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CCA Bulletin 3.26.23

Principal's Corner

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12

Dear Families,


Our Annual Hawk-tion was last Saturday night, March 18. For the first time since the fall of 2019, we were back at LeMay Collections at Marymount in Spanaway. We had an awesome turnout of 240 guests, all coming together to support Concordia Christian Academy.


Our theme this year was Rock-the-Night, and that is exactly what everyone did! From festive, decorated tables to beautiful, delicious desserts, our auction had it all. With 21 live auction items and dozens of silent auction items to choose from, there was something for everyone. You will see from the pictures below that it was a sight to behold, and our guests had a great time!


Here are the jaw-dropping results:

Our 2023 Hawk-tion grossed $144,658! This is an all-time high for any auction held in years past, but here is the really special part of this total. Our Make a Difference, Raise the Paddle bids not only completely funded our new covered play area, but 55% of our net income consisted of just these bids! That means that although there were fabulous items to bid on, most of our guests supported our school above all else that evening. In fact, we have about $13,000 over our $50,000 estimate that will allow us to look into making the space even better. Praise God!


I tell people all the time what a special place Concordia is, and it’s our Community of Christ that makes this so. From the bottom of my heart, and from all of us at CCA, we would like to say, “THANK YOU!” We appreciate your support so very much, and we thank God for all of you.


Additionally, I would like to thank our truly amazing auction committee:

Cindy Bowers, Samantha Hanson, Anna Faker, Derek Chiasson, Heidi Nordling, Terri Montgomery, Kari Christianson, Kathy Turner, Kendra Breyer, Rachel Morton, Ronna Crandall, Manoah Butterfield, and Sandi Duncan


These generous sponsors offset our auction costs:

Caycare, Sumner Carpet One, Coldwell Banker Commercial Danforth Property Management, Douglas J. Knight, DDS, King’s Manor, Our Savior Lutheran Church,  Pioneer Place Memory Care Community, and Ponders Loans Pawnbrokers


As I always say, “This is your place!” And it truly is.


In Christ,


Sherrie Gibelyou



A room full of people sitting at large round tables. The outer edges of the room have a few classic cars, and lighted gas station signs.
A classic car, with two-tone blue paint and a cream color soft top, sits behind a table full of cakes, pies and donuts.
A large gathering of people in front of a cinderblock wall covered in lighted gas station logos

High School Jazz Band Takes Home 2nd Place!

On Saturday, March 25, our CCA Jazz Band competed in the Commencement Bay Jazz Festival held at Fife High School. Our talented students came in 2nd out of six schools competing in their division. Seniors Ben Still and Jason Nguyen took home Outstanding Musician awards as well. Well done, Hawks! We are proud of you.

Eleven people on a stage playing instruments in front of a banner that says Commencement Bay Jazz Festival.
A person sitting at a keyboard, and another person sitting at a drum set.
A person plays the saxaphone in front of a banner that says Commencement Bay Jazz Festival
A person plays the saxaphone into a microphone in front of a banner that says Commencement Bay Jazz Festival

Crimson Copy, March 2023 Issue Continued

Pizza Bingo Night 

CCA will host a Pizza Bingo Night on April 14, 2023, from 6:00p.m.- 7:30p.m in the gym. Please join us for this fun-filled evening designed for K-8 students, families, friends, and staff. 


There will be food, drinks, bingo, and prizes! Please note that students must be accompanied by an adult.


To make sure we have enough food please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending.


If you would like to help with set up, food prep, or service, please Sign Up Here.


We will have a prize table for the bingo games. We are accepting new or gently used items for prizes such as toys, games, books, household goods/decor and sports memorabilia. Please bring all donations to the K-8 office by April 11.


If you have questions about acceptable donations, please contact the school office at 253-475-9513.

CCA Important Dates + Events

General Calendar

Monday, March 27

FT: Gr. K,1,2 Fire Engine to Visit CCA 9:30-10:30 a.m.



Friday, March 31

K-8 VIP/Grandparent Day

11:30 a.m. Dismissal –  K-8 Only



Monday, April 3-7

NO SCHOOL – Spring Break



Sunday, April 9




Monday, April 10

NO SCHOOL – Easter Monday


Monday, March 27

HS Track Meet @ Chief Leschi 

3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 28

HS Baseball vs Muckleshoot @ SERA 4:00 p.m.

MS 5/6 Girls BB @ Cedar Park 

4:00 p.m.

MS 5/6 Boys BB @ Cedar Park 

5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 29

MS Track Parent/Player Meeting 

3:20 p.m. in Mrs. Dressler’s Room

Thursday, March 30

HS Baseball Double Header vs Stadium @ SERA 

4:00 p.m.

HS Track Meet @ Franklin Pierce 

5:00 p.m.

MS 5/6 Girls BB Jamboree @ Zion 



Friday, March 31

MS Boys BB Jamboree @ CCA