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

Today, August 20        Parent/Student Orientation 3:45 - 5:15 pm
                                        Family Picnic 5:30 pm
                                        Dedication for the school year 6:15 pm
Friday, August 21        Cross Country Practice 7-8:15 am
                                        Baseball Practice 3:35 - 5 pm
Saturday, August 22   Baseball Game @ Carroll Catholic (Lincoln) 10 am start, 9 am warm-ups
Monday, August 24     Cross Country Practice 7-8:15 am
                                        Baseball Practice 3:35-5 pm
Tuesday, August 25    Cross Country Meet at Mason City, 4 pm (leave school at 2:45)
                                        Baseball Game HOME vs Hartem, 4:30 pm

Mark your calendars now….

Life Days 2015 will be held Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17.  We ask ALL CLA families to participate in our Largest Event each year!!!

BACK TO SCHOOL! Parent Orientation / School Year Dedication – TODAY, begins at 3:45
Teachers are excited to share with parents what will be happening in classrooms this year,
so please make an effort to visit! We would love to see EVERY parent and child here!
There will be two sessions in each classroom, so that families with multiple children at school can visit more than one classroom. Sessions will begin promptly at the following times, and we will close the classroom doors for these sessions. Since some teachers only have one session with some grade levels, please do make every effort to attend during that time!

            Session 1: 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm                                   Session 2: 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

School Picnic begins at 5:30 (Last Names A-N, bring sandwiches, O-Z a side or dessert)
Dedication Service in the Gym: 6:15 pm
Reminder... Please make sure students have TENNIS SHOES for Physical Education! PE is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. Students may choose to leave a pair at school (in their locker or cubby).

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, but if you need August and September menus, please contact the office and we can send them home.

Returning families: if you did not check over and sign your family information sheet already, please do so as soon as possible.                                                                          

Student/Parent Handbooks

Please be sure to read through the handbook online at http://www.clacademy.org/new-page-5/ and sign the agreement paper, which should be returned to school as soon as possible, along with the volunteer opportunity sheet. If you did not get one at registration or on the first day of school, please check with the school office.  If you need a paper copy of the handbook, please request one!

Volunteers needed - for regular weekly shifts

We appreciate parents helping in many ways.  Here are two specifics for this fall:
Office Volunteers have a regular ½ 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.  Mondays and Thursdays as well as fill-in/substitutes are needed.

Lunchroom Volunteers help to prepare and serve lunch as well as clean-up after lunch. Mondays and Wednesdays are days when help is needed.  We have at least one volunteer scheduled for these days, but a second helper is always helpful!

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

After School Care... Reminders!

After school care is an opportunity we offer for our enrolled families, but we must 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.

Box Tops and Soup Labels
Did you know that CLA collects Box Tops for Education and Campbell's Soup Labels to help support projects at the school? If you have collected them over the summer or hae some still attached to cans or boxes, just clip and send!

From the Principal's Desk

Psalm 100 reminds us of God’s faithfulness through all generations (v. 5).  It is so exciting each year as the first day of school rolls around - seeing the children coming back to school (or arriving for the first time).  It reminds me of the great responsibility that we have of training each generation, as parents and fellow Christians.  I look forward once again to working with our CLA families this year.  Thank you for partnering with our school in this endeavor!!!

                                                                                                            In Christ,       

                                                                                                          Mr. Horning

AuthorBen Griggs