September 28, 2016
Our Next TCS Strong Event is Tomorrow, September 29
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. Our next event will be held in the home of Amy and Jason Powell tomorrow, Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 pm.  The program will last approximately one hour. Please contact  Angela V. Harrison with questions or to RSVP. Hope to see you there!
Orlando City Soccer T-Shirt Day This Friday
To celebrate our Lions Meet the Lions family event this Sunday at the Orlando City Soccer game, this Friday, September 30, will be Orlando City Soccer t-shirt day at The Christ School. All students are permitted to wear any Orlando City Soccer t-shirt and jeans to school on Friday.  All other uniform guidelines apply. We still have some "Lions Meet the Lions" t-shirts available for purchase. Shirts are $10 each and can be purchased in The Christ School office. Sizes are limited.  
Beefy King Lunch This Friday
Our lunch option for this Friday, September 28, will once again be from Beefy King. 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.
Online Safety Program 
Be sure to RSVP for "Public and Permanent," sponsored by The Christ School. At this informative program, you will learn about keeping your family safe online. 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; you don't have to have a child at TCS to attend. Share the news! 
School Photos Come Home Today 
Be sure to look for your child's school photos today. If you are unhappy with your child's photos, retakes will be held on Monday, October 3. Retakes are only an option for those students who have already purchased a photo package. If your child will be retaking their photo, be sure to have them return the complete unwanted photo package to the photographer. Students who are retaking their photo, or missed having a photo taken in September, as well as students who have recently enrolled at TCS, will need to sign up for an appointment on October 3. For questions, contact Hayes Schardt.
Lower School Service Club Kick-off
The Lower School Service Club will meet for the first time this Tuesday, October 4 at 3:30 pm in Lee Fellowship Hall. We will be making "snack packs" for the Christian Service Center. Executive Director and TCS Grandfather, Commissioner Robert Stuart, will join us to speak about how the Christian Service Center serves those in need in our community and how our service project will make a difference. Service Club members will receive an email this week with more details. Contact Angela V Harrison for more information.
Middle School Class Trips
Middle School Class Trips are an important part of our extended curriculum at The Christ School. We are pleased to provide you with information that will help prepare you and your child to have a successful experience on their class trip. Middle school parents are invited to an informational meeting which will provide an overview of the 6th - 8th grade class trips on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 pm in the Reformation Chapel. If you have any questions that you would like to have answered at the meeting, please send them to Mrs. Lail by Monday, October 10. 
TCS Siblings - Enroll Now!
Sibling enrollment is open for the 2017-2018 school year. The Christ School will waive the $150 application fee for our families enrolling an older or younger sibling for the first time. Apply on or before December 16, 2016, to take advantage of this discount. The discount is for TCS siblings applying for Transitional Kindergarten - 8th grade for the first time. The Christ School Online Application is a quick and easy process. We encourage you to apply early as waiting pools are expected in several grades for the upcoming school year. Please contact Joanne Fleming, TCS Director of Admission, if you have any questions.
One Great Day of Service Sponsorships
We are currently seeking sponsors for One Great Day of Service. Only a few spaces remain for company logos on our t-shirts. Every student will receive a shirt to wear on October 28 and they will be available for parents to purchase as well. Last year, we distributed over 500 shirts. Don't miss this great opportunity to show your support of The Christ School and get your company name out in the community! Please contact Angela V. Harrison for more information.
TCS News
Did you know we have our very own news station located in the computer lab at The Christ School? TCS News is an exciting wheel class opportunity for middle school students. Students write and produce the stories, serve as anchors, film the segments, and edit the final broadcast. Recently, our students produced an episode that the entire school enjoyed after Chapel. You can find the latest episode on RenWeb under Resource Documents. It is located under the heading of Newsletter Archive, and is titled TCS News - Episode 2 - Fall 2016. Enjoy! For the safety of our students, please do not share the video on social media.
Building Music Skills and Confidence
Students in Mrs. Sweet's 6th grade music wheel class were given a ukulele assignment to perform a song in front of the class, either as a solo or in a group. They all worked very hard preparing for their turn in the spotlight. Performances featured original songs, old and new songs, choreography, costumes, and even songs with lighting and slide shows. Mrs. Sweet is proud of their creativity, and how wonderfully the students supported one another during the performances. It was a great confidence builder for all of the students!
New Lions' Den Hours 
Now that we are outfitted for the school year, the Lions' Den will be open every Monday from 8:15 to 9:30 am, only. 
Attention Magnolia Preschool Alumni Parents
After a successful tenure as Director of the First Presbyterian Church Orlando's Magnolia Preschool, Mrs. Sue Pollock has announced her retirement. Sue's last day is scheduled to be Friday, September 30. In her honor, love notes from families of children who attended the Magnolia Preschool (MPS) under Sue's leadership are being collected. If you would like to honor Sue with a message from your family, please pick up a card from The Christ School's first floor reception desk. In addition, a Love Offering is being collected. Should you like...
Lions' Sports Update
Our first Spirit Day of the year is just around the corner. Please join us on Friday, October 7 at 11:00 am in the gym. We will be celebrating all our fall athletes. Bring your noise and wear your colors! Let's ROAR Lions! 

Click here for Lions' Sports News.  
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 

Wednesday, September 28
TCS Dads' Basketball Game
6:00 - 8:00 pm 
Thursday, September 29
Moms in Prayer
8:15 am
TCS Room 219
Thursday, September 29
TCS Lion Strong Event
7:00 pm
Home of Jason and Amy Powell 
Friday, September 30
Orlando City Soccer T-Shirt Day
Wear any OCS T-shirt and jeans
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
Tuesday, October 4
Lower School Service Club Project
3:30 pm
Lee Fellowship Hall
Friday, October 7
Spirit Day
11:00 am
Friday, October 7
Early Dismissal
12:15 pm - Lower School
12:35 pm - Middle School 
Monday, October 10
Student Holiday
No School 
Tuesday, October 11
Coffee with the Head of School
8:15 am
Clayton Life Center Rotunda Room
Wednesday, October 12
Middle School Parent Information Meeting
6:30 pm
Thursday, October 13
PTF Council Meeting
8:15 am
The Christ School
Friday, October 14
Parent/Teacher Conference Day
No School