March 8, 2017
PTF Meeting Tomorrow

All parents are welcome to attend the upcoming Parent Teacher Fellowship meeting tomorrow, Thursday, March 9, at 8:15 am in Room 217. Parents will have the opportunity to hear from school leaders as well as the volunteer chairs of our upcoming events. Please contact PTF President, Tami Vais, for more details.
No School This Friday

Reminder: There will be no school this Friday, March 10. The Christ School faculty and staff will be having a professional development day. 
Mane Event This Saturday!

We are excited to celebrate The Christ School at our Green & Gold Masquerade Ball this Saturday, March 11, at the Country Club of Orlando! A special VIP reception begins at 6:00 pm, and the gala event begins at 7:00 pm. Get ready for lively bidding on our incredible auction items, along with fellowship and fun! Remember, you don't have to be at the Mane Event to bid! The silent auction begins early this year; watch for email on Friday afternoon with the link to begin bidding. Be sure to register on bidpal so you will be ready when the bidding begins.
Spring Book Fair

The Christ School Spring Book Fair opens Monday, March 13, and continues through Friday, March 17.  All lower school classes will visit the book fair at scheduled times, and parents are invited to attend with their child's class. Middle school students can visit as their schedule permits. Volunteers are needed to help our students shop and to work at the registers. Contact Hayes Schardt with questions.  
Coffee with the Head of School 

All TCS parents are invited to Coffee with the Head of School on Thursday, March 16, at 8:15 am in the Rotunda Room in Clayton Life Center. This month, TCS Curriculum Specialist, Amanda Gordon, joins Dr. Powell to discuss curriculum at The Christ School. Please contact Theresa Opsahl with any questions. We hope to see you there!
TCS Talent Show

The Christ School Talent Show will be held on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 pm in Lee Fellowship Hall. All individual students and student groups who would like to participate must fill out the registration form no later than March 15. Additional information can be found on the registration form. This is always a fun event that showcases our talented Lions! 
8th Grade Dominican Republic Video
This past Friday, our 8th grade students showed a fun and heartwarming video recap of their experience in the Dominican Republic, and we are pleased to share it with you. You can also enjoy photos of their experience on The Christ School's Facebook page. 
Tell Your Friends about TCS Tuesdays!

The Christ School presents TCS Tuesdaysa great way for prospective families to explore The Christ School. Please invite friends and colleagues who may be interested in The Christ School to join us to see our mission in action. RSVPs are requested. 
Creative Concepts 

7th and 8th grade Language Arts students completed written and creative projects that illustrated important elements of their AR novels. They had many options in which to represent their story elements including displaying a significant event through a model or diorama, recreating the ending of a novel, comparing or contrasting their novel to a film, or sketching significant scenes to illustrate conflict and climax. Their Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Sheldon, says, "These projects highlight the creative abilities and amazing writing talents of our TCS students. I am so proud of their hard work!"
Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Last week, first grade students celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday. They learned about Dr. Seuss and the many ways he made his books fun to read. The students also took part in Read Across America, a national program that invites children to celebrate reading. The students brought a special "snuggle buddy" to read to and had the option to scan a QR code and listen to a Dr. Seuss book with a friend. Thank you, Dr. Seuss, for making reading so much fun!
Practicing Pollination

Middle school entomology elective students are studying pollination. To help this lesson come to life, they participated in a hands-on activity in which they "pollinated" flowers to simulate how bees transfer pollen between plants.  For their lesson, the "pollen" was cheeto crumbs, and students spread it from flower to flower around the "garden."
Lions' Sports Update
Spirit Day is tomorrow, Thursday, March 9! Please join us in the gym at 2:15 pm as we celebrate our spring athletes.  Be sure to wear your green and gold and bring your TCS Spirit!  Let's ROAR, Lions!  

It's time to register for 4th and 5th grade volleyball. Please see the 4th grade volleyball information,  5th grade volleyball information, and registration form. Forms are due to The Christ School office by March 9. 

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
Thursday, March 9
PTF Council Meeting
8:15 am
Room 217 
Thursday, March 9
Spirit Day!
2:15 pm
Friday, March 10
Professional Day/ No School

Saturday, March 11
2017-18 Kindergarten Assessments

Saturday, March 11
The Mane Event
7:00 pm
Country Club of Orlando
March 13 - 17
Spring Book Fair 
TCS Library and Media Center
Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14 and 15
WRAP Assessments
Grades 3 - 8
Thursday, March 16
Coffee with the Head of School 
Topic: Curriculum at TCS
8:15 am
Clayton Life Center Rotunda
March 20 - 24
Spring Break

Thursday, April 20
TCS Talent Show
Saturday, April 29
Father Daughter Dance
7:00 - 9:00 pm

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