College of Adaptive Arts Winter Quarter 2017 Jan 17 - 21, 2017: Week 2/9 Mid-Week Updates: Student Council Team-Building Postponed to Feb. 4 We Are Different. We Are Able.

We Are CAA - We are Learning, Performing, Creating, Contributing.

Mid-Week Updates (1/17 - 1/21):

Due to the Rain, the Student Council Team-Building session tomorrow at History Park has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 4 Check in at the College of Adaptive Arts FaceBook page for latest updates. 

Seeking more students in Monday's Online Internet Safety Class (12 noon) & Concert Choir (1:30pm).  We need 6 students in each class for the class to be held.  

Parents/CareProviders:  Please turn in the latest Parent Policies today - all need to be in this weekParent/CareProvider/Guardian Policies link here. We will begin phone call reminders to everyone beginning next week to be sure to get them turned in.  
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Winter Quarter 2017 has begun! Here's an updated Winter 2017 Course Catalog for reference and circulation.  This is the last week for new registration; all classes will close after the 2nd week of instruction to preserve instruction and classroom integrity.  Any classes without 6 students enrolled after the 2nd week of instruction will be cancelled.  

CAA Walking Team meets each Saturday at 8:30 at Vasona Park.  Please visit CAA Walking Team Facebook Page for detailed information or email CAA Parent Volunteer, Jasmina Naleid, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Here's the updated CAA Walking Club Release Form.  

CAA Art Donation Request from School of Art Director, the infinitely talented and kind Nicole Ferguson:

Welcome back artists and families. :)
 
The Art Department is in need of old t-shirts that we could use for smocks. As well as baby wipes and paper towels. If you have any to donate, please leave them with the site manager and I will get them.
Thank you so much!
Professor Nicole

Save the Date:  CAA School of Communications Showcase Night:  1st Annual College of Adaptive Arts School of Communications Showcase Event: Wednesday, February 15that the Corinthian Grand Ballroom in the Decathlon and Olympia rooms from 7:00 pm-9:00 pmwith a rehearsal from 4:00pm-6:00 pm:
 

* Save the Date:  9th Annual College of Adaptive Arts Celebrating Abilities Film Festival: Sunday, April 23rd at BlueLight Cinemas from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm with a meet & greet at Hobee's Restaurant from 5:15pm-6:15pm following the film festival.

We will be revamping the Weekly Updates format to be streamlined to just the upcoming week's information, directing all other inquiries/information to locations on the website. If you have feedback for good ideas for an updated Weekly Updates format, DeAnna would love to hear from you:  deanna@collegeofadaptivearts.org. :)

All past tuition needs to be paid before the start of the new quarter.  New Parent policies need to have a live signature turned in by Friday, Jan. 13.  

Please enjoy the online December Newsletter from College of Adaptive Arts.  

Here are the CAA Parent Advisory Council Minutes from the meeting on December 12, 2016.  A true and sincere thanks to all parents and careproviders for their guidance and input.  

Updated Parent/Guardian/CareProvider Policies are now available for review & signature. A live signature needs to be returned by the 2nd week of the Winter Quarter.  

CAA has a new telephone number/phone system.  Please update your contact to CAA's new number:  408-538-3809.  This number will now serve as the attendance/absence line number as well as contacting CAA for all requests and information.  

We have a new Volunteer Coordinator,  Sharon Lea, who is going to help us grow our onboarding  and training process for our ever-growing number of volunteers.  Please reach out to Sharon if you have input for the volunteer training process atsharon@collegeofadaptivearts.orgHere is the College of Adaptive Arts Volunteer Application.  

A generous corporate donor has donated 5San Jose Barricudas Hockey tickets for College of Adaptive Arts students and their family members for January 14 game at1:30pm & the February 12 game at 5pm.  Please email DeAnna atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in securing tickets.   

CAA 2017 Quarter Schedule is now Available to give to service Coordinator at the San Andreas Regional Center.  

