Columbus Christian School News

September 28, 2018

A Note From Mrs. Donnell

Excerpt from “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulgum

All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday School. These are the things I learned:

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Take a nap every afternoon. out for traffic, hold hands and stick together

Be aware of wonder.

Goldfish, hamsters…- they all die. So do we.

Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living.

Just a friendly reminder of how important the little things are in our lives.

Have a blessed weekend.

In Christ’s Love

Mrs. Donnell

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Elementary Chapel

Speaker: Mr. Spencer Heaton, CCS Bible Teacher

Topic: The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs

Scripture: John 15:1, Luke 8:11, Isaiah 66:2, John 4:35, Acts 22:16, Psalm 51:10, Hebrews 4:12, Jeremiah 17:10, Matthew 6:22, Proverbs 15:13, 2 Corinthians 4:6, Matthew 5:16, 2 Corinthians 5:17

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Chapel Elem 9 - 26 - 18 by Columbus Christian School

Middle & High School Chapel

Speaker: Mr. Spencer Heaton, CCS Bible Teacher

Topic: Jesus is Enough!
Scripture: Colossians 2:6-15

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Chapel MSHS 9 - 26 - 18 by Columbus Christian School
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Reading Buddies

2nd - 5th graders read with Kindergarten students.
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Pre Kindergarten students learned about manners and how to wash their hands clean of germs!
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Congratulations Poetry Out Loud Winners!

1st place: Anna Vanderbur

2nd place: Jackie Mouser

3rd place: J. J.

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Drama Class

Drama students made props for the fall show. Homemade salt dough creations!

You Can't Take It With You

November 9 & 10

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LOVE Fearlessly

This month our CCS MS/HS learned what it looks like to LOVE 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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Creator Crusaders Going Into Orbit

The LEGO Robotics team has been hard at work - researching real world problems that deal with outer space, exploring their project topic, creating the mission board & determining which mission fields they should tackle, and learning more about their robot. To learn more about their 2018 mission, watch the video below.
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All School BOX TOP BATTLES: October 1 - 5

Every grade (Preschool - 12th) will battle to collect the most box tops.

Top 3 classes with highest percentage of Box Tops earn a Ice Cream Sundae and Extra Recess Party. All clipping will be done at home. Completed (or partially completed) sheets can be turned in to the teacher any day next week.

Extra Box Top clipping sheets can be found at the Crusader Connection outside the school office.

Click here for collection sheet, product list, and information flyer.

For coupons on products with box tops, click here:

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IHSAA South Regional Volleyball

(Game 1) Oct. 4 Evansville Christian Vs. Pleasant View Christian 6:00 - AWAY

(Game 2) Oct. 6 Southside Christian Vs. Christian Academy of Madison 10:00 - HOME

(Game 3) Oct. 6 Lighthouse Christian Academy Vs. Columbus Christian 11:15 - HOME

(Game 4) Oct. 6 Winner of Game (1) Vs. Winner of Game (2) 12:30 - HOME

(Game 5) Winner of Game (3) Vs. Winner Of Game 4 2:00 - HOME

Game 5 is the South Regional Championship. Will advance to Lafayette play Semi Finials and State Championship Oct. 13.

South/Central Soccer Regional

Oct. 2 (Game 1) Columbus Christian vs. Southside Christian @ Southside 5:00 Location Center Grove Soccer Complex on Whiteland Rd.

Oct. 4 (Game 2) Kings Academy vs. Horizon Christian @ Horizon Christian 5:00

Oct. 4 (Game 3) Winner of Game 1 vs. Lighthouse Christian Academy 5:00 @ Columbus Christian

Oct. 6 (Game 4) Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3 @ Columbus Christian @ 3:00

Game 4 is the Championship and will advance to Play in the State Championship at Lafayette Faith Christian Field vs. the North/Northwest regional winner at 1:00

All games listed as Columbus Christian is at Ceraland Park.

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Great Season JH Girls Volleyball Team!


Get the CCS Athletic Schedule delivered right to your phone!

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Get instructions here: How to sign up for Eventlink.

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Items found in Lost & Found closet

The lost and found items are in a white closet which is located across the hall from the Kindergarten room.
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Do you have pictures from 2017-2018?

