to sign up for two or more events by Parent Orientation. If you have questions about these events, please email us.
Sign up to support CDA
Join Work Day
On August 10, we will have a work day at CDA to beautify our school. Students and parents are welcome to help with landscaping, painting, sanding, moving, and repairing. If your student would like to volunteer to watch some of the younger students, please email Mrs. Ferreira.
Volunteer for work day
Once a month, CDA will order Domino’s for lunch. Each child will receive two pizza slices, plus a side of a seasonal fruit. If you sign up for pizza lunch for the school year, you will receive an invoice through FACTS for $40/child by August 25th.
Get pizza every month