Concord Academy Petoskey News

October 2022

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Can you believe that Fall is here already?! September has flown by!

One of the things that I value most about Concord Academy Petoskey is the sense of community. Strong bonds between school, family, and community are the basis of that foundation and I sincerely appreciate all of the collaboration that keeps things running smoothly. Many thanks in advance for your continued active engagement in your child’s learning.

Please feel free to contact me anytime by email at

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." ~Albert Einstein

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Important Upcoming Dates:

  • October 3: Concord Family Association Meeting at 3:15 pm
  • October 20: Board of Directors Meeting at 5:30 pm
  • October 25: 11th/12th Grade Visit Northwestern Michigan College*
  • October 27: Lakeshore Picture Day*
  • October 31: Character Dress Up Day*
  • November 1 - NO SCHOOL (ALL Students)
  • November 4: Quarter 1 Ends*
  • November 9: 1/2 Day of School (ALL Students Dismissed at 11:50 am)/Parent-Teacher Conferences

*More information can be found below.

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

COVID-19 and Other Illnesses

We continue to follow current CDC guidelines for isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19. If you have tested positive for Covid-19, please adhere to the following:

Day 1 is the first full day AFTER the day your symptoms started.

  • You may end isolation after 5 days if you had symptoms and they are improving and you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).

  • Continue to isolate if your symptoms are NOT improving until:

    • You are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).

    • Your symptoms are improving.

  • Regardless of when you end isolation, please wear a high-quality mask indoors around others at home and in public until at least day 11.​

Please let us know your intended date of return once you are fever-free and symptoms are improving.

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Wednesdays Are For Pizza!

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

Picture Day will be Thursday, October 27th!

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It's College Application Month!

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Financial Aid 101

In addition to the recently announced Financial Aid 101 webinars that will be offered on Tuesday evenings in October and November, MI Student Aid has prepared a video recording of their Financial Aid 101 presentation, found here:

NCMC College Fair

NCMC will hold its annual College Fair on Wednesday, October 5th from 6:00-7:30. This is a drop-in event and great for all ages to participate!

11th & 12th Grade visits Northwestern Michigan College

Students will leave CAP at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25th, to tour the campus of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. The students will tour the campus and receive lunch courtesy of NMC. We should return to school by 2 p.m. Students will have an English assignment leading up to and after the event, therefore; students are expected to attend this field trip to receive a grade related to research and group collaboration per educational standards.

A permission slip will be sent home with students this Tuesday, October 4th. Drivers are needed to transport students to NMC. Please return them ASAP.

Please contact Susan Athearn ( with any questions.

Concord Family Association (CFA)

October CFA Meeting

Our October CFA meeting will be on Monday, October 3rd at 3:15 pm in Mrs.Bolinger's classroom. Please email Emily Sedestrom at with any questions.

Little Ceasar's Pizza Kit Fundraiser

It's time to order Little Caesars Pizza Kits! The Little Ceasar's Pizza Kit Fundraiser kicked off this past Monday the 19th. Order forms are due on Wednesday, October 5th, and orders will be delivered the week of the 24th. Want to order online, click the button below and enter fundraiser #411331. Thank you for helping us raise money to support our students and staff!

Character Dress Up Day & Trunk or Treat!

Character Dress Up Day is a Concord tradition! Students are encouraged to come to school dressed as a character from their favorite book on Monday, October 31st. Please keep in mind that we are a DK-12 building when selecting your book character costume.

Where: Concord’s front grassy area

Who: Concord families

When: Monday, October 31st, 1 pm - 2:30 pm

A new tradition we’d like to continue is to have a “Character Dress Up Day” Trunk or Treat experience for our students DK-12! We are looking for Concord families to decorate their trunks and pass out goodies. Please click the link to sign up to be part of this fun day!

Questions? Can’t be there for the event but you would like to donate?

Email Mr. DeSimone

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.

Important School Phone Numbers

Main Office - 231-439-6800
  • Attendance - Mrs. Merrill *option 1
  • Enrollment Office - Ms. Wagner *option 2
  • Business Manager - Mrs. Coy *option 3
  • Behavioral Health Specialist - Mrs. Carpenter *option 5

Community Programs and Services

4-H Opportunity

4-H is the largest youth development organization empowering youth with the

skills to lead for a lifetime. Come have fun with kids from age 5 to 18 years of

age. You’ll learn life skills such as leadership and responsibility all while learning

how to raise/show and sell many different types of farm animals. Even if you live in town, there are opportunities for you to raise an animal but house it elsewhere.

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in craft activities, hayrides, corn mazes, and

Exploration Days at MSU along with many other activities.

If you are interested in joining our club or just curious and just have questions, please contact Mrs. Coy at

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After School Option

The Petoskey Field House has activities to keep your kids busy after school and they're right in our backyard! Check out the $30 per child unlimited pass and let us know, we're more than happy to see that they make it through the field for their rock climbing, turf field, bounce houses, free arcade and so much more!
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