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Through a commitment to nurture the whole child, we offer high quality arts integration; we achieve growth and confidence in academic knowledge, leadership, and social action.  


Creative Connections Arts Academy is a safe environment where we support life-long learning in a creative arts-based community.


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Grumann, Kelly
8th Grade Teacher


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Walerga Student Art of the Week

Applications Still Being Accepted!

Although the deadline to be included in the lottery has passed, we are still accepting applications for open spots in the 2016-17 school year.



Not sure what your family's summer holds?  See attached fliers to learn more about summer library hours, math camp for current 6th-8th graders, middle school summer programs, and free summer meals.

High school summer school classes are for credit recovery only and our counselor will pass out the forms to students who are eligible.

Check out Twin Rivers' offering of summer programs for Elementary, Middle and High School students on the district website.


Where: The Pagoda Building (top floor) 429 J Street Sacramento CA 95814

When: 6:00-7:00 pictures 7:00-10:30 Dance


Tickets are on sale for $50.00 a ticket along with a signed permission slip. Our secretary, Ms.Wendy will handle ticket sales at lunch or before & after school. If you are paying by check please make it payable to CCAA PTO.


Parking- There are 2 city parking garages close to the location:

Old Sacramento Garage (2nd & I Street)

Downtown Plaza West Garage (3rd & L)

There are also a few metered spaces near the Pagoda building but cars will be towed after 10:00 p.m.

Carpooling is recommended.


Are you ready Dragons?  Walerga's annual Battle of the Dragons will take place May 27th all day.  Sixth grade will also be coming to join the fierce inter-class fray.

Please note that to participate in the Battle of the Dragons, 7th-12th grade students must have in all their field study day reports, and have completed and logged their 15 Community Service Hours (7th & 8th turn this in to homeroom teachers, 9th-12th enter online).  Students who have not yet met these requirements will be working on completing them during the school day on May 27th.



We are pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has approved Mr. Ed Delgado to serve as the new principal of CCAA, effective July 1, 2016.


Mr. Delgado is a proven leader and highly successful educator who has a deep-seated belief that music, art and creative expression are critical to a well-rounded education. During his 20 years of service with the district, Mr. Delgado served as principal at Orchard Elementary and vice principal the former Aero Haven Elementary School. For the past six years Mr. Delgado has served as principal at Rio Linda High School, where the visual and performing arts are a critical part of the curriculum and school culture.


Thank you for your continued support as we make this transition. Mr. Larry Tosta will continue to serve as interim principal for the 2015-16 school year.

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Front row from left to right: Tina Hughes-Corben, Nicoda Adams, Valina Combs, Ed Delgado, Larry Tosta, Bob Bastian. Back row: Brian Emerson, Raul Murillo, DeAnna Myers, Kris Ward, Michelle Rivas


Junior High and High School families recently received a letter from the district explaining that we must offer Sex Health Education / HIV Prevention curriculum. This content will be taught in 7th grade for junior highers, and in Health Class at the high school level.  Please see attached letter for more information and your options as a parent.


We want to remind CCAA families that K-6 playground supervision at CCAA begins at 8:00 a.m. Students should not be on the playground before that time.Students who arrive before start time should wait in the cafeteria. At the end of the school day, students are expected to leave the school grounds immediately unless they are designated after school programs including: Dragon Club, tutorial, drama, and Girl Scouts. This includes our primary playground area.

Learn more about Playground / Cafeteria / Hall Rules, Recess Area Rules, and Recess Activity Guidelines online, available by link from the Elementary page.


We ended up with extras!  There are 10 more High School ($60) and 10 more Junior High yearbooks ($25) for sale first come first serve... this is your only chance to purchase one if you didn't preorder, so bring your money to the Walerga office ASAP.


Donations are needed for the Junior High dance, scheduled for May 13th.  Donations can be brought to the Walerga campus office or to Mrs. Rowden

Food (Must be Pre-packaged)-

  • 1 veggie tray

  • 2 fruit trays

  • 2 bags of assorted chocolates

  • 1 medium box of Rice Krispie treats

  • 60 fruit snack packages

  • 40+ small individual packages of assorted chips

  • 3 big bags of ice THE DAY OF!!

Decoration Supplies-

  • 7 toddler size basic pool tubes

  • 2 average size basic pool tubes

  • A lot of yellow, pink, green and orange tissue paper

  • 1 bag of balloons in each of the following colors- yellow, pink, green, and orange

  • 1 package of medium size glue gun sticks

A majority of the decoration supplies can be found at Dollar Tree



This ongoing list of scholarships will be updated weekly:

Operation Recognition Essay Contest - due May 2: "Why We Should all appreciate America's Veterans" (see attached flier)


Fastweb has articles covering scholarships in a variety of specialized areas (click below)

Unique scholarships for all students


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Today: 4/29/16
All Day: K-12 Purple/White/Black Spirit Day
11:00 AM Senior Economic Summit
1:30 PM K-6 Student of the Month Awards & Tie-Dye Day

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Twin Rivers Unified School District Nondiscrimination Statement

Twin Rivers  Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Director of the Student Services (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Rudy Puente, at 916-566-1620 or rudy.puente@twinriversusd.org. A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.


If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Superintendent of Human Resources/Labor Relations (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Dr. Jacqueline Perez, 916-566-1736 orJacqueline.perez@twinriversusd.org . A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.