Lion Tales 10/17/19

Upcoming...

Friday, October 18 Grandparents’ Day 11:40-1:30

Fri-Sat, October 18-19 Volleyball Tournament at ICCS (Washington)

Saturday, October 19 5th-8th Basketball practice 1-3 pm

Monday, October 21 No School, Parent teacher conferences

HS Boys Basketball practice

Tuesday, October 22 5th-8th Basketball practice

Wednesday, Oct. 23 HS Boys Basketball practice

Thursday, October 24 5th-8th Basketball practice

Volleyball practice

November 1-2 Life Days 2019!


JUST A FEW WEEKS AWAY….

Life Days 2019 will be held Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.  We ask ALL CLA families to participate in our Largest Event each year!!!

-----------  Please return your parent packet and sign up to volunteer!  ----------


Grandparents’ Day is TOMORROW!  Looking forward to a special day at CLA!


Pocket Change War - PTF fundraiser - UPDATE

Thanks for bringing in SO MANY Pennies, nickels and dimes!!! The winner for the PENNIES and ALSO for the NICKELS was 3rd/4th grade....DIMES are still being counted, but NEXT WEEK --- BRING IN QUARTERS!  Let’s see which team gets the win! The contest ends on Friday, October 25!


CLA on FACEBOOK - Join the LIONS DEN GROUP!

Specifically for Christian Life Academy families, we have a closed facebook group called “Christian Life Academy Lions’ Den.” We encourage all of our parents who have a facebook profile to join! This is where we will be posting the weekly Lion Tales as well as information that is helpful for our school family. You can search for the group or go to the following web address:     https://www.facebook.com/groups/2357381807869894/


From the Principal's Desk

Next week will be an “official” opportunity for parents and teachers to conference about how the school year is going for the students.  I appreciate this time, when I see our staff and parents sit down together, with the good of the student in the center of the conversation.  How satisfying to know that we all want to see success for all of our students, and that we can agree together that God can guide us through how to find that success!

In Christ,      

Mr. Horning


Lion Tales 10/10/19- Grandparents Day next week!

Upcoming...

Fri-Mon, Oct 11-14 No School, Columbus Day weekend

Tuesday, October 15 Volleyball Practice 3:30-5:00 (location tbd)

Basketball Practice (5th-8th) 3:30-5:15

Thursday, October 17 Volleyball Practice 3:30-5:00 (at LHCC)

Basketball Practice (5th-8th) 3:30-5:15

Friday, October 18 Grandparents’ Day 11:40-1:30

Fri-Sat, October 18-19 Volleyball Tournament at ICCS (Washington)

Monday, October 21 No School, Parent teacher conferences in afternoon/evening

November 1-2 Life Days 2019!


Mark your calendars now…. 

Life Days 2019 will be held Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.  We ask ALL CLA families to participate in our Largest Event each year!!!

------  Please return your parent packet and sign up to volunteer!  ------


Pocket Change War - PTF fundraiser - UPDATE

Thanks for bringing in SO MANY Pennies and nickels!!! The winner for the PENNIES was 3rd/4th grade with almost $120 (that’s nearly 12,000 pennies)...NICKELS are still being counted, but NEXT WEEK --- BRING IN DIMES!  Let’s see which team gets the win!


GRANDPARENTS’ DAY IS COMING UP ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18.  PLEASE MAKE SURE TO REGISTER!

CLA on FACEBOOK - Join the LIONS DEN GROUP!

Specifically for Christian Life Academy families, we have a closed facebook group called “Christian Life Academy Lions’ Den.” We encourage all of our parents who have a facebook profile to join! This is where we will be posting the weekly Lion Tales as well as information that is helpful for our school family. You can search for the group or go to the following web address:     https://www.facebook.com/groups/2357381807869894/


From the Principal's Desk

With a 4-day weekend coming up, cool weather upon us, and fields being harvested, I’m amazed that we have already completed one quarter of our school year.  To me, it has seemed like a whirlwind! But I’m resting in the fact that we have amazing teachers, supportive parents, and great students here at CLA, and that God is moving - even in a whirlwind.  Or maybe “especially” in a whirlwind! Thanks again, families, for walking side-by-side with our staff and school board. Together, with God leading, we will see miracles happen!

In Christ,      

Mr. Horning


Lion Tales 10/3/19

Upcoming...

