SCHOOL STARTS ON
THURSDAY AUGUST 19TH
AUGUST 15TH, 2010
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19TH IS A "B" DAY
FRIDAY, AUGUST 20TH IS AN "A" DAY
Upcoming Important Dates:
Monday, August 16th 730 am &
Yes, School starts on
11 Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
Tuesday, August 17th 8 am-1 pm
Thursday, August 19th!!
Camp Comet (6th grade/New
Student Orientation) Really.
Thursday, August 19th School
Starts! CHECK THE WALL!!
7:35am- 2:10 pm
(A time honored, Crazy Classen SAS tradition)
Tuesday,, August 31st
Open House Note from the Counselor Office:
5:30-8:30 Remember, all issued schedules are JUST TEMPORARY.
Monday, September 6th
CHECK THE WALL in the main hall on the first day of school
Labor Day, No School (Thursday) to double check where your first class is.
All schedules will be posted on the main hall of each floor.
Friday, Septembe r 24th
Parent-Teacher Conference, No
Your permanent schedule will be issued during your first class (1B).
If you need to change your schedule, pick up a schedule change
October 21st & 22nd
Fall Break, No School
request form in the counselors office on Thursday August 19th or
Friday August 20th. Turn them in by Wednesday, August 25th.
Novembe r 24th-26th Schedules will be finalized by Friday August 27th
Thanksgiving Break, No School
Friday, Decembe r 17th If your schedule says office assistant, report to the counselors office
Last Day of School during that hour. You classes will be changed then. No schedules
Dec 20th-Jan 3rd
will be changed just because you don't like one class or one teacher.
Winter Break, No School Classes will be changed if you major (IB/VPA) classes are not
Tuesday, January 4th
Monday, January 17th
6th Grade Information
Martin Luther King Day, No School Camp Comet will be on Tuesday, August 17th. 8 am in the
Friday, February 4th
Parent Teacher Conference, No Parking at Classen is always tricky-you will need to park off
School campus, probably on neighboring streets-be sure to follow the
local parking rule signs. Then get your "Classen Cardio
Monday, February 21st
Professional Development Day, No Training" as you hike to the auditorium!!
School Students will get their class schedule and a student packet.
Marc h 14th-18th
Parents will get an information packet.
Spring Break, No School You can join the PTSA, and buy Classen merchandise.
You can pick up the supplies you pre-ordered.
Tuesday, May 24th
Last Day of School (Don't worry, there are extras available for $65! )
During the orientation Classen administration and the 6th
Check out the grade teachers will present important information. Parents
Classen SAS website!! and students will be able to ask question until 9 am when
https://www.edline.net students will be sorted into mentoring groups and start their
/pages/ClassenSAS orientation. Pick up your student at 1 pm.
Parents are welcomed to stay for an informal question and
The Classen News is a totally answer session after 9 am.
volunteer email newsletter effort Bring your checkbook! PTSA dues are $5, T-shirt are $15
produced by the Classen PTSA. and hoodies are various prices. Each family that buys a PTSA
The information presented is membership will get a free t-shirt!!
submitted by staff, students and Students-worried about finding classes?? The building will
parents. be open on Wednesday, August 18th. Why not map your
To subscribe, unsubscribe, or route ahead of time??
submit information, please Lunch advise: lunchtime for 6th graders can be VERY
send an email to: CONFUSING during the first several days. Pack a lunch or
firstname.lastname@example.org snacks in your backpack, go to the cafeteria, find a table and
Please submit information
take a breather! Just relax during lunch time. If you notice
by Saturday 6:00 pm. everyone leaving the cafeteria, go with them-it is time for your
next class!! If you do choose to get in line, please have
Classen News is sent out SMALL bills (ones or a five). The lunch ladies start out with
each Saturday/Sunday, more very little change, and can't change many $20's.
frequently and as needed. It's not too late to sign up to help with outdoor school .
contact Mrs. Cole at email@example.com to sign up. She is
Classen News is looking
for help. If you are
looking for parents to teach classes, lead hikes, etc.
interested in helping with
the production or delivery Middle School Information
process, please contact Middle School core classes (Math, English, History) will be
Dixie Hendrix at held in the portable temporary buildings.
