Family of Christ Christian School

KNIGHTS NEWSLETTER

 

 

Volume 13, Issue 3

 

 

October 2018 

 IMPORTANT DATES

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1
Student Council Installation

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
PTL Meeting @ 8:35 am

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
Ciccio Cali New Tampa
Eighth Grade Washington, DC Fundraiser

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
Kindergarten Field Trip: 
Pumpkin Patch

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
All School Pancake Breakfast
With Officers In Blue
7:30-8:15 am
End of First Quarter

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
Ticket Sales Begin For Class Pumpkins 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
Report Cards Go Home

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
All School Photo
Wear 2018 Digicamo Spirit Shirts 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
Night of Knights Dinner Auction @ Hunter's Green Country Club
6-10 pm

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22
Honor's Assembly
8:10 am Sharp

MON.-FRI., OCTOBER 22-26
Red Ribbon Week
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
Drama Club Play @ 4 pm

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
Pumpkin Raffle

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31
Halloween

 
 
 
 

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 SCHOOL LUNCH

If you have not ordered and would like to or would like to take something off your order form,  please feel free to call the school office at 813-558-9343 or email Ms. Patti at pharmon@familyofchristtampa.com.
  
    CLOTHES CLOSET  
  
The clothes closet is still located in the Narthex but  the clothes are now located 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 an 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.

MEDICATIONS/ILLNESSES
                           

ALL MEDICATIONS brought to school by the parent  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.

 

VOLUNTEER HOURS
There are many opportunities to complete your volunteer hours. 
  
  
Contact our PTL President, Jeannine Armington for more opportunities (Jbeannie@tampabay.rr.com)
20 volunteer hours must be completed by Thursday, May 24th.
  
OUR PTL BOARD
 President:   JeannineArmington

Vice-President: Kim Koenck

Secretary:   Amy Williams

Treasurer:   Meghan Greene


 
PTL Meeting 
Tuesday., October 2nd @ 8:30 am
All are welcome!
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BOOK FAIR 

Thank you to all the parent volunteers that helped with the book fair.  A special shout out to Lori Kwilecki for chairing the event.  

 

The Scholastic book fair sold $746.60 in books! Thank you everyone for supporting the fair!
 


 

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AR GOAL WINNERS
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The following students met their AR goals for the month of September. Their names were chosen to receive a $5 Barnes & Noble gift card. Congratulations!

K-Sophia D.
1-Abigail P.
2-Rylan W.
3-Brenna C.
4-Kate A.
5-Gracy O.
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. 
 

ILLNESS ONSET AT SCHOOL

Any child who becomes ill at school and is suspected of having  contagious symptoms, which include any of the following, shall be placed in a separate area, and the parent, guardian, or other authorized person shall be contacted to pick up the student within 30 minutes of being called.  Students may not return to school for at least 24 hours and must be fever and symptom free. 
 Symptoms may include:
  • Severe coughing
  • Difficult or rapid breathing
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Untreated infected skin patches
  • Unusually dark urine and/or gray, white, or yellowish skin or eyes
  • Discolored nasal discharge
  • Any other unusual signs or symptoms of illness

CHAPEL OFFERINGS
This quarters chapel offerings will go to the Red Cross to assist those in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence.

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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More information will be coming home in family folders.
N EW 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
Sixth Grade attending MOSI Dissection Workshop and Ropes Course.

Fourth Grade goes to Ybor City to the History Museum and Columbia Restaurant.

Second Grade attended a field trip to Concordia  Village where they sang to the residents and enjoyed cookies with them.  In addition, the student were able to visit the Koi pond and feed the fish.



                                 
 
Night of Knights 2018 will be held on Saturday, October 20th at Hunter's Green Country Club from 6-10 pm. What an exciting night it will be!

Don't forget to RSVP by October 5th for Night of Knights! Invitations were sent home in  the Thursday folders.  
 
If you have any questions, please email 
nok@familyofchristtampa.com.  We look forward to seeing you there!


   

 
 
ALL SCHOOL GROUP PHOTO

 
Our All School photo will be taken on Friday, October 19th. Students wear their 2018 digicamo spirit shirt and their jeans/shorts/uniform bottoms since it is a Friday.

 
  
   
 
FOC SPORTS CORNER


Volleyball- The FOC Volleyball teams wrapped up their regular seasons. Sadly, our JV team did not make the playoffs, but experienced so much growth during the season. The Varsity has secured a home playoff game for being one of the leagues top seeds. They look to win the championship for their 3rd year in a row! 

