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Vision 2020 – Special Announcement
As we celebrate 20 years at CCS, God’s faithfulness is evident. The good news–God isn’t done yet! Projects planned through the Vision 2020 Capital Campaign will serve to enhance CCS programming and opportunities for Knights of all ages!
Vision 2020 projects include:
New Lower School Activity Center and PS/LS Outdoor Playground Enhancements
New North Tennis and Soccer Complex and Field House
New North Athletic Field House
Upgraded Turf Baseball and Softball Complex
Current Field House Expansion with Indoor Practice Facilities
Establishment of the CCS Endowment
These combined projects total $11.5 million, but through a generous matching gift, your donations and pledges given by December 31 will be doubled!
Learn more about these projects here and contact Teri Inman, Development Director, for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org, 405-767-1536.
Thank you for your generosity, allowing CCS to continue building a legacy for the next 20 years and beyond!
Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing – September 20-22
Crossings’ fall production of Much Ado About Nothing brings Shakespeare to campus. This classic story of love and lies comes to the Performing Arts Center Friday-Sunday, September 20-22. With two casts and lots of laughs, this is a show you won’t want to miss. Tickets go on sale on Monday, September 9 online, or you may purchase at the box office on the day of the show.
Cheer Regionals – Saturday, September 21
Come support the Knights cheerleaders as they begin their quest for a 2nd consecutive state title! Cheer Regionals is on Saturday, September 21 at Chickasha High School. Class 4A showings begin at 1:00 pm, but you’ll want to get there early to guarantee a seat. Go Knights!
Homecoming Magician – Monday, September 23
On Monday, September 23, the US student council will be hosting a magician in the PAC. This is an all-school Homecoming event that is free for all US students and staff. All other students and families are asked to reserve seats online due to limited seating. The cost is $2.00 per person. Admission fee will be collected at the event.
See You at the Pole – September 25
On Wednesday, September 25 at 7:40 am CCS students will gather at the MS flagpole, joined in prayer. SYATP brings students together to intercede for their leaders, schools, and families, asking God to bring moral and spiritual awakening to our campus. This global event offers student prayer all around the world in every time zone, for 24 hours, lifting up schools, friends, families, churches, and communities. This is the 29th anniversary of See You at the Pole, a student-initiated and student-led event that started in 1990 in Burleson, Texas.
Order Fall Mums and Support CCS Athletics
Crossings’ Knight Nation Booster Club is selling mums in a variety of colors this fall. Orders are due by Friday, September 27 at NOON. Mums will be sold in a two gallon pot and a 12″ patio pot. Please turn in this form with payment to any front desk. Pick up will be on Tuesday, October 1 in the Commons.
What’s Your Parenting Style?
Dr. Tim Elmore has a beneficial article released yesterday regarding parenting style. Take a minute to read this insightful look into parenting styles and methods and how they have changed over the years, influencing current generations. Dr. Tim Elmore is a world-renowned expert on Generation Y and Generation Z.
Order Birthday Wishes Today!
Give your CCS student(s) celebrity status birthday wishes on the digital marquee this year! All proceeds support PTF events this year. Please pre-purchase (at least two weeks in advance) a birthday wish for your student by filling out this form. Return the form and $15 payment to any front desk.
Parents Who Pray
We invite all Crossings parents to join us on Wednesday mornings throughout the school year for Parents Who Pray. We meet from 8:30-9:30 am in the hospitality room inside the competition gymnasium. During our time together we intercede through prayer for our children and students, faculty and staff, administrators and families. This is a very welcoming and casual group that understands the difference that prayer can make in the lives of our kids, our families and our school.
Volunteers Needed for Concessions
It’s time to sign up to volunteer to serve in the concession stands! We need your help in order to hold our stand open and serve the fans who support our student athletes. Please sign up online!
Spotlight Your Business!
The Classical Arts Council is excited to begin publishing Spotlight, the annual guide that highlights the Fine Art student groups, as well as, the Scholastic, Academic and Robotic teams. Please support the Classical Arts Council by purchasing an ad for your business or service to be included in Spotlight. All proceeds benefit the student groups. Click here for the order form. Questions? Please contact Cindy at email@example.com. Thank you for your support!
Join Booster Club Today!
Support ALL your CCS athletes by joining Knight Nation Booster Club! Booster members are able to skip the line at every home game for ALL sporting events. Just show your booster card and you are on your way to cheering on your Knights! All money raised by Booster goes back to every sport to help our coaches and athletes build our amazing athletics programs. Please sign up online today, drop off a check to any CCS office and begin cheering on your Knights!!
