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Rev. Kimberly Young, M.Ed., Principal

(208) 773-5200 school 6am-6pm

(208) 818-1721 cell 7am-7pm unless after-hours pastorial care

mrsyoung@live.com 

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  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 28

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 28 MAY 10, 2021

    PARENT CONFERENCES ARE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY! Please see your child’s teacher for your conference time.  WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU MEET WITH YOUR TEACHER because there are several important topics to cover:

    1. Academic progress
    2. ITBS standardized testing results
    3. Off-week camps registration form
    4. Pass out Silverwood tickets
    5. Check if yearbook and fall deposit are paid
    6. Discuss 4th quarter goals

     

    SPRING TIME DRESS CODE REMINDERS:

    • No skin-tight clothes; leggings only allowed if shirt goes to the end of your fingertips
    • No flip-flops, or “crocks”
    • No shirts with inappropriate images (i.e. skulls, etc)

    KEY DATES TO WATCH FOR MAY:

    • May 13: Kindergarten Parent Conferences
    • May 17-28: Off-weeks

    FOOD POLICY: Please note the following change regarding food policies: If your child will be at school during breakfast or lunch, please DO NOT send the following food/drink items: hot chocolates, Gatorade, soda, any colored drinks, pizza lunchables, cinnamon roll lunchables.  We have had bad experiences with these items in the past; as a result, they are no longer allowed in the building. 

     

  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 27

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 27 MAY 3, 2021

    MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH THIS FRIDAY!!

    K-6th grade students will be providing a Mother’s Day Brunch on Friday, May 7th  from 9-11:00am.  Here are the details:

    WHO IS INVITED: Moms/caregivers for students K-6th grade

    DATE: Friday, May 7th

    LOCATION: CornerStone Christian Academy (wear good walking shoes)

    TIME: 9-11am

    WHAT TO BRING: (please bring May 6-7th)

    Food to bring:

    Am K – 1 quart cut up fruit
    Pm K – 1 dozen desserts
    1st – 1 dozen bagels and cream cheese
    2nd – 1 dozen individual juices
    3rd - forks, spoons, plates, napkins for 300 (see Mrs. Padula)
    4th - 1 dozen muffins
    5/6th - 1 dozen cut up desserts for cake walk

     

    PARENT CONFERENCES ARE HERE! Please see your child’s teacher for your conference time.  WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU MEET WITH YOUR TEACHER because there are several important topics to cover:

    1. Academic progress
    2. ITBS standardized testing results
    3. Off-week camps registration form
    4. Pass out Silverwood tickets
    5. Check if yearbook and fall deposit are paid
    6. Discuss 4th quarter goals

     

    SPRING TIME DRESS CODE REMINDERS:

    • No skin-tight clothes; leggings only allowed if shirt goes to the end of your fingertips
    • No flip-flops, or “crocks”
    • No shirts with inappropriate images (i.e. skulls, etc)

    KEY DATES TO WATCH FOR APRIL/MAY:

    • May 3-7,13: Kindergarten Parent Conferences
    • May 7: Mother’s Day Program, 9-11:30am
    • May 7: End of 3rd Quarter
    • May 17-28: Off-weeks

    FOOD POLICY: Please note the following change regarding food policies: If your child will be at school during breakfast or lunch, please DO NOT send the following food/drink items: hot chocolates, Gatorade, soda, any colored drinks, pizza lunchables, cinnamon roll lunchables.  We have had bad experiences with these items in the past; as a result, they are no longer allowed in the building. 

  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 26

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 26 APRIL 26, 2021

    Testing went well!  Teachers will review student results at parent conferences in May. 

    KEY DATES TO WATCH FOR APRIL/MAY:

    • May 3-7,13: Kindergarten Parent Conferences
    • May 7: Mother’s Day Program, 9-11:30am
    • May 7: End of 3rd Quarter
    • May 17-28: Off-weeks

    FOOD POLICY: Please note the following change regarding food policies: If your child will be at school during breakfast or lunch, please DO NOT send the following food/drink items: hot chocolates, Gatorade, soda, any colored drinks, pizza lunchables, cinnamon roll lunchables.  We have had bad experiences with these items in the past; as a result, they are no longer allowed in the building. 

     

  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 25

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 25 APRIL 19, 2021

    I.T.B.S. TESTING APRIL 19-22:

    Kindergarten through 6th grade will be conducting ITBS (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills) Mon-Thur April 19-22. 

