The Cardinal's Nest
Volume 86 | Issue 16 | Friday, January 12th, 2024
A Message From The Principal
Dear Christ the King School Families,
As we complete the second week of January and enjoy a three-day weekend (celebrating the birthday and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), I am reminded of Dr. King’s words,“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” I believe Dr. King’s words align perfectly with our philosophy: As an educational community, we seek to provide our students with the knowledge and experiences that will stimulate the growth of the intellectual, spiritual, physical and emotional qualities of each child. CKS provides a caring environment that fosters close interaction between administration, teachers, parents, children and the community (Christ the King Family Handbook, p.4).
As I continue to visit and observe classrooms, I am acutely aware of the emphasis our teachers place on academic excellence within their rigorous teaching practices. Our students learn and thrive in a safe environment that recognizes the needs and potential of each individual, and I continue to feel blessed to be a part of this community.
I wish you all a restful weekend, and I look forward to more activities in the forthcoming weeks.
Included in this newsletter, you will find many announcements as well as photos of this past week - enjoy!!
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!
YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST WINNER SELECTED
Mrs. Gillis and the Yearbook Club thank all students who submitted artwork for this year’s yearbook. There were so many creative submissions it was difficult to choose just one. After voting, the winner is Mila Arnold, a fifth-grade student with a colorful watercolor cardinal theme. Congratulations! The artwork will be returned to each student soon.
BABY WIPES DONATIONS NEEDED FOR ART CLASS
6th Grade Bacteria Experiment
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
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
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)