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

April 12, 2017
PTF Council Meeting Tomorrow

All parents are welcome to attend the Parent Teacher Fellowship meeting tomorrow, Thursday, April 13, 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. 
Parent Teacher Conference Day 

The Christ School will be closed on Friday, April 21, for Parent Teacher Conference Day. You should have received a link from your child's homeroom teacher to sign up for your conference. If you did not receive a link, please contact your child's teacher. Child care (for TCS students only) will be available in room B-12, located across from The Christ School Library and Media Center, during your child's conference time. Remember that school is also closed this Friday, April 14, for Good Friday, and Monday, April 17, for a professional day.
TCS Talent Show

We are excited to showcase our talented lions at The Christ School Talent Show! The show will take place on Thursday, April 20, at 6:30 pm in Lee Fellowship Hall. We hope you will come and cheer for our Lions! A required dress rehearsal for all who have registered for the talent show will be held on Tuesday, April 18, from 3:35 to 5:30 pm in the Warehouse, located on the 3rd floor of The Christ School. For questions, contact Terra Townsend.   
Staff Appreciation Week is April 24 - 28 

Let's show our staff how much we LOVE them! Look in your child(ren)'s backpacks this week for details about Staff Appreciation Week. On Friday, April 28, the Staff Appreciation Committee asks parents to help them host the annual Soup & Salad Luncheon for teachers and staff by making and sending in your favorite crock pot soup or salad. Please sign up to bring in food, drinks, or to help with the luncheon. Contact Courtney Quarles or Alissa Mahoney with questions. 
Father Daughter Dance

The Christ School's Father Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, April 29, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Marks Street Complex. Dads, relatives and family friends are welcome to escort our young ladies. Tickets are $35 per family, billed to your FACTS account. If you would like to attend, please complete this reservation form by April 21. Volunteers are needed to provide refreshments and to help at the event. 
Vote for TCS! 

We encourage you to vote for TCS in Orlando Magazine's Best of 2017 Ballot. You can vote for TCS in 2 categories: 
Best Private School (K- 5)
Best Private School (6 - 8)
Cast your votes here and share the link with friends, family and on social media! Voting ends May 1. 

Local Camps Support TCS

We are very grateful for the support of local summer camps this year as our Summer in the City camp is closed due to building renovations. A BIG thank you to the following camps who support The Christ School and those who generously donated to the 2017 Mane Event:
Camp Wesley at First United Methodist Church, Orlando
Studying the Holocaust

In 8th grade Language Arts, students are completing  a unit on the Holocaust. After visiting the Holocaust Museum in Maitland last Friday, students completed one final assignment: to write a letter to a school board about why the Holocaust is an important lesson that should be studied in school. Here is a quote from one student's letter...


Ancient Greece

TCS 6th grade World History students are learning about Ancient Greece. The students completed a Greek god research project in which they chose an Olympian Greek god to investigate, wrote a report and created a 3D version of their god or goddess. The students explored the genealogy of the god or goddess, what aspect of life they influenced, their powers, the myth about the god or goddess, and if there was a temple constructed in their honor. In this lesson, the students discussed how these are false gods and that we worship the one true God. This unit leads to their study of Humanities in 8th grade. 
Filling Buckets

Kindergarten students are learning about nurturing and encouraging others by being bucket fillers. The lesson began as they learned 1 Thessalonians 5:11, "Encourage one another and build each other up." They discovered that we all have an imaginary "bucket" and we can fill our friends' or families' buckets by saying caring words of encouragement or doing kind actions like helping someone if they fall or asking a friend to play if they are alone. The students thought of ways that they can be bucket fillers and drew pictures to illustrate their ideas. This morning, they shared their lesson with all of our students as they led our school-wide chapel.  
Lions' Sports Update
It is time to get ready for middle school girls' volleyball try-outs!
A volleyball clinic for girls in grades 5 - 7 will be held May 15, 16, and 17. Try-outs will be held on Thursday, May 18. The clinic and try-outs will take place from 3:45 to 5:00 pm in the gym.
Please click for information and registration. Please turn in completed registration forms to The Christ School office.

Click for  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
Mondays
8:15 - 9:30 am
Thursday, April 13
CTP Standardized Testing

Thursday,  April 13
PTF Council Meeting
8:15 am
Room 217
Friday, April 14
Good Friday
School Closed
Monday, April 17
Professional Day/Student Holiday
Tuesday, April 18
TCS Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
3:35 - 5:30 pm
3rd Floor Warehouse
Thursday, April 20
TCS Talent Show
6:30 pm
Lee Fellowship Hall
Friday, April 21
Parent/Teacher Conference Day
Student Holiday

Monday, April 24
LION Strong Student Recognition 
Approximately 8:30 am (at the conclusion of chapel) 
Sanctuary
Tuesday, April 25
Leonards Class Photos

Saturday, April 29
Father Daughter Dance
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Marks Street Complex
May 2 - 5
7th Grade Class Trip to North Carolina

May 3 - 5
6th Grade Class Trip to Pathfinders, Lithia, FL

Friday, May 12
TCS New Parent Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 am
Friday, May 12
Spirit Day!
2:15 pm
TCS Gym
Wednesday, May 17
Lower School End of Year Awards
8:15 am
Sanctuary
Tuesday, May 23
Middle School End of Year Awards
8:15 am
Sanctuary