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February 8, 2018
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INFORMATION About 2018-2019 Priority Enrollment on RenWeb!
City Tree is moving to an online format using RenWeb for enrollment. This transition is taking longer than we had hoped, but we are getting closer! We will notify you via email and signs around the school once the online enrollment process is ready.
-Because of the delay in this process, the Priority Enrollment Period for returning families has been extended and now ENDS Wednesday, February 28! Registration during this period is discounted $100 off the regular amount.
-February 20-April 30: Open Enrollment for all families from outside CTCS to submit online enrollment application and discounted registration fee ($50 off regular amount) for class space available.
-April 30: Registration fee increases to regular amount of $375. Enrollment is ongoing through the summer and into the school year on a space available basis.
-RenWeb Processing Fees: Something new this year is the RenWeb Processing Fee. RenWeb charges a service fee for using their online application & enrollment process. Returning students should expect a $15 processing fee for re-enrolling their student; new students should expect a $25 fee for enrolling for the first time. This fee is paid to RenWeb at the time of online enrollment.

Wednesday, February 14, Falcons Band See's Candies Sale Ends!
Support the band program! The Falcons Band is selling See's candy through Wednesday, February 14! Sale is on the ramp by the school entrance before and after school. Candy gram options will be available as well!
 
Wednesday, February 14, Ash Wednesday Service:  
As we begin the season of Lent, join us for our Ash Wednesday service in the Chapel at 6:00pm and a light meal following the service in the Dining Room. Regular Wednesday Nights groups will not meet and are encouraged to attend this service instead.
 
Thursday, February 15, Staff Development Day, NO Students
Friday, February 16 - Monday, February 19, Presidents' Day Holiday, NO School

Saturday, February 17, All Church "Under the Sea" Party at First Pres:
First Pres is hosting an All Church "Under the Sea" Party and you're invited! Join in for a night of fellowship, refreshments, music and dancing! Event details:
Where: Dining Room
When: 6:00-10:00pm
FREE to attend!
Need childcare? Contact Sandra Scherf via email or by calling (858) 952-6806
Hope to see you there!

Deadline Reminders About the 2018 Gala Auction & Dinner: 
Friday, February 23: LAST DAY to submit your ticket claim form to receive your Gala reservation! Tickets must be reserved by this date, after which they will be forfeited! 
Friday, February 23: LAST DAY to purchase at discounted rate of $65 
Friday, February 23: LAST DAY to turn in Gala donations to receive credit for classroom donation collection competition! 
Friday, March 2: LAST DAY to purchase additional tickets and reserve childcare for the 2018 Gala 
Saturday, March 10: Attend the 2018 Gala Dinner & Auction! 
Click here to read more in the PTO Section about the 2018 Gala!

African American History Assembly, Thank You! 
We would like to thank parent coordinator, Casenae Owens, for putting together a wonderful African American History Assembly about African American fraternities and sororities and their impact on the community! We would also like the thank parent volunteer, Lestine Webb, for helping and being a part of today's presentation. Thank you also to fraternity Phi Beta Sigma from San Diego State University for coming and doing their exciting step performance for our students. It was a wonderful presentation! 

PTOPTO
Thursday, February 22, PTO Meeting:
The next PTO Meeting will be Thursday, February 22 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. This is an important meeting before the 2018 Gala, please attend!

Saturday, March 10, 2018 Gala Auction & Dinner:
City Tree's 2018 Gala Dinner & Auction is quickly approaching and YOU'RE INVITED! Remember that each family will receive one Gala reservation per student they registered at City Tree (one student = one ticket, two students = two tickets, etc). This means your family gets at least one ticket that is already paid for, WOW! All you have to do is fill out the form and claim your spot! Important info regarding ticket claim, babysitting, donation solicitations, and event details have been placed in parent files.

