November 30, 2016
TCS Christmas Program Tomorrow!

We are excited to kick off the Christmas season with The Christ School's annual Christmas Program tomorrowThursday, December 1, at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Everyone is invited to the program followed by a milk and cookie reception under the Angel Wing. All students are to report to their homeroom no later than 6:30 pm. Students may wear casual, festive attire. We ask that students do not wear athletic apparel or shorts, and avoid large head wear (like reindeer ears or big hats) that may obscure the view of a friend. Families who have signed up to bring cookies and milk are asked to drop these items off in carpool Thursday morning or afternoon. Thank you for volunteering and Merry Christmas! For questions, please contact Susan Clauss.  
Pizza Hut Lunch on Fridays
We are now offering Pizza Hut as our Friday lunch option for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year. For $5.00, students will receive a personal pan cheese pizza and a dessert. To participate, please send $5.00 with your student on Fridays. Exact change or a check for $5.00, payable to TCS, is accepted. Orders must be placed before 9:00 am.
TCS Choirs Perform in our Community

The Christ School Choirs, Lions' Song and 9-8-4, have been invited to sing at the Young at Heart annual Christmas party on Friday, December 2The Young at Heart ministry serves senior citizens at FPCO. Our choirs will also perform at Light Up SoDo this Sunday, December 6, on Main Street in SoDo Plaza. The event takes place from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. The choirs will perform at 5:00 pm. The event will include holiday activities and a visit from Santa. 
Toys for Tots Drop-off December 7

Our Lower School Service Club is collecting unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots on Wednesday, December 7, immediately after school. Our goal is 50 toys for children in need! Please stop by the Advancement Office between 3:15 and 4:00 pm to drop off your toy and have a sweet treat with us. Contact Angela V. Harrison for more information.
Sibling Application Discount Opportunity Ends 
December 16

Attention all TCS families: Is your preschool child ready for kindergarten? Do you have a child enrolled in lower or middle school at another school? Now is the time to submit applications for younger and/or older siblings applying to TCS for the first time and TCS will waive the $150 application fee. Hurry - 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. 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 2017-2018 school year. Please contact Joanne Fleming, TCS Director of Admission, if you have any questions.
December Service Challenge

How many ways can your family serve over the next month? Our Lower School Service Club has been challenged to serve their families, their neighbors, and their community as often as they can in the month of December. Anyone can participate! Check out our December Service Challenge and see how you can make a difference this holiday season. Please contact Angela V. Harrison for more information.
Great Christmas Gift Ideas from Compass
Are you looking for fun, yet educational gifts for your young scholar?  Meredith Gibbs, The Christ School's Compass teacher, shares her list of Christmas gift ideas that foster critical thinking based on games she uses in class that her students love...

Animal Habitat Museums

Third grade students recently completed a research project on animals. Each student chose an animal from an assigned habitat. The students used their classroom iPads to research and write a report about their animal. They also created a model of their animal out of recycled materials, and displayed them at their Animal Habitat Museum on November 17. Here, they presented facts about their animal to parents and students. Each class also created a Google Slideshow presentation to display at the museum. This engaging project encompassed technology, research, public speaking and hands-on learning. 
Young Scientists

Sixth grade geologists collected rocks and minerals as they learned about the rock cycle, the three types of rocks (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic) and the characteristics and uses of minerals. Students brainstormed creative ways to present their collections, and then created displays for all students and parents to explore.

Lions' Sports Update
Our Lions are busy with many games and practices. Visit  Lions' Sports News for schedules.  Registration is open for lower school basketball at Registration is open for the winter session of lower school golf at  Registration is open for the spring session of Soccer Shots 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 Hours
Mondays, 8:15 to 9:30 am 
Thursday, December 1
All School Christmas Program
7:00 pm
(Students must be in their homerooms by 6:30 pm)
Sunday, December 4
Choirs Perform at Light Up SODO
5:00 pm
SODO Shopping Center
Wednesday, December 7
Toys for Tots Drop off 
3:15 - 4:00 pm
Advancement Office
Thursday, December 8
PTF Council Meeting
8:15 am
TCS Room 215
Tuesday, December 13
Coffee with the Head of School
8:15 am
2nd Floor Rotunda, Clayton Life Center
Friday, December 16
Last Day for TCS Sibling Application 
Discount Opportunity 
(Save $150 on your Sibling Application Fee!)
Friday, December 16
All School Christmas Celebration 
Pancake Breakfast
8:45 am
Lee Fellowship Hall
December 19 - January 2
Christmas Break
School Closed
Tuesday, January 3
Professional Day/Student Holiday
No School