Family of Christ Christian School

KNIGHTS NEWSLETTER

 

 

Volume 14, Issue 6

 

 

November 2018

  
 IMPORTANT DATES
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
 Alphabet Day

SATUR DAY, NOVEMBER 3
Harvest Hoopla
5-9 pm
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Daylight Savings

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
PTL Meeting @ 8:35 am
NOK Meeting to follow
Kindergarten Round Up

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Progress Reports
Middle School Guest Speaker: 
WWII Veteran 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12
No School
Veterans Day

TUES.-FRI.,  NOVEMBER 13-16
Free Dress Week-No Charge

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Kindergarten & Third Grade Feast
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Eighth Grade Feast
 
MON.-FRI., NOVEMBER 19-23
No School
Thanksgiving Holiday

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Thanksgiving Eve Worship
7 pm

THURSDAY,  NOVEMBER 22
Thanksgiving Day

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Middle School Guest Speaker:
Holocaust Survivor


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Lunch  

 SCHOOL LUNCHES

 


Please note:  When a class has a field trip or a special feast, any lunch orders for that class are deleted off the child's lunch form so parents don't pay for a meal their child does not consume.  
    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 is (now located in the black credenza) in the Narthex.  Please feel free to take home some gently used clothing free of charge. 
  

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
                           

ALL MEDICATIONS brought to school by the parent must be in their original container. 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 the last day of school (Thurs. May 23rd).
  
OUR PTL BOARD
President: Jeannine Armington

Vice-President: Kimberly Koenck

Secretary:  Amy Williams

Treasurer: Megan Greene

Next PTL Meeting:
November 6th @ 8:35 am
            

  
    
Thank you to all of our wonderful parent volunteers who help out at the school. We couldn't do it without you!

STUDENT OF THE MONTH


NOBLE
K-Louis F.
1st-Nathan H.
2nd-Greyson T.
3rd-Alessandro T.
4th-Chloe' R.
5th-Aidan L.
6th-David H.
7th-Alexandria L.
8th-Makenna T.
Spanish-Matthew B.
Art-Izzy M.
THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP
Please join us to give thanks at our Thanksgiving Eve Service Wednesday, Nov. 21  @ 7 pm
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CHAPEL OFFERING
Second quarter chapel offerings will be donated toward The American Red Cross for those affected by Hurricane Michael.


CHURCH SERVICES
We would consider it a blessing to have you attend our worship services.

Saturday @ 6:00 pm Traditional

Sunday @ 9:00am Traditional  w/Nursery Care and Sunday School

Sunday @ 11:00 am Contemporary w/Nursery Care and Sunday School


PUMPKIN RAFFLE
What a wonderful selection of creative pumpkins.  Students had so many unique choices.  This year our Pumpkin Raffle raised over $1200.  

Thank you Mrs. Maxim  for coordinating the raffle!  


Our winners were:
Hello Kitty Pumpkin: Katie S., 1st Grade
Elephant Pumpkin, Kelsey L., 2nd Grade
Unicorn Pumpkin, Bella S., 2nd Grade
Space  Pumpkin, Connor G., 4th Grade
Harry Potter Pumpkin, Ella M., 4th Grade
Porcupine Pumpkin, Gregory J., Kind.
Space Planets, Abigail P., 1st Grade
Army Pumpkin, Natalie L., 3rd Grade
Dubble Bubble Pumpkin, Neal W., 2nd Grade (Not Shown)

SMILE!


CANDIDS


RED RIBBON WEEK
-My Extreme Commitment: I'm Living Drug Free-

This year's Red Ribbon Week theme was:   My Extreme Commitment:  I'm Living Drug Free.   There was a lot of excitement around campus as the students participated in activities to remind them that a drug free life is the best life. We truly appreciate all of the time and effort that the student council put towards a fun-filled week with an important message.   

    
 
                                                                






Thank you to each and every person who supported NOK by making an item donation, sponsorship, or through a donation at the event.  Thanks to your support, we were able to raise  $76,100  to support our Family of Christ family. 

