All School Announcements:
Friday, September 27, Preschool Grandparents Day:
Preschool Grandparents Day is Friday , September 27 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. After their time in the classroom grandparents are invited to bring their grandchildren to patio playground. We hope to see many families there! 
Parent Participation
Parents are an essential part of City Tree Christian School. Besides the critical support you give to the school when you help your child with homework and support your child's teacher, parent volunteers help City Tree run more smoothly. We wouldn't be able to do many extra things without your involvement. We can accomplish so much when we work as a team to further our children’s education. We realize that each family has varied schedules and talents therefore we have listed a variety of ways that you might volunteer . Please use the list below to make a commitment to help City Tree (Preschool and K-8th) and complete your Family Participation Program hours (K-8 th only).
 
PTO Positions Available for 2019-2020
Your participation makes our school better for your child and for all students. We have 2 important jobs we need filled ASAP:
  • Fall Festival Coordinator
  • 2020 Gala Dinner & Auction Coordinator
These positions can also be filled with 2 people who serve as co-coordinators.

If you are willing to take one of these specific positions please sign-up using the "jobs" button above. Contact Stacie Johnston or A utumn
Steppe with questions or to volunteer.
Volleyball:
Girls Volleyball Schedule, Games & Practices:
Practices:
Monday, September 30: Practice
Wednesday, October 2: Practice
Games:
Tuesday, October 1: 4:00 City Tree A, 5:00pm City Tree B
Both are playing Reformation Lutheran School
Thursday, October 3: No Game
Immunizations:
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. If you have any questions after reading these notices, please contact the office.

Student Immunization records are required for all California schools
The office staff will be submitting all student records by October 15th. Please be on the look out for an email from our staff. If your child is compliant you will not receive an email.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteers Needed for Tuesday Mileage Club:
We know that active bodies help minds focus during school time. We want to give our K-8 students an opportunity to run on the roof before school starts each Tuesday. We need parent help to track laps and miles and to make this happen. If you can give 30-40 minutes 7:50-8:30 every Tuesday, every other week, or once a month, please contact Sue Kennedy.
Grandparents Day Volunteers Needed:
We are in need of 2-3 volunteer to help prep and serve during Grandparents Day on Friday. September 27 volunteers are needed from 2:00-4:00pm. Let the office know if you are available to help!  
 Tuesday, October 22 & Wednesday, October 23, Parent Volunteers Needed for Picture Day:
We still need 1-2 parent volunteers for both picture days! Contact the office if you're available to help.
Each Student Council

Student council offices are open for students in grades 4-8.

Students in grades 1-8 vote in the elections. d ay our staff gathers for prayer and devotions. We need a few parent volunteers to supervise the K-8 students on the roof playground from 7:45-8:25 OR 8:00-8:25 . If you can help please contact Mandie Tyink, office manager.













Election Schedule

  • Friday, September 27: Informational meeting, applications available, 12:35 in Mrs. Decker’s classroom (Room 311)

  • Wednesday, October 2: 4th -8th grade applicants- Turn in your completed and signed applications to your classroom teacher/homeroom teacher for her recommendation. Teachers should complete the attached recommendation form and turn in to Mrs. Decker by Wednesday morning.

  • Friday, October 4: Students who turned in completed applications attend a lunch meeting with Mrs. Decker about campaign procedures and rules, and will be informed of which offices they are eligible to run for. 12:35pm in Mrs. Decker’s classroom (Room 311)

  • Week of October 7-11: Speeches- All candidates will sign up for a recording time one day this week to record their speech with the Cinematography Club/Mrs. Decker. Speeches will be posted online on our school Vimeo account and viewed by classes before the election.

  • Monday, October 7--Monday, October 14: Each candidate may display 3 posters in the hallways. They must be no larger than 16”x 20”. They must be put up with scotch tape. NO PINS!!!! Candidates may pass out fliers, stickers or pencils to classmates asking for their votes. Candy, gum, money or anything used as a toy may NOT be given away.

  • Monday, October 14: ELECTION DAY! Classes will watch the speeches online, then voting will be by class from 9:00-10:30 am. Ballots will be counted at lunch by the Student Council Advisor.

  • Results will be posted by the front doors and on Facebook by 3:15pm that day. In case of a tie, a run off will take place on Tuesday, October 15.

