Parents Night Out!

Looking for a babysitter this Friday? CLA has you covered! Woohoo! It’s a Night Out for CLA Parents!

Our 8th graders, staff teachers and a couple of parents will babysit Friday, February 9th, from 5-8PM.

  • Rates: First child is $20 and each additional child is $5 (within the same family)

Space is limited, so snag your spots now!

Sign up sheet outside the school office or email Mr. Zupnyk at:

P.S. The 8th graders are raising money for their end-of-year trip! 😁

Inclement Weather Procedures

Dear CLA Families, 

For times of inclement weather (school closings, delays, and early dismissals), CLA usually follows the Brookfield School system. So, if Brookfield schools are closed, CLA will be closed as well.

However, because we have many families and staff commuting from long distances, we do reserve the right to determine whether the school will open in cases where Brookfield schools are delayed or have early dismissal. This is done for the safety of our families and staff. In all cases, CLA will communicate our status in the following ways:

  1. Email:
    • Gradelink
  2. Media:
    • NBC30 (Channel 6)
  3. Text from Christian life Academy: Contact the main office if you are unsure your phone number is current

  • 2 Hour Delay
    • 10:20 am student arrival
    • 10:30 am school begins
      • There is NO Before Care
    • Normal dismissal time
  • 3 Hour Delay
    • 11:20 am student arrival
    • 11:30 school begins
      • There is NO Before Care
    • Normal dismissal time
  • Early Dismissals
    • 11:30 am (typically)
      • NO Bus service 



Winter 2024 – Dates to Remember

Happy New Year, Christian Life Academy!  We are so happy to welcome our students back after Christmas break and excited to see what the Lord has in store for CLA in 2024.


  • Dec. 22 – Jan. 1st – No School, Christmas Break


  • Jan. 2nd – Back to School
  • Jan. 12th – 11:30 Early Dismissal, Prof. Dev.
  • Jan. 12th – End of 2nd Marking Period
  • Jan. 15th – No School, MLK Day
  • Jan 17th – Paid Dress Down Day, Honoring Nurse Sharon’s Husband
  • Jan. 31st – Paid Dress Down Day, K-G8


  • Feb. 16-20th – No School, Winter Break
  • Feb. 21st – Mid-Quarter Report
  • Feb. 28th – Paid Dress Down Day, K-G8


  • Mar. 13th – LB, K3, K4 Circus, 2PM
  • Mar. 21 – End of Marking Period, G1-8
  • Mar. 22 – No School, Professional Development
  • Mar. 27 – Paid Dress Down Day, K-G8
  • Mar. 29 – No School, Good Friday


Matching Grant Campaign

December 1, 2023

A letter from Principal O’Neil


Dear Families of Christian Life Academy:

We are excited and very grateful to announce that once again, a small group of generous donors have offered to match any donations given to CLA for the month of December!

As you know, prices are skyrocketing and requests for financial aid are higher than ever. Your donations help the school offer financial aid to families who otherwise may not be able to attend. In addition, your donations help offset the ever-rising costs of running the school.

Your faithful giving in the past has helped Christian Life Academy to:

  • Work with a marketing company to increase our enrollment
  • Provide professional development for our staff
  • Complete necessary security updates
  • Extend financial aid and scholarship opportunities to families who otherwise would not be able to send their child(ren) to CLA
  • Install a new playground
  • One parent wrote…

“My son started attending CLA in 3rd grade after struggling academically and socially in the public schools. The teachers and staff at CLA built him up with academics, the Bible and God’s love while nurturing him through some difficult times.   This year our son will be graduating from CLA with honors and is very well prepared for high school.  He has been equipped with strong academic and social skills and with a desire to learn.  He has also learned the value in choosing his friends wisely and keeping close to his Savior.  We will be forever grateful to everyone at CLA.  I pray that CLA goes through 12th grade someday – I would be the first in line to sign up.  We hit a home run with CLA, and you will too!” 

That’s why we’re asking for your support today.  ALSO, a group of generous donors is matching every dollar we receive now through December 31st! Your gift will have twice the impact!

Your tax-deductible gift helps Christian Life Academy fulfill its mission of equipping this generation to become fully devoted and developed followers of Christ. You can give online HERE or you can text GIVE to our “text-to-give” number, 888-521-5528, or you can mail in a check!

Please give now. Every dollar you contribute will be matched (up to $10,000), doubling your impact.

We appreciate you and your continued support of Christian Life Academy. May God bless you and your family for your gift and prayers for our school!



Craig O’Neil, Principal

and our CLA School Board:

Rev. Phil Morgan, Rod Moore, Chris Carroll, Mickie Meyhoefer, Sandi Miller, Rev. Al VanGeersdale


Christian Life Academy is a ministry of First Assembly of God Church

Let’s Raise Some Dough!

We are excited to announce an exciting (and yummy!) fundraising opportunity.  Support Christian Life Academy by ordering Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, delivered fresh from the Krispy Kreme Shop in Bronx, NY!


Let’s Raise Some Dough!

