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

January 18, 2017
Middle School Awards Tomorrow

The Christ School Middle School 1st Semester Awards ceremony will be held tomorrow, Thursday, January 19, at 8:15 am in the Sanctuary. Parents are encouraged to attend. Students in grades TK - 5 will hold chapel devotions in their classrooms. 
TCS Family Night with the Orlando Magic

Our TCS Family Night with the Magic is this Friday, January 20 at the Amway Center. We are excited to see our choirs perform the National Anthem and to enjoy some time together as a school community. If you purchased tickets for this fun event, please watch for an email with details on ticket pick-up and pre-game festivities. Please contact Susan Clauss with questions.
Mane Event Tickets Available Online January 23!

Tickets for our annual evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising - the Mane Event Green & Gold Masquerade Ball - will be available online starting Monday, January 23. The event will be held at the Country Club of Orlando on Saturday, March 11 at 7:00 pm. Stay tuned for more details on how you can participate and support TCS. Thank you to our sponsors! Reminder: VIP event sponsors receive 10 event tickets with their sponsorship as well as the opportunity for you and your guests to join us at 6:00 pm for a VIP reception.This is a great way to promote your business and support the school at the same time. Contact Event Chairs, Jenna Dunaway and Jen Deese, with questions.
The Power of Positive Speaking
All parents are invited to The Power of Positive Speaking, an informational workshop that will help parents discover the truly transformative power of the spoken word and their super power! The program will take place on Wednesday, January 25, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in room 330 of Edington Ministry Center. Please RSVP.  For questions, contact Alissa Plaisance
The Christ School Admission Events - Share the News! 
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. 
Coffee with the Counselor

All parents are invited to attend Coffee with the Counselor on Tuesday, January 31 at 9:00 am in room 219. Our school counselor, Sharon Darin, and Megan Miessler, Director of Programs at Lutheran Counseling Services, will host an open forum for parents to get to know Mrs. Darin, ask questions about counseling related issues and learn about the counseling programs offered at The Christ School.  
Souper Bowl Service Project
 
The Christ School Student Ambassadors are honored to host the Christian Service Center's Souper Bowl Service Project on Friday, February 3. As many of us gather at parties to eat and watch the best teams in the NFL play for the Super Bowl, thousands across Central Florida will instead be worrying about how to provide food for their families. The Christ School Student Ambassadors have decided to act and be a part of the solution. Each TCS student is asked to bring one (or more) can(s) of soup, vegetables, etc. to chapel on Friday, February 3. Each can...
Emmabean is Now Available 5 Days a Week

Parents, you can now order lunch from Emmabean for your child(ren) 5 days a week!  Lunches are $7 each for a child's portion, and $8 each for an adult portion. Emmabean is offering 10% off your Friday or Monday orders through February. Use coupon code Winter2017 during checkout. Place your child's order through the Emmabean website, and be sure to see their expanded menu and January specials. Orders must be placed before 8:00 am the day that the meal is to be delivered.
Grandparents Day is February 17
 
The Christ School Parent Teacher Fellowship invites all grandparents and grandfriends to Grandparents Day on Friday, February 17, 2017. 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!
Studying Bacteria 

There are bacteria everywhere you go. Not all bacteria are bad, in fact, many bacteria help you in various ways: to digest your food, cure diseases, and even make your yogurt taste great. As the 7th grade life science students begin learning about bacteria, they walked around TCS to find some. After wiping their hands on keyboards, the floor, and handrails, they returned to the science lab to swab a nutrient rich, agar filled, pertri dish. The students will observe the bacteria as it grows.
Erupting Volcanoes!

6th grade students created their own volcanoes in Mrs. Kleinsteuber's Earth Science class. Each lab group was asked to build either a shield, composite or cinder-cone volcano which they named and shared with the class. The excitement happened when the baking soda and vinegar were added, and eruptions occured!

Exploring Animals through Venn Diagrams 

First grade students are using Venn diagrams, graphic organizers that engage them in higher level thinking, to enhance their study of animals. They are learning the basic characteristics of each animal group and how to categorize these characteristics using a Venn diagram. As a group, they compared and contrasted fish and mammals in an interactive Venn diagram. Then, they created their own Venn diagram in a hands-on activity. The students are looking forward to a field trip to the aquarium next week, where they will explore sea animals first hand!
Lions' Sports Update
Our next Spirit Day is Friday, January 27, at 2:15 pm in the gym. We will celebrate our winter sports. Wear your green and gold and bring your ROAR!  
Registration is open for middle school track. For more information, please click here. Forms are due to The Christ School office January 20.

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.

Thank you to our Mane Event Emerald and Platinum Sponsors 
Mark Your Calendars
Lions' Den Hours
Mondays
8:15 - 9:30 am
Thursday, January 19
Middle School Semester Awards
8:15 am
Sanctuary
Friday, January 20
TCS Family Night at the Orlando Magic
4:30 pm: Reception at 'Ronas & 'Ritas
6:50 pm: TCS Choir Performs the 
National Anthem, Center Court
7:00 pm: Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Amway Center
Monday, January 23
Mane Event Tickets on Sale Today!


Wednesday, January 25
Parent Information Event:
The Power of Positive Speaking
6:30 pm
Edington Ministry Center Room 330
Friday, January 27
Spirit Day!
2:15 pm
Gym
Tuesday, January 31
Coffee with the Counselor
9:00 am
Room 219
Wednesday, February 1
Kindergarten Chat
9:00 am
Library and Media Center
Friday, February 3
Souper Bowl Service Project
Please bring one or more cans of soup to Chapel
Wednesday, February 8
Prospective Parent Open House
9:00 am
King Parlor
Tuesday, February 14
Coffee with the Head of School
8:15 am
Clayton Life Center, 2nd Floor Rotunda
Friday, February 17
Grandparents Day
9:30 am
Sanctuary
Monday, February 20
Presidents Day
No School

Saturday, March 11
The Mane Event
7:00 pm
Country Club of Orlando
Saturday, April 29
Father Daughter Dance