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The Weekly Word – 4/20

Creative Technologies Academy – making a difference in the things that matter. . .

Our Mission
Creative Technologies Academy is a K-12 learning community committed to strengthening character and promoting a safe, scholarly, and supportive environment that
develops life-long learners.

Quote of the week: “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” Vince Lombardi

Character Ed focus for April: WORK ETHIC

Scholastic Book Fair this week - stop in during conferences!
MONDAY


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Coffee with Mr. George – 7:00 am. Please RSVP to dgeorge@ctachargers.org
Global Scholar Testing today: 1st Grade 10:45-11:45
Student-led Conferences:
o EL: by appointment only
o Middle School (in the cafeteria): 3:15-6:30 by appointment only
o High School: 3:15-6:30 by appointment only
Girls Charging Ahead - Mr. Krombeen's room (111) from 3:15-4:30. Bring clothes for running outside!

TUESDAY





Testing today:
o 4th Grade Global Scholar Reading – EL Lab 8:00-9:00
o 7th Grade Global Scholar Reading – HS Lab 8:00-9:00
o 8th Grade M-STEP Social Studies Part 1 – EL Lab 9:15-10:15
NOTE: HS 1st & 2nd hour lab students should report to Mrs. Rose’s room (208)
During FIT Class: 11th Grade Math Class Activity in Mrs. Terpstra’s room
Student-led Conferences:
o EL: by appointment only
o Middle School (in the cafeteria): 3:15-4:30 – Walk-in time; 5:00-6:30: by appointment only
o High School: 3:15-6:30 Walk-in time
Running Club - 3:30-5:00pm
Senior Athlete Dinner - 4:30pm
BLOOD DRIVE TODAY: the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church on Main Street is hosting a blood drive today from
12:00-7:00pm. They are high need of donations at this time -please consider donating.

WEDNESDAY


Testing today:
o 3rd Grade Global Scholar Reading – EL Lab 8:00-9:00
o 6th Grade Global Scholar Reading – HS Lab 8:00-8:50
o 8th Grade M-STEP Social Studies Part 2 – EL Lab 9:00-9:45
o 5th Grade M-STEP ELA Performance Task Part 1 – EL Lab 9:45-10:45
o 11th Grade M-STEP Math Performance Task – HS Lab 9:51-11:24
NOTE: HS 1st & 2nd hour lab students should report to Mrs. Rose’s room (208)
Student-led Conferences:
o EL: by appointment only
o Middle School (in the cafeteria): 3:15-4:30 Walk-in time
o High School: 3:15-4:30 Walk-in time
Girls Charging Ahead - Mr. Krombeen's room (111) from 3:15-4:30. Bring clothes for running outside!

THURSDAY




M-STEP Testing today:
o 8th Grade Math – EL Lab 8:30-10:30
o 5th Grade ELA Performance Task Part 2 – EL Lab 10:30-11:30
Student-led Conferences:
o EL: by appointment only
No Girl Talk Meeting today
Running Club - 3:30-5:00pm
K-6 Daddy/Daughter Luau in the cafeteria from 5:00-7:00pm. It is not too late to join in all the beachy fun - get your
money to Miss Bostic if you are interested in attending!

FRIDAY

Staff v. Students BB Game @Red Hawk EL 4:00pm

CTA FAMILY NIGHT & TOWN HALL MEETING IS MONDAY, 4/27 STARTING @4:30!

Monday, April 27th Family Night &Town Hall Meeting: CTA families, stop in for a pulled pork meal, check out the K-8
presentations, pick up something at the MS Bake Sale, and then head to the auditorium at 6:00 for the Town Hall
Meeting! See the attached flyer for more information.
Challenge from Mr. George to K-6 students: If you bring your parent to the Town Hall Meeting, I will give both you and
your parent a CTA t-shirt! (T-shirts will be given to all parents who attend, regardless of their student’s grade level.)