She needs your help!!
Due to construction there will be no lockers issued for middle
school students. Core classes will have classroom sets of
Want To join a discussion books, so students do not have to carry those books to school.
group all about Classen You will only need to carry books for your elective classes.
Most of middle school will have first lunch. However there are
Do you have questions always exceptions to that rule. If your 3rd class block is a
that the Classen News just
high school level class you will have second lunch. Check your
3rd class period classroom before going on to first lunch-if it
Then you need to join the is empty, you have first lunch. If there are students and a
Classen parents Yahoo teacher, you will have second lunch.
Get A Great DEAL on School Supplies!
group/classenparents/ It is not too late to order your school supplies from BPA (Business
Professionals of America).
We have had great response for the School Supplies Deal for incoming
6th graders, and we have a few packages available for other Classen
Classen SAS students.
Daily Schedule The cost of the package is $65 and will include some really fun Classen
7:10 am Building Opens SAS surprises! The package contains over $90 worth of supplies
7:35 am First Bell Rings (basic supplies that will fit almost any class requirement for any grade
7:40 am Late Bell & at Classen).
7:40-9:05 1st Class Block
9:10-10:35 2nd Class Block Supplies will be ready for pick up on Tuesday, August 17th, at Camp
10:40-11:10 1st Lunch Comet. See Ms. Petty in room B101 to prepay or Tuesday by the
(Middle S chool)* Auditorium while supplies last.
10:40-12:05 3rd Class Block
(for have 2nd lunch)
11:15-12:40 3rd Class Block
(for 1st lunch)
Note From our Principal:
(High S chool)**
12:45-2:10 4th Class Block Classen Parents,
2:30 pm Campus Closes
*S ome Middle S chool students MAY have 2nd Our staff has been working hard in preparation for
Lunch depending upon their 3rd hour class.
what promises to be a great year. We are kicking off
**S ome High S chool students MAY have 1st
lunch depending upon their 3rd hour class. the school year with a renewed determination to
_______________ create the most positive and challenging learning
environment for our students. The MAPS
Classroom Problem?? Renovation Project will bring new challenges
Contact your stude nt's teacher if throughout this school year. For this reason we have
problems arise. All CSAS
teachers use email, and some
created a section called Classen News on the Classen
teachers will give stude nts a website. Our goal is to provide you with up to date
home/cell phone number-
encourage your student to call if information on all important issues at Classen.
they need he lp.
Teache r's email's are listed on Please check out the Classen News update on the
the Classen website.
Classen website at:
If you do not hear from your
students teacher within 24 http://www.edline.net/pages/ClassenSAS
hours, contact Valerie Harris,
Princ ipal at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Click News on the top menu.)
Principal, Classen School of Advanced Studies.
CSAS PTSA Officers: Volunteers Still Needed!!
Chri sti Hill-Savage
President Monday, August 16th
chri sti@ swatokc.com Teacher Appreciation Breakfast/Lunch (7:30 & 11:00)
848-6176 Drop off food starting at 7:15 am at the main entrance at Classen.
Students will be stationed in the front to take your food donations.
Dixie Hendrix Thank you for all of your offers! We will take it all!
773-1015 Tuesday, August 17th
Vice-President 7:00am to 10:00am
email@example.com The majority of volunteers needed from 7 am-8:15 am!
842-4811 Parents AND students welcomed to volunteer.
Sean Ting, Treasurer
We need parents to great and direct new families. We also need
parents to sell new Classen T-shirts and take PTSA memberships.
