Columbus Christian School News

November 9, 2018

A Note From Mrs. Donnell

Exciting event this weekend at CCS. The Drama Department is presenting their first production for the 2018-2019 school year. We got a sneak peek on Thursday and I am looking forward to seeing the entire production this weekend.

As we prepare for Veterans Day on November 11th, may we all take a few extra moments to remember those who have served and those who continue to serve our great country. We also need to remember the families that “share” their loved ones with America everyday. Take the time this weekend to thank a veteran for their service.


Mrs. Donnell

Big picture

Elementary Chapel

Speaker: Pastor Martin Wright from Ogilville Christian Church

Topic: Jesus Lives In Us!

Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-20

Columbus Christian School

Chapel Elem 11 - 7-18 by Columbus Christian School

Middle & High School Chapel

Speaker: Pastor Martin Wright from Ogilville Christian Church

Topic: Let God's power flow through you, Let His Spirit fill you

Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-20

The Bernoulli principle: One of the principles God did when he made air is that he made it so when air is pushed through something it actually attracts the things around it to go with it. When you blow a little breath of air into the tube, it attracts all the air around it to be pulled into it.

When you channel and focus your life towards Christ, it will pull all those around you to Christ.

Columbus Christian School

Chapel MSHS 11 - 7-18 by Columbus Christian School
Big picture

CCS Annual Tradition For Elementary Students

Completely memorized by December 7.

Recite during Christmas program on December 20.

Luke 2:1-20

Click here to access Luke 2:1-20

Big picture

What would you do if you were President?

Third grade students have a lot to say about what they would do if they were President of the United States. You can read all about them in the Elementary hallway.
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Super Turtle!

The class pet in Fourth grade is in need of a cape. He loves to show off!
Big picture
Big picture

PEACE Fearlessly

This month our CCS MS/HS will be learning what it looks like to show PEACE fearlessly. Please join us in encouraging your student(s) when they demonstrate this "focus-fruit" at home!

We are excited to see how the Holy Spirit will transform the hearts and minds of these young fruit-bearers!

Big picture
Big picture

Support the LEGO Robotics team as they go to tournament Saturday!

This year's theme for FIRST LEGO LEAGUE is "Into Orbit". Cover our robotics team with prayers as they embark on an adventure that will prepare them for real world experiences. Pray that they glorify God through their team-building, presentations, and missions.
Big picture
Big picture

Candy Donations & Volunteers Needed

PTF is taking candy donations for the Popcorn Bar. Please drop Gummy Bears, Skittles, Candy Corn, Marshmallows, etc by the Office by Wednesday, November 14th.

Want to help with the popcorn bar? Email Cynthia at

Big picture

Thanks to all those who joined us for this quarter’s PTF meeting!

1. We learned about the SCRIP program (now available to do online!) which allows CCS families to purchase gift cards for everyday purchases, (think Black Friday and Christmas!) and a percentage goes back to that family in the form of future tuition credit. If you’re interested, contact Mrs. Harvey in the school office.

2. Our special guest was CCS Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Laura Cox, who shared with us how the Lord led her to CCS, what her role entails and how she is serving our Crusader students and families.

3. There are several upcoming events where we will need volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to help, contact Cynthia at

PTF has a private Facebook page Christian School PTF - Columbus, IN

Join the private PTF page to stay up to date on behind-the-scenes happenings at CCS.

Big picture


You now have until Monday, November 12th to guess how many Skittles are in the jar! Bring your $1.
Big picture
Big picture

CCS Weekly Schedule

Big picture

Get the CCS Athletic Schedule delivered right to your phone!

It's easy and it's FREE!

Get instructions here: How to sign up for Eventlink.


Please double check your time zone that is selected in your profile.

  1. Go to your calendar and hover your mouse over your name
  2. When the drop down box appears, click on “Manage Profile”
  3. Check the time zone box and make sure it is set on Eastern and not Central
Big picture
Doors open 6:30PM

Show begins 7:00PM

Big picture
Big picture

Mortgage Match

The thermometer has moved again! CCS has been blessed with an anonymous donor who is willing to match every dollar given toward the school building loan with a two dollar match. A 2 for 1 mortgage match to pay off the existing debt. Here's the catch...the offer is only good for October, November, and December of 2018. Read the letter below to learn more about it and prayerfully consider if God wants you to help.
Big picture
Big picture

National Veteran's Day is November 12th

CCS is planning some special events on campus to celebrate those who fought for our freedom. Please help us honor them by sending their name, branch of service and your relationship (dad, brother, aunt etc.) to: Lori at - and stay tuned for further event information! Combined Veteran's Day Chapel - November 14th at 9:00am.

Tim Shelton's Very Vintage Christmas - November 29th

Thursday, November 29th, 7pm - downtown at the Commons!