    Tests may include:

    • Vocabulary, Phonics, Reading
    • Listening, Language
    • Math Concepts

    KINDERGARTEN TESTS WILL BE MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY – NO KINDERGARTEN THUR & FRI

    1ST-6TH GRADE TESTS WILL BE MONDAY-THURSDAY

    HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:

    • Pack healthy lunches (limit sugar)
    • Give them lots of rest/sleep
    • Be on time – absences and tardies will lead to tests that cannot be made up
    • Be quiet in the hallway and office area
    • Watch for ‘TESTING’ signs on the classroom doors

    Results will be available within a few weeks.  Thank you for helping our kids succeed during this time!

    KEY DATES TO WATCH FOR APRIL/MAY:

    • April 19-22: I.T.B.S. Testing
    • May 3-7,13: Kindergarten Parent Conferences
    • May 7: Mother’s Day Program, 9-11:30am
    • May 7: End of 3rd Quarter
    • May 17-28: Off-weeks

    FOOD POLICY: Please note the following change regarding food policies: If your child will be at school during breakfast or lunch, please DO NOT send the following food/drink items: hot chocolates, Gatorade, soda, any colored drinks, pizza lunchables, cinnamon roll lunchables.  We have had bad experiences with these items in the past; as a result, they are no longer allowed in the building. 

  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 24

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 24 APRIL 12, 2021

    Welcome back!  Excited for spring and the few weeks we have left in this third quarter.  Please let me know if I can help your family and child succeed in any way at home.

    PARENT CONFERENCES:  We are scheduling parent conferences – please see your teacher to schedule yours.

    CLASSROOM NEEDS: Our classrooms could use snack: pretzels, crackers, goldfish, etc

    I.T.B.S. TESTING APRIL 19-22:

    Kindergarten through 6th grade will be conducting ITBS (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills) Mon-Thur April 19-22. 

    Tests may include:

    • Vocabulary, Phonics, Reading
    • Listening, Language
    • Math Concepts

    KINDERGARTEN TESTS WILL BE MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY – NO KINDERGARTEN THUR & FRI

    1ST-6TH GRADE TESTS WILL BE MONDAY-THURSDAY

    HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:

    • Pack healthy lunches (limit sugar)
    • Give them lots of rest/sleep
    • Be on time – absences and tardies will lead to tests that cannot be made up
    • Be quiet in the hallway and office area
    • Watch for ‘TESTING’ signs on the classroom doors

    Results will be available within a few weeks.  Thank you for helping our kids succeed during this time!

    KEY DATES TO WATCH FOR APRIL/MAY:

    • April 19-22: I.T.B.S. Testing
    • May 3-7: Kindergarten Parent Conferences
    • May 7: Mother’s Day Program, 9-11:30am
    • May 7: End of 3rd Quarter
    • May 17-28: Off-weeks

    FOOD POLICY: Please note the following change regarding food policies: If your child will be at school during breakfast or lunch, please DO NOT send the following food/drink items: hot chocolates, Gatorade, soda, any colored drinks, pizza lunchables, cinnamon roll lunchables.  We have had bad experiences with these items in the past; as a result, they are no longer allowed in the building. 

     

  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 23

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 23 MARCH 22, 2021

    Mr. Young is hoping to create a farm for kids to visit one day and explore fruit trees, animals, and pumpkins...he’d like to plant a pumpkin field this spring to get that part of the farm going...would anyone want to donate a packet of pumpkin seeds to help the project?

    If so, you are welcome to bring them to school and we will make sure the planting begins!!

    Thank you in advance

     

    THIS WEEK:

    Read-2-Ride Silverwood Reading Log is due THIS FRIDAY; you can turn them in any time this week

    FRIDAY: Easter egg hunts! 

    9:15am Preschool and Pre-K

    9:45am AM K-2nd Grade

    10:15am 3rd-6th Grade

    12:30pm PM K

    KEY DATES TO WATCH FOR MARCH:

    • March 1: Read-to-Ride program begins; ends March 26
    • March 26: Easter Egg Hunts
    • March 29-April 11: Spring Break (no school)

    FOOD POLICY: Please note the following change regarding food policies: If your child will be at school during breakfast or lunch, please DO NOT send the following food/drink items: hot chocolates, Gatorade, soda, any colored drinks, pizza lunchables, cinnamon roll lunchables.  We have had bad experiences with these items in the past; as a result, they are no longer allowed in the building. 

     

  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 21

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 22 MARCH 15, 2021

    Mr. Young is hoping to create a farm for kids to visit one day and explore fruit trees, animals, and pumpkins...he’d like to plant a pumpkin field this spring to get that part of the farm going...would anyone want to donate a packet of pumpkin seeds to help the project?

