Concord Academy Petoskey News

March 2023

Director's Corner

Happy March Concord Students and Families,

It's hard to believe that we only have 4 months of school left in this school year! We continue to believe in keeping our students and families up-to-date on the happenings around here. In this newsletter, you will find all that you need to know to help keep you informed about all of the wonderful events and day-to-day life here at Concord Academy Petoskey. Please come back to this newsletter anytime you need to review the information that has been shared.

Please feel free to contact me anytime by email at

"A kind word is like a spring day." ~Russian Proverb

Concord Petoskey School Calendar

To find the most up-to-date information, please click on the button to check out our school calendar.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

This coming Wednesday, March 1st all of our students will have a half-day of school, dismissal time is 11:50 am.

Conferences will be held IN-PERSON on Wednesday, March 1st from 1:00 - 3:00 pm and 4:00 - 6:00 pm. If you are unavailable to attend in person or you would prefer a virtual or phone conference please contact your child's teacher to request one.

Conferences are a great opportunity to talk with your child's teacher in regard to their academic progress. Our school-based therapist will also be available during conferences. Our Special Education and/or Title One teachers are available via email should you like to speak with them.

Sign-up will close at 12 pm (noon) on Tuesday, February 28th. Click on the link below to sign up now for a time slot!

Thank you!


Click here to sign up now!

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2023

April 10: DK-4 Report Cards will come home in your student's Monday folder.

April 10: 5-12 grades are available on PowerSchool. If you would like a printed copy of your student's Report Card you can request one from the front office. Mrs. Merrill will print one and send it home with your student.

MSBOA Band Festival

The Middle School Symphonic band and High School band will be performing on Friday, March 3rd at Petoskey Middle School. Information was sent home a few weeks ago and emailed this week. The Middle School Band will be leaving Concord at 3:30 pm. If you are able to help drive students or pull the trailer to Petoskey Middle School please email

Mr. DeSimone at

Dual Enrollment

Effective April 1, 1996, Public Act 160 and Public Act 258 of 2000, created the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act, commonly referred to as dual enrollment.

This law directs school districts to assist students in paying tuition and fees for courses at Michigan public or private colleges or universities. Dual enrollment is an exciting opportunity for your child to be exposed to post-secondary education.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • College Readiness: Social maturity and personal responsibility
  • Students must be enrolled in at least one high school class at Concord and have at least one parent/guardian who is a resident of this state
  • Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Students must have approval by the director of Concord Academy indicating dual enrollment eligibility, and the director may make exceptions to the above requirements

Students in grades 10-12 may be eligible for dual enrollment. We will hold an information session after Spring Break for eligible students. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Wagner,

March is Reading Month

Are you wild about reading? We certainly are! March is Reading Month and our theme this year is "Wild About Reading". We'll be celebrating all month long with all-school read-alouds, crafts, special guests, and more! Keep the fun going at home with extra reading time, getting a library card, or donating gently used books to the CAP library. We'll also be dressing up on Thursdays with the theme of each book:

March 2nd- Dress up as a bird or a bus driver for "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus"

March 9th- Dress in pink or blue for "Elephant and Piggie: Can I Play, Too?"

March 16th- Wear your favorite hat for "Cat in the Hat"

March 23rd- Dress up as your favorite animal for "Brown Bear, Brown Bear"

Contact your student's teacher or CFA Secretary Emily Sedestrom at for more information. Happy reading!

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Class of 2024 Fundraiser

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Celebrate Pi Day with a piece of pie!

In memory of Concord Academy Petoskey’s MS/HS Math and Science Teacher, Ken Bartley, we will be selling slices of pie to eat on Pi Day on Tuesday, March 14!

Please order a piece of pie for your child. You can also order full pies if you would prefer. Any extra donations are greatly appreciated. Order forms will be coming home in Monday folders and/or with your student. The proceeds will go to science/math camp scholarships and/or classroom science/math enrichment. ORDERS MUST BE IN AND PAID FOR BY MONDAY, MARCH 6th, 2023.

Save the Date!

On Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 at 5:30 pm we will host our annual kindergarten round-up and registration night. Please help us spread the word by telling your friends!

Wednesdays Are For Pizza!

Every Wednesday students can order pizza for $1 per slice. Choices are pepperoni, ham, or cheese, and bottles of water are also available for $1. Orders are placed with students' teachers by 8:15 am. Proceeds benefit the Concord Band Program.

Thursdays Are For Sandwiches!

Every Thursday, students can order lunch from Mancino's for $5. Lunches include a sandwich (turkey or ham *condiments available on the side), a bag of Lay's Potato Chips, and a Chocolate Chip Cookie. Orders must be placed with Ms. Whitley by 8:00 am. All proceeds will go to fund Concord activities and events.

A HUGE thank you to Concord parent Ryan Cottrell at Mancino’s of Petoskey for providing this delicious lunch for our students!

Shopping locally?

McLean and Eakin Bookstore will donate 10% of your purchase to the school of your choice. Just mention Concord Academy when checking out. Funds go to help support our school library.

Contact our school librarian, Shawna Messing @

Our Mission

We will provide an inspiring and challenging K-12 educational environment conducive to the development of critical and creative thinking through the integration of the fine arts into the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEAM), utilizing project based instruction and multi-age experiences.

Community Programs and Services

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