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May 31, 2018
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Thursday, May 31, K-8 Spring Music Program, Dinner & Art Show:
You are all invited to join us for an event full of singing, dancing, and art!
-K-8 Spring Show, 4:00pm in the Sanctuary
-Join us after the program for dinner and the K-8 student art show in the Dining Room
-Cost for the dinner is $10 per person and money raised benefits the school band program!
Parking Info: Don't forget to allow time for parking! Places to park:
-The three First Pres/City Tree parking lots
-ACE parking lot on 1st Ave & Cedar near Cal Western Law School (this is a pay to park lot) 
-Metered & street parking, remember that meter charges apply until 6:00pm
 
Friday, June 1, National Donut Day,
Donut Sale:
Student Council is doing a sale to celebrate National Donut Day! Donuts and hot chocolate are each $1.00! Sale is Friday, June 1 in the morning from 7:30-8:30am on the ramp by the school entrance. Quantities are limited, so come early!
 
Wednesday, June 6 & Thursday, June 7, Last Day for Lost & Found Items on Ramp:
Lost and found items will be placed on the ramp by the school entrance next week. Make sure to take time to look through these items. Items not collected by Friday morning will be donated.
 
Friday, June 8, Yearbooks Distribution:
Students who have pre-ordered yearbooks will receive them in classes on Friday afternoon if their accounts are cleared. Yearbooks are still for sale! Cost is $30 while supplies last. This year's yearbook is incredible thanks to parent volunteer Suzy Walls with assistance from Stephen Hubbard! It includes lots of photos from Preschool, Elementary, & Middle School! Don't miss out! 
 
Monday, June 11, Last Day for Top Notch Hot Lunch & Meals on Demand:
Hot Lunch: The LAST DAY to receive hot lunch through Top Notch School Lunches is Monday, June 11 - this means that ORDERS MUST BE PLACED ONLINE BY Sunday, June 10 to receive it on Monday, June 11. There is NO HOT LUNCH during the summer months. Top Notch School Lunches will resume for sale in late August at the beginning of the next school year. Contact  Top Notch with any questions you may have regarding your account.
Meals on Demand: The LAST DAY to request Meals on Demand (emergency lunches) is Monday, June 11. Emergency lunches DO NOT ROLL OVER to the next school year AND are NON-REFUNDABLE. All emergency lunch balances will be placed on bill or can be paid in the office.
 
Tuesday, June 12, 8th Grade Graduation:
You're invited to attend our 8th grade graduation!
-1:00pm in the Chapel 
-Reception to follow in the West Room
 
Important Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday, June 12: Last 2017-2018 Academic School Day, K-8 Students Dismissed at 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 13-Friday, June 15: Staff Development Days, NO Preschool or K-8 programs
Monday, June 18: Preschool resumes, K-8 summer camps begin 
 
Clearing All School Accounts:
As we draw closer to the end of the school year, now is the time to make sure your accounts are current. Be on the lookout for notices in parent files soon regarding any of these items:
-Past due bills including: Tuition, past due emergency lunch payments and extra care fees, etc. 
-Overdue library books returned or lost book fine paid
-Borrowed uniform items returned to office
-Payment of reeds used for band instruments
Remember: Students who have accounts that are past due and/or materials, borrowed clothes, etc. still  
outstanding, will not be able to participate in end of the year events beginning next week!
 
UPDATE! Parent Photos on ParentsWeb - Send to Office:
Note: Office staff discovered that parents CANNOT upload photos themselves. Please send photo to Mandie Tyink to upload your desired photo to RenWeb. Remember, you can use a family photo as well! Our office staff is in the process of uploading photos to RenWeb for identification purposes - these photos are ONLY for database use! They will help teachers and staff quickly identify you if they don't know you or interact with you often. If you have questions please contact the office.

