January 15, 2016
In this issue:
- Upcoming Events
- Re-enrollment - Important Information
- Carline updates - backups onto Huffmeister
- Steps for Students
- Reminder: Logoff i-Ready
- Catholic Schools Week Schedule
- Volunteers Needed for CSW
- Grandparents Day
- Mad Scientist
- St. Anne Society Cookbook Sale
- Send us your Mardi Gras beads!
- Mini Cheer Camp
Important Upcoming Dates
Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No school
Jan. 22 - Current student re-enrollment due by 3 p.m.
Jan. 22 - Mad Scientist visit
Jan. 22 - Love & Logic session
Jan. 22 - End of priority application period for new students
Jan. 30 - New applicant testing day
Jan. 31-Feb. 6 - Catholic School's Week
Feb. 3 - Grandparents Day
Feb. 8 - New student registration opens
Feb. 9 - Kindergarten Mardi Gras parade
We hope to have you back! Complete the short online form to let us know.
Our current student re-enrollment period will close at 3 p.m. on Jan. 22. While you may still re-register after this date, it will be dependent upon availability. We are already nearly full in some classes, so please be sure you have completed all of the steps below to reserve your space. If you do not complete re-enrollment by Jan. 22, the space will be open to one of our new applicants. If you have trouble meeting this deadline for any reason but you know you would like to return next year, please contact us immediately to discuss alternative arrangements.
To re-enroll current students for 2016-17:
1. Complete the Family Re-Enrollment Form online
2. Complete, sign and date the Enrollment Agreement for any returning students
3. Complete the TB form for each child as required by the Archdiocese
4. Return the enrollment agreement and TB form with a registration fee payment of
$500 per child by 3:00 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 22, 2016.
**REMINDER: If all four of the above steps are not completed by 3:00 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, you will forfeit the child’s space for 2016-17.**
If you would like to enroll the sibling of a current student, please submit the new student's application during our priority application period which closes Jan. 22. This will ensure our current families receive top priority in our admissions process.
Important Carline reminders to avoid backups onto Huffmeister
Approaching the starting line...
CtR families, Steps for Students 2016 is right around the corner on Saturday, Feb. 20! Our very own CtR Choristers will sing at the 6:30 a.m. Mass prior to the start of the race at the Archdiocesan Co-Cathedral! Your generosity and dedication means that Team CtR is currently one of the top area Catholic schools in registration and donations on the leader board! Let's keep up the pace, Team CtR! Cheer on Fr. Sean, Fr. Ralph or Fr. Sebastine and donate to support their effort to get to the finish line on race day! Questions? Please contact Megan at email@example.com. Thank you for your spirit and support!
Catholic Schools Week 2016
CtRCS is preparing to celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2016 with a week of special events celebrating our faith, parish community and Catholic education! Please have your child wear their uniform to Mass Saturday, Jan. 30 or at any of the Masses on Sunday, Jan. 31. Our choir will perform at the 11 a.m. Mass. The rest of our week includes the following events to celebrate Catholic education:
Monday, Feb. 1: Vocations Day - CtRCS will celebrate Vocations with speakers from our parish and around the Archdiocese! The panel will feature a priest, deacon, married couple, seminarian and single person discussing their commitment to the Church at their place in life. Speakers will visit with the younger students and will participate on the panel for upper grades.
Tuesday, Feb. 2: Living Rosary - Our Living Rosary allows CtRCS students to become the rosary as each student represents a bead. It is a prayerful, reflective time for our CtRCS community. Parents, parishioners and CtR staff are invited to join us.
Wednesday, Feb. 3: Grandparent’s Day - Grandparents are invited to attend Mass with students and then stick around for refreshments and classroom visits. Please RSVP for Grandparents' Day by Monday, Feb. 1. And send in photos of your student with their grandparent by Wednesday, Jan. 27 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, Feb. 4: 10-1 p.m. Open House - experience firsthand how CtRCS uses technology in the classroom and also to get a feel for the faith-filled environment at CtR Catholic School. You will also have the opportunity to meet Principal Betty Sierra and ask the teachers questions.
Friday, Feb. 5: Souper Bowl Day and Evening Vespers - Students can break out their favorite team jerseys or T-shirts to close out our week of celebrating Catholic schools! Students also bring a canned good today to donate to Cypress Assistance Ministries. Also, an especially exciting event this evening is our choir, Chorus Redemptoris, will be performing the Pueri Cantores in collaboration with St. Theresa Catholic School Choir. At 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, the students will sing Vespers, including the Magnificat, an experience that will surely bring the students, parents and parishioners together to celebrate Catholic schools.
Come and celebrate Catholic education with us! Questions? Contact Megan Dillingham.
We need you, CtR Parents!
Please RSVP for Grandparents Day 2016
We're gearing up to celebrate grandparents and special friends during Catholic Schools Week - Wednesday, Feb. 3! We encourage our honored guests to arrive at 8 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m. Mass, with a reception and photos to follow in the Parish Hall. Classrooms visits will round out this wonderful day! Please RSVP for your family and direct any questions about the day's events to Megan at email@example.com. We need your photos! Please send one photo of your child(ren) with their grandparents to firstname.lastname@example.org for a special slide show to be viewed during our reception. Deadline for photos is 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. God bless our grandparents and special friends for the gifts they share with us!
Mad Scientist Visit
Order your own CtR Cookbook today!
Pre-orders are being accepted online for a discounted rate of $12 - St. Anne's Society | Christ The Redeemer Catholic Church | Houston, TX. Pre-ordered cookbooks will be distributed at the beginning of February and at Coffee and Donuts on Feb. 7. Purchase price at Coffee and Donuts will be $15.
We need your Mardi Gras beads!
The parade will be held at 2:15 on Tuesday, Feb. 9!
Houston Christian Mini Mustangs Cheer Camp
Friday, Jan. 22nd, 4pm
2700 West Sam Houston Parkway North
Mini Mustangs (K-5th grade)
Junior Mustangs (6th-8th grade)
Learn cheers, chants and a drill routine!
Meet the mascots! Perform at the game!
4:00 p.m. - Check in at the Dining Commons, Student Center
8:00 p.m. - Half-time performance (7:30 p.m. game start time)
Cost: $50 per girl - register at houstonchristian.org.
(Cost include a t-shirt, hair bow, pompoms, and dinner from Chick-fil-A)