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October 2013

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News from the Administrative Team

The new school year started off really well. We had a few small problems, but overall it has been a great success. There have been some changes in the office so please be patient with us as we work out a few kinks. The school nurse Mrs. Warren has been calling some of you about medical documents and forms that are needed. New York State requires us to have them on file so that we may operate this school, so your help is appreciated.

We hope you are getting the notices about payments for tuition and lunches. At the beginning of each month, please fill out the lunch form so we can get an idea of the number of lunches we might expect and can plan for.
 
Here are a few dates to remember: Thursday, September 26 will be picture day. Please have your child dress nicely that day and remember there are no retakes. On Monday, October 14, CCA will be observing Columbus Day No School. On Thursday, October 31 we will be having Harvest Festival Day. More information will follow.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us here at Central Christian Academy.

Faculty Biographies

Each month we would like to spotlight members of our staff to give you a chance to get to know everyone better.

This year CCA welcomes two new faculty members, Miss Amanda Tuggle and Miss Erica Oakes. We here at CCA are truly blessed to have them with us, adding a new vitality to our staff.

Miss Amanda Tuggle is in our primary area, teaching one of our K4 classes. Amanda graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a Bachelor degree. She is currently working on her Master’s degree. Miss Tuggle decided to go into education after taking a mission trip to Honduras in her senior year in High School. The love the children of Honduras had for learning, even through they didn’t have very much but the necessities of life, changed Amanda’s mind. She decided to go into education to become a teacher and help children learn. Amanda lives at home with her parents and sister and her dog Kovu.

Before coming to Central Christian Academy she worked as a substitute teacher throughout Chautauqua County and also worked at the Community Children’s Center. Miss Tuggle enjoys listening to country and contemporary Christian Music. Her favorite TV show is the Golden Girls and her favorite baseball team is the San Francisco Giants.

Miss Erika Oakes is in our elementary area, teaching 3rd grade. Erika got her Bachelors degree from Houghton College. She is also working on her Master’s degree. During her time at Houghton College, she started working in an after-school program where she found that she really enjoyed spending time with and teaching children. Since that time she has been working with children in some capacity. Before coming to Central Christian Academy, Erika worked at the Jamestown YMCA as a day care worker and later worked as co-director of their day camp. She has also substituted throughout Chautauqua County.

In her spare time she is a Buffalo Sabres Fan and loves to watch the hockey team on TV. She loves reading fiction especially new fiction and loves listening to all kinds of music. Erika is the oldest of three siblings.

Grandparents Day a Great Success

On Friday, September 20, Central Christian Academy celebrated Grandparents Day.  This annual event took place in the First Baptist Church Auditorium.  The entire school took part in honoring their grand parents. The program began with a welcome and opening prayer lead by Clinton Lewis, music teacher and administrative team leader.

The learning Center recited a poem about how wonderful grandparents are and this was followed by the entire school singing a rousing song Give Me Oil in My Lamp. The Nursery age 3 and the Kindergarten age 4 classes recited a special poem about how grandparents hug, love and spoil, lead by their teachers Mrs. Burrows, Miss Tuggle and Mrs. Crossan.  Mrs. Pollok read what each of her Kindergarten children told her about what their grandma and grandpa meant to them and a few secrets were disclosed, like staying up late or extra ice cream.

The First and Second grade classes recited a poem they had written about the love and guidance that their grandparents gave them, lead by their teacher Mrs. Gestwicki.  The Third grade class, with the help of their teacher Miss Oakes, read an essay that each had written giving thoughtful incites into the lives of their grandparents. The learning center recited an in depth poem about their grandparents that they wrote themselves, with the help of their teachers Mrs. Walker and Miss Torrey. The program closed with prayer and the students lead their grandparents on a tour of our school.

Alumni News

On Tueday, September 17 Deidra Osula, swimming the 100 yard Butterfly for DFSC Swim Team, broke the pool record at Fredonia High School. She also qualified for New York State Swimming and Diving Championships.  WAY TO GO DEIDRA!!!

 

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, October 14 - Columbus Day.  School is closed.
  • Thursday, October 31 - Harvest festival at school
  • Wednesday, November 6 - Report Cards go home
  • Monday, November 11 - Veteran's Day. Schhol is closed