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March 29, 2018
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Easter Break Information:
March 26-30: Easter Break, No School
Monday, April 2: School Resumes 

Easter Week Services at First Pres:
Thursday, March 29: Maundy Thursday 6:00pm, Chapel
Friday, March 30: Good Friday 7:00pm, Sanctuary
Saturday, March 31: Holy Saturday 4:30pm in the Chapel, special Jazz Vespers service focusing on jazz musician John Coltrane's album "A Love Supreme" 
Sunday, April 1: Easter Sunday 8:30am Contemporary service & 11:00am traditional service in the Sanctuary, childcare available in room 105
Please note: No Wednesday night parenting study or youth group on Wednesday, March 28 

Thursday, April 5, All School Spring Picture Day:
Spring photos will be taking place on Thursday, April 5 with Sumner Photography.
-K-8 students will be allowed to wear free dress that day,  click here to read the Free Dress Policy.
-Payment is not required the day of Spring pictures 
-Volunteers needed: We need 2-3 parent volunteers as runners for Sumner photography. Please contact the school office if you are able to assist.

Friday, April 6, Reading Challenge Jamba Juice: 
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Reading Challenge! Jamba Juice for those who completed the activities in their assigned grade or age group, will be available on Friday, April 6 in the Geneva Room. Great job everyone!

Thursday, April 19, All School Multicultural Fair:

Save the date! The all school Multicultural Fair is on Thursday, April 19. This date is earlier than normal so please make sure to mark it on your calendars!

Important Information about Office Procedure Changes:
Click here to read about important changes being made about occasional extended care, emergency lunches, and family participation program tracking now using RenWeb!! 

Didn't Make it to the 2018 Gala? Text-to-Give Today!
We are giving you an opportunity to donate to this year's 2018 Gala Fund to help support City Tree's enrichment programs and technology! Here's how it works:
-Text your dollar amount and "Gala" (ie: $100 Gala) to 84321. A link will be texted to you to process your donation online. 
-Open the link and scroll down to select "First Presbyterian Church of San Diego"
-Once you have done that, enter your payment info and a text receipt will be sent to you within seconds!
Contact the school office if you have any question and thank you for your support!

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Gala Photos for Sale:
Beautiful black and white matted photos of (almost) every City Tree students were taken for the GALA. If you did not have the opportunity to pick yours up at the GALA, please look in the boxes outside the office. You can pay for your photos in the office.
1 for $20
2 for $30
3 for $40
 
Gala Auction Items Up for Bid!
Items up for auction in the hallway by the school entrance:
> 1-month memberships to Boulevard Fitness, 3 available to bid on
> Tutoring & coaching OR a summer camp at ClubXcite
> Gift certificate, $3,000 value, at Bradford Renaissance Photos
> Bike repair at Ye Olde Bicycle Shoppe
Classroom Art up for auction:
> Painted cookie jar by the Precious Miracles class
> Ceramic tile Tray by the Son Beams class
Teacher Experiences up for auction:
> French Afternoon Tea on Saturday, May 19 with Mrs. Bogan & Mrs. Phipps, grown-ups only - 6 spots left!
> Cell Swipe Painting with Ms. Lee, open to gr. 5-8 - 7 spots left!
> Mission Bay Bike Ride & Pizza with Mrs. Tendvahl, open to gr. 4-8 - 2 spots left! 
Bidding closes on Friday, April 6 @ 4pm so get your bids in NOW!! 
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KinderCamp Information Available! 
Students eligible for Kindergarten next school year are invited to join us for KinderCamp this summer! Information about signing up for camp is now available! Click here to read more about what's scheduled and register online!

City Tree Kindergarten, Did you know?
Our kindergarten students enjoy special classes each week with special teachers:
Music Class: 2 days per week- singing, movement, instruments, composers, special shows
Spanish Class: 2 days per week- conversation, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation
Technology Class: 1 day per week- formatting graphics and texts, Word, Excel, Power Point basics
Art Class : biweekly- elements of art, various mediums, famous artists, thematic projects
Contact Sue Kennedy, Principal, if you would like to visit the kindergarten class and/or learn more. Remember that last day to pay registration at the discounted rate is Monday, April 30! Click here to begin enrolling for next school year ONLINE!

Great things are happening at City Tree in Kindergarten! Click here to watch a short video
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Friday, March 30, Last Day to Complete K-8 Family Participation Hours:
K-8 parents : Deadline to complete your Family Participation hours is Friday, March 30!
- 2018 Gala Volunteer Hours: Don't forget to claim your Gala participation hours - you get 5 hours of volunteer time per person in your party for ATTENDING the Gala! Come to the office to collect stickers.
-Don't forget to claim stickers for volunteer time you have already completed!
Contact the school office if you have any questions.

April 2-6, Grades 4 & 5 Field Trip to Museum of Art: 
-Grades 4 & 5 attend Art in the Park daily, Monday, April 2-Friday, April 6 
-Students leave school PROMPTLY at 8:25am so make sure to ARRIVE ON TIME! 
-Cost to parents is $35 per student, due by TODAY Thursday, March 22. Pay teacher if you have not already, all checks should be made out to City Tree.
-Thank you to the PTO for supporting the arts at City Tree and paying the additional $25 per student fee! 
-Our focus will be on both art and social studies standards as students learn about the Silk Road. 
Click here to read a letter with more details. Contact Mrs. Floeter if you have questions.

