The Cardinal's Nest

Volume 83 * Issue 20 Thursday, January 26, 2023

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A Message From The Principal

Dear CKS Families,

Let’s enjoy and celebrate the joys of CKS! Thank you to the Catholic Schools Week committee for organizing the week’s student activities. It will be a fun and busy week! This year’s motto states Catholic Schools Faith Excellence Service. This reminds Catholic schools across the country that this is an opportunity to 1. celebrate our faith 2. proudly identify our areas of excellence, and 3. remind us not to forget to serve those in need. Each one of us, leadership, faculty, staff, students, and parents, are important components to making our school’s celebration successful. I am proud to share this time with the CKS community.

Mrs. Odile Steel

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1/29- 2/4 - Catholic Schools Week

1/31 - 100th Day of School Celebration


2/11 - Father/Daughter Dance

2/13 - PTO Meeting

2/17 - End of 2nd Semester; HALF DAY

2/22 - Ash Wednesday

2/27-3/3 - Winter Break; NO SCHOOL


2022-2023 Academic Calendar - is here

Lunch Menu - Can be found here


The middle parking lot is for faculty and staff only. (There are limited exceptions with permission - such as families with infants who have to enter the building.) Cars pulling in and out during dropoff and pickup create a dangerous situation as students often cross the lot. If you need to park and enter the building during morning dropoff, please park in the back parking lot. Families can park in the upper lot during pickup.


If you have not yet fulfilled your requirements of three lunch duties and did not opt out, please look at the sign-up below; plenty of open spots are coming up. We sincerely thank everyone who has signed up and, in some cases, have been regular helpers in the kitchen.

Sign-up here

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We are so excited to be celebrating Catholic Schools Week next week! You can download the outline of the sequence of events for the week here.

We are also looking for volunteers for some really fun events! Click Here to see the volunteering opportunities!

Some Highlights:

SUNDAY - Celebrate our Parish • Pancake Breakfast: Join Christ the King for the 9 am Mass followed by a pancake breakfast to celebrate our parishioners and volunteers!

WEDNESDAY - 9:00 Mass at Christ the King with special music by the St. Michaels Music Ministry! All are welcome to join us for Mass! • 11:00 Mass with the Bishop at the Cathedral – Middle School will be attending the Mass, departing at 10:15 by bus. Parents of middle schoolers are welcome to attend the Mass but will not be able to sit with your student.

CSW SERVICE PROJECTS: • Diaper Drive – Each classroom will compete to bring in the most diapers to support families in our local community. The winning class will win a PIZZA PARTY! • Coin Wars – Each cohort of classes will participate in a friendly competition to raise money for the VT Food Bank. See attached flyer for more details.

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CKS will host a vacation camp during our Winter Break. To sign up for our February Vacation Camp, please login to your FACTS Family Portal and click on "Webforms" under the School section on the left hand side of the page. Select "February Vacation Signup" from the list and complete the form for every child you would like to attend. Contact Mrs. Douglas at with any questions.
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Those interested in helping decorate for Cabaret are welcome to attend a meeting on Thursday, February 9th at 1:00 PM in Room 208. Contact Mrs. C at with any questions.


Cabaret 2023 info in one place here:

On this page, you will find information on the auction and individual acts (including the Individual Acts Handbook and permission forms). Those not familiar with Cabaret (and those needing a refresher) should look at the Individual Acts info if they think their child(ren) might be interested.

We sent out auction letters to over 200 potential donors this week. It would be very helpful if CKS community members would take a look at the list posted on the Cabaret information page listed above and sign up to do a personal follow-up with any businesses listed which they might have a personal connection with. Let me know if you have any questions!

Interested in helping out with the Silent Auction? Contact the CKS PTO at

Thanks for all of your support, and we are excited about Cabaret 2023!


The CKS Yearbook Club is working tirelessly to create the most amazing yearbook for our school this year. Don’t miss out on reserving your student’s copy – CUSTOMIZATION ENDS FRIDAY, JANUARY 27TH! Yearbooks will still be available to purchase online without personalization until February 24.

CLICK HERE to order your copy.

Be sure to verify the correct school name is showing in the top left-hand corner of the Jostens landing page.

Recognition and Business ads will also be available. More information will be sent next week if you are interested.

Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Gillis and the Yearbook Club

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There are some changes to the calendar. See the changes below. The full calendar is here

  • Father/Daughter Dance February 11

  • Cabaret date moved

  • Full day on March 17th

  • There WILL be school on March 20th

  • Cabaret March 24th and 25th

  • Half Day on March 24th and no school on March 27th

  • No school April 10th for Easter Monday

  • Mother/Son Bowling DATE TO BE DETERMINED

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Click here for the recent bulletin.



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The mission of Christ the King School is to provide an excellent education in a Catholic community of love and care, to foster respect for self and others, and to nourish a life-long devotion to God and the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Deadline for submissions to The Cardinal's Nest: Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. to Jon Hughes

"May grace and peace be yours in abundance.”

(1 Peter 1:3)