The annual association meeting is held on the second Monday of May in the school gym at 7:00 PM.
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The annual association meeting is held on the second Monday of May in the school gym at 7:00 PM.
Prior to the meeting, the school board prepares a budget for the following year as well as a list of willing candidates to serve on the school board. During the association meeting, the budget is voted on as well as four new board members. Information from the school board and administrators that recaps the current year is shared with the association. New initiatives for the future school year are also presented.
5th through 8th graders participate in band/choir/orchestra.
Band, choir, or orchestra is required for all 5th grade students and is an option for 6th through 8th grade students.
Yes, participation in the band/choir concerts is mandatory for all band/choir students. This is part of the music curriculum.
Every spring, the school board accepts nominations from the association for new board members. An announcement will be made in the Parent Communication recruiting interested candidates. Parents can come forward themselves or nominate an association member that they recommend for board consideration.
All-school chapel services include: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the Patriotic Chapel (May).
Yes, parents and friends are welcome to attend all-school chapels. Announcements are made in the Parent Communication with specific dates and times.
Participation includes 5th-8th grade students plus any orchestra students in lower grades.
Formal performance attire is required for all performance groups: black slacks/pants, white buttoned-down/collared/long-sleeved shirt, black socks, and black shoes. Bow ties and cummerbunds are provided by Music Boosters for all 6th -8th grade performance groups.
Donuts for Dudes is a chance for the dads of CPCS students to come to the school and spend time with their child(ren). Donuts are provided and served by Parents’ Club as a thank you to all the wonderful dads!
If a dad cannot attend Donuts for Dudes, any special friend (grandfather, uncle, neighbor, etc.) is more than welcome to accompany the student.
All students (Pre-K through 7th grade) participate in Field Day. 8th graders are usually away on a trip that day (i.e., Great America).
A water bottle, sunscreen, and a great attitude are good things to bring to field day!
The Fine Arts Festival is the combined effort of the Music, Language Arts, and Visual Arts programs at CPCS. It is held in the spring each school year. In Visual Arts, our talented students in grades PreK-5th grade are each represented with one or more pieces of original artwork completed during the current year. Middle school participation is voluntary. Submissions by students in grades 6-8 may be from one or more categories comprising of the creative arts programs at CPCS. Each submission is judged and awards are given in each category, including “Best of Show.” On the evening of the event all the artwork is displayed in the gym for viewing. Students may register to present musical pieces, poetry, and prose during the evening. Refreshments are served.
All students in Pre-K through 5th grade are represented with at least one piece of original artwork. Middle school participation is voluntary.
The auction is CPCS’s largest fundraiser each year and is held in the spring (in the evening on a Saturday in March). CPCS receives large and small donations from individuals and businesses to auction off for the school’s profit. There are many ways to help out with the auction: auction committee member, volunteer coordinator, classroom project coordinator, IT, donation coordinator, auction prep (2-hour shifts the week of the auction; duties include: assembling large donations, staging donations, and general auction set-up), night of auction volunteer (2-hour shifts the night of the auction; duties include: cashiering, check-out room, food court, bid recorder, and clean up). More information can be accessed online here.
Each school year, the “Discount Cards” will be sold for $10 each. They will have discounts and coupons on the back, which can be used for an entire year.
CPCS hosts an Annual Dinner at a banquet hall for adults only. This night out offers great food and an opportunity to grow community all while supporting the children of CPCS. Details will be published as they become available.
Every June, CPCS hosts the much anticipated golf outing to benefit the school and the children whose lives are touched by Christian education. This is a day of great fellowship with supporters of CPCS. You can always expect an excellent day planned for all participants including breakfast, lunch, and prizes. More information can be accessed online here.
Grandparents’ Day is typically held the first Friday in May each year. Check the school calendar and Parent Communication for more information in the spring.
If a grandparent cannot attend Grandparent’s Day, a special friend is more than welcome to attend!
ILEARN tests are given to 3rd-8th graders. This test compares our students to other students in our school as well as to other students across the nation.
Parents can help prepare their children for ISTEP+ testing in the following ways: make sure your child gets an adequate amount of sleep each night; eats a healthy breakfast; and has a calm morning on the day of testing. In addition, encourage your child to do his/her best and offer ways to celebrate if test scores improve from the previous year.
All students have full access to a variety of books and resources in the school library. PreK and Kindergarten students are scheduled to visit once a week to check out books. Students in grades 1-8 have a flexible library schedule, meaning the door is always open for them to visit and check out books.
