CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL NEWS NOTES

December 8, 2015

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LEGO ROBOTICS TEAM!

The CKS robot team competed in our regional challenge Saturday at UK, and won the Robot Mechanical Design award! This award is given to a team that develops and designs a mechanically sound robot, that is efficient and capable of performing several challenge missions. We are very proud of these boys and girls. They worked for a minimum of two-and-a-half to 4 hours each week to prepare for this competition with their teacher, Alison Matthews.

FROM THE DESK OF...PRINCIPAL SMITH

12.8.15


Dear Parents,


I just can’t express to you how heart-warming it is to walk through our building to see all the wonderful things going on at our school. It is so hard to give you a picture in writing. Mr. Howard invited me down to hear our 6th grade chorus students sing Bethlehem Child. What a beautiful job! On my way back to the office, I also heard the band preparing for the Christmas program and saw the creative art hung on the walls as I walked down the hall.


On Mondays, I meet with our administrators in the morning and the staff in the afternoon. We discuss the week ahead and plot out ways to make each day better. We discussed our all-school mass, science fair, spirit day, several parish meetings, and preparations for our full faculty meeting. And that was just for Tuesday!

We also reviewed the other events going on during the week, including the PTO meeting, PreK3 parent dinner, our middle school guest speaker, upcoming strategic planning meeting, school reconciliation, parent meetings, field trips, and diocesan meetings. There is also a lot going on at Christ the King School!


Mrs. Amy Smith attended a local professional development with our middle school teachers on Monday. She has organized numerous professional development opportunities for teachers, and presented to them as well. She will present with Miss Muth at full faculty about WeatherBug, and is currently working with our teachers to update our math curriculum, and with the Parent Discipleship Committee, to develop more faith connections between school and home.


Mrs. Michelle Klein is working to prepare our Principal’s Breakfast next Monday. Mrs. Perkins sent those invitations out today. Mrs. Klein is meeting with Faith First coaches and Mr. Alan Turner this week to determine our Faith First basketball teams. She is working on scheduling for MAP testing so middle school can get the most out of their day, and assists Mrs. Thompson in proctoring the tests. Mrs. Klein spends time overseeing student discipline, and works closely with our counselor, Dr. Christine Gibson, and Success coordinator, Mrs. Stephanie Hall, to review and meet student needs.


Mrs. Klein and Mrs. Gibson have several other items they are working on, including student issues, gifted classes, service projects, and plans for upcoming events. We review other plans for the full faculty meeting, which also entails a presentation from our Success team, Stephanie Hall and Kathy Kiffmeyer.


We also made sure to get the St. Nicholas treats out to the students before prayer and dismissal. The students were excited about their treats. On my way around the building, I got to see Mrs. Bobart’s class reviewing history facts with their Smartboard and iPads. Third grade was reviewing the events for the next day, and fifth grade students were finishing up some independent work at their seats. Some classes were in specials and some teachers were meeting together to plan collaborative work.


This is just a glimpse of our day, which is also interwoven with many teachers, parents, and students in and out of our offices, lots of problem solving, putting out fires, encouraging, directing, and assisting our faculty, staff, children, parents, and guests. I am thankful for all the hard work and dedication ever present in the building, and I know you are, too. It was a good day at Christ the King!


We are blessed!


Paula Smith, Ed.S.

Acting Principal

Christ the King School

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CKS STUDENTS GIVE...

There are several opportunities during this time of the year to help those in need. We hope you will encourage your children to share with the less fortunate.

LEXINGTON WOMEN'S CLUB Clothing Drive - Each grade level is asked to bring certain items to help with this important community project. See http://ctkschool.net/cks/parents/webnotesfor more information regarding what each grade level is contributing.

PENNY WARS - We are hosting a "Penny War" to help CKS graduate Christian Cole and his group of missionaries from Lexington Catholic, as they head off to Haiti at the end of the month as part of his mission to build homes and gather tuition funds. Students bring your pennies to be the winner of a class party!

FAITH AND COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS STORE

SOUTHLAND CHRISTIAN, RICHMOND ROAD CAMPUS

Dec. 16, 17, 18

8:00AM-8:00PM


Share the joy of the Season: a Family project of giving to others


VOLUNTEERS AND TOYS NEEDED!!!

Families are asked to CLEAN OUT THEIR CLOSETS and donate gently used, pre-loved toys, books and games to share with children in need in our community. These are children for whom, without the generous support of people of faith in our community, Christmas would have been just another day without. 18,500+ children benefited from the 2014 Faith and Community Christmas Store.


