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Ways to Get Involved

Box Tops for Education

Clip and save your Box Tops from General Mills and other participating products. We will collect them at school and redeem them for cash. You will be surprised when you see how many of these box tops you already have in your pantry or refrigerator. A great place to shop that has lots of Box Tops for Education items is Tri Star in Kilmarnock!

BoxTops4EducationIf you shop online, CAPPA found an easy way to earn money for Chesapeake Academy. BoxTops4education teamed up with 60 retailers. These retailers donate a percentage of your purchases to the school. Simply start with Click on “Find out how much your school has earned”, type in Chesapeake Academy and your registration information and shop from’s Marketplace. Click on an online store of your choosing and you’ll be directed to that site. This is a great way to earn money for the school on things you are already buying.
Committee Chair: Chris Cammarata

Campus Beautification

Responsible for landscaping (planting, mulching, raking), small campus repairs (painting and odd jobs) and working closely with the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Board. We also offer the “adopt-a-bed” program. This works well for committee members that would like to volunteer a small amount of time to a specific area on campus; it also allows you to do the work when it is convenient for you, as schedule conflicts may occur with the clean-up dates.
Committee Chair: Alison Weddle


This committee helps the Development Office and CAPPA with larger mailings. Copying, folding, stamping, hand addressing, stuffing envelopes, doing bulk mailings – you choose how you want to help! Work is usually done at the Development Office.
Committee Chair: Catherine Emry

Field Day

CAPPA volunteers, along with faculty and staff, organize a celebration of fun, friendly competition, and the end of the school year. A picnic lunch is served, and each division participates in age appropriate running and field events. The highlight of the day is the adults vs. students kickball game.
Committee Chairs: Robin Cunningham and Rosetta Struse


Providing refreshments for our guests as special events on campus, this committee supports events throughout the year including Convocation, Grandparents and Special Friends Day, Lessons & Carols, Spring Sing and other activities which differ from year to year.
Committee Chairs: Rosetta Struse

Kilmarnock Christmas Parade

A wonderful opportunity for parent volunteers and CA students to let their creativity shine and show their Osprey Spirit. This year's parade will roll down Main Street on December 9, 2016. Organizations from all over the Northern Neck enter floats in keeping with the parade's theme for the year. Last year's, CA entry was in the form of a festively decorated boat, crewed by parents, students, and Mrs. Cook.
Committee Chair:

Osprey Nest

Located in The Cottage, the Osprey Nest offers used school uniforms and new and used PE clothing. The Osprey Nest is open during special times in August, September, October and May and on some school mornings just before drop-off.
Committee Chair: Betsy Stanley

Recycle Ink Jet Cartridges & Cell Phones - Chesapeake Academy will recycle your old printer ink cartridge and cell phones (which is good for our planet!) and in return get money for our school (which is good for the teachers & students!). A drop-off box is available at school.
Committee Chair: Lara and David Brown

Teacher Appreciation

Every other month this committee surprises the Faculty and Staff with a homemade and many times gourmet luncheon! As a way to show appreciation for all the teachers do for the children, parents share the duties of planning, cooking, baking, serving and cleaning up this special lunch.
Committee Chairs: Rosetta Struse


Development Office Committees Supported by CAPPA

Annual Giving

Each year everyone is invited to support the Academy through repeatable, renewable philanthropic gifts to the Annual Fund. Participation is just as important as the dollar amount. Committee members help by helping with the annual fund mailings, coming to a phonathon, or writing thank you notes to donors.


The largest fund raiser at the Academy, the Auction is held each spring. Consisting of a silent auction, live auction, raffle, and a special dinner there is something for everyone! Each class is asked to make something for the Auction; every family is invited to participate! We have sponsors of the event, businesses and individuals who buy ads in the keepsake catalog or donate items, and those who attend the Auction and “Bid High and Bid Often!”. Also included is a Fund-an-Item- cash gifts contributed for a special item for the Academy. Volunteers can help with planning, addressing invitations, procurement, selling raffle tickets, set up, clean up, writing thank you notes.
Committee Chair: Catherine L. Emery

Grandparents' and Grandfriends' Day

Held each year during the fall this is a special time for grandparents or grandfriends to spend time at the Academy. Refreshments, a wonderful assembly in the gym, a presentation of the Middle School Class Murals, and class visits round out the morning.
Committee Chair: CAPPA

Oyster Roast

The Community Oyster Roast is an amazing event for over 400 people who enjoy roasted oysters from Kellum Seafood, Rogers Seafood and Jim Dan Dee Seafood, sweet potato french fries and clam chowder provided by Riverland Insurers, Iris Treakle with hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixin’s. Back by popular demand will be fried oysters! Desserts, beer, wine and soft drinks are also included. Music will be provided by The Phun Doctors Band. Proceeds from the Oyster Roast benefit Chesapeake Academy's Financial Assistance program offering students enrollment who would not otherwise be able to attend, enhances the academic programs including the integration of current technology into the curriculum and offers students superior educational opportunities both on and off campus. Attendees must be 21 and older.
Committee Chair: Christina S. Cammarata

Raffle Chair: Phoebe R. Hollingsworth


Other Ways to Get Involved

Using Your Target VISA: Take Charge of Education

Target has a credit card reward program that will donate 1% of Target charges and .5% of other charges made on your Target Visa card to Chesapeake Academy. If you have a Target Visa, please go to to register. The Chesapeake Academy school code is: 16708. You can also enroll by calling 1-800-316-6142.

Final Fridays

Chesapeake Academy collects Box Top labels, ink jet cartridges and cell phones on the last Friday of the month. The collection of these items brings money directly to the teachers and classrooms!

Land’s End

This is the place most buy the school uniform.  Twice a year, Land’s End gives a check to Chesapeake Academy for being a preferred school.  Ordering over phone, just give the Chesapeake Academy number.  Online, go to School Uniforms and click on Find Preferred School. Chesapeake Academy's Number is:  900055344

Mighty Nest

Give back to CA while helping the environment, your family, and your home. is a unique, online shop which specializes in organic, non toxic products for your home and family. Simply log on to, enter 22480 and your email address to join. 15% of your order total will then be donated to Chesapeake Academy!


2016-2017 Room Parents

Pre–Kindergarten 3 & 4

Becca Sterrett


Margo Angstrmo

1st Grade

Christina Hubbard and Lara Brown

2nd Grade

Katie Parker and Wanda Harding

3rd Grade

Cedrick and Marie Sanders

4th Grade

Robin Cunningham

5th Grade

Kim Olsen

6th Grade

Chris Cammarata

7th Grade

Kelly Denton

8th Grade

Diana Wolfson and Camille Bragg


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