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Getting Involved: Parents’ Auxiliary
Each year our parent volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of the
students. There are many ways to get involved here at Cornerstone Christian, and
we encourage all parents to join a committee or two! Take a look at the different
opportunities available through our Parents’ Auxiliary on the sheet enclosed, indicate
your interest, and return your volunteer form to the front desk or go online to www.
cornerstonecca.org. Parent Auxiliary typically meets on the second Friday of the
month starting on September 12 at 8:30 am.
Table of Contents
Additionally, Parent Auxiliary invites all parents to the “Back to School” coffee and
fellowship on August 13. Come join other parents to share summer stories and backto-school fellowship anytime between 8:00 am at 9:30 am.
2014-2015 Parents’ Auxiliary Leadership:
Megan Harraman, President
[email protected]
School Leadership:
Jeff Doherty, Director of Advancement
[email protected]
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Communication at CCA
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Helpful Resources
School Offices
7Athletics
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Mission Statement
Bell Schedule
Important Contacts
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Calendar Begins
Save these Dates
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Early Release Dates
No School Dates
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Awards Chapel Schedule
Thurs., September 18 – Connect with CCA at 6 pm
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Shopping Items
Fri., November 7 – Proposed PA Event
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Fundraising at CCA
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Additional Projects
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Parents’ Auxiliary
4Uniforms
Campus Security
School Lunch Program
Health Forms
Business Office
Extended Day Program
5Carpool
If you are interested in getting involved, but are not sure what committee to join,
please don’t hesitate to contact either of the people listed above.
Cornerstone Christian is very blessed to have a very involved Parent Auxiliary. By
having your family attend Cornerstone, you are automatically a member of Parent
Auxiliary. We encourage all of our families to be involved in something; a leadership
role, committee or just a few hours during the school year. Parent Auxiliary partners
with the school to conduct several functions as listed on the volunteer sheet found
online at www.formstack.com/forms/cornerstonechristian-ccavolunteerform,
at the front desk, or enclosed.
Beyond the Parent Auxiliary meetings, the Parent Auxiliary leadership hosts several
family-friendly connection events during the year. Here are a few – save the dates.
Wed., August 13 – “Back-to-School” coffee and fellowship 8 am – 9:30 am
Fri., April 24 – Proposed PA Event (Family Movie Night)
ParentsWeb
Cornerstone
RenWeb School Management Software gives you, the busy parent, an opportunity
to get more involved in your child’s academic progress and future success – all via
the Internet!
RenWeb’s ParentsWeb is a private and secure parents’ portal that will allow parents
to view academic information specific to their children, while protecting their children’s
information from others. You can see your child’s grades, attendance, homework,
family billing, and other useful school information. You can also communicate with
teachers and other school staff online whenever necessary. All you need is an
Internet-capable computer.
Here’s how to access our easy-to-use RenWeb ParentsWeb:
2140 First Colony Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479
Office : 281.980.0842 • Fax : 281.980.1432
www.cornerstonecca.org
School Offices
Amy Peterson
Director of Admissions
[email protected]
281.566.3124
• Go to www.cornerstonecca.org
• Click “Student/ParentsWeb Login”
• District Code COR-TX
Casey Farris
Head of School
[email protected]
281.566.3135
• Click “Create New ParentsWeb Account”
• Type your email address and an email will be sent to you
• Click the “Click to Change Password” link
This link is only valid for 30 minutes
Christian Academy
• A web browser displays your Name and RenWeb ID
• Type a User Name, Password and then confirm the password
• Click “Save Password”
• A message displays: “User Name/Password Successfully Updated”
• You can now access ParentsWeb using your new log in information
We look forward to your participation. Together, we can continue to improve our
children’s academic development as well as communication between our school and
your home.
Corey Waters
Campus Minister & Dean of Students
[email protected]
281.566.3174
Gracie Stelly
Principal
[email protected]
281.566.3132
Jeffery Doherty
Director of Advancement
[email protected]
281.566.3125
Jennifer Nall
Extended Care Coordinator
[email protected]
281.566.3147
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Kathy Barnett
Executive Assistant and
Human Resource Manager
[email protected]
281.566.3123
Kellie Kuykendall
Chief Financial Officer
[email protected]
281.566.3136
Kevin Lewis
Athletics Director
[email protected]
281.566.3141
Kristi Armstrong
Business Office Administrator
[email protected]
281.566.3121
School Nurse
281-566-3170
Missy Edgmon
Librarian
[email protected]
The mission of
Cornerstone Christian
Academy is to equip
students with skills for life
and faith for eternity.
Student Handbook
The Student Handbook can be found on ParentsWeb. We encourage each family to read the
handbook thoroughly as it educates families on how to have a successful year in and out of
the classroom. The handbook covers all policies and procedures the school and its families
adhere to.
Whom should I contact?
As always, please feel free to contact the receptionist with any questions you might have.
