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CCA Bulletin 11.12.23

Principal's Corner

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. Colossians 3: 23-24

Dear Families,


Did you know that CCA is fully accredited by two different organizations? Both National Lutheran Schools Accreditation and Cognia have given us their stamp of approval. This doesn’t mean that we submit paperwork and get a certificate. Rather, our school goes through a rigorous process of review every 5 years.


We gather evidence in 7 core standards: Purpose, Relationships, Leadership, Professional Personnel, Teaching and Learning, Student Services, and Facilities. Evidence is submitted in each area during the first two-thirds of the school year, then an accreditation team of 5-6 educators and administrators comes to visit in the spring. They spend 3 full days looking at our school, talking with stakeholders, reviewing the evidence submitted, and determine if we have the required evidence needed to be accredited for another 5 years. If all evidence is present, we receive full accreditation status, but this doesn’t mean that we have nothing to work on.


Anything that we want to improve upon goes into a Self-Improvement Plan that we report on each year until the next review cycle comes due. This holds the school accountable for doing what we say we will accomplish. It is a wonderful opportunity to look closely at all of our programs and procedures and make changes along the way that will improve our school and provide continued excellence to our students and families.


The week after Thanksgiving, you will receive a survey by email that will allow you to give us feedback about your experience at CCA. We very much want your input, so please take the time to fill it out. It is part of our accreditation process and is very important to us. We always want to know about what we do well and what we can improve upon. There is no one better to tell us than you, our treasured partners in our students’ education.


In the meantime, I am always available to answer questions or concerns. Do reach out anytime!

In Christ,

Sherrie Gibelyou



Order forms are available in the K-8 and High School offices.

Handel’s Messiah Sing Along

A Sing Along Handel’s Messiah will be hosted by Christ Lutheran Church, 8211 112th St SW, Lakewood, WA  98498 on December 3, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.  The performance, directed by Dr. Anne Lyman, DMA, and featuring professional instrumentalists and vocal soloists will mark the 29th occurrence of this cherished Christmas tradition.  Music scores are available and admission is free – a gift to the community.  Singers and listeners are welcome. 


Please share this information with all your fellow singers and on your social media platforms.  The more the merrier!


For more information contact Christ Lutheran Church at 253-588-0331.

CCA Important Dates + Events

General Calendar

Friday, November 17

HS Service Day – Loading and Delivering Thanksgiving Baskets

Saturday, November 18

HS Homecoming Dance – LR, 7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, November 22

12:00 Dismissal  for Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 23 – Friday, November 24

NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break




Winter Sports

Boys and Girls BB Practice

Cheer Practice




Winter Sports

HS Boys Varsity Practice

HS Boys JV Practice

HS Girls BB Practice

HS Cheer Practice