Tiger News
Happy Friday,

What a great week to be at Christ the King!

Our student protectors shined in multiple ways this week. Our Tyler Trent Endowment Day was a huge success. At last count over $2500 had been collected. Whatever our final total is, it will be matched. This donation was the idea of 6th grader Landry Priser! He is a great role model for all of us.

Another group of protectors also made us proud this week. Student and teacher representatives from the A.R.K. Society attended a ceremony at the Indiana State Museum where they received a Thriving Schools Challenge Master Certification. They received this honor for their sustainability efforts!

During dismissal, I wished everyone a safe and relaxing three day weekend. I also reminded them to stop and give thanks for the reason we have an extended weekend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I shared the following quote and prayer about one of our country's greatest protectors.

"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - from Strength to Love.

O God of justice and love, give us the courage to challenge injustice wherever we see it. Help us to be open to all your children and not let race, religion, or anything else divide us. - Amen

Have a great long weekend. I hope you are warm and safe and spend lots of time with your loved ones .

PS - PTO Movie Night is a go. Thanks for stepping up to help out parents!


Ed Seib
Christ the King Catholic School
eLearning Day Reminder
We are planning on having an eLearning Day on Friday, February 15th instead of making that day up for the day we missed before Thanksgiving. Below are a few important things to know.

1) Students will have 2 additional school days after the eLearning day to make up assignments.
2) All assignments will be a review of concepts that have already been taught.
3) Kindergarten - 5th grade teachers will email you a list of assignments by 8:00 am the morning of an eLearning Day. Middle School Teachers will have assignments posted to their Google Classroom pages by 8:00 a.m.
4) Teachers will be available through email to answer questions from 8:00-1:00.
5) The majority of activities will require internet access and may use IXL. The computer lab will be available after school for two days after the eLearning Day for students who were unable to access the internet to complete their assigned tasks.
Thank You
  • Father Todd, 5th grade, Mrs Gibson, and Ms. Aragon for Mass.
  • Landry Priser for leading our efforts to support the Tyler Trent Foundation.
  • Ms. Bidmead, Mrs. Wagner, Mrs. Pappas, and all the A.R.K. Society students for their efforts to help us live more sustainably.
  • Everyone who served hot lunch, helped out in a classroom, ran an after school club, coached, drove on a field trip, or opened car doors this week.
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.

Sunday 1/20
Happy Birthday Ms. Mueller!

Monday 1/21
Martin Luther King, Jr Day/NO SCHOOL

Tuesday 1/22
MS Band 2:50-3:30
Ramala Hampton, Matt Hooker
Jeanine Bobenmoyer

Wednesday 1/23
8:30 Mass/5B
NJHS Ceremony and Reception
Hot Lunch/Pizza Hut
Robotics in the STEM Lab 2:50-4:00
Children's Choir 2:50-3:20
Faculty Meeting 3:00-4:15
Amanda Hibbeln, Lisa Strachota
Heather Bowers-Deneef

Thursday 1/24
Handwriting/RC 3:00-4:00
Spell Bowl/LMC 2:50-3:45
Allison Smith, Kelly Allen

Friday 1/25
Hot Lunch/Beach Bound Box Lunch
Geography Bee 1:45
Abby Wrege

Save the Date Updated
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.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast  - Wednesday, January 30th - More details below.

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.
Marketing Minute
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. Click here to do so.

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) Place Open House yard signs in well-traveled areas in the community and//or your yard! Yard signs were passed out Monday at student pick-up. Signs are 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 Breakfast RSVP by Jan. 25th!
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.
Calendar at a Glance for the 2019-2020 School Year New
First Day of School - August 8th

Labor Day - September 2nd

Fall Break - October 9th - 11th

Thanksgiving Break - November 27th - 29th

Christmas Break - December 23rd - January 3rd

First day back from Christmas Break - January 6th

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 20th

Presidents’ Day - February 14th  

Spring Break - March 27th - April 3rd

Last Day of School - May 22nd
CYO Sports Registration Change
Starting February 1st, we will be switching to a new registration site for CYO sports. The new site will allow us to keep track of the players and teams better, and most importantly, it will allow each coach to have a team page and post practices, notices, and rosters. The sports committee is excited for all the new features this site will allow us. One big change will be that you will have to pay when you register. This will streamline the process for the sports committee and alleviate having to remind people to pay. 

Spring sport registration (softball, baseball, track, co-ed soccer) is due February 20th, so please use the new site to register once it is live. We have added co-ed soccer as a new sport this year. If you have already registered for any of these sports, that is fine. You don’t need to do anything. If you haven’t paid for these sports but already registered, then please use the regular method through the parish giving site. 

After February 1st, you will no longer register through the orgsonline site to register for sports.  If you have any questions about the new registration please email  jennifer@woodthompson.com . For general sports questions, please email  brant.yeskie@4086.com
Handwriting Enrichment Group Registration Extension
Registration for our after school HW enrichment group has been extended through next week, and they will be offering a prorated amount for the remaining 7 week session. Here is the link to sign up:  https://www.cognitoforms.com/SensoryAdvantage/ChristTheKing3rdQuarterHWGroup
Mindset Minute New
Learning from mistakes and embracing challenges are keys to nurturing life long learners and creating a sustainable growth mindset. Check out this video and activity for more information on how to help your child. If you need a Growth Mindset refresher, check out this link
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!  
Catholic Lacrosse Club Saints
Registration is now open.  Sign up now for the 2019 Spring Lacrosse Season! Teams are available for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8.  To register, visit  www.catholiclax.com .   For more information about our club, please contact us at  catholiclax@gmail.com .
Cathedral High School News
Shadow at Cathedral High School
Come be a VIP—“Very IRISH Person”—for a day! We invite all 8th grade students to spend a day in the life of one of our students, meeting teachers, attending classes and experiencing what being IRISH is all about! Visiting students will be hosted by a freshman student who has similar co-curricular interests and/or academic abilities. Go to  gocathedral.com/shadow  for more information or contact Maribeth Cloud at  mcloud@gocathedral.com .