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September 21, 2017
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Deadline Extended! Friday, September 22, Cherrydale Farms Orders Due:
GOOD NEWS! Cherrydale Farms Gifts Sale deadline has been EXTENDED to Friday, September 22!
Remember that we need EVERY family to participate! Our goal is to sell $6000 worth of products! Funds raised go directly to PTO & fund many activities for all our students during the year! Parents & Students, you can shop two ways:
-Order forms: Use the order form that you received in your back-to-school folders. All orders will be delivered to City Tree.
-Shop online: Click here and use the school code CITSC. All orders will be delivered to your home address.
-Note: The online option is particularly useful because you can send the link to out-of-town family and friends! You are also not limited to the brochure - you can shop across the whole site and the school still benefits!
 
Friday, September 22, Please Log In & Update Your Info on Parents Web!
RenWeb has told us they have corrected the issues regarding Parents Web.
-All parents: make sure to follow the process in the attached direction sheet. Once you have logged in, click on School Information on the left hand menu, select Web Forms, then select the Family Demographic tab to check and update your family information and all available forms.
-If you find that you continue to have issues, the next step is for us to assist you directly. The office staff will be available to help parents in the school office. 
Please make sure this is done by Friday, September 22. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
 
Friday, September 22, City Tree T-shirt Orders Due:
City Tree sweatshirts & t-shirts are available to order!
- Click here for the City Tree sweatshirt/t-shirt order form 
-Drop off completed form & payment in the T-shirt mailbox in the hallway
Please note that we will NOT be able to place orders after September 22. Place your orders today!
 
Friday, September 22, San Diego Street Choir Concert at FPC:
The San Diego Street Choir is hosting their Blessing Concert, performing a wide variety of music! "Homeless serving the homeless through music", the Street Choir will be donating 100% of the proceeds to help further music and arts education at the Monarch School for homeless kids. Join us in the Sanctuary on Friday, September 22 at 7:00pm for this event!
 
Wednesday, September 27, City Tree Men's Bible Study:
Calling all City Tree dads grandfathers, uncles, and loved ones! You're invited to the City Tree Men's Bible Study beginning next Wednesday, September 27! Meetings are from 8:00-9:00am in the Pastor's Suite at FPC. If you need directions, come to the school office. Contact Bob Stermon with questions.
 
Tuesday, October 3 & Wednesday, October 4, All School Picture Days:
All School Picture Days are Tuesday, October 3 & Wednesday, October 4! Please make every effort to arrive to school on time. Photos will begin promptly at the beginning of the school day! Here is the schedule:
-Attire : K-8 students may wear "fre
e dress" on their specific picture day. Remember, we take group class photos, so it is good to remember that shoes and legs show in these photos.
-This is a proof program; no payment is needed on picture.
Schedule:
Tuesday, October 3: Grade K-5 & Tuesday/Thursday Preschool students
Wednesday, October 4: All Preschool & Grades 6-8 
 
Tuesday, October 3 & Wednesday, October 4, Parent Volunteers Needed for Picture Day:
We still need 1-2 parent volunteers for both picture days! Contact Amanda Ochoa in the school office if you are available to help.
 
Friday, October 6, Jamba Juice Friday:
Jamba Juice Friday is the first Friday of every month! It is sold on the ramp from 7:30-8:30am. All proceeds go toward helping fund Middle School special trips.
 
Sunday, October 8, City Tree Sunday:
SAVE THE DATE! ALL Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School students will sing, play in the band, and participate in City Tree Sunday on October 8! We would love to have 100% participation since it is such a great way to show the church all that is happening at our school. Please save this date and plan to join us for the morning. We will gather in the dining room at 7:45am.
 
Hepatitis A Information Letter:
Mrs. Kennedy placed a letter in parent files this week regarding the recent Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego. Please click here to read the letter and click here to read information that the CDC provided regarding hand washing. 
 
Donations Needed for Mrs. Mullikin's Prize Box:
Mrs. Mullikin is in need of prize box donations! Does your child have small items that they don't use anymore? Consider donating it! Students earn prizes at recess by doing weekly jobs and during art class by earning gold slips. Small toys and art supplies are much appreciated. Donations will be accepted all throughout the year. Please bring items to school office.
 
