All School News

Tim Hawkins LIVE in Concert

Enjoy an evening of laughs and fun with comedian Tim Hawkins-while supporting CCS! Tickets are on sale now and going fast. Purchase your tickets for a fun family or date night on January 18, 2019 online.
Check out some of Tim’s thoughts on football and marriage here!


Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL, Monday, January 21

In observance of Martin Luther King Day there will be no school on Monday, January 21.


Writing Contest – Deadline Friday, January 25, 12:00 pm

The Upper School Advanced Placement English Literature class is conducting a school-wide writing contest for all grades, Pre-K through 12th. A list of categories and the entry form can be downloaded here. Some categories are designated for specific grade levels; however, unless specified, students may enter any category regardless of grade level. Contest submissions are due by noon on Friday, January 25 and winners will have their creative work published in the Second Annual Crossings Writing Anthology. After contest winners have been announced, an awards celebration will honor winners and students will be able to read their work to parents and friends. if you still need more information or creative inspiration, please contact Dr. Randy Baker at rbaker@crossingsschool.org.


Second Annual All School Chili Cook Off – Thursday, January 31

Join us for the second annual CCS Chili Cook Off from 5:00-6:20 pm on Thursday, January 31 before the Homecoming basketball games. Register a team or come try a sample or two! Email Amanda Crotts today to register your team. Additional event details and rules are available here. Winners and awards will be presented at halftime of the girls’ basketball game.


School Carpool Volunteers Needed

Parents or grandparents, are you interested in volunteering to help with carpool? Volunteers needed Monday-Friday.
Morning: 7:40-8:35 am
Afternoon: 2:30pm-3:35 pm
Please contact Jeff Barry at jbarry@crossingsschool.org.


2019-2020 Re-Enrollment

Current CCS families received an email on Monday, December 17 from our online tuition program, TADS. Each email includes a specialized link to re-enroll your current CCS student(s) before the deadline of Wednesday, February 6. Please note that siblings or new families will need to complete a paper application and submit through the admissions office. For additional re-enrollment information, please click here.


2019-2020 Master Calendar

The master calendar for next year is available online now. We invite you to review the dates as there have been some changes from previous years including back-to-school and Thanksgiving break.


Campus Store Update

The new dri-fit black hoodie is back in stock in all sizes! We also have received some adult sizes of the new Sherpas with adult medium and adult extra large in stock. Adult extra small and adult medium Sherpas are expected later this month. Please check our online store or stop by to see new sale items. Select t-shirts are 50% off and select outerwear is 25% off. Basketball jerseys are also still available–get yours before the season ends!
Store Hours
M-W-F 7:30-9:30 am
T-Th 2:00-4:00 pm
www.crossingscampusstore.org


Classical Arts Council Online Auction – Save the Date

Please save the dates April 28-May 5 for the CAC Annual Online Auction! If you are interested in donating item(s) or service(s) or if you are interested in volunteering to assist with the auction, please email the Classical Arts Council, classicalartscouncil@crossingsschool.org. Please remember that all in-kind donations are tax-deductible.


Parents Who Pray

Parents Who Pray is off to a great start this year! We have been praying for each of our CCS students to receive the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so they may know Jesus better, to have the eyes of their heart enlightened so they may know the hope to which He has called them, and to experience His incomparably great power (Ephesians 1:17-19). It is an awesome privilege to bring our students, families and school staff before the very throne of God. We would love to have you join us on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:30 am in the hospitality room in the US competition gymnasium. FOR PARENTS WHO NEED TO BRING A YOUNGER CHILD WITH YOU – there will be an US student available from 8:30-9:05 am to play with your child while you join us in prayer.


Get Your CCS License Plate

CCS License plates are available at any Tag Agency and support CCS Student Council! Get yours today and show your Knight pride!


Inclement Weather Text Alerts

Stay alert with SchoolWay text alerts! School closings or other emergency notifications are available via text! Click here to sign up today before winter weather season!


Your Amazon Purchase Can Support CCS!

Shop with a smile while supporting CCS! Sign up for free and every purchase you make on Amazon will result in a donation of 0.5% of your purchase price to Crossings Christian School! Simply click on the site here and login using your current Amazon account name and password.

Once you’ve registered your account with AmazonSmile, CCS will begin receiving funds with every purchase you make!


CCS Birthday Wishes

If you wish to pre-purchase (at least two weeks in advance) a birthday wish for your CCS student, please fill out this form and return it along with payment to any front desk.

PS/Lower School

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The lower school teachers, specials team and administration would like to thank you for spoiling them with fun treats, cards, prayers and so much love. It is a joy to partner with all of you!

Camp Begins Monday, January 14!
CCS 2nd-6th grade boys are invited to a 5 week soccer clinic. The camp will begin on Monday, January 14 with practices on Monday and Tuesday after school until 4:30 pm. The camp runs through Tuesday, February 12. Please sign up online here and turn in payment to the lower or middle school office. Please contact Coach Crocker with any questions, gcrocker@crossingsschool.org.

PS, PK, K and 1st grade will receive paper report cards in back packs. 2nd-4th grades will receive electronic report cards via email.

CCS students in Pre-K through 4th grade are invited to join CCS Cheer & Pom for the annual Knights Mini Spirit Clinic. The clinic will be held on Saturday, February 2 with a performance to follow on Monday, February 4. The cost of the clinic is $40. For more information and to register, click here.

Please remember that LS students are not allowed to wear boots to school. Our student handbook reads: All lower school students are required to wear tennis shoes or rubber soled sport shoes. Tennis or sport shoes are safest to go to P.E., recess, and all other activities, and class time does not allow for changing shoes.

