JULY 2018 - HEAD OF SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
Dear CCA Community,

It is with great joy and excitement that I reach out to you today! While I hope this finds you relaxing and enjoying the warm summer days, there is not much relaxation going on here at school. We are working hard planning for the 2018-19 school year to be sure it is a great one!

As Head of School, one of the things I plan to do this year is to communicate with the CCA community on a regular basis ; not only to share our goals and vision for the school, but to ask for your help, collaboration, and prayer. To that end, I plan to send out email newsletters (like this one!) to share news and information with you on a regular basis. I would encourage you to feel free to reach out to me as well - I'd love to hear what you would like included, too. My inbox, office door, and ears are always open, and I truly welcome the opportunity to work with you all this year.

Best,
Melissa Barrett
UPCOMING EVENTS
Mark your calendars!
Tues 8/21
Middle School Pool Party

Thurs 8/23
High School Pool Party

Tuesday 8/28
First Day of School

Thursday 9/6
Back to School Night

Friday 10/5
Coffee & Conversation
with the Head of School
* * * MMS System Update * * *
Please note that access the parent MMS grade portal is shut down as we transfer to PowerSchool, our new school software system. If you need to access report cards or other records , please contact the school office and we will assist you. PowerSchool will roll out in August, so look for information on that coming soon!
All CCA middle school students are invited to make a splash at the
Head of School's house!

Tuesday, August 21st
6:00-8:00pm 
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!
HIGH SCHOOLERS...
YOU GET A POOL PARTY, TOO!

All CCA High schoolers are invited!

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!
We are excited to announce two new CCA staff members!

Mrs. Linda Renner is joining the CCA staff as a history teacher starting this fall, and will be teaching AP European History and AP US History. Mrs. Renner graduated from Western Maryland College (now known as McDaniel College) with degrees in both Art History and European History. We are so happy to have her join the CCA staff!

Ms. Jessica Bates is our new Director of School Counseling, and we're thrilled to have her! She holds a Master's of Education degree in School Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland, and is excited to transition into her new position after serving as Director of Middle School Ministry at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church for the last seven years. Prior to studying at Loyola, she received her Bachelor's degree at Liberty University.
Parents...would you like to get involved?

I am in the process of forming a PTA/parent advisory group; I am looking for parents who are interested in joining forces and mobilizing to help support the school! I don't yet have a name for the group...but I do have lots of ideas and would love to hear yours, too. If you'd like to participate, please email me at mbarrett@chapelgateacademy.org!