April 19, 2017
TCS Talent Show

The Christ School Talent Show will be held tomorrow, Thursday, April 20, at 6:30 pm in Lee Fellowship Hall. Student performers should report to Lee Fellowship Hall at 6:15 pm, be "show ready" and in their seats. We hope you will come to the show and support our talented TCS Lions!  For questions, contact Terra Townsend.   
Parent Teacher Conference Day 

The Christ School Parent Teacher Conference Day is this Friday, April 21You 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 during your child's conference time in room B-12, located across from The Christ School Library and Media Center. Classes resume Monday, April 24.
Class Pictures and Dress Uniforms

Class pictures will be taken by Leonard's Photography on Tuesday, April 25. Students should wear their regular daily uniform on Monday, April 24, and their dress uniform on Tuesday, April 25. Order forms were sent home in backpacks on Tuesday. For questions, contact Terra Townsend
Your Opinion Matters!

The Christ School Annual Parent Survey was emailed to all TCS parents on April 17. Your opinions and comments are very important and we want to hear from each family. The school leadership team will use the survey results as they plan the next school year and future years. Surveys must be completed by Friday, April 28.
National Junior Honor Society

The Christ School's chapter of National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) strives to give practical meaning to the Society's standards of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship, the five ideals that are considered the basis for selection. If your middle school student has met the requirements of NJHS, he or she received a letter of eligibility and candidate form on April 18. Candidate forms are due to The Christ School Academic Office on Monday, May 1. Candidate forms will be reviewed by the Faculty Council and new members will be notified on Tuesday, May 16. For questions, contact TCS 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher, Tracy Sheldon.
Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is April 24 - 28. 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. 
Bible Buddies

TCS 8th grade students teamed with TCS 2nd grade students to serve as Bible Buddies. The students joined together to make and design salvation bracelets to learn the gospel message of Easter. Each bracelet was made with different colored beads, each representing a different aspect of salvation. This symbolism of each bead helped 2nd grade students learn about the gospel and gave the 8th grade students talking points to help share their faith. Black is for separation caused by sin. Red is for the blood Jesus shed on the cross. Blue is for faith. White tells us we are now clean and forgiven. Green reminds us of growth in God's love. Yellow stands for the promise of eternal life. Enjoy more photos on our Facebook page. 
Recycling Rainwater

Students in sixth grade science are participating in the Barrels by the Bay project; a project that will place 80 rain barrels in public areas around Orlando by the end of May. TCS students have been working on two barrels which are truly becoming works of art. Each 6th grade class brainstormed and refined a theme. One is a coral reef scene, and the other is a sunset over the ocean. Every student contributed to the production of the barrels. Thanks to TCS families, the Woodrows and Dills, The Christ School rain barrels will be placed at Beefy King and Create Your Nature in Winter Park, respectively.
Solar Ovens

Second grade students have been exploring the different characteristics of the sun. To enhance their understanding of how the sun heats our planet, they created and tested solar ovens. The goal was to determine how to best absorb the heat from the sun using both absorbent and reflective materials to warm a muffin. They used shoe boxes, black construction paper, tape and aluminum foil and worked in groups to plan and construct their ovens. They tested their ovens in the sun and tracked the temperature changes in five minute increments. After testing, students discussed how the size of the boxes and the ways the ovens were constructed caused different temperature changes. This lesson enhanced science, math, and writing skills. Enjoy more photos on our Facebook page.
Lions' Sports Update
Join us on Wednesday, April 26, 8:10 am in the Reformation Chapel for the Middle School Sports Recognition Chapel. We will recognize our 2016-2017 middle school athletes for a great year of athletic performances at The Christ School. 

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
8:15 - 9:30 am
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) 
Tuesday, April 25
 Class Photos
(Students should wear dress uniforms today instead of Monday)
Wednesday, April 26
Middle School Sports Recognition Chapel
8:10 am
Reformation Chapel
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
Wednesday, May 17
Lower School End of Year Awards
8:15 am
Friday, May 19
Lions' Day
End of Year Celebration
Tuesday, May 23
Middle School End of Year Awards
8:15 am