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

September 14, 2016
TCS Strong: the State of the School
Please join Head of School, Jason Powell, for a conversation about The Christ School's three-year Strategic Plan, the Annual Fund, and other opportunities for you to partner with the school. Events will be held at the home of Amy and Jason Powell on the following dates:
Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 22 at 9:00 am
Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 pm
RSVP to Development Specialist  Angela V. Harrison. We hope to see you there!
Online Safety Events
The Christ School is pleased to sponsor IROC2's informative program, "Public and Permanent." Learn about keeping you and your family safe online. Topics include cyber bullying, poor social media behaviors, inappropriate posting, and more.  A session for parents will take place on Monday, October 3, at 7:00 pm. A session for students in grades 5 - 8 will take place on Tuesday, October 4, at 8:30 am. Both sessions will be held at TCS, and are open to the community. Tell your friends!  Be sure to RSVP.   
New This Year -  Lower School Service Club
We are very excited to announce a great after-school offering for lower school students and their families! The Lower School Service Club will complete four projects this year (on campus) as well as optional activities to do at home and over holiday breaks. Parents are encouraged to attend the after-school service projects with their child (REACH participants may serve with a REACH leader). Please register your child by September 22 so that we know how many students and parents to expect for our first project, scheduled for Tuesday, October 4 at 3:30 pm in the Warehouse. Contact Development Specialist and TCS mom,  Angela V Harrison, for more information.
The Christ School's Corporate Partners Program
There are a wide variety of ways for local businesses to support TCS through our Corporate Partners Program, from event sponsorships to Annual Fund donations and matching gifts. We are currently seeking t-shirt and event sponsors for this year's One Great Day of Service. Please contact Development Specialist, Angela V. Harrison, with questions or for more information on how your business can participate. 
We're Hiring! 
The Christ School is seeking the right person to fill the position of REACH (Before and After School) and Summer in the City Program Coordinator. The ideal candidate for this full-time position is a visionary who has a passion to grow and enhance these programs. For questions and resume submissions, contact Amber Lail, Director of Academics and Student Programs.  
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TCS Dads' Basketball
All TCS Dads are invited to join our TCS Dads for some fun and fellowship on Wednesday, September 28, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the TCS gymnasium. The Dads' Group has organized a night of basketball for anyone who is interested. The cost is $10 per person. To register, bring your payment to The Christ School office.  Come join the fun!

The Christ School Lions Meet the Orlando City Lions
Join us for a family day at Orlando City Soccer on Sunday, October 2! TCS has reserved a block of seats so our families can sit together to cheer on the Orlando City Lions as they play the Montreal Impact. The game begins at 1:00 pm.  Tickets are $20 each, and include a drawing for 35 students to participate in two field experiences.  You can also purchase a TCS Lions Meet the OCS Lions T-shirt to wear to the game! Ticket order forms and payment must be returned to The Christ School office by September 16. For questions, contact Susan Clauss.
Box Tops
BoxTops for Education
Did you know that The Christ School collects BoxTops for Education? TCS receives nearly $1,500 each year from this program. Please cut out the BoxTops on the products you buy and send them in with your child or drop them off at the front desk by October 12. Contact PTF Lions' Share Chair Angel Houck for more information.
Parent Teacher Fellowship Council 
Our Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) Council held the first meeting of the 2016-17 school year this past Thursday, September 8. Please see the meeting minutes so you can be up-to-date on the many events and activities our PTF Council members have been working on and learn how you can get involved.  All TCS parents are members of PTF and are welcome to attend PTF Council meetings.  The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 13 at 8:15 am at TCS. Please contact PTF President, Tami Vais, for more details. 
Exploring Vertebrates
Second grade students have been exploring animal groups. They discovered that many animal groups have a vertebrae.  To learn more about backbones and how they work, the students created their own models of vertebraes using pasta, Lifesavers Gummies, and pipe cleaners. They investigated how the cartilage (gummies) allow animals with vertebrae to move more fluidly.  

The Gathering Partners with TCS
The Christ School is delighted to partner with The Gathering, an established Christian men's organization, to provide a service and leadership opportunity for our middle school boys. Ten different TCS middle school boys will be invited to attend The Gathering's monthly luncheons. In addition to lunch, the meeting features a message delivered by a reknown guest speaker. The Christ School students will serve the meal and then sit and eat lunch with the men. This event provides students the opportunity to...
One Great Day of Service: Friday, October 28
Save the date! Our school-wide day of service will be held on Friday, October 28. Please watch for event details over the next week to learn more about this wonderful tradition at TCS. Remember, 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. This form provides information on how to complete your background check.   
Health Fair
First Presbyterian Church of Orlando will host a Health Fair on Thursday, September 22 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Clayton Life Center. Hear tips on health related topics such as nutrition, diet and fitness. Participants can sign up for a Biometric Health Screening, hosted by Blue Cross. The cost is $39 per screening.  Registration for the screenings closes Wednesday, September 21Flu vaccines will also be available.  The cost is $25. For more information, contact Tamara Muhlbach
Lions' Sports Update
The Christ School fall sports season is well underway. Registration is open for middle school flag football, lower school flag football, cubs cheer (K-2nd) and basketball. Register at www.acys.org. Our Lions have many games, meets and practices coming up. Let's ROAR! 

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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, September 15
National Junior Honor Society Induction 
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Reformation Chapel
Reception in King Parlor 
Thursday, September 22
Summer Learning Awards 
immediately following Chapel
Sanctuary
Wednesday, September 28
TCS Dads' Basketball Game
6:00 - 8:00 pm 
Gym
Sunday, October 2
TCS Lions Meet the Orlando City Lions 
Soccer Game Family Event
1:00 pm
Camping World Stadium
Monday, October 3
IROC2 - Public and Permanent
Parent session
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Lee Fellowship Hall
Tuesday, October 4
IROC2  - Public and Permanent
Student session, grades 5 - 8
8:30 - 9:45 am
Lee Fellowship Hall
Thursday, October 13
PTF Council Meeting
8:15 am
The Christ School