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April 12, 2018
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Friday, April 13, Last Day of Penny Wars: 
Don't forget to bring in your spare change for the LAST DAY of Penny Wars! All proceed of Penny Wars goes toward student activities & disaster relief. Things to remember: 
-Pennies are "positive" points
-Silver coins (nickles, dimes, quarters, etc.) are "negative" points
-At the end of the day Friday, April 13, all coins/points will be tallied and the class with the most points will win a pizza party! 
Get those coins in and thank you to everyone who has already supported this event! 

Sunday, April 15, Jazz Band & Middle School Perform at FPC:
Join us to see the City Tree Falcons Jazz Band & Middle School perform at First Pres at both the 8:30am & 11:00am!

Wednesday, April 18, Pancakes for Parker!
Join us as we raise money for our preschool friend Parker as he fights Leukemia. Money raised will go towards a fun outing for Parker and his family so he can spend some fun time just being a kid! Details about the breakfast:
-Pancake breakfast in the Dining Room ( note location change) on Wednesday, April 18th from 7:30-9:00am 
- Please come with your child on Wednesday morning and enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, bacon, fruit and juice for $5 per plate.
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You can pay for pancakes the day of or order them ahead for your child to enjoy during their morning snack, recess, or nutrition break.
-Be on the lookout for Student Council representatives on the ramp coordinating the pre-sale early next week!

Donations Needed for Pancakes for Parker! 
Not able to make Pancakes for Parker? You can still help two ways!
- Pre-order pancakes for your child that will be delivered to them during their morning snack! Student Council will be on the ramp early next week for the pre-sale. 
-Here is what we need:
Bags of pancake mix and syrup for pancakes 
Bacon
Assorted fruit
Orange juice
Paper plates
Plastic forks, knives, and cups 
Napkins
Donated items must be dropped off at the school office by Tuesday, April 17. Thank you all in advance for participating. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Thursday, April 19, All School Multicultural Fair:
Come travel the world at City Tree for the annual Multicultural Fair! Pick up your child FIRST, then start at your child's classroom display to pick up your passport!
3:30-4:45pm:
-Visit the Preschool Art show and learn about Homes Around the World! in room 303. 
-Visit K-8 country displays and learn about the world with your child in classrooms & the West Room!
4:15-5:30pm:
-Celebrate our students' accomplishments by joining together for a Mexican Taco dinner in the Dining room. Proceeds will benefit the band. Click here for more details

Wednesday, April 18, Last Day to Submit Scholarship Application:
K-8 families applying for scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year, the last day to submit completed scholarship application is Wednesday, April 18. Here is what you must turn in:
-Completed Scholarship Application ( click here for scholarship info and application)
-Copy of 2017 Tax Returns
In addition, all students applying for scholarships need to be fully registered for fall 2017 which includes:
-Completed 2018-2019 registration forms ( click here read more about the online enrollment process if you have not already started)
-Registration payment
Please turn in everything to the office on time. This is a firm deadline! Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm. City Tree scholarships are generally reserved for students entering grades K-8 since access to alternative forms of financial aid are available to preschool students.

Sunday, April 29, City Tree Children's Small Group Choir Sings at FPC:
Join us on Sunday, April 29 at both the 8:30am & 11:00am services at First Pres to see both of our Children's Choir Small Groups perform! 

Monday, April 30, Last Day to Receive Early Registration Discounts for Summer Camps:
Receive $20 off per week of summer camp if you register online and pay deposits by Monday, April 30!
Beginning June 18, weekly camps are available for kids entering kindergarten to grade 8 in the fall. Don't miss out on a summer of adventure and fun! Click here to learn more and registration ONLINE! Information have been distributed to parent files and is available in the office. 
 
Monday, April 30, Last Day to Enroll for 2018-2019 at Discounted Rate:
April 30 is the last day that all students may register for the 2018-2019 school year at the discounted registration rates! Prices go up May 1 and space is limited! Click here begin the ONLINE re-enrollment process if you have not already started. Enroll soon, reserve your spot for the Fall!

Yearbook Photos Needed!
Calling all parents! If you have any photos that can be used in this year's yearbook, please email them to parent coordinator Suzy Walls via email, or bring them to the office on a disk or thumb drive. Photos of field trips, sporting events, & school events needed!

City Tree Scholarship Fund:
Please consider giving a tax deductible gift to City Tree's Scholarship Fund. This fund allows our school to provide an outstanding Christian education to children who might otherwise be unable to attend. Our goal this year is to raise $50,000! Your gifts in the past have made a significant difference in children's lives. Donate online by clicking here or use a donation envelope found outside the school office that can be placed in the silver mailboxes in the hallway nearby.