The following policy applies to smart watches and any similar type of future technology that allows messaging/calling and or photo/video recording.

CCS provides access to technology for direct educational purposes only. This includes supervised internet, email and computer access. Under no circumstances are personal computers, cell phones, MP3 players, or any other electronic devices permitted to be handled, displayed, or used without written permission of a school official. In the case where authorization has been permitted, students will only be allowed to use the device under close monitoring by the approving authority. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Students who leave school with an illness should remain home until they have been symptom free and fever free (without fever reducing medicine) or on antibiotics for a full 24 hours. Symptoms include a fever of 100 degrees or higher, vomiting or diarrhea, undiagnosed rash, strep throat or flu diagnosis, and contagious cold with watery nose, pink, red or itchy eyes, or persistent cough.

Middle School

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Camp Begins Monday, January 14!
CCS 2nd-6th grade boys are invited to a 5 week soccer clinic. The camp will begin on Monday, January 14 with practices on Monday and Tuesday after school until 4:30 pm. The camp runs through Tuesday, February 12. Please sign up online here and turn in payment to the lower or middle school office. Please contact Coach Crocker with any questions, gcrocker@crossingsschool.org.

In lieu of a mandatory parent meeting for Track and Field, there will be two opportunities for you to meet the MS and US Track coaches, ask any questions you may have and pay your fees: Monday, January 14, 6:00-6:30 pm in the Lower School Event Lobby or Monday, February 4 in the Upper School Commons 5:30-6:00 pm. Otherwise, all the information was sent via email. Contact Coach MacDonald, fmacdonald@crossingsschool.org, if you have further questions.

On Wednesday, January 16 after chapel, all 8th graders will eat lunch in the commons. Following lunch, they will be given a tour of the upper school and will participate in a panel discussion with seniors who will be offering a glimpse into life as a high school student.

Save the date, Thursday, January 17 at 2:00 pm in the auditorium. More information to follow.

Parents of current 8th grade students are also invited to attend one of three informational meetings. All three meetings will be the same. While completely optional, parents have found this meeting to be very helpful, especially if this is your first high school student at CCS! This meeting will be held in the US Media Center on Tuesday, January 22 at 8:30 am, Tuesday, January 29 at 5:15 pm or Tuesday, February 5 at 2:00 pm. The meeting will last one hour. Because space is limited, we ask parents to reserve a spot for the meeting. Reservations can be made online.

The Middle School Scholastic Book Fair will be open from 7:45 am-3:15 pm on Monday, February 4-Friday, February 8.
We are in need of volunteers to help the fair run smoothly! Please see this link to sign up.
Because Scholastic sends pre-set packages of books to sell, CCS does not get to choose which books come into the fair. We make every effort possible to remove books from the fair that may not adhere to the mission of CCS, but the books that are for sale are not specifically CCS approved. Please know what your child is purchasing, and make sure that it fits your family’s specific standards in regard to content.
All book fair proceeds directly benefit our middle school library. Thank you for partnering with us and helping our library to grow!

Thinking about trying out for cheer or pom? Interested 8th – 11th graders and a parent must attend the required tryout meeting on Tuesday, February 12 in the US Media Center. The cheer meeting will be at 5:30 pm and the pom meeting will be at 6:30 pm. Information will be presented regarding tryouts, cost, camps, practices, expectations, etc. Questions should be directed to the spirit coordinator, Tammy Jensen, tjensen@crossingsschool.org.

Parents of 6th and 7th grade girls who are interested in trying out for middle school cheerleader for the 2019-2020 school year, must send at least one parent to attend a mandatory informational meeting on Monday, February 25, at 6:00 pm in the middle school library. Tryouts are scheduled for the week of March 25. There will be a mandatory clinic March 25-26 from 3:30-5:30 pm, and mandatory tryouts will be on Thursday, March 28, beginning at 3:30 pm. See Mrs. Schenk or Mrs. Dubbell if you have questions.

This resource is for middle and upper school parents and students who need additional academic support.

Upper School

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In lieu of a mandatory parent meeting for Track and Field, there will be two opportunities for you to meet the MS and US Track coaches, ask any questions you may have and pay your fees: Monday, January 14, 6:00-6:30 pm in the Lower School Event Lobby or Monday, February 4 in the Upper School Commons 5:30-6:00 pm. Otherwise, all the information was sent via email. Contact Coach MacDonald, fmacdonald@crossingsschool.org, if you have further questions.

This annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23 at 2:00 pm in the auditorium. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Interested in trying out for cheer or pom? Interested 8th – 11th graders and a parent must attend the required tryout meeting on Tuesday, February 12 in the US Media Center. The cheer meeting will be at 5:30 pm and the pom meeting will be at 6:30 pm. Information will be presented regarding tryouts, cost, camps, practices, expectations, etc. Questions should be directed to the spirit coordinator, Tammy Jensen, tjensen@crossingsschool.org.

Recently, we learned that Verizon Wireless will be charging Remind a new fee that makes it impossible for Remind to continue supporting free text messaging for anyone who has Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier. Beginning January 28, 2019, the people who normally get Remind messages via texts will no longer receive these messages if they have Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier. To ensure you continue receiving messages from Remind, you will need to download the mobile app or enable email notifications—both of which are free of charge.

This resource is for middle and upper school parents and students who need additional academic support.

It’s time to order letter jackets and patches. Information for ordering, including the website, is available here. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Schenk.

Fall and Spring finals schedule for 2018-19 is available here.

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