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November 2, 2017
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Friday, November 3, 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, November 3, Last Day of Scholastic Book Fair:
-Book Fair is in the Geneva Room through Friday, November 3.   Friday is the last day!  
-Open in the back of the Geneva Room from 3:15-5:00pm
-Classroom Gifts: Look for your classroom gift bag at the Book Fair. Teachers have pre-selected books that you may choose to buy for your child's classroom. A donation sticker will be added to each book recognizing your child's gift.
-For every 2 books sold, City Tree receives a FREE book for our school library!
-Online book fair will be available soon! Click here to view on the online Book Fair preview!
 
Friday & Saturday, November 3 & 4, Holiday Market at FPC:
Join FPC next week for the Holiday Market!
-Friday, November 3 from 12:00-6:00pm
-Saturday, November 4 from 10:00am-3:00pm
-Artists, crafters, fair trade vendors, & different non-profit organizations will be selling holiday goods at FPC!
-Lunch & dinner will be sold, a bake sale hosted by the FPC Women's Group, and an hourly raffle will be happening on both days.
Parking on Friday, November 3 During Holiday Market:
Be aware that parking will more than likely be impacted by the Holiday Market hosted at FPC! Please allow extra time for parking. The market will draw lots of shoppers!
 
Tuesday, November 7, Highlights from "Mulan" Theater Arts Production:
Join us at Tuesday, November 7 for the Middle School theater arts production, highlights from "Mulan"!
-Admission is free!
-Show begins at 4:30pm
-Doors to the chapel open at 4:15pm. Please do not arrive prior to 4:15pm as students will still be rehearsing!
-Friends and family welcome!
-Dinner will be available as a band fundraiser after this event. More info coming soon!
This is the culmination of a wonderful student effort during the first quarter. We look forward to an exciting show!
 
November 2, City Tree Participates in Safety Drills !
Safety is important and City Tree Christian School is committed to keeping our students safe. All of our students who were present in school today  practiced safety drills (fire, earthquake, and lockdown) . We always evacuate to the Northeast parking lot on Elm & 3rd Avenue. Checking attendance is a critical step in ensuring that everyone is accounted for and has safely evacuated the building. Signing your student in and out daily is one of the best ways that you can be sure he/she is safe. Drills are important for both staff and students; they help all of us to know what to do should a real emergency happen. Safety drills are also a licensing requirement. The teachers do a good job at trying to keep the drills low key, but sometimes the noise of the alarm and change in routine can cause little ones to get upset. 
 
Friday, November 10, Veteran's Day Observance, NO SCHOOL
 
First Quarter Ended - Time to Take Care of Things!
The first quarter ended last Friday, October 27. It's time to make sure you have taken care of the following things:
-returned all library books or paid the $25 replacement cost in the office
-returned all borrowed school uniform items and PE uniforms
-paid fees such as Meals on Demand and reeds for instruments
We hold report cards/progress reports and test scores until the above items are taken care of. Notices will be placed in parent files for those with outstanding items.  
 
Fall Festival Photo Buttons For Sale: 
Photo buttons of each student were made and sold at the Fall Festival this year. If you did not purchase your child's button at the event, they're still for sale!
-Photo buttons cost $4 
-Will be sold on the ramp before and after school
-Don't see anyone selling buttons? Come to the school office to purchase yours!

Picture Day Photo Orders Online:
Sumner Photography provided proof cards this year so that you can go online and select your child's fall photo pose! Remember to use the code provided on the card to see your child's proofs. If you did not receive a card, please contact Sumner Photography at (800) 440-2002 to request your child's photo proof code.
 
Wednesday Night Parenting Study at First Pres: 
First Pres is hosting a parenting study which began Wednesday, November 1. "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. 

