CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL NEWS NOTES

December 15, 2015

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CASH FOR CANS

The fifth grade Green Team members accepted the award CKS earned in the Recycle Bowl (Cans for Cash) competition sponsored by Bluegrass Greensource and the Urban County Government. We were awarded $450.00 and a certificate at the Urban County Council meeting on Dec. 3. CKS has participated in this competition for ten years and have won an award each year.

EARLY DISMISSAL FRIDAY 1:15 p.m. and NO EDP

Just a reminder we will be dismissing early on Friday for the holidays and there will be no EDP.

FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL...

12/15/15


Dear Parents,


It is a very special time of year! It is one of waiting and watching for our Savior. Many things often get in our way of seeing Christ. Our days are full of preparing for Christmas, and we can easily get overwhelmed with shopping, sending cards, and attending many events. It can be a struggle to stay focused on the importance of the season. It can also be difficult to be patient and loving with others. God puts trials before us to give us opportunities to live our faith. When we are stressed or irritated, it can get in the way of doing what is right - treating others with kindness and serving those who are in need.


I’d like to take a moment to pray for strength and understanding for us all. I pray that I will keep focus on what is truly important. It is okay that my tree isn’t decorated yet or that all the gifts are not purchased, but I pray I will appreciate every moment with my family and friends. I pray that any stress or tension will subside, and that we will all have a relaxing Christmas break. I pray your Christmas will truly be blessed by the Holy Spirit and give you opportunities, not only to receive God’s love, but to extend it to others along your path.


God Bless you all and Merry Christmas!


Paula Smith

Acting Principal

Christ the King School

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ST. NICHOLAS BRUNCH ORNAMENT PICK-UP

The Christmas Picture Ornaments ordered at the Saint Nicholas Brunch are ready and may be picked up in the school office.

CKS STUDENTS GIVE...

There are several opportunities during this time of the year to help those in need. We hope you will encourage your children to share with the less fortunate.

LEXINGTON WOMEN'S CLUB CLOTHING DRIVE - Each grade level is asked to bring certain items to help with this important community project. See http://ctkschool.net/cks/parents/webnotes for more information regarding what each grade level is contributing.

PENNY WARS - We are hosting a "Penny War" to help CKS graduate Christian Cole and his group of missionaries from Lexington Catholic, as they head off to Haiti at the end of the month as part of his mission to build homes and gather tuition funds. Students bring your pennies to be the winner of a class party!

FAITH AND COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS STORE

Southland Christian, Richmond Road Campus

Dec. 16, 17, 18

8:00AM-8:00PM


Volunteers and toys needed!

Families are asked to CLEAN OUT THEIR CLOSETS and donate gently used, pre-loved toys, books and games to share with children in need in our community. These are children for whom, without the generous support of people of faith in our community, Christmas would have been just another day without. 18,500+ children benefited from the 2014 Faith and Community Christmas Store.


COLLECTION POD - Located in CKS back parking lot. All donations are tax deductible


Store setup volunteer times (drop in any time)

Friday, Dec. 11th, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Saturday, Dec. 12th, 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 14th, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Store Volunteers (MUST sign up for shifts)

Roles: Personal shoppers, Inventory, Food distribution, Carriers

Wednesday, Dec. 16th / Thursday, Dec.17th / Friday, Dec. 18th

Shifts: 8:00 a.m. - noon; noon-4:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Call: (859) 514-7210 or email: caclex2000@gmail.com

Volunteer sign-up online at: www.godsnet.info


Over 23% of the children in fayette county live in poverty:

Let’s make christmas a time of joy!!

CKS MATH TEAM ROCKS!

Congratulations to our CKS middle school math team. Last week was their last meet of the season, and it was a convincing victory: 21 to 7!

Congratulations to Benjamin Adair, Wyatt Combs, Elise Minion, Audrey Harper, Chloe Hall, Emmy Kay Adair, Grace Walker and Dylan Ginnan for their stellar performance.

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KING'S CLOSET SPRING CONSIGNMENT SALE

The spring children's consignment sale will be held April 8th & 9th. Registration for the sale will open January 22nd, and sellers may register at myconsignmentmanager.com starting at 8:00 a.m.


Christmas break is a great time to clean out closets and set things aside for the upcoming sale in April. For specific information regarding the process, please visit our website at www.kingsconsignment.com.