Secretary Volunteers and donators, Please reply ASAP to Dixie Hendrix with
the time/times you can volunteer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing Fund Raisers: Students wishing to help with Camp Classen can still
How can you help Classen School of
contact the student Camp Comet Chairman Olivia
Advanced Studie s
PTSA earn cash to help CSAS staff
Wagner at email@example.com
AND students??? Camp comet volunteers-you have an important
BOXTOPS Please save meeting on Monday August 16th at 11:00. Be there!
all of your BOXTOPS . Bring them
to the counselors office. _______________________________________
Homeland $$$ For Cla ssen
SAS. Take your Other Volunteer Needs:
Homeland One Card or your
Country Mart Card to any
Homeland Store or Lawton
Country Mart Store and have
PTSA 2010-2011 Committee Chair
the cashier key in our ID & Co-Chair Positions Available
number 63131 and scan your
card during a transaction. After
that every time you use that Below are the PTSA Committees that need we still need help with .
card our school will Please reply to Christi@SWATokc.com ASAP
automatically receive credit.
Just be sure to use your card 1. Fundraising
when you shop so that our
2. External Grants/Endowment
school gets every credit
possible. 3. School Volunteers
4. Building & Grounds
Ink Cartridge s Bring to
the counselors office.
Come on...It is FUN to Help!!
CHECK IT OUT....... _____________________________________
A NEW FUND RAISER!
Yoga Practice...Anytime!! Help your school DIRECTLY by volunteering to be a teacher
Sign up for unlimited online yoga
classe s for $15 per month. Half of liaison.
your monthly fee goes directly to You pick which teacher you wish to work with.
the Classen PTSA. Then you enjoy
your own private yoga class anytime Get a list of needs from that teacher.
you want it from your own Work with the other families involved with your teacher to
computer. Take better care of
yourself, on your own schedule ,
get what your teacher needs.
and donate to the Classen PTSA at It is very satisfying and helpful work.
the same time. Interested?? Contact Christy Zelley at firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU ARE A GENIUS !!
Sign up at:
Just cut and paste thi s onto your
web browser, and you should Classen
automatically be welcomed as a
potential benefactor to Cla ssen Communication
SAS. Sign up for the monthly
servi ce, and half the monthly $15 fee
goes directly to Classen S AS PTSA.
This fundrai ser was invented by a
PTA pre sident/yoga instructor from Please consider volunteering for this important facet of
Arizona, who wanted to help Classen life. PTSA Parent volunteers put together and send
parents. students and teachers de- the Classen News each week. We also help solve
stre ss from their busy days communication issues facing staff, parent and students
according to their own schedule.
alike. Dixie Hendrix, the Classen News editor, is on the
Classen families and staff are the lookout for her replacement-She is PTSA president-elect,
busiest people in Oklahoma-so and needs help saying "no".
enjoy a little relaxation on your own
schedule. As many times a month
as you want, whenever you please!! Contact Dixie Hendrix at email@example.com to
volunteer. Even if you don't know what you can do, contact
Universal Breakfast!! me and come to our first meeting (Thursday September 2nd
at 7pm at Dixie's house.)
Did you know that breakfast
is served every morning at If you talked to Dixie at schedule pickup about this
Classen SAS, and it is FREE. committee,, please email me! If you can't make the
meeting but would like to help...Please contact her!
FREE to all students. EVERY
morning. Thank you
Dixie Hendrix, Classen News (firstname.lastname@example.org)
OKCPS offers this universal ___________________________________________
breakfast program to all
students, regardless of their
status (Paid, reduced of Free) Juniors & Seniors
Why?? Because studies show.. Time to sign up for the ACT & SAT! Oh Boy!!
Eating breakfast can he lp
inc rease math, reading, Go online to register OR...
and standardize d test Go to the counselors office to get registration packets!
scores. Meet NEW 12th Grade Counselor Robin Lindsey
Eating breakfast can (email@example.com). She brings 26 years of experience in
Eating breakfast can
reduce the tende ncy to You will need to register 3 weeks before the test to avoid
miss class or be tardy. late fees. ACT costs (aprox.): $48. SAT costs $47:
Eating breakfast can Now is the time!!
decrease the numbe r of
visits to the school nurse.
