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November 16, 2017
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Thursday, November 16, PTO Chips & Soda After School Sale for $1 Each!  
 
Monday & Tuesday, November 20 & 21, K-8 Staff Development Days:
-No school for K-8 students
-Preschool is still in session

Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24, Thanksgiving Break, No School
 
Wednesday, November 22, Thanksgiving Eve Service at FPC:
Join us at First Pres on Wednesday, November 22 for a Thanksgiving Service:
Where: Chapel, entrance is on 4th Ave.
When: 6:00-7:15pm
 
November 27-December 1, School Christmas Shop:
Our PTO is hosting a special School Christmas Shop! Children will have the opportunity to purchase gifts at a reasonable price for their family members. Shop details:
-Envelopes with attached instructions were placed in parent files today. Click here to read the instruction sheet.
-You can also purchase gift certificates online by clicking here.
-Students will have an opportunity to preview the shop on Monday, Nov 27. Each class will have their scheduled day and time to shop, please talk to your child's teacher for details.
-Make sure you turn in envelope to your child's teacher by the morning of Tuesday, November 28!
Volunteers Needed: We will be in need of MANY volunteers to help at the store and to help students shop. Sign up on the board outside of the school entrance or contact Karen Baker to assist.
 
Wednesday, November 29, All School Christmas Program First Dress Rehearsal:
Reminder: Wednesday, November 29 ALL students, preschool-grade 8, will have their first dress rehearsal for the all school Christmas Program on Thursday, December 14! Photos for the program will also be taken on this day. Details about what students must wear coming soon!
 
Friday, December 1, Jamba Juice Friday:
Jamba Juice Friday is the first Friday of every month! It is sold on the ramp from 7:30-8:30am. All proceeds go toward helping fund Middle School special trips.
 
Friday, December 1, Falcons Band Performs in Coronado Christmas Parade:
Join us as the City Tree Falcons Band performs in the Coronado Christmas Parade on Friday, December 1!
-Parade begins at 6pm
-Parade is on Orange Ave. starting at 8th Ave. at Spreckles Park, down to the Hotel Del, and loop back to Spreckles Park.
-NOTE: 4:30-5:00pm ARRIVAL TIME FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE PARADE IS FIRM!!
-Support the band: Tamales will be sold after the parade for $2.50 each and Mexican hot chocolate for $2! 
Come and support our school band and enjoy an evening of fellowship!
 
Pardon Our Dust!
Starting Monday, November 13th you will notice scaffolding on our courtyard patio. This is part of a project to repair one of the historic stained-glass windows in the church sanctuary. As you can imagine, we are excited to ensure the preservation of these windows that are over 100 years old. All of the work on the windows themselves will be done off-site, but the scaffolding will remain for the duration of the project (likely until June) in order to repair the detailed wood framing of the windows. We have worked with the contractors as well as child care licensing to ensure that the scaffolding meets all safety requirements. There will be continued access to the dining room and courtyard patio throughout this lengthy project.
 
Do Your Holiday Shopping with Amazon Smile!
As the holidays are approaching, remember that if you shop on Amazon using Amazon Smile, identify First Presbyterian Church of San Diego as your charity and City Tree Christian School will receive all the donations! Click here to get started.
 
Wednesdays, November 29 & December 6, Find the Perfect Gifts this Year with Scrip Gift Cards!
Who doesn't love picking out their own gift? By giving a scrip gift card to someone you love this holiday, they can do just that while you earn rebates for City Tree! Shop for your favorite cards by visiting   shopwithscrip.com and register to shop with our unique code ( 8ACE8B2D32415). Submit orders and payment to the office by both Wednesday, November 29 & December 6! There are hundreds of great places to choose from. We will make sure you get the right card for your holiday shopping and gifts.
 
Wednesday Night Parenting Study at First Pres:
First Pres is hosting a parenting study which began Wednesday, November 1, it's not too late to join in! "Your Legacy" Bible study discusses long-term approaches of parenting, what kind of legacy you are currently leaving and how God can transform a family legacy. Details:
When: Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:00pm
Where: Scout Room
Dinner: Bring an item for a pot luck dinner or donate to buy a pizza.
Child care is free for parents attending.
Contact  Peggy Gross is you have any questions.
 