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SPANISH CLUB

Kindergarten & Elementary Spanish Club


Topic: My House


Come and have fun while you learn to describe house rooms, family members, house chores and much more… Spanish Club will provide many opportunities for language practice and cultural activities. Every week, we will be singing songs, playing games, learning phrases and expressions, cooking Mexican food, making art projects, and telling stories.


Duration: 8 weeks The Spanish club starts on January 14th, 2016

Day: Thursdays

Time: 3:15-4:15pm


Cost: $100 per student (Make your check payable to Christ the King School) by January 11th

Siblings $80


Spanish Club Dates:

January 14, 21, 28

February 4, 11, 18, 25

March 3rd


Questions?

Mrs. Lopez

llopez@ckslex.org

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SAVE-THE-DATE

Why should the kids have all the fun? Parents: Line up the sitter, and join us for a PARTY in the gym on Friday, January 22nd, with DJ, food, and drinks. Hosted by the 8th grade parents. More details to come.

CKS SPIRITWEAR STORE IS NOW OPEN!

Visit the Spirit Shop in the CKS cafeteria. Store hours are Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m., and Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

YEARBOOK

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CAFETERIA OPENING

Great hours! Join our team as a dishwasher - Monday-Friday, 10:30a.m.-1:30p.m. Contact Tina Troiano at ckscafe@cdlex.org



And we're looking for parent volunteers for this month. Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445a4a623a0fb6-cafateria/

COME ONE, COME ALL! K of C POSTER CONTEST!

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CATECHESIS FOR CHILDREN


FRIDAY NIGHT CATECHESIS

FOR CHILDREN


AGES 0-12

6:00-9:00 p.m.

$20 Per Family


Activities, Movie, Pizza, & Popcorn

January 29, February 12, March 18, April 18 & May 6


See http://ctkschool.net/cks/parents/webnotes under Events in the Diocese. Questions? Karen Kirkland ctkccd@cdlex.org

NEED SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS TO DO OVER BREAK?

KEVIN ELLERY’S BASKETBALL SKILLS CAMP AT ST. PETER AND PAUL

2015


Camp Instruction: Ball handling Skills, Shooting Skills, One on One Skills, Three on Three Team Play, Five on Five Team Play, Prizes...


When: December 28th, 29th, and 30th

Where: St. Peter and Paul School Gym

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Age: 7-12

Gender: Girls and Boys

Camp Instructor Background:


· Kevin Ellery from Washington County in Springfield, Kentucky

· State Leading Scorer

· First Team All-State

· McDonald's All American

· One of three finalist for Mr. Basketball

· Earned a full scholarship to the play Basketball University of Notre Dame.

· Played and Coached Professional Basketball in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, and Mexico City.


Cost: $40

To sign up or for more information, contact Kevin Ellery (859) 248-7226 or email: kellery91@yahoo.com. Forms and fees have to be turned in on or before December 27, 2015.

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LCH

We are now accepting applications for our Air + Space Academy. Please find the application attached. Completed applications will be accepted December 2, 2015- January 29, 2016.


MKS Car, Cash and More Raffle Sponsored by The Healy Family McDonald’s: Please purchase and/or help us sell tickets and support Lexington Catholic High School! Remaining Early Bird Drawings are in December and January leading up to Grand Prize Drawing at Mid-Knight Stakes on February 6, 2016 for a 2016 Chrysler on Nicholasville Jeep Renegade Latitude or $25,000 cash. All winning tickets from our Early Bird Drawings are reentered for all the drawings. Tickets are $100 each. 1000 tickets printed. Tickets are available in the LCHS Front Office, President's House or you can contact Debra Ritchie debra.ritchie.ky@gmail.com (859-619-5363), Laura Prewitt lsp1969@aol.com (859-321-3116) or Pam Schneider, Director of Events and Alumni Relations, pschneider@lexingtoncatholic.com (859-277-7183, ext. 306). Please visit http://www.lexingtoncatholic.com/MKSinfo.html for all the raffle details!

SAVE THE DATES

December 15- Christmas Program Grades 1-8 at 7:00 p.m.
December 18 - All-School Mass at 8:00 a.m. ; early dismissal at 1:15 p.m.; NO EDP
January 4 - Classes resume
January 12 - Data Day/ 1:15 p.m. dismissal
January 18 - No School - MLK Day