Christmas time… remembering Christ’s birth!

Upcoming Events . . .

Thurs, Dec 14                      Christmas Program 6:45 pm (dinner w/ reserved tickets 5:30)
                                                 
Details below

Friday, Dec 15                    Basketball Practice - Boys and Girls - 3:35-5:00

Monday Dec 18                  Basketball HOME games vs Mt. Pulask Zion, 5:30 (Girls)
                                                 6:30 (Boys JH)

Tuesday, Dec 19                 Girls Basketball HOME game vs Morton Bethel, 5:00

Thursday, Dec 21               Last day of school before Christmas Break - 11:45 dismissal

Dec 22-Jan 7                       Christmas Break

Monday, Jan 8                   School resumes

THE ANNUAL CLA CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - TONIGHT!

Dress and arrival times for the program:

  • K-4th grade students need to wear nice christmas-y clothes- no jeans or shirts with writing or graphics on them please!  K-4 students will need to be in the band room at 6:45pm.
  • 5th-10th grade students will need to wear a black shirt, black pants, and black shoes for serving- absolutely no jeans, shirts with writing or graphics (even if they are turned inside out), or flipflops.  You will have time to change into any necessary costumes after serving time is done!  If you wish to eat dinner, you need to be at the school by 5pm.  Serving for dinner starts at 5:45pm- DO NOT BE LATE. :) Santa hats, Christmas-y ties, etc. are welcome for extra credit.  Please keep in mind that your black serving clothes still need to follow school dress code.  

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stribling!

TABLE HOSTS:  You are welcome to come to the school 3:30-5:00 today to decorate tables!

SCRIP NEWS . . .

If you want to purchase Scrip cards for Christmas shopping, please take note:

  • Low denomination ($5 and $10) cards will only available to order until Dec 15 (TOMORROW) or while supplies last.
  • The final deadline for ordering cards to be delivered before Christmas break is Dec 18 (MONDAY)..
  • The website to shop is www.shopwithscrip.com

From the Principal's Desk . . . 

As I’ve seen bits and pieces of the preparation for the Annual Christmas Program, I know that we are in for a treat tonight!  It is a special time, when we see our children share the true meaning of Christmas with family and friends through their words and song tonight. 

In Christ, 

Mr. Horning

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AuthorBen Griggs

Christmas time . . . remembering Christ’s birth!

Upcoming Events

Thurs, Dec 7                   Girls Basketball Practice 3:30-4:45

                                          Boys Basketball HOME games vs Peoria Concordia,
                                          5:30 (elem), 6:30 (JH)

Monday, Dec 11             Boys Basketball @ Washington ICCS 5:00 (elem), 6:00 (JH) bus 3:45

                                          Cheer Practice 3:35-5:00

Tuesday, Dec 12            Boys Basketball @ Pekin Faith (JH only) 5:30 bus 4:30

Thurs, Dec 14                 Christmas Program 6:45 pm (dinner w/ reserved tickets 5:30)
                                          Details below

Friday, Dec 15                Basketball Practice - Boys and Girls - 3:35-5:00

Monday Dec 18              Basketball HOME games vs Mt. Pulask Zion,
                                          5:30 (Girls) 6:30 (Boys JH)

Tuesday, Dec 19            Girls Basketball HOME game vs Morton Bethel, 5:00

Thursday, Dec 21          Last day of school before Christmas Break - 11:45 dismissal

Dec 22-Jan 7                  Christmas Break

Monday, Jan 8              School resumes

ANNUAL CLA CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - NEXT WEEK!

  • Dress and arrival times for the program:

K-4th grade students need to wear nice Christmas-y clothes- no jeans or shirts with writing or graphics on them please!  K-4 students will need to be in the band room at 6:45pm.

5th-10th grade students will need to wear a black shirt, black pants, and black shoes for serving- absolutely no jeans, shirts with writing or graphics (even if they are turned inside out), or flipflops.  You will have time to change into any necessary costumes after serving time is done!  If you wish to eat dinner, you need to be at the school by 5pm.  Serving for dinner starts at 5:45pm- DO NOT BE LATE. :)   Santa hats, Christmas-y ties, etc. are welcome for extra credit.  Please keep in mind that your black serving clothes still need to follow school dress code.  

  • If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stribling!
  • TABLE HOSTS:  You are welcome to come to the school 3:30-5:00 on Thursday to decorate tables!

SCRIP NEWS . . .

If you want to purchase Scrip cards for Christmas shopping, please take note:

●      Low denomination ($5 and $10) cards will only available to order until Dec 15 or while supplies last.

●      The final deadline for ordering cards to be delivered before we leave on Christmas break is Dec 18.

●      The website to shop is www.shopwithscrip.com

From the Principal's Desk . . .

Part of my role as administrator at CLA is to write and send out an annual “plea” to supporters of our school.  As we worked on this the past two weeks - and you likely saw or will see the letter - I was continually reminded of how God has provided.  Through hundreds of donors, volunteers, and friends, God has allowed CLA to survive - and thrive - for a decade.  I’d encourage you to consider being a part of this cloud of witnesses this year.  Blessings to all!

In Christ, 

Mr. Horning

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AuthorBen Griggs

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Upcoming Events . . .

Thurs, Nov 30             Boys Basketball games @ Normal Calvary - 6:00 (elem),
                                          7:00 (JH) bus 4:45

Monday, Dec 4           Cheer Practice 3:30-5
                                         Boys Basketball Practice 3:30-5

Tuesday, Dec 5           Girls Basketball HOME game vs Peoria Concordia, 4:45
                                         Boys Basketball game @ St. Mary’s  - 6:00 (elem), 7:00 (JH) bus 4:45

Wed, Dec 6                  Basketball Practice JH boys only, 3:30-5

Thurs, Dec 7               Girls Basketball Practice 3:30-5
                                        Boys Basketball HOME games vs Peoria Concordia, 5:30 (elem),
                                        6:30 (JH)

Thurs, Dec 14            Christmas Program (Mark your calendars!!)

THE ANNUAL CLA CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - JUST 2 WEEKS AWAY!

Notes from the Music department:

Christmas program dinner tickets are SOLD OUT!  If you were not able to get tickets, please contact Mrs. Stribling at astribling@clacademy.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Remember, the program is free.... so even if you did not purchase tickets to the dinner, come at 6:30 and enjoy the program. 

We are still in need of some props for the Christmas program!  If you are willing to let us borrow these items for the next two weeks, please let Mrs. Stribling know.

