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Softball District Match-up – Thursday, September 21, 2:00 pm

Varsity softball will play at Crescent High School at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 21 in a district match-up. They will play a best of three series.


Homecoming Food Truck Event – Friday, September 22, 4:30-6:30 pm

Mark your calendars and come hungry! It’s time again for PTF’s wildly popular CCS HOMECOMING FOOD TRUCK EVENT! Bring the entire family on Friday, September 22 (4:30-6:30 pm) for dinner, fellowship and plenty of family tailgating fun before the big game! Food trucks will be located in the MS parking lot. Questions? Please call or text Laine Baker (405) 210-1157.


Campus Store – NEW HOURS

We are updating the store hours to better serve you! Please note the new days and times:
Monday-Wednesday-Friday–7:30-9:30 am
Tuesday-Thursday–11:00 am-4:00 pm


See You At The Pole – Wednesday, September 27

For over 25 years, See You At the Pole has been about one simple act – prayer. SYATP is still about students uniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for their generation. Our school community has an opportunity to participate in See You At The Pole on Wednesday, September 27 at 7:35-8:00 am. We will unite as a community at the Percival statue in front of the Commons to pray for global unity in Christ and prayer for our generation.


Knightwalk Walk-a-Thon – Friday, October 20, 2017

Celebrate CCS through our 8th Annual Knightwalk Walk-a-Thon! Knightwalk is our largest all school fundraiser and provides and opportunity for students, families and the community to partner with one another in support of our school!

How can YOU participate?

Families and Businesses:
Purchase a sponsorship to have your business or family’s name listed on our annual Knightwalk t-shirt! Sponsorships are due Friday, September 29 so download your form here and return quickly or signup online. Contact us with questions at tinman@crossingsschool.org or 767-1536.

Students:
Now is your chance to raise pledge money by doing extra chores, a lemonade stand or host a bake sale or car wash! Return your form and any funds raised to receive Knightwalk gear! Remember, every student receives a Knightwalk water bottle and students who raise at least $50 receive the 2017 Knightwalk t-shirt! Pledge forms will be sent home next week. Forms and pledges are due Monday, October 9.

Other great prizes including a $1,000 Amazon gift card or $1,000 tuition credit will also be awarded! See your Knightwalk packet for a complete list and details!


Hurricane Relief Update

Thank you for your participation and support of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Together, CCS and CCC donated and delivered over 51,000 pounds of supplies to disaster response centers in the Houston area.


Percy’s Perk Place Coupon

Grab a bite of breakfast with your student before school or with friends at Percy’s Perk Place weekdays between 7:00 am and 10:30 am. Enjoy 25% OFF a breakfast burrito or sandwich using the blue coupon your student received last week. *Coupon good for the CCS Commons location only through September 30.


CCS MS Production: Disney’s The Lion King Jr.

Join us on October 6 & 7 for a fantastic rendition of a truly timeless tale – Disney’s The Lion King Jr. has mesmerized audiences both in file and on stage for decades. Come watch our talented students perform this unforgettable show. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and age 5 and under are welcome at no charge. Doors will open 20 minutes prior to the performance time. Email alux@crossingsschool.org for further ticketing information.


Classical Arts Council

The Classical Arts Council (CAC) is a parent volunteer group whose goal is to provide financial and advisory support for the Fine Arts at Crossings. Please see our flyer for more information. If your student is involved in band, orchestra, vocal music, art, academic/scholastic team, debate or drama, you are already a welcomed member of the Classical Arts Council! Questions? Please contact classicalartscouncil@crossingsschool.org.


CAC Spotlight Advertising Opportunities

CAC Spotlight advertising space is now available! This production includes the yearly schedule of events and highlights our sponsors. For more information about advertising your business in Spotlight, see our flyer. And, download our Spotlight order form to purchase your ad space here. Questions? Please contact classicalartscouncil@crossingsschool.org.


CAC Spotlight Artist Recognitions

A special feature of our Spotlight program is the opportunity to recognize your student! Please read more about this artist recognition opportunity here and download your order form here. Questions? Email classicalartscouncil@crossingsschool.org.


Thursday, October 12 – NO SCHOOL

PS-8th Grade – Parent/Teacher conferences – additional details to come
US – Staff professional development


Fall Break

Friday, October 13 – Monday, October 16


Lunch Accounts

Keystone is our lunch provider. If you already have an account, you can make lunch payments online or drop a check by any front office. To set up an account, please follow these directions.


