Columbus Christian School News

October 26, 2018

A Note From Mrs. Donnell

November is almost here! Can you believe it? Last week was a very busy week, we had multiple field trips across all grades. Our Sophomore, Junior and Senior students were able to take a trip to the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) in Jennings County and got to be one of the first groups to tour the new Ivy Tech Cyber Security Academy, located on the MUTC base. MUTC is one of the largest training centers in this area for military and first responders all over Indiana. It was a very impressive trip and we enjoyed some Mexican food at Las Chalupas in North Vernon. Thank you to all of the folks who volunteered to transport our students.

Many of our elementary students visited the local pumpkin patches in the last couple of weeks. We have been in prayer for our CCS Volleyball team this week. They have been in Tennessee representing CCS and Christ’s Kingdom. As always, they have represented well.

May each of you get out this weekend and enjoy God’s beauty and find the hidden blessings in all God’s glory.


Mrs. Donnell

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Elementary Chapel

Speaker: Pastor Albertson, Neighborhood Church of God

Topic: Jesus wants to make himself known to you, forgive you of your sins and give you life abundantly.

Scripture: Mark 5:1-20

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Chapel Elem 10 - 24 - 18 by Columbus Christian School

Middle & High School Chapel

Speaker: Pastor Albertson, Neighborhood Church of God

Topic: Making Jesus the Lord of your life every day.

Scripture: Matthew 7:24-27

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Chapel MSHS 10 - 24 - 18 by Columbus Christian School
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CCS Annual Tradition For Elementary Students

Every year, the elementary students memorize Luke 2:1-20 and recite it together during their Christmas program.
Luke 2:1-20

Click here to access Luke 2:1-20

Fundraiser for Senior Trip

The Senior Class of 2019 is working to raise funds for their senior trip to New York City. They will be offering a Family Photo Shoot Friday, Nov. 2 / 5-9PM and Saturday, Nov. 3 / 9AM-5PM at Columbus Christian School. Receive 5 images for $25. It's a great way to get your Christmas family photo session in before Christmas!

Register at

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Enjoying the fall weather last week!

1st Grade Tradition

First grade enjoyed one of their favorite field trips of the year - a fall fun day at Mrs. Bond’s parents house! The pictures say it all! So thankful for our extended CCS family.
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9th graders learn new Spanish words by playing a Spanish game. Check it out!
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JOY Fearlessly

This month our CCS MS/HS will be learning what it looks like to show JOY fearlessly. Please join us in encouraging your student(s) when they demonstrate this "focus-fruit" at home!

We are excited to see how the Holy Spirit will transform the hearts and minds of these young fruit-bearers!

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PTF has a private Facebook page Christian School PTF - Columbus, IN

Join the private PTF page to stay up to date on behind-the-scenes happenings at CCS.

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Next Collection: SPRING

Box Tops make a huge difference for our children’s schools. A huge THANK YOU to everyone out there for clipping! Keep up the good work!

Save your clippings for the Spring Box Top Battle!

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Get the CCS Athletic Schedule delivered right to your phone!

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The Drama Department presents...

"You Can't Take It With You"

Show dates: Nov. 9 & 10

Doors open at 6:30 show starts at 7:00

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, 3 and under are free.

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Mortgage Match

The thermometer is moving up! CCS has been blessed with an anonymous donor who is willing to match every dollar given toward the school building loan with a two dollar match. A 2 for 1 mortgage match to pay off the existing debt. Here's the catch...the offer is only good for October, November, and December of 2018. Read the letter below to learn more about it and prayerfully consider if God wants you to help.
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Thank you for lunch, PTF!

PTF provided lunch for all the teachers and staff today! What a much needed treat!

Photo Retakes November 1st

Photo Retake/Absent day is coming up on November 1st. Anybody that wants retakes will need to bring back the entire photo packet. They will NOT need to fill out any paperwork. If there are new students they will need to be photographed that day also. If the new students or those that were not photographed on original picture day want to order photos they can do so online at


CHANGE IN PICK-UP LINE: Due to the amount of glare on the car windows, the pick-up crew has requested that name tags be placed on the passenger window of the car door instead of the front windshield. Thank you for your patience as we try to make improvements!

Do you have pictures to share?

