Thank you 3rd grade parents for organizing the Spring
Social Event. Everyone had a wonderful time, and it is
always a pleasure to gather the whole school community
together for an evening of family fun.
Tuesday evening Ms. Burns and the 3rd graders will
present a Night in the Rain Forest for parents.
This culminating activity will highlight the research
the students have done on the rain forests.
I hope you are able to join with Kathy Justice,
Melissa Miller, Melissa Dykstra and me this Thursday
evening at 7:00 in Hinde Hall to discuss the Golf Tournament/Auction for next year. You don’t have to commit to serving as a chairperson, but there are many smaller jobs that can be done and this is a great time to find out about them. Our chairs and co-chairs have served for several years, and while they will serve as mentors, it is time for a new leaders to step up. I sincerely thank you in advance making time in your busy schedules to attend this informational evening!
The 4th grade is off to Catalina this Wednesday and will return on Friday.
Beginning with the ferry ride, this is a wonderful adventure with hikes, snorkeling,
star gazing, and more for parents and students alike! Thank you to Mrs. Funk
for arranging this terrific opportunity for the 4th graders.
Next Monday, the 26th, the 6th grade students, parents and I will be on our
way to Boston for the East Coast Trip. Highlights of the first 3 days of our trip will be walking the Freedom Trail, visiting Plimouth Plantation, and Sturbridge Village. New York City will be our next stop where we will visit the Natural History Museum, attend a Broadway musical, and visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island before moving on to Philadelphia and Independence Hall. Our last 3 days will be spent in the D,C area with a nightlights tour of the National Monuments, visits to the various Smithsonian museums, Arlington Cemetery, Mount Vernon and the National Cathedral and whatever else we can fit into the 9 day trip. We will return the evening of May 4th. I will be back in school for the last CCDS Room Rep meeting of the year on Wednesday May 5th.
IF YOU PLAN FOR YOUR CHILD TO RETURN TO CCDS NEXT YEAR,
PLEASE SEND IN SIGNED CONTRACTS,
DEPOSITS AND REGISTRATION FORMS.
The school has begun filling student spots available in grades
Junior Kindergarten through Sixth. Spots are available wherever
student contracts and/or deposits have not been received by
the school for currently enrolled students who may be planning
to return to CCDS next fall but have not responded.
MIXED BAGS FUNDRAISER
Extended sale orders forms are due in the
school office April 21st.
IT'S CAR PARKING SENSE
Long-term parking near CCDS is extremely limited, and short-term
parking virtually nonexistent. Extreme caution should be taken
while entering and leaving the parking facilities owned by the Church
on “C” Avenue. Small children should be escorted across the street
by their parents. Please observe the no stopping zone between
the signs in front of the school, as well as the common sense rules
of no double parking or U-turns in mid-block. Parents should remain
in their cars if they are in the loading zone and pull forward
as cars move forward.
SUMMER CHILD CARE OFFERED BY MRS. DURYEA
Mrs. Duryea has a licensed child care program
which she has run for the past 19 years. The summer program
runs 10 weeks. Transportation to any activity (dance, sports, etc.)
is included. Field trips to the beach, park, and bay keep
everyone on the go. The big highlight is the backyard
swimming pool/spa. The pool has taught many children
to become better swimmers. Drop-in, part-time, or full-time
spots are available. Spaces are limited so if interested,
please call ASAP for details or to reserve a spot.
Call Mrs. Duryea at 435-8989.
A 3-week session July 5th-July 23rd
9:00 t0 12:00
Serving children currently in Kdg-5th grade
Small class sizes
Literature based enrichment activities
Math enrichment using Singapore math strategies
Exciting specialty classes including
Technology, Art, Science, Cooking and more!)
Taught by credentialed, experienced
Tuition - $800 for the three-week session
Registration forms are available in the school office
and by clicking on the link above.
ATTENTION DADS, GRANDFATHERS, UNCLES, BROTHERS,
AND ANY OTHER “BRO” HOLD THIS DATE!!!
Please fill out the form as soon as possible if you are going to participate
in this great event to close out our school year!
Email Response to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to share with you that our students will participate
in a Pennies for Peace Campaign from April 12 to May 24th.
Pennies for Peace is a service-learning program designed to
broaden our students’ cultural horizons while teaching them
about their capacities as philanthropists – one penny at a time.
Pennies for Peace is a program of Central Asia Institute (CAI),
founded by Greg Mortenson – author of the #1 New York Times
best seller, Three Cups of Tea. CAI is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit
organization that promotes and provides community-based
education and literacy programs, especially for girls, in remote
mountain regions of Central Asia. Founded in 1996, CAI has built,
to date, nearly 100 schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which serve
more than 28,000 students – over 14,000 of whom are girls.
How can a penny bring peace? It doesn’t buy much in our community.
However, in the villages of Pakistan and Afghanistan, a penny can buy
a pencil, start an education, and transform a life. In a region where
terrorist organizations recruit uneducated, illiterate children, that pencil
can empower a child to read, write, and learn. The Pennies for Peace
program goal is to encourage our students, who are ultimately our future
leaders, to learn the value of philanthropy by collecting
pennies for global peace.
