Columbus Christian School News

April 13, 2018

A Note from the Principal

Can you believe that we only have 30 more days of school left for the 2017-2018 school year. We have so much to pack into that amount of days, it just seems crazy! Please make sure that you are watching out for CCS emails, text messages, newsletters, Remind notices, flyers etc… We would hate for you to miss some of our exciting events.

Week of April 16:

16th - 20th ISTEP+ testing for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th grade

17th - 2 hour delay, National Honor Society Induction and Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A

19th - CCS Open House, Free Family STEM Night for 2nd-5th grades

21st - CCS Golf Outing for the Senior Trip, Drive 4UR School event for the Drama Department

Week of April 23:

24th - 27th ISTEP+ testing for 7th and 10th grade

27th - Junior/Senior Prom

28th - After Prom at Kings Island

Week of April 30:

May 2nd - 3rd Senior Project Presentations

Week of May 7th:

7th - 11th Teacher Appreciation Week

12th - CCS participation in the Literacy Festival at Central Middle School

Week of May 14:

14th - 18th Senior Trip

Week of May 21:

21st - 23rd Final Exams for the JR/SR high students

24th - Field Day

25th - Last Day of School, Awards Chapel, Graduation

And none of this includes our busy sports schedules for our Baseball and Softball teams or any field trips that are scheduled.

Please continue to pray for CCS as we wind down the 2017-2018 school year.


Mrs. Donnell

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Elementary Chapel

Speaker: Virgil Clotfelter, Associate Minister at Ogilville Christian Church

Topic: Will it Float?

Scripture: 2 Kings 6:1-7

1. God deserves our best. He doesn't expect you to do any better than your best but He does expect your best.

2. God knows everything that happens. He knows when things are good for you and he knows when things are not so good for you. He knows everything about you.

3. God uses people. He used the prophet Elisha to bring back the axhead.

Servanthood is when you decide to let God do work through you.

4. God cares! The man with the axhead would now have a tarnished reputation for losing something that was borrowed. God cared about him and his concerns.

Jr & Sr High Chapel

Speaker: Andy McCracken, Pastor at Reformed Presbyterian Church

Topic: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego - What does trusting God look like today?

Scripture: Psalm 2 and Daniel 3

Hebrew name: Hananiah = (חֲנַנְיָה‬ Ḥănanyāh), "Yah is gracious"

Chaldean name: Shadrach = possibly derived from Shudur Aku "Command of Aku (the moon god)"

Hebrew name: Mishael = (מִישָׁאֵל‬ Mîšā’êl), "Who is what El is?"

Chaldean name: Meshach = probably a variation of Mi-sha-aku, meaning "Who is as Aku is?"

Hebrew name: Azariah = (עֲזַרְיָה‬ Ǎzaryāh), "Yah has helped"

Chaldean name: Abednego = "Slave of the god Nebo/Nabu"

King Nebuchadnezzar took God out of their names and replaced with false gods.

God invites us to see that He's a gracious savior. He invites us to experience his refuge and help.

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Tuesday, April 17


Show your CCS spirit at Chick-fil-A while dining with friends and family. Download this flyer and show to your cashier and our school will earn a percentage of the profit.

STEM Family Night for 2nd-5th grades

PTF is hosting a free family event: STEM Family Night!

Thursday, April 19


An evening of hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities for students and families to complete together. This is a come-and-go event and is the same night as the Open House. Must pre-register by April 17th. Download flyer and turn in to office.

Goodie Table for Teachers

Friday, April 20th, PTF is hosting a Goodie Table for the teachers.

All CCS staff will be serving at the Open House on Thursday night so PTF would like to treat them by serving them goodies the next day!

Suggestions: cookies, brownies, chocolates, granola bars, bottled water, sweet tea, etc. Click here to Sign-Up or email Christine Wright:

Thank you for your serving heart!

Support CCS Senior Projects

Run Day Fun Day

Erica Gregg Senior Project

Who: Anyone in 2nd-6th grade. Invite your friends!

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

Where: Columbus Christian School

Cost: Bring one packaged good per participating individual that will be donated to Love Chapel

For questions or concerns, please contact Erica Gregg at

Download flyer below.

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The "Paws for Books" Book Fair is scrambling our way and will start May 14 - May 18 .