CCS is looking for pictures of field trips, athletic games, extra curricular activities, etc. to put into the yearbook. Please send your pictures to
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National Veteran's Day is November 12th

CCS is planning some special events on campus to celebrate those who fought for our freedom. Please help us honor them by sending their name, branch of service and your relationship (dad, brother, aunt etc.) to: Lori at - and stay tuned for further event information! Combined Veteran's Day Chapel - November 14th at 9:00am.

SAVE THE DATE: November 29

Mark your calendars for this Christmas concert on Thursday, November 29th, 7pm downtown at the Commons!

CCS is gifting this free family-friendly concert to our community! Invite your family, friends and church to join us in welcoming in the season celebrating the birth of our Savior - Vintage style! Here’s a little taste...

How's the transition going?

We are so grateful that you chose CCS for your family and we care about your transition this school year. Here are a couple of articles from families that have transitioned from both the public school setting and homeschool setting to CCS. They have graciously shared their honest advice about their transition to CCS. Take a look and see if it will help you in your transition. If you have any questions, please know that you can email Mr. Wildey at or Mrs. Donnell at They would love to hear from you!

CCS Before School Care (K-12th grade)

CCS Before School Care (K-12th grade)

Before-School Care hours are 7:00 am - 7:30 am Monday-Friday. Mr. Brian Buterbaugh is volunteering his time as part of his ministry to the youth of CCS. Free-will donations may be paid to Mrs. Tammy Harvey in the main office.

ParentsWeb - RenWeb School Management Software

Want to get more involved in your child’s academic progress and future success – all via the Internet! See your child’s grades, attendance, homework and conduct, as well as other useful school information. You can also communicate with teachers and other school staff online whenever necessary. All you need is an Internet-capable computer. For more information on how to access RenWeb, click here: Parent Login Instructions

Be the first to know when school is cancelled or delayed!

Get important information from your child's teacher and school with the free Remind app. It's easy to use. Follow the instructions here.
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Background Check Must Be On File

All family members who anticipate volunteering in the school, going on field trips, attending school functions, even driving MS/HS kids to the retreat MUST have a Volunteer Application/Background Check on file with CCS. Please pick up a form at the Crusader Connection (located just outside the office door) and return to the office.


Heading back to school is an exciting time of year for students. As students go back to school, it is important that they eat healthy, stay active, and are up to date on their immunizations. The Bartholomew County Health Department would like to help you make sure your child is up to date. Call 812-379-1555 option 1 to check immunization status and make an appointment. Publicly funded program for those uninsured and underinsured to receive immunizations at no charge. Most insurances also accepted. Click here to view the 2018-19 Required & Recommended School Immunizations.

Theresa Forkert RN

Bartholomew County Health Department

2675 Foxpointe Drive Suite B

Columbus, IN 47203

812-379-1555, Ext 1 (office)


School Documents & Forms

2018-19 Year Calendar, FAQ Sheet, Volunteer Background Check, Family Covenant, Internet & Electronic Device User Agreement, Student Handbook and more.


Picture Retakes

Thursday, November 1

PTF Quarterly Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 8 / 3:30PM

CCS Drama Comedy Program, You Can't Take It With You

Friday, Nov. 9 & Saturday, Nov. 10

Doors Open at 6:30PM

Show at 7:00PM

LEGO Robotics Competition

Saturday, Nov. 10

Scholastic Book Fair

November 12-20

2HR Delay for Staff Professional Development

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Veterans Day Combined Chapel

Wednesday, Nov. 14 / 9:00AM

Mid Term Ends

Friday, Nov.16

Thanksgiving Break

November 21-23

Tim Shelton's A Very Vintage Christmas Concert

The Commons / Free concert hosted by CCS

Thursday, November 29

Doors Open at 6:00PM

Concert at 7:00PM

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SING! at First Christian Church

Keith and Kristyn Getty writers of In Christ Alone and other

modern favorites present SING! Sunday, November 11 | 7:00pm

Keith & Kristyn Getty and their band of top Irish and American musicians, fuzing Bluegrass, Irish folk, modern and classical sounds will lead an exciting evening of celebration and singing.

In 2017, Keith Getty was honored as an “Officer Of The Order Of The British Empire” by Queen Elizabeth for his contributions to modern hymn writing. The Getty’s and their band have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and London’s Royal Albert Hall. Their Irish Christmas concert has been televised to more than 45 million homes. (

Get your tickets now for this exciting concert at First Christian Church, Columbus on Sunday, November 11 at 7:00pm or online at

(click SING on the home page) or in the office during the week.

Check them out at:

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