  • Friday, October 25: First Student Council meeting will be held from 12:35pm-1:15pm in Mrs. Decker’s classroom (Room 311). Class representatives should be present as well as elected council members.
Upcoming:
Monday, September 30, 1st King's Daughters Meeting
King's Daughters is a Christ-based program for girls ages Kindergarten to 8th grade. We enjoy Bible studies, cooking, crafts, and service projects together.
King's Daughters starts Monday, September 30, 2019 from 3:30 - 5:00 We will also have a brief parent meeting in the Scout Room from 5-5:15 p.m.  If your daughter plans to attend, please fill out the registration form and return it to the office no later than Friday, September 27, 2019. You may also e-mail the leader, Jennifer McCain at kingsdaughtersctcs@gmail.com or text (619) 756-1934. She will not be able to pick-up your daughter for the meeting unless you have filled out a registration form. After school care is provided only if arranged with the office. This program is also open to girls who do not attend City Tree, so feel free to share with your friends.
Thursday, October 3, PTO Meeting
Join us for our next PTO meeting.
5:15pm in the Geneva Room.
Free Childcare available for City Tree students. Sorry care is not available for infants or non City Tree siblings, but they are welcome at the meeting.
Sunday, October 13, City Tree Sunday!
 Join us for worship at First Pres. 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 (Loving Lights, Son Beams, King's Kids & Heavenly Angels) and K-5 students are singing.
  • All Middle School students and select 5th grade students will play in the band during the service.
  • City Tree Band will play during the fellowship time on the patio.

Event details:
8:30 - Middle school students and select 5th grade band students gather in room 312
8:30 - K-5 students & ALL parents gather in the Dining Room
9:00 - 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.
9:30 Worship Service - Preschool & K-5 students will sing, Band students will play
10:45- Fellowship time with refreshments on the patio, Band plays.

All School Important Information:
  • Please plan to join us! RSVP on your child's clipboard sign-up sheets. We are asking that all families respond with a "yes" or "no" on these sheets. Our hope is that everyone will come, so our music is vibrant and filled with JOY!
  • Infants and Little Blessings will not be singing in the service. We encourage parents to worship with us on this special Sunday. Drop off your little one in room 105 between 9:15-9:30am for childcare and join us for the 9:30am worship service in the Sanctuary and fellowship time after!
Monday, October 14:
Monday, October 14 our Middle School students will be attending a workshop on campus provided by the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Students will learn about Engineering and proportions. The cost is $9.00 per students. Please bring cash or a check to Ms. Lee by Tuesday, October 8,
Tuesday, October 15:
Who: 2nd grade & Ms. Lopez
Where: Fleet Science Center
What: IMAX movie and science museum
When: Tuesday, October 15, 9:30-2:30
Details: Students should wear their school uniforms and bring a sack lunch.
Cost: The cost is $9.00 per students. Please bring cash to Miss Lopez by Friday, October 11, 2019.
Please sign up to chaperone on the green field trip form. If you have questions please contact Miss Lopez. 
Wednesday, October 16:
Who: 3rd-5th grade, Mrs. Nguyen & Mrs. Floeter
Where: Railroad Museum
What: STEM workshop on bridge design
When: Wednesday, October 16, 9:15-1:10
Details: Students should wear their school uniforms and bring a sack lunch.We are walking so wear shoes that are good for walking.
Cost: $9.00 per students. Please bring cash to teachers by Friday, October 4, 2019.
Please sign up to chaperone on the green field trip form. If you have questions please contact your child's teacher.
Friday, October 18:
Who: Kings Kids, Snipes, Loving Lights, Bogan and Heavenly Angels, Phipps
Where: Summers Past Farm
What: Fall Fun: learning about plants and farms
When: Friday, October 18, 9:00-12:30
Details: Please wear closed toed shoes, lunch is provided, leave and label your car seat unless you are driving.
Cost: $10.00 per students. Please bring cash to teachers by Friday, October 4,
Please sign up to drive on the green field trip form. If you have questions please contact your child's teacher.
Thursday, October 24: Chipotle Fundraiser:
Love Burritos? Love City Tree Christian School? Come to the Pacific Beach Chipotle on October 24 between 4 and 8pm. Grab dinner for your family and mention City Tree at check out. The school will get 33% of the proceeds from your purchase! Sounds delicious, right? You can also swing by the Volleyball game before and support our Lady Falcons! Check the Volleyball section for more information! 
October 22 and 23 Picture Days:
All School Picture Days are Tuesday, October 22 & Wednesday, October 23! Please make every effort to arrive to school on time.
Photos will begin promptly at the beginning of the school day! 
• Attire: K-8 students may wear "nice free dress" on their specific picture day.
• 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 day.

