October 12, 2016
The Annual Fund 10-day Blitz Begins Today!
We heard you! Instead of bombarding you with fundraising requests all year long or asking students to sell gift wrap and chocolate bars, we have streamlined our development efforts at The Christ School! This year's plan includes our 10-day Annual Fund campaign (starting today!)  and the Mane Event dinner and auction. Please contact Development Specialist, Angela V. Harrison, to let us know how your family will participate this year. If you aren't ready to make your gift, you can pledge any amount now and pay by June 30, 2017. Thank you!
Middle School Class Trips Meeting

Reminder - Middle School parents are invited to attend an informational meeting about middle school class trips tonight, October 12, at 6:30 pm in the Reformation Chapel. 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. 
PTF Meeting Tomorrow

All parents are welcome to attend the upcoming Parent Teacher Fellowship meeting tomorrow, Thursday, October 13, at 8:15 am in Room 217. 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 This Friday
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.  
Book Fair
The Christ School Book Fair will take place October 17 - 21. The Media Center will be bursting with brand-new books, games, puzzles, and more to celebrate reading! The Book Fair opens on Monday at 8:30 am, and will be open until 4:00 pm every day except Friday, when it will close at 3:00 pm. All lower school classes will visit the book fair at scheduled times, and parents are invited to attend with their child's class. Middle school students can visit as their schedule permits.  Click here for the class visit schedule. Volunteers are needed! If you would like to volunteer, please see the  volunteer sign-up schedule. Contact Hayes Schardt with questions.  
Building Social Skills 
Beginning on October 25, students in 2nd and 3rd grades will have the opportunity to participate in a small group focused on enhancing their emotional intelligence. The group will be led by TCS school counselor, Sharon Darin, and is made possible by the initial grant TCS received from The Maclellan Family Foundation's Christian Education Charitable Trust (CECT). Register your child here. Students will meet for 45 minutes once a week for six weeks to improve...
High School Transition Meeting
All 8th grade parents are invited to attend our high school transition parent meeting on Wednesday, October 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in King Parlor.  This meeting is designed to help you transition your child from 8th to 9th grade.  Topics will include information on public and private high schools, magnet programs, graduation requirements, open houses, admissions processes, and more.  If you have a specific question or topic that you would like to learn more about, please email Amanda Gordon, TCS Curriculum Specialist. 
"Cashual" Day October 21
On Friday, October 21, TCS will have a "Casual" day. Students may dress in casual clothing for a minimum of a $1 donation. Proceeds will help provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Students must adhere to the dress guidelines for casual Day. 

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 which includes t-shirt orders and chaperone information by Friday, October 14 at noonWatch for more grade-specific information over the next week. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this awesome day! Contact Angela V. Harrison to learn more.
Buildings and Symmetry

First grade students are becoming architects. Using their classroom SMARTboard, students explored famous buildings around the world and discussed the shapes they saw in the buildings. The students first thought that rectangular and square shaped buildings would be the strongest. Looking at the pyramids, they learned that a building's strength has more to do with symmetry. Through their explorations, the students decided that a sturdy building has a lot to do with building materials and symmetry. To test their discovery, they went...
Lions' Sports Update
Spirit Day has been rescheduled for Monday, October 31 at 2:15 pm in the gym.  Wear your TCS colors and ROAR loudly as we celebrate our fall athletes! This is not a required dress uniform day; TCS spirit wear is encouraged. 

Click here for Lions' Sports News.  
Thank you to our Mane Sponsor for One Great Day of Service, 
Hale, Hale & Jacobson! 

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, October 12 - Friday, October 21
TCS Annual Fund 10-day Blitz 

Wednesday, October 12
Middle School Class Trips 
Parent Information Meeting
6:30 pm
Thursday, October 13
PTF Council Meeting
8:15 am
TCS room 217
Friday, October 14
Parent/Teacher Conference Day
No School
Monday, October 17 - 
Friday, October 21
TCS Book Fair 
Library & Media Center
Wednesday, October 19
High School Transition Parent Meeting
6:30 - 7:30 pm
King Parlor
Thursday, October 20
Moms in Prayer
8:15 am
TCS Room 219
Friday, October 21
"Cashual" Day
Friday, October 28
One Great Day of Service
Monday, October 31
Spirit Day!
2:15 - 2:45 pm
Wednesday, November 2
Lower School Service Club
3:30 pm 
Friday, November 4
Student Holiday/Staff Development Day
No School