January 29, 2016
In this issue:
The week ahead...
- Yearbook orders
- Souper Bowl Staff Luncheon
- Catholic Schools Week - Wear your uniform to Mass, earn free dress!
- Parent Survey
- i-Ready: refrain from home use through Feb. 12
- Report Cards
- 2016 National Education Contest
- Campus Rules
- CARE Bake Sale Results
- Library Update
- Science Fair
- Spring Creek Spirit Night - Feb. 17
- Steps for Students - Feb. 20
- Kindergarten Mardi Gras Parade - Feb. 9
- Genesis Early Childhood Program 2016-17 Registration
Youth Ministry - Worksites Needed for FoodFast 2016
- St. Anne Society Cookbook Delivery
Jan. 31 - Chorus Redemptoris, CtRCS Choir, performs at 11 a.m. Mass
Jan. 31-Feb. 6 - Catholic School's Week
Feb. 3 - Grandparents Day
Feb. 8 - New student registration opens
Feb. 9 - Kindergarten Mardi Gras parade
Feb. 12 - Conferences - No school
Feb. 15 - Faculty Inservice - No school
The Week Ahead
2015-16 Yearbook orders - reserve your copy!
We are now taking pre-orders for the 2015-16 Christ the Redeemer Catholic School Yearbook. Pre-orders will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 5. The cost for the yearbook is $35 and this charge is anticipated to appear on your student’s March 2016 tuition statement. Yearbooks will be available for order, on a very limited basis, after Feb. 5 at a higher cost.
Interested in helping with the yearbook or have any question, please contact Katie Griep-Moffitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Schools Week 2016 - next week!
Join us as we celebrate Catholic education at CtRCS next week! Please attend Mass at CtR this weekend; and have your students wear their dress uniforms. If we have a strong representation of students in uniform at the weekend Masses, Mrs. Sierra will award a free dress day to the whole school (date TBD)! Our choir will perform at the 11 a.m. Mass. The rest of our week includes the following events to celebrate Catholic education at our parish:
Monday, Feb. 1: Vocations Day - CtRCS will celebrate Vocations with speakers from our parish and around the Archdiocese!
Tuesday, Feb. 2: 9:30 a.m. Living Rosary - Parents, parishioners and CtR staff are invited to join us at 9:30 a.m. in the CtR Church.
Wednesday, Feb. 3: Grandparent’s Day - Grandparents should report to the church at 8 a.m. and will sit in the pew marked with the grade level of their eldest grand child. A reception, photographs and classroom visits will follow. Download the photo order form.
Thursday, Feb. 4: 10-1 p.m. Open House - experience firsthand how CtRCS uses technology in the classroom and also to get a feel for the faith-filled environment at CtR Catholic School. Join us for the opportunity to meet Principal Betty Sierra and ask the teachers questions.
Friday, Feb. 5: Souper Bowl Day - Students can break out their favorite team jerseys or T-shirts with jeans and closed toe shoes to close out our week of celebrating Catholic schools! Students also should bring a canned good to donate to Cypress Assistance Ministries.
Important Crusader Family Information
2015-16 Parent Survey - send us your feedback!
Reminder - i-Ready home use restricted through Feb. 12
We are currently doing our second round of diagnostic testing within the I-Ready program. Students are not able to go on the program at home Jan. 27 - Feb. 12. We will send an email when they can go back on the program and will send updated directions at that time. Thank you for your cooperation.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas 2016 National Education Contest
Theme: “We Are Stewards of God's Creation"
All entries must be in the Christ the Redeemer Parish Office by noon on Feb. 12 to be eligible. Learn more about the rules and how to submit your entry.
Crusaders Shine! - Updates and Accolades
CARE Bake Sale - Another great success!
Thank from CtR CARE! We raised $505.00 to replenish our CARE fund that is used for teacher and staff appreciation. The kids had a blast and enjoyed all the treats!!
An update from the CtRCS Library
Here's a bit about what's been happening in the library this month:
In January students learned about New Year's Resolutions and wrote their own after reading "Squirrel's New Year's Resolution." We talked about the importance or friendship with "Sophie's Squash."
All grades reviewed the parts of a book. Pre-K - 2nd Grade practiced sorting books into fiction and non-fiction. 3rd Grade - 5th Grade learned about identifying genres.
We all explored the importance of Martin Luther King, Jr. by reading and discussing "Martin's Big Words."
We also delved into informational non-fiction with the books "Little Dog Lost" and "Pierre the Penguin." Be sure to ask your kids about what happened to the dog trapped on an ice floe in Poland, and the penguin named Pierre at the California Academy of Sciences.
Coming up in February we'll have a guest reader sharing the history of Mardi Gras and the King cake tradition, recognize Valentine's Day with some of our favorite book characters, and focus on the genre of biography.
Interested in helping out? Email Mrs. Marshall. She is specifically in need of a volunteer on Tuesday mornings.
Liliana Toledo wins 3rd place at the Middle School Science Fair!
Spirit Night at Spring Creek BBQ
Let's Go Team CtR!
It's almost time for Steps for Students 2016 on Saturday, Feb. 20! Help CtR take first place on the leader board - we're currently in fourth place in the Archdiocese with more than $14,000 in donations! Join us on race day - our very own CtRCS choir will sing at the 6:30 a.m. Mass prior to the start of the race at the Archdiocesan Co-Cathedral! 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 making this another great year for Team CtR at Steps for Students!
We need your Mardi Gras beads!
The parade will be held at 2:15 on Tuesday, Feb. 9!
Around the Parish
2016-17 Genesis Early Childhood Program Registration
Parishioner and Catholic School Family Registration for Genesis Early Childhood Program will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 10 am in the Genesis Reception area. Genesis ECP serves children 18 months to 4 years old as of September 1, 2016. Visit the Genesis website for more information.
Youth Ministry - Worksites Needed for FoodFast 2016
Do you know someone who is elderly or disabled and needs some work done around the house and yard? We are looking for sites for FoodFast, a day of service with the CtR Youth Ministry, on March 5. Projects in the past have included home cleaning and organization, painting, clearing debris, building fences, gardening, weeding, landscaping, etc. Projects will be evaluated by the FoodFast Team. Not all projects are accepted. Please submit a request online or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.