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Teacher Experiences Still up for Bid!
French Afternoon Tea on Saturday, May 19 with Mrs. Bogan & Mrs. Phipps, grown-ups only - 3 spots left!
Cell Swipe Painting with Ms. Lee, open to gr. 5-8 - 7 spots left!

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
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Friday, April 13, Last Day of Vision Screening for Preschool Age 3-5:
A FREE vision screening is being provided for Preschool students, ages 3-5 years old, on April 11-13. California-Hawaii Elks Major Project is a non-profit organization that offers free vision screening to children throughout California. A letter with more info has been placed in parent files, click here to read more.
 
April 16-20, Preschool Week of the Young Child:
Next week the Preschool is celebrating NAEYC's Week of the Young Child where we celebrate our youngest learners! Here are the highlights of the week:
Monday, Music Monday: playground concert!
Tuesday, Think Together Tuesday: students will work together to create and build new things (+ kindergarten visit for some students)
Wednesday, Pajamas and Pancakes for Parker: Click here to visit the All School section for more details about the event!
Thursday, Multicultural Fair: "Homes around the World"- be sure to check out what preschool has learned and created in room 303 during the multicultural fair
Friday, Fellowship & Fun Friday: Bounce house fun and pizza/fruit lunch (please give $5 to your child's teacher to cover his/her lunch that day)
To learn more about this nation-wide celebration, click here.

Tues, April 17 & Wed, April 18, Kindergarten Visit Days for Students Entering Kindergarten Fall 2018:
Students eligible to enter kindergarten next school year will be visiting Mrs. Whitelock's Kindergarten class next week! During their visit, your child will get a preview of what to expect next school year in Kindergarten, read a story, and complete a fun and memorable art project! Schedule of visits:
Heavenly Angels classroom: Tuesday, April 17, 2:20-3:05pm
Loving Lights and King's Kids: Wednesday, April 18, 2:20-3:05pm

Wednesday, April 18, Pajama Day and Pancakes for Parker! 
Your Preschooler may wear pajamas on Wednesday, April 18 as we celebrate Pancakes for Parker.

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!

Monday, April 30, Preschool Summer Notice of Intent DUE:
Summer is just around the corner and we are already thinking about our fun summertime activities in the Preschool program! We understand that you are doing planning yourself and we hope it includes the continual attendance at City Tree this
summer. We also understand that you may have plans that could take you away for the summer so we wanted to remind you of the summer withdrawal policy should you need it. Important note:
- Click here and take a moment to complete the e-form regarding your child's summer attendance. Submit NO LATER than Monday, April 30th! Regardless of your summer plans, this form is REQUIRED.
-This form is not intended for infant families! Only applies to our Preschool students ages 2-5.
-If you are planning to withdraw for all or part of summer, we require a 4-week written notice (the submission of the form is a form of notice). Tuition is not prorated for partial month enrollment. Notice is due Monday, April 30.
-Remember: This withdrawal notice DOES NOT affect your child's registration status for the 2018-2019 school year which begins Monday, August 27.
Feel free to stop by the office with any questions regarding the summer withdrawal policy. And for those of you staying through the summer, we look forward to lots of summer fun with your child!
 
Great things are happening at City Tree in Kindergarten! Click here to watch a short video
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TODAY, Thursday, April 12, Athletics Awards Dinner:
Calling all City Tree students (and their parents) who participated in Volleyball & Basketball!! The Annual Athletics Awards Dinner is Thursday, April 12 from 4:30-5:30pm in the Dining Room. See you there!
 
Sunday, April 15, Jazz Band & Middle School Perform at FPC:
Join us to see the City Tree Falcons Jazz Band & Middle School perform at First Pres at both the 8:30am & 11:00am! Call time for jazz band and middle school students is 7:45am in room 312! Students must wear formal, Sunday dress. 

Remaining Band Performances for 2017-18 School Year:
Important note for band students, click here to see a schedule of the remaining band related performances and events!

Thursday, April 26, 4th Grade Visits Sacramento

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.

Report Cards Distributed...
Report cards went out by email on Friday, April 6 to all parents whose accounts are clear. If you did not receive a report card in your email, please check your junk/spam folders first, and then contact the office. If you owe money or an item to the office, please clear your account and pick up a hard copy of your child's report card.

Girls' Basketball Uniforms are PAST DUE - Turn in to office ASAP! 

