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Vision 2020 – Focused in Faith

We had a great time tailgating and touring with our CCS family! If you didn’t get a chance to see the progress of the Vision 2020 Capital Campaign projects, we invite you to check out photos and details as well as what items need additional funding so you can be a part!

Learn more and help make Vision 2020 a reality here!

PTF Fall Carnival/Fundraiser

Save the date for the Greatest (K)night of All! Our annual PTF Carnival will take place on Friday, October 29 from 4:30-6:30 pm. Come join fellow CCS families and staff for a night of inflatables, photo booth, dunk tank, games, and pie-in-the-face FUN! You also won’t want to miss bidding on silent auction items with opportunities for your kiddo be a CCS basketball ball boy or a sideline cheerleader for a night! This is our biggest PTF fundraiser of the year which makes events like Teacher Appreciation week, Daddy Daughter Dance, and Mother Son Date Knight possible. We can’t thank our CCS families enough for your support each year and look forward to seeing everyone October 29! Tickets are available for online purchase here.

Volunteers Needed for PTF Fall Carnival

Please review volunteer opportunities and sign up online!

Fall Sports Senior Night – Friday, October 29

Join us to celebrate Senior Night for our cross country, football, athletic trainers, and senior band members on Friday, October 29! Senior football players and athletic trainers will be recognized at 6:30 pm before the football game and senior cross country runners and band members will be recognized during halftime of the game.

Okarche Cinnamon Rolls & Cookie Dough Sale

Support the Fine Arts and Academics and order your cinnamon rolls and cookie dough just in time for the holidays! Follow the link and order by Monday, November 1 to pick up your order on Thursday, November 18 in the Commons (ALL orders must be picked up on NOV. 18 between 2:30 and 4:00 pm – PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS IF YOU CANNOT PICK UP, PERISHABLES CANNOT BE STORED). Please email any questions to fac@crossingsschool.org. 100% of the proceeds from orders will go directly to the Fine Arts Council to support academic clubs and competitive groups at CCS.

Campus Store

It’s back in stock, our fan favorite, Imperial Performance Cap! Check it out, and other new hats, on our online store 24/7! Store hours remain Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30-9:30 am and Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-4:00 pm. Follow the campus store flag for entry into the commons. All other doors will be locked in accordance with back-to-school protocol.
If you placed an online apparel order, we can deliver. Please email campusstore@crossingsschool.org with your students name, grade, and teacher if applicable.

Grandparents and Grandfriends Day – SAVE THE DATE Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1, 2022

We are excited to gather again soon with CCS Grands and Grandfriends!
In an abundance of caution, this year’s event has been moved to the spring. We look forward to celebrating the Easter season with our grands and offering tours of some of our most recent capital campaign projects at that time!

Thursday, March 31 Preschool, Middle and Upper School Events
Friday, April 1 Preschool, Kindergarten through Fourth Grade Events
Times and details to be announced as the date approaches.

Sibling and Staff Applications

Please turn in all sibling and staff children applications for the 2022-2023 school year by Monday, November 15. We have a record number of applications already submitted and want to be sure we reserve spots for siblings of our current families. Applications are available online here.

Birthday Wishes Marquee

Make your birthday girl or boy feel extra special by putting their name in lights on the CCS birthday marquee! Click here to sign up and pay online. Please allow two weeks notice to ensure your spot.

FIT N FAITH

Ladies, come join us for a short devotions and a short workout at your own level/pace Tuesdays through Fridays at 8:15 am in the fitness room on the southeast corner of the middle school gym. (The outside door will be open.) Don’t worry about signing up for certain days, just drop in on the days that work with your schedule! For more information contact Mrs. MacDonald, fmacdonald@crossingsschool.org.

PS/Lower School

Announcements LS

Monday, October 25 8:30-10:00 am
Tuesday, October 26 8:30-10:00 am
Please let Laura Lovelace, llovelace@crossingsschool.org, know if your child will be having their school picture retaken. If you have prepaid for a photo packet, please bring your packet with you on retake day. If your child was absent on their scheduled picture day, please be sure they make it to one of the retake days.

The student only Fall Book Fair will be in person November 1-5. Students will be able to shop during the school day. Information about setting up an e-Wallet and other details concerning the fair will be coming soon. Parents will have the opportunity to shop the online fair beginning October 29.

Our annual vision screening is scheduled for LS students in grades PK-4th grade on November 9 & 10. Please respond to Laura Lovelace at llovelace@crossingsschool.org with your child’s name and teacher’s name if you DO NOT wish to participate.

Monday, Nov. 15 at 8:45 am – PS Darcy/Jenny & Blythe/Debbie Christmas Program, Lower School
Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 8:45 am – PS Erin/Marla & Carrie/Alex Christmas Program, Lower School
Thursday, Nov. 18 at 6:00 pm – PK/K Christmas Program, CCC Sanctuary
Thursday, Nov. 18 at 6:45 pm – 1-2 Grade Christmas Program, CCC Sanctuary
Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 pm – 3-4 Grade Christmas Program, CCC Sanctuary

Would you like to be a part of the teams that make CCS PTF events like the KnightWalk Celebration, Teacher Appreciation Week, Candy Cane Christmas Shoppe, or Daddy Daughter Dance possible? Take a minute to fill out the PTF Interest Survey HERE. Get to know other CCS parents while serving our staff and students through these fun fellowship events!

