February 10, 2011 CKS News The Weekly Online Newsletter of Christ the King School In This Issue FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK: Dear Parents, Calendar (p. 2) After two days of our Big Freeze, I was ready to return to CKS with bells on! As you know, CKS is celebrating Good News (p. 2) Catholic Schools Week this week. I hope you are not Events, too confused. CKS has built in their yearly calendar – Announcements & Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 26 as makeup Reminders (p. 3) weather days which will be used. Stay tuned for our third and fourth makeup days. CKSPA Nomination Our eighth grade students will have their Confirmation Form (p. 11) Retreat on Saturday, February 12th. Please pray for them. Sincerely, Students of the Week Rosemary B. Seltzer Principal KG Zoe Smith KR Charlie Schmidt 1G Judy Trigiani 1R Joe Staubach 2G 2R Madeleine Hebert Annabella Ritter February Artists 3G Isabella Bittner of the Month 3R Nicole Hernandez 4G Niko Hernandez 4R Annalisa Teleha 8th Grade 5G Sydney Nelson Abby Karol Michael Mulholland Jessica Patrick 5R Zach Feffer 6G Kay Douglas 4th Grade 6R Carolyn Howard Marina Baracco Ava Davros Regan Halverson 7G Garrett Munck Kendrick Hawkins Annalisa Teleha Hanna 7R Chase Ryan Hughston 8G Megan Machak All work is displayed in the main entry display case. 8R Katie Nye February 10, 2011 Calendar 1/30-2/4 Catholic Schools Week 2/4 Spirit Day Early Dismissal (Lunch Served) K-5 12:50 p.m., 6-8 1:00 p.m. 2/10 Valentine Parties – Grades 2, 3 & 4 2/11 Valentine Parties – Grades K & 1 2/12 8th Grade Confirmation Retreat – 7:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 2/15 CKSPA Valentine’s Luncheon 2/16 “What's Hot” – 1st & 2nd Grade Parents – 8:30 a.m. – Parish Center 2/17 Progress Reports Faculty Lunch 2/21 No School – Presidents’ Day Teacher In-service 2/24 4th & 5th Grades visit Enterprise City 2/25 Father-Daughter Dance 4/25 & 4/26 Inclement Weather Make-Up Days Please visit www.cks.org to view entire school year calendar. Madison Wray & Elizabeth Valdes Congratulations to Christ the King eighth grade students Madison Wray and Elizabeth Valdes. They both competed in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest held on January 22 at St. Patrick’s School. Both were crowned champions of their respective age levels. Madison won the 13 year old division and Elizabeth won the 14 year old division. Madison and Elizabeth both qualified for the Regional Free Throw Contest which will be held at Jesuit later this month. We are proud of both of our champions. Kindergarten celebrated the 100th day in style this year with a hat parade! Each child decorated their own hat with 100 items from home and we looked amazing! We also counted 100 items by fives, tens, twenties, and fifty, along with creating a list of 100 items we would love to eat and 100 we would not care to eat. Now that we counted up to our big 100th day, we begin to count down the days until summer fun! February 10, 2011 Events Announcements Reminders ANNOUNCEMENTS Gu Guidance Classes Mrs. Jeffers, our CKS Counselor, will Mass Schedule conduct her guidance classes for the month of February. 2/11 – Our Lady of Lourdes – 4G 2/18 – Ordinary Times – 3R Discussion: What is respect and how 2/25 – Ordinary Times – 3G do we show it? Please join us for the annual CKSPA Valentine Lunch and General Meeting Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 11:00 am At the home of Ana Maria Benitez – 6429 Lavendale Avenue, Dallas All CKS moms are invited and encouraged to attend. You don’t have to be on the CKSPA board, but you just might decide to do so once you join us! We will be unveiling the theme and date for the 2011-2012 CKS Auction! Our President-Elect, Cindy Freeman, will be accepting forms for positions on the 2011- 2012 board! The Nominating Committee is selected to help fill the next year’s Executive Board! And of course, the food will be great and the company even better. Want to come? Leave your $25 check (payable to CKS) in the designated box in the teacher workroom (next to the office). Your check is your reservation. Questions? Contact Helena Wall or Ellen Fernandes. (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) February 10, 2011 Magical Mardi Gras Masquerade CKS Father-Daughter Dance Come and enjoy…. Great DJ and Music, Parade with Beads, Dance Contests, Awards for Dad and