Boxtops & Labels for Education Contest!

Don't forget to send in your Box Tops & Labels for Education! 

Right now Grade is in the lead in the elementary building with an average of 24 points per student. Grade 1 is close behind with 20 points per student! There is still time to send in your points and support CCS!

In the McLain builidng the seniors have the lead with an average of 7 points per student. Grade 6 is close behind with an average of 6 points per student. This contest is still anyone's to win!

DOUBLE POINTS: Next week all Labels for Education points will count DOUBLE! This is the last official year of this program, so don't miss out. Check your pantry and cut out those Labels for Education and send them in to school!

Spring Pictures -Purchase or Return by 5/26

The spring pictures are here and they are beautiful! All students whose photograph was taken have received an envelope containing their pictures. These envelopes should have come home on Friday or will come home today. Please look at these pictures and determine if you would like to purchase them or return them. You may choose to purchase all or some of the pictures. Please return payment, and any unwanted photographs, to the office as soon as possible. All photos (or payment) MUST BE RETURNED so that we can get them back to Lifetouch by 5/26. 

Upcoming Events

The end of the school year is approaching and there are many exiting events happening. Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to join us!

5/14- Junior-Senior Banquet

5/17 - Theme Day & Early Dismissal

5/25 - Spring Art Show & Concert

5/29 - Memorial Day, No School

6/2 - Awards Assemblies (Grades 3-12)

6/2 - Catch the Vision & Celebrations

6/6 - 8th Grade Graduation

6/7 - 5th Grade Promotion

6/9, 6/12, 6/13 - Secondary Exams & Early Dismissal for All Students

6/13 - Last Day of School, Early Dismissal, No GLC

6/16 - Class of 2017 Commencement

Theme Day & Early Dismissal, Wed. 5/17

We will be celebrating our final Theme Day of the year on Wednesday, 5/17. All students are invited to wear their Firmly Anchored theme shirts (with casual bottoms) as a visible reminder of our theme. We will begin the day with a school-wide chapel at 8:35 am.

All students, Pre-K to grade 12, will be dismissed at 1pm as our teachers participate in professional development. GLC will be available at the normal half-day rate.

Come to Celebrate & Catch the Vision on June 2nd!

Catch the Vision on Friday, June 2

All families are invited to join us as we celebrate this school year and set the vision for next year! During this fun afternoon you will hear what God has done at CCS this year and where we are headed for the year ahead, including the announcement of next year's theme! This year, we will also be taking time to celebrate with two of our staff members who will not be returning in the fall. You are invited to come and celebrate with Mrs. Donna Corbeil as she retires after serving Cornerstone for 34 years! You are also invited to join with us in thanking Mrs. Joy Press for her 15 years of service and wishing her well on her new adventures. Below is an outline of the schedule for that evening.

3:15  Celebrations & Fellowship

Plan to stay and join us on the field as we celebrate with Mrs. Corbeil and Mrs. Press. Card baskets will be available for those desiring to share words of thanks and congratulations. Families are invited to bring a lawn chair, lawn games, and a snack to enjoy during this time.

4:15   Catch the Vision Meeting

Come inside for this fun and entertaining meeting! Mrs. Press will be running her final Let's Make a Deal game show as she shares highlights from this year and announcements for next year.

5:15   Sweet Treats

Enjoy a special sweet treat in honor of Mrs. Corbeil and Mrs. Press!

5:30   Class Meetings for Rising Juniors & Seniors

All members of the Class of 2019 (current sophomores) and the Class of 2018 (current juniors) should plan to attend this important meeting with at least one parent. During this meeting, decisions will be made regarding next year's Junior-Senior Banquet and the Class of 2018 Senior Trip.  Students and parents must be in attendance to make initial decisions about next year's fundraising efforts, banquet venue, and trip destinations. 

2017-2018 Tuition Announcement

Important Notes for ALL FAMILIES for the 2017-2018 School Year

Please watch your email inbox for an important message from Smart Tuition. Our Cornerstone account with Smart Tuition will be fully activated today or tomorrow. At that time, all parents will receive an IMPORTANT welcome message from Smart Tuition. Please do not ignore or delete this message. It will contain important information for all families returning to Cornerstone for the 2017-2018 school year. This information applies to all families returning to CCS, regardless of your tuition payment preferences.