    If so, you are welcome to bring them to school and we will make sure the planting begins!!

    Thank you in advance :)

    ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTIES WEDNESDAY – Kids can wear green and individual celebrations will be in classrooms.

    READ-2-RIDE Silverwood Reading Program – TWO WEEKS LEFT TO FINISH READING LOG :)

    HOW: Students complete the 2021 Reading Log by March 26 with a total of 10 hours reading.  Students who submit a completed reading log by March 26 will then receive one free ticket to Silverwood Theme Park.  Late reading logs will not be accepted past March 31.

    PLASTIC EGG AND CANDY DONATIONS NEEDED – We are looking for donations of plastic eggs and candy for our upcoming Easter Egg hunts – thank you!

    KEY DATES TO WATCH FOR MARCH:

    • March 1: Read-to-Ride program begins; ends March 26
    • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Parties
    • March 26: Easter Egg Hunts

    FOOD POLICY: Please note the following change regarding food policies: If your child will be at school during breakfast or lunch, please DO NOT send the following food/drink items: hot chocolates, Gatorade, soda, any colored drinks, pizza lunchables, cinnamon roll lunchables.  We have had bad experiences with these items in the past; as a result, they are no longer allowed in the building. 

  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 21

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 21   MARCH 8, 2021

    READ-2-RIDE Silverwood Reading Program – CCA is participating in the Read-2-Ride Program that allows children to earn a free Silverwood ticket when they complete ten hours of recreational reading.

    DATES: March 1-26

    WHAT: Children read (or are read to) books, comic books, magazines, and online reading that equals 10 total hours        WHAT DOES NOT COUNT: Homework and social media

    HOW: Students complete the attached 2021 Reading Log by March 26 with a total of 10 hours reading.  Students who submit a completed reading log by March 26 will then receive one free ticket to Silverwood Theme Park.  Late reading logs will not be accepted past March 31.

    PLASTIC EGG AND CANDY DONATIONS NEEDED – We are looking for donations of plastic eggs and candy for our upcoming Easter Egg hunts – thank you!

    KEY DATES TO WATCH FOR MARCH:

    • March 1: Read-to-Ride program begins; ends March 26
    • March 5: Dr. Seuss Celebration
    • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Parties
    • March 26: Easter Egg Hunts

    FOOD POLICY: Please note the following change regarding food policies: If your child will be at school during breakfast or lunch, please DO NOT send the following food/drink items: hot chocolates, Gatorade, soda, any colored drinks, pizza lunchables, cinnamon roll lunchables.  We have had bad experiences with these items in the past; as a result, they are no longer allowed in the building. 

  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 20

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 20   MARCH 1, 2021

    READ-2-RIDE Silverwood Reading Program – CCA is participating in the Read-2-Ride Program that allows children to earn a free Silverwood ticket when they complete ten hours of recreational reading.

    DATES: March 1-26

    WHAT: Children read (or are read to) books, comic books, magazines, and online reading that equals 10 total hours        WHAT DOES NOT COUNT: Homework and social media

    HOW: Students complete the attached 2021 Reading Log by March 26 with a total of 10 hours reading.  Students who submit a completed reading log by March 26 will then receive one free ticket to Silverwood Theme Park.  Late reading logs will not be accepted past March 31.

    KEY DATES TO WATCH FOR MARCH:

    • March 1: Read-to-Ride program begins; ends March 26
    • March 5: Dr. Seuss Celebration
    • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Parties
    • March 26: Easter Egg Hunts

    SNOW CLOTHES: It’s that time!  Kids need ALL FIVE THINGS to go outside.  All five things means: winter coat that zips, hood/hat, snow pants, snow boots, gloves; kids who do not bring their snow things will have to sit in the preschool during recess (which is not is much fun as playing outside).  Kids can also prepare to bring sleds for recess.  All sleds need their name in permanent marker in BIG LETTERS.

    FOOD POLICY: Please note the following change regarding food policies: If your child will be at school during breakfast or lunch, please DO NOT send the following food/drink items: hot chocolates, Gatorade, soda, any colored drinks, pizza lunchables, cinnamon roll lunchables.  We have had bad experiences with these items in the past; as a result, they are no longer allowed in the building. 

     

  • Off-Week Feb 22-26

    Hello Parents!

    Off-Week Feb 22-26; no school; daycare available

    School resumes March 1 - enjoy the break! 

