Columbus Christian School News

September 16, 2016

Note from Mrs. Warren

Dear Parents,

It is important that we work together as a team throughout the school year. We want each student to learn and grow both academically and spiritually while attending CCS. We need your help in a few areas.

Please remember to call the school office by 9:15 if your student is going to be absent. We are working hard to ensure consistency in our attendance records as well as accounting for each student's safety and success. Attendance is an essential part of your student's success. Please schedule doctor and dental appointments after school hours as much as possible and follow the sign in/out procedures when your student arrives late/leaves early. We greatly appreciate your help in this matter.

Working together,

CCS Administration

Caught Being A Blessing

Christian Lindroth bought a milk for another student. Thank you for showing kindness and generosity!

Keaton Handley was very alert and focused in math class. Thank you for showing attentiveness to your teacher's lesson!

A Special Thank You To:

  • Mrs.Bailey for being the mainstay of the morning care for our elementary students- She is one of the staff members to arrive the earliest! We appreciate her supervision in the gym each morning!

  • Ms. Holly for not only helping in the kitchen during the day, but also for working in the evening to keep our Jr.- Sr. High clean- We appreciate all of your hard work!

  • Sergeant Matt Simmons for providing all the great information on how to keep our children safe online- We appreciate you sharing your wisdom with CCS parents at Thursday's P.T.F meeting.


We have been so grateful to have had Mrs.Friedersdorf as our choir teacher. Her gift of time and service to CCS students over the years has been a huge blessing. Her love for the Lord, our students, and music has impacted many who have participated in the CCS choir classes. She will be greatly missed!

God has been so good to provide a new choir teacher for our elementary students. Her name is Linda Coad. She formerly taught music for the Indianapolis Public School System. She is now retired and resides in North Vernon, IN. Mrs. Coad has already been assisting Mrs. Harvey and Mrs. Taylor with the high school choir as the piano accompanist. She will begin working with elementary students in grades 3-6 on Monday, September 19. Students will meet with Ms. Coad every other Monday to start for 40 minutes. Students may sign up in their classroom.

Preschool - Making Applesauce

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Second Grade at Post Office & Fire House


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Elementary Chapel

Josh and Hannah Smith with Armour of God Youth Ministries brought their fun and popular puppets to deliver a very inspiring message to the students, based on the Parable of the Sower found in the book of Matthew. There's no life in your flower pot if there is no seed planted inside. The same is true with of our lives. There is no spiritual life in us if Jesus Christ is not planted inside. We must take the seed out of its package!

For more information, visit

Jr./Sr. High Chapel

Topic for chapel was Suffering. We will all suffer at some time in our lives. Living a Christian life does not promise an easy life. Question is: What will you do, how will you handle suffering when it happens? Tia Fathauer, Sophomore, spoke about her own experience of suffering when her brother, Cameron, was hit by a car while skateboarding last year. Not wanting to ever face that fear again, God has given her the strength to overcome her fear and become a light by sharing her story with others that feel lost and confused during the recent incident of Levi and Adriane. God is sovereign through sufferings and Tia gives all the glory to God for her sufferings.


Monday, September 19 - 5:30 Varsity Volleyball game at Christel House Academy

Tuesday, September 20 - 5:00 Elementary Volleyball match at St. Mary's

5:30 home soccer match against Christel House Academy


Friday, September 23 - Varsity Volleyball Team will participate in the Calumet Invitational

Saturday, September 24 - Varsity Volleyball Team will participate in the Calumet Invitational

Reminder - Pick up date for those that ordered mums and pumpkins from the Athletic Department is Wednesday, September 28 from 3:30-5:30.

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Volunteers are needed to work at the Red Bull Air Show at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on October 1 and 2. Volunteers will work in a retail shop. Please call the school office if interested.


It's time for winter sports! Students can sign up in the office.

Elementary (5-6 grade)

  • Cheer
  • Girls basketball
  • Boys basketball

Jr high

  • Girls basketball
  • Boys basketball

High school

  • Girls basketball
  • Boys basketball


It's time to begin thinking about your student's life beyond high school - and that means preparing for the SAT and ACT tests. The 2016/2017 SAT/ACT test dates are as follows: (see image)
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Registering for a spring test date will enable your student to take advantage of the greatest amount of instruction this year while still allowing time for a retest if necessary.