We are in need of numerous volunteers to help make this event successful for the students. We are looking for volunteers to help with setup and tear down of the book fair as well as help assisting students with purchases and cashing them out. Training is provided. Thank you for considering assisting us with the event.

Volunteer Link

Volunteer hours needed:

May 14

Setup 7:30 - 9:30

Cashier 11:00-12:00, 2:30 - 3:30

May 15-18

Cashier 7:30 - 8:30, 11:00-12:00, 2:30 - 3:30

May 18

Tear down 3:30 - 4:30

If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me at and I can sign you up manually.


Angie Herron



CCS is looking for a Soccer Coach for the 2018-2019 season. If interested, please contact the school office at (812) 372-3780.

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Save the Date!

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Tuesday, April 17

National Honors Society Inductions

Tuesday, April 17 (6:00)

STEM Family Night

Thursday, April 19 (5:30-7:30)

Registration due April 17

Open House

Thursday, April 19 (5:30-7:30)

Drive one 4 your school

Drama Dept. Fundraiser

Saturday, April 21

Golf Scramble

Saturday, April 21

Administrative Professionals Day

Wednesday, April 25


Friday, April 27

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7 - 11

"Paws for Books" Book Fair

May 14-18

Field Day

Thursday, May 24

Graduation &

Last Student Day

Friday, May 25

- Community Events -

Rummage Sale

Saturday, April 14


Location: First Christian Church Youth Center (541 4th St., Columbus).

So many items: Clothes, books, jewelry, household items, decorations, office desks, large laminator machine, office supplies, old VBS sets, Bible study sets, toys, baked goodies, and much much more!

- Around CCS -

Kindergarten visits Kelsey Dairy Farm

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"Mini Crescendos" perform in front of audience!

Sabrina Herron conducted a show choir made up of elementary students named, the "Mini Crescendos" for her senior project.
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"The Singing Crusaders" choir performs their Spring concert

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CCS Feedback Form

We apologize if you have had trouble accessing the form. Please email Mr. Wildey directly your ideas & suggestions at
School Documents

Elementary Pick-up Procedure, Dress Code, Winter Weather Information, Yearly Calendar, Background Check, Lunch Policy & more!

CCS Reminders:

Building Entry During School Hours: Please report to the main office to sign in before entering the rest of the school building during the hours of 8:15 am - 3:00 pm. The main office staff will notify the classroom teacher that you are here.

End of Day Procedures: All parents need to remain in the hallway outside the classroom during dismissal time. If you need to speak with your student’s teacher, please feel free to make an appointment after 3:20 pm.

After Hours Access to Classrooms: After hours access to classrooms need to be on an emergency basis only. If the need arises for your student to get something from their desk, IF the custodial person o staff is available, they may open the door for the student ONLY. The custodial staff person will remain in the class with the student. The student should only get something from his/her own desk.

Thank you for your help in each of these areas. CCS wants to make sure that everyone here is safe and that student’s information remains secure and private.

Dear Parents,

Please remember to go to or call 1-855-386-9548 to request a FREE Energy Kit. Our school is participating in the My Energy Kit Challenge through Duke Energy and The National Theatre for Children. The goal of the program is to save energy by giving our families the opportunity to receive a FREE Energy Kit full of items that can be used to save energy around the home.

If our school reaches 100 sign-ups for the FREE kit from our families and staff, we’ll automatically win $250. Please help us win. Go to or call 1-855-386-9548 to sign up and credit our school.

Thank you!

Please note: Duke Energy provides one free kit per household every 36 months. If you’ve received a FREE kit before, you might be able get another one. Even if you can’t yet get another kit, your sign-up will still help our school!

Simple ways you can help CCS earn money!

Are you an AMAZON shopper?

Did you know if you shop Amazon via their AMAZON SMILE site - a percentage of your purchase can get donated to CCS? It's an easy way to support the school and costs you nothing extra!
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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.
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ParentsWeb - RenWeb School Management Software

Want to get more involved in your child’s academic progress and future success – all via the Internet! See your child’s grades, attendance, homework and conduct, as well as other useful school information. You can also communicate with teachers and other school staff online whenever necessary. All you need is an Internet-capable computer. For more information on how to access RenWeb, click here: Parent Login Instructions

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