We are happy to offer CA-branded Patagonia products again this year! This order form includes a list of items available with prices and an area to place an order. This year, we are also offering shipping parents who would prefer it. These items will be charged to your student’s bookstore account. Orders will close at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13.
Community Weekends are designated weekends when the Student Life Office hosts programming that has historically attracted many students. We designate these weekends Community Weekends so families can plan for times when their child(ren) will spend at least a portion of their weekend enjoying the activities at CA and engaging with the community. We continue this emphasis to align with research that engagement with the school community outside the classroom creates positive academic and socioemotional outcomes for students. Our first Community Weekend was this past weekend, September 6-8. The remaining weekends will be held September 13-15, January 10-12, March 27-29, and May 15-17.
An evening with Lynn Lyons, LICSW, “Managing Anxiety at School and Home,” TONIGHT, September 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m., P.A.C.
A reminder to join us tonight for the Lynn Lyons event on managing anxiety. For those unable to attend in person, this event will be available via live stream at https://www.diginovations.com/ca-parents-meeting-0-0. Please also be reminded of the CA Parents Welcome Gathering held beforehand from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. in the Smith Room.
The Homestay Network is a group of local CA parents who volunteer a bed in their homes for visiting out-of-town CA parents/families, alumnae/i and friends. The Homestay Network is used throughout the year, especially during specific family-oriented times such as the upcoming Family Weekend. If you are visiting and looking for a place to stay during Family Weekend, please reach out to Antonia von Gottberg P’21, firstname.lastname@example.org. Local CA families can sign up to be a Homestay Network host online, or please contact Antonia. Thank you!
The Fall Visual Arts Portfolio Workshop will be held Tuesday, September 17, at 6:00 p.m. in the Trudy Room. Seniors who are thinking about the role of visual art in their college experience, in any capacity, are strongly encouraged to attend.
Interested in getting involved in our vibrant performing arts community? Are you a boarding parent looking for ways to participate? Please consider donating snacks to be used for tech week and post-performance receptions as we celebrate our talented students and their hard work. Any and all contributions are appreciated and will be used throughout the year at over a dozen performances! You may contribute here. Thanks in advance for your help!
Marking the Start of Concord Academy’s 98th School Year, Convocation Focused on Learning as Individuals and in Community
On September 3, the CA community gathered for Convocation. Rick Hardy, head of school; Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65, president of the Board of Trustees; and Vedika Sharma ’20, student head of school, made remarks. Jon Waldron, coach of CA’s cross-country and track and field teams, gave the Convocation address.
“Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had the relaxing and fulfilling summer that you deserve. I am honored to welcome you back to CA and hope you’re as excited as I am for what’s in store for us this year.” Click through to read the full 2019 Convocation remarks by Student Head of School Vedika Sharma ’20.