Columbus Christian School News

January 4, 2019

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A Note From Mrs. Donnell

With the start of a new year do you need a “Resolution” or a “Revolution”? Resolutions seem to fall away by the end of January, but what about a Revolution?


Though I am desperate to be transformed. No, I don’t need another New Year’s resolution that will leave me unchanged. What I need is a revolution. That’s the word.


Revolution.


It came to me clearly as I was carefully packing and cleaning up from Christmas and preparing for a new year. I don’t need another resolution… and I don’t need more resolve. What I need is more of Jesus. Not a resolution that I make, but a revolution that He makes… in me. Christ in me, revolting against me in this world. His power revolutionizing my weakness. His transforming purpose prevailing over all my plans in the new year. What I need in 2019 is a total Jesus-revolution, way down deep in my fibers. Down in my habits too; my eating and my shopping and the time I spend on social media. I need Jesus’ strength revolting against all of the areas of my life where I’ve been too weak for far too long!


My weakness stops me from turning resolutions into a reformed life. But the revolution power of Christ reforms and transforms me day-by-day-by-day, for 365 days as I learn to seek Him first.


I’m reminded of 2 Corinthians 12:9: “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me”. That’s what I’m doing at the start of 2019, and I’m inviting you to do the same.


Boast in the One who has the power to completely revolutionize your life this year. Here at the start of 2019, let’s revolt against all of the things we’ve been running to for comfort, when we could have been (should have been) running to the Comforter. Let’s revolt against our tendency to self-medicate with online shopping and run instead to the Great Physician. Do you see what I’m saying? We can make resolutions to stop spending and stop eating and start working out, but we’re simply too weak and lack the resolve to make it work. We don’t need another resolution, we need a revolution of Christ’s power in us as we begin a new year, eagerly anticipating radical transformation!


Courtesy of: Daily Devotionals from Girlfriends in God


Blessings

Mrs. Donnell

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Looking Back...Pep Rally Pictures

Photo Credit: M. S., CCS Student
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Click Here For More Pep Rally Pictures

Photo Credit: M.S., CCS Student

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KINDNESS Fearlessly

This month our CCS MS/HS will be learning what it looks like to practice KINDNESS fearlessly. Please join us in encouraging your student(s) when they demonstrate this "focus-fruit" at home!

We are excited to see how the Holy Spirit will transform the hearts and minds of these young fruit-bearers!

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PTF has a private Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Columbus Christian School PTF - Columbus, IN


Join the private PTF page to stay up to date on behind-the-scenes happenings at CCS.

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Congrats to the Lady Crusaders on winning 2018 Lady Eagles Invitational Tournament!

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Get the CCS Athletic Schedule delivered right to your phone!

It's easy and it's FREE!

Get instructions here: How to sign up for Eventlink.


Note:

Please double check your time zone that is selected in your profile.

  1. Go to your calendar and hover your mouse over your name
  2. When the drop down box appears, click on “Manage Profile”
  3. Check the time zone box and make sure it is set on Eastern and not Central
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Athletic Parents - sign up for concessions and admissions

Concession Volunteers – An important function that helps fulfill the athletic programs financial need is the selling of concessions at all home athletic events. Parents will be asked to volunteer to work the concession booth for home athletic events on specifically assigned dates. Again, after rosters are set, a list will be published for parents to assist in this endeavor. All efforts will be made so that no parent works during his/her student’s game.


Parent Participation Requirement: Parents should sign up for to help 4 times per basketball season and 2 times during soccer and volleyball for set up, clean up, concession and/or admissions and 1 Track or Stadium date. For any parent that does not sign up they will be assigned times to work that are not during your students games. If you need to switch there will be a master list with contact information and you can switch with someone. If hours are not fulfilled by participating students there will be an additional $200.00 fee. Each event served is equivalent to $40.00. The binder is located in the office.

Rally's Hot Dogs

Are you enjoying the hot dogs at the CCS concessions? Thank you to Rally's for donating those yummy hot dogs!
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Earring Found in Parking Lot

Please go to the school office to retrieve your earring.
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You are invited...

