Family of Christ Christian School

KNIGHTS NEWSLETTER

 

 

Volume 15, Issue 7

 

 

December 2018 

  
 IMPORTANT DATES

TUESDAY, DEC. 4 - THURSDAY, DEC. 6
Jersey Mike's Fundraiser

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
Fourth Grade Field Trip:  Caroling @ Concordia Village

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
Advent By Candlelight
5:00 - 7:00 pm

TUESDAY, DEC. 11 - THURSDAY, DEC. 13
PTL Christmas Shop

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11
Kindergarten Field Trip:  You Do The Dishes

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13
Christmas Program
PTL General Assembly
6:30 pm Sharp!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
Sixth Grade Field Trip-Epcot

MONDAY, DEC. 17 - FRIDAY, DEC. 21
7th Grade Candy Gram Sales
$10 PTL Free Dress Fundraiser

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21
End Of Second Quarter

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24
Christmas Eve Services
5:00 pm Children's
 6:30 pm Candlelight
  11:00 pm Candlelight 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25
Merry Christmas!

MONDAY, DEC. 24 - MONDAY, JAN. 7
Winter Holidays-No School
 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8
Students Return to School
 

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 SCHOOL LUNCHES

 

January lunch forms will be going home in family folders and need to be returned before break.  We will be trying some new selections.
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.

THANKSGIVING FEASTS

 

Eighth Grade



Kindergarten & Third Grade 




PTL BOARD
President:   Jeannine Armington
Vice-President:   Kim Koenck
Secretary:   Amy Williams
Treasurer:   Meghan Greene

Have a very Merry Christmas!
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SCIENCE OLYMPICS
Kindergarteners Gregory J. and Christian S. represented Family of Christ Christian School at MOSI at the Science Olympics.  They came in second place! Congratulations boys! Great Job!

REDIKER

 
Did you know...you can download an app for Rediker that will display your student's progress, directory, calendar, email, etc.? Rediker apps can be used on Android and IOS and are found on iTunes or Google Play by searching for "ParentPlus" or "Rediker".  If you want to use it on your iPad, just make sure that iPhone apps are selected.  After you download the app, enter the school name as Familyofchrist and use your Rediker user name and password to access the PlusPortal.  If you have multiple schools using Rediker that you have a student attending, click on Add School in the upper-right corner of the login screen and follow the steps above.  Please email or call Brenda Lamlein with additional questions at  blamlein@familyofchristtampa.com or  813-558-9343 Ext. 147.
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OPERATION CHRISTMAS 
CHILD SHOE BOXES
Thank you for all the Operation Child Shoeboxes this year!  You were all very generous!
CHRISTMAS CONCERT

This year's Christmas Concert is on  Thursday, December 13th beginning at  6:30 pm .  Students should arrive no earlier than 6 pm. There will be no teacher supervision until 6:00 pm. 

Girls may wear Christmas dresses or Christmas colors.  Boys should wear khaki bottoms with a shirt of a Christmas color.

First grade will be dressed as manger characters.  Mrs. Ferguson has their costumes.

See you there!!!

2019 DRAMA CLUB
Students in Kindgarten through fourth grade may attend the 2019 Drama Club starting on Thursday, January 17th (3-4:15 pm).  Children will learn and perform in a musical that will be show-cased for family and friends on March 7th at 4 pm.  During the weeks of Drama Club, children will develop introductory  skills in the art of performing; including singing, movement and acting.  They will have game and snack time each week as well as the performance geared activities.  Snack is provided.

$100 for the Session
$90 if paid by Friday, December 14th

Forms came hold in family folders and are available in the school office.

FREE DRESS
  MONDAY, DEC. 17-FRIDAY, DEC. 21

$10 PTL Free Dress Fundraiser
Paperwork will come home in family folders.

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.

NIGHT OF KNIGHTS TEACHER ITEM
COOKING WITH SENORA BRITT

Great American Teach-In
Thank you to all our parents and friends who participated.  We appreciate you sharing all your experiences with us. Here are some highlights from throughout the week. 
        
Urban Recycling
   
                   
Cox Law
   

Mr. Keenan -Veteran

Lowegear Printing Inc. (T-shirts)
     
Antonia Westfall - Busch Gardens
 

Dr. Bee - Dentist
   

Tony Nash - Pastor
 

Under Armor Football  


Dr. Thomas- Neurosurgeon

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 FREE DRESS
PTL will be bringing back their Free Dress Fundraiser for the week before Christmas break.  Each student can pay $10 and have free dress. Students will be able to wear free dress Monday, December 17-Friday, December 21st.  Paperwork came home in Family Folders.

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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.
  
 

 

FAMILY ORNAMENTS 

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Our PTL has set up a beautiful family ornament tree in the Narthex for everyone to enjoy.  
 

 

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 ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT
Ladies and daughters first grade and older,  please join us for Advent By Candlelight this year on Sunday, December 9th from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. RSVP's came home in family folders.
THANK YOU NIGHT OF KNIGHTS SPONSORS  
PLATINUM SPONSORS



  GOLD SPONSORS
 
Stephanie Palmer in honor of Spencer Palmer

 

Richard and Donna Behrens in honor of Collin Behrens

SILVER SPONSORS

 Kay Woodruff in honor of Kate Andreasen
Burn Bootcamp
The Scott Family in honor of Morgan and Brooke Scott
Staar Entertainment
The Photos Family in honor of Sophia Photos
The Starr Family in honor of William Starr
The Olivier Family in honor of Ariana and Elli Olivier
Jansen Dance Project
     
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SPORTS CORNER

 Soccer

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

 

Flag Football

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

 

Golf

Golf will  begin in January.  


 

 


C HARLES JEWELERS
Cordially invites you to . . .
Eighth Grade Washington, DC Fundraiser
 
FOC Families receive a 10% discount
Eighth grade will receive 10% of total sales
Gift items starting at $10
 
Saturdays, December 1 & 8
10:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
16053 Tampa Palms Blvd. West
(Publix Plaza)
(813)972-4653
   
Proud supporter of FOC School for 13 years.
Questions?  Contact Jackie at (813)972-4653





CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

Join us for Christmas Eve Services 
Sunday, December 24th:
5:00 pm Children's Service
6:30 pm Candlelight
11:00 pm Candlelight

(There will be one morning service on Sunday at 10 am)


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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.

Weekdays:  1-9pm
Saturdays:  9am-9pm
Sundays:  10am-9pm


MIDDLE SCHOOL GUEST SPEAKER:  
ETTA DONNELL
 
Etta Donnell, a Holocaust survivor and hidden child spoke with sixth through eighth grade students about her life.  This program provided our students with a unique opportunity to learn about the Holocaust and tolerance through this presentation.