PTOPTO

PTO Board Members Needed:
We are filling our board for next school year. Your participation makes our school better for your child and for all students. Here is a list of important jobs we need filled:
-President
-Vice President
-Secretary
-Treasurer
-Room Parent Coordinator
If you are willing to take on any of these specific positions or just serve where needed most, please contact Sue Kennedy at  sue.kennedy@citytree.org.
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Friday, June 1, Loving Lights, King's Kids, & Heavenly Angels Field Trip to Classics 4 Kids:
The Loving Lights, King's Kids, & Heavenly Angels classes will be visiting the Balboa Theater at Horton Plaza for a Classics 4 Kids performance on Friday, June 1! Trip details:
Departure: 8:45am
Return time: about 11:00am
Cost: $8, please pay teacher if you haven't already
Must bring: Car seat for carpooling
Make sure you have signed the blue permission form on your classroom clipboard!
Please contact your child's teacher with questions.
 
Friday, June 8, Preschool Father's Day Ice Cream Social:
- When : 3:00-4:00pm in the Dining Room
-What: Preschool wants to celebrate dads with a Father's Day Ice Cream Social!
-What to do: Pick up your child from their classroom, sign out, and head over to the dining room for a special ice cream treat. If dad isn't available, bring grandpa, uncle, a friend or mom. We want every child to have someone to share this special event with them.
 
Monday, June 11, Pre-K Promotion:
Students entering Kindergarten in the fall will be graduating on Monday, June 11 at 3:00pm in the Chapel! Students should dress their best for the ceremony. Parents, family, and loved ones are invited to attend as we honor our soon-to-be Kindergarteners! A reception in the Geneva Room will follow the ceremony. Click here for the flyer.
 
Important Upcoming Dates: 
Tuesday, June 12: Last day of 2017-18 academic school year
Wednesday, June 13-Friday, June 15: Staff Development days, no students
Monday, June 18: First day of summer, Preschool resumes 

 
Register Online for KinderCamp:
Students eligible to enter Kindergarten next school year can register online for KinderCamp! Click here to read more on our website and to register! K-7 summer camps are filling up so make sure to register soon! 
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Friday, June 1, Kindergarten Field Trip to Classics 4 Kids Performance:
Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Whitelock, & the Kindergarten class will be visiting the Balboa Theater at Horton Plaza for a Classics 4 Kids performance on Friday, June 1! Trip details:
Departure: 8:45am, students will be walking to the venue 
Return time: about 11:00am
Cost: $8, please pay teacher if you haven't already
Attire: Yellow field trip t-shirt, uniform bottoms, and comfortable walking shoes
Make sure you have signed the blue permission form on your classroom clipboard!
Please contact Mrs. Whitelock with questions.
 
June 4-8, Spirit Week:
Student Council is asking you to show your school spirit during Spirit Week! We want you to celebrate City Tree by dressing up - each day has a special theme!
Monday, June 4: Disney Day - Disney includes: Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, ESPN & ABC!
Tuesday, June 5: Animal Day - Dress as a favorite animal, wear something with a picture of an animal, or bring a stuffed animal!
Wednesday, June 6: Twin Day - Match a friend or a group of friends! Remember: This is park day for K-5 so make sure to dress appropriately.
Thursday, June 7: Fantasy Day - Use your imagination and dress as anything make-believe, magical, mythological, or supernatural! Think of some of your favorite books and movies for inspiration: Harry Potter, Rick Riordan books, Dr. Seuee, Magic Treehouse, and more.
Friday, June 8: Homeroom Wars - Each class chooses their own dress-up theme! Student council members will judge class participation and give out prizes!
  Click here to read more details about each day's theme!
 
Wednesday, June 6, Grades 1 & 2 Sea World Field Trip:
The 1st & 2nd graders will be visiting Sea World for a science education field trip! Trip details:
Departure time: 9:15am
Return time: about 1:30pm
Cost: $9.00 per person (both students and chaperones). Amount is due Wednesday, May 30 to teacher.
Students must bring: Sack lunch and booster seats for car pooling
Attire: School uniform and comfortable walking shoes
Blue Permission Slip: Remember to sign the form on your child's clipboard. Sign the permission form if you are available to drive, too!
Please contact Mrs. Cramer & Ms. Lee with any questions.  
 
