K-8 Free Dress Day, January 28
K-8 Free Dress Day is Thursday, January 28. K-8 Free Dress Days are the last Thursday school day each month. Free Dress is a day students are not required to wear uniforms and can wear the clothing of their choice that follows these guidelines:

  • Shoes meet the uniform code, no sandals, high heels, or sharp-toed boots.
  • Skirt/short length must be long enough to allow for activity while being appropriately modest—no more than 3 inches above the top of the knee. Skirts may not be rolled at the waist in order to circumvent the length requirement.
  • T-shirts may not depict anything involving drugs or alcohol, or contain violent or sexual connotations.
  • Clothing in good repair without holes or stains.
  • No bare midriffs, spaghetti straps, strapless, or halter-tops allowed. No skin between the pants and shirt may show.
  • All clothing should allow for normal movement in an active school day.
  • All guidelines regarding makeup, hair, hats, and fingernails apply on this day as well. 
Middle School Minute, January 29
***For Parents of Current 5th Graders***

Note the new date for Middle School Minute, Friday, January 29 from 2:20pm-3:15pm.

A schedule of arrival times will be emailed to parents of 5th graders this week.

All parents who are interested in learning more about our Elementary or Middle School programs are invited to schedule a phone call or mini-tour to learn more about our excellent academic programs and opportunities for students.

Event details may change depending on the current COVID situation. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
CTCS 2021 Science Fair
In case you missed it!!!
Our Virtual Science Fair
is still available for you to view. The virtual event showcases all K-8th City Tree students Science Fair projects.

We encourage you to set aside a special time to review both class projects and individual projects. This is a great learning opportunity for parents and children together.
 
To get started click on the link below to watch instructions from one of our Middle School teachers, Ms. Lee on how to navigate on our Science Fair Website homepage including directions for playing our Where's Waldo Game. 
Earn Volunteer Hours
Bottled Water &
Clorox Wipes Needed
Bring in cases of bottled water and or containers of Clorox wipes and earn parent volunteer hours. Clorox wipes have become a necessity around our school campus and are used daily to help keep areas sanitized. We thank you in advance for your donations!!
NOTE: You earn 30 min towards volunteer hours for every donation drop off.
Information about Enrollment for 2021-2022
IMPORTANT HIGHLIGHTS REGARDING ENROLLMENT
FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR:

-Priority Enrollment discount applies to additional siblings being enrolled.

-Registration fees go up on February 17th, save $100 before that date.

-Space is limited and in high demand, If the registration fee is not paid by February 16, then the child's spot may be forfeited.

Questions: Email or call Sara Delgado at 619-232-3794.
2021-2022 Tuition Rates Posted
Tuition Rates for next year have been posted on our website. Each year tuition rates are posted in January prior to the Open Withdrawal Period. All students at City Tree are continuously enrolled. There is no need to fill out an enrollment packet again as you may have done in previous years.

If you have any questions about the 2021-2022 school year, please contact Sue Kennedy, Nissa Rivero or Sara Delgado.
Important Dates Regarding 2021-2022 Enrollment
 
January 1, 2021: Next year's Tuition Rates posted
February 1, 2021: Registration will be billed by this date via FACTS Tuition Management.
February 16, 2021: Discounted registration fee of $275 is due (If payment is not
made by this date, registration goes up to $375)
March 10, 2021: Last day to withdraw and have 21-22 registration fee refunded.
 
If you have any questions about the 2021-2022 school year, the withdrawal process, or how registration will be billed, please contact Sara Delgado.
Planning for the Gala 2021
2021 Virtual Gala Donations Needed

The 2021 Virtual Gala is around the corner and we are gathering donations for the auctions and gift baskets.  If you would like to donate something or if you know of any individuals or businesses that would be willing to donate items please see the attached link with donation letter and form to be completed and emailed to ctcs.gala@gmail.com by February 1st
 
We are asking parents to solicit at least one donation with a value of at least $25. For example, gift cards or experiences for things like surfing, swimming or music lessons, local art work, birthday party hosting, dinner parties, art parties, restaurants etc. Ideally, these items would be donated instead of purchased, but we are aware that many of the prior year's donors are businesses which have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. So, purchasing items to donate is perfectly acceptable as well.
 
Earn a volunteer hour for each donation solicited. This year's virtual gala will be 2 hours long and by attending you will receive 2 hours for each parent. To obtain additional volunteer hours, we really need your help securing donations. Copies of the donation letter and donation record form have bee placed in your children’s take home folder and can be printed by clicking the buttons below.

There will be a class party for the class that brings in the most donations!!
Gala Volunteer Opportunities
Our 23rd Annual Gala is schedule for Saturday April 17, 7-9pm via Zoom.