CCS is looking for pictures of field trips, athletic games, extra curricular activities, etc. to put into the 2017-2018 school year book. Please send your pictures to
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National Veteran's Day is November 12th

CCS is planning some special events on campus to celebrate those who fought for our freedom. Please help us honor them by sending their name, branch of service and your relationship (dad, brother, aunt etc.) to: Lori at - and stay tuned for further event information! #ccscelebrates #ccsfearless

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SAVE THE DATE: November 29

It may be the first weekend of fall - but make sure you mark your calendars for this Christmas concert on Thursday, November 29th, 7pm downtown at the Commons!

CCS is gifting this free family-friendly concert to our community! Invite your family, friends and church to join us in welcoming in the season celebrating the birth of our Saviour - Vintage style! Here’s a little taste...

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!

Car Pick-Up Line Card

Please remember to place your name card in car window with child's name on it so the ladies in the dismissal pick-up line can easily see the student's names and call for them. This will help the line run smoothly.

CCS Before School Care (K-12th grade)

CCS Before School Care (K-12th grade)

Before-School Care hours are 7:00 am - 7:30 am Monday-Friday. Mr. Brian Buterbaugh is volunteering his time as part of his ministry to the youth of CCS. Free-will donations may be paid to Mrs. Tammy Harvey in the main office.

ParentsWeb - RenWeb School Management Software

Want to get more involved in your child’s academic progress and future success – all via the Internet! See your child’s grades, attendance, homework and conduct, as well as other useful school information. You can also communicate with teachers and other school staff online whenever necessary. All you need is an Internet-capable computer. For more information on how to access RenWeb, click here: Parent Login Instructions

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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Background Check Must Be On File

All family members who anticipate volunteering in the school, going on field trips, attending school functions, even driving MS/HS kids to the retreat MUST have a Volunteer Application/Background Check on file with CCS. Please pick up a form at the Crusader Connection (located just outside the office door) and return to the office.


Heading back to school is an exciting time of year for students. As students go back to school, it is important that they eat healthy, stay active, and are up to date on their immunizations. The Bartholomew County Health Department would like to help you make sure your child is up to date. Call 812-379-1555 option 1 to check immunization status and make an appointment. Publicly funded program for those uninsured and underinsured to receive immunizations at no charge. Most insurances also accepted. Click here to view the 2018-19 Required & Recommended School Immunizations.

Theresa Forkert RN

Bartholomew County Health Department

2675 Foxpointe Drive Suite B

Columbus, IN 47203

812-379-1555, Ext 1 (office)


School Documents & Forms

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


Fall Break

October 8 - 12

2 HR Delay for Staff Professional Development

Thursday, October 18

Classes begin at 10:00AM

Preschool Open House

Kindergarten & First Grade Open House

Thursday, October 18



Wednesday, October 24

Picture Retakes

Thursday, November 1

PTF Quarterly Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 8 / 3:30

CCS Drama Comedy Program, You Can't Take It With You

Friday, Nov. 9 & Saturday, Nov. 10

Doors Open at 6:30

Show at 7:00

LEGO Robotics Competition

Saturday, Nov. 10

Tim Shelton's A Very Vintage Christmas Concert

The Commons / Free concert hosted by CCS

Thursday, November 29

Doors Open at 6:00

Concert at 7:00

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Fall Family Fest

East Columbus Christian Church is having a Fall Family Fest on Friday, October 19th from 5-8 p.m. Inflatables, games, candy, food, soft drinks and Christian Illusionist Bobby Warren. Be watching for the pumpkin patch where you can pick an item and bring it in for this yearly outreach.

Basketball & Beyond

First Christian Church's basketball league is open to boys and girls currently in grades 1-6.

Enrollment is open from September 10 - October 26. Pick up a registration form at the church or download it here or register online.

We are offering open gym to boys & girls in grades 4-6 for you to blow the dust off of your basketball and prepare for the upcoming season.

Open Gym - Saturday mornings 8:00-10:00

  • September 22
  • October 6
  • October 13
  • October 20
  • October 27

Questions? Email the leadership team

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