For more specific information, you may also try…
With Questions About:
Call:
Extension:
With Questions About:
Call:
Extension:
Academic Probations
Gracie Stelly 132
Health
Nurse 170
Accounting
Kristi Armstrong 121
Library
Missy Edgmon 146
Assignments
Classroom Teacher
Lunch
Kellie Kuykendall 136
Athletics
Kevin Lewis 141
Make-up tests
Classroom Teacher
Attendance
Lisa Cates 146
Middle School Camp
Corey Waters 174
Calendar
Lisa Cates 146
Parent Auxiliary
Jeff Doherty 125
Campus Guests
Lisa Cates 146
Parent Conferences
Classroom Teacher
Carpool
Lisa Cates 146
ParentsWeb (new families)
Amy Peterson 124
CCA Annual Fund
Jeff Doherty 125
ParentsWeb (existing families)
Kristi Armstrong 121
Chapel
Corey Waters 174
Premeditated Absences
Gracie Stelly 146
Counseling Issues
Gracie Stelly 132
Report Cards (not transcripts)
Gracie Stelly 146
or Corey Waters 174
Service Learning Trips
Corey Waters 174
Discipline
Corey Waters 174
Summer Camp
Jennifer Nall 147
Dress Code
Corey Waters 174
Tardies
Lisa Cates 146
Educational Testing
Gracie Stelly 132
Transcript Requests
Amy Peterson 124
Electronic Devices
Corey Waters 174
Tuition Assistance
Kristi Armstrong 121
Exams
Gracie Stelly 132
Tuition Payments
Kristi Armstrong 121
Extended care
Jennifer Nall 147
Tutoring
Gracie Stelly 132
Grades (subject specific)
Classroom Teacher
Uniforms
Amy Peterson 124
Grades (calculating averages)
Gracie Stelly 132
Washington D.C. Trip
Casey Farris 135
Harassment
Corey Waters
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UNIFORMS:
(4-year-olds – 8th Grade)
The school uniform is worn daily at Cornerstone Christian
Academy, with the exception of specified “non-uniform or
free dress days.” The uniform must be worn from the time
the student arrives on campus until the final bell. The uniform
must be in good repair and fit properly. On Wednesdays,
students wear their formal uniforms. Our goal is that students
be neat in appearance and reflect pride in themselves and
the school. Please access the Student Handbook for specific
information about the school’s appearance code. If you
have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Corey
Waters at extension 174.
The lunch program is designed and budgeted to feed students.
As a partner in your children’s education, we recognize that
it is a nice treat to have lunch with a parent on occasion. In
those cases, we encourage you to try the food and join your
child for lunch. Please go to the Front Desk to sign in. Enjoy!
HEALTH FORMS:
The preschool 2-year-old families will receive a doctor’s
health statement by email in July. Please complete/update,
have your doctor sign, and return prior to August 12. Teachers
and staff are not responsible for handling and administering
medications for off-campus school functions (i.e. field trips)
unless specific instructions are provided. Nurse extension:
170.
CAMPUS SECURITY
ALL guests visiting the school must check in at the front desk.
Doors are locked at all times and therefore, you are required
to buzz in at the front door. CCA uses Raptor vSoft which
provides an effective and affordable way to help schools keep
unwanted visitors out while tracking those they allow in. CCA
will scan a visitor’s driver license or other state issued ID and
Raptor vSoft instantly screens for registered sex offenders
in all 50 states. When a visitor is cleared, Raptor vSoft prints
a badge featuring the visitor’s name, photo, date and time,
and destination. If a potential threat is identified, the Raptor
system sends instant alerts to designated officials including
administrators and law enforcement via email, text message,
and/or page.
SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
The Cornerstone Christian lunch program is provided by Flik
Independent School Dining, which is a division of Compass
Group. Flik’s team of culinary and nutrition experts are
mindful of the diversity of cultural and dietary preferences
and are on top of ever-evolving food trends, so the food they
serve is fresh and focused. Seasonal menus will be customdesigned for us, reflecting our students’ preferences as well
as the fresh product available in the region. You may opt to
send your child a lunch from home. Please note that we are
a peanut-free campus. Absolutely NO peanut products are
allowed. Parents may go to our website to access menus
and information about Flik.
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BUSINESS OFFICE
The Business Office serves the financial needs for the
school, families, donors, and faculty. The office is located
behind the front desk. Statements for outstanding balances
will be emailed mid-month. Accounts must be current in order
to continue participation in all areas of the school.
EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM
7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cornerstone Christian Academy is dedicated to providing a
safe, secure, and happy environment for the children before
and after the school day. After-school experiences extend and
enrich our preschool – middle school students’ educational
experiences. Study hall is a priority (where age appropriate),
and our staff provides a conducive work environment for those
students. Children have structured and closely supervised
time to engage in arts and crafts, playground activities, and
other games. All students are offered a snack.
Carpool
In order to ensure a safe environment for all of our students,
please look over the following carpool procedures and reminders.
These procedures are very important in order to keep our
children safe and maintain the flow of traffic.
Morning Carpool Reminders
Drop off your child in his/her designated drop-off area.
Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Main Entrance beginning at 7:30 am – 7:55 am
Remain in your car and a staff member or designated student helper will assist
with your child’s passenger side exit from the vehicle. Please refrain from
retrieving school materials from your trunk while in the carpool line.
6th – 8th Grade
Please Be Aware: Each preschool – fifth grade family will receive two visor
nameplates at Meet the Teacher so vehicles can be easily identified during pickup
times and move quickly through carpool. If you need any additional nameplates,
please contact the receptionist at the front desk.
Be sure to include all persons who will be transporting your child in a carpool group
on your Authorized Transport list found on ParentsWeb. Everyone on this list will be
authorized to pick up your child from school without the need to contact parents.
General Rules of the Road
Courtyard Entrance 7:30 am – 7:55 am
(Main entrance if after 8:00 am for tardy)
Preschool
Main Entrance beginning at 8:20 am
Preschool parents MUST walk your child to his/her classroom.
If you are late, park your vehicle in a designated parking spot. If a Kindergarten Second Grade child is tardy, whoever brings the child to school must walk in with
the child to the reception desk and sign the child in to school. Students in third
through eighth grades must sign at the reception desk to receive tardy slips and then
proceed to their classrooms.
• Safety first
• Cell phone use is not permitted during carpool
Afternoon Carpool Reminders
• Use your turn signal when entering and exiting the property
Please wait in your car. Your child will be escorted by a teacher to your vehicle.
• We adhere to one-way traffic and passing is not permitted
• Teachers are not available to answer questions about your child during carpool
If you arrive after 3:15 pm, park your vehicle in a designated parking spot and check
students out at the front desk.
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Be sure not to park where you will be blocking a lane of traffic. Parking on the circle
drive is not permitted during school hours.
Age Group
If you need to pick up your child early for a doctor’s appointment, please park in a
designated spot and come into the Reception Area to sign your child out of school.
Preschool8:20 am8:30 am2:30 pm
Morning Arrival
Class Begins
Dismissal
Kindergarten – 5th
7:30 – 7:55 am8:00 am3:00 pm
6th – 8th (Courtyard)
7:30 – 7:55 am8:00 am3:00 pm
Students should not arrive prior to 7:30 am and cannot be the responsibility of the
school. Students arriving between 7:00 – 7:30 am should report to the main lobby
for Extended Care and will be charged. They will be dismissed to the classrooms at
7:50 am.
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Communication at CCA
We believe communication is paramount to success. We have
worked to implement a newly enhanced clear communications
strategy to facilitate a positive and productive relationship
between the school and each family. As the year goes on, please
remember that communication and relationships are both twoway streets – our doors are open and we encourage families to
email, phone or stop by with questions, concerns, and feedback.
Our communications strategy is comprised of the following three
general areas:
Parent Auxiliary Email: Families will receive periodic emails from Parent Auxiliary
on ways to be involved in school events and functions. In addition, each family will
receive minutes from the monthly Parent Auxiliary meetings. Homeroom Parent
volunteers will be in communication via email regarding classroom activities and
functions.
Individual or Group Email: Teachers or administrators will send emails to individual
families or specific groups to communicate details unique to those families and
students. For example, Mr. Waters will contact families about Service Learning Trips.
School to Community
There are three community-wide publications each year that celebrate, recognize,
and share what is happening at CCA with our larger community. The winter and
summer editions of the newsletter and the annual report are mailed out and are
also available online. These publications take a high-level view of what the school is
currently working on, what we have accomplished, and where we are heading. Look
for these in the mail each year and let us know if there is a “Friend of CCA” that we
need to add to our mailing list!
Teacher to Family
Each family has enrolled their child at CCA for an education. One of the most critical
pieces of that education is a working relationship between your child’s teacher and
you. Each teacher communicates with parents on an individual basis in a variety of
ways. Each Tuesday preschool through fifth grade students’ backpacks contain any
printed communication that needs to go home for families. We ask that you check with
your child and look through these communications. Additionally, preschool through
fifth grade teachers will send a weekly email through ParentsWeb with classroom
specific highlights. Teachers are also available on a daily basis through email or
phone. We encourage parents to use email, if possible, as it allows for teachers to
respond more easily with their individual schedules – please remember that during
instructional times teachers are focused on their classes, so you may expect a
response by the end of the day. Finally, we have two parent-teacher conferences
during the school year for all students. You will receive an email with instructions on
how to sign up for a conference.
School to Family
CCA Communications Email: Each Thursday afternoon, the school emails
CCA Cougar News to all families. In addition, parents will receive periodic emails
communicating school activities, functions, and “save the dates.” We work to
streamline emails for quick reading, providing families with the information they need.
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Helpful Resources
Website
The school maintains a website at www.cornerstonecca.org that includes a
variety of information including announcements and resources. Look for additional
information on access as we enroll families for the new school year.
ParentsWeb
School management software that connects faculty, staff, family, and community –
anytime, anywhere.
Parent Alert
CCA uses the School Alert to communicate with families via text message in the
event of an emergency or an unexpected school closing.
Athletics
The athletic department at Cornerstone
Christian Academy is committed to
equipping student athletes with skills for
life and faith for eternity. Participation in
athletics develops the student mentally,
physically, socially, and spiritually.