Friday, June 8, Kindergarten Awards Picnic: 
Kindergarten and their families will be celebrating the end of the year with their awards picnic!
-11:30am-2:30pm 
-Balboa Park at 6th Ave. & Spruce St. 
-Cost is $10 per family, make sure to pay Mrs. Whitelock if you have not already. 
-Volunteers Needed: We are in need of 2 parents to walk to and from the park with Kindergarten. Please contact Mrs. Whitelock if you are available to do so.
 
Monday, June 11, K-5 Memory Verse Party at Liberty Station:
K-5 students who memorized this year's memory verses will participate in the K-5 Memory Verse Party at Liberty Station! Students still have time to complete this task! Students who started midyear are responsible for ONLY those verses.
-When: Monday, June 11
-Times: Departing at 10:15am, returning about 2:30pm
-Where: Liberty Station, NTC Park
-Fun filled day with: Jumpies, play, water activities, and a Cold Stone treat (optional) and more!  
-Drivers needed! We are in need of parents volunteers to help transport students from City Tree to the park and back! Sign-up sheets will be posted soon. 
 
Monday, June 11, Summer Camp Week 1 Payment Due: 
Remember that Summer Camp fees for students entering grades K-8 in the fall are due a week in advance! Week 1 fees are due Monday, June 11 and Week 2 payments are due Monday, June 18. Time is running out so make sure you sign up soon! Click here to login and make your payment online!
 
Register Online for K-8 Summer Camp! 
 Click here to learn more about our K-8 summer camp programs beginning Monday, June 18 and register online!
 
Tuesday, June 12, Grades 1-8 Awards Ceremony:
You are cordially invited to celebrate with us the many amazing accomplishments of the Grades 1-8 students at City Tree Christian School!
-Tuesday, June 12, 2018
-11:00am-12:00pm in the Sanctuary
-Parking can be a challenge, please allow time for this!
-Attire for Students: School uniforms OR nice dressy attire. Please be especially mindful that all dress up attire must comply with school policies ( click here to see free dress guidelines). Pay attention to skirt length, no spaghetti straps, halter tops, etc.) Make sure skirt length and shoes are appropriate and allow for easy movement up and down steep stairs.
-All K-8 students are dismissed from school at 12:00pm
-After School Care: Care is available until 6:00pm for those already signed up. If your child is staying for after school care, make sure to send a lunch. If you are not regularly signed up for extended care, charges apply beginning at 12:00pm.
 
Tuesday, June 12, 4th Grade Band Students Performing at 8th Grade Graduation:
Students in grade 4 have been invited to play at the 8th grade graduation. Important details:
-Although school ends that day after the awards ceremony, we ask that 4th grade band students who are able to participate remain at school until the graduation ceremony is over (approx. 1:45pm).
-Students may wear nice free dress for the awards ceremony and will be given time to change at lunch for the band performance. 4th Grade band attire details will be provided very soon by Mrs. Irwig.
-PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND A SACK LUNCH for students to eat this day.
-All parents and students are invited to the ceremony and the reception that follows at 2:00pm.
Thank you for your support of our graduates!
 
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
 
5th Grade Students...SOON TO BE MIDDLE SCHOOLERS!
Preparing for Middle School...
As you look ahead to next year, it's time to start thinking like a middle schooler! Check out the attached list for middle school preparedness as well as the REQUIRED summer reading and writing information below for all students entering grades 6-8. All students will create a summer writing journal before the end of school to be used with their summer reading. Writing prompts will be included in the journal.
Middle School Summer Required Reading and Writing Enrichment:
With summer so close on the horizon and many of our middle school families making plans July and August, we wanted to provide some important information to consider as you look ahead to next year. Whether your child is going into 6th, 7th or 8th grade, there several key things you can do as a family over the summer months to usher in the start to a successful new year.  
Reading Requirements:
This summer all middle school students are being asked to select and read and respond to one award winning book of their choice (fiction or non-fiction). It can be any award and any age appropriate book.
Writing Requirements:
Students are creating a summer writing journal to take home with them complete with writing prompts. This has information for how to respond to the book they choose to read. In general though, students must have 1 entry per chapter, unless their book has more than 20 chapters. In that case, students are only required to complete 20 entries. Click here for a copy of the writing prompts. Students should bring their journal to school on the first day back in the fall. Please contact Mrs. Henzel with any questions about this summer enrichment assignment.
Middle School Summer Reading Resources:
Studies show that students who are engaged academically during the summer months are more likely to start the school year successfully. Students entering 7th and 8th grades are strongly encouraged to select books within their lexile range (this is information that students already have). Lexile information can be checked by visiting www.lexile.com. Visit one of these links for reading lists:
-You can also visit your local library!
Help your child get a good start to this summer project by selecting a book early in the summer. Completing this summer reading will allow students to exercise their critical thinking muscles over the summer and get a solid start to the new school year.
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Important 8th grade Graduation and End of the Year Information:
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.
 
