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April 5, 2018
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Friday, April 6, Reading Challenge Jamba Juice Morning:
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!

Wednesday, April 11-Friday, 13, Parent Volunteers Needed for Vision Screening:
We are in need of 2-3 parent volunteers to help escort classes to and from their classrooms during a free vision screening hosted by the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project. We need volunteers from 9:00am-12:00pm on April 11-13. Please contact the school office if you are available to volunteer.

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. We will be having a pancake breakfast in the Geneva Room on Wednesday, April 18th from 7:30-9:00am! 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!
 
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.

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 turn in your registration materials and 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! Brochures and information have been distributed to parent files.
 
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!

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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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
 
Friday, April 6, LAST DAY to Bid on Hallway Gala Auction Items:
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 - 3 spots left!
> Cell Swipe Painting with Ms. Lee, open to gr. 5-8 - 7 spots left!
Bidding closes on Friday, April 6 @ 4pm so place those bids NOW!!
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Wednesday, April 11-Friday, April 13, 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!
Preschool is celebrating Week of the Young Child April 16-20! Be
on the lookout for a more detailed schedule of the week's events. Highlights include:
A playground concert with Mrs. Williams and Mr. Luigi!
Kindergarten visit days!
Collaborative art!
A BBQ and bounce house! 

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!

City Tree Kindergarten, Did you know?
Did you know that the tuition for City Tree's kindergarten is less than Preschool? Click here to see the tuition costs. We are proud of the outstanding education we are able to provide for students at a very affordable price. City Tree emphasizes the arts, high academic standards, strong Christian character and more! 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!

Great things are happening at City Tree in Kindergarten! Click here to watch a short video
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Friday, April 6, Last Day of Grades 4 & 5 Field Trip to Museum of Art: 
Students leave PROMPTLY at 8:25am - make sure to ARRIVE ON TIME!

Friday, April 6, K-8 Report Cards Sent Home to Parents via E-mail:
If you do not receive your child's report card, please contact the school office.

Friday, April 6, Girls Basketball Uniform DUE: 
Girls' basketball uniforms MUST BE RETURNED to the school office by Friday, April 6.  

Wednesday, April 11-Friday, April 13, Vision Screening for Preschool Age 3-8th Grade:
A FREE vision screening is being provided for these City Tree students on April 11-13:
Kindergarten
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5th gr
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K-8 students new to City Tree this school year
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.

Wednesday, April 11, Winter Mile Fun Run:
Grades 1-8 will be participating in our Winter Mile Fun Run!
Where: Balboa Park at 6th & Juniper
Why: for Presidential Fitness Testing and for fun! 
Volunteers Needed: We need volunteers to time and tally laps, and set up. Look for sign-up sheets on classroom clipboards soon!
Please bring : Water and orange slices
running clip art
When: Wednesday, April 11
Leave CTCS gr. 4-8, 10:35am
Leave CTCS gr. 1-3, 11:05am
Running schedule: 
4th-8th grade, 10:50am
1st-3rd grade, 11:25am
Lunch (all times are approximate): 
4th/5th, 11:25am at park
1st-3rd grade, 12:05pm at park
6th-8th grade, 12:40pm at CTCS on roof playground
Attire: 
Wear good shoes for running!
1st-5th Grade: Wear running clothes to school OR your uniform shorts and a City Tree T-shirt
Middle School: Wear PE uniform to school , bring school uniform to ­change into after run
Don't forget to bring a water bottle!

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. Be on the lookout for sign-up sheets and more details. 

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!

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.

K-8 summer Camp Info Available Online! 
Click here to view detailed schedules and to register online for K-8 Summer Camp! 
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Thursday, April 5, 4:00-4:30pm FINAL Mandatory 8th Grade Washington DC Meeting TODAY:
Our final Washington DC planning meeting is TODAY, 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.
 
Friday, April 6, 6th and 7th Grades Presenting in Chapel:
Parents and friends are invited to join us for chapel this coming Friday, April 6 at 10:30. Our 6th and 7th graders will be presenting the lesson this year's theme, Wisdom.
 
Friday, April 6, Report Cards Go out and Spring Conferences begin:
Third quarter report cards will go out by email on Friday, April 6. Spring Conferences are optional and may be requested by parents or teachers. To request a conference, please contact the teacher of the specific subject you would like to discuss. The best way to request a conference is by email, through renweb.com. Conferences will be held during the weeks of April 9 and 16. Please note:Tuition and Library accounts must be current in order to receive a report card.

Wednesday, April 11-Friday, April 13, Vision Screening for Preschool Age 3-8th Grade:
A FREE vision screening is being provided for these City Tree students on April 11-13:
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K-8 students new to City Tree this school year
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.

Wednesday, April 11, Winter Mile Fun Run:
Grades 1-8 will be participating in our Winter Mile Fun Run!
Where: Balboa Park at 6th & Juniper
Why: for Presidential Fitness Testing and for fun! 
Volunteers Needed: We need volunteers to time and tally laps, and set up. Look for sign-up sheets on classroom clipboards soon!
Please bring : Water and orange slices
running clip art
When: Wednesday, April 11
Leave CTCS gr. 4-8, 10:35am
Leave CTCS gr. 1-3, 11:05am
Running schedule: 
4th-8th grade, 10:50am
1st-3rd grade, 11:25am
Lunch (all times are approximate): 
4th/5th, 11:25am at park
1st-3rd grade, 12:05pm at park
6th-8th grade, 12:40pm at CTCS on roof playground
Attire: 
Wear good shoes for running!
1st-5th Grade: Wear running clothes to school OR your uniform shorts and a City Tree T-shirt
Middle School: Wear PE uniform to school , bring school uniform to ­change into after run
Don't forget to bring a water bottle!

Thursday, April 12, Grades 6 & 7 Field Trips Week Money Due:
Field trips week for 6th & 7th grade is April 23-27! This is th
e 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!

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. Be on the lookout for sign-up sheets and more details.

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.

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 26. 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!
 
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.

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.

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

April PE Schedule:
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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Thursday, April 5: All school Spring photos

Friday, April 6: Reading Challenge Jamba Juice Morning

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

Sunday, April 29: City Tree Choir Small Groups perform at FPC 
PicturesPictures of the Week
Kindergarten & 1st grade visited the Carlsbad flower fields this week! Students took a tour of the grounds, saw the flowers in their various stages of growth, and learned about plant life.

2nd grade visited the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park! Students saw all of the flowers and trees in bloom at the garden, and visited the tea house.
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Jesus said to them, "Come and eat breakfast." Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, "Who are You?" - knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish.
This is now the third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised from the dead.
John 21:12-14 (NKJV)
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