Family of Christ Christian School

KNIGHTS NEWSLETTER

 

 

Volume 13, Issue 10

 

 

MAY 2017 

  
 IMPORTANT DATES

MON.-FRI., MAY 1-5
Teacher Appreciation Week

MONDAY, MAY 1
NJHS Induction Ceremony
(Invite Only)

TUESDAY, MAY 2
Mandatory Eighth Grade
Washington,  D.C. Meeting
3:15 pm

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3
First Grade Mother's Day Breakfast
9-10:15 am

THURSDAY, MAY 4
National Day Of Prayer

FRIDAY, MAY 5
All School Pancake Breakfast
7:30-8:15 am

SUNDAY, MAY 7
Eighth Grade Confirmation
10:45 am Service

MON.-FRI., MAY 8-12
Eighth Grade Field Trip To
Washington, D.C.

SUNDAY, MAY 14
Mother's Day

MONDAY
MON.-THURS., MAY 15-25
Free Dress Fundraiser
Cross Country Assembly During Chapel

TUESDAY, MAY 16
Student Council & Seventh Grade
Cracker Barrel Breakfast
Sports Banquet
(4-8 Grades) After School

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
Fifth Grade Field Trip
Universal Studios

FRIDAY, MAY 19
Kindergarten Celebration
9 am
Eighth Grade Graduation
6:30 pm

TUESDAY, MAY 23
Fifth Grade Celebration

THURSDAY, MAY 25
Field Day
Last Day of School
Early Release @ 11:45 am
20 Volunteer Hours Due



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  SCHOOL LUNCHES 

Lunches are provided by Jimmy Johns & Dash of Salt & Pepper.  Lunches are all pre-ordered.  Emergency lunches include an uncrustable sandwich, chips, and drink.

*The new May lunch menu begins on Monday, May 1st.

WATER BOTTLES

Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school to stay hydrated throughout the day.  Water is the only drink permitted throughout the day in the classrooms and P.E. class.      
    
EARLY SIGN OUT/PREPLANNED ABSENCES/MAKEUP WORK

 

 

       


 

Please refrain from signing out your children after 2 pm unless you have an appointment. The end of the day is as important as the beginning of the day, so children should stay in class.

If you know your child will be absent please email the teacher ahead of time and let them know.

If you request work for your sick child, please come by the school office and pick it up.

Thank You

Night of Knights

 VIP($1500) Level Sponsor

  


 

Thank You

Night of Knights

 Platinum ($1000 or more) Level Sponsors

2015

 
  
  
Thank You
Night of Knights
 Gold ($500) Level Sponsors



 
Thank You
Night of Knights
Silver ($250) Level Sponsors

Woodruff Friends & Family
The Riley Family
Teresa Rogers, P.A.
Keller-Williams
The Photos Family
NIGHT OF KNIGHTS AUCTION ITEM
Matthew B. and his Dad visited Tallahassee for their "Legislator For A Day" NOK auction item  donated by Representative Shawn Harrison.


ALL SCHOOL PANCAKE BREAKFAST
THIS FRIDAY

Please join us for a hot, delicious breakfast in the FOC narthex.

2 pancakes/person, syrup and orange juice will be served for only $3.

Proceeds go toward the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.

See you there!



LOST & FOUND
There are two large bins of unmarked sweatshirts, sweaters and jackets in the lost and found.  Please stop by the office before the end of the year and look through the box.   watermelon-2.jpg
10TH GOLF CLASSIC
Join us for a fun afternoon of fellowship and fundraising at Heritage Isles Golf Club on Saturday, May 13th.

This year our efforts are going towards the purchase of a new playground and learning material for our Child Development Center.  Funds will also go to assist  our school and its students by contributing to the general scholarship fund.

For more information visit our website. Information will be coming home again in family folders.

VOLUNTEER BREAKFAST


Thank you to all our volunteers who work so hard making our school so great.  A special shout out to Mrs. Neuhaus for outdoing herself every year at the Volunteer Breakfast.
As the year comes to a close we wo uld like to THANK all of our parents for their contributions to the school.  Your time and talents have made this a wonderful school year.  We wish you a blessed summer full of great memories!

SPORTS CORNER
 

BASKETBALL 

Basketball season is coming to a close.  Our teams have playoffs this week.  Thanks for a great season and we look forward to next year's sports program.

Go Knights!
Coach Konner


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OUR PTL BOARD 

President:  Lauren Hracho
Vice-President:  Lori Kwilecki
Secretary:  Jeannine Armington
Treasurer:  Chris Sykes

NEXT YEAR'S PTL BOARD
President:  Jeanine Armington
Vice-President:  Kim Koenck
Secretary:  Lauren Hracho
Treasurer:  Robert Jones


VOLUNTEER HOURS ARE DUE THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL:  THURSDAY, MAY 25TH.

Tuition Express authorization forms will be sent home in family folders for those families who do not complete their hours.

Knights Tumblers are still available.  Order forms are available at the school office.

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THANK YOU
FOR SUPPORTING US!


 
We appreciate you supporting our class during our pancake breakfasts this school year.  The funds we raise will go towards our Washington D.C. trip this month. 


