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September 28, 2017
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LAST CALL! 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. 
Remember to make sure you have done this! Thank you for your patience and understanding.
 
Friday, September 29, Friday Morning Women's Bible Study Begins:
The Friday Morning Women's Bible Study begins TOMORROW Friday, September 29! The group will be exploring "Proven", a study going through the Gospel of John by Jennie Allen.
-8:30-9:45am
-Westroom
-Childcare provided
Questions? Contact Peggy Gross & Suzy Walls for more info.
 
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 "free 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. The first group is Kindergarten - please arrive on time! 
Wednesday, October 4: All Preschool & Grades 6-8. The first group is 8th grade - please arrive on time!
 
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!
Preschool (Loving Lights, Son Beams, King's Kids & Heavenly Angels), 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! Preschool, all K-5, and middle school students will be participating in the service (singing and/or playing in the band). Event details:
7:45 - Middle school students gather in room 312
7:45 - K-5 students & ALL parents gather in the Dining Room
8:00 - Preschool students should be dropped off at their individual classrooms. Teachers will meet you in classrooms. Parents should come to the Dining Room after dropping off their preschoolers in their classrooms.
8:30 Worship Service - Preschool & K-5 students will sing, Middle School Band students will play
9:45-10:45 - Fellowship hour with refreshments, Middle School band plays, & the City Tree Singers will sing!
MIDDLE SCHOOL INFORMATION ONLY:
10:40 - Middle School Band students tune up for 11:00am service
11:00 - Middle School Band students play in 11:00am service
11:20 - Band students meet parents in room 312
All School Important Information:
-Please plan to join us! RSVP on your child's clipboard, sign-up sheets will be posted soon. We are asking that all families respond with a "yes" or "no" on these sheets.
-Infants & Little Blessings will not be performing in the service. We encourage parents to worship with us on this special Sunday. Drop off your Little Blessing or Precious Miracle in room 105 between 8:15-8:30am for childcare and join us for the 8:30am worship service in the Sanctuary and fellowship time after!
 
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!
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!
 
Volunteers needed for Grandparents Day!
We are in need of 2-3 volunteer to help prep and serve during Grandparents Day on Friday, October 6. volunteers are needed from 2:00-4:00pm. Contact Mrs. Carroll if you are available to help! 
 
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 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.
 
Sunday, October 15, 4th Grade Sacramento Trip Registration & Payment Due:
Registration paperwork and information has been distributed to parent files. Additional copies are available in the cubby beneath the sign-in area of room 307, click here to learn more. First payment & registration forms are due to World Strides on Sunday, October 15!
 
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.
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
Tuesday, Oct 3: A Team game vs Victory 7 @ 5:00pm, arrive by 4:30pm
Wednesday, Oct 4: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Thursday, Oct 5: B Team game vs Reformation B @ 5:00pm, arrive by 4:30pm 
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 29, 6th and 7th Grades presenting in Chapel:
Parents are welcome and invited to attend our chapel tomorrow at 10:30am. Our 6th and 7th grade students are preparing and presenting our lesson for the week. Come and worship with us!
 
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, contact Ms. Mandie Tyink.
 
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.
 
October 17-20, 6th Grade Camp:
Camp is nearly here! Be sure you sign permission for 6th grade camp on the blue field trip form that will be out on clipboards. We need 3-4 parents to drive to/from Jamul (approx. 40 minutes from City Tree). If you can assist with driving, please add your name, number of passengers, and whether you can drive to/from camp on the field trip form. Click here for a letter from Mrs. Henzel that outlines details of the trip and click here for a copy of the packing list.
 
October 18-20, 7th Grade Catalina Camp:
Thanks to all parents who signed up to assist with transportation to/from our Catalina Ferry. As your students prepare for this field trip, please remember to sign permission on the clipboards. Students are required to wear their Wisdom t-shirts on the first day and bring a sack lunch along with their luggage. We will meet in the parking out at 5:00am for departure on October 18. Students are expected back at school around 3:30-4:30pm on October 21. Please contact Mrs. Henzel with 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.
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
Tuesday, Oct 3: A Team game vs Victory 7 @ 5:00pm, arrive by 4:30pm
Wednesday, Oct 4: Practice on the roof playground from 4:30-5:45pm
Thursday, Oct 5: B Team game vs Reformation B @ 5:00pm, arrive by 4:30pm
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. Contact Mrs. Irwig for more information about the audition and selection process for this club.
 
October PE Schedule:
Oct 4 - Kroc Center
Oct 11 - Kroc Center
Oct 18 - Balboa Park
Oct 25 - Jog-a-thon, Balboa Park (*Note schedule change: 10:45-12:35)
 
1st Quarter Supplementary Curriculum:
Grades 6-8: Tues/Thurs- Band or CYT Theater Arts
LookingAheadLooking Ahead
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 
PicturesPictures of the Week
K-5 students are reviewing elements of art in art class with Mrs. Mullikin. Kindergarten worked on three-dimensional line art by cutting strips of paper with different line shapes and gluing them on to their canvas. Grade 4 also created three-dimensional art work by making their own version of Van Gogh's still life of a chair. Great job everyone!
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Ephesians 4:25-27 (NIV)
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