Christmas time . . . remembering Christ’s birth!

Upcoming Events

Thurs, Dec 7                   Girls Basketball Practice 3:30-4:45

                                          Boys Basketball HOME games vs Peoria Concordia,
                                          5:30 (elem), 6:30 (JH)

Monday, Dec 11             Boys Basketball @ Washington ICCS 5:00 (elem), 6:00 (JH) bus 3:45

                                          Cheer Practice 3:35-5:00

Tuesday, Dec 12            Boys Basketball @ Pekin Faith (JH only) 5:30 bus 4:30

Thurs, Dec 14                 Christmas Program 6:45 pm (dinner w/ reserved tickets 5:30)
                                          Details below

Friday, Dec 15                Basketball Practice - Boys and Girls - 3:35-5:00

Monday Dec 18              Basketball HOME games vs Mt. Pulask Zion,
                                          5:30 (Girls) 6:30 (Boys JH)

Tuesday, Dec 19            Girls Basketball HOME game vs Morton Bethel, 5:00

Thursday, Dec 21          Last day of school before Christmas Break - 11:45 dismissal

Dec 22-Jan 7                  Christmas Break

Monday, Jan 8              School resumes


  • Dress and arrival times for the program:

K-4th grade students need to wear nice Christmas-y clothes- no jeans or shirts with writing or graphics on them please!  K-4 students will need to be in the band room at 6:45pm.

5th-10th grade students will need to wear a black shirt, black pants, and black shoes for serving- absolutely no jeans, shirts with writing or graphics (even if they are turned inside out), or flipflops.  You will have time to change into any necessary costumes after serving time is done!  If you wish to eat dinner, you need to be at the school by 5pm.  Serving for dinner starts at 5:45pm- DO NOT BE LATE. :)   Santa hats, Christmas-y ties, etc. are welcome for extra credit.  Please keep in mind that your black serving clothes still need to follow school dress code.  

  • If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stribling!
  • TABLE HOSTS:  You are welcome to come to the school 3:30-5:00 on Thursday to decorate tables!


If you want to purchase Scrip cards for Christmas shopping, please take note:

●      Low denomination ($5 and $10) cards will only available to order until Dec 15 or while supplies last.

●      The final deadline for ordering cards to be delivered before we leave on Christmas break is Dec 18.

●      The website to shop is

From the Principal's Desk . . .

Part of my role as administrator at CLA is to write and send out an annual “plea” to supporters of our school.  As we worked on this the past two weeks - and you likely saw or will see the letter - I was continually reminded of how God has provided.  Through hundreds of donors, volunteers, and friends, God has allowed CLA to survive - and thrive - for a decade.  I’d encourage you to consider being a part of this cloud of witnesses this year.  Blessings to all!

In Christ, 

Mr. Horning

AuthorBen Griggs