CTA Announcements 5/14-19
CTA Announcements 5/14-19
Sara Middlebrook
Friday, May 11, 2018


PE Reminder: Please remember to bring tennis shoes for PE...sandals and flip flops are hard to run around in.

Seussical Jr. Tickets:   If you missed out on tickets for Seussical on either Friday or Saturday due to the show selling out, there is an option to see the show on Thursday, May 17th. Entry will be available at the door for the full ticket price of $5.

Seussical Show Week Notes (May 12-19):

Students in the show, please remember the show week schedule. Drink lots of water and take care of yourself because it is a long but exciting week. Here is the schedule:

  • Sat., May 12: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (tech rehearsal)

  • Tues., May 15: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. (Dress Rehearsal #1)

  • Wed., May 16: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. (Dress Rehearsal #2

    • (We will also have a photo call for parents on Wednesday. Please come at 6:30 p.m. ready to take pictures of the students in costume.)

  • Thurs., May 17: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. (Invited Dress Rehearsal)

  • Fri., May 18: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. (opening night) - Show starts at 7 p.m.

  • Sat., May 19: 5:30 - ? Final show - Starts at 7:00 p.m. (We will stay until the whole auditorium looks like we were never there)

Disney Trip Fundraiser (May 20 Deadline): For those students in grades 6-11 who are interested in going on the Disney Choir Trip there is a Thirty-One Fundraiser. If you are interested in purchasing a Large Utility Tote please see Mrs. Van Harten or any student who will be going on the trip. Orders are due by May 20.

Girls Charging Ahead 5K (May 21):  

  • What: Our 4th annual 5K!
  • When: Monday, 5/21 3:30 (ish) -- 5:00 (ish)
  • (For the GCA Girls/families there is a celebration ice-cream social afterward in the CTA cafeteria)
  • Where: The stretch of the White Pine Trail between Pine St. and 19 Mile road. We start at Pine Street and run to 19-mile road and back.
  • (The GCA girls will meet and walk to the trail from school and back to school after the race for the celebration)

How can you help?!

  • * We need volunteers to man water stations (We will have 4 different water stations)
  • * We need water coolers, cups, and tables for the water stations
  • * We need crossing guards at Cedar Springs Avenue
  • * We need walkers/runners to participate with us---the more the merrier!
  • * We need first aid/safety patrollers!
  • * We need cheering on/sign makers!
  • * We need donations of ice-cream, toppings, bowls, and spoons for the celebration to follow!

If you are able to help with either event in anyway or have questions, please contact Mrs. Campbell or Ms. Liscombe: kcampbell@ctachargers.org and sliscombe@ctachargers.org.

MS/HS Charger Choice Event:  The middle and high schools are holding a Chargers Choice event on June 4 from 1:20-2:40. This is a fun-filled afternoon filled with activities that are, for the most part, outside of our every day academics. In the past, sessions have included creative writing, yoga, tie-dye, pinata-making, and many more! This year, we are reaching out to our very talented CTA families in hopes that you may have a hobby, craft, and/or skill that you’d be willing to share with our students on this day. The event is comprised of two 45 minute sessions. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Bangma at jbangma@ctachargers.org or Trisha Rose at trose@ctachargers.org. Thank you so much!

International Exchange Student Host Families Needed:  Meet Hai from Vietnam. He will be attending CTA for his freshman year of high school. Hai really enjoys playing basketball. He also likes to go fishing and swimming. Hai loves to collect shoes and considers it a hobby. He loves shoes related to basketball, including Jordan’s, Curry’s, and Lebron’s shoes. Please contact us to learn more about welcoming Hai into your home and your hearts. Host families provide the student with room and board as well as some transportation and guidance. Students come with their own spending money and insurance. This is an experience of a lifetime that you do not want to miss out on. For more information you can contact the ECEP office at 616-951-7010 or email us at ecep@ecepnet.org.

Middle School and High School Choir Concert (May 22):  7:00 p.m. at Cedar Springs High School.

Graduation with Charger Voices Performance (June 1)

8th Grade Promotion and Harmonic Chargers Performance (June 5) in the CTA Auditorium.

Red Flannel Festival Queen Scholarship Pageant Informational Meeting (June 10):  Attention all young ladies living in the Cedar Springs School district who will be in the 11th grade in the 2018-2019 school year. There will be mandatory parent’s meetings for any young lady who would like to participate in the 2018 Red Flannel Pageant and her parent(s). The meeting will be Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Springs Church (135 N. Grant St). For more information or if there is a concern that you can’t make the meeting please contact pageant director Kaleigh Goehler directly at redflannelpageant@gmail.com.