Today, October 3 Volleyball Practice 3:30-5:00

Friday, October 4 HOME Volleyball Game, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 8 Volleyball Practice 3:30-5:00

Fri-Mon, Oct 11-14 No School, Columbus Day weekend

Friday, October 18 Grandparents’ Day 11:40-1:30


Mark your calendars now…. 

Life Days 2019 will be held Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.  We ask ALL CLA families to participate in our Largest Event each year!!!

-----------  Please return your parent packet and sign up to volunteer!  ----------

Pocket Change War - PTF fundraiser - UPDATE

Thanks for bringing in SO MANY Pennies!!! We are still in the midst of counting pennies... but NEXT WEEK --- BRING IN NICKELS!  Let’s see which team gets the win!


GRANDPARENTS’ DAY IS COMING UP ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18.  SEE YOUR CHILD’S BACKPACK MAIL FOR DETAILS AND TO REGISTER!

Need a new form? Click here !

Text or Phone call? Good Question!

To get a quick message to the school, many times a text message to a staff person seems the easiest.  A phone call to the school office, on the other hand, makes sure the message goes directly to the person that needs to know that information.  When it comes to “should I text or call?” we encourage a call to the school office. The staff person to whom a text is sent may not be in a good position to get the message where it needs to go.  Our volunteers in the school office can get the message where it needs to go.

**For messages that need to get to the school regarding late arrival, appointments, pickup, after school care, etc., we do request that you call the school office.  Please call 309-449-3346 for the school office! Our volunteer secretary is ready to receive your call.


CLA on FACEBOOK - Join the LIONS DEN GROUP!

Specifically for Christian Life Academy families, we have a closed facebook group called “Christian Life Academy Lions’ Den.” We encourage all of our parents who have a facebook profile to join! This is where we will be posting the weekly Lion Tales as well as information that is helpful for our school family. You can search for the group or go to the following web address:     https://www.facebook.com/groups/2357381807869894/


From the Principal's Desk

“Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.”  What a reminder to us that our first goal, in ministering to and raising our children, is to reach their heart.  My desire, as a parent and a Christian educator, is that we would help to encourage a heart that is tuned in to our Savior, and therefore cares for and loves others.  This helps give us a heavenly perspective!

In Christ,      

Mr. Horning


Lion Tales 9/26/19-Change Wars!

Upcoming...

Today, Sept 26 Volleyball Practice 3:30-5:00

Saturday, Sept 28 Board of Directors’ Meeting, 7:30 am

Thursday, Oct 3 Volleyball Practice 3:30-5:00

Friday, Oct 4 HOME Volleyball Game, 6:00 pm

Fri-Mon, Oct 11-14 No School, Columbus Day weekend


Mark your calendars now…. 

Life Days 2019 will be held Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.  We ask ALL CLA families to participate in our Largest Event each year!!!

----------------------   Packets are coming home tomorrow   ---------------


Coming Soon! Pocket Change War - PTF fundraiser

PTF will be sponsoring a coin collection fundraiser.  So start finding all that loose change around the house... the challenge will start Sept 30. For more information, click here!


Share a favorite recipe! CLA Cookbook Update coming

CLA published a cookbook in 2010 (wow, nearly a decade ago). An update of this CLA Cookbook is coming! If you were not here when the cookbooks were published, and would like to submit a recipe or two, please email them to Mrs. Hasty - mhasty@clacademy.org before October 1st.  Questions, check with Mrs. Hasty!


Text or Phone call? Good Question!

To get a quick message to the school, many times a text message to a staff person seems the easiest.  A phone call to the school office, on the other hand, makes sure the message goes directly to the person that needs to know that information.  When it comes to “should I text or call?” we encourage a call to the school office. The staff person to whom a text is sent may not be in a good position to get the message where it needs to go.  Our volunteers in the school office can get the message where it needs to go.

**For messages that need to get to the school regarding late arrival, appointments, pickup, after school care, etc., we do request that you call the school office.  Please call 309-449-3346 for the school office! Our volunteer secretary is ready to receive your call.

CLA on FACEBOOK - Join the LIONS DEN GROUP!

Specifically for Christian Life Academy families, we have a closed facebook group called “Christian Life Academy Lions’ Den.” We encourage all of our parents who have a facebook profile to join! This is where we will be posting the weekly Lion Tales as well as information that is helpful for our school family. You can search for the group or go to the following web address:     https://www.facebook.com/groups/2357381807869894/


From the Principal's Desk

We value the opportunities we have to work side-by-side with families, raising up the next generation to serve the Lord.  I encourage you to read Psalm 112:1-2. Great reminder there!  

