As the holiday season is nearing, the CCA students have taken part in several neat events. Most recently, collecting and delivering 2,073 cans to the Clearinghouse of Jefferson County food pantry!
The CCA was founded with a focus on community engagement, and the CCA families truly showed that by donating 2.073 cans to the Clearinghouse of Jefferson County food pantry. The collection was spurred by a competition between classes, with the first and sixth grades tying for first place. Those grades won the privilege of delivering the items to the food pantry on a CCA bus.
|Canaan Community Academy first-grader Damon Hardon grabs a box of food from sixth-grade teacher Patric Morrison as students prepared to deliver food they collected to the Clearinghouse of Jefferson County food pantry. Students donated 2,073 items. Parian Hull, executive administrative assistant at the school, who organized the food drive for the school, said Clearinghouse employees told her it was the most food donated to the food pantry at one time. “They told us we took the first-place prize,” Hull said. First- and sixth-grade students tied for the most cans donated during the food drive. (Staff photo by Steve Dickersonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The CCA held its second annual Thanksgiving meal that included 6 turkeys and all the fixings - rolls, greenbeans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and apple crisp. Families were once again invited to eat this fabulous lunch and visit with their CCA students.
The lunch was covered, eaten, and tweeted by Madison Courier reporter, Steve Dickerson who captured this image
of Cindy Jones and Angela Ruble cooking up a storm:
And to bring the kids out of their post-turkey slumber, a little Cha Cha slide played on the Promethean Boards...
Honoring our Veterans
The CCA held its second annual Veterans Day program on Monday, November 11th. The school was decorated head to toe with patriotic decorations including headbands worn by the students.
The program included songs, the Pledge of Allegiance, remarks by Nate Adams and Ed Roberts, and introduction of the Veterans by their CCA buddies (children, grandchildren, nieces/nephews, etc).
Community members were invited to the program and the cookie reception that followed in the cafeteria.
A display was also set up that included various military memorabilia including scrapbooks, pictures of Veterans who could not attend, and newspaper articles.
Halloween Party - Spooktacular Soupfest
The Spooktacular Soupfest was a popular event held even before the CCA was founded as a part of the then Canaan Community Center events. Back by popular demand, the event included all of the favorite activities - a hayride, painting pumpkins (thanks to a local donation!), Halloween games, and a costume contest. Not to mention, the soup and dessert pitch in that always includes delicious and creative items perfect for a chilly October evening.
All are invited to join the CCA in honoring Veterans at 1pm on November 11, 2013. For more information, please see the letter distributed to the CCA supporters, families, and community members below. If you would like to be added to our e-mail communication distribution lists, please e-mail lauraschafer at gmail dot com or simply call the school and let them know.
CCA Board members, Staff members and Supporters,
I'd like to invite you to join us as the CCA honors all of our Veterans, with special recognition for veterans with local connections. We have several events planned over the next week, and I hope you'll be able to participate in some of these tributes.
First, we would like to invite each family who has a family member currently serving in the military (or who previously served in the armed forces) to set up a display in the front hallway of the school. In addition, if your family has deceased members who served in the military during their lifetime, we’d like to honor them as well. Could you please gather items for display such as: photographs, description of service, and mementos? Displays will be set up on Thursday, November 7, or Friday, November 8.
Secondly, the CCA students will be making cards and other items to send to our troops, but we’d also like to invite your family to make cards or donate items to send to members of our Armed Forces. We will be gathering these items beginning November 6, and will mail them on Friday, November 15. Some suggestions for the care packages include prepackaged or nonperishable snack items, international calling cards, DVD’s, or small games such as playing cards.
Lastly, we have planned a Veterans’ Day program to be held Monday, November 11, at 1:00 P.M., and we invite you to join us for this event. Please feel free to invite friends and family members who are veterans or who would like to join us in honoring our local veterans. *If a Veteran will be joining us on Monday, please have them call the school office to let us know (so that we can honor them during the program).
We'd like to serve our guests cookies and drinks. Would you be willing to donate some cookies? If so, please reply to this message.
Please forward this message to anyone who you think would like to join us as we honor our service men and women.
Deena L. Schafer
Chief Academic Officer
Canaan Community Academy
Canaan students have had a great Fall, with more Fall fun to come. Among other activities, the primary grades traveled to Cornucopia Farm
, all students participated in Fire Prevention week, and all are looking forward to the annual Spooktacular Spookfest! Also quickly approaching is the annual Veterans Day program, which will be held on November 11 at 1pm.
