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Family of Christ Christian School

KNIGHTS NEWSLETTER

September 2022 | Volume 20, Issue 2

IMPORTANT DATES


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

No School, Labor Day


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Progress Reports Go Home


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Student Council Paperwork Due

Bingo Night, 6-7:30 pm


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Teacher Installation, 11 am Service

Third & Fourth Graders Sing


MON.-FRI., SEPT. 12-16

Student Council Campaigns

(3rd-8th)


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

School Picture Day

Burgundy Shirts Please


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Volleyball Spirit Event Shirt Orders Due


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Student Council Election


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Student Council Speeches


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Student Council Installation

8:35 am Chapel


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

Volleyball Spirit Night

USF

SCHOOL LUNCHES

All lunches are $4.75 and includes an entrée, side, fresh fruit and milk/water bottle. Copies of your menu choices come home in Family Folders before the month begins. Our vendors are Dash of Salt & Pepper Catering and Precinct Pizza.


If your child forgets their lunch, they will be provided with an emergency lunch. This may include a hot lunch or a grape uncrustable with chips and a milk/water. Your tuition express account will be charged the $4.75 for lunch.


Lunches are not billed until the end of the month so students can add or take away lunch menu items. Little taste buds sometimes think they will like something and then don't. If that is the case, email Ms. Patti at Pharmon@familyofchristtampa.com or call her at 813-558-9343 Ext. 118 and she will change your child's order for future weeks.

Sept. Lunch Menu

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Middle school students do morning announcements every morning except Chapel mornings.


As a special treat we have had Brandon S.

do the announcements on the first and last day of school since he was in first grade. He is now in third grade.

WATER BOTTLES

Don' forget to send your child with a water bottle everyday to school.


Our water fountains are equipped with bottle filling stations. Water bottle fillers are located inside the building and outside on the playground.


Everyone forgets a water bottle now and then. In that case, students will receive a water bottle from the office. Students who repeatedly forget their water bottles will be charged $1 on their lunch form for each water bottle they need.

SERVING OTHERS/AR GOALS

Students will receive a "Serving Others" slip when noticed by a teacher or staff member for doing something good for another student. Those slips will be collected at the office and names will be drawn each week at Chapel for a prize.


Students who meet or exceed their AR Goal will have their name put in a drawing for a $5 Barnes and Noble gift card at Chapel.

FREE UNIFORMS


We have gently used uniform tops and bottoms in all sizes in our clothes closet. There are also sweaters and sweatshirts for the cold weather. These items are Free. The clothes closet is located in the Narthex credenza by the brown chairs.



Bella A. and Bella S. are both in eighth grade now.

WALK-A-THON

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH

EARLY RELEASE, NO LUNCH

TEACHER INSTALLATION

Teachers and staff will be installed on Sunday, September 11th at the 11 am Service.  Our very own third and fourth graders will be singing.  Please celebrate with us!


WELCOME TO OUR NEW CAMPUS FACILITIES MANAGER-Donnie Moore


Born: Vandenberg Air Force Base


Donnie's family travelled a lot as he was growing up until they eventually settled in Tennessee. He Graduated in 1990 in Cheatham County, TN.  He has raised 9 children. Three of his sons are deaf and they communicate using sign language. He has worn 2 hearing aides since I was 3 years old. He has 4 grandchildren. 


He loves to go bass fishing with his dad and also enjoy camping and just about anything outdoors.  


He just recently moved to Florida from Tennessee and  is so excited to be working at Family of Christ. Previously He has worked as a facilities manager at both a school and church. He loves serving and helping people. 


Welcome Donnie Moore!!!

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

The rain did not damper our Back To School Night. It was moved inside.  Families enjoyed great food and fellowship.

Thank you to our generous families for the donations to the food pantry.  We collected 800 lbs. You came through again!

2022-2023 PTL BOARD

(Parent Teacher League)


President: Meghan Greene

Vice President: Barbara Ito

Treasurer: Stacey Coe

Secretary: Jessica Gozevich


Look for PTL information on the school Facebook page and PTL newsletters on the 15th of the month.


PTL By Laws and Meeting Minutes are available at the school office.


Volunteer Hours will be recorded electronically through Sign-Up Genius.

More information will be coming.


Families are required to complete 20 volunteer hours by the last day of school (May 24, 2023). This can include classroom volunteering, field trips and volunteering at PTL events. In addition, up to 5 hours may be completed donating products such as cases of water or multi-packs of Clorox wipes or tissues to the school. Through out the year your child's teacher may ask for special items that can be counted towards your five hours.   Families may only record a maximum of five hours for all the above donations.

