Monday Minute
Happy Monday,

I hope everyone enjoyed the snow over the weekend. We have another full week in front of us. Don't forget we have a 1:00 Dismissal on Friday . Then we have PTO Movie Night on Friday. Also we have the opportunity for students to contribute to the Tyler Trent Foundation on Thursday. Read below for more information.

Our Winter Open House yard signs were passed out at pick up and aftercare today. If you didn't get yours, you can pick one up at church this weekend or stop by the office. Don't forget to check out the Marketing Minute below for more tips on how to promote our school.

Finally, with winter comes flu season. Please help keep everyone healthy by keeping your child home if they are feeling sick. As a reminder, any student with a fever of 100 degrees or more should stay home until they are fever free without medicine for 24 hours.

You should have received an email today asking you to fill out a form to share your intentions for the 2019 / 2020 school year. Please fill that out as soon as you can. Thanks! If you didn't receive an email let me know.

Have a great week.

Peace,

Ed Seib
Principal
Christ the King Catholic School
Tyler Trent Day at CKS This Thursday
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."

These are the words of Tyler Trent. I’m sure many of you have heard of Tyler Trent. I’m also sure many of you haven’t. Tyler Trent was a Purdue super fan who had osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, but that didn’t stop him from doing what he loved, cheering on the Boilermakers. This season Tyler was Purdue’s honorary captain for the football team. Tyler had cancer 3 different times; he won two times and the third time fell short. He sadly passed away January 1, 2019. Even though he has passed he still inspires not only Boilermaker fans but millions.
Even though Tyler had cancer himself he wanted to still help others, so Tyler partnered up with the Jimmy V foundation and Riley’s Children’s Hospital to raise money for pediatric cancer research. So far he has raised over $500,000 but his goal is $1,000,000 and I would like to raise towards that amount, so he can get closer to his goal. So, next Thursday, January 17th, students will be allowed to bring in a free will offering for Tyler’s Charity to raise money for Pediatric Cancer research. If you do, in fact, bring a donation you will be able to wear either black and gold or any Purdue gear to support Tyler. All money raised will be matched dollar for dollar! Thank you in advance for all of your support.

Sincerely,

Landry Priser
6th Grade Student
Calendar, Recess, First Aid
Click here to sign up for recess duty.

Click here to volunteer in the First Aid room during Recess. Must have Safe and Sacred training.

Tuesday 1/15
8th Grade Bake Sale
MS Band 2:50-3:30
Colleen Fuydal, Matt Hooker
Jeanine Bobenmoyer

Wednesday 1/16
8:30 Mass/5A
Hot Lunch/Jugs
Robotics in the STEM Lab 2:50-4:00
Children's Choir 2:50-3:20
Amanda Hibbeln, Jennifer Eiteljorge

Thursday 1/17
Handwriting/RC 3:00-4:00
Spell Bowl/SCR 2:50-3:45
ARK in the STEM Lab 2:50-4:00
Tyler Trent Day at CKS
Matt Hooker, Amelia Rising-More

Friday 1/18
1:00 DISMISSAL/AFTERCARE AVAILABLE
3rd Grade to Central Library
PTO Movie Night 6:30-9:00
Carissa McCurdy, Kelly Allen

Save the Date Updated
Professional Development - 1:00 Dismissal - Friday, January 18th - Aftercare Available

PTO Movie Night: The Parent Trap - Friday, January 18th - Doors open at 6:00pm - Movie from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Register here .

Trivia Night - Saturday, January 19th - 6:00 pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 21st - NO SCHOOL

CKS Winter Open House - Sunday, January 27th - 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m .

Catholic Schools' Week Family Picnic - Friday, February 1st - 1:00 Dismissal - NO AFTERCARE

Me and My Guy Dance - Saturday March 9th click  here  for more information.
Handwriting Enrichment Starts Thursday
Sensory Advantage is excited to partner with Christ the King to offer our innovative Therapeutic Enrichment groups as part of their before and after school programming. These groups promote targeted skill development and improved attention to support optimal classroom performance.  

There is more to handwriting than just holding a pencil.
 
Learning to write is a complex task that involves the integration of multiple systems. This group will introduce students to the Handwriting Hero Rules, an easy to understand and motivating framework that facilitates improved writing legibility. Participants will also build hand strength, fine motor coordination, and visual motor control through play with a variety of manipulatives and participation in multi-sensory arts and craft projects.

Offered to students grades K-4
Group Leaders: Joylynn Holladay, MS, OTR/L and/or Kate Loughran, MS, OTR/L
Contact Information: joy@sensadv.com
Meeting Time: Thursdays 3:00 to 4:00. Starts January 17 and ends March 7.
Cost: Cost is $135 for the 8 week session. Early Registration discounted price of $125 if you signup by January 12, 2019.

Registration and Payment:
PTO Movie Night This Friday - Adult Volunteers Needed!
PTO Movie Night Presents: The Parent Trap . Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the movie begins at 6:30 p.m. Movie night ends at 8:30 p.m. Click here for more details and to register.
Safe and Sacred Reminder for all Volunteers
The Archdiocese has asked us to make sure that all adults who volunteer in the school (for field trips, playground duty, etc.) are trained and certified in Safe and Sacred. With field trips coming up soon, we wanted to remind anyone of this training.

If you have not done Safe and Sacred training, you can find it on the Archdiocese of Indianapolis website (or, click here -   https://safeandsacred-archindy.org/login/index.php ) You will need to either log in or create a new account, then watch the videos and answer the questions that go along with them. There is also a background check portion that you will be prompted to complete. 

This process (especially the background check part) can take up to two weeks to be completed, so please start this training early!  
Marketing Minute: Open House Edition
Our marketing research has shown our strong school community has formed because CKS parents share their unique experiences with friends and family and encourage them to become a part of it. There’s no better way to help than by pulling together to promote our Winter Open House Sunday, January 27th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Here are a few small things you can do that will have a huge impact.

1) Volunteer at our upcoming Open House to be a tour guide who shares parental perspective with potential families as a 7th or 8th grade student gives a tour. Sign up to volunteer

2) Send a copy of  Winter Open House Flyer  to ALL of your family and friends or direct them to our  Open House Webpage . If they mention your name at Open House registration, you could win a $100 Scrip gift card!   
  (Gift card to be presented to parent or parishioner with the most referrals. Winner will be drawn at random in the event of a referral tie.)

3)  Yard Signs Were Sent Home Today!   Place Open House yard signs in well-traveled areas in the community and//or your yard! Yard signs will be passed out Monday at student pick-up. Signs will also be available at Masses this weekend or can be picked up from the school office, church office, or After Care.

4) Follow us on Social Media. Like, share, and comment on posts on Facebook, The 180 Days of Learning Blog, Twitter, and Instagram. 


5) Post a positive comment on the Great Schools website ( www.greatschools.org ) .
Volunteer Appreciation Mass and Breakfast Invitation
Our parents and volunteers play a vital role in the success of our school on a daily basis. The examples are plenty from opening doors at drop off, serving hot lunch, helping out in the classroom, being a room parent, running an after school club, coaching, etc.

We are humbled by your active support. As a token of our appreciation,  you are invited to the first annual Volunteer Appreciation Mass and Breakfast on January 30th.

We will be recognizing all of our volunteers at our 8:30 am Mass with breakfast to follow until 11:00. You are invited to come to any part of the celebration.  Please click here to RSVP  by Friday, January 25th.