In Christ,

Mr. Horning

Lion Tales 9/19/19

Upcoming...

Thursday, Sept 19 Volleyball Practice 3:30-5:00

Life Days Planning/Kick-off meetings 3:45 and 5:30 pm

Monday, Sept 23 Half Day 11:45 dismissal - Staff in-service in PM

Thursday, Sept 26 Volleyball Practice 3:30-5:00


Mark your calendars now…. 

Life Days 2019 will be held Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.  We ask ALL CLA families to participate in our Largest Event each year!!!

Coming Soon! Pocket Change War - PTF fundraiser

Look for information coming soon… PTF will be sponsoring a coin collection fundraiser.  So start finding all that loose change around the house... the challenge will start Sept 30

Share a favorite recipe! CLA Cookbook Update coming

CLA published a cookbook in 2010 (wow, nearly a decade ago). An update of this CLA Cookbook is coming! If you were not here when the cookbooks were published, and would like to submit a recipe or two, please email them to Mrs. Hasty - mhasty@clacademy.org before October 1st.  Questions, check with Mrs. Hasty!

Text or Phone call? Good Question!

To get a quick message to the school, many times a text message to a staff person seems the easiest.  A phone call to the school office, on the other hand, makes sure the message goes directly to the person that needs to know that information.  When it comes to “should I text or call?” we encourage a call to the school office. The staff person to whom a text is sent may not be in a good position to get the message where it needs to go.  Our volunteers in the school office can get the message where it needs to go.

**For messages that need to get to the school regarding late arrival, appointments, pickup, after school care, etc., we do request that you call the school office.  Please call 309-449-3346 for the school office! Our volunteer secretary is ready to receive your call.

CLA on FACEBOOK - Join the LIONS DEN GROUP!

Specifically for Christian Life Academy families, we have a closed facebook group called “Christian Life Academy Lions’ Den.” We encourage all of our parents who have a facebook profile to join! This is where we will be posting the weekly Lion Tales as well as information that is helpful for our school family. You can search for the group or go to the following web address:     https://www.facebook.com/groups/2357381807869894/


From the Principal's Desk

I was challenged at a recent Bible Study to pray Luke 10:2… “...Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.”  As I begin to pray earnestly for this, I encourage you, CLA families, to do the same. We are a part of the workers, but are we truly going out? Let’s GO!  We want all to know the saving grace of Jesus. Pray that we are sent, and that we respond to the sending.  

In Christ,      

Mr. Horning


Lion Tales 9/12/19

Upcoming...

Monday, Sept 16 Baseball Game AWAY at Trinity Bloomington, 4:30 pm (depart 3:15)

Thursday, Sept 19 SCHOOL PICTURE DAY!

ALL PreK - report at 8:45 am!

Monday, Sept 23 Half Day 11:45 dismissal - Staff in-service in PM

Mark your calendars now…. 

Life Days 2019 will be held Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.  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 locker/cubby).


CLA Lions Baseball Game

Generally, we don’t post sports updates here.  That’s because our athletics are not really about “winning” as much as they are about competing well and for the Lord.  But a recent game (Tuesday) for our baseball team is worth noting. The game was against Delavan JH, a team with whom many of our players share summer baseball experiences. And also a team that had won 9 games and lost only 1 prior to our game with them.  The competition was strong. The boys played well, and it was a very close game… and the CLA Lions ended up losing, in extra innings, 10-8. But the character of the boys (on both teams) was evident. What a wonderful game to watch. Thank you, Lions Baseball team, for showing that you can win on God’s scoreboard, even if the results say it was a loss.  Well done!


CLA on FACEBOOK - Join the LIONS DEN GROUP!

Specifically for Christian Life Academy families, we have a closed facebook group called “Christian Life Academy Lions’ Den.” We encourage all of our parents who have a facebook profile to join! This is where we will be posting the weekly Lion Tales as well as information that is helpful for our school family. You can search for the group or go to the following web address:     https://www.facebook.com/groups/2357381807869894/

 

From the Principal's Desk

I would just like to share two verses with you that had a great impact on my week this week… I hope they will also bless you! The Lord gives us the words we need each day:

“The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” - Proverbs 18:10

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” - Romans 15:13  

In Christ,      Mr. Horning


Lion Tales 9/5/19

Upcoming...

