Columbus Christian School News

January 18, 2019

A Note From Mrs. Donnell

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaching may we be reminded that God can use us for a greater purpose:

“Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.” Martin Luther King Jr.

I Corinthians reminds us of our connection through the Body of Christ.

For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. I Cor. 12: 12, 26, 27 NKJV

As we work together as the Body of Christ, through CCS, we need to make our words positive and purposeful for the good of the group. One member’s words or actions may send shockwaves throughout the body – the whole body – not just within their circle of friends, class or building. Realize the strength we have together and the destruction caused when we pull apart. We are the body of Christ, serving together, connected to spread the gospel and grow the kingdom of heaven.

May God use each of us to build his kingdom and strengthen one another for a purpose greater than ourselves.


Mrs. Donnell

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Parents, Please make sure to update your contact information in the school office if it changes.

* Families who would like to add grandparents, students, ect… (other than the guardian themselves as we have already added them) can text the word START to 22383.

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Elementary Chapel

Speaker: Mr. Brian Buterbaugh, CCS Teacher & Pastor of The Rock

Topic: Your Tongue


Did you know that there are 10,000 taste buds on your tongue?

With our tongue we curse God's creation.

To control your tongue:

  1. STOP Close your mouth before you say ANYTHING to protect your tongue.
  2. THINK Think about what we're going to say.
  3. SPEAK or remain silent. Speak something good and positive into someone's life or choose to remain silent.

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Chapel Elem 1 - 16 - 19 by Columbus Christian School

Psalm 100

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Middle School & High School Chapel

Speaker: Mr. Brian Buterbaugh, CCS Teacher & Pastor of The Rock

Topic: Your Tongue

Scripture: Colossians 2:20-Colossians 3:5

Sometimes we get stuck in situations that are uncomfortable.

When you want to stop doing a sin, what do you do?

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Chapel MSHS 1 - 16 - 19 by Columbus Christian School
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KINDNESS Fearlessly

This month our CCS MS/HS will be learning what it looks like to practice KINDNESS fearlessly. 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!

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PTF has a private Facebook page Christian School PTF - Columbus, IN

Join the private PTF page to stay up to date on behind-the-scenes happenings at CCS.

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Who's Ready For Summer Sports?

Softball and Baseball sign up is in the office for 7th-12th grade.

Athletic Schedule

Subject to change with or without notice. With weather coming in this weekend, expect to have the contests played, with the probability that they will get cancelled. IF you haven't signed up with eventlink yet, today would be a good day to do that. See instructions below.
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Get the CCS Athletic Schedule delivered right to your phone!

It's easy and it's FREE!

Get instructions here: How to sign up for Eventlink.


Please double check your time zone that is selected in your profile.

  1. Go to your calendar and hover your mouse over your name
  2. When the drop down box appears, click on “Manage Profile”
  3. Check the time zone box and make sure it is set on Eastern and not Central
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Athletic Parents - sign up for concessions and admissions

Concession Volunteers – An important function that helps fulfill the athletic programs financial need is the selling of concessions at all home athletic events. Parents will be asked to volunteer to work the concession booth for home athletic events on specifically assigned dates. Again, after rosters are set, a list will be published for parents to assist in this endeavor. All efforts will be made so that no parent works during his/her student’s game.

Parent Participation Requirement: Parents should sign up for to help 4 times per basketball season and 2 times during soccer and volleyball for set up, clean up, concession and/or admissions and 1 Track or Stadium date. For any parent that does not sign up they will be assigned times to work that are not during your students games. If you need to switch there will be a master list with contact information and you can switch with someone. If hours are not fulfilled by participating students there will be an additional $200.00 fee. Each event served is equivalent to $40.00. The binder is located in the office.

Rally's Hot Dogs

Are you enjoying the hot dogs at the CCS concessions? Thank you to Rally's for donating those yummy hot dogs!
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You are invited... DATE CHANGE due to weather.

Sunday, January 27th / 3:00-5:30PM / Fellowship Hall

Join us in celebrating the faithful service of Jon Markland, who recently retired as Business Manager for East Columbus Christian Church and Columbus Christian School. We are thankful for the people the Lord has brought into His service!

How's the transition going?

We are so grateful that you chose CCS for your family and we care about your transition this school year. Here are a couple of articles from families that have transitioned from both the public school setting and homeschool setting to CCS. They have graciously shared their honest advice about their transition to CCS. Take a look and see if it will help you in your transition. If you have any questions, please know that you can email Mr. Wildey at or Mrs. Donnell at They would love to hear from you!

