February 2, 2009 - Volume 16
Mrs. Roberts - Headmistress


While it may appear in several places, I would like
to call your attention to an important meeting this
Tuesday night, February 3rd at 7:00 in Hinde Hall
At this time Janie Hansen and I will present an
overview the WASC accreditation process.
The meeting will last about 45 minutes and help you
understand the very thorough process we will be
undertaking with this 18-month self-study. The
self-study culminates with a visit from a WASC
visiting team, and their findings will determine our
accreditation for the next six years. As always, we aim for the highest
accreditation. We haven’t missed yet, but in order to conduct a successful
self-study we need your participation. So I encourage as many of you as
possible to attend this meeting.

This is the first official announcement regarding a new grade level being
offered at CCDS. Christ Church Day School is thrilled to announce the
opening of a Junior Kindergarten class in the fall of 2009
. Serving 4 and
5 year olds, the Junior Kindergarten program will be designed to meet the
needs of children who are not yet developmentally ready for our advanced
academic kindergarten. Just as adults do not determine when all children
will begin to walk or talk, we do not decide when all children are ready to
read or write. The CCDS Junior Kindergarten will offer children the gift of
time and prepare students for a successful transition to their kindergarten
year. Please call the school's Director of Admissions, Mrs. Nancy Iverson,
for further information.

Check out the school’s total for the reading program and the places your
children are reading. Send us a digital photo of your child reading at home
and we will do our best to post them on the website over the next few weeks.


......... NEWS FLASH

Molly Haines a recent college graduate and daughter of our former 6th grade
teacher Amy Haines would like to offer her time for tutoring students and/or
babysitting-child care. Best way to contact her is 619 985-2726.

Mary LeDuc is available to tutor students at the school on Mondays, Tuesdays
and Thursdays after school. Call her at 619 428-4785. Mrs. LeDuc has a Resource
Specialist credential, and a Multiple Subjects teaching credential K – 6th.

Martha Protzman is available as a reading specialist for students in grades
kindergarten – 4th. Call her at 619 435-8388. Her card is available on the bulletin
board at school.




Mrs. Duryea will lead a Playday meeting in St. Peter’s Chapel, Thursday, February 12 at 8:00 am.  Anyone interested in helping with Playday is invited to attend. Kindergarten and 2nd grade parents are in charge of overseeing this event.  It’s our big end of the year celebration!

The first grade is collecting used ink cartridges (HP and Cannon) to help raise money for our service learning project.  We will be collecting them until the end of the year.  Just drop them off in the 1st grade classroom.

The Third Grade will be collecting Box Tops for Education from now until the end
of April as part of their service learning project to protect rain forest acreage.
Did you know that the rain forest is home to half the plant and animal species on
earth? Many of those plants and animals have not yet been discovered, and many
are becoming extinct!
Monies collected will go to the Nature Conservancy’s Earth’s Birthday Project.
Thank you, Kung Hee Fat Choy! Ms. Burns

Teachers Note:  CD 1 TRK 10  Script p. 74.
The feature composer of the week is Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).
The feature composition is the Invention No. 14. Bach composed inventions
for his students. He created music that would be fun to play but would also
build strength and speed in their fingers.




Third and fourth graders are invited to participate this semester in a special
drama production celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s Bicentennial 1809 – 2009.
There are small parts and large parts for boys and girls in this play, which will
flash back to Abe’s early years showing some of his honesty, compassion
and humor.

Parents are needed to help in rehearsals, with costumes and sets. Rehearsals
are Tuesdays 2:55 – 3:30 pm, Sign up today and we will begin meeting Tuesday,
February 3. The final performance will be March 24th or 26th at 7:00 pm.

Mad Science will continue on Wednesdays 2:40 - 3:40 pm through February 11th.

Baton will continue with February 3rd and 10th for this session.



This week’s lesson: Powerful God, make us bold to embrace your wisdom
and open to being shaped by its way. The chapel lesson will be presented
by Third Grade on Thursday.