Daughter Mask Decorating Contest, Pictures…Lots of Fun!! Friday, February 25th 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – CKS Cafeteria Dad and Daughter Mask Decorating Contest Decorate the blank mask included in this invitation and make it FABULOUS! Each class will have special awards for the following categories: Fantastically Flashy Creatively Cool Magically Mardi Gras Kaleidoscope of Color Elaborately Elegant GRAND PRIZE - WOW AWARD BE CREATIVE!! Ideas of items to use on your mask include feathers, sequins, glitter, paint, markers, fabric, trim, ribbon, yarn, pom-poms, beans, add a side stick… If you can glue it on, you can use it! There are NO RULES about what you can use to decorate your mask. To join the fun, send the slip below to school with your check or cash in an envelope marked “Father-Daughter Dance.” $30 per Father-Daughter $5 for each additional daughter Grandfathers & uncles are also welcome ______________________________________________________________ Count me in on the Mardi Gras FUN! Students Name: _________________________________ Grade: ______________ Additional Student: ______________________________ Grade: ______________ February 10, 2011 CKS ALUMNI IN THE SUPERBOWL HALFTIME SHOW In a once-in-a-lifetime Rangerette performance on February 6th, the 3 CKS alumni (Christina Marino, Leah Karol, and Katharine Cicardo) who are currently Jesuit Rangerettes danced in the Superbowl half-time show featuring the Black Eyed Peas! The team was transported early in the day to UT-Arlington where they changed into costume. They met up with drill team members from the north Texas area. The dancers were transported to Cowboy Stadium during the first half. At halftime, the girls danced onto the field as the Black Eyed Peas were lowered from the huge jumbotron onto the stage. Six quick songs later, it was over, but as the girls summed it up, “Best day ever!” February 10, 2011 LOVE MEANS EVERYTHING IN THIS MATCH! Mark Your Calendars for DIVA DOUBLES – The CKS Laura Sutherland Memorial Tennis Tournament Friday, April 15th All Levels of Play are Invited to Come for Tennis & Lunch – Or Just Come & Cheer! Details to Follow… Save the Date! 18th Annual Crusader Classic Golf Tournament Brookhaven Country Club April 29th, 2011 1:00 p.m. - Shotgun Start February 10, 2011 Christ the King Catholic School of Dallas Presents the: 1st Annual - Dads Club “Wild Game Feast” (Limited to the first 40 reservations, see page 2 for details) Appetizers: Italian Mild Sausage: Texas venison & pork spiced with fennel seed sautéed in white wine & olive oil w/ garlic, peppers, onions & shallots. Provided & Prepared by: Joseph DiFrancesco & Tony Barraco Wild Nachos: Smoked wild hog w/ pepper-jack cheese on homemade tortilla chips w/ peach hot sauce & jalapeno jelly. Provided & Prepared by: Frank Parigi Civello Ravioli: Texas Venison & imported Fontinella cheese handmade and presented w/locally grown baby Shiitake mushrooms. Provided & Prepared by: Chena Civello & Joe LaBarba Salad: Mixed Greens w/ Smoked Salmon: Fresh smoked salmon shredded over mixed greens w/ Italian vinaigrette dressing. Provided & Prepared by: Joe LaBarba & Frank Parigi Entrée: Quail (whole farm raised): Grilled to perfection & served w/ grilled squash. Provided & Prepared by: Tony Barraco & Joseph DiFrancesco Halibut (harvested in Alaska): Broiled w/ olive oil, garlic & diced tomatoes. Served w/ sliced breaded eggplant. Provided & Prepared by: Joseph DiFrancesco & Tony Barraco Venison Ragout (venison): Braised venison w/ bread dumplings & cranberry sauce. Provided & Prepared by: Joseph DiFrancesco & Jorg Mast Dessert: Cheese Cake: Homemade New York style cheese cake baked with TLC and Pride. Provided & Prepared by: Joe Cox Cool, Fresh Sorbet with Ginger Snap Cookies: Provided & Prepared by: Maria Parigi & Chena Civello Wine: All wines will be selected to complement each course. Selected & Provided by: Frank Parigi, Mark Hajdu, Joe LaBarba &The Dad’s Club. February 10, 2011 Memories are Priceless…Create Your Own. Live Auction Items: ‘Two Nights’ fully guided ‘Doe Deer Hunt’ on the Spike Box Ranch, for one parent and one student. Food and lodging included. Safety and rifle range training included. Guided tour of ranch included. The ranch is 100,000 acres in size and is located 4 hours northwest of Dallas. Four Star Accommodations w/ private Helicopter Pad & Airstrip. (Bidding