January 25, 2017
The Power of Positive Speaking Tonight
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 tonight, Wednesday, January 25, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in room 330 of Edington Ministry Center. For questions, contact Alissa Plaisance
TCS Lions Shine at Amway

Kudos to our TCS choirs for a fantastic performance at the Amway Center last Friday for our TCS Family Night with the Orlando Magic! The Christ School choirs, led by music teacher Jennifer Sweet, presented the National Anthem to kick off the game. Thank you, Mrs. Sweet, for your leadership and commitment to TCS! To see their performance, please access The Christ School's Facebook page. A big thank you to TCS dad, Lance Wall, for coordinating this special event. It was a wonderful night for The Christ School community.
Mane Event Tickets are Now Available!

Our 2017 Mane Event Green & Gold Masquerade Ball tickets are now available online! Don't miss out on our annual night of fellowship and fundraising for The Christ School! Visit to purchase tickets or become a sponsor for the event. Simply click the "register" button on the top right corner of the screen to create an account. When your registration is complete, you will be able to buy tickets or become a sponsor by clicking "purchase tickets." Contact Event Chairs, Jenna Dunaway and Jen Deese, with questions.
Exploring Engineering

Our transitional kindergarten students practiced engineering and collaboration as they worked in teams to design and build tunnels out of classroom materials and recyclable items. Many important discoveries were made in this fun adventure for our youngest Lions.
Share Your TCS Experience
TCS Families - we need you!  Google reviews are a great way to give prospective families a glimpse into The Christ School experience. Our current families are our best ambassadors!  To help others in our community learn more about our school, we ask that you write a review of your family's experience at TCS.  Many thanks for your help and support! 
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 ask questions about counseling related issues and learn about the counseling programs offered at The Christ School.  
The Christ School Admission Events - Share the News! 
It's almost time for our February Admission Events! Help us share the news by telling your friends and colleagues so they can come and explore TCS. 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. 
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. Each TCS student is asked to bring one (or more) can(s) of soup, vegetables, etc. to chapel on Friday, February 3. The Student Ambassadors ask for your help and generosity as we work together to feed those less fortunate. Remember - BOGO - Buy one, Give one! Thank you very much!
Active Students Means Active Learning

It's no secret that hands-on activities and games are valuable teaching tools. Teachers at The Christ School strive to incorporate hands-on learning and game playing into many of their lessons. Enjoy our latest blog that discusses just some of the many ways our teaches engage our students through active lessons!  

Coffee with the Head of School February 14

All TCS parents are invited to Coffee with the Head of School on Tuesday, February 14, at 8:15 am in the Rotunda Room in Clayton Life Center. This is a wonderful opportunity to address topics of interest with Dr. Powell in a casual setting. Please contact Theresa Opsahl with any questions or to suggest topics to be discussed. Hope to see you there!

Grandparents Day is February 17
Grandparents Day is February 17! Our grandparents and grandfriends will enjoy a delightful program by our students, followed by classrooms visits to spend quality time with their grandchildren. It is always a fun and memorable day at TCS! We are seeking volunteers to help make Grandparents Day special. We are also seeking refreshment donations. Please contact event chair, April Agnew, with questions.  Remember, February 17 is an early dismissal day

Best Seats in the House

Looking for good seats for your child(ren)'s grandparents at the Grandparents Day program? You can purchase reserved seats in the first 10 rows of the Sanctuary for $25. These reserved seats will be assigned on a first come, first served basis and may sell out. All charges will be added to your FACTS account.  Please note: Best Seats in the House are an optional purchase. You do not need a ticket or reserved seating to attend the program. Deadline to purchase seats is February 10
Join Us for a New Bible Study 

The Christ School Parent Teacher Fellowship is excited to host a Bible Study on the topic of Esther. The study will take place on Wednesdays beginning February 1 and continuing through April 19 at 8:45 am in room 215. Join author Beth Moore in a very personal examination of the Old Testament story of Esther as she peels back the layers of history and shows how very contemporary and applicable the story is to our lives today. Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther's day, it can also be challenging today. This portion of God's Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives. For questions, contact Susan Clauss
Lions' Sports Update
Spirit Day is this Friday, January 27!  Join us at 2:15 pm in the gym as we celebrate our winter sports athletes. Wear your green and gold and bring your ROAR!  

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
8:15 - 9:30 am
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
Tuesday, January 31
Coffee with the Counselor
9:00 am
Room 219
Wednesday, February 1
Bible Study
8:45 am
Room 215
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
Early Dismissal Day 
Monday, February 20
Presidents Day
No School

Saturday, March 11
The Mane Event
7:00 pm
Country Club of Orlando
March 20 - 24
Spring Break
Saturday, April 29
Father Daughter Dance