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Opportunity Scholarship Fund
Support new and existing scholarship students at CCS without spending a dime! It’s possible when you give through the Opportunity Scholarship Fund! Please click here to learn more and RSVP for our informational session on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 12:15 pm featuring CCS parent and CPA, Grant Woody.
Annual Gym Sponsorships Available Now
Advertise your business while supporting CCS! Annual sponsorships in the lower school and competition gym are available now! Sponsorships include signage, recognition on varsity sports schedules, program ad and more! Check out pricing and more information online or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Yearbook Love Lines on Sale
Now’s the time to reserve your spot in the 2017-18 yearbook with a special message for your student. Space is limited so return your form today. Download and complete the form, return it with payment to any front office. The deadline is Friday, November 17. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
CCS Custom Rustic Cuff Bracelets on Sale Now
Show your school spirit in style with a CCS Rustic Cuff bracelet! Pre-order your before Thanksgiving because quantities are limited. Click here to order and see photos of the bracelet. Orders and payment are due Monday, November 20. Proceeds support the CCS Sr. Class of 2018.
Crossings and CAC Make Meal Planning Easy!
The Classical Arts Council (CAC) has partnered with local, family favorite restaurants to help support the Fine Arts programs at Crossings. These restaurants donate a portion of the proceeds to CAC when we dine with them and tell them we’re with Crossings. See the flyer for more information. Dine in or get it to go each month on the following days and locations:
Chick-fil-A – first Tuesday, Penn & Memorial, All Day
Revolve Pizza Kitchen – second Thursday, MacArthur & Memorial, 5:00-9:00 pm
Tuckers Onion Burgers – second Monday, May & 150th, 4:00-9:00 pm
Uniform Outerwear Reminder
As the outside temperatures decrease with the arrival of the fall and winter seasons, please remember that outerwear worn inside the buildings must be CCS branded and approved. Visit the Campus Store for a great selection of CCS jackets and pullovers that are perfect for the chilly weather in our future!
Cinnamon Rolls, Dinner Rolls & Cookie Dough Sale
It’s time to serve up some Christmas Cheer! the CAC is hosting their annual fundraiser to support the fine arts at Crossings! Please see the order form for the delicious ready-to-bake products from the famous Okarche Tower Cafe & Cinnamon Roll Bakery. Orders and payment are due Thursday, November 30. Please return to any school office. To see the products offered, click here. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, November 20-Friday, November 24
US/MS Play – A Christmas Carol
Come see our stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol”. Featuring a large cast of middle and upper school students, this story of redemption has impacted audiences for centuries. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday, December 15 and 16. Both performances start at 7:00 pm. Tickets will be sold at the door; $5 for students, $10 for adults, and children ages 5 and under are free. NOTE: Due to the nature of scenes featuring The Ghost of Christmas Future, parents may wish to reconsider bringing children under the age of 5.
Christmas Break Early Release
T/Th PS classes dismissed 1/2 day on Tuesday, December 19, 11:15 am
All other PS/PK dismissed 1/2 day on Wednesday, December 20, 11:15 am
K-12 dismissed 1/2 day on Wednesday, December 20, 11:30 am
Thursday, January 4
Sibling Applications – 2018-2019
Please turn in sibling applications for the 2018-19 school year before December 1. We have a record number of applications already submitted and want to be sure we reserve spots for siblings of our current families.
Parents Who Pray
If you have watched the news in the wake of the recent tragic church shooting in Texas, you know our culture has begun an all-out war on prayer. This should not surprise us as Christians because we know Christian prayer is an expression of our Christian hope. Those who do not know, understand or believe the promises of God as contained in His Word, have no sure hope. To them, prayer is foolishness at best and offensive at worst. We are excited to report that the culture of prayer grounded in the hope of Christ is growing stronger at CCS every day! If you have not yet joined the Parents Who Pray group on Wednesday morning at 8:30 am in the Hospitality Room located at the east end of the Upper School gym, now would be a great time to do so! If you are unable to come at that time, there is a prayer room available in the Middle School for private prayer. Also, our parent survey told us several were interested in being part of a small prayer group with the flexibility of meeting to pray at a convenient time and location of their choosing. If you would be willing to coordinate one of those small prayer groups, or just want to find one to connect with, please email Kathleen Santos at email@example.com. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).