PTOPTO
Fall Festival, Thanks:
We want to thank PTO members Lacy Burrhus & Stacie Johnston for coordinating our wonderful Fall Festival! It was a lovely event and our City Tree families had a wonderful time! We would also like to thank Jessica Shepard, Peter Tucker, Bill & Karen Baker, Victoria Cannizzo, Jenny Larsen, Tarah Gruber, Casenae Owens, Selene Echverria, Bob Stermon, Anna Hubbard, Lori Avery, as well as all of our other parent volunteers who donated items to the festival and their time. Everyone had a great time!

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 Coordinator, 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 
-Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, May 2018 
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.
 
The Heavenly Angels were able to get a new shelving unit for their classroom. This allows Mrs. Ruiz to display themed materials, such as community helpers books and activities, for the children to use. We are grateful PTO!
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Preschool Important Upcoming Dates...
Friday, November 10 : Veteran's Day Observance, no school
Monday, November 20: Preschool Thanksgiving Feast
Wed-Fri, November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break, no school 
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Monday, November 6, Student Council Election Day:
Student Council Elections are just around the corner! Here are some important dates coming up to remember:
-Student Council campaigning runs Monday, October 30-Monday, November 6
-Election Day is Monday, November 6 
Click here to see the full schedule of up-coming dates and deadlines for the Student Council application process. Contact Mrs. Decker with questions.

Wednesday,  November 8, Grades 4-8 Boys & Girls Basketball Sign-ups DUE:
Sign-up for boys and girls basketball are due tomorrow Wednesday, November 8! Students in grades 4-8 are eligible to sign up.
-Registration forms will be in parent files soon.
-Cost: $100, turn in form and payment to the mailbox labeled "Athletics" in the hallway by the main entrance.
Boys Basketball Practices & Game Information: 
Practices days & times: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm on the roof playground.   First practice for BOYS is  Wednesday, Nov. 8.
-Games: First game could be as soon as  the week of Nov. 13.   We do not yet have a schedule, it is still being finalized! 

Wednesday, November 8, CYBER SAFETY PARENT SEMINAR 
4:15-5:30pm in the West Room
Parents with students in ANY grade encouraged to attend.
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Cost: Requested donation of $5.00 at the door to help cover presentation cost
*Sponsored by Safety Net who did assemblies for grades 4-8 during our recent Health and Safety Week
Many topics will be covered including:
*Cyber-bullying 
*Predators
*Plagiarism
*Privacy
 *Sexting
 *Gaming
 *Identity Theft
*Social Networking

Parent-Teacher Conferences, November 6-1 7:
Parent Teacher conferences are scheduled for November 6-17. Report cards and MAP Testing scores will be distributed at conferences. Your conference may be scheduled any time during this two-week period. Our first quarter conferences are required. Sign up for a conference by your child's classroom.
 

Tuesday, November 14, Food Donations Due for New Orleans 9th Ward/Houston Harvey:
The McCain family serves in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward over Thanksgiving. They drive their RV through Houston on the way there so they will also deliver food baskets to a community impacted by hurricane Harvey. They are collecting food to bless these communities, over Thanksgiving break. Here's how you can help:
-Collection boxes in front of office and classrooms.
-Donate nonperishable food-food for a Thanksgiving meal is especially needed (canned pumpkin/sweet potatoes, cranberry, boxes of stuffing, rice, jambalaya, cornbread mix, etc.)
-Donate footballs, basketballs, bubbles, etc. to be given to children during two carnival outreach events;
-You can also make your own personal basket of food items that will be delivered directly to a family in need. This is a wonderful activity to do as a family, consider adding a personal note, too!
-Please   read the attached letter for details and needs.
 
Tuesday, November 14, Band Practice Schedule for Coronado Christmas Parade:
City Tree Falcons Band will be practicing on extra dates for the upcoming Coronado Christmas Parade in early December. Band students in grades 5-8 will be participating/performing in the parade, 4th grade students will be passing out candy and holding Christmas parade décor at the event. Please mark these practice dates on your calendars for grade 5-8 students:
Practice times: 3:15-4:30pm 
Tuesdays: 11/14, 11/28
Thursdays: 11/16, 11/30
Note: Practices on Tuesday 11/28 & Thursday 11/30 will be held at Balboa Park from 2:15-4:00pm so that students can practice marching.
Please contact Mrs. Irwig if you have any questions.
 