Picture Retakes

Retakes will be on Tuesday, October 3.


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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Bring your gently used books to the LS library and receive one ticket for each book. Your tickets can be used to “purchase” books at the exchange. Drop off your books between September 18-20. The exchange will be September 21 at 3:15 pm and before school on September 22 at 7:45 am. Surplus books not purchased at the exchange will be offered to PS/LS teachers and donated to Little Light Christian School.

Friday, October 6, 2:30 pm, LS Gym

Thursday, October 12 – sign-up details to come

Students in 1st – 4th grades took Terra Nova tests last spring. We are still waiting for the results in the mail. We are sorry for the delay, but as soon as they arrive, they will be sent home in backpacks.

The CCS handbooks says, “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.”

Please keep in mind in order to be good stewards of our gym floor, refrain from wearing Birkenstocks and boots. Both of these damage our gym floor and are not safe on the playground. Students will be asked to call home for appropriate shoe attire if they come in inappropriate shoes.

Every Friday or the last day of the school week, students may wear any CCS t-shirt with denim/cotton walking length shorts of their choice. Denim bottoms/cotton shorts include jeans, skirts, jumpers or walking length shorts of any color. These items should be NEAT, CLEAN and MODEST and not have holes or rips. Athletic shorts/athletic skirts are not allowed. Leggings can be worn under shorts if needed, but not on their own.

Parents dropping off Lower School students in the morning after leaving the Middle School need to make sure to use the crosswalk either at the gym or in front of the Lower School. It is extremely important during morning carpool to follow this safety procedure. Please be mindful of lines that are already formed. If there are any questions while in carpool, please find one of our security guards.

Parents will pick up students through the circle drive in front of the lower school gym/event lobby. The glass door will be locked and an after care teacher will be there to let you in and check out your student. After Care students must be picked up no later than 5:30. Before Care will continue as usual and students should be dropped off no earlier than 7:45 in the library. (In the event the LS gym is being used by a sporting event, you will be notified ahead of time and pick-up will be through the front doors in the library.)

For the safety of our LS children, you must call and reserve a place in after care to ensure that we are properly staffed. Due to limited availability, schedule your drop-in early.

Please make sure to label lunch boxes, rest time “lovies,” blankets, water bottles, jackets etc. This helps minimize lost and found items.

Friday, September 29
**Parents, take an evening off and support the Junior Class. Bring your K-6th grader to Knight Watch. Pizza, movie and fun while you have a great night out! Reserve your spot online. Questions? Email jjonte@crossingsschool.org or jstephens@crossingsschool.org.

Middle School

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Monday & Thursday, September 18 & 21 // 3:15-4:00 pm
**Academic Team tryouts for middle school will be on Monday, September 18  & Thursday, September 21 from 3:20-4:00 pm.
5th grade tryouts – Mrs. Johnson’s room
6th grade tryouts – Mrs. Chesney’s room
7th & 8th grade tryouts – Mrs. Clark’s room
On Monday, students will take the written test and on Thursday, students will compete in the buzzer round.

Fall Homecoming Week is September 18-22. This fun week of spirit and dress up will have the theme of Home Sweet Homecoming. The dress up days will be:
Wednesday, September 20 – Make yourself at HOME (school appropriate pajamas)
Thursday, September 21 – HOMErun (jerseys)
Friday, September 22 – There is no place like OklaHOME (wear anything Oklahoma)

Tuesday, September 26 // 11:00 am-12:00 pm // Lunch Room
**Senior class will be selling sno cones during both middle school lunch periods on Tuesday, September 26. Cost is $2 and money raised goes to the senior trip.

Tuesday, September 26 // Lunch Period // Media Center
**5th graders, if you love to read, like to talk about books, and want hear about new books, then join us during lunch time for 5th grade Book Club! You will have first access to our new books in the library and get to talk about what you are reading with other students who love to read. To join the club, bring your lunch (a sack lunch from home) to the library on Tuesday, September 26th, during lunch. See Mrs. Schenk if you have any questions!

7th & 8th Grade Class T-shirt money is due Wednesday, September 27. Shirts are $15 each. Download your 7th grade order form or 8th grade order form and return to front desk with payment. Contact Mrs. Clark with any questions.

