All School Announcements:
Middle School Game Night: Friday, January 31
2nd-4th Grade Choir Performance: Sunday, February 2
Students in our 2nd -4th grade Choir will be singing in both worship services at First Presbyterian Church this Sunday, February 2.

Please bring your children to First Presbyterian Church by 8am and plan to take them home around 11:30am.
Ryan's Run Thank You!
We would like to thank our parent volunteers for helping us with this year’s jog-a-thon, now permanently named Ryan’s Run!

City Tree students ran with perseverance and joy; what a wonderful way to honor Ryan's memory. Thank you to parent volunteers for helping set-up, tally laps, distribute water and oranges, man the spray stations, and provide encouragement to students as they made their way around the course. Thank you also to everyone who donated orange slices, water, and spray bottles. 

Certificates will go home soon via parent files that show how many laps your student ran. Special awards will also be presented in chapel, Friday, February 7 to our top lap runners.
Spread the Word About City Tree!
Spread the word by telling your friends, family, & coworkers about City Tree!
Here's how you can help:
  • Encourage people to tour our school
  • Complete reviews on Google, Yelp or Facebook
  • Follow City Tree on Facebook or Instagram and share our posts
  • Marketing Baskets available upon request for parents to display at their place of business, apartment lobby or other appropriate location.
  • Flyers or posters are available at the school office to be distributed or posted in your communities.
 
As a way to thank you for referring another student who enrolls and attends for at least 90 days, you will receive  $500 off tuition!! 

Check your parent files for detailed information about the referral program. Stop by the office with questions.
2020 Gala, Friday, March 7

The 22nd Annual City Tree Christian School Gala and Auction is Saturday, March 7 at 5:30pm. Join us for an evening with dinner, silent and live auctions. Dress in formal attire.

Funds raised at the Gala support City Tree's enrichment programs such as music, art, band, science and technology.

Tickets on or before February 21: $65
Tickets after February 22: $75
City Tree parents receive one free admission per registered child.

Childcare is available for a fee at City Tree Christian School during the event.
Gala Donations Needed!

The annual Gala is around the corner and we are gathering donations for the auctions and gift baskets. As a special incentive, each donation that a family brings in worth at least $20 will count as 1 hour towards the K-8 Family Participation hours. This incentive applies to items donated that are not part of a classroom basket. Please use the forms below. If you would like to donate something or if you know of any individuals, businesses, etc that would be willing to donate items please contact Annie Rigor  ASAP!

Gala Donation Solicitation Help DESPERATELY Needed!
We are behind on getting donations and need help. We need volunteers to take on the following jobs, within the next week, that will bring in much needed donations.
  • Volunteer to personally bring donation letters to businesses in Liberty Station and request donations from those businesses.
  • Volunteer to personally bring donation letters to businesses in Little Italy and request donations from those businesses.
  • Volunteer to send letters out to local amusement parks, museums, and venues such as the zoo and maritime museum to solicit donations.
  • Volunteer to send letters out to previous donors and solicit donations.
Contact Annie Rigor  ASAP if you can assist. We need parents to step up and assist.

Gala Sponsors Needed!
We are also looking for businesses to sponsor certain aspects of the Gala to help make it bigger and better this year! These cash sponsorships would include advertisement in our program, at the venue, and around City Tree. 

Program Sponsor: All Donors receive mention in the program
Premium Program Sponsor: $500
Dessert Bar Sponsor: $250 (or provision of desserts)
Photo Booth Sponsor: $300
Entertainment Sponsor: $350
You Spoke and We Heard You: Positive Changes Coming Next Month
We are excited to announce two new changes that will help make your life as a City Tree parent easier.

Continuous Enrollment
We heard that the process of completing enrollment paperwork for each child every year was tedious. With Continuous enrollment, you no longer have to fill out annual online enrollment packets! We're implementing a process that streamlines enrollment from year to year. Simply update your information in our system as needed, and notify us if you plan to withdraw your child. Otherwise, your child will remain enrolled at City Tree through completion of 8th grade.

FACTS Tuition Management
 We heard that you wanted a simplified system for reviewing bills, making payments and getting tax information. The new Tuition Management system will provide all these things.

