The Bear Bulletin

Christ the King Catholic School's Bi-Weekly Newsletter

February 11, 2021

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

Celebrating our Nation

Last Monday, Catholic Schools Week began by recognizing the positive impact Catholic schools have on our nation. Students celebrated by wearing red, white, and blue, enjoying a bomb pop at recess, and beginning the “Love Your Neighbor” kindness challenge.
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Celebrating Our School

Students and teachers showed their school spirit last Tuesday as we celebrated our school. We also celebrated the “Day of Giving” with the $8,000 in proceeds benefiting the school by providing needs-based scholarships, teacher benefits, and school programs. Thank you to all the donors who made a contribution and to Tacos Godoy food truck for donating a percentage if their proceeds from Tuesday night to the "Day of Giving".

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Celebrating our Students

We’re CRAZY about our Catholic school and it showed with all the crazy hair! In addition to the fun and funky hairstyles students also got Dunkin Donuts for a special treat this morning. Plus, the “Kids Choice Lunch” students voted on was served in the cafeteria for lunch. Christ the King Catholic School is special because of the students who fill it every day and we were happy to celebrate them for Catholic Schools Week.
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Celebrating our Faculty, Staff, and Priests

Catholic Schools Week continued with the celebration of our faculty, staff, and priests! Everyone felt extra appreciated today with “thank you” notes from our 6th grade students and a yummy PTO lunch! Plus, it was a “Blast from the Past” casual day…so many decades were represented! We truly have an incredible staff at Christ the King. This year they have gone the extra mile to educate our students and keep them safe. What a blessing to our school!
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Celebrating Faith and Vocations

We squeezed in all the Catholic school fun today! In celebration of the Super Bowl students and teachers wore their favorite team jersey, plus it was PTO Pizza Day and Early Dismissal! The theme of our day was “Celebrating Faith and Vocations”. Students, parents, and grandparents tuned in to our virtual All School Mass and students got an extra special treat when they received “virtual hugs” from our alumni priests and seminarians. What a fun Catholic Schools Week!
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Virtual Hugs

Alumni priests and seminarians surprised our students with "virtual hugs" last week in honor of Catholic Schools Week.

CTK Students Love Their Catholic School

Our students’ love of their school showed during a recent activity they completed during Catholic Schools Week. Their assignment was to draw something that they think makes our school special. Take a look to see how our students think we are different where it counts.

Praying the Rosary

Mrs. Bearden’s class took advantage of the beautiful weather last week to visit the columbarium and pray the rosary.
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Super Bowl Rivalry

There was a friendly rivalry going on between a couple of teacher “neighbors” at CTK. Leading up to the Super Bowl there was some fun mischief, including sneaking team memorabilia into classrooms and pirate hats for students.
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Kindergarten Can Drive

Last week Helping Hand received more than 400 canned good items from Christ the King School’s kindergarteners. Each of the 4 kindergarten classes hit their goal of bringing in 100 cans for the 100th Day of School. The teachers thought it was a good way to teach our kids to love our neighbor as Jesus calls to, and to not forget to be charitable during this pandemic. When Mrs. Luyet delivered the cans the director began to cry. They have had to turn people away over the last several months because donations are down. Another example of how Christ the King Catholic School is different where it counts.
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Building in Pre-K

Pre-K students have been learning about construction and tools. They've also been working on building snowmen, puzzles, and graphing with conversation hearts.
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6th Grade Interviews

Sixth grade students interviewed each other about the challenges, learnings, and blessings they have faced during the pandemic.
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Yummy Gummy Math

Jr. High students had fun creating structures out of fruit snacks and toothpicks. Eighth graders measured the height of each of their towers and analyzed their data to find the linear regression and line of best fit. Seventh graders looked for proportional relationships. Who knew math could be so yummy and gummy!
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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Former Bear Making a Difference

Stephanie Verdaris ’14 is making a difference in her community through her initiative to bring ASL to the University of Arkansas. The University of Arkansas Associated Student Government article states that Stephanie serves as the Director of Academic Affairs, the Director of Mentorship for Freshman Leadership Forum, and the Involvement Chair for Phi Mu.

In the article Stephanie says, “I have been working on bringing American Sign Language to our campus because I recognize the great need for interpreters and expanding communication in this incredible community, especially in Northwest Arkansas. The potential of having a course at the U of A that can connect students to the deaf and hard of hearing community drives my passion for this initiative.”

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FAMILY FAITH FORMATION

Lenten Interviews

One of our Family Faith Formation Committee members interviewed some Christ the King students who live in his neighborhood to see what they're giving up for Lent. Watch the video below to see what they have to say!

Lent interview
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THE BEAR DEN

AAA Basketball Season Wraps Up

The AAA Firecrackers and Mounties seasons came to end last week. Congratulations to the 11 CTK 7th and 8th grade Bears who had the opportunity to play for these teams. They exhibited integrity, sportsmanship, and determination throughout the season. At their last game, the 8th graders were honored at a rose ceremony.
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Spring Sports

Soccer and Track are right around the corner! Be on the lookout for sign-ups in mid-February.
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KEEP IN TOUCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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