The Bear Bulletin
Christ the King Catholic School's Bi-Weekly Newsletter
October 22, 2020
The 8th Grade Living Rosary
One of many 8th grade traditions at Christ the King Catholic School is the Living Rosary. In past years 8th graders would line up in the church and form a rosary. Each student represented a bead and would take turns reciting their prayer. The rest of the student body would be in the pews with their rosaries reciting the prayers along with the 8th graders. This year, while we can't be together in person, we were able to celebrate the Living Rosary together virtually. We would love for you to join the 8th grade class in saying a decade of the rosary.
Guardian Angels Praying Together
Branches of the Government
A Chilly Animal Experiment
During Science class 2nd graders learned about animals with a project in class. Students put their hands in an ice water bucket three times. Once with their hand in a ziplock bag, like an animal with no body covering, again with their hand in a glove inside the ziplock back, like a bird with feathers, and one last time with a double ziplock bag with shortening in between, like a mammal with fat.
Creating Spider Homes
Flashlight Word Hunt
One dark and cloudy morning last week, kindergarteners went on a flashlight word hunt! They couldn't wait to get their flashlights out and search around the room for thier words. What a fun way to practice sight words!
Cityscapes inspired by Paul Klee
STREAM Project in 5th Grade
Fifth graders presented their STREAM projects about Native Americans this week. In case you’re wondering, STREAM stands for Social Studies (students researched different Native American groups), Technology (the information was input into Google Slides to create a presentation), Reading (students read the “Sign of the Beaver”), Engineering (Native American houses were constructed), Art (dream catchers are being made in Art class) and Math (students will be measuring their houses to find the area). Students were most excited about being able to watch their virtual friends’ presentations!
THE BEAR DEN
The 5th/6th grade Catholic Fire football team finished the season going to the playoffs. While they came up just short to the CAC Mustangs, 14-8, the inner bear worked hard all season and has gone off to hibernate to be ready to feast on next year's opponents. Congratulations Catholic Fire on a great season!
Coach Mark McGhee was recognized at the Firecrackers' last football game Wednesday night. Coach Mark fell in love with coaching football after Johnny Morris, husband of retired CTK Athletic Director, Ann Morris, invited him to be on his coaching staff in 1998. Johnny taught Mark that being a good coach meant being a mentor to the football players. He lived by these words, "a good coach can change the game but a great coach can change a life". Coach Bill Hogue showed him the strategy of the game and clock management...the rest is history. A special thank you to Coach Mark McGhee for his 22 years of coaching Christ the King football.
Stay tuned for more Bear news as we spike our way through the season of 5th - 8th grade volleyball. Our Bears are just getting started!!! GO LADY BEARS! GROWLLLL FEED THE BEAR!
FAMILY FAITH FORMATION
One of the first tasks of the committee members was to answer a few questions about the pandemic. Many of us are dealing with challenges during the pandemic and we are not alone. We would like to focus on the positives so we asked a few families the following question, "how has the pandemic helped your family grow closer?" Tyler Boelkens responded with this, "During the pandemic my family has grown closer together by spending more time together. Working from home and no work travel has given us an opportunity to be around each other more than ever. While we all miss how things were prior to the pandemic, we are embracing this gift of increased family time."
10 November Activities for Our Families
Upcoming Virtual Events
Our Pre-K Sneak Peek and Open House is going virtual and we can't wait to show everyone what a wonderful school we have! Help us spread the word about our Virtual Pre-K and Kindergarten Sneak Peek and our Fall Open House! If you a know a family who may be interested in more information fill out our "Refer a Family" form online: https://www.school.ctklr.org/refer-a-family