Thank you to all our students and families for attending our Spirit Night at the newly renovated Chick-Fil-A!  Thank you to our volunteers who helped out with the event.
THANK YOU!  OUR SPIRIT NIGHT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
YOU HELPED RAISE OVER $350 FOR THE SCHOOL!

CLASS BASKETS WINNERS


Congratulations to all our winners of spring baskets!  The school made over $2,900 to be used towards ipads for the classrooms.
Vacation Bible School
 
Family of Christ's Vacation Bible School will be held July 10-14 from 9 am-Noon for children entering kindergarten thru sixth grade.  The $40 fee includes a t-shirt. Registration forms will continue to come home in family folders and are available at the school office.





Thank you for saving those box tops!  We received just over $1,100 this year which means we submitted over 11,000 box tops!

 
FIFTH GRADE
VIGO RICE FIELD TRIP
The idea of the "Vigo World Class Tour" started back in 1993 around the lunchroom table of the owners of the family owned business. Three generations were discussing how supportive the community of Tampa has always been towards the company and their products and how they were now in the position to return something to the community. Children were the focus of attention and hence, . . . the birth of the Vigo World Class Tour. Since that time thousands of fifth grade students have come through the doors of Vigo and have learned a multitude of lessons.     

First, the children are told of the origins of Vigo, which date back to 1947. The company started in the backyard garage of Mr. & Mrs. Tony Alessi Sr.'s home.  Today, three generations of Alessi's work at Vigo which now consists of over 280,000 square feet of space, over 150 employees and over 1,200 food products. The moral of the story is that with a good idea, a lot of hard work and a little luck, anything is possible. The story of the American Dream turns into a reality.

In addition to being a manufacturer and a distributor, Vigo is also an importer. The children are walked to the back of the warehouse where they are told the process by which products are imported from other countries. They are shown maps, pictures of shipping vessels and palletized merchandise.
As for the manufacturing aspect, the tour includes visits to the spice room (where children are told of raw materials, formulas, etc,), the olive oil bottling line, the olive and pepper packing rooms, the bread crumb processing lines and of course, the rooms where the rice dinners are packaged. Most children (and even most adults) do not realize all the steps involved in producing even a single food item.

Other points of interest include the story of "the gathering of saffron"; the 5,000 gallon stainless steel tanks housing imported olive oil; the silos of rice (holding roughly a half million pounds of rice); the 38 degree refrigerated rooms and the maneuvrability of fork lift trucks. Children are driven from warehouse to warehouse (which span the streets of a block) via their completely refurbished 1961 bright red Dodge Firetruck.

In the last half hour of the tour, the children walk through the Vigo Distribution Center. There, the children see how finished goods are stored and either loaded or unloaded from freight trucks. They also see a rather large supply of packaging supplies.

Finally, the children get to see the Vigo test kitchen where all new products are developed and formulated. The tour ends with a free lunch of Vigo Yellow Rice cooked with hot dogs, green beans, bread and butter, juice packs and cookies which are served in a specially designed dining room (which resembles an upscale Spanish restaurant). At the end of the meal, a class photo is taken and added to their bulletin board.

 
CRACKER BARREL BREAKFAST

Student Council members and the seventh grade class will be attending the annual Cracker Barrel breakfast this month to celebrate all their hard work.

 


LAPTOP DONATION  
Thank you to the Moyer Family for donating laptops to our school. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated.



CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATES!

Aiden B., Kendall B., Catherine B., Bree C., Karsyn D., Hannah F., Matt G., Hannah H., Waishy H., Zach H., Maggie J., Lilly K., Grace L., Gavin L., Abby P., Grant P., Jake P., Tess S., Brandt T.

Graduation Ceremony 
 Friday, May 19th @ 6:30 pm


TEACHERS & STAFF VS. EIGHTH GRADE CLASS
Teachers and staff from the school played a game of kickball against the eighth grade class.  It was a nail biter ending  with  a 3:3 tie.  A great time was had by all.




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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
May 1-5

Monday, May 1st:   "Thank You For Helping Me Grow"- Each student should bring in one piece of whole fruit for their teacher to add to the basket on the teacher's desk!  At the end of the day, teachers will be able to take home their very own fresh fruit basket!  Please send in one piece of fruit, such as, an apple, a mango, a banana, an orange, a kiwi, a pear, a peach, etc.
 
 
Wednesday, May 3rd:   "I'm So Lucky To Have You As My Teacher"- Each student should bring in one Lottery Ticket for their teacher.  Any kind of scratch off lottery ticket will do- you choose!
 
 
Friday, May 5th:  "Thank You For All That You Do"- Each student should write a poem, thank you note, or special letter for their teacher showing appreciation for all that they do!





SUMMER READING 


2017 FAMILY OF CHRIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
SUMMER READING
Entering:
 
First Grade:   That's Good! That's Bad! by Margery Cuyler
 
Second Grade: Stink, The Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker by Megan McDonald
 
Third Grade: Sideways Stories from Wayside School  by Louis Sachar
 
Fourth Grade: Because of Winn Dixie  by Kate DiCamillo
 
Fifth Grade: Holes by  Louis Sachar
 
Sixth Grade: Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix & Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
 
Seventh Grade: Michael Vey-The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans & Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
 
Eighth Grade: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton & an autobiography of a person still living (unless otherwise approved by Mrs. Evans)

A hard copy will come home in family folders.
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