“Squid dissection, volcano building, and Christmas gift
making” this is the description one of our teachers sent
to me in regard to some of the activities in her room last
week. Toss in Christmas and chapel program practices,
gingerbread house making, Polar Express celebrations,
a few tests for good measure and you have a glimpse of
how busy we all are the last two weeks before vacation.
However there was one of those magic moments that
happened earlier in week. During chapel on Tuesday,
Father Edward asked the children if they were getting excited about Christmas
coming, and didn’t’ the cold weather make it feel more like Christmas. Then he
said something like “And what about this fog?” Not missing beat, one of the
younger children piped up with. “Maybe it’s the Christmas spirit.” That is why
being here at the Day School is so great!
Dressed as angels, shepherds, wise men and Mary and Joseph, our kindergartners
offered Thursday’s presentation at chapel. They read and led us in song and did
such a fine job I have asked them to give an encore presentation after the
Christmas Luncheon on Thursday. So around 12:30 on that day, if you are here
serving or would like come a little early for pick-up please join us in the church
for another magic moment.
Friday will be closing chapel. You won’t want to miss the chance to experience
the true spirit of Christmas if you able to attend. We will be dismissing school for
Christmas vacation immediately afterwards at about 8:45. During the service the
children, holding candles, will sing an absolutely beautiful rendition of Silent Night.
Candle light, beautiful music in the church, and our sixth graders reading combine
to make another magic moment you won’t soon forget!
I wish you many magic moments, love and peace and the joy of sharing these with
your family this Christmas and always.
Happy Holidays, Mrs. Roberts
This week before vacation:
• Due by the 13th Class Gift exchange presents due – limit of $10.00.
• Classroom gift exchanges will be held this week. So all gifts should be in your
classroom by the 13h. Gifts should be marked for a boy or a girl.
• Dec. 14th Christmas program at 6:00pm – children arrive at 5:45, no earlier please.
• Dec. 15th Sweaters go home for washing and mending for closing chapel.
• Dec. 16th Christmas Luncheon at 11:30, Dismissal at 1:00
• Dec. 17th Closing Christmas Chapel starts at 8:15 (school starts at 7:55 as usual).
Dismissal follows chapel at about 8:45. You won’t want to miss this service!
It is a beautiful tradition at CCDS.
December is the month we all look forward to the charming, delightful sounds
of our students voices presented in the Christmas program. Mrs. Moody is working
with our CCDS students to present another wonderful program and closing chapel.
The CCDS Choir will also be singing at the Hotel Del Coronado on December 1st.
Beyond the music programs in December and the spring, Mrs. Moody brings many
years of experience to the music classes on order to teach the music standards to
all grades at CCDS. Along with this, students participate in the Brummitt-Taylor
music appreciation in their classrooms and attend the symphony during the
school year. Lead by Mrs. Moody, the five major music standards are addressed
appropriately at each grade level. Through (1) artistic perception children learn
processing, analyzing, and responding to sensory information through the
language and skills unique to music such as reading, writing and performing
rhythmic patterns using the various types of notes and scales. Using (2) creative
expression students create, perform and participate in music. Presenting music
to students in a (3) historical and cultural context, students build and understanding
of historical contributions and the cultural dimension of music. Learning
(4) aesthetic valuing, students critically assess and derive meaning from works
of music and the performance of musicians according to the elements of music.
The last standard concerns (5) connections, relationships and applications.
Students apply what they learn in music across subject areas. By the time they
graduate, they develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving,
communication, and management of time and resources that contribute to
lifelong learning and career skills.
And I bet you thought they were just learning to sing!
HOT LUNCH FOR SEMESTER 1
DATE SERVERS MENU
January 7 First Pizza, veggies, fruit
January 14 Kinder. Taco salad or bean burrito, fruit
January 21 Jr. K Potato bar, fruit
AFTER SCHOOL CARE MAKES CHRISTMAS CRAFTS
On Wednesdays in December, the 1st, 8th and 15th, after school care students
are invited to make Christmas crafts from 2:30 - 4:15 pm with Mrs. Burgess and
Mrs. Orr. Limited to 10 students each week because of supplies. Please call
the school at 435-6393 to sign your child up.