Sunday, January 20th / 3:00-5:30PM / Fellowship Hall

Join us in celebrating the faithful service of Jon Markland, who recently retired as Business Manager for East Columbus Christian Church and Columbus Christian School. We are thankful for the people the Lord has brought into His service!

How's the transition going?

We are so grateful that you chose CCS for your family and we care about your transition this school year. Here are a couple of articles from families that have transitioned from both the public school setting and homeschool setting to CCS. They have graciously shared their honest advice about their transition to CCS. Take a look and see if it will help you in your transition. If you have any questions, please know that you can email Mr. Wildey at kwildey@columbus-christian.org or Mrs. Donnell at adonnell@columbus-christian.org. They would love to hear from you!

Reduce your school tuition for 2019-20

Learn how you can reduce your school tuition for 2019-20 by ordering gift cards through CCS.

If you do any of the following:

  • purchase gas, food, clothing
  • eat out
  • shop Amazon.com
  • purchase gifts for Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc.
  • go on Vacations
  • work on your car and purchase parts
  • purchase materials or tools for big home improvement projects


It's really simple. All you do is purchase gift cards (called SCRIP cards) through CCS. Order through the office by Tuesday mornings or order SCRIP online...anytime! Call Tammy Harvey, Financial Secretary at (812) 372-3780 to get the enrollment code for ordering online. Start saving on next years tuition today!

Click here to learn more about the program.

https://youtu.be/7ovcUxt-V8Q

Do you have pictures to share?

CCS is looking for pictures of field trips, athletic games, extra curricular activities, etc. to put into the yearbook. Please send your pictures to lfoster@columbus-christian.org.
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Be the first to know when school is cancelled or delayed!

Get important information from your child's teacher and school with the free Remind app. It's easy to use. Follow the instructions here.
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School Documents & Forms

2018-19 Year Calendar, FAQ Sheet, Volunteer Background Check, Family Covenant, Internet & Electronic Device User Agreement, Student Handbook and more.

Important Dates

Report Cards Go Home

Tuesday, January 8


100th Day Chapel

Wednesday, January 16


CCS Board Meeting

Thursday, January 17 / 6:30PM


Retirement Party for Jon Markland, Business Manager

Sunday, January 20 / 3-5:30PM


MLK Day - School is in session

Monday, January 21


All-School Skate Party

Thursday, January 31


Valentine's Day Sale

February 7-13


Mid Term Ends

Friday, February 8


2 HR Delay for Staff Development

Tuesday, February 12


PTF Quarterly Meeting

Thursday, February 21 / 3:30PM


CCS Board Meeting

Thursday, February 21 / 6:30PM

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The Amazing Chemistry Show

Sunday, February 17 / 2:00-5:00pm


If you are between the ages of 1-101, you will enjoy The Amazing Chemistry Show & Family Experience. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join you.


2:00-4:00pm Family Experience - Explore over 150 science experiences with your family featuring: rockets, magnets, electricity, slime and more!


4:00-5:00pm The Amazing Chemistry Show - Be amazed and entertained by explosions, foam, liquid nitrogen and glow in the dark fun that will captivate adults and kids alike while Josh Denhart shares the love God has for them.


For more information, contact First Christian Church at 812-379-4491 or view the information on their website at: https://fccoc.org/ministries/childrens

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Check out the Parent Resources available on the CCS website

Check out more resources for parents at: www.whycolumbuschristian.org/parent-resources.
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Free Resource: Avoiding Chore Wars

Focus on the Family

The lines are drawn; kids on one side with you on the other. The firefight of words draws an explosion of anger from all involved. Your children say things like, “It’s not fair!” “Why do I have to do all the work?” “You don’t love me!” Consider this resource, Avoiding the Chore Wars, a peace treaty to end the fighting. You’ll find tools to help you talk to your kids about responsibility, age appropriate chore lists, and more.

Equipping Your Kids to Handle Money

Popular finance expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey offers parents practical help on teaching young children how to handle money wisely, establishing a solid foundation for doing so when they become adults. Dave covers topics including teaching kids how to earn and save money, the importance of giving, and much more. Equipping Your Kids to Handle Money

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