Announcements Week of 12/3
Announcements Week of 12/3
Sara Middlebrook
Monday, December 03, 2018


*December Character Trait Focus: GETTING ALONG

SCHOOL BANK:  The school bank is supported by Independent Bank of Cedar Springs. Sixth grade students interviewed and were hired by Independent Bank. Students may open an account (and it is an official Independent Bank account) or use an existing Independent Bank account. Every other Friday during banking hours, students can make deposits or withdrawals from their account. Please consider teaching your children about finances while supporting the CTA sixth grade students who are working in positions as bank tellers and marketers! Look for more information to come home with students about this financial learning opportunity!

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.

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!

TICKETS FOR THE FALL PLAY, “A CHRISTMAS CHAOS” ARE ON SALE NOW in the office with Mrs. Middlebrook. Tickets are $5 now or $6 at the door. Come see a wonderful, hilarious, and chaotic version of the classic Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol filled with two Tiny Tims, a Scrooge who believes he is the world’s gift to the stage, and ghosts who get stage fright! You have two opportunities to see the show. Friday, December 14th or Saturday, December 15th at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!


  • GRADES K-5 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. Students are to wear pajamas or comfy clothes.

  • 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. All students in Charger Voices need to turn in any remaining candy bars and/or money by next week Monday, December 3rd.

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR CONCERT on Monday, December 17th at the Cedar Springs High School auditorium at 7 pm. Students need to arrive at 6:15 p.m.

  • Attire expectations for middle school

    • Boys: White, button down shirt, black dress pants, black belt, black socks, black dress shoes - Bow tie will be provided

    • Girls: White, nice blouse (no sleeveless), black flats - black skirt will be provided

  • Attire expectations for high school

    • Boys: White, button down shirt, black dress pants, black socks, black belt, black dress shoes - Black vest and bow tie will be provided

    • Girls: Black flats - Black dress will be provided

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.

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