Family of Christ Christian School

KNIGHTS NEWSLETTER

 

 

Volume 14, Issue 6

 

 

December 2017 

  
 IMPORTANT DATES

TUES.-THURS., DECEMBER 5-7
PTL Christmas Shop

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
Advent By Candlelight
5:00-7:00 pm

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12
Kindergarten Field Trip:  You Do The Dishes

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13
Advent Service 7 pm

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18-FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22
7th Grade Candy Gram Sales
$10 PTL Free Dress Fundraiser

  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21
Christmas Program 
6:30 pm Sharp!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22
End Of Second Quarter

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24
Christmas Eve ServiceS
5:00 pm Children's
 6:30 pm Candlelight
  11:00 pm *NEW Candlelight 

MONDAY, DEC. 25-MONDAY, JAN. 8
Winter Holidays-No School
 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 9
Students Return to School
 

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 SCHOOL LUNCHES

 

January lunch forms will be going home in family folders and need to be returned before break.  We will be trying some new selections.
CLOTHES CLOSET   
We can always use help maintaining our clothes closet.  If you would like volunteer hours, please contact Ms. Patti at Pharmon@familyofchristtampa.com
  
  
The clothes closet (located in the black credenza) is in the Narthex and is bursting at the seams, especially with small sized uniform tops and bottoms.  Come in during the week, on weekends or in the evenings to try on the clothes.
  

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.  If a student would like to purchase a water bottle for 50 cents in an emergency they may at the office.  Please put 50 cents in your child's pencil case for this emergency.

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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($2000) Level Sponsor

  


 

Thank You

Night of Knights

 Platinum ($1000 or more) Level Sponsors



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




&
Stephanie Palmer

FEAST PHOTOS

 

Eighth Grade



Kindergarten & Third Grade Feast


NO DOGS ON CAMPUS
For our children's safety we respectfully request that there be no dogs at dismissal or at sporting events. Dogs should only be on campus if invited for a special classroom event.


FIFTH GRADE FIELD TRIP
The fifth grade class is reading WONDER by  Raquel J. Palacio.  As a supplement, the class went on a field trip to see the movie at the movie theater.

EIghth Grade Washington, DC Funraisers

Thank you to all our families who had dinner or take out from Ciccio's.  The eighth grade  raised $500.

YOGA CLASS

The eighth grade raised $160 during their yoga class.


A special shout out to alumni mom Kristina O'Halloran for leading the group.
BLOOD DRIVE
BLOOD DRIVE
Sunday, December 3
9:30-1:00 PM
Family Of Christ Lutheran Church

SIXTH GRADE FIELD TRIP
Our sixth grade class went to MOSI for a dissection lab.  They dissected a sheep's heart, had lunch, and participated on the ropes course.  It was a very rewarding experience for all.

PTL BOARD
President:   Jeannine Armington
Vice-President:   Kim Koenck
Secretary:   Lauren Hracho
Treasurer:   Rob Jones

Have a very Merry Christmas!
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PASTOR'S CORNER
                                                                                     
Merry Christmas!
 
The joy and the promises of Christmas are not meant to be contained. On the very first Christmas the songs of the angels were shared with shepherds in the fields outside of Bethlehem.
  
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."   (Luke 2:8-14)
 
 
After the shepherds heard the news and the songs they went into Bethlehem to see the child and then told everyone they saw the wonder of the event that just occurred.  We are entering one of the greatest times of the year.  The Christmas tree went up last weekend in the entryway and the large one will be put up in the sanctuary for this weekend's services.  I always remind the kids at chapel, especially the real little ones, that Jesus shares His birthday with us (we try to make it a big deal when they celebrate a birthday).  He even shares His Kingdom, His grace and also every eternal blessing.  

Again this year we are going to throw a Christmas party for all of the kids at Joshua House.  This party will be at Noon on Sunday December 17th.  We want to share with them the joy of Jesus coming into this world. We will have lunch for these young people who have been removed from their homes for various reasons and are living at Joshua House for a season of their lives.  Leanne Ferguson will lead the children from Sunday School and put on a Christmas program.  We are also going to bless them with presents.  If you would like to help, there is a Christmas Angel tree in the Narthex.  This is a  special Christmas ministry.  Our School itself is one way that we share the promise and joy of Jesus with the next generation.  
 
