October 5, 2016
School Closure
The Christ School will be closed Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7 due to the forecast for inclement weather associated with Hurricane Matthew. Additionally, all school related activities are cancelled for these two days.  Please join our faculty and staff as we pray for the safety of our community, and for all of those affected by Hurricane Matthew.  Monday, October 10, the school will be closed for a Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day. 
Coffee with the Head of School Tuesday 
All TCS parents are invited to join Head of School, Jason Powell, for a cup of coffee, fellowship, and conversation at our next Coffee with the Head of School. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 11 at 8:15 am in the rotunda room of the Clayton Life Center (2nd floor).  These events 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!
PTF Meeting October 13

All parents are welcome to attend the upcoming Parent Teacher Fellowship meeting on Thursday, October 13 at 8:15 am in Room 219. Parents will have the opportunity to hear from school leaders as well as the volunteer chairs of our upcoming events. Please contact PTF President, Tami Vais, for more details. 

Parent Teacher Conference Day October 14
The Christ School will be closed on Friday, October 14, for Parent Teacher Conference Day. You should have received a link from your child's homeroom teacher to sign up for your conference. If you did not receive a link, please contact your child's teacher. Child care (for TCS students only) will be available in room B-12, located across from the TCS Library and Media Center, during your child's conference time.  
Public and Permanent
Over 100 TCS parents, in addition to TCS students in grades 5 - 8, heard an insightful presentation about online safety on Monday and Tuesday.  Richard Guerry of presented "Public and Permanent," which featured many important topics including cyber bullying, poor social media behaviors, inappropriate posting, and how to use social media safely.  We are excited to share this handout, which offers many useful tips for parents. 
Lower School Service Club Success!
The Lower School Service Club had a very successful kick-off service project yesterday! Nearly 100 students and 30 parents and staff members came together to make 300 "snack packs" for the Christian Service Center (CSC). Scripture cards were designed and notes written to the families who will receive the bags, with our students praying over each one. Thank you to the entire TCS community for coming together and serving by donating snacks, packing bags, and praying. Our next project is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2 at 3:30 pm. Contact Angela V. Harrison for more information.
Heads Up! The Annual Fund 10-day Blitz Starts October 12!
Why do Independent Schools have an Annual Fund? How will my donation be used? Who is asked to participate? We plan to answer all of these questions and more during our 10-day Blitz for the Annual Fund. Instead of bombarding you with fundraising requests all year long and asking students to sell gift wrap and chocolate bars, we consolidate our fundraising plan at The Christ School to simply include our 10-day Annual Fund campaign and the Mane Event Annual Dinner and Auction. Watch for more information next week and contact Development Specialist, Angela V. Harrison, for more information.
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.

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 is October 28
On Friday, October 28, The Christ School students, teachers, and parents will spend the day serving in a variety of ways throughout Central Florida. Please complete the online permission slip that will include t-shirt orders and chaperone information. Watch for more grade-specific information over the next week and contact One Great Day chairs, Kristen Burden and Jodi Thorp, with questions. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this awesome day! Contact Angela V. Harrison to learn more.
TK Visits Clemons
TK students travelled to Clemons Produce for a learning and shopping expedition. The students chose pumpkins and gourds to decorate their classroom for fall. They also purchased vegetables and fruits to prepare and have for snack. While choosing the grocery items to buy, the class compared prices and weights. They had fun comparing the different seeds from the various items they purchased. Our little Lions enjoyed shucking the corn on the cob and snapping the green beans, but their favorite part of completing the adventure was eating all of the goodies!
Latin All Around Us
Seventh grade Latin wheel students have just completed their "Latin All Around Us" project. The assignment was to create a poster based on the influence of Latin which they observed around them in books, magazines, TV, movies and more. As a resource, students had the 50 Latin phrases they have learned in their previous Latin wheel classes, plus additional resources provided by their teacher, Mrs. Sorrow. Although they had a specific format to follow, they were encouraged to be creative in presentation. Their posters are on display on the wall outside room 236 in the middle school wing.
3D Art Sculptures
Middle School 3D Art elective students were introduced to the concept of Installation Art, or art which is placed or "installed" into an environment. Students viewed the work of artist Mark Jenkins, who creates many pieces of installation art which he often places around his hometown of Washington D.C. One of the mediums, or sculptural materials, favored by Jenkins is packing tape. Jenkins uses this medium to wrap...
Lions' Sports Update
Girls Green and Gold Volleyball matches have been cancelled this Saturday and rescheduled for Thursday, October 13. Please see Lions Sports News for times. The cross country Championship Meet originally scheduled for October 6 has been cancelled.  New date and time TBD. Soccer Shots will not take place tomorrow due to the school closure for inclement weather.  

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 
Thursday, October 6 & Friday, October 7
TCS Closed due to the forecast for inclement weather
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 Class Trips 
Parent Information Meeting
6:30 pm
Wednesday, October 12 - Friday, October 21
TCS Annual Fund 10-day Blitz 
Thursday, October 13
PTF Council Meeting
8:15 am
The Christ School
Friday, October 14
Parent/Teacher Conference Day
No School 
Monday, October 17 - 
Friday, October 21
TCS Book Fair 
Friday, October 28
One Great Day of Service
Wednesday, November 2
Lower School Service Club
3:30 pm