Christ The King School News Notes

May 19, 2020

"You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:31

Exciting News!

A big thank-you to the Christ the King community! We were amazed by the great level of participation and enjoyment at our first-ever virtual Big Blue Fling. We appreciate all your support for the school's largest annual fundraising event in the midst of these difficult times.

We also want to express our sincere gratitude to our sponsors, who made our first Big Blue eFling possible, and to the BBF committee's hard work and creativity!

To celebrate the success of BBF, we will have a day off on Friday, May 22. No schoolwork, no Meets! Rest and relax. You deserve it!!

Our hope and prayer is that by next year we all will have surmounted the challenges we face today, and be able to join in the full fellowship of this event, which so important, socially and financially, to our school community.

Many blessings to you all! Stay safe and healthy!

Paula Smith


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Upcoming Dates

May 22, 2020 Farewell Mass, (Livestream Mass at 8:00 am followed by 8th grade videoed tributes to teachers. Video Tribute posted on CKS Facebook, Cathedral of Christ the King Facebook, Event Facebook Page, and emailed to all families via Ren-Web).

May 22, 2020 Awards Ceremony (Livestream at 7:00 pm, posted on CKS Facebook, Cathedral of Christ the King Facebook, Event Facebook Page, and emailed to all families via Ren-Web)

May 22, 2020 No NTI Work

May 23, 2020 8th Grade Graduation (Following the Livestream Mass at 5:00 pm, Graduation will be part of the Livestream on Cathedral Page and School Page), (Video Tribute and Graduation Program posted on CKS Facebook, Cathedral of Christ the King Facebook, Event Facebook Page, and emailed to all families via Ren-Web).

May 25, 2020 Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 28, 2020 Last Day of School for Grades Pre-K-7

May 29, 2020 Teacher Inservice

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COVID-19 Response


Recent communications from CKS, along with links to COVID-19 Resources:


Prayer list:

Prayer Request Form:


If you would like to make a donation to those struggling during this time or if you need help, please contact us:

Fayette County COVID-19 Relief Resources

See this link for resources provided by Fayette County:

Refunds and reimbursements

Refunds and reimbursements (Aftercare, EDP, Faith 1st) will be processed by the week of June 15th.

CKS Contacts

Renrollment/Tuition/ FACTS: David Stromquist,

Admissions: Amy Smith,

Technology Support: Vince Mongiardo,

Communications: Kelley Taylor,

Student Concerns: Christine Gibson, cgibson@ckslex.og and Kelley Taylor,

Absences: Child's Teacher and Kelley Taylor,

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, so you don't miss out on special events

Many of our end-of-year events will include special video tributes. Please follow us on Instagram (@ckslex) and Facebook (, so you can tune in!

Help us keep CKS families in the loop!

Particularly during these times of extended eDays, our ability to communicate with parents is very important. From recent reports from faculty, it is apparent that we don't have both parents' email addresses on file in RenWeb for a number of families. To make sure both parents can fully participate in their child(ren)'s education, we would like you to update your RenWeb family record with all pertinent contact information. Luckily, this is easy to do.

Any parent with RenWeb access can use either the RenWeb Home app or the ParentsWeb portal ( to update his/her family's demographic information, such as address, phone, and email information for a parent or student, but also emergency contact and authorized pickup information. Follow the instructions at the following link to use the CKS Family Demographic Web Form to make these sorts of updates:

One thing to keep in mind: Whereas emergency contact information applies across all students in a multi-student family, student pickup ("transportation") information for each student is independent of that of the others in the same family, so for families with multiple students you should update the authorized pickup information separately for each student.

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Parish Bulletin

Cathedral Opening Update - Volunteers needed

The Cathedral Re-opening team continues to work out the details for a gradual and phased approach to re-opening the Cathedral for public worship beginning on Saturday May 30th. One thing we already know is that we will need many younger and healthy men and women to fill two key positions, that of hospitality ministers/ushers and those who can help sanitize the Cathedral after each Mass.

The bottom line is that without a good number of volunteers for both of these positions, we will be unable to re-open the Cathedral or, at best, open it up for fewer masses than we would like. To read about how you can help us be ready to re-open the doors to public liturgies, register here and someone will contact you with additional information and to ask for your commitment to help.

Register here:

Diocese Announces Resumption of Public Masses With Directives and Guidelines

LEXINGTON — The Catholic Diocese of Lexington will resume public Masses, effective May 20, following the “Healthy at Work: Guidelines for Places of Worship,” as well as directives and guidelines for all public celebrations of liturgy provided by the diocese. The directives and guidelines were posted on the diocesan website on May 15, along with a letter from Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv., to the people of the diocese.

“I do not want anyone to mistake the resumption of public Masses as a sign that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, because it is not,” wrote Bishop Stowe. He added, “Please note that this is not simply a return to how we celebrated before the outbreak of the pandemic. Churches will only be able to admit 33 percent of the occupancy of the building and social distancing will need to be maintained at all times.”

Parishes in Lexington, Ashland, Campton, Hazard, Jackson, Lawrenceburg, Morehead, Mount Sterling, Owingsville, Richmond and Winchester will resume public masses May 30-31; all other locations will resume May 23-24.

The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues in the Catholic Diocese of Lexington until further notice, and elderly people and other vulnerable populations are encouraged to continue to participate via livestreamed Masses, possibly attending weekday Masses as a safer alternative as well.

A few of the measures required for all liturgies also include: Social distancing of six feet between people not living in the same household must be followed at all times; masks are to be worn by the congregation and by ministers at all times when not speaking, reading or singing as part of their ministry; holy water fonts are to remain empty; hand sanitizer is to be available; there is to be no physical contact during the Lord’s Prayer or during the Sign of Peace; hand sanitizer is to be used before the distribution of Communion; Communion is distributed only in the form of bread and given to communicants only in the hand; there are to be no choirs.

We want to see the amazing things our students are doing!

We know you have all been hard at work. Please continue to share pictures and tag @ckslex. We have been using #ckslove, #ckslearn, #ckspray. We are committed to continuing the growth of your chid's character, knowledge, and spirit during this time.

You can also email photos to

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Shaheen's Uniforms

We are having a 15% off through the month of June. I've attached a flyer in hopes that you will help spread the word with families. Our store will re-open this Wednesday, however we will continue curbside picks for those who feel more comfortable not entering the store. As always we are shipping out online orders. If you have any questions, I'm happy to help. Thanks, Paula. I look forward to talking soon.

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Coding Opportunities

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Christ the King School develops Character, Knowledge, and Spirit in its students and community by living the Catholic faith through sharing the sacraments, promoting academic excellence, and engaging in service.
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