Friday, Sept 6 Baseball Practice 3:30-5:00

Monday, Sept 9 Baseball Game AWAY at Carroll Catholic, 4:30 pm (depart 3:15)

Tuesday, Sept 10 Baseball Game HOME vs Delavan, 4:30 pm

Wednesday, Sept 11 2:00 Dismissal (SEE NOTE BELOW)

Baseball Practice 2:30-4:00 (tentative)


Mark your calendars now…. 

Life Days 2019 will be held Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.  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 locker/cubby).


2:00 Dismissal Day information - first one is next Wednesday, 9/11/19

Next Wednesday (September 11) will be the first of several 2:00 pm dismissal days.  Our staff will be using these days to have meetings - with parents and other staff - to help alleviate the amount of late days that our staff encounters.  Please pick up your children promptly at 2:00, unless they will be attending daycare that day. Daycare tuition for 2:00 dismissals will be charged for any children in daycare after the 2:00 dismissal, as on regular days..

CLA on FACEBOOK - Join the LIONS DEN GROUP!

Specifically for Christian Life Academy families, we have a closed facebook group called “Christian Life Academy Lions’ Den.” We encourage all of our parents who have a facebook profile to join! This is where we will be posting the weekly Lion Tales as well as information that is helpful for our school family. You can search for the group or go to the following web address:     https://www.facebook.com/groups/2357381807869894/

Reminder - Donations of Baked Goods needed next week!  

Please contact Mrs. Gibson if your family is able to contribute baked goods for the sale next Saturday.  Items such as cookies, brownies, and pies are needed. They may be brought to school next Friday between 1:00-5:00pm.  Cookies and such should be individually wrapped. Pies should be brought whole and should not need refrigeration. Middle school/high school students can earn community service time for contributing (details were sent in an email).  We also need 3 students to help on the day of the sale, Saturday 9/14 from 10:00-1:00. Please contact Mrs. Gibson at 309-826-1848 or lgibson@clacademy.org.  Thank you!

From the Principal's Desk

Do you pray daily for your children, their teachers, and their classmates? I would encourage this to become a part of your day.  We know that God has a great plan in store for us, and agreeing in prayer for His plan to be fulfilled helps us to remember that He’s in control!  

In Christ,      

Mr. Horning


Lion Tales 8/29/19

Upcoming...


Today, August 29 HS Girls Volleyball practice, 3:30-5 pm

Baseball Game at South Pekin, 4:15

Friday, August 30 Baseball Game at HOME vs Morton Union, 4:00

Monday, Sept 2 No School - Labor Day

Tuesday, Sept 3 First day of PreK classes (3 yr olds and all 5 day students)

Baseball practice 3:30-5:00

Wednesday, Sept 4 Baseball practice 3:30-5:00

Friday, Sept 6 Baseball practice 3:30-5:00


Mark your calendars now…. 

Life Days 2019 will be held Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.  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, but are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Students may choose to leave a pair at school (in locker/cubby).


CLA on FACEBOOK - Join the LIONS DEN GROUP!

Specifically for Christian Life Academy families, we have a closed facebook group called “Christian Life Academy Lions’ Den.” We encourage all of our parents who have a facebook profile to join! This is where we will be posting the weekly Lion Tales as well as information that is helpful for our school family. You can search for the group or go to the following web address: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2357381807869894/

Well done, everyone, on the first two weeks of school!

We are off to a great start with procedures such as lunch money, tuition payments, drop off and pick up of students, and so many other “beginning of school year” items that students, parents and staff are learning together!  If you have any questions about procedures, please don’t hesitate to ask!


From the Principal's Desk

As you have read in previous Lion Tales, our theme to start off the year is about how God is calling us and we are being “sent” to serve the Lord, right here where we are!  This week’s focus is knowing that God has a plan for us, and Jeremiah 29 tells us that He has a great plan! I was blessed this week in conversations with our teachers - a group who meets before school for prayer. We usually share a verse or a devotional that is meaningful to us.  Romans 12:12 reminds us to be “joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” For us, that’s the plan God has for right here, right now! How great to share and live that plan with one another.  

In Christ,      

Mr. Horning


Lion Tales 8/22/19

Upcoming...


Today, August 22 HS Girls Volleyball practice, 3:30-5 pm

Monday, August 26 Baseball Practice 3:30 - 4:30

Wednesday, Aug 28 Baseball practice 3:30-5 pm

Thursday, Aug 29 Baseball game 4:15 at South Pekin


Mark your calendars now…. 

