Columbus Christian School News

May 11, 2018

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A Note from the Principal

What a blessing our PTF has been to all of our staff this week. Teacher Appreciation Week is always such a blessing, but I also think we might have put on about 20 extra pounds! The PTF might want to offer us an exercise class next week! It was a lot of fun to hear everyone participating in the Teacher Scavenger Hunt. The laughter among staff members was such a delight to hear as they tried to figure out who belonged to each interesting fact.

We ask for prayers for the Senior students as they travel to Hilton Head, SC for their final Senior Trip as CCS students. We also ask for prayers that all of our students finish strong this last couple of weeks of school.

Thank you all for your help and support with our Walk-a-Thon. We will announce our winners on Monday, May 21st after we have collected all pledges.


Mrs. Donnell

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Elementary Chapel

Speaker: Roger Smith, Pastor from Zion Baptist

Topic: What it means to be a Christian. How well are you doing at it?

Reference: 1 Corinthians 13, Galatians 4, Colossians 3

1 Corinthians 13:4 says that "Love is kind."

When you're not kind, you're not loving. If you want to be like Jesus, you have to be kind. Kindness is treating someone the way you would like them to treat you.

When you get up in the morning, you have to put on a good attitude. When you put on your shirt, put on kindness.

Joseph wasn't kind to his brothers because he was always tattle-taling on them. After his brothers sold him and through his experiences, he developed a spirit of kindness over time.

Challenge: How can I be kind?

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Jr. & Sr. High Chapel

Speaker: Braeden

Topic: Heart Check: Are you feeling weak or strong?

Reference: Colossians 1:11-14

Hard times creep in. They come in the form of having a bad day, feeling worn out, experiencing a tragedy, etc. God is a fill-in God. As we chase after "things of this world" to fill our void, God wants to quench our thirst with his joy, which is found in Jesus Christ. In our weakness, his strength shines through.

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The "Paws for Books" Book Fair - May 14 - May 18 .

We are in need of numerous volunteers to help make this event successful for the students. We are looking for volunteers to help with setup and tear down of the book fair as well as help assisting students with purchases and cashing them out. Training is provided. Thank you for considering assisting us with the event.

Volunteer Link

Volunteer hours needed:

May 14

Setup 7:30 - 9:30

Cashier 11:00-12:00, 2:30 - 3:30

May 15-18

Cashier 7:30 - 8:30, 11:00-12:00, 2:30 - 3:30

May 18

Tear down 3:30 - 4:30

If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me at and I can sign you up manually.


Angie Herron



CCS is looking for a Soccer Coach for the 2018-2019 season. If interested, please contact the school office at (812) 372-3780.

  • 7th-12th grade students interested in playing Soccer in the fall, please sign up in the office.

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Indy 500 Shop

The Indianapolis 500 is here and Coach Roth is looking for volunteers! Below you'll find dates & times. It is an all day event but it is worth it! Thanks to this event, CCS can pay for referees, uniforms, equipment, etc. and the cost does not fall back on the families as they do in most schools.

Is this your first time? It seems overwhelming but it's actually quite fun. You meet early in the morning and Coach Roth drives you to the event because he gets "special" parking ; )

Plan to pack a lunch and drinks - the food up there is pricey! You will operate a cash register in an air conditioned shop. The registers are super easy to work and Coach is there to help you.

Want to find out from someone who's been there? Contact the school office and ask Lori or Tammy what it's like.

Saturday May 12, 5:30 am Grand Prix Of Indianapolis (Need-10)

Tuesday May 15, 8:30 am Indy Car Practice (Need-4)

Wednesday May 16, 8:30 am Indy Car Practice (Need-4)

Thursday May 17, 8:30 am Indy Car Practice (Need-5)

Friday May 18, 8:30am Fast Friday (Need-6)

Saturday May 19, 5:30 Qualification (Need-10)

Sunday May 20, 7:30 Qualification - Pole Day (Need-10)

Monday May 21, 10:30 am Indy Car Practice

Friday May 25, 7:00 am Carb Day (Need- 12)

Saturday May 26, 6:30 Legends Day (Need-8)

Sunday May 27, 3:30 102nd Running of Indianapolis 500 (Need-16+)

(Time indicated is the time we will leave Columbus.)

