Christ the King Catholic School Newsletter    

October 23, 2014     





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Dear Christ the King Families,


We have had a wonderful week filled with many fun activities for the students.  My week started off with eating lunch with over 50 students who arrived at Ralphie's in a limo for their prize from the magazine sale.  I just returned from a wonderful and energetic presentation by Dr. Mike Thomson.  He spoke to all grades and he challenged the students that they have choices and what they choose to do will impact their lives.  He was very funny and had the students' attention the entire time.  I am looking forward to trick or treat in the Hallway tonight for students K-5 from 6:00-7:30pm.  I have several announcements as we look to the week ahead.



Thank you to all the parents who returned their request sheets for conferences.  We are sending the form back to you today in the brown envelope with your assigned times.  We did our best to meet your requests.  If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Murnen in the school office.  Middle school students will have student led conferences in an open house format.


Spirit Week

We will have our fall spirit week starting Monday and ending with the Halloween celebration.  An outline of each day's attire is attached to the newsletter.  If students choose not to wear the theme of the day, they must wear their uniforms.


Picture retake

Picture retakes will be on Tuesday.  Forms were sent home in last week's brown envelope.  If you would like your child to have his or her picture retaken, please make sure they have their uniform shirt with them on Tuesday.  They can wear the spirit day uniform and change their shirt for the picture. 


CK Band

The CK Band has gotten off to a good start this year. The 2nd year band has 14 returning members and has been practicing to perform at the pep rally later this month.  The 1st year beginners are 16 strong and are working hard to be included in the "Beginning Band" which will soon begin working on Christmas music for their first performance TBA.


It is not too late to become part of the beginning band program.  We are especially in need of 5th grade beginners:  drummers, clarinet or trombone players.  6th grade drummers or clarinet players would also be most welcome.  If your son/daughter is interested in joining band, please email:


No School

Please remember that the children do not have school tomorrow.  Teachers will be at an all-day in-service.  Enjoy the three day weekend with your child!!!


Have a great week!


In Christ,

Mr. Joe Carroll



CONFERENCES: Conferences will take place on November 6th and 7th. Parents of students in P4 - 5 should fill out the request form found in today's brown envelope. Middle school students will have a student led conference. Parents and students can come to the school gym anytime from 3-5p and 6-9 on the 6th to discuss their progress and meet with teachers. Please plan on attending as we are partners in your child's education.


We have had an awesome beginning to the school year so to celebrate we will be holding Spirit Week October 27-31st! Each day will have a theme for dress up. Please have fun with the themes, but be sure to keep it school appropriate.  Students may dress down all week, as long as they are participating with the theme, except Wednesday when uniforms must be worn. On Thursday, October 30th at 1:00pm, there will be a pep rally to recognize the fall sports. Spirit Week will end with Halloween parties on October 31st.


The dress up theme days are:

Monday, Class Colors. K, 7th and 8th grade wear blue. 6th and 3rd grades were orange, 5th and 1st grades wear green and 4th and 2nd grades wear yellow. If you do not have your assigned color please wear white.


Tuesday, Neon Day. Show how bright CK is by wearing all your neon clothes and accessories.


Wednesday, Hat Day. Wear your favorite hat, but remember it must be removed for Mass and be sure to dress in uniform.


Thursday, Raider Day.  Wear CK apparel or jerseys and if you do not have any wear red and black to show your Raider spirit.


Friday, Jeans Day in the morning and Halloween costumes in the afternoon


Enjoy Spirit Week and GO RAIDERS!




We are set to have the cookie dough delivered on Thursday Nov. 13, 2014.  You can pick it up in the Valiton Building from 2:00-3:15pm  and from 6:00-7:30 that night.  
ALL orders MUST be picked up that day! We have no place to store your order and can't hold it for anyone. Please start to make arrangements now to pick your dough up.
Thank you!
MOVIE NIGHT: Movie Night is Back - Save the Date! 
Join us on FRIDAY, November 14 for How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Families are welcome! All students in grades K-8 can be dropped off, but we ask that parents accompany preschoolers. Permission slips & extra information will be in next week's newsletter. Hope to see you there!
If your child is interested in playing winter sports, please click on the link below to register.  All fees are due by November 3, 2014.
BOY SCOUT POPCORN SALE: CK Scouts are busy selling popcorn to support their program. Please consider buying some popcorn or making a donation to send popcorn to the military. For more information contact Marsha Drees at   Thanks!


Christ the King's eighth grade girl scout troop 11180 will be collecting unwanted Halloween candy November 3rd-7th.  The donated candy will be bagged and distributed at the Christ the King Thanksgiving dinner.  The small bags of candy are much appreciated by those in attendance. When buying your own candy for trick or treaters, please consider picking up an extra bag to donate for this cause.  There will be a box in front of the library doors for your donations.  Thank you.

HALLOWEEN IN THE HALLWAY: Halloween in the Hallway will take place Thursday, October 23rd from 6-7:30. Please see the attached FLYER for all the spooky details!

Meetings will be held every second Saturday of the month, always immediately after the 5pm Mass.  We welcome helpers and new ideas email with any questions! 


Please see the schedule below for a list of meetings and meeting themes!












CK STUDENT NEWSPAPER: Do you love to write? Do you have an interesting story or great poem to share? All students who would like to submit a story or article about another CK student, staff member, or event at CK, or a poem which they have written, are welcome to submit their writing to by Friday, October 24 for publication in our Fall Newspaper. Questions? E-mail Mrs. Roberts. 
If you are not Catholic, have you ever considered joining the Church?  Were you baptized but have not received First Communion or Confirmation? The pathway through our faith lives is rarely smooth or simple.  We are beginning a new year for the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program.  If you are considering what path your faith may be taking you at this time, please join us, you do not have to have everything figured out yet.  We will be happy to talk to you about if this is an option you would like to take or even to talk about where your faith is leading you.    You can either email or call Suzanne Marciniak in the parish office 419-475-4348 or  There is also a similar program for children between the ages 7-18, contact Sandi Trabbic at for details. 

Notre Dame Academy Presents OLIVER, a Musical for the Whole Family!


           Bring the entire family to Notre Dame Academy's production of OLIVER! This musical adaptation of Charles Dicken's classic tale of an orphan boy who runs away from the orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.  Performance dates are October 17, 18, 24, 25, at 7 p.m. and October 26 at 2 p.m. at the Ave Maria Performing Arts Center at Notre Dame Academy, 3535 W. Sylvania Avenue. 


Over 100 students from Notre Dame Academy, St. John's Jesuit High School, and St. Francis de Sales High School, Cardinal Stritch, Delta, Bedford  are involved in the production. Tickets can be purchased through,, or by calling 419-475-9359 for more information. Adults are $15.00 and students/children are $10.00.  Shows often sell out, so get your tickets early!


Meeting Dates:


Monday, November 10th, 7pm in the Science Lab





Volunteer Opportunities:
We are in need hot lunch captains and hot lunch volunteers. Please contact a Parents' Club member if you are interested in these positions.
We are in need of hall monitors for the school year.  Please click on the attached sign up link, find the month that your grade will be responsible for the hall monitor position, and click sign up for the day/time you are able to help. Thanks in advance!  


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Parents' Club Contact Info:

Dino Borragina, President -

Ruthie Zelmanski, Vice President

Eric Bachar, Treasurer -


Octavia Wayton, Secretary  -




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