A special shout out to Christin Behrens and her committee for their excellent work in making it such a great event that benefits our children.
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SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsor

 
Gold Sponsors
 Stephanie Palmer in honor of Spencer Palmer





Richard and Donna Behrens in honor of Collin Behrens

Silver Sponsor

 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


        FOC SPORTS CORNER
Soccer:
Varsity- The Varsity team looks to avenge its 3rd place finish in the TBCAL league this year by taking home 1st place! Go Knights!
 

JV- Our JV team has many returning  players that won the TBCAL championship last season. They look to bring home the championship again this year! Go Knights!


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Cross Country:
The Cross Country team had an excellent season.  Competing in several meets they shone brightly as competitive runners.   
Go Knights!

 
Flag Football:
Flag Football practice will begin in January once we return from the Christmas Holidays.  A practice schedule will be sent out in family folders at a later date.  Go Knights!
 
 
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National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
Sponsors Food Drive and Alphabet Day!
 
 
Please join us in a food drive for Metropolitan Ministries!  
They "expect to help 20,000 hurting families this holiday season." Help FOC's National Junior Honor Society collect food items for families in need. "Hope starts with a meal."
 
We are asking each student to bring in at least two items from the food list below.

The items with ** are most in demand!
 
**Turkey     
**Gravy    
**Cereal                  
**Canned Fruit   
**Bagged or Canned Beans               
**Cranberry Sauce 
**Canned Yams               
Packaged, 
Cookies, 
Boxed Mac & Cheese  
Bags of Rice, 
Dessert Mixes, 
Stuffing
Canned or Boxed Potatoes, Packaged Pastries,
Canned Vegetables, 
Peanut Butter, or
Gift Cards for Groceries
 
To thank you for your generosity and kindness, we will be celebrating with ALPHABET DAY on Friday, November 2nd!
 
On Alphabet Day, you dress up like something/someone that starts with the first letter of your first name.

For example;
Brandon's name starts with the letter B; he is going to dress up like a Banana!
Lisa's name starts with the letter L; she is going to dress up like a Lion!
Mrs. Snow's name starts with the letter S; she is going to dress up like a Sunshine!



 

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH

VETERANS DAY

                                          
  
  God Bless all of our veterans &  current active military personnel.     
  
  
  
FREE DRESS WEEK
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13-FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Students may enjoy free dress as a gift from the staff.
Please Remember:

Students must wear appropriate clothing. Shorts and skirt lengths must be adhered to.  Students may wear flip flops only on Free Dress Days, but should change into sneakers during PE class.  No spaghetti or halter tops allowed.  If yoga pants are worn, t-shirts must cover students bottoms completely.  No hats are to be worn inside the school. 

                             
                                                                                               
 The Great American Teach-In will be held during the week of November 13-16th. Although we are blessed to have already booked many whole school speakers, individual classroom teachers still have limited availability left in their schedules.  We are asking parents, community members, business owners, and friends to make plans now to be a part of this tradition for Family of Christ.
 
   In order to volunteer to present at the Teach-In, we just need YOU!!! You don't need teaching experience, just a desire to share your experiences, your hobby, or your career with our children.  We want you to carry some key messages into our classrooms, including the importance of working hard in school and being passionate about a career or hobby. 
 
     The Great American Teach-In is a perfect opportunity for parents, business leaders, and community members to let our students know that we care about them.  Give yourself about 25 minutes for each presentation that you would like to do.
 
     Simply let us know that you would like to participate by completing the form sent home in Family Folders and return to your child's teacher or the front office.  If you know someone with an interesting career or hobby, please pass this information along.  Your child's teacher or a staff member will get with you to confirm a time to come in during the week.  You will be presenting to your child's class, or in the case of siblings we may be able to combine classes. The classroom teachers can let you know!    School volunteer hours will be given for presentations done by our school parents.  
 
If you have any questions please email Melissa Gembarowski at mgembarowski@familyofchristtampa.com or your child's classroom teacher.

Please return this form by: Thursday, Nov. 8th.

MAD SCIENCE

Mad Science of Tampa Bay provided a wonderful assembly to our students on Halloween. Demonstrations of spectacular chemical reactions, cinematic special effects and bubbling potions captivated the student's imaginations.  This event was sponsored by PTL.