Life Days 2019 will be held Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.  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 locker/cubby).

CLA on FACEBOOK - Join the LIONS DEN GROUP!

Specifically for Christian Life Academy families, we have a closed facebook group called “Christian Life Academy Lions’ Den.” We encourage all of our parents who have a facebook profile to join! This is where we will be posting the weekly Lion Tales as well as information that is helpful for our school family. You can search for the group or go to the following web address: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2357381807869894/


Drop-off and Pick-up

NOTE:  Please be sure to enter on the SOUTH drive (closest to the medical complex doctor offices) when you come for drop-off and pick-up each day. Follow the curve, pull up as far as you are able (not past the 4-square painted on the drive).  Be safe and drive slowly when in the school lot and driveway!

At Pick-up time, please make sure you have your “authorized” car sign visible for staff to identify your car so that your children can be safely picked up!  Questions, check with the office!

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 available at registration and back to school night, but if you need August and September menus, please contact the office and we can send them home. Lunch menus are also online at www.clacademy.org.


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. We currently have regular helpers on all days needed, but would gladly encourage more help or individuals willing to fill in.

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. We know it is fun to come and play before school starts, but we are only able to accommodate 20 or less students.   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.


From the Principal's Desk

We’ve had a great “running start” to the school year!  Students, teachers, parents - we are all learning and working together on procedures and how things operate.  Each year there are a few changes, and it will take some time for routines to be set. Remember, we are all in this together… working side-by-side!  If you have questions, concerns, comments, or encouragements, please let us know!

In Christ,      

Mr. Horning


Lion Tales- Back to School edition! 8/15/19

Welcome to the new school year at CLA!

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 on facebook (Lions Den Group - see below) and online (usually the same day it’s sent home) at  www.clacademy.org.

- Mr. Horning

Upcoming Events:


Today, August 15 HS Girls Volleyball practice, 3:30-5 pm

Friday, August 16 Baseball Practice 3:30 - 5 pm

Saturday, August 17

  • Board of Directors’ Meeting, 7:30 am

  • Baseball game at HOME vs St. Joe’s, noon (arrive 11:15)

Monday, August 19 Baseball game AWAY at Corpus Christi

Tuesday, August 20 Baseball practice 3:30-5 pm

Wednesday, Aug 21 Baseball practice 3:30-5 pm

Mark your calendars now…. 

Life Days 2019 will be held Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.  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 locker/cubby).

CLA on FACEBOOK - Join the LIONS DEN GROUP!

Specifically for Christian Life Academy families, we have a closed facebook group called “Christian Life Academy Lions’ Den.” We encourage all of our parents who have a facebook profile to join! This is where we will be posting the weekly Lion Tales as well as information that is helpful for our school family. You can search for the group or go to the following web address: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2357381807869894/

Drop-off and Pick-up

NOTE:  Please be sure to enter on the SOUTH drive (closest to the medical complex doctor offices) when you come for drop-off and pick-up each day. Follow the curve, pull up as far as you are able (not past the 4-square painted on the drive).  Be safe and drive slowly when in the school lot and driveway!

At Pick-up time, please make sure you have your “authorized” car sign visible for staff to identify your car so that your children can be safely picked up!  Two new signs for you to fill out are being sent home with this Lion Tales. WRITE YOUR NAME BOLDLY ON THE SIGNS!

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 available at registration and back to school night, but if you need August and September menus, please contact the office and we can send them home. Lunch menus are also online at www.clacademy.org.

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. We currently have regular helpers on all days needed, but would gladly encourage more help or individuals willing to fill in.

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. We know it is fun to come and play before school starts, but we are only able to accommodate 20 or less students.   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.

From the Principal's Desk

Welcome!  To start the school year, we will be focusing on the theme “Prepare to be Sent.”  The theme verse, Isaiah 6:8, reminds us to answer “Here I am” to God’s request of “whom shall I send?”  We introduced in chapel this morning the call/response (below) to help the students understand how God is calling us to be a light for HIM exactly where we are at in the moment.

Who? ---- “ME!”             Where? ---- “HERE!”

 I am hopeful that together this year we will impact each of our students for the Kingdom, as well as some great reading, writing and other academic pursuits.  May this be a wonderful year!

In Christ,     

Mr. Horning