Upcoming Dates….
Today, Sept 17               Cross Country Meet at Tremont, 4:30 pm
                                             PTF Meeting 6:30 pm
Monday, Sept 21           Cross Country practice, 7-8:15 am
Wednesday, Sept 23   Cross Country practice, 7-8:15 am
Friday, Sept 25              No School
Thursday, Oct 1          School Picture Day (more information will be coming from photographer)

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 Fundraising Event each year!!!

LOOK for IT!................You will be receiving (today or tomorrow) a packet of information about LIFE DAYS, including posters and brochures, and information about volunteering, pre-purchasing or sponsoring meal tickets, and donations of items.  Please read carefully and return the PARENT RESPONSE sheet by next Thursday, September 24.  We do expect ALL FAMILIES to volunteer with the work of Life Days, and thank you in advance for your help!



Each year our K-8 students have the privilege of earning points through Accelerated Reader (AR).  These points can then be redeemed several times each year at the “AR STORE.”  Thanks to Mrs. Barb Lawson and parent Lisa Ragland for organizing this store.  They would like parents to know that DONATIONS for items students can purchase at the AR Store are very welcome.  If you would like to help and need some ideas for items to donate, you can contact Mrs. Lawson via email at blawson@clacademy.org or call the school office 309-449-3346 and speak with her. Thanks in advance for helping our students to earn prizes as they improve their reading fluency and comprehension!


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 have some still attached to cans or boxes, just clip and send!


From the Principal's Desk

Each Tuesday and Thursday, our staff gathers together in the morning for a time of devotions, sharing and prayer.  One of our ongoing prayers for this year is in regards to the ways our students interact with one another.  Our school has grown this year; consequently, students are still getting to know each other.  We encourage you, as families, to pray for Christlike attitudes and actions among our students.  And, of course, to encourage your own children in this direction!

                                                                                                                                       In Christ,        

                                                                                                                                       Mr. Horning

AuthorBen Griggs