  • a portable heater that looks like a fireplace or a fireplace screen with a log insert
  • a wingback chair                                              
  • 2 small side tables (think bedside or living room end table)
  • a covered platter and lid                                   
  • a Cracker Barrel type checkers game
  • a wooden crutch                                               
  • a pocket watch on a chain
  • lightweight hand weights                                   
  • a long lightweight table and bench

Dress and arrival times for the program:

  • K-4th grade students need to wear nice christmas-y clothes- no jeans or shirts with writing or graphics on them please!  K-4 students will need to be in the band room at 6:45pm.
  • 5th-10th grade students will need to wear a black shirt, black pants, and black shoes for serving- absolutely no jeans, shirts with writing or graphics (even if they are turned inside out), or flipflops.  You will have time to change into any necessary costumes after serving time is done!  If you wish to eat dinner, you need to be at the school by 5pm.  Serving for dinner starts at 5:45pm- DO NOT BE LATE. :) Santa hats, Christmas-y ties, etc. are welcome for extra credit. Please keep in mind that your black serving clothes still need to follow school dress code.  

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stribling!

SCRIP NEWS . . .

If you want to purchase Scrip cards for Christmas shopping, please take note:

  • Low denomination ($5 and $10) cards will only available to order until Dec 15 or while supplies last.
  • The final deadline for ordering cards to be delivered before we leave on Christmas break is Dec 18.
  • The website to shop is www.shopwithscrip.com

KEEP BRINGING IN THOSE BOX TOPS!!!

Currently the K-2 Team is in the lead for Box-Topoly.  They have submitted 300 Box Tops to this point and have the lead on the game board!

From the Principal's Desk . . .

We had a wonderful visit this past Monday from Pastor Kevin Sauder from New Castle Bible Church. Pastor Kevin closed our chapel series about the attributes of God and how God’s grace is a free gift for us. Our focus for this set of chapels was Ephesians 2:8, and Pastor Kevin brought it “home” by explaining to us the difference between a thorn bush and a fruit tree.  The thorn bush, which doesn’t produce fruit, represents our selfish ambition. The fruit tree has God’s purpose, and the fruit of the Spirit is evident. We are thankful for individuals like Kevin who give of their time in this community for the common purpose of speaking truth into the lives of the students at CLA. Pastor Kevin reminded us that the tree that CLA has on its logo can help us remember his message. 

May we all live our lives in such a way that God is glorified, and His plan is fulfilled through us!

In Christ, 

Mr. Horning

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AuthorBen Griggs

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Upcoming Events . . . 

Wed-Fri, Nov 22-24   No School (Happy Thanksgiving!)

Mon, Nov 27                 Cheer practice 3:30-5:00

                                          Boys Basketball games @ Pekin Rankin - 5:00 (elem), 6:00 (JH) bus 4:05

Tues, Nov 28               Boys Basketball games @ South Pekin 4:30 (JH) bus 3:35

Wed, Nov 29               Basketball practice (all) 3:30-5:00

Thurs, Nov 30             Boys Basketball games @ Normal Calvary - 6:00 (elem), 7:00 (JH) bus 4:45

Thurs, Dec 14             Christmas Program (Mark your calendars!!)

Notes from the Music department . . .

Information came home several weeks ago regarding tickets for our annual Christmas program and dinner.  Please note:

  • the program itself is free to attend and the doors will open at 6:30 for seating
  • Tickets for the dinner are $8 per person, and the gym doors will open for seating at 5:30 with dinner service starting at 5:45. 
  • ALSO NOTE: We are nearing sell-out status for the dinner! Individuals who have submitted ticket slips without payment must MAKE PAYMENT PRIOR TO THANKSGIVING BREAK, or seats will be released. If necessary, we may begin a wait list.  Get your ticket requests and payments in soon!

STUDENTS:

  • K-4 students who do not wear costumes are asked to wear dress clothes- no jeans, t-shirts with writing or graphics, or flip flops. Some 3rd and 4th grade students will have costumes- please check with your child.
  • 5-10th grade students will need to wear all black to serve the Christmas dinner. No jeans, no shirts with graphics or writing, and comfortable black shoes.  School dress code rules still apply, so please do not wear tight fitting clothing.  You will be asked to change.

PROPS:

  • We are in need of some prop items for the Christmas program.  If you have any of these items we can borrow for the week of the performance, please contact Mrs. Stribling!
  • a twin size bed                                                             
  • a stand up privacy screen
  • a tall desk or bistro table and stool                               
  • plaid lap blankets
  • knitted shawls (think grandma style knitted shawls)

KEEP  BRINGING IN THOSE BOX TOPS!!!

The BOX-TOPOLY game is now under way!

From the Principal's Desk . . . 

Today (and always) I am thankful for the SOURCE of all that is good in our lives - Our God is an awesome God!  Thanks be to Him and most of all for His Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior!

In Christ, 

Mr. Horning

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AuthorBen Griggs

Upcoming Events . . .

Thurs, Nov 16             Girls Basketball - practice 3:30-5

                                         Boys Basketball JH game HOME vs. Park Meadows, 6:00

Fri-Sat Nov 17-18       7th-10th Mission Conference field trip

Fri, Nov 17                    Order deadline for Thanksgiving rolls

Mon, Nov 20                Boys Basketball - practice 3:30-5

                                         Cheer practice 3:30-5

Tues, Nov 21               Boys Basketball games @ Delavan - 6:00 (elem), 7:00 (JH) bus 5:10

                                        Thanksgiving rolls pickup 3-5 pm at Living Hope Comm. Church

Wed-Fri, Nov 22-24   No School (Happy Thanksgiving!)

Thurs, Dec 14             Christmas Program (Mark your calendars!!)

Scrip News!

Tuesday, November 21 is “Thank-Scrip-ing Day!” You can get ready for your Christmas  shopping by taking advantage of 24 hours of incredible bonuses with ShopNow, Reload and ReloadNow! Details? Ask Mrs. Horning.

PTF Corner . . .

Don’t forget to order your Thanksgiving Rolls.  The order deadline is Friday, November 17th!

Look for information COMING TODAY about BOX-TOPOLY - the new Box Tops contest! 

Notes from the Music department:

Information went home two weeks ago regarding tickets for our annual Christmas program and dinner.  Please note:

  • the program itself is free to attend and the doors will open at 6:30 for seating
  • Tickets for the dinner will be $8 per person, and the gym doors will open for seating at 5:30pm with dinner service starting at 5:45. 
  • We are nearing sell-out status for the dinner! 
    Individuals who have submitted ticket slips without payment MUST MAKE PAYMENT PRIOR TO THANKSGIVING BREAK or seats will be released. If necessary, we may begin a waiting list. Get your ticket requests and payments in soon!

