|....... CCDS INFORMER|
CCDS has some very innovative parents, adventurous students
and fun-loving teachers. The 4th grade class is a perfect example
of this. Last week when their much-anticipated trip to Catalina
was in jeopardy due to bad weather and the ferry trip being
canceled, within an hour of meeting in the parking lot the trip
was reorganized. Reservations were made on the Queen Mary
for the night with an afternoon visit to an amazing aquarium.
The next morning the parents and Mrs. Funk were able to make
it to Catalina landing in Avalon and taking in the sights on a
2-hour bus ride to their camp site at Two-Mouth Harbor.
They were able to gaze at the stars that evening and even
spotted Saturn. On Friday, they squeezed in some snorkeling
and kayaking before heading home via the ferry to San Pedro. I think this trip may
have been better than the one originally planned! Congratulations to the 4th grade
participants for the willingness to be adventurous and for making that proverbial
lemonade out of lemons.
The 6th grade East Coast Trip started today, and we will use the fourth grade’s attitude
as our inspiration! We will keep you posted on our journey. . Mrs. Kassir and Mrs. Power
will be in charge while I am gone, and they can reach me by cell phone as needed.
As I am sure you realize, you are in very good hands.
There will be a room rep meeting on May 5th. With the rain last night we only had two
parents attending the Golf Tournament meeting. So I hope many parents, as well as our
normal room reps, will plan to attend this last CCDSPA meeting of the year.
ROAD WORK ON 'C' AVENUE
Road work/street repairs this week will probably impact our
drop off and pick-up procedures. Please be extra cautious.
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.
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.
OUR COLLECTION ENDS THIS WEEK. PLEASE SEND IIN BOX TOPS.
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.
|......... VIRTUE FOR APRIL IS COMPASSION|
This week’s lesson:
Amazing creator, send us your Spirit to follow the ways of Christ.
Third Grade will present the chapel lesson on Thursday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK TO:
Ernesto Jimenez (1st) 4/28
|.......... WEEKLY REMINDERS|
MONDAY, April 26
6th Grade - takes off for the East Coast
with Mrs. Roberts and parents until May 4.
Kindergarten – Reuben H. Fleet
Science Center 8:45 –2:30 pm.
Computer Club 2:55 – 3:25 pm.
TUESDAY, April 27
WEDNESDAY, April 28
JK – library visit 9:30 – 11:30.
K – 6th dismiss at 2:00 pm
Jubilate Choir 2:00 – 2:30.
THURSDAY, April 29
Chapel 8:00 am. Chapel lesson
presented by 3rd Grade.
Choir Club 2:55 – 3:25.
FRIDAY, April 30
Specialty Teacher reports due.
ART –K-9:30; 1sr-10:45 5th-12:45; 4th-1:45.
ART Parent – 2nd.
Kindergarten – Maypole Dance 1:30 pm.
3rd Grade’s Service Learning
Project ends. Please turn in
Box Tops for Education!
HOT LUNCH for Friday is
Taco salad or bean/cheese burritos
and other yummy things.
Fourth 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:
Community flyers. LOOK for these in your
child’s backpack or folder.
|.......... MARK YOUR CALENDAR|
WEDNESDAY, May 5
Room Reps Meeting 8 am.
Progress Reports go home.
THURSDAY, May 13
Playday Meeting 8 am All School/Parent –
Long Range Planning
Meeting 7:00 pm HH.
S.A.T. testing begins for 3rd grade.
FRIDAY, May 14
S.A.T. testing begins 4th – 6th grades.
SATURDAY, May 22
4th grade garage sale
|.......... Clubs This Week|
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.
|.......... Classroom News|
FOR THE CLASSROOM
Music Program Year 2.
CD 6 TRK 10. p. 143.
The composer for this week is
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791).
The feature composition is Serenade in
G Major K. 525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik.”
|.......... CCDS Mission Statement|
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.