FREE Access to Christian Media
CCS parents are now eligible to receive FREE digital media files through our partnership with RightNow Media! RightNow is often referred to as the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and it’s FREE to all CCS parents and students! Personal email invitations have been sent so click the link, and get ready to access thousands of videos, Bible studies, conference sessions, and more from RightNow Media! Check it out and learn more here. If you did not receive your email invitation from RighNow Media please email Teri Inman.
Fit N Faith for Moms
Crossings moms, please join us for devotions and a workout on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. We start in the fitness room located on the east end of the MS gym. Bring a water bottle, sweat towel, and yoga mat (if desired). We meet at 8:15 am for a workout tailored to your fitness level accompanied by encouragement and truth from God’s Word.
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!
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!
Due to unfinished repairs in the LS gym, the September 6 Knight Time assembly will now be on Friday, October 4 at 2:30 pm.
If you would like popcorn but didn’t turn in a popcorn form, please send $1.00 with your student on Friday so they canenjoy a delicious treat.
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.
Please have your child’s name tag on the passenger visor or hanging from the review mirror. Please leave it in view until after your child has gotten into your car. It is difficult to see names when they are located other places. If you need more tags, please let your child’s teacher know. We are happy to make more.
The following policy applies to smart watches and any similar type of technology that comes along in the future. 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 are asked to donate loose change or dollars each week in chapel. The funds are given to a deserving nominee each month. Thank you for helping us grow servant leaders who are at work in our community. Leave your dollars and change in the bucket at the front desk if your child forgets on chapel days.
Students arriving to school before 8:00 am will be sent to Before Care. Preschool students arriving before 8:15 am will also need to go to Before Care. There is no charge to PS students arriving early with an older sibling.
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.
Knight at the Museum
Monday, September 23 – Planetarium
Dress Out of this World – Alien, Planet, Stars, etc.
Tuesday, September 24 – Aquarium
Wear Tropical or Under the Sea
Wednesday, September 25 – Art Museum
Wear Crazy or Mismatched Clothing
Thursday, September 26 – Walk of Fame
Dress as a celebrity of famous athlete
Friday, September 27
Wear your homecoming shirt or spirit wear
MS Academic Team tryouts will take place on Tuesday, September 24 and Wednesday, September 25 from 3:20-4:00 pm.
5th Grade – Tryouts will be in Ms. Johnson’s classroom. Coaches are Mrs. Archer and Ms. Johnson.
6th Grade – Tryouts will be in Mrs. Link’s classroom. Coaches are Mrs. Dennis and Mrs. McCurdy.
7th/8th Grade – Tryouts will be in Mrs. Clark’s classroom. Coach is Mrs. Clark.
6th, 7th & 8th graders interested in MS Scholastic Team should plan to take a written, multiple-choice tryout test covering the following subjects: math, science, social studies, language arts, humanities & current events. This tryout test will be given on Wednesday, September 25, at 4:15 pm following the MS Academic Team tryouts. Academic team and scholastic team are different student groups; academic teams compete in a buzzer, quiz bowl-type format and scholastic teams compete by taking individual written tests. Questions about MS Scholastic Team? Email Monica Szymanski, MS Scholastic Team Coach, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-314-9018.
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, September 25, during lunch to attend. See Mrs. Schenk if you have any questions.
When – Friday, October 4 from 3:15-5:00 pm
Where – CCS Football Field
Who – 7th & 8th Grade Students
Join us for the Fall Social Event on the CCS football field. We will have games and a food truck. Please join us for fellowship and fun. For questions, please contact any Student Council officer or Mrs. Clark.
On Friday, October 11, 6th grade students will take a field trip to the OKC Zoo. Students will depart at 8:15 am and return at 3:15 pm.
Join our school-wide reading challenge in the middle school, “The 40 Book Challenge!”
The Goal: Read 40 books between August 1 and April 30 (summer required reading does count).
The Rules: Read anything you enjoy! Books read in class count too! Only books read from August 1 through April 30 will count toward your goal. Every 100 pages read counts as one book.
Each time you complete a book, log it online in the Reading Challenge form or use a paper form, availabine in the library or from your English teacher. All books must be logged and TURNED IN to Mrs. Schenk by April 30, or they will not count. There will be a fun celebration in May for all students who reach the 40 book goal!
US students are invited to join in on the Homecoming fun! Evening activities, hall decorations and dress-up days are part of the week-long Homecoming celebration. Please see the flyer with detailed information about Homecoming Week.
It is time to start planning your testing dates for the ACT and/or SAT. CCS will no longer administer district ACT testing in the fall, so students will need to register at one of the national local testing locations. Please click here to see the national testing dates.