Donations Needed for After School Prize Box:
Our after school groups are in need of prize box donations! Does your child have small items that they don't use anymore? Consider donating it! Small toys and craft supplies are much appreciated. Donations will be accepted all throughout the year. Please bring items to school office.

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Thursday, November 16, PTO Meeting:
The next PTO Meeting is Thursday, November 16 from 5:15-6:00pm in the Geneva Room. Childcare is provided for Preschool & K-8 students, we apologize there is no care available for infants. All Preschool and K-8 parents are encouraged to attend.

PTO Volunteers Needed!
We are filling volunteer positions for this school year's PTO. Look for the brightly colored signs by the school entrance and sign up to volunteer! Your participation makes our school better for your child and for all students. Two key position that still need to be filled are:
Christmas time volunteer positions:
-Christmas Program Dinner Assistants, Thursday, Dec 14
-Assist with setting up K-8 Art Show, December 13 or 14 
2018 Gala, March 2018
-Gala Co-Chairs: We have one volunteer, one more person would be helpful!
-Gala Donation Solicitation Coordinators: 1-3 volunteers needed 
-Gala Decoration Coordinator
Misc volunteer positions to be filled:
-Ice Cream Social Coordinator: Facilitating all school afterschool ice cream social
If you are willing to take on any of these specific positions or just serve where needed most, please contact PTO President, Victoria Cannizzo, with questions.
 
Thank You Parent Teacher Organization:
In March 2017 our PTO held the annual Gala dinner and auction at Liberty Station. $40,000 was raised to support technology and enrichment programs at City Tree! Teacher's also identified "Wish List" items and attendees could place a "bid" on the item to contribute to its' purchase. We are grateful for the overwhelming support of our school! Here are some photos of the "Wish List" items that have been purchase. Look for more photos in the next few weeks too.
 
 
Thanks to the Gala Teacher Wish List, Mrs. Whitelock's kindergarten students now have plastic storage bins. These bins hold the pieces for kindergarten learning centers.
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Friday, November 17, Preschool Pajama Day:
Preschool Pajama Day is tomorrow Friday, November 17! Preschool students are welcome to come to school in their favorite pajamas. Remember: students MUST wear shoes, NO slippers!
 
Monday, November 20, Preschool Thanksgiving Feast:
Join us for the annual Preschool Thanksgiving Feast on Monday, November 20 from 11:00am-12:00pm in the Dining Room! Look for sign-up sheets coming soon - you will sign up at your child's class to bring a dish to share at the feast or volunteer. Just make sure you have enough for everyone in your child's class. We will also need parent volunteers for set up, serving, and clean up after the event.
 
Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24, Thanksgiving Break, No School 
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Parent-Teacher Conferences, November 6-17:
If you have not yet had your parent-teacher conference, please make sure you sign up or make an appointment with your child's teacher. 
 
Thursday, November 16, Band Practice Schedule for Coronado Christmas Parade:
City Tree Falcons Band has extra practice dates for the upcoming Coronado Christmas Parade on Friday, December 1! Practice dates:
Practice times: 3:15-4:30pm
Thursday, November 16 
No practice the week of November 20-24 due to Thanksgiving Break 
Tuesday, November 28 @ Balboa Park from 2:15-4:00pm 
Thursday, November 30 @ Balboa Park from 2:15-4:00pm  
Please contact Mrs. Irwig if you have any questions.
 
Thursday, November 30, K-8 Free Dress Day:
Students in grades K-8 are allowed to wear free dress on the LAST Thursday (school day) of every month. Free dress must abide by the free dress policy, please   click here to read the policy from our handbook.
 