We will ensure that coaches set examples of Christian moral character while promoting enthusiasm, inspiration, and
Christian ideals in the student athletes. Our goal is to provide opportunities for student athletes to develop their selfconfidence, self-image, and leadership skills. It is important to promote the value of teamwork, good sportsmanship,
and loyalty. We strive to show the love of Christ in everything that we do!!
Kevin Lewis, Athletic Director
5th – 8th Grade:
Fall – Boys Flag Football
Winter – Boys & Girls Basketball
Fall – Girls Volleyball
Spring – Boys & Girls Track
Spring – Boys & Girls Tennis
All student sports forms can be found on line at www.cornerstonecca.org or can be picked up at the front desk. The
$175 fee and forms must be turned in prior to the first practice of each sport.
Middle School Bell Schedule 2014-2015
Schedule A
Normal
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Schedule B
Bridge-8th Chapel
Schedule C
Early Release
Schedule D
Pep Rally
Schedule E
All-School Chapel
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Time
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Time
1st
8:00 - 8:45
HR/Advisory
8:00 - 8:06
1st
8:00 - 8:30
1st
8:00 - 8:41
1st
8:00 - 845
HR/Advisory
8:45 - 8:50
Chapel
8:10 - 8:35
HR/Advisory
8:30 - 8:34
HR/Advisory
8:41 - 8:46
2nd
8:49 - 9:30
Chapel
8:54 - 9:19
1st
8:39 - 9:24
Chapel
8:38 - 8:48
Chapel
8:50 - 9:15
Chapel
9:35 - 10:09
2nd
9:23 - 10:08
2nd
9:28 - 10:13
2nd
8:52 - 9:22
2nd
9:19 - 10:02
3rd
10:13 - 10:58
3rd
10:12 - 10:57
3rd
10:17 - 11:02
3rd
9:26 - 9:56
3rd
10:05 - 10:47
4th
11:02 - 11:47
4th
11:01 - 11:46
4th
11:06 - 11:51
4th
10:00 - 10:30
4th
10:51 - 11:33
5th
11:51 - 12:36
5th
11:50 - 12:35
5th
11:55 - 12:40
5th
10:34 - 11:04
5th
11:37 - 12:19
MS Lunch
12:40 - 1:09
MS Lunch
12:39 - 1:09
MS Lunch
12:44 - 1:14
6th
11:08 - 11:38
OC
12:22 - 12:35
OC
1:09 - 1:22
OC
1:09 - 1:22
OC
1:14 - 1:23
7th
11:42 - 12:00
MS Lunch
12:39 - 1:09
6th
1:26 - 2:11
6th
1:26 - 2:11
6th
1:26 - 2:11
6th
1:13 - 1:53
7th
2:15 - 3:00
7th
2:15 - 3:00
7th
2:15 - 3:00
7th
1:57 - 2:17
Pep Rally
2:20 - 3:00
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New Family Orientation
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July 22, 6:00 pm East Room
CCA invites all new families to participate
in the new family orientation meeting
and social event. This is a casual event
designed for our new families to visit our
campus, receive additional information
for the upcoming school year, and to get
plugged in to Cornerstone Christian.
Meet the Teacher
August 11
Session I: 6:20 pm – 6:45 pm
Session II: 6:45 pm – 7:05 pm
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August 12, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
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Parent Auxilary (PA)
Used Uniform Sale
10 AM - 2 PM
School Lobby
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This “Meet the Teacher Day” is designed
for students to visit the campus with their
parents and meet their classroom teachers.
The schedule is casual and broken into
two sessions to accommodate families
with multiple children. There is no formal
program, so children are welcome at these
times to meet their teachers and familiarize
themselves with their classrooms.
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This camp is for students to spend the
morning walking through their schedule,
meeting the teachers, picking up their books
and supplies list as well as spending time in
fellowship with each other.
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Class Lists posted via
RenWeb by 5 PM
Cornerstone Christian Middle School camp
will be held at one of the best Christian
camps and retreat centers near Houston,
Texas. The camp is loaded with activities
like the infamous mud race, archery, riflery,
blobbing, zip line, tomahawk throwing and
more! Our campers will have a blast while
making new friends, re-connecting with
friends, building character, and growing in
their faith. Without a doubt, this beginning of
the school year camp is a great investment
in the life of your child.
• August 18 – 20 (8th Grade) Approximate cost: $200
• August 19 – 20 (6th & 7th Grades)
Approximate cost: $150
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Preschool (PS)-8th
Session 1 6:20-6:45
Session 2 6:45-7:05
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Middle School Kickoff
9-11:30
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Cougar Camp:
6th-7th
Cougar Camp:
6th-7th
Cougar Camp:
8th Grade
Cougar Camp:
8th Grade
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Student Council
Campaign
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Campaign
Box Top Kickoff
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PA Reception
8 AM Gathering Hall
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Student Council
Campaign Begins
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• October 4, 9 am – 6 pm (5th Grade) Cost TBD
(PS-8th)
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Cougar Camp:
8th Grade
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Student Council
Election Day
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Student Council
Elections
August 25 – 29
The Student Council is a representative
structure for students only, through which
they may become involved in the affairs
of the school, working in partnership with
administrators, faculty, and parents for
the benefit of the school and its students.