June 4-8, Spirit Week:
Student Council is asking you to show your school spirit during Spirit Week! We want you to celebrate City Tree by dressing up - each day has a special theme!
Monday, June 4: Disney Day - Disney includes: Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, ESPN & ABC!
Tuesday, June 5: Animal Day - Dress as a favorite animal, wear something with a picture of an animal, or bring a stuffed animal!
Wednesday, June 6: Twin Day - Match a friend or a group of friends!
Thursday, June 7: Fantasy Day - Use your imagination and dress as anything make-believe, magical, mythological, or supernatural! Think of some of your favorite books and movies for inspiration: Harry Potter, Rick Riordan books, Dr. Seuee, Magic Treehouse, and more.
Friday, June 8: Homeroom Wars - Each class chooses their own dress-up theme! Student council members will judge class participation and give out prizes!
Click here to read more details about each day's theme!
 
Thursday, June 7, ALL Middle School Textbooks and Materials Due:
As a part of year-end procedures, each classroom teacher will be collecting and checking all student textbooks during the week of June 4-8.
-Students whose textbooks show excessive damage will be referred to Mrs. Henzel for cost assessment, and parents notified of any fees involved.
-You can help this process go smoothly and avoid last minute frenzy by working with your child to be sure he/she has accounted for all textbooks and that they are in good condition.
-If there is damage, come by the office earlier in the week for book assessment and fees.
 
Friday, June 8, ALL Middle School Projects and Tests Due:
Please note: Friday, June 8 is the LAST DAY for graded academic work!
All students have projects and tests that are due and/or will be administered during this final week of school. It is vital that students are here each day and set aside time at home in the evenings and over the coming weekends to work on final projects and study for tests.
 
Monday, June 11, Coronado Beach Memory Verse Party:
Students who have qualified by memorizing all memory verses for this year will be eligible for our end of the year celebration at Coronado Beach from 9:00-12:30. Students who do not qualify my attend school, and will be partnered with a younger class, or remain at home.
-We need drivers for this event! Check the clipboards beginning next week and sign up if you can assist.
-Please note: Students MUST complete the memory verse requirement in order to attend this trip, and should still plan to attend school if they do not qualify.
-Beach trip will be followed by an ice cream and yearbook signing party for all middle school students from 1:00-3:15

Monday, June 11, Summer Camp Week 1 Payment Due: 
Remember that Summer Camp fees for students entering grades K-8 in the fall are due a week in advance! Week 1 fees are due Monday, June 11 and Week 2 payments are due Monday, June 18. Time is running out so make sure you sign up soon! Click here to login and make your payment online!
 
Register Online for K-8 Summer Camp! 
Click here to learn more about our K-8 summer camp programs beginning Monday, June 18 and register online!
 