Merry Christmas, 
Pastor Dave
 
 
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

5:00 PM Children's Service
6:30 PM Candlelight Service
11:00 PM NEW Traditional Candlelight Service
                   





 
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 FREE DRESS
PTL will be bringing back their Free Dress Fundraiser for the week before Christmas break.  Each student can pay $10 and have free dress. Students will be able to wear free dress Monday, December 18-Friday, December 22.  Look for paperwork to go home in Family Folders.

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        CANDY GRAMS 
ARE BACK!
The National Junior Honor Society with the help of Student Council will be selling Candy Grams.  Proceeds will go to Sea Camp to help in their rebuilding efforts from the devastation and damage of Hurricane Irma.  The seventh grade attended the camp for 10 years.  Look for information to go home in family folders.  Candy Grams can be sent to teachers and friends in school or the CDC in building one.
  

 

FAMILY ORNAMENTS 

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Our PTL has set up a beautiful family ornament tree in the Narthex for everyone to enjoy.  
 

 

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 ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT
Ladies and daughters first grade and older,  please join us for Advent By Candlelight this year on Sunday, December 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. RSVP's went home in family folders.

GREAT AMERICAN TEACH-IN

 

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Thank you to all our parents and friends who participated.  We appreciate you sharing all your experiences with us.

 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT



This year's Christmas Concert is on  Thursday, December 21st beginning at  6:30 pm .  Students should arrive no earlier than 6 pm. There will be no teacher supervision until 6:00 pm. 

Students not wearing costumes should wear Christmas outfits or Christmas colors.  Girls may wear Christmas dresses.  Boys may should wear khaki or dark bottoms with a festive shirt.

Manger characters (Angels, shepherds, wise men, Mary and Joseph) will be given costumes by Mrs. Ferguson..

See you there!!!
     
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SPORTS CORNER

 

Flag Football

Flag Football will begin when we return from the Christmas break. Paperwork will be sent home in family folders.

 

Golf

Golf will  begin in January.  


 

 


C HARLES JEWELERS
Cordially invites you to . . .
Eighth Grade Washington, DC Fundraiser
 
FOC Families receive a 10% discount
Eighth grade will receive 10% of total sales
Gift items starting at $10
 
Saturday, December 9 & 16
10:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
16053 Tampa Palms Blvd. West
(Publix Plaza)
(813)972-4653
Silent Auction & 50/50 Raffle
 
 
Proud supporter of FOC School for 12 years.
Questions?  Contact Jackie at (813)972-4653








CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

Join us for Christmas Eve Services 
Sunday, December 24th:
5:00 pm Children's Service
6:30 pm Candlelight
NEW 11:00 pm Candlelight

(There will be one morning service on Sunday at 10 am)


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CHRISTMAS TREE LOT

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The Christmas tree lot is full of beautiful trees.  Stop by and check out the great selection.

Weekdays:  1-9pm
Saturdays:  9am-9pm
Sundays:  10am-9pm



FREE DRESS

 
MONDAY, DEC. 18-FRIDAY, DEC. 22

$10 PTL Free Dress Fundraiser
Paperwork will come home in family folders.






REDIKER
 
Did you know...you can download an app for Rediker that will display your student's progress, directory, calendar, email, etc.? Rediker apps can be used on Android and IOS and are found on iTunes or Google Play by searching for "ParentPlus" or "Rediker".  If you want to use it on your iPad, just make sure that iPhone apps are selected.  After you download the app, enter the school name as Familyofchrist and use your Rediker user name and password to access the PlusPortal.  If you have multiple schools using Rediker that you have a student attending, click on Add School in the upper-right corner of the login screen and follow the steps above.  Please email or call Brenda Lamlein with additional questions at  blamlein@familyofchristtampa.com or  813-558-9343 Ext. 147.

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NIGHT OF KNIGHTS TEACHER ITEMS

Paella with Senora Britt 

Dave & Busters with Mrs. Paloma-Ho