Students in 5th – 8th grades participate
in Student Council and Ambassadors to
represent Cornerstone Christian. Student
Council candidates will campaign the week
of August 25 with elections being held on
August 29.
Connect with CCA
All School Family Night
September 18, Worship Center
Beginning at 6:30 pm, there will be a brief
presentation by CCA administration and our
Parent Auxiliary chair. Afterward, parents
will go to their children’s classrooms for
presentations by the students and teachers.
Book Fair
September 2 – 5
March 2 – 6
The annual CCA Book Fairs are set up
each year in the rotunda. During these four
days, all classes will visit the Book Fair to
use their personal purchase funds, select
Friends of the Library books, and look
through the great selection of books.
Grandparents’ Day
September 5
2nd – 8th grade at 8:15 am
Preschool – 1st grade at 10:00 am
Worship Center
Each year, CCA welcomes grandparents
and grand-friends to our campus for a
wonderful morning of community fellowship.
Students will be performing some of their
favorite chapel songs. More details on the
schedule will be published as we approach
the date. Please include your grandparents’
information on your Family Information
Form to be sure they receive an invitation!
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2nd-8th 8:15 AM
PS-1st 10:00 AM
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Annual Fund Kickoff
Book Fair
Book Fair
Book Fair
Book Fair
Labor Day
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Magi Box Kick Off
All students in 1st - 5th Grades enjoy a day
of games, challenges, and competitions.
Be sure your student comes to school
dressed in shorts, a CCA t-shirt, and tennis
shoes. This fun-filled day culminates in a
grade-level tug o’war competition where the
victors get to challenge the faculty, staff,
and parent volunteers.
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All School: Wear
Red, White & Blue
Dads and Donuts
April 16
7:15 am – 7:50 am
This is an annual breakfast with CCA dads
before school for all grade levels.
Patriot Day
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Connect with CCA
All School Family
Night - 6:30 PM
Musicals/Performances
September 5, 9:00 am
Grandparents’/Special Friends’ Day
December 18, 6:00 pm
Holiday Concert, Worship Center
Elementary – Middle School
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All-School Chapel
(PS - 8th)
9:35 AM
First Day of Autumn
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Spirit Week
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Prayer Chapel,
See You at the Pole
8:05 - Elem
8:54 - MS
9:30 - PS
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Fort Bend County
Fair Day
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December 19, 10:00 am
Holiday Concert, Worship Center
Preschool
March 6, 10:00 am
Fine Arts Day, Worship Center
Middle School Theatre
Art Showcase
April 1, 10:00 am
Spring Concert, Worship Center
Preschool
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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
1
Spirit Week
5
6
Magi Box Pick-Up
Pumpkin Patch
Candy Drive Kick Off
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2
9
16
23
30
Friday
3
10
17
24
4
11
18
25
3
6
13
20
27
7
14
21
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April 1, 2:00 pm
Spring Concert, Worship Center
Jazz Band and 5th – 8th Grade Choir
4
Cho-Yeh
5th Grade
9-6
Spirit Week
9
5
12
19
26
Musicals/Performances
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8
15
22
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Saturday
2
Spirit Week
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November 2014
S M T W T F
10
11
PA Meeting 8:30 AM
8th Grade Service
Learning Trip (SLT)
Shreveport, LA
Early Release
END OF 1st
9 WEEKS
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13
14
15
16
Christian Character
Awards Chapel
(All-School-PS-8th)
9:35 AM
NO
SCHOOL
Parent/Teacher
Conferences
17
18
MS Academic Awards
Chapel - 8:54 AM
20
21
All School Pictures
22
MS Social 6-8:30 PM
Gym
23
All School Pictures
24
Pumpkin Patch Party
with First Colony
Church of Christ
Athletic Banquet
May 7, 6:30 pm
Please join us to celebrate our CCA student
athletes. We will recognize the team
sports as well as individual awards. Our
coaches are excited to share the successes
achieved by CCA athletes outside the
classroom.
Spirit Week
September 29 – October 3
Columbus Day
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April 16, 6:00 pm
Spring Concert, Worship Center
BK – 4th Grade and Beginners (5th Grade)
& Middle School Band
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During School Spirit Week, students
celebrate their school pride. One of the
parts of School Spirit Week that students
enjoy the most is dressing according to a
different theme each day. The more creative
they are, the more fun it is.
Moms and Muffins
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30
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Halloween
13
May 8, 7:15 – 7:55 am
This is an annual breakfast held the Friday
before Mother’s Day to celebrate our CCA
Moms for all grade levels.
