Thursday, November 15, 2018

Next Tuesday! Please join us for...

Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 8:45-11:30 AM

It's impossible to measure the impact that loving grandparents, other relatives and family friends have in the lives of children. We are grateful for the investment that you make in the lives of our CHA students and we want to honor and celebrate you!

CHA grandparents and/or special guests are invited to enjoy an inspiring morning with us.

Register Today!
There is no cost to our guests, however please help us plan by registering your party below.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day are available on Monday, November 19 & Tuesday November 20. If you are unable to volunteer we would greatly appreciate any food item or financial donations.

Please consider how you might help or donate by clicking the gray Sign Up button below:

Register - Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day!
SIGN UP HERE - to help with Grandparents' Day

Coming Events

Dates to Remember!

As we look toward the holiday season there is much to be thankful for at CHA. A quick summary of coming events is below - please note these dates on your calendars. You'll find additional details in the articles below.

COINUCOPIA, CHA Fall Fundraiser
October 29-November 20

Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 8:45-11:30 AM (Half Day, 11:40 AM dismissal)

Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday (beginning at 11:40 AM), Nov. 20, through Friday, Nov. 23

Book Fair
Monday, Nov. 19, 8:30 AM-4:20 PM
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 8:30 AM-1:00 PM
Monday, Nov. 26, 11:30 AM-9:00 PM
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 8:00 AM-4:45 PM

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Monday, Nov. 26 (NO SCHOOL)
Tuesday, Nov. 27 (NO SCHOOL)

Holiday Shopping Party
Friday, November 30, 5:30-7:30 PM

Tour Day
Friday, Dec. 7, 8:30-11:00 AM

Jubilate presents the musical,
"Chimes in the Night"

Friday, Dec. 7,10:15 AM & 7:00 PM

Choral & Instrumental Christmas Concert
Friday, Dec. 14, 7:00-9:00 PM

COINUCOPIA! Fall Fundraiser
For 3-weeks through November 20

A fun, student-led fundraising event!  All CHA classes are now collecting coins to support CHA’s fall financial goal - and everyone can participate!

Parents, you can help students reach the goal with matching gifts. Incentive prizes for each grade will be awarded. Read More.

Click here for the latest progress update.

November 19, 20, 26, and 27

Get ready for our 2018 Scholastic Book Fair! Complete dates & times are at the top of this email. Also LOOK HERE for a Book Fair flyer with more details! 

Book fair volunteers still needed! Contact Miss Rundquist for more information about how you can get involved!

Holiday Shopping Party
Friday, November 30 
5:30-7:30 PM in the CHA Library

Please join us for a fun evening of food, fellowship, shopping and door prizes. Invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this festive event. There will be a variety of vendors and items for your delight, ranging from jewelry to home goods. See list of vendors here.

Come and support this fun event and get your Christmas shopping list done early! Proceeds from purchases made at the Holiday Shopping Party will support the CHA Spring Benefit and Auction. Questions? Please contact Keisha Thomas.

Hope to see you there!

RSVP - Holiday Shopping Party

A Great Opportunity to Visit CHA!

Friday, December 7th
8:30-11:00 AM 

There is no better way to help others learn about CHA than to invite your friends to come for a TOUR DAY!

We'll chat with our guests over coffee and refreshments. CHA parents and students will share about the impact that CHA's Christ-centered learning environment has had in their lives. Parents will also have the opportunity to walk through our campus, meet our staff and administrators, and hear a brief overview of our excellent academic program. We'll conclude with a "Q & A" session. It's going to be a blessed time together!

Thank you for praying and inviting your friends to see what God is doing at CHA!

Register for TOUR DAY

"Chimes in the Night"
Jubilate (Grades 4 & 5)
Friday, December 7, 
9:55 AM & 7:00 PM

You are invited to join us for this delightful and inspiring Christmas musical!

Choral & Instrumental Christmas Concert
Friday, December 14, 
7:00-9:00 PM

Come celebrate the Christmas season with us as our student choirs and instrumentalists present a special concert of seasonal music.

Join us for Chapel

Parents, you are always welcome to attend our school chapel services. Please join us for any of these upcoming chapels:

Upper School
10:12-10:53 AM, Chapel
speaker: Pastor Brandon Smith (Village Church of Gurnee)
worship: Gene Lim Band

Middle School
1:11-1:52 AM, Chapel
speaker: Pastor Brandon Smith (Village Church of Gurnee)
worship: Middle School Worship Team

All-School Thanksgiving Chapel
10:30-11:30 AM, Auditorium
Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day

All-School Advent Worship Chapel
10:15-10:56 AM
Led by: Tim Stafford, Pastor of Music Ministries, The Moody Church, and Worship Band

News and Information

Continuous Enrollment at CHA

Several times over the past year you have heard those of us in the administration refer to an idea called “Continuous Enrollment.” Continuous enrollment presumes that a student at CHA will continue to be enrolled year by year, until a family informs us, in a timely manner, that he or she will not do so.

This memo describes the details associated with our move to continuous enrollment. Please take a few minutes to read this information so you are informed about what these changes will mean. The memo contains important dates you will not want to miss.

Parent Prayer Opportunities

We believe that prayer is a powerful way in which we as a community can lift up our school before the Lord to seek His protection, guidance and blessing. Through the efforts of PVO, many opportunities are available for parents to come together in prayer. Please feel free to join any of the prayer times listed below as your schedule allows. 

All-Parent Prayer
Each Monday that school is in session
8:30-9:30 AM, Chapel

Men's Prayer
Each Thursday that school is in session
7:00-7:30 AM, Large Conference Room in Front Office

Grade Level Parent Prayer
Please refer to the CHA School Calendar in your Veracross portal for specific dates and times.

Employment Opportunity

Part-time Preschool Teacher Assistant
M-F 8:00 AM-12:30 PM
beginning January 2019
Read More

Looking toward the Christmas Season

Planning is already under way to dress up our school for the Christmas season! Here are a couple of ways that you can help:

  • Donate an artificial Christmas tree
  • Donate a poinsettia plant
  • Volunteer to help decorate trees and other areas of CHA, 11/29-11/30

Thanks in advance! Please email Francine Quintero.

New this Year!
All-School Service Learning Week

January 7-11, 2019

Service Learning Week will include K-12 grade students. All week students will experience grade appropriate ways to serve others and put into action our theme verse, "...Love your neighbor as yourself."

Parents will soon learn of opportunities to serve alongside our students. Stay tuned.

Photos Available

Please contact Emily Tu to access and purchase photos of our first-ever Homecoming events (including Homecoming Chapel & Rally, Alumni Reception, games & activities, Homecoming Dance).


Box Top Competition Winner

Congratulations to Mrs. Weber's 5th grade class for turning in over 200 Box Tops! They won a Popcorn Party! As a school we collected over 3,300 Box Tops! Thank you to everyone who sent some in!

Please continue to save box tops for the spring collection drive.

YEARBOOK: Purchase a Yearbook Ad with Personalized Message

Parents, relatives and friends may purchase an ad to appear in the CHA yearbook, including picture(s) of your choice along with a personal message for your CHA student! More info on Parent Central (click Yearbook quick link).

The deadline for yearbook ads has been extended to December 15, but as the busy holiday season begins, you may want to order your ad now! Contact Renee Rundquist with any questions.

Pictures, we need Pictures!
The Yearbook Staff also needs help gathering great pictures! Download the ReplayIt app on your phone and load your pictures directly to our staff! 

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