K-4 students who do not wear costumes are asked to wear dress clothes:

  • No jeans, t-shirts with writing or graphics, and No flip flops.

Some 3rd and 4th grade students will have costumes- please check with your child.

5th-10th grade students will need to wear all black to serve the Christmas dinner.

  • No jeans, no shirts with graphics or writing, and comfortable black shoes. 
    School dress code rules still apply, so please do not wear tight-fitting clothing or  you will be asked to change.

We are in need of some prop items for the Christmas program.  If you have any of these items we can borrow for the week of the performance, please contact Mrs. Stribling!

  • a twin size bed                                                             
  • a stand up privacy screen
  • a tall desk or bistro table and stool                               
  • plaid lap blankets
  • knitted shawls (think grandma style knitted shawls)

From the Principal's Desk . . .

How exciting for our 7th-10th grade students to experience the Student International Conference on Missions this weekend.  A unique opportunity to learn and participate in the Great Commission.  I am thankful that we can offer something like this as a part of our school curriculum!

In Christ, 

Mr. Horning

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AuthorBen Griggs

Upcoming Events . . . 

Mon, Nov 13               Boys Basketball - practice 3:30-5  (Girls practice 3:45-4:15 before bus)

                                        Girls Basketball - game @ Cornerstone Christian, 6:00.  Bus 4:40

Tues, Nov 14              Boys Basketball - game @ Bethel Lutheran, Elem 5:30/JH 6:30. Bus 4:35

Wed, Nov 15               JH Boys ONLY - practice 3:30-5

Thurs, Nov 16            Girls Basketball - practice 3:30-5

                                        Boys Basketball JH game HOME vs. Park Meadows, 6:00

Fri-Sat Nov 17-18      7th-10th Mission Conference field trip

Scrip News!

NOW is the time to get started on your Christmas shopping… and the Scrip program has LOW DENOMINATION gift cards available now through December 15th.

PTF Corner . . . 

Don’t forget to order your Thanksgiving Rolls.  The order deadline is Friday, November 17th!

Look for information COMING SOON about a BOX TOPS Contest!!

Notes from the Music department:

Information came home last week regarding tickets for our annual Christmas program and dinner. 

Dinner and Program is Thursday, December 14. PLEASE NOTE:

  • The program itself is FREE to attend and the doors will open at 6:30 for seating
  • Dinner tickets are $8 per person and the doors will open at 5:30 for seating with dinner service starting at 5:45  
  • Please see the letter sent home for more information or call the school office

Student Dress Requirements:

  • K-4 students who do not wear costumes are asked to wear dress clothes--no jeans, t-shirts with writing or graphics, nor flip flops. Some 3rd and 4th grade students will have costumes-- please check with your child next week to see if they have a costume!
  • 5-10th grade students will need to wear all black to serve the Christmas dinner. No jeans, no shirts with graphics or writing, and wear comfortable black shoes. School dress code rules still apply, so please do not wear tight-fitting clothing or you will be asked to change.

NEEDS: We are in need of some prop items for the Christmas program. If you have any of the following items we can borrow for the week of the performance, please contact Mrs. Stribling! Thank you. 

  • a twin size bed                                                             
  • a stand up privacy screen
  • a tall desk or bistro table and stool
  • plaid lap blankets
  • knitted shawls (think grandma style knitted shawls)

From the Principal's Desk . . . 

It is with great hope that we look forward to celebrating the miracle of Christmas.  Yes, Christmas is just 6 ½ weeks away!  God sent His Son - for US!  Today I’m praising God.  Are you?         

In Christ, 

Mr. Horning

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AuthorBen Griggs

Upcoming Events . . .

Fri, Nov 3                   7th-10th Free-Throw-a-Thon 3-4 pm
                                       If you’d like to sponsor this event, which helps to fund their field trip
                                         to the Missions Conference in Peoria, contact a student in grades 7-10!

Mon, Nov 6                Basketball practice (Boys only), 3:35-5 pm
                                       
Cheer practice 3:35-5:00

Tues, Nov 7               Boys Basketball vs St. Joseph’s at HOME 5:30 (elem) and 6:30 (jh)

Thurs, Nov 9            Basketball practice 3:35-5 pm

Fri-Sat Nov 17-18    7th-10th Mission Conference field trip

Scrip News!

NOW is the time to get started on your Christmas shopping… and the Scrip program has LOW DENOMINATION gift cards available now through December 15

PTF Corner . . .

Don’t forget to order the DELICIOUS rolls that will be baked for Thanksgiving!
Orders are due by Friday, Nov 17 with pickup on Tuesday, Nov 21.

***7th-10th grade students: ICOM Free Throw-a-thon is FRIDAY, November 3 from 3-4pm in the gym. Please bring your pledge envelopes and your best game as we finish fundraising for the ICOM trip in two weeks!***

Notes from the Music department . . .

Information will be coming home today regarding tickets for our annual Christmas program and dinner.  Please note: the program itself is free to attend and the doors will open at 6:30 for seating.  Tickets for the dinner will be $8 per person, and the gym doors will open for seating at 5:30pm with dinner service starting at 5:45.  Please see the attached letter for more information!

K-4 students who do not wear costumes are asked to wear dress clothes- no jeans, t-shirts with writing or graphics, or flip flops. Some 3rd and 4th grade students will have costumes- please check with your child next week to see if they have a costume!

5-10th grade students will need to wear all black to serve the Christmas dinner. No jeans, no shirts with graphics or writing, and comfortable black shoes.  School dress code rules still apply, so please do not wear tight fitting clothing.  You will be asked to change.

We are in need of some prop items for the Christmas program.  If you have any of these items we can borrow for the week of the performance, please contact Mrs. Stribling!

  • a twin size bed                                                
  • a stand up privacy screen
  • a tall desk or bistro table and stool                  
  • plaid lap blankets
  • knitted shawls (think grandma style knitted shawls)

From the Principal's Desk . . .

This has been quite an exciting year already… but as always, I am looking forward to celebrating the Christmas season with our school. Seeing the information about the Christmas program reminds me of the great opportunity we have to share Christ’s love and celebrate His birth. Only 7 weeks til Christmas!

In Christ, 

Mr. Horning

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AuthorBen Griggs

Upcoming Events . . . 

Mon, Oct 30                Basketball practice, 3:35-5 pm

Wed, Nov 1                  Basketball practice, 3:35-5 pm

Thurs, Nov 2               Basketball practice 3:35-5 pm

Fri, Nov 3                     7th-10th Free-Throw-a-Thon 3-4 pm

                                        If you’d like to sponsor this event, which helps to fund their field trip to

Missions Conference in Peoria, contact a student in grades 7-10!

