Columbus Christian School News

December 14, 2018

A Note From Mrs. Donnell

Christmas programs, Christmas music, Christmas shopping etc, etc, etc… What about Christmas love? Can we share it in the midst of all the other Christmas stuff? Read the following version of I Corinthians 13 as it applies to this Christmas Season.

1 CORINTHIANS 13 – – A CHRISTMAS VERSION – By an unknown author

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love, I’m just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at meal time, but do not show love, I’m just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choirs’ cantata but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child. Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.

Love is kind, though harried and tired. Love doesn’t envy another’s home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.

Love doesn’t yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way.

Love doesn’t give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices in giving to those who can’t.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but giving the gift of love will endure.


Mrs. Donnell

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Elementary Chapel / Middle School & High School Chapel

Speaker for both chapel services: Pastor Dan DeFriece from Calvary Baptist Church in Seymour

Topic: The gift that came from the Holy Spirit

Scripture: Galatians 5:16-26

There are two natures that fight between us. The one that we feed is the one that is going to grow. The fruit of the Spirit is love. If we feed the Spirit, we're going to have more love.

Columbus Christian School

Chapel MSHS 12 - 12 - 18 by Columbus Christian School

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Chapel Elem 12 - 12 - 18 by Columbus Christian School
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CCS Annual Tradition For Elementary Students

Elementary students will recite Luke 2:1-20 during the Christmas program on December 20th.

Luke 2:1-20

Click here to access Luke 2:1-20

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Affordable Christmas Store

Monday, December 17

The Senior Class of 2019 has been hard at work on their group senior project: Affordable Christmas Store. Students in grades K - 8 will have the opportunity to shop during the day for inexpensive items for their family. The shop will be located in the gym. For more information, contact the office.

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Teacher & Staff Christmas Luncheon Sign Up

Tuesday, December 18

PTF is in need of a few more salads!

Thank you for donating your goodies for the annual Christmas luncheon. You are such a blessing to CCS! Click here to sign up: Teach & Staff Christmas Luncheon

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Elementary Christmas Concert

Thursday, December 20 / 6:15PM

Students will recite Luke 2:1-20.

Link to song:

Link to Wardrobe Assignments

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MS/HS Christmas Celebration

Friday, December 21

Students "Pitch In" the ingredients. Teachers do the cooking!

Students sign up to donate ingredients at Mrs. K. Harvey's classroom door or here: Christmas Breakfast Sign Up.

Please bring all items to the Fellowship Hall kitchen Thursday, December 20.

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HOMECOMING Spirit Week Theme: Once Upon A Game

Homecoming Week is December 17-21.

Students will have a spirit day with a different theme each day.

Monday - Dress up as your favorite Disney Character

Tuesday - Ugly Christmas Sweater/PJs

Wednesday - Cast day (dress up with your class as your movie)

Thursday - Color Rush (each class will be assigned a color and you are suppose to wear as much of that color as possible)

Friday - Christmas/Spirit/Comfy Clothes Day

See below for each class's Wednesday movie theme:

Kindergarten - 101 Dalmatians

1st - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

2nd - Frozen

3rd - Frozen

4th - Cinderella

5th - Alice in Wonderland

6th - Incredibles

7th - Peter Pan

8th - Lion King

9th - Aladdin

10th - Beauty and the Beast

11th - Toy Story

12th - Snow White

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Penny Wars

Fundraiser for Class of 2019 Senior trip.
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Love Chapel Food Drive

CCS is doing a canned food drive for the Love Chapel now through December 20th. Items may be dropped off in student's classroom.

Learn more about this great ministry at

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Students visit United Way to help pack items for the Fireman's Cheer Fund.

They packed 1,462 goodie bags to accompany the Christmas gifts that will be delivered to community families.
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Grades 9-12 exhibit their craft-making skills!

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6th Grade put on an amazing show!

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PATIENCE Fearlessly

This month our MS/HS will be learning what it looks like to demonstrate PATIENCE 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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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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Mortgage Match

God is Great! Our new total is over $60,000!

Watch the video below.
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Thank you for giving at Christmas time

Dear Family and Friends of CCS,

It is a tradition at Columbus Christian School to do something special for our teachers and staff at Christmas time. We do not have to tell you how much our staff sacrifices financially for our children all year long. We have the privilege to work daily with the most dedicated, serving, loving staff who are truly Christ followers. We are grateful that we have the opportunity to give back to them generously through a Christmas gift offering.

Please return your gift to the school office by December 21st or if you like we will also be taking up an offering at our Christmas programs on December 20th. Thank you ahead of time for blessing our staff & faculty! Remember all gifts are tax deductible.

Have a Blessed Christmas!

Columbus Christian School Board

Thank you for supporting Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A!

CCS brought in a total of $1463.97 in sales. 20% of that is $292.79 and goes to CCS!

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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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.

Important Dates

Christmas Store

Monday, December 17

Merry Muffins (Gift to Parents from CCS Teachers & Staff)

Tuesday, December 18

Teachers & Staff Christmas Luncheon

Tuesday, December 18

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest

Tuesday, December 18

Cookie Dough Delivery

Wednesday, December 19

Elementary Christmas Program

Thursday, December 20

Pre-School program: 5:30PM
Elementary program: 6:15PM

End of Nine Weeks

Friday, December 21

Pep Rally

Friday, December 21 / 2PM


Friday, December 21

Christmas Break

December 24 - January 2

2 HR Delay / Classes Resume

Thursday, January 3

Report Cards Go Home

Tuesday, January 8

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Check out the Parent Resources available on the CCS website

Check out more resources for parents at:

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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