Our students will join tens of thousands of students around the world
who are participating in the Pennies for Peace program and who are
working together to become members of a global family
dedicated to peace.
If you have any questions about our Pennies for Peace campaign,
please feel free to contact Mrs. Aponte at 435-6393.
Our students are eagerly looking forward to this new adventure!
Sincerely, Mrs. Belkis Aponte Kindergarten Teacher
One of the many great things about our school is the opportunity each
class has to contribute to our world through a service learning project.
Third grade is collecting General Mills Box Tops for Education to earn money
in support of the "Earth's Birthday Project" to help protect rain forest acreage
in the El Pangan rainforest in the Colombian Chocó - the wettest forest
in the world, site of tremendous biological diversity, and an environmental
hotspot that will disappear without help.
The "box tops" are small pink and yellow squares with the words
"Box Tops for Education" printed on them. They may be found on the
packaging of many items, such as cereals snacks, Kleenex, and even some
school and office supplies. Send them in to school through the end of April.
Thank you for helping the third graders make a difference in our world.
Just in time for Spring cleaning, the 4th grade is having a garage sale!
Saturday, May 22nd at the Wampler's house, 924 D Avenue.
You can bring items to the Wampler's house, and leave them on the porch.
If the items are large, (furniture, bikes, etc, please call first. 957-4894.
Proceeds will go to the Wampler Foundation,
Thank you for helping the fourth graders make a difference in our world.
This week’s lesson:
Risen Christ, breathe upon us your spirit of new life.
First Grade will present the chapel lesson on Thursday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK TO:
Mitchell Trossen (2nd) 4/24
Sabrina Pekarovic (K) 4/25
MONDAY, April 19
Computer Club 2:55 – 3:25 pm.
TUESDAY, April 20
3rd Grade –
A Night in the Rainforest
6:00 – 7:30 pm.
WEDNESDAY, April 21
On Applebee Pond –
2nd & 3rd- 8:00; JK- 8:30;
K & 1st – 9:05 am.
JK – library visit 9:30 – 11:30.
4th Grade floats
to Catalina Island.
Depart @9:00 am.
K – 6th dismiss at 2:00 pm
Jubilate Choir 2:00 – 2:30.
THURSDAY, April 22
Chapel 8:00 am.
4th Grade is on Catalina Is.
7 pm HH
Choir Club 2:55 – 3:25.
FRIDAY, April 23
1st Grade Parent Coffee
with Mrs. Roberts
8:00 am. HH.
JK, K, 1st Grades attend
9:00 – 11:00 am.
ART Parent –
4th Grade returns
from Catalina in
HOT LUNCH for Friday is:
Pizza and other yummy things.
5th Grade parents serve this
hot lunch. Please contact your
room rep. if you are able to help.
No IOU’s. Be sure to send in $3.75
on (ORDER DAY) Wednesday if you
are not prepaying for hot lunch and
wish for your child to have it on Friday.
Coming home today:
Playday signup flyer.
LOOK for these in your
child’s backpack or folder.
MONDAY, April 26
6th Grade departs for East Coast Trip.
WEDNESDAY, May 5
Room Reps Meet 8:00 am.
THURSDAY, May 13
All School/Parent –
Long Range Planning
Meeting 7:00 pm HH.
Computer Club 2:55-3:25 pm.
Jubilate Choir for
Kindergarten- Sixth grades
2:00 - 2:30 pm.
Choir Club 2:55 - 3:25 pm.
FOR THE CLASSROOM
Music Program Year 2.
CD 2 TRK 1. p. 79.
The composer for this week is
Georges Bizet ((1838- 1875).
The feature composition is the
prelude from the opera Carmen.
FOR THE LATEST AND MOST
COMPLETE CHURCH NEWS
Go directly to Christ Church's
weekly newsletter for the
Click on "Newsletter"
Thrift Shop Needs Tools and Housewares
Gentlemen (and Ladies) - Do you have
two or three or more of every type tool
in your garage or storage area? If so,
please consider donating some of them
to the Thrift Shop. We hope to begin a
special "Tool Section" at the shop.
Ladies (and Gentlemen) - Are your
kitchen and other cabinets overflowing
with items you don't need? If so,
please consider donating some of
them to the Thrift Shop.
As you probably know, our Thrift Shop
is located at 1210 Ninth Street next to
the CCDS playground/Sunday parking
lot. We're there to accept donations
Tuesdays through Saturdays from
10:00 a.m. to 1:00
Vacation Bible School
Registration is quickly filling up –
June 21-25, 9-12 noon.
Go to the website for more info.
and to register. Or call 435-4561 for availability.
The educational mission of
Christ Episcopal Church is
based on the Anglican
tradition that human reason
offers a tool to interpret
scriptures and to probe the
most difficult issues of
humanity. Consistent with
that tradition, the mission of
Christ Church Day School is to
foster the development of the
reasoning and critical thinking
skills necessary to explore the
deepest issues of humanity and
to understand our individual
responsibilities for the well-being
of society, in a learning environment
that is founded on the love of God
and love for our fellow human beings.