Columbus Christian School News
MAY 10, 2019
A Note From Mrs. Donnell
Thank you to our wonderful PTF. They have provided our staff with lots of wonderful goodies all week in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week. I am so grateful for the team at CCS. Every person on staff here takes prayerful care in everything they do daily. The love, wisdom and Christlike care they provide to the students and one another is overwhelming.
I would like to thank Mrs. Cox, Mr. Ridder, Mr. Heaton and Mr. Buterbaugh for tackling a really tough subject during our Secondary Chapel service this week. Suicide is never an easy subject to discuss but we felt it necessary to make sure our secondary students understand the love of God, His perfect plan for each of their lives and the lies they are fed by the devil.
The Senior Class welcomes your prayers this coming week as they prepare to take their final trip together as CCS students. They will be leaving on Tuesday, May 14th for New York City and returning on Thursday, May 16th. It will be a fun filled, exciting trip for all of them.
ILEARN testing is completely finished. Thank you to all of our students and staff for working hard to fit it all in and for giving us their best efforts. Now we wait!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and honors their Mother and Grandmothers this weekend. Happy Mothers’ Day to all of you this weekend!
Elementary Summer Enrichment Activities 2019
CCS is very excited to announce that we will be offering several ways for the staff to stay in touch with our students. Our CCS Elementary staff will be presenting fun enrichment activities for students to participate in both online and at CCS throughout the summer break.
ONLINE: Teachers will be sending out email messages every Thursday to all of our elementary students’ parents giving instructions on fun, exciting enrichment activities that students can do and send back to the teacher. There will be points/prizes awarded for students who participate throughout the summer sessions.
We will be posting fun Tuck-In Tuesday videos every Tuesday evening on our Social Media sites for all students to enjoy. The staff will be sharing their favorite bedtime stories.
At CCS: Select Wednesday mornings (June 5, 12, 19, 26 - July 10, 17, 24) from 9-11 AM, staff members will be hosting hands-on enrichment activities. Two staff members will be on site to facilitate the activities and share the love of Jesus with the students who attend. There will be a contest among the grade levels for a class party at the beginning of the year. It will be based on the percentage of the classroom that participates in the on-site activities. PARTICIPATING STUDENTS CAN BE DROPPED OFF NO EARLIER THAN 8:45 AM AND MUST BE PICKED UP BY 11:10 AM.
MidSummer Night Hang out: Tuesday, June 25th from 6:30-8 pm. Families are encouraged to come with their lawn chairs to visit while the students hang out. We will have cold water and chips/pretzels. This will be a great opportunity for old and new families to get to know one another. We hope all of our families will mark their calendar to join us for some relaxing fellowship.
time to order your yearbook!
Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II Summer Math Enrichment
We will be offering summer math enrichment during the months of June and July. It is not required, but is highly recommended for anyone who struggles with math and anyone who has not passed the ISTEP+ graduation exam. Any current Junior/Sophomore who has not passed the ISTEP+ must participate in remediation/enrichment as part of the requirements for the ISTEP+ Graduation Waiver.
Dates: June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 9am - 11am
Location: CCS - classroom to be determined
Who: Any student who was enrolled in Algebra I, Geometry or Algebra II during the 2018-2019 school year
Columbus Christian School
Elementary Chapel 5/8/2019 by Columbus Christian School
MIddle & High school chapel
Topic: Suicide Prevention Presentation
Please check your email for information about this presentation.
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Video tour of website: https://www.jobsforteenshq.com/website-intro/?msID=7aa5925c-25d9-48b0-bea1-975b58df44f9
This month our CCS MS/HS will be learning what it looks like to practice fearless self-control. 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!
Middle and High School Students:
field day - May 23rd
CCS is in need of parent volunteers to help all day on Thursday, May 23rd to help run Field Day! Take this opportunity to spend the day with students celebrating the end of the school year. You can sign up for one morning slot, one afternoon slot, or a full day.
Morning: 8 - 10:30AM
For more information about Field Day, contact email@example.com.
Thank you for showing appreciation to our ccs teachers!
PTF Leadership positions available for 2019-2020
it's here...indy 500
Sign up online for Athletic Volunteer Hours at Indy 500
or contact the school office to schedule your volunteer hours: (812) 372-3780.