Happy Birthday
Mrs. Funk  2/2
Emma Cleveland (3rd)  2/3
Eaton Palmieri (5th)  2/4
Oliver Palmieri (5th) 2/4
Garrett Taylor (1st)  2/5
Kirby Smith (4th)  2/5
Dane Rasmussen (4th) 2/7
Tom Scotchmer (2nd)  2/8

And, Happy 1/2 Birthday
Cate Rooney (3rd)  8/3
Hailie Woods (5th) 8/4
Marie Miller (5th)  8/5
Jacl Harris (5th) 8/6
Caroline Mehki (2nd)  8/6
Jonathan Mehki ((2nd)  8/6

All Students are welcome to participate in the Joyful Noise Choir on Sunday
Mornings from 9:00 to 9:45 in the Christ Church Day School music classroom.
This Choir is led by Mr. Robell.



MONDAY, February 2
Kindergarten visits Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
8:30 am – 2:30 pm.
Computer Club for grades
5th and 6th - 2:55 – 3:25 pm.

TUESDAY, February 3
Chapel HE 8:00 am.
Drama Club for 3rd and 4th grades
2:55 – 3:30 pm.
Baton class 3:00 – 3:45 pm.
WASC Accreditation information session
7:00 pm. Hinde Hall.
Nancy Roberts and Janie Hansen will give
an overview on the process and answer
any questions you have.
Please attend if you can.

WEDNESDAY, February 4
Room Reps meet 8 am. HH.
Send in $3 to purchase Hot Lunch if not prepaid.
K-6th dismiss at 2:30 pm.
Mad Science 2:40 – 3:40 pm.
4th Grade Parent Meeting for Catalina Island Trip 6 pm.
THURSDAY, February 5
Chapel 8 am. Chapel lesson presented by 3rd Grade.
4th Grade visits Mission San Juan Capistrano via Amtrak
7:00 am – 4:00 pm.
*AFTER SCHOOL* Choir Club 2:55-3:25 pm.

FRIDAY, February 6
5th Grade Parent Coffee
with Mrs. Roberts 8:00 am. HH.
Turn in Reading Tally Sheet #2 today.
ART –K – 9:30; 1st- 10:45; 2nd- 12:30; 4th- 1:45.
ART Parents – 3rd.

HOT LUNCH for Friday is:
Hamburgers and veggies and fruit.
Kindergarten parents serve this hot lunch.
Please contact your room rep. if you are
able to help. No IOU’s.




MONDAY, February 9
Art Parent Meeting for the Art Show 2:15 – 2:45 Hinde Hall.

THURSDAY, February 12

Playday Meeting in St. Peter's Chapel 8:00 am.

FEBRUARY 16 - 20

NO SCHOOL  - Winter Break

Please call the admissions telephone 619 522-6460 to put siblings on the list for the 2009-2010 school year.  This should be done As soon as possible.  Admissions is now scheduling parent visits.
Christ Church Day School is thrilled to announce the opening of a Junior Kindergarten for the fall.  Serving 4 and 5 year old children, the junior kindergarten program will be designed to meet the needs of children who are not yet developmentally ready for our advanced academic kindergarten.  Just as adults do not determine when all children begin to walk or talk, we do not decide when all children are ready to read and write.  The Junior Kindergarten program will offer children the gift of time and prepare students for a successful transition to a strong, academic kindergarten program.



Go directly to Christ Church's
weekly newsletter for more information


Valentine's Day Parent's Night Out - The Christ Church High School Youth Group will be giving parents a night out by providing babysitting, Saturday, February 14 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the Youth Center. The evening will include dinner, games, movies, activities, story time and lots of fun. Suggested donation for the evening - $15-$25 for the first child, $5-$8 for each additional child. For reservations call the parish office or contact Karen Ketts.


.......... CCDS Mission Statement

The Educational Mission of
Christ Episcopal Church is
predicated on Anglican
Theologians of The 17th
Century who suggested that
human reason offers a tool to
interpret scriptures and to
wrestle with the most difficult
issues of humanity. It is our
desire to establish a learning
environment that fosters the
development of reason and
critical thinking skills to serve
in the exploration of the deepest
issues of humanity and to better
understand our responsibilities
as individuals for the well-being
of society. It is an environment
founded on the love of God and
the love of our fellow human beings.


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