COLLECTION POD - Located in CKS back parking lot


All donations are tax deductible


SET UP VOLUNTEER TIMES (drop in any time)

Friday Dec. 11: 10a-5p Saturday Dec. 12: 10a-2p

Monday Dec. 14: 10a-5p Tuesday Dec. 15: 10a-5p


STORE VOLUNTEERS (MUST sign up for shifts)

Wednesday Dec. 16 Thursday Dec.17 Friday Dec. 18

Shifts: 8a-12p 12noon-4p 4p-8p

Personal shoppers, Inventory, Food distribution, Carriers


Call: (859) 514-7210 email:caclex2000@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP ON LINE:


Website:www.godsnet.info

OVER 23% OF THE CHILDREN IN FAYETTE COUNTY LIVE IN POVERTY:

LET’S MAKE CHRISTMAS A TIME OF JOY!!

STAFF CHRISTMAS FUND

For the past several years, the parents of CKS have had the opportunity to contribute to a Christmas fund in lieu of, or in addition to, individual gifts. The donations to the Staff Christmas Fund are divided among the entire staff, and are a wonderful way for us to say “thank you” to our children’s teachers and support staff. All teachers and staff at CKS appreciate this kind and simple show of thanks for their continuous hard work and dedication to our children.


Please consider contributing to the Staff Christmas Fund. A suggested contribution is $10-$15 per child, but any amount is appreciated. Checks should be made payable to Christ the King School, and placed in an envelope marked "Staff Christmas fund" along with the form available at http://ctkschool.net/cks/parents/webnotes under Special Opportunities.


A Christmas card will be sent to each staff member from all of the contributors, with our gift, a week before Christmas.


Many thanks and blessings throughout the holiday season!


Sincerely,

Gail Carman


Deadline: 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11th

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MIDDLE SCHOOL THANKS THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Thanks to the generosity of the CTK Knights of Columbus, the middle school science lab was able to purchase four cordless microscopes. We are very grateful for their generosity!

First Trimester Principal's List & Honor Roll

First Trimester Principal’s List 2015

Carter Allen, Evan Bishop, Camron Brownell, Michael Pratt Cashman, Alexandra Clark,

Anna Kate deMovellan, Lucy deMovellan, Matthys DeGraff, Shannon Donworth, Hunter Dougherty,

Abby Jane Hammond, Jansen Hollan, Daniel Lee, Caleb Lilly, Ava O’Bryan,

Ryder Prickett, Addison Vieth,

Jack Blandford, Evelyn Dugan, Bennett Williams, Rowen Williams,

Drew Bowles, Ethan Crump, Max DeGraff, Dylan Ginnan, Robert Hall,

Sky Howell, Jaycie Mair, Graham Miniard, Lucy Nash, Molly Thompson,

Harry Tibe, Julianne Timmons, Julia Walker, Nikki Yost,

Emmy Kay Adair, Olivia Arms, Laura Banahan, Rives Cashman, Ty Hamm,

Jordan Herzog, Bennett Kirn, Gavin Klein, Chloe Martin, Jack Monday,

Emily Scanlon, Lauren Schoff, Duncan Strother, Grace Walkerk Baylor Woodall,

Emma James Bryant, Anna Cole, Connor Edwards, Hannah Gilligan, Jack Hanna,

Jackson Klein, Evelyn Lane, Matthew Meegan, Jack Nash, Abbey Rowe,

John Martin Simms, Emma Vick, Callie West, John Davis Woodall,

Benjamin Adair, Wyatt Combs, Zach DeGraff, McKenna Hamm, Gracie Hardy,

Audrey Harper, Wilson Hourigan, Elise Minion, Sydney Schoff, Jackson Smith,

Connor Sutton


First Trimester Honor Roll 2015

Addison Boggs, Delaney Bowles, James Bruggeman, Pairan Cooke, David Dalton,

Caroline Duffy, Josh Edwards, Drue Eliot, Thomas Gerke, Lauren Gohmann,

Ryan Harward, Abbey Hester, Alaina Howell, Robbie Jenkins, Pierre-Louis Kauffmann,

Jonathan Keller, Kayla Mattingly, Aiden Pflugner, Jack Sams, Ellie Shafer,

Lucy Simms, Izzy Skinner, Gage Tewell IV, Jack Vincent, Jack Walker,

Olivia Watson, Carson Wells,

Hamilton Edelen, Wade Edelen, Dawson Eliot, Riley Farber, Caleb Finley,

Grant Gambrell, Walton Gaunce, Farris Grau, Lucy Griffeth, Audrey Haines,

Caroline Holbrook, Maysie Houlihan, Ava Jones, Nolan Kelly, Lydia Kennedy,

Charlie Lambert, Owen Lane, Reece Martin, Vanessa McCaughley, Anna Claire Meegan,

Elle Peterson, Trey Rafter, Taylor Price Rogers, Sydney Simms,

Michael Blanch, Jack Bryant, Morgan Cameron, Katie Carman, Jacob Felix,

Matty Fuentealba, Josh Harney, Mary-Claire Harris, Christopher Keller, Wyatt Miniard,

