Announcements Week of 11/12
Announcements Week of 11/12
Sara Middlebrook
Monday, November 12, 2018


*November Character Trait Focus: KINDNESS

BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL: All practices held at Beech Elementary.

  • GIRLS:  Mon. and Tues. @ 3:45-5:15 p.m./ Wed., Thurs., Fri. @5:15-6:45 p.m.

  • BOYS:  Mon. and Tues. @5:15-6:45 p.m./ Wed., Thurs., Fri. @3:45-5:15 p.m.

NHS KRISPY KREME FUNDRAISER:   National Honor Society is having a Krispy Kreme doughnut sale! ALL pre-order forms & payment must be turned in by Tues., Nov. 13. Pre-ordered donuts will be available to pick-up during high school lunch (11:15 - 11:45 a.m.) or after school on Mon., Nov. 19.

  • High school students/families: Orders and money need to be turned into Mrs. Rose by Tuesday November 13th if you are planning on pre-ordering by the dozen or half dozen.

  • K-8 students/families: Orders and money need to be turned into your HOMEROOM teacher by Tuesday, November 13th if you are planning on pre-ordering by the dozen or half dozen to mix and match.


INFINITE CAMPUS MOBILE APP:  If you are using the mobile app to access Infinite Campus, you will need to re-download the app for either “student” or “parent” in order to access the portal. Search “Infinite Campus” in Google Play or the App Store.

CHARGERS SPELLING CLUB (Grades 3-8):  Join Mrs. Bangma on Mondays from 3-3:30 p.m. to work on spelling for the Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee will take place Jan. 17. Look for more information to come with your child.

YEARBOOK CLUB NEEDS MEMBERS:  Any 7-12th graders interested in helping create this year’s yearbook are welcome to join the Yearbook Club. We meet every other Wednesday in Mrs. Rose’s room (room 202 in the high school) from 2:45pm - 3:45pm. If you have questions, please ask Mrs. Rose or one of our amazing members!


  • Drama Performance Class Field Trip:  Students in Mr. Holtrop’s drama performance class have the opportunity to experience theatre outside of CTA by attending a performance of Annie at Stage GR next Fri., Nov. 16. This is an optional field trip for high school drama students. Permission slips have been sent home and need to be returned along with $5 in order for students to attend. We will be carpooling to the show with student drivers and adult chaperones. Mrs. Rose will be the CTA staff member in charge of the trip as Mr. Holtrop will be performing in the show. The show is at 10 am, so students will miss 3rd hour through the end of the day. We are also planning on going to Culver’s in Cedar Springs for lunch when we get back. This is also optional. Please email Mr. Holtrop at with any questions or concerns.

  • ELEMENTARY CONCERT “THE POLAR EXPRESS”:  Monday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cedar Springs High School auditorium. Students must arrive by 5:15 p.m. Look for more details to come home with your child!

  • CHARGER VOICES STUDENTS ARE SELLING CANDY BARS to raise money for our spring festival trip. Please support the choir and consider buying a candy bar.

  • CHARGER VOICES SPRING TRIP:  On Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th, Charger Voices will be participating in the Northern Michigan Choral Collaboration Festival in partnership with the Gaylord High School Choral Program. All students in Charger Voices are expected to be at this event. More details are being sent home with Charger Voices students.This event will take the place of our district festival event as we add variety to the types of experiences our students have in order to help their development as singers. The ultimate goal is for our programs to continue to grow and for our singers (both CTA and Gaylord High School) to learn from each other. Please mark this event on the calendar now as the expectation is that every student in Charger Voices will attend this trip. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. My email is

K-12 TUTORING AVAILABLE: The National Honor Society will be providing free tutoring after school every Thursday until 4pm. This is open to all students at CTA, and is a drop in session. If you have an elementary student you would like to attend these tutoring sessions, please contact Mrs. Rose at  in order to ensure your student is picked up by our NHS team. Students can be picked up in Mrs. Rose’s room at 4 p.m.

MAPSA NEEDS YOUR HELP:  Over the last couple of months, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission has been holding a series of public hearings across the state to explore issues of discrimination in public k12 education. On November 19, the Commission will be meeting in Detroit and they are seeking stories of charter school success. The Commission has heard testimony on how charter schools "hurt" minority and disadvantaged students from traditional school professionals and are under the belief that charters are one of the reasons to the decline of public education here in Michigan.  The fear is that this commission will make an uninformed conclusion that charter schools are bad for minority and disadvantaged children. MAPSA needs your help in educating this group. Please consider writing a brief story about how your charter school has impacted your community.

International Exchange Student Host Families Needed: This year we have one student who is still in need of a permanent host family. Binh from Vietnam is attending CTA for his senior year of High School. He is with a welcome family, but would like to be placed with a local family in the school district. Binh has excellent English skills, outstanding academics, and extremely polite. This is his second year in the United States. He spent last year in Georgia. He enjoys playing soccer, sports, hanging out with friends and watching American movies. He likes to play with children, or just hang out and entertain himself. He is very easy going and gets along with everyone! For more information you can contact the ECEP office at 616-951-7010 or email us at