Elementary Campus Celebrates Reading! 

Friday, March 23, Blue and white CCS spirit day - Wear your favorite blue and white spirit wear to celebrate CCS!

Book Drive for the
Little Free Library at the Fairfield Food Pantry
During this, week we are collecting gently-used books to stock the Little Free Library. They especially need books for teens and adults.
Elementary Volleyball Coordinator sought 

We are in need of someone to take over the Coordinator position for the girls 3rd - 6th grade volleyball program. This is a great way to get your 20 hours of volunteer time in.  
If interested, contact Vicki at Vickihauck@gmail.com.
Grandparents Shirts!  Spring Colorful Spirit Wear!  Baseball Hats and More!

The below link is open until April 1 for you to order new, fun, and exciting CCS Spirit Wear. Check out all the new merchandise, colors, and the grandparent shirt. Delivery will be week of April 16. Happy shopping!
 

No Delivery over Spring Break! 

There will be no TRIP delivery during the week of Spring Break. Any TRIP ordered between now and April 2, will be delivered on April 9.
 
Orders are due by 7:00 a.m., Monday, April 2. 
If you are not signed up yet or have questions, go to www.tripnorthllc.com or call/email our T.R.I.P coordinator Jo Lynn Veldkamp at 269-993-2662 / jlveldkamp6@gmail.com.
The money you earn will be credited to your child's tuition account in May!

To all TRIP registrants who have NEVER placed an order: Due to attempted fraud with E*Certificate purchases, our supplier has implemented a new TRIP policy. You must purchase and pick up three plastic card orders from CCS before you will be able to purchase E*Certificates. Unfortunately, they have had some attempts to purchase E*certificates using bogus information. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!  
LAST CHANCE TO ORDER YOUR  ELEMENTARY YEARBOOK! 

If you have not already ordered your 2017-18 Elementary Yearbook, your student will receive a flyer to remind you to order by Friday, March 23. Quantities are printed based on the number of yearbooks ordered. Only those students who order a book will receive one in May. Students always look forward to receiving their own copies of the yearbook so they can share the fun with friends by autographing and writing encouraging words to one another. It's a great way for your student to remember those special moments. Yearbooks also make great gifts for grandparents and other family members and friends. 
To order your yearbook, please go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com and  enter the following school ID code #12392318. Then follow the online prompts. Yearbooks are $18.00. If you wish to send a check in to school, you may use either the blank order form found on our school website: 
or send your check in with the flyer that will be coming home with your student this week. Please make all checks payable to Lifetouch. 

If you have any questions about ordering your yearbook, please contact either susan.fox@cincinnatichristian.org or adrianne.hubbard@cincinnatichristian.org.
Thank you for being part of keeping the memories alive! 
2018-2019 Scheduling 

A scheduling email will be coming out soon from Cora Binder, Guidance Counselor, with a link for 2018-19 senior high class requests and a link for 2018-19 JH elective requests with step-by-step instructions.
Please email all scheduling questions to scheduling@cincinnatichristian.org. .  
2018 Spring Testing Schedule Reminder:  
 
The End-Of-Course (EOC)  tests, ACT Aspire tests, and AP tests are coming up this spring.  Please see the schedule below and make sure students are well rested, have a nutritious breakfast, and bring their calculator for the upcoming Algebra I and Geometry EOC tests. 
 
Any student currently taking English 9, English 10, Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, U.S. History, or Government classes who have not met the ACT readiness scores for graduation requirements will be taking the EOC tests.
 
Since the End-of-Course (EOC) tests are all online, all students testing must bring their laptop chargers and have their laptops fully charged for testing.
 
Spring 2018 End-of-Course Tests
Monday, March 26, 
Tuesday, March 27, 
Monday, April 16, 
Tuesday, April 17, 
Thursday, April 19, 
Friday, April 20, 
Monday, April 23, 
9th grade ELA I  (English 9) 
10th grade ELA II (English 10) 
Algebra I                    
Geometry                  
Biology                 
American History 
Government         
8:00-11:30 a.m.
8:00-11:30 a.m.
12:30-3:00 p.m.
12:30-3:00 p.m.
8:00-11:30 a.m.
8:00-11:30 a.m.
8:00-11:30 a.m.
   
Wednesday, May 2, 
Thursday, May 3, 
Friday, May 4, 
8:00-10:00 a.m.
12:30-2:30 p.m.
8:00-10:00 a.m.

*Required for all 7th, 8th and 9th grades.
AP Physics I 
Tuesday, May 8, 

12:00 p.m.
AP Calculus AB 
Tuesday, May 15, 

8:00 a.m.
Project Mañana Informational Meeting:

Would you like to visit our sister school in the Dominican Republic with our partner organization Project Mañana? 
Our next trip for high school students will be over spring break of 2019. 
We are holding an informational meeting for interested students and parents on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the JH/SH Campus Diner. 
If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Gina Smearsoll.
SAVE MONEY!
Order your copy of "The Spirit," the JH/SH yearbook by the March 31 before the price increase. 
It's full of all the things that make up a CCS student's day for this school year!  Go to yearbookforever.com to place your order before the April 1 price increase.  You may also send a check ($55 payable to CCS/Yearbook) into the front office by March 31 to receive the price break.  
DON'T MISS OUT!
Crayons for Care  
(Sponsored by the bowling team)

