Columbus Christian School News

February 5, 2021

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Parent Volunteers Needed!!!

Don't miss your chance to help CCS on Tuesday 2/9 6:30am - 10:30am, and have the chance to share your story about why you choose Education with a Higher Purpose at Columbus Christian.

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Re-Enrollment is OPEN!

Make sure to log into RenWeb to begin the re-enrollment process! Check the graphic below to be sure you don't miss Early Enrollment!
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Third Grade Final Four Reading

Third Graders have been working hard and reading to reach the next bracket of the Final Four Reading Competition!!!! This is a program through Renaissance, the program we use to track AR and take our Star tests. It also allows students access to many online books. Please, help us cheer on our third graders as they compete with other classes all around the state.
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Hello Crusader Parents-


Now through next Wednesday, February 10th Candy Grams are for sale at CCS. We have a lot to choose from, including Giant Hershey Bars, Lollipop Bouquets, and more. Parents/ Grandparents/ Family Friends may send a Candy Gram to students, and students may also send Candy Grams to their friends here at CCS.


To thank you for your participation and support of our Specials Department for this sale, we have decided to do a fun giveaway! Every Candy Gram order that is placed gives the student one entry into a drawing to win one of everything on our Candy Gram Order. If a Parent/Grandparent/ Family Friend orders for a student, the student’s name is entered once. If a student sends a Candy Gram to another student or their teacher, the sending student’s name is entered once. There will be a separate drawing for Elementary and Middle/High School. The drawing will take place next Friday, February 12th during our chapel service. The more Grams ordered, the more chances to win!


Please let me know if you have any questions.


Mrs. Gover

Elementary Specials

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Candy Gram Order Forms

Click here for Candy Gram Order Forms!

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Do you have a CCS Yard sign?

With open enrollment beginning, we would like to encourage you to put your sign in your yard. Post a picture and tag us on our Facebook Page. On Friday, February 19th, all names of those who post their sign to our Facebook page, will be put in for a drawing to win a gift card!


If you do not have a sign and would like one, please email Haylee (hdavisson@columbus-christian.com), and she will do what she can to get you a sign!

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If you have photos from the 2020-2021 sports season, please email those to hdavisson@columbus-christian.org

Here is information about the Children's Dental Health Fund here at the Bartholomew County Health Department. We also required verification of income such as two paychecks if possible. This is not for routine care but for getting children out of pain and infection although one exam, cleaning, fluoride, approved x-rays, and sealants are covered for those who qualify.
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The Parable of the Sower (CCS Chapel 2/5/21)
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We are loving our new app!

Stay updated with access to news from administrators, student stories, and even emergency

notifications.


You can download the app for free - just use the link below!


Download for Android: https://bit.ly/30kvAyB


Download for iPhone: https://apple.co/3i9W9MQ.

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Hey Crusaders! Masks are on sale for $10 in the Office!

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Order Breakfast and/or Lunch Here

This link will take you to the FACTS SIS Help Login site.

Order Breakfast & Lunch Here

Place your students order and payment for breakfast and lunch here: https://logins2.renweb.com/Logins/ParentsWeb-Login.aspx?


Meal prices:

Breakfast $2

Lunch $3

Snacks: $0.50 or $1 (available at limited times)

September Menu

Questions/Comments: Please contact Tammy Carlson at tcarlson@columbus-christian.org or call/text 1-812-322-4679.

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IMPORTANT DATES:


FEBRUARY

8 - PRESS ON Monday

8-10 - Valentines Day Sale

8-12 - Jr./Sr. ISTEP+ Retest

9 - 100th (In Person) Day

14 - Valentines Day

15 - PRESS ON Monday

15 - Presidents Day

17 - Ash Wednesday

18 - School Board Meeting (6:30 PM)

19-20 - IHSAA Basketball Regionals

22 - PRESS ON Monday

26-27 - IHSAA Basketball Semi-State & State

26 - Early Enrollment Ends


MARCH

1 - PRESS ON Monday

5 - End of Nine Weeks

8-19 - SPRING BREAK

22 - Class Begins

22 - PRESS ON Monday

22 - Report Cards Sent Home

22-26 - IREAD-3

25-26 - HS Retreat

28 - Palm Sunday

29 - PRESS ON Monday

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Safety Guidelines

In keeping with local and state guidelines, please read the CCS Protocols.
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CCS Athletics Fundraiser

CRUSADERS ATHLETICS

For information on CCS Athletics, check out the school website at www.whycolumbuschristian.com/athletics

EVENTLINK

CCS uses a free app, eventlink, to communicate all it’s athletic & drama activities including game schedules. For more information, go here: How to Create an Eventlink Account.

