Upcoming . . .

Friday, August 26        Cross Country Practice 7-8:15 am

                                            Baseball Practice 3:35 - 5 pm

Monday, August 29    Cross Country Practice 7-8:15 am

                                            Baseball Game at HOME, 4:30

Tuesday, August 30   Cross Country Meet at Tremont

Wednesday, Aug 31   Cross Country Practice 7-8:15 am

                                          Baseball Practice 3:35-5:00

Thursday, Sept 1       Cross Country Meet at Mason City

                                         Baseball Game HOME, 4:15

Monday, Sept 5         No School - Labor Day(Daycare is CLOSED)

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 . . . 

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.                                                    

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!!!

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

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 . . .

Don’t forget to help support projects at the school by clipping your box tops! If you have collected them over the summer or have some still attached to packages or boxes, just clip and send!

From the Principal's Desk . . .

One week is “in the books” at CLA - and it has been a good week. The energy in the school is great!  Students are learning, staff is doing a great job, and JESUS is being glorified!  May this year continue to be one that brings great rewards as we work together to serve the Lord through education.

In Christ,    
Mr. Horning

AuthorBen Griggs