Announcements Week of 3/4
Announcements Week of 3/4
Sara Middlebrook
Friday, March 01, 2019


*March Character Trait Focus: WORK ETHIC

PIE SALE PICK UP:  Pies must be picked up in the CTA cafeteria on Sat., March 2 between 2-5:00 p.m. We do not have room to store the pies.

PIE SALES VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  We are in need of volunteers to help make and transport pies for our PA fundraiser. Volunteers are needed Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2. There are a variety of ways to volunteer - please see the link below and we hope to see you there!

YEARBOOK CLUB:  Yearbook Club is this week. You do not need to attend every meeting to be a part of creating the yearbook! If you are interested, please come to our meeting on Wednesday from 2:45pm - 3:45pm in Mrs. Rose’s room in the high school building. Middle school students are welcome.

HOMEWORK CLUB WITH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  Our National Honor Society hosts a Homework Club every Thursday from 2:45pm - 4pm in Mrs. Rose’s room in the high school building. This is a free tutoring opportunity for all students in grades K-12.

6TH & 7TH GRADE FIELD TRIP:  On Wednesday, March 6th, the sixth and seventh grade classes are going to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum from 9am to 2pm.

9TH & 10TH GRADE FIELD TRIP:  On Monday, March 4th, the ninth and tenth grade students are going to the Gerald. R Ford Presidential Museum from 9am - 2pm. Students need to bring a packed lunch as there is no deli/cafeteria in which to purchase food there.

MOBILE DENTIST:  The Mobile Dentist will be here on Fri., Mar. 15.  If a student was seen here in the fall then they are on the list for March 15 as well.   If they weren't seen in the fall and parents would like their child seen, they can stop in the office for a form.

REVISED SCHOOL CALENDAR NOTICE:  Due to the excessive number of school cancellations due to inclement weather, CTA has added the following days to its school calendar. Please see the email that was sent home on Feb. 21 with more details.   

  • June 3 – Regular full day of school

  • June 4 – Regular full day of school

  • June 5 – Early Release for Students and Staff

  • June 6 – Early Release for Students and Staff

  • June 7 – Early Release for Students and Staff

K-5 SHOWCASE NIGHT RESCHEDULED: This event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 11. There is no need to re-sign up if you already did so, but there is still time sign up for sessions if you haven’t done so already. Link to sign up for courses:

HARMONIC CHARGERS TO PERFORM AT THE WEST MICHIGAN WHITECAPS:  On Tuesday, April 16, our middle school choir, Harmonic Chargers, will be singing the National Anthem at the West Michigan Whitecaps game against the Lansing Lugnuts. This is an exciting family event for CTA. The game starts at 6:35 p.m. An order form for tickets is available from Mr. Holtrop or in the front office. Tickets are $15 a person. Families also have the opportunity to purchase food vouchers for $4, which includes a hot dog and drink. Tickets must be ordered by March 15.  A portion of the ticket price goes right back to the choir for future fine arts purchases. Come join us for an evening of fun and support our music department! Any questions can be directed to Mr. Holtrop at

PARKING LOT REMINDERS FOR A.M. DROP-OFF FROM DAN CLARK: Please remember that the 4 spots along the drive by the Admin building are for immediate drop off only - drivers should not be parking and exiting their vehicles. Students should exit vehicles immediately upon arrival in order to keep the traffic flow going. The Admin building is open for MS/HS students daily beginning at 6:45 a.m. where students can wait for classes to begin. Please do not pull in behind the last parking spot as this is a safety issue and creates dangerous situations for those traveling on Pine St. and obstructs the view of those trying to leave campus. The NORTH LOT (small lot by the HS building) is NOT to be used for dropping students off. There is not enough room for cars to turn around and this creates an obstacle for students trying to park.

GIRLS CHARGING AHEAD:  Girls Charging Ahead at Creative Technologies Academy hopes to inspire girls in their confidence, character, and health. Throughout the season we will focus on growing our self-esteem, developing our character, and building healthy habits. Practices will be held twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15- 4:30 beginning March 5th. We are inviting third through eighth graders to participate in the program. Middle school students will be asked to assume a leadership role and serve as peer mentors for our younger runners.  Please see information packet that came home with students or email for more information.

CHRISTMAS CHOIR CONCERT DVDs NOW AVAILABLE: If you are interested in purchasing a DVD of the MS/HS Christmas Choir concert, we are selling them for $10. Order forms were passed out to choir students. If you need one, please contact Mr. Holtrop at .

CEDAR SPRINGS PARKS & REC BOYS VOLLEYBALL:  Mondays and Wednesdays in March and April for students in 6th-8th grades. Visit for more information.

CEDAR SPRINGS JUNIOR BALL LEAGUE:  Sign-Ups for the 2019 CSJBL will be held  on March 11, 13, 19 and 21. Please visit for more details.

ALGOMA LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION IS OPEN:  Algoma Little League is looking for Baseball and Softball Players for the 2019 Season - all boys and girls, ages 4 to 16 are invited to take part in programs from T- Ball Level to Senior Level. Visit for more information and to register online. Registration deadlines are March 1 for T-Ball through Majors, and April 1 for Juniors and Seniors.

PINE RIDGE BIBLE CAMP SUMMER CAMPS:  Day camps and overnight camps available for students in 1st-12th grades. Located in Cedar Springs. Visit for more details.