The annual Spooktacular Soupfest will be held Friday, October 25 from 5-9pm at Canaan Community Academy! Food will be served from 5-7pm. Hot Dogs, chips, and drinks will be provided by the PTO. All are invited to bring their favorite soup or dessert to share. The quality and variety of the soups over the years has definitely made this a popular event! Especially as the weather grows colder. Games and activities will be held from 6:30-9pm. Activities will include costume parade (with prizes awarded for scariest, funniest, prettiest, and most original), classroom door judging contest, hayrides, pumpkin patch!
Come enjoy the fun! All proceeds (free will donation) will benefit the CCA PTO.
Visit to Cornucopia Farm
The Kindergarten, First, and Second grades recently traveled to Cornucopia Farm
. The farm features a corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, hayrides and more. The kids had a blast!
Fire Prevention Week
The Canaan Volunteer Fire Department and Laurice See from SCEMS were kind enough to present another great Fire Prevention program. Andy the Ambulance paid a visit and the students learned to stay low during a fire. All students also got to spray a fire hose. Thanks to all who gave their time to teaching our students these valuable, life saving lessons!
Board Meeting Report
The summary of the most recent board meeting, as reported by The Madison Courier is as follows:
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Canaan to train resource officer
Courier Staff Writer
Tara Hayes, Canaan Community Academy's chief operating officer, announced at this week's school board meeting that she will be going through school resource officer training.
At last month's meeting, Hayes announced the school was applying for a new matching grant from the state that would help pay for the salary of a school resource officer, or security equipment for a school.
Chief Academic Officer Deena Schafer said Hayes will enroll in a two-day training session in November.
"It could pave the way for other small schools that want to have a resource officer," Schafer said. "It just makes so much sense to have a trained employee at the school that can respond to any situation."
Schafer also announced at the meeting that the school's $18,371 Rural Education Achievement Program grant, a nationally funded grant, hasn't yet been received. "We were somewhat concerned," Schafer said. "But it is still coming through."
Also at the meeting, the school board elected board member Dean Adams as the new vice president of the board.
Canaan's second annual is planned for Oct. 25 at the school, from 5 to 9 p.m. The Halloween party is free and open to the public. There is a free will offering for the food.
Schafer said there will be soups and sandwiches available.
The event also features pumpkin painting, a costume contest, games, and hay rides.
A Veterans Day program is also scheduled for Nov. 11 at 1 p.m.
With its second year of operation in full swing, the CCA is back to its business of helping children learn and grow. The CCA's 122 students have started to settle into their daily routines of Minds in Motion, fun on the playground, special classes, Team Time, and lots of learning in between!
The PTO is back in action for the year, with several fundraisers already under their belts. All money raised by the PTO is used for providing supplemental educational opportunities for the children and the occasional appreciation for the staff at the CCA. In addition to selling snacks at the Canaan Fall Festival, the group is planning to have a Candy Stand at the Madison Chautauqua. The stand will also offer the chocolate candy bars which are part of an ambitious plan to sell 12,000 candy bars. The candy bar sales will go toward the purchase of a lawnmower for the school.
The now annual Spooktacular soupfest will be held Oct 26 from 5-9 pm. This event is one of the most well-attended CCA events of the year. It includes a soup and dessert pitch-in, hay rides, and several fun Halloween activities. Children and adults alike show their Halloween spirit by dressing up in costume which makes for a fun, Fall night!
Canaan students and their families participated in the annual Canaan Fall Festival with floats, the Chief White Eye Art Contest, and the PTO fundraising booth selling snacks.
Rivers Institute Play
On August 8th, members of the Hanover Rivers Institute traveled to Canaan to present the play Nothing Stops this Train to the Fifth and Sixth grades. Mrs. Schafer reported rave reviews from the students. Photo credits go to Mr. Morrison who also invited the community to share in this special event.
With the new school year, the local newspaper, The Madison Courier, has featured several stories on people involved in education. On August 28th, the below "Your Story" article described the transition of Mr. and Mrs. Norris, the CCA's Third grade and Kindergarten teachers, into their new married life.
