Weekly Update - May 5, 2023
Middle School play kicks off tonight
Join us for the CSG Middle School Theater program, The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, which will be held tonight, May 5 and tomorrow, May 6 at 7:00pm in the Agnes Jeffrey Shedd Theater. This short and silly version of Romeo and Juliet is written in the style of Dr. Seuss—the playwright took out the horrible tragedy and replaced it with ridiculous comedy. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or online.
CSG to participate in the science block party event tonight
CSG will be participating in the Super Science Block Party today, May 5 in Bexley from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Capital University's Front Lawn! Attendees will be able to attend read-alouds of picture book biographies of women in astronomy every 30 minutes, and view Lower School Science Fair and Upper School student research projects. There will also be a hands-on introduction to spatial ability, an introduction and demonstration of the engineering design process, a Martian soil demonstration, and a robot demonstration. We hope to see you there!
Soul Food Fest slated for May 19
We're looking forward to our Soul Food Fest, to be held Friday, May 19 from 5:00 to 7:00pm on our Main Campus. Organized by our Beauty of African American Culture Club, festivities will include a catered soul food dinner, music, and games. This year's fundraising recipient is the nonprofit United Negro College Fund, which funds scholarships for Black students. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children up to 10 years old and can be purchased here.
CSG to celebrate retirees Friday, June 2
We invite you to join us in celebrating the retirements of three long-time CSG faculty members: 5/6 Teacher Devra Hiller, World Languages Department Chair Bill Miller, and Upper School English Teacher Patricia Miranda. Please join us Friday, June 2 from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the Alumnae Living Room for a gathering, and make sure to RSVP here. Notes may be mailed (or emailed) to the attention of Elise Skaggs at Columbus School for Girls, 65 S. Drexel Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209 and should be addressed to the recipient; we will share these well wishes with our retirees at the celebration on June 2. We hope to see you there!
Summer at CSG
There is still time to register for summer classes at CSG. CSG Sports Academy will begin mid-June and will be open to rising 3rd to 8th grade girls at CSG and the greater community. Sports will include soccer, field hockey, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and lacrosse. Academic offerings for Middle and Upper School students will feature mathematics, language arts, writing, computer science, and more. You can register for classes here. To learn more about additional offerings from HER Academy and IDEAS Camp, please click here.
Learning. Leading. Connecting.
Poet Sarah Kay visits Upper School
Upper School students had an opportunity to hear from internationally renowned poet and speaker Sarah Kay when she visited our campus earlier today. Sarah spoke to the Upper School and then conducted a writing workshop with a smaller group of students. We are grateful for her visit!
Upper School students hear presentation on climate change
Students in the Science and Technology Public Policy class recently received a visit from Jason Cervenec, who serves as Education & Outreach Director at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University. The center is one of the premiere polar and climate research institutions in the country, and Jason gave an excellent presentation to the students about climate change and its impacts on society.
Form VII students present research projects in Spanish
Form VII Spanish students presented their mini research projects on a famous Hispanic/Latina athlete. Students used their prior knowledge of ser/estar/tener, possessive and descriptive adjectives, stem-changing verbs, and various vocabulary to share their findings with their classmates entirely in Spanish. They also partnered up with a student to conduct an interview as a new way to introduce their projects and practice their presentation skills. It was wonderful to see the overall growth from Form VII.
Columbus Rugby Team visits Form 8 students
On Monday and Tuesday, our PE 8 classes in the Middle School welcomed guests from the Columbus Women's Rugby Club. The visitors ran a skills clinic with our students and instructed them in rugby basics.
Lower School students visit Cynthia's Woods
Forms II and III braved the wet and chilly weather this week and had a great time exploring Cynthia's Woods. Form III students took a hike to identify wildflowers and participated in an engineering challenge in the afternoon (building boats from aluminum foil to hold the most pennies) in conjunction with their Science study of forces and motion. Form II students went on a bird hike, accompanied by Cammie Kleinman '23, and spent the afternoon learning about the adaptations of birds' feet and creating bird nests out of natural materials.
Form I takes walking field trip to Post Office
Form I took a walking field trip to the post box on Drexel Avenue on Tuesday during a lesson about communities. At the post box, each student mailed a letter she wrote to her Big Sister. Then the students ended their outing with a trip to Graeter's for a sweet treat and a lesson about money and buying goods.
Form III hosts book drive
This week, Form III initiated a book drive for Lower School students. In just one week, students collected nearly 600 books! This coming Monday, they will deliver the items to the YWCA.
Pick up all Flower Sale orders on May 10
Thank you to all who have ordered from this year's Flower Sale. You can pick up your order on Powell Avenue (enter off of South Drexel Avenue). The street will be blocked off for Flower Sale traffic only. Help us to better serve you by signing up for a pickup time. Didn't order anything? We will have extra flowers, patio pots, vegetables, herbs, and hanging baskets for sale. Get there early (11:00am) because they will sell fast! Remember: Mother's Day is Sunday, so pick up a plant for your Mum! Volunteers are still needed; sign up to join in on the fun of fulfilling the orders. It's a great way to meet our community and help CSG at the same time!
Volunteer to be a room parent
Parent volunteers are needed for each of the Middle and Upper School classes for the 2023-24 school year. Room parents play an essential role in keeping parents informed and engaged throughout the school year. Responsibilities include:
- Attending divisional meetings prior to the start of school with other room parents to plan and coordinate classroom activities
- Sharing prepared communication every weekend from the Parents' Association secretary to keep parents up-to-date on important school events and initiatives
- Organizing a social event for parents of your designated class
If you're passionate about supporting your daughter's class and enhancing the parent-school partnership, we encourage you to consider taking on this crucial role. Please contact Mona Barber (614-378-2808) to learn more.
Parent volunteers needed for '24 and '25 classes
Two Class of 2024 parents are needed to plan the Senior Party, and two Class of 2025 parents are needed to plan the Upper School Winter Formal. We have details of budgets and past concepts to build upon and would be grateful for two volunteers for each role. Please contact Mona Barber (614-378-2808) to learn more.