Columbus Christian School News
December 7, 2018
A Note From Mrs. Donnell
Excitement is becoming the emotion of the hour here at CCS. Classroom doors are being decorated, treats, meals and parties are being planned. Programs are being practiced. Final Exams are being prepared and teams are practicing for the “big” games that are coming up. We are focused on the preparation but are our eyes only on the things we can see and hear?
Maybe we need to focus our hearts on the things we can’t see because they are “the most real things in the world.” Polar Express
The things we can’t see might look something like this: love, hope, devotion, commitment. These are things that we can feel and share but not necessarily touch. Do you believe in the reality of invisible attributes? Jesus is the one and only invisible attribute that can save us all when we fall if we just have faith. So as we continue to prayerfully prepare for all of our upcoming events and activities how can you answer this question: Is your faith in Jesus Christ today and all of His invisible attributes or just the things we can see and hear?
Elementary Chapel / Middle School & High School Chapel
Topic: I am willing
1. Where do you need healing in your life?
2. Never lose sight of the awesome wonder & majesty of God.
3. Experience God in your own life. We need to be walking with God side by side.
Columbus Christian School
Chapel MSHS 12 - 5-18 by Columbus Christian School
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.
Elementary Christmas Concert
Click here for details on what your child needs to wear to the musical.
Affordable Christmas Store - December 14 & 17
HOMECOMING Theme: Once Upon A Game
Monday - Dress up as your favorite Disney Character
Tuesday - Ugly Christmas Sweater/PJs
Wednesday - Cast day (dress up with your class as your movie)
Thursday - Color Rush (each class will be assigned a color and you are suppose to wear as much of that color as possible)
Friday - Christmas/Spirit/Comfy Clothes Day
See below for each class's Wednesday movie theme:
Kindergarten - 101 Dalmatians
1st - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
2nd - Frozen
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.
Christmas Carolers Needed for Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A
Carolers will be entered in a drawing to win free t-shirts and technology!
This month our MS/HS will be learning what it looks like to demonstrate PATIENCE 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!
CCS Students sharing their God-given skills and talents!
Photo Credit: M. S., CCS student
Light show by Kelden Wright, CCS student
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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.
Thanks to an anonymous donor, every financial gift given through December 31st, 2018 will be matched two times. So your gift of:
$1 = $3
$50 = $150
$500 = $1500
$1000 = $3000
Our goal is to pay off our existing building mortgage so we can begin prayerfully planning for the future. Please consider partnering with us in furthering "Education with a Higher Purpose"!
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!
MISSING: KITCHEN FLATWARE
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.
Love Chapel Food Drive
Learn more about this great ministry at https://lovechapel-bartholomew.org/food-pantry/.
How's the transition going?
Reduce your school tuition for 2019-20
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.
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2018-19 Year Calendar, FAQ Sheet, Volunteer Background Check, Family Covenant, Internet & Electronic Device User Agreement, Student Handbook and more.
Saturday, December 8
Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A
Thursday, December 13 / 5-7PM
6th Grade Dinner & Show
Thursday, December 13 / 6PM
Friday, December 14 & 17
Merry Muffins (Gift to Parents from CCS Teachers & Staff)
Tuesday, December 18
Teachers & Staff Christmas Luncheon
Tuesday, December 18
Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest
Tuesday, December 18
Cookie Dough Delivery
Wednesday, December 19
Elementary Christmas Program
Thursday, December 20
Pre-School program: 5:30PM
Elementary program: 6:15PM
End of Nine Weeks
Friday, December 21
Friday, December 21 / 2PM
Friday, December 21
December 24 - January 2
2 HR Delay / Classes Resume
Thursday, January 3
Report Cards Go Home
Tuesday, January 8
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.