Student Art for Local Businesses:
Do you know a business that could benefit from some beautiful artwork? K-5 students would love to create something for your workplace or a business you frequent. Please contact Mrs. Kelly Mullikin via email for details! 

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PTO Volunteers Needed!
We are filling volunteer positions for this school year's PTO. Look for the brightly colored signs by the school
entrance and sign up to volunteer! Your participation makes our school better for your child and for all students. Two key position that still need to be filled are:
Fall Festival, Friday, October 27:
-Fall Festival Co-Chairs: We have one volunteer, one more person would be helpful!
-Fall Festival Food
-Book Fair Coordinator in training: Assisting Book Fair Coordinator so learn job for next school year
Christmas time volunteer positions:
-Classroom Gift Tree Coordinator: Hanging paper Christmas trees outside of classrooms, cutting out paper ornaments, and sending instructions to teachers 
-Christmas Program Dinner Coordinator, Thursday, Dec 14
-Assist with setting up K-8 Art Show, December 13 or 14 
2018 Gala, March 2018
-Gala Co-Chairs: We have one volunteer, one more person would be helpful!
-Gala Donation Solicitation Coordinators: 1-3 volunteers needed 
-Gala Decoration Coordinator
Misc volunteer positions to be filled:
-Ice Cream Social Coordinator: Facilitating all school afterschool ice cream social 
-Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, May 2018 
If you are willing to take on any of these specific positions or just serve where needed most, please contact PTO President, Victoria Cannizzo, with questions.
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Friday, October 6, Preschool Grandparents Day:
Save the date! Preschool Grandparents Day will be on Friday, October 6 at 3:00pm. This is a special time for grandparents (or a loved one!) to visit with their preschool students in the classroom. They will make a project together and enjoy a snack. We hope to see many families there! Look for more information as it gets closer, but let your grandparents know about this now!
 
Sunday, October 8, City Tree Sunday:
All Preschool children are singing in church. Plan to gather in the dining room at 8am. Save this special date!
 
IMPORTANT! Proof of Immunizations Required for ALL Volunteers:
Anyone wishing to volunteer in the Preschool program is now required by law to show proof of immunizations and have a copy on file with our office before volunteering in classes or chaperoning for field trips. Click here to read the attached letter and a fact sheet explaining this new law. If you have any questions after reading these notices, please contact Mrs. Carroll in the office.
 
Fall Field Trips!
Many of our preschool classrooms are planning wonderful Fall field trips to pumpkin patches in just a few short weeks. Be sure to sign the permission slip on your child's classroom clipboard, pay your field trip fee to the teacher, and get copies of your immunization records, driver's license, and valid insurance to the office if you are driving or chaperoning. Participating in class field trips helps our teachers provide rich learning experiences throughout the year and the children love it when mom, dad, or another loved one can join them for these special adventures. 
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Friday, September 22, Last Day of Grades 4-8 MAP Testing
Friday, 9/22: Gr 4 & 5 language, Gr 4-8 make-ups
 
Thursday, September 28, K-8 Free Dress Day:
It's the first K-8 Free Dress Day of the school year! Students in grades K-8 are allowed to wear free dress on the LAST Thursday (school day) of every month. Free dress must abide by the free dress policy, please click here to read the policy from our handbook.
 
Friday, September 29, Band Fees Due for Grades 4-8:
Band fees for the 2017-2018 school year for students in grades 4-8 are due Friday, September 30.
-4th gr: $25 
-5th gr & New 6th-8th Gr Students: $155 - Please note: Forms for band uniform orders will be placed in parent files soon
-Returning 6th-8th Gr Students: $120 
-Jazz Band fees will be due mid-November. More information will be provided by Mrs. Irwig.
Turn in payment to the mailbox outside in the hallway labeled "Band". Contact  Mrs. Irwig if you have any questions.
 
