NEWS 

THE OFFICIAL E-NEWSLETTER OF THE CHRIST SCHOOL  

JASON W. POWELL, Ed.D.  

HEAD OF SCHOOL 

 
 
Parent Teacher Conference Day April 20
The Christ School will be closed on Wednesday, April 20, for Parent Teacher Conference Day. Please watch for an e-mail from your child's homeroom teacher this week that contains a sign up genius for you to reserve your conference time. Child care (for TCS students only) will be available during your child's conference time. Remember that school is also closed on Friday, April 15, for a professional day.  
 
Chaperone Meeting
Attention 6th and 7th grade parents: To prepare for the upcoming class trips in May, The Christ School will hold a chaperone meeting on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. in room 246. We look forward to seeing you there. 

 
It's That Serious!
The Christ School is excited to host motivational youth speaker Anthony Oneal on Thursday, April 14 at 8:15 a.m. in Lee Fellowship Hall.  Oneal will present his talk, "It's That Serious!" A dynamic youth speaker who gets students excited about their lives and their potential, Oneal helps students recognize their value and challenges them to take responsibility for their own lives, actions, and consequences.  He talks specifically about the importance of making wise decisions and handling money well....
 
Staff Appreciation Week is April 18 - 22
Let's show our staff how much we LOVE them! On Wednesday, April 20 (Parent Teacher Conference Day) the Staff Appreciation Committee has planned a Grab-n-Go Continental Breakfast and Lunch. On Friday, April 22, we are hosting the annual Soup & Salad Luncheon for teachers and staff. Please sign up to volunteer or to donate items for for these events. Contact Cari Reinhardt with questions. 
 
Father Daughter Dance 
The Christ School's Father Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m at the Marks Street Complex. Grandfathers, uncles and family friends are also welcome to escort our young ladies.
Our ladies and their escorts are sure to enjoy the beautiful dessert and candy bar featuring French pastries, macaroons and much more. Our fun DJ, who entertained us last year, will be there to get everyone on the dance floor!
 
Exploring the Election Process
Last week in Library class, TCS students participated in two Florida state reading programs: the Florida Reading Association (FRA) and Sunshine State Young Reader Award (SSYRA) programs. Grades K-2 listened to eight specific picture books throughout the year and voted on their favorite picture book using a picture ballot. Students in grades 3 - 8  who read at least three of the fifteen selected books in their grade levels and passed the AR test on each were awarded the opportunity to participate in the SSYRA vote for...
 
Thermal Energy
Students In 8th grade physical science class are learning about heat and thermal energy. They are discovering that most objects will expand when they are heated because the particles speed up and spread out, such as mercury in a thermometer.  This week, the students made their own thermometers using Erlenmeyer flasks, clear straws and colored water.
 
Experiential Learning - Under Water!
Sixth grade earth scientists snorkeled Rainbow Springs in Dunnellon this week. Students were able to see and even feel the freshwater springs they have learned about in class. They enjoyed swimming in the crystal clear water of the spring, and saw sand boils, chimney springs and popcorn spring openings. Divers also observed birds, fish, turtles and eel grass in their natural habitat.
 
Summer in the City at TCS
The first week of Summer in the City, Summer Celebration, held June 6 - 10, is sold out!  Please contact Linsy Joyner, Summer in the City Coordinator, to be placed on the waiting list if you are interested in having your child attend that week. There is still room in the remaining camps, so be sure to sign up soon! Our weekly Summer in the City camps are held weekdays, June 6 - July 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Students in rising 7th - 9th grades can apply to be a member of our Summer in the City Junior Staff. Visit our website for details and to register. 
 
Job Opportunity at The Weekday School
The Weekday School is hiring for the position of 3 Year Old Lead Teacher for the upcoming school year.  The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The Requirements are...
 
Lions'SportsLogo Lions' Sports Update
Congratulations to our boys' and girls' track teams for performing so well at their championship meet!  We are proud of our Lions for always giving their very best! Way to Roar!

Click here for Lions' Sports News.  
 
Upcoming Community Events 
The Always Wear Your Seatbelt Foundation will host a 5K race this Saturday, April 9.  Race Day Registration takes place from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. at 905 Waltham Avenue, Orlando 32809. Proceeds from the race go toward furthering their mission through new and established programs. Click here for more information and to register.

On Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m., Trinity Prep hosts a 2.4 mile fun run on their campus. All proceeds will support Trinity Prep senior John Michael Night, who suffered a brainstem stroke which has left him in a medical state referred to as Locked-In Syndrome. Members of the TCS track team and coach van Gelder are participating. If you would like to meet up with them at the race, please contact coach van Gelder.   Click here for more information and to register.

 

April 6, 2016

 

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Daily Carpool
Morning 
7:50 - 8:10 a.m. 

Afternoon

3:15 - 3:35 p.m.

Lower School Carpool 

 

3:35 - 3:50 p.m.

Middle School Carpool

Arts in April
April 1- 30
PTF Council Meeting
Thursday, April 7
8:15 a.m.
Room 217
All parents are welcome!
Anthony Oneal
Middle School Presentation
Thursday, April 14
8:15 a.m.
Lee Fellowship Hall
All parents are welcome to attend
Professional Day
No School
Friday, April 15
Staff Appreciation Week
April 18 - 22
Parent Teacher
Conference day
No School
Wednesday, April 20
Father Daughter Dance
Saturday, April 30
7:00 -9:00 p.m.
Marks Street Complex
Middle School
Class Trips

7th grade: May 3 - 6
6th grade: May 4 - 6
Summer in the City
Weekdays,
June 6 - July 1
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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