Columbus Christian School News

November 2, 2018

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A Note From Mrs. Donnell

With the changing weather be aware that we will encourage outdoor recess as often as possible, so please make sure your student(s) have the appropriate outerwear for cool/cold weather. If they don’t wear a coat/hat/gloves on a regular basis, then feel free to bring those items in and hang them on their hooks for use at school. Medical professional and educators alike agree that students need the fresh air and the play time for better health and learning. Our guidelines will be published in the newsletter throughout the winter season.

Don’t forget to change back your clocks this weekend! Welcome to November. We have lots of exciting things coming up between now and the end of the year. Keep your eyes and ears open and make sure that you are checking your email, Facebook and Remind.


Mrs. Donnell

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Elementary Chapel

Speaker: Pastor Mark Dearing

Topic: The Reformation

Scripture: Romans 3:21-25, Ephesians 2:8-9

Martin Luther and the Reformation Playmobil Animation video, made by Go Chatter

Two things:

  1. We're saved by grace alone.
  2. We're saved by faith alone.

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Chapel Elem 10 - 31 - 18 by Columbus Christian School

Middle & High School Chapel

Speaker: Pastor Mark Dearing

Topic: The Reformation

Scripture: Romans 3:21-25

Martin Luther and the Reformation Playmobil Animation video, made by Go Chatter

What saves you from the wrath of God?

Grace alone by faith alone in the work of Christ alone.

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Chapel MSHS 10 - 31 - 18 by Columbus Christian School
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CCS Annual Tradition For Elementary Students

Every year, the elementary students memorize Luke 2:1-20 and recite it together during their Christmas program.
Luke 2:1-20

Click here to access Luke 2:1-20

Fundraiser for Senior Trip

The Senior Class of 2019 is working to raise funds for their senior trip to New York City. They will be offering a Family Photo Shoot Friday, Nov. 2 / 5-9PM and Saturday, Nov. 3 / 9AM-5PM at Columbus Christian School. Receive 5 images for $25. It's a great way to get your Christmas family photo session in before Christmas!

Register at

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Students made a pumpkin surprise!

CCS Students take a step back in time at the Simmons One Room Schoolhouse

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Field trip to Simmons One Room School House
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Field trip to Simmons One Room School House
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Dinosaur Week in Preschool

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Book Buddies

Students learn about the Reformation in Computer Class

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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!

Seniors learn the importance of voting

Representatives from Bartholomew County spoke to our senior students about voting during their Government/Econ class.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.

2018 Vote Center Locations

Día de Los Muertos en Mexico

Pan de Muerto (“Bread of the Dead”) is a traditional Mexican sweet bread that is commonly made during Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos). It is very important during this season, and the meaning behind it is as rich as its flavor. Students in Spanish enjoyed this treat today as well as decorating their calaveras.

A calavera is a representation of a human skull. The term is most often applied to edible or decorative skulls made from either sugar or clay which are used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead and the Roman Catholic holiday All Souls' Day.

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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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LEGO Robotics Competition November 10

Our CCS Lego Robotics team is still hard at work! Fine tuning robot missions. Finalizing research. Meeting with community partners.... Regional Competition is in two weeks!
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CCS Weekly Schedule

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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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The Drama Department presents...

"You Can't Take It With You"

Show dates: Nov. 9 & 10

Doors open at 6:30 show starts at 7:00

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, 3 and under are free.

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Mortgage Match

The thermometer is moving up! CCS has been blessed with an anonymous donor who is willing to match every dollar given toward the school building loan with a two dollar match. A 2 for 1 mortgage match to pay off the existing debt. Here's the catch...the offer is only good for October, November, and December of 2018. Read the letter below to learn more about it and prayerfully consider if God wants you to help.
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National Veteran's Day is November 12th

CCS is planning some special events on campus to celebrate those who fought for our freedom. Please help us honor them by sending their name, branch of service and your relationship (dad, brother, aunt etc.) to: Lori at - and stay tuned for further event information! Combined Veteran's Day Chapel - November 14th at 9:00am.