New Distance Learning Option:  If you are a current or former student, and would like to try out a distance learning class, Skyping into class from the convenience of your home, please email DeAnna Pursai at deanna@collegeofadaptivearts.org for this coming Winter session beginning January 9, 2017 - Distance Learning option classes are marked now on the Winter Quarter schedule.  This opportunity will be free this coming quarter as we work out all logistics/procedures.  This opportunity for distance learning is possible thanks to a wonderful grant from the Adobe Foundation.  

CAA van transportation may be availablebased on driver's availability and if the student lives within the city limits of San Jose.  $10 one-way; $20 round trip.  Text or email DeAnna Pursai to make arrangements - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or cell phone: 408-394-6816 - texting preferred.  

* New Updates from School of Communications Director, Danie Weaver:

1.         Thank you to all the families who participated in Toiletries drive and sock, drive.  We could donate at least 50 hygiene kits, and over 300 pairs of socks. Student council donated said items to the Lifemoves Villa in downtown San Jose.  This place caters to helping families and single women who are homeless.
 

2.         Changes to the structure for Lounge Nights 2017.

a.         We will be changing to light snack, unless otherwise specified. Please bring veggie trays, or an bite size appetizer,  or fruit trays, or a bite size dessert. Also make sure your student eats dinner before attending.

b.        Time changes: 7:15-8:45pm with food put out till 8pm. Students will need to be picked up by 9:00pm

c.          We will start serving food at 7:20pm.

d.        Entry fee is $5.00 or a new pair of socks to donate to the homeless
 

3.         Lounge Night’s always needs volunteers. Lounge Nights are always the last Friday of the month, unless otherwise specified. We always need people to help set up, and clean up,  crowd control, help with activities. If you would like to volunteer for multiple lounge nights please let Danie Weaver know.


In Case of an Emergency: In case of an emergency where the cell phone coverage may be down, here are 3 contacts to reach out to:  - Bev Prosser (Danie's mother):  408-323-4951 - In southern CA
  - CiCi Carlson (Pam's mother): 408-892-2538 - In Arizona
  - Jill Ellenberger (De's mother): 260-273-2480 - In Indiana
Seeking Community Venues to Perform:  We are also seeking new community venues to take our multiple theatre troupes out to perform and contribute their artistic creations to the community.  We are seeking public schools, private schools, corporate lunch & learn meetings, day programs,and senior living centers.  Please email DeAnna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for any leads you have.  Our students are most "in their element" when they are connecting in the community and contributing their love of the arts, health, and wellness.  * Updated Donations Items - Always Sincerely Appreciated: :) toilet paper, paper towels, ball point pens, cleaning wipes, bottled water, gently used 3 ring binders, pencils.
 

Blog Submissions Requested:  If you as a parent/careprovider are interested in submitting a blog piece about your experience with CAA, please email potential submissions toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
 

Amazon Smiles on College of Adaptive Arts:  If you are doing online shopping at Amazon, CAA has an Amazon Smiles link - if your order through this link, a percentage of sales will go to CAA: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0342896

Movin' the CAA Mountain through Social Media:CAAFacebook:  facebook.com/collegeofadaptivearts1,666 Likes


CAA Blog Post: We are X-Men by CAA Librarian, Suzanne WilliamsFacebook Presence:  8 Schools, Library, Walking Team & Student Council Hyperlinks:
 

College of Adaptive Arts School of Dance
College of Adaptive Arts School of Art 
College of Adaptive Arts School of TV/Film
College of Adaptive Arts School of Music 
College of Adaptive Arts School of Theatre 
College of Adaptive Arts School of Communications
College of Adaptive Arts School of Health & Wellness
College of Adaptive Arts School of Science & Technology 
College of Adaptive Arts Library
College of Adaptive Arts Walking Team