Parents will be able to set up their payment information in tuition management in late February and payments for the 2020/2021 school year.
Emails were sent out to parents this week with more details about Continuous Enrollment and Tuition Management. Next week you will receive an email with the full Continuous Enrollment Policy as well as the Continuous Enrollment Contract for everyone to sign. We will be on the ramp on several different days in the next few weeks to answer questions. If you have questions, please contact Sara Delgado.
Basketball:
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Girls' Practices:
Tuesday, February,4 4 :30-5:55pm
Thursday, February,6 4:30-5:55pm

Boys' Season:
Boys season is now over. Great job Falcons! Please return washed uniforms to the school office next week. Coach Luigi will let you know about end of the season awards dinner.
Volunteer Opportunities:
The next PTO meeting is Thursday, February 6 at 5:00pm in the Geneva Room.

The PTO is an active group of parents committed to making City Tree a great place for our children to learn. Please join us for our next meeting!


Contact our PTO presidents Stacie Johnston or A utumn Steppe with questions.
Volunteer in Downtown San Diego: Saturday, February 8
Join members of the downtown community as we  serve various individuals in need. First Presbyterian Church of San Diego is hosting an event connecting volunteers with the opportunity to work with one of four local mission partners: San Diego Rescue Mission, Downtown Fellowship, Presbyterian Urban Ministries and Ladle Fellowship. Meet at First Presbyterian Church at 8:00am for orientation and prayer, then head off to one of the four locations, finishing up at noon. Children are welcome. Ask your friends and neighbors to join you!
Wednesday Morning Volunteer Needed
Please consider volunteering for 15-30 minutes on Wednesday mornings. We are looking for a volunteer to help monitor the playground from either 8:00-8:15am or 7:45-8:15am on Wednesdays. If you are interested in helping, please contact the school office.
Reminders:
Operation No More Sickness
It has been a difficult flu and cold season this year.    Please remember to NOT bring your child to school if they have had a fever, vomiting, or have thrown up within 24 hours of the school day.    If any of these symptoms appear during the school day we will call you to pick up your child and they will not be able to return the following day. In addition, we will not administer medicine for fever-prevention, as children with a fever need to be at home. Please see your parent handbook for our illness policy.
Middle School
Friday, January 31
Middle School Honor Roll Recognition

Parents are invited to join us for chapel beginning at 10:30am on Friday, January 31. We will recognize our 2nd quarter Middle School honor roll students at this chapel. Students who qualify will receive a notice via email by Friday, January 24.
Hope to see you there!


Middle School
Uniform Reminders

We ask for parents to make sure students are arriving at school in compliance with our uniform policy.

A few reminders:

  • No colorful or patterned socks
  • Pants in good repair, no holes or tears in the knees please
  • Belts must be worn
  • Shirts must be tucked in
8th Grade Shadow Days:
As you are looking at high school options for your student, often they will offer the opportunity for 8th grade students to participate in shadow/visitation days. This can be a great way to get a "taste" of the high school experience, and get an inside look at different schools. Please be sure to check with your child's teachers ahead of time to determine which days work best for visitations, and notify the office when absences will occur. We will make every effort to work with you as you plan this important transition. Additionally, schools often ask for recommendations from current administrators/teachers. If your child's potential high school has such requirements, please send us the link and notify us that you did so, OR print the recommendation form and include a stamped, addressed envelope (or fax number) and leave it in the office for the appropriate staff member. Recommendations and records will be sent directly to the school in question.
3rd Quarter Supplementary Curriculum
  • Grade 6: Art with Ms. Hooper
  • Grade 7: Life Skills with Ms. Lee
  • Grade 8: Cooking with Mrs. Bogan
Opportunities for Families
Wednesday Family Discipleship:   Classes for all ages
Parenting Can be Difficult:  Join the conversation about parenting through the lens of faith in today's culture.
Leader: Peggy Gross
Parents: Meet in the  Scout Room 
Youth Group:  For students in grades 6-8. Gather in the Youth Room 307
Preschoolers and K-5: Come together for a Bible lesson, dinner and activities lovingly known as "Pizza Church"

We gather for dinner (potluck) with pizza available for kids. Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm. Contact    Peggy   for more information.

Important Dates:
February 13, 14, 17: NO SCHOOL, Staff Development Day & Presidents' Day Holidays
March 7: Gala Auction and Dinner