September 9, 2015



Dear Parents,

It is a very busy time of year, and Oktoberfest is here! School has been in session for only a month, and I realize that we have asked a lot of you already. It is a tremendous commitment to send your children the Christ the King School, and we appreciate your dedication.

Oktoberfest and Innisbrook are two of our largest fundraisers, which help us greatly to keep our school tuition lower. Our school's tuition continues to be the lowest in the diocese due to our fundraising efforts, and we carefully prioritize school needs to control costs.

The amount of hard work that goes into these fundraisers is incredible. Thank you for devoting your time to help make these events so successful. I'd especially like to thank our head chairs, the Troianos, the Williams, and the Harneys, as well as all the other chairs and our sponsors. If you haven't signed up for Oktoberfest yet, please volunteer. It is a special community event that is unique to Christ the King, and an opportunity to give back to our parish, school, and the broader community.

Thank you, again, for all your efforts so far this year. Whether you are working a few hours at Oktoberfest, chairing a committee, or buying some wrapping paper, we couldn't do it without you!

Happy Oktoberfest!


Paula Smith

Acting Principal

Christ the King School


The homeroom or house who brings in the most candy, cereal or gift cards earns free tickets to Oktoberfest!

Middle School - LOTS OF HOUSE POINTS TOO!!!!!!!!!!

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Due to Oktoberfest setup in the back parking lot, we will begin our staggered dismissal pattern in the front on Tuesday, September 8th. Students in grades 1-5 will dismiss at 2:30 p.m. Grades 6-8 and their younger carpool members will dismiss at 2:48 p.m. as normal. The Preschool- & Kindergarten-only groups (by the O'Neill Center) will dismiss at 2:30 p.m. EDP, walkers, and those staying for extra-curricular activities will dismiss at their regular time after 2:48 p.m. EDP will run on regular schedule, though you may have to adjust where you park.


Sign up today for our first OktoberDash 3k in Chevy Chase! Enter this coupon code: Oktdash2015 and save 10% if signing up online!
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WHO CAN'T USE $25,000 IN CASH??!!

Buy an Oktoberfest raffle ticket today and win your choice of a 2015 Colorado or Camaro from Dan Cummins, or $25,000 cash! Each ticket is $50, and the drawing is Saturday, September 12th, at 9:00 p.m. You do not need to be present to win! Tickets are available for purchase in the school office or from Oktoberfest committee members.
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The next training session will be held Thursday, September 10th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the school library. Questions and RSVP to


The Lego Club will begin Monday, September 21st. We will meet after school in 2B until 3:45 p.m. each Monday. There are ten total sessions. The cost is $120. Students will be building fun new robots! Questions? Contact Miss Matthews
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Last week, CKS was met with increased competition (a growing number of teams participating) and brutal heat at the Frankfort Archives meet on Wednesday.

True to form, our runners were determined to beat their own "personal best" times, and took first place in all four heats. Our first seven runners finishing score points corresponding to their qualified finish, and the team with the least number of points wins the heat. Our first seven runners in each heat with their points scored are:

5th-8th Girls: Finished in First Place out of Eleven Teams -

Lainey Cole (5), Emma James Bryant (6), Callie West (12), Abby Clark (18), Nina Jazdzewski (24), Claire Pilson (27), Chloe Martin (36).

5th-8th Boys: Finished in First Place out of Ten Teams -

Tyler Smith (2), Joseph Archer (5), Joseph Dilger (7), Evan Harney (8), Benjamin Adair (24), Noah Hampton (27), Jack Hanna (29).

1st-4th Girls: Finished in First Place out of Five Teams -

Lydia Kennedy (1), Alaina Howell (4), Riley Farber (5), Maysie Houlihan (6), Joanna Bryant (12), Emma Peterson (17), Delia Good (25).

1st-4th Boys: Finished in First Place out of Nine Teams -

Rowen Williams (2), Andrew Good (9), Bennett Williams (11), Michael Pratt Cashman (20), Owen Kennedy (28), Ellis Williams (29), Carter Allen (33).

Our mid-section runners push the pace of the overall race, and they are growing in strength and speed. Top finishers, do not get too comfortable! Hear those footsteps? They belong to someone you know!

Congratulations to all our runners! We are proud of all of you!

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We need you! Sign up to volunteer in our school cafeteria...

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ABLE Youth Service Organization

What is Able Youth?

