CLASSICAL COLUMNS

MARCH 2021

KNOWLEDGE-A-THON

WHAT IS KAT? Knowledge-A-Thon -- commonly referred to as "KAT" -- is our school's chief fundraiser generating upwards of $20,000 to meet the wide-ranging needs of our students, classrooms, and facility. Due to the unusual school year we're experiencing, this year's KAT will look a little different than previous years. Each student is given a list of 50 questions and answers related to our Core Knowledge curriculum that will be taught or has already been taught this school year. Students study with their teachers and parents to prepare for KAT Day while collecting pledges from their families. For instance let's say Aunt Betty offers her niece a per question pledge of 50 cents. her niece will be asked 50 questions on KAT Day. If her niece gets 45 answers correct, her Aunt Betty will donate $22.50 (.50X45) to our school. Also, anyone can choose to give a straight dollar amount instead of a per question pledge. Unlike many other potential school fundraisers involving selling products or coupons, KAT is a low-cost, high-profit fundraiser that promotes our curriculum and guarantees that 100% of what students earn goes directly to Classical School.



Week of March 22nd:


  • Parents will receive KAT information including the schedule, questions, and pledge sheet.
  • Poster paper will be available for pick up from the school.


Week of April 5th:


  • Students drop off their completed posters to the office or homeroom teacher


Week of April 12th:


  • Lottery Lollapalooza


Week of April 19th:


  • Quizlet Live/Games


KAT Day: April 28th!!

WHAT WILL BE DONE WITH THE KAT FUNDS?

Money raised in this year's KAT will be used for:



  • Classroom supplies
  • Classroom chairs, rugs, tables, etc. (maintenance & updates)
  • Teacher conference expenses
  • Instrument storage
  • Acoustical ceiling panels for Forum
  • Tables/carpets for stage
  • Concrete pads/shed

SHOWCASE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE KAT BOOKLET

For only $25.00/half-page ad or $50.00 for a full-page ad, you can showcase your business in the KAT booklet.


Over 300 Classical families view this booklet during March and April -- it's wonderful exposure for your business and a great way to support Classical School.


Simply send in your business card/ad copy and a check (written out to Classical School) in an envelope labeled Linda Kemps (KAT).


Submissions are due to Classical by March 5, 2021.

SPRING PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Spring Parent-Teacher conferences for K-8 will be held virtually Tuesday, March 2nd, 3:30-7:00 PM (elementary) and 3:45-6:00 pm (middle school) and Thursday, March 4th, 3:30-6:45 (elementary) and 3:45-6:00 pm (middle school).


Please contact your child/ren's teacher directly if you have not set up a conference time and would like to do so.

CCSA BOARD MEETING

Please put the March CCSA Board meeting on your calendar:


Thursday, March 18th


More information will be conveyed in an email as we get closer.

GOING ON VACATION?

If you are planning a vacation and your child(ren) will be out of school two or more days, please complete a Notification of Absence form at least 10 days in advance. Forms can be found in the school office or online at http://classicalcharter.com under Parent Resources/Forms.

DROP OFF/PICK UP REMINDERS

For safety reasons please refrain from dropping off and picking up students in the staff parking lots. Students should be dropped off/picked up on either the Durkee Street or Capitol Drive terraces. Also, remember to pull up to keep the flow of traffic moving. Thank you!

CLASSICAL SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR

Eighth grade students will be presenting their science fair projects on Tuesday, March 16th. Projects include experiments, demonstrations, research, collections, and explanations of scientific apparatuses. Students spend two months working on their project and are judged on scientific thought and creativity.

APPLETON NORTH SPIRIT STORE

For any families interested in ordering Appleton North Lightning apparel, go to https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/wisconsin/appleton/appleton-north-high-school.

SPELLING BEE

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee contestants:


Natalie Miller and Darshan Sivasamy tied for 7th place

Madeline Loken placed 8th

Derek Jia placed 10th


We are so proud of you all!

CLASSICAL FUNDRAISER: SCRIP

A great way to easily raise money for Classical School is to purchase gift cards (Scrip). To get started download the RaiseRight app on your phone or go to ShopWithScrip.com on your computer. The enrollment code to use is 3E777A8172L82.


If you have any questions, please contact Rolando Sanchez at 920-279-7042/rxs227@gmail.com or Chris Van Ryzin 920-858-7955/vanryzinchrist@gmail.com.