Newsletter - May 2019

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Crossroads registration opens (online) on May 1st

www.crossroadschristian.us


If you plan to return to Crossroads next year, please complete the Returning Family registration. Tuition for the current school year ends in May; tuition for school year 2019-20 begins in June. We do have year-round tuition. 

For all of those who want to join Crossroads next year, complete a New Family registration. Even if you have been enrolled elsewhere, and are returning to Crossroads, use the New Family registration. We still need to interview you and complete paperwork. We will begin New Family interviews some time in June and will contact everyone by phone to schedule this.  There is a $35 registration fee due at interview time, and then your tuition begins in August. 

If your oldest child is not older than 6 years old before January 1, 2020 you do not have to enroll in a church school … yet. So we do provide the Preschool Family option for those of you who want to affiliate with Crossroads before it’s time to enroll officially. You can participate in field trips and activities, for a one-time fee of $35 per year. If your child is 6 years old, you do have to notify your school district that you are “opting out” of enrolling in a school until your child turns 7 years old.


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Parent Prom has been cancelled! Due to too many conflicts, the Parent Prom will be cancelled and we will try again in September.

Key Club had an outstanding year at District Convention!  Awards were won both by the club and on a personal basis.  

  • Carson Crow won 1st place in the Oratorical Competition 

  • Ashley Sizemore won 3rd place in Talent

The club won:  

  • 2nd place in skit

  • 2nd place in the video contest

  • 2nd Place in Major Emphasis award

  • 1st place in the judge John H White Achievement Award

  • Distinguished club award

  • Ashley also won the Kiwanis Family Scholarship and 2 awards for Outstanding Lt. Governor 

Thanks to everyone in Key Club for your outstanding work!!

Coming up in May, the club will be helping with May Day by running carnival style games and selling water.  Games will be $.10 each, the jail is $.25 and $.50, and the water is $.50.  All proceeds go to Reading is Fundamental.  Please join us for a fun day!

As my last daughter graduates this year, I am looking for a mom to take the reins from me.   I need someone to train next year.  Someone who loves teenagers and wants to guide them to be their best!  Service is a natural part of our lives but these kids need a guiding hand to show them how to make the most of it!  Key Club is the place to do that!  Please prayerfully consider being the next Key Club advisor for this great bunch of kids.  They deserve this terrific club to continue.

Next year is only a few months away! If you are interested in joining Key Club Messages questions please call.  
Tere Sizemore 
205-281-7916


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BUILDERS CLUB IS THE LARGEST SERVICE ORGANIZATION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS, WITH MORE THAN 45,000 MEMBERS WORLDWIDE.  MEMBERS LEARN TO WORK TOGETHER AND DEVELOP SERVANT-LEADERS SKILLS AS THEY SERVE THEIR SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY.

Builders Club will be meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15th(May Day)—we will determine if we are meeting in the CRCS Gym or at the Moody Park Pavilion closer to the date.  (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A CHANGE FROM OUR USUAL MEETING TIME. We will NOT be meeting on the second Friday in May.  There will be NO officers’ meeting prior to the general meeting.)   We will celebrate the end of the year with a breakfast and awards ceremony before joining the May Day festivities.  If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Cornett for details.  

Wendy Cornett: 205-532-7913 or wcornettlaw@gmail.com


Activities

Greetings,

We just finished a very busy month at Crossroads. We had Tannehill, Charlotte’s Web, elementary choir, bowling and the formal. Whew! And we are not finished yet. May is set to be even busier. We have SAT testing, May Day, graduations and a band concert! I hope you will join us as we finish this year strong!

Join us May 15 at 10 a.m. at the Moody Park for May Day fun! We will have games and activities but will stay cool with Turner Shaved Ice and Red Diamond’s tea/iced coffee truck. See the details below.

I would like to thank everyone who has worked to make this year such a fun time at Crossroads. It takes you parents to really make us who we are. Because parents volunteer their time and effort, our group is able to offer a lot of activities. From co-op, plays, music programs, to the formal dance, we could not do it without you so again, thank you!

Be watching for the July/August Newsletter for the 2019-2020 activities. We are already making plans!

Blessings,
Jenny Bartz and the Activities Team.

Contact Information:

Jenny Bartz, Activities Director (205) 577-0212

Missy Lowery, Teen Coordinator (205) 910-0893

Rachel Wheelis, Elementary Coordinator (205) 335-1936


Highlight of this month’s activities: 

Detailed information for these activities can still be found on Cheddar Up.