Wednesday, Nov 15, 4th grade Sacramento Trip Payment Due:
Registration payment and paperwork was due October 15 for our 4th grade Sacramento Trip! The second payment is due Nov. 15th.
 
Grades 5-8 Band Uniform Measurement Sheet Distributed:
Band Uniform measurement sheets were distributed to grade 5-8 parent files this week. Please complete the form and return it to the "Band" mailbox in the hallway by the school entrance. Please remember to pay band fees if you have not already. Click here to download a copy of the sheet.
 
Jog-a-thon, Pledge Money due by Wed. Nov. 9 &  Thanks:
Please turn in your pledge money to your child's teacher.   Your child's lap count  was placed in parent files today.We would like to thank all the parents who volunteered for our Jog-a-thon by setting up, tallying laps, and cheering on students. Students were enthusiastic about running to raise money for City Tree and hurricane relief! We appreciate the donations of water and orange slices as well as everyone's help with this event. Donation & pledge updates will be posted soon.
 
Girls Volleyball Schedule, Tournament Games & Last Practices:
Thursday, November 2: LAST GAME , B Team @ 5:00pm
Contact Coach Sara Hooper if you have any questions.
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Quarter 1 ended October 27. 
 
Monday, October 30, Math Tutoring Resumes:
Math tutoring will once again be available after school in room 110 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:20-4:00pm. Students who need to work on math specifically are encouraged to attend.
 
Monday, November 6, Student Council Election Day:
Student Council Elections are just around the corner! Here are some important dates coming up to remember:
-Student Council campaigning runs Monday, October 30-Monday, November 6
-Election Day is Monday, November 6 
Click here to see the full schedule of up-coming dates and deadlines for the Student Council application process. Contact Mrs. Decker with questions.
 
Tuesday, November 7, Highlights from Mulan:
All are invited to come and support our Middle School students as they perform highlights from Mulan. The showcase will be held in the chapel, admission is free, and doors will open at 4:15pm. This is the culmination of rehearsals for this past quarter in partnership with Christian Youth Theater. 
*Dinner after the show! Teriyaki Chicken bowl over rice your choice of drink, and a cookie. Mrs. Jun Lindsey will prepare the chicken with her secret delicious asian recipe.
$8.00 individual or 2 for 15.00  Place your order ahead of time and avoid long waiting lines...
(You may drop off your order and cash or check in the band mailbox across from the office)

Wednesday, November 8, CYBER SAFETY PARENT SEMINAR 
4:15-5:30pm in the West Room
Parents with students in ANY grade encouraged to attend.
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Cost: Requested donation of $5.00 at the door to help cover presentation cost
*Sponsored by Safety Net who did assemblies for grades 4-8 during our recent Health and Safety Week
Many topics will be covered including:
*Cyber-bullying 
*Predators
*Plagiarism
*Privacy
 *Sexting
 *Gaming
 *Identity Theft
*Social Networking

Wednesday,  November 8, Grades 4-8 Boys & Girls Basketball Sign-ups DUE:
S ign-up for boys and girls basketball are due tomorrow Wednesday, November 8! Students in grades 4-8 are eligible to sign up.
-Registration forms will be in parent files soon.
-Cost: $100, turn in form and payment to the mailbox labeled "Athletics" in the hallway by the main entrance.
Boys Basketball Practices & Game Information: 
Practices days & times: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm on the roof playground.   First practice for BOYS is  Wednesday, Nov. 8.
-Games: First game could be as soon as  the week of Nov. 13.   We do not yet have a schedule, it is still being finalized! 