Fri-Sat Nov 17-18       7th-10th grade Mission Conference field trip

Scrip News!

NOW is the time to get started on your Christmas shopping… and the Scrip program has LOW DENOMINATION gift cards available now through December 15

PTF Corner

Look for information COMING SOON about the Thanksgiving Rolls Baking fundraiser!

From the Principal's Desk . . .

This is a short and sweet Lion Tales - we are in the few weeks of taking a deep breath between the first nine weeks - Life Days, parent-teacher conferences, and more…. and getting ready for Christmas! 

So I wanted to take this time to simply say “THANK YOU” to our staff at Christian Life Academy.  They put in countless hours to help our students be the best that they can be - to grow, change, blossom and bloom.  May the Lord strengthen our staff today, this week, and this year.  God has blessed us with staff that see their job also as a mission and ministry.  I hope each parent took the opportunity during conferences to thank your child’s teachers.  And if not, there’s always another opportunity!

In Christ, 

Mr. Horning

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AuthorBen Griggs

Praise the Lord! Life Days 2017 was a GREAT Success . . . 

Approximately $50,000 was raised to help our school!

Upcoming Events . . .

Mon, Oct 23                      Basketball practice, 3:35-5 pm

Mon, Oct 23                      No school - Parent/teacher conferences 1-7 pm

Tues-Thurs, Oct 24-26   Parent/teacher conferences after school

Wed, Oct 25                     Basketball practice 3:35-5 pm

Thurs, Oct 26                   Basketball practice 3:35-5 pm

IF YOU HAVEN’T SIGNED UP FOR PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES NEXT WEEK, PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE OR USE THE LINK SENT VIA EMAIL THIS WEEK!

https://ptcfast.com/schools/Christian_Life_Academy

FRIDAY, OCT 20, K-2 students . . .

Wear green field trip shirts, and 3-10 students wear RED for the Red Ribbon Parade!

THE FIRST AR (Accelerated Reader) STORE is Next Week - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25!

All the students who have been reading have earned points through the end of September, and will use those points to make purchases at the AR store.

From the Principal's Desk . . . 

In last week’s Lion Tales, I ended by saying “What a mighty God we serve…” and how true that statement turned out to be!  It’s not that I doubted the might of our God, but sometimes we need reminders.  God showed His might last week during Life Days: From the Friday afternoon prayer of blessing and strength by students, to the Friday night fun, through the parting of the rain clouds for the obstacle race, God was working.  Breakfast was delicious on Saturday morning, the concert was a worshipful, blessed time, and the pork chop dinner was tasty.  But God’s might was truly evident in the “bidding activity” Saturday night as well!  We are so grateful for the support of so many - friends, families, and those who are simply acquaintances of the school.  Life Days 2017, our 10th anniversary year, out-shined every past Life Days by over $10,000.  Wow!  Thank you, Lord, for sustaining us and showing your might!

In Christ, 

Mr. Horning

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It’s LIFE DAYS weekend!  Come, and bring friends!

Upcoming Events . . .

Fri, Oct 13                  Life Days events:  5-8 pm

                                    Kids’ activities, food, ticket auction, preview auction items

Sat, Oct 14                Life Days events all day

  • Breakfast 7-10 am
  • Obstacle Race 1 pm
    (cost $10, t-shirt for all participants while supplies last)
  • Seeds Family Worship Experience, 3 pm
  • Silent Auction 4:30-6 pm
  • Pork Chop Dinner 4:30-6 pm
  • KID Live auction 6 pm
  • ADULT Live auction 6:30 pm

Mon, Oct 16              First day of Basketball practice, 3:35-5 pm
                                   (players need permission forms!)

Wed, Oct 18           Basketball practice 3:35-5 pm

Thurs, Oct 19          Basketball practice 3:35-5 pm

Mon, Oct 23           No school - Parent/teacher conferences 1-7 pm

Tues-Thurs, Oct 24-26   Parent/teacher conferences after school

THE FIRST AR (Accelerated Reader) STORE is Next Week - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25!

All the students who have been reading have earned points through the end of September, and will use those points to make purchases at the AR store.

From the Principal's Desk

It sure has been an exciting week so far.  Grandparents’ Day today, and Life Days, celebrating 10 years at Christian Life Academy, is this weekend.  In all the hustle and bustle, it is simply refreshing to know that God is truly in control.  He gives us peace in what sometimes feels like a storm.  Psalm 23 reminds us, that the Lord is our shepherd.  He guides us, protects us, brings us to the place of refreshment that we need.  What a mighty God we serve!

In Christ,  

Mr. Horning

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Upcoming Events . . . 

Friday, Oct 6              Early dismissal 11:45 am - Teacher in-service

Saturday, Oct 7         Cross Country race Easter Seals 5k at Lake Bloomington

Monday, Oct 9      No school - Columbus Day

Thursday, Oct 12 Grandparents’ Day (K-10) - PLEASE RETURN FORM!

Fri/Sat, Oct 13-14    Life Days Weekend

Mon, Oct 16               First day of Basketball practice (players need permission forms!)

Life Days 2017 will be held next Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14. 

  • We ask ALL CLA families to participate in our Largest Event each year.
  • PLEASE NOTE - EXTRA POSTERS FOR LIFE DAYS and also SPECIAL POSTERS FOR THE SEEDS FAMILY WORSHIP CONCERT are available in the office - please POST and DISTRIBUTE to churches and family/friends!!

The next week is “crunch time” as we prepare for Life Days.  Have you responded to the requests from the office (emails, backpack mail) regarding volunteering, meal tickets, solicitation, donating items, and more?  If not, please respond as soon as possible…. many hands make the work lighter!!

Scrip News!

Don’t forget that you can pick up “in-stock” scrip cards at the school office. Great idea for a last minute gift!

PTF Parent Teacher Corner . . .

Please come to the PTF meeting on Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 pm.  A great way to participate and help our school!

AR (Accerated Reader) Store Donations needed!

It is exciting to encourage our young people to read… and the Accelerated Reader program is one way we do that.  They can accumulate points, which are then used to make purchases at the “AR Store” several times each year.  Would you be willing to donate some items (small toys, fun stuff)?  If so, just send to the school marked “AR Store” and it will be available for purchase for the kids.  Thanks in advance!

THE FIRST AR STORE WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25!

From the Principal's Desk . . .

I was reminded recently through conversations with some great Christian friends… PRAYER is such an important thing, which we often take too lightly.  Imagine the amazing things that God has in store for your family… your community… our school.  He desires for us to talk with Him, listen to Him, pray unceasingly for the plans that HE has for us! 