Thursday, September 28 // Lunch Period // Media Center
**6th graders, if you love to read, like to talk about books, and want hear about new books, then join us during lunch time for 6th grade Book Club! You will have first access to our new books in the library and get to talk about what you are reading with other students who love to read. To join the club, bring your lunch (a sack lunch from home) to the library on Thursday, September 28, during lunch. See Mrs. Schenk if you have any questions!

Friday, September 29 // 3:30-5:00 pm // CCC Sand Volleyball Courts
**Snow & S’more food truck will be there for this time of fun and fellowship. Please join us! Contact Mallory Clark with any questions.

Monday, October 9-Wednesday, October 11 (7th & 8th Grade)
Monday, October 9–Science & Bible
Tuesday, October 10–Math & Social Studies
Wednesday, October 11–English & Electives

7th & 8th Grade Leadership Team Packets are due October 16th in the MS front office.

The 7th & 8th Grade Leadership Team will have their annual Leadership Retreat at New Life Ranch October 24th & 25th. Please contact Jeremy Sutton with any questions – jsutton@crossingsschool.org

Upper School

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Monday, September 18-Friday, September 22
**Fall Homecoming Week is September 18-22. This fun week of spirit and dress up will have the theme of “Home Sweet Homecoming”. The Dress Up Days will be:
Monday: Make yourself at HOME (school appropriate pajamas)
Tuesday: HOMErun (jerseys)
Wednesday: Match with your HOMEies (wear matching clothes)
Thursday: OklaHOMEa (wear anything Oklahoma)
Friday: There is no place like HOME (red, white and blue homecoming shirt)

Students, are you interested in a career in health care? Are you a future nurse, doctor or physical therapist? If so, HOSA-Future Healthcare Professionals is for you. Membership registration is underway and will end Friday, September 29. Please complete the enrollment form and return it to Mrs. Chapman with your $17 membership fee. Membership is open to all upper school students. We will have a fun year with exciting leadership opportunities and competitive events.

Saturday, October 28 // 8:00-11:00 pm // Will Rogers Theater
**Cost of the ball is $25/individual and $40/couple. Tickets will be on sale October 8-15 at lunch. If you plan to bring a non-CCS student, please pick up an outside guest form and return it to the office by September 27. Please be aware of Formal Dress Guidelines before purchasing attire for the Fall Ball.

Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford are providing a student/parent information session on Sunday, October 1st at 7:00 pm. The event will take place at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown, 1 North Broadway Avenue, OKC,  73102. You must RSVP at www.exploringcollegeoptions.org to attend. I encourage any student (freshmen through seniors) interested in any of these selective universities to attend. Information is powerful!

The PSAT will be administered to all 9th – 11th students on Wednesday, October 11th. Kaplan will once again bring you PSAT Prep Live, the only free, live PSAT prep program available to students online. Sign up now and gain instant access to quizzes and practice tests for the PSAT. Then join us beginning September 23 for live lessons. Get free prep at www.kaptest.com/psatpreplive. I have participated in several of the free webinars Kaplan provides to parents and students. They do an excellent job in providing relevant, helpful, and informative information. I urge you to sign your students up for this free course.

The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) is coming to Tulsa soon! The USNA Admissions Programs will be in Tulsa on September 30 at Edison Preparatory School (2906 E. 41st Street, Tulsa, OK, 74105) at 9:00 am. Students need to pre-register HERE.

Tuesday, October 3, all 10th graders will take the Pre-ACT and all 11th & 12th graders will take the ACT. Lau Test Prep is offering a crash course for CCS 10th-12th grade students. The cost is $75 and takes place on Saturday, September 30 from 1:00-4:15 pm at CCS. Please see the flyer for registration information.

Students missing more than 10% of any class during a semester will not receive credit for that class. Verification of an absence (a note from doctor, dentist, etc.) must be provided to the school within 24 hours of the absence for it to be considered a documented absence. School sponsored activities and documented absences are not counted towards the 10%. We ask that every effort be made to avoid scheduling outside appointments during the school day. Examples of documented absences are funerals, urgent doctor, dentist, counseling, and college visits (juniors and seniors).

Even if a student is performing well in the class, credit cannot be granted if a student has missed more than 10% of a semester. This is a CCS policy that complies with the Oklahoma State Department of Education and also the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. Students cannot miss more than 8 days this semester.

Olympia Prep is holding its ACT Academy at CCS in preparation for the National ACT October Test (Sat., Oct. 28). The classes will be held Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 26 (optional). Please register online.

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