Family of Christ Christian School

KNIGHTS NEWSLETTER

 

 

Volume 15, Issue 6

 

 

November 2019


  
 IMPORTANT DATES
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
 Fall Festival
5-9 pm
Daylight Savings, 
Turn clocks back

MON., NOV. 4-FRI., NOV. 15
Christmas Tree Raffle Display

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Kindergarten Round Up

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Third Grade Field Trip: Ag-Venture
Fifth Grade Field Trip:  Biz Town
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Class Picture Day
Picture Retake Day
Navy Uniform Tops Please

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Alphabet Day

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
No School
Veterans Day

TUES.-FRI.,  NOVEMBER 12-15
Great American Teach-In

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Eighth Grade Field Trip:
Chamber Theater
Christmas Tree Raffle

MON.-FRI., NOV. 18-22
Operation Christmas Child
Free Dress Week For Students: No Charge

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Kindergarten & Third Grade Feast

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Eighth Grade Feast
 
MON.-FRI., NOVEMBER 25-29
No School
Thanksgiving Holiday

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Thanksgiving Eve Worship
7 pm

THURSDAY,  NOVEMBER 28
Thanksgiving Day


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  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.  
Lunches for Kindergarten, third, and eighth  grade have been cancelled for the day of their feasts.  Third and fifth grade lunches have been cancelled for their field trip on November 6th.
  
    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 OUTT

 

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, Joyce Hepscher for more opportunities (ptl@familyofchristtampa.com).
20 volunteer hours must be completed by the last day of school (Thurs. May 21st).
  
OUR PTL BOARD
President: Joyce Hepscher

Vice-President: Meghan Greene

Secretary:  Amy Williams

Treasurer: Karen Saa


  
TE ACHER AND STAFF E-MAIL ADDRESSES
If you ever need to get in touch with a teacher or staff member and don't have your directory handy, please note that there is an easy formula to get their e-mail address.  Just put the first letter of their first name ie,. P for Patti and their last name Harmon, Pharmon and add @familyofchristtampa.com  That's all there is to it. Some examples are:pharmon @familyofchristtampa.com , blamlein@familyofchristtampa.com , etc.
THANK YOU PARENTS   
  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
Saanvi P., Kinsleigh B., Gavin  W., Collin B., Brenna C., Natlie H., Mason V., Madison L., ., Josiah S.
Tanisha G., and Oliver D.
CLASS PICTURES & PICTURE RETAKES
Thursday, November 7th
Navy uniform tops please.
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CHAPEL OFFERING
Second quarter chapel offerings will be donated toward Heaven's Family.   Family of Christ  chapel funds and Youth Group  are teaming up with Heaven's Family to support two missionary efforts.   The goal is to support existing efforts that are currently creating DMM's (Disciple Making Movements) in unreached areas of Africa. This way rather than just digging a well in a remote place we are actually helping to plant and support Christian efforts from local missionaries. 

Our project is to fund a deep water well in direct support of Big Life and One Body Global. Big Life has missionaries in Malawi (the poorest country in the world) that would support villages with a combined population of 5000 people. The second well is in Uganda where 1 Body Global is on the ground creating disciples of Christ. This well will directly support two schools and a hospital that many remote people travel to for care.  


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

Saturday @ 6:00 pm Traditional

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

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


FIRST GRADE FIELD TRIP TO 
THE STRAZ


SECOND GRADE FIELD TRIP
CRACKER COUNTRY


PANCAKE BREAKFAST


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Operation Christmas Child is a Christmas ministry from Samaritan's Purse that touches the lives of millions of children around the world.

It is a very simple and inexpensive donation you can make that offers the opportunity to demonstrate the true meaning Christmas.  All you need to get started is an empty, standard sized shoe box.  We are asking you to purchase items to fit inside the box that matches your child's gender and age.  If your family chooses to put together more boxes, you can fill them for any age or gender.  Samaritan's Purse is also asking for  a $9 donation to cover the cost of shipping and handling for each box.

National Collection Week will be from November 18-22nd.  Please send in your child's box bound with a rubber band or tape with the label (sent home in family folders or at the link below) to the school office. 