Middle School

Announcements MS

Friday, October 22, 2:30-4:00 pm – 7th & 8th Grade Fall Social at the sand volleyball courts and Chicken and Waffles will be there.

Monday, October 25 8:30-10:00 am

There will be a wrestling parent meeting on Monday, October 25 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the US Commons. Parents and athletes will learn more about the season and practice. Join us and learn more about CCS wrestling for your student!

Save the date to see Percival’s Players in the Upper School production of Anything Goes on November 4, 5 and 6 at 7:00 pm! Tickets go on sale October 24th at showtix4u.com or can be purchased at the box office on the day of the event – Adults: $11 Students: $6.
Please Note: show not recommended for theatre patrons younger than 10 years of age.

Please help us honor family members of CCS students who are currently serving, or have served in the United States Military during our US/MS Veteran’s Day Chapel on November 10.
We will be honoring them in a video using photos of CCS family members or CCS Alumni in uniform. Please send pictures with name, service branch and family relationship to fmacdonald@crossingsschool.org by October 27.

Calling all 7th-12th grade girls and boys interested in playing soccer this spring! Join us for a parent and student meeting on Monday, November 15 at 6:00 pm in the Commons. At least one parent needs to attend as important information regarding the season will be discussed.

Winter sports will be starting soon! Before student-athletes will be allowed to practice, they must have a physical on file that is dated after May 1, 2021. You will now need to make an appointment with a physician to get these pre-participation physicals completed. Download your physical form here. If you need a physician recommendation, please email Jessica Jenkins at jjenkins@crossingsschool.org. In addition, McBride is conducting physicals by appointment at all McBride Orthopedic Hospital Clinics for $25. Additional information is available on their website.

In addition to physical exams, student-athletes must complete yearly paperwork online. DragonFly Max is the online system we use to organize our yearly paperwork. There are instructions online for first-time users, as well as returning student-athletes. This information has to be completed and on file before the first official day of practice.

Once you have your completed physical, you can turn it in at the front desk, email it to Raelynn Burdett at rburdett@crossingsschool.org, or upload it to your athlete’s DragonFly Max account. If you choose to upload it, please include both sides of the form.

If you have any questions, please call the US front desk and ask for Raelynn, or you can email our Athletic Trainer, Jessica Jenkins, at jjenkins@crossingsschool.org.

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 on the Reading Challenge form or use a paper form, available in the library or from your English teacher. All books must be logged and TURNED IN to Mrs. Schenk by May 1st, or they will not count for the challenge. There will be a fun celebration in May for all students who reach the 40 book goal!

Upper School

Announcements US

Monday, October 25 8:30-10:00 am

There will be a wrestling parent meeting on Monday, October 25 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the US Commons. Parents and athletes will learn more about the season and practice. Join us and learn more about CCS wrestling for your student!

Save the date to see Percival’s Players in the Upper School production of Anything Goes on November 4, 5 and 6 at 7:00 pm! Tickets go on sale October 24th at showtix4u.com or can be purchased at the box office on the day of the event – Adults: $11 Students: $6.
Please Note: show not recommended for theatre patrons younger than 10 years of age.

Please help us honor family members of CCS students who are currently serving, or have served in the United States Military during our US/MS Veteran’s Day Chapel on November 10.
We will be honoring them in a video using photos of CCS family members or CCS Alumni in uniform. Please send pictures with name, service branch and family relationship to fmacdonald@crossingsschool.org by October 27.

Calling all 7th-12th grade girls and boys interested in playing soccer this spring! Join us for a parent and student meeting on Monday, November 15 at 6:00 pm in the Commons. At least one parent needs to attend as important information regarding the season will be discussed.

From individual subject tutoring to AP/ACT/PSAT/SAT test prep, attached is the latest Tutor & Test Prep Resources list from Mrs. Shields, Director of College & Academic Counseling.

Winter sports will be starting soon! Before student-athletes will be allowed to practice, they must have a physical on file that is dated after May 1, 2021. You will now need to make an appointment with a physician to get these pre-participation physicals completed. Download your physical form here. If you need a physician recommendation, please email Jessica Jenkins at jjenkins@crossingsschool.org. In addition, McBride is conducting physicals by appointment at all McBride Orthopedic Hospital Clinics for $25. Additional information is available on their website.

In addition to physical exams, student-athletes must complete yearly paperwork online. DragonFly Max is the online system we use to organize our yearly paperwork. There are instructions online for first-time users, as well as returning student-athletes. This information has to be completed and on file before the first official day of practice.

Once you have your completed physical, you can turn it in at the front desk, email it to Raelynn Burdett at rburdett@crossingsschool.org, or upload it to your athlete’s DragonFly Max account. If you choose to upload it, please include both sides of the form.

If you have any questions, please call the US front desk and ask for Raelynn, or you can email our Athletic Trainer, Jessica Jenkins, at jjenkins@crossingsschool.org.

This is the perfect time to revisit the CCS Way College Planning Guide, 2021-2022 Edition! Take a few minutes to review the guide that provides an understanding of upper school at CCS as well as a roadmap to preparing for college.

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