CLASSICAL COLUMNS

February 2021

FEBRUARY CCSA BOARD MEETING

Please join us for the upcoming CCSA Board meeting on Thursday, February 18th. Logon details to follow.

NEW FACES AT CLASSICAL

Please help us welcome our new staff members this year:


Kathy Alan -- 7/8 Choir

Andrew Alba -- AM Parapro (EEN)

Julie Brown -- Band

Chelsey Burke -- AM Assistant Secretary

Chris Chapman -- Speech

Emily Freymiller -- PM Parapro (Office)

Heather Krumnow-Hueholt -- Psychologist

Irina Lorenz -- Parapro

Kayt Phillips -- Grade 6

Stacey Rottier -- Nurse

Miranda Rueb -- Parapro (Isolation Room)

NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Classical School's application period for the 2021-2022 school year started on December 1, 2020 and runs through February 19, 2021. A completed application must be returned by February 19th for any siblings, including incoming kindergarteners, of current K-8 Classical School students. Only those applications for siblings returned by February 19th will receive priority in the lottery for enrollment placement or waiting list order. Applications received after February 19th will not be included in the lottery and those students will be added to the end of any waiting list for their grade in the order applications are received.


The online application may be accessed here: http://www3.aasd.k12.wi.us/CharterApp/. Alternatively, paper applications are available from the school office.


Please see the school website if you have questions about the lottery process or contact Joanne Bielmeier at mailto:bielmeierjoann@aasd.k12.wi.us.

SECOND QUARTER HONOR ROLL

Congratulations to the following middle school students who are on the second quarter honor roll:


7th Grade

Highest Honors - 3.90-4.00

Madison Clifton

Taylor Meisel

Natalie Miller

Spencer Munson

Lukas Nahm

Maya Pack

Darshan Sivasamy


With Honors - 3.33-3.89

Utsuk Adhikari

Ella Albright

Sarthak Bhattarai

Giulia Capisani

Anna Chen

Chloe Cronin

Maria Ganser

Lindsay Heimerman

Addison Lam

Anneliese Olson

Dipson Paudel

Sophia Scherwinski

Isabella Stevenson

Harshavardhanan Vivekanandan

Hanish Vunnam

Ava Wickesberg


8th Grade

Highest Honors - 3.90-4.00

Rhianna Amador

Riya Butala

Ava Dietrich

Elena Eubank

Supratik Gajavelli

Taylor Lemire

Smarika Marasini

Payton Running

Gabrielle Stern

Abraham Tomori

Aidan Wiley


With Honors - 3.33-3.89

Azzahraa Abdelazim

Isaac Albers

Quincy Bielmeier

Austin Chosa

Rowan Cihlar

William Delfosse

Ella DeVantier

Shaista Kakarla

Brooke Kohler

Avery Lemire

Anya Leschke

Sholamipe Olaniregun

Natalie Roe

Addison Schneider

Griffin Schroeder

Akshaya Sivakumar

Charles Slovick

Liana Sonntag

Maya Tallroth

Jade Wood

CONGRATULATIONS, SPELLING BEE CONTESTANTS

Congratulations to our virtual spelling bee winners:


Madeline Loken, Grade 5, with the winning word of "Lutheran"

Darshan Sivasamy, Grade 7, with the winning word of "Irreversible"

Derek Jia, Grade 6, with the winning word of "Mustache"

Natalie Miller, Grade 7, with the winning word of "Engrossed"


Our Fabulous Four will now advance to Regionals and we wish them good luck!

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).


ELEMENTARY STUDENTS: Parents of elementary students should sign up for a 15-minute virtual conference with their child’s homeroom teacher. Due to limited spots, please do not schedule a conference with your child’s reading or math teacher on conference nights. You may choose to email your child’s reading or math teacher directly if you would like to set up a conference at a different time.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS: Middle School conferences will be held by teacher or parent request only. If you do not receive a request for a conference, you do not need to sign up for conferences. However, you may sign up for a conference if you wish to speak with a specific teacher. Middle School homeroom teachers will be sending individual invites to students for whom teachers would like to request a conference.

Please use the following link to sign up for virtual conferences: https://signup.com/go/BAibmzf

SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION

In the event that school is cancelled due to inclement weather, classes will not be held either in person or virtually for that day. Important information may be announced on local radio and TV stations. AASD uses the radio and TV stations listed below to inform families of such schedule changes as quickly as possible. Please avoid calling district or school offices during such emergency situations. This seriously disrupts our phone lines and makes it difficult to make vital outgoing calls.


91.5 FM WEMY

1150 AM WHBY

91.9 FM WEMI

1280 AM WNAM

94.7 FM WZOR

1450 AM KFIZ

95.9 FM WKSZ

1490 AM WOSH

96.9 FM WWWX

1570 AM WSCO

96.5 FM WQLH

99.5 FM WPKR

103.9 FM WVBO

104.3 FM WECB

105.7 FM WAPL

107.5 FM WDUZ


WGBA-NBC 26

WBAY-TV Ch2

WFRV-TV Ch 5

WLUK-Fox 11


The following websites also contain school cancellation information: http://www.aasd.k12.wi.us and http://ww.postcrescent.com.

KNOWLEDGE-A-THON (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 and classrooms.


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 (.50 X 45) 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!!

CLASSICAL SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR

Classical School's middle school Science Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Stay tuned for more information.

VALENTINE'S DAY

In order to keep our students safe, we will not be trading valentine cards this year.

4K ENROLLMENT BEGINS

If your child will be 4-years-old on or before September 1, 2021, online enrollment for 4K will begin Monday, February 1, 2021. For more information go to http://4k.aasd.k12.wi.us/our_school/registration.

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH ESSAY CONTEST

If you have a 6-8 grader interested in entering the Women's History Month Essay, attached is the entry form with more information.


Prizes will be awarded:


First Place $100

Second Place $ 50

Honorable Mention $ 25


Entry deadline is February 26, 2021.



APPLETON TECHNICAL ACADEMY (ATECH)

Do you know a student who enjoys hands-on learning? Appleton Technical Academy (ATECH) is a charter school located in Appleton West High School, and the curriculum is not at all what you remember about "shop class." Industry leaders right here in the Fox Valley report the demand for highly skilled, experienced manufacturing and technical professionals is at an all-time high. The ATECH Advantage delivers customized education and specialized training to students through in-depth, hands-on projects, and real-world experience to prepare them for a meaningful technical career. ATECH is now accepting applications for grades 9-12 for the 2021-2022 school year. For more information or to apply, visit: https://atech.aasd.k12.wi.us/ and check out ATECH's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AppletonTechnicalAcademy/.