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Starting their new life at Canaan
|Lauren Norris, above, accepts coloring assignments from her kindergarten class Monday afternoon at Canaan Community Academy. She is in her second year of teaching at Canaan, but this year, she is working just a few paces down the hall from her husband. Michael Norris, below, gives student Jordan New some quick cursive writing tips Monday at Canaan Community Academy. Originally from Alabama, Michael moved to Madison this year and is teaching his first third-grade class at Canaan. He also is an assistant coach for the Madison Consolidated High School football team. (Staff photos by Seth Grundhoeferemail@example.com)|
|"... I kind of joke around because we spent all last year apart, so now it's like we're catching up on lost time." - Lauren Norris|
Courier Staff Writer
After spending two years in a long-distance relationship, Michael and Lauren Norris are much closer. In fact, they work right down the hall from each other.
Michael is the new third-grade teacher at Canaan Community Academy and Lauren, his wife, teaches kindergarten for the charter school. She started that job last year.
"It's great. I kind of joke around because we spent all last year apart, so now it's like we're catching up on lost time," Lauren said.
After two years of long distance, both say they're happy to be seeing more of each other.
"It's been great. It's not like we see each other all day. Which is good because we still have stuff to talk about on the way home," she said.
"The personal side is separate from the professional side," Michael added.
The couple met at Auburn University in Alabama nearly five years ago.
Lauren, the daughter of Tom and Mary Davee, said she followed her older sister to Auburn because they wanted attend college together.
"We were just college visiting when I was like a freshman in high school and she was a junior. We made a deal to go to Auburn together."
Michael attended the school because it was close to home.
After graduation, Lauren and Michael got jobs in their old hometowns, which are more than 600 miles apart when traveling Interstate 65.
"I used to say he lived just down the road," Lauren joked.
Over the next two years, the couple would visit each other on weekends and corresponding breaks, often meeting in the middle, around Nashville, Tenn.
After rings were bought and wedding plans were made, Michael started looking for a job near Madison.
"I lived in Alabama my whole life," he said. "So, she was kind of away from her family for about four years. I didn't think it was right to take her away again. We're both teachers, so it's pretty flexible. I can teach anywhere."
Being away from home isn't a big problem for the Alabama native. He says Madison and Canaan remind him a lot of his hometown.
"There's a lot of hills and farm land," Michael said.
After graduating from college, Michael started working the high school he attended, Monroe Academy in Alabama, which includes kindergarten through 12th grade.
It's a small school. He said they only graduated 30 seniors when he finished school.
"I mostly taught fifth and sixth grade last year," he said. "Now I'm teaching all subjects and kind of touching on it all."
"I feel like I get to help them more and get to interact with them more."
Lauren attended E.O. Muncie Elementary and Eggleston Elementary schools before attending the junior high school and high school in Madison.
"It's so fun to be back," she said. "I was more nervous for him to move to Madison, just being so far away from his home, than I was getting married."
The two tied the knot on July 13, at Madison Presbyterian Church, and they received a little help from Canaan for transportation.
A school bus, decked out with bows and signs, took the couple from the chapel to their reception.
"Even the bus driver supplied mirrors and hair spray," Lauren said.
"We just felt like, since we're both called to be teachers, it just felt like a nice little addition." Michael said.
On August 2nd, from 5-7 pm, the CCA hosted its annual Back to School Picnic and Meet the Teacher night. Families had the opportunity to drop off their school supplies, ask questions, meet the teachers and staff, see the improvements made to the school over the summer, and eat a picnic dinner served by the PTO.
The library is looking great thanks to its many new books meticulously catalogued by summer staff and volunteers.
Mr. Norris helps his students practice taking attendance on the new interactive white board. The white boards are in each classroom and are connected to the teacher's computer with internet access.
The PTO and community volunteers helped prepare and serve the picnic meal hot dogs, chips, and cookies/cupcakes. Check out the sunflowers and garden in the background! Mr. Norris will be leading the after school T.E.A.M time activity of "garden club" where students learn math, science, and other lessons using the gardens.
Ms. Stephanie Stalcup answers questions in her first grade classroom.
Back to School Picnic and Meet the Teacher Night
A "Back to School Picnic and Meet the Teacher Night" is planned for Friday, August 2, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. All families - enrolled and interested - are invited to ask questions, tour the school, meet the staff, enjoy some food, and learn what's coming in 2013/14! Back to School supply lists will be available on Family night, are posted on the Enrolled Students page of this site, and to our Facebook group.