 

 
Cross Country- So far this cross country season has experienced great weather for the first time in years! In our three meets and  our middle school girls team has finished on top at each meet. With our middle school boys finished in the top 3 at each meet. We look forward to having a great meet at the Championship Meet on October 12th at Holloway Park! 


Soccer- Soccer paperwork  will be coming home in family folders.

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Seventh and Eighth graders attended a commemortion service for those lost in 9/11 at Mission BBQ.
 
 
ALL SCHOOL PANCAKE BREAKFAST
WITH OFFICERS IN BLUE

Our first all school pancake breakfast will be Friday, October 12th from 7:30-8:15 am.    Come enjoy some fellowship with our officers in blue and have breakfast a yummy pancake breakfast.  See you there!




 
 
All School Photos
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All School Picture: Friday, October 12
Wear 2018 Digicamo Spirit Shirts and jeans/shorts
 
                                                CAR LINE
  
For everyone's safety, please have students exit and enter their cars using the side closest to the building (right side).  Safety patrols should not be walking around cars to retrieve students from the left side of the vehicles.  Parents, please remind grandparents, aunts and uncles of this rule too.
  
Middle school students begin their day at 8:10 am.  Elementary parents, if possible,  please drop your elementary aged children off after 8:10 am so middle school students can make it to class on time and not be stuck in carline at drop off. 
  
As always, please drive at a slow speed approaching the building.  Several vehicles have been approaching the building too fast in the morning.    

In addition, please do not leave your children in your car unattended with the motor running even if you are a few feet away.  This is very dangerous. 
  
  
                 


 
 
 STUDENT OF THE MONTH
SEPTEMBER:  KIND-HEARTED
 
K-Eliada J.
First Grade-Lucas G.
Second Grade-Wyatt D.
Third Grade-Logan H.
Fourth Grade-Giuliana M.
Fifth Grade-Carlson L.
Sixth Grade-Demi P.
Seventh Grade-Matthew H.
Eighth Grade-Olivia K.
Spanish-Addison B.
Art-Bryce K.

 
The above students were awarded certificates in chapel for being kind-hearted.
 

 
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CHICK-FIL-A SPIRIT NIGHT
  
PTL sponsored a fun Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night.   Thank you to all
the families that participated!
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 Brenda Uhlich at buhlich@familyofchristtampa.com or 813-558-9343, ext. 133.  

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THANK YOU TO ALL THE FAMILIES THAT HAVE DONATED TO THE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND THIS PAST JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.  YOUR GENEROSITY IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.

The Gaska Family
The Harmon Family
Mr. and Mrs. Christ Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson
The Karmann Family
Ms. Pat Lewis
Ms. Laurie Marez
The Snow Family
Ms. Haley Uhlich
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A special shout out to Mrs. Sykes for updating the planters out front.  They look beautiful!


Our First grade class made an apple pie in celebration of Johnny Appleseed's Birthday!




2018/2019 RESULTS

President:  Derek W.
Vice-President:  CJ M.
Secretary:  Christian T.
Treasurer:  Sophia C.
Commissioner of Religion:  Matthew A.
Commissioner of School Spirit:  Allison M.
Commissioner of Ecololgy:  Phillip F.
Commissioner of Historian:  Makenna T.
4th Grade Class Rep.:  Vanessa S.
3rd Grade Class Rep.:  Natalia L.

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the election.
Family of Christ Kentucky Derby!

In the spirit of Night of Knights, FOC will be holding a LIVE horse race with our students!
Your children have chosen a special name for their class horse and their homeroom teacher will be the jockey.

The winning teacher's class will win an afternoon of extra recess and ice cream!

Meet Your Jockeys & Horses:
Kindergarten-Mrs. Mote riding Twilight Sparkle
First Grade-Mrs. Morley riding Chatterbox
Second Grade-Mrs. Smith riding Boogie 2 Knight
Third Grade-Mrs. Steinbrueck riding Midnight Blizzard
Fourth Grade-Mrs. Florence riding CUL8TR  
Fifth Grade-Mrs. Crawford riding High Five
Sixth Grade-Mrs. Gembarowski riding The Prancing Mitochondria
Seventh Grade-Mrs. Savedge riding Winning Numbers
Eighth Grade-Mrs. Neuhaus riding A-Mare-Ica