BABYSITTING DURING THE HOLIDAY
Colleen Burns, daughter of Anne Burns, our third grade teacher, is available
from Dec. 20th until Jan. 8th. Her phone number is: (619) 985-1589.
Teachers’ note: Music Program Year 3, week Dec-3.
This week we will listen to Christmas carols.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
THIRD GRADE is collecting General Mills Box Tops for Education
to earn moneyin support of the "Earth's Birthday Project."
Send them in to school through the end of April. Thank you for
helping the third graders make a difference in our world for our
service learning project.
The Sixth Grade class is selling Sally Foster gift wrap products as a fundraiser
for their east coast trip. They are available online at www.sallyfoster.com.
The school account number is 307728.
They are selling CCDS T-shirts too. Orders must be turned in to school by Tuesday,
December 14th, payable to Anne Rinko. These will be available by Dec. 22nd.
COMPUTER - Monday 2:55 - 3:25 pm.
BATON - Monday 2:55 - 3:45 pm.
CHOIR - NO Choir on Thursday, Dec. 16.
We will sing on Christmas Eve at Christ Church's 3:00 pm.service.
Meet at 2:00pm and wear appropriate Christmas clothes.
MAD SCIENCE CLUB
We will have Mad Science beginning
January 19 for four weeks.
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth
peace among those whom he favors!”
Happy Birthday this week to:
Colton Miller (K) 12/15
Sam Brown (5th) 12/16
Happy Birthday during our vacation to:
Jakob Weimann (5th) 12/20
Julia Ruiz (K) 12/21
Steven Weeldreyer (K) 12/21
Chase Soricelli (1st) 12/22
Grace McInerney (2nd) 12/25
Jack Rinko (6th) 12/26
Enya MacGabann (2nd) 12/27
Holden Smith (K) 12/27
Kiana Yassini (K) 12/31
Rodrigo Gallardo (3rd) 12/29
Lawson Weeldreyer (JK) 12/29
MONDAY, December 13
Class gift exchange gifts due
in the classroom today.
Last day to turn is Angel Tree
gifts for the church.
Kindergarten – Pajama Day
and the Polar Express.
1st & 3rd make Gingerbread
Houses 12:00-3:00 pm.
Computer Club 2:55– 3:25 pm.
Baton 2:55-3:45 pm.
TUESDAY, December 14
Chapel Holy Eucharist
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 6:00 pm.
Turn in orders for Shirts for the
6th grade fundraiser.
Delivery by December 22nd.
WEDNESDAY, December 15
ART parent – 4th.
JK – library visit 9:30 am.
1st Grade – library visit 1:00 pm.
JK – 6th dismiss 2:30 pm.
THURSDAY, December 16
Chapel 8:00 am./rehearsal
Christmas Luncheon 11:30 am.
Party clothes today.
Please wash uniforms for closing chapel.
School dismisses at 1:00 pm.
NO Choir Club.
NO After School Care.
FRIDAY, December 17
Closing Chapel 8:15 am
followed by dismissal for the holiday
FRIDAY, December 24
CCDS Choir Club sings at the 3:00 pm
Christmas Eve service at church.
Arrive at 2:00 pm.
MONDAY, January 3, 2011
School resumes 7:55 am.
WEDNESDAY, January 5
Room Reps meet 8:00 am.
MONDAY, January 17
NO school. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Go directly to Christ Church's
weekly newsletter for the latest information
Church Christmas Pagent
This early Christmas Eve is especially
geared towards the young and young
at heart and features the annual Christmas
pageant. All children are welcome to come
and participate – no lines to learn, no
rehearsals, no prior experience - just show
up at the Jr. Kindergarten classroom at
2:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
There’s a part for everyone!
Christie Tugend, Parish Administrator
Christ Episcopal Church
UPCOMING CHURCH EVENTS
Dec. 18 - Rev. Terry Dirbas' Ordination
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.