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CCA Bulletin 2.19.23

Principal's Corner

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

Dear Families,


This weekend, many of our families enjoyed the great experience of the Lutheran Elementary School Tournament (L.E.S.T.). This year, CCA hosted many of the activities on our campus along with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and PLU. What fun to see and visit with people from schools across the region! In all, 16 Lutheran schools participated in the L.E.S.T. 


I told our students during the PEP Rally we held last Wednesday that this is something our younger students can look forward to as they age up. All students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to participate in and attend the activities and games. I was especially pleased with how our students and families supported one another (and other schools) as kids poured their hearts into each competition.


Here is a summary of the CCA students recognized at the Closing Ceremony yesterday:


Girls AA Basketball: Consolation

Knowledge Bowl: First Place

Spelling: Kate G., 5th Grade, 3rd Place; Oli V., 6th Grade, 3rd Place

Chess: Alex F., 5th Grade, 3rd Place; Tariq D., 6th Grade, 1st Place

Language Arts: Short Story – Payton B., 5th Grade, Blue Ribbon; Original Poetry – Jacob D., 6th Grade, Blue Ribbon

One-Act Drama: CCA, 3rd Place

7th/8th Grade Readers Theater: CCA, 1st Place

AA Cheer: CCA, 3rd Place

Choral Festival: CCA, Blue Ribbon Performance

Instrumental Blue Ribbon Performance: Miles L., 5th Grade; Zairik D., 7th Grade

Piano Blue Ribbon Performance: Da’Quan M., 5th Grade; Ben A., 6th Grade; Logan Turner, 7th Grade

Champion of Character: Claire H., 8th Grade


We are very proud of ALL our Hawks!


In Christ, 


Sherrie Gibelyou

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“Rock The Night” Countdown! 

Please join us for a fabulous evening of food, fellowship, fun, and exciting auction items.

Get the Early Bird Price: $55.00 Per Ticket ($65.00 starting 2/23)

Sponsor a Table of 8: $400.00 ($480.00 starting 2/23)

Register Here



Follow our Hawk-tion page on Facebook for Auction Announcements, Sneak Peeks, and more!


Auction Item Spotlight: Enjoy a 1-night getaway in a Waterview King room at the Silver Cloud Hotel on Ruston Way!

 International Students Are In Need of Host Families

What an opportunity to enjoy an immersive cultural experience!


Aspen Perkins, Regional Manager, with ABC Education Group will share information on what it means to open your home to international high school students. You do not need to have a high school student to be a host family.


Mark your calendars for March 2nd from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. The evening is hosted at Concordia in the Hawks Nest.



Any questions, call or email Sheila Larsen at

253-606-5506 or sheila.larsen@ccatacoma.org.

Host Families Needed for Upcoming March Concert!

Concordia University Chicago’s premier choral ensemble, The Kapelle, will present their West Coast Spring Tour concert entitled “In Mercy, Lord” at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 4519 112th St E. in Tacoma, on Friday, March 3 at 7 pm. 

The CCA High School Vocal Ensemble will be joining them for one of their pieces. The concert is open to the public, and admission is free. There is an opportunity to be a host family for members of the Concordia choir during their visit.

Please contact Nate Boyt (nate.boyt@ccatacoma.org) for more information.



Barbeque & Jazz Fundraiser Night!

Join us on Thursday, February 23, for a great barbecue dinner and smooth jazz featuring our high school musicians! Come to enjoy a fantastic barbecue meal prepared by chef extraordinaire Mr. Nate Boyt and performances from our high school music ensembles. Get tickets from any of our high school music students, then present them and pay at the door that evening (Adults – $20, Children under 10 – $15).
All proceeds go to support our annual High School Music Tour. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. in the CCA gym.

Need tickets? Contact Cindy Bowers or Libby Glasser.


Safety Reminder for Drop-Off and Pick-Up Areas


The roundabout in front of the 400 Building (K-2) is for drop-off and pick-up only.


     * Please do not park in front of the 400 building. Pull forward as far as you can and do not leave your vehicle. 

     * When picking up students at the end of the school day, please follow the flow of traffic. Wait patiently as we load the first few cars in line. Do not attempt to go around other vehicles in line. 

     * If your child does not come out right away, keep moving in the circle to keep traffic flowing. This process takes time.

     * If you are in a hurry or do not wish to wait in line, you may park in a stall and walk onto the blacktop to greet your child by the loading zone.

     * Additional parking is available across the street at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church if all stalls are filled in our school lot.


Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep everyone safe.


The K-8 Book Fair Is Coming!

February 27 – March 3

300 Building

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Employment Opportunity

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (140 East 56th Street, Tacoma, WA 98404) is seeking to fill a full-time Operations Manager (secretary + business manager) position; salary range is $40-45K, + benefits.


Contact Rev. Dr. Joel Schuldheisz, pastorjoel@goodshepherdluth.com, (253) 473-4848.

CCA Important Dates + Events

General Calendar

Monday, February 20

No School – Presidents’ Day


Thursday, February 23

High School Jazz/Music Fundraiser Dinner

Gym, 6:00 p.m.


Friday, February 24

HS Student Council Lock-In

8:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.


Monday, February 27 – Friday, March 3 

K-8 Book Fair, 300 Building


Tuesday, February 28

FT: Gr 4/5 to Pierce College Science Dome

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. 


Thursday, March 2

12:00 Dismissal for K-8 Only

Parent /Teacher Conferences


Friday, March 3

No School for K-8 Only

Parent /Teacher Conferences


Tuesday, February 21

HS Sports Awards – LR

6:00-8:00 p.m.


Monday, February 27

HS Spring Sports Begin