Columbus Christian School News

November 20, 2018

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Happy Thanksgiving Break Crusader Family!

We are thankful for you and our Savior who unites us all in Him. Have a wonderful break! We'll see you back at school Monday, November 26th.

A Note From Mrs. Donnell

May your blessings be many and may you share them with all that you encounter.

“Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, or he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” Psalms 107: 8-9


Mrs. Donnell

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CCS Annual Tradition For Elementary Students

Elementary students should have Luke 2:1-20 completely memorized by December 7th.

They will recite this during the Christmas program on December 20th.

Luke 2:1-20

Click here to access Luke 2:1-20

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Pie in the Face

And the winner was... Mrs. Wright! She got a pie in the face at the basketball game courtesy of one of her students! She received the most “votes” in the seniors recent fun-raising effort for the upcoming Christmas Shop.
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So Grateful for CCS Kitchen Staff

CCS is blessed to have such amazing food prepared daily for breakfast and lunch. We are truly blessed by these wonderful ladies and their love for what they do. These ladies also check in on our kiddos as they pass through the line and help encourage them in their walk with God. Thank you Mrs. Carlson and Mrs. Goddard! We are thankful for you!
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Thanksgiving Feast

Thank you again, Mrs. Carlson and Mrs. Goddard, for the scrumptious Thanksgiving lunch you created for the teachers, staff and administration. We know you sacrificed time with your own family to treat your CCS family. May God bless you abundantly!
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Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

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4th and 5th grade Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Feast

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PEACE Fearlessly

This month our CCS MS/HS will be learning what it looks like to show PEACE 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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CCS Basketball Fever is here!

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Previously advertised as "Wear Black Friday" has now been changed to "NEON FRIDAY - GLOW IN THE DARK!"

Wear your brightest neon or glow in the dark colors at the games this Friday, November 23rd. The person wearing the most neon or glow in the dark will earn a prize!

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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!

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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Mortgage Match

The thermometer is still moving upward! CCS has been blessed with an anonymous donor who is willing to match every dollar given toward the school building loan with a two dollar match. A 2 for 1 mortgage match to pay off the existing debt. Here's the catch...the offer is only good for November and December of 2018. Read the letter below to learn more about it and prayerfully consider if God wants you to help.
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Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Pass around the fundraiser information at your Thanksgiving celebrations. All money earned from the cookie dough sales gets tripled and goes toward CCS's Mortgage Match. This is your opportunity to help bless CCS.

The grade level that sells the most, gets a pizza party!

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Tim Shelton's Very Vintage Christmas - November 29th

Thursday, November 29th, 7pm - downtown at the Commons!

Free family-friendly concert, hosted by CCS to our community! Invite your family, friends and church to join us in welcoming in the season celebrating the birth of our Savior - Vintage style!


Please check to see if the flatware pictured is in your home. Your student may have accidentally taken it home in their lunch box OR they are getting thrown away in the school trash...AAAHHH!!!

Please talk with your child about the importance of taking great care of school property. Used flatware is to be placed in the red tub which is full of water, located in the kitchen window.

The flatware is WALCO brand. You can find the imprint on the back of the flatware. Please return if you find any - the kitchen is running low.

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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!

Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday

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
  • shop on Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday
  • 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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Be the first to know when school is cancelled or delayed!

Get important information from your child's teacher and school with the free Remind app. It's easy to use. Follow the instructions here.
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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.


Cookie Fundraiser

Now through Tuesday, Nov. 27

Thanksgiving Break

November 21-23

Tim Shelton's A Very Vintage Christmas Concert

The Commons / Free concert hosted by CCS

Thursday, November 29

Doors Open at 6:00PM

Concert at 7:00PM

Winter Formal

Saturday, December 8

Elementary Christmas Program

Thursday, December 20

Choir Concert

Thursday, December 20

End of Nine Weeks

Friday, December 21


Friday, December 21

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Is Holiday stress in your future?

What will your family do for the holidays? Is everyone gathering together?

Does even just thinking about that gathering stress you out? While Thanksgiving and Christmas should be joyous times of family bonding, often they're two of the most stressful days of the year. Check out the Focus on the Family®Broadcast, "Reducing Drama in Your Relationships," featuring Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory.

Help your family keep Jesus at the heart of your holiday season.

This year's Focus on the Family Advent devotional calendar can help your family keep Jesus at the heart of your holiday season. Prepare for Christmas with 23 days of Scripture readings and devotions. And if there's time, do an optional activity with your children.

Free Download

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