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Weekly Updates

Current Update: August 30, 2019

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Greetings CDA families,

Another week of school has passed successfully! Please read the following updates for information on upcoming school events.

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Worship Wednesday at the Dinner Table

This week’s Dinner Table questions from Worship Wednesday are based on the first Beatitude in Matthew 5:3.

This week’s questions:
1. How can the Beatitudes both cut and comfort the disciples?
2. Fill in the blank: Matthew 5:3 teaches the disciples to be poor in self but rich in _____.
3. Do you think of yourself as a wild stallion needing to be cut down or a weary stallion needing to be comforted? Explain.

Calendar

Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
Monday 9/2 | Enjoy the weekend!

 

Summer Reading Program Party
2:45 PM | Wednesday 9/4 | CDA Gym

To celebrate the students who achieved their summer reading goals, we’re hosting an ice cream party in the gym!We encourage parents to attend the award ceremony starting at 2:45 PM. Please note: we will not have a car line on 9/4. Parents must pick up their student from the sanctuary.

If you have a food allergy concern, please contact Mrs. Ferreira by 8/30. For the Summer Reading party, parents are also welcome to send a replacement treat for their child.

Dads’ Day
7:00 AM | Wednesday 9/18 | CDA Gym

Join us for Dads’ Day breakfast, during which time David Michael of Truth:78 Ministries will speak with us on how fathers can bless their children.We want to bring your student with you to this event. We will serve Chick-Fil-A, so please RSVP with Kristina Ferreira so we know how much food to cater.

Community

Grow Our Community

Volunteers are a crucial support for our school. We need your help with keeping our community active and flourishing. If you have not already, we ask that each family sign up for at least two events or to be a room parent. If you have questions about these events, please email us.
Sign up to support CDA

Help with Fall Fest

Fall Fest is always a wonderful time of fellowship and fun. Our next Fall Fest is scheduled for Friday September 27, and we need your help to make it a success! Please contact Shelly Wilson if you have any interest in volunteering.
Help with Fall Fest

Order Pictures

You may order CDA pictures before or after your student has had their picture taken on Picture Day. Visit mylifetouch.com and enter our Picture Day ID: EVTM9R38RIf your child was absent, we have retakes scheduled for Friday October 18th.
Order pictures

ISO Substitute Teachers

We are in need of substitute teachers. If you have interest in this paid position, or know someone who might, please refer to the information on our website.
Help us find a sub

Update Your Information!

Please ensure all your student’s information is correct in Parents Web. We need updated contact information for both parents, including emails and phone numbers, and any address changes.
Check Parents Web

Notice on Invoices

Invoices from Pizza Lunch and Cross Country will be sent the first week of September through FACTS. Thank you for your patience as we navigate through this new method of receiving payments.

Classroom

KINDERGARTEN
Notes from Mrs. Feeney

We had another great week in Kindergarten. I am proud to say that your children have done a super job learning the classroom and school procedures and are practicing the “Habits of the Heart” well.

We learned about Adam and Eve this week and talked about The Fall and what sin means. We thanked God for His plan of sending Jesus to save us. I love hearing the pure responses from these Kindergartners. We will continue in Genesis by reading the story of Noah and how he trusted God.

❖ In phonics, we will be learning the sounds of i, p, u, and w.
❖ In math, we will be learning about some addition word problems and some more stories. We will also be identifying shapes by attributes.
❖ In science this week, we will look at animals that have telescopic vision and animals and insects that have compound vision.
❖ In geography this week, we will look at an Indiana map and identify where we live by coloring our county.

Homework Information

Homework started coming home this past week.
✓ Reading homework will be on Tuesday and Thursday. Please sign the reading log after they read to you.
✓ Math homework will be on Monday and Wednesday.
✓ New Bible memory is Proverbs 3:5-6. It will be in your child’s folder. We will work on this verse for two weeks.

Important Reminders

Friday is Show and Tell. Bring one item that begins with one of the following letters: i, p, u, or w.