Volunteer Work Dates / Time of Departure (carpool):
May 11 SAT Depart McDonald’s at 5:15am (Indy Grand Prix)
May 14 TUE Depart McDonald’s 8:30am
May 15 WED Depart McDonald’s 8:30am
May 16 THUR Depart McDonald’s 8:30am
May 17 FRI Depart McDonald’s 8:30am (Fast Friday)
May 18 SAT Depart McDonald’s 5:30am (Qualifications)
May 19 SUN Depart McDonald’s 7:30am (Pole Day)
May 20 MON Depart McDonald’s 10:30am
May 24 FRI Depart McDonald’s 6:30 (Carb Day)
May 25 SAT Depart McDonald’s 6:30am (Legends Day)
May 26 SUN Depart McDonald’s 3:30am (103rd Running of the Indy 500)
Complete information about the day (what to expect, what to wear, how to get there, pictures, etc.) can be found on the website at: http://www.whycolumbuschristian.com/athletics-booster-club or you can download it below.
CCS soccer sign up
2018-19 Year Calendar, FAQ Sheet, Volunteer Background Check, Family Covenant, Internet & Electronic Device User Agreement, Student Handbook, eLearning info and more.
Visit the CCS booth at the Literacy Festival
Located at CMS
Saturday, May 11 / 11Am-2PM (Door Prizes Announced at 2PM)
Scholastic Book Fair
Yearbook Orders Due
Thursday, May 16
1st & 5th Grades Baseball in Education
Thursday, May 16
CCS Board Meeting
Thursday, May 16
Friday, May 17
Soccer Sign Up Due
Friday, May 17
Elementary Field Day
Thursday, May 23
Elementary Summer Enrichment Form Due
Friday, May 24
Last Day of School
Friday, May 24
Kindergarten Graduation 8:15AM
MS/HS Awards 9-9:45AM
Elementary Awards 10-11AM
(Parents are welcome to come to the Awards Ceremonies/Located in Sanctuary)
Class of 2019 Graduation
Friday, May 24 / 7:00PM
MidSummer Night Hang Out
Tuesday, June 25th / 6:30-8PM
5th grade wax museum
1st grade at the zoo
1st grade animal projects
ccs seniors help kindergarten students with a special painting project
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 11AM - 2PM
(Door prizes announced at 2PM.)
Celebrate literacy! Book character parade. Entertainment. Story time with Miss Jodi and improv games with Becca. Stop by the library booth and learn about the Summer Reading. Free books on the Book Express. Visit with Lottie the Great Dane. Free Event.
Stop by the CCS booth and say hello to our volunteers! They'd love to see you!
Employment Opportunity at CCS
Working at Columbus Christian School is an exciting venture for outstanding Christians that seek a ministry in education. Our staff provides the “Living Curriculum” that models Christ every day to our students and disciples them in their own personal academic and spiritual development. We'd love to see how God could use you to advance His Kingdom at CCS!
Teaching Position for 2019-2020 School Year
Indiana Teacher’s License Required
Should you like to be considered for future employment, please send your resume and applicable credentials to:
Kendall Wildey, Superintendent
Columbus Christian School
3170 Indiana Avenue
Columbus, IN 47201
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
hilltop christian camp summer sessions
Columbus First Church of the Nazarene
Free Resource: The Eternal Mark of a Mom
Stress Busters for Moms
From Focus On The Family
I revved the engine of the minivan, anxious to get home. Ethan, then a preschooler, was telling me in no uncertain terms, "I have to go number two!" My nap-deprived 2-year-old daughter was getting crankier by the second. So I did what any stressed-out mom would do: I put the pedal to the metal.
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It’s Graduation Season: Are Your College-Bound Seniors Ready?
By using AfterSchoolHelp, students can strengthen their understanding of the concepts that they learn during their lessons, and AfterSchoolHelp can help struggling students to grasp difficult concepts by reinforcing instruction or by adding new elements to the way they look at the problem.
CCS Verse of the Week
"We do not have to know all the answers. We can simply share what God has done for us. Through our time in God’s Word and as we see Him working in and through our lives, we have much to share! In love, patience and understanding, let us help this next generation see the Lord.
Barna research shows that this young generation – whose top priority is attaining happiness and financial success – is willing to ask difficult questions about the meaning of life. The study reports that the rise in moral relativism, or the lack of a strong moral code, arises more from a confusion about truth than an actual rejection of it."
For more stats on Gen Z (1995-2015) one helpful resources is:https://bsfblog.org/introducing-generation-z/