College of Adaptive Arts Student Council
CAA Twitter: @CAACardinalsInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/collegeofadaptivearts/* Latest CAA Flyers for Reference/Downloading:
CAA Winter Quarter Schedule
CAA Winter Quarter Course Catalog
CAA Parent, Guardian, CareProvider Policies - Updated December 2016
CAA Updated Walking Club Release Form
2017 CAA Quarter Dates
CAA December Newsletter
CAA December 2016 Parent Advisory Council Minutes
CAA 2016 Annual Report
CAA Frequently Requested Info for SARC
CAA Proclass Registration Instructions
New CAA Informational Flyer
CAA Community Performing Troupes Flyer
CAA In-Kind Donation Form 2016
CAA Lunch & Learn Opportunity for Corporate Employees
CAA General Corporate Sponsor Flyer
CAA Mountain Movers Board Strategic Plan Summary 2016
CAA Networking Lounge Night Parent Invite
CAA Volunteer Application Form

CAA 2016 Student Scholarship Application Form
CAA Transportation Release Form
 

CAA Mission Moment: Here's a testimony from a new CAA student about how her experience as a student has helped her in other parts of her life:  I wanted to say that i am so glad i am a student here .i feel amazing..it help me on somethings like being patient and not stressing out or getting over welm it help me at my job and other things. It make me more calm on thing.dance class make me relax to.it help me to be more confident and not worry how i perform as long as i am trying. I have amazing teachers that get to learn from. There amazing students to. This quater i have to do 4 solos one for tues ballet class and cheer to and grad class and bye bye birdy to.this will be a challege for me but i know i can do it.i rember miss bella alway reminds us students the 3 p .passion and patients and persver. I keep reminding my self at work.

Latest information updated in red:January, 2017:

  • Saturday, January 21:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30amand each Saturday same time/place throughout the year - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details or visit the CAA Walking Team Facebook Page. 
  • Saturday, January 21:  [POSTPONED TO SAT. 2/4 DUE TO RAIN] CAA Student Council Team-Building Session, 11 - 2pm, History Park San Jose.
  • Monday, January 23:  Bye Bye Birdie Musical Theatre Performance, Della Maggiore, 10am
  • Wednesday, January 25:  Bye Bye Birdie Musical Theatre Performance, Hester Cluster, 10am
  • Saturday, January 28:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park,8:30ameach Saturday same time/place throughout the year - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details or visit the CAA Walking Team Facebook Page. 
  • Monday, January 30:  Latizmo Interactive Performance, Della Maggiore, 10am
  • Friday, January 27, Networking Lounge Night: Western Dance Night BBQ,7:15 - 8:45pm, CAA Site

February:

  • Wednesday, February 1:  Latizmo Interactive Performance, Hester Cluster,9am
  • Saturday, Feb 4:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Saturday, Feb 4:  CAA Student Council Team-Building Session, 11 - 2pm, History Park San Jose.
  • Monday, February 6:  Heroes Outreach Troupe Frozen Interactive Performance, Hester Cluster, 9am
  • Saturday, Feb 4:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Saturday, Feb 11:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Monday, February 13 -  Friday, Feb. 17:  Mid-Quarter Break [No CAA Classes]
  • Wednesday, February 15: 1st Annual CAA School of Communications Showcase Night, 7-9pm, Corinthian Event Center, 3rd St. in downtown San Jose - Free & Open to the public. :)
  • Saturday, Feb 18:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Saturday, February 18:  CAA Latizmo Troupe has been invited to come and perform at a Dance-a-Thon at Stanford - more detailed information forthcoming
  • Friday, Febuary 24:  Networking Lounge Night:  Valentine Italian Food Night,7:15 - 8:45pm, CAA Site
  • Saturday, Feb 25:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team

March: 

  • Saturday, March 4:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Saturday, March 11:  Frozen Interactive Workshop, 3pm, CAA Site; Frozen Showcase:  6pm same day
  • Saturday, March 11:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Friday, March 17:  Last Day of Winter Quarter
  • Saturday, March 18:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Saturday, March 25:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Friday, March 31:  Networking Lounge Night: Pirate Movie Night Healthy Sandwiches, 7:15 - 9pm, CAA Site
  • Friday, March 31:  Parent Advisory Council Meeting, 7:30 - 8:30pmadjacent CAA site - next door at the CHP conference room - during Networking Lounge Night:  Touch-to-Heal Massage Chair coming out for the Parents/CareProviders that night :)