We need a few more volunteers to help make this gala a success!

     Technology Coordinator Contact person for families to ask questions of to help get connected. An individual who is very familiar expert with Zoom and able to answer questions and manage technical issues during Gala.
     Food Distribution A gourmet chef is preparing meals for the event. Parents will pick up these meals on Friday, April 16 after school. We already have 4 volunteers to help coordinate this effort, but are looking for 5-6 more.
For a complete list of volunteer opportunities and to sign up to help, check out the volunteer spreadsheet below.
PTO Meeting Time Poll
What time works best for you to have our PTO Zoom Meetings?
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
COVID-19 Important Reminders

City Tree Families,

As you've seen through the emails you've received, COVID has found it's way into our City Tree Family. Please take time to carefully read the reminders below. These protocols and guidelines are in place to help keep us safe and healthy and stop the spread of this virus. Please also join us in praying for the full and quick healing of all effected by COVID.

Reminders:

  • Contact the school office (619-232-3794) immediately if your child is sick, is a close contact with anyone who is COVID positive, if your child is presumed to be COVID positive or does actually test as COVID positive.
  • *We are also requesting that if anyone in the home is sick, please keep all students home until it is determined the illness is not COVID by getting a negative COVID test result.
  • At drop-off and pick-up times everyone should be wearing masks.
  • At drop-off and pick-up times please maintain social distancing from staff, children, and other parents.
  • Make sure your K-8 students come to school each day wearing a clean mask, that fits their face. comfortably, and stays over their nose. It is also very helpful if you remind your student that they are expected to wear their mask at school.
  • Make sure your Heavenly Angel's and Noah's Ark student(s) come to school each day wearing a clean mask, that fits their face. comfortably, and stays over their nose.
  • Make sure your child brings a warm sweatshirt or jacket each day. We are outside more and we also open windows when we can to increase ventilation. Please clearly label these items with your child's first and last name.
  • Bring a labeled water bottle each day.
  • K-8 students should bring a beach towel or blanket to school. This helps with social distancing at the park, at lunch, and in other situations and provides an area for them to sit.
  • Keep your students home if you notice they are not well. We will have to send them home if they come to school with cold/flu symptoms. Even a slight runny nose is cause to stay home and get tested.
  • If you find out ANY member of your family has been around someone who has tested positive for COVID, please keep your student home until you receive your results back. This will help eliminate a potential close contact being in contact with others on our campus.*
*We want you to know that all protocols we are following are given to us by the County Health Department, but this specific request is our own. We are realizing that following this simple guideline, during the Regional Stay Home Order, will cut down on possible exposures in our classrooms!

Thank you for our cooperation. If you have questions please call (619-232-3794) or email Kelly Tompkins.
Enter Your Parent Volunteer Hours
Please take a minute to enter in all your parent volunteer hours. A total of 20 volunteer hours for each family in Kinder - 8th grade are due March 31, 2021

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 the many extra things we do without your involvement. 
 
To log your hours, please sign in to FACTS Family Portal. Click on "Family" - "Family Home" and your hours are listed on the top right hand side of the page. Select the adult who volunteered from the drop down menu at the top of the page, and then click "Add."
Watch our K-8 Chapel Every Friday

If you'd like to watch chapel, click on the link below, the password is CTCSChapel2020

FPC Connection
Parson to Person:

Click the video above to listen to Pastor Jerry share some new changes at First Presbyterian Church.
First Presbyterian Church of San Diego began in 1869 and remains in Downtown San Diego. We are a community of believers who seek to serve God. First Presbyterian Church of San Diego has options for you to join in worship each weekend.
  • Saturday, 4:30pm in the courtyard, enter on Date Street
  • Sunday, 10:00am at Waterfront Park

Click below for more information on service times and locations, and more.
Small Groups are launching!

 First Presbyterian Church is launching ONLINE small groups in the coming week. Register for Bible studies, book groups, and prayer groups all happening online at our ministries page. Join us as we grow together in Christ.

Click the link below for more information.
Important Dates
January 27: Staff Appreciation Lunch, sponsored by PTO (Thanks!)
January 28: K-8 Free Dress Day
January 29: Middle School Minute (for parents of upcoming 6th graders)
February 1: Registration for 2021-22 will be billed via FACTS Tuition Management.
February 11 & 12: Staff Development Days, No school for infants, preschool, K-8
February 15: President's Day Observance, No school for infants, preschool, K-8
February 16: Discounted registration fee of $275 is due (If payment is not
made by this date, registration goes up to $375)
March 10: Last day to withdraw and have 21-22 registration fee refunded