Tuesday, June 12, Grades 1-8 Awards Ceremony:
You are cordially invited to celebrate with us the many amazing accomplishments of the Grades 1-8 students at City Tree Christian School!
-Tuesday, June 12, 2018
-11:00am-12:00pm in the Sanctuary
-Parking can be a challenge, please allow time for this!
-Attire for Students: School uniforms OR nice, dressy attire. Please be especially mindful that all dress up attire must comply with school policies (click here to see free dress guidelines). Pay attention to skirt length, no spaghetti straps, halter tops, etc.) Make sure skirt length and shoes are appropriate and allow for easy movement up and down steep stairs.
-All K-8 students are dismissed from school at 12:00pm
-After School Care : Care is available until 6:00pm for those already signed up. If your child is staying for after school care, make sure to send a lunch. If you are not regularly signed up for extended care, charges apply beginning at 12:00pm.
 
Tuesday, June 12, ALL Grade 7 & Grade 6 Jazz Band Students Performing at 8th Grade Graduation:
ALL students in grade 7 & 6th grade jazz band will play at the 8th grade graduation. Important details:
-Although school ends that day after the awards ceremony, we ask that jazz band students remain at school until the graduation ceremony is over (approx. 2pm).
-Students may wear nice free dress for the awards ceremony and will be given time to change at lunch for the band performance. Gr 7 & 6th gr Jazz Band attire details will be provided very soon by Mrs. Irwig.
-PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND A SACK LUNCH for students to eat this day.
-All parents and students are invited to the ceremony and the reception that follows at 2:00pm.
Thank you for your support of our graduates!
 
Calling 6th & 7th Grade Families, Graduation Help Needed:
Our 8th grade graduates and their families deserve a great day of celebration, and you can help! Traditionally our 6th and 7th grade families assist with our graduation reception preparations, set-up, and clean-up. Click here for more information on how you can help, and please sign up on your child's clipboard if you have not already to assist. Thank you in advance!
 
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
 
Middle School Summer Required Reading and Writing Enrichment:
With summer so close on the horizon and many of our middle school families making plans July and August, we wanted to provide some important information to consider as you look ahead to next year. Whether your child is going into 6th, 7th or 8th grade, there several key things you can do as a family over the summer months to usher in the start to a successful new year! 
Reading Requirements:
This summer all middle school students are being asked to select and
read and respond to one award winning book of their choice (fiction or non-fiction). It can be any award and any age appropriate book.
Writing Requirements:
Students are creating a summer writing journal to take home with them complete with writing prompts. This has information for how to respond to the book they choose to read. In general though, students must have 1 entry per chapter, unless their book has more than 20 chapters. In that case, students are only required to complete 20 entries. Click here for a copy of the writing prompts . Students should bring their journal to school on the first day back in the fall. Please contact Mrs. Henzel with any questions about this summer enrichment assignment.
Middle School Summer Reading Resources:
Studies show that students who are engaged academically during the summer months are more likely to start the school year successfully. Students entering 7th and 8th grades are strongly encouraged to select books within their lexile range (this is information that students already have). Lexile information can be checked by visiting   www.lexile.com. Visit one of these links for reading lists:
-You can also visit your local library!
Help your child get a good start to this summer project by selecting a book early in the summer. Completing this summer reading will allow students to exercise their critical thinking muscles over the summer and get a solid start to the new school year.
 
4th Quarter PE Schedule:
June 6 - Kroc Center, Swimming
 
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, May 31: K-8 Spring Program, Dinner & Art Show

Friday, June 1: K-8 Free Dress Day

Monday, June 11: K-8 Memory Verse Parties

Monday, June 11: Pre-K Promotion, 3pm 
 
Tuesday, June 12: Gr 1-8 Awards Assembly in the Sanctuary, 11:00am 

Tuesday, June 12: Last day of 2017-2018 school year, K-8 students dismissed at 12:00pm 

Tuesday, June 12: 8th Grade Graduation, 1:00pm

June 13-15: Staff Development Days, no school or K-8 summer camps

Monday, June 18: Preschool resumes, K-8 summer camps begin 
PicturesPictures of the Week
At this year's Gala students had a chance to win spots for a special beach day with Ms. Sara & Ms. Maddie! Students spent a wonderful afternoon at the park flying kites, playing in the sand and getting wet at the beach! Thank you to Ms. Sara & Ms. Maddie for hosting such a great day!
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