WHO: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Patients
WHAT: Brand New, Boxed Crayons
(any size/style/brand/count)
WHEN: March 1 - 31 
WHERE: Mr. Ken Peters' Classroom #218
and/or 
Miss Sarah Peters' Classroom #208
WHY: To make a child's hospital stay less stressful & more colorful.
GOAL: Perfect (bowling) score!  Collect 300 boxes of crayons. 
Cougar Cave
open every Wednesday
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

March Madness Sale  

We will have an entire wall of spirit wear marked 40% off.  
Sale will continue the entire month of March. 
Email for an appointment if you are unable to stop by when we're open. thecougarcave@cincinnatichristian.org
B.L.A.S.T.
(Belonging Learning And Serving Together) 
B.L.A.S.T. begins Thursday, April 12, and will meet every Thursday until May 17, from 3:00-4:00 p.m.  

The program begins with a snack, continues with activities, and is held in Mrs. Edwards' room,104 at the JH/SH Campus
There is a one-time fee of $3 to help offset the cost of the snacks. This is a great opportunity for 7th and 8th grade students who are not currently involved in other extracurricular activities to spend some time outside of class with peers building relationships.
Check out the flyer, and encourage your child to attend! If your child plans to attend, please email me, so I can plan for the group size. (All children may not be able to attend every week, which is fine.)
7th grade Washington D.C. Registration Meeting
Tuesday, April 17, 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.
JH/SH Campus Chapel
This is our spring registration meeting for 7th graders to register early for their 8th grade D.C. trip. Early registration comes with a price discount in addition to having more months to spread out payments. Please plan on attending this meeting if your student is a current 7th grader. 
Contact Beverly Granger  (beverly.granger@cincinnatichristian.org) with any questions.

Interested in Coaching?
 
JV volleyball coach

Two Junior High volleyball coaches for our 7 & 8 grade teams

Varsity girls softball coach

Attention students entering 
9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade

Earn those physical education credits during this summer in only 10 days!  Join us for outdoor sports, fitness training, and a variety of lifetime sports.  Earn credit toward graduation.  Sign-ups will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Your spot is reserved with payment.
 
Session:
Date:             June 4 -June 15 (Monday-Friday)
Time:             8:00 a.m.-2:55 p.m.
(Packed lunch required)
Students are not permitted to leave campus for lunch
Cost:              $345.00 (non-refundable, see details and registration form here)
 
Fun activities are included like field trips to Sky Zone, Climb Time, and the Cincinnati Reds. Registration forms (Click here) and money can be sent to the JH/SH office or given to Ken Peters. Registration ends Friday, May 18. Contact Mr. Peters ( ken.peters@cincinnatichristian.org)  if you have questions. A minimum of eight students is required to have the class and the class is capped at 20 students.
Summer Basketball Camp
 
Come on out and receive quality basketball instruction from the 4PEAT Miami Valley Conference Champions coaching staff and basketball program. Registration Form.
 
June 4-8, 2018
Boys/Girls 
1st - 8th Grade (Including incoming 9th Graders)
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
JH/SH Campus
$80.00 per Camper
Multi-child family discount available
CCS's 1st Annual Booster Bash February 2019!
 
Are you interested in being a part of the planning for the
1st Annual Booster Bash?!?!  
 
Please email Missy Bush at  melissa.bush@zoomtown.com 
to find out more about volunteer opportunities.
Did you know when you became a part of the CCS family you agreed to serve 20 (or more) volunteer hours per school per family?
 
We are almost three fourths of the way through the year. Are you looking for a place to serve?!?
 
The CCS Athletic Boosters needs YOU!
 
We are looking for people interested in helping out with two major booster events:
5th Annual 5K/10K Run Walk (November 2018)
Booster Bash (February 2019)
 
If you are interested in volunteering for either of these events, please contact:

Cincinnati Reds
-Kid Glove Fundraiser

The CCS Cougar family hit a home run last year with our inaugural Reds Kid Glove Fundraiser. Students last year sold almost 200 baseball tickets to raise $1,800 which went directly toward the purchase of much-needed athletic equipment and field supplies. As you know, with the spring sports season soon upon us, CCS will need all the "Field Dry" we can afford to buy.

What's amazing about this fundraiser is the return to CCS. For every $12 Reds ticket sold, CCS keeps $10. Few fundraisers reward CCS like this one. Every dollar we raise frees CCS resources to support other activities...including one that's important to you. Since most of us will consider attending at least one Reds baseball game, why not consider the dates below and support CCS Athletics?
  1. Tuesday, May 22 -  Reds vs. Pirates
  2. Wednesday, May 23 -  Reds vs. Pirates
  3. Tuesday, June 5 -  Reds vs. Rockies
  4. Wednesday, June 6 -  Reds vs. Rockies
  5. Tuesday, June 19 -  Reds vs. Tigers
To reserve your tickets, please contact the Athletic Office to place your order. Let them know which date and the number of tickets you want to order. Checks should be written to "CCS Athletics" with "Reds Kid Glove" in the memo.  
Please contact Marc Ferguson (marc.a.ferguson@gmail.com) or Julie Reutener (julie.reutener@cincinnatichristian.org) if you have any questions.