Welcome back to school! Please join us on Wednesday, September 20 at 6:15 p.m., when parents are invited to assemble in the chapel for a brief introduction to the Episcopal Identity of our school. At 6:30, we will adjourn to the classrooms where you will hear from your child's teachers about the daily schedule, classroom objectives, and special events, and will also have an opportunity to ask questions and meet other parents. At 7:00 p.m., please join us in the gym for a wine and cheese reception with a greeting from the President of the Parent Association, Marianne Archbell, and our Rector, Ruth Beresford.
We expect our yearbooks to arrive on August 21. They will be a beautiful and fun look back at the year just completed. The pages will help you remember special moments of 2016-17, in chapel, classrooms, gym, and outdoors. You may purchase your yearbook by clicking below. We will let you know when the books are ready for pickup. We can also mail them to you, if you prefer. Enjoy!
Please spread the news! We are hosting an Open House on May 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. Invite your friends, and tell them to invite their friends. Share it on Facebook. Help us get the word out that this will be a great morning to tour our campus, inside and out, meet with current families, have a Q & A with the Head of School, and experience what makes a Christ Church education so valuable. Ask your friends to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Underwearness Campaign launches in April (but the collection bins are already in place). Did you know that underclothing is not available at a Goodwill or Salvation Army thrift store? This means that families who depend on these kinds of services are often unable to obtain these important items. Please pick up a few packages of extra underwear or socks the next time you are out shopping. Drop them in the collection bins on either floor of the preschool and we will donate them to the Claymont Community Center, who in turn makes sure that they go to needy families. Let’s fill our bins!
It is time for the Easter Baskets project where we collect Easter baskets filled with treats and toys for local preschool children. We have “adopted” a number of children, and you may choose one or more of these children for whom to create a basket. Suggested gifts are provided for each age level and gender. If you would like to choose an Easter basket, please use this link to sign up:
Contents should be treats and toys: things like Easter candy and individual snacks, or in the case of infants, baby food pouches and first finger foods. Toys could include stuffed animals, play figures, coloring books and crayons, stickers, board books or paperback picture books, small games, etc.
Suggested value of $20-25, not including cost of basket itself
Baskets should be wrapped inside a plastic bag and clearly tagged for your selected recipient (i.e. "M1, MALE, 7 months") (Denise has these tags.)
Please drop items in box near Denise's office by Friday, April 7, 2017.
Try to include your child in the choosing of gifts; what a great example you’ll be for developing his/her own compassion and generosity!
Does your child appear unmotivated? Does he/she give up easily? Does he/she appear to lack determination? Join us for a presentation that will cover everything parents need to know about motivation in order to raise a thriving, happy, responsible child. We will share cutting edge research that shows the best approach to take. You will leave this presentation with clear, easy-t-understand ideas that you can begin to implement immediately.
Presented by Erin Taylor & Sue DeCaro, PCI Certified Parent Coaches
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Great news—our Leapfrog Challenge 2017 was a great success with the final standings as follows:
Board of Trustees – 94%
Vestry – 65%
Faculty & Staff – 59%
Grandparents – 52%
Current Parents – 46%
It's never too late to donate; you can do so by clicking here.
Homeless to Homes: An Evening with Kathy Izard
Friday, March 3 at 5:30 PM
Join us for an inspiring evening as Kathy Izard speaks about her journey to change the world, one family at a time. Kathy was an award-winning graphic designer in Charlotte, North Carolina before successfully launching the pilot program, Homeless to Homes, for the Urban Ministry Center in 2007. She successfully demonstrated this Housing First program could succeed and led the city-wide effort to raise $10 million to build Moore Place, Charlotte’s first permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless men and women. She has also written an inspirational nonfiction book, published in October 2016, entitled The Hundred Story Home: A Journey of Homelessness, Hope, and Healing. Kathy lives in Charlotte with her husband and four daughters. The evening starts with dinner and a book signing from 5:30 to 6:15 PM; Kathy speaks from 6:15 to 7:15 PM and concludes with a time of Q&A until 8 PM. The cost for this event (which includes dinner) is $10. Please add an additional $15 if you would like a copy of Kathy’s book. Childcare will be available. To register and pay for this event, visit Evening with Kathy Izard - Homeless to Homes.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for Christmas Holiday Camp on any of the following days:
December 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
You may sign up on a space-available basis. Once our limit is reached, we will begin a waiting list.
Today, Wednesday 11/30, we had our first Advent noonday worship for parents and parishioners in the chapel. We meditated on the word “hope” as an Advent theme. We will continue to have these noonday Eucharists on Wednesdays for the next three weeks. All are welcome to attend and to receive Holy Communion.