Elementary School Updates 2-25-19

Book Fair is Here!

Feb. 25- March 1 | 8:10 – 3:30 | 300 Building

ONLINE SHOPPING: Now until March 1

Shop early for Easter, birthday gifts or reading time at home through our book fair. There are Christian, best sellers and award-winning books, along with hundreds of other titles during our fair.

Lots of ways to win at our fair:

  • The poster contest - Students are entered into a drawing for a free poster when they spend $15 in a single transaction. Three are names drawn per day, Monday - Friday.

  • The guessing jar contest - Students guess the number of dinosaur toenails (Bugle snacks) in the jar.

  • All for Books - Help get books into the hands of kids in a distressed situation. For every dollar we collect Scholastic donates a book in our name to a charity. We will offer a cupcake for any donation of $1 or more to this cause.

There is a new payment method called e-wallet available during our fair. Parents can sign up online to put money onto an account that their children can use this week only. Any leftover money goes back to your card on March 2. Sign up through our homepage now.

On Monday, Feb. 25, students will have an opportunity to preview books and bring home their wish lists. Teachers also have wish lists for their classrooms; parents can purchase books from those lists as a gift to the class.


Young Whiz enrichment classes in coding are coming to CCA!

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Code and design fun intriguing games with SCRATCH! In this coding adventure, aspiring young innovators get hands-on experience to create fun animated games and stories while learning key essential programming concepts with SCRATCH. This award-winning programming platform that was developed by MIT sets a solid foundation for computational thinking all while being creative individually and in collaborative groups. There is no previous coding experience or knowledge required. Add sounds, text, buttons, animations and more to help tell a story. Your child will have fun and start a journey into learning the 21st century skills of coding and technology!

Each class is designed specifically for the age range detailed below. 6-8th graders will enjoy a more comprehensive and challenging curriculum, working on learning the basics of SCRATCH programming along with creating games and other animations.

Each class accepts a maximum of 15 students, so early registration is strongly recommended.

  • K-2nd Graders: Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

    • Session: Feb 26 - May 21 (No class on April 2)

  • 6th-8th Graders: Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

    • Session: Feb 27-May 22 (No class on April 3)

  • 3rd-5th Graders: Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

    • Session: Feb 28 - May 23 (No class on April 4)

Fee: $240/12 week session

Register here!


Enrollment 2019-2020

TWith enrollment already open, the financial aid (FA) committee is ready to review the first applications. To apply for financial aid (FA) please log on to FACTS Grant and Aid through your current FACTS account. The first round of FA has passed. If you missed it, please apply by March 22. This is first come, first served.

What to know:

  • The deadline for the second round of FA is March 22 and is first come, first served.

  • In order for families to be considered for FA, you are required to be enrolled and to have paid $100 per student toward your enrollment fees ($200 max per family).

  • Enrollment fees are collected/paid through your current FACTS account.

  • FA application with FACTS Grant & Aid must be verified prior to being considered for FA. To be verified, FACTS Grant & Aid must have received all the requested information.


For all returning students, you should have received an email with a unique code to log in to TADS. Please be aware this enrollment process isn't through Educate (where you view your student's grades). TADS is the portal for enrollment only, and you will need to access it through the unique code that was emailed to you. Once you have completed enrollment on TADS your enrollment fees will be added to your current FACTS account and spread over your remaining payments for 2018/19.

If you have any questions, please call the main offices. We are here to help!


Volunteer Leadership Team

Appreciation Lunch

Let's show our appreciation for our wonderful teachers and staff by providing a yummy lunch on February 28! Our elementary and middle school teachers will be busy with conferences and our high school teachers will be amidst the craziness of the state basketball tournament. We are looking for volunteers and/or lunch items. Please click here to sign up for an item or a shift. Go Hawks!  

Jog-A-Thon

Our apologies as we have had to reschedule the Jog-a-thon planning meeting. We will meet Wednesday, February 27, at 1:30 p.m. in the Cafe. Please join us with your ideas!

Pizza Bingo | March 8 | 5-7:30 p.m.

All students, families, friends, alumni, teachers/staff, and the community are welcome to join us for a fun social night!  We have a wonderful addition this year as our very own Marimba Students will be entertaining us as we arrive. Come for some music, food, bingo, prizes and a chance to visit with the CCA community.

Marimbas 4:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Food for purchase including Bake Sale 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Bingo 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Prizes throughout event

Want to RSVP, help at this event, or provide prizes or bake sale goods? Please sign up here.

Box Tops:

Thank you, thank you, to all who participated in bringing in Box Tops during our Collection Drive and Contest that just ended February 22. Watch for an update of our contest winners in the next newsletter.  

Don't take a break! Keep the Box Tops coming as we are having a second Collection Drive and Contest starting March 1 and running through May 31. Keep clipping and remember to ask relatives, friends and coworkers if they will clip and collect for you!  See the links below for more info


Important Elementary Updates:

2/25-3/1 - Book Fair

2/28 - NOON DISMISSAL - Parent/Teacher Conferences

2/28 - Kindergarten Roundup

3/1 - NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences


Hawk Athletics:

Spring sports have started practices.

Games will begin in March.