Free family-friendly concert, hosted by CCS to our community! Invite your family, friends and church to join us in welcoming in the season celebrating the birth of our Savior - Vintage style!

How's the transition going?

We are so grateful that you chose CCS for your family and we care about your transition this school year. Here are a couple of articles from families that have transitioned from both the public school setting and homeschool setting to CCS. They have graciously shared their honest advice about their transition to CCS. Take a look and see if it will help you in your transition. If you have any questions, please know that you can email Mr. Wildey at or Mrs. Donnell at They would love to hear from you!
Big picture

Reduce your school tuition for 2019-20

Learn how you can reduce your school tuition for 2019-20 by ordering gift cards through CCS.

If you do any of the following:

  • purchase gas, food, clothing
  • eat out
  • shop
  • shop on Black Friday
  • purchase gifts for Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc.
  • go on Vacations
  • work on your car and purchase parts
  • purchase materials or tools for big home improvement projects

It's really simple. All you do is purchase gift cards (called SCRIP cards) through CCS. Order through the office by Tuesday mornings or order SCRIP online...anytime! Call Tammy Harvey, Financial Secretary at (812) 372-3780 to get the enrollment code for ordering online. Start saving on next years tuition today!

Click here to learn more about the program.

Do you have pictures to share?

CCS is looking for pictures of field trips, athletic games, extra curricular activities, etc. to put into the yearbook. Please send your pictures to
Big picture

Be the first to know when school is cancelled or delayed!

Get important information from your child's teacher and school with the free Remind app. It's easy to use. Follow the instructions here.
Big picture
Big picture
School Documents & Forms

2018-19 Year Calendar, FAQ Sheet, Volunteer Background Check, Family Covenant, Internet & Electronic Device User Agreement, Student Handbook and more.


Scholastic Book Fair

November 12-20

2HR Delay for Staff Professional Development

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Veterans Day Combined Chapel

Wednesday, Nov. 14 / 9:00AM

Cookie Fundraiser Begins

Begins Wednesday, Nov. 14 (ends Nov. 27)

Mid Term Ends

Friday, Nov.16

Pajama, Popcorn, & Movie Party

Friday, Nov. 16

Thanksgiving Break

November 21-23

Tim Shelton's A Very Vintage Christmas Concert

The Commons / Free concert hosted by CCS

Thursday, November 29

Doors Open at 6:00PM

Concert at 7:00PM

Winter Formal

Saturday, December 8

Big picture
Big picture

SING! at First Christian Church

Keith and Kristyn Getty writers of In Christ Alone and other

modern favorites present SING! Sunday, November 11 | 7:00pm

Keith & Kristyn Getty and their band of top Irish and American musicians, fuzing Bluegrass, Irish folk, modern and classical sounds will lead an exciting evening of celebration and singing.

In 2017, Keith Getty was honored as an “Officer Of The Order Of The British Empire” by Queen Elizabeth for his contributions to modern hymn writing. The Getty’s and their band have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and London’s Royal Albert Hall. Their Irish Christmas concert has been televised to more than 45 million homes. (

Get your tickets now for this exciting concert at First Christian Church, Columbus on Sunday, November 11 at 7:00pm or online at (click SING on the home page) or in the office during the week.

Check them out at:

Big picture
Big picture

National Collection Week - November 12-19

Collection site: First Christian Church, Columbus

Why would I want to get involved with Operation Christmas Child?

  • Helps you to be involved in fulfilling the Great Commission. Matthew 28:20
  • Provides a hands-on missions project without the cost of a mission trip.
  • Is fun for everyone!
  • Emphasizes the power of prayer as each person who sends a shoebox gift depends on God to work a miracle through this simple act of kindness.
  • Is a great family activity.
  • Helps you learn and/or teach about giving.
  • Teaches you to think globally, but also participate personally, by sending a shoebox gift to a child.
  • Allows you to reach needy children in a personal way by including a letter and photo in your shoebox gift.
  • Is a great activity for individuals and families

Looking for more information and get ideas? Visit the OCC webpage here. Check out information from Samaritan's Purse. How to pack your shoebox.

If you are interested in donating items for the FCC Preschool and Children's Ministry to pack use this wish list. To donate money for shipping, make checks out to Samaritan's Purse - shipping cost is $9.00 per box. Would you, your family or group like to volunteer during National Collection Week? Sign up here. Questions? Contact Christy Farrell.

Big picture

30 Prayers To Pray As Christian Teachers

The power of prayer! Thank you to our families and friends who pray for our teachers, staff and students. Our words would fall on deaf ears and hard hearts if God was not working to open them and soften them each moment. Please continue to pray for CCS and the work God is doing here. Here are some good suggestions! 30 prayers to pray as Christian teachers
Big picture