“For the prayers of a righteous man is powerful and effective!” - James 5:16

In Christ,  

Mr. Horning

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Upcoming Events . . . 

Friday, Sept 29          No school

Saturday, Sept 30 Cross Country - at Delavan Dare Classic, 9 am

Friday, Oct 6              Early dismissal 11:45 am - Teacher in-service

Monday, Oct 9           No school - Columbus Day

Thursday, Oct 12      Grandparents’ Day (K-10) - PRINTABLE FLYER

Life Days 2017: Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14 . . .

We ask ALL CLA families to participate in our Largest Event each year.

PLEASE NOTE - EXTRA POSTERS FOR LIFE DAYS and also SPECIAL POSTERS FOR THE SEEDS FAMILY WORSHIP CONCERT are available in the office - please POST and DISTRIBUTE to churches and family/friends!!

News from the Music Department!

●      We are looking for 3-5 middle/high schoolers and 6-8 K-4th grade students to sing with the Seeds Family Worship crew at the concert during Life Days.  If you are interested, please let Mrs. Stribling know.  You will need to know all motions to the songs being performed, be enthusiastic, and sing with all your heart!  The Seeds concert during Life Days is Saturday, October 14th at 3pm.

●      1st and 2nd grade students  have begun learning how to play the ukelele!  Yes, it's every bit as fun and interesting as you can imagine. ;)  If your child has a ukelele and they wish to play their own, please feel free to have them bring it to school.  Otherwise, we will be working with a partner while we learn our ukelele skills!

Scrip News!

Don’t forget that you can pick up “in-stock” scrip cards at the school office. Great idea for a last minute gift!

PTF Parent Teacher Corner . . .

Over 2500 Box Tops were collected during National Box Tops Week this week! That’s a great start to our year for Box tops!

AR (Accerated Reader) Store Donations needed!

It is exciting to encourage our young people to read… and the Accelerated Reader program is one way we do that.  They can accumulate points, which are then used to make purchases at the “AR Store” several times each year.  Would you be willing to donate some items (small toys, fun stuff)?  If so, just send to the school marked “AR Store” and it will be available for purchase for the kids.  Thanks in advance!

From the Principal's Desk . . .

This week I had the opportunity to substitute in several classes, including Bible classes with our middle school and high school students.  In the course of these classes, we were discussing the concept of loving others so much that you care less about yourself… a perfect example is our Savior, who “made Himself nothing” when he became human to live on the earth, and ultimately paid the price for the sin of us all!.  Let’s be more like Jesus every day, as we care for others more than ourselves. 

In Christ,  

Mr. Horning

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Upcoming Events . . .

Friday, Sept 22       Chili and Trivia night fundraiser for 7th-10th trip to missions conference

Tuesday, Sept 26    Cross Country Meet at Blue Grass Golf Course 4:15 pm

Friday, Sept 29       No school 

Life Days 2017 . . . Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14. 

We ask ALL CLA families to participate in our Largest Event each year.

Last week - information/posters came home…. each family should complete their paper, and return to the school office.  Questions? Talk with Mr. or Mrs. Horning!

News from the Music Department!

●      5th-10th grade auditions for our annual Christmas program will be next Monday (9/25) and Wednesday (9/27) during the 5/6 and 7-H music times.  Students received their scripts earlier this week- make sure you are preparing for your audition!  Rehearsals will begin the following week with Mrs. Young during zero hour on either Monday or Friday.

●      We are looking for 3-5 middle/high schoolers and 6-8 K-4th grade students to sing with the Seeds Family Worship crew at the concert during Life Days.  If you are interested, please let Mrs. Stribling know.  You will need to know all motions to the songs being performed, be enthusiastic, and sing with all your heart!  The Seeds concert during Life Days is Saturday, October 14th at 3pm.

●      1st and 2nd grade students  have begun learning how to play the ukelele!  Yes, it's every bit as fun and interesting as you can imagine. ;)  If your child has a ukelele and they wish to play their own, please feel free to have them bring it to school.  Otherwise, we will be working with a partner while we learn our ukelele skills!

Attention 7-10 chili supper helpers: if you are donating items to the chili supper, please drop them off at the school first thing tomorrow morning (Fri 9/22)! Thank you!

Scrip News!

Don’t forget that you can pick up “in-stock” scrip cards at the school office. Great idea for a last minute gift!

PTF Parent Teacher Corner . . .

National Box Tops Week is next week, Sept. 24-30.  Clip and collect!  Start sending those box tops in and see how many we can collect!

AR (Accerated Reader) Store Donations needed!

It is exciting to encourage our young people to read… and the Accelerated Reader program is one way we do that.  They can accumulate points, which are then used to make purchases at the “AR Store” several times each year.  Would you be willing to donate some items (small toys, fun stuff)?  If so, just send to the school marked “AR Store” and it will be available for purchase for the kids.  Thanks in advance!

From the Principal's Desk . . .

Several different times this past week, I’ve had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with a parent about a concern, a joy, or something to pray about.  For each situation, I wanted to share just a brief reminder:  God is BIGGER, and he is ABLE to help… Trust Him!!!

In Christ,  

Mr. Horning

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Upcoming Events . . .

Today, Sept 14         Cross Country Meet at Tremont, 4:15 pm

Friday, Sept 15         School Picture Day

Tuesday, Sept 19     Cross Country practice

Thursday, Sept 21   Cross Country practice

Friday, Sept 22       Chili and Trivia night for 7th-10th trip to missions conference

Friday, Sept 29       No school

Life Days 2017 on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14. 

We ask ALL CLA families to participate in our Largest Event each year.

TODAY - information/posters coming home! Each family should complete their paper and return to the school office. Questions? Talk with Mr. or Mrs. Horning!

School Picture Day on Friday, Sept 15!

Please make sure that the picture envelope is returned with your selected package if pictures are being purchased.  And then make sure everyone SMILES!!!

Scrip News!

Be sure to sign up for Presto Pay so you can take advantage of the “Thank-scrip-ing Day” on September 18.  That’s 24 hours of savings… for more information, check with Lori Horning. Also remember you can pick up “in-stock” scrip cards at the school office.

PTF Parent Teacher Corner . . .

Parent Teacher Fellowship meetings happen approximately once each month.  Thanks for all who attended the meeting on Tuesday.  A good plan was put together for the upcoming year. National Box Tops Week is coming soon, Sept. 24-30.  Clip and collect!

AR (Accerated Reader) Store Donations needed!