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November 2014
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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
December 2014
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Friday
Early Release Days
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October 10 (End of First Nine Weeks)
November 14 (Teacher In-Service)
Saturday
1
December 17 (Middle School Only)
December 19 (End of Second Nine Weeks)
March 6 (End of Third Nine Weeks)
May 21 (Middle School Only)
All Saints Day
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3
4
5
6
7
8
May 22 (Last Day of School)
Proposed PA Social
Event
No School Days
September 1 (Labor Day)
Daylight Savings Ends
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10
11
Veteran’s Day Chapel
8:10 AM
12
13
6th Grade SLT
6th Grade SLT
Arms of Hope/
Boles Home
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15
6th Grade SLT
October 13 (Parent Teacher Conferences)
November 24 - 28 (Thanksgiving)
Early Release
December 22 – January 5 (Christmas)
Veteran’s Day
16
17
September 26 (Ft. Bend County Fair Day)
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19
All School Chapel
(PS-8th)
9:35 AM
20
21
22
Christmas, Adopt a
Family Kick Off
(4th-8th)
January 19 (Martin Luther King Day)
February 16 (Presidents’ Day & Parent
Teacher Conference)
March 9 – 13 (Spring Break)
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24
25
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27
THANKSGIVING
HOLIDAYS
First Sunday of Advent
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April 3 & 6 (Easter Holiday)
Middle School Exams
Thanksgiving Day
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December 15 – 17
May 19 – 21
Middle School Fun nights
Friday, October 17 at 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday, January 16 at 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Service Learning Trips
October 8th – 10th
8th Grade
Shreveport HUB Ministry
(approximate cost: $250)
November 12th –14th
6th Grade
Dallas, Arms of Hope Boles Campus
(approximate cost: $250)
January 29th – 31st
7th Grade
San Antonio, Arms of Hope Medina Campus
(approximate cost: $250)
March 30th
3rd – 5th Grade – Houston Food Bank
Academic Meets
February 19 – 21
4th – 6th Grade
(Location and Cost TBD)
April 9 – 11
7th – 8th Grade
Abilene Christian University Campus
(approximate cost: $250)
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November 2014
S M T W T F
2
9
16
23
30
3
10
17
24
4
11
18
25
5
12
19
26
6
13
20
27
7
14
21
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December 2014
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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
1
Wednesday
2
Thursday
3
January 2015
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Friday
All School Chapel
Preschool – 8th grades
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Wednesday, September 24 at 9:35 am
Wednesday, October 15 at 9:35 am
Saturday
4
5
6
Wednesday, November 19 at 9:35 am
Wednesday, December 10 at 9:35 am
Atria & Greatwood
Nursing Homes
Elem - 1st & 2nd
Grade
Wednesday, January 14 at 9:35 am
Wednesday, February 25 at 9:35 am
Wednesday, March 4 at 9:35 am
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9
10
11
12
13
PA Meeting - 8:30 AM
All School Chapel
(PS-8th)
9:35 AM
Wednesday, May 13 at 9:35 am
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
14
15
16
17
Adopt a Family
4th-8th Grade
Pick Up
18
Christmas Concert
(BK-8th)
6:00 PM
19
20
PS Concert 10 AM
21
MS Finals
22
MS Finals
Wednesday, October 15 at 9:35 am
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24
25
CHRISTMAS
HOLIDAYS
Christmas Eve
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Wednesday, March 4 at 9:35 am
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Wednesday, May 13 at 9:35 am
(Preschool)
Wednesday, May 20 at 1:00 pm
(Kindergarten – Middle School)
First Day of Winter
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Wednesday, January 14 at 9:35 am
END OF 2nd
9 WEEKS
MS Makeup Finals
Awards Chapel
Christian Character
Parties after concert
Early Release
MS Finals
Wednesday, April 22 at 9:35 am
(Volunteer Recognition)
30
Christmas
31
Academic Awards
5th – 8th grades
Friday, October 17 at 8:54 am
Friday, January 16 at 8:54 am
Thursday, March 5 at 8:54 am
Wednesday, May 20 at 1:00 pm
New Year’s Eve
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December 2014
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January 2015
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13
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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
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1
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15
22
Friday
1
February 2015
M T W T F
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16 17 18 19 20
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Shopping Items
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After-School Activities
Saturday
2
3
CHRISTMAS
HOLIDAYS
New Year’s Day
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5
6
7
8
9
10
PA Meeting - 8:30 AM
Back to School
Cost varies.
Please visit our website for current
information and on-line registration. Each
year our after-school activities program
features new and exciting programs for
students of all ages. Please take a look at
what our offerings are for the fall of 2014
and sign up today!
Extended Care at CCA
Cost varies.
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12
13
14
15
Christian Character
Awards Chapel
(PS-8th)
9:35 AM
19
20
17
MS Academic Awards
Chapel - 8:45 AM
MS Social
6:00-8:30 PM
Gym
Flash Forward
PK4s-7th Grade
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16
21
22
23
24
NO
SCHOOL
Birthday Book Club
2015-2016
Re-enrollment Begins
The cost is $20 per child enrolled in the
program.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s
Birthday
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CCA Sunday
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Please complete the early registration form
on our website. Cornerstone Christian
Academy is dedicated to providing a
safe, secure, and happy environment for
the children before and after the school
day. After-school experiences extend
and enrich our students’ educational
experiences. Study hall is a priority (where
age-appropriate), and our staff provides
a conducive work environment for those
students. All students are offered a snack.
