The Royal Weekly
November 13, 2023
Giving Tuesday – Matching Gift Challenge!
GREAT NEWS! Your gift of any amount will be DOUBLED for CVCA’s biggest giving day – Giving Tuesday – thanks to a $100,000 matching gift challenge from generous friends of CVCA! These friends are excited to encourage our community of generosity that makes an impact on the lives and hearts of students. Visit cvcaroyals.org/givingtuesday now through November 28 to make a gift and double your impact!
Every family. Every gift. Every life changed
Follow us on social for an Every-Day-Giveaway during November: @cvca.royals on Instagram, or facebook.com/CVCAroyals! Each day, we’ll touch on a component of the CVCA experience your donation directly impacts. So far, we’ve given away an especially Royal pumpkin, some water bottle swag, and a box of Royal Blend Tea.
Congratulations, Talking Royals!
CVCA made a strong showing at the Highland High School tournament this past weekend. The team was led by Malcolm Brown, who finished 5th in United States Extemporaneous Speaking and the Public Forum Debate Team of Talie Koch and Anna Trenta, who took 4th.
Points will be counted toward Houses for participation!
Urban Vision Service Project – November 13-16
CVCA has a long and wonderful tradition of providing items for Urban Vision’s Christmas Store. Each CVCA House and middle school grade has been assigned a category of items to choose from. All items can be in the $12.00 range. Please bring your unwrapped items between November 13 and 16. Large labeled collection boxes will be available.
- DOUGLAS: Craft Sets (examples: paint sets, playdough, loom bands, shrink art, beads, etc.), Puzzles, Winter Hats/Gloves
- ELLIOT: Board Games, Card Games (examples: Exploding Kittens, Dutch Blitz, etc.), Pokemon Cards, Anime Merchandise, Ninja Turtle, Action Figures/Dolls
- LEWIS: Anime merchandise (t-shirts sizes medium & small), Anime Posters, Pop Fidget Accessories, Notebooks, Journals, School Supplies
- TOZER: Animal Plushies, Stuffed Animals, Hello Kitty Merchandise, Nail Polish/Nail Art, Makeup Items
- Grade 6: Body Wash, Shampoo, Creme Rinse, Body Lotion
- Grade 7: Hair Brush, Hair Clips/Accessories, Children’s Jewelry, Body Spray, Deodorant
- Grade 8: Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste, Clorox Wipes, Paper Towels
Hearing and Vision Screening – November 13, 14
The Health Clinic will conduct annual ODH-required Hearing and Vision Screenings for grades 7, 9, and 11 starting in November during school hours (dates below). To ensure the most accurate results of testing, we are requesting that students ensure his or her corrective lenses are brought/worn on the day of testing. We have coordinated with the teachers to accommodate screenings during class time. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact the nurse team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-929-0575, ext. 216.
- 7th Grade: Monday, November 13; Make-up date Monday, November 27
- 9th Grade: Make-up date Friday, December 1
- 11th Grade: Tuesday, November 14; Make-up date Tuesday, November 28
Royal Theatre Fall Play – November 15, 17, 18
The Royal Theatre will present The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood by Mary Lynn Dobson on November 15 at 6:30 p.m. and November 17 and 18 at 7:00 p.m. Purchase your tickets HERE.
Wednesday, November 15 is Junior Royals Night with general admission. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or with check or cash at the door. Junior Royals receive one free admission ticket. Family members pay standard admission. Register your Junior Royals HERE.
Grandparents Days Schedule – November 20 and 21
Last names A-K on Monday, November 20 / Last names L-K on Tuesday, November 21
- 7:30 a.m. – Student arrives with grandparents at the Fieldhouse for coffee and muffins
- 8:00 a.m. – Student takes grandparents to 1st period class for 15 minutes, then moves to 2nd period for another 15 minutes, likewise for 3rd and 4th period. If a student has PRT, take grandparents to the Rasnick Center to meet some administrators and check out Shya Designs and Shya Coffee.
- 9:15 a.m. – Student drops grandparents off at the Chapel for a program and then goes to 1st period. Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
Would you consider donating $1,500 to CVCA if you knew it would cost you nothing?
The State of Ohio allows donors to contribute up to $1,500 to CVCA and receive a $1,500 credit on their state income tax return.
- These donations give students needing financial assistance the opportunity to attend CVCA.
- Married couples can donate up to $1,500 and single taxpayers up to $750 per year.
- Any Ohio taxpayer can donate to CVCA, so please share this opportunity with your friends and family.