It is exciting to encourage our young people to read… and the Accelerated Reader program is one way we do that.  They can accumulate points, which are then used to make purchases at the “AR Store” several times each year.  Would you be willing to donate some items (small toys, fun stuff)?  If so, just send to the school marked “AR Store” and it will be available for purchase for the kids.  Thanks in advance!

From the Principal's Desk . . .

Wow - just one month from now we will be CELEBRATING together at LIFE DAYS 2017.  For those of you who are not familiar with it, Life Days is a wonderful and FUN time together.  It’s also our signature event… I still recall, 10 years ago, when we decided “let’s have a little fundraising event to celebrate what’s happening at our school!”  At the time, we had 27 students, 4 teachers, and a lot of dreams.  Now, 10 years later, over 125 students, 13 staff members, countless volunteers, and we are still celebrating what God is doing in so many lives.  I am looking forward to seeing you at Life Days on Oct 13 and 14!

In Christ,

Mr. Horning

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Upcoming Events . . .

 Today, Sept 7         Baseball game @ Trinity Bloomington, 4:30 pm.  Bus 3:15

                                  Cross Country Practice, 3:35-5 pm

Tuesday, Sept 12    Baseball practice 3:35-5 pm

Thursday, Sept 14  Cross Country Meet at Tremont, 4:15 pm

Friday, Sept 15        School Picture Day

                                  Baseball game @ Morton Union (tentative make-up game)

LIFE DAYS 2017 - Mark your calendars now . . .

Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14. We ask ALL CLA families to participate in our Largest Event each year!!! This year is our 10th Anniversary!

7th-10th Grade Students to Attend Missionary Conference - details went home with students

The 7th-10th grade students will be attending the International Conference on Missions this fall!  Parents, please see the information sent home with your child (attached to the newsletter) or ask your child about it!  We will have the opportunity to talk with missionaries from all over the world about their work spreading the Gospel.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stribling!

School Picture Day coming up next Friday, Sept 15 . . .

Make sure to schedule the hair appointments and plan the outfit. School pictures are coming September 15! An envelope to purchase picture packages will be coming home soon.

Scrip News!

Be sure to sign up for Presto Pay so you can take advantage of the “Thank-scrip-ing Day” on September 18.  That’s 24 hours of savings… for more information, check with Lori Horning.

PTF Parent Teacher Corner . . .

Parent Teacher Fellowship meetings happen approximately once each month.  The 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 - Tuesday, Sept 12 is the next one. We encourage all to attend!

AR (Accerated Reader) Store Donations needed!

It is exciting to encourage our young people to read… and the Accelerated Reader program is one way we do that.  They can accumulate points, which are then used to make purchases at the “AR Store” several times each year.  Would you be willing to donate some items (small toys, fun stuff)?  If so, just send to the school marked “AR Store” and it will be available for purchase for the kids.  Thanks in advance!

From the Principal's Desk . . .

With the changing of the seasons - yes, I know there will probably be some hot, humid days before the season really changes completely - we are reminded of how God holds all things in His mighty hand.  I am grateful that we serve such an awesome God.  How good it is to know that He who holds all things in His hands, also cares for each of us!

In Christ,

Mr. Horning

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Upcoming Events . . . 

Today, August 31       Cross Country Practice 3:35-5 pm

                                         Baseball Practice, 3:35-5 pm

                                        7 pm LIFE DAYS planning - all invited! at Living Hope CC (Boynton)

Monday, Sept. 4       No School (Labor Day)

Tuesday, Sept 5        Baseball HOME game vs Delavan, 4:15 pm

                                       Cross Country Practice 3:35-5 pm

Thursday, Sept 7     Baseball game @ Trinity Bloomington, 4:30 pm.  Bus 3:15

                                       Cross Country Practice, 3:35-5 pm

Friday, Sept 15         School Picture Day

Mark your calendars now . . . 

Life Days 2017 will be held Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14.  We ask ALL CLA families to participate in our Largest Event each year!!!

Pick-up Reminder - Please be patient and stay in line!

At Pick-up time, please be patient with the cars in front of yours, and make sure that you pull all the way forward. We understand that some cars take longer than others to load (smaller kids, car seats, etc.).  But it is more safe to wait an extra minute or so than to pull out of line and go around the car that is still loading.  Thanks! Please pass this message on to all others (grandparents, friends) who pick up your children.  Also please make sure you have your yellow “authorized” car sign visible for staff to identify your car so that your children can be safely picked up!

Scrip News!

Keep your eyes on this box to find out how to help your tuition account just by doing your regular everyday shopping.  Info coming home with Lion Tales today….

PTF Parent Teacher Corner . . . 

Parent Teacher Fellowship meetings happen approximately once each month.  The 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 - Tuesday, Sept 12 is the next one.  Look here for PTF updates.

Scrip News!

Keep your eyes on this box to find out how to help your tuition account just by doing your regular everyday shopping.  Info coming home with Lion Tales today.

PTF Parent Teacher Corner

Parent Teacher Fellowship meetings happen approximately once each month.  The 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 - Tuesday, Sept 12 is the next one.  Look here for PTF updates.

AR (Accerated Reader) Store Donations needed!

It is exciting to encourage our young people to read… and the Accelerate Reader program is one way we do that.  They can accumulate points, which are then used to make purchases at the “AR Store” several times each year.  Would you be willing to donate some items (small toys, fun stuff)?  If so, just send to the school marked “AR Store” and it will be available for purchase for the kids.  Thanks in advance!

From the Principal's Desk . . .

Amazingly, we’ve now completed two full weeks of school.  It’s been a great start.  I have enjoyed my “new role” of spending lunchtime in the cafeteria most days.  Opening milk containers, eating lunch with the kids, even helping to clean up spilled yogurt or a messy tray… The community of Christian Life Academy is such a wonderful one. Again, as I’ve said before, thanks for sharing your children with us. We are glad to join together with families to raise young people who will serve the Lord their entire life!

In Christ,       

Mr. Horning

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Upcoming Events . . .

 Today, August 24          Cross Country Practice 3:35-5 pm

                                           Baseball game at South Pekin, 4:15 pm.  Bus 3:15

Saturday, August 26      Cross country running at Peoria Zoo Run

Monday, August 28       Baseball game at Carroll Catholic, 4:30 pm.  Bus 3:25 pm

Tuesday, August 29       Cross Country Practice, 3:35-5 pm

Wednesday, Aug 30      Baseball HOME game vs Corpus Christi, 4:15 pm

Thursday, August 31    Baseball Practice 3:35-5 pm

                                          Cross Country Practice, 3:35-5 pm

Monday, Sept. 4            No School (Labor Day)

Friday, Sept 15               School Picture Day

Mark your calendars now . . . 

