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

Friday, August 19       Cross Country Practice 7-8:15 am

                                      Baseball Practice 3:35 - 5 pm

Saturday, August 20  Board of Directors’ Meeting, 7:30 am

              Baseball Games @ Trinity Bloomington, Noon.  Bus leaves CLA at 10:30

Monday, August 22   Cross Country Practice 7-8:15 am

                                      Baseball Practice 3:35-5 pm

Tuesday, August 23   Cross Country Meet at Mason City, 4 pm

Wednesday, Aug 24   Cross Country Practice 7-8:15 am

                                      Baseball Practice 3:35-5 pm

Thursday, August 25 Baseball Game HOME vs South Pekin, 4:15 pm

Mark your calendars now . . . 

Life Days 2016 will be held Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22.  We ask ALL CLA families to participate in our Largest Event each year!!!

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 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:

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:

  • 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.  A few regular shifts as well as fill-in/substitutes are needed.
  • Lunchroom Volunteers help to 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.
  • 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.  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.

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 . . .

The theme to start our school year together comes from I Corinthians 12 - we are ONE BODY, WITH MANY PARTS.  I encourage you to find the function as a part of CLA that fits you perfectly!  We need eyes, ears, noses, little toes, knees, elbows and more.  Together we can be the hands and feet of Christ, functioning together to serve, learn, and equip one another.  May this be a wonderful year!

        In Christ,       

        Mr. Horning

AuthorBen Griggs