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Election Day 
Tuesday November 6, 2018 - Don’t forget to vote!


Picture Make-up Day

Friday November 9, 2018
10 am to 1 pm 
CPC Gym, in cafeteria

One last opportunity to have your students’ pictures made for the school yearbook, and for you to purchase if you desire. Photographer Trenity Whitfield will be at CPC, in the cafeteria off the Gym, on Friday November 9, from 10 am to 1 pm. You do not have to purchase a package; but please have your students’ pictures made; the photographer will supply pictures for our yearbook, whether or not you want to purchase a package.

$40 | Package A, 1 8x10, 2 5x7, 8 wallets 
$40 | Package B, 4 5x7, 8 wallets 
$40 | Package C, 2 8x10, 8 wallets 
$45 | Digital CD (1) image 
$15 | Additional 8x10 
$15 | Additional sheet of 5x7, (2) total 
$15 | Additional sheet of 4x6, (3) total 
$10 | Additional sheet of wallets, (8) total


New Family Enrollment

Online enrollment will be open December 1-19.  
If you know you want to enroll, please don’t wait until December 19.

We must schedule a personal interview before December 19, or after January 2.

All new families need to plan to attend a New Family Orientation on Friday January 4, at 1:30 pm.


KEY CLUB

The Key Club is in full swing! It is never too late to join the Key Club. If you are interested, but just not sure, you can always come to a meeting to check it out. Parents are welcome also. Call Tere Sizemore at 205-281-7916 if you have questions.

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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.

Join us for Builders Club at 12:30 on November 9th in the CPC Educational Building where we plan to finalize fall service project plans!     

Officers will meet at NOON (immediately prior to the Builders Club meeting).  

Builders Club meets the second Friday of every month at 12:30.  You can find more information about Builders Club at: 

buildersclub.org or on Facebook

Advisor Contact Information:
Wendy Cornett (205-532-7913)


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Porridge

Elementary Play
Directed by Elise Hill

Performances Thursday and Friday nights, November 8-9, 2018, 7 pm
Sanctuary at Community Presbyterian Church
Tickets $5 adults, $2 students. 

Tickets may be reserved by contacting the school office by phone or by e-mail, letting us know which evening and how many tickets. If any special seating is needed, please let us know that too (wheelchair, hard of hearing, aisle seats, etc.)


HOMESCHOOL
SPELLING BEE

District bees in January (Birmingham, Auburn/Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville)

You must be enrolled in a Scripps related organization in order to participate.

Laura Ann Tipps has created an organization for your family to do this. See details.


Activities

How lovely to be able to experience the beauty of fall! We really are blessed to live in a place where we can see the incredibly rich colors of this season. I am awed by God’s creative hand as we enter November and the reds, yellows and oranges begin to pop around me!  Each day there is something new to see and wonder!   

There are new things coming for activities as well.  You will find all the information about each new event here and you can sign up for most of them at Cheddar Up!  

Enjoy the season as well as the upcoming activities.

Blessings,
Jenny Bartz

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: 

These activities are full and closed on Cheddar Up. 
Detailed information for each activities can still be found on Cheddar Up.

November 8 / ASO Young Peoples Concert
November 15 / Teens go to Berman Museum
November 16 / Teens ASO Coffee Concert
November 28 / Wee Folks Snowy Day


Elementary Christmas Party
Friday, December 14
10:30-1:00
CPC Gym

From 10:30-12:00 we will be playing some really fun party games, doing a book swap and having a "Craziest Christmas Hat Contest". From 12:00-1:00 we will have fellowship, pizza and cookies. For the book swap please bring a book in GREAT condition from your home wrapped and labeled with the appropriate grade level. For the hat contest, please have your child make their hat (with minimal assistance) at home and wear it to the party where it will be judged. Winner will be announced after lunch and receive a prize. We will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

Teen Christmas Party
Friday, December 14th
7:00-10:00pm
CPC Gym

We are doing food a bit different this year. We will be sending out a food sign up link to all those participating. You will go to the link and choose one item to sign up to bring from several categories.Bring your favorite game and let's have a great time of fellowship. There will be LOTS of door prizes!


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Seniors Serving Seniors
2019 Senior class

Who: CRCS Seniors 2019
What: Senior Service Project
When: Saturday, November 17, 2- 5 p.m. 
Where: CPC Gym

This will be a great opportunity to serve some older seniors in our community.  We will be cooking meals that will be delivered or picked up the next day at church. Last year we served over 35 meals.  Do not worry about your cooking skills! You will leave knowing how to make Taco Soup, Sausage Hash Brown casserole, Salad and Dirt Cake! This will be fun, easy and great fellowship. We will then enjoy a bit of our labor as we eat together!

I do need a count on who is coming so email me at vsbartz@gmail.com


Ballroom Dance

*This class is open to Crossroads students only.  Due to the large number of participants, we will not be able to allow non CRCS students to attend.

$10.00 Registration fee per student at the first class. Only one time for the whole year.

Each class is $5.00.

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

Fall Class Dates: November 9, 16, 30 December 7.