begins at $1,200.00) ‘Two Nights’ fully guided ‘Hog Hunt’ on the Spike Box Ranch, for two parents and two students. Food and lodging included. Safety and rifle range training included. Guided tour of ranch included. The ranch is 100,000 acres in size and is located 4 hours northwest of Dallas. Four Star Accommodations w/ private Helicopter Pad & Airstrip. (Bidding begins at $1,600.00) Event Location, Date, Time and Cost: Lakewood 1st & 10 Sports Bar 6464 E. Mockingbird, #316 Dallas, TX 75214 Friday, March 4, 2011 Starting at 7:00pm Appetizers served at 7:30pm and so on… Cost per Guest $75.00 Email Joseph@publicserviceplumbers.com to confirm reservations. Reservations considered binding & no shows will be considered a donation. Mark Hajdu & Tony Barraco are graciously providing a private room at their ‘Lakewood 1st & 10’ Sports Bar. February 10, 2011 “I think there is tremendous power in kids helping kids. It develops so many of the qualities every parent wants to see in their child: generosity, acceptance, self-respect and self- empowerment. My son has a donor valve. If this type of research keeps getting funded, I am confident that in the future, one sick child’s life will not depend on the tragic death of another child. This is an exciting time in history, and donations made to the AHA can make this future vision a reality.” ~ Abigail, mother of James, Age 8, heart disease survivor Help Your Child Save Lives and be a Heart Hero! HOW: Support your child in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart program (K-4) WHAT: A life-saving and educational community service program WHY: Your child will help kids with special hearts, learn about how to be heart healthy and feel good! Dear Parent/Guardian, We are thrilled that Christ the King is supporting the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart program! When your child participates in Jump Rope For Heart he/she: Learns about the importance of the heart – how it works, and how to take care of it: Through classroom exercises and educational information provided by the American Heart Association. Helps kids with special hearts: Our safe online tool makes it easy for your child to set-up a web page and send emails to invite friends and family to support their fundraising efforts and to share life-saving information. Feels good for making a difference in people’s lives! Funds raised support American Heart Association research and education initiatives that save lives in our community. Congenital heart defects are the most common cause of infant death from birth defects. Many children are alive today because of treatments not available even 10 years ago. Funded research and advancements have changed and saved their lives! We hope you are as excited as we are to support our students in this important experience! If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please let me know. Let’s help our children be heart heroes! Visit www.americanheart.org/jump to get started today! Please return your child’s donation envelope no later than: Thursday, March 10 Thursday, March 10 will be your child’s event day during their PE class. Special Notes: *Please make checks payable to American Heart Association. *For the safety of our children, we ask that your child not go door-to-door or ask strangers for donations. *Our school also has the opportunity to earn free physical education equipment. February 10, 2011 MUSIC AT CHRIST THE KING Henry McDowell, Music Director/Organist Carlos Daniel Flores, Assistant Organist Monica Awbrey, Assistant Director/Christ the King Choir Merily Colley, Assistant Director/St. Cecilia Singers and Cherub Choir 214.365.1244 Music Inquires: firstname.lastname@example.org Wedding Inquiries: email@example.com CALENDAR February 13: The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:30 p.m. (Vigil) mass - St. Cecilia Singers, cantor and organ 9:30 a.m. mass - Cherub Choir, cantor, and organ 11: a.m. mass - Handbell Choir, cantor, and organ 12:30 p.m. mass - Handbell Choir, cantor and organ February 20: The Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:30 p.m. (Vigil) mass - Vocal quartet, cantor and organ 9:30 and 11 a.m. masses - Christ the King Singers, cantor, and organ Anthems Where charity and love prevail Benoit Ubi caritas et amor Duruflé (Translatiion is found at #598 in Worship) Motets Ubi caritas et amor Barnard A new