As a reminder of what fun can be had at the CCA, here are some pictures from Field Day on the last day of school in May.
The administrative staff has been busy this summer continuing the work of establishing a new charter school. CCA staff and students will have several new toys and tools at their disposal, including Promethean Whiteboards in each classroom, thanks to the hard work of Deena, Mike, and Tara. Plans for the upcoming school year started last year and continue to be made as the first day of school approaches. The library was completely reorganized and stocked by Mrs. Patty Lee, and the building cleaned from top to bottom by Mrs. Ritz and family. The garden building was completed with the garage door by Lowe's employees and shelving by Mr. Michael Lundergan. Norbert Schafer and Mrs. Lundergan also tended to the garden so that it will be ready for fall lessons. Several new families were enrolled, and more are hoped to join with the addition of another school bus. The bus route is still be determined; for more information, please contact the school by stopping in Mon-Fri or calling 812-839-0003.
Ms. Davee, our Kindergarten teacher, and Mr. Norris, the new 3rd Grade teacher, were married in a beautiful ceremony on July 13th in downtown Madison. They traveled to the reception at Clifty Falls in style in the CCA bus! Kevin, our caring and devoted bus driver, had the bus stocked with hairspray, snacks, drinks, advil, a mirror and many other necessities. Congrats to the new couple!
In other exciting news, Mr. Morrison, our Sixth grade teacher, was hired as the new MCS head football coach. As noted in the local Madison Courier newspaper
, Mr. Morrison will be building on his experience as a football player and coach in leading the high school football team. The CCA is proud to see Mr. Morrison following his passion and taking on this responsibility and service for our community!
End of the Year Fun
As the end of the year is approaching, the students are taking part in several fun events. As a part of the "Making Good Choices" program, those students who have earned the privilege will take a trip to the Ten Pen Alley
in Madison for cosmic bowling. Good Choices is an incentive program that encourages making good choices in behavior. On May 23rd, the 4th graders will be attending the Heritage Days Program in Madison. And grades K-2 are headed to Clifty Falls State Park
for a picnic and educational activities.
Earlier in May, Mrs. Lundergan and her 3rd graders attended the "Lore of the Laughery" festival in Friendship, Indiana. As described on their website
, this festival is a "premier living history event, reflects and interprets the historical heritage of the area. Experience these colorful stories as they are told through the pageantry of recreated military units, working livestock, artisans and craftspeople, entertainers, Fife & Drum Corps, voyageurs, and encampments, all demonstrating the lifestyles of 1750-1812."
Each of these opportunities are made possible thanks to the hard work of those going "above and beyond" to bring great learning opportunities to local students. The CCA is grateful for the PTO, teachers, and event leaders for helping our students learn, have fun, and have a greater sense of place!
Teacher Appreciation Day
The Canaan PTO members recently showed the CCA teachers their appreciation through a catered lunch. Check out that spread!
The 4th grade class had an exciting week this week, with three new additions to their classroom. Ms. Noelle Duke, the 4th grade teacher, gave her students quite the science lesson through observing the hatching process right in the classroom!
Arts and Crafts Showcase of Talent
The CCA is celebrating arts week this week with the K-3 musical last Tuesday, and grades 4-6 will have their performance of "Indiana, that's where I belong" this Tuesday at 7 pm. In addition to the musicals, student art is displayed throughout the school. All are welcome to enjoy the enthusiasm of the students as they show off their creative works! Here are a few clips from the K-3 musical, "Recess, the Musical":
|5/9/2013 3:00:00 PM|
CCA presents show on Indiana's history
|Canaan Community Academy fourth through sixth graders, led by academy music teacher Charles Moman, rehearse songs from their upcoming performance of Moman’s “Indiana, That’s Where I Belong” on Wednesday. (Staff photos by Ken Ritchiefirstname.lastname@example.org)|
Courier Staff Writer
Fourth- through sixth-grade students at the CanaanCommunity Academy will get a chance to learn about Indiana's history during a performance of "Indiana, That's Where I Belong."
The show serves as a nine-song guide through state history, and touches on topics including Native Americans, the Underground Railroad, Abraham Lincoln and - of course - basketball.
"It touches on major parts of Indiana's history," said Charles Moman, music teacher at the academy.