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7th Grade SLT
Arms of Hope
San Antonio
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7th Grade SLT
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Please complete the included form with all
details for the Birthday Book Club. A book
will be donated to the CCA library in honor
of your child’s birthday on or near that
special day. Mrs. Edgmon, the librarian, will
help your child select an age-appropriate
book during library time. A bookplate will
be placed in the book with your child’s
name, age, and the donor’s name. (Great
January 2015
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February 2015
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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
1
First Colony Church
of Christ (FCCC)
Bring a Friend Day
2
Wednesday
3
Thursday
4
FCCC Registration
Opens
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1
8
15
22
29
Friday
5
March 2015
M T W T F
2 3 4 5 6
9 10 11 12 13
16 17 18 19 20
23 24 25 26 27
30 31
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14
21
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Saturday
6
7
CCA Open House
Prospective Families
for grandparents, too!) Please don’t worry
if your child has a summer birthday – he/
she won’t be left out. Summer birthdays will
be celebrated throughout the school year
so each child will be presented with a very
special “Birthday Book” for the CCA library
at that time.
Year Book
The cost is $50 per yearbook.
Groundhog Day
8
9
10
11
12
Public Registration
Opens
13
PA Meeting - 8:30 AM
Valentine’s Day
Parties:
PS - Noon
BK-5th - 2 PM
Lincoln’s Birthday
15
14
16
17
18
Academic Meet
4th-6th Grade
NO
SCHOOL
CCA Cougar Store
Valentine’s Day
19
20
Academic Meet
4th-6th Grade
21
Academic Meet
4th-6th Grade
Parent/Teacher
Conferences
Presidents’ Day
22
Ash Wednesday
23
24
25
All School Chapel
(PS-8th)
9:35 AM
Washington’s Birthday
26
27
Annual Fund
Concluded
The CCA yearbook will chronicle the school
year for our entire school. The book is
created, designed, and organized as a
leadership opportunity for our upper school
grades. Details on purchasing books will
follow.
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Cost Varies.
Order your CCA brand items early and
show your pride this year! From P.E.
clothing and t-shirts to jackets, take a look
at the options and order yours today! All
Cougar Gear may be ordered and paid
for on-line at: www.formstack.com/forms/
cornerstonechristian-cougargear. All instock and prepaid Cougar Gear items will
be delivered to your child’s classroom within
2 days of ordering. Cougar Gear will also be
available to order at Meet the Teacher night
on August 11.
Book Fair
Friends of the Library, classroom wish list,
and personal purchase. More information to
follow.
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February 2015
M T W T F
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March 2015
S
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14
21
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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
1
2
Wednesday
Thursday
3
4
Christian Character
Awards Chapel
(PS-8th)
9:35 AM
April 2015
S M T W T F
1 2 3
5 6 7 8 9 10
12 13 14 15 16 17
19 20 21 22 23 24
26 27 28 29 30
Friday
Saturday
5
MS Academic Awards
Chapel - 8:54 AM
Fundraising at CCA
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11
18
25
6
7
13
14
MS Theatre
Performance/Art
Exhibits 10 AM
Early Release
Book Fair
Book Fair
8
9
Book Fair
10
END OF 3rd
9 WEEKS
Book Fair
11
12
SPRING
BREAK
15
16
Stanford Testing
17
Stanford Testing
18
Stanford Testing
19
Stanford Testing
20
21
Stanford Testing
Our fundraising philosophy at CCA is based
on respect for our families while building
strong relationships, transparency, and
a very sincere need. We have worked to
improve our fundraising strategy based on
these principles while still ensuring that we
solicit the funding necessary to not only
continue to provide the faculty and staff with
the daily resources they require, but also to
provide new opportunities for growth and
learning to our students. Furthermore, we
believe that keeping our constituency aware
of the financial needs of CCA is a critical
component of practicing good stewardship.
Historically, we have two primary
fundraisers, the Annual Fund and the
Gala. Additionally, there are a few projects
throughout the year that represent smaller
efforts that serve the dual purpose of
providing services and funding annual
projects.
Annual Fund
St. Patrick’s Day
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23
Stanford Testing
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19
24
Stanford Testing
30
Houston Food Bank
(3rd-5th)
Palm Sunday
First Day of Spring
25
Stanford Testing
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Stanford Testing
27
Stanford Testing
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Big Bunny Party
with FCCC
The Annual Fund serves as the most
critical fundraising effort of the year. Funds
raised during this annual appeal allow
us to explore new possibilities each year
for our community including technology,
professional development, and new
programming.
Gifts to the Annual Fund have a direct and
tangible impact on the daily experiences of
our students. Beginning in September, we
will be appealing to all families to support
the Annual Fund in whatever capacity they
are able.
