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January 11, 2018
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Spread the Word About City Tree!
Spread the word and tell your friends, family, & coworkers about City Tree! Here's how you can help:
-Middle School Shadow Day for 5th grade students is on Tuesday, January 16!
-Invite others to attend our Tuesday, January 23 Kindergarten Parent Preview at 5:00pm!
-Encourage people to tour our school! The first day for NEW, fall student enrollment is February 20, 2018! 
-As a way to thank you for referring another student who enrolls and attends for at least 90 days, you will receive a free month of tuition!! Click here to read more.
Distribute flyers about our school to your coworkers and/or friends. Flyers for these events and City Tree brochures were placed in parent files. Pick up additional materials in the school office OR if you want complete informational folders stop by the office!
 
New Date! Friday, January 12, Jamba Juice Friday:
Jamba Juice Friday has been rescheduled to Friday, January 12! It is sold on the ramp from 7:30-8:30am. All proceeds go toward helping fund Middle School special trips.
 
Monday, January 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No School
 
Wednesday, January 17, Wednesday Nights Return:
Wednesday Nights at FPC returns next week on January 17! More info about new studies coming soon! Start your new year off right and join a parent Bible study. There are activities for children and youth, too! 
 
Thursday, January 18, All School Science Fair:
City Tree's Preschool-8th grade Science Fair is Thursday, January 18, 3:20-5:15pm in the Dining Room.
-Preschool-8th grade students will have their projects on display for all to see!
-Doors open at 3:20pm!
-Grade 5-8 grand prize winners will present their projects at 4:00pm. 
This is a great learning opportunity for parents and children together!
 
Science Fair Tabulators Needed: 
We are in need of parent volunteers from 12:00-3:00pm to tabulate the judging scores for the 5th-8th grade science projects on the day of the science fair, Thursday, January 18. If you are interested, please email Ms. Michelle Lee or sign up on your child's class clipboard when. It is a great way to earn Family Participation Hours!
 
Monday, January 22, Priority Enrollment for the 2018-2019 School Year for All Returning City Tree Families Begins!
 
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, March 10, 2018 Gala Auction & Dinner:
Save the date! The 2018 Gala Auction & Dinner is Saturday, March 10, 2018!
-Don't forget that EVERY family receives a spot at the GALA as part of registration - you've already paid for your spot when registering your child at City Tree! 
-More information regarding ticket reservations, donation solicitation, and more will be available soon. 
-Volunteers needed: We need your help to make this year's Gala a success! Check out the PTO section of this email to see how you can assist our Gala committee. 
Make sure to mark your calendars for this exciting event!

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Thursday, January 25, Volunteers Needed for PTO Hosted Teacher Appreciation Luncheon:
PTO is hosting a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, January 25. We are in need of 1-3 volunteers to help set up, serve, and clean up from 11:00am-2:00pm on that day. Please contact parent coordinators Dan & Lavonne Crawford at (619) 225-1915 or via email if you are available to assist .

Urgent! Volunteers for 2018 Gala Needed:
Our Gala committee is in need of volunteers to coordinate and help with important jobs for this year's event:
-Gala photo photographer: This job requires 1-3 volunteers to photograph each City Tree student during school hours. Photos will be sold at the Gala. Please contact the school office if you are available to help with this task.
-Photobooth & Audio/Visual Coordinator: We need a parent volunteer who can coordinate our audio and visual needs for the Gala. Volunteer will also help with set-up and breakdown of equipment.
-Teacher Appreciation Gifts
-Wine Grab Coordinator: in need of someone who can solicit collect wine bottle donations
-Grab Bag Coordinator: in need of someone who can solicit and collect donations for grab bags
-Silent Auction Coordinator
-Registration/Check-in Assistants: in need of 4 assistants
- Check-out/Auction Closeout Assistants: in need of 4 assistants
-Social Media Marketing
-Set-Up/Transport Team: in need of about 5 volunteers on the day of the Gala
-Tear-down Team: in need of about 5 parent volunteers
-DJ
Contact Gala Chair, Lacy Burrhus, if you are available to help in these areas of need or with questions!
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Tuesday, January 23, Kindergarten Parent Preview Night: 
If your child is eligible for Kindergarten next school year, please plan to join us for an informative hour to learn about City Tree's Kindergarten Program!
When: Tuesday, January 23 from 5:00-6:00pm
Where: Kindergarten classroom, room 202

Cool Weather Reminder:
As the days are getting cooler and we're starting to see more rain, we want to make sure your little one is warm. Don't forget to bring a jacket for your child along with a warm change of clothes for their cubby. For those little ones in diapers, don't forget to bring a new pack in each week and check with your child's teacher to see if their supply is getting low. Remember: Please label everything!
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Tuesday, January 16, Middle School Shadow Day! All 5th Grade Students Invited!
Parents are often not the only ones looking ahead during the 5th grade year. Students often anticipate the transition to middle school with both excitement and reservation. Middle School Shadow Day is a key opportunity for introducing students to Middle School life and beginning to acclimate them to the changes that are ahead. Middle School staff collaborates with Mrs. Floeter to pick up participating students, connect them with a middle school "buddy" to attend two classes, and celebrate with a special 5th-8th grade lunch. We would love to see all our current 5th grade students participate as well as any prospective 6th-8th grade students, so please tell your family, friends, and co-workers about this event! If you did not RSVP at today's Middle School Morning,   e-mail us, or simply stop by the office.
 
