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Friday, June 2, Last Day to Purchase Yearbook at Discounted Rate! 
Yearbooks are for sale while supplies last! Cost is $25 through Friday, June 2. Make sure you order yours today because price increases to $30 beginning Monday, June 5!   Click here to download an order form. Submit order form and payment to the mailbox labeled Yearbook.

Clearing All School Accounts: 
As we draw closer to the end of the school year, it is critical that all of your accounts are at a zero balance! Notices regarding outstanding balances & borrowed items were placed in parent files:
-Tuition Accounts 
-Outstanding Extra Care/Late Pick-up fees are paid
-Outstanding textbooks or other school materials (items must be returned in good condition, items in poor condition or that require replacement will have costs associated that can be paid in the school office)
-Hot lunch meals on demand accounts
-Overdue library books returned or lost library book fine paid
-Borrowed uniform items returned to office: belts, clothing, PE uniforms, basketball uniforms, etc.
-Payment of reeds used for band instruments 
Remember: Beginning Monday, June 5, 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. Click here to read more and for a list of upcoming, end of the year events.

Friday, June 9, Last Day for Meals on Demand Program:
The LAST DAY to request Meals on Demand emergency lunches is Friday, June 9. There is NO HOT LUNCH during the summer months. Meals on Demand DO NOT ROLL OVER to the next school year AND are NON-REFUNDABLE. Contact  Mandie Tyink to find out how many lunches you have left or for any other emergency lunch questions.
 
Monday, June 12, Last Day for Top Notch Hot Lunch Program:
The LAST DAY to receive hot lunch through Top Notch School Lunches is Monday, June 12. Orders must be placed online by Sunday, 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 Claye Cantwell at Top Notch with any questions you may have regarding your account.

Monday, June 12, 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 12 and Week 2 payments are due Monday, June 19.

Summer Camp Registration:
Weekly camps are available this summer for kids entering Kindergarten-Gr 8 in the fall. Don't miss out on a summer of adventure and fun! Click here to learn more and download registration materials. Info is also available in front of the school office. Weekly camps from June 19-August 18.

Tuesday, June 13, Last 2016-2017 Academic School Day, K-8 Students Dismissed at 12:00pm

Wednesday-Friday, June 14-16, Staff Development Days, No Preschool or K-8 Programs

Monday, June 19, Preschool Resumes & K-8 Summer Camps Begin

Help City Tree through Amazon Smile:
If you shop on Amazon, please go through Amazon Smile and identify First Presbyterian Church of San Diego as your charity. City Tree Christian School will receive all the donations! Click here to get started. 

Birthday Book Club:
Donate a book the school library in honor of your child's birthday! Children can join the Birthday Book Club by bringing a book of their choice (wrapped as a gift if possible) to their classroom teacher. The book is unwrapped and shared with the class. The book then receives a special bookplate that honors your child. We place the book in circulation in the school library and it is fun for everyone to read and see who had a special birthday! Birthday books can be dropped off in the school office or given to your child's teacher.  

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
-Secretary
-Room Parent Coordinator
-Karen Baker will continue as PTO Treasurer
If you are willing to take on any of these specific positions or just serve where needed most, please contact Peter Tucker at tuckerp87@gmail.com or Sue Kennedy at  sue.kennedy@citytree.org.

Ice Cream Social, Thank You:
We would like to thank the PTO for hosting a successful ice cream social last week - we raised $370 for the PTO! Thank you to parent volunteers Steve Castaneda, Lacy Burrhus, & Jessica Cokro for helping sell and serve at the event, we are grateful for your help.
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Friday, June 9, 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 the dining room for 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 12, Preschool Promotion:
Is your preschooler moving on to Kindergarten next school year? If the answer is yes, then save the date!
YOUR PRESCHOOLER IS PROMOTING, so we are making a fuss.
Could you, would you, celebrate with us?
June is the month, 12th is the day, 
From 3:00pm we will celebrate and play!
-Preschool Promotion Ceremony in the Chapel, 3:00pm
-Cake and fellowship will follow in the Geneva Room  
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June 5-9, 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 5: Pajama Day
Tuesday, June 6: Dress to Unimpress
Wednesday, June 7: Backwards Day
Thursday, June 8: Celebrity Day
Friday, June 9: 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!

Monday, June 12, K-5 Memory Verse Party at Liberty Station:
K-5 students who have memorized this year's memory verses, will participate in the K-5 Memory Verse Party! Students still have time to complete this task, students who started midyear are responsible for only those verses.
-When: Monday, June 12
-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!
-Attire: City Tree t-shirt, shorts or pants, and tennis shoes
-Students must bring: Booster seat (if needed) for car pool, sack lunch (students with hot lunch may bring that), sun screen, water bottle
-Allowed to bring: Hat, sand toys, towel to sit on, skateboard, scooter, or skates AND a helmet, water toys and a gallon of water (please label), money for Cold Stone ice cream
-Volunteers drivers needed! Please sign up on blue field trip form.
-Sign-up on blue field trip forms when they are posted. Student names will be added to blue field trip forms once students have memorized all the verses. Please do not add names to the list.
Contact your child's teacher or see classroom clipboard for more details!

Tuesday, June 13, 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 13, 2017
-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.
-Students are dismissed from school at 12:00pm
-After School 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.