Thursday, October 5, Kindergarten Field Trip to Oma's Pumpkin Patch:
Mrs. Whitelock and the Kindergarten class will be visiting Oma's Pumpkin Patch! Field trip details:
When: Thursday, October 5
Departure: 8:45am
Return time: about 2:15pm
Cost: $12 for the field trip & $8 for the yellow Kindergarten field trip shirt. Please pay teacher if you have not already.
Students must bring: sack lunch and case seats for carpooling.
Attire: Yellow field trip shirt, uniform bottoms or jeans, and comfortable walking shoes
Remember: Sign the blue permission form on the clipboard and sign up if you are available to drive! This also counts toward your K-8 volunteer hours!
Please contact Mrs. Whitelock if you have any questions.
 
Girls Volleyball Schedule, Games & Practices:
Thanks to all the girls who have been practicing hard to get ready for this year's volleyball season! If you have not officially signed up but your child is attending practice, click here to register.
Monday, Sept 25: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm  
Tuesday, Sept 26: B Team game vs St. Paul's 4 @ 6:00pm, arrive by 5:30pm
Wednesday, Sept 27: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Thursday, Sept 28: A Team game vs St Paul's A @ 4:00pm, arrive by 3:30pm
Thursday, Sept 28: B Team game vs St. Paul's 5/6 @ 5:00pm, arrive by 4:30pm
Monday, Oct 2: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm 
Important Note, VOLLEYBALL UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS: All students are required to have athletic shoes, socks, knee pads, and BLACK SHORTS for each game. Each student has received a uniform shirt to use for the season. Players may wear their jerseys in lieu of a uniform shirt on game days. Regular school uniform bottoms still required. Click here to download the girls volleyball schedule. Contact Coach Sara Hooper with any questions.
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Friday, September 22, Last Day of Grades 4-8 MAP Testing:
Friday, 9/22: Gr 4 & 5 language, Gr 4-8 make-ups
 
Friday, September 22, 7th Grade Catalina Registration Paperwork Due:
Thanks to all who were able to attend our 7th grade parent meeting this last Tuesday. If you were not able to make it, you received info and registration forms in parent files and by email on Wednesday of this week. Please be sure to read this info over carefully and talk to   Mrs. Henzel with any questions. Registration forms are due to the office by Friday, September 22.
 
Friday, September 22, 8th Grade Washington DC Trip Registration Due:
We are excited for this year's 8th grade trip to the east coast as enrichment for their study of American History. The dates for this trip are TENTATIVELY scheduled for April 21-26, 2018 pending airline availability. Preparation for this trip is a multi-step process, the first of which is to fill out the online registration form. Note that you will need two important pieces of information regarding the trip. The first is our "expedition number" which is T143. The second is that all fees discussed on the form's Payment and Trip Policies are prepaid by the school using Middle School Activity Fees so there is no need to worry about any billing-related information. Please list your child's FULL LEGAL name and complete all parts of the registration form. We will be having two meetings, one in November and one in the spring in preparation for the trip. These meetings will cover trip itinerary and logistics, travel policies, and much more. E-mail Mrs. Becky Henzel with any questions you have in advance of these meetings. Click the link for the online registration form:  http://bit.ly/1NDr0j6.
 
Friday, September 22, Middle School Madness:
When & Where: Friday, September 22 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Youth Room (room 307)
What is it: An ultimate, crazy game night! Middle School Madness is a time to have fun with friends, get to know one another better, and maybe meet someone new - invite your friends! 
Cost:$5 for pizza & drinks.
Pick-up & Drop-off: Please drop off and pick up on 4th Ave. entrance 
Questions? Contact Peggy Gross.
 
Thursday, September 28, K-8 Free Dress Day:
It's the first K-8 Free Dress Day of the school year! Students in grades K-8 are allowed to wear free dress on the LAST Thursday (school day) of every month. Free dress must abide by the free dress policy, please click here to read the policy from our handbook.
 
Friday, September 29, Band Fees Due for Grades 4-8:
Band fees for the 2017-2018 school year for students in grades 4-8 are due Friday, September 30.
-4th gr: $25
-5th gr & New 6th-8th Gr Students: $155, please note: Forms for band uniform orders will be placed in parent files soon
-Returning 6th-8th Gr Students: $120
-Jazz Band fees will be due mid-November. More information will be provided by Mrs. Irwig.
Turn in payment to the mailbox outside in the hallway labeled "Band". Contact Mrs. Irwig if you have any questions.
 