commandment Shephard 12:30 p.m. mass - CTK Choir, cantor and organ February 27: Bruce Foote Memorial Scholarship Concert 6:00 p.m. Please make plans to attend the annual Bruce Foote Memorial Scholarship Concert featuring vocal performance students from SMU and the Men’s Chorus from Hamilton Park Baptist Church. March 8: Wedding Recital 7:00 p.m. Come hear some of Dallas’ finest musicians in a one hour mini concert of wedding music. CHRIST THE KING CHOIR The Christ the King Choir will sing for the 12:30 p.m. Sunday liturgy on the 1 st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays each month and is open to adults. Rehearsals are on Sundays at 11:15 a.m. in the Parish Center. Monica Awbrey, director. No audition is necessary. February 10, 2011 Christ the King Catholic School Parents’ Association 2011-2012 Board Positions NOMINATING & SIGN-UP FORM Join us and be a part of the CKSPA Board for the 2011-12 school year! We have positions that are begging for your special talents! Whether you are a veteran or somewhat new to CKS, we have the perfect fit for you. We also welcome any suggestions if you know “just the right person” for a particular role! Please check those positions in which you have an interest (or indicate if you need more information prior to committing). Also, provide us with the names of other individuals and the respective positions in which you believe they would excel. Return this form to the CKSPA President’s box in the teacher workroom or email your interests/nominations to Cindy Freeman by Feb. 15th! firstname.lastname@example.org *** (214-497-7161) THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT! Christina Karna (President) and Cindy Freeman (President-Elect) YOUR NAME:_______________________________________________________ POSITIONS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN: YOUR NOMINATIONS OF OTHER PARENTS FOR POSITIONS (PLEASE LIST NAMES & POSITIONS): COMMENTS/QUESTIONS/NOTE IF YOU’D LIKE TO HELP BUT ARE UNSURE OF WHAT POSITION: February 10, 2011 PLEASE CHECK BOX TO INDICATE YOUR INTEREST OR MAKE A NOMINATION 1st Vice President (President-Elect) Will serve as president in the 2011-2012 school year; in 2011 assist with teacher lunches the week before school starts; prepare nominating packet in early 2012; compile Volunteer Packets, New Family Packets, and assist with New Parent Orientation in May; perform president’s duties in the absence of president Auction Chair – Elect (can share position) Chair the 2012-2013 Auction Membership Chair Gathering, combining and updating the coming year’s Master CKSPA/School Calendar; supporting the President-Elect as she distributes the volunteer packets to the school; support Mrs. Allen as she compiles information for school directory and subsequent distribution (including CKSPA Board list, President’s letter, room mother assignments); informing Board members and school community of upcoming events that relate to the CKSPA; assist Welcoming Committee as communications liaison to new, non-Kindergarten CKS families Programs Chair Coordinate and host Fall Luncheon, New Year’s Brunch & May Luncheon and secure locations at restaurants/homes for these; schedule programs & secure locations for 3-4 general membership meetings; coordinate with administration, Partners in Parenting & Spiritual Chairs for general meetings; notify CKS News about general meetings; coordinate any special programs requested by the CKS administration Recording Secretary Record, transcribe, & distribute (via email) minutes of all Parents’ Association Board meetings & general meetings; provide copy of approved minutes to Technology Director for posting on CKS website; prepare any official correspondence for CKSPA Treasurer Elect Assist treasurer, coordinate pre-pay packets; in 2012-13 serve as CKSPA treasurer: account for all funds of the organization and the duties that are associated with bookkeeping, budget reports, writing checks, and making deposits STANDING COMMITTEE POSITIONS: Academic Competitions (can share position) Work with Kasey Dow to plan, coordinate and prepare students for the St. Patrick and PSIA academic fairs; update Enrichment Programs document and provide to President-Elect and administration for New Family Packets and current CKS families Accelerated Reader (can share position) Coordinate accelerated reader program with librarian & reading resource