Every time I drive by, I can't help but recall my years there. From Field Day, to Bagel Wednesday, to the science fairs of old, CCA truly was a special place. As you intended, the spirit of the school lives on - not only within my own heart, but assuredly in those of my former classmates.
-Tyler Charboneau, University of Michigan, 2016
I just dropped the Mori children off at school and wanted to send you a quick note to give you a quick observation from a CCA parent.
First, we were greeted with a warm good morning from Mr. Mel and Mrs. Moen. Not only did Mr. Mel welcome us to the day he acknowledged Juliana and mentioned the recent basketball game. Once in the school, the warm welcome from ALL of the teachers certainly is the right way to start the day! Miss Smith immediately held the door for me so I could put the basketball drinks in the refrigerator. Then, I heard Mr. Bond updating the other staff on the recent CCA basketball WIN. It was clear he was proud of the girls! His words were positive and encouraging. In such a completive world it was just what I needed to hear. I was encouraged that he was celebrating the positive and not focused on how they could have played better. I am a firm believer that learning takes place in all aspects of our lives and a competitive spirit is human nature but I was glad he was celebrating success and hunting the good. I am glad CCA is influencing my children and not only giving them the educational foundation to work on but the encouragement to move mountains.
Thank you all for creating a warm and welcoming environment! Thank you for allowing us to be apart of the CCA Family!
Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best--Bob Talber.