Tuesday, June 13, Gr 5 Jazz Band & All Gr 6-7 Students Performing at 8th Grade Graduation:
5th gr jazz band students & all 6th-7th gr students will play at the 8th grade graduation. 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. 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! Attire details: 
Girls: Red sport band uniform, tennis shoes, and wear hair in a ponytail with a red bow (short hair should also have red bow with no ponytail) 
Boys: Red sport band uniform, tennis shoes

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 checklists 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:
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.

2017 Overnight Summer Camps:
City Tree students join with First Pres for overnight camp at Indian Hills!
Who: 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

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.
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Important 8th grade Graduation and End of the Year Information:
Please click here for end of the 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 5-9, 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 5: Pajama Day
Tuesday, June 6: Dress to Un-Impress
Wednesday, June 7: Backwards Day
Thursday, June 8: Celebrity Day
Friday, June 9: 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 details about each day's theme!  
 
Friday, June 9, 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 5-9.
-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 9, ALL Middle School Projects and Tests Due:
Please note: Friday, June 9 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 12, Memory Verse Party - CHANGE OF PLAN!
Students who have qualified by memorizing all memory verses for this year will be eligible for our end of the year celebration at Boomers from 9:30am-2:30pm.
-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. Students who do not earn eligibility for this event may attend school during the normal hours and will be partnered with a younger class, or remain at home.
-Trip will include a 4 hour activity pass and lunch. There is no cost for this trip. Students may bring extra money if they wish for additional snacks or video games.
-This trip will be preceded and followed by yearbook signing opportunities here at school. 

Tuesday, June 13, 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, 2017
-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.
-Students are dismissed from school at 12:00pm
-After School 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.

Tuesday, June 13, Middle School Schedule:
School begins at 8:20am for ALL middle school grades. Please be on time to homeroom, dressed for the awards ceremony or graduation. We CANNOT START REHEARSALS without all our students here on time!
6th and 7th Graders who are playing at 8th grade graduation:
8:20-12:00 - Class and awards ceremony. All students rehearse for graduation.
12:00 - Eat lunch with Mrs. Irwig. Be sure to send a sack lunch this day! No students are permitted to leave campus and there will not be enough time during the awards and graduation ceremonies to pick up lunch.
2:00 - School dismissed for 6th and 7th grade students.
8th Grade:
8:20-12:00 - Class, graduation rehearsal, awards ceremony. **Students MUST arrive on time to participate in graduation rehearsal.**
12:00 - Lunch ON CAMPUS with parents and/or in the Dining Room. Please do not leave campus during this time.
12:45 - Meet in the back of the dining room for graduation
2:00 - Graduation reception. Students may leave with parents any time during or after the graduation reception.

Tuesday, June 13, Gr 5 Jazz Band & All Gr 6-7 Students Performing at 8th Grade Graduation:
5th gr jazz band students and all 6th-7th grade students will play at the 8th grade graduation. 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. 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! Attire details: 
Girls: Red sport band uniform, tennis shoes, and wear hair in a ponytail with a red bow (short hair should also have red bow with no ponytail) 
Boys: Red sport band uniform, tennis shoes
 
Calling 6th & 7th Grade Families, Graduation Help Needed - STILL NEED 2-3 MORE VOLUNTEERS!
Thanks to all those who have signed up to assist with our 8th grade graduation. We could still use one more person for decorating/set up at 10:00am and 1-2 more people to help with clean up after the reception (approx. 2:45pm). Our 8th grade graduates and their families deserve a great day of celebration, and you can help! Please contact Mrs. Henzel ASAP if you can help meet these needs.

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.

2017 Overnight Summer Camps:
City Tree students join with First Pres for overnight camp at Indian Hills!
Who: 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
Registration: Click here for registration packet 

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.

4th Quarter PE Schedule:
June 7 - Kroc Center, Swimming

4th Quarter Supplementary Curriculum:
6th - Technology
7th - Technology
8th - Home Economics
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Monday, June 5: All accounts must be cleared to participate in end of the year activities

June 5-9:
K-8 Spirit Week

Monday, June 12: K-5 memory verse party at Liberty Station NTC park

Monday, June 12: Middle School memory verse party at Boomers

Monday, June 12: Pre-K Promotion, 3:00pm in the Chapel

Monday, June 12: Week 1 K-8 Summer Camp payment due

Tuesday, June 13: K-8 Awards Ceremony, 11:00am in the Sanctuary

Tuesday, June 13: 8th grade graduation, 1:00pm

Tuesday, June 13: Fourth quarter ends, second semester ends

Tuesday, June 13: Last K-8 academic school day

Wednesday, June 14-Friday, June 16: Staff Development Days, no students

Monday, June 19: Preschool resumes, K-8 Summer Camps begin 
PicturesPictures of the Week
K-8 students did a wonderful job at the "What's a Classic?" Spring Program & Art Show last night! Students sang and danced, showcased their hard work and talents. Afterwards, students, their families, and friends ate a delicious, all-American style dinner and enjoyed the art show in the courtyard.

Our 8th grade class has been learning to prep and cook meals in their home economics class with Mrs. Bogan. Students have made a variety of dishes from breakfast items like omelettes and waffles, to desserts like scones and muffins.
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Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, "children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation."
Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky
as you hold firmly to the word of life.
And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.
Philippians 2:14-16 (NIV)
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