Ticket Claim Form Reservation:
- Complete the Ticket Claim Form that was placed in parent files!
-Pre-Sale Discount: If you wish to purchase additional ticket, tickets are $65.00 each. Ticket prices increase to $75.00 after Friday, February 23. Last day to purchase tickets is Friday, March 2. Click here to purchase tickets
-Babysitting is available at the City Tree Campus: $35.00 first child, $65.00 per family, & a supplemental $20 fee for children under 2 years old.
-Once form is complete, submit in envelope provided and drop it in the Ticket Claim Box in the office. Your Gala reservation is NOT A PHYSICAL TICKET, it is a GUEST LIST!
-Tickets must be claimed no later than Friday, February 23, after which they will be forfeited! 
- Don't forget: You earn K-8 Family Participation Hours for ATTENDING the Gala!

Invite Family & Friends!
Invite your child's biggest fans like Grandma and Grandpa, or other relatives and friends! Forward them an invitation to the Gala. They'll be touched you thought of them and may even come out to support their favorite grandchild! Click here for electronic invitation.

Donation Solicitations:
We need your help soliciting donations for our silent and live auctions! Letters with information as well as an official letter and Donation Request Form to provide to local businesses were distributed to parent files. The auction is such a fun portion of the night and proceeds go directly to benefit City Tree's Arts and Enrichment programs! Extra donation request forms are in the school office.

Gift Basket Donations:
We need additional gift baskets for our Gala! Please consider putting together something special in a basket for our Gala. Each classroom is doing a class basket but we need even more gift baskets to auction off! Bring them to the school office, we will gladly take them. Contact Lori Avery with any questions.

Gala Raffle Sales:
-We ask ALL students and parents participate! If each student sells $30 in tickets, we will raise over $5,000!
-Proceeds go toward City Tree's technology and enrichment programs.
-Top 2 sellers will receive prizes!
-Raffle tickets and logs will be distributed to parent files soon
-Drawing will be held at the Gala on Saturday, March 10. You do not need to be present to win!
Contact Christina Bibler with any questions you may have.
 
Event Location:
A Night of Inspiration on Saturday, March 10, 2018
Seaside Room, Marina Village
1936 Quivara Way, San Diego, CA 92106

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 Ticket Sale: Sell tickets before and after school. Sign up on board outside of school entrance.
-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
Contact Gala Chair, Lacy Burrhus, if you are available to help in these areas of need or with questions!
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Week of February 12, Valentine's Day Parties:
This time of year is always fun for our classes to celebrate with special Valentine's parties. Be sure to check your child's classroom clipboard for their Valentine's Party date and sign-up to bring something.

Thursday, February 15, Staff Development Day, NO Students
Friday, February 16 - Monday, February 19, Presidents' Day Holiday, NO School

Important Notice: Little Blessings are a Nut & Seed Free Classroom!
Due to some allergies in the Little Blessings classroom we will be changing the room from a peanut free classroom to a nut and seed-free classroom. This includes all nuts, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc. Please talk to me or Mrs. Janell or Mrs. Carroll if you have any questions or need clarification. We appreciate your partnership in making the classroom a safe place for all of our students

Operation NO MORE SICKNESS!
It has been a difficult flu and cold season this year.  Please remember to NOT bring your child to school if they have had a fever, vomiting, or have thrown up within 24 hours of the school day. If any of these symptoms appear during the school day we will call you to pick up your child and they will not be able to return the following day. In addition, we will not administer medicine for fever-prevention, as children with a fever need to be at home. Please see your parent handbook for our illness policy.
 
Hand-Washing Policy in Preschool:
We will also be implementing a preventative practice in all of our preschool classrooms. As soon as you arrive at drop off time please ask your child to immediately go to the classroom sink (or to their teacher if no sink is available) to wash their hands. Frequent hand-washing is the most effective way to halt the spread of illness and we are adding this as a practice for all of our children and staff at the beginning of each day. Children will also be washing their hands before they leave near the end of the day. Teachers will be reminding children on a daily basis but we are asking parents to partner with us as we learn this new routine in all of our classes.
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Monday, February 12, Chapel Families Valentine's Activity:
Our chapel families will gather for a special Valentine's activity on Monday, February 12! This activity is separate from classroom Valentine's Day celebrations.

