All School Announcements:
Coronavirus Information:
Parent Communication and Additional Information:
We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and following all recommendations provided to us by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local agencies in order to make the best decisions for our school community.
Congratulations Winners of the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair
Many of our Middle School students were chosen to present their science fair projects at the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair (GSDSEF) last week. City Tree was well represented and a number of our students came home with awards.

1st Place: Earth and Planetary Science - Sophia
ISEF Affiliate Winner: Association for Women Geo-scientists - Sophia
Professional Society Winner: Marine Technology Society - Sophia
Sophia's project was also nominated for the State of California Science and Engineering Fair
1st Place: Product Testing/Consumer Science - Valentino and Jackson

3rd Place: Electrical and Mechanical - Luke
3rd Place: Plant Sciences - Dorcas
3rd Place: Plant Sciences - Emma
3rd Place: Environmental Sciences - Emilie
4th Place: Chemistry - Jonathan

Great work, students! And thank you, Michelle Lee, for your leadership and support!
Parson to Persons
During this time of social distancing First Presbyterian Church Pastors are providing regular videos to draw us closer to God and also to each other. In this short video Pastor Jeff Myers offers parents some words of encouragement.
Access Family Directory on FACTS!

Wondering how to email or text the parent of a classmate? Perhaps you wanted to set up a Facetime call with another student but don't know their cell number.

Most of this information is available in our Family Directory on FACTS. To access the directory, log into the FACTS Family Portal, and click on "Resource Documents." Listed there are the K-8th Grade Family Directory and Preschool Family Directory. Also listed are the class lists by grade. Please keep in mind that this information was uploaded at the beginning of the year, so our newest students will not be on the list.

Take the time this week to reach out to a fellow parent and offer a word of encouragement or support. It's times like this that the City Tree Community shines!
PTO Sets Up: "City Tree Parents" on Facebook Groups

We all need community now more than ever. The PTO has set up a private facebook community group called "City Tree Parents." Join the group to connect with other parents to share ideas, photos, offer encouragement or request help with a need. Please do not use the group to arrange play-dates or meet ups since those are discouraged at this time. We might not be able to physically be together, but we can always show each other love and support!
Basketball:


Due to the Coronavirus, the remaining two weeks of the girls' basketball season have been cancelled.

Thank you to our girls, Ms. Francine and Mr. Luigi for a great year!
Chrome Books Available
Each family has their own set of challenges during this time of school closure. We realize that sharing devices among family members may not be ideal. Parents who think it would be helpful for their K-8 student to borrow a Chrome Book from the school during this time of K-8 distance learning should contact Sue Kennedy. We will do everything we can to assist you.
FACTS Tuition Management

Thank you to many of our families who have already set up their payment options online via FACTS Tuition Management. Families who have signed the Continuous Enrollment Contract, please log in to FACTS Family Portal to choose your payment options. Please make your designations by March 31st in order to receive the $100 discount off registration.

Registration and tuition for the 2020/2021 school year will be processed via Tuition Management.

If you have any questions about Tuition Management, have financial concerns regarding the timing of your payment, or are having difficulty logging in, please contact Sara Delgado for help via email or to set up a phone call.
March 31, Last Day to Complete K-8 Family Participation Hours:
We realize that it would be difficult to complete hours now, but please take the time to record the hours you have completed. We are more than willing to be understanding with this requirement, but ask that you communicate with us regarding your status and concerns.

Please email sue.kennedy@citytree.org if you have any questions about Family Participation Hours.
First Presbyterian Church Master Plan Regarding our Facilities
First Presbyterian Church established a team of people to evaluate our entire church and school campus and create a Master Plan for our buildings and property, so we more fully use our extensive facilities for the purpose of the church's ministries. The Master Plan Committee is looking at ways to improve our campus and buildings to help support ministries of First Presbyterian Church such as City Tree Christian School, Ladle, youth ministry, women’s ministries, etc.
The Plan is still in the development phase, and the church will need to do a Capital Campaign before any major work on the building starts. However, we wanted our families to be aware of this exciting process. We are looking forward to seeing how this plan will help improve and grow City Tree Christian School!
Thursday, March 26, Quarter 3 Ends:
The end of the 3rd quarter is coming up. Please do your best to have your student submit all school work by Thursday, March 26. We realize each family's situation is different, so please reach out to your child's teacher(s) if you have concerns or need additional considerations. K-8th grade report cards will be emailed home to parents on Friday, April 10.
Reminders:
Do Your Shopping with Amazon Smile!
Did you know if you shop on Amazon use Amazon Smile, identify First Presbyterian Church of San Diego as your charity and City Tree Christian School will receive all the donations. We have earned a total of $1,479.53 simply by parents and supporters of City Tree doing their amazon shopping via smile.amazon.com.

If you'd like to participate identify us as your charity, then we get a % each time you shop. Please remember to shop via smile.amazon.com or City Tree won't get the credit!
Opportunities for Families
Live Stream Services: First Presbyterian Church of San Diego
Join the FPC community in worship online on either Saturday evenings or Sunday morning. We are doing a sermon series on the 7 last words of Christ from the cross. This week, the sermon will be given by City Tree mom, Greta Myers. To join the services online click the links below. Stream it live or watch it at any time.


Important Dates:
March 27 - April 3: Spring Break (Friday to Friday)- New Dates!
March 26: Quarter 3 Ends
April 10: K-8 Report Cards emailed home
April 6: Tentative date for school to resume after Spring Break.