Concord Academy Petoskey News

May 2022

Director's Corner

Hello Concord Students and Families,

As we near the end of the 2021-2022 school year, the staff would like to wish each and every one of you a wonderful summer and thank you for all of your support during this school year! Please know that we are honored that you share your children with us. We are truly grateful to live and work in such a supportive and wonderful community. We look forward to seeing you and your child at the start of the 2022-23 school year!

"It always seems impossible until it's done." ~Nelson Mandela

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May 6/7 - MS Robotics Competition*

May 9-13 - Charter School Week*
May 9 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Raven Hill

May 11 - 5th Grade Field Trip with Little Traverse Conservancy
May 17 - DK Field Trip to Mancino's & MS/HS (6-12) Field Trip to the Bowling Alley

May 18 - K Field Trip to Mancino's
May 19 - Elementary (DK-5) Field Trip to the Bowling Alley

  • 5:30 pm - Board of Director's Meeting
May 24 - Field Trip to Offield Nature Preserve/Petoskey State Park

May 26 - Seniors' Last Day
May 27 - School-wide Assembly with Cameron Zvarra from Brain Break

  • Half Day of School (dismissal time is 11:50 am for ALL)
May 30 - Memorial Day: NO SCHOOL

June 2/3 - 7 pm Jungle Book at Bay View Auditorium
June 5 - 2 pm Class of 2022 Graduation in the Performing Arts Center (CAP)
June 10 - Last Day of School/Half Day (dismissal time is 11:50 am for ALL)

*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.

Charter School Week

The annual Charter Schools Week project brings hundreds of charter school supporters together to stand up for the diversity, innovation, passion, and success that Michigan's charter schools offer students across the state.

Please join the celebration by wearing your Concord Academy Petoskey swag this

Monday, May 9th.

#ChartersLead Letters

On behalf of the MI charter school community, schools & advocates from across the Mitten are encouraged to participate by "writing" a letter to MI legislators. Our students have been busy this week creating hand-written letters and drawings that will be hand-delivered to MI legislators on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Please join us in letting lawmakers know just how amazing charter schools are by clicking on the button below and filling in the form. Thank you for your support!

#ChartersLead Letter

3 Simple Questions: Your Name, Your School, and Why You Love Your Charter School

Concord Family Association

Our Fundraiser is Happening Now!

When you and your friends and family support the Concord Family Association you support students and teachers! Every purchase sends 40% to our cause! Click on the button below to make a purchase. Visit to register your student as a seller. Fundraised will run now through May 17th.

This year, CFA has organized and/or paid for:

  • Trunk or Treat
  • Holiday Festivities
  • March Reading Month
  • High School Class vs Class Competitions
  • Field Trips
  • Classroom Resources
  • Resources for Robotics Team
  • Upcoming End of School Activities

The Concord Family Association, Staff, and Students appreciate your support!


CFA is very excited to let you know that they will be providing a school-wide field trip to Northern Lights Recreation for 1.5 hours of bowling fun. Here are the details:

  • MS/HS - Tuesday, May 17th
  • Elementary - Thursday, May 19th
  • Please Note: Students must be picked up from Northern Lights at 2:45. No unattended students may stay past the pick-up time regardless of age/driving status.
  • Please remember to turn in your permission slip as soon as possible
    • A Volunteer Form needs to be filled out by any parent/caretaker/student driver with the front office. A copy of their driver's license and proof of insurance is also needed.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Bolinger at

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Social and Emotional Learning

I have missed writing the last few months when we have talked about Kindness, Perseverance, Communication (including learning to express oneself with an "I" statement) and Problem Solving. In May we will focus K-12 on College and Career Readiness and completing work in Xello. We will celebrate the decisions of our Seniors!

Sandwich Program

I hope you have all enjoyed this amazing collaboration this year. If you happen to get into Parkside Deli in Petoskey this summer you could also personally express your gratitude to Chef Sarah. The last day of sandwiches will be Thursday May 26th.


Are you in need of any groceries? We will need to clear out our Concord Corner by the end of the year. Please let me know.

Joelle L. Drader MD, MA, LPC

Professional School Counselor

231-439-6800 x1019 (option 4)

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday (am)

Donations Requested

  • The CAP Elementary Art Program is seeking donations of new or gently used LEGO classic brick sets. Please contact Mrs. Zoerhof if you have any questions ( Thank you so much!

  • Our 6th-12th grade classrooms would also like to request donations of tissues.

Important Chromebook Reminder

Please help us to make sure that students' Chromebooks are charged at home and brought to school every day. Students need their Chromebooks every day, especially during testing season, and unfortunately, there are just not enough outlets in the school to plug them all in.

Thank you for your help!

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.

Board of Directors

Concord Academy Petoskey Board of Directors is currently looking for anyone interested in joining. Please see below for more information or contact the Board of Directors President, Jessica McGuiness at
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Community Programs and Services

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Summer Opportunities Galore!

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