June 15, 2017
whatsgoingonWhat's Going On
Wednesday-Friday, June 14-16, Staff Development Days, No Preschool or K-8 Programs  

Friday, June 16, Report Cards Mailed Home:
K-8 report cards and MAP test results will be mailed by June 16. Please be looking for them in your mailbox.

Monday, June 19, K-8 Summer Camps Begin & Preschool Resumes:
Monday, June 19, Week 1 of K-8 Summer Camp begins and Preschool classes resume! Our week long camps for children grades K-8 continue through the summer and have different themes each week. Registration is ongoing as space is available. Click here to register today!

Monday, June 19, Summer Camp Week 2 Payment Due: 
Remember that Summer Camp fees for students entering grades K-8 in the fall are due a week in advance! Week 2 fees are due Monday, June 19 and Week 3 payments are due Monday, June 26. Click here to read the K-8 Summer Handbook for all procedures and policies for K-8 camps.

Important Information for K-8 Summer Camps:
KinderCamp Reminders:
-KinderCamp meets in the Geneva Room 
-Children entering Kindergarten in the fall should bring a small blanket for nap time. Entering 1st graders will not be napping.
-It's helpful if your child has a backpack!
-Parents must provide a morning snack & pack a lunch each day. Please send only healthy snacks in your child's backpack. There is NO hot lunch or emergency lunch program during the summer months, pack your child's lunch each day. Microwaves will not be available. 
-Students must wear close-toed shoes throughout the summer
Adventure Camp & Summer Jam Reminders:
-Permission Slips: Each Monday morning, it is important to sign and check ALL blue permission slips outside your child's classroom for the trips planned for the week. Sign your name next to your child's name on the form in order to give permission.
- Trip Waivers: Throughout the summer, certain venues require special waiver forms. Please make a point of looking for these every Monday. Complete and turn in to teacher. 
-Booster Seats: Students under the age of 8 years old & under 4feet 9inches tall, are required to use a booster seat when riding in a car for field trips. Please bring these each day. 
-There is NO hot lunch or emergency lunch program during the summer months, pack your child's lunch each day. Microwaves will not be available.
Other Reminders:
-Attire must comply with the description given in the Summer Parent Handbook 
-Summer camp payments are due a week in advance. A $10 late fee will be applied if payments are not made on time. Payments must be placed in mailbox #7 in the hallway along with payment coupon - they CANNOT be made online!  Click here for payment schedule.
-Click here to download the schedule for your child's camp

Before Camp Care:
During the summer months, when your child is signed up for before camp care please follow this procedure:
-Bring your child's backpack/lunch to their classroom and sign them in on clipboard
KinderCamp : Geneva Room
Adventure Camp : Room 301
Summer Jam: During scheduled Summer Jam weeks, sign in area table will be outside school office. Drop off student belongings at Room 302.
-Please take your student to their before camp location
6:45-7:15am, Geneva room
7:15-8:25am , Roof
8:25am and on , Classrooms noted above

After Camp Care:
If you pick your child up after 3:15, students will be in After Camp Care. Students will generally be using 3 spaces during after camp care: Geneva Room, roof, computer lab. The bulletin board, just inside the stairwell by the office, will always have the schedule posted. Check the board daily to find where to pick up your child.

2017 Overnight Summer Camps:
City Tree students join with First Pres for overnight camp at Indian Hills!
Students entering gr 3-5 (current gr 2-4 students) June 23-27 
Students entering gr 6-8 (current gr 5-7 students) July 3-7

Saturday, July 1, Middle School Activity Fee Payment Due:
-Middle School Activity Fees are due Saturday, July 1
-Tuition payment policies and late charges apply to Middle School Activity Fees in the summer months as well
-Please make sure to look for your bill in the mail, call the office if you have not received it 
Click here to read more

Tuesday, July 4, Independence Day, no K-8 Summer Camps or Preschool in session

Friday, July 7, Tuition Paid in Full Due:
For families who chose to pay their tuition in full and receive a 5% discount! The full amount is due Friday, July 7. Please mail your payment, drop it in the tuition box, or bring it into the school office.

July 24-28, ROME Vacation Bible School:
ROME Vacation Bible School is July 24-28 from 9:00am-12:00pm. City Tree's Preschool & Summer Camps will be participating as part of week 6. If your child is not already signed up, click here to download the registration form. Children ages 2yrs-5th grade are eligible, cost is $40. Contact  Peggy Gross with questions.

July 24-28, Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed:
We are in need of adult and teen volunteers for VBS week, July 24-28! Students entering Grades 6-8 in the fall are eligible to apply as volunteers. Click here to download the application if you would like help. Contact Peggy Gross with questions.