ABLE Youth is a non-profit service organization, specialized for kids ages 10 and up. It is a branch of ABLE Missions, Inc. The service projects that the youth participate in are geared to their ability, so they are able to help. Things such as playing games with the elderly or making sandwiches for the homeless are things that ABLE Youth does. We hope you will join us!

How to join ABLE Youth?

To join ABLE Youth, please fill out the registration form available at under Service Opportunities, and submit a $15.00 yearly registration fee. The yearly calendar will run from September 1st of each year. Your new membership will last until September 1st of 2016.

Please mail or turn in paper work to :

Rachel Scanlon - Adult Chairperson for ABLE Youth, 607 Brookgreen Lane, Lexington, KY 40509.

Or, send in an envelope to the CKS office, Attn: Rachel Scanlon

Your membership includes email updates about events, a t-shirt, and ABLE Youth meetings.

Tentative Schedule of Upcoming Events:

· September 13- Oktoberfest clean up

· October 23- Volunteer at ABLE’s Halloween Party Fundraiser (TABLES for ABLE)

· November- Military Missions

· December- Catholic Action Center Christmas Store

· January- Game day at Arnett Pritchett Place nursing home

· February- Bake Sale to help fundraise for the 8th grade Jamaica Mission trip in June

· March – TBA

· April- Seedleaf

Questions?: Please contact Rachel Scanlon at (859)536-7463 or





AGES 0-12

6:00-9:00 p.m.

$20 Per Family

Activities, Movie, Pizza, & Popcorn

October 16, November 13, December 11, January 29, February 12, March 18, April 18 & May 6

See under Events in the Diocese. Questions? Karen Kirkland


Who: CCD, CKS, CLOW, All Parish Children – Grades 1-8

When: Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m ., beginning Thursday, September 24

Where: Christ the King Gym

Cost: $25.00 per child (includes jump rope and t-shirt)

Registration form: or CKS school office

Return form and fee to:

Karen Kirkland

Christ the King School

412 Cochran Road

Lexington, KY 40502


"A Little Night Magic"

Saturday, November 7
6-11 p.m.
Tickets - $75 each

Dinner, open bar, music & dancing...enjoy live and silent auctions...

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• Important LCHS Admission and Event Dates - please visit

• Drama Production: Skin of our Teeth on September 16th, 18th, and 19th

• Hoagie Day: Saturday, September 19th

Athletics: To stay up-to-date on LCHS Middle School Athletic News please check out: All of the following information can be found on that webpage.

• LCHS Middle School Golf Team-Coed: We will be conducting tryouts on Sept 3rd and Sept 8th from 4-5:30 p.m. at Man O' War Golf Training Facility located at 1201 Man O' War Blvd. If you have any questions, please contact LCHS Athletic Director, Brad Carter at

• LCHS Prep Football Youth League Teams: Interested in helping coach? Please contact Mark Perry at

• Parents of 7th and 8th grade Students: The LCHS Bowling Team invites you to our open practices each Thursday, beginning August 20th, from 3:30-5:30 at the Southland Bowling Lanes. Cost is $1.75 per game and bowling shoe rental is included. Tryouts for the 2015-2016 season will be held on October 1st at 3:30 at Southland Bowling Lanes.

If you are looking for something to get involved in that is fun, competitive and has the potential of college scholarships, please give the Bowling Team a try. For more information please contact Head Coach Jim Dunn (, or Assistant Coach Leslie Hinkle (

• LCHS Middle School Basketball: We will form teams for the following grades: 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th

All 4 teams will have their own schedule and will play in Lexington and around the area. Teams will practice 2 to 3 times per week till the season starts and then play 2 or 3 games a week. The season will run from October to February.

The coaches for the teams are members of the Lexington Catholic basketball staff. They have expansive knowledge of how the High school team runs its program. Most of Lexington Catholics High School basketball team’s players have come from the middle school team. There will be cuts for each team and there is no guarantee of playing time.

If you have any questions please contact Coach Brandon Salsman at

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For more information... under Special Opportunities.


September 10 - Virtus training 6:30-8:30 p.m. School Library
September 11 & 12 - Oktoberfest
September 14 - Jeans Day
September 15- Picture Day grades 4-8
September 17 - Picture Day grades Pre K3-3
September 22 - 2nd grade First Reconciliation Parent Meeting
September 24 - PTO General Meeting 6:30 p.m. Hehman Hall