FIRST GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Harvey

We had an excellent week. Each day we are finding more of a rhythm. We should hopefully be humming along with a more regular schedule by the end of next week.

The class overall has been doing so much better adjusting to not speaking out constantly. Let’s keep encouraging them, as it makes our day so much smoother. I had many of you volunteer to come in and help out this year. Reading group help is the first area I would like to recruit. If you are free on Monday, Wednesday, and/ or Friday mornings, I would love to accomplish this in the morning hours when the kids are fresh and awake.

Homework Information

Math: As you may have noticed this week, we have a math sheet that continues to go home almost every night, though many are still finishing during the day. We won’t have any on a Friday night unless they forgot to do it during the week.

Reading: I am hoping to up our reading groups to at least three to four times a week in these next two weeks so those readers will appear on a more frequent basis. We are adjusting reading levels since the students were evaluated at the end of last year, so if the books seem too easy or too hard, we are working toward re-placing them to their current level.

Spelling: I am sending home a new spelling list today, and am planning on testing on Fridays. Please review these at home with your students, even though we work on them daily at school. Some need a little more support.

Bible: I have been so impressed with their progress on memorizing their Scripture verse and poem. Keep up the good work!

Important Reminders

✓ Spelling test next Friday 9/6: by, show, fly, pass, ate, great, my, team, cry, grass
✓ Recitations due next Friday 9/6

SECOND GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Smith

Second graders had a great week. Students are learning their procedures and expectations for both school and for second grade.

❖ Writing: Students will continue to work on learning how to make/use a keyword outline to rewrite a story.
❖ Reading groups began this week. Students are meeting daily with me to read, learn new strategies, and build words.
❖ History/Bible: Students have learned about Creation and The Fall. They have begun to learn about Ancient Egyptian history. Today, they made salt dough maps of Ancient Egypt. Thank you to Mrs. Adkinson for donating the flour and salt for our project and offering her helping hands for this project.
❖ During Latin, students are learning the days of the week and months of the year. Keep practicing the songs from the CD.
❖ Please keep in mind that at the beginning of the year, math is a lot of review. It will become more difficult. Students learned that opposite sides of a rectangle have the same measure. We reviewed odd/even numbers and “some, some more” stories. Students took their first math test today. Students all need help with memorization (“Instant recall”) of addition and subtraction math facts.
❖ During Spelling, we continue to review all the sounds that each letter of the alphabet makes. Altogether, there are 45 sounds. A says short a as in apple, long a as in cake, and ah as in father, for example.
❖ In geography, students studied continents and oceans.

 

Homework Information

✓ Monday 9/2 – No School (Labor Day)
✓ Tuesday 9/3 – Math Lesson 11 B, read, memorize entire poem The Little Turtle, review spelling words
✓ Wednesday 9/4 – Math lesson 12 B, read, study math facts and memorize entire poem The Little Turtle
✓ Thursday 9/5 – Math lesson 13 B, read, study math facts, and memorize entire poem The Little Turtle, review spelling words
✓ Friday 9/6 – Final Test for poem The Little Turtle

Important Reminders

Spelling words were sent home with your child today. Please post these words somewhere visible to review. Spelling tests will be given every two weeks, following the curriculum. 5 Dolch, or “sight” words, are added to the first 15. Our first test will be on Friday, September 13.

Words are: skunk, piglet, kitten, rabbit, mitten, pumpkin, canyon, banquet, splendid, grand, drab, timid, vast, velvet, damp, the, to, you, and, it

Challenge word is: tranquil and will add one bonus point to the previous 20. Challenge word is NOT required.

THIRD GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Warman

❖ Reading: The students really enjoyed reading Homer Price this week and eating donuts on Wednesday when we read the chapter about the donut disaster.
❖ Bible: We will not have a formal grade for reciting verses until September. I am reviewing the verses of this month daily, and we are talking about how to study them in the future. It is good, though, that they practice them at home, as they are very important.
❖ Latin: Mrs. Chasen is the 3rd Latin teacher, and if you have questions about assignments or upcoming assignments/tests, please email her: dgchasen@coramdeo-in.com. With that said, I can always help your student with Latin, but I won’t know specific due dates or tests.

