Christ The King School News Notes

June 2, 2020

Message From the Principal

June 2, 2020


Dear CKS,


Thank you to our volunteers who have agreed to serve on one of our planning committees for the reopening of our school for the 2020-2021 year. We appreciate their willingness to assist with such a large task. We have a great group of individuals with varied backgrounds, and we are truly thankful for them!


Our committees will work to iron out the many details needed to start our school year. There are many things we don’t know at this time. However, our current plan is to start the new school year on August 12 in our school building. Of course, plans may change, but that is our hope.


As a jumping off point, each committee will examine sets of questions. We will then categorize those questions and go through steps to brainstorm solutions for the challenges we face. Each committee will list their challenges and possible solutions to put together a Final Operations Plan. It will be reviewed by Fr. Paul Prabell, members of the School Council, and administration.


The co-chairs of each committee will schedule their first Zoom meetings this week. Committee work will take place over the next couple of weeks, and the committees’ work will be reviewed by June 22. The Final Operations plan will be compiled by June 26 and reviewed in its entirety by the three committees. It will be shared with the school community the first week of July.


Thank you all for your dedication and support. I hope you all have a restful and blessed summer vacation. I look forward to seeing you soon!


Sincerely,

Paula Smith

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Report Cards will be released in Ren-Web after 5 p.m. on June 5th

Little Sprouts Summer Program


Dear CKS Parents,


I am writing to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to not have our Little Sprouts Summer Program. I know this decision will have an impact on childcare for some families. At this time, we feel our focus should be placed on the plans and guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year. We are committed to the well-being and safety of our children and want to provide the best educational environment possible when school resumes. The summer months will give us the opportunity to plan for the upcoming year.


We look forward to having Little Sprouts next summer and continuing the partnership with our families.


Have a great summer!

Mrs. Tracy Cupolo

Preschool Director


School/Student Materials Exchange


If you have any questions, or if you could not make your designated window on June 1 and need to schedule your pick-up/drop-off, please contact Mrs. Gibson at cgibson@ckslex.org.

COVID-19 Response


RESOURCES:

Recent communications from CKS, along with links to COVID-19 Resources: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19


PRAYERS:

Prayer list: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19/prayer-request-list

Prayer Request Form: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19/prayer-request-form


HELP:

If you would like to make a donation to those struggling during this time or if you need help, please contact us: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19/covid-19-tuition-relief-fund

Fayette County COVID-19 Relief Resources

See this link for resources provided by Fayette County:


https://ctkschool.net/download_file/1088/317

Refunds and reimbursements

Refunds and reimbursements (Aftercare, EDP, Faith 1st) will be processed by the week of June 15th.

Yearbooks

Yearbooks will arrive mid-July - we will let you know closer to the date how we intend to distribute. Thank you for your patience.

CKS Contacts

Renrollment/Tuition/ FACTS: David Stromquist, dstromquist@ckslex.org

Admissions: Amy Smith, admissions@ckslex.org

Technology Support: Vince Mongiardo, it@ckslex.org

Communications: Kelley Taylor, ktaylor@ckslex.org

Student Concerns: Christine Gibson, cgibson@ckslex.og and Kelley Taylor, ktaylor@ckslex.org

Absences: Child's Teacher and Kelley Taylor, ktaylor@ckslex.org

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, so you don't miss out on special events

Many of our end-of-year events will include special video tributes. Please follow us on Instagram (@ckslex) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ctkschoolky/), so you can tune in!
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Parish Bulletin

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Cathedral Opening Update - Volunteers needed

The Cathedral Re-opening team continues to work out the details for a gradual and phased approach to re-opening the Cathedral for public worship beginning on Saturday May 30th. One thing we already know is that we will need many younger and healthy men and women to fill two key positions, that of hospitality ministers/ushers and those who can help sanitize the Cathedral after each Mass.


The bottom line is that without a good number of volunteers for both of these positions, we will be unable to re-open the Cathedral or, at best, open it up for fewer masses than we would like. To read about how you can help us be ready to re-open the doors to public liturgies, register here and someone will contact you with additional information and to ask for your commitment to help.


Register here: http://cathedralctk.org/helpatmass

Amazing!

Amazing!

(Always a part of the Christ the King Family)


Former Christ the King and Lexington Catholic student, Colleen O’Bryan was diagnosed last August with a blood disorder that forced her to have a full bone marrow transplant along with chemotherapy. She has been quarantined for many days both before and after her transplant. The 5th grade wanted to help. In March, they hosted two ice cream sales in which all monies were donated to the Colleen O’Bryan medical fund. These 5th graders and their families provided all the ice cream and all the desserts. The Christ the King’s Knights of Columbus heard about their sales and asked if they would like to sell desserts at one of their annual fish frys. The generosity of the Christ the King community was inspiring. Former and current teachers, parents, students, and parishioners all came together and donated money to help . With the support of everyone, the fifth grade raised $2,707.42 for Colleen!!!!

In the words of Colleen’s mom, Jennifer,- “This is truly what God’s work and love looks like!!”


We would like to thank everyone who generously donated to help Colleen!


Christ the King 5th Grade Students

Lee Coomer

Cathy Hourigan

We want to see the amazing things our students are doing!

We know you have all been hard at work. Please continue to share pictures and tag @ckslex. We have been using #ckslove, #ckslearn, #ckspray. We are committed to continuing the growth of your chid's character, knowledge, and spirit during this time.

You can also email photos to ktaylor@ckslex.org

Pray with us each day - Coronavirus Novena

#CKSPray

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Shaheen's Uniforms

We are having a 15% off through the month of June. I've attached a flyer in hopes that you will help spread the word with families. Our store will re-open this Wednesday, however we will continue curbside picks for those who feel more comfortable not entering the store. As always we are shipping out online orders. If you have any questions, I'm happy to help. Thanks, Paula. I look forward to talking soon.


https://www.shaheens.com/christ_the_king_lexington.html

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CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

Christ the King School develops Character, Knowledge, and Spirit in its students and community by living the Catholic faith through sharing the sacraments, promoting academic excellence, and engaging in service.
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