    Mrs. Young 

  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 19

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 19   FEB 16, 2021

    2nd Quarter begins Tuesday!  Please watch for report cards to come home Thur/Fri; teachers are asking that report card folders be sent back so they can be used for 3rd quarter 

    OFF-WEEK FEB 22-26 – No school; daycare available

    KEY DATES TO WATCH FOR FEBRUARY:

    • February 15: NO SCHOOL, DAYCARE CLOSED
    • February 16: Beginning of 3rd quarter
    • February 22 – 26: Off-week (no school)
  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 18

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 18   FEB 8, 2021

    Registration for current CCA students/families begins Monday for the Fall 2021/2022 school year - space is extremely limited so returning your form and $100 deposit is critical to securing your spot - THIS IS FOR 2 YR OLD to 5TH GRADE - please return these items asap so we can reserve your spot - delaying returning the form/deposit may lead to forfeiture of your spot for the fall term - current CCA families have access to register before it is open to the public - based on the high demand, please return your form SOON!!  Thank you! Mrs. Young and the CCA Staff

    ($100 deposit is then put towards your registration fee if K-5th or Sept tuition/daycare if Preschool/Pre-K)

    VALENTINE’S DAY DETAILS:

    CARDS: Kids can make cards for their friends for Feb 12

    PAJAMAS: Kids can wear pajamas on Feb 12 for the party

    TIME: The AM party is from 9-11:30 and the PM party is from 12:30-3:00; Preschool/PreK party is from 9-11:30; 1st-6th grade party begins around 1:30.  Parents are welcome to visit

    TREATS: Kids can bring healthy treat choices for friends to enjoy at snack; we have several students who need gluten-free/allergy-free so fruit and veggies are a great choice!

    VALENTINE STORE: A store has been set up for parents to send their child a special valentine treat.  Stop by the store, shop for your items, and they will be labeled, bagged, and delivered on Feb 12 to your child on party day.  All proceeds from the store go to purchase classroom learning tools.

     KEY DATES TO WATCH FOR FEBRUARY:

    • February 1-11: Valentine’s Day Store open (outside Mindy’s room)
    • February 8: Registration open for CCA Families (spots limited; return paperwork asap)
    • February 12: Valentine’s Day parties; pajama day
    • February 15: NO SCHOOL, DAYCARE CLOSED
    • February 16: Beginning of 3rd quarter
    • February 22 – 26: Off-week (no school)

     

  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 17

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 17   FEB 1, 2021

    GROUP/CLASS PHOTO DAY IS THIS WEDNESDAY, FEB 3; order forms go home Monday, Feb 1

    VALENTINE’S DAY DETAILS:

    CARDS: Kids can make cards for their friends for Feb 12

    PAJAMAS: Kids can wear pajamas on Feb 12 for the party

    TIME: The AM party is from 9-11:30 and the PM party is from 12:30-3:00; Preschool/PreK party is from 9-11:30; 1st-6th grade party begins around 1:30.  Parents are welcome to visit

    TREATS: Kids can bring healthy treat choices for friends to enjoy at snack; we have several students who need gluten-free/allergy-free so fruit and veggies are a great choice!

    VALENTINE STORE: A store has been set up for parents to send their child a special valentine treat.  Stop by the store, shop for your items, and they will be labeled, bagged, and delivered on Feb 12 to your child on party day.  All proceeds from the store go to purchase classroom learning tools.

     KEY DATES TO WATCH FOR FEBRUARY:

    • February 6: Women’s ministry, 10-11am at CCA
    • February 1-11: Valentine’s Day Store open (outside Mindy’s room)
    • February 8: Registration open for CCA Families (spots limited; return paperwork asap)
    • February 12: Valentine’s Day parties; pajama day
    • February 15: NO SCHOOL, DAYCARE CLOSED
    • February 16: Beginning of 3rd quarter
    • February 22 – 26: Off-week (no school)

     

  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 16

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 16   JAN 18, 2021

    Three weeks left in the 2nd quarter!  Thank you for helping your children do well at home to be successful at school.

    KEY DATES TO WATCH FOR JANUARY:

    • January 25-29: Off-Week; Drama Camp “The Selfish Ladybug”

    SNOW CLOTHES: It’s that time!  Kids need ALL FIVE THINGS to go outside.  All five things means: winter coat that zips, hood/hat, snow pants, snow boots, gloves; kids who do not bring their snow things will have to sit in the preschool during recess (which is not is much fun as playing outside).  Kids can also prepare to bring sleds for recess.  All sleds need their name in permanent marker in BIG LETTERS.

