Casper Classical Academy

6th Grade Thursday Letter - September 3, 2009

6th Grade Thursday Letter-September 3, 2009


MEDICATION: ANY medication taken by a student must have a doctor’s note and must be administered here in the office. This includes eye drops, pain reliever, and yes, even cough drops. The request for medication forms are in the office if you need one.

INFINITE CAMPUS: This is a new computer system that the district is using for grading and student information. Soon parents will have the ability to log in and check grades, addresses, phone numbers, and behaviors. Be looking for information in the Thursday Letter concerning this exciting new program.

LUNCHES: We use the cafeteria at Frontier Middle School. When making out a check for lunches, please make it out to FMS. If you put money into your student’s account through the Nutrikids website, it may take up to 10 days to show up in their account. If parents would print off the confirmation page from the website and send it to school, it would be helpful for our cafeteria staff so they know the negative balance is taken care of. Just a reminder as well that it costs $1.75 per transaction. When sending in money to the office as cash or a check, it may take one day to show up in their account.

FUNDRAISING This fall our school is selling Butter Braids. These fundraising opportunities benefit your student by allowing your child to raise money to put into their trip accounts and the Governing Council account which supports our school’s efforts. The students may sell until September 11th. All orders MUST be turned in that day. Packets were sent home with each child on August 28th. If your student is not interested in selling, the parent must put a 0 at the bottom of the order form and initial . It is an option to fundraise or not. However, student take trips throughout the year with classes and clubs and families will be responsible for any monies due for those trips whether they choose to fundraise or not.

Student Trips that are taken at CCA – Estimated costs only
Band trip to Elitch’s in May (day trip)- $40
Choir or CCA Select trip to Elitch’s (for sure 8th/9th choir, possibly 6th/7th choir) (overnight stay) in May - $150
Orchestra trip to Elitch’s in May (overnight stay) - $150
Art class (8th/9th only) to Denver Art Museum (overnight stay) - $150
Brain Bowl trip (6th-8th graders in the club only) to Boulder, CO in January - $75
Drama club to purchase a play for a spring performance and props - $20
9th grade trip to Salt Lake City in May - $220

We also have opportunities through Smiths, Safeway, Target credit cards, Albertson’s (Community Partner Cards), and Box Tops for Education to raise money for our school. You may sign up at Smiths to link your card to our school. The office has some Albertson’s Community Partner cards you may just pick up. Box Tops are always welcome and homerooms will be competing against each other.

DRAMA: Practice will start after Labor Day. September practices will be 9/10, 9/17 and 9/24 after school from 2:45 to 3:45.

VOLLEYBALL GAMES NEXT WEEK: 8th Grade plays at CCA on September 8th, 7th Grade Cougars 1 plays at CCA on September 9th, and 7th Grade Cougars 2 plays at DM on September 11th.

FOOTBALL GAMES NEXT WEEK: 7th Grade plays at DM on September 8th and 8th grade plays at CCA on September 10th.

CROSS COUNTRY MEETS NEXT WEEK: September 10th in Laramie

PARENT LAPTOP COMPLIANCE MEETING: Monday, September 14th at 6:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Choir Notes:
Parents, by the end of the week I will have the choir shirt order done. If you ordered a choir shirt for your child, please send $15 by Sept. 15. If there is a financial difficulty, please send a note. I have loaner shirts and some scholarship money available, but a note is required to access them.

CCA Select:
Congratulations to the following students who made the show choir, CCA Select! Thank you to all who tried out, but I could not take everyone. The singers are:
• Sopranos: Samantha Allen, Ashlyn Colgrove, Karli Gardner, Megan Hanshaw, Jeannie Neubauer, Kaitlin Slagle, and Sierra Womack
• Altos: Liz Anthony, Whitley Eggleston, Kailey Hardy, Morgan Madariaga, Haley McKee, Jessica O’Hearn, and Natassia Strayer
• Baritones: Leighton Burgen, Isaac Connell, Zephaniah Connell, Levi Eggleston, Stephen Good, Levi Jensen, and Simon Shutts
The Fall retreat is a week from Friday, Sept. 11 at 3:00 PM until Saturday at 3:30 PM. Select students need to bring $10 for the retreat. Parents, we need help with transportation and overnight chaperones. Please look at the handout sent home 9/3/09.
Rehearsal started today and continues every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:00 AM. Please call or text Mr. Searcey at 267-5236 if you are going to miss rehearsal.
-Mr. S.