December 14, 2016
TCS Christmas Pancake Breakfast 

We are looking forward to our second annual, school-wide, Christmas Pancake Breakfast this Friday, December 16! The Christ School Administrative Team will cook and serve pancakes for our students and teachers. TCS alumni are encouraged to join us for this festive celebration, which begins with a Christmas sing along in chapel! (Alumni - please be sure to arrive before 8:10 am.)  
Early Dismissal This Friday 

Please remember, December 16 is an early dismissal day. Carpool for lower school will begin at 12:20 pm. Carpool for middle school will begin at 12:35 pm. REACH will not be available on December 16.  
Christmas Break Begins Next Week

The Christ School will be closed for Christmas Break beginning Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2. School will also be closed on Tuesday, January 3 for a professional development day of our faculty.  Classes will resume for students on Wednesday, January 4 as we begin our 3rd quarter.  
Sibling Application Discount Ends Friday!

If you have a sibling who will be applying to The Christ School in fall 2017, NOW is the time to apply! Submit applications for younger and/or older siblings applying to TCS for the first time and TCS will waive the $150 application fee, but you must apply on or before this Friday, December 16, to take advantage of this discount. 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.
The Ease of Continuous Enrollment!

Sit back, relax; you don't have to do anything. The Christ School Enrollment Anniversary is Wednesday, February 15. Your child(ren) will automatically be re-enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year on that date. If you do not plan for your child(ren) to attend The Christ School in 2017-2018, parents must notify the school in writing (not via phone) by Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Did you hear the great news? TCS families are no longer required to pay the annual tuition deposit of $650 per child; another benefit of the continuous enrollment contract! For questions, contact Joanne, Fleming, Director of Admission.  
2016-17 Annual Fund Pledges

Thank you to all of our families who made a commitment to the 2016-17 Annual Fund. Pledge reminders are in the mail and can be paid by check or added to your FACTS account. Contact Development Specialist, Angela V. Harrison, with questions regarding Annual Fund and pledge payments. Thank you for your generosity and your partnership!
Tell Your Friends! 
Help us share the news of The Christ School by telling your friends and colleagues about our February admission events. A Kindergarten Chat will be held on Wednesday, February 1, at 9:00 am. This informative program about kindergarten readiness is a favorite of preschool parents. Our Prospective Parent Open House will take place on Wednesday, February 8, at 9:00 am. Attendees will learn about TCS, tour the school and visit classrooms. Please contact Joanne Fleming to RSVP. 

2017 Mane Event Information Coming Home Today

Be on the look out for an envelope coming home today with information about the 2017 Mane Event - The Christ School's annual evening of fellowship, fun, and fundraising. With a new layout and exciting new format, this year's event is sure to be a night to remember! NEW THIS YEAR - student performances, VIP reception, specialty food stations in lieu of a seated dinner, and unique new auction items! Sponsorships are currently available at all levels. Please contact Mane Event Chairs, Jenna Dunaway or Jennifer Deese, with questions. 
Do you need stocking stuffers?  We have an idea!

TCS Family Night at the Orlando Magic will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017.  We are excited to have secured the Magic Faith and Family night themed game and as a bonus, immediately after the game, there is a Contemporary Christian concert featuring Jason Gray. If you wish to sit together in a group, please purchase your tickets together on one order form. Ticket numbers are limited in each section and are first come, first served. To order your tickets, please complete this form and return it to Susan Clauss in The Christ School office. Tickets are non-refundable and will be available for pickup at the Will Call window. For questions, contact Susan Clauss.  
Way to ROAR! 

Kudos to our talented TCS Lions, Caroline Brett, Hadley Dalton, and Ashlyn MacNichol for participating in Orlando Rep's production of James and the Giant Peach last weekend! Caroline and Hadley performed a variety of roles as part of the ensemble cast, and Ashlyn performed as Mrs. Trotter and as part of the advanced ensemble.  

Kudos to TCS Lion Sydney Staat for her performance in Orlando Ballet's 
The Nutcracker! Sydney performed as a dancer from China.  

Save the Date for Grandparents Day

The Christ School Parent Teacher Fellowship invites all grandparents and grandfriends to this year's Grandparents Day on Friday, February 17, 2017. The program will begin at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary followed by classroom visits and refreshments. Contact April Agnew to volunteer for this special day at TCS!
Lions' Sports Update
Registration is open for lower school basketball, golf, soccer shots, and winter tennis. Registration information can be found on Lions' Sports News.  The deadline for lower school basketball is tomorrow, December 15, so be sure to sign up right away!

Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year 
The Christ School Faculty and Staff

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
Friday, December 16
Last Day for TCS Sibling Application 
Discount Opportunity 
(Save $150 on your Sibling Application!)
Friday, December 16
School-wide Christmas Pancake Breakfast
8:45 am
Lee Fellowship Hall
Friday, December 16
Early Dismissal Day
Lower School: 12:20 pm
Middle School: 12:35 pm
December 19 - January 2
Christmas Break
School Closed

Tuesday, January 3
Professional Day/Student Holiday
No School
Wednesday, January 4
School Re-Opens/ Begin 3rd Quarter

Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
No School
Wednesday, February 1
Kindergarten Chat
9:00 am
Library and Media Center
Wednesday, February 8
Prospective Parent Open House
9:00 am
King Parlor
Friday, February 17
Grandparents Day
9:30 am