Cole Montgomery, Josie Murray, Benjamin Reynolds, John Clayton Sanders, Samantha Schnelle,

Rylee Schrader, Cassidy Smith, John Williamson, Raleigh Winton, Holland Barnett,

Caroline Bassetti, Valeria Casas-Lopez, Tim Cashen, John Paul Dalton, Collin Duffy,

Katie Fightmaster, Andrew Finley, Zoe Florence, Jeff Frazier, Griffin Gaunce,

Jack Gohmann, Katherine Hampton, Adam Harward, Samantha Hester, Marielle Hosinski,

Gabby Kauffmann, Madeline Lambert, Logan Lawrence, Martha Lee McCarty, Makenzie Noland,

Lily Regan, McCain Simms,

Benton Ballinger, Lincoln Comb,s Charlie Dugan, Rory Fuentealba, Anna Gradek,

Joseph Gradek, Pearce Hall, Lawson Handel, Evan Harney, Nina Jazdzewski,

Daniel Kessler, Emma Logan, Claire Pilson, Beau Shackelford, Lucia Troiano,

Ryan Visser, Katherine Wathen,

Maggie Corbett, Lauren Dome, Kyle Duell, Justin Felix, Anna Hamilton,

Isabelle Kauffmann, Hannah Mudd, Cassidy Noland, Lucy Boone Pannell, MaryMichael Reynolds,

Shelby Russell, Ann Marie Sanders, Emily Sawyer, Anna Schickel, Sheridan Schrader,

Tyler Smith, Maggie Vollet, Maddie Yohon

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SPANISH CLUB

Kindergarten & Elementary Spanish Club


Topic: My House


Come and have fun while you learn to describe house rooms, family members, house chores and much more… Spanish Club will provide many opportunities for language practice and cultural activities. Every week, we will be singing songs, playing games, learning phrases and expressions, cooking Mexican food, making art projects, and telling stories.


Duration: 8 weeks The Spanish club starts on January 14th, 2016

Day: Thursdays

Time: 3:15-4:15pm


Cost: $100 per student (Make your check payable to Christ the King School) by January 11th

Siblings $80


Spanish Club Dates:

January 14, 21, 28

February 4, 11, 18, 25

March 3rd


Questions?

Mrs. Lopez

llopez@ckslex.org

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SAVE-THE-DATE

Why should the kids have all the fun? Parents: Line up the sitter, and join us for a PARTY in the gym on Friday, January 22nd, with DJ, food, and drinks. Hosted by the 8th grade parents.

CKS SPIRITWEAR STORE IS NOW OPEN!

Visit the Spirit Shop in the CKS cafeteria. Store hours are Tuesday 7:30-8:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. See you there!

CAFETERIA OPENING

Great hours! Join our team as a dishwasher - Monday-Friday, 10:30a.m.-1:30p.m. Contact Tina Troiano at ckscafe@cdlex.org



And we're looking for parent volunteers for this month. Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445a4a623a0fb6-cafateria/

COME ONE, COME ALL! K of C POSTER CONTEST!

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CATECHESIS FOR CHILDREN


FRIDAY NIGHT CATECHESIS

FOR CHILDREN


AGES 0-12

6:00-9:00 p.m.

$20 Per Family


Activities, Movie, Pizza, & Popcorn

January 29, February 12, March 18, April 18 & May 6


See http://ctkschool.net/cks/parents/webnotes under Events in the Diocese. Questions? Karen Kirkland ctkccd@cdlex.org

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LCH



We are now accepting applications for our Air + Space Academy. You'll find the application at _________. Completed applications will be accepted December 2, 2015- January 29, 2016.


MKS Car, Cash and More Raffle Sponsored by The Healy Family McDonald’s: Please purchase and/or help us sell tickets and support Lexington Catholic High School! Remaining Early Bird Drawings are in December and January leading up to Grand Prize Drawing at Mid-Knight Stakes on February 6, 2016 for a 2016 Chrysler on Nicholasville Jeep Renegade Latitude or $25,000 cash. All winning tickets from our Early Bird Drawings are reentered for all the drawings. Tickets are $100 each. 1000 tickets printed. Tickets are available in the LCHS Front Office, President's House or you can contact Debra Ritchie debra.ritchie.ky@gmail.com (859-619-5363), Laura Prewitt lsp1969@aol.com (859-321-3116) or Pam Schneider, Director of Events and Alumni Relations, pschneider@lexingtoncatholic.com (859-277-7183, ext. 306). Please visit http://www.lexingtoncatholic.com/MKSinfo.html for all the raffle details!

SAVE THE DATES

December 9 - PTO meeting 8:00 a.m. PLC Room G
December 15- Christmas Program Grades 1-8 at 7:00 p.m.
December 18 - All-School Mass at 8:00 a.m. ; early dismissal at 1:15 p.m.