THE OFFICIAL E-NEWSLETTER OF THE CHRIST SCHOOL 
JASON W. POWELL, Ed.D. HEAD OF SCHOOL

August 10, 2016
Happy 20th Anniversary to The Christ School! 
The Christ School welcomes all of our students for the 2016-17 school year! This Friday, August 12, 2016 marks 20 years to the day that The Christ School opened its doors to 52 students. We are commemorating this occasion with a special chapel on Friday, featuring speaker Chloe Perez, TCS class of 2004, who was a 1st grade student at TCS on opening day. We will also enjoy highlights from our 20th Celebration video, created throughout the 2015-16 school year. We ask that all TCS students wear their 20th Celebration T-shirts on Friday, August 12. Students who are new to The Christ School will receive a shirt tomorrow. Lower school students, please wear khaki bottoms. Middle school students may wear jeans.  If you have outgrown your 20th Celebration T-shirt, please wear any TCS T-shirt. Parents are encouraged to join us for this special chapel, which will begin at 8:15 am.   
Thank You TCS Community!
The Christ School's 3rd - 5th teachers were excited to unveil their new classroom iPads this week!  Many thanks to our TCS community for your generous donations through the Mane Event Paddle Raise.  Through your generosity, each student in grades 3 - 5 will now have the use of an individual iPad in their classroom. Thank you for helping us provide our students with improved technology tools! 
Important Carpool information
Now that school has begun, we would like to remind you of our morning and afternoon carpool procedures. Safety is our top priority, and timeliness is also important. Please be sure to follow these important carpool procedures to ensure our students' safety as they arrive for and leave school. 

Be sure to complete your Background Check
The Christ School requires all chaperones, and volunteers who have unsupervised access to our students, to have successfully completed a Level 2 Background Check specifically for TCS. If you plan to chaperone or volunteer at TCS (grandparents, too), be sure to get your background check completed as soon as possible. This form provides information on how to complete your background check.   

The Lions' Den is Open for Business! 
Be sure to stop by the Lions' Den used uniform and spirit store, now open every Monday from 8:15 to 9:30 am and 2:45 to 3:45 pm.  The Lions' Den is filled with gently worn uniforms at great prices. It also features a large selection of new t-shirts, shoelaces, hair accessories, hats, visors and more so your whole family can show their TCS spirit!  Have uniforms to donate?  Please drop them off in the black bin outside of the Lions' Den. 
Lunches
Reminder: Parents can order lunches from Emmabean on TuesdayWednesday and Thursdays each week. Orders must be placed before 8:00 am the day that the meal is to be delivered.  Once The Christ School has confirmed our lunch vendors for Mondays and Fridays, we will let our families know. 
Vote for The Christ School!
It's time once again to show your TCS spirit and vote for The Christ School in Playground Magazine's 2016 Family Favorite Awards!  You can vote for TCS in the category of Family Favorite Private Religious Elementary School, and you can vote by write in for Best Summer Camp - The Christ School's Summer in the City!  We encourage you to show your TCS spirit and vote for The Christ School!  Hurry, voting ends Friday, August 19. 
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Alumni News
Kudos to Chas Cook, TCS class of 2012 and recent graduate of Trinity Preparatory School. After a busy college recruiting season, Chas has decided to continue to use his gifts while running cross country at Cal Poly Tech. Keep running strong, Chas! 
Lions' Sports Update
Is your child excited to take part in sports at TCS?  The Christ School's middle and lower school athletics year overview information sheets can be found on Renweb under Resource Documents. All middle school athletes are required to turn in FHSAA paperwork and a TCS Release Waiver prior to your first practice. All lower school fall and winter sports are open for registration. Click Lions' Sports News to learn more about fall and winter sports opportunities at The Christ School.  
SAVE THE DATE!
TCS Parent Open House
Thursday, September 1
6:15 pm
FPCO Sanctuary
Please note, Open House is for parents, only.
The Christ School prayer team is happy to lift our families up in prayer.  If you would like to have them pray for you or someone in your family, please submit your prayer request.
Mark Your Calendars
Friday, August 12
20th Anniversary Chapel 
8:15 am
FPCO Sanctuary
Thursday & Friday, August 25 & 26
Middle School Retreat
Southwind Young Life Camp
Ocklawaha, FL 
Thursday, September 1
TCS Parent Open House
6:15 pm
FPCO Sanctuary
Monday, September 5
Labor Day Holiday
School Closed
SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, October 2
TCS Lions at Orlando City Lions Soccer Game 
Family Event
Details to come!