We are excited to announce an exciting (and yummy!) fundraising opportunity.  Support Christian Life Academy by ordering Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, delivered fresh from the Krispy Kreme Shop in Bronx, NY!


Here’s how it works:

  • Order as many boxes as you would like for yourself, family, friends, and co-workers!
  • Boxes are $18 per glazed dozen.
  • Completed forms must be submitted by Thursday, October 12th. (Order forms were sent home in your student’s Friday Folder.  We have more copies in the Main Office!)
  • Pick up your fresh doughnuts on Monday, October 16th during morning drop off at the car line or in the front lobby.


The student that sells the most will win a free box of doughnuts! The winner will be announced the morning of Monday, October 16th.

Are you wondering how fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts could get any better?  50% of the profits will go to our school!  

Our New Lunch Program!

Christian Life Academy’s Lunch Program

Christian Life Academy is pleased to announce the new lunch program for the 2023-2024 school year, hosted by Ali Morgan the owner and chef of Alleycat Catering!  We will be sending home order forms for October’s menu in your child’s Friday folder.

A Letter from Alli Morgan

Dear CLA parents,

My name is Alli, and I’m the owner of Alleycat Catering. I provided the CLA hot lunch program for 9+ years up until the Covid pandemic. That very difficult season made the program impossible to run, and so we had no choice but to close it down. This Fall, however, we are excited to be back and to commence our 10th year!

A little information about me. I was born and raised in Australia where, after a four-year working apprenticeship and trade college, I qualified as a chef and then worked in several restaurants, including one of the largest department stores in Melbourne.

I am passionate about good nutrition for our own family, and a big believer in the truth of what ancient Hippocrates said: “Let food be thy medicine, or medicine will be thy food.” I believe that, working together, we can encourage all our children to love eating well.

My husband and I have 6 children, all of whom have been students at CLA! 4 have graduated, with 2 enrolled for 2023-2024. We love our school. It is always such a joy to have the support of parents and staff so that I can serve you and your children the best way possible. I know how much we all look forward to the new school year, and I can’t wait to see all the little faces once again.  

Love and blessings,

Alli Morgan

Alleycat Catering

Please submit October’s order forms to the Main Office by Thursday, September 28th

Alleycat Catering has provided a yummy preview of this month’s dishes. 

We can’t wait to try them!

  • Big Mac in a Bowl – A delicious, healthy salad that tastes just like a Big Mac without the bun. Ground beef, cheese and delicious “special sauce”. You’ll love it!
  • Indian Butter Chicken – Chicken cooked in the fragrant tastes of India (but not too spicy) – ginger, garlic, turmeric, garam masala and cumin, lathered in a lemony yogurt sauce.
  • Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowl – Tender pieces of stir-fry chicken covered with a sweet soy sauce glaze, served on a bed of rice and vegetables.


Welcome Back, CLA!

Dear CLA Parents and Community,

It is my pleasure to welcome you all back to Christian Life Academy!  We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms, filling them with excitement and enthusiasm for learning.  It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, safe, and connected to the CLA family. We strive to challenge each student to grow both spiritually and academically, while helping each student achieve their best and realize the fullness of God’s plan for their lives.  At CLA, we have great teachers who spend hours planning and creating a classroom environment in which each student is engaged in the learning process. We believe that all students have the potential to be world changers and we strive to help them harness their God-given gifts and talents, using them to glorify God and to be productive citizens.

I am honored to serve as the principal of Christian Life Academy.  It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic, social, emotional, and spiritual growth.

Once again, welcome back!  Let’s make 2023/2024 another amazing year at CLA!



Craig O’Neil 

Supply Lists: 2023-2024

Hey CLA Families!

We hope you are having a great summer! Just a reminder to download this year’s supply list. Each grade has a specific list of supplies that will make sure your student is prepared for September.

Have a great rest of your summer!

 School Supply List Grades K-8


Dress Code 2023-2024

 Updated Dress Code K-8

***All students are required to have headphones for Technology class. Kindergarten-Grade 4 must have over the head headphones. Grades 5-8 may use either over the head or in-ear headphones.  All headphones must be wired. 

Now Hiring!

Do you have a heart to serve the Lord, love children, and have a passion for teaching?  Christian Life Academy is looking to fill several immediate teaching positions in our preschool and elementary school!

Full-Time Teaching Positions – Fall 2023

    To inquire, please call 203-775-5191 x2 or email your resume and statement of faith to

      Substitute Teaching Positions

      We are looking for substitute teachers for the 2023-2024 school year!    Please call please call 1(203)-775-5191 for more information.

      • on call paid sub position, grades K3 – 8th, hours are 8:15 to 3:15.

      Little Blessings Daycare:

      • Looking for applicants who work well with young children, are team-work oriented, and possess multi-tasking skills. We have full-time and part-time positions available. Flexible hours for Morning and Afternoon shifts. Must be 18 or older to apply. Previous experience not required, but preferred. Please call the school office for more information about available positions.

        For more information about these positions and to submit a resume, please call 1(203)-775-8093 or email