Columbus Christian School News

November 30, 2018

A Note From Mrs. Donnell

November is ending and December is beginning! Can you believe it? As December begins everyone will be preparing for all of our Christmas celebrations and programs. As we prepare let us remind ourselves to keep our focus on the “reason for the season”.

“The angels sang because the everlasting Father had come to extend arms of redeeming grace to all who would give their hearts to Him”. Paul David Tripp

Are you ready to sing like the angels because hope is coming?


Mrs. Donnell

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Elementary Chapel / Middle School & High School Chapel

Speaker for both chapel services: Mr. Aaron Kingsbury, CCS Parent & owner of RNR Tire Express

Topic: Testimony

Scripture: Romans 4:1-3 “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

Your relationship with God is your responsibility and it starts with the Bible.

Columbus Christian School

Chapel MSHS 11 - 28 - 18 by Columbus Christian School
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CCS Annual Tradition For Elementary Students

Elementary students should have Luke 2:1-20 completely memorized by December 7th.

They will recite this during the Christmas program on December 20th.

Luke 2:1-20

Click here to access Luke 2:1-20

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Congratulations to Mrs. Gladden

Mrs. Gladden, 5th grade teacher, received the Reams Family Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Heritage Fund - The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.

5th Grade State-In-The-Bag Projects

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It's getting festive around CCS!

So grateful that we can learn about the real reason for the season. The reason for Jesus' birth makes all our days merrier and bright.
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Tim Shelton's A Very Vintage Christmas Concert

Praising the Lord for a full house at the Commons for “Tim Shelton’s A Very Vintage Christmas”! Thanks to the senior class for providing concessions, the CCS Staff and families for helping to host and our community for enjoying the night with us!
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7th Grade Life Skills - Chocolate Cake

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PEACE Fearlessly

This month our CCS MS/HS will be learning what it looks like to show PEACE 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!

HOMECOMING WEEK: December 17 - 21

Homecoming Week is December 17-21. Students will have a spirit day with a different theme each day (these details will be provided soon). One of those spirit days will involve students dressing up as the movie characters that corresponds to their class theme. See below for each class's movie theme:

Kindergarten - 101 Dalmatians

1st - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

2nd - Finding Nemo

3rd - Frozen

4th - Cinderella

5th - Alice in Wonderland

6th - Incredibles

7th - Peter Pan

8th - Lion King

9th - Aladdin

10th - Beauty and the Beast

11th - Toy Story

12th - Snow White

Each class will be responsible to decorate their classroom door/hallway area with their movie theme.

On December 21, MS/HS will enjoy a "pitch-in" breakfast, karaoke, lunch out, ice skating, and a pep-rally.

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Christmas Luncheon Sign Up

Thank you for donating your goodies for the annual Christmas luncheon. You are such a blessing to CCS! Click here to sign up: Teach & Staff Christmas Luncheon
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PTF has a private Facebook page 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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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.


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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Mortgage Match

What a beautiful gift! $39,812 has been received for the Mortgage Match and $2,500 has been pledged making our total this week $42,312. It is such a blessing to see God's people working together for a common goal! Remember, this special 2 for 1 match is only good through the month of December. Read the letter below to learn more about it and prayerfully consider if God wants you to help. Every dollar counts!
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Please check to see if the flatware pictured is in your home. Your student may have accidentally taken it home in their lunch box OR they are getting thrown away in the school trash...AAAHHH!!!

Please talk with your child about the importance of taking great care of school property. Used flatware is to be placed in the red tub which is full of water, located in the kitchen window.

The flatware is WALCO brand. You can find the imprint on the back of the flatware. Please return if you find any - the kitchen is running low.

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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 or Mrs. Donnell at 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
  • 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.

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
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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.


Winter Formal

Saturday, December 8

Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A

Thursday, December 13 / 5-7PM

Elementary Christmas Program

Thursday, December 20

Choir Concert

Thursday, December 20

End of Nine Weeks

Friday, December 21


Friday, December 21

Christmas Break

December 24 - January 2

2 HR Delay / Classes Resume

Thursday, January 3

Report Cards Go Home

Tuesday, January 8

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Is Holiday stress in your future?

What will your family do for the holidays? Is everyone gathering together?

Does even just thinking about that gathering stress you out? While Thanksgiving and Christmas should be joyous times of family bonding, often they're two of the most stressful days of the year. Check out the Focus on the Family®Broadcast, "Reducing Drama in Your Relationships," featuring Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory.

Help your family keep Jesus at the heart of your holiday season.

This year's Focus on the Family Advent devotional calendar can help your family keep Jesus at the heart of your holiday season. Prepare for Christmas with 23 days of Scripture readings and devotions. And if there's time, do an optional activity with your children.

Free Download

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