teacher, organize and plan four A.R. “stores” per year (at the end of each quarter) & an ice cream party in May February 10, 2011 PLEASE CHECK BOX TO INDICATE YOUR INTEREST OR MAKE A NOMINATION Cafeteria Volunteer Coordinator Recruit volunteers & prepare master schedule before school begins in August; work with school nurse and nutrition coordinator to maintain a healthy cafeteria environment (and train volunteers accordingly); submit monthly schedule to CKS News before the last Tuesday of each month; send email reminders to volunteers if necessary Catholic Schools Week Coordinators (committee of 2-3) Work with administration to coordinate events of Catholic Schools Week (last week in January); events include open houses; faculty lunches; parent/student lunches; recruiting volunteers to help during the week Charity & Welfare (committee of 2-3) Recruit volunteers to make meals for CKS families in times of need; prepare Lenten Boxes & coordinate delivery of money with upper school Religion teacher; organize Thanksgiving & Christmas drives for charity (and any others the administration would like to participate in) Cheerleader Sponsor (can share position) Compile informational packets for upcoming 8th grade girls; organize all cheerleader activities with cheerleading coach (parent meetings, uniforms, summer camp, etc.), attend all games and events the cheerleaders participate in, plan after-school spirit Homecoming camp for CKS students Clinic Coordinator Assist school nurse in scheduling volunteers for health screenings, work with nurse and VP of programs to plan speakers for Drug Awareness week, select and deliver gift from CKSPA to school nurse on Nurse Appreciation Day, assist nurse in any clinic related events CKS News (can share position) Receive & enter weekly data into newsletter format on computer & give to Technology Director and school secretary to post on CKS website Correspondence Coordinator Send cards to CKS families in times of need; coordinate special occasion correspondence for CKSPA Cultural/In House Programs Plan and coordinate in-house cultural events with input from teachers and administration Cultural/Field Trips Plan and coordinate all school field trips and transportation away from CKS with input from teachers and principal; organize community service projects for each grade February 10, 2011 PLEASE CHECK BOX TO INDICATE YOUR INTEREST OR MAKE A NOMINATION Faculty Lunches (committee of 3-5) Plan all aspects (food, set up clean up, etc) of faculty lunches one day of each month Sept. through May; coordinate with room mothers to have volunteers from each grade prepare food; coordinate with President to help with set up/clean up of lunches during Teacher In-service Week in August (week before school starts) Giving Tree Coordinator Coordinate Christmas Giving Tree program for faculty and staff during Oct., Nov., Dec. Grandparents Day (committee of 2-3) Coordinate all aspects of Grandparents Day Historian Collect and organize photos, articles, and memorabilia regarding the school and put in a scrapbook format Hospitality (committee of 2-3) Plan all aspects of First Morning Coffee in August; coordinate all aspects of 3 Donut Sundays representing the school for the Parish and coordinate dates with church office; provide coffee and light refreshments for CKSPA Board meetings in Sept., Oct., Nov., Jan., Mar., and Apr. Inventory Coordinator Organize and maintain the CKSPA office; maintain inventory of supplies for CKSPA; inventory, maintain and dry clean all CKSPA tablecloths and schedule use for events Library Coordinator Schedule K-5 parents to work in the library; prepare and submit schedule to CKS News; assist librarian with special events as needed including the Book Fair Partners in Parenting/Faith & Families (can share position) Plan 2-3 events/materials/speakers to educate parents concerning issues facing families today (“brown bag lunch” format); coordinate with VP Programs Chair Photo Center Photograph (or enlist others to do so) school functions; coordinate with on-line website ordering service; upload photos from events to the website so orders can be placed Publicity Submit news and photograph of CKS events to local media; work with administration to prepare press releases Room Mother Coordinators (three grade level positions: K-2; 3-5; 6-8) Recruit Room Mothers for each homeroom during the first week of