Moman wrote the show while he was a teacher at the Seymour schools. Former Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman attended the first performance of the show in Seymour.
She enjoyed the show so much she brought Moman's students to perform the show before the state Senate.
The show has taken off from there. Moman guesses the show has been performed at more than 300 schools statewide by more than 50,000 students.
"It's been very, very popular," he said.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the CanaanCommunity Academy gym. The show is free and is expected to run about 45 minutes.
Our first year as the Canaan Community Academy is wrapping up, and what a year it has been! The fun, learning and growing is continuing right up until our last student day on May 31st.
Art Week - Spring Musicals
The spring musicals are quickly approaching. On May 7th, grades K-3 will perform the musical "Recess, the Musical" written by Mr. Moman. On May 14th, grades 4-6 will perform "Indiana, that's where I Belong". Both shows will start at 7 pm. The PTO will be holding a book fair as a fundraiser both nights as well. The musicals are part of the CCA "Art week" which will include a display of student artwork created in their weekly art class.
Families are invited to tour the school, learn about the CCA, and enroll their students each day until the end of school and by appointment over the summer. The lower grades are almost at capacity, so those with any interest should contact the school today! To encourage and educate parents, Mr. Moseng has been working hard to get the word out via bill boards such as the one below, newspaper, and radio ads. Current parents are also a great resource in learning more about the CCA.
Field trips and Special Events
Thanks to the fundraising of the PTO, parent volunteers, and teacher coordination, the CCA students continue to participate in field trips and special events. The primary grades recently traveled to the Cincinnati Zoo. The 3rd & 6th graders got the opportunity to learn about saving money thanks to a visit from River Valley Financial Bank. Andy Henry from Weather Pulse gave a presentation to the 5th & 6th graders about weather safety. Thanks to all who are going the extra mile to make school special for these children!
The school gardens have been planted by the students as a part of the Garden Club led by Vicki Lundergun and her parent volunteers. Volunteers will help maintain the gardens over the summer so that they will be ready for harvest and additional activities by students in the fall. All are invited to contact Norbert Schafer to volunteer or just show up at the school one day and pull some weeds. Get some exercise, help make the gardens better for students - it's a win-win!
The first annual CCA school fair was held in April. Karen and Cindi helped make an awesome meal in addition to serving breakfast and lunch for the students - a long day! The event was organized by the PTO and serves as one of its largest fundraisers of the year. Parents set up games that were played in exchange for tickets. The final event of the night was an auction that featured items donated by local businesses and baskets created by each classroom (thanks, teachers!). Thanks to the generosity of time and donations, fun memories were created as well as future learning opportunities for our kids.
Spring is here and the CCA is charging along! The school garden program has some great additions, the School Fair and Spring musicals are approaching, the first round of ISTEP is over, and the kids are happy to return outdoors for recess. Enrollment for 2013-2014 is also in full swing.
Open enrollment has begun, with the Kindergarten open house scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th from 1-5 pm. Families are invited to come see and learn about the school at any time during regular school day.
School Fair - April 19th
The first annual CCA School Fair will be held Friday, April 19th from 5 to 9 pm. The school fair will feature many of the familiar elements of a school fair including dinner, games and an auction. The auction will include gift baskets and donations from local businesses. It will also include tickets to local attractions like Connor Prairie, Cincinatti Zoo, Newport Aquarium, Indianapolis Children's zoo, Louisville Bats tickets, Reds tickets, and local restaurants! The PTO created a fishing supplies basket that will be auctioned as well. All are invited to come see their neighbors, have some fun, and support a great cause!
The Spring musicals are fast approaching. On May 7th, grades K-3 will perform the musical "Recess, the Musical" written by Mr. Moman. On May 14th, grades 4-6 will perform "Indiana, that's where I Belong". Both shows will start at 7 pm.
The school gardens are in full swing with several projects already completed and several more planned. Here are some pictures of what has been accomplished so far. Garden Club, the T.E.A.M. time activity under the direction of Vicki Lundergan, has started with students learning and working on garden projects. Vicki is aided by parent volunteers Julie Stockman and Angie Hall. Anyone who would like to complete a project or make a donation to the Garden Program, can simply drop that off at the school, contact the school, or speak to Norbert Schafer.
Gardens volunteer, Norbert Schafer, looking over the trays of plants that are growing in his greenhouse. Students planted seeds in these trays that will be used in the outdoor classroom boxes and sold as a fundraiser for the program.
