Columbus Christian School News
March 9, 2018
A Note from the Principal
Finding God in Daylight Savings Time may sound like a strange idea. But the biannual ritual of changing our clocks can serve as a powerful reminder of why Jesus said, “As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.” (John 9:4 NIV)
In 1916, Germany and the United Kingdom put Daylight Saving Time (DST) into practice during World War I. The U. S. instituted DST in 1918 in order to conserve fuel needed to produce electricity. Most areas reverted to standard time after the war. In 1942, the United States reinstated DST for the duration of World War II.
The Uniform Time Act of 1966 established a system of uniform DST throughout the country, except for states that voted to stay on standard time. Proponents of DST point out the reduction in energy consumption. Opponents claim that the benefit doesn’t justify the adjustment of clocks twice a year and note that the disruption of sleep patterns in the spring corresponds to a spike in the number of serious auto accidents.
In the spiritual realm, this biannual changing of the clocks can serve as a reminder that we have a limited time on this earth. Jesus was keenly aware that he had only three years to carry out his earthly ministry. He wanted his followers to have that same awareness and dedication to their God-given assignments. Jesus made the most of his “daylight” and accomplished his mission before he died.
We live in the day of salvation when God’s grace shines like the sun. We need to be about the business of bringing others into his Kingdom. But time is short. God has fixed the date, since the foundation of the world, when this present age will end. We don’t know how brief our life will be. While we’re changing our clocks, we can be finding God in Daylight Savings Time if we renew our commitment to make the most of our days by serving Him.
© Dianne Neal Matthews (www.DianneNealMatthews.com).
Don’t forget to “spring” your clocks forward on March 10th and enjoy your Spring Break! See you back at CCS on March 22nd!
Open House Invitation
Do you have friends and family members who wonder what a PreK-12th grade Christian education looks like? Now you can show them!
Come! and invite your friends to our All-School Open House on Thursday, April 19th from 5:30-7:30pm. This will be an evening where both current and future families can witness Christ-centered academic instruction, see results of athletic excellence and experience worship through the arts.
Are you or your child curious about what the transition looks like from Kindergarten to elementary, elementary to middle school or middle school to high school? Come get a taste!
In the coming weeks, we will have open house promotional materials for our families and staff to share at your churches, in social groups, and with your family and friends. We will also be asking for and depending on your participation to showcase what God is doing at Columbus Christian.
Please begin praying for this event and for attending families who are weighing what public, private and home school options could look like for their child. We all know what that is like! There are exciting things happening and together we look forward to giving God the glory for His work in and through the lives of students, families and Columbus Christian School.
Jr. & Sr. High Chapel
- Have you embraced the gospel in salvation?
- Are you experiencing difficult circumstances or painful trials? Are you prepared for them?
- Are you waiting eagerly for the day of Christ's appearing or just living in the moment trying to hold onto that which does not last?
- Are you using your experiences as platforms to share the gospel?
- In what do you patiently place your hope? Will your hope hold in the greatest of tragedy?
Priest - He's suppose to be a godly leader - he walks by the hurt man.
Levite - He assists the priest - he walks by the hurt man.
Samaritan - Samaritans and Jews did not get along; kind of like Colts and Patriots, on a smaller scale. He is who you would expect to walk on by but instead he's the only one who does stop to help the man.
He saw the Jew not as a "Jew" but as someone created by God, therefore he had compassion. We are not all created the same. We should see people as people, like the Samaritan. Practice the Golden Rule with everyone.
Kindergarten field trip to Not Just Popcorn
Let's Go Fly A Kite!
Third Grade PBL
Fourth Grade Field Trip
Fifth & Sixth Grade see Randy Ollis at Library
Fifth Grade STEM Challenge:
Spanish 1 at Riviera Maya
This week Spanish 1 students learned new food vocabulary and how to order in Spanish. They celebrated by eating lunch at Riviera Maya. Muy delicioso!
Congratulations Box Top Battle Winners
Hurry in for your Father/Daughter Dance ticket. One ticket per couple!
Please remember to go to MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548 to request a FREE Energy Kit. Our school is participating in the My Energy Kit Challenge through Duke Energy and The National Theatre for Children. The goal of the program is to save energy by giving our families the opportunity to receive a FREE Energy Kit full of items that can be used to save energy around the home.
If our school reaches 100 sign-ups for the FREE kit from our families and staff, we’ll automatically win $250. Please help us win. Go to MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548 to sign up and credit our school.
Please note: Duke Energy provides one free kit per household every 36 months. If you’ve received a FREE kit before, you might be able get another one. Even if you can’t yet get another kit, your sign-up will still help our school!
Elementary Pick-up Procedure, Dress Code, Winter Weather Information, Yearly Calendar, Background Check, Lunch Policy & more!
Save the Date!
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sunday, March 11 (change clocks ahead one hour Saturday night)
March 12-21 (Return to school on 22nd)
Snow Makeup Days
March 22, 23 and April 2
Report Cards Go Home
Tuesday, March 27
Good Friday - No School
Friday, March 30
Friday, March 30 (6:00-9:30)
The Wizard of Oz
March 6 & 7
Doors open at 6:30pm
Show starts at 7:00pm
The Singing Crusaders Choir Concert
Tuesday, April 10
Drive one 4 your school
Drama Dept. Fundraiser
Saturday, April 21
Building Entry During School Hours: Please report to the main office to sign in before entering the rest of the school building during the hours of 8:15 am - 3:00 pm. The main office staff will notify the classroom teacher that you are here.
End of Day Procedures: All parents need to remain in the hallway outside the classroom during dismissal time. If you need to speak with your student’s teacher, please feel free to make an appointment after 3:20 pm.
After Hours Access to Classrooms: After hours access to classrooms need to be on an emergency basis only. If the need arises for your student to get something from their desk, IF the custodial person o staff is available, they may open the door for the student ONLY. The custodial staff person will remain in the class with the student. The student should only get something from his/her own desk.
Thank you for your help in each of these areas. CCS wants to make sure that everyone here is safe and that student’s information remains secure and private.
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