January 4, 2017
Lower and Middle School Awards 

Our Lower School 1st Semester Awards ceremony (2nd - 5th grades) will be held on Wednesday, January 18, at 8:15 am in the Sanctuary, in place of morning chapel. TK - 1st grade students will hold Chapel devotions in their classrooms. Our Middle School 1st Semester Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, January 19, at 8:15 am in the Sanctuary. Students in grades TK - 5 will hold chapel devotions in their classrooms. Parents are encouraged to attend the awards ceremonies. 
Report Cards Coming Home

Look for 2nd quarter report cards to be sent home in your child(ren)'s backpack(s) on Monday, January 9.
Tell Your Friends! 
Help us share the news of The Christ School by telling your friends and colleagues about our February admission events. Our 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. 

Welcome Amanda Gamble 
Please join us in welcoming Amanda Gamble, our new first floor lobby morning receptionist, who makes this transition after serving on our REACH team. "I enjoyed getting to know the students in the REACH program and am excited to take on this new role and continue to be a part of The Christ School team," says Amanda.  

TCS Family Night at the Orlando Magic

TCS Family Night at the Orlando Magic will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017. As the Magic Faith and Family night themed game, a special bonus will be offered; stay and enjoy a Contemporary Christian concert featuring Jason Gray immediately after the game. 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 by Monday, January 9. Tickets are non-refundable and will be available for pickup at the Will Call window. For questions, contact Susan Clauss.  
Mane Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Our Mane Event team is hard at work getting ready for the Green and Gold Masquerade Ball on March 11!  We are currently seeking sponsorships, which are offered in a variety of levels. All VIP sponsors are invited to a special reception prior to the event. If you would like to support TCS by becoming a Mane Event sponsor, please complete this form. Please contact Mane Event Chairs, Jenna Dunaway or  Jennifer Deese, with questions. 
Alumni News

Hello! My name is Claire Callan. My brother, Matthew, and I attended The Christ School and matriculated to Trinity Preparatory School. Matthew and I absolutely loved TCS for the spiritual and intellectual values that were instilled in us and the personalized learning environment. Our dear friend and TCS classmate, Sylvia Choo, also matriculated to Trinity Prep from The Christ School. All three of us graduated from Trinity Prep in 2016 and Sylvia was honored as the sole valedictorian. While Matthew and I selected to attend Notre Dame University, Sylvia had the tough decision of choosing between Harvard, Yale, and Stanford. She picked Stanford. Sylvia, Matthew and I are very thankful to The Christ School for teaching us about hard work, dedication and loyalty.  We received a wonderful foundation at The Christ School and are eternally grateful!
Grandparents Day is February 17

The Christ School Parent Teacher Fellowship invites all grandparents and grandfriends to this year's Grandparents Day on Friday, February 17, 2017. This year, our guests will enjoy a program celebrating Broadway. The program will begin at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary followed by classroom visits and refreshments. All students should wear white shirts (long sleeved preferred) with black pants and sneakers for the program. Girls may wear black skirts with black tights or full-length black leggings. Contact event chair, April Agnew, to volunteer for this special day at TCS!
Lions' Sports Update
Middle school Lions, it's time to sign up for track. Please click for the information sheet and registration form.  Forms are due to The Christ School office January 20. Your first practice will be here in the gym on Monday, January 23, 3:45 - 4:45 pm. 
Registration is open for lower school golf, soccer shots, and winter tennis. Registration information can be found on
  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 Hours
8:15 - 9:30 am
Wednesday, January 11
TCS Dad's Night
Location TBD
Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
No School
Wednesday, January 18
Lower School Awards
8:15 am
Thursday, January 19
Middle School Semester Awards
8:15 am
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