Cougar Spirit Summer Camp!

Hands-on activities, events, in-house assemblies, field trips (Academy only) with Charter buses, team building activities, daily devotions, sports and physical education, science, art and so much more! Camp dates: May 29th – August 3rd.

Camp hours are 6:30am to 6:00pm.
Featuring age appropriate groups:
Tykes: Lil’ bit of Spirit Campers:
* Beginners & Jr. Preschool
* Preschool & PreK
Academy: Cougar Spirit Campers:
* K- 2nd grade
* 3rd-6th grade (12 years old)

*Tykes & Academy students do not move up in grade level
until we go back to school in August 2018

Need a registration packet? Stop by the office and pick yours up today!
Please specify if you need a Tykes Packet or Academy Packet. One packet needed PER CHILD.
Spots fill up quickly and we have limited space!! Hope to see you there!!

Re-Enrollment Information – CCA is going DIGITAL!

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For the 2018-19 school year, CornerStone is excited to announce that we are providing parents with a convenient way to re-enroll AND set up automatic payment plans through Premiere RenWeb Integrated Service and FACTS Tuition Management! Re-enrollment has never been easier! No more paperwork to complete, handwrite and keep track of (for each child) AND no more time spent waiting in line in the school office to make a payment. Parents of returning students will only need to complete areas of the application that require updating, new cell phone numbers, emergency contacts, etc. It is truly that easy!

If you complete your online enrollment process before February 28, all registration fees will be reduced by $100. As an extra incentive for taking advantage of online enrollment, all parents wishing to pre-pay the 2018-19 tuition fee in full will receive an extra discount. Included in the online application are the tuition fees and applicable discounts for each grade level or Tykes program selection.

To complete the online re-enrollment process, you will access the ParentsWeb through your existing login. If you do not have a login, please follow the “Instructions for Creating a ParentsWeb Login” listed below.

To access Online Enrollment for parents who currently have a login:

  • *Please go to www.renweb.com
  • *Select Logins from the menu bar and ParentsWeb Login from the drop-down
    menu.
  • *Type in your username and password. If you have forgotten your username or
    password, please click on the link provided.
  • *After logging in, click on the Family Information button in the left menu.
  • *Click on the Enrollment/Re-enrollment button.
    Instructions for Creating a ParentsWeb Login
  • *Please go to www.renweb.com.
  • *Select Logins from the menu bar and ParentsWeb Login from the drop-down
    menu.
  • *After the RenWeb ParentsWeb Login screen opens, please select Create New
    ParentsWeb Account.
  • *Enter CCA-NV into the District Code field.
  • *Enter in the Email field your email address as provided in your application to
    the school.
  • *Click the Create Account button.
  • *You will receive an email from RenWeb Customer Support containing a link
    that will allow you to create your username and password. For security
    purposes the link will remain active for 6 hours.
  • *Please click on the link. A Change/Create Password screen will open. You
    may use the default username provided or create a new username. Then type
    in your desired password into the Password field and Confirm Field.
  • *Click on the Save Username and/or Password button.
  • *Close the window.
  • *Log into ParentsWeb as instructed above for returning users.

 

Our Online Enrollment system will open with a link to the enrollment packet for your child(ren). The online process should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your information will be saved if you need to quit and come back later.

Questions? .

Kids’ Raising Genius Business Expo

The Kids’ Raising Genius Business Expo 2017 is coming to Cornerstone Christion Academy on December 2 from 11 AM to 2 PM.

The Kids Expo will showcase a variety of items being sold by young entrepreneurs. It’s a great way to get Christmas gifts for that special someone in your life while supporting youth businesses.

Tell a friend, bring a loved one, give these kids your support.

Middle School Spirit Week! November 13-17

All middle students can show their spirit by dressing up for SPIRIT WEEK! Students may dress up according to the day’s theme while following free dress rules. If your student is not participating, they must wear their regular school uniform. At the end of the week parents are invited to attend our Pep Rally at 2pm to determine who has the most SCHOOL SPIRIT!

Spirit Week Themes:

  • Monday-Comfy: Dress up in any regular, comfortable clothes! NO PJ’s, shoes must have closed toe and heel.
  • Tuesday-Toddler: Now’s the time to pull out that My Little Pony shirt! Dress up in cute, colorful clothes. You can wear pigtails, ball caps, etc.
  • Wednesday-Vegas Strong!: We’re dedicating this day to show our support to everyone affected by the Route 91 shooting. Students can wear any “Vegas Strong” clothes or the color blue.
  • Thursday-Sports: Show support for your favorite team.
  • Friday-Class Color: Wear as much of your color as possible! 5th=Blue 6th=Purple 7th=Pink 8th=Black

Chat Café – A Quiet Corner in an Otherwise fast Moving Life

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Let’s take some time out of our busy lives to meet up with other women. We’ll share with each other and encourage one another along this journey.