Friday, December 1, Coronado Christmas Parade Notice for Students Participating in Parade:
The City Tree Falcons Band is performing in the Coronado Christmas Parade on Friday, December 1! Bring all your instruments, reeds, and cables and be ready to rock! Event details:
Arrival time: Students participating MUST ARRIVE and meet at the Spreckles Park gazebo NO LATER THAN 5:00PM - this time is FIRM!
Attire for all 5th-8th grade students:
-Attire: New band t-shirt and blue jeans or school blue pants (no black or any other color jeans), and red tennis shoes
- Details for Hair: Students will be given a hat for the parade. Please return the hat at the end of the parade so it can be used for the Christmas program. 
-Assigned 4th candy helper students will be provided their costumes 
-4th grade banner holders should wear any combination of blue jeans or school uniform pants and red t-shirt Christmas outfit 
Contact Mrs. Irwig with any questions you may have.
 
Friday, December 8, Student Council Hosts K-8 Dinner & a Movie!
Save the date! Student Council is hosting dinner & showing "Home Alone" ( clean films version, appropriate for all ages) and all K-8 students are invited! Event details:
When & where: Friday, December 8 from 4:30-7:00pm in the Geneva Room
Cost: $15 per student OR $25 for sibling
Volunteer needed: We are in need of 4 volunteers to help with the event 
Contact Laurie Decker if you have questions or to volunteer.
 
Grades 4-8 Boys & Girls Basketball Sign-ups NOW DUE:
Calling all 4th-8th grade boys and girls! Forms and payment for boys and girls basketball were due Wednesday, November 8 but it's not too late to sign up!
-Click here to download the registration form
bball
-Cost: $100, turn in form and payment to the mailbox labeled "Athletics" in the hallway by the main entrance.
Boys Basketball Practices & Game Information:
Games: Games begin the week of November 27. We do not yet have a schedule, it is still being finalized!
Practices Schedule:
NO PRACTICE week of November 20-24 due to Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 27: Practice on the roof playground, 4:30-5:45pm 
Wednesday, November 29: Practice on the roof playground, 4:30-5:45pm  
 
Volleyball Uniform Return: 
Volleyball athletes must return their volleyball shirts to the school office asap!
 
Fitness Fair, Thanks: 
Thank you to our parent volunteers who came to help at the Fitness Fair this week! We could not have done all the work without you. Students did a great job with all of their physical fitness tests. We can't wait to see how you all progress throughout the year!
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Thursday, November 16, Band Practice Schedule for Coronado Christmas Parade:
City Tree Falcons Band has extra practice dates for the upcoming Coronado Christmas Parade on Friday, December 1! Practice dates:
Practice times: 3:15-4:30pm
Thursday, November 16 
No practice the week of November 20-24 due to Thanksgiving Break 
Tuesday, November 28 @ Balboa Park from 2:15-4:00pm 
Thursday, November 30 @ Balboa Park from 2:15-4:00pm  
Please contact Mrs. Irwig if you have any questions.
 
Friday, November 17, Honor Roll Recognition:
You are invited to our 1st quarter Honor Roll Recognition chapel on Friday, November 17 beginning at 10:30am. During this chapel, students who have earned Academic and/or Citizenship Honor Roll for the 1st quarter will be honored for their achievements. If your child qualifies, an invitation was put in your parent file this week.
 
Friday, November 17 12:00-1:15pm Thanksgiving Feast: 
Middle School students, parents, and staff eat lunch together and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday!! Click here for the flyer
 
Friday, November 17, Middle School Madness:
When & Where: Friday, November 17th  from 6:00-8:00pm in the Youth Room (room 307)
What is it: An ultimate, crazy game night! Middle School Madness is a time to have fun with friends, get to know one another better, and maybe meet someone new - invite your friends! 
Cost : $5 for pizza & drinks.
Pick-up & Drop-off: Please drop off and pick up on 4th Ave. entrance 
Questions? Contact  Peggy Gross.
 
Thursday, November 30, K-8 Free Dress Day:
Students in grades K-8 are allowed to wear free dress on the LAST Thursday (school day) of every month. Free dress must abide by the free dress policy, please  click here to read the policy from our handbook.
 
November 30, 8th Grade Washington DC Paperwork Due:
Please remember to turn in your Washington DC paperwork to the school office by Thursday, November 30.  **One of the forms must be notarized so please plan accordingly. Contact Mrs. Henzel with any questions.
 
