Christ The King School News Notes

May 12, 2020

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

Big picture
Big picture

A Message from the Principal



Dear CKS Families,


I know finding some normalcy in our everyday lives is a challenge. We all attempt to find the positive in such difficult times. We can’t be out with friends, but we can be together with our family and spend more time with our children. We fear not knowing what the future will look like, but we can find ways to enjoy the present, fixing meals together and taking walks in the neighborhood.


During these difficult times, we prioritize what is important. At Christ the King School, we very much appreciate all our families and supporters. I would like to thank our sponsors for Big Blue Fling who have stuck with us and continued to support our school throughout these unprecedented times. In the future, if you can support these businesses, we and they would greatly appreciate it. They have donated to the BBF auction, and we depend on their generosity to help us raise funds that, in turn, allow us to provide lower tuition, up-to-date technology, and necessary programs for our students. Please visit our BBF page (https://ctkschool.net/giving/big-blue-fling). The BBF BidPal auction site is at https://bidpal.net/bigbluefling20. See a listing of sponsors above.


Our Big Blue Fling Committee is working hard to prepare for an online event this week, from May 11th to the 15th, with the raffle drawings to be held at noon on the 15th. We understand if you cannot participate. However, we wish to fulfill our obligation to our sponsors, to show our appreciation for their support, and to complete our fundraising efforts to help cover the needs of our school and students. Between auctioned items and raffle ticket sales, we normally make approximately $100,000 from BBF each year. We hope to raise half of that when all is completed. We thank you for any donations or purchases you can make this year.


I pray for your family's health and well-being. You are doing a fantastic job getting through all these challenges. Know that you can’t do it all, but stick to what is important and what you can do.


Stay safe and healthy, and God bless you all,


Paula Smith

Principal

#ckslex community

COVID-19 Response


RESOURCES:

Recent communications from CKS, along with links to COVID-19 Resources: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19


PRAYERS:

Prayer list: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19/prayer-request-list

Prayer Request Form: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19/prayer-request-form


HELP:

If you would like to make a donation to those struggling during this time or if you need help, please contact us: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19/covid-19-tuition-relief-fund

Fayette County COVID-19 Relief Resources

See this link for resources provided by Fayette County:


https://ctkschool.net/download_file/1088/317

CKS Contacts

Renrollment/Tuition/ FACTS: David Stromquist, dstromquist@ckslex.org

Admissions: Amy Smith, admissions@ckslex.org

Technology Support: Vince Mongiardo, it@ckslex.org

Communications: Kelley Taylor, ktaylor@ckslex.org

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

Absences: Child's Teacher and Kelley Taylor, ktaylor@ckslex.org

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 (https://www.facebook.com/ctkschoolky/), 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 (https://logins2.renweb.com/logins/ParentsWeb-Login.aspx) 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:


https://ctkschool.net/download_file/1025/214


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.

2020-2021 RE-ENROLLMENT

For the handful of families that have not already done so, please submit the 2020-21 online re-enrollment form for your children returning to Chris the King School in the fall. Since the extended deadline of March 20th has passed, a FACTS draw of your family re-enrollment fee has been scheduled for those who have not submitted that form or otherwise chosen via that form to pay the re-enrollment fee by check.


Christ the King School operates on continuous enrollment, meaning we presume your children will be re-enrolling from year-to-year through graduation, unless we hear affirmatively otherwise. The online re-enrollment form includes links to important documents, such as tuition, Aftercare, and EDP information; allows you to indicate your tuition payment and Aftercare/EDP choices; and records your choices. If your intent is for your child not to return in the fall, please contact Amy Smith at admissions@ckslex.org so that we can make admissions, staffing, and budgetary plans accurately; otherwise, please submit the online re-enrollment form as soon as possible.


Please direct any questions about FACTS account or re-enrollment fee matters to our business manager, David Stromquist, at dstromquist@ckslex.org.

Join Us for Mass Every Friday at 8 a.m.

Big picture

Parish Bulletin

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 ktaylor@ckslex.org

Pray with us each day - Coronavirus Novena

#CKSPray
Big picture

Vatican Invites All People to Day of Prayer, Fasting and Works of Charity on May 14


LEXINGTON — People of all religions and people of goodwill are invited to join in a day of prayer, fasting and works of charity on May 14. This effort, announced by the Vatican, is aimed “to implore the divine to help humanity in overcoming the pandemic caused by coronavirus.”


“This is not, surely, a time for indifference, selfishness, divisions, because the whole world is suffering and must unite itself in facing the pandemic,” Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, MCCJ, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, wrote in a May 6 invitation to the world’s Catholic bishops.


“Pope Francis has repeatedly demonstrated the essential role of interreligious witness in meeting the challenges of our world today and facing them in solidarity,” said Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv., of Lexington. “This pandemic has made clear what the pope has been saying, that we’re all interconnected and that we shouldn’t pretend that we can separate ourselves and blame others as a way of righting injustice, oppression and marginalization. In fact, these strategies and mindsets only make our problems that much worse.”


The Vatican clarified that the day of prayer, fasting and works of charity will not include any public manifestations, but will be lived out by each person’s own interiorly placing himself or herself before God and his or her conscience.

Catholic on Purpose

Catholic on Purpose is a podcast exploring WHAT Catholics believe and HOW we can live it intentionally. Listen in as two former Protestants, Casey and Erin Phillips, attempt to bring Catholicism to bear on our everyday lives. It is high time to be Catholic on purpose! "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” -St. Catherine of Siena


Join us during Lent as we launch a 6 part series discussing the different aspects of building and cultivating the domestic church. Together we will focus on making our homes into places where prayer is natural and the faith is centerstage. Join us!


Subscribe on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/catholic-on-purpose/id1493671826?ign-mpt=uo%3D4


Find another platform: https://anchor.fm/catholiconpurpose

Big picture

Coding Opportunities

An upcoming opportunity Awesome Inc is offering:

Big picture

ALL LC Spring Football Activities are Cancelled


Hello Partner Schools!


Can you please pass along that all LC spring football activities are cancelled until further notice, mandated from the KHSAA. We will send out more when it is available.


Thank you and be safe!




Thank you,
Leslie Hinkle
Lexington Catholic High School
Counseling Office Assistant

Textbook Coordinator


Big picture
Big picture

Upcoming Dates

May 11-15, 2020 Virtual Big Blue Fling

May 22, 2020 Farewell Mass ,(Livestream Mass at 8:00 am followed by 8th grade videoed tributes to teachers)

May 22, 2020 Awards Ceremony (Livestream at 7:00 pm)

May 22, 2020 Last Day for 8th Grade

May 25, 2020 Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 23, 2020 8th Grade Graduation (Following the Livestream Mass at 5:00 pm)

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

May 29, 2020 Teacher Inservice

CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

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.
Big picture