CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL NEWS & NOTES
April 14, 2015
From the Desk of the Principal...
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.
Christ the King School
CHANGE IN JEANS DAY
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE BISHOP'S INSTALLATION CEREMONY
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.
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.
BIG BLUE FLING
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 email@example.com for more information.
"TELL ON YOUR TEACHER" TUESDAYS ON 106.3 FM
Monday, May 4th
Cathedral of Christ the King
Presider, Bishop Ronald Gainer
Homilist, Reverend Stowe
Reception following in Hehman Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
4 Jeans Day (changed from 4/27)
5 No School - e-day - Bishop's Installation