Friday, December 1, Coronado Christmas Parade Notice for Students Participating in Parade:
The City Tree Falcons Band is performing in the Coronado Christmas Parade on Friday, December 1! Bring all your instruments, reeds, and cables and be ready to rock! Event details:
Arrival time: Students participating MUST ARRIVE and meet at the Spreckles Park gazebo NO LATER THAN 5:00PM - this time is FIRM!
Attire for all 5th-8th grade students:
-Attire: New band t-shirt and blue jeans or school blue pants (no black or any other color jeans), and red tennis shoes
- Details for Hair: Students will be given a hat for the parade. Please return the hat at the end of the parade so it can be used for the Christmas program. 
-Assigned 4th candy helper students will be provided their costumes 
-4th grade banner holders should wear any combination of blue jeans or school uniform pants and red t-shirt Christmas outfit 
Contact Mrs. Irwig with any questions you may have.
 
Friday, December 8, Student Council Hosts K-8 Dinner & a Movie!
Save the date! Student Council is hosting dinner & showing "Home Alone" ( clean films version, appropriate for all ages) and all K-8 students are invited! Event details:
When & where: Friday, December 8 from 4:30-7:00pm in the Geneva Room
Cost: $15 per student OR $25 per family
Volunteers needed: We are in need of 4 volunteers to help with the event 
Contact Laurie Decker if you have questions or to volunteer.
 
Saturday, December 9, Annual FPC Youth Group Christmas Party:
The annual FPC Youth Group Christmas Party is happening on Saturday, December 9 and City Tree Middle School students are invited! Event details:
What time: 5:00-8:00pm
Dinner info: It will be a progressive dinner and we need drivers to get to each stop along the way! If you'd like to host a stop, be a driver, or just attend, RSVP here: https://fpcsd.churchcenteronline.com/registrations/events/94366  
-Ugly Christmas Sweater contest, white elephant gift exchange, & more!
For questions and more details contact Peggy Gross.
 
Grades 4-8 Boys & Girls Basketball Sign-ups NOW DUE:
Calling all 4th-8th grade boys and girls! Forms and payment for boys and girls basketball were due Wednesday, November 8 but it's not too late to sign up!
-Click here to download the registration form
bball
-Cost: $100, turn in form and payment to the mailbox labeled "Athletics" in the hallway by the main entrance.
Boys Basketball Practices & Game Information:
Games: Games begin the week of November 27. We do not yet have a schedule, it is still being finalized!
Practices Schedule:
NO PRACTICE week of November 20-24 due to Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 27: Practice on the roof playground, 4:30-5:45pm 
Wednesday, November 29: Practice on the roof playground, 4:30-5:45pm 
 
Volleyball Uniform Return: 
Volleyball athletes must return their volleyball shirts to the school office asap!
 
Forest Home Winter Camp, February 2017:
Sign up today for Forest Home Winter Camp!
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.
 
November PE Schedule:
November 29 - Basketball, Kroc Center
 
2nd Quarter Supplementary Curriculum:
Grade 6: Study Skills w/Ms. Lee
Grade 7: Art w/Ms. Amanda
Grade 8: Ceramics w/Mrs. Kennedy
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November 6-17: K-8 Parent-Teacher Conferences
 
Monday, Nov 20 & Tuesday, Nov 21: Staff Development Days, NO K-8 students, Preschool still in session
 
November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break, no school
 
Thursday, November 30: K-8 Free Dress Day 
 
Friday, December 1: Jamba Juice Friday
 
Friday, December 1: Falcons Band performs in Coronado Christmas Parade, 6:00pm 
 
Thursday, December 14: All School Christmas Program
 
Friday, December 15: K-8 Free Dress Day
 
Friday, December 15: Last day of school before Christmas Break 
PicturesPictures of the Week
7th gr began their art unit this week. Students revisited principles of line and shape learned last year by practicing figure drawing with mannequins. This exercise allowed students to focus on the subject of contrasting shapes and practice three-dimensional drawing.
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Rejoice always,
Pray without ceasing,
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 
 
1 Thessalonias 5:16-18 (NKJV)
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