Middle School Morning Info in Parent Files for 5th Grade Parents:
If you missed Middle School Morning, check out the agenda and information that was put in your parent file on Thursday or click here! We would love to chat with you about the middle school program so stop by the office or email Mrs. Henzel to make an appointment.
 
Wednesday, January 17, 1st Grade Field Trip to San Diego Junior Theater:
Mrs. Cramer and the 1st grade class will be visiting the San Diego Junior Theater to see the production of "The Magic Treehouse"! Trip details:
Departure: 9:15am
Return time: about 12:00pm, to be dropped off at the park for lunch and recess
Cost: $8, please pay teacher if you have not already
Attire: CTCS t-shirt and jeans
Students must bring booster seats for carpooling 
Contact Mrs. Cramer if you have any questions.
 
January 29-February 2, 3rd Grade Art Week at San Diego Museum of Art:
Mrs. Sabins and the 3rd grade class will be visiting the San Diego Museum of Art for School in the Park! Trip details:
Departure: students will be leaving PROMPTLY at 8:25am EVERYDAY, so please make sure that your child arrives ON TIME!
Return time: about 11:30am-12:00pm, students will be back in time for lunch.
Cost: $35 per child due Friday, January 19. Please pay teacher! 
Click here to read more detailed information about the field trip.
Contact Mrs. Sabins with questions.
 
Girls' Basketball Practice Schedule:
Thursday, Jan 11: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Tuesday, Jan 16: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Thursday, Jan 18: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Game schedule available soon! Remember: It's not too late to sign up! Click here to download  the sign-up form, cost is $100. Contact  Coach Francine Howell if you have any questions.
 
Boys' Basketball Games & Practice Schedule:
NO PRACTICE Monday, January 15 due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no school 
Wednesday, Jan 17: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Monday, Jan 22: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Tuesday Jan 23: 1st round tournament game, time TBD
Wednesday, Jan 24: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Thursday, Jan 25: Semifinal round tournament game, time TBD
Consolation games for Tuesday, Jan 30 & Thursday, Feb 1 TBD 
Click here to download the schedule and location information.
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Girls' Basketball Practice Schedule:
Thursday, Jan 11: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Tuesday, Jan 16: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Thursday, Jan 18: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Game schedule available soon! Remember: It's not too late to sign up! Click here to download the sign-up form, cost is $100. Contact Coach Francine Howell if you have any questions.
 
Boys Basketball Games & Practice Schedule:
Monday, Jan 8: Practice on the roof playground, 4:30-5:45pm
Tuesday, Jan 9: B Team game vs Urban Discovery Academy B @ 4:00pm, arrive by 3:30pm
Wednesday, Jan 10: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
NO PRACTICE Monday, January 15 due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no school 
Wednesday, Jan 17: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Monday, Jan 22: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Tuesday Jan 23: 1st round tournament game, time TBD
Wednesday, Jan 24: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Thursday, Jan 25: Semifinal round tournament game, time TBD
Consolation games for Tuesday, Jan 30 & Thursday, Feb 1 TBD
Click here to download the schedule and location information.
 
8th Grade Shadow/Visitation Days:
As you are looking at high school options for your student, often they will offer the opportunity for 8th grade students to participate in shadow/visitation days. This can be a great way to get a "taste" of the high school experience, and get an inside look at different schools. Please be sure to check with your child's teachers ahead of time to determine which days work best for visitations, and notify the office when absences will occur. We will make every effort to work with you as you plan this important transition. Additionally, schools often ask for recommendations from current administrators/teachers. If your child's potential high school has such requirements, please print the recommendation form and include a stamped, addressed envelope (or fax number) and leave it in the office for the appropriate staff member. Recommendations and records will be sent directly to the school in question.
 
Forest Home Winter Camp, February 2018:
Sign up today for Forest Home Winter Camp - there are a few spots left!!
Students in grades 6th-8th attend February 2-4, 2018
-Cost is $200, spots are limited!
Students in grades 9th-12th attend February 16-19, 2018
-Cost is $250, spots are limited!
Scholarships available!
Contact Peggy Gross with any questions you may have and to register.
 
January PE Schedule:
January 17 - Kroc Center
January 24 - Kroc Center
January 31 - Mile Fun Run, Balboa Park (note time change: 10:40-12:35)
 
2nd Quarter Supplementary Curriculum:
Grade 6: Study Skills w/Ms. Lee
Grade 7: Art w/Ms. Amanda
Grade 8: Ceramics w/Mrs. Kennedy
LookingAheadLooking Ahead
Friday, January 12:  Jamba Juice Friday,  note new date! 
 
Monday, January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no school
 
Thursday, January 18: All School Science Fair
 
Friday, January 19: 2nd quarter ends/1st semester ends
 
Monday, January 22: 3rd quarter begins/2nd semester begins
 
Thursday, January 25: K-8 Free Dress Day 
 
Thursday, January 25: PTO hosting Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
 
Wednesday, January 31: Grades 1-8 Mile Fun Run 
PicturesPictures of the Week
City Tree is gearing up for the all school Science Fair on Thursday, January 18! Even our youngest students in the Precious Miracles class enjoyed working on a project which explored color mixing!

Mrs. Bogan and the Loving Lights class made a volcano in class to test chemical reactions for their class science project. Students helped Mrs. Bogan combined baking soda, vinegar, and some food coloring together to make their volcano erupt!
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