CLICK HERE to view the Smart Tuition FAQs

CLICK HERE to view a copy of the letter that should come with your email later today.

Tuition Aid Deadline

All re-enrolled families wishing to apply for Tuition Assistance for the 2017-2018 school year must complete the online application process through Smart Aid by May 15th. After this date, all re-enrolled families will be issued a contract. If you have not completed the application you will be issued a contract without aid, and you may be charged a $40 re-processing fee should you request a new contract with aid after this date.  

 

Box Tops & Labels for Education Contest

Patty St. Laurent, the volunteer who organizes and submits our Box Tops & Labels for Education points, is running a contest! Now through Friday, May 26th, she is asking you to send in as many Box Tops & Labels for Education as possible! So, check your cabinets, ask your neighbors, and gather your points! The classroom with the highest average of points per student will receive a prize!

Standardized Testing Next Week

Students in Grades 3-10 will be taking the ACT Aspire next week. Important emails have been sent home to all parents. Please be sure that all students arrive at school NO LATER THAN 8:30am each day next week! Students will not be permitted to enter the classroom after testing has begun. Students will be required to make up the missed testing session at a later date during non-school hours. Remember, you can plan to drop students off as early as 7:50 am so that if you are running late you are still on time!

High School Revised Schedule for Next Week

Next week our students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 will be joined by Coastland Consultants for a special time dedicated to spiritual growth. Each day will begin with a special chapel.

Since several high school teachers also teach a middle school course, the schedule will be adjusted as follows.

Monday: No Change

Tuesday: ACBE, Lunch, FGH

Wednesday: No Change

Thursday: ADCB, Lunch, FGH

Friday: AEDB, Lunch, BGH

PTFA Paint Night, 3/24

Join us for a night of fun & creativity! Mrs. Loftus, Cornerstone's art teacher, will lead you through the creation of your own personalized spring artwork.

This event is open to the public -so bring your friends!

The cost is $25 per person. 

This is open to ladies and guys in high school and beyond! We welcome students in Grades 3-8 with a parent. 

Do you have a group of non-CCS friends that want to come together? If you can gather a group of at least 8 (e.g. from your church) it is only $20 per person!

Chuck E. Cheese Family Night, 4/10

What:
A night of fun, fellowship and fundraising at Chuck E. Cheese.  The Cornerstone PTFA will receive 15% of all sales during our Family Night.

Why:
The PTFA supports all areas of the school.  The funds they raise are used for purchasing classroom supplies, school furniture, playground equipment ,  and more. Each child at CCS benefits directly from PTFA funds. 

How:
Help raise money through the Chuck E. Cheese fundraiser by coming to Chuck E. Cheese and inviting friends, family, and neighbors to join you!  Invite friends because we raise more money if more people come and buy food, tokens, and even gift cards!

When & Where:
Monday, April 10th

3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Chuck E Cheese, behind SONIC by the mall

Re-Enrollment Helpful Tips

Online Re-Enrollment Tips

1. Please begin by reading our Re-Enrollment Newsletter.

2. When you access the Online Admissions Portal, you will need your Sycamore logon information. (Do NOT log on through the regular Sycamore page.)

3. Once you log on, be sure to read (and perhaps print) the instructions that you will see on the home screen. Follow these step-by-step instructions.

4. You should not click "Add New Student" unless you are enrolling a sibling. Instead, choose "New/Returning" next to the name of your student.

4. You have not completed the online process until you have clicked on the green button that says "Click Here to Submit Application."

5. If you do not see the green button (see #4) on your home screen, look for the RED WORDS on the right-hand side under "Admissions Road Map." Those words will tell you which steps you must complete before your submit button will appear.

 

Smart Aid & Smart Tuition

1. Families applying for financial aid are able to apply through Smart Aid at this time. 

2. Our account with Smart Tuition is not completely set up at this time. Once the school'ls account is ready, re-enrolling families will receive an email (in early May) with their logon information. Please do not attempt to access Smart Tuition at this time. 

Mystery Guest Day

Our students went above & beyond for Mystery Guest Day! Check out some of the photos of these great costumes!