Tuesday, October 3, Middle School Girls' Bible Study Starts:
Ms. Mandie will be leading a weekly Middle School Girls Bible Study beginning Tuesday, October 3 during lunch. All Middle School girls are welcome and encouraged to attend as we read through a study on the book of Esther and discussing how today's choices can impact our future. For more information, feel free to contact Ms. Mandie Tyink in the office.
 
City Tree Middle School Christian Youth Theater, Highlights from "Mulan":
Each year, we partner with Christian Youth Theater during the 1st quarter of every year, and this year all middle school students are working together on "Mulan" to be presented Tuesday, November 7 at 4:30pm. (NOTE:
THIS SHOWCASE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM NOVEMBER 2.) Parts have been assigned and rehearsals are underway! Each student will receive a script with their lines. Students must keep these scripts in a safe place and bring them to rehearsals each week. Each student should also practice the music for the show at home. Music can be accessed at the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hhc2papswbrtc34/AACF5hz0E2BJ7YdOH_2EEDTha?dl=0. Note that this is also on the Middle School Announcements section of Google Classroom. Encourage your child to listen to this music and practice his/her lines outside of school, and to be prepared for class by storing their scripts in a safe place in their binders and bringing the script to school. Every student will have a part and we look forward to seeing the result of their hard work in November!
 
Friday, October 6, "Mulan" Movie Night:
All middle school students are invited to attend a movie party at Mrs. Decker's house from 6:30-9:00pm. Students will watch the Disney movie "Mulan" in preparation for their own show and make s'mores over a backyard bonfire. Check out the attached flyer for more information.
 
Girls Volleyball Schedule, Games & Practices:
Thanks to all the girls who have been practicing hard to get ready for this year's volleyball season! If you have not officially signed up but your child is attending practice, click here to register.
Monday, Sept 25: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm 
Tuesday, Sept 26: B Team game vs St. Paul's 4 @ 6:00pm, arrive by 5:30pm
Wednesday, Sept 27: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Thursday, Sept 28: A Team game vs St Paul's A @ 4:00pm, arrive by 3:30pm
Thursday, Sept 28: B Team game vs St. Paul's 5/6 @ 5:00pm, arrive by 4:30pm
Monday, Oct 2: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Important Note, VOLLEYBALL UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS: All students are required to have athletic shoes, socks, knee pads, and BLACK SHORTS for each game. Each student has received a uniform shirt to use for the season. Players may wear their jerseys in lieu of a uniform shirt on game days. Regular school uniform bottoms still required. Click here to download the girl volleyball schedule. Contact Coach Sara Hooper with any questions.
 
6th-8th Grade Band:
-6th grade: Monday/ Friday (plus Tuesday OR Thursday for the 1st quarter)
-7th grade: Friday (plus Tuesday OR Thursday for the 1st quarter)
-8th grade: Friday (plus Tuesday OR Thursday for the 1st quarter) 
- Click here for 1st quarter Tues/Thurs band groups.
Honors Jazz Band will also be offered after school on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15pm. Please contact Mrs. Irwig via email for more information about the audition and selection process for this club.
 
September PE Schedule:
Sept 27: Kroc Center, Volleyball
 
1st Quarter Supplementary Curriculum (beginning Tues, September 5):
Grades 6-8: Tues/Thurs- Band or CYT Theater Arts
LookingAheadLooking Ahead
Friday, September 22: Last day of Grades 4-8 MAP Testing
 
Friday, September 22: City Tree t-shirt & sweatshirt orders due 
 
Thursday, September 28: K-8 Free Dress Day
 
October 3 & 4: All School Pictures Days
 
Friday, October 6: Jamba Juice Friday 
 
Friday, October 6: Preschool Grandparent's Day 
 
Sunday, October 8: City Tree Sunday
 
October 23-27: Health & Safety Week
 
Wednesday, October 25: K-8 Jog-a-thon 
 
Friday, October 27: All School Fall Festival 
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Students used their creativity to draw pictures with chalk on the playground. Great job ladies!

Mrs. Audrey, Ms. Sara, & Ms. Maddie hosted the "Truffle Shuffle Party" in afterschool last week! Students had a great time decorating their own chocolate truffles, singing karaoke, and dancing all afternoon.
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