Homework Information

✓ Spelling Words: down, brown, town, clown, growl, fowl, flower, crown, power, towel, plow, coward, shower, crowd, tower, allow, trowel, frown, howl, owl
✓ Review Words: None – short week

Important Reminders

As we continue to use our Bibles more, it is helpful to have Bible tabs. Please have your child take home their Bible in the next week and place Bible tabs in the books. It really makes class searching easier and more accessible.

Please let me know ASAP if you plan to be out of town or your child has to leave school early. It helps me with planning and helping your child to stay caught up.

FOURTH GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Chasen

❖ Latin: Mrs. Warman is the 4th grade Latin teacher. If you have questions about assignments or upcoming assignments/tests, please email her: kwarman@coramdeo-in.com. With that said, I can always try to help students with Latin, but I won’t know specific due dates or tests.
❖ Students did a wonderful job last week on both Spelling and Bible quizzes. Please continue to work with them outside of school in both areas throughout the week leading up to the quizzes on Friday.
❖ Each month there is a Poetry and/or Bible Recitation. These are handed out at the beginning of each month and due at the end. Septembers Poetry and Bible Recitation is due Friday the 27th.
❖ On Fridays, please empty your students black HW folder of graded assignments. When students packets become to full of papers, it becomes easier to lose or misplace current HW assignments.

Homework Information

✓ Heading into the third week of school, students should be getting the hang of consistently writing down HW assignments in their HW logs. I am continuing to hone this skill with them.
✓ Common Books to see being brought home: Math, Bible, Spelling, English Workbook. Science and History usually are only brought home in preparation for a quiz/test.
✓ Spelling Words: graceful, inflating, frustrated, baker, skating, making, illustrator, deflating, creating, frustrating, hating, shaking, rotating, scraped, freely, safely, surely, raking, skating, timing
✓ Recitations:

Habakkuk 3:17-19 ESV
Though the fig tree should not blossom
Nor the fruit be on the vines,
The produce of the olive fail
And the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
And there be no herd in the stalls,
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
God, the Lord, is my strength;
He makes my feet like the deer’s;
He makes me tread on my high places.

Trees by Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Important Reminders

✓ Math Test next Friday the 6th
✓ Bible and Spelling Quizzes next Friday the 6th.
✓ September Poetry and Bible due Friday, September 27th

FIFTH/SIXTH GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Griffin

❖ Where was Christopher Columbus from, what is he known for, what is significant about it, and what did he use to accomplish this feat, who helped him accomplish it, when did he first accomplish it, why did he believe he should do it, and finally, how did his life end?
❖ What are the basic building blocks of life called and who and why gave them this name?

Homework Information

✓ Monday – Labor Day (No School)
✓ Tuesday – None
✓ Wednesday – Spelling Test (List #2)
✓ Thursday – None
✓ Friday – Verse (Prov. 3:8-12), Science Quiz (Chapter 1B)

Important Reminders

✓ New Poem – “God Knows What He’s About” By: Anonymous
✓ Will need to bring in a normal adult size shoebox lid by Tuesday, September 10
✓ Remember to initial your child’s Friday Folder and take out the papers

SEVENTH/EIGHTH GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Weirich

❖ This week, students mentored their guilds at lunch, prepared for guild activities, and practiced staying on top of their new class schedules. While having less social time can be challenging, students are finding many more opportunities to invest their time in the lives of the smaller children they serve.
❖ Based on our classroom conversations and weekly assessments, some students may need to schedule more study time or drop an extracurricular activity. Encourage your student to anticipate how much independent study time that he/she should schedule to meet your academic goals for him/her.

Homework Information

✓ Verse Memory: Philippians 1:5-8
✓ Poem/Letters Memory: “Antony’s Speech” from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Important Reminders

Help your student study by adding them to the Latin 1 (6th-8th grades) and Latin 2 (8th grade) Quizlet groups.

