Announcements Week of 12/16
Announcements Week of 12/16
Sara Middlebrook
Thursday, December 12, 2019

CTA GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS (12/16-20)

CHARACTER EDUCATION FOCUS: APPRECIATIVE

PARKING LOT REMINDER:  Just a reminder to please turn your headlights off if parking in front of the crosswalk at the elementary building. It is hard to see kids that want to cross when the crossing guard has headlights in her eyes. Thank you for your cooperation!

MS/HS SEMESTER 1 EXAM SCHEDULE IS POSTED AT THE END OF THE ANNOUNCEMENTS.

ELEMENTARY REPORT CARDS will be sent home with students on Thursday, December 19. They will also be available on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal by Friday, Dec. 20. Please contact Sara Middlebrook at smiddlebrook@ctachargers.org if you need to set up your account.

DECEMBER PA MEETING MINUTES can be found here. Please stay engaged and consider attending a meeting to support our students and teachers! shorturl.at/tJUX0 

CHARGER KIDS CLUB AFTER CARE: Enrollment forms and tuition are due Wed., Dec. 18 for the month of Jan.  Please contact Nancy Freyling if you have any questions at nfreyling@ctachargers.org

WINTER SPORTS:

Home games @ Oakfield Baptist on 12/13 and 12/17 - Please Come Support Our Chargers !!!!! 

Middle School Boys 4:30, Varsity Girls 5:45, Varsity Boys 6:45

NOTE: Middle School Boys - 2 games added to the schedule on 12/19 and 1/13, both games will be at 5pm. Boys last day of practice will be 12/17

Middle School Girls Basketball (6th-8th) first day of practice will be 12/16, Please see Mr. Harding for any questions on this. First Game will be 12/19, 4pm @ Grant Christian. 

****** Reminder - No bussing to away games provided, we will need parent volunteers to help transport players to the games ************


ELEMENTARY SPIRIT WEEK: 

Monday - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (Dress like a Dr. Seuss character)

Tuesday - North Pole (Dress like a reindeer, elf, Santa or Mrs. Claus)

Wednesday - Holiday Color - Red/Green Day

Thursday - Holiday Shirt/Sweater Day

Friday - Pajama Day


MS/HS Spirit Week

Monday - Family Photo Day

Tuesday - North Pole Dy

Wednesday - Holiday Color - Red/Green Day

Thursday - Holiday “Ugly” Sweater Day

Friday - 12 Days of Christmas Day


WINTER CONCERT INFORMATION

ELEMENTARY CONCERT: Our elementary school students will be presenting their winter concert in December!  

WHEN: Wednesday, December 18

WHERE: Cedar Springs High School Auditorium at 7 pm. 

All students must be in the Cedar Springs High School choir room at 6:30 pm sharp.

DRESS CODE GUIDELINES:  While there is no formal uniform requirement for our elementary schoolers, we kindly ask that you follow the following guidelines when dressing your student(s) for our concert.

  • Ideally, we will have either some kind of a collared shirt (polo/button up) or a nice sweater (no hoodies).

  • Dresses/modest length skirts are allowed, please have them wear nylons/leggings/shorts underneath.

  • Pants should be something close to khakis or slacks.

  • Any closed-toed shoes are acceptable, except those that light up (this could be a distraction).

Please avoid sending your students to the concert wearing any of the following clothing items: Open-toed shoes, Jeans, T-shirts, Shorts

The general idea is for us to have nicer clothes on the students for their performance. Any questions or concerns in regards to this may be brought to me via email at dmorlan@ctachargers.org. Looking forward to a great night with our CHARGERS!! 


MS/HS WINTER CONCERT:  0ur middle school and high school choirs will be presenting their winter concert on Monday, December 16. The concert will take place in the Cedar Springs Auditorium at 7 pm. All students must be in the Cedar Springs choir room, in full uniform, and with all music, by 6:30 pm sharp.

The concert uniform for the 2019 - 2020 school year will be the same as in years previous. That means that we will provide the following items:

  • High School Gentlemen - Bow ties and Black Vest

  • High School Ladies - Black Concert Dress

  • Middle School Gentlemen - Bow Ties

  • Middle School Ladies - Black Skirts

The following items must be provided by families to complete our required concert uniform:

  • All Age Gentlemen - All black shoes, all black socks, all black dress pants (not jeans), white dress shirt

  • High School Ladies - All black shoes (flats only), black nylons

  • Middle School Ladies - All black shoes (flats only), black nylons, white dress shirt/blouse

Additionally, our final selection of the night will be Carol of the Bells, Arranged by Peter J. Wilhousky. During this piece, we would like to invite any alumni of the CTA music program to join us in singing. Those wanting music in advance may contact me directly. Any concerns in regards to this may be brought to me via email at dmorlan@ctachargers.org.  


SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:

University Club of Grand Rapids Scholarship: The University Club of Grand Rapids Scholarship Foundation has been established for individuals who intend to build, support, and serve the West Michigan community after college graduation.  Applicants may attend any college or accredited vocational school: in state, out of state, 2-year or 4-year program. Amount of Scholarship: $1,000.00 that may be renewed for 3 consecutive years. See Mrs. Dille for application.

ATTENTION GRADUATING CLASS OF 2020: Lake Michigan Credit Union is celebrating its 30th year of providing high school seniors with the Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship!  You could be one of 15 students to receive $2,000.00 towards college by answering the following question: “In 30 years, what’s the one thing you hope you still have and why?  Deadline is 1/31/20. Learn more at LMCU.org/Hutt.