Don't forget our dinner and Open House tomorrow, October 18! Dinner at 5:30 and after that we all head to the gym and then to the classrooms. We hope to see you there!Conference Sign-Ups
During our open house you will be able to sign up for our Parent/Teacher conferences that will be held November 19 & 20. The sign-up sheets will be on the wall in our lunchroom.School Shirt Orders
Just a reminder that the new CCS Shirt orders are due in the office tomorrow, October 18!Picture Retake Day
Picture retakes for our students are next Tuesday, Oct 23 from 2:00 - 3:00PM. You are welcome to bring in siblings for pictures during that time as well!SALT Hour Job!
We need one person to be our picture helper on retake day next Tuesday from 1:30 - 3:00. Let the office know if that is something you would like to do.Black Lights
Our PE teacher, Mrs. Berg is looking to borrow some black lights, disco balls, etc (things that would light up a gym) if any families would be willing to let her borrow them for a week in late October/early November. If that is something you have that she could borrow, please contact her at email@example.comThank You, Thank You, Thank You!!
A big thank you to Sherri Murphy and Jennifer Carlson for hosting (doing everything) and to Veda River, Laura Price, Sherrie Conrad and Cassie Conrad for helping in the kitchen for our 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar! It was AMAZING!! Plan to attend next year, you won't be sorry!
The money raised helps fund our Annual Auction. Each vendor donated at least 1 item to be auctioned off. Approximately $1000.00 was raised.
You Girls Rock!!
Cheryl and CamilleRight Now Media
Right Now Media is a subscription video service available to CCS families for FREE! It's filled with Christian programing for everyone. Watch your email for a link to this amazing resource. Set up an account and begin enjoying commercial free programming with a Christian foundation. CCS is delighted to provide this service to our dedicated families.
18 Shirt Orders Due
18 Passport Check Day
18 Open House & Dinner @ 5:30
19 Staff Day
23 Picture Makeup Day 2:00-3:00
24 DC Dogs
25-26 ACSI Convention
2 End of 1st Quarter
12 Veterans Day
14 DC Dogs
19-20 Parent Teacher Conferences
21 Staff Day
22-23 Thanksgiving Break
29 Passport Check DayChapel Schedule
18 Upper Grades Chapel - Belt of Truth
23 Special Speaker - Clarence Gunderson
30 David Story by Mrs. Stout
1 Introduction to Operation Christmas Child
6 Primary Grades - Breastplate of Righteousness
8 Upper Grades Chapel
13 Operation Christmas Child Shoebox IntroductionCommunity Events
Babysitter's Training Class
Do you have a student that is wanting to babysit? Gadsden Risk Services is a Red Cross Licensed Training Provider that is offering Babysitting Training. Each student that completes the training will receive an official American Red Cross Certificate for Babysitting (non-expiring) PLUS a two year certification in First Aid and Pediatric CPR! This class is for ages 11-15 and the cost is $80.00.
At the Babysitter's Training class, you'll receive excellent materials to help you to be prepared and professional, including:
Babysitter's Training Handbook - full color handbook filled with great information and resources to use in class and on the job.
Babysitters Training Emergency Reference Guide - this easy-to-carry, compact booklet provides step-by-step instructions to handle common emergencies.
Babysitter's Training CD-ROM - provides tools to run your babysitting business, including a babysitting organizer; a printable activity booklet with games, crafts, songs and recipes; a resume template; and more.
The next class is actually this weekend, Saturday and Sunday. Saturday 12-5pm and Sunday 12-6pm (It's a two day course) and will be held at the new Cascade Mental Health facility at 3510 Steelhammer Lane, in the Centralia Industrial Park. The classes are searchable on the official Red Cross website, and they are working on scheduling the next classes for mid November and early December.
For more information or to register, please email: firstname.lastname@example.orgLite Nite
Lite Nite - Oct. 31, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
A Family-Friendly Evening Featuring:
* Free Food
* Free Family Photo Booth
* Free Carnival Games and Prizes
(All Costumes Worn Must Be PG Rated)
Located at: Centralia Christian Church
1215 W Main St., Centralia
360-736-7655The Great Pumpkin Chase
October 26 10:30PM - 7:00AM
For 7th & 8th Graders Only
Roller-Skating, Games, Message & Singing, Donuts, Pizza, Laser Tag & Swimming, Great Pumpkin Chase, Car Rally
Middle Schoolers meet at Centralia Community Church Family Life Center (gym) at 10:30 p.m. (across from Centralia High School)
Cost is $20.00 and deadline for Registration is Wednesday, Oct. 24th
Remember LIMITED SPACE so get it in A.S.A.P.
For more information call: 736-7606
CCS Shirt Orders
Inside your family envelope today, is our CCS shirt order form with a brand new logo! Make sure to check your child's backpack for the envelope! We have 3 choices this year. A short sleeve T-Shirt for $15.00, a long sleeve T-shirt for $20.00 and a Crewneck Sweatshirt for $25.00. Order and payment due Thursday, Oct 18.
Family Envelopes are being sent home today and inside you will find the CCS Shirt order form and also last years ID cards for all of our students that attended CCS last year. If you have more than one student, we send the envelope home with the oldest student of the family. If you prefer it to be sent home with a different student, please circle the grade of that child on the front of the Family Envelope and we will know which child to send it home with. If you have any paperwork that needs to come back to school, you can send it in the envelope when your child brings it back to school. We ask that all envelopes be brought back to their classroom as soon as possible so we can have them all ready for the next time we need to send them home.