school; prepare packets, hold room mother meeting in August, as needed start phone tree and email notifications February 10, 2011 PLEASE CHECK BOX TO INDICATE YOUR INTEREST OR MAKE A NOMINATION Safety Produce carpool tags in the summer; educate parents about carpool drop-off and pick-up procedure; plan year-end party for 5th grade student Safety volunteers Secondary Fundraising: Box Tops Coordinate, collect and count Box Top collections from classes; publicize program through CKS News, deliver incentives to winning classes Passive Fundraising Investigate and maintain, educate and publicize ways in which the CKS community can raise funds by linking grocery cards to CKS, receiving points from shopping promotions and on-line shopping options Special Events (committee of 2-3) Coordinate with administration to plan two Great Expectations nights in September; plan National Junior Honor Society reception in spring; help with special events as administration requests Spiritual (can share position) Lead prayer at CKSPA Board meetings; select a gift for the pastor’s feast day and birthday; plan half-day spiritual retreat (coordinate with programs chair) Spring Fling (committee of 2-3) Plan all aspects of Spring Fling Carnival in April, proceeds to benefit OLPH; coordinate with and include Parish Staff Appreciation Recognize faculty and staff birthdays throughout the year Supply Store Back-to-School Packs (can share position) In late spring, distribute school supply lists to all students, order supplies, collect payment; compile and distribute supply packets to classrooms in August Manager Maintain and organize store; order supplies and spirit items throughout the year; price items according to sales tax guidelines; prepare and make deposits Volunteer Coordinator Recruit volunteers to work in the store; prepare master schedule; submit to CKS News; send email reminders to scheduled volunteers Uniforms Collect, clean, and organize uniforms next to the stage throughout the year; organize a uniform swap at the beginning and end of school year; work with administration on uniform issues February 10, 2011 PLEASE CHECK BOX TO INDICATE YOUR INTEREST OR MAKE A NOMINATION Upper School Coordinator (can share position) This position requires a 2011-2012 seventh grade parent who is willing to serve as Upper School Coordinator for one year and Eighth Grade Coordinator for the following year. Help plan Student Council election; help students plan school social events; plan community service projects with Student Council; assist with student council meetings as needed; work with Student Council and Charity & Welfare chairs to coordinate charitable drives at Thanksgiving and Christmas **Eighth Grade Coordinator** (this position is filled by the upper school coordinator from the previous year) Prepare packets and help conduct 8th grade parent information meeting in August; secure hosts/venues and help to plan various spring graduation events Welcoming (2 – 4 people; 1 of whom must have children above 2nd grade, and must include 1 mother of a girl and 1 mother of a boy) Plan and execute New Family Reception in September; update and distribute CKS New Family TIPS book; recruit host families and match with new families; manage all correspondence to new families; plan Kindergarten summer playdates; plan New Family Round-up in August THANK YOU! THANK YOU! CKS NEWS – The E-Newsletter of CKS The CKS News is compiled weekly by CKS moms Lisa Jackson and Jeannie Miller and edited by Roberta Allen. It is posted on the CKS website each Thursday of the school year. It contains information on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and important school news. To submit news, please send a Word document (no PDFs please) to email@example.com. Submissions may be formatted by you or sent in plain text for formatting. We reserve the right to adjust document formatting due to space restrictions. To read or print the CKS News, visit www.cks.org/CalendarNews_News.asp and click on the date of the current newsletter. If you would like to receive a weekly email providing a link to the CKS News page, please make certain that the office has your current email address by sending an email entitled “CKS News email” to firstname.lastname@example.org. A weekly email reminder will help you to stay up-to-date on all the CKS News. 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