April 8, 2016

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In this issue:

Calendar Snapshot

CARE Bake-Sale - Donations Needed

3rd Quarter Report Cards

IOWA testing - Next Week

Carrabba's Spirit Night - April 12

S.T.R.E.A.M. Week Activities

Parent Information & Registration Meeting - First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

CtRCS Family Picnic

Used Uniform Sale

Volunteer Appreciation Mass

Crusader Community Volunteer Meeting

Turn in your Rice Bowls!

Mother's Mass

CtR 31st Annual Spring Festival - Get your t-shirt to wear on April 26!

Calendar Snapshot

Apr. 11 - 22 - IOWA testing 2nd-6th grade

Apr. 12 - Spirit Night at Carrabba's

Apr. 13 - Science Fair and Bake Sale

Apr. 15 - Spirit Friday - spirit shirts with appropriate bottoms and shoes

Apr. 25 - 29 - S.T.R.E.A.M. Week

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The CtR CARE Bake Sale will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 13 during all lunches.

Please sign up to bring individually wrapped baked goods that can be sold for $1 each. Every child will have the opportunity to receive a treat even if they forgot their money. The Bake Sale revenue helps to fund Staff Appreciation Week in May.

Please bring donations to the cafeteria at 10:00 am or in car line drop off that morning. If you need to make other arrangements, please email care@ctrschool.com

3rd Quarter Report Cards

Report cards for the 3rd quarter were sent out via email today.

IOWA testing starts Monday!

Please note all 2nd - 6th grade students will take IOWA tests April 11-22. Please ensure students are present and on-time to school, are well rested and have eaten a good breakfast each morning for both of these weeks.

Spirit Night at Carrabba's

Tuesday, April 12th, 4-10pm

7540 Highway 6 North Houston, TX

We invite you to join us at Carrabba’s Italian Grill for Spirit Night! Identify yourself as a supporter and they’ll proudly donate up to 20% of your total check to Christ the Redeemer Catholic School!
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Learn more about our activities scheduled for S.T.R.E.A.M. week April 25-29!

Parent Information & Registration Meetings - First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

Children who are baptized Catholic, are at least 7 years old when receiving the sacrament and have attended at least one year of religious education (either through R.E. or a Catholic School) are now able to register for sacrament preparation. If you have a child who is currently in 1st-7th grade and meets the criteria mentioned, please plan on attending our information and registration meeting. Please join us 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 in the Parish Hall. For more information, please contact Annette O’Driscoll, coordinator of sacraments, at annette.odriscoll@ctrcc.com.

2016 Crusader Family Picnic

Let's celebrate another amazing year at CtRCS and meet some of our new families for 2016-17 at the 1st Annual Crusader Family Picnic! Please note the date change - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Join us on the sports field behind the school building and bring a picnic lunch for your own family. Enjoy lemonade, popcorn and popsicles courtesy of CtRCS! We'll have lawn games and fun for the whole family! Questions? Contact Megan Dillingham in the Advancement Office.

CtRCS Used Uniform Sale - bring your items in May!

Bring in your gently used, official CtR uniform items the entire month of May to drop-off bins in the school front office and receive credit to spend at the school's first-ever Used Uniform Sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, August 5 in the Parish Hall. Approved uniform items in good condition with no stains, holes or other damage will be accepted together in one, large Ziploc bag marked with the student's and teacher's last names (to have a uniform receipt/credit delivered to your family). Questions? Please contact Megan Dillingham in the Advancement Office.

CtRCS Volunteers

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Crusader Community Volunteer Meeting

Friday, April 22nd, 8:15am

11507 Huffmeister Road

Houston, TX

Join us in the Parish Hall after morning assembly.

Send in your Rice Bowl donations

We hope you were able to fill your Rice Bowls during the Lenten season. Please return your Rice Bowl donations to school next week.

Mass for Mothers

Attention, Moms! Please note a change in our calendar - we will host a Mass for Mothers on May 18 in place of our originally schedule Mother's Tea. Please mark your calendars and be on the lookout for more information!

CtR Spring Festival

Crusaders, mark your calendars for the 31st Annual CtR Spring Festival on April 23 and 24! Festival t-shirts are currently on sale after all weekend Masses. Once they are sold out of a specific size, they are out, so be sure to get your shirt early. All students will be invited to wear their festival shirts and appropriate shoes and shorts/pants/capris on Tuesday, April 26!