- If you have questions, please contact John Harabedian at 330-929-0575, ext. 324.
- Donate HERE
Dress Code Reminder
As the weather changes, this is a friendly reminder about our dress code.
- Students are to wear a CVCA polo Monday through Thursday.
- If a student wears a CVCA hoodie or CVCA ¼-zip and removes it, they must have a polo underneath.
- CVCA T-shirts are only permitted on Fridays.
- The only “outerwear” permitted throughout the school day is a letterman jacket.
- All full-zip/windbreakers/jackets/coats/flannels are to be left in lockers from 7:50 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. If your student tends to get chilly throughout the day, please have them keep a CVCA ¼-zip or CVCA hoodie on hand to throw on over their polo.
- The only shoes permitted all school year are athletic shoes. With cold days starting earlier than anticipated, boots may be worn now through March 31. (This is a date change. The original code says December 1.)
- Clogs/Slides/Hey Dudes/Crocs/Moccasin Slippers are NEVER in code.
Please see these and all the dress code guidelines HERE.
Join CVCA’s Chess Club!
The CVCA Chess Club is open to all students in grades 6-12. Join us in Room 129 every Tuesday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Calling All Musicians!
Messiah Community Sing Concert – December 9
Do you sing or play an instrument? Join our students and other community members for this “Sing-a-Long” event. All are welcome! Bring your family and friends for this FREE event.
Musical Selections Include:
- And the Glory of the Lord
- O Thou That Tellest
- For Unto Us a Child is Born
- Pastoral Symphony
- Glory to God
- Hallelujah Chorus
- Singers (all parts)
- 2 Trumpets
- 1st/2nd Violinists
- Cellos, String Bass
Music will be provided. Additional soloists also needed for Recitatives and Arias.
- Optional Chorus Rehearsals: Two Sundays–November 12 and December 3–from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (2121 6th St. Cuyahoga Falls).
- Required Run-through Rehearsal at CVCA: Saturday, December 9, 3:00-5:30 (before the performance) – Dinner will be provided.
LATE START DAYS
Mark your calendars with these upcoming late start days: November 15 and 29. Classes begin at 9:22 a.m. on these days.
On November 20 and 21, classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. due to Grandparents Days. (The school calendar has been updated with these changes.)
8th Grade Jterm Registration
Jterm is just around the corner! We are asking all 8th graders to register for the Jterm trip before November 17 so that we can finalize all the exciting activities we have planned in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky! You can find all the details HERE.
7th Grade Parent Coffee to learn about class scheduling – December 6
Do you have questions about scheduling your student’s 8th grade courses? An optional meeting for parents (not students) will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 8:30-9:15 a.m. in Room 184. Beth Marosi, Middle School Counselor, will present information on scheduling for 8th grade classes and answer questions about the process and options.
Naval Academy Information Session – November 20
Midshipman Miller will be here Monday, November 20, 1:05-1:38 p.m. (6th period) in the SOBE Room. This event is open to all students in grades 9-12. Please sign up HERE.
SOPHOMORE SCHOOLS OF DISTINCTION LUNCH
This week, sophomores have the opportunity to apply for a School of Distinction (SOD) for their junior and senior years. CVCA has traditionally offered five Schools of Distinction: Arts & Humanities, Business & Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Medical Professions, and Ministry. This year, we are excited to announce we are adding a sixth: the School of Computer Science!
While joining a SOD is completely optional, we believe it has wonderful benefits! SOD students learn from career-oriented classes, internships, curated college visits, real-world challenges, shadowing, and more. Learn about each of the Schools of Distinction HERE.
All sophomores are invited to a special lunch on Tuesday, November 14, in the Learning Commons during both 5A and 5B where students will hear some short presentations and have the opportunity to meet each SOD head. A pizza lunch will be provided.
On Friday, November 17 in the Rasnick Center Mezzanine, sophomores have the chance to personally meet the School of Distinction Directors and ask questions. This Q&A session is optional.
SOD applications will go LIVE on Tuesday, November 14. After applying, all students are interviewed before being admitted to a SOD.
College Athletics Recruiting Night – November 13
All current high school families are invited to a College Athletics Recruiting Night on November 13, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons. The evening will include a review of the college recruiting process by Nick Thompson (CVCA Men’s Head Soccer Coach and Advancement Officer) who has ten years of college recruiting experience, and a Q&A time with a panel of students, coaches, and parents on how to navigate the recruiting process. If your child has dreams of playing in college and you’re not quite sure what to do, this would be an excellent event to attend. Register HERE.