The outdoor classroom built by local Boy Scout (and former Canaan student) Coltin Powers with fellow Boy Scouts as his Eagle Scout project.
The outdoor storage shed that was made possible thanks to a Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant and the long hours of some dedicated volunteers.
Michael Lundergan (left) who designed the shed, ordered the supplies, and led the build. John Hart (right) who worked with the school on the order, volunteered to help construct the shed, and brought along fellow Lowe's volunteers to help.
A "potato bed" built by Norbert Schafer. 5 different types of potatoes will be planted in this bed so that students can dig them up this fall.
Mrs. Fennig's 2nd grade class takes a tour of the gardens and work on observations.
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Canaan takes classroom outside
|Ryan Schafer gets help measuring boards from his son Jackson Schafer, 5, and Dalton LaVeck, 13, during a volunteer work day at Canaan Community Academy on Saturday. Volunteers built a storage building to hold supplies and equipment for the school gardens. The building project was made possible by a $4,550 grant from the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchieemail@example.com)|
|Scott Ruby helps build the frame of a storage building that will be used to hold supplies and equipment for the school gardens at Canaan Community Academy. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchiefirstname.lastname@example.org)|
Courier Staff Writer
Students at Canaan Community Academy will be getting their hands dirty next year. Last May, the charter school added an outdoor learning facility that will incorporate gardening into the school's curriculum.
Over the weekend, the school added a shed to go along with the new learning space.
The 12-by-20 foot outdoor storage shed will be used for gardening and landscaping supplies. Those supplies are needed because Coltin Powers - as part of his Eagle Scout project - built an outdoor learning lab for the school. The lab includes 12 small gardens.
Chief Academic Officer Deena Schafer said students will be able to use the gardens during a T.E.A.M time gardening club run by school teacher Vicki Lundergun, and in class as well.
"During team time (students have) been seeding trays to grow in the green house," Schafer said.
As of now, the plan is to grow corn, cherry tomatoes and basil to use in the school cafeteria. Any extra food would then be sold to help fund the outdoor lab.
"We're hoping it evolves into a self-supporting enterprise. We hope to make enough to pool back into tools and garden supplies," Schafer said.
Money for the new shed came from a Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant.
"Lowe's is not only supplying us with the money to purchase the lumber, but they're also sending at least eight volunteer employees with tools to help us build."
Schafer's daughter, Laura Schafer, applied for the grant in October. It was approved in January.
"The plan was to have gardens as part of the school at the beginning," Laura Schafer said. "We'll be able to use them in a variety of lessons."
So far, students have already seeded 25 trays that hold up to 125 seeds a piece. Those trays are currently residing in one of the school's green houses, and will be planted in the future.
To prepare for the gardens, Canaan Community Academy sent several school representatives, including Lundergun, to Granny's Garden School in Loveland, Ohio, to learn how to better use the land.
The non-profit educational organization collaborates with schools to offer hands-on learning in the gardens that fit with the school's curriculum.
Deena Schafer said the goal is to have cherry tomatoes ready to pick by next school year.
Tonight was another movie night at the CCA where all are invited to bring their lawnchairs or blankets and watch a movie projected on the gym wall. The PTO provides snacks and the CCA provides a great place for an easy family night out! The PTO is now planning the upcoming school carnival in April. More details to come!
The PTO also recently hosted a Valentine's dance for the kids. Events like movie nights and donations such as Box Tops for Education help the PTO provide fun opportunities for the kids at the CCA!
The PTO didn't stop there...they also help with field trips such as the recent 4th, 5th, and 6th grade trip to Louisville. The students watched the Jackie and Me, a play about a young boy who goes back in time to learn about Jackie Robinson and the struggles he faced as the first black man in professional baseball. This was followed by a nice meal at a restaurant overlooking Louisville!
The students recently put their Minds-In-Motion training and fundraising skills to good use with the Jump Rope for Heart event. As was noted in the Madison Courier, Jump Rope for Heart is a fundraising event that promotes physical activity, heart-healthy living and community service. More than $1,500 was raised by the school for the organization.
Teachers like to learn and grow as well! Ms. Duke, Mrs. Eder, and Mr. Morrison recently attended the HASTI Science Conference.
Speaking of learning, there's plenty of that happening at the CCA! Here are some more sights captured around the school...