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April 19, 2018
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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

Friday, April 20, Month of the Military Child Special Dress Day: 
All Preschool-8th grade students are encouraged to wear a purple shirt on Friday, April 20 to celebrate Month of the Military Child! K-8 students must wear uniform pants, shorts, or skirts on this day. Children in grades K-8, whose parents are currently serving in the military, will also be honored in chapel on Friday at 10:30am.

Wednesday, April 25, New Wednesday Night Parenting Class:
First Pres is beginning a new parenting class for Wednesday Nights called "Raising Kingdom Kids". Class details:
-When: 6:00-7:30pm
-Where: Scout Room
-Feel free to bring food for the potluck dinner
-Childcare provided
Contact Peggy Gross with questions.

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! Call time for s mall groups is at 7:45am in the Sanctuary!

Monday, April 30, Last Day to Enroll for 2018-2019 School Year at Discounted Rate!
April 30 is the LAST DAY to register for the 2018-19 school year at the discounted registration rate! Prices go up May 1 and space is limited! Click here to being the online enrollment process for returning families. Registration payment must be turned in to the school office once you have completed and submitted your child's online enrollment. Enroll soon, reserve your spot for next year!

Penny Wars, Thanks!
Student Council wants to thank everyone who brought all of their pennies and coins to participate in Penny Wars! Here are some important highlights from last week's event:
- $668.73 was raised!! Half of all of our earnings this year goes to Presbyterian Disaster Relief Assistance, and the other half is for student activities.
-The 8th grade class won a pizza party for having the most points!
-Mini-competitions were also held in our combo classes. Grades 1, 4, & 7 won in their combo groups and will receive their own special prize!
It was an exciting week! Everyone's enthusiasm and support was greatly appreciated!!

Pancakes for Parker, Thanks! 
Pancakes for Parker was a huge success!! Together, City Tree students and their families raised $1,000 for our friend Parker! It was a fantastic time for fellowship, delicious food, and prayer. We will be delivering the money to Parker and his family next week. Thank you to Student Council for helping with publicity, sales, and serving food. Thank you also to everyone who donated pancake mix, syrup, and other breakfast needs for the event. And a BIG thank you to Mrs. Wendy Bogan, our whiz in the kitchen, who made all of the delicious food with some help from volunteers. Thank you all so much for your contributions!!

Vision Screening, Thank You: 
We would like to thank the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project for hosting our free vision screening last week! Thank you to parent volunteers Felicia Smith, Selene Echeverria, and Jessica Cokro for helping last week. The Elks Major Project provided letters to parent files with their vision screening recommendations. If you did not receive a letter, your child's eyesight tested within the normal range.

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. 

Missing Measuring Wheel: 
Mrs. Kennedy is unable to locate her measuring wheel that she uses to measure distance for mile fun runs. There is a possibility it went home with someone after the previous fun run in January. If anyone has it or knows of its whereabouts, please contact the school office or bring it by!

PTOPTO
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!

LAST CHANCE Gala Photos Sale - ENDS FRIDAY!
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 20, Last Day of 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:
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.

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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Monday, April 23, Grade 4 Sacramento Trip Parent Meeting:
Parents please join Mrs. Kennedy for this important Sacramento trip meeting!
-What: Forms, itinerary and flight information will be shared
-When: 3:30-4:00pm
-Where: Room 303
Remember: The 4th grade class will be headed to Sacramento on Thursday, April 26. NOTE: Friday, April 27 will be a recovery day for grade 4 and the students will not attend school that day. Please try to attend, but contact Mrs. Kennedy if you are unable to.

Wednesday, April 25, Grades 1-5 Fitness Fair:
Students may wear shorts, t-shirts, and tennis shoes to school. Parent help is needed, 1:00-3:15pm, as well as donations of oranges and water. Sign-ups will be on classroom clipboards soon!

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
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.

Monday, April 30, Last Day to Receive Early Registration Discounts for Summer Camps:
Receive $20 off per week of summer camp if you turn in your registration materials and deposits by Monday, April 30! Beginning June 18, weekly camps are available for children 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 register online. Information is available in the school office.

July 1-6, 2018 Overnight Camps at Forest Home:
City Tree students are invited to join First Pres for overnight camp at Forest Home!
Who:
Students currently in gr 2-4, cost is $325
Students currently in gr 5-7, cost is $350
Students currently in gr 8-12, cost is $375
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Monday-Friday, April 23-27, 6th and 7th Grade Field Trips week:
Thanks to all those who signed up to help with transportation and chaperoning for field trips week! We look forward to an exciting week filled with many learning opportunities outside the classroom. Please be sure you and your child are familiar with the attached schedule for dress, lunch, and schedule requirements each day!  Click here for the full field trip schedule of field trips for that week!

Monday, April 30, Last Day to Receive Early Registration Discounts for Summer Camps:
Receive $20 off per week of summer camp if you turn in your registration materials and deposits by Monday, April 30! Beginning June 18, weekly camps are available for children entering kindergarten to grade 8 in the fall. Don't miss out on a summer of adventure and fun!   Click here to learn more to register online. Information is available in the school office. 
 
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.
 
May 4 & 5, First Pres Youth Hosts World Vision 30 Hour Famine:
Youth are invited to participate in a 30-hour famine beginning at 6:00pm on Friday, May 4 and end at 3:00pm on Saturday, May 5 in the Youth Room, room 307. Click here for more information or to donate!

July 1-6, 2018 Overnight Camps at Forest Home:
City Tree students are invited to join First Pres for overnight camp at Forest Home!
Who:
Students currently in gr 2-4, cost is $325
Students currently in gr 5-7, cost is $350
Students currently in gr 8-12, cost is $375
Registration :  Click here to register online

April PE Schedule:
April 25 - Balboa Park
 
Quarter 4 Supplementary Curriculum:
6th Grade - Technology w/Mrs. Tendvahl
7th Grade - Technology w/Mrs. Tendvahl
8th Grade - Life Skills w/Ms. Lee
LookingAheadLooking Ahead
Thursday, April 19: All school Multicultural Fair

Friday, April 20:
Last day of Preschool Week of the Young Child

Friday, April 20: Purple Up! Military Child Appreciation Day

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

Monday, April 30: LAST DAY to register for 2018-19 at discounted rate

Monday, April 30: LAST DAY to register for K-8 summer camps at discounted rate

Saturday, May 5: Jazz Band performs at SeaWorld

Monday, May 14: Jazz Band visits Disneyland for a music workshop  
PicturesPictures of the Week
Everyone had a wonderful time at Pancakes for Parker! Students, their loved ones, and staff enjoyed a delicious pancake breakfast which supports our Preschool friend Parker who is battling leukemia. Funds raised will go to Parker and his family so that they may enjoy a fun, family outing!

Students eligible to enter Kindergarten next school year had a chance to visit the Kindergarten room! Students had story time with Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Whitelock, worked on an art project, and had the Kindergarten class show them how to use different learning centers!
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