Be sure to register on the CS app so we can save you a seat!!

*Food & Beverage costs are on your own*

 

Here are the particular details:

Ministry:  Women’s Ministry

Date & Time of Event: Saturday, November 4, 9a-11a

Location of Event (room #):  Rollin Dough Bakery/Coffee Shop – 7293 W Sahara Ave

Unlocking the Key to Kindness

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Both as adults and children, the lesson of kindness can be a difficult one to master, albeit an important one. Treating others with kindness is right up there, with regards to importance, with practicing/remembering the importance of honesty and appreciating yourself. Although the nurturing environment provided by private schools is a step in the right direction (one that you may be able to take advantage of for free), as parents it is our responsibility to guide our children through the inevitable bumps of childhood–not only by teaching them to react with kindness, but by acting kindly towards ourselves and others.

Whether it’s teaching tolerance toward a bully or showing generosity toward those less fortunate, as faithful parents, we must teach our children that each act of kindness serves as a living reflection of God’s love to others. (Paul 2:4)

Fortunately, there are simple play activities that you can act out with your child to teach them to respond to difficult situations with love and forgiveness, especially when they have been hurt or offended.

For Your Pre-K Child

Remember, that as a part of the fruit of holy spirit, kindness must also be accompanied by goodness. (Galatians 5:22-23) This exercise is a wonderful way to help your child “clothe” him or herself in kindness by choosing to be kind to others.
(Colossians 3:12)

First, tell your children that the family is throwing a party, and that they get to choose their outfits for the festivities. Give them different dress-up options for fun but be sure to lay out enough hats for each child attending the party. As the children ‘get ready,’ encourage them to choose a special hat in order to get a special job at the party.

After everyone is ready, set the table with snacks and have your child ask everyone to join you both. Once they are all seated, ask each child wearing a hat to do something kind– like serve a snack to another child before serving themselves or pass out napkins to everyone.

Afterward, explain to your children that we must “put on” kindness every morning. Show them that kindness is something we choose by reminding them that they chose to put on a special hat for the party and each child wearing a hat acted kindly toward everyone–even the children not wearing hats. Use this moment as an opportunity to talk about the ways each person showed kindness at the party and how we can choose kindness in our daily lives.

For Your Elementary School Child

Supplies: For this activity, you’ll need a coin, white paper and several crayons in bright colors, as well as one black crayon.

Using the paper and the black crayon, draw an outline of a person on the paper. Together with your child, color the outline in using the bright colors. As you work together, use this moment to explain how God designed us to show His love and kindness to those around us. Remind your child that our actions reflect His goodness to others.

Next, give your child the black crayon and have him or her add black splotches over the bright colors. As he or she does this, explain to your child that when we don’t treat others with kindness, our lives stop reflecting the love and goodness of God. As your child finishes, discuss different situations in which people may act unkind toward others.

Use the coin to lightly scratch away the black patches. As you do this, explain to your child that when we show kindness to others, the kindness of God begins to shine through again. Teach them that kindness not only blesses others through our actions, but also helps people see the ultimate Creator of that kindness.

Although instilling kindness and goodness is not a one time lesson or exercise, these activities can help you start an early dialogue with your children about practicing kindness and compassion.

By teaching them to treat others with kindness, you are also helping them reflect the image of God in their actions. Many of our programs highlight compassion, empathy, and kindness through familial and community engagement. For more on how to apply and receive financial aid for private school, we encourage you to contact Corner Stone Christian Academy & Tykes at (702) 939-5050.

3 Ways Your Kids Can Embrace Sacrificing for Others

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We all enter this world crying at the top of our lungs for our mother’s milk. Born with demands, we’re hardwired to get our needs met so that we can survive. However, as we grow and develop our consciousness, God calls upon each of us to become less selfish and become more selfless.

In Hebrews 13:16, the word tells us, “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” (NIV)

While children may not have the same resources or freedom as adults, there is plenty that they can do to show the love of Christ by sharing or doing good toward their peers. While we have previously touched on other target areas of self-improvement, such as the importance of honesty and unlocking the key to kindness; here are three simple ways that young students can practice sacrificing for others.