Schedule:
• Tuesday, October 22: Grade K-8 & Tuesday/Thursday Preschool students
• Wednesday, October 23: Infants & Preschool
Middle School
Middle School Google Classroom:

All middle school students have a google classroom account set up for them, and have logged on multiple times this week. Google Classroom will continue to be a hub for teacher to student communication in middle school. Beginning this coming weekend, students are required to visit their google classes each weekend, and record homework in their planners for the upcoming week. Additionally, we are asking ALL students to login with their PARENTS this coming weekend so that you also become familiar with this tool and use it to help your child stay on track with homework at home. For those who are returning, we have made a few small changes in the way class and homework is posted this year.

A Few FAQ's:
  1. What are my child's login credentials? - Your child has these and should be able to log in. Please ask him/her to share them with you and keep them in a safe place at home.
  2. What should my child do with Google classroom info? - We want the physical planner to be a real time, immediate tool for students. Students should visit google classroom on the weekends and homework for the upcoming week into their planners. However, planners should be updated regularly in class and used as the first resource to check due dates.
  3. Where is work posted? - Students need to visit each of their classes. In each class, click Assignments at the top, and then click on each posting for the week ahead to see details/instructions. Students should be copying down details from the "Homework" section of the post into their planners. (Please do not use the "Calendar" feature for recording homework. We have found the way the Calendar lists homework is confusing for students because it does not encourage them plan and complete work in advance.) Feel free to email Mrs. Henzel with any specific questions about Google Classroom use!
Middle School Request:
Middle School students often use headphones when studying with their Chromebooks. Teachers are asking that students bring an inexpensive headphone set with them. They should not be expensive, Bluetooth or full size headphones as things may go missing. If you have questions about this request please stop by the office.
Middle School 1st Quarter Supplementary Curriculum (beginning Tuesday, September 3):
  • Grades 6-8: CYT Theater Arts
City Tree Middle School Christian Youth Theater, Highlights from "Coco":
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 "The Greatest Showman" to be presented Tuesday, November 5 at 4:00pm. 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.
Opportunities for Families
Joy of Living Bible Study:
The JOY of Living is a women's Bible Study meeting on Tuesday mornings in the West Room 9:30-11:30am. All women are welcome!
This year we will be studying:
Ephesians - Living a Life Worthy of God's Calling .
We will start on September 17th and continue through May.
There are two books for a cost of $35; scholarships are available. Please contact  Peggy Baker   for more information.
Bible
Wednesday Family Discipleship- Classes for all ages.

Parents: Scout Room | Leader: Peggy Gross
Parenting Can be Difficult: Join the conversation about parenting through the lens of faith in today's culture.
Youth Group: For students in grades 6-8. Gather in the Youth Room 307
Preschoolers and K-5, lovingly known as "Pizza Church": Come together for a Bible lesson, dinner and activities.

We gather for dinner (potluck) with pizza available for kids. 
Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm.
Contact  Peggy  for information
Friday Women's Bible Study, "All Things New"

Room: West Room | Leader: Suzy Walls 
We are a multi-generational women's group seeking to grow and transform our hearts through God's word and His truth about us. City Tree moms are especially invited. Coffee and childcare provided. Study meets on Fridays from 8:30-9:40am.
Contact Suzy for information.
Important Dates:
Friday, September 27: Preschool Grandparents Day
Sunday, October 13: City Tree Sunday
October 15-18: 6th Grade Camp
October 16-19: 7th Grade Catalina Trip
October 22-23: : Fall Picture Days
October 25: All School Fall Festival 
November 11: Veteran's Day Holiday, School CLOSED
November 25-29: School CLOSED for staff development and Thanksgiving Break
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes."
Ephesians 6:10-11