Contact the school office at 812-372-3780 to volunteer. If there are no volunteers, CCS loses the money.

This is the view from the gift shop.

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Save the Date!

"Paws for Books" Book Fair

May 14-18

PreK Graduation

Friday, May 18 / 9:00am

Kindergarten Graduation

Wednesday, May 23 / 8:30am

Elementary Field Day

Thursday, May 24

Last Student Day & Graduation

Friday, May 25

Jr/Sr High Awards: 8-9:30

Elementary Awards: 10-11:15

Jr/Sr High Day Out: 10:50-2:45

Jr. & Sr. High Student Council - Lunch & Ceraland

Dear Jr.-Sr. High Parents,

The Student Council has planned the following activities for the last day of school:

10:50 - Leave CCS for restaurants on Marr Rd. (DQ/Target area)

11-11:45 - Lunch (Students need to bring money.)

11:45 - Head to Ceraland (Admission covered through student activity fund.)

12-2:45 - Ceraland: Miniature golf, Paddle boats, Shelter house for board/card games

2:45 - Return to CCS

3-3:15 Dismissal- Have a great summer!

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Student Art Work on Display at KidsCommons

For the month of May, Kindergarten - Sixth Grade artwork will be on display at the KidsCommons.

Mrs. Gladden honored

Congratulations to Mrs Gladden who was nominated by a student for a community teacher award! She received a surprise visit and special gift from Texas Roadhouse!
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Celebrating Cinco de mayo

Congratulations to Señora Humphrey who was nominated by a student to win a giant bag of popcorn from Popportunity. Thank you Popportunity! She shared her popcorn with her classes to celebrate Cinco de mayo!

Preschool is hatching baby chicks

Mothers' Tea - A Kindergarten Tradition!

The Kindergarten class performed "The Three Little Pigs." Always a favorite!
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Design an Ad

Student's ads appeared in The Republic newspaper's Design An Ad special section. Good job, students!
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Fifth Grade on the Belle of Louisville

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Jr. & Sr. High After School Resource

The LAST day of after school Resource will be Thursday May 17.

There will be no after school resource for the entire last week of school.

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Lockers: For Sale by Donation

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Locker Sale by Donation

The Sixth Grade lockers need a new home. There are two sets of 3 lockers, one set of four lockers, and one set of two lockers. Make donation in the office. Lockers are ready to be transported.


Check and make sure your child has the required and recommended school immunizations.
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CCS Feedback Form

Please email Mr. Wildey directly your ideas & suggestions at
School Lunch Menu for May

Revised lunch menu: 22nd - Chicken Alfredo, 23rd - Sack Lunch, 24th - Sack Lunch

School Documents

Elementary Pick-up Procedure, Dress Code, Winter Weather Information, Yearly Calendar, Background Check, Lunch Policy & more!

CCS Reminders:

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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Literacy Festival

Saturday, May 12 / 12:00 - 3:00pm

An afternoon of free family fun at Central Middle School.

Visit the CCS table while you're there!

VBS at East Columbus Christian Church

June 10 - 14 / 6:00 - 8:30pm

East Columbus Christian Church

Open to all kids entering Pre-K through kids leaving 6th grade.

For more information, contact Andrew Douglas, Children's Minister:

Register online at:

VBS at Crossroads Community Church

June 25 - 29 / 5:30 - 8:30pm

Crossroads Community Church

Registration open to those entering Grades 1st - 6th.

For more information, contact

Register online at:

Simple ways you can help CCS earn money!

Are you an AMAZON shopper?

Did you know if you shop Amazon via their AMAZON SMILE site - a percentage of your purchase can get donated to CCS? It's an easy way to support the school and costs you nothing extra!

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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ParentsWeb - RenWeb School Management Software

Want to get more involved in your child’s academic progress and future success – all via the Internet! See your child’s grades, attendance, homework and conduct, as well as other useful school information. You can also communicate with teachers and other school staff online whenever necessary. All you need is an Internet-capable computer. For more information on how to access RenWeb, click here: Parent Login Instructions

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