Middle School Updates 2-11-19


February 14-16, Concordia Portland

We’re gearing up for LEST! Fifth through eighth graders, be on the lookout for more info from your teachers. You can find hotel and event info on the LEST website.

Check your classroom newsletters for schedule updates and the latest on all things LEST!

Puget Sound Youth Board Middle School Gathering

March 2-3, 2019 | Lake Retreat - Ravensdale, WA | $95/person

“PRISONERS OF THE WORD” (Daniel 3:25) is the theme of this year’s Middle School Gathering (MSG) arranged by the Puget Sound Youth Board (PSYB).This retreat for 6th through 9th graders will be held at Lake Retreat on March 2-3, with a $95 all-inclusive registration fee. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday and concluding at 11 a.m. on Sunday, the retreat includes Bible study, games, songs, and fellowship. The Rev. Paul Zeigler (Prince of Peace/Lakewood) will serve as the keynote speaker. Registration forms have been e-mailed to the 70+ LCMS congregations of the Puget Sound area. Questions? Deaconess Ruth Ann Shimoi (206.851.7770) serves as the registrar.

Enrollment 2019-2020

The time is here to enroll your student for the 2019-2020 school year! We appreciate those of you who have already enrolled.

For all returning students, you should have received an email with a unique code to log into 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.

To apply for financial aid (FA) please log on to FACTS Grant and Aid through your current FACTS account. Remember the deadline for the first round of FA is February 22nd. CCA's policy states that 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. Your 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.

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

Volunteer Leadership Team

The VLT monthly Community Meeting will be held on February 11 at 1:30 p.m. in the Cafe. All are welcome.

Pizza Bingo:

The VLT is sponsoring Pizza Bingo Night on March 8. Students, families, faculty, alumni, friends and members of the community are welcome to come. What to expect:

  • Marimbas will play from 4:45-5:15 p.m.

  • Food for purchase at 5:00 p.m. Pizza, salad, drinks.

  • Dessert: Bake Sale

  • Bingo begins at 5:30 p.m.

  • Prizes awarded throughout the evening

If you would like to donate to this event, the VLT is accepting prizes and bake sale donations. Prizes can be new or gently used prizes for all ages. Examples: toys, home goods, books, sports items etc. Please drop them off with Mrs. McAvoy in the office by March 4. For info on bake sale donations contact Kathy Turner.

Box Tops:

The Box Tops for Education Drive and contest continues for 9-12 and K-8. We encourage all students to participate. Every collection sheet filled with 10 box tops gets an entry to the drawing February 22 for a $5.00 gift card. A 9-12 and a K-8 winner will be chosen. Remember to ask friends and family if they could clip Box Tops for you. CCA has the opportunity to earn $20,000 from this program.

Important Elementary Updates:

2/13 - LEST Assembly 2-2:45

2/14-2/18 - NO SCHOOL LEST/Winter Break

2/18 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day

2/18 - HS Basketball Fundraiser 5-8 p.m. CCA Gym

2/20 - K-8 Drama Performance

Hawk Athletics:


MS GB: 3:30 @ CCA Gym

MS BB: 4:30 @ CCA Gym


MS BB: TBA @ LEST Concordia U.

MS GB: TBA @ LEST Concordia U.