Past Update: August 23, 2019

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Greetings CDA families,

We’ve had a great start to the year! In this edition of the CDA Weekly Update, you’ll find information for events on the school calendar, grade-specific notes from teachers, and community opportunities. Please read each section carefully. 

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Worship Wednesday at the Dinner Table

This week, we held the first ever Worship Wednesday. Our Head of School spoke on Matthew 5:1-2. Following Worship Wednesdays, we’ll send out a few questions about the message you can discuss as a family over dinner.

This week’s questions:
1. Why did Jesus go on the mountain after He saw the crowds?
2. What is the difference between the crowds and the disciples in Matthew 5:1-2?
3. Do you see yourself as someone in the crowds or as one of the disciples?

Calendar

Parent Orientation
6:30 PM | Tuesday 8/13 | CDA sanctuary

Thank you all for coming out to Parent Orientation last Tuesday! For your reference, you may download the Powerpoint slides from that evening.

Picture Day
8:00 AM | Thursday 8/29 | CDA

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 8/28 and their chapel uniform (with sweaters for all boys and girls 4th grade and up) on Thursday 8/29. To reiterate, students should wear everyday uniforms (polos) on August 28 and chapel uniforms (with sweaters) on August 29.

Monthly Late Start
9:00 AM | Friday 8/30 | CDA

Our first late start day of the school year is Friday August 30. Parents may begin dropping off students in the car line at 8:45 AM.

If parents need childcare, Amy Marquis, an active volunteer and mother of a first grader, has offered to provide care for students beginning at 8:00 AM on late start days while our faculty prepares for the school day. Please communicate your need for childcare to Kristina Ferreira by August 28. If you drop your student off for childcare, your student must be signed in by a parent inside the gym.

This will also be the first day of Pizza Lunch. If you wish to sign up, see below in the “Community” section.

Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
Monday 9/2 | Enjoy the weekend!
Summer Reading Program Party
2:45 PM | Wednesday 9/4 | CDA Gym

To celebrate the students who achieved their summer reading goals, we’re hosting an ice cream party in the gym! We encourage parents to attend starting at 2:45 PM. Please note: we will not have a car line on 9/4. Parents must pick up their student from the sanctuary.

If you have a food allergy concern, please contact Mrs. Ferreira by 8/30. For the Summer Reading party, parents are also welcome to send a replacement treat for their child.

Dads’ Day
7:00 AM | Wednesday 9/18 | CDA Gym

Join us for Dads’ Day breakfast, during which time David Michael of Truth:78 Ministries will speak with us on how fathers can bless their children. We will serve Chick-Fil-A, so please RSVP with Kristina Ferreira so we know how much food to cater.

Classroom

KINDERGARTEN
Notes from Mrs. Feeney

We have had a terrific start to the school year! It has been a joy getting to know each of your children. This past week, we worked hard on two of our “Habits of the Heart:” Attention and Obedience. This coming week, we will focus on Respect and Responsibility. Along with this, we have been learning all the procedures of the school. They are doing great.

This Week:

We will review the phonograms a, c, d, o, and g. I will introduce the phonograms qu, s, j, i and t.

In math, we will continue practicing writing our numbers, reviewing our shapes, and ordering our numbers from least to greatest.

In science, we will continue learning about our senses as we read about Louis Braille and explore colors by using food coloring.

On Friday, we will make Jello Jigglers. If this is a problem for your child, please let me know.

Homework Information

✓ Have Matthew 5:14-16 ready to recite by Friday.
✓ Math and reading homework will begin coming home this week.

Important Reminders

Friday is Show and Tell. Your child may bring in one item that begins with either qu, s, j, or t.

FIRST GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Harvey

We have had a really great first week! The students are starting to remember what being at school is like after being in summer mode for a while. I am enjoying getting to know each one of their precious personalities. We have loved talking about how uniquely we have all been made. This group is lively with so much to say.

On that note, we are really working hard at talking only at the appropriate times. Some have had a harder time than others. It would be helpful if you could talk with your students and perhaps ask them how they are doing with that, and encourage them to work harder this week in this area.

