Middle School Updates 2-4-19


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.

Here’s a crash course on LEST: It is held at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday in February before President’s Day.  Fifth through eighth-grade students from Lutheran schools in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada are invited to participate in several areas of competition: basketball, music, art, spelling, chess, math, dance team, cheerleading, drama, knowledge bowl, robotics, logo, essay writing, swimming and lots of fun and fellowship. Let’s cheer on our Hawks as they represent CCA this year for the first time!

Gear up for LEST! Order forms here and Catalog here. Orders are due on January 24 to be received by LEST.

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

VLT will be having a Jog-a-thon planning meeting on February 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Cafe. Come help us and share your ideas. Everyone is welcome.

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 is off to a great start. K-8 has brought in approximately 82 collections sheets in just two and a half weeks, which is about $82. 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. Prior to our Drive/Contest, we had already accrued $526 which brings our total to $608 for the year.

Important Elementary Updates:

2/7-2/9 - H.I.T @ CCA and Zion Lutheran

2/13 - LEST Assembly 2-2:45

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

2/18 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day

2/20 - K-8 Drama Performance

Hawk Athletics:


MS BB: 4:00 @ CCA Gym

MS GB: 5:00 @ CCA Gym


MS BB: 3:30 @ CCA Gym (H.I.T)

MS GB: 4:30 @ CCA Gym (H.I.T)


MS BB: TBA @ CCA Gym (H.I.T)

MS GB: TBA @ CCA Gym (H.I.T)


MS BB: TBA @ CCA Gym (H.I.T)

MS GB: TBA @ CCA Gym (H.I.T)