Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! I know, I know - August is not technically the new year. But it feels that way to those of us here at CCA, even more than January does. August is all about the NEW - new school supplies, new students, new teachers, a new schedule, and new opportunities in a new school year! This new year, I'd like to challenge students to get involved- starting with the activities and events listed in this month's newsletter. There are so many ways to plug in at CCA, and I hope you'll encourage your student to try something new this year! I'm especially interested in hearing from the students who would like to be a part of shaping how our Chapels are planned and executed ...more information is below, students interested in taking a leadership role in planning our chapels can contact me at

Hope you all enjoy the last few weeks of summer break!
Melissa Barrett
CCA Summer Pool Parties
Tuesday, August 21st
at the Barrett's house
2831 Country Lane - Ellicott City
While the kids are having fun outside,
parents are welcome to join us inside for refreshments and a parent social!
Thursday, August 23rd 
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Woodbridge Valley Pool
2301 Chantilla Road
Catonsville, MD
Rain date: Friday, August 24th
Food - Fun - DJ!
If you are coming to the pool party, please let us know! Send an email to with student name and grade!
Sports Tryouts

Monday, August 13
9:00am - 12:00pm
HS Boys Soccer
9:00am - 11:00am
HS Cross Country

Wednesday, August 15
9:00am - 11:00am HS Girls Volleyball
4:00pm - 6:00 pm HS Girls Soccer

Monday 8/20
Schedules mailed home

Tues 8/21
Middle School Pool Party

Thurs 8/23
High School Pool Party

Monday 8/27
New Student Orientation

Tuesday 8/28
First Day of School

Thursday 9/6
Back to School Night

Maryland Tax-Free Week is August 12-18
Yes: Flynn O'Hara school uniform stores will be participating too!
The second Sunday of August to the following Saturday is designated as Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week each year. That means qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. This year, the first $40 of a backpack or bookbag purchase is also tax-free. Accessory items, except for backpacks, are not included. The Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week for 2018 is Sunday, August 12 - Saturday, August 18.