February 5, 2016

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Incident on Campus Today

Parents, we want to make you aware of the facts surrounding an incident that occurred in the school building today.

One of the teachers in the building was popping popcorn in conjunction with a lesson about the letter P and it burned. The smoke set off a fire alarm at the end of the Genesis hallway. We immediately put our evacuation procedures in motion. All students were evacuated and accounted for in less than two minutes. The fire department arrived on scene and carefully checked and cleared the building so that we were able to resume classes.

Most students were unaware and assumed it was on of our fire drills that we conduct monthly; although, some students in the classrooms near the area did notice the burnt smell upon returning to the building. We practice safety procedures regularly, and we are very proud of how quickly and smoothly we were able to evacuate and account for the safety of all students, faculty and staff.


CtRCS Administrative Team

In this issue:

Calendar Snapshot
Important Crusader Reminders
  • Parent Survey
  • i-Ready: refrain from home use through Feb. 12

Looking ahead

  • Mardi Gras at CtRCS
  • Steps for Students
  • Spirit Wear Fridays
  • Spring Creek Spirit Night - Feb. 17
Our week in review
  • Catholic Schools Week
  • Seedlings International Presentation
Around the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Genesis Early Childhood Program 2016-17 Registration
  • Saints Needed for St. Joseph Altar

  • Mother-Daughter Program

  • 2016 Rector's Cup Sports Tournament

Calendar Snapshot

Feb. 8 - New student registration opens

Feb. 9 - Mardi Gras parade

Feb. 12 - Conferences - No school

Feb. 15 - Faculty Inservice - No school

Feb. 17 - Spring Creek Spirit Night

Feb. 19 - Coffee with the Administration and the Pastor

Feb. 20 - Steps for Students

Important Crusader Reminders

Reminder - i-Ready home use restricted through Feb. 12

We are currently doing our second round of diagnostic testing within the I-Ready program. Students are not able to go on the program at home Jan. 27 - Feb. 12. We will send an email when they can go back on the program and will send updated directions at that time. Thank you for your cooperation.

2015-16 Parent Survey - send us your feedback!

Please share your thoughts and feedback on the 2015-16 school year with us as we move forward into the next school year. We'd love to hear from you by Friday, Feb. 12.

Looking Ahead

2nd Annual Krewe of Kindergarten Mardi Gras Parade

The parade will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 2:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall! Wear your school-approved Jeans, Mardi Gras shirts/colors (green, yellow and purple), and closed-toe shoes on this day!

We are looking forward to celebrating our 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Parade!

Steps for Students - Race time is almost here!

Team CtR, are you ready for race day? It's not too late to register, donate or support one of our CtR priests (Fr. Sean, Fr. Ralph and Fr. Sebastine) at Steps for Students 2016 Saturday, Feb. 20! This annual event helps support Catholic education at CtR and across the Archdiocese! If you pre-registered to have your Steps race packet delivered to you at CtR, be on the lookout for it to arrive via student backpack next week! Don't forget to visit the CtR tent on race day and refuel with water, lemonade, donuts, fruit, kolaches, chips, and treats! Questions? Contact Advancement Director Megan Dillingham. See you at the finish line!

Steps for Students Spirit Fridays!

Are you ready to run? Help Team CtR get revved up for Steps for Students 2016, supporting Catholic education at our own parish and across the Archdiocese, with Spirit Fridays! With a $10 donation to Steps, CtR students can wear their Crusader spirit shirt and jeans every Friday between Friday, Feb. 12 and Friday, Mar. 11. Please fill out the Steps for Students Spirit Friday form and return via backpack or to the school’s front office. Please mark the envelope SPIRIT WEAR FRIDAYS – Megan Dillingham, Advancement Office. Classroom teachers will forward your Steps donation to the front office. The $10 donation can be made at any time before March 11 to take part in Steps for Students Spirit Fridays! Questions? Please contact Director of Advancement Megan Dillingham at steps@ctrcs.com. Thank you for your support of Steps for Students!

Spirit Night at Spring Creek BBQ

Mark your calendars for spirit night at Spring Creek BBQ on Feb. 17! Whether dining in or ordering take-out, mention you are with CtRCS and our school will receive a portion of the proceeds. Our first night was a ton of fun and a major success, so help us to make this another night of great food and fellowship!
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Our Week in Review

Catholic Schools Week

Thank you to all who helped to make Catholic Schools Week a succes!

Seedlings International Presentation on Friendship

Christ the Redeemer is now a Seedlings School - Growing Kids with Good Character. The Seedlings Program is an Australian program written by educator and parenting expert, Di Wilcox. The program is designed to address your child's social/emotional well-being needs. Learn more in the Seedlings Letter to Parents.

Today, the Seedlings facilitators talked with 1st-6th grade students about Friendship. Learn more in the Friendship Assembly Parent Letter.

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Around the Parish

2016-17 Genesis Early Childhood Program Registration

Parishioner and Catholic School Family Registration for Genesis Early Childhood Program will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 10 am in the Genesis Reception area. Genesis ECP serves children 18 months to 4 years old as of September 1, 2016. Visit the Genesis website for more information.

Saints Needed for St. Joseph Altar

Your Child Can Participate in St. Joseph Altar
The annual St. Joseph Altar, a spaghetti dinner and bake sale, will be on Sunday, March 13. As part of this beautiful tradition, we would like to have Jesus, Mary, Joseph and nine saints represented by children. If your child/children, ages 6-12, would be interested in participating in our St. Joseph Altar, please contact Carolyn Smith at csmith@cpwamerica.com. You can put “St. Joseph Altar” in the subject line or give her a call at 713-516-0691 for more information. The deadline for registration is Feb. 19 or when all saints are represented.

Print the registration form.

Archdiocesan Mother-Daughter Program

Saturday, March 5th, 1:30-4pm

810 East Cypresswood Drive

Spring, TX

Sign-in begins at 1:30 pm. The program is for girls ages 9-12 and their mothers or significant mother-figure. Learn more about the program and how to register. Registration is limited to 50 families for each program.

2016 Rector's Cup Sports Tournament

The Rector's Cup Sports Tournament will be held on Feb. 19, 2016 - Feb. 20, 2016 as St. Mary's Seminary takes on Holy Trinity Seminary. Check out the flier for more details.