Life Days 2017 will be held Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14.  We ask ALL CLA families to participate in our Largest Event each year!!!

PE Reminder . . .  

Please make sure students have TENNIS SHOES for Physical Education! PE schedules vary by grade level.  Students may choose to leave a pair at school (in locker/cubby).

Drop-off and Pick-up Reminder . . . 

  • Please be sure to enter on the SOUTH drive (closest to the medical complex doctor offices) when you come for drop-off and pick-up each day. This is a reversal from previous years, in order to give more off-street space for cars to arrive and depart safely.  AT BOTH DROP OFF AND PICK UP TIMES, PLEASE PULL FORWARD AS FAR AS POSSIBLE.  This allows more cars to load/unload at the same time.  Thanks!
  • At Pick-up time, please make sure you have your yellow “authorized” car sign visible for staff to identify your car so that your children can be safely picked up!

From the Principal's Desk . . .

It has been great fun getting to know all of our students as the school year has begun.  Each one is unique, and with many God-given talents and abilities.  It is a pleasure for us to work with them throughout the year.  We do encourage you all to keep the school, students, staff and families in prayer throughout the school year.  Our staff gathers each Monday, Wednesday and Friday for prayer at 7:55.  If any families are interested in praying together on a certain morning or afternoon, we’d be glad to help arrange such a time (and I’ll join in!)

In Christ,       

Mr. Horning

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Welcome to the NEW SCHOOL YEAR!!!

A warm “welcome” to everyone who is a part of the Christian Life Academy community. Our school board and staff wishes you all a great year! For some, it is a “welcome back,” for some it is a brand new “welcome.” We are so glad to have each one here. This newsletter is published weekly and can also be seen online (usually within a few days after being sent home) at the www.clacademy.org.

- Mr. Horning

UPCOMING EVENTS

 Today, August 17         Cross Country Practice 3:35-5 pm

                                            Baseball Practice 3:35 - 5 pm

Saturday, August 19   Board of Directors’ Meeting, 7:30 am

Monday, August 21      5th-HS Field Trip to Atlanta/Lincoln for viewing eclipse

                                            K-4th viewing eclipse at school

                                            Baseball game at Morton Union, 4:15 pm.  Bus 3:15 pm

Tuesday, August 22    Cross Country Practice, 3:35-5 pm

Wednesday, Aug 23    Baseball Practice 3:35-5 pm

Thursday, August 24  Baseball Game at South Pekin, 4:15 pm.  Bus 3:15 pm

                                           Cross Country Practice, 3:35-5 pm

Mark your calendars now for LIFE DAYS . . .

Life Days 2017 will be held Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14.  We ask ALL CLA families to participate in our Largest Event each year!!!

Reminders . . .

  • PE SHOES: Please make sure students have TENNIS SHOES for Physical Education! PE schedules vary by grade level.  Students may choose to leave a pair at school (in locker/cubby).
  • Drop-off and Pick-up:
    Please be sure to enter on the SOUTH drive (closest to the medical complex doctor offices) when you come for drop-off and pick-up each day. This is a reversal from previous years, in order to give more off-street space for cars to arrive and depart safely.

At Pick-up time, please make sure you have your yellow “authorized” car sign visible for staff to identify your car so that your children can be safely picked up!

FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE
Lunch Money, Office Mail, and more details . . . 

  • Any items that eventually are handled by the school office (lunch money, tuition payments, notes, etc.) should be sent with your children in their backpack/folder in the morning. This is the most efficient way to get items to the school office, as each class sends items to the office every day.
  • Please be sure envelopes are CLEARLY labeled so that they will get to the correct location.
  • If you would prefer to deliver it yourself, please place items, clearly marked, in the tray on the corner of the secretary's desk. 
  • Lunch menus were sent home in July, and available at registration, and on our website, but if you need August and September menus, please contact the office and we can send them home.                                                                                            

Student/Parent Handbooks . . .

If you did not get one at back-to-school night or on the first day of school, please check with the school office.  Please read the handbook, sign and return the last page

Volunteers needed - for regular weekly shifts . . .

We appreciate parents helping in many ways. Here are several specifics for this fall:

  1. Office Volunteers have a regular half-day or full-day shift and are responsible for answering phones and doing miscellaneous tasks to assist Mr. Horning, Mrs. Horning, and the other staff. A few regular shifts as well as fill-in/substitutes are needed.
  2. Lunchroom Volunteers help prepare and serve lunch as well as clean-up after lunch. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are days when help is needed. We have at least one volunteer scheduled for these days, but a second helper is always helpful! We would welcome a Tues/Thurs helper, too, if that fits your schedule.
  3. Recess Monitors for various recess times are helpful to assist staff who operate these recesses.

If you are able to commit to a regular volunteer opportunity, please contact the office!!!

Before and After School Care . . . Reminders!

  • We are glad to offer before school care to our families who are in need of this service. Day care opens at 7:30 am. It appears that we may have a large number of students needing this, so please remember this is specifically for those needing the service due to parent work responsibilities. We know it is fun to come and play before school starts, but we are only able to accommodate 20 or less students. If you are able to use the regular 8:15-8:30 drop off time, please do so!
  • After school care is an opportunity we offer for our enrolled families, but we must also be careful on the numbers of students that are in daycare.  Please read the following information carefully!  If you have questions, please talk with Mr. Horning.
  • From 3:30 to 4:00 after school care is at no charge, but students MUST be enrolled ahead of time. This means that we must have a prior schedule for each day that the student will be coming to daycare. We are NOT having a simple “drop in” list, so please be sure that if your child needs to stay in aftercare, that the school is informed ahead of time!
  • Any student who needs to utilize daycare without being on the enrollment list for that particular day, there will be a $3 charge. A phone call or note to enroll the student for that day MUST be done BY NOON to avoid this charge.
  • Students who remain at daycare after 4:00 will have the following fee schedule:
    • Pickup prior to 4:30, $2 per child.     
    • Pickup after 4:30, $7 per child.      
    • Daycare closes at 5:30.

From the Principal's Desk . . .

Welcome!  To start the school year, we will be focusing on Romans chapter 12, which has many wonderful nuggets for us to learn from.  In verses 1-2, which we used in chapel this morning, we learn that we need to listen to the correct voice (God’s) so that we don’t conform to the culture around us, but are transformed by the Lord.  We sang about Jesus being our HERO, and also about how we LOVE God’s Word.  I am hopeful that together this year we will impact each of our students for the Kingdom.  May this be a wonderful year!

In Christ,       

Mr. Horning

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HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!!!

