The Cardinal's Nest

Volume 83 * Issue 14 Thursday, December 1, 2022

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A Message From The Principal

Dear CKS Families,


It is good to be back together for this most happy time of the year for children.

With Advent, we begin a new liturgical year. There are many ways the children

prepare for Christmas: special Advent prayers, Christmas songs heard throughout

the second floor as children prepare for the concert on the 15 th , Mrs. Cootey and

Mrs. Tomkowicz are getting materials organized for the annual Christmas Shop on

the 19th , in French classes, students are making their “sabots”, early ed. children

get sabots as well with the help of their big buddies, and PTO organizes the

annual Barnes and Noble fundraiser on the 3rd . Most of all, we use this time to

think of others and how we can support the less fortunate around us. We thank

you for your generosity and support. CKS is a better place because of everyone’s

hard work and prayers.


Mrs. Odile Steel

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CALENDAR

12/8 - Holy Day of Obligation; Parent Social

12/15 - Holiday Concert

12/19 - CKS Kids Christmas Shop

12/20 -Last Day of School

SCHOOL NEWS

2022-2023 Academic Calendar - is here


Lunch Menu - Can be found here

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SATURDAY - COME SHOP/VOLUNTEER AT BARNES & NOBLE

Our Bookfair date is Saturday. Come out and shop. 10% of every purchase in-store goes to CKS when the buyer shows our voucher. We still need volunteers to smile and hand out vouchers to patrons.


Link to Volunteer here

Voucher Link to Share with Friends and Family Below

Facebook Event Invite to Share here

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JOIN US NEXT WEEK - PARENT SOCIAL - DECEMBER 8th - RSVP

We are very excited to come together at Burlington Beer Company on December 8th. This adult-only event is a great opportunity to spend time together as a community outside of school and meet fellow parents whom we might not always run into.


Please RSVP HERE. The cost will be $5/attendee and includes hors d'oeuvres and there will be a cash/credit bar. On the RSVP form, there is also a survey to gauge interest in a "Pizza and Movie" childcare opportunity at CKS during the event.

THANKSGIVING BASKET COMMUNITY PROJECT - THANK YOU

Thank you for your generous support of our community. We were able to help many in our community have a bountiful Thanksgiving meal.

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5th ANNUAL CKS KIDS ONLY CHRISTMAS SHOP - DECEMBER 19th

The 5th Annual CKS Kids-Only Christmas Shop is coming soon! On Monday, December 19th, CKS students will get an opportunity to shop for their families from items donated by you, our friends, and supporters. Students will be able to purchase items from 25 cents, 50 cents, $1, and $2 tables during the school day. Students are only allowed to purchase one item per person for their immediate family (Dad, Mom, siblings).


We are collecting items from Monday, November 28th through Friday, December 16th.

We are looking for "white elephants," garage sale-type items that you are ready to discard but may be a treasure to someone else, or items purchased new. We accept all kinds of things; small toys, new pens, pencils, markers, coloring books, new containers of play-doh, cookbooks, complete games, household items, seasonal decorations and ornaments, tools, jewelry, stationery, homemade gifts, etc. We ask that you do not donate clothing, very large items, or stuffed animals, and all items are in great condition. We are asking each family to donate between 3-5 items. The money collected from this event will be donated to Toys for Kids.


Your donated items can be dropped off in the main office at CKS now until Friday, December 16th. *We are also seeking gift bags, small jewelry-style boxes, tissue paper, present labels, and tape so we can send children home with gifts ready to give.


Thank you in advance for your donations and for supporting the Christ the King School community. We are looking forward to this awesome event! If you have any questions about this event, please email jtomkowicz@cksvt.org or jcootey@cksvt.org.

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TOYS FOR TOTS DONATIONS

We are once again collecting donations for Toys for Tots for all ages. There is a donation bin in the lobby to place unwrapped toys. Donations can be made until the last day before winter break.
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ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED FOR CHRISTMAS

Father Justin is looking for altar servers for masses, especially Christmas masses. You must have had your First Communion. Please reach out to Father to get on the schedule and trained.
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SUPPORT CKS WITH AMAZON

Are you an Amazon member? If so, did you know you can support Christ the King School with almost every purchase on amazon.com? Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ and search for “Christ the King Burlington” and select CKS as your designated charity. It’s that easy!

POPCORN FRIDAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Our first popcorn Friday was a success. We are still in need of volunteers to keep this program running. Are you free to help with Popcorn Fridays? Use this link to sign up.

CAROLING WITH RICE - DECEMBER 20th

When: Dec. 20th, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Where: Meet in RMHS parking lot; caroling in nearby neighborhoods.


Parents are welcome to come and sing along! Dress Warm! Email Kevin Ginter with any questions! ginter@rmhsvt.org

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CHURCH NEWS

Click here for the recent bulletin.

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FROM THE COMMUNITY

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SOUTH BURLINGTON LIBRARY EVENTS FOR DECEMBER

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MISSION

The mission of Christ the King School is to provide an excellent education in a Catholic community of love and care, to foster respect for self and others, and to nourish a life-long devotion to God and the teachings of Jesus Christ.


Deadline for submissions to The Cardinal's Nest: Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. to Jon Hughes

"May grace and peace be yours in abundance.”

(1 Peter 1:3)