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CCA Bulletin 11.5.23

Principal's Corner

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this, all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13: 34-35

Dear Families,


I love my work at Concordia. It’s not a job; it’s a Calling. I have watched God work in the lives of our students and families through our dedicated staff for thirty-one years now, and I can tell you that Concordia is not just a school; it is an education for all students, rooted in the Word of God. This makes the foundation of our school rock-solid. In fact, our enduring theme resides in our initials: CCA – Cornerstone, Christ Alone. This means that the truth is not based on popular belief, changing culture, or political correctness, but through the lens of His Word.


Now, I know that every Christian school is founded in Christ and on His Word, so what makes CCA different? Purely and simply, our relationships are unique. Every teacher here – and I mean every teacher – is committed to every child’s success. How do I know? I watched it with my own children long before I became part of the staff. In fact, it was watching the teachers go out of their way to challenge my son when we first came to Concordia that made me want to give back as a volunteer! That selfless, caring commitment I saw – and still see – is Jesus.


Concordia is a special place where people serve our Lord and Savior in all that they do. Because God first loved us, we love others. The environment we create at Concordia is sustained by the gratitude we have for what Jesus has done for us. We believe that the talents we possess are God’s gift to us, but what we choose to do with them is our gift to God.


Our staff are some of the most selfless people on the planet. They give of their time, their talents, their generosity, and their love. They give, so every child has the opportunity to succeed.


Likewise, we see this demonstrated by our families in the CCA school community. We appreciate the outpouring of generosity you showed in providing lunches for our staff last Thursday and Friday. Love is like that – the love we put out into the world comes back to us through Jesus and others!

From all of us at CCA, THANK YOU!

In Christ,

Sherrie Gibelyou



Wednesday, November 8

Pastor Appreciation and Military Families Recognition

Chapel Service

On November 8, we will have the opportunity to say, “Thank you!” to the pastors who minister to our CCA families. Invitations were sent home with your students, and they are encouraged to invite their pastor to our chapel service at 8:40 a.m. Please encourage your students to extend this invitation and remind their pastors to call us with their RSVP. We would love to see the network of pastors grow at CCA!


Additionally, in honor of Veteran’s Day, we will recognize and give thanks to our military families who sacrifice so much in service to our country. Whether you are a veteran or are actively serving, we would love to see you in your military uniform.


This chapel will provide a wonderful opportunity for our students to see firsthand how their community serves them – from servants of God who sow the seeds of faith with God’s Word, to servants of our country fighting for our continued freedoms – this promises to be a powerful chapel.


Please plan to attend!

Socktober Was A Great Success!

Thank you for all the donations for the National Honor Society’s Socktober! With your contributions, we collected a total of 274 socks for the Eastside Community Center’s hygiene bags, which is a great improvement from years past! Thanks again; these socks will benefit many families!

Applied Faith Class 

Our high school has a new religion course this year. Applied Faith is taught by Mr. Ed Shannon. This class spends time in scripture and grapples with what it means to be a Christian in the world today. During the month of October, Applied Faith worked with CareNet of Puget Sound Crisis Pregnancy Center. They learned about all of the services that this organization provides.


To support CareNet, Applied Faith invited a representative to come in and speak during one of the high school’s chapel services.  Through generous contributions and high school participation in a pizza and Italian soda drive, Applied Faith raised $289.31 for this worthy cause. The students of the Applied Faith class learned valuable lessons about CareNet services for the community and about fundraising for non-profit organizations.


In future classes, our students will be learning the basics of public speaking and be given opportunities to publicly speak. They will learn about other public ministries and be given opportunities to publicly minister, and they will build relationships with local churches and para-church organizations, learning what it means to be in authentic ministry relationships with others.
At CCA, we love that we can share the gospel at school and in our greater community!

The Crimson Copy, November Issue

Many of you know that Mr. Winterstein suffered serious injuries in a recent bike accident. Crimson Copy reporter Malia Kjos has an in-depth account of his accident and recovery on page 3 of this issue. Make sure to read all about it.
November 2023 Front and Back

CCA Important Dates + Events

General Calendar

Friday, November 10

NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day Observed


Friday, November 17

HS Service Day – Loading and Delivering Thanksgiving Baskets 


Saturday, November 18

HS Homecoming Dance – 7:30 p.m. LR


Wednesday, November 22

12:00 Dismissal  for Thanksgiving Break


Thursday, November 23 – Friday, November 24

NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break



Tuesday, November 7

MS Volleyball Awards – 100 Bldg. LR 6:00 p.m.




Monday, November 6

HS Mandatory Parent/Player Sports Interest Meeting – LR 6:30 p.m.


Thursday, November 9

HS Sports Banquet – LR 6:00 p.m.