The Patriot Press

December 10, 2021

CCA Motto: To share the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, preparing hearts and minds to impact the world for Him.

CCA Guiding Principles: We teach 1) Christian Principles and Character, through 2) Christ Centered Academic Excellence, while promoting 3) American Patriotism.

Yearbook Pictures Needed

Parents...we are needing pictures, if you have them, from: Robotics (all grades), 4H, FBLA, field trips, and anything else CCA for the yearbook. Please share your photos anytime throughout the year with us: stownsend@clintonacademy.org. Thank you!

This Week's Parent Reminders

12/10
  • Tuition payment due if paying monthly
12/15
  • 5th grade to MOPS 9-11am
12/16
  • K4-2nd grade Christmas concert at Clinton Christian Academy (LOCATION CHANGE). Students should arrive to the CCA gym by 6:20pm. Dress is dressy Christmas attire; no jeans or tennis shoes unless that is all you have. Girls should have shoulders covered, no spaghetti straps.
12/17
  • Dismissal at 11:30am. No lunch or after school care will be provided.
  • 4-H meeting from 11:30am to 12:30pm
--Marlee

On this Day in History: December 10th

Many things have happened throughout history on December 10th. Huckleberry Finn was published December 10th, 1884. In 1887, Mississippi was admitted as the 20th state. In 1906, the first Nobel Prizes were given. --Priscilla

Peppermint Bark Recipe

The ingredients you will need to make peppermint bark is:

  • 12 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 12 oz. white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 8 candy canes, crushed
First, you need to line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Fill the bottom of a large pot with 3 inches of water and bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and place a large, heatproof bowl on top of it. Add in semi-sweet chocolate and stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted. Stir in the peppermint extract. Pour it into the prepared baking sheet and evenly spread it with a spatula. Refrigerate until it is fully set which should be around 20 minutes. Over the same pot of barely simmering water, place another large heatproof bowl. Add white chocolate and stir until it is fully melted. Pour over set semi-sweet chocolate and immediately top it with candy canes. Refrigerate until its set, which should be about 20 minutes. (Recipe credits to delish.com) --Taylor

CCA Chapel Today was Amazing!!!

If you were not at the 5th & 6th grade chapel program this morning, you missed a great show! Check it out on our CCA Facebook page. Way to go 5th & 6th grades for sharing an awesome message with us.

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Staley

Ms. Staley currently works in the office, as the administration secretary. She is also a Para and a sub when needed. She first came to CCA in 2010 to enroll her two boys, Justin & Gauge in K-4 and K-5.

She attended high school at Prairie View in LaCygne, Kansas. Ms. Staley attended college at Drury University, located in Springfield, MO and she taught preschool for four years at the Developmental Center of the Ozarks. Isaiah 41: 10 is her favorite Bible verse. Ms. Staley has two dogs and she enjoys watching the KC Chiefs and doing things outdoors (hiking and camping) in her spare time. We are glad to have you in the office this year! --Audrey

Survey Says...

This week the Survey Says question was, "Would you rather purchase ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree, or make them?" Out of 81 students in 3rd-12th grade that were asked, 52 said purchase and 29 said homemade ornaments are best.

Sports Calendar: Dec. 10th- Dec. 17th

12/10
  • Basketball GJV and BV @ Home vs. Show Me Christian. JV girls will play at 4 and Varsity boys will play at 5:30pm. (Student Section Theme is: N.E.O.N)
12/13
  • Basketball BJH, GV, and BV @ Home vs. CPRS. JH Boys play at 4:30pm, Varsity Girls at 5:30pm and Varsity Boys at 7pm. (Student Section Theme: Silent Night, wear a Christmas Sweater). Pep Club needs all parents & students in attendance to help with this...please refrain from cheering for CCA until they score 10 points. After 10 points all spectators can cheer as much as they want. We will begin "Silent Night" in the Girl's Varsity Game. At half-time we will all sing the 1st verse of Silent Night together. The same will go for the Boy's Varsity Game. Cheer will be cheering during the Boy JH Game from 4:30-5:30pm, so we will not partake in "Silent Night" during their game.
12/14
  • Basketball GJH, BV, and GV @ Overland Christian (7016 W 74th St, Overland Park, KS). GJH will play at 4:30, Boy Varsity at 5:30 and Girl Varsity at 7pm.

5/6th Grade Girls and Boys Basketball

The 5th and 6th grade girls and boys basketball teams played Leesville at Home on Monday, December 6th. Both teams have improved greatly since the beginning of the season. The boys won with a score of 40-18 and the girls won with a score of 22-9. Both teams set up good offense and played good team ball. Keep up the hard work! Pictures below.--Marlee & Audrey

Birthdays this week!

December 12: Kyler 7th

December 14: Matthew K-4

Countdown to Christmas--Holiday Hats

CCA Club Information:

FBLA Fundraiser

FBLA is selling CCA engraved, insulated, 22 ounce cups, for a fundraiser. All money will go directly to FBLA to help offset the cost of events and upcoming district and state competitions. If you would like to purchase an insulated cup for $15 please let the CCA Office know. --Priscilla