Wednesday,  February 14, Gr. 4-8 Symphony Field Trip Money DUE: 
Students in grades 4-8 will be visiting the San Diego Symphony next month. Money for this field trip is DUE Wednesday, February 14! Please pay teachers $6 for the trip if you have not already.
 
Wednesday, February 14, K-8 Valentine's Day Special Dress:
K-8 students can celebrate Valentine's Day with special Valentine's dress! Students may wear:
-Red clothing and/or pink clothing
-Heart-decorated clothing
-OR their school uniform
-Remember: NO JEANS unless they are pink, red, or heart-decorated & students must wear their uniform pants, shorts or skirts with Valentine's shirts.

Thursday, February 15, LAST 4th Grade Sacramento Payment DUE:
The LAST payment for the 4th grade Sacramento trip is DUE Thursday, February 15! Please make sure your 4th grade student is fully registered and that ALL of your payments have been made.
Payment 5 due February 15, 2018 for $65.00
Payment 6 for $160.00 will be made by the school - PLEASE DO NOT PAY THIS AMOUNT!

Title 1 Surveys Past Due!
Title 1 surveys were distributed to all K-8 parent files. Please complete this survey if you have not already, it is PAST DUE! Additional copies of the survey are available in the school office.
 
Girls' Basketball Practice Schedule:
Note: Girls' basketball practice is now on Mondays & Wednesdays as of Monday, Feb 12!
Monday, Feb 12: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Tuesday, Feb 13: Game, B team vs St. Pauls B @ 4:00pm, arrive by 3:30pm
Tuesday, Feb 13: Game, A team vs St. Paul's A @ 5:00pm, arrive by 4:30pm
Wednesday, Feb 14: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm 
NO PRACTICE Monday, February 19 due to Presidents' Day Holiday
Tuesday, Feb 20: Game, A team vs Reformation A @ 4:00pm, arrive by 3:30pm
Tuesday, Feb 20: Game, B team vs Reformation B @ 5:00pm, arrive by 4:30pm 
Wednesday, Feb 21: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm 
Click here to download the game schedule and directions to St. Paul's! Contact Coach Francine Howell if you have any questions. Girls basketball uniforms will be distributed to athletes on Friday, February 9 to students have paid and turned in their form.

Boys Basketball Uniform Return: 
All boys basketball players must return their basketball uniforms to the front office washed as soon as possible. 
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Friday, February 9, 8th Grade Chapel Lesson:
Parents are invited to attend chapel on February 9 when the 8th grade students will be preparing and presenting the chapel lesson.
 
Friday, February 9, Middle School Neon Dance Party!
Our student council is sponsoring this year's middle school Neon Dance Party event on Friday, February 9 from 4-6 pm. Mark your calendars and click here for more info on cost, apparel, etc. PLEASE BE ON SIGHT NO LATER THAN 6PM to pick up your child!

Monday, February 12, Chapel Families Valentine's Activity:
Our chapel families will gather for a special Valentine's activity on Monday, February 12! This activity is separate from classroom Valentine's Day celebrations.

Wednesday,  February 14, Symphony Field Trip Money DUE: 
Students in grades 4-8 will be visiting the San Diego Symphony next month. Money for this field trip is DUE Wednesday, February 14! Please pay homeroom teachers $6 for the trip if you have not already.

Wednesday, February 14, K-8 Valentine's Day Special Dress:
K-8 students can celebrate Valentine's Day with special Valentine's dress! Students may wear:
-Red clothing and/or pink clothing
-Heart-decorated clothing
-OR their school uniform
-Remember: NO JEANS unless they are pink, red, or heart-decorated & students must wear their uniform pants, shorts or skirts with Valentine's shirts

Wednesday, February 14, Reminder About Valentine's Day Celebration and Goodies:
Middle School students will have an opportunity to celebrate Valentine's Day with their friends on Wednesday, February 14. Because this celebration will be with all 3 grades, we have asked students who choose to bring cards or goodies to:
-Bring enough for their whole grade OR bring enough for the whole middle school rather than select people
-Students are welcome to bring goodies, but if they do, please be sure they are pre-wrapped goodies in wrappers or bags that can be easily distributed (please no cupcakes, cookies, etc. that are not pre-wrapped).