November 6-17, Parent/Teacher Conferences:
Mark your calendars and watch for conference schedules and sign-ups will be out on clipboards soon! Parents will receive report cards and testing results at our fall conferences as well as have a valuable conversation with your child's teacher. Parent conference sign-up sheets will be on clipboards next week. For middle school students who are not on academic or citizenship probation, conferences are held with the following teachers:
-6th grade with Mrs. Decker
-7th grade with Ms. Lee
-8th grade w/Mrs. Henzel
Conferencing teachers will distribute report cards, be prepared to give an overview on the first quarter's academic and citizenship performance, and discuss recent MAP testing and goals. Parents are also welcome to contact a teacher who not the homeroom teacher to discuss specific subject matter questions or concerns. It is very important that all parents sign up and attend a conference time.

Tuesday, November 14, Band Practice Schedule for Coronado Christmas Parade:
City Tree Falcons Band will be practicing on extra dates for the upcoming Coronado Christmas Parade in early December. Band students in grades 5-8 will be participating/performing in the parade, 4th grade students will be passing out candy and holding Christmas parade décor at the event. Please mark these practice dates on your calendars for grade 5-8 students:
Practice times: 3:15-4:30pm 
Tuesdays: 11/14, 11/28
Thursdays: 11/16, 11/30
Note: Practices on Tuesday 11/28 & Thursday 11/30 will be held at Balboa Park from 2:15-4:00pm so that students can practice marching.
Please contact Mrs. Irwig if you have any questions. 

  Friday, November 17 12:00-1:15pm Thanksgiving Feast: 
Middle School students, parents, and staff eat lunch together and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday! Bring your own lunch OR bring $6.00 to your homeroom teacher by  Thursday, November 9  for a "feast" (KFC, pie, drinks).
Parents are also welcome to join us, and may sign up for lunch through their children.
 
Grades 5-8 Band Uniform Measurement Sheet Distributed:
Band Uniform measurement sheets were distributed to grade 5-8 parent files this week. Please complete the form and return it to the "Band" mailbox in the hallway by the school entrance. Please remember t pay band fees if you have not already. Click here to download a copy of the sheet.
 
Jog-a-thon, Pledge Money due by Wed. Nov. 9 &  Thanks:
Please turn in your pledge money to your child's teacher.   Your child's lap count  was placed in parent files today.We would like to thank all the parents who volunteered for our Jog-a-thon by setting up, tallying laps, and cheering on students. Students were enthusiastic about running to raise money for City Tree and hurricane relief! We appreciate the donations of water and orange slices as well as everyone's help with this event. Donation & pledge updates will be posted soon.
 
Girls Volleyball Schedule, Tournament Games & Last Practices:
Thursday, November 2: LAST GAME , B Team @ 5:00pm
Contact Coach Sara Hooper if you have any questions.
 
8th Grade Transition to High School:
Although it is the beginning of the year, it's not too early to begin thinking and planning for high school! This process can take time as you research, visit, and select the right school for your child. City Tree is here to help with that process! Please take time to check out the attached resources sheet to help you get started with the high school transition and please do not hesitate to   contact Mrs. Henzel for any assistance.
 
November PE Schedule:
November 1 - Jog-a-thon, Balboa Park (*Note schedule change: 10:45-12:35)
November 8 - Basketball, Kroc Center
November 15 - Basketball, Kroc Center
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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Friday, November 3: Jamba Juice Friday 
 
Monday, November 6: K-8 Student Council Election Day 
 
November 6-17: K-8 Parent-Teacher Conferences
 
Friday, November 10: Veterans' Day Observance
 
Monday, Nov 20 & Tuesday, Nov 21: Staff Development Days, NO K-8 students, Preschool still in session
 
November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break, no school 
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fall festival pics

jog a thon-  Our K-8 students did an amazing job on Wednesday running laps for 2 great causes!  
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Deuteronomy 30:16 (NIV)
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