The Cardinal's Nest
Volume 86 | Issue 17 | Friday, January 19th, 2024
A Message From The Principal
Dear Christ the King School Families,
Happy Friday!! Brrrrr...what a cold week we have encountered. Although I feel I am finally acclimating to Vermont’s weather conditions (it’s been a balmy 77 in Miami this past week), I am still in awe of the resilience of everyone choosing to live in this state. This morning, I enjoyed watching (and high-fiving!) students braving the cold as they slid down the biggest slide at incredible (but safe!) speeds, landing on their feet! I believe these moments are so incredibly important, and I am reminded of our purpose in this world through the words of C.S. Lewis: “Don’t shine so that others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see HIM.” To be a part of CKS is a true blessing.
Because Father was away at a Diosecan retreat, Holy Mass was offered today, with the 3rd grade hosting. Next Wednesday, the 2nd graders will be hosting the Holy Mass.
Tonight, the Semi-Formal Dance will be occurring, and I am quite certain students will enjoy themselves immensely. Thank you to all those who are helping with this event!
Many events are scheduled for next week, and the information for Catholic Schools Week will be sent shortly. I am so excited to be a part of this full week!!
It is our hope everyone is able to rest and remain warm this weekend.
Finally, of course, included in this newsletter, you will find many announcements as well as photos of this past week - enjoy!!
1/28-2/3 - Catholic Schools Week
2/5 - PTO Meeting 6PM
2/9 - Noon Dismissal End of 2nd Trimester
2/12 - NO SCHOOL
2/16 - Popcorn Friday
2/26-3/1 - NO SCHOOL WINTER BREAK
3/11 - PTO Meeting 6pm
3/15 - Popcorn Friday
3/28 - Noon Dismissal
3/29 - NO SCHOOL - GOOD FRIDAY
4/1 - NO SCHOOL - EASTER MONDAY
DON'T DROP KIDS OFF IN THE MORNING UNTIL A CKS STAFF MEMBER IS PRESENT
- Parents cannot park in the upper parking lot when dropping off their children for safety reasons.
- No Parking in the middle parking lot at drop off or dismissal
Thank you for continuing to make pick-up and drop-off safe for all!
PRESCHOOL MAKING WALRUSES
SUPER BOWL SQUARES AVAILABLE NOW
We’re happy to announce the return of a fan-favorite fundraiser that brought excitement and success last year – CKS Squares for the Big Football Game with a Copyrighted Name!
Why should you join? Not only is it a thrilling way to enjoy the big game, but profits from the squares will go towards Teacher Appreciation Week and help fund some new playground equipment.
Last year’s fundraiser was a hit, thanks to your incredible support. With the funds raised, we were able to welcome a brand new (and much more pleasant smelling) Carl the Cardinal to campus.
Here’s what you need to know about the CKS Squares:
- Each square is priced at $25, they sold out quickly last year, so don’t wait too long to secure yours!
- The payouts are as follows:
o $250 for the First Quarter
o $350 for Half Time
o $250 for the Third Quarter
o $350 for the Final Score
- New for this year: Each square purchased automatically assigns you four sets of numbers – one for each quarter. No worries about being stuck with a bad set of numbers for the entire game!
There’s more! This year, in addition to the fundraiser, we’ve got an exciting opportunity for our students. We will be hosting a CKS student squares, where each student will be assigned a free square for a chance to win fantastic CKS prizes. Keep an eye out for the grid to come your way soon!
To purchase a square or more, go to: CKS Squares
Let’s make this year's CKS Squares fundraiser even more successful than before!
Thank you for being part of our amazing CKS community!
YEARBOOK DEDICATIONS AND ADVERTISEMENTS
Do you want to dedicate words of encouragement to your 8th grader or advertise your business in the school’s yearbook? Yearbook dedications can display pictures of your graduating student or have your business logo advertised.
Feel free to support your child’s future endeavors, their past accomplishments, or endorse your business as a CKS Booster. Please have ads or dedications ready for print in the highest resolution. If you would like us to put one together, please provide us with text and images. Dedications and Advertisements are due by February 2nd. The payment for this will be processed through FACTS.
BABY WIPES DONATIONS NEEDED FOR ART CLASS
PARENT EDUCATION TOOLS: SMARTPHONES vs. SMART KIDS
Jonathan Haidt: Smartphones vs. Smart Kids: Bestselling author and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt shares research findings from his upcoming book, The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness. He addresses the many unsettling connections between social media and the wellbeing of today’s students—with a call to action to rescue our kids. https://youtu.be/yVq4ARIlNVg?si=bng5anHSt2HCbvpT
REGISTER FOR CKS WINTER BREAK CAMP BY JAN 26TH
It's hard to believe that we are already preparing for February break, but here we are!
We will be running a camp during the week of February break at Christ the King. Ms. Hannah has been busy preparing a week of arts and crafts and is excited to welcome students to camp!
When: 2/26 - 3/1 8:30am - 4:30pm
Cost: $300 for the full week; those families who are interested in a partial week can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss those options.
If you would like to register your child, please fill out the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/6EhCUMJVo6BzLexd6
Registration closes on Friday, January 26th at noon. Please ensure that you have registered by that date to guarantee placement for your child.
SUBSTITUTES - WE NEED THEM!
CKS needs people to help with afterschool and be substitute teachers. Anyone with a high school diploma (or higher) is encouraged to apply! Reach out to Mrs. Williams for more information: email@example.com
8TH GRADE CAN AND BOTTLE DRIVE
THANK YOU VERMONT TEDDY BEAR AND LAWSON FAMILY
The good people at Vermont Teddy Bear donated some adorable bears to support our fall Super Raffle. The Lawson family were one of the lucky winners and they asked that this sweet bear be donated to the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations (CUSI). Today Det. Peatman stopped by CKS to pick up the gift. CUSI responds to very challenging and tragic crimes involving children and we pray this bear can help bring comfort to a child during a sad and scary time. Thank you Lawsons for your kindness, VTB for your generous donation, and CUSI for your work protecting children and families.
NEWS FROM THE COMMUNITY
Deadline for submissions to The Cardinal's Nest: Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to Jon Hughes
"May grace and peace be yours in abundance.”
(1 Peter 1:3)