Tiger News
Happy Friday,

It has been another great week at Christ the King Catholic School.

We are nearing the end of our ILEARN testing. I am proud of how the students have exhibited a Growth Mindset by embracing challenging problems and persevering through multiple days of testing.

Good luck as you work on completing your Environmental Challenge. The Saints Isidore and Maria Garden is almost completely planted. Speaking of the garden, if you would like to take care of the garden and/or chickens over the summer, let me know.

It was a wonderful week for our 8th graders as they visited Washington, D.C. I look forward to spending the last few days before graduation with them, starting with a kickball game on Monday at 2:00.

Thanks in advance for all of the planning that has been put into Teacher Appreciation Week next week. The staff and I are truly grateful.

Happy Mother's Day to all of our CKS moms!

Have a great weekend!


Ed Seib
Thank You!
  • Father Todd, Ms. Aragon, and our CKS families for Mass on Wednesday
  • All of our parents and teachers who guided our 8th graders on their trip to Washington, D.C.
  • All of our kindergarten parents for helping out at the Lemonade Stand
  • Everyone who opened a car door, served hot lunch, coached, or volunteered in any way
Calendar, Recess, First Aid
Click here to sign up for recess duty. Click here for 2019-2020 Recess Duty.

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

Sunday 5/12
Happy Mother's Day!

Monday 5/13
ILEARN Testing (Gr. 4) and make ups
Out of Uniform Day
Teacher Appreciation Week
8th Grade vs. Staff Kickball Game 2:00 p.m.
Newspaper 2:50-4:00 Library
Melissa Sechrist

Tuesday 5/14
Happy Birthday Mrs. Pickering!
NWEA Testing Gr. K-2
Middle School Band 2:50-4:00
Faculty Meeting/STEM Lab 3:15-4:15
Girl Scout Service Meeting/Cafeteria 6:30-8:30
Sports Committee Meeting at K of C 7:30-9:30
Colleen Fuydal, Adam Pickering
Jeanine Bobenmoyer

Wednesday 5/15
Happy Birthday Miss Schaffer!
Mass/7th Gr. Leadership
Server Awards at Mass
Hot lunch/Beach Bound Box Lunch
CKS ART Show and Band Concert 6:00-8:00
David Rusbasan/Melanie Loiselle

Thursday 5/16
7th Grade Retreat
NWEA Testing Gr. K-2
Handwriting RC 2:50-4:00
Girl Scout Troop 95/Library 2:50-4:30
David Rusbasan

Friday 5/17
Field Day
Lisa Strachota, Laurie Meyer
Jeanine Bobenmoyer
Save the Date
Wednesday, May 15th - Art Show/Band Concert - begins at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 17th - Field Day

Monday, May 20th - Academic Achievement Awards Night for grades 5-8 - 7:00 p.m. in Tuohy Hall

Wednesday, May 22nd - 8th Grade Last Day, Graduation Mass and Dinner - 5:30 p.m.

Friday, May 24th - Last Day of School - 1:00 dismissal - No Aftercare

Friday, June 21st & Saturday, June 22nd - CKS Summer Social
CKS Environmental Challenge
We are stepping up our protection of Creation to end the school year by participating in the first annual CKS Environmental Challenge. All students will complete 5 environmentally-focused activities between May 6th and May 24th. The challenges will be a combination of school, classroom, and family activities. Each child will receive a checklist to document their completion.  Check out more details and suggestions on how you can participate here. Let me know if you have any questions.
School Registration for Current Families  Updated
School registration packets for all current CKS families were due today. Please get in contact with Hillary Rusbasan ( hrusbasan@cks-indy.org ) if you have any questions regarding your registration for the 2019-2020 school year.

Thank you to everyone who has already turned yours in. CONGRATULATIONS to Keith and Debbie Carroll for being the early-bird registration winners of $500 tuition discount for the next school year!!
Mentor Families Still Needed
We are seeking current CKS families who are willing to mentor incoming families to our school this upcoming school year. New families will be met with many new faces and much information along the way. Mentor families help to familiarize these new families with the school and its procedures, and serve as a liaison between the school, the parish, and new families. If you and your family would like to support this ministry, we ask that you review the notes in the link below to understand what is asked of you to ensure each new family feels welcome and supported.

If you and your family are interested in serving as part of this important ministry, please email Mrs. Andie Silvey at asilvey@cks-indy.org . If you have been a menor family in the past, we still ask you to let us know if you want to do this each year.
Edukits Orders due May 31st for Best Pricing!
Orders will be due by May 31st for best pricing and free shipping, but extended ordering will be available from June 1st - July 12th.  Click here to order now!
Lost and Found Reminder
Where’s that new jumper?
Where are all of your CKS sweatshirts?
Did you leave your lunchbox again?
Scientific Calculators?

I bet you just might find them in the Lost and Found!
Lost and Found is located on the Cafeteria/AfterCare level. There are three racks; be sure to look through all of them. Any items left at the end of the year will be donated to Goodwill.
Student Medication Reminder
The school year is quickly winding down! Please pick up any medications from the Nursing Office by the end of the school year. This includes any prescription and nonprescription medications, as well as inhalers and epipens . The last day for medication pick-up will be Friday, June 7th. Anything that is not picked up by then will be disposed of .
STEM Connection Summer Camp

The STEM Connection summer camp experience provides fun, exciting, unique, outdoor, hands-on learning! Our ecosystems rapidly change during the summer, providing STEM campers with new themes and opportunities with each week of camp.

