CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL NEWS & NOTES

April 14, 2015

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From the Desk of the Principal...

Dear Parents,


It is important for parents to understand the how and why policies and procedures are created at Christ the King School. I wish to take time to address them in News & Notes. Dismissal is a well-developed and thought-out process at our school. Very few schools in Lexington are given the task of dismissing 520 students without any school buses to assist.


Every day most of our teachers have a duty in order to make the process move smoothly and timely. We try to arrange duties so they have two days off and can begin the many extra-curricular and tutoring activities that take place immediately after school. Our jobs consist of the car scanners, counters, number callers, a large number of monitors in the gym, group holders, supervisors on the sidewalk, car directors, whistle blowers, and that is just on the gym side. We have a whole separate carline on the church side that requires the help of our preschool and Kindergarten teachers and assistants. None of this includes teachers who are with our Extended Day students and our walkers.


Our number of walkers has grown over the years. We now have six teachers oversee them. I assume this is because parents don’t want to go through the carline even though carline is now faster than ever, typically finishing by 3:12 PM. Many parents park out on the street and away from the school and allow their children to walk to them. Parking illegally on the street causes problems for many of our neighbors and could put them and their children at risk. It is much safer for parents to go through carline instead of parking on the street. If you haven’t gone through carline lately, I ask you to try it out and see the improvements we have made.


We have a responsibility for our students while they are on the school property. We do continue to walk our walkers off the property, across the street and to the end of the block on Cochran and Romany to provide additional safety. We have one teacher towards the front of the line and one who follows students out of the building. Mrs. Boneau, Mrs. Taylor, and Ms. Baumgardner have duty to monitor all the walkers every day in their classrooms until the front parking lot is clear for them to pass.


I hope this information provides you with some understanding of our dismissal procedure. I know I may have given you way more information than you wanted about dismissal, but I felt it is an important process that I hope you can better understand and appreciate our efforts to make the reuniting of your children a timely and safe one at the end of the day. Thank you for your support and understanding of our policies and procedures. Have a great evening!


Paula Smith, Ed.S.

Acting Principal

Christ the King School

CHANGE IN JEANS DAY

We will change the next $2 Jeans Day to Monday, May 4th. It is cancelled on April 27th.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE BISHOP'S INSTALLATION CEREMONY

We are blessed as a Diocese that Bishop-Elect Stowe will serve our community. The installation ceremony will be Tuesday, May 5th, in the Cathedral. Due to the large volume of people and press expected to attend, Fr. Gino and Mrs. Smith have decided it would be best for our students to have an e-day. We wanted to give you as much notice as possible to make arrangements.

FROM THE DESK OF LESLIE MARTIN...GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

“I Am Someone”


Experienced speaker Scott Harvey will be coming to speak to our middle school students Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 1:30 p.m in Hehman Hall. Mr. Harvey will discuss social media issues, technology, and bullying. He motivates students using his experiences in law enforcement and teaching the D.A.R.E. program.


Parents are welcome to join us.

TITLE I

Attention Parents:

Please complete the Title 1 form found on the NewsNotes page of the CKS web site http://ctkschool.net/cks/parents/news-notes/ , and return to Leslie Martin, CKS Guidance Counselor. Electronic or paper copies are accepted. The form will be kept confidential. Completed forms help our school receive some of your tax dollars back through Title 1 funding from Fayette County Public Schools. We need a completed form from each CKS family.

Thank you for your help.

Cafeteria

We need your help in the cafeteria! Please sign up for this rewarding experience. To view the sign up page, go to:
www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4EA9A82BAAF85-cafe.
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BIG BLUE FLING

It's not too late! There are still terrific items to purchase on our Big Blue Fling website...

Seussastical fun with Kindergarten
Create masterpieces with Ms. Z. and Ms. Leonard
8th graders won't want to miss the annual last day of school lunch with your favorite 8th grade teachers
Brews & Ballads
Mom's Night Out at the Polo Club
Out of uniform Mondays are a HUGE hit with your kids!
There are only two fast passes left! Don't wait in carline!

Visit www.bidpal.net/bigbluefling or contact Kim Thompson kthompson@ctkschool.cdlex.org for more information.
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SUMMER SOLUTIONS

It's time to order Summer Solutions books. They are $12 each and shipping is free when you order before May 3rd. Visit www.SummerSolutions.net and enter our school's code: CTK40502. For more information visit our web site http://ctkschool.net/cks/parents/news-notes/
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"TELL ON YOUR TEACHER" TUESDAYS ON 106.3 FM

Help us recognize teachers that make a difference in our schools and community. To enter, go to http://.your106.3.com/pages/21186724.php and, in 90 words or less, tell why a special teacher deserves recognition. Each Tuesday, 106.3 will feature one special teacher on the air and award him or her with a weekly Teacher Prize Pack. On May 19th, one lucky teacher will win a Grand Prize, which includes a $1500 room makeover check, courtesy of Community Bank.
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Vespers

You are Invited to a solemn evening of prayer before the ordination and installation of Reverend John Stowe, OFM, Conv.

Monday, May 4th
7:00 p.m.
Cathedral of Christ the King

Presider, Bishop Ronald Gainer
Homilist, Reverend Stowe

Reception following in Hehman Hall
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LEXINGTON CATHOLIC NEWS

Lexington Catholic Summer Athletic Camps

Parents and students: please visit this link http://www.lexingtoncatholic.com/summer_youth_camps.html on the LCHS website for ongoing updates to our summer athletic camp offerings. On this webpage you will find camp brochures and coach contact information. Join us this summer at LCHS!


The Principal’s Cup Golf Tournament

The 15th Annual Principal’s Cup Monday, May 11, 2015, will be held at Spring Valley Golf Club. Please join us for a great day of golf and fun in support of Lexington Catholic High School! Lunch beforehand, snacks after play and tee gifts are provided. The tournament is presented by College Cable Services, Inc. Our Hole- In- One Sponsor is The Lexus Store of Lexington, and our Closest- to -the Pin Cash Prize Sponsor is Toyota on Nicholasville. Team and individual prizes will be awarded. Foursomes are $440. Hole Sponsorships are $200. Contact Pam Schneider, Director of Events, 859-277-7183, ext. 306 or pschneider@lexingtoncatholic.com.

CALENDAR EVENTS

APRIL

13 3rd Trimester midterm
15 Otis Lennon standardized testing grades 3,5,7
16 Scott Harvey - speaker for grades 5-8; 1:30 p.m. in Hehman Hall
20-24 8th graders D.C.
21 Spirit Day
27-28 Accreditation

MAY

4 Jeans Day (changed from 4/27)
5 No School - e-day - Bishop's Installation