For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1
For the last 18 months, we have been praying daily for Mr. and Mrs. Pariseau as they live with Mr. Pariseau’s brain cancer. Mrs. Pariseau stepped out of the full-time responsibilities of her classroom in February to spend more time with Mr. Pariseau, and they have had some incredible times with family and friends. Mr. Pariseau is coming to the end of his earthly life, but he is so thankful to know his Savior! This brings them both great peace and joy as they walk through this time together.
I spoke with Mrs. Pariseau a couple of weeks ago, and she told me that as she has evaluated the coming school year, she finds that her call is to her family. She desires the time and flexibiity to be a mom, daughter, and grandma once Mr. Pariseau has gone to be with our Lord. Therefore, she will not be returning to 6th grade.
Though we will miss seeing Mrs. Pariseau daily at CCA, we know that this is a good decision for her and her family. As I sought the right replacement for her, one person on our staff stood out as the perfect candidate. I asked our high school Social Studies and Latin teacher, Mrs. Jessica Cofield, to consider stepping into the position. After prayerful consideration, she came back to me with a resounding YES!
Mrs. Cofield has been teaching at the high school for the last four years, but she has great relationships with our middle schoolers through sports and electives. As I’ve watched her with all of our students, I am confident that she is the perfect fit for our upcoming 6th graders.
Mrs. Anna Faker, who has graciously taught 6th grade in Mrs. Pariseau’s absence, will take over high school Social Studies along with her English class. Her degree is in English and Social Studies, so she feels very comfortable making this change.
God, in His infinite wisdom, has knit all of this together as only He can. I am SO thankful that we have His oversight in all that we do at CCA!
As always, please contact me with any questions you may have as we wind down this current school year and plan for the new one.
We are thrilled to host this event on Friday, May 12, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on our field.
The Jog-A-Thon provides funds to support our Fine Arts programs at Concordia. These programs include art and music classes for Kindergarten through 5th grades, electives for 6th through 8th grades (art, band, marimbas, choir, and drama), and the Christmas and Spring musicals. At a time when many schools are cutting back or eliminating their Fine Arts programs, we remain committed to keeping our programs vibrant and thriving in our school. The Jog-A-Thon fundraiser provides a way for us to do so, and we appreciate your help in making this a success!
We have a special website for collecting money this year to support our CCA walkers, joggers, and runners. If you would like to support CCA and the Jog-A-Thon, please visit our donation page here:
The donation page is open and will remain active until Wednesday, May 17.
With your help, we can do it!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE CCA FINE ARTS!
Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5
K-8 Science Week
Tuesday, May 2, starting at 1:00 p.m. in this order:
1) Egg Drop
3) Popsicle Structures
Wednesday, May 3
Tacoma Nature Center will visit Grades K, 1, 2
Rm. 405 – 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Monday, May 8
High School AP Exams
Tuesday, May 9
Gr. 3,4,5 Spring Musical
Gym – 2:00/6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 2
HS Baseball vs Evergreen @ SERA
Thursday, May 4
HS Track Meet @ Muckleshoot
HS Baseball vs NW Christian @ Cheney Stadium
7:00 p.m. (Free Admission)
Saturday, May 6
MS Track Meet @ Auburn High School 10:00 a.m.