Tim Shelton's Very Vintage Christmas - November 29th

Thursday, November 29th, 7pm - downtown at the Commons!

Free family-friendly concert, hosted by CCS to our community! Invite your family, friends and church to join us in welcoming in the season celebrating the birth of our Savior - Vintage style!

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!

Order SCRIP Online

online information

call Tammy Harvey, Financial Secretary at (812) 372-3780 to get the validation code.

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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School Documents & Forms

2018-19 Year Calendar, FAQ Sheet, Volunteer Background Check, Family Covenant, Internet & Electronic Device User Agreement, Student Handbook and more.


Daylight Saving Time Ends

Sunday, November 4 - Set clocks back one hour Saturday night

Fall Back In The Fall!

PTF Quarterly Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 8 / 3:30PM

CCS Drama Comedy Program, You Can't Take It With You

Friday, Nov. 9 & Saturday, Nov. 10

Doors Open at 6:30PM

Show at 7:00PM

LEGO Robotics Competition

Saturday, Nov. 10

Scholastic Book Fair

November 12-20

2HR Delay for Staff Professional Development

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Veterans Day Combined Chapel

Wednesday, Nov. 14 / 9:00AM

Mid Term Ends

Friday, Nov.16

Pajama, Popcorn, & Movie Party

Friday, Nov. 16

Thanksgiving Break

November 21-23

Tim Shelton's A Very Vintage Christmas Concert

The Commons / Free concert hosted by CCS

Thursday, November 29

Doors Open at 6:00PM

Concert at 7:00PM

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SING! at First Christian Church

Keith and Kristyn Getty writers of In Christ Alone and other

modern favorites present SING! Sunday, November 11 | 7:00pm

Keith & Kristyn Getty and their band of top Irish and American musicians, fuzing Bluegrass, Irish folk, modern and classical sounds will lead an exciting evening of celebration and singing.

In 2017, Keith Getty was honored as an “Officer Of The Order Of The British Empire” by Queen Elizabeth for his contributions to modern hymn writing. The Getty’s and their band have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and London’s Royal Albert Hall. Their Irish Christmas concert has been televised to more than 45 million homes. (

Get your tickets now for this exciting concert at First Christian Church, Columbus on Sunday, November 11 at 7:00pm or online at (click SING on the home page) or in the office during the week.

Check them out at:

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National Collection Week - November 12-19

Collection site: First Christian Church, Columbus

Why would I want to get involved with Operation Christmas Child?

  • Helps you to be involved in fulfilling the Great Commission. Matthew 28:20
  • Provides a hands-on missions project without the cost of a mission trip.
  • Is fun for everyone!
  • Emphasizes the power of prayer as each person who sends a shoebox gift depends on God to work a miracle through this simple act of kindness.
  • Is a great family activity.
  • Helps you learn and/or teach about giving.
  • Teaches you to think globally, but also participate personally, by sending a shoebox gift to a child.
  • Allows you to reach needy children in a personal way by including a letter and photo in your shoebox gift.
  • Is a great activity for individuals and families

Looking for more information and get ideas? Visit the OCC webpage here. Check out information from Samaritan's Purse. How to pack your shoebox.

If you are interested in donating items for the FCC Preschool and Children's Ministry to pack use this wish list. To donate money for shipping, make checks out to Samaritan's Purse - shipping cost is $9.00 per box. Would you, your family or group like to volunteer during National Collection Week? Sign up here. Questions? Contact Christy Farrell.

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30 Prayers To Pray As Christian Teachers

The power of prayer! Thank you to our families and friends who pray for our teachers, staff and students. Our words would fall on deaf ears and hard hearts if God was not working to open them and soften them each moment. Please continue to pray for CCS and the work God is doing here. Here are some good suggestions! 30 prayers to pray as Christian teachers
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