NEWS 

THE OFFICIAL E-NEWSLETTER OF THE CHRIST SCHOOL  

JASON W. POWELL, Ed.D.  

HEAD OF SCHOOL 

 
 
FCIS Accreditation
After two years of preparation, we are excited to have a team from the Florida Council for Independent Schools (FCIS) and the Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC) come to The Christ School campus this coming Monday and Tuesday, April 25 and 26. They will be here to evaluate our school as we seek accreditation from these organizations.  This is an important time in The Christ School's history.  We look forward to introducing our guests from FCIS/FKC to The Christ School and showing them who we are and what we do.  We are eager to demonstrate to them that we are serious about our mission to provide an academically-rigorous and Christ centered K-8 experience for our students.  
 
We ask that you help your child(ren) look their best for our guests!  Please refer to the dress code policy to ensure your child comes to school wearing the appropriate uniform and accessories.
  • On Monday, dress uniforms are required. 
  • On Tuesday, students are to wear their green TCS polo shirts with khaki uniform bottoms.
  • Hair length, correct accessories and extra attention to details are much appreciated.
Thank you to our families for partnering with us as we seek this important accreditation for The Christ School! 
 
Father Daughter Dance
The Christ School's Father Daughter Dance is less than two weeks away!  The dance will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m at the Marks Street Complex. Volunteers are still needed for set up any time between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. Contact Lynne Clark if you can help, even for an hour.  Please RSVP for the dance by Friday, April 22 by bringing a check for $35 per family attending to The Christ School Office.  
 
And the winner is...
Our Transitional Kindergarten students were divided into three teams and assigned the task of choosing a team name, and then planning, designing and building a structure of the team's
choosing. The project involved drawing a blueprint and selecting scrap materials to use in the construction, which included boxes, tinker toys and cardboard tubes. All three teams chose to make a vehicle. After they had completed their projects, each student was invited to vote for their favorite team vehicle. The winning team, the Lego Dragons, worked together to make a monster truck that actually rolls!
 
Celebrate Poetry
This April is the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month. Third grade students celebrated by gathering together to listen to a selection of poems that were read aloud by Caroline Kefauver, a former TCS student who is now a junior at Lake Highland.  Throughout the rest of April, the third grade students will study the elements of poetry, learn about the many different types of poems, and even create their own poetry collection.

Published Poets
Sixth grade Language Arts students recently wrote Haiku poems for the Young American Poetry Digest's National Schools Project. The purpose of the project is to encourage student writing and provide an audience for student poetry. Their goal is to encourage young people to be excited about writing! Twenty TCS students were selected to have their poems published in The Young American Poetry Digest 2016. Congratulations to these young poets!
 
Exploring History 
Throughout the school year, TCS 4th grade students have been learning about the history of Florida. Last week, they explored Florida history firsthand during a field trip to St. Augustine.  From touring the fort (Castillo de San Marcos), to learning how hospitals and jails were managed, the students saw and experienced many facets of what Florida was like long ago. TCS 4th grade student Serenity exclaimed, "St. Augustine was an important and great place to go. It was amazing to get to learn more about history."
 
Summer in the City 
Limited space is available in our Summer in the City camps Lights, Camera Action; Kinder Express; Aviation Exploration and Camp Spotlight. Be sure to register soon so your child can take part in the summertime fun! The first week, 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.  Visit our website for details and to register for this engaging summer experience.   
 
Be "In the Know" on Dennis Uniforms
Save money on uniforms!  Dennis Uniforms invites you to sign up for email notifications so you will be informed of their sales and promotions. Click here for more information.  
 
Lions'SportsLogo Lions' Sports Update
Registration is open for the middle school volleyball clinic, held on Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18, from 3:40 to 5:00 p.m. in the gym. The clinic is open to all current 5th -7th grade ladies who would like to sharpen their volleyball skills. The registration form and information sheet can be found on Renweb under Resource Documents. Please turn registration forms in to the TCS office. 

Click here for Lions' Sports News.  

 

April 20, 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
Staff Appreciation Week
April 18 - 22
FCIS/FKC Accreditation Team Visit to
The Christ School
Monday and Tuesday, April 25 and 26
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
Lower School Sports Bash
Tuesday, May 10
5:00 p.m.
TCS gym
New Parent Breakfast
Wednesday, May 11
7:45 a.m.
Edington Ministry Center
Middle School Sports Recognition Chapel
Thursday, May 12
8:10 a.m.
Reformation Chapel
Lions' Day 
All School End of Year Celebration Day
Friday, May 20
Summer in the City
Weekdays,
June 6 - July 1
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Christ School

 

 

The Christ School partners with families to provide an academically rigorous and Christ-centered K-8 experience.

Our students and graduates confidently pursue excellence in scholarship, service and leadership.