Don't wait to get started! We highly recommend creating user accounts at and where you'll find everything you need for test preparation.

If you are the parent of a sophomore, please check the College Board site for the PSAT dates. This test will be administered at our location, so we will supply testing information at a later date. If you are the parent of a tenth grade student, and he/she would like to take the PSAT, please email Mrs. Paradise.

This year, the College Board has partnered with Khan Academy ( to provide additional SAT test preparation services. Visit their site to find informative videos on the new test formats, practice tests and tutorials, as well as personalized feedback and individualized study plans for registered users.

Mrs. Paradise is handling testing for the high schoolers this year. You can contact her with any questions at

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Poetry Out Loud Winners:

1st Erica Gregg (11th grade)- will go on to round 3 at state

2nd Claire Martin (12th)

3rd Abby Thompson (7th)

Left to right in the picture: Lain Isley, Claire Martin, Erica Gregg, Adrianne Tallent, Abby Thompson, Emma White, Ayden Campbell

Parent Teacher Fellowship

Thank you to everyone who attended the first PTF meeting!

Sgt. Matt Simmons of the Indiana State Police Cyber Crime Unit discussed some scary dangers kids face regarding access to online resources. These topics are not easy to talk about with kids, but it is something we need, to join together on, to help keep our kids safe.

Not able to join us but want information?

Keeping Kids Safe Online Workshop Click here for a message from Sgt. Simmons. (Includes link to documents & free e-book.)

PTF meeting minutes for 9-15-16




Picture Day is Coming!

Picture Day is September 20th.

The order form went home in Tuesday's Red Folder - Return this order form with payment the day of the pictures.

Can't find your brochure? Click here for another one.

You can also order online at:


Attention students ages 9-14. Interested in being on the lego robotics team? Check out this website to see if this is for you. Application can be downloaded here and is available at Crusader Connections. Applications due Wednesday, September 21st with $30 fee. Practices are on Saturday mornings with competition being November 12 from 8 AM-2 PM at the Foundation For Youth. Need more information, email Dean Wright at

Mini Cheer at Chick-fil-A

Mini Cheer is having a Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A Tuesday, September 27th from 5:00-8:00PM to raise money to purchase uniforms.

Pre-Request a ticket from Linda Felde at and come out to Chick-fil-A (with your ticket) to dine in with a meal and a portion of your purchase will go towards supporting Mini Cheer's goal!

Mini Cheer is a group of young girls from grades K-3 that are participating in Emmie Feldeā€™s future Senior Project. Coach Emmie teaches the girls basic cheers, dance moves, cheer etiquette and working together as a team. They cheer & perform at each Varsity Girls Basketball Home game.

Save the Date!

Picture Day

Tuesday, September 20th

See You At The Pole

Tuesday, September 27th

CCS Drama Program

Doors Open at 6:30PM, Show at 7:00PM

Fall Break

October 10 - 14


Want to check your child's progress at school while out and about? Renweb allows you to do this via the internet. Teachers post your child's grades to Renweb and you access it from home, office, travel, etc. It's free and easy to sign up! Click here to get started.


Are you purchasing groceries or gas this week? Then put your money to work for you. An easy way to earn credit toward next year's school tuition.

Click here for more details.

Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay

Catch the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay this Sunday, September 18. Where it will be: Hartsville at about 5PM. Simmons Winery at about 5:35PM. Then the torch proceeds to Columbus City Airport, Donner Park, Sunset Dr and arrives at the Bartholomew County Library about 6:45PM. For more information go to

Basketball & Beyond

Do you have an elementary child (1st - 6th grades) that wants to learn how to play basketball? First Christian Church is offering Basketball & Beyond which places your child on a team and teaches them the basics of basketball. Registration is going on now. Download registration form here or pick one up at FCC. For more information, go to First Christian Church.
Find CCS Documents Here

After School Care Program, FAQ, Spirit Wear, & Dress Code

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