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Crossroads Band Christmas Concert 

Thursday December 13, 2018 7 pm
CPC Sanctuary 


Homeschooling 101 

Tuesday December 18, 2018  1 pm
CPC Back Building 

Do you have friends or family who are thinking about starting to homeschool right now? Do they need information? Please share with them about this FREE seminar! We will discuss Alabama state law and the three options for homeschooling here. Some of the many curricula options will be presented. We’ll talk a little bit about learning styles, different approaches to homeschooling, and record keeping. There is no obligation to homeschool, or to join Crossroads; this is simply the one opportunity we are offering in December to get this information. This is the same seminar we offer in May, June, and July.

So if your friends or family don’t plan to start homeschooling until the next school year, they can wait until later to attend! No need to pre-register! Just come!


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ORDER A YEARBOOK

Yearbook 2018-2019. Don’t miss out. Go ahead and order and pay for your yearbook for this year for only $36. There will be a table at each faculty meeting or you can come by the office to pre-order.


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YEARBOOK PHOTOS

Don’t forget those photos! As events happen this year, remember to upload your best pictures right away.  In order to help the yearbook staff, plan on having your photos uploaded by 2 weeks after each event.  That will be the deadline. This way, the staff can go ahead and create that page and pre submit it.  Otherwise, we are trying to create the whole book in April! NOT FUN!  So…..upcoming or recent events to upload will be…..Teen Western Dance, Elementary Play, Pumpkin Patch, Anniston Museum of Natural History, Berman Museum…..

Also go ahead and upload field trips, home activities, individual sports or arts….Help us preserve Crossroads 2018-2019 year with great photos and memories!

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


Co-op

Thank you for a great semester so far co-opers!

Our last day for fall semester is Friday, Nov. 16th.
Be thinking about spring semester! Start gathering ideas for classes and let us know if you’d like to teach a class. We will have an idea sign up in the break/lunch room in the back building. Please put your ideas on the list no matter how silly. If you have an idea, but don’t know how to implement it, we can help you.


We have our dates for spring semester, but the registration date has not been set. 

Calendar:
11/16/18 Last day of fall semester
1/2019 Spring registration TBA
2/1/19 First day of spring semester 
2/15/19 NO co-op 
4/12/19 Last day of spring semester

Co-Op WebsiteFacebook Page


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CC FLYERS TRACK CLUB

The Cross Country Season is quickly coming to an end. All Crossroads Families are invited to come out and support our team at the Blow Away 5K on November 10th at the Trussville Mall 8:00 a.m. and at the 

The 2018 End of Season track calendar is below.  

If you have any questions, please email us at ccflyers4u@gmail.com  

November 10th:
Blow Away 5K Run for Cystic Fibrosis – Trussville [Register Here]  

November 15th:
End of Season Testing - Thursday - Moody Park

November 17th:
CC FLYERS INVITATIONAL at Cosby Lake in Clay 8:00 a.m.

December 4th:
Track Awards Night from 7:00-8:30 at Community Presbyterian Church - Moody. 

Preschool/Elementary
The MAGIC of Archie Wade & Co.

January 24th
Thursday: 9:30 & 11:30 (*See Details)
CPC Gym
Cost- $3 Per Student (2 & up)
Parents – Free
Sign up on Cheddar Up

Your kids will love this one of a kind, interactive Magic Show with our friend Archie! Archie has been wowing kids with his talents for many years, and loves to use the kids themselves as part of the show.

*If you have primarily Preschoolers- 1st/2nd grade- please choose the 9:30 Show. This show will be in conjunction with the Mother’s Day Out Program at CPC, so has limited spaces.

*For all other Elementary Students, please choose the 11:30 Show.


 

7th-12th Grade 
Art & Science Showcase w/ Chili & Baking Cook-off
January 24th
Thursday: 5:30-8:00 
CPC Gym
Cost $5 per Student (per entry, see details below) 
Sign up on Cheddar Up.

You may showcase in more than 1 category. The price is $5 per entry. Parents are free & encouraged to come but will be asked to help out with food. An email will be sent 2 weeks prior to the event with a list of items to help out with.

January is a cold and gloomy month, so let’s bring a bright spot with a fun night, showing off our various skills, and enjoying some yummy cuisine! We invite our teen families to come and enjoy this time of food, fellowship, and enjoying the beauty of creative minds from our students! There are multiple ways students can participate: 

1 - Arts & Science Showcase
These projects will be set out on provided tables. Once you have signed up, you will receive a form to fill out to put with your projects. 
Prizes will be awarded in each of our categories! 
Have fun!

Visual Arts- Submit your best drawings, handmade goods, favorite craft, or an art project you are proud of! It's “Arts”, so be creative! We are looking for new and original works!

Science- We love a good Science project! Electricity, Animal Species, Mechanics, Basic Physical Sciences...it's Science so the sky is the limit! Do your research and wow us with your Science Board, experiment, robot...you got this! We are looking for new and original works! 

