Elementary School Newsletter

March Edition

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Important Dates


National Women’s History Month/Irish-American Heritage Month

3/1/23- 3/10/23 Scholastic Book Fair

3/2/23 ES Honors Breakfast (9 AM- Invitation Only)

3/6/23-3/10/23 Read Across America Week

3/6/23 Read Across America Kick-Off Assembly (K-4th)

3/16/23 CAP High School Visit (8th Grade Students)

3/17/23 Founder’s Day: No School

3/23/23 American Red Cross Blood Drive (9 AM-2 PM)

3/28/23 STEAM Night (5 PM-7 PM)

3/29/23 Career Day

3/30/23-3/31/23 3rd Quarter Exams (5th-8th)

3/31/23 End of the Third Quarter

Counseling Corner

Talk with your Child about the Dangers of Vaping

According to the American Heart Association, “Over 5 million teens use e-cigarettes – more than double the number two years ago. At least one out of every four high-school students is vaping. And kids across the country are becoming addicted to nicotine.”

Studies have shown that vaping in adolescents has been linked to poor sleep quality, poor learning and academic performance, increased aggression and impulsive behavior, impaired memory and increased depression. In addition to the physical damage vaping can cause, it can also make it difficult for a student to accomplish their goals.

Need help starting the conversation with your student? Check out the CDC’s tip sheet which can help you talk to your child about the dangers and health risks of vaping.


Parental Family Engagement News


Event: Digital Literacy Workshop with Girls Inc.

Date: Thursday, March 23rd
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm (via Zoom)

*To RSVP click here.


Event: Autism Fair

Date: Sunday, April 30th

Time: 12:00-4:00 pm

RSVP please click here.

*RSVP required for CAP families*


Event: BINGO Night

Date: Friday, May 19th

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

*To RSVP please click here.

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Important Information

Absence Notes

It's the law; when your child is absent from school, please remember to send in a note. For convenience, you may also simply send an email to absent@communityacademy.org.

Flexible Instructional Days (FIDs)
Important Information: It is not expected that CAP will have traditional snow days this year. Instead, if the school needs to close using a Flexible Instructional Day (FID) for snow or another safety-related reason, students will complete schoolwork at home. Students must submit work for attendance. Click here for more details: New and Important: Snow Days vs. FIDs.

Dean's Den


The Bruin Pride trait of the month for March is SELF - DISCIPLINE.

Self Discipline is the ability to control yourself and to make yourself work hard or behave in a particular way without needing anyone else to tell you what to do.


Parents for Students in Grades 1-6: The Enrollment period for the flat rate is now closed. No other applicants are being accepted. If you have enrolled, please remember you must complete the MONTHLY payment form at the end of EVERY month, in order to receive payment by clicking the link below. Also, please note that the first payment may take up to 60 days to process.

Payment Form


Students MUST be in full uniform each day - this includes ties, sweater (1st-8th)/blazer(grades 7th-8th) and proper school shoes. Gym uniforms must be a CAP gym shirt, or college bound shirt , navy blue CAP sweat pants and ALL black sneakers - no exceptions.

Nurse's Nook

Physical Examinations

The Department of Health requires physical examinations for students in grades *Kindergarten or 1st grade, 6th grades. Please, submit forms via email to schoolnurse@communityacademy.org

Physical Form

Medication Form

Dental Examinations

The Department of Health requires dental examinations for students in grade *Kindergarten or 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 7th grade. Please, submit dental forms via email to schoolnurse@communityacademy.org

Dental Form


Immunizations records are required for students Kindergarten, 1st grade, 7th grade. If your student is exempted from vaccines, please send in a copy of the exemption form. Please submit immunization records to the health office via email to schoolnurse@communityacademy.org

Please have your health care provider complete the physical and dental examination forms and return to the health office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Health Office at (215) 533-6700 extension 1136.

Community Corner


We hope you are as excited for the start of this Spring's Lighthouse Youth Esports season as we are!
Before the fun begins we wanted to go over some details.


March 28, 2023 (6 to 10 years old)

March 29th, 2023 (11 to 13 years old)

March 30th, 2023 (14 to 17years old)


Tuesday (6 to 10 years old),

Wednesday (11 to 13 years old)

Thursday (14 to 17 years old)

TIMES: 3:50 PM - 5:50 PM

WHERE: The Somerset Community Center 141 W Somerset St Philadelphia, PA 19133

Use this LINK TO REGISTER NOW (Lighthouse Esports) before spots fill up.

Please get in touch with us if you need any clarification or have any questions!

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Community Academy Website

Please check out the CAP website for important information and upcoming events.

Bruin's Den

If you need to purchase items from the school store, we encourage you to order it online and the items will be delivered to your child. In the Notes section please write your child's first and last name and Homeroom. Thank you.

Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School

If you have any questions regarding the information in this newsletter please contact Ms. Muhammad, Assistant to the Principal.