CFA Family Partnership
Save the Date for a Special Parent Event
An Evening with Michael G. Thompson, Pd.D.
Thursday, January 28 - 6:30 pm
Please join us for a virtual event via Zoom with Michael G. Thompson, Ph. D. He will be discussing parenting in these unprecedented times. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D is a consultant, best selling author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He has consulted to hundreds of independent schools, including dozens in the midst of crises of various kinds.
Co-sponsored by the Cape Fear Academy Family Partnership
MINI GRANTS FUNDED FOR 2020/21 YEAR
CFA Family Partnership funded $11,378.84 worth of Mini Grants in the 2020/21 year.
Shelby Hollingsworth (LE 1 & 2, Kindergarten)
Moving Tunnels playground activity sets
Gretchen Scoutlas (1st Grade)
STEM Bins filled with engineering manipulatives
Alison Vliet (2nd Grade)
Books for 2nd Grade Lending Library, titles focused on diversity & inclusion themes
Nicole Miller (4th Grade)
Books for Lending Library - supporting grades 3-6
Lauren McLean (5th Grade)
Books for 5th Grade Lending Library
Jenna Chervenic (6th Grade Science)
Chemical Interaction Science Kits
Becky Mills (6th, 7th & 8th English)
Middle School Lending Libraries (phase 4)
Jeff McAllister (10th-12th Science)
(9) Electronic Balances for science labs
Maria Marquez (9th-12th Spanish)
Printing & Publishing of Spanish Storybooks (by US for LS & MS)
Rachel Hatfield (9th-12th Spanish)
Cheryl Kanzinger (US Theatre)
Tailornova - online fashion design program
Bill Kanzinger (1st - 8th STEM)
Beamnova 2 1/4” Button Machine
Jamison Fee (All Divisions)
Wilderness First Responders Certification Training (for 2 employees)
CFA Family Partnership
2020/21 Steering Committee
VP of Finance & Operations:
VP of Communications:
VP of Development:
LS Division Liaison:
MS Division Liaison:
US Division Liaison:
CFAFP 2020/21 President:
— Allison Klein —
Hello and greetings to all of our Cape Fear Academy families, as we stand at the doorstep to the 2020-2021 school year!
On behalf of CFA’s Family Partnership, I’d like to welcome back all of our returning families and extend an especially warm welcome to our new parents and students who will be joining our community for the first time this fall semester. Returning to campus this year will certainly look different than in years past, but we no doubt will cherish the opportunity to continue to grow our connections with faculty, staff, students and parents. While we all must be mindful when it comes to social distancing, that doesn’t have to translate to being disconnected from our school community.
The Family Partnership has been, and will continue to be, our parents’ conduit for building connection to the broader Cape Fear Academy family through volunteerism and philanthropic opportunities. Our parent and family volunteers help make CFA a vibrant community and we value each and every individual’s energy and talents. With limited parent access to campus for the foreseeable future, our traditional volunteer roles will need to be reassessed. But rest assured, we will be providing our families with innovative ways to become engaged in life at Cape Fear Academy.
In order to stay informed about community events and volunteer opportunities, whether in person or virtual, you can keep an eye out for the weekly Hurricane Tracker email, as well as read monthly updates from your child’s Grade Parent, which will begin at the start of school. Family Partnership monthly meetings are open to parents and family members who would like to attend. Meeting dates and links can be found on the master calendar or the Family Partnership webpage under the Parents tab on the CFA homepage.
Your Family Partnership looks forward to a year of finding creative solutions that will help us grow as a connected community. Please do not hesitate to reach out and join in as we find new ways to host old traditions and create innovative platforms to grow our Hurricane spirit! Moving forward, we are stronger - together.
President, Cape Fear Academy Family Partnership
Interested in Volunteering?
Haven't completed your CFA Volunteer Interest Form yet?
Here is the integrated online version that will get you started right away. Whether you can offer a lot of time or a little, we still want to hear from you.
Wear Your Hurricane Pride!
CFA Mask Available Now! Use the link below to order.
The CFA Spirit Store currently has a variety of inventory in stock and available for purchase. If you don't see what you are looking for you may also choose to order online through our temporary pre-order website.
Click here for more information on how to reserve your apparel today!
Funds raised from your Spirit Wear purchase support the Family Partnership, which is one of the main revenue generators for the organization.
Students are encouraged to wear any CFA logo’d apparel each week on Spirit Fridays, Blue and Gold Spirit Days throughout the year and fun community events like Homecoming. We hope you will support our Family Partnership and purchase your favorite CFA gear today!
All proceeds to benefit the CFA Family Partnership which funded items last school year such as:
$15,000 in mini-grants to faculty in all three divisions
Support for events such as LS Bingo and Homecoming
Teacher Appreciation events
...And much more!
NEW DATE TBD
CFA Family Partnership is sponsoring a uniform exchange for all clothing that fits in the LOWER SCHOOL dress code policy. Items that do not get exchanged will be donated appropriately. Details forthcoming for clothing drop-off and exchange information, and volunteer opportunities for this event.
CFA Staff Gift Policy
Gifts for classroom teachers have always been and continue to be a wonderful way to show appreciation for the dedication, hard work, and caring our teachers demonstrate each day.
Though created with the best of intentions, “class gift” solicitations made through the Family Partnership or any of its representatives, including Classroom/Grade Parents, can unintentionally make families feel obligated to give. To alleviate this feeling, Classroom/Grade Parents should not seek out contributions to group gifts. Instead, families are welcome to express their thanks through words of encouragement, notes of appreciation, or gifts of their choice. If parents collaborate to create a combined gift, one that is not associated formally with the school, that is fine as well. This way, each family can join in or opt out as they see fit.
If a class is considering a gift to the school or a teacher that is intended to be placed on the school grounds, the Division of Advancement in conjunction with the Board’s Facilities Committee should be given the opportunity to review these plans to assure that they adhere with the overall campus plan.
2020/21 CFAFP Meetings
All meetings are virtual unless otherwise noted. Zoom meeting links can be found on the Master Calendar event link. Click here to access the Master Calendar, or contact Alisa Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Meetings are open to all.
Tues 10/20/20-9:00 am
Tues 11/17/20-9:00 am
Tues 1/12/21-9:00 am
Tues 2/16/21-9:00 am
Tues 4/13/21-9:00 am
Tues 5/1/21-9:00 am
Grade Parent List
Lower School Liaison:
LE 1- Slovik:Gray Nunnelee
LE 2- Moya: Emily Beale
LE 2- Hollingsworth:Danielle Goulding
K - Newell: Lara McNeill
K - Connaughton: Bethany Fee
1st - Casson: Rebekah Barnhill
1st - Scoutelas: Sandra Langley
2nd - Mailey: Laura Hagy
2nd - Vliet: Kristin Tait
3rd: Stacy Borstad
4th: Natalie Kupinski
5th: Brandi Mason
Middle School Liaison:
6th: Holly Smith
7th: Amanda Baker
8th: Frances Wells
Upper School Liaison:
9th: Jennifer Haslam
10th: Jen Dahl
11th: Wendy Mitchell/Marnie Bahner
12th: Loulie Scharf/Andrea Johnston