CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC SCHOOL Christ the King Catholic School Mission Statement The mission of Christ the King Catholic School is to provide each student with a high-quality education in the arts and sciences and with formation in Christian values that will lend dignity and direction to his or her life. We pride ourselves on preparing students not just for high school, but for life—a life which is centered on Jesus Christ and grounded in His Gospel. Volume III, Issue 23 Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Christ is the reason for this PINE WOOD ARCHDIOCESAN ART SHOW- DERBY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS’ WEEK school. He is the unseen but ever It happens Jan. 31st! Selections have been chosen at CKS for present teacher in It all begins at 9 AM in the Archdiocesan Art Show to be dis- our classrooms. the School Cafeteria! played in the food court, lower level, St. He is the model of Louis Galleria, Sunday, January 25 our faculty and Families without Scouts are welcome too! through Saturday, January 31. Please the inspiration of our students. Please enter the Cafeteria from the make time to view the work of: 8th west entrance door. Graders ~ Elissa A., Erin T., Heidi G.; Happy Birthday! 7th Grader ~ Veronica K.; 6th Graders ~ Eric and Elena B.; & 5th Graders ~ January 29 You’ll want to be a Sam R. & Patrick S.. part of CHRIST THE Anthony D. KING NIGHT AT SLU’S January 31 BILLIKEN MEN’S BAS- CATHOLIC SCHOOLS’ WEEK KETBALL, SATURDAY, continues . . . Maria V. & FEBRUARY 21, 7 PM! Caroline S. $28 tickets for JUST $9! Plan on it! We • Wednesday, January 28, St. hope to have a HUGE CTK crowd! Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling February 4 Bee, 12:45 PM, MRC. Finalists WEAR PURPLE AND GOLD! Mrs. Duncan GATHER YOUR PARENTS, YOUR from grades 4-8. SIBLINGS, YOUR NEIGHBORS AND Happy Half- • Thursday, January 29, Parent FRIENDS! LET’S HAVE A CTK Birthday! Appreciation Day. Upper Grade PARTY WITH BILLIKEN MEN’S BAS- KETBALL! Need another order form? Mass at 8 AM, followed by con- January 28 tinental breakfast (please (July 28) Call CKS: 314.725.5855. ORDERS RSVP if attending), and stu- ARE MAILED DIRECTLY TO William M. dent recital at 9:30 AM, MRC. THE BILLIKENS! January 30 (July 30) Please keep in prayer children of • Friday, January 30, Mission our second grade class who received the Carnival, 9-11 AM, followed by Maura M. & sacrament of First Reconciliation this pizza and soda lunch, followed Sorrell L. past Thursday eve- by Bingo! This is Student Ap- ning. William B., preciation Day! Students may January 31 (July 31) Teagan C., Natalie “dress-out” of uniform. (See Tya S. C., Andrew C., guidelines in policy handbook.) Anya D., Joseph F., February 1 (August 1) Ava F., Aiden G., Jordyn H.& Katie K. Peter K., Katherine THANK YOU!!! Your taking the time to K., Michael N., Jacob P., Caitlin R., clip and turn in Campbell Labels and Box February 2 (August 2) Eliot S., Frank T., Reilly T., Jane V. and Tops for Education has earned CKS Lucia W. $836.11! In addition, CKS earned $64.72 Mrs. Dee with our cartridge program most recently. Special thanks to the third grade par- February 4 (August 4) ents who hosted a wonderful reception NOTE: Effective Nov. 1, 2008, our car- Dorian H. & that followed. tridge program provider will no longer pick Lucy W. up copier toner or waste bottles. The pro- gram will continue to accept laser car- tridges, ink jets and cell phones. PAGE 2 C H R IST T HE K ING C AT H O LIC S C H O O L NE WS V O L U ME I I I , IS S U E 2 2 PLEASE READ LAST WEEK’S ATTACHMENT The following students will be FROM WEST COUNTY PSYCHOLOGICAL participating at St. Louis CONCERNING PARENTS RESPONSIBILITY University High School’s AND CELLS PHONES annual Math Contest on February 14th: 7th Graders, Christ the King Policy Seng Uk P. & Josie Z. and The possession and use of cell phones and other electronic 8th Graders, Alexis C. & Erin S.. These students are devices by Christ the King students on Christ the King being coached by