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS




ATTENTION 5th Grade Parents: You are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding the HIV/AIDS Health
Curriculum on Thursday, April 27th, from 4:00-4:30pm (prior to Family Night). By law, (380.1169) school districts are
required to provide instruction regarding dangerous communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, at least once a year at
every building (elementary, middle, and high school). The meeting will inform parents of the content regarding
communicable diseases that will be taught to their 5th graders in May.
Girls Charging Ahead 5K will be Monday, 5/18 after school. There is an informational meeting for family/parents of the
girls on Wednesday, April 29th right after practice in the EL building. 4:30-5:00.
National Honor Society (NHS) hours are due by April 30th.
Whitecaps Game Info: K-5 parents, please send in your WhiteCaps permission slips by May 1 to secure your spot for the
June 8th game! Thank you!
NHS Pine Street Clean-Up (from Main Street to White Creek Avenue): Week of May 11th – more info coming. . .

ITEMS OF INTEREST



Barrie’s House Food Pantry – helping people in and around Montcalm County. They also have a free clothing pantry with
very nice second-hand clothes. Hours: Thursdays from 2:00-5:00pm.
1031 South Johnson Road, Gowen, MI 49326 (616) 984-5442
CTA is participating in the Community Project – Movers for Moms: a mission of giving back to mothers in need each
Mother’s Day. A donation box will be placed in the entry way of the Elementary building. Donations will be accepted
through May 4th. http://www.twomenandatruck.com/movers-for-moms
To see information on Summer Learning Opportunities for your student, click on this link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/199yB5RlaExI1h2ELuuDv0agNtdjQMjyjO32m5kTqb1s/edit?usp=sharing
View the Weekly Charge (produced by CTA students) http://mrstmrose.blogspot.com/

FUNDRAISERS

CTA’ senior class is having their LAST Krispy Kreme doughnut sale of the year on Friday, May 8th.
Donuts will be available for purchase Friday morning, 5/8/15, from 7:10-7:40 a.m. in the cafeteria - $1 per donut or $5 for

6 donuts. If you would like to order a dozen (or more) and pick them up or have them sent home with your child, you may
do so by filling out the order form. Orders and money need to be turned in to Mrs. Atkins or Mrs. Dulak by Wednesday,
April 29th if you are planning on pre-ordering by the dozen. Access the order form by clicking on this link: Krispy Kreme
fundraiser information and order form
Donate to help fund fiction/non-fiction books for the HS English classes at Throw the Book(s) at Us... Please!

CAN YOU HELP?

Kindergarten is in need of Fairy Tales! If you have any old fairy tale books lying around, think of CTA kindergarten - please
and thank you!
HS English: Donate to help fund fiction/non-fiction books for CTA HS English classes @ Throw the Book(s) at Us... Please!

FROM STUDENT SERVICES






Prom Tickets are now on sale in Student Services. $35 included dinner.
The Mobile Dentist will be here Friday, May 8th, starting at 8:30am. Forms will be going home this week - please return
as soon as possible.
VOLUNTEERS : If you are interested in volunteering at CTA, please see Kelly Atkins for a background check form.
CTA #wearechargers T-shirts available for $7!
Absence/Tardy - Please call Student Services @696-4905 Ext 227 if your child is going to be absent or late to school.
Piano Lessons - Please call Kelly Atkins in Student Services for information. 696-4905 X227
Guitar Lessons - Sign up forms for lessons are available in the Student Services office.

COUNSELOR’S CORNER

Visit Mrs. Dille’s blog at www.ctascounselorcorner.blogspot.com to find information on scheduling, scholarships, etc.
Scholarship Info: click this link to see scholarship opportunities for 2015:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QuwENqXQpYyXCt6GgDsI5LLQKH9yBDeku1SKF16zfzg/edit?usp=sharing

REMINDERS

Parent Portal - Email Robbie at rcoxon@ctachargers.org to request an activation code for the Parent Portal, Odyssey
online classes, or to retrieve your password information.
Please save for CTA: Cereal boxes for Haiti jewelry-making project & Box Tops for Education

DATES TO REMEMBER












4/27: SIP Committee Meeting 3:15-4pm
4:27: Family Night: 4:30-6pm; Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting – 6pm
5/1: Prom @Boulder Creek 7pm-11pm
5/4-8: Teacher Appreciation Week
5/6: NHS Induction Ceremony @1:30pm
5/7: Mother/Son Game Night
5/8: Mobile Dentist here
5/15: Carnival/Art Gallery Night
5/18: Girl's Charging Ahead 5k after school
5/21: Fairy Tale Literacy Night
5/29: Graduation 7pm
6/2: Field Day
6/8: Whitecaps Game

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