P.E. Testing Help Needed
Mrs. Berg is in need of 2 volunteers on Friday October 12 from 9:40 AM - 2:45 PM for 1st - 8th grade Fitness Testing. This would involve testing students on sit ups and push ups. She is also in need of 1 volunteer on Wednesday October 17th for the mile run test from 9:40 AM - 2:45 PM. If you are interested in helping for the mile run test but can't make the whole day, she can break the volunteer times down into 3 groups: 2 volunteers each from 9:40 - 10:45, 11:10 - 12:15 and 12:50 - 2:45. If this is something you would like to help with and earn some SALT hours, please let Mrs. Berg know via email at email@example.com
Absences & Tardies
At Centralia Christian School we are grateful for the privilege of working together with families to provide the best education for their children. We believe that faithful attendance and participation in classroom activities are foundational in this process. Attendance at school provides a student with the classroom experience. This experience is composed of participation in class activities and direct instruction conducted by the classroom teacher. The instructional program designed by each teacher is a progressive and sequential experience. It is generally impossible for that experience to be "made up." For this reason, frequent failure of a student to attend class will be seen as a serious problem.
Failure of a student to attend school will be considered an absence. Each absence will be considered excused or unexcused in compliance with state guidelines and for official attendance records.
· An excused absence is an absence due to a personal illness, serious illness in the family, death in the immediate family, medical or dental appointment, court appearance, providential hindrance, piano adjudication, CCS and public school team sports, and occupational, speech and/or physical therapy
· An unexcused absence is any absence that is not an excused absence. Extracurricular activities not sponsored by CCS which require dismissal during school hours are not excused.
If a student will be absent from school for more than three days for a reason known ahead of time, the parent should contact the school office to obtain an Absence Request Form. This form should be completed and returned to the school office prior to the absence.
· If a student will be absent, parents are asked to contact the school office by phone or email by 9:00 AM on the day of the absence.
· Students who are absent should expect to receive make-up work upon their return to school. Detailed assignments will not be prepared ahead of the absence.
· If you have emailed the school to let us know why the student is going to be absent a note is not necessary upon return. If you have called, please send either a note or email when your student returns.
· The school office staff will keep the official attendance records. Daily records will be kept for every student in Kindergarten through 8th grade and entered on his or her permanent record at the end of the school year.
· The school administration has the authority to determine whether an absence is excused or unexcused.
· Students who miss 15% or 25 days of the school year will be considered for grade retention.
Students are expected to be at their desk, ready to go, at 8:25 AM. Students who are not ready are considered tardy, even if they were dropped off before 8:25 AM. A tardy disrupts the class and students miss valuable time at the beginning of the day.
When a student arrives at the office after the 8:25 AM tardy bell, it is determined if the reason for being late is unavoidable (excused) or avoidable (unexcused). The office uses the information articulated by the student to assign an excused or unexcused tardy. If possible, a parent should come to the office with the student or send a note to assist in that determination.
Our 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar is coming up on Saturday, October 13th in our CCS gym! There will be several vendors with a variety of wood crafts, handmade crochet items, handmade jewelry, Scentsy, antiques, wreaths and much more! There will be hot apple cider, coffee, baked goods and DC dogs for purchase! If you have any questions please contact Sherri Murphy at 360-508-1120, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Jen Carlson 360-789-8086, email@example.com
Sept 27 Passport Check Day
Sept 28 Staff Day - No School
Oct 1-10 MAP Testing
Oct 13 Holiday Craft Bazaar
Oct 18 Passport Check Day
Oct 18 Open House
Oct 19 Staff Day - No School
Oct 23 Picture Makeup Day
Oct 25-26 ACSI Convention - No School
Cross Country Schedule
Sept. 28 @ Deschutes River Ranch - Time TBA
Oct. 10 @ Borst Park - 4:00 (Tentative)
Oct. 17 @ Pioneer Park Sub District Meet - Time TBA
27 Upper Chapel
2 Bible Quizzing/Drill
11 Special Speaker - CCS Alum Cole Woodruff
16 Primary Chapel - Belt of Truth
18 Upper Grades Chapel
30 David Story - Mrs. Stout
Centralia College Community Chorus
Join us for our fall term Bach Cantata & Holiday concert on Dec 3 with the Pacific Northwest Chamber Orchestra
Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings beginning September 20 in the choir room near Corbet Theater.
6:30 - 7:00 Sight Reading & Vocal Training
7:00 - 8:30 Full Rehearsal
Community Members $25 or 2 Credits are available.
Questions or Information:
Director : Vicki Jardine - Tobin
SOTA - Bethel School of the Arts
If any students are interested in acting, SOTA is a wonderful place to make that happen. The class has started so the kids can try the class for free and then if they like it, can sign up at a prorated rate ($99).
Right now they are looking for KIDS (4th grade - 8th grade) and TEENS (8th grade - High School). New to acting and experienced actors welcome!
If you have any questions contact:
Erica Dyeson, Director
Bethel School of the Arts
Details for the fall classes:
Sept 27th - Nov 15th with Showcase on Nov 18th
Acting for Kids / Thursdays 4p-6p (Acting, Voice & Theater Dance)
Acting for Teens / Thursdays 6p-8p (choice of two: Shakespeare Combat, Voice or Theater Dance)
About School of the Arts: https://www.bethel-church.com/sota