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

Mile Fun Run, Thanks:
We would like to thank our parent volunteers for helping us this week with the Mile Fun Run! Thank you to all the parent volunteers for helping tally laps and time students as they made their way around the track. Thank you also to everyone who donated orange slices and water. We appreciate everyone's help and everyone did a great job running! 
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TODAY Thursday, April 12, Grades 6 & 7 Field Trips Week Money Due:
Field trips week for 6th & 7th grade is April 23-27! This is the time of year when our 6th & 7th grade students have
 
the opportunity to participate in a number of enriching and exciting learning outside the classroom! Check out the scheduled trips and look for permission slips and associated costs on your child's clipboard.
-Students in 6th grade must submit a total of $28.00 
-Students in 7th grade a total of $33.00
-Field trip payment can be in cash or check made out to City Tree and submitted to homeroom teacher
-This covers the costs of all scheduled field trips. 
-Note: The Old Town field trip includes lunch and requires students to calculate the cost of their meal. Students will receive change after this event.
-We need parent chaperones and drivers for some of these trips. Please sign up on the clipboards if you can help!
Click here for the full field trip schedule of field trips for that week! 

TODAY, Thursday, April 12, Athletics Awards Dinner:
Calling all City Tree students (and their parents) who participated in Volleyball & Basketball!! The Annual Athletics Awards Dinner is Thursday, April 12 from 4:30-5:30pm in the Dining Room. See you there!

Friday, April 13, Middle School Madness:
FPC Youth Group invites all students in grade 6-8 to Middle School Madness for a night of fun and fellowship!
When: Friday, April 13 from 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Youth Room, Room 307, drop-off & Pick-up from 4th Ave. entrance
Cost: $5 for food and drink
Invite your friends!
Contact Peggy Gross if you have any questions.
 
TOMORROW, 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.

TOMORROW, Friday, April 13, Middle School Honor Roll Recognition:
Parents are invited to attend our 3rd quarter honor roll recognition chapel on Friday, April 13. If your child has earned honor roll status, you will be notified by Wednesday, April 11. Chapel begins at 10:30. Hope to see you there!
 
Sunday, April 15, Jazz Band & Middle School Perform at FPC:
Join us to see the City Tree Falcons Jazz Band & Middle School perform at First Pres at both the 8:30am & 11:00am! Call time for jazz band and middle school students is 7:45am in room 312!
 
Wednesday, April 18, Fitness Testing Volunteers Needed:
On Wednesday, April 18, Middle School students will undergo our twice annual fitness testing here at City Tree. We need 2-3 parents volunteers to assist our staff and help make this testing session go smoothly. Help is needed from 1:15-3:15pm that day, please contact Mrs. Henzel via email if you are available to volunteer.

Remaining Band Performances for 2017-18 School Year:
Important note for band students, click here to see a schedule of the remaining band related performances and events!

April 30-May 4, Grades 1-4 MAP Testing
May 7-11, Grades 5-8 MAP Testing
MAP testing is quickly approaching - don't forget 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.

Wednesday, May 2, Swimming PE Unit Begins:
Each year our students have a wonderful opportunity, as part of their Physical Education program, to participate in swimming instruction at the Kroc Center. This unit will begin May 2 and continue through the end of the school year. It is important that all families read the attached swimwear and gear requirements in advance to be prepared for the first day of swimming. For more information, please contact Mrs. Tendvahl and Mrs. Henzel with questions.
 
Important 8th grade Graduation and End of the Year Information:
Please click here for important end of year info for our 8th grade graduating class. This flyer includes a schedule for graduation day, graduation dress guidelines, and other important notices. Please contact Mrs. Henzel with questions.

Report Cards Distributed...
Report cards went out by email on Friday, April 6 to all parents whose accounts are clear. If you did not receive a report card in your email, please check your junk/spam folders first, and then contact the office. If you owe money or an item to the office, please clear your account and pick up a hard copy of your child's report card.

Girls' Basketball Uniforms are PAST DUE - Turn in to office ASAP!

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

Mile Fun Run, Thanks:
We would like to thank our parent volunteers for helping us this week with the Mile Fun Run! Thank you to all the parent volunteers for helping tally laps and time students as they made their way around the track. Thank you also to everyone who donated orange slices and water. We appreciate everyone's help and everyone did a great job running! 
 
April PE Schedule:
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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Thursday, April 12: Athletic Awards Dinner

Sunday, April 15: Jazz Band & Middle School perform at FPC

April 16-20: Preschool Week of the Young Child

Thursday, April 19: All school Multicultural Fair

Thursday, April 26: K-8 Free Dress Day

Thursday, April 26: 4th Grade visits Sacramento

Sunday, April 29: City Tree Choir Small Groups perform at FPC 
PicturesPictures of the Week
Students in grades 1-8 tested their physical fitness this week at the Mile Fun Run! Students ran a mile to promote cardiovascular health and compete part of their Presidential Fitness Testing for the school year.

Student Council has been tracking the progress being made during the Penny Wars! Each K-8 class has an opportunity to raise money for student activities and disaster relief by bringing their spare change to school. Pennies count as  "positive points" where as silver coins count as "negative points" - the battle has been heated this week! Final tally will be counted tomorrow so make sure to bring in those coins!
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