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Bible-a-thon Report
This year’s Bible-a-thon raised just over $13,000 in pledges! The entire school has earned ice cream sandwiches and chips at lunchtime next week Monday. Way to go, students! Congratulations also to the following students who pledged the highest number of Bible reading minutes in their class, and earned cash as follows:
4K – Theo Baerlocher – $10
K – Benjamin Cook – $20
1-2 – Gracia McReynolds – $20
3-5 – Hallie Kepple – $25
MS – Josie Traxler – $50
HS – Sam Plautz – $50
All-school – Hallie Kepple – $50
Any outstanding donations should be collected and turned in by this Friday, October 14th.

Cupcakes for Life – Wednesday, October 12th
Students in middle and high school should bring their frosted cupcakes to school this Wednesday,
October 12th. Be sure to mark your family name on any dishes that need to be returned. Students will be handing out cupcakes at various locations around Baraboo and Portage in honor of all the children who have not have an opportunity to celebrate their first birthday.

1st Grade thru 5th Grade Field Trip – Ski Hi – Friday, October 14th
Ski Hi Apple Orchard field trip for Mrs. Baerlocher’s and Mrs. Diers’ class is this week Friday, October 14th. Chaperones and drivers have been arranged. Students may wear jeans with their royal blue uniform top and should wear good walking shoes. They should also bring their backpack with a sack lunch and water bottle. Additionally, they may bring spending money for treats.

Kindergarten Field Trip – Country Bumpkin Farm Market – Tuesday, October 18th
The trip to Country Bumpkin Farm Market in Wisconsin Dells is next Tuesday, October 18th. Chaperones and drivers are lined up and ready to have some fun. Students will need good walking shoes and can wear jeans and their royal blue uniform top for this trip. A disposable sack lunch and water bottle are also needed.

Grandparents Day – Wednesday, October 19th – Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed to help set-up, serve, and clean-up for this event. If you are able to help, please contact Eli Anderson at 262-442-6318.

Fall Festival – November 3rd – 5th
We still have a few open spots for crafters at our event. If you or someone you know has crafts to sell, please contact the school office for more information. Teachers could use help with classroom crafts and on the day of the Craft/Vendor Fair. Please contact your student’s teacher to see how/where you can help.

Blood Drive – November 3rd – 2:00 to 6:00
CCS is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a Blood Drive here at the school. Informational sheets about “Pint-Size Heroes” and “Future Blood Donors” are in today’s take-home folders. You can register to donate blood using these forms, or you can sign up online: www.redcrossblood.org – enter sponsor code “Baraboo” in the red box on the home page, then select Community Christian School. Contact the school office if you need assistance. Each student who recruits one presenting donor will receive a Red Cross baseball cap!

Parent/Teacher Conferences – November 3rd & 4th
Letters are in today’s take-home folder. Please complete and return by Wednesday, October 12th. You will receive a final confirmation of your conference times.

Box-Tops Classroom Challenge – Now through Wednesday, October 19th.
Each classroom will be collecting box tops to see which room can collect the most. The winning classroom will enjoy a special prize.

Rock Star Volunteers Needed!
Would you like to spend the best part of the day with CCS students and earn volunteer hours at the same time?
Lunch and recess is a highlight of the students’ day, and your help contributes to its success as a safe, orderly, and fun time. It is also a critical time for the teachers to get a personal break and enjoy their own lunch. If you are able to help in the lunchroom or outside during lunch recess, please contact the school office. Our greatest need for help is every other Tuesday, and every Thursday & Friday. Free handshakes from Mr. Lempa, too!

Craft Fair Yard Signs
We still have approximately 25 more yard signs available for placement. Feel free to pick one up outside the school office.

Looking ahead:

10/12 – Cupcakes for Life
10/13 – CCS Board of Directors Meeting
10/14 – 1st thru 5th Grade Field Trip
10/18 – Kindergarten Field Trip
10/19 – Grandparents Day
10/21 – Pictures Orders Due
10/27 – End of First Quarter
10/28 – No School – Teacher Work Day
11/3 – Blood Drive
11/3 & 11/4 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/3 – 11/5 Book Fair
11/5 – Craft & Vendor Fair