September 21, 2016
Summer Learning Awards Tomorrow
The lower school summer learning awards ceremony will take place tomorrow, September 22, immediately following Chapel. Parents are welcome to attend Chapel and encouraged to stay for the ceremony.  
Our Next TCS Strong Event is Tomorrow, September 22
Please join Head of School, Jason Powell, for a conversation about The Christ School's Strategic Plan, our Annual Fund, and other opportunities for you to partner with the school. Tomorrow's event will be held in the home of Amy and Jason Powell at 9:00 am and will last approximately one hour. Please contact  Angela V. Harrison with questions or to RSVP. Hope to see you there!
Lunch This Friday
Our lunch option for this Friday, September 23, will be from Beefy King instead of Rossi's. For $5, students will receive a roast beef sandwich, a dessert, and chips. To participate, please send $5.00 with your child on Friday. Exact change or a check for $5.00, payable to The Christ School, only. Orders must be placed before 9:00 am.
Head of School Search Web Page
The Christ School's Board of Trustees (BOT) is making strong and steady progress in our Head of School search. As Jennifer Bostedo, Chair of our BOT, shared at Open House, Jim Adare Consulting, LLC has been engaged as The Christ School's executive search firm to help us navigate through the search process. Last week, the search committee was finalized. The Christ School has dedicated a page on our web site to our Head of School search.  We invite our families and community to visit this page often to keep apprised of our progress as we seek the next leader God has prepared for our school. For questions, please contact Dana Loncar, Search Committee Chair. 
Learn About Online Safety
Don't miss IROC2's informative program, "Public and Permanent," sponsored by The Christ School. 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.   
Lower School Service Club - Register Today!
More than sixty of our lower school students have already registered for the 2016-17 Lower School Service Club! We plan to complete at least four projects this year (on campus) as well as provide optional activities to do at home and over holiday breaks. Parents are encouraged to attend the after-school service projects with their child and serve as a family (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 (location TBD). Contact Development Specialist and TCS mom,  Angela V Harrison, for more information.
Two Opportunities for Corporate Partners
We are excited to offer two great opportunities for businesses this fall as Corporate Partners. We are currently seeking t-shirt sponsors for One Great Day of Service. Only four spaces remain for company logos. Don't miss out! There is also an opportunity to become a sponsor of one of our Lower School Service Club projects this school year. Please contact Angela V. Harrison for more information about how your business can partner with TCS.
Art Appreciation 2016-2017
Art Appreciation is a year-long event this year and we are seeking volunteers to help monthly. You do not have to be artistic, just willing to cut and glue! TCS room 219 will be reserved all day the last Tuesday of each month. If you are able to help out anytime during the day, please sign up and come join the fun! If you sign up for the day you can come anytime during that day (8:45 am - 3:00 pm) to help out for as long or as little as you have available. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Carnes, Art Appreciation Chair. 
Box Tops
Box Tops for Education
The Christ School receives nearly $1,500 each year from the Box Tops for Education program. You can help TCS by cutting out the Box Tops on the products you buy and sending them in with your child or dropping them off at the front desk. The last day to drop off Box Tops is October 12. Contact PTF Lions' Share Chair Angel Houck for more information.
Sentence Diagramming - You're Going to Hollywood! 
Sixth grade students in Mrs. Sheldon's Writing Wheel are developing their understanding of language through the art of sentence diagramming. Not only do they learn where to place a word on the diagram, but they also process the purpose of each word and its function within the sentence. Through the creativity of the students, this fun activity became a friendly competition that resembled "America's Got Talent." Students nominated themselves as judges and determined if the...
National Junior Honor Society
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) honors academically talented students who also demonstrate five key qualities held in high esteem by NJHS - Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character, and Citizenship. Last Thursday, current NJHS members and inductees were celebrated in the treasured tradition of the Lighting of the Candles during the NJHS Induction Ceremony. It was a wonderful event that recognized all of the members...
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!

Lions' Sports Update
Our athletes are busy with many games, meets and practices. Check Lions' Sports News for times, dates, and locations. Registration is open for middle school flag football, lower school flag football, cubs cheer (K-2nd) and basketball. Register at 
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 22
Summer Learning Awards 
immediately following Chapel
Thursday, September 22
TCS Lion Strong Event
9:00 am
Home of Jason and Amy Powell 
Wednesday, September 28
TCS Dads' Basketball Game
6:00 - 8:00 pm 
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 4
Lower School Service Club Project
3:30 pm
Location TBD
Friday, October 7
Early Dismissal
12:15 pm - Lower School
12:35 pm - Middle School 
Monday, October 10
Student Holiday
No School 
Thursday, October 13
PTF Council Meeting
8:15 am
The Christ School
Friday, October 14
Parent/Teacher Conference Day
No School