Wednesday, April 4, Kindergarten & Grade 1 Field Trip to Flower Fields:
The Kindergarten and 1st grade classes are visiting the Carlsbad Flower Fields!
When : Wednesday, April 4
Departure: 8:30am, please arrive on time 
Return time: about 2:30pm 
Attire:
Kindergarten should wear their yellow, field trip shirt, jeans, and comfortable walking shoes.
First graders should wear a City Tree shirt, jeans, and comfortable walking shoes.
What to bring: Booster seats for carpooling, a sack lunch and a water bottle
Drivers needed: Sign up on the classroom clipboard to drive if you are available to help with carpooling to and from the trip.
Contact your child's teacher with any other questions you may have.

Wednesday, April 4, 2nd Grade Visits Japanese Friendship Garden: 
Ms. Lee and the 2nd grade class will be visiting the Japanese Friendship Garden on Wednesday, April 4.
Departure: 9:30am 
Return Time: about 12:30pm 
Cost: $13.00 per person, please pay Ms. Lee by Monday, April 2! 
Must bring: Comfortable walking shoes, sack lunch, and a water bottle
Chaperones welcome! Please sign up on the classroom clipboard if you are available to help. 
Contact Ms. Lee if you have any questions.

Friday, April 6, K-8 Report Cards Sent Home to Parents via E-mail

Thursday, April 12, Athletics Awards Dinner:
Calling all City Tree students (and their parents) who participated in Volleyball & Basketball - save the date!! The Annual Athletics Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 12 from 4:30-5:30pm in the Dining Room. More info coming soon!

April 30-May 4, Grades 1-4 MAP Testing
May 7-11, Grades 5-8 MAP Testing
Even though this date is a long way off it is helpful to mark it on your calendars now. Please avoid scheduling appointments during testing weeks! Students do better and feel more relaxed during testing, when they avoid make-up tests and are able to complete testing with their regular teachers.

K-8 summer Camp Info Available Online! 
Click here to view detailed schedules and to register online for K-8 Summer Camp!

Girls Basketball Thank You & Uniform Return: 
We want to thank Coaches Francine Howell, Bob Stermon & Jack Barrett for helping our Lady Falcons basketball team this year! Uniforms MUST BE RETURNED to the school office by Friday, April 6. 
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Quarter 4 begins Monday, April 2!
Encourage students to work hard all the way until the end of the school year!

Friday, March 30, Last Day to Complete K-8 Family Participation Hours: 
K-8 parents: Deadline to complete Family Participation Hours is Friday, March 30!
-2018 Gala Volunteer Hours: Don't forget to claim your Gala participation hours - you get 5 hours of volunteer time per person in your party for ATTENDING the Gala! Come to the office to collect stickers.
-Don't forget to claim stickers for volunteer time you have already completed!
Contact the school office if you have any questions.

Wednesday, April 4, NO Math Tutoring

Thursday, April 5, 4:00-4:30pm Mandatory Grade 8 Washington DC Meeting:
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our final Washington DC planning meeting on April 5 from 4:00-4:30pm in Room 312. All students MUST attend with at least 1 parent! Final itineraries will go out in parent files prior to this meeting. Parents and students should look at this information together and come to our meeting with questions. We will be reviewing key travel information and behavior policies at the meeting, but we will not go over all the content. You are also welcome to e-mail Mrs. Henzel ahead of time with questions as you review the information. For the safety of our travelers, we are not posting the itinerary in this e-mail or online. If you need additional copies, please stop by the office.

Friday, April 6, K-8 Report Cards Sent Home to Parents via E-mail

Thursday, April 12, Athletics Awards Dinner:
Calling all City Tree students (and their parents) who participated in Volleyball & Basketball - save the date!! The Annual Athletics Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 12 from 4:30-5:30pm in the Dining Room. More info coming soon!

Friday, April 13, 8th Grade Dedications and Photos DUE:
Each year, the yearbook committee collects baby photos and dedications for the graduating 8th grade class. There is a special section in the yearbook where these dedications are featured. Please take time to read the attached letter along with the sample layout from our yearbook dedications coordinator and be sure to send your dedication and photo BEFORE the April 13 deadline in order to ensure your child has a special section in the yearbook. Note: If you need to scan your photo or dedication, feel free to bring it by the office and we can scan it for you! Otherwise, please use the email in the attached letter to submit.

April 30-May 4, Grades 1-4 MAP Testing
May 7-11, Grades 5-8 MAP Testing
Even though this date is a long way off it is helpful to mark it on your calendars now. Please avoid scheduling appointments during testing weeks! Students do better and feel more relaxed during testing, when they avoid make-up tests and are able to complete testing with their regular teachers.
 
K-8 summer Camp Info Available Online! 
Click here to view detailed schedules and to register online for K-8 Summer Camp!

Girls Basketball Thank You & Uniform Return: 
We want to thank Coaches Francine Howell, Bob Stermon & Jack Barrett for helping our Lady Falcons basketball team this year! Uniforms MUST BE RETURNED to the school office by Friday, April 6.

April PE Schedule:
April 4 - Balboa Park
April 11 - Mile Fun Run, Balboa Park (note time change: 10:30-12:30)
April 18 - Fitness Testing @ City Tree
April 25 - Balboa Park (tentative)
 
Quarter 4 Supplementary Curriculum:
6th Grade - Technology w/Mrs. Tendvahl
7th Grade - Technology w/Mrs. Tendvahl
8th Grade - Life Skills w/Ms. Lee
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Monday, March 26-Friday, March 30: Easter Break

Sunday, April 1: Easter

Monday, April 2: School resumes, 4th Quarter begins

Thursday, April 5: All school Spring photos


Thursday, April 19: All school Multicultural Fair 
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The girls did a great job this season and played hard! A Team won their 1st round tournament game and played round two. Although A Team did not win their 2nd game, the Lady Falcons did a wonderful job and showed great sportsmanship.
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Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty."
A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips.
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
John 19:28-30 (NIV)
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