May 10 | Band Concert 

May 15 | May Day at Moody Park

May 16 | Homeschooling 101, Homeschooling through High School and Kindergarten graduation 

May 23 | Graduation 

May 28 | Track awards night


CALLING ALL PHOTOS!

We need photos! We have had a great year of activities and now we need those photos to create our yearbook.  We have had many submissions but we need more.  Our categories are from everything your student has done this year.  Think plays, parties, sports, dances, art, home activities, field trips, senior moments, and especially your child’s school picture.

Go ahead and take the time to upload those photos you have been meaning to upload!  The yearbook staff is ready to complete pages and will use what we are given.

Last day to upload is May 1 with the exception of May activities like May Day, Band Concert and both Graduations.

Pick the best of the best and upload them to our eshare site. Here is a link but remember to use the code CROSSROADS2015


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Classes are each Friday from 1:30-2:30 in the CRCS gym.

  • We will be having dance class May 3, and May 10.  Come and let’s end the year with and swing!


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UPPER ROOM
Friday, May 3, 2019
Lunch in Gym 12 noon
Prayer and Fellowship 12:30-1:15 pm


Co-op

We had a great spring semester and are busy planning for the next school year. Please be thinking about what you’d like to teach in the fall. If you have any questions about Co-op, please email cccmasterminds@gmail.com


May Day 2019

Wednesday, May 15
City of Moody Park – NOTE NEW LOCATION IN PARK- Front pavilion by playground and tennis courts, behind CVS.
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
All Ages

NEW INFORMATION: COOL TREATS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BUY SO BRING SOME MONEY. THE TURNER SHAVE ICE TRUCK AND THE RED DIAMOND TEA/COFFEE (ICED TOO) WILL BE ON SITE.  Shaved ice is $3, $4, and $5.

The schedule will be as follows:

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Key Club will have all sorts of carnival type booths with games, face painting and        more. 

11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Field Day Games for K-2, 3-6, 7-12. Relay Races, Sack Races and Wheelbarrow races.

12 p.m.-1 p.m. - Backyard Games, Key Club booths and Lunch. There will be games set up all over the field for all ages from bubbles, corn hole, life-size Jenga to football. Lunch at your family’s leisure. 

Here are some things you don't want to forget: Easy up tents, picnic lunch, chairs, water, sunscreen, dads and grandparents, and pocket change! Some activities and games are free; others are very inexpensive.

All proceeds go to the Children's Hospital and Reading is Fundamental. The Key Club will be working hard to make this a success.

If there is inclement/severe weather, we will communicate through e-mail and Crossroads Facebook page.

Contact Jenny Bartz for questions 205-577-0212


HOMESCHOOLING 101 

Thursday May 16, 10 am 
Saturday June 8, 10 am (during Used Book Sale)
Back Building at CPC

Do you have friends or family who are thinking about homeschooling next year? Crossroads offers FREE seminars to share information to those who are investigating this educational option. Each of these seminars lasts about 1-1/2 hours, and covers Alabama state law, how church schools fit in, some of the specifics about Crossroads Christian School, curricula choices, and a little bit on recordkeeping.  Attending one of these seminars does not obligate anyone to homeschool, or to join Crossroads. We want to get out the word about homeschooling, but since we don’t have a lot of 1-hour blocks of time to talk individually with families, we have scheduled two Homeschooling 101 seminars, and will probably do 2 more before the summer ends! Spread the word!


HOW TO HOMESCHOOL THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

Thursday May 16, 1 pm 
Back Building at CPC

Questions about whether or not you are prepared to teach your children all the way through high school? A lot of families do, so we’ll try to answer those questions at this seminar in May, and then again in August (date TBA). As homeschoolers, you actually have a great deal of latitude in how you educate, but it does help to plan ahead of time. This seminar is to introduce you to new ideas, ways of doing things, options for navigating high school to individualize instruction for your students. We also cover some of the nuts and bolts about high school: how to determine credits if you’re designing your own courses, Alabama state diploma requirements, dual enrollment courses at local community colleges, vocational education. If you have students going into 8th grade and above, please join us for this free seminar. 

Contact the school office to let us know you plan to attend.


KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION 

Thursday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.
Mandatory Rehearsal begins at 5:30 p.m.  on the same night 
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If your kindergarten student plans to participate in graduation, please contact Rachel Wheelis by Friday, April 19th and let her know your student's name. 