April:

  • Saturday, April 1:  CAA 2nd Annual Staff Showcase, 7:30pm, Hammer Theatre Center in downtown San Jose
  • Saturday, April 1:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Monday, April 3:  First Day of Spring Quarter, 2017
  • SaturdayApril 8:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Saturday, April 152-6pm, Cubberly Theatre, Palo Alto:  Autism Society Dance-A-Thon for Autism: CAA School of Dance has been selected as one of the beneficiaries of the event - Thank you Autism Society!! :)
  • Saturday, April 15:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Saturday, April 22:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Sunday, April 23:  9th Annual Celebrating Differing Abilities Film Festival, 2-5pm, Bluelight Cinemas, Cupertino
  • Sunday, April 23:  sjDANCEco Festival, Santana Row, 10am. Get ready School of Dance performers!!! :)
  • Friday, April 28:  Networking Lounge Night: Wii Tournament Appetizers, 7:15 - 8:45pm, CAA Site
  • Saturday, April 29:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team

May:  

  • Saturday, May 6:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Monday, May 8 - Friday, May 12:  Mid-Quarter Break [No CAA Classes]
  • Wednesday, May 10:  7 - 8pm, CAA Spring Open House - meet the professors; take a tour of the College.  
  • Friday, May 12:  CAA Giving Breakfast, Scott's Seafood, 7:45 - 9:15am.
  • Saturday, May 13:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Saturday, May 20:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Friday, May 26:  Networking Lounge Night: Movie Night Fingerfood, 7:15 - 9pm, CAA Site
  • Saturday, May 27:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team

June:  

  • Saturday, June 3:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Thursday, June 8:  CAA School of Dance Spring Recital, 6pm
  • Friday, June 9:  Last Day of Spring Quarter
  • Saturday, June 10:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Monday, Jun 12 - Wednesday, June 14, 1-4:30pm:  Tentative Tech Week for Summer Musical, Bye Bye Birdie, Pioneer High School
  • Thursday, June 15:  Musical Theatre Production, Bye-Bye Birdie, Pioneer High School (tentative schedule)
  • Friday, June 16:  2nd Night of Musical Theatre Production, Bye-Bye Birdie, Pioneer High School, 7:30pm (tentative schedule)
  • Saturday, June 17:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Saturday, June 24:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Friday, June 30:  Networking Lounge Night: CAA’s 7th Birthday & Burgers, 7:15 - 8:45pm, CAA Site

July:

  • Saturday, July 1:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Saturday, July 8:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Monday, July 10:  First Day of Summer Quarter
  • Saturday, July 15:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Saturday, July 22:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Friday, July 28:  Networking Lounge Night:  Hawaiaan Night Picnic, 7:15 - 8:45pm, CAA Site
  • Saturday, July 29:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team

August:

  • Saturday, August 5:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Saturday, August 12:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18:  Mid-Quarter Break [No CAA Classes]
  • Monday, Aug. 14 - Friday, Aug 18:  CAA School of Dance Nutcracker Crew Kick-off Week, 3pm daily
  • Saturday, August 19:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Friday, August 25:  Networking Lounge Night:  CAA Summer Formal & Healthy Snacks, 7:15 - 9pm, CAA Site
  • Saturday, August 26:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team

September:

  • Saturday, September 2:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Saturday, September 9:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Saturday, September 9:  Midsummer Night's Dream Interactive Workshop, 3pm, CAA Site; Midsummer Night's Dream Showcase:  6pm same day
  • Friday, September 15:  Last Day of Summer Quarter
  • Saturday, September 16:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Saturday, September 23:  CAA Walking Team meets at Vasona Park, 8:30am:  Updates at FaceBook: CAA Walking Team
  • Friday, September 29:  Networking Lounge Night:  Rock and Roll Night American, 7:15 - 8:45pm, CAA Site