Good evening, Parents!
Here is the newsletter for this week. Please note there were several inclusions in your student’s take-home folder. They are not attached here, so please check the folders for these items.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
It was so nice to be back in Chapel this morning, and to have Mrs. Hanchek with us to lead music. She taught us a fun new song to add to our growing song list. Our students catch on quickly and jump right in each time a new song is introduced. It is such a joy to listen to and to watch the students as they sing praises.
Pastor Dan Gunderson led our lesson time today. He asked the students if they have ever been asked to do something they thought was impossible or too hard for them to do. Then he took us into God’s word, Matthew 12:9-13, where we read about a man with a withered hand. Jesus commanded this man to do the impossible,”stretch out your hand.” Pastor Gunderson asked, “Why does He do this? Ask us to do the “impossible?” He told us that there is power in Jesus’ commands. He further taught that if God calls us to do the “impossible,” He will give us the power to do what He has commanded. In this passage of scripture, the man did indeed stretch out his hand and was healed. What “impossible” thing is God calling you to do? He will provide the power to accomplish what we might not be able to do on our own.
These items are included in this week’s take-home folder: Lunch Order Form; Parent Meeting Reminder; Technology Seminar Flier; Tuition Invoices (for those with remaining balances).
Special points of interest:
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16th – HALF DAY OF SCHOOL & SERVICE PROJECT DAY
Remember this is a half-day for students! Students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
This is also a Service Project day. Army Recruiter, Staff Sergeant Ronnie Maldonado and Air Force Master Sergeant Steven Ulrich will each give a brief presentation about their service in the military. Students will be creating cards, letters, and pictures for soldiers in a military unit that will deploy overseas next month. The students will also be putting together care packages for the soldiers.
Parents, we need volunteers to help the students make cards and pictures. If you are able to help, please contact the school office so we know there will be enough help.
Donations are slowly trickling in, but we still need more items to fill our care packages. Please look over the list below and see if there is anything you are able to contribute to our efforts. All toiletries items should be travel size (allowable on civilian airplanes).
- Disposable Razors
- Shaving Gel
- Bars of Soap
- Hand Sanitizer
- Sun Screen
- Decks of playing cards
- Lip Balm (sun screen)
- Trail Mix
- Beef Jerky/Sticks
- Red Licorice
- Fruit Snacks
- Tuna lunch packets (nothing that needs to be cooked)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16th – BUS SERVICE
Bus service will run as usual for Friday morning’s arrival at school. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. After school bus service will only be provided to the bus lane at the high school. Please make certain someone will be at the bus lane to pick you up. The public schools will be in session all day.
MONDAY, JANUARY 19TH 6:30 P.M. – PARENT GROUP MEETING
See enclosed flyer for more information.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29TH 5:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M. – PARENTING IN A WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY & C.C.S. OPEN HOUSE
A flyer for this event is enclosed with today’s folder. Please share this information and invite others to both events. These are free events and open to the public. Childcare will be provided, but the school office should be notified if you will need this service.
USBORNE BOOK FAIR
CCS will be hosting an Usborne Book Fair at the end of January. Watch for more details in next week’s newsletter.
WISCONSIN TAX INFORMATION:
Wisconsin deduction for private school tuition paid. The deduction is worth up to $4,000 for K-8 and $10,000 for 9-10. To get a receipt of tuition paid in 2014 for your tax filing, send a request to Matt Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition includes any amount paid by the claimant for a pupil’s tuition to attend an eligible institution and for mandatory book fees paid to the institution.
Tuition does not include amounts paid with a voucher or any amounts paid as a separate charge for other items, such as:
- room and board
- registration fees
- cap and gown fees
- building fees
- rentals of equipment
- person use items (e.g. uniforms, gym clothes, towels)
- before-school and after-school child care
- social and extracurricular activities, including musical or athletic activity fees
- high school classes not required for graduation and for which no credits toward graduation are given
It is best to check with your tax preparer/accountant if you have questions regarding this deduction.
Reminder that next week’s hot lunch will be served on Thursday and we are offering Cousin’s subs for Friday.
Enjoy this warmer weather that we are experiencing. It’s so good to see the sun again. Blessings to all of you!
Serving for God’s glory,
CCS Administrative Assistant