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

November 9, 2016
Prospective Parent Open House 
November 15

We are excited to introduce new families to The Christ School at our Prospective Parent Open House on Tuesday, November 15 at 9:00 am. Please help us share the news of our event by inviting friends and colleagues. Participants will learn about TCS, tour the school and visit classrooms. Please contact Joanne Fleming to RSVP. 
Lions' Den Fall Sale
The Lions' Den Annual Fall Sale will be held, Thursday, November 10, from 8:15 to 9:30 am and from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Come and check out the new TCS spirit items! Discounted spirit merchandise will also be available, and the store will be stocked with cold weather items perfect for the upcoming months. Come on in and stock up on your TCS spirit wear and used uniforms! 
PTF Council Meeting This Thursday!

All parents are welcome to attend the upcoming Parent Teacher Fellowship meeting tomorrow, Thursday, November 10, 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. 
Middle School Step Up Day
Tomorrow, November 10, is Middle School Step-Up Day!  Our 5th grade students will enjoy a peek into life in middle school at TCS.  Fifth grade students will attend Middle School Chapel with their 6th-8th grade classmates. After Chapel, the students will rotate through the 6th grade core classes - Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science and Bible. These rotations will give them a brief opportunity to experience a middle school classroom.  Students will return to their 5th grade classrooms at the end of 1st period (9:25 am).
Rising Middle School Parent Night Tomorrow
Are you ready for middle school? Parents of TCS students in 4th grade and above are invited to join the Academic Office team and our middle school teachers for The Christ School's Step Up to Middle School Parent Night tomorrow, Thursday, November 10, at 6:30 pm in Reformation Chapel. Parents will receive information and tips on how to prepare your child for success at the next academic level. We hope to see you there!
TCS Choirs Perform at the Festival of Trees
TCS choirs 9-8-4 and Lions' Song are performing at the Orlando Museum of Art's Festival of Trees this Saturday, November 12!  Stop by and hear them perform from 11:00 - 11:30 am in the auditorium. We are honored to take part in this wonderful Christmas tradition!
TCS Christmas Program 

All TCS families are invited to attend our annual Christmas Program on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. This year students may wear casual, festive attire. Parents have the opportunity to purchase reserved seats near the front of the Sanctuary for $25 each. To purchase your reserved seats, please complete the Best Seats in the House form by Friday, November 18. Volunteers are needed to provide cookies and beverages for our reception. 
Lunch from Emmabean

Emmabean lunches are available for delivery to The Christ School on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The full menu is available on all three days. Place your child's order through the Emmabean website. Lunches are $7 each for a child's portion, and $8 each for an adult portion. Orders must be placed before 8:00 am the day that the meal is to be delivered.
TCS Sibling Enrollment is Open!

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.
Collaborative Self Portrait Mural

This month, The Christ School Art Program is highlighting the work of our kindergarten classes, who created a Collaborative Self Portrait Mural. To begin their project, the students looked at themselves in a portrait mirror. As a class, the students practiced drawing a self portrait while receiving a guided lesson from TCS art teacher, Mrs. Smith. They learned that a traditional portrait only includes the subject from the shoulders up.The students discussed what shapes work best for...
Teamwork Enhances Learning

TCS fourth grade students are learning about early Florida Indian tribes. They worked together in groups to research different tribes. The students were tasked to prepare a presentation and poster board with information about their assigned tribe. The presentations included information on homes, food, clothing, weapons, traditions, and where their tribe was located in Florida. This lesson was not only an interesting look at history, it furthered the students' research, writing, and collaboration skills.
Atomic Models

Students in Mrs. Kuplen's 8th grade science class have been studying atomsTo help understand the design of an atom, the smallest and most stable unit of matter, the students created simulations, which are helpful to study things that are too small to see. The students used a variety of materials including apples, fishing bobbers, mini football helmets, and even action figures! The students voted for their favorite and most accurate models. Kudos to winners (in place order) Mariannah Mincey, Alejandra Gonzalez - Acosta, Charlie Tews, Jack Michaels, Kendall Hess, and Emma Micciche.  
Lions' Sports Update
Fall middle school athletes: Please remember to turn in your TCS sports uniform to the office in a bag marked with your name. Our winter athletes are busy with practices, meets, and games!  Check out the schedules at Lions' Sports News so you can come and cheer on our athletes.  Let's ROAR Lions!  

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
Thursday, November 10 
 Lions' Den Fall Sale
8:15 to 9:30 am and 
3:00 to 5:00 pm
Thursday, November 10
PTF Council Meeting
8:15 am
TCS Room 217
Thursday, November 10
Middle School Step Up Day
Parent Meeting: 6:30 pm
Reformation Chapel 
Friday, November 11
Veterans Day Chapel
8:15 am
Sanctuary
Saturday, November 12
Choirs Perform at the Festival of Trees
11:00 - 11:30 am
Auditorium, Orlando Museum of Art
Tuesday, November 15
Prospective Parent Open House
9:00 am
King Parlor
Monday - Friday, November 21 - 25
Thanksgiving Break
School Closed
Thursday, December 1
All School Christmas Program
7:00 pm
Sanctuary
Sunday, December 4
Choirs Perform at Light Up SODO
5:00 pm
SODO Shopping Center
Wednesday, December 7
Lower School Service Club
3:30 pm