Share a Bite

Breaking bread with someone has a longstanding tradition in bringing people together through fellowship. You can encourage your son or daughter to share their turkey sandwich or place an extra cookie in their lunchbox intended for sharing. They can share with a friend, or you can challenge them to share with someone they might not know as well. Perhaps they can share it with someone who looks sad or in need of some comfort. Whether your child wants to grow up to be an astronaut or a personal injury attorney, having your kids interact with other children in a positive, well-organized manner can greatly help them “discover” who they are while growing up.

Kids Teaching Kids

If your child is especially great in a particular subject, like math for example, this is a gift. It provides them with an opportunity to help students who aren’t as strong in that subject. Encourage your child to reach out to struggling students. They can quietly say to the student, “I think I can help you understand this formula, do you want to try with me?”

Taking the time to do this is a great way to build character.

Lend a Helping Hand

When it’s time to clean up—whether that be put away toys, fold laundry or wash dishes, many kids zone out and leave it to the adults. That’s why it’s greatly appreciated when a child looks outside of their own desires. Your child should embrace helping a teacher organize chairs, or helping adults clear the table after a large meal. This will teach your child the value of lightening the burdens of others.

These kinds of habits will help your children tap into selflessness, and demonstrate love. For ideas on doing good works as a family, check out this awesome family guide to helping others.

These are the kinds of principles taught at CornerStone Christian Academy & Tykes, a faith based Christian Las Vegas school with small classrooms and Christian values. If you are looking for Christian schools in Las Vegas or private schools in Las Vegas, please contact CornerStone Christian Academy & Tykes  at (702) 939-5050.

Tips for Christian Parents of Special Needs Children

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Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding aspects of life; it can also be one of the most challenging. When you have a child with special needs, life can seem like a never-ending race from challenge to challenge. While life may seem atypical, it is an opportunity to trust in God and create joy from pain.

Tested or Blessed?

As with many things in life, when things come easy to us, we don’t learn much. It’s in those challenges and failures that we learn the most. View this parenting situation as a learning experience. “What am I made of? How can I make this easier? Where will this path lead me? Can I give my child the best life possible despite this obstacle?” How you view the situation will manifest itself; either positively, or negatively. Choose to be blessed and it will make all the difference.

Parenting From Scratch

When you have a special needs child, many of your parental preconceptions will roll right out the door. The great news is that, in this day and age, you have access to information and help that previous generations never had. You are not alone in this, in any sense of the word. If you are married, and raising this child together, you will want to become a unit to be reckoned with. If you are raising your child alone, find a strong support system to see you through. Focus your energy on their development, care, and on finding solutions to present problems.

Family Maintenance

Once the family has settled into a routine of care and commitment, remember to go back to basics every once in a while. Share the simple joys of family; picnics, movie night, board-games, cooking together, etc. Spend quality time with your spouse. While your special needs children may need specific attention and care, try to ensure that all your children have attention and know that they are loved. Hug your loved ones often and say I love you, even more often.

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (Phil 4:13 NIV)

For information about financial aid for private school, please contact CornerStone Christian Academy & Tykes at (702) 939-5050.

Biblical Messages Kids Need to Hear

Kids like to repeat what they hear at home and school and tend to internalize the phrases and lessons of their parents, teachers and friends. Since children are experts at regurgitating things they hear on a regular basis, we’ve come up with three important Christian messages that kids need to hear. By taking the time to repeat these vital messages, your children will be more likely to take these life lessons to heart.

important biblical messages that children should hear

The Golden Rule

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. This rule is very important for young kids who are developing social skills. While it might take them a while to understand how their behavior impacts others, repeating this mantra can help them learn that they must treat others with kindness and respect. Make sure to bring up this phrase when it applies to your own life, so your kids can see and learn from your example.

God Loves You

It takes more than a lifetime to fully understand God’s love and you might even say that we understand God’s love more deeply as we get older. So it’s never too early for kids to start learning this simple and powerful message, as it will surely spark questions and curiosity. When kids learn there is a powerful God that loves them, they will certainly want to know more.

We Are Always Here For You

Kids that feel that they have no one to talk to can become anxious and withdrawn. They need to know that they can talk to God and their parents about anything. Tell your kids that God and your family have unconditional love for them and that message will be a source of comfort and strength when your kids feel confused or alone.

Children need repetition and routine to grow into their faith and they will latch onto the messages they hear at home and school. At CornerStone Christian Academy & Tykes, we believe that a curriculum with Christian values helps children grow into their best selves. For more information about sending your child to a private school for free, give us a call today at (702) 939-5050.