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March 2015
M T W T F
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April 2015
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14
21
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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
1
Spring Concerts
(PS) 10 AM
May 2015
S M T W T F
1
3 4 5 6 7 8
10 11 12 13 14 15
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Saturday
2
Field Day
BK-5th
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9
16
23
30
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4
NO
SCHOOL
Jazz Band
5th-8th Grade Choir
2 PM
Good Friday
5
6
7
8
9
MS Academic Meet
Abilene, TX
NO
SCHOOL
10
MS Academic Meet
Abilene, TX
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MS Academic Meet
Abilene, TX
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14
15
16
Dads and Donuts
7:15 AM
17
18
Box Top Ends
Spring Concert 6 PM
BK-4th and
Beginner’s & MS
Band
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20
21
22
All School Chapel,
PA Volunteer
Recognition
(PS-8th)
9:35 AM
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Washington DC Trip
8th Grade
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Washington DC Trip
8th Grade
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Washington DC Trip
8th Grade
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Flash Forward
Incoming 5th-6th
6 PM
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Washington DC Trip
8th Grade
CORNERSTONECCA.ORG
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PS Proposed Social
Night
30
Washington DC Trip
8th Grade
Free Dress for Box
Top Winners
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We hope you will consider joining us in this
effort this year and working together with
your fellow CCA families to continue this
great tradition of community, philanthropy,
and shared vision.
Gala
Easter
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During the Annual Fund campaign, we
set the bar high with 100% board, faculty/
staff, and family participation – a huge
accomplishment for any independent
school. On top of stellar participation,
we hope to welcome new additions to
the Honor Circle, our leadership giving
benchmark level for gifts $2,500 and above
which will be recognized at the Presidents
Dinner in the Spring.
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The spring gala at Cornerstone Christian
has been a staple over the years and has
taken many forms, but the fun at past
events is undeniable. Proceeds from this
event benefit special projects around
campus and directly benefit our students.
By participating, you are supporting
our ongoing commitment to improving
technology, professional development for
teachers, keeping our campus secure, and
maintaining and improving our facilities.
Since our basic operating budget is funded
by tuition, we can devote all additional funds
to enriching our student programs and
beautifying our campus.
April 2015
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May 2015
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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
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14 15
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Thursday
Friday
June 2015
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Additional Projects
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Magi Boxes
Saturday
1
2
Box Top WInners
PA Meeting - 8:30 AM
3
4
Teacher Appreciation
Week
5
Teacher Appreciation
Week
6
Teacher Appreciation
Week
7
8
Athletic Banquet
6:30 PM
Moms and Muffins
7:15 AM
Teacher Appreciation
Week
Teacher Appreciation
Week
9
National Day of Prayer
10
11
12
13
Christian Character
Awards (PS)
9:35 AM
14
5th Grade Day Trip
16
8th Grade Graduation
1 PM
Reception 2 PM
End of Year Social
5th-8th Grade
Mother’s Day
17
18
19
Preschool Graduation BK Graduation
10 AM
10:30 AM
MS Finals
24
Pentecost
25
Memorial Day
31
20
21
Christian Character/
Academic Awards
Chapel - 1 PM
(BK-8th)
KG Graduation
10:30 AM
21
15
MS Finals
26
22
23
Early Release
MS Makeup Finals
MS Finals
27
Last Day of
School
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September 10 – October 6
School wide – during the month of
September, CCA partners with First Colony
Church of Christ to provide Christmas gifts
for underprivileged children in Honduras.
Magi Boxes will be available through CCA
with additional information to fill them with
appropriate gifts. The CCA Magi Boxes
will be added to the ones from FCCC for
distribution.
Pumpkin Patch Party
October 24
CCA co-sponsors the event with First
Colony Church of Christ as a community
outreach. CCA preschool through fifth grade
families are asked to support the event with
candy donations. You can also participate
by decorating your trunk with an appropriate
pumpkin patch theme and hand out candy
to all the kids in costume.
Big Bunny Party
March 28
CCA co-sponsors the event with First
Colony Church of Christ as a community
outreach. CCA preschool through fifth grade
families are asked to support the event with
plastic egg donations and volunteering to
supervise games and bounce houses.
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June 2015
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Sunday
Monday
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Tuesday
Wednesday
July 2015
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Thursday
Friday
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Box Tops
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August 27 – April 17
Schoolwide
Saturday
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3
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6
8
9
10
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Clip the Box Tops from hundreds of
participating products and send them to
school. Each one is worth 10¢ when our
school redeems them from Box Tops for
Education. Each student that brings a
minimum of 100 - 199 gets a free dress
pass on April 30. Students who bring in 200
or more receive two free dress passes on
April 30 and May 1.
Christmas – Adopt a Family
November 20 – December 15
4th – 8th Grade
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First Day of Summer
Father’s Day
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CORNERSTONECCA.ORG
This is the fourth annual Adopt A Family
program when the upper elementary and
middle school students come together to
bless those in need during the holiday. Each
class adopts a local family in need. Please
provide a gift under $20 for a boy or girl.
2140 First Colony Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479
Office : 281.980.0842 • Fax : 281.980.1432
www.cornerstonecca.org
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