Family of Christ Christian School

KNIGHTS NEWSLETTER

 

 

Volume 15, Issue 2

 

 

September 2018 

IMPORTANT DATES
 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Labor Day
No School

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
PTL Meeting
8:35 am

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Drama Club Begins
3:00-4:15 pm

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
AMF Bowling
2-4 pm
Sponsored by PTL

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Progress Reports Go Home
 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Sixth Grade Field Trip
To MOSI

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Student Picture Days
Yearbook Photos
Burgundy Uniform Shirts

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Fourth Grade Field Trip
Ybor City Museum/Columbia Restaurant

MONDAY-FRIDAY SEPT. 17-21
Student Council Campaigns

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Student Council Speeches

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Student Election Day



SCHOOL LUNCHES


School lunches are underway! The October menu will come home in family folders two weeks before they are due. Please remember that lunches are pre-ordered one week before they are delivered so lunch forms need to be turned IN on time.
 
If your child forgets their lunch, they will be provided with an emergency lunch.  This will include:  uncrustable, chips and a drink.  Your tuition express account will be charged $4.25 for the lunch. 
 
Lunches are not billed until the end of the month so the students can try the lunch items and decide if they like them.  Little taste buds sometimes think they will like something and then don't.  If that is the case, email Ms. Patti at Pharmon@familyofchristtampa.com or call her at 558-9343 Ext. 118 and she will take it off your child's order.  In addition, if you would like to add an item to your child's menu, you can do that too.
 
Middle school students are permitted to use the microwave in the Narthex to re-heat (not cook) their lunches.  This should take between 30 seconds and one minute to prevent a long line.

 
  
WATER BOTTLES
Don't forget to send your child with a water bottle every day to school.
  
If your child forgets their water bottle, they may use the water fountains or purchase a water bottle for 50 cents from the school office.
  
Please put 50 cents in your child's pencil case for this emergency.
  
Exact change only please.
  
  

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

We collect Box Tops all year long.  A labeled sandwich bag will be sent home in family folders for your convenience several times a year. We raised over $1100 last year thanks to Box Tops so keep on clipping!

  
EARLY SIGN OUT

 

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.

MEDICATIONS
                           
ALL MEDICATIONS brought to school must be in their original containers and labeled with the student's name in permanent marker. In addition, for medicine to be dispensed a Medicine Authorization Form must be completed in the school office.

 

 

 

NO MEDICATIONS should be left in student backpacks. This poses a danger to other children.

 

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BIRTHDAY MARQUIS SIGN

If you would like your child's name on the sign at the front entrance for their birthday, please fill out the Birthday Marquis form. The cost is $10.  Forms are available at the school office.


  
VOLUNTEER HOURS
There are many opportunities to complete your volunteer hours:
*Field Trips/Classroom Time
(Contact your classroom/homeroom teacher)
*Night of Knights
(Contact Christin Behrens @ nok@familyofchristtampa.com)
PTL Events
*Bonfire
*Great American Teach In
*Maintaining flower beds
*Setting up for events
*Chick-Fi-A Spirit Night
*Cleaning up after events(Contact our PTL President, Jeannine Armington  at jbeannie@tampabay.rr.com.)

  
Office Work
*Picture Day
*Clothes Closet
*Box Top Organization
*Grounds Work
*Pencil Sharpening for SAT Testing
(Contact Ms. Patti @ Pharmon@familyofchristtampa.com
  
  
20 volunteer hours must be completed by the last day of school (Thursday, May 23rd).
  
MAKING MAGIC/AR GOALS
Students will receive a "Making Magic" slip when noticed by a teacher or staff member doing something good for another student.  Those slips will be collected at the office and names will be drawn each week at chapel.  Students whose names are drawn may visit the elementary or middle school treasure boxes for prizes.
  
Students who meet or exceed their AR Goal will have their name put in a drawing for a $5 Barnes & Noble gift card. 
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YOUR PTL BOARD
 President:
      Jeannine Armington
Vice-President:
Kimberly Koenck
Secretary:
Amy Williams
Treasurer:
Meghan Greene
Night Of Knights Chair:
Christin Behrens
Book Fair Coordinators:
Lori Kwilecki & Adrienne Schaberg

PTL Meeting: Tuesday, September 4th at 8:35 am.
DRAMA CLUB
Drama club for kindergarten thru fourth grader begins on Thursday, September 6th.  There is still time to register.  Forms are available at the school office.  The cost is $100 for a eight-week session.  The club meets from 3-4:15 pm on Thursdays in the Sanctuary.  Feel free to contact Mrs. Ferguson (813-495-5621) with any questions.

CHICK-FIL-A NIGHT
PTL will be sponsoring a Chick-Fil-A night on Tuesday, September 18th.  Family of Christ get credit all day but there will be games and prizes from 3:30-7:30 pm.  Look for info to come home in family folders and look for the Chic-Fil-A cow on campus that day!
 
TWINSIES

Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Morley dressed alike.
FIELD TRIPS

The fourth grade class will be attending their Ybor City Museum/Columbia Restaurant field trip on Thursday, September 20th.  If your child ordered a school lunch that day it will be cancelled and your account will not be charged.

The sixth grade class will be going to MOSI for a dissection lab and ropes course on Thursday, September 14th.
If your child ordered a school lunch on that day it will be cancelled and your account will not be charged.

Thank you PTL for sponsoring the dissection lab.

CANDIDS


Seventh Grade Spanish Notebooks
Back To School Bowling Event
Third Grade First Day

THANK YOU
Thank you Vicki Shuster for creating the Marquis slides .


   FAMILY FOLDERS
Every Thursday your Family Folder from the school office will come home.  Please feel free to decorate the cover with pictures and artwork and make it your own.  All school paperwork will be included in this folder to prevent a trickle of papers throughout the week.  Please return the folder and its contents back to school on Friday or the following Monday so it may be sent home the following week  on Thursday reloaded with materials. 
  