    FOOD POLICY: Please note the following change regarding food policies: If your child will be at school during breakfast or lunch, please DO NOT send the following food/drink items: hot chocolates, Gatorade, soda, any colored drinks, pizza lunchables, cinnamon roll lunchables.  We have had bad experiences with these items in the past; as a result, they are no longer allowed in the building. 

     

  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 15

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 15   JAN 11, 2021

    THIS WEEK: January 11-12 our school will be engaging in our five-year accreditation review process.  This is a chance for the Dept of Education to review our school standards and academic outcomes.  The review process occurs every five years and includes our staff, parents, and students.  Most of the process will take place on Monday, January 11 and will be done remotely through Zoom meetings with staff.  Your child’s academic schedule may be adjusted slightly that day to allow for our elementary staff – who are on the accreditation committee – to participate in these Zoom meetings with the review team.  The results of the review team will be shared with the CCA community when they are completed.  Thank you for your help in this process! 

    KEY DATES TO WATCH FOR JANUARY:

    • January 11-12: School-wide accreditation review process
    • January 16: Women’s ministry coffee date; Gross Doughnuts, 10-11am
    • January 25-29: Off-Week; Drama Camp “The Selfish Ladybug”

    SNOW CLOTHES: It’s that time!  Kids need ALL FIVE THINGS to go outside.  All five things means: winter coat that zips, hood/hat, snow pants, snow boots, gloves; kids who do not bring their snow things will have to sit in the preschool during recess (which is not is much fun as playing outside).  Kids can also prepare to bring sleds for recess.  All sleds need their name in permanent marker in BIG LETTERS.

    FOOD POLICY: Please note the following change regarding food policies: If your child will be at school during breakfast or lunch, please DO NOT send the following food/drink items: hot chocolates, Gatorade, soda, any colored drinks, pizza lunchables, cinnamon roll lunchables.  We have had bad experiences with these items in the past; as a result, they are no longer allowed in the building

  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 14

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 14   JAN 4, 2021

    Welcome back!  We hope you had a restful Christmas break and are looking forward to a new year. 

    January 11-12 our school will be engaging in our five-year accreditation review process.  This is a chance for the Dept of Education to review our school standards and academic outcomes.  The review process occurs every five years and includes our staff, parents, and students.  Most of the process will take place on Monday, January 11 and will be done remotely through Zoom meetings with staff.  Your child’s academic schedule may be adjusted slightly that day to allow for our elementary staff – who are on the accreditation committee – to participate in these Zoom meetings with the review team.  The results of the review team will be shared with the CCA community when they are completed.  Thank you for your help in this process! 

    THE SELFISH LADYBUG PLAY: Students K-6th grade can participate in this children’s theatre the week of January 25-30.  Please see the permission slip being sent home Monday for details.

    KEY DATES TO WATCH FOR JANUARY:

    • January 4: School resumes
    • January 8: Yearbook order forms due; permission slips due for “The Selfish Ladybug”
    • January 11-12: School-wide accreditation review process
    • January 16: Women’s ministry coffee date; Gross Doughnuts, 10-11am
    • January 25-29: Off-Week; Drama Camp “The Selfish Ladybug”

    SNOW CLOTHES: It’s that time!  Kids need ALL FIVE THINGS to go outside.  All five things means: winter coat that zips, hood/hat, snow pants, snow boots, gloves; kids who do not bring their snow things will have to sit in the preschool during recess (which is not is much fun as playing outside).  Kids can also prepare to bring sleds for recess.  All sleds need their name in permanent marker in BIG LETTERS.

    FOOD POLICY: Please note the following change regarding food policies: If your child will be at school during breakfast or lunch, please DO NOT send the following food/drink items: hot chocolates, Gatorade, soda, any colored drinks, pizza lunchables, cinnamon roll lunchables.  We have had bad experiences with these items in the past; as a result, they are no longer allowed in the building. 

     

  • NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL WEEK 13

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 13   DEC 14, 2020

    CHECK-IN FORM DUE: Please return the form with your chosen passcode and password so we can get you updated in the front entry system; forms DUE WEDNESDAY

    THIS WEEK:

    DEC 15 – BUTTER BRAIDS ARRIVE!! Please be prepared to pick up your butter braids TUESDAY

    DEC 15 - PHOTO RE-TAKE DAY: Dorian Photography will have a photo re-take day Dec 15 from 11-11:30am.  More details to follow regarding how to get your child&rsq