Family of Christ Christian School

KNIGHTS NEWSLETTER

 

 

Volume 15, Issue 3

 

 

October 2020 

 IMPORTANT DATES

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
Bring Your Bible To School Day
PTL Family Meeting
1 pm

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5
Chapel

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
End of 1st Quarter

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12
Chapel

MON.-FRI., OCTOBER 12-16
Walk-A-Thon Rewards

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
Report Cards Go Home

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16
Pastor's Picnic

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19
Chapel

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26
Chapel

MON.-FRI., OCTOBER 26-30
Red Ribbon Week

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
Trick or Trunk Event

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29
MOSI In-House Field Trip
K-8
Robotics Round Up

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
WALK-A-THON
11:45 am Early Release

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31
Halloween

 
 
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 SCHOOL LUNCH

School lunches are catered by Dash of Salt & Pepper and Precinct Pizza.  We do not bill till the end of the month and we understand that taste buds change so if you would like to add or take something off your order form,  please feel free to call the school office at 813-558-9343 or email Ms. Patti atpharmon@familyofchristtampa.com.
  
    CLOTHES CLOSET  
  
The clothes closet is  located in the Narthex  in the chest of drawers to the left as you enter the front doors.

A special thank you to all our volunteer parents for organizing all 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.
       
EARLY SIGN OUT
 
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 your child is leaving early, please notify the teacher by email the night before.  This will give the teacher the time it takes to prepare the work your child will be missing.
MEDICATIONS/ILLNESSES
                           
ALL MEDICATIONS brought to school by the parent  should be in their original containers.  In addition, for medicine to be dispensed a Medicine Authorization Form must be completed in the school office.

 

 

NO MEDICATIONS should be left in student backpacks. This poses a danger to other children.

 

OUR PTL BOARD
 President:  Joyce Hepscher

Vice-President: Meghan Greene

Secretary:  Barbara Ito

Treasurer:  Karen Saa


 
PTL Meeting 
Thursday, October 1st @ 1:00 pm

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MAKING MAGIC
Students receive "Making Magic" slips for all the unselfish things they do during the school day.  When students receive one, they put their name on it and  turn it into the office.  Names are pulled once a week at chapel for prizes.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 
 

FIRE AND TORNADO DRILLS
We have fire and tornado drills throughout the year.  Each month we have a fire drill.  Tornado drills take place twice a year.  Students are prepared by their teachers before these drills occur with age appropriate language.  Please speak with your child about the importance of these drills.

PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH
October is Pastor Appreciation Month. 
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Students will celebrate Pastor Appreciation Day with Pastor Dave on Friday, October 16th at Pastor's Picnic.
CHURCH SERVICE TIMES
Church Service Times

Saturday: Traditional Service at 6:00 pm
Sunday:   Traditional Service at 9:00 am
                Contemporary Service at 11 am


CANDIDS




HOMEROOM  PARENTS

TRICK OR TRUNK
Our preschool has invited our students to participate in Trick or Trunk this year.  Students will be able to wear costumes on Wednesday, October 28th and collect candy and prizes at various decorated car trunks on the small soccer field.  PTL will be providing the candy and prizes.  More information will come home in classroom newsletters and family folders.

MIDDLE SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS SPEAKER
During the month of September, our sixth, seventh, and eighth  grade Language Arts classes were treated to guest speakers live and on zoom.  Speakers presented on  African culture/Mission experiences,  social work and wolves in nature.  All three experiences were connected to novels the students read in class.


 
             
BRING YOUR BIBLE TO SCHOOL DAY

On October 1, 2020, Family of Christ  participated in the national "Bring Your Bible to School Day" inspired by Focus on the Family in partnership with The Joy FM. The premise is to get students talking about and sharing God's word with others. Children were encouraged to bring their bible or favorite bible verse to school on this day. Teachers had a fun activity planned in the classroom to encourage students to talk about and share verses from the Bible with each other.  PTL sponsored prizes for all the students to celebrate the day.


 

 

 Our remote learners are invited to attend.  A class schedule will be coming out  shortly.
   
 
FOC SPORTS CORNER
 
VOLLEYBALL-
Family of Christ Christian School sports are off to a great start! Volleyball's Varsity team had a big win against the HEAT and continue to play hard every week.  JV continues to work on their skills and compete with vigor.


GOLF- 
The Golf team has been placing 2nd in matches and continues to have 2-3 golfers in the top 5 individual scores each week. Go Knights!
 
  



Sixth  graders attended a commemorative service for those lost on 9/11 at Mission BBQ.  Thank you Kristine Smith for inviting the sixth grade class.
 
                        WALK-A-THON
Friday, October 30
11:45 am Early Release

Student t-shirts have been ordered.  Order forms for parents t-shirts will come home in family folders.

                 

 
 STUDENT OF THE MONTH
SEPTEMBER:  KIND-HEARTED
 
K-Ayden C.
First Grade-Brianna A.
Second Grade-Cian M.
Third Grade-Alyssa C.
Fourth Grade-Julia P.
Fifth Grade-Kyla M.
Sixth Grade-Vanessa S.
Seventh Grade-Oliver D.
Eighth Grade-Sofia G.
Spanish-Blake B./Mason V.
Art-Bella A.

 
The above students were awarded certificates in chapel for being Kind-Hearted.
TUITION EXPRESS
 
 
Ever wonder what that $20 Tuition Express charge was for?  Tuition Express charges are sometimes processed days (or even weeks) after you authorized the payment.  To help you identify charges to your account, sign up for an on-line Tuition Express account!  You can monitor your activity and sign up for e-mail payment notifications.  If you are interested, please request enrollment information from  Liz Tente at eltente@familyofchristtampa.com  or call 813-558-9343, ext. 133.  

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A special shout out to Mrs. Didenko for maintaining the planters out front.  They look beautiful!


Congratulations to our  2019/2020 NJHS recipients
(ceremony not done in the spring do  to COVID-19) .
 
                                




OCTOBER IS DOUBLE POINTS MONTH!!!
DOUBLE YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS

One can of spray = 2 Volunteer Hours
(Spray is used everyday on the lunch tables outside.)