Family of Christ Christian School

KNIGHTS NEWSLETTER

 

 

Volume 17, Issue 8

 

 

December 2020 

  
 IMPORTANT DATES


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8
Spirit Night:  Via Italia
The Village at Hunter's Lake
(Sprout's Plaza)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9
Kindergarten Field Trip: You Do The Dishes

MONDAY, DEC. 14 - WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16
PTL Christmas Shop

MONDAY, DEC. 14 - FRIDAY, DEC. 18
NJHS Candy Gram Sales
Free Free Dress Fundraiser
Pre-Recorded Christmas Program Released

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18
End Of Second Quarter

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24
Christmas Eve Services
5:00 pm Children's
 6:30 pm Candlelight
Both services will be streamed on-line
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25
Merry Christmas!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1
New Years Day
GOOD BYE 2020!

MONDAY, DEC. 21 - MONDAY, JAN. 4
Winter Holidays-No School
 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 5
Students Return to School
 

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 SCHOOL LUNCHES

 

The December/January green lunch form begins on Monday, December 7th. 
CLOTHES CLOSET   
We can always use help maintaining our clothes closet.  If you would like volunteer hours, please contact Ms. Patti at Pharmon@familyofchristtampa.com
  
  
The clothes closet (located in the black credenza) is in the Narthex and is bursting at the seams, especially with small sized uniform tops and bottoms.  Come in during the week, on weekends or in the evenings to try on the clothes.
  

WATER BOTTLES

Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school to stay hydrated throughout the day.  Water is the only drink permitted throughout the day in the classrooms and P.E. class.  If a student would like to purchase a water bottle for 50 cents in an emergency they may at the office.  Please put 50 cents in your child's pencil case for this emergency.

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EARLY SIGN OUT/PREPLANNED ABSENCES/MAKEUP WORK

 

 

       


 

Please refrain from signing out your children after 2 pm unless you have an appointment. The end of the day is as important as the beginning of the day, so children should stay in class.

If you know your child will be absent please email the teacher ahead of time and let them know.

If you request work for your sick child, please come by the school office and pick it up.




TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8
Spirit Night:  Via Italia
The Village at Hunter's Lake
(Sprout's Plaza)



PTL BOARD
President:  Joyce Hepscher
Vice-President:  Meghan Greene
Secretary:  Barbara Schmidt
Treasurer:  Karen Saa

Have a very Merry Christmas!
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OPERATION CHRISTMAS 
CHILD SHOE BOXES
Thank you for all the Operation Child Shoeboxes this year!  You were all very generous!

FREE DRESS
 MONDAY, DEC. 14-FRIDAY, DEC. 18



CHURCH SERVICES


Church Services have resumed at our
regular times:
Saturday - 6 PM
Sunday -9 AM & 11 AM
We will continue to stream the 11 AM service each week on Facebook LIVE for those who wish to worship from home.

Please continue to follow social distancing.

FEAST PHOTOS


ALPHABET DAY FOOD DRIVE

Metropolitan Ministries received over 700 pounds of food during our food drive.  Thank you for your generosity.


 
 FREE DRESS
PTL will be bringing back their Free Free Dress Week the week before Christmas break.  Students will be able to wear free dress Monday, December 14-Friday, December 18th.  

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        CANDY GRAMS 
ARE BACK!
The National Junior Honor Society will be selling Candy Grams.  Look for information to go home in family folders.  Candy Grams can be sent to teachers and friends in school or the CDC in building one.
  
 
 
VOLUNTEER HOURS UPDATE
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We are excited to let you know that all of your manually logged hours have been transferred from the office binder to the SignupGenius system, and the binder has been eliminated. If you have any questions or would like to know your current total of completed hours, please contact Barbara Schmidt at bschmidtsb@gmail.com. More than 800 hours have been logged so far! Thank you for making our new system a great success! 
 
 

 


SPORTS CORNER

 Soccer

Both JV and Varsity will be heading to the playoffs.  Go Knights!

 

Flag Football & Cross Country

Flag Football  and Cross Country will begin when we return from the Christmas break. Paperwork will be sent home in family folders.

   


 

 



Urban Recycling will be doing a Tech Recycling pick-up on Friday, December 4th.  Please bring any equipment when you drop off your child in the morning and leave it out front.  Acceptable equipment is listed in this link: 





CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

Join us for Christmas Eve Services 
Thursday, December 24th:
5:00 pm & 6:30 pm
Both services will be streamed on-line

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CHRISTMAS TREE LOT

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The Christmas tree lot is full of beautiful trees.  Stop by and check out the great selection.

COLD WEATHER CLOTHING

When there is unseasonably cold weather in Tampa  the dress code is altered.  If it is below 60 degrees when you leave the house, students are permitted to wear cold weather clothing. This includes: jeans or sweatpants, sweatshirts, and boots (no glitter please).  Please see below for guidelines:

Jeans: no torn or ripped jeans please.

Sweatpants:  plain or athletic (no words) navy, burgundy, white, black, gray with no writing.   
 
Sweatshirts: solid navy, burgundy, white, black or gray sweatshirts may be worn with or without the FOC logo. They may have a small quarter sized emblem (ie. Nike swoosh) but may not have wording (other than the FOC logo, ie, no college or sports teams) across the front.
 
Sweaters:  solid navy, burgundy, white, black or gray sweatshirts may be worn. (No glitter or flowers) 

Winter Coats/Jackets:  any color may be worn outside only. All jackets and coats worn inside must be solid navy, burgundy, white,  black or gray. Students typically wear their sweatshirts inside and their coats/jackets outside.

Boots: navy, burgundy, white, black, gray, and brown (no glitter) mid-calf boots may be worn only on cold winter days. No  lace-up boots. On PE days, students must wear athletic shoes
  • All clothing needs to fit appropriately. Not too tight  or too loose. 

Need a school approved sweatshirt?  We have new sweatshirts available at the school office or gently used ones in the clothes closet.  

*Students tend to all wear the same sweatshirts and remove them at lunch time on the playground when the weather warms up.  Please put your child's initials on the inside tag.

Students should wear uniform tops under their sweatshirts except on Friday.  They can wear spirit shirts on Friday.


Gift Deadline: Saturday December 12th, wrapping 10am to 12pm
University Area Party and Gift Distribution- December 17th @ 6pm

We will be adopting children from Joshua House again this year for our Angel Tree Program, as well as families from our University Area Thursday Night Feeding Ministry. 
We have several ways for you to help this year:

  1. Pick an Angel off the tree (tree will be up in Narthex Tuesday November 24th).
  2. Visit the link and sign up for an Angel FOC Online Angel Sign Up
  3. Joshua House has just reopened and has an Amazon Wish List to help them replenish the house with toys and essentials. No need to leave your home and gifts will be shipped directly to them. Joshua House Amazon Wish List
  4. Gifts are needed for the University Area children, clothing of all sizes and toys of all ages.
Information will also be coming home in family folders.

Gifts must be returned (UNWRAPPED) by
Saturday-December 12th at 9am. Please contact Leanne in the Church office if you would like to help wrap or have any questions:


Thanks, as always, for your generosity.
Join us in this season of Giving!
Celebrate the gift of Jesus!
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