2 - Chili & Baking Cook-off - Once you've signed up, you will receive a form to fill out to put with your chili or baked good. Our panel of mystery judges will do a tasting & then we'll open it up for everyone to have a delicious dinner & dessert. Good luck! 

Chili - Does your family have a prize Chili recipe? Have you ever made chili in your life? There really is no wrong way to make chili, so make a pot and see what happens! 

Baking - We have firsthand knowledge that some of you are really good bakers! Bring us your best Pie, Cake, or Cookie, and let our judges see for themselves!


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Teens 9-12th
February Dance 

Friday, February 22nd
7:00-10:00 pm
CPC Gym
Sign up on Cheddar Up.

Our February Dance theme is a "Seniors Choice". Seniors that attend our Ballroom Dance Class will choose a theme in January. This dance is for all 9th-12th graders that meet the criteria*. We encourage you all to come to Ballroom Dance Class on Fridays at 1:30 to learn these great dances. We learn dances such as Swing, Tango, Cha Cha, Line Dances, Waltz, etc.

Our Dances are for Crossroads Students that meet the criteria* only. If you wish to bring a non Crossroads date, please contact Missy or Jenny for approval.

Dress Code standards apply - Please see the Handbook for details.

*Must be 14 by September 30 of the current year as well as no older than 19 by the same date.

*Sign up for this event will close on February 15th.


7th-12th Grade
Orbix Hot Glass- Fort Payne, AL.
March 21- 10:00-1:00
$45 per participant- tour and glass blow
$8 Parents tour only – no glass blow

(Directions will be mailed prior to event)

Orbix Hot Glass is a fascinating venue located at the rim of “Little River Canyon”. We will participate in a glass blowing demonstration and tour. Students will then be able to blow their own glass ball! This is a unique and one of a kind experience for our teens! We will be at Orbix for 3 hours or so, and encourage everyone to pack a picnic lunch.

*Due to the nature of this event, no children under 7th grade are permitted.If you need help with carpooling, please send us an email at crcsactivities@gmail.com and we will work with you to make sure your teen is able to attend.

*Parents that are attending must purchase either the $45 ticket that includes the tour and glass blown ornament, or our other listing for the tour only. ($8)  Students will not be allowed to purchase just the tour. The tour ticket has been created just for a parent.

*Sign up for this event will close on March 1st.


SENIOR DAY

January 25, 2019 
9 am to 12:30 pm 
CPC Sanctuary and lunch in Gym 

Mandatory meeting for all seniors and at least one parent. By that time we should know the graduation date. Balfour representative will be there to take orders for caps & gowns, graduation announcements, and other senior stuff. We’ll discuss other topics pertinent to graduation and afterwards! Free lunch in the Gym afterwards! Save the date!


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Kristen Sharp, director
Performance Dates February 28th
and March 1st-3rd

First Rehearsal Friday November 30, 2018 
2:45 – 5 pm  
CPC sanctuary 

Cast list was sent out on October 29.


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Karen Cunningham, director
Performance Dates March 14-15, 2019
First Rehearsal Friday November 30, 2018 
2:45 – 4:30 pm 
CPC Back Building 


Cast list was sent out on October 27.


Sneak Peek:
CRCS Teen Spring Formal

Friday, April 26, 2019
Celebrations in Pell City
Sign up will begin in January
Details coming soon!

Because I know that girls are already thinking about and shopping for their dress, I am including the following information from the handbook:

Important Dress Code Information: (excerpted from the school handbook, page 17)

The following exceptions to the dress code are only allowed at the formal dance, not at any other dance or event. This dress code is intended to be a practical, simple, and standardized expression of the principles of good sense, modesty, and appropriateness. Dresses should be made of solid, opaque (impervious to the light) material; sheer, see-through, translucent and cut-out materials are not acceptable for the main part of the dress. The backline of the dress must be no lower than the normal (natural) bra line. Dresses and any slits in the dress must be no higher than the point halfway between the fingertip and the knee. No cleavage may be shown. Baggy pants that leave underwear exposed will not be allowed. Any student or guest who fails to adhere to these guidelines will not be admitted to the Spring Formal. 

We know that shopping and purchasing dresses for the formal dance is a fun activity. However, we want to remind you of the dress code (above) that comes straight from the Student Handbook. When choosing your clothing, please remember that these are not guidelines, they are the dress code we expect our students and their guests to follow. They are pretty straightforward. 

Two issues addressed specifically in the dress code are cleavage, and dress length. When you try on that dress in the store, it seems fine, but when you begin moving and dancing…problems ensue. Modesty please, NO CLEAVAGE! We will have T-shirts available if needed at the dance, but we hope we have no need of them! If you can purchase or make a jacket, shrug, or other covering, that is fine also, but it must be worn all the time at the dance. If you are choosing to purchase a short dress, or a dress with a slit, make sure the length/slit is no higher than the point halfway between the student’s fingertip and the knee. Because this is a dance, a girl may spin, bend, stoop, or reach; if her dress is too short, then unfortunate events may occur. If your dress is a two piece top and skirt, no middle should be showing.

Parents, we are counting on you to go over these with your student and make sure they are followed.