Friday, February 23, Important Reminder for Middle School Jazz Band Students:
Mrs. Irwig and the grades 6-8 Jazz Band students will be recording two pieces with audio and video as part of a performance application for review at a local theme park. Students must come to school in their red, Falcons Band t-shirt and blue jeans. Please contact Mrs. Irwig with questions.

Friday, March 23-Monday, March 26, First Pres AMOR House-Building Trip:
AMOR is FPC's student ministry opportunity to serve in Tijuana, BC Mexico where we will help build houses for those who are in need.
-Dates: Friday, March 23-Monday, March 26
-Cost: $360, scholarships are available
-Registration for AMOR will be available online soon!
Contact Peggy Gross with questions.

Title 1 Surveys Past Due!
Title 1 surveys were distributed to all K-8 parent files. Please complete this survey if you have not already, it is PAST DUE! Additional copies of the survey are available in the school office.
 
Girls' Basketball Practice Schedule:
Note: Girls' basketball practice is now on Mondays & Wednesdays as of Monday, Feb 12! 
Monday, Feb 12: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Tuesday, Feb 13: Game, B team vs St. Pauls B @ 4:00pm, arrive by 3:30pm
Tuesday, Feb 13: Game, A team vs St. Paul's A @ 5:00pm, arrive by 4:30pm
Wednesday, Feb 14: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
NO PRACTICE Monday, February 19 due to Presidents' Day Holiday
Tuesday, Feb 20: Game, A team vs Reformation A @ 4:00pm, arrive by 3:30pm
Tuesday, Feb 20: Game, B team vs Reformation B @ 5:00pm, arrive by 4:30pm 
Wednesday, Feb 21: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Click here to download the game schedule and directions to St. Paul's! Contact Coach Francine Howell if you have any questions. Girls basketball uniforms will be distributed to athletes on Friday, February 9 to students have paid and turned in their form.
 
Boys Basketball Uniform Return:
All boys basketball players must return their basketball uniform to the school office washed as soon as possible.

February PE Schedule:
February 14 - Kroc Center
February 21 - Kroc Center
February 28 - Kroc Center
 
3rd Quarter Supplementary Curriculum:
Grade 6: Art w/Ms. Amanda
Grade 7: Study Skills w/Ms. Lee
Grade 8: Home Economics w/Mrs. Bogan
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Thursday, February 15: Staff Development Day, no students
 
Friday, February 16-Monday, February 19: Presidents' Day Holiday, no school

Thursday, February 22: K-8 Free Dress Day

Thursday, February 22: PTO Meeting

Friday, February 23: LAST DAY to submit ticket claim form, buy additional Gala tickets at discounted rate, and turn in donations to qualify for classroom competition!

Saturday, March 10: 2018 Gala Dinner & Auction, 5:30-10:30pm

Monday, March 26-Friday, March 30: Easter Break

Sunday, April 1: Easter 
PicturesPictures of the Week
Our 2nd grade students are reviewing multiplication and division! The students engaged in group activities where they used manipulative objects to represent multiplication sentences they created and recorded on their group charts. Students checked each other's work and everyone helped each other learn along the way!

City Tree celebrated Black History Month with our annual African American History Assembly! Students learned about African American fraternities and sororities and their impact on the African American community. Parent, Lestine Webb, and fraternity group Phi Beta Sigma from San Diego State University, talked about their experiences in their collegiate groups. Phi Beta Sigma also did a wonderful step performance for our students!

As the children's choir learned "Lift Every Voice and Sing" for the assembly, they also did some writing about it:
"The second verse spoke to me the most, because of the strong and beautiful words and also the hope and faith in the song."  -Valentina

Visit the City Tree Facebook page for video of the choir singing & the step performance by Phi Beta Sigma! 
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You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.
Psalm 59:17 (NIV)
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