Upcoming Dates….
Friday, Sept 25              No School
Monday, Sept 28           Cross Country practice, 7-8:15 am
Wednesday, Sept 30    Cross Country practice, 7-8:15 am
Thursday, Oct 1              School Picture Day (please return attached picture envelope by Wed., 9/30)
                                              Cross Country Meet at Bluegrass Creek Golf Course

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!!!

DID YOU RETURN YOUR RESPONSE FORM???...............Last week you received 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.  If you have not already, please read carefully and return the PARENT RESPONSE!!  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!


You should receive a picture envelope with today’s Lion Tales.  Please make sure that you return the envelope, with payment, prior to picture day, so that your child’s pictures can go smoothly!

From the Principal's Desk

I was so blessed to hear that only three days after our VolunteerSpot was active for Life Days volunteers, well over  ⅓ of the spots were filled!  Thank you to all volunteers for helping make this event possible, and supporting the school.  But remember, that means there are still about half or more of the spots that need YOU to plug in your name to help!  Many hands make the work lighter!

                                                                                                     In Christ,        
                                                                                                     Mr. Horning

AuthorBen Griggs