- About CSCA
- Curriculum & Schedule
Chili’s will be hosting a CSCA Give Back Event on Tue, March 15 from 11 am to 10 pm. We get 15% of sales donated back to the school, IF the flyer is presented. It can be presented in hard copy or electronically. There are 4 participating locations around the city. ANYONE can present the flyer, so please distribute this widely. Thank you, Val, for coordinating this!
As for our school community, it would be fun to meet for dinner together in small groups or a larger group! This is a Spanish Club Tuesday, so after Spanish Club, anyone that would like to could meet at Chili’s near Cottonwood mall at 5:15. Val and I will be there with our families for sure. Feel free to participate there or at one of the other three participating locations. See attached flyer for details.
Along that note, if you find yourself at a restaurant that offers a give-back-donation such as this and wish to coordinate it, please let us know. We welcome your participation and are grateful!
For several months, we have been looking toward next year and where our location will be. While we do have a commercial realtor helping us find the perfect space of our own, we honor divine timing and process. When the time is right, we will grow into our own space; at the present moment, we are in process of negotiating rent to stay where we are. It has worked well, and we are working on perhaps an even better sharing arrangement for CSCA with High Desert Center for Spiritual Living. The HDCSL community has been wonderful to work with, and we like it here. It is safe, large, has play space options, ample parking, and more. It helps us, and them, for now.
Also, looking forward, we hope to grow our Life is Our Classroom program (Thursday field trips and service projects), so we have written a few grants with funding that in mind. Specifically, we are looking to purchase a 12-15 passenger van or shuttle. We would still need and accept volunteers on Thursday. We will see what happens!
Thanks for keeping our needs on your radar as you go about your day-to-day routine. Location and transportation. If you see or hear of anything that we may wish to consider, please feel free to share the info with us. You and your input are an important part of growing our community. Please also trust that the CSCA Board has the role of considering what is best for the whole community, and we lovingly operate with those needs in mind.
PRIMARY KIDS’ highlights from Ms. Holly:
INTERMEDIATE KIDS’ highlights from Ms. Val:
It was a busy week as the students continued work on their state or country research project. As of Wednesday, the students had all made significant progress, but still needed more time to complete it. The students are scheduled to present their project to the class on Wednesday, March 2, during our Literacy block. They are excited! I can’t wait to hear and see the finished products. The process is just important as the product, and it has been an interesting journey for most of them to go through such a long, extensive project. They are reflecting about themselves as learners and finding out what their strengths and challenge areas are.
Reminder- Next week on March 3, we will be staying at school to learn powerpoint while the primary students go to the Natural History Museum. We are all looking forward to this fun, interactive technology day. Also March 4th and March 11th are CSCA’s Parent-Teacher Conference Days. I am looking forward to talking with you about your child’s progress.
CSCA Reminders and Announcements:
PE bring yoga mat
Tue Dinosaur science begins!
Spanish Club 4-4:45
Violin, if applicable
Thur: Natural History Museum (primary students) and in-class technology class (intermediate)
Show and tell
Upcoming Field Trips:
March 3 Natural History Museum (primary) and in-class (intermediate)
March 10 Zoo
March 17 In-class service project (we are hoping “Zoo to You”)
March 24-31 No school, spring break
Reminders and Announcements:
The kids made a list of what we would like to collect, and we will collect items through Friday, March 11 (last day of P/T conferences):
We are in need of BACK-UP chaperones, parents who are willing to sign up as an on-call person for a Thursday, should the primary chaperone have an illness or emergency that day.
See you one of the next two Fridays for parent/teacher conference. There will most likely not be a newsletter those weeks, or at least not an extensive one, since we will get to talk face to face.
(505) 850-7916 school cell