Columbus Christian School News
July 31, 2018 - Back to School Night Information
Welcome from Mrs. Donnell
Dear CCS Families,
Can you believe that school is almost upon us? What happened to our summer break? I want to welcome all of our students, families and staff back to CCS for the 2018-2019 school year.
CCS has some exciting changes in staff, as well as a wonderful returning staff and we have created a new “puzzle” in the elementary hallway. Your teachers have been working hard all summer to create classrooms that are ready for each of you to learn about Christ and his love for you. We look forward to seeing all of you at Back to School night on August 7 from 5:30-7:30pm. You will be able to meet your student’s teachers and bring in their supplies, get all of your questions answered and even enjoy dinner and fellowship.
Exciting things are happening at CCS and this year our theme is “Fearless”.
As we begin this new school year I want each of us to learn more about being fearless in God’s world and to learn to model fearlessness in a Godly way everyday. May God bless this school, its staff, its students and its families as we forge forward in presenting God’s Word and teaching CCS students the biblical perspective of the world.
Thank you all for continuing to allow me to be a part of such an exciting ministry!
Where to park:
When you arrive, please park on the west side of the building. There will be flags directing you to the main school doors. Upon entering, please drop off your reams of paper and administration office supplies outside the Teacher Resource room in the Elementary Hallway. There will be smiling CCS students with carts ready to help you! Take your additional school supplies to your student’s classroom/homeroom/locker (see info by grade below). Most classrooms have been relocated - CCS staff will be ready to direct you!
What to do:
This event is an open house format. Please allow yourself enough time to drop off school supplies for each of your students, meet teachers, attend one of our parent orientation meetings, visit the gym for sign-ups and get something to eat! Dinner will be provided (hot dog, chips, drink and cookie).
Middle School (6th-8th):
Please take your school supplies to your homeroom and place them on your student’s assigned desk (or as directed by your teacher). Spend some time getting to know your teacher(s), ask any last minute questions, say hi to some familiar faces and meet some new friends! After you’re comfortable - head to the gym to hand-in your school paperwork. Be sure to visit each table for important information and sign-up sheets including school lunches, athletics, student activities and order your student’s complimentary theme t-shirt. SPECIAL NOTE: Locker selection will not be available before 6:30pm to allow sufficient time for families with younger students to help them first.
High School (9th-12th):
Need to get through the lines a little faster?
These are the same forms that were mailed home to you in your "Back to School" packet.
All-School Parent “Google Classroom” Orientation: 5:45pm, 6:20pm or 7:00pm
PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP TABLE
Order your school themed t-shirt.
Students receive a free school themed t-shirt - orders must be placed at the PTF table.
Parents may purchase school themed t-shirts. Place your order, with payment, for a school themed t-shirt at the P.T.F. table. Cost is $10 each. These are great for family members to wear on field trips and school events.
What is Parent Teacher Fellowship?
P.T.F. supports our school and teachers in order to enrich the children's education, providing parents with the opportunity to participate in daily school life as well as special events and projects that contribute to the growth and success of our school. Participation in the P.T.F. is an easy way to support our school.
CRUSADERS ATHLETIC TABLE
Drop by the Athletic table to meet Coach Roth and Mr. Bond. You'll have an opportunity to learn about the sports offered this year and sign up. You will also be able to sign up for EventLink, our new app that let's you stay informed about game dates, practices and cancellations.
MINI CHEER TABLE
LEGO ROBOTICS TABLE
FIRST® LEGO® League teams (up to 10 members) apply science, engineering, and math concepts, plus a big dose of imagination, to develop solutions to real-world challenges. They also design, build, and program LEGO MINDSTORMS®-based robots to perform autonomous “missions” on a playing field. Along the way, they develop critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills.
To learn more about LEGO Robotics visit: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll
You can download the letter and form below.
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)
Welcome New Teachers & Staff
Mrs. Annie Rogers
Annie Rogers recently graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee with her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Shortly after getting married in May, Annie moved to Columbus, Indiana with her husband Jarren Rogers. She is thrilled to be the new second grade teacher at CCS!
Mrs. Connie Sidener
Raised in the Midwest Mrs. Sidener graduated from Wichita State University with an educational degree. Through her career she has taught various grade levels. She is excited to become part of Columbus Christian School. Mr. and Mrs. Sidener have moved to the area joining their daughter and her family.
Mrs. Laura Cox
Mrs. Cox, will focus on guiding our Middle and High students toward college and career readiness. She will also work with elementary students by providing additional emotional and spiritual guidance.
"I am so excited to serve as School Counselor at Columbus Christian School this year! I was born and raised in central Pennsylvania, where I lived with my parents and younger brother until I moved away to college (they still reside in PA). I attended a Christian school for 13 years (K-12) and received my higher education from Christian institutions—my Bachelor’s of Social Work from Cedarville University (CU) and a Master’s of Social Work from Asbury University. Since completing my degrees, I’ve been working as a mental health therapist, prevention specialist (providing mental health education to the community), and an adjunct professor (at CU). I was married to my husband, Jonathan Cox, last August. He is my best friend and a true expression of God’s love and grace to me each day. We moved to Seymour in June, as Jonathan accepted an engineering position at Cummins and I accepted the opportunity to serve at CCS. It’s quite a story how God led us here, and I’d love to share it with you sometime! I pray that through Christ, I can become part of the CCS family and serve you all well. I always thought that the teachers and staff at my Christian school growing up had the best job in the world—and now God has blessed me with that same opportunity! Thank you for allowing me to walk this journey with you—I look forward to getting to know each student and supporting them and their families."
- Laura Cox
Skip the shopping lines and order school supplies online!
New to CCS?
ADDITIONAL SCHOOL DAY INFORMATION:
- First class day for 1st-12th grade
- NEW: School begins at 8:00am for all full-day students. Elementary dismissal is at 3:00. Middle/High School dismissal is at 3:15.
- First class day for Kindergarten Students. Half-day: 8:00am-11:30am / Full-day: 8:00am-3:00pm
- Parent Prayer Meeting: 8:15am - 8:45am Clifty Park - weather permitting/CCS stage if raining. Clifty Park shelter house is located at (Indiana Ave & Marr Road).
- All-School Chapel 9:00am
- Parents are invited to join us for the first chapel of the year!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH
- PreK Orientation: 9:00am
- Preschool Orientation: 12:30pm
MONDAY, AUGUST 13TH
- First Day for PreK: 9:00am - 11:30am
- First Day for Preschool: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14TH
- Curriculum night for 6-12th grade: 6:30pm
- Senior class parent meeting afterward.