Family of Christ Christian School

KNIGHTS NEWSLETTER

 

 

Volume 14, Issue 3

 

 

October 2019 

 IMPORTANT DATES

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
Fourth Grade Field Trip: 
Columbia Restaurant  &
Ybor City Museum
Bring Your Bible To School Day! 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
Sixth Grade Field Trip:
MOSI

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
Sales count all day, fun & games 5-8 pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
Original Works Due

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
All School Pancake Breakfast
7:30 am-8:15 am

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
Night of Knights Dinner Auction
Hunter's Green, 6-10 pm

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14
Pastor Appreciation Celebration
 During Chapel

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
Report Cards Go Home

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
School Group Picture
Wear 2019 Spirit Shirts

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21
Honor's Assembly
8:10 am Sharp

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
Eighth Grade Fundraiser 
Chili's Restaurant
PTL Meeting
8:30 am, Sanctuary

MON.-FRI., OCTOBER 21-25
Red Ribbon Week
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH
Second Grade Field Trip:
Cracker Country

THURSDAY, 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  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.

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:   Amy Williams

Treasurer:   Karen Saa


 
PTL Meeting 
Tuesday, October 22nd @ 8:30 am

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ORIGINAL WORKS

 

Please turn in your Original Works to the school office by Thursday, October 10th.


 


 

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 the Bahamas.

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 Monday, October 14th at Chapel Service.
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





                                 
 
Night of Knights 2019 will be held on Saturday, October 12th at Hunter's Green Country Club from 6-10 pm. What an exciting night it will be!
 
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 18th. Students wear their 2019 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 and Varsity teams did not make the playoffs, but experienced so much growth during the season. 


The JV and Varsity volleyball players and their parents joined Coach Frank for a USF vs. Temple volleyball game.   Players wore their Volleyball Jerseys, but brought a white shirt to wear for the game. Students were part of the USF experience: "The Anthem Buddies". Volleyball players stood with the team on the court during the National Anthem. Everyone had a great time!  The Bulls won!


 

 
Cross Country-  Our runners continue to train hard on campus improving their running times.


Soccer- Soccer sign ups are going on.

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Sixth and Seventh graders attended a commemorative  service for those lost in 9/11 at Mission BBQ.
 
 
ALL SCHOOL PANCAKE BREAKFAST


Our first all school pancake breakfast will be Friday, October 11th from 7:30-8:15 am.    Come enjoy some fellowship and have breakfast a yummy pancake breakfast.  See you there!




 
                                                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-Edison D.
First Grade-Melanie T.
Second Grade-Libby S.
Third Grade-Brooklyn N.
Fourth Grade-Blaine N.
Fifth Grade-Paige N.
Sixth Grade-Alena M.
Seventh Grade-Christian T.
Eighth Grade-Johnathan L.
Spanish-Natalia L.
Art-Karis S.

 
The above students were awarded certificates in chapel for being Kind-Hearted.
 

 
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CHICK-FIL-A SPIRIT NIGHT
  
PTL will sponsor a fun Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night on Tuesday, October 8th.  Sales count all day, fun and games 5-8 pm.  
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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A special shout out to Mrs. Sykes for maintaining the planters out front.  They look beautiful!


Our first  and second grade classes worked together to make an apple dessert in celebration of Johnny Appleseed's Birthday!




2019/2020 RESULTS

President:  Matthew B.
Vice-President:  David H.
Secretary:  Sophia C.
Treasurer:  Griffin C.
Commissioner of Religion:  Alex L.
Commissioner of School Spirit:  Gracy Ohlrich
Commissioner of Ecololgy:  Bella F.
Commissioner of Historian:  Maddie L.
4th Grade Class Rep.:  Journey S.
3rd Grade Class Rep.: Isabella S.

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the election.
Thank you to all our parent volunteers!  We couldn't do it without you!