CAA's Weekly Updates


College of Adaptive Arts
April 16 – 21, Spring Quarter 2018:  Week 3/9
We are Different. We are Able.

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* Spring Quarter is now officially closed with a new record number of102 students enrolled!  Thank you to everyone believing and investing in this new and equitable model of lifelong collegiate education for special needs adults!!

* Be on the lookout for an email/phone call coming regarding:
1) Any past outstanding POS submissions
2) Invoices for Winter Quarter missed classes beyone 2 excused absences
3) Submitting revised application/policy document if you haven’t already done so.  

Here is the Student Registration Packet & Updated Policies & Release Waivers.  We ask that each family complete a new Student Registration Packet & Policy Document and return ASAP to ensure CAA has all updated information for each student/family.  

The CAA TV/Film Students under the leadership of Director Matt Lindsay have had their series nominated as a finalist for the Creative Awards at CreaTV happening Thursday, April 26 at the Forager:  Here’s their show, Get Fit with Latizmo:

Here are the entire  2018 Quarter Dates & New Student Registration Procedures for your reference & information to send to your Regional Center Service Coordinator.  

CAA Updated CAA Important Information Sheet:  Please look for a neon orange hard copy sheet being sent home this week if you did not recieve it last week. 

     CAA Absence Report Line:  408-538-3809

     Regional Center Vendor Code:  ZS0975

     Weekly Updates:  An email comes out each Monday morning with the latest information happening that week at the college.  It is transferred to the Latest News section on the website by Monday evening. if you want your email on the Weekly Updates email list.

    In Case of Emergency Out-of-Town Contacts (if Bay Area Communication is out):
      CeCe Carlson (Pam’s mom in AZ):  408-892-2540 – cell
Bev Prosser (Danie’s mom in San Diego): 408-483-5604
Jill Ellenberger (DeAnna’s Mom in Indiana): 260-273-2480

   Bathroom Request:  If it all possible you can use the non-accessible stalls if you don’t have particular needs, that would be dearly appreciated.  CAA staff is taking on making sure the stalls are stocked with toilet paper throughout the day.

2018 Quarter Dates for Reference:  
Spring Quarter:  April 2 – June 8;
   Mid-Quarter Break [NO CLASSES]: May 7 – 11, 2018

Summer Quarter:  July 9 – September 14;
   Mid-Quarter Break [NO CLASSES]: Aug 13 – 17, 2018

Fall Quarter:October 1 – December 14;
   Mid-Quarter Break [NO CLASSES]: October 29 – Nov 2;
Thanksgiving Break Week [NO CLASSES]:  Nov. 19 – 12, 2018

* The following Items always appreciated as donations: Clorox Wipes, Dixie cups, plastic table cloths (dollar store), tissues.

Sign up for a Weekly Tour: They happen each Friday from 1-2pm when classes are in session:

CAA Walking Team may be exploring different places to walk.  Text or call Walking Team lead Jasmina Naleid for details each week where they will be walking:; 408-930-7609.

Looking Ahead on the CAA Calendar:
Wednesday, April 25:  Children’s Music Sing-Along Troupe at Chandlerr Tripp Preschool, 10:45am
May 5:  Almaden Relay for Life:  CAA Walking Team to Walk; Latizmo & Pound Fit Troupes to Perform on Stage – details forthcoming
* May 5/6: Spring Art Faire, CAA Site, Saturday & Sunday10 – 3pm
Monday, May 7: CAA Giving Luncheon at Scott’s Seafood,
 11:45 – 12:55pm.


Golf Practice Dates for the Season:

  • Saturday, April 28:  10am – Noon, 9-hole short course
  • Saturday, May 5:  10am – Noon, Driving Range/Putting Green Practice
  • Saturday, May 1910am – Noon, 9-hole short course
  • Saturday, June 2:  10am – Noon, Driving Range/Putting Green Practice
  • Saturday, June 16:  10am – Noon, 9-hole short course
  • Saturday, June 30:  10am – Noon, Driving Range/Putting Green Practice
  • Saturday, July 7: 10am – Noon, 9-hole short course
  • Saturday, July 28:  10am – Noon, Driving Range/Putting Green Practice
  • Saturday, August 4:  10am – Noon, 9-hole short course
  • Saturday, August 25:  10am – Noon, Driving Range/Putting Green Practice
  • Saturday, September 1: 10am – Noon, 9-hole short course
  • Saturday, September 15:  10am – Noon, Driving Range/Putting Green Practice
  • Thursday, September 20:  7th Annual CAA Golf Classic, 2 – 7:30pm, STGC
  • Saturday, October 6:  End-of-Season Golf Team Party, Amato Pizza, 11:30am – 1pm


CAA would like to sincerely honor and salute CAA repeat family donors John and Donna Smith for regularly contributing to this growing collegiate model of equitable education.

#CollegeofAdaptiveArts Mission Moment: 

A CAA professor confided, “Now I know why this place is so special.  I see it over and over students come in in a very grumpy and bad mood, and within the first 10 minutes their stress melts away and they are calm and relaxed.” <3

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  • Saturday, April 21 :  CAA Walking Team, 8:30 – 9:30amtext Jasmina for location: 408-930-7609