Homework Information

Please check folders every night, as we have started reading groups. Your child will have a reader to practice with you, as well as a math page. Some students have had time and opportunity to finish math homework at school this week, so there may not be any problems left. Please have them send it back anyway. “Keep at Home” things should be taken out and left at home, but take a look and see what we have been learning this week!

Important Reminders

We have started working on our recitations this week, and have some hand motions we have made up to the Bible verse. Ask your students if they can remember. While we have started working on those each day, it will be important for you to work with them at home as well. They need to have them memorized by September 6.

Lastly, we will start Show and Tell NEXT Friday, August 30. They may bring one item they feel represents who they are (to continue our fearfully and wonderfully made theme).

SECOND GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Smith

We’ve had a great start to the school year. I look forward to the coming year with this class. We’ve been working on cursive, time to the hour and half hour, graphing, writing a keyword outline, and Latin days of the week, among other things. We are also learning classroom rules using our Habits of the Heart (being Attentive, Obedient, showing Respect, and Responsibility).

This Week:

We will continue to review spelling rules/phonics next week. Our first “official” spelling list will be sent home on Friday, 8/30 and tested in two weeks later, on 9/13.

Each student needs to bring in a disposable 9x11 pan by next Thursday, 8/29. We will be making salt dough maps of Egypt to go along with our history curriculum. I also need parents to donate 4 pounds of flour and 2 containers of salt for this activity by 8/29. Please email me if you can provide any of these items. I have a parent helper for this activity. Thank you!

Happy Birthday to Crew LaBar on Saturday!

Homework Information

✓ Monday 8/26: Math Lesson 6, read for 10 minutes, study verse
✓ Tuesday 8/27: Math Lesson 7, read for 10 minutes, study verse
✓ Wednesday 8/28: Math Lesson 8, read for 10 minutes, study verse
✓ Thursday 8/29: Math Lesson 9, read for 10 minutes, study verse
✓ Friday 8/30: Reading Logs Due; Test over Ephesians 3:14-19. No homework!

Important Reminders

As a reminder, math homework is due DAILY. Reading logs are due Fridays. Quizzes/Tests over verses are on Fridays, as well.

Today, students were tested over Ephesians 3:14-16. For next week, please study the next three verses (Ephesians 3: 17-19). The entire scripture so far, Ephesians 3:14-19 will be tested next Friday, August 30.

THIRD GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Warman

We have had a fantastic first week of school. I am enjoying getting to know all of the students and their unique God-given gifts. I look forward to this year!

Homework Information

Spelling Words: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, week, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Review Words: Vowel, consonant, recess

Stella Society Words: There are no Stella words yet, since they have not yet taken 3 tests. To enter the Stella Society, students must score 100% on three tests. Once admitted, they get 3 bonus words to study, their name goes on the wall, and they get a sticker. In order to stay in the Stella Society, the student must keep a score of 100% on their tests INCLUDING the three bonus words.

Memory: Genesis 3:15
“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”

Important Reminders

It would be very helpful if your child had tabs in their Bible. Please see if you can send a set into school, and Mrs. Dodson and I can help put them into the Bibles. Thank you! It will make our Bible verse searching go a little faster.

FOURTH GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Chasen

We had a wonderful first full week back! I feel that the students are adjusting well to their new found 4th grade responsibility as well as working hard in class.

Some of you have asked about the HW log. The HW log is given out at the beginning of each week for the students to keep track of their HW for various classes. They are to put it in their black HW folder. At the end of each class, I write on the board if there is HW for the class. The students then copy it down onto their log. The HW folder is a new responsibility and there will be a learning curve to it.

Currently, I am working with the students to ingrain the habit of copying down HW onto their logs. Common books for you to see at home include: spelling, Bible, math, and English. Any worksheet, should they have any, would be in their black HW folder.

As for tests/quizzes I try to plan these out a week or so in advance to give adequate time for review. However, students will always have a Bible and Spelling quiz on Fridays. If it is a short week with 4 days, like the week of September 3rd, they will still have a Bible and Spelling quiz.