Rehearsal will be on Thursday, May 16 beginning at 5:30 pm. (same night as graduation). Parents will order caps, gowns, and diplomas at oakhalli.com. The Oak Hill Cap and Gown Company suggests ordering 3-4 weeks in advance to allow for processing and shipping. Select the "Complete Kindergrad Package" ($13.95). Gown & tassel color is WHITE. Follow directions for size. 

Students MUST arrive and be ready for practice no later than 5:30 pm on graduation night. You are free to invite as many friends and family as you wish. It is VERY important that students attend the rehearsal. Please bring your child's BLANK diploma to rehearsal. Each student should memorize a verse (of your choosing) to be recited on graduation night. Please bring the scripture (written out in the version they will recite) to rehearsal. 

If you have any other questions, please contact Rachel Wheelis (205) 335-1936 at rachelwheelis@gmail.com


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CROSSROADS GRADUATION

Thursday May 23, 7 pm
First Baptist Church Trussville 

All are invited to the Crossroads graduation on May 23. There will be 51 seniors from Crossroads who graduate that evening, and some friends and family from other church schools who will also be a part of the commencement activities. 

Please turn in your graduating senior’s records by Thursday May 9 (or as soon as possible), so our registrar, Lori Booth, can have everything verified by May 23. If records are not in the school office before graduation, we will allow your student to walk in the ceremony, but he/she will receive a blank diploma cover. No diploma and no transcript will be available until all records and all tuition are received.


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Don’t miss out on your 2018-2019 yearbook!

We will be taking orders until May 23rd. You can come by the office or just send in your payment. They are $36.


CC Flyers Track Awards Night

Tuesday May 28, 2019 – 7 pm | CPC Sanctuary


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USED BOOK SALE

Saturday June 8, 9 am to 1 pm 
Set up on Friday June 7, 2-4 pm AND Saturday June 8, 8-9 am
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How the Sale Works

The gym is divided into sections. Elementary materials (preschool through grade 6) are grouped by grade. Secondary materials (grades 7-12) are grouped by subject. Areas are set aside for reading books, teacher resource materials, multi-level, games, and miscellaneous. There’s also a section devoted to “free” materials (anything you’re willing to give away).

If you’re selling items, please mark all your materials carefully. If something is free, write “free” on it, or on a label stuck to it. Otherwise, attach an envelope to each item, with your name, the item’s name, recommended grade level (if known), and the price. If you have more than one item in a set, band the materials together, and write how many pieces are in the set on your envelope. The purchaser will place the purchase amount in these envelopes.

When sellers bring the books to set up, register with the cashier who will label a large manila envelope with your name and phone number. This envelope will be used to collect individual envelopes which contain payment for the materials being sold. If you have time, you might consider making a master list of your books and curricula, for your use when you pick up your money and unsold materials on Saturday.

Schedule for Set Up and Sale

Set up will be on Friday afternoon June 8 from 2-4 pm, and Saturday June 9 from 8- 9 am. The sale will begin at 9 am Saturday morning and close promptly at 1 pm. Plan to return at 1 pm on Saturday to pick up your money and any unsold materials, or have a friend do it for you. It is very important that you comply with this requirement! Crossroads is not responsible for any materials left in the gym.

Volunteers Needed

This sale is run by volunteers. Everyone who plans to sell materials must volunteer to help with either set up on Friday, or take down on Saturday afternoon, or cashiering during the sale. No books can be put out on Friday until tables and signs are in place. On Saturday we must give sellers time to collect all their materials. So take down generally begins at 1:15 or 1:30.

We use 3-4 cashiers during two 2-hour shifts: 9 to 11 am, and 11 am to 1 pm.

On Friday at 2 pm, tables have to be moved from other buildings to the gym. Then those tables have to be taken back on Saturday afternoon. Signs have to be put on walls on Friday and taken down on Saturday. You’re welcome to bring your children to help with these tasks. Contact the Crossroads office if you plan to sell books, and let us know how you plan to help.


End-Of-Year Records due June 15

End of year records are due into the Crossroads office by June 15. You need to complete your 4th quarterly report AND your End-of-Year (EOY) summary report, either elementary or secondary student. Have records into the school office by that time (either put them in the mail, or bring them in). If you are bringing them in person, come by on Tuesday or Thursday between 9 am and 3 pm; we keep our regular office hours during summer.