Christ The King School News Notes

May 5, 2020

"You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:31

Message from the Principal

May 5, 2020

Dear CKS Families,

I hope this finds you all well. As we start our last month of school and continue our e-days, I know that we face many disappointments and uncertainties. As Fr. Paul requested of us during our Facebook Live Staff Meeting, I have asked myself the question, “What have I lost, and what have I gained?” I miss being with our students and staff. I can’t wait to hug my daughter again, but I am thankful that my school family and my own family are safe and healthy.

I appreciate being part of our Christ the King community, and I want you to know that you are very much part of a vibrant and active, faith-filled learning community. Even though we don’t experience it in the same way, and are unable to see each other in the hallways or to talk in the office or at dismissal, CKS is very much alive and active with fun, engaging activities and fruitful learning. We are living our faith in a different way.

I love being able to pop in and out of Google Meets with the teachers and students. I get to say hello, see their happy faces, and tell them that I miss them. I wanted you to get a picture of that, too. Click on this link or view the embedded video below to see all the great things going on in our community. Pray for one another, and thank God for taking care of us through these trying times.

God bless you all and know you are a vital part of our community!


Paula Smith

#ckslex community

COVID-19 Response


Recent communications from CKS, along with links to COVID-19 Resources:


Prayer list:

Prayer Request Form:


If you would like to make a donation to those struggling during this time or if you need help, please contact us:

Fayette County COVID-19 Relief Resources

See this link for resources provided by Fayette County:

CKS Contacts

Renrollment/Tuition/ FACTS: David Stromquist,

Admissions: Amy Smith,

Technology Support: Vince Mongiardo,

Communications: Kelley Taylor,

Student Concerns: Christine Gibson, cgibson@ckslex.og and Kelley Taylor,

Absences: Child's Teacher and Kelley Taylor,

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, so you don't miss out on special events

Many of our end-of-year events will include special video tributes. Please follow us on Instagram (@ckslex) and Facebook (, so you can tune in!

Help us keep CKS families in the loop!

Particularly during these times of extended eDays, our ability to communicate with parents is very important. From recent reports from faculty, it is apparent that we don't have both parents' email addresses on file in RenWeb for a number of families. To make sure both parents can fully participate in their child(ren)'s education, we would like you to update your RenWeb family record with all pertinent contact information. Luckily, this is easy to do.

Any parent with RenWeb access can use either the RenWeb Home app or the ParentsWeb portal ( to update his/her family's demographic information, such as address, phone, and email information for a parent or student, but also emergency contact and authorized pickup information. Follow the instructions at the following link to use the CKS Family Demographic Web Form to make these sorts of updates:

One thing to keep in mind: Whereas emergency contact information applies across all students in a multi-student family, student pickup ("transportation") information for each student is independent of that of the others in the same family, so for families with multiple students you should update the authorized pickup information separately for each student.


For the handful of families that have not already done so, please submit the 2020-21 online re-enrollment form for your children returning to Chris the King School in the fall. Since the extended deadline of March 20th has passed, a FACTS draw of your family re-enrollment fee has been scheduled for those who have not submitted that form or otherwise chosen via that form to pay the re-enrollment fee by check.

Christ the King School operates on continuous enrollment, meaning we presume your children will be re-enrolling from year-to-year through graduation, unless we hear affirmatively otherwise. The online re-enrollment form includes links to important documents, such as tuition, Aftercare, and EDP information; allows you to indicate your tuition payment and Aftercare/EDP choices; and records your choices. If your intent is for your child not to return in the fall, please contact Amy Smith at so that we can make admissions, staffing, and budgetary plans accurately; otherwise, please submit the online re-enrollment form as soon as possible.

Please direct any questions about FACTS account or re-enrollment fee matters to our business manager, David Stromquist, at

Join Us for Mass Every Friday at 8 a.m.

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Parish Bulletin

We want to see the amazing things our students are doing!

We know you have all been hard at work. Please continue to share pictures and tag @ckslex. We have been using #ckslove, #ckslearn, #ckspray. We are committed to continuing the growth of your chid's character, knowledge, and spirit during this time.

You can also email photos to

Pray with us each day - Coronavirus Novena


Web Etiquette and Filters


Our teachers are working hard, with new resources during these unprecedented times. We are so blessed as a school community to have all the resources we do to make this work. At the beginning of each year, students spend time learning how to be good digital citizens. During the course of the year, teachers reinforce these expectations. They began establishing expectations for new online forums like FlipGrid, Google Hangouts, and Google Meet during the first days of remote instruction. Please partner with us in this endeavor to reinforce these expectations at home.

For students 6-8 using Chromebooks, the following filters are in place:

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"Set Your House in Order" Bible Study

As parents we need a plan to provide for our children if something were to happen to us. This is not a topic we often think about about when we are young and healthy. One thing this pandemic has taught us is how little control we have over our lives. And yet God gives us the instructions and the tools to plan. Set Your House In Order is a bible study that leads you through how to take care of your family if something were to happen to you. It is a gift to do this pre-planning whether you are 30 or 73 years old.

Catholic on Purpose

Catholic on Purpose is a podcast exploring WHAT Catholics believe and HOW we can live it intentionally. Listen in as two former Protestants, Casey and Erin Phillips, attempt to bring Catholicism to bear on our everyday lives. It is high time to be Catholic on purpose! "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” -St. Catherine of Siena

Join us during Lent as we launch a 6 part series discussing the different aspects of building and cultivating the domestic church. Together we will focus on making our homes into places where prayer is natural and the faith is centerstage. Join us!

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ALL LC Spring Football Activities are Cancelled

Hello Partner Schools!

Can you please pass along that all LC spring football activities are cancelled until further notice, mandated from the KHSAA. We will send out more when it is available.

Thank you and be safe!

Thank you,
Leslie Hinkle
Lexington Catholic High School
Counseling Office Assistant

Textbook Coordinator

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Upcoming Dates

May 8, 2020 Mother’s Day Tribute,(Livestream Mass at 8:00 am followed by 7th grade videoed tribute)

May 22, 2020 Farewell Mass ,(Livestream Mass at 8:00 am followed by 8th grade videoed tributes to teachers)

May 22, 2020 Awards Ceremony (Livestream at 7:00 pm)

May 22, 2020 Last Day for 8th Grade

May 25, 2020 Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 23, 2020 8th Grade Graduation (Following the Livestream Mass at 5:00 pm)

May 28, 2020 Last Day of School for Grades Pre-K-7

May 29, 2020 Teacher Inservice


Christ the King School develops Character, Knowledge, and Spirit in its students and community by living the Catholic faith through sharing the sacraments, promoting academic excellence, and engaging in service.
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