CKS parishioner, Mrs. Ann Zink, CKS School and Parish premises during school hours is prohib- volunteer teacher of accelerated students in High School ited. Algebra I. Good luck, students! Thank you for your support, Mrs. Zink! If a student must carry a cell phone or other elec- tronic device for use outside of school time, the par- SEE TODAY’S PARENTING NEWS ent is to provide a note to the school’s principal re- ATTACHMENTS: questing permission. The device must be turned into the school office upon arriving at school with “DISCIPLINE: BALANCING RULES & RELA- the parental request, and will be kept in the school TIONSHIP” from Catholic Family Services AND office until the student leaves school for the day. “HOW DAMAGING IS FAILURE TO A CHILD’S If a cell phone or other electronic device is found in the SELF-ESTEEM” from the Gifted Resource Council. student’s possession during the school day, or if the stu- dent is found using the cell phone or other electronic de- vice, the phone/device will be taken away from the stu- Dear CKS Parents, dent and will be kept in the school office until the parent A message from our Superintendent, Mr. George comes to get it. Henry . . . Students may not use any electronic device / toy unrelated As you are aware, our economy has taken a down- to instruction unless authorized by school personnel. This ward spiral since the middle of 2008, and with this, applies to all school environments including field trips. come a significant effect on our endowments. Pres- PLEASE DISCUSS THIS POLICY WITH YOUR STU- ently, both the Catholic Families Tuition Assistance DENT IF THEY OWN A CELL PHONE, I-POD, ETC., and the Parish Employee Endowment Funds are AND DECIDE IF IT IS NECESSARY TO COME TO without any earning to be distributed. Understand- SCHOOL. IF SO, PLEASE UPHOLD OUR POLICY. ing that we have awarded $500,000 in scholarships for the past several years, I realize that if we did not Dear Parents of Christ the King Students, award any scholarship assistance to our Catholic families, this would place an even greater burden on Grades Kindergarten – Grade 7, our parish budgets. I approached the Annual Catho- lic Appeal (ACA) Council for assistance. Through the During the month of January, Religion teachers begin the Archdioce- leadership of Mr. Frank Cognata, the ACA Council san mandated Family Life Program in Grades Kindergarten through has graciously committed $495,000, allowing the Grade 7. Parents with students in Grades K-7 were sent a booklet awarding of scholarships for the 2009-2010 school year to continue. entitled, “The Parent Connection” last week Wednesday to guide you in supporting your child’s learning about family life. In addition, . . . It is imperative that we continue to support the Annual Catholic Appeal as we witness the parents of 5th and 6th Graders received copies of “Human Repro- many ways it touches our lives and those of our duction” last week Wednesday. Grade 5 parent curriculum covers parish families. The Reproductive Systems, God’s Plan of Married Love and Procrea- GRADE TWO PARENTS, tion, and Christian Sexuality. The Grade 6 parent book includes, New A reminder that this year’s class of Life in the Womb, The Miracle of Birth, Common Questions Young First Communicants will be making People Ask, and Christian Sexuality. Please make the time to use banners. A REMINDER ~The banner is to be white felt, 12 inches wide and 18 these tools to guide you in teaching your sons and daughters in inches in length once suspended from a dowel rod support of the school taught curriculum. The curriculum in these that is to be 16 inches in length and 1/2 inch thick, booklets is to be taught by the parents. These books are yours to approximately. The banner is to hang from any style cord, fastened to both ends of the dowel, to hang 12 keep. inches from top of rope to center of dowel. The banner is to include the child’s last name and your child is encouraged to decorate with appropriate symbols for First Communion.
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