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What are our Families up to?

This week's featured family photo is a remote learning montage that we posted on Facebook. Click the picture to see our students at work.

Share Your Pictures and Videos with Us!
Have you done some interesting or creative things with your kiddos during this time of remote learning? Send in your family photos and be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings! Drawings will be held bi-weekly.

Please email photos or videos to Sara Delgado or upload to City Tree's dropbox account.

We would love to share your photos and videos with our school on Facebook or in the next email update!
And the Winner Is...
Congratulations to the Birdsells! We will be mailing you your $25 Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Card. Thank you to all of you who shared your photos and videos with us.

Keep them coming!

Teacher Appreciation Week:
May 4-8
Let's show our teachers and staff some love in this time that we are physically apart. Consider making a card, sending flowers, or dropping something off at school at the next materials pick-up next week.

We would like to compile your words of encouragement to share with the teachers in creative ways. Please email Sara Delgado a sentence or two of your thoughts or record a short video so we can put together this surprise for our teachers.
K-8 Virtual Chapel
Join our K-8 students for our April 30 virtual chapel. Click on the photo above to view the video that includes middle school honor roll recognition.
Music with Mrs. Williams
Learn about the components of a song, and hear the story of "Puff the Magic Dragon" with Mrs. Williams.
Preschool for Children of Essential Workers
On Monday, April 27, City Tree opened our preschool on a limited basis, for children of essential workers age 18 months -- 5 years. 
If you are an essential worker, and would like to sign up, please contact Nissa Rivero to see if there is still space available.
Financial Aid Applications Due!

The deadline to submit Financial Aid Applications for the 2020-2021 school year was April 30th. Priority will be given to applications received on time, buy applications are still welcome. Click the button below to download the application and then mail or drop off your application at the school. Please contact Sue Kennedy to make arrangement for in person drop off.
K-8th Grade Multicultural Fair

K-8 students have begun preparing for the Multicultural Fair. In the next few weeks students will be "traveling" to different countries around the world and doing some in depth learning that will be shared with the rest of the school. Get your passports out and get ready to travel to interesting places around the world the week of May 18.
Support City Tree Family Businesses

Help support our community by working with City Tree Family businesses! Many of these businesses are still operating, and all need your support both during and after this time of social distancing.

Want to purchase Mother's Day or Teacher Appreciation Week flowers? Consider ordering from Adorations Botanical. Looking for some ceramics, need support for a child in the hospital, buying a home or need insurance advice. All of these services and more are available within our community.
Parson to Persons
In this short video Pastor Jeff Myers discusses how the Gospel Goes Out. Pastor Jeff notes how from the very beginning the gospel message has been carried by and sent to a diverse group of people. The Church - and City Tree Christian School - are continuing this vision.
K-8 Distance Learning Grading

We want parents and students to be aware that grading will continue during our time of K-8 Distance Learning. Report cards help parents of younger students have a sense of student progress and also gives information regarding student's strengths and weaknesses. Report Cards and grades help older students gauge their progress, hold students accountable for their own learning, and can often be a motivator. We are quick to acknowledge that this is a unique time for all of us, some students have challenging circumstances, and evaluating and grading is more difficult without daily face to face interactions. All of that will be taken into consideration.
Middle school students and parents can monitor grades through our online platform. If you are a middle school parent and need assistance accessing your student's grades, please contact Sue Kennedy .
Chromebooks 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 Chromebook from the school during this time of K-8 Distance Learning should contact Sue Kennedy. We will do everything we can to assist you.
For those families who experiencing financial hardship during this time and you need consideration for your April and/or May tuition payments, please complete the Financial Hardship Application so that you can communicate your need.
K-8 Tuition Payments

K-8 tuition payments were due April 1 and the last tuition payment of the school year is due May 1. Automatic Transfer is our preferred method of payment, but you can also easily use 2 other methods:
Check mailed to: City Tree Christian School, Attention Gail Barrett, 320 Date Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Credit Card : using this link . Reference your students' name. There is a service charge.

If you need to make other arrangements please contact Gail Barrett , our accountant directly.
Monday, April 13, K-8 Quarter Report Cards Were Emailed:
K-8 report cards were emailed on Monday, April 13. Some report cards were held due to items that were past due (tuition, after school care, lunches, uniforms, etc.). please contact Sue Kennedy or Gail Barrett (accountant) if you have any questions.
FACTS Tuition Management
Registration payments for the 2020/2021 School Year will be processed in May. For all families who have signed the Continuous Enrollment Agreement and have set up their payment options in Tuition Management, invoices will go out on May 11th and payments will be automatically processed on May 22nd.

To receive the discounted $275 registration fee, please log in to FACTS Family Portal to choose your payment options by Friday, May 8.

To make your selections:
1. Click here to FACTS Family Portal:
2. From the top menu bar choose “Parent Login” and then “FACTS Family Portal”
3. Our district code is CT-CA
4. Once inside Family Portal, select “Financial” from the blue menu bar on the left.
5. Choose “Set up a Payment Plan” and input your preferred payment date, account information etc. 

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.
Coronavirus Parent Communication and 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.
Opportunities for Families
Wednesday Night Parenting Class: Virtual
Our Wednesday Night Parenting class continues to meet virtually.

Join us on Wednesdays at 6pm!

For more information and the link to the meeting, please contact Peggy Gross.

Virtual Youth Group: Wednesday Nights
Is your Middle School student missing his or her community? Mr. Luigi is hosting Zoom meetups for Youth Group. Join us for a time of prayer, conversation and support.

Contact Luigi Chun for more information.

Live Stream Services: First Presbyterian Church of San Diego
Join the FPC community in worship online this week! To join the service online click the link below. Stream it live or watch it at any time. It's also available at the church website or church Facebook page.

Important Dates:
April 27 : Start date for Preschool for Children of Essential Workers
April 30 : Financial Aid Applications Due for the 2020-2021 School Year
May 4-8 : Teacher Appreciation Week
May 11-15: K-8 Spirit Week
March 18: Multicultural Fair