Fee for each camper is $200 per week.
15% discount for each additional sibling
15% discount for returning campers
50% discount for students qualifying for free and reduced lunch
One discount per student.

July 8-11, 2019 Guardians of the Galaxy Camp We will explore our natural world and ways that we can take care of our planet.

July 15-18, 2019 We are Makers - GIRLS ONLY Camp We will create art, food, and engineer solutions to problems using scientific methods and the engineering design process.
July 22 - 25, 2019 Animal Planet Camp We will be exploring farm animals and pets, amphibians and insects. We’ll also be learning about and keeping an eye on our nesting pair of eagles at the farm!
Go to The STEM Connection for more information.
Final Tiger Trot Update Reminder
Tiger Trot Out of Uniform Day Monday, May 13th!
As a thank you to everyone for doing such a great job collecting donations for our record-breaking Tiger Trot this year, and for getting so close to our goal of $10,000, the entire school will have an out of uniform (student’s choice) day on Monday, May 13 th .
2019-2020 PTO Board Nominations Requested New
T he PTO Board is seeking volunteers for the positions of Vice President and Secretary next year. Natalie Sutton has served as VP and will step into the role of President. Michele Pettrone will continue as Treasurer, and Jennifer McKendry will join her in training for the Treasurer role the following year. Lauriale Cabrera will serve as Past President next year.

Overall, we are a small, laid back group of parents, who plan fundraisers and activities to make CKS a better place by supporting the teachers and encouraging parent involvement at the school. Both positions are asked to attend one monthly PTO Board meeting on a weeknight evening (schedule to be determined by Board members). The VP recruits room parents and trains for the future role of President. The Secretary takes minutes at monthly meetings and shares minutes for approval. We are excited to try some new formats with the PTO meetings next year and to continue and build upon the good work already being done.

If interested, please contact Natalie Sutton ( nataliemsutton@hotmail.com   or 317-440-5261) by Monday, May 6th.
Used Uniform Sale
Mark your calendars! The Used Uniform Sale is Sunday, June 30 th . This is a school fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting CKS programming, so we need your uniform and spirit wear donations, including jumpers, skirts, polos, khaki and navy pants and shorts. You may send your items into the school office through May 17th. Please note that we will not be accepting items on consignment this year . For additional information,  please click here.
CKS Summer Social
The Parish's biggest party is coming up soon. Below are a few reminders and ways you can help!

Summer Social Raffle Tickets Due Next Wednesday
Summer Social raffle tickets are due Wednesday, May 8 th . Each family that sells or purchases $100 of tickets will be entered into a drawing. Six names will be pulled out of a hat to win gift cards or tickets to spend at Summer Social June 21-22. Return your tickets (with money) in the manila envelope provided. Every ticket sold helps to raise money for our parish and our school’s Outdoor Education and STEM initiatives.

1) Proud Parent sponsorship opportunities as well as the opportunities for Parents to bring us business sponsors for Summer Social -   

2) Raffle ticket selling reminder

3) Event volunteer sign up -   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a44aea92ba31-tiger2  

Sensory Advantage Summer Camps New
Sensory Advantage has provided a weekly fine motor skills and handwriting after-school enrichment group all year. This group has greatly benefited our students. They will be offering several Summer Camps. Check out the links below for more information.

Mindset Minute
Marketing Minute
We have hosted two preschool field trips to the Saints Isidore & Maria Garden this Spring. Our middle school students have planned and implemented activities that allow are guest to interact with our garden and learn.

Next year we will offer even more options for area preschools. Schools can visit the garden in the Fall or the Spring and they can also visit the St. Patrick STEM Lab any time for some hands on activities. You can help spread the word by passing this flyer on to your child's current or former preschool. Preschools often confirm their field trips in advance so if you can send this out soon we can get them on our calendar. This is a great opportunity to market the school and for our older students to work on their leadership.
Summer Volleyball Clinics Here at CKS!
The Volleybal School - Summer Clinics for Girls and Boys with Coach Angie Kubacki and Coach Katie Kluger on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights  
June 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 25, 26, 27, July 9, 10, 11

The Volleyball School is now open for registration. Summer instruction is available to volleyball players of beginning or intermediate skill levels. We will focus on developing individual skills and fundamentals. You will not want to miss this amazing opportunity for your aspiring volleyball player to learn, develop, enhance, and fine tune their volleyball skills in a fun and positive learning environment. The summer clinics will immerse your volleyball player in the sport, giving them the kind of training essential to improvement no matter what their ability level. Ball control, hitting, and serving are a few of the skills that will be highlighted. Their performance as a volleyball player will improve, along with their self-confidence! We believe in individual instruction with a focus on quality and quantity of touches. Standing around in drills is not allowed!  

Space will be limited to enhance the individualized and focused instruction with 2 coaches. You can sign up for all the clinics as a package of 12 or as an individual clinic that fits into your player's schedule.  Click here to register.

If you have any questions, please contact both Angie Kubacki a angiekubacki2321@gmail.com  and Katie Kluger at  katie.kluger@comcast.net

We hope you can make it!
Angie Kubacki and Katie Kluger