Upcoming Dates . . . 

Friday, Feb 12            NO SCHOOL - Presidents’ Day Weekend
Monday, Feb 15         NO SCHOOL - Presidents’ Day
Tuesday, Feb 16        Volleyball practice
Wednesday, Feb 17  Volleyball practice
Thursday, Feb 18       Volleyball games at Tremont (6 pm/7 pm)  Bus departs at 5:15
Each Tuesday morn. 7:30 am Prayer in Miss Hopkins’ classroom.  Feel free to join!


Re-enrollment forms were sent home recently...check with the office if needed.

Talent Show . . .

The Talent show is coming soon- two weeks from tomorrow! We are still looking for some help with set up, cooking, and clean up.  If you are free on Friday, February 26th and would like to help, please let Mrs. Stribling know!  Auditions for the talent show were held today at the end of school. 

If you wanted to audition but couldn't be there, please contact Mrs. Stribling to set up a time. 

All-school field trip to see Peter and the Wolf . . .

On Friday, April 15th, CLA will be attending the Illinois Symphony Orchestra's performance of Peter and the Wolf at the BCPA.  We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to drive and chaperone the trip.  We would be leaving CLA between 8:45-9am and returning around 1pm.  If you are interested in helping us out, please contact Mrs. Stribling!

We will have some extra tickets available for the performance at the cost of $6 per ticket.  These tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis once we have acquired the necessary number of drivers.  If you are interested in obtaining tickets, please email Mrs. Stribling at astribling@clacademy.org.  

Easter Program . . .

If you haven't marked your calendars for Thursday, March 17th, make sure you do!  You don't want to miss the Kingdom Connection, this year's Easter program.  The K-8th grade students have begun rehearsals and will continue for the next 6 weeks.  We are still looking for a slingshot, 3 small dry erase boards, and some stanchions and rope (the holders and ropes that help form waiting lines!) If you have any of these items and would be willing to let us borrow them, please contact Mrs. Stribling!

Band events . . .

Solo and Ensemble contest is coming up!!!  Saturday, February 27th starting at 9am at CLA (final classroom location TBD- stay tuned!)  As a "practice" run, both bands will be traveling to the Commons to perform their solos.  Beginning band will go on Thursday, February 11th, and Advanced band will go Tuesday, February 16th.  We will depart CLA at 12:45 and return close to the end of band time.


Our policy is that students will go out for recess every day, unless the weather is very cold (temperature or windchill well below freezing) or precipitation prevents outside recess.  So please make sure that students have hats, gloves and warm coats.  On days when snow is on the ground, children may play in the snow if they have boots. 

From the Principal's Desk . . .

With a longer weekend coming up, I hope that each of you has some time to re-connect with your children.  Even though I spend most of my days in the same building as two of my three children, I still find that a day off of school gives me the opportunity to connect with them in a different way… without the daily tasks of making sure the homework is done and the timetables of school activities are met.  May you sense the LOVE of our Lord this weekend, as we celebrate Valentine’s Day as well!
In Christ,        
Mr. Horning

AuthorBen Griggs