Friday, May 19              Last Day of School / Field Day

Saturday, May 20       CLA Annual Meeting 8 am, followed by regular board meeting

Friday, June 2              10th Annual CLA Golf Outing @ Bluegrass Golf Course, Minier

Tu-Th, July 11-13        Solid Rock Christian Sports Camp at CLA, 12:30-8 pm

ENROLLMENT REMINDER . . .

Even though the early enrollment deadline has passed, we still encourage families to enroll now to make plans solid for next year.  There are openings at all grade levels PreK-10th grade, but SEVERAL CLASSES ARE NEARLY FULL. Share this with friends!

American Heritage Girls Troop sponsored by CLA . . . 

We are still hoping to form an American Heritage Girls troop.  We have a Charter Representative, but several board member positions need to be filled before we can officially start the troop formation process.  We are looking for individuals who are willing to make a 1-2 year commitment to help us get the troop off the ground.  Would you prayerfully consider fulfilling one of these roles?  AHG is a ministry for girls ages 5 to 18

  • Troop Coordinator leads the Troop Ministry Team and oversees the general operation of the local Troop.
  • Vice-Coordinator assists Coordinator with all responsibilities and is considered “Coordinator-in-training.” The actual roles performed shall be divided as spiritual gifts and personalities dictate.
  • Treasurer: Oversees Troop finances.
  • Troop Shepherd: Is concerned about the “care and feeding” of the Troop members; looks over the “flock.”

Please contact Karin White at whitehakefish@gmail.com if you are interested or have any questions.

CLA Annual Meeting - Saturday, May 20, 8 am . . . 

Each year in May, the school community is invited to the Annual Meeting held by the Christian Life Academy Board of Directors.  This year’s meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 20 at 8 am, and will be followed by a regular board meeting.  A report of the previous year, updates on what is going on in the future direction of the school, and feedback from the school community will happen at this meeting.  All are invited and encouraged to come!

Interested in Theater? 

Check out the Nitsch Theater Arts opportunity for this summer at CLA!!!

June 2nd Golf Outing coming up! No Golf Skills Required! Find a way to participate!

The 10th Annual CLA Golf Outing will be held on Friday, June 2nd, at Bluegrass Creek Golf Course in Minier.  Packets were sent home several weeks ago with all the details…. Get involved!!!

From the Principal's Desk . . .

Throughout the year, in chapels, classrooms, hallways, the gym and playground, we have encouraged our students to live out the calling that Jesus has on their lives.  We’ve encouraged them to live for Jesus, to put others first, to shift their thinking in ways that Jesus calls them to.  And now, it’s time to release them for the summer - to live out their life in a different place, but in the same way!  My prayer, as we release them tomorrow, and as we release our graduates, is that they would follow the path marked out by God for their lives!                                         

In Christ,

Mr. Horning

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Upcoming . . . 

Monday, May 15            Flower planting along Main Street, Hopedale (afternoon)

Wednesday, May 17     “Fair Day” in Middle School, Volunteer Tea at 2:50

Thursday, May 18         8th Grade Graduation, 7 pm

Friday, May 19               Last Day of School / Field Day

Saturday, May 20         CLA Annual Meeting 8 am, followed by regular board meeting

Friday, June 2 10th      Annual CLA Golf Outing @ Bluegrass Golf Course, Minier

Every Friday                  7:30 am Prayer Time

ENROLLMENT REMINDER . . .

Even though the early enrollment deadline has passed, we still encourage families to enroll now to make plans solid for next year.  There are openings at all grade levels PreK-10th grade, but SEVERAL CLASSES ARE NEARLY FULL...  Share this with friends!

Calling ALL WHO VOLUNTEER at CLA - Volunteer Tea on May 17 . . . 

On Wednesday, May 17, all volunteers are invited to a “Volunteer Tea” in celebration of the many hours that you have given this school year at CLA.  We appreciate greatly your time and efforts.  The tea will begin at 2:50 pm in the gym.  Please let the school office know if you are able to come.  Thanks!!!

American Heritage Girls Troop sponsored by CLA . . . 

We are still hoping to form an American Heritage Girls troop.  We have a Charter Representative, but several board member positions need to be filled before we can officially start the troop formation process.  We are looking for individuals who are willing to make a 1-2 year commitment to help us get the troop off the ground.  Would you prayerfully consider fulfilling one of these roles?  AHG is a ministry for girls ages 5 to 18

  • Troop Coordinator:
    • Leads the Troop Ministry Team and oversees the general operation of the local Troop.
    • Helps to recruit, select and train all adult leadership.
    • Facilitates Troop Ministry Team Leaders’ meetings.
    • Serves as the liaison between AHG, Inc. and the Charter Representative.
    • Responsible for guiding the Troop towards its goals and accomplishing the mission of the American Heritage Girls.
  • Vice-Coordinator: Assists Coordinator with all responsibilities and considered “Coordinator-in- training.” The actual roles performed shall be divided as spiritual gifts and personalities dictate.
  • Treasurer: Oversees Troop finances. Helps to determine guidelines pertaining to Troop checking account, both acquiring and maintaining it. Helps to create a Troop budget.
  • Troop Shepherd: Is concerned about the “care and feeding” of the Troop members and looks over the “flock.” The Troop Shepherd cares for each AHG member encouraging them in their spiritual walk. Will lead prayer before Ministry Team meetings and pray for the Troop. Will get to know each girl and volunteer and follow up on absent members.

Please contact Karin White at whitehakefish@gmail.com if you are interested or have any questions.  Thanks!

CLA Annual Meeting - Saturday, May 20, 8 am

Each year in May, the school community is invited to the Annual Meeting held by the Christian Life Academy Board of Directors.  This year’s meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 20 at 8 am, and will be followed by a regular board meeting.  A report of the previous year, updates on what is going on in the future direction of the school, and feedback from the school community will happen at this meeting.  All are invited and encouraged to come!

June 2nd Golf Outing - No Golf Skills Required! Find a way to participate!

The 10th Annual CLA Golf Outing will be held on Friday, June 2nd, at Bluegrass Creek Golf Course in Minier.  Packets were sent home several weeks ago with all the details…. Get involved!!!

From the Principal's Desk . . .

It’s amazing that we are just a week away from completion of this school year! Wow.  It has been a wonderful year, with great things happening here at CLA.  I’ve been challenging our students in the past couple chapels to take what they have been learning at school this year, and go into “all the world” (you know, like the pool, and the baseball field, and the park) this summer… and see this as an opportunity to share Jesus, to “make disciples,” to be an example of the love and truth of Jesus.  I hope that as your family transitions into summertime, that you do the same- find ways to be Jesus to a hurting world, to live out the Great Commission every day.                                                                   

In Christ,

Mr. Horning

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