CHICK-FIL-A SPIRIT NIGHT

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST

Families can stop by in the drive-thru, front counter, or even mobile order and mention that they are ordering for FOC Spirit Night. The main event of Spirit Night with the cow in the store and the games will be in the lobby from 5 PM-8 PM.


THANK YOU BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS

A special shout out to Jessica Fahey, Sheri Maxim and their staff of parent volunteers. They helped the students shop and purchase their items. They made it so much fun!

Sixth grader Ethan S. won the jar of starbursts by guessing the correct

amount at the book fair.

Thank you Lila Didenko for your green thumb.  You always make our potted plants look so nice.

LOWEGEAR, a local school family owned company, has been added this year for your convenience. Fast turnaround and free shipping to the school for pick up makes shopping for uniforms and sweatshirts affordable and convenient. 

LOWEGEAR

Uniform Tops- Purchase with logo through Landsend.com

School Number: 900095951


Uniform tops can be navy, burgundy or white.

Uniform bottoms can be navy or khaki. Bottoms may be purchased at retail stores.

SUMMER READING FREE SWEATSHIRT WINNERS


AND THE WINNERS ARE . . .

Nolee M. and Anabella I.  Congratulations, you win a Knights sweatshirt.


Thank you to everyone who submitted a summer reading photo.  They were all great.

Bingo Form
Volleyball Spirit Event Form

Forms will be coming home in Family Folders the week of September 4th.

YOUR PARENT TEACHER LEAGUE

Meghan Greene, President

I have two boys at Family of Christ.

Connor is in eighth grade and Hudson

is in fourth. I have an eight-month-old

little girl, Emmie. This is my fifth year

on the PTL board.


And be kind to one another, tender

hearted, forgiving each other just as

God also in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:32

Stacey Coe, Treasurer

My husband Jason and I have two children at Family of Christ, Griffin in eighth grade and Brenna in seventh grade, and we reside in Tampa Palms. I work part-time at Northwestern Mutual as a Staff Accountant.

My favorite things to do include exploring new parks, going on nature walks, trying new restaurants, traveling and going to the beach.


God is our refuge and strength, an

ever-present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:1

Barbara Schmidt, Vice President

My husband Masahiro, our daughter

Anabella (eighth grade) and I have been

living in Tampa for four years. We are a

German-Japanese family. I enjoy being an educator and work as a German language teacher. I love volunteering as a Deacon at Family of Christ Church, traveling with myfamily, reading, and learning.


My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

Jessie Gozevich, Secretary

This is our second year at Family of

Christ. My daughter Rylie is in

seventh grade and my son Tanner

is in first grade. I have a

background in wedding and event

design and coordination. I love to

travel with my family, interior

design, my morning walks and the

holidays.


When I am afraid, I will put my trust

in you. I will praise God for what he

has promised. I trust in God, so why

should I be afraid?

Psalm 56:3-4


SUNSHINE BREAKFAST


New families joined the PTL Board and special guests us for a Sunshine Breakfast.

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CHURCH SERVICES


Please join us for church services. We hope to see you there.

Saturday, 6:00 pm Traditional

Sunday, 9:00 am Traditional

Sunday, 11:00 am Contemporary


Sunday School will resume in the Fall.


CHILDREN'S MINISTRY PROGRAM

 

There are Sunday school classes for children attending the 9:00 am service. At the 11:00 am service, we are offering “Children’s church” for kids between the ages of VPK thru 5th grade. Children’s Ministry Leaders and volunteers will lead this.  


We will need volunteers for both Sunday school and Children’s church. Please contact Leanne (Lgreen@familyofchristtampa.com)in the church office or reply to this email if you can serve in this way.

SPORTS CORNER



Volleyball season is underway for fourth thru eighth grade students. Fourth thru sixth graders make up the two JV teams and sixth thru eighth graders make up the Varsity team. JV Blue is currently 1-1, JV White is 1-0 and Varsity is 2-0. Go Knights!



SCHOOL PICTURES

Tuesday, September 13th

Yearbook Picture Day

Please wear Burgundy Uniform Tops

If you don't have one, we can provide one that day from the clothes closet.

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. Parents should notify teachers and office staff of dates and times of early dismissal.

WEATHER REMINDER

Families should be aware that if there are any school closings due to weather, Family of Christ Christian School and after care follow the Hillsborough County School cancellation schedule.



SAVE THE DATES


VOLLEYBALL SPIRIT NIGHT

Sunday, October 2

1:00 pm, Yuengling Stadium


WALK-A-THON

Friday, October 28th

Early Release @ 11:45 am


NIGHT OF KNIGHTS

Saturday, February 4, 2023