June 22, 2017
whatsgoingonWhat's Going On
Monday, June 26, Summer Camp Week 3 Payment Due: 
Remember that Summer Camp fees for students entering grades K-8 in the fall are due a week in advance! Week 3 fees are due Monday, June 26. Week 4 payments are due Monday, July 3. Click here to read the K-8 Summer Handbook for all procedures and policies for K-8 camps.

2017 Overnight Summer Camps:
City Tree students join with First Pres for overnight camp at Indian Hills - there's still space available for the middle school camp!! 
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.

Parent Volunteer Needed to Sort Used Uniforms:
We are in need of 1-2 parent volunteers to sort and organize used uniforms to store in the back office. This job can be done at any time within regular office hours, Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm. Please call the school office if you are interested in helping.

Volunteers Needed to Make Playdough:
We need parent volunteers to make playdough for our Preschool classrooms! Playdough is a very important tool and can easily be made at home. Click here for an easy recipe - you probably have everything you need right at home! Pick a time that works best, cook up some playdough, and drop it off in the office. One color is best so don't worry about making multiple colors, just pick your favorite! Our kids will love it! This project counts toward your required K-8 participation hours. Make sure to record your time and let the office know to get your volunteer stickers.

Report Cards Mailed Home:
K-8 report cards and MAP test results were mailed last week. Please be looking for them in your mailbox. Please call the office if you have not received your child's records.

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!

Stay Connected on Facebook & Twitter!
Parents, don't forget to like City Tree on Facebook and   follow us on Twitter! We do our best to post up-to-date info, photos of events and programs, and neighborhood news. It's a great way for the City Tree family to stay connected!

K-8 Summer Reading Program:
Your goal this summer?? To read! Read all summer and enjoy wonderful books! Make sure to set aside time each day for your child to read and/or be read to. Take a cool photo of your child reading - reading in a tree, reading on a boat, reading at the Golden Gate Bridge, reading at the beach, reading anywhere! Our incoming Kindergarten students are encouraged to read and submit photos, too! Email photos to Amanda Ochoa and look for them in the Summer E-mail Update and on our Facebook page! Remember: Students entering grades 6-8 are REQUIRED to read this summer, be sure to send a fun photo! Click here to read more about the middle school reading requirement.  
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.

K-8 Summer Camp Reminders & Procedures: 
Click here to read details about regular K-8 summer camp reminders and procedures.

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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.

Parent Files & Student Cubbies:
Parents: Please make sure to check your child's cubby and classroom parent file each day! We will often put clothes that need to be returned home in cubbies and important reminders and information in the parent files.

Diapers Needed!
If your child is in diapers, please make sure to provide a full pack of diapers at the beginning of each week. This will typically be enough to last through the week and teachers will notify parents as their child's diaper supply becomes low. The school does not provide diapers so it is important that you make sure you child has enough for the full week. If your child runs out before you replace them then he/she will borrow from another child and it is important that you not only provide a new supply for your child but also replace those that were borrowed from another child. 
Closed-Toed Shoes in the Summer:
While summer is a wonderful time to break out the flip-flops and sandals, it is extremely important that you bring your child to school in CLOSED TOED shoes ONLY! This is to prevent injury and parents will be called to bring a change of shoes if their child comes to school in opened toed shoes, sandals, or flip-flops. This applies to water day as well. Please make sure you child has an extra pair of closed-toed shoes that they can get wet on Wednesday Water Day.

Excuse our Mess!
During the summer months is the time we do lots of deep cleaning, floor waxing, painting, and repairs. When our custodial crew is cleaning a classroom they move the furniture out in the hallways. When your child's classroom is being cleaned they will typically be relocated for 2-3 days to another room. Thanks for your understanding!
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.
-If you have any contact info changes (i.e.: address change, phone number, e-mail, etc.), now is the time to notify the office to update any info. 

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
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
KinderCamp kicked off the summer with thinking green! Campers have been learning about the recycling process and how it helps our environment.

Preschool had their first water day of the summer! To keep cool from the heat, students used spray bottles and blew bubbles on the playground. Students also ate lunch outside in the shade.
QuickLinksQuick Links
KinderCamp: Entering Kinder & 1st Grade
Adventure Camp: Entering Grades 2 & Up
Summer Jam Twenty17: Entering Grades 5-8
Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes and rains righteousness on you. 
Hosea 10:12 (NKJV)
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