Reduce your school tuition for 2019-20

Learn how you can reduce your school tuition for 2019-20 by ordering gift cards through CCS.

If you do any of the following:

  • purchase gas, food, clothing
  • eat out
  • shop
  • purchase gifts for Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc.
  • go on Vacations
  • work on your car and purchase parts
  • purchase materials or tools for big home improvement projects

It's really simple. All you do is purchase gift cards (called SCRIP cards) through CCS. Order through the office by Tuesday mornings or order SCRIP online...anytime! Call Tammy Harvey, Financial Secretary at (812) 372-3780 to get the enrollment code for ordering online. Start saving on next years tuition today!

Click here to learn more about the program.

Do you have pictures to share?

CCS is looking for pictures of field trips, athletic games, extra curricular activities, etc. to put into the yearbook. Please send your pictures to
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School Documents & Forms

2018-19 Year Calendar, FAQ Sheet, Volunteer Background Check, Family Covenant, Internet & Electronic Device User Agreement, Student Handbook and more.

Important Dates

MLK Day - School is in session

Monday, January 21

Mortgage Burning Celebration - All Invited

Sunday, January 27 / 6PM

Retirement Party for Jon Markland, Business Manager - All Invited

Sunday, January 27 / 3-5:30PM

All-School Skate Party

Thursday, January 31 / 6-8PM

CCS Early Enrollment for 2019-20 Opens

February 1

Valentine's Day Sale

February 7-13

Mid Term Ends

Friday, February 8

2 HR Delay for Staff Development

Tuesday, February 12

PTF Quarterly Meeting

Thursday, February 21 / 3:30PM

CCS Board Meeting

Thursday, February 21 / 6:30PM

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Trail Life

Christian Based Outdoor Adventure Program for Boys in Grades K-8. Info Session: Friday, January 25th / 6PM / Garden City Church of Christ Learn more about Trail Life Here.
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Hilltop Junior Winter Retreat

Junior Retreat: Grades 3-5

February 22-23

$15 if registered by 1/15

$20 if registered after 1/15

Download registration form below or register online at:

For more information: 812-988-4991

Hilltop Jr. High Retreat

Jr. High Retreat: Grades 6-8

January 25-26

Hilltop Christian Camp

$15 if registered by 1/18

$20 if registered after 1/18

Download registration form below or register online at:

For more information: 812-988-4991

Hilltop Sr. High Retreat

Sr. High Retreat: Grades 9-12

February 1-2

Hilltop Christian Camp

$15 if registered by 1/25

$20 if registered after 1/25

Download registration form below or register online at:

For more information: 812-988-4991

FFY Volleyball & Basketball League Spring 2019

K-8 Volleyball League

January 22 - March 7 (Tuesday & Thursday evenings)

See download for more information

K-2 Basketball League

January 21 - March 6 (Monday & Wednesday evenings)

See download for more information

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The Amazing Chemistry Show

Sunday, February 17 / 2:00-5:00pm

If you are between the ages of 1-101, you will enjoy The Amazing Chemistry Show & Family Experience. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join you.

2:00-4:00pm Family Experience - Explore over 150 science experiences with your family featuring: rockets, magnets, electricity, slime and more!

4:00-5:00pm The Amazing Chemistry Show - Be amazed and entertained by explosions, foam, liquid nitrogen and glow in the dark fun that will captivate adults and kids alike while Josh Denhart shares the love God has for them.

For more information, contact First Christian Church at 812-379-4491 or view the information on their website at:

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Check out the Parent Resources available on the CCS website

Check out more resources for parents at:
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Free Resource

Download our 2019 Parents' Guide to Technology to help your family make wise decisions about smart phones, social media, the Internet, and more.
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Better Together

For further information: or 812-348-6257.

Columbus Railroad Project

CCS families traveling from the West side of Columbus may find this helpful. The Columbus Railroad Project has a status link you can download to your phone. The status box will change when a long train has been detected at County Road 950 South, indicating that there may be an upcoming traffic backup at SR 46 West. See the picture below to understand how this works.

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CCS Verse of the Week

Do you remember when you chose Jesus? Is He still your first love? What steps can you make today to move toward or back toward Him?

"For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ." Hebrews 3:14
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