Eating breakfast daily help
ACT online registration at: www.actstudent.org
shape healthy eating ACT test date:
habits and jumpstarts the 9-11-10
student's metabolism. 10-23-10
Breakfast eaters are less 12-11-10
likely to be ove rweight.
Not all OKC PS students are
able to eat at home. 3-9-11
And because our kids ACT prep course at OU: on Saturdays before the national
DESERVE IT!! ACT's 9-4 at OU Outreach, $80. Call 325-6897.
Breakfast is served every
morning at 7:10 am SAT online registration at: www.sat.collegeboard.com
_______________ SAT test dates:
Cute New Classen SAS 1-22-11
T-shirts are $15 6-4-11
Get yours at Camp Comet on
Tuesday August 17th Seniors
8-11 am Take the ACT and SAT as SOON AS POSSIBLE
College visits-We have scheduled several colleges to
com and speak with YOU. Visits are scheduled during
class time-you have to sign up before hand and get a
pass to attend the meeting.
College visit sign up is in the counselors office.
Complete a "college visit pass" for each college you
plan to visit with, and have a counselor/secretary sign
it for you. Present the pass to your teacher to get out
of class for the visit- this will be your "hall pass"
-Sept 9 Sweet Fire Briar 10 am
-Sept 10th Boston College 10 am
-Sept 13 Depew University 10 am
-Sept 15th University of Chicago 11:30 am
-Sept 28th New Your University TBA
-Nov 3rd Washington University (St. Louis) 8:30 am
Stay on top of the scholarships and admissions for
your colleges. Time goes by very fast your senior year.
I would love to see each and every one of you receive
a scholarship!! -Robin Lindsey-
Please be a part of the Graduation Committee. OKCPS has
DREASTICALLY cut down funding for our graduation. We
need serious help in fund raising and planning for
graduation NOW. If we start now and work together,
graduation this year will be incredible!!
Please contact Sr. Class sponsor Jennifer Robinson
(firstname.lastname@example.org) to help. May is not as far away as
(***Get your Physical Form Off the Classen Website!!*** )
High School Volleyball
Practices and scrimmages are in full swing. Contact Coach
Christy Brown (email@example.com ) for more information.
Middle School Volleyball 6th-8th
It's August!! and school is just around the corner. This means
it's time to start the MS Volleyball Season!! We will have our
team meeting Monday, August 23 at 2:20. Practice will start on
Weds and Thurs with the possibility of try-outs. Times for
practice are to be announced due to working with the high
school teams. Our first game is August 31st so let's gear up.
Again you will need a new physical for this school year. Let me
know if you need another form. See you at the team meeting,
Coach Read Questions?? Contact Coach Read at:
High School Cross Country Team
Training for Cross country is ongoing this summer. Forgot to
sign up?? Contact Coach David Martinez at:
What sports are available at Classen SAS??
-Cross Country (High School)
-Basketball (High School & Middle School)
-Volleyball (High School & Middle School)
-Baseball (High School & Middle School)
-Soccer (High School & Middle School)
-Softball (Middle School)
-Tennis (High School)
-Football (High School-co-op with Grant)
-Track (co-op with Grant)
Dr. Warner and Mrs. B armann along wi th Educati on First Tours are taking a Theatre
Tour of London in June 2011. Interested parents or students email
Open to all grades –great rates!!
Juniors in IB French V plan to travel to our partner school, the Lycée Robert
de Luzarches in Amiens, France, for two weeks in March, 2011. The students
will be housed in local families, attend classe s with their hosts, and vi sit the
historic WWI battlefields in the Somme region, as well as si tes of the WWII
Allied invasion in Normandy. Tha nks! Jennife r Robinson
Teachers...have any trips planned for next school year and want to advertise?
Send the information to Classen News at firstname.lastname@example.org I want to
start a "trip area" in the ne wsletter that is a permanent feature. Parents would
be really interested in seeing all the travel opportunities open for their kids!
Thank you for reading to the end of the Newsletter!!
Please respond to this quiz-I am collecting information! (-Dixie-)
Classen News Quiz...
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