Thank you so much for your support and everyone’s help these past couple of months! Things have been busy and we appreciate everything everyone has done.
We have a busy week coming up! Please pay special attention to the notes about cards and the times that the students need to arrive before the play.
Christmas Card Orders are Due Now (December 11)
If you would like to order cards from your child’s Christmas design, please send in your order form and payment tomorrow morning (December 11). The orders have to be in tomorrow so that the cards can be made in time. Any orders sent in after tomorrow will not be able to be processed. If you have not seen the order form, please check your child’s folder or backpack because it was sent home with them on Friday.
*We need cookie donations!*
Please plan to send in 2 to 4 dozen homemade cookies on the morning of the Cookie Walk/Christmas program. You can drop them off at the school between 7:30 and 1:00 on December 13.
We hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Now we are headed toward Christmas and all the wonderful experiences and memories that brings.
CCLC Students and ACT UP Drama students will be performing “A Christmas Carol” on Thursday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars now to come share this time with us. We will also be having our annual Cookie Walk an hour before the program so you will want to get here early to fill up your tin with all kinds of delicious goodies!
We are having our annual Cookie Walk right before our Christmas Program this year. It will start at 5:00 p.m and conclude at 6:00 p.m, when our Christmas play begins. For those of you unfamiliar with the Cookie Walk, we collect donations of cookies, brownies, etc and will have them available for anyone who wants purchase a tin to fill. Once you buy your tin, you will be able to walk around the tables of wonderful sweets and put in as many as you can fit. This is not only a great way to help the school raise money, but also gives you a tin full of goodies to take to your next holiday gathering! Speaking of cookies…
*We need cookie donations!*
Please plan to send in 2 to 4 dozen homemade cookies on the morning of the program. You can drop them off at the school between 7:30 and 1:00 on December 13.
Mrs. Harding’s class will be taking the donations they have collected to the Gift of Hope program on Thursday, December 6. If you have not donated yet, please consider giving a new or “gently used” toy so that another child can have a good Christmas. There will be a donation box at the front desk until December 5.
Our planned moving day is Saturday, December 15 at 8:00 a.m. How exciting! We need lots of volunteers to help us move everything to the new facility in Gulf Shores. If you can help in any way, please let your child’s teacher know.
No school Wednesday, Thursday or Friday next week (11/21 – 11/23). Have a great Thanksgiving holiday with your family!
*Gift of Hope – Christmas 2012*
Mrs. Harding’s class is collecting donations for the Gift of Hope missions in Gulf Shores. Items needed are gently used toys, diapers and hygiene products. These items will be distributed to families who would otherwise have nothing to give their children for Christmas. There will be a box in the school lobby wrapped like a Christmas present. Please put your donations in or next to the box. We will be collecting donations through Thursday, December 6th. On that day, our class will be taking all of the items to the Gift of Hope headquarters. While there we will learn more about the needs locally and be put to work washing toys, sorting items; whatever they need us to do. Something that means very little to one person can mean the world to another. Thank you so much for your generosity.
- Pam Harding and her class of fabulous girls.
* P.E. Reminder:
Please send your student in tennis shoes for P.E. on Fridays for their comfort and safety. It is getting colder and we will be doing our P.E. outside, so remember to send them with a jacket as well.
* Spelling Bee and Science Fair:
Our school wide science fair and spelling bee will be held Thursday, November 8th from 11:00 until 1:00. We would love for parents to attend!
* New School Facility Work Days:
* WORK: We are scheduling some work days to help us get our new facility prepared to be ready to go for school next semester. A letter went home with the students on Thursday of this week that explained what we need and how to sign up. If you did not receive one, please let us know. You can also click here to see the letter. If you can sign up for a time slot indicated below or donate any of the items, please email us or let us know at the school.
The work days are as follows:
Friday, 11/9 from 8:30 – 1:30 (lunch will be provided)
Saturday, 11/10 from 9:00 – 1:00 and 1:30 – 5:00 (lunch will be provided for both groups from 1:00 until 1:30)
Monday, 11/12 from 9:00 – 1:30 (lunch will be provided)
We are looking for contributions of the following items:
Ladders and step stools
2 pressure washers for sidewalks and sides of building
lots of rags to clean with (cut up old towels that have been placed in the dryer to remove lint work well)
large push style brooms
Old English oil
soft bristle brushes
screw driver set to remove vent and light fixtures (3 philips, 3 flatheads)
Dawn dish soap
* FOOD: We need food donations so please consider donating paper goods, drinks, snacks and lunch items such as side dishes and desserts for the workers.
We are so excited! We can’t thank our parents and volunteers enough for all that you have already done and all that you are planning to do! We know that you are as excited as we are and it shows. We love our school family and can’t wait to see what the future brings!
Here’s your Friday News!
* Don’t Forget: Picture orders are due this Wednesday, Oct. 31 (I realize it said this past wednesday on the order form but the actual date I put on there was Oct. 31. Very sorry for the confusion! – Pam)
* Fire Safety: This week was fire safety week. Students participated in a program presented by the Orange Beach Fire Department.
* Red Ribbon Week: Next week is “Red Ribbon – Say No to Drugs” Week (the information below is going home today with the students)
~~2012 RED RIBBON WEEK ACTIVITIES ~~
October 29- November2
This week we will be discussing drugs, drug abuse, and how Red Ribbon Week got it’s start. We will have fun dress up days while learning all about ways to say no to drugs. Our bodies are God’s temples (1 Cor 6:19) and we want our students to be armed with the knowledge to protect themselves and make wise choices. Please take time at home throughout the week to discuss this important matter.
Monday: “Proud To Be Drug Free”- Wear red shirt with jeans
Tuesday: “ Too Smart Too Start” -Dress like a nerd
Wednesday: “We’re Not Afraid To Say No To Drugs!”- Everyone may wear costume to school. No scary or evil costumes allowed.
Thursday: “ Our Future Is Too Bright To Use Drugs” – Wear your favorite sunglasses and a yellow shirt with jeans.
Friday: “ Team Up Against Drugs” - Wear your favorite team colors.
* Coloring and Poster Contest!
- Coloring Contest PreK – Kindergarten
A coloring page will be provided to Pre K and Kindergarten students on Monday to complete in class. Each child’s coloring page will be displayed outside their teacher’s classroom for judging on Friday morning. Each classroom will have a 1st and 2nd place winner.
- Poster Contest Grades 1-12
For the grades 1 through 12 contest, posters will be completed at home. Make sure to turn it in to the teacher by Thursday November 1. so judging can take place Friday morning. Each Classroom will have a 1st and 2nd place winner.
Criteria for posters:
· Posters must have a drug awareness and prevention theme.
· Work must be done by student.
· Knowledge of something the student has learned about drugs or drug awareness.
We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Calvary Christian Office Staff