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NIGHT OF KNIGHTS SILVER SPONSORS
Staar Entertainment

Life Skills In Action

Wendy & Lyle Olivier in honor of Ariana and Elli Olivier

Kay Woodruff in honor of 
Kate Andreasen

Saa Family in honor of Vanessa,  Bella, & 
Brandon Saa

Studio7one7

Spinner Law Firm

Stacey Gallego in honor of Eva Robinson-Gallego

Kevin Weaver

Scott Family in honor of Brooke and Morgan Scott
REPTILE DISCOVERY
           

THANK YOU PTL FOR SPONSORING THIS EVENT!
RED RIBBON WEEK
-I BELIEVE IN ME, I'M DRUG FREE-

Red Ribbon Week, themed: I believe in me, I'm drug free ,  was last week. 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 of the student council for putting together 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  $74,000  to support our Family of Christ family. 
       
 
SPORTS CORNER
Soccer:
Soccer is currently underway. JV is currently 0-2. They have fought hard with losses to Brandon Academy 5-2 and Florida College 4-2.   The Varsity team is currently 3-0 with wins of: 5-1 against Brandon Academy, 5-1 Against Foundation, and 3-2 over Florida College.

JV's next game is against: Bell Shoals November 5th.
Varsity's Next Game is against Bell Shoals November 5th.


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Cross Country:
Cross Country finished out the year with Cross Country State races. Elementary Girls finished as a team 7th out of 12 teams. Elementary Boys finished 10th out of 15 teams. Taylor B. had the top finishing place for elementary girls in 49th out of 110 racers. Griffin C. had the top finishing place for elementary boys 93rd out of 150 boys. Middle School Boys Cross Country team finished 17th out of 25 teams. Middle School Girls finished 12 out of 21 teams at state. Matthew B. had the top finishing place of 71st out of 150 boys. Aubrey T. had the top finishing place for the MS girls 24th out of 120 Girls. Other Placements were: 
Elementary Boys: Griffin C.. (93), Logan H. (104), Leonardo M. (113), Collin B. (122), Holden M. (139)
Elementary Girls: Taylor B. (49) Stella J.(50), Eleanor D. (66), Whitney H. (78), Kelsey L. (80), Brenna C. (85)
Middle School Boys: Matthew B. (71) PT H. (126), Oliver D. (140) Joshua L. (141) Carlson L.(146)
Middle School Girls: Aubrey T. (24), Daniela G. (77), Joelle N. (112), Madeline L. (113), Alexandria L. (115)


 
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.
 
 
                           
 Saturday, November 2nd
5-9 pm

Students should stay with their families at the fest and not play on the playground.   The back soccer field will be used for parking and will not be safe.
 
                                
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
Sponsors Alphabet Day!
Friday, November 8th
 
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!
(No scary costumes, no weapons, no masks please.)

 
Thank you to all the students who brought in snacks for the Baystar Family Retreat.  This non-for profit organization was founded to help families overcome challenges during their battle against pediatric cancer.  


 

 

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH

VETERANS DAY

                                          
  
  God Bless all of our veterans &  current active military personnel.     
  
  
  
FREE DRESS WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18-FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

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 in the school. 

                             
                                                                                               

The Great American Teach-In will be held during the week of November 12-15th.  Students will be coming home with lots of information about their guest speakers.  Thank you to all of the parents who have committed to coming in and sharing their knowledge.


2019 2020 STUDENT COUNCIL 

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




First quarter's chapel money and church donations ( $3,825) were donated to Florida-Georgia District for Disaster Assistance for the Bahamas. The Florida-Georgia district will continue to work with the Synod to receive financial contributions to support the long-term work that will be happening in the coming months and years.
NIGHT OF KNIGHTS CO-CHAIR NEEDED

We are very fortunate to have a parent step up and volunteer to co-chair Night of Knights next year.  We are still looking for one more parent to co-chair this event.  Past NOK members are willing to train the new members.  Please prayfully consider this opportunity.

 


Thank you for supporting the eighth grade.  They received $57.50 towards their trip to Washington, D.C.
Support Our Night of Knights Sponsors


SWEATSHIRT ORDERS

Sweatshirt order forms will be coming home in family folders.  
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