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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FUN EVENTS IN DECEMBER!

Tuesday, December 12th - Winter Music Performance (Grades 1 - Mrs. Cullers, 2nd - Mrs. Sandoval and 6th, 7th, and 8th) from 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. in the Cafeteria
Thursday, December 14th - Winter Music Performance (Grades 4th - Mrs. Stoddard and Mr. Crofford & 5th- Mr. Keltner, Mrs. Leitner and Ms. Packard) from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria
Friday, December 15th - Classroom Holiday Parties (teachers will send home information specific to each of their classes)

These are just the beginning of our performances and activities at CMA, so if your cadet is not involved, they will have opportunities coming up in the Spring.  Happy Holidays from CMA!


The USO on Fort Carson is also hosting some great holiday events:  http://bit.ly/2nLvSxG  


MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS PARENT MEETING - DECEMBER 13

Great news! We are all set to get our Middle School Athletics program started in the D11 league. Boys Basketball will begin after the Winter Break and will be followed by Girls Volleyball in March.


If your 6th, 7th, or 8th grade son is interested in basketball, please plan to attend our Parent Meeting on Wednesday, December 13th at 5:00 pm in the Middle School Collaboration Space. This meeting will be brief to honor busy schedules; however, questions, concerns and expectations will be addressed. Paperwork will be available as well as face to face time with our Coach, Athletic Director and Principal.  If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Kat Burgess at burgess.k@coloradomilitaryacademy.org. 

• Practices will be held at the Hilltop Baptist Church (Palmer Park and Peterson Road)
• We participate in D11
• Fees will be on a sliding scale aligned with free/reduced lunch
• Paperwork will be available on-line soon and packets available at school
• Athletes are required to have a physical, turn in all paperwork and maintain passing grades
• Transportation to and from practices and to sporting events is parental responsibility.

MIDDLE SCHOOL TUTORING 
If your Middle School cadet is in need of tutoring, our Middle School teachers will be offering tutoring sessions before school and after school.  Please select the green button below to see a list of subjects, dates and times.  If you have any questions regarding tutoring sessions, please contact the teacher directly.





TOY DRIVE - NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 15

CMA will be participating in a Toy Drive benefiting​ ​UC Health​ ​Emergency​ ​Departments. Toys,​ ​games​ ​and​ ​activities​ ​are​ ​especially​ ​important​ ​in​ ​the​ ​medical​ ​setting.​ ​They provide​ ​a​ ​normal​ ​and​ ​playful​ ​environment​ ​for​ ​patients.​ ​Donated​ ​items​ ​are​ ​used throughout​ ​the​ ​year​ ​helping​ ​children​ ​deal​ ​with​ ​a​ ​sometimes​ ​challenging​ ​experience.  Your help in supporting this program would be greatly appreciated.  Please see the flyer for more details regarding this Toy Drive.  There will be a box to collect donated items located in the front foyer across from the main office from November 27th - December 15th.  If you have any questions regarding the Toy Drive, please contact Candy McMahon at mcmahon.c@coloradomilitaryacademy.org





COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL 
Join Mrs. Schone for COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL and have the opportunity to share your thoughts on what CMA is doing well and things we can improve!
Next Date:  December 12th, 2017 from 8:45 am - 9:45 am 
Where:  CMA Conference Room (please sign in at front office and then proceed upstairs) ​

Future Dates:  
January 9th, 2018 from 8:45 am - 9:45 am
February 13th, 2018 from 8:45 am - 9:45 am
March 13th, 2018 from 8:45 am - 9:45 am
April 10th, 2018 from 8:45 am - 9:45 am
May 8th, 2018 from 8:45 am - 9:45 am​


WEATHER ALERT PROCEDURES
CMA follows Colorado Springs School District 11 for decisions regarding school delays and closures.  CMA will send out emails, post on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/coloradomilitaryacademy/ and on our website www.coloradomilitaryacademy.org when we have delays or closures. 

Families can also receive this information by watching the local news, listening to local radio stations or downloading the District 11 app on your phone to receive their alerts. 

If CMA has a school closure, school will resume the following day after the closure (the schedule will follow the regular Blue/Gold schedule.  If the school closure results in missing a Blue day, then cadets will come back to a Gold day schedule). 

If CMA has a 2 hour delay, school will begin at 10:15 for Middle School cadets and 10:30 for Elementary cadets.  No breakfast will be served on a 2 hour delay schedule but lunch will be served on those days.  

​MILITARY FAMILY LIFE COUNSELOR INFORMATION

We are excited to announce that the Department of Defense has provided a Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) at Colorado Military Academy. Our MFLC is Melissa Dewlen. Mrs. Dewlen is a former Army spouse and moved to Colorado from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington this past summer. Mrs. Dewlen was an MFLC at JBLM and loves working with and supporting military families.

The school MFLC provides brief, solution-focused, non-medical counseling to active military, guard, reserves, recently retired/separated (within 6 months) and their families. The school MFLC is a licensed clinician. Interactions with your child and/or family are kept in strictest confidence.  No records are kept.  If you are interested in learning more about the program, stop by the school and pick up a brochure or call the school MFLC directly at 719-367-0312. A “Parent Information Letter” must be signed prior to the school MFLC working with any child directly. 

 If you are interested in your cadet receiving support from our MFLC, you must sign and return the attached MFLC Parent Information Letter.  Copies will also be available at the front office along with the brochures.  Signing this letter signifies that the parent has read the information regarding the services that the MFLC provides and gives the MFLC permission to interact with their child should a need arise for support.  Signing it does not mean that the MFLC will necessarily work with your child individually. The MFLC may also hold special activities/events (i.e. Month of the Military Child activities) in which the child must still have a signed consent form to participate. Our hope would be that all military children have the opportunity to participate in activities, if they choose, by having a signed consent form returned.   If you have any questions regarding MFLC services, please contact Melissa Dewlen at dewlen.m@coloradomilitaryacademy.org​.