Week of April 21, 2014                                                                                                                






CORNERSTONE ASSOCIATION MEETING:  Tuesday, April 22, 7:00-8:30 pm - Cafe  

The Board of Directors will be hosting our annual association meeting to give the yearly financial report and present updates about the school.


In accordance with Article V, Sections 4 and 5 of the Cornerstone Academy Bylaws, the Cornerstone Academy Board of Directors announces that Brian Cotton and Amy Gurley will stand for election by the Cornerstone Academy Association on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Association meeting.


TERRANOVA TESTING (grades K-9):  April 28-May 1  /  Friday, May 2 - Makeup Day

This is a standardized Achievement Test and will be given along with InView in some grades for further assessment.  During the week of the test, your child should:


·         Get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast!  Brain health is enhanced by a good night's sleep; that matters a great deal.

·         To take tests well, the brain needs a constant supply of energy (e.g. glucose, oxygen, nutrients).  Eat a good breakfast of either complex carbs (oatmeal) or proteins (eggs, breakfast meats, and yogurt).  Avoid: fruits, fruit juices (fructose is not helpful) and stay away from carbs that surge the sugar (e.g. processed cereals, pastries and breads).

·         Bring two number 2 pencils.

·         Arrive at school on time! The test begins first thing in the morning.

·         Try to be present each day.  Avoid doctor and dentist appointments during these days.


NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER:  Thursday, May 1, 8:05 am - Culdesac

Grade 6 will travel to the courthouse at 11:30 am to participate in the community prayer service.


 “One Voice United in Prayer” … So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Romans 15:6 


WARATHON 2014:  Saturday, May 3, 7:00 am Registration / 8:00 am Race starts - White Pine

Come on out and walk, skip, jog, run … or however you want to take those steps!  Registration forms were sent home and are available in the office.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Please call/text/email Lyn Jenkins if you can help at 865-387-2000 or lynjenkins3@gmail.com.  You can also visit warathonroadrace.com for more information.


H3 SPRING SERVICE SCHEDULE:  May 5-9 (grades K-4,7,8)

Schedules were sent home noting attire and lunch requirements for that day for all grades.


SHADOW DAY:  Wednesday, May 14

If you know a family who may be interested in attending Cornerstone next year, please tell them about our upcoming Shadow Days where the potential student is paired up with a buddy and shadows their class for the day.  Anyone interested must pre-register with the office.


SUMMER CAMPS:  Friday, May 16 Registration Deadline - $140 full day/$90 half day/$200 ACT

Save the dates!  Camp brochures and medical release forms are available in the office and on RenWeb.


June 16-20       Drama, Music (grades K-7) - 8:00-4:00 pm                      M. Bundy, L. Cox, J. Mathis

June 23-27       Science (grades 3-6) - 1:00-4:00 pm                                                             C. London

June 23-27       ACT Prep (grades 9-11) - 8:00-12:00 pm                                                         I. Acker

July 7-11           Art (grades K-2) - 8:00-12:00 pm; (grades 3-7) - 8:00-4:00 pm                 A. Lawson

July 7-11           Sports (grades 1-4) - 8:00-12:00 pm; (grades 5-8) - 1:00-4:00 pm            S. Walker

July 7-11           Junior Chef Culinary (grades 1-6) - 8:00-4:00 pm                         L. Cox, C. London


RE-ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN FOR 2014-15:  Wednesday, May 21 FINAL Deadline

Re-enrollment instructions are attached and must be completed via the RenWeb system.  If you prefer, payment can be made in the office and we will finish submitting your application after payment is made.  Early birds get the following discounts off of the $240 re-enrollment fee:


50% discount if you re-enroll before March 15 … you missed it!

25% discount if you re-enroll before April 18 … you missed it again! 

10% discount if you re-enroll before May 21


Some grades will be full just with our returning students, so we encourage you to submit your re-enrollment form as soon as possible.  Please remember that we have a referral discount.  For every family that says YOU referred them to CA, you will receive a $100 credit toward your total family tuition for each new student.


FAST PROGRAM:  Wednesday, May 21 Deadline

The financial assistance program link on our website is now open to current/new families for the 2014-2015 enrollment school year.  Every family has to reapply every school calendar year.


2013-14 CALENDAR:  An updated version is attached.



TUITION REMINDER:   Tuition payments are due the first of the month.  Payments received after the 10th of the month will incur a $25 late fee. 




JUMP ROPE FOR HEART (grades K-6):  Friday, May 2 Deadline

We will be participating in this fun and exciting event again this year during our annual Field Day on May 16.  Please be sure to register your child and return all items by the deadline.  Information was sent home and emailed last week. 





SENIOR THESIS PRESENTATIONS:  Friday, May 2, 9:00 am-12:00 pm - Best Western/Cherokee

An email was sent out with detailed information to the seniors and their parents.


REGISTRATION OPTIONS FOR ACT TESTING (grades 10-12):  Our School Code (431-608) is needed to register for testing at www.actstudent.org.  Late fees are required if you miss the deadline.  This would be a great time to take the test since the content will still be fresh in your brain!


Test Date                         Registration Deadline

June 14, 2014                May 9, 2014






  1   Mrs. Heidi Catron

  5   Dylan K.

  5   Samuel J.

  8   Audrey H.

10   Karlee C.

10   Alli L.

11   Cole S.

13   Maddi E.

13   Aidan L.

16   Nathan C.

16   Andrew W.

18   Mrs. Shelly Laux

20   Alison K.

20   Dilyn P.

21   Nicholas C.

22   Belle T.

23   Jonah C.

27   Dylan H.

28   Montana F.