Homework Information

✓ History test over Ch. 1-3 in Story of the World on Thursday (29th)
✓ Bible and Spelling quiz on Friday (30th)
✓ Poetry recitation, The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson due Friday (30th)
✓ Bible Recitation, Psalm 121 (ESV) due Friday (30th)

We will review all of the above prior to the due date, but students will need to review and prepare at home as well.

Spelling Words: Wrapped, Slapped, Plowing, Knowing, Skidding, Spitting, Knitted, Shopping, Mugger, Saddest, Splatter, Trapping, Fanning, Bowing, Flapping, Runner, Snapped, Tapping, Tanning, Towing

Psalm 121
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?
2 My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

The Eagle By: Alfred Lord Tennyson
He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ring’d with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

FIFTH/SIXTH GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Griffin

We are off to a great start in 5th/6th grade. I have had such an enjoyable time getting to know the new students and reconnecting with my former students. We have done some fantastic activities. I love how this group is stepping into the role of being leaders and examples to the younger students at CDA.

We will be starting to break down how we can have GRIT here at CDA. Next week, we will be focussing on the G for Growth. I desire for the students to grow this year in all areas of their lives, and following the example of Christ in Luke 2:52 which says, “And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.” Our keyword with growth will be next. I will be giving out GRIT awards throughout the year when I see an exceptional display of GRIT.

Homework Information

Test Schedule for Week of 8/26-8/30
✓ Monday – None
✓ Tuesday – Spelling Test List #1
✓ Wednesday – Map quiz (Continents and Oceans) and Grammar Test
✓ Thursday – History Quiz (card 2: Christopher Columbus)
✓ Friday – Verse Quiz (Proverbs 3:1-8) and Science Test (Chapter 1)

Important Reminders

I will be sending home the green Friday Folder every Friday. Please ask your child for it if they do not bring it to you. You are to empty it, and then initial by the correct date. It should come back to school on Monday.

SEVENTH/EIGHTH GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Weirich

Perhaps the most significant event from this last week has been the opportunity our 7th and 8th graders have been given to lead guilds this year. As we move forward into the year, this new responsibility will enable them to see from a new perspective and to grow into better leaders.

Homework Information

✓ Bible Memory – Philippians 1:5-8
✓ Poetry/Letters Memory – “Antony’s Speech” from Julius Caesar

Whether or not homework is assigned, students should take opportunities they have to practice Latin vocabulary and Literature terms.

Important Reminders

For Logic: Parents, your students may continue to come home with “dinner table conversations.” Engage with your students as they’re covering new material this year. We’ve talked in class about how teaching someone else can help you better remember things, so allow them to teach you what they’re learning.

Community

Be a part of CDA through Volunteering

Volunteers make events like the upcoming Fall Fest possible! We need your help with keeping our community active and flourishing. If you have not already, we ask that each family sign up for at least two events or to be a room parent. If you have questions about these events, please email us.
Sign up to support CDA

Pizza Lunch

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 September 6th. 
Order pizza by August 28.

Order Pictures

You may order CDA pictures before or after your student has had their picture taken on Picture Day. Visit mylifetouch.com and enter our Picture Day ID: EVTM9R38R
Order pictures

ISO Substitute Teachers

We are in need of substitute teachers. If you have interest in this paid position, or know someone who might, please refer to the information on our website.
Help us find a sub

Carmel Friends Church Office Manager

Carmel Friends Church is hiring a new Office Manager in December. They have expressed interest in CDA parents for this role. Currently, the position requires the manager to work from 9 AM-2PM, but may be adjusted. 
Contact CFC

Past Update: August 1, 2019

View the complete update here.

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.

Calendar

Uniform Sales
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.

Community Cookout
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!

Parent Orientation
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.

Worship Wednesday
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!

Picture Day
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.

Classroom

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.
Uniform Expectations

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.
Supply List

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.
Athletics Registration

Community

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

Pizza Lunch

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

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