CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL NEWS NOTES
November 17, 2015
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL...
I had several teachers come to me today and say, “Please send out another email blast to our parents. Tell them to come hear Candace tonight.“ It was great to spend time with Candace Meyer, creator of the Minds In Motion program. She came to speak with many of our teachers from across the diocese today. She is so passionate about her mission to help our children excel in school and in life. It was also great to see our teachers equally excited about Minds In Motion.
Candace vows to help teachers and parents change the direction children are going. We have learned how the lack of play and not doing things for themselves are negatively affecting our children’s development. We know that motor skills must precede cognitive learning. Lack of movement is having devastating effects on their vestibular system, which impairs their balance, and in turn has an impact on their learning, their athletic abilities, and even their social and emotional well-being. When children move better, they learn better!
Please join us tonight in Hehman Hall from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. You won’t regret it!
Paula Smith, Ed.S.
Christ the King School
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KYA REPRESENTATIVES!
We are so proud of our students who attended KYA (Kentucky Youth Assembly) in Lousiville last weekend. It was a record shattering year for CKS as two of our bills were passed into law, Maggie Vollet won the Outstanding Delegate award for CKS and Lauren Dome won the Outstanding Speaker Award for participating in all debates and having insightful things to say that would add to the debate and help make the legislative process as effective as possible.
Here is a recap of the CKS bills' passed by the KYA General Assembly:
Bill # 1 An act to have life skill classes taught in middle schools in the State of Kentucky. By Emily Sawyer, Lauren Dome, Anna Schickel, Anna Hamilton
Bill #2 An act to have sign language as an option as a foreign language in high school, middle school, and elementary school. By Maggie Corbett, Sheridan Schrader, Maggie Vollet, McKenna Hamm.
Both of these bills passed the Senate and the House of Representatives, and were then signed into law by the KYA Governor.
SIP & SHOP RAFFLE ITEMS
HOPE CENTER DINNER
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 athttp://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!
Deadline: 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11th
BAKE SALE & PUCCINI'S NIGHT
Wednesday, Nov. 18th, we are having a bake sale during lunch to raise money for the ABLE mission trip to Jamaica. Brownies and cookies will be for sale, so bring cash...it's 2 treats for $1!
Monday, Nov, 30th, Puccini's in Chevy Chase will donate 10% of their profits to the ABLE mission to Jamaica. Stop to eat in or carry out, and help this wonderful mission.
CATECHESIS FOR CHILDREN
Parent Reception/Coffee: Lexington Catholic invites 6th, 7th, and 8th grade parents to an informative and interactive reception on Thursday, November 19th, in the High Marks Center.
8:00 am Coffee and light breakfast
8:15 am Student and staff presentations
Visit with LCHS faculty/staff to learn about the academic experience and tradition of excellence at Lexington Catholic.
It’s a Wonderful Life, Live Radio Show: Production dates are November 18th, 19th, and 21st at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Hope you can come out for the show!
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 a Grand Prize Drawing at Mid-Knight Stakes on February 6, 2016, for a 2016 Jeep Renegade Latitude or $25,000 cash from Chrysler on Nicholasville. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (859-619-5363), Laura Prewitt email@example.com (859-321-3116) or Pam Schneider, Director of Events and Alumni Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org (859-277-7183, ext. 306). Please visit http://www.lexingtoncatholic.com/MKSinfo.html for all the raffle details!
SAVE THE DATES
November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Break No School
December 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception: All-School Mass at 8:00 a.m.
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.