January 8, 2016
In this issue:
- Upcoming Events
- Re-enrollment - Important Information
- Faculty Updates
- Spirit Night at Willie's Grill and Icehouse
- Parent meetings - Fri., Jan. 15
- Steps for Students
- Lunch orders
- Catholic Schools Week
- Grandparents Day
- Send us your Mardi Gras beads!
Important Upcoming Dates
Jan. 12 - Spirit Night at Willie's Grill and Icehouse
Jan. 15 - End of 2nd Quarter - Noon dismissal - no lunch and no aftercare
Jan. 15 - Coffee with the Administration followed by Crusader Volunteer Community Meeting
Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No school
Jan. 22 - Current student re-enrollment due by 3 p.m.
Jan. 30 - New applicant testing day
Ensure your space is reserved for 2016-17 - complete ALL re-enrollment steps by 3 p.m. on Fri,. Jan. 22!
To re-enroll current students for 2016-17:
1. Complete the Family Re-Enrollment Form online
2. Complete, sign and date the Enrollment Agreement for any returning students
3. Complete the TB form for each child as required by the Archdiocese
4. Return the enrollment agreement and TB form with a registration fee payment of
$500 per child by 3:00 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 22, 2016.
**REMINDER: If all four of the above steps are not completed by 3:00 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, you will forfeit the child’s space for 2016-17.**
If you would like to enroll the sibling of a current student, please submit the new student's application during our priority application period which closes Jan. 22. This will ensure our current families receive top priority in our admissions process.
Faculty Updates - A message from our Principal, Betty Sierra
I wanted to let you know of some changes that have occurred for the remainder of this school year. Mrs. Kay Routh has resigned for personal reasons. We will miss her and are grateful for her dedication and service to CtRCS for the last year-and-a-half and for building our beautiful library. We wish her all the best and will forever appreciate her help in creating our foundation.
We want to welcome Mrs. Jessica Marshall who has volunteered time in the library since the school opened and has also been substituting at CtRCs this year. She will run the library for the remainder of this year. Mrs. Marshall has several years of teaching experience, served as an elementary reading facilitator and holds a masters degree in education. We are confident that she will do an amazing job and will be a wonderful addition.
We also want to welcome Mrs. Gini Howell who has 11 1/2 yrs. as a classroom teacher and 10 yrs. in private tutoring. She is a Reading Specialist with a masters degree in reading and Dyslexia trained in Neuhaus and Texas Scottish Rite. She will be here three days a week teaching 3rd and 4th grade technology and doing reading pull outs.
Mrs. Howell has been substituting at CtRCS since last year. She will also make an excellent addition to our staff.
We will not continue technology classes other than for the 3rd and 4th grade due to scheduling. However, the other classes will continue to work on keyboarding within their home rooms.
Please know that your children will continue to get an excellent education and as always are our top priority.
We thank you for your ongoing support and partnership as we help your children grow in faith, love and intellect.
God bless and have a great weekend!
Spirit Night at Willie's Grill and Icehouse
Parent Meetings - Jan. 15
There will be no morning assembly in the Parish Hall on this day. Students will go straight to the classrooms upon arrival.
Hair ribbons and bows must be solid colors that match the school uniform or made from uniform plaid material (white/black/khaki/crimson). No patterns on hair bows allowed.
Girls’ jumper and skirt must be neat, clean and the length must be no more than 2 inches above the knee.
Solid white crew or ankle socks with no logos, lace or decorations are permitted. “No show” socks are not acceptable. Girls may not wear leggings under the uniform shorts, skirts or jumpers. Black or white cotton tights are preferred for warmth during cold weather. White or black knee high socks are permitted. Boys may wear white or black socks.
Jackets or sweatshirts must be purchased through Mills Uniform Company and/or Christ the Redeemer Catholic School. No non-uniform jackets/coats/sweatshirts are permitted in the building.
Students are required to wear the full formal uniform on Mass days. The only acceptable jacket for Mass is the pullover or button down formal sweater.
- khaki pants
- white button down shirt
- plaid tie
- black belt
- black or white socks
- tan boat shoes
- Pre-K - 2nd - white peter pan collar blouse and plaid jumper or 3rd and up - plaid skort (skirt and modesty short option available to 6th grade) and white button down shirt
- black or white socks or tights
- tan boat shoes, black Mary Janes or black and white saddle oxfords
Step it Up!
CtR families, we're nearing the final mile toward Steps for Students 2016 on Saturday, Feb. 20! Thank you for your ongoing support of this important Archdiocesan event supporting Catholic education, including our own parish school! Through your generosity and dedication, Team CtR is currently one of the top area Catholic schools in registration and donations! Let's keep the momentum going! Cheer on Fr. Sean, Fr. Ralph or Fr. Sebastine and donate to support their effort to get to the finish line on race day! Questions? Please contact Megan at email@example.com. Thank you for your spirit and support!
Place your lunch orders today!
Catholic Schools Week 2016
CtRCS is preparing to celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2016 with a week of special events celebrating our faith, parish community and Catholic education! Please have your child wear their uniform to Mass Saturday, Jan. 30 or at any of the Masses on Sunday, Jan. 31. Our choir will perform at the 11 a.m. Mass. Learn more about our guests and events, including a Vocations Day panel; Grandparents Day; Open House at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4; Souper Friday and our Pueri Cantores performance in collaboration with St. Theresa Catholic School Choir. Come and celebrate Catholic education with us!
Grandparents Day 2016
We're gearing up to celebrate grandparents and special friends during Catholic Schools Week - Wednesday, Feb. 3! We encourage our honored guests to arrive in the church at 8 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m. Mass, with a reception and photos to follow in the Parish Hall. Classrooms visits will round out this wonderful day! Please RSVP for your family and direct any questions about the day's events to Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need your photos! Please send one photo of your child(ren) to email@example.com for a special slide show to be viewed during our reception. God bless our grandparents and special friends for the gifts they share with us!
We need your Mardi Gras beads!
The parade will be held at 2:15 on Tuesday, Feb. 9!