If you encounter any issues, contact Matt Bond, Assistant Athletic Director at mbond@columbus-christian.org.

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TEACHER'S FAVORITES LIST


Crusader Families,

God has blessed us with INCREDIBLE Teachers and Staff! The PTF has done some extensive research to learn a little more about these amazing people... (actually, we just had them fill out a questionnaire)!

Please use this list as a resource throughout the year to surprise and encourage them (Birthdays, Christmas, or anytime you want to show them you love and appreciate them)! This is an easy way to show our teachers and staff how much we value who they are and all they do for our children. Thank you! - PTF Leadership Team


To access the 2020-2021 Teacher Favorites List:

1. Login in to googleclassroom.com

2. In the upper right corner, click on the “+” sign

3. Choose add classroom from drop down menu

4. Enter the code: 2kiskpm

5. Once you’ve joined the PTF classroom, all teacher favorites can be found under class

work, separated by grade

Please send all questions to Lori Hunnicutt (hunnicutt.lori@gmail.com)

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2021-22 Heritage Fund Scholarship

2021-22 Heritage Fund scholarship applications are now available.Thanks to the generosity of our scholarship donors, dozens of scholarships are offered for a variety of postsecondary fields of study and interests. See https://www.heritagefundbc.org/scholarships/ for a complete list of scholarships and their individual criteria, typical award amount range and link to apply. All completed scholarship applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2021.

What's at the core of Christian education?

How well do you see? Most of us own a pair of glasses - glasses to help us see better, glasses to protect our eyes from the sun, reading glasses, glasses to "look" cool... When you put on those glasses, you see through a different lens. Your ability to see is fundamentally changed.

Christian education helps students learn to view the world through GOSPEL GLASSES. Every day, our teachers and students intentionally look at history, science, math, relationships, athletics, the arts and life through the lens of the gospel.

So what's at the core of Christian education? Listen to two of our Bible teachers explain what it really means to put on gospel glasses. What glasses do you have on today?

FACTS Family Portal - Order Breakfast and/or Lunch Here

This link will take you to the FACTS Family Portal.

School Forms & Documents

Back to School Forms, After Care, COVID-19 Return to School Plan, Yearly Calendar, Supply List, Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures, & FAQ

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RIGHTNOW MEDIA

CCS is a RightNow media partner and that benefit extends to you! Check with the office for gift subscription information and begin enjoying access to Christian materials, teaching videos and books available in this online Biblical library. You can use these with your kids, for your personal growth and even as part of a family devotion or small group.


If you have not signed up for RightNow Media yet, click the link below to create an account for free! You'll get instant access to these studies and over 20,000 other Christian video resources for your whole family.


Get Started Now

HELPING YOUR TEENS RETAIN THEIR FAITH (Part 1 of 2)

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY

Researchers David Kinnaman and Mark Matlock share valuable insights about the faith of the emerging generation of young people, identifying many of the challenges facing teens and 20-somethings in the digital age. Our guests offer parents guidance for strengthening their teens’ faith and helping them sustain that faith in today’s culture. Read More

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2020-2021 School Theme: PRESS ON

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
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Columbus Christian School Contact Info.

How to stay connected:

Website: www.visitcolumbuschristian.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/columbuschristianschool/

Twitter: @ccscrusader

Instagram: columbuschristianschool

YouTube: Columbus Christian School

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Background Check Must Be On File

All family members who anticipate volunteering in the school, going on field trips, attending school functions, even driving MS/HS kids to their retreats MUST have a Volunteer Application/Background Check on file with CCS. Please download the form, fill it out and return it to the office. Thank you!

Do you shop on Amazon?

Did you know you can donate a percentage of any regular Amazon purchase to CCS by using Amazon Smile? It's Amazon's way of donating to charities. Help us keep our costs down and our student impact big by taking advantage of this easy resource!

SCRIP - Reduce your school tuition for 2021-22

Learn how you can reduce your school tuition for 2021-22 by ordering gift cards through CCS.

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 or 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!

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Immunizations

Heading back to school is an exciting time of year for students. As students go back to school, it is important that they eat healthy, stay active, and are up to date on their immunizations. The Bartholomew County Health Department would like to help you make sure your child is up to date. Call 812-379-1555 option 1 to check immunization status and make an appointment. Publicly funded program for those uninsured and underinsured to receive immunizations at no charge. Most insurances also accepted. Click here to view the Required & Recommended School Immunizations.

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