Yearbooks for Sale While Supplies Last! 
Yearbooks are for sale while supplies last! Cost is $30. It includes lots of photos from Preschool, Elementary, & Middle School! Don't miss out!
regularsummereventsRegular Summer Events
2017 FPC Student Ministries Summer Calendar: 
Don't miss out on all the fun First Pres is hosting all summer long! Click here to download the FPC Student Ministries summer schedule. Please contact Peggy Gross with any questions you may have.
Important Dates for Preschool:
June 14-16: Teacher Preparation Days, NO students
June 19: Preschool Resumes and Kinder Camp begins
July 4: Independence Day, no school
August 18: Last day of Preschool
August 21-25: Teacher Preparation Week, no students
August 28: 1st Day of 2017-2018 School Year

Preschool Summer Program:
It's time to make sure your child is ready for summer! We have fun, weekly themes scheduled will continue to focus on growth of the whole child. For some of our students, summer is a time of transition into a new class. To make this transition as smooth as possible, a summer letter is attached along with the themes for each week.  You will be receiving a separate email with your child's class placement for the summer and signs will be posted at the entrance of the school on the first day of the summer program, Monday, June 19.

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Water Wednesday Play Days:
All of the preschool classes will be doing special water activities on Wednesdays. Water tables, squirt bottles, sponge bottles, and paint with water. Please remember to have your child dressed in their swimsuit, with sunscreen applied before you get to school. See the attached flyer for more details.

Staff Summer Vacations:
Our staff is well known for their dedication, commitment, and many of our teachers have served at City Tree for many years and therefore have vacation time to take during the summer months. You will be seeing substitutes in the classrooms as teachers enjoy their much needed vacations. Our goal is to try and provide consistency in the classroom so we work hard to have the same substitute for an entire week whenever possible. Our numbers are also smaller in the summer so some of our classes have closed for the summer program. Your understanding is appreciated.

Prepare for Sunny Days:
Make sure your child is prepared and ready for fun in the sun for our outdoor summer activities!
-Please bring your child in with sunscreen applied each morning.
-During designated water play days please bring your child in their water clothes with a towel & closed toed water shoes (no open sandals, flip flops).
-Please make sure to bring a separate bag with their clothes, underwear, and a small towel. This bag will be used for their wet towel and bathing suit for you to take home at the end of the day. We ask all parents to make sure their child has extra clothing in their cubby (2x underwear, socks, shoes, t-shirt and shorts).
-Make sure all your child's items (clothing, bag, towel, shoes, lunchbox, etc) are LABELED.
-Please bring in a cold lunch, or if they bring something in that need to be warmed up, please warm up the lunch item at home (make it hot) and place it in a thermos. No microwave lunches on Wednesday Water Days please. There are NO emergency lunches or hot lunch provided over the summer months.
-During the summer we may have surprise patio picnics and will have lunch on the patio playground for the class assigned water play day.
lookingtowardfallLooking Toward Fall
Preparing for the 2017-2018 school year:
-Make sure you have turned in and completed all of your registration paperwork and payment.
-If you have not already registered for the fall,   click here to download your enrollment packet today! Completed registration paperwork & registration payment should be dropped off in the school office.
-If you have any uniforms in good shape that you would like to donate to City Tree, please drop them off at the office.

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:
-Room Parent Coordinator
-We also need parents to head up the Fall Festival and/or the 2018 Gala Dinner & Auction!
If you are willing to take on any of these specific positions or just serve where needed most, please contact Peter Tucker or Sue Kennedy with questions .

Calling All Students Entering Grades 6-8 in the Fall...
Summer is here, and as your family makes 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 created 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. 
Middle School Summer Checklist:
Be on the lookout for our summer checklist and back to school letter in August. We look forward to a new and exciting year! Check out the  attached checklists for middle school preparedness for other helpful summer tips to ready your student for the fall.
importantdatesImportant Dates
Wednesday, June 14-Friday, June 16: Staff Development Days, no students

Monday, June 19: Preschool resumes, K-8 Summer Camps begin

Saturday, July 1: 2017-2018 Middle School activities fees are due

Tuesday, July 4: Independence Day, no Preschool or K-8 Summer Camps

Friday, July 7: 2017-2018 payment in full discount deadline

July 24-28: Vacation Bible School

Friday, August 18: Last day of Preschool & K-8 Summer Camps

August 21-25: Teacher Preparation Week, NO students

Monday, August 28: First day of the 2017-2018 school year 
photofunPhoto Fun
Student Council representatives visited the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego, our designated charity this year, to present them with the funds raised at the Jog Jamboree & other events sponsored by the Student Council. The group presented the funds to a representative who also gave our students a tour of the facilities!

Congrats to the graduating 8th grade class of 2017! Graduates, their families, and friends celebrated their time at City Tree at their graduation. At the reception, everyone had a time of fellowship, enjoyed delicious refreshments, and watched a video that included some of their favorite memories!
QuickLinksQuick Links
KinderCamp: Entering Kinder & 1st Grade
Adventure Camp: Entering Grades 2 & Up
Summer Jam Twenty17: Entering Grades 5-8
 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 
Ephesians 6:10-13 (NIV)
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