All School News
Conference/Professional Development Day – Thursday, October 18, NO SCHOOL
On Thursday, October 18, PS, LS and MS will participate in Parent-Teacher Conferences and US faculty will be in professional development. There will be no school.
Fall Break – NO SCHOOL
Friday, October 19-Monday, October 22
Concession Stand Volunteer Needs
High School 5A & 6A State Volleyball Tournament – Monday, October 15-Tuesday, October 16
CCS has the honor of hosting the Class 5A and 6A OSSAA State Volleyball Tournament. It is exciting to have the opportunity to share our campus and demonstrate Christ’s love with other schools. We need several volunteers on Monday and Tuesday to assist in the concession stands! Calling any parent, grandparent and/or high school student! Review opportunities and sign up online today!
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.
Grandparents/Grand Friends Day Save the Date!
We are looking forward to hosting our grandparents and grand friends Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26! Be sure to share the date with your family and friends who will be joining us this month! A detailed schedule is available here and below. We can’t wait for this grand day with our grand guests!
Thursday, October 25
2:00-2:45 pm – Yarbrough, Iverson and Beavers’ Classes Only
7:00 pm – Upper School Choir, Orchestra and Jazz Band will perform some old favorites from the 50s and 60s in the Commons. Classical Arts Council will provide desserts.
Friday, October 26
8:30-9:15 am – All preschool classes, except those listed on Thursday
9:15-10:00 am – Kindergarten
10:00-10:45 am – First Grade
10:45-11:30 am – Second Grade
11:30 am-12:15 pm – Fourth Grade
1:15-2:00 pm – Third Grade
2:15-3:00 pm – Middle School and Upper School chapel
3:00-4:00 pm – MS/US optional self-guided building tours
Okarche Bakery Café Cinnamon Roll Sales
The Classical Arts Council is happy to bring the Okarche Bakery Cinnamon Roll sales to you again this year. Order forms will be sent home with all lower school students. If you do not have a lower school student you can obtain the form online or by emailing the Classical Arts Council at email@example.com. All orders are due Monday, October 29. Pick up is Friday, November 16 in the Commons from 2:30-3:30 pm. US fine arts students who are planning to attend the Fine Arts Chicago trip and are interested in using the event as a fundraiser towards their trip cost must use the form provided by Mr. Brown.
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.
Please turn in sibling applications for the 2019-2020 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.
The book fair will be open on Thursday, October 18 and Tuesday-Friday, October 23-26. We would love for you to come shop with us to support the lower school library and we welcome any volunteers. Sign up to volunteer online.
LS students arriving to school before 8:00 am will be sent to before care. PS students arriving before 8:15 am will be sent to before care. PS students are not charged if they arrive with an older sibling.
We love that our families come and support our CCS Knights at after school events. Please be mindful that there is no staff supervision at these events. For the safety of your children and others, keeping an eye on them at CCS after school events is necessary.
Please send Box Tops to school with your child by Thursday, OCTOBER 25th. Every Preschool and Lower School classroom has a collection bin. The class with the most Box Tops will win a classroom party! Each Box Top sent to school earns CCS 10 cents. Together we have collected thousands of dollars for our school! We appreciate your support! Download your collection sheet here.
Join us during lunch time for 5th and 6th Grade Book Club! You will have first access to our new books in the library, hear some book talks on new books, and get to discuss what you are reading with other students who love to read. Bring your lunch (a lunch from home is preferred) to the library on Wednesday, October 24, during lunch to attend. See Mrs. Schenk if you have any questions.
Help us celebrate National Teen Read Week with our 2nd annual Lego Structure Contest! This year’s national theme is, “It’s Written in the Stars: READ!” Create an original Lego structure on a base of no larger than 18″x18″. Structure must depict a character, theme or setting from a book of the fantasy or sci-fi genres or any other “out-of-this-world” read. Entries are due in the MS Library by Tuesday, October 30. Entries will be judged by CCS faculty. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places! Entry form, specific rules, and scoring information are available here! Print the entry form, or pick one up from the library, and bring it with your Lego structure!
Monday-Wednesday, October 15-17
Monday, October 15 – Science and Bible
Tuesday, October 16 – Math & Social Studies
Wednesday, October 17 – English & Electives
Parents of K-6th grade boys who are interested in the Little Knights Wrestling program are invited to an informational meeting on Tuesday, October 23 in the Commons. You may register to participate online.
7th & 8th grade girls basketball practice will begin on Tuesday, October 23 in the US gym at 7:15 am. 7th & 8th grade boys basketball (LS gym) and wrestling (wrestling room) will begin on Thursday, October 25 at 7:15 am. Please make sure your child has a current physical on file at school before he/she begins practice. Also, if you have not yet created an account on DragonFly Max for the remaining paperwork, please do so immediately. Instructions for creating an account can be found here.
Wednesday, October 24
9th-11th grade students will check in to 1st hour classes for attendance then report to assigned testing room. 12th grade students will check in to 1st hour classes then load bus for SNU College Success Day. Following the PSAT, 11th grade students will be taken to SNU and will return to school at 3:00 pm. SNU will provide lunch for 11th & 12th grade students.
Tuesday, October 30
All students will check in to 1st hour classes for attendance then report to assigned testing room.
If you are planning on bringing an outside guest for Fall Ball, you must have an outside guest form filled out. Forms are available in the US office and are due on Wednesday, October 17.
As Crossings continues to grow, so do the number of opportunities where students are permitted to work with a variety of tools, machinery, and other equipment including the CCS workshop, robotics lab, kiln room, and science labs to name a few. Prior to students being permitted to work with certain tools, we ask you to read and agree to the following waiver. This form will cover all on-campus hands-on activities for your student’s entire enrollment at CCS.
Volunteer service is an important part of the DNA at Crossings. All upper school students are required to volunteer for 25 hours of service per year. Honor Society members are required to perform an additional 15 hours of service per year. The service year is May 1-April 30. Hours should be logged through X2VOL located in Naviance. A list of current service opportunities can be found here.