The Patriot Press

November 23rd, 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.

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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: Thank you!

This Week's Parent Reminders

Nov. 24th, 25th & 26th

  • No School for Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 1st

  • Midterms go home with students in 2nd-12th grades
  • Auction Meeting in the CCA Cafeteria at 5pm. Childcare will be provided by Pep Club.
Dec. 3rd

  • Midterms should be signed & returned to 2nd-12th grade classroom teachers
  • Band Chapel at 8:10am for all students & parents
  • Christmas Concert in the CCA gym for 6th-12th grade Band students.

On this Day in History: November 23rd

In 1936, the first issue of Life magazine was published. In 1963, the popular British tv show "Doctor Who" aired, which is now the longest running science fiction show. The worlds first jukebox was installed in 1889. --Priscilla

Survey Says... Turkey or Ham?

This week's survey says question is a big debate, especially during this time of year. What would you rather eat on Thanksgiving, turkey or ham? Eighty-nine CCA students in grades 3rd-12th voted this week. The ending result was 54 votes for turkey and 35 votes for ham. --Taylor
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Family Fun Activities during Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 26th
  • 6pm the annual Christmas parade and tree lighting will take place at the Clinton square
Nov. 26th-Dec. 30th
  • Powell Gardens Festival of Lights--open from 4-10pm. You can visit Santa's Reindeer on Saturdays. Visit for more information. Reservations required.
Nov. 27th
  • Christmas in the Park at Farrington Park in Windsor, MO opens at 5:30pm

Pumpkin Roll Recipe


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (*or see below for substitution)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • optional: powdered sugar (to sprinkle on at the end!)


  • 1 (8 ounce) brick cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper, leaving an extra 1-inch of parchment sticking up on both 15-inch sides of the pan so that you can easily lift the cake out after baking. (If you’d like the parchment to stick to the bottom of the pan more easily, sprinkle a little bit of water on the pan and then press the parchment paper on top of it. You can also lightly mist the top of the parchment paper with cooking spray for easier cake release afterwards, although it’s not required.)
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a large mixing bowl until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and granulated sugar for 1 minute until thick. Add in the vanilla and pumpkin, and whisk until just combined. Fold in the flour mixture with a rubber spatula, and stir together until just combined.
  • Spread the batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until top of cake springs back when touched. Carefully lift the parchment paper and cake out onto a flat (and heat-safe) surface. Then slowly, use your hands to roll the cake — rolling from the short end to the short end — until it is completely rolled up. Transfer the cake roll to a wire rack, and cool until it reaches room temperature.
  • While the cake is cooling, make the cream cheese filling (see below).
  • Once the cake has reached room temperature, transfer the cake roll to a flat surface, and carefully it until it is flat again (or mostly flat, it’s ok if the ends curl up a bit). Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over cake, leaving a 3/4-inch border on all sides. Then carefully re-roll the cake, gently peeling away the parchment paper as you roll until you can completely remove and discard it. Tightly wrap the pumpkin roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour.
  • Remove and unwrap the pumpkin roll and transfer it to your serving dish. Lightly dust the pumpkin roll on all sides with powdered sugar, if you would like. Then slice* and serve.
  • If you have leftovers, just re-wrap the pumpkin roll in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Or freeze for up to 3 months.

    1. Whisk together cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl until smooth. If the filling is too thin, add more powdered sugar. If it is too thick, add a half teaspoon or two of water. (You want a medium consistency so that the filling is easy to spread, but not too warm or thin that it will ooze out of the cake when you’re rolling it up.)

Sports Calendar: Nov. 24th-Dec. 3rd

  • JH boys basketball @ Plaza Heights (1500 SW Clark Rd, Blue Springs) start time: 4:30pm
  • VG basketball @ Plaza Heights (Brittany Hills Middle School, 2710 NW 1st Street, Blue Springs) start time: 6:00pm
  • VB basketball @ Plaza Heights (Brittany Hills Middle School, 2710 NW 1st Street, Blue Springs) start time: 7:30pm
  • GV basketball @ Home vs. Grandview Christian start time: 5:00pm
  • BV basketball @ Home vs. Grandview Christian start time: 6:30pm
  • JH boys basketball @ Eldo (1600 S Ohio St, El Dorado Springs, MO) start time: 4:30pm
  • GV basketball @ Eldo start time: 5:30pm
  • BV basketball @ Eldo start time: 7:00pm

Birthdays this week!

November 29: Karli 5th

CCA Club Information:

Lumberjack Club on Nov. 19th

Student council hosted lumberjack club last Friday on the 19th. Student council students made and served pancakes for several CCA students. They served pumpkin spice, chocolate chip, and original pancakes with blueberries and bananas as a side. They also served chocolate and white milk to drink. They made $60 and had a good turnout! --Taylor


Last Friday, November 19, there was a 4-H meeting for K5-12th grade 4-Hers. At the meeting the club voted on officers. Brooklyn motioned to elect the panel of officers and Hadley second the motion. The club talked about service projects they can do in the community. For the program, the club did white bag demonstrations. At the end the club played a game. Brooklyn adjourned the meeting and Brynn second it. --Marlee

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