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

August 17, 2016
Coffee with the Head of School
All TCS parents are invited to join Head of School, Jason Powell, for a cup of coffee, fellowship, and conversation on Tuesday, September 6 at 8:15 am in the Rotunda Room, located on the 2nd floor of the Clayton Life Center. These events will occur throughout the school year to provide opportunities for parents to discuss topics of interest with our Head of School in a casual setting. Please contact Theresa Opsahl with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Candid Photos August 22
A professional photographer will be on campus this Monday, August 22, to take candid photos of our students, faculty and staff. These photos will be used for communication and marketing purposes. Please help us out by giving a little extra attention to your child's hair and uniform on Monday.  Thank you! 
Calling All TCS Dads!
All TCS Dads are invited for the first Dads' get together of the year! Please join us Wednesday, September 7 at 6:00 pm at Johnny's Fillin' Station on Fern Creek. Contact TCS Dad, Jamey Winrow with questions.

College T-Shirt Day September 2
The Christ School is celebrating the kick off of college football season. All students may wear jeans and their favorite college shirt on Friday, September 2. All other Friday uniform guidelines apply.  


Learning About Pets
Mrs. Fatizzi's 1st grade students are getting to know Penny and Lily, their class mice. One of their classroom jobs is Zoologist. The student in that role helps to care for the pets.  Typically, the first thing the students want to do when they get to school is to see Penny and Lily and say hello!
 


Adventures in Entomology
Do you have a bug problem? Our middle school Entomology students can help! This year's fall Entomology elective students are excited to begin gathering insects for their collections. Students must find 12 different insects to identify and pin according to their scientific order. On their first day of class, they began their search with hand-made butterfly nets. We look forward to seeing their collections, which will be on display at the end of the semester. 

Spirit Bible Study for Women
Coming soon! The Christ School Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) is excited to announce the next Bible study for TCS moms and their friends. This fall, we will dig into Beth Moore's study of Daniel. Please contact Bible Study Chair, Kim Giglio, for details and to join the study on Wednesday mornings.


Voting Ends This Friday! 
Voting for Playground Magazine's 2016 Family Favorite Awards ends this Friday, August 19. If you have not had an opportunity to vote, we encourage you to do so this week! 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! Show your TCS spirit and vote for The Christ School!  
Alumni News
Kudos to Becca Pulsifer, TCS class of 2012, who joins Clemson University's NCAA Rowing Team this fall. Becca's rowing career began as a 7th grade student at TCS, where she was a member of the middle school OARS crew club. In high school, Becca attended regatta's at the national, regional and state levels, winning races at all levels four consecutive years. She is also the 2016 State of Florida Southern Sprints Erg Champion. Becca has truly embraced the leadership and academic skills fostered at TCS. Way to ROAR!   
Lions' Sports Update
Is your Lion interested in doing a sport at TCS this year? You can check out the Middle School Athletic Information Overview and the Lower School Athletic Information Overview for details and sign up information.  Registration is open for a variety of sports!  Click here for Lions' Sports News. 
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
Lions' Den Open
Every Monday
8:15 - 9:30 am and
2:45 - 3:45 pm
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
Friday, September 2
College Football T-shirt Day

Monday, September 5
Labor Day Holiday
School Closed
Tuesday, September 6
Coffee with the Head of School
8:15 am
2nd Floor Rotunda, Clayton Life Center
Wednesday, September 7
TCS Dad's Night 
6:00 pm
Johnny's Fillin' Station
SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, October 2
TCS Lions at Orlando City Lions Soccer Game 
Family Event
Details to come!