Students will not be fined for books returned late. Late notices will be distributed to remind the student to return the book as soon as possible. If a book is lost or damaged the student has the option to purchase a replacement or cover the cost of a new book.
If a parent has an issue with a book, please email or speak directly to our library teacher, Mrs.Nosich (email@example.com). She will then be able to bring the book to the attention of the administration for further review.
The schedule for lunchtime will be communicated to you by the classroom teachers.
Hot Lunch is offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday when school is in session. Hot Lunch must be ordered in advance online in order to receive it at school. Emails are sent out by the CPCS office staff that alert families as to when each session for ordering Hot Lunch begins and ends.
Hot Lunch must be ordered and paid for online through FACTS. Directions on how to order Hot Lunch can be found on FACTS under the Resource Documents.
The Parent Communication is CPCS’s weekly email to all parents every Friday. The Parent Communication highlights important dates to remember, upcoming events, activities going on in various classrooms, prayer requests/praise reports, SCRIP information, Second Life Resale Shoppe information, announcements, etc. Please take the time to read this weekly newsletter, as it will answer many questions throughout the school year.
Parents’ Club was formed to help fund and manage many of the special needs within the school. We raise funds throughout the year by hosting fundraisers. Parents’ Club uses the funds raised by these fundraisers to host Donuts for Dudes, and Grandparents’ Day. We also purchase lunch/gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week, all staffs’ birthday and Christmas gifts, and anything else that may come along where we are needed throughout the year. We then take the remainder of our funds and make special purchases related to school needs. (I.e. playground equipment, tablets, cameras, piano, tables, smart boards, etc.)
To get involved in Parents’ Club, talk to a committee member towards the end of the school year as we are always looking for members for the following year. It is possible to earn up to 36 hours during the entire school year as a Parents’ Club member. You can contact the Parents’ Club for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report cards are available online for two weeks after receiving the email.
Any parent or legal guardian who is interested in assisting a teacher with classroom projects, organizing the classroom parties and the teacher’s birthday party, purchasing teacher gifts, and setting up a room supervision schedule for teacher luncheon dates can sign up at the CPCS Open House each fall (at the Parent’s Club table). The earlier you get there, the more likely you will get to be a room parent! (Please note, you are only allowed to be a room parent for one classroom per school year.)
Yes. Sign in at the office each time you volunteer.
Information regarding the Service Credits Program is available online here.
Each family is required to earn 36 credits from May 1 – April 30. In regard to new parents of CPCS, the service credit requirement will be pro-rated to the month that the enrollment application was accepted by the school board. Information regarding the Service Credits Program is available online here.
Any incomplete service credits as of May 1st will incur a service fee assessment of $15 per incomplete credit. This assessment will be added to the final tuition statement for the school year. Information regarding the Service Credits Program is available online here.
Athletes are always encouraged by coaches to do their best and develop their God-given abilities.
We try to stress involvement over competition at the appropriate ages (for example: “B” soccer team is developmental and learning in nature whereas “A” soccer stresses excellence in soccer while competing for a league championship). 6th and 7th boys and girls basketball are very developmental in nature, competing to the best of our ability but stressing play for all and teamwork. 8th Boys and Girls Basketball are intended to prepare kids for high school competitive basketball and develop an excellent team competing for a league championship.
Coaches are always strongly encouraged to incorporate Christ into all of our team practices and games. Devotions and prayer are always a part of our team time and the way we play and the spirit through which we teach about winning and losing helps our kids see Christ in us. Our program will never be about winning over developing kids spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and socially.
Teacher Appreciation Week is a week long celebration in the United States observed the first full week in May.
Parents’ Club does a luncheon/special gifts for the teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. The money raised from fundraisers pays for everything during the week. Any extra note that the parents wants to give the teacher that week is more than welcomed.
The 8th grade banquet is a formal dinner for graduates and their parents.
Only parents are welcome to accompany their 8th grade children to the banquet.
The 8th grade banquet is usually held in the middle of May.
The suggested attire is casual dressy – girls’ dresses must have straps of some type; boys wear shirts and ties.
The 8th grade graduation ceremony typically takes place on the evening before the last day of school. A local pastor gives the address; the Valedictorian and Salutatorian are announced; and citizenship awards/academic honors are announced. Graduates receive a Bible from the school as well as a diploma.
All families purchase robes for their children to be worn over clothing. Girls wear a nice dress and boys wear dress pants and a tie. Dressy shoes for both boys and girls are required.
Everyone is welcome at the graduation ceremony.