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.
The Lower School will be offering the Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe for K-4th grades in the Lower School Lobby. Children will have the opportunity to pick out their own inexpensive gifts with most of the items priced under $5. K-4th grade students will bring home a special “budget envelope” on Monday, Nov. 28. If you have questions please contact Wendy Mazza by phone (405)206-6453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please cut out and send Box Tops to school with your child by November 27. Every Lower School classroom has a collection bin. The class with the most Box Tops at the end of November will win a classroom party! Each Box Top sent to school earns CCS $0.10 for the classroom. Together we have collected thousands of dollars for our school! We appreciate your support!
We have started to accumulate jackets, water bottles, etc. in the lost and found. Please be sure and check the lost and found for missing items.
Thursday, November 16, 7:00 pm – 1st and 2nd grades, Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Tuesday, December 12, 6:00 pm – PK/K, PAC
Tuesday, December 12, 7:00 pm – 3rd and 4th grades, PAC
Wednesday, December 13, 8:45 am – PS 3, Blythe Clark and Darcy DeMarino, LS Media Center
Thursday, December 14, 8:45 am – PS 3, Erin Yarbrough and Kristin Fares, LS Media Center
T/Th, PS class parties – Tuesday, December 19
All other PS/PK class parties – Wednesday, December 20
K-4th grade class parties – Wednesday, December 20
* Check with your child’s teacher for party times!
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.
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.
The Senior Class of 2018 will be selling SnoCones during lunch on Tuesday, November 28. Bring your $2 to buy your SnoCone!
Thursday, December 7 // 9:30 am-2:30 pm // Pollard Theatre, Guthrie
**6th grade will be taking a field trip on Thursday, December 7 to the Pollard Theatre in Guthrie. Students will leave school at 9:30 am, eat lunch on the way back to school, and return to school at 2:30 pm.
The Salvation Army invites CCS students, student groups and families to participate in the annual Red Kettle Campaign (bell ringing). You may volunteer as a group and there is no age limit providing there are adults supervising. Visit the Salvation Army volunteer site at redkettlevolunteer.org, select the region that includes Oklahoma, and follow the directions to register. If you need more information, please contact Liz Banks, Volunteer Coordinator, 405-246-1107.
Olympia Prep will hold an ACT prep course at CCS for the December 9 ACT (if enrollment makes for a full class). Course dates are: Practice Test 1 – Saturday, November 11, 9:00-11:00 am; Classes 1 & 2 – Sunday, November 12, 1:00-5:00 pm; Practice Test 2 – Saturday, November 18, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm; Classes 3 & 4 – Sunday, November 19, 1:00-5:00 pm; Classes 5 & 6 – Saturday, December 2, 9:00 am-1:00 pm; Practice Test 3 – Sunday, December 3 – 1:00-5:00 pm. This course has proven to be excellent for the majority of CCS students who have taken it. Register for this course through Olympia Prep, www.olympiaprep.com. Register with a friend and get $200 off the course registration fee.
Mr. Bowlware has provided ACT test prep for many years at Edmond Memorial. His next course for the December ACT is Nov. 28. 29, 30, Dec. 5, 6, 7 at either 4:30-6:00 pm or 6:15-7:45 pm. The cost is $90. More information is available in the flyer. Enroll for the course by emailing Mr. Bowlware at email@example.com.
All seniors should create an account with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and apply for scholarships. CCS is guaranteed one Community Foundation Scholars scholarship of $2,000. This scholarship (Deadline: Dec. 6) is for a CCS senior with a 3.25 – 3.79 unweighted GPA. There are many more scholarships available through this site. Students will be able to answer questions and be filtered to scholarships applicable to them. Another new scholarship is the Purpose Challenge Contest. One senior will be awarded $25,000; five seniors will receive $5000. Deadline: February 1, 2018.
Lunch deliveries must come through the front Upper School office. Students are not allowed to go to parent/guest cars to pick up lunch. Thank you for your cooperation.
All freshmen have been trained on how to log-in to their Naviance accounts and also how to log their required service hours. Service hours should be logged as they are performed. Students are required to submit a contact name and email address so that service hours can be verified. A minimum of 25 hours of service must be performed each year and logged no later than April 30.