In addition, if you own a small business or would like to distribute flyers for an event please stop by the office to get it included in family folders.
  
    YEARBOOK PHOTOS

Students will have their yearbook picture taken on Wednesday, September 19th.  We ask that all students wear their BURGUNDY 

uniform shirts  for these photos.   If your student doesn't have a burgundy shirt we will put one on them the morning of the photo.

 
 

 

  
  TIME TO ORDER SWEATSHIRTS 
                                  
Sweatshirt order forms will be going home in family folders.  Pullover as well as zippered sweatshirts will be available. These make great gifts for siblings, aunts, uncles and grandparents too! Tuition Express is accepted. 



 
 RECYCLE BIN
FOC continues  to be environmentally conscious by recycling paper.
  
What do we recycle?
*Clean Newspaper  *Phone Books  *Soft Books  *Cereal Boxes  *Construction Paper  *Office Paper  *Magazines  *Mixed Paper
  
The bin is located at the back of the  parking lot, near the soccer field.
  
Please help the earth while helping FOC at the same time.  Proceeds from the recycle company go to our student council.  Student council uses the money for pep rallies, recess equipment, and other fun items for all FOC students to enjoy. 
  
Save the environment and help FOC earn cash!

If you recycle, please break down your boxes before putting them in the  bin. *


ELECTRONICS RECYCLING

Mrs. Paloma-Ho, our computer teacher, recommends calling this company if you have electronics to recycle.  They will even pick up the electronics at your home.

 THANK YOU SAFETY PATROL
                                  

Please  be aware of the Safety Patrol students when you are pulling up to car line in your car.  Cars should keep a safe distance from the students and obey their commands when they put out their hands for you to stop or proceed in line.
  
Take a moment to thank the fifth graders who are aiding our students with arrival and dismissal.  Our safety patrol perform a very important job at the school.

  

 

  INTERNET SAFETY @ FOC

  
Family of Christ Christian School has put an internet filter in place for every computer on our network.  The "Student" log-in ID is set at an age-appropriate school setting and has the highest blocked categories of content.

 

In computer class,  internet safety is discussed throughout the 

school year.  There is an activity called "Cyber 5" that 

students in Kindergarten through fifth grade watch.  The link is:  

http://www.abcya.com/cyber_five_internet_safety.htm


Afterwards, there is a discussion on ways to stay safe on the internet and how to behave on the internet.  As Christian students, the Fruits of the Spirit  qualities are stressed as well as their internet manners. They should behave just like being face-to-face with someone in a conversation.


 

For middle school students, we discuss technology skills every student should have and this includes Netiquette (Internet Etiquette) and Internet Safety and Security.

 

MORNING DROP OFF
Elementary parents please be mindful that middle school starts at 8:10 am.  Middle School students are being dropped off in car line between 8 and 8:10 am and may be late for class if the car ahead of them lingers in car line.  Please drop your child off closer to 8:15 am so our middle school students make it to class on time.
 
PLEASE MIND YOUR MANNERS AT DISMISSAL
For the safety of all, please be cautious when pulling out onto Bruce B. Downs. Larger vehicles, please be considerate of smaller vehicles.  Please be mindful of the line of sequence and
wait for your turn to merge into traffic.

As always, cars may turn right and do a u-turn at the light.
 
 
Parenting In A Digital Age
Thank you Dr. Rebecca "Becky" Guagliardo, PsyD. for the  presentation last month.  Her presentation, "Parenting In A Digital Age," revealed strategies for putting technology in its propler place.  There was a full house that day and  parents  commented that it was very informative.

The school would love to continue to provide workshops for parents on various topics.  If there is a topic you would like to see addressed, please reply to this email.
 
 SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
 
    

Thank you families for making our book fair such a great success!  Everyone enjoyed coming in the morning and looking at the books.

A special shout out to Lori Kwilecki and Adrienne Schaberg for chairing this event.



  
CHURCH SERVICES

Please join us for weekly church services.  

Saturday at 6:00pm-Traditional Service

Sunday at 9:15am-Traditional Services & 
Sunday School Classes

Sunday at 10:45am-Contemporary Service
with Praise Band and Sunday School Classes


CAR TAGS
 
We have extra car tags available in the school office.  If you have a grandparent picking up at dismissal or need another for the family car, we can send home another.

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PTL MEETING
  

Your Family of Christ PTL will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, September 4th at 8:35 a.m. in the Sanctuary.  All are welcome to join us as we discuss upcoming events for the school year.  Christin Behrens(nok@familyofchristtampa.com) will also be holding her Night of Knights informational meeting at this time.  We have all kinds of volunteer opportunities and fun things in store for our students, so come be a part of it!  PTL meetings also count toward your twenty family volunteer hours, so don't forget to log your time in the Volunteer Log.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, the minutes for the meeting will be in the front of the Volunteer Log the following week.  We hope to see you there!

With best regards,
Jeannine L. Armington


MEET OUR NEW TEACHING ASSISTANT

 
Meet our new assistant for Kindergarten, Jennifer Smith (Mrs. Jenn).

Jennifer and her husband David have been married almost 17 years, and have a 12 year old son named Josiah. Josiah also joined FOC this year as a 7th grader.

The Smith family moved to Wesley Chapel this summer to launch a new church in the Tampa Bay area.

David is the Lead Pastor of The Root Church, an author, and a lover of all things golf and Gator football. Jenn is a musician and Worship Leader, and enjoys writing Bible curriculum for children. Josiah loves playing the guitar, riding his bike, and playing video games with his Dad.

The Smith family is excited to serve the kids of Family of Christ School! 






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