We are proud of the hard work and accomplishments of all our CCS students! Below is the list of students whose first quarter grades qualified them to be on the honor rolls. Congratulations!
High Honor Roll
If you are paying your tuition monthly by invoice, you can update your Smart Tuition profile today for automatic payment processing.
Just simply log on to your Smart Tuition account and access “Edit My Profile” menu. Choose the “My Payment Method” section and click “Update”. The website will walk you through the steps to add your banking or credit card information and update your payment method to automatic payment. Timely and secure payments are now made on your tuition schedule!
Note: Credit card payments will incur a 2.85% convenience fee.
It's time for all CCS families to update their communication preferences from the school. This must be done as soon as possible in order to receive your preferred types of communication from the school regarding emergencies, school closings, etc. You may CLICK HERE for an overview of how SchoolMessenger works. There are two ways to select/update your preferences.
First, if you have already downloaded the CCS app onto your phone, you can open our school app and scroll to the bottom of the home page. Click on the "SchoolMessenger App" icon and follow the directions to set up your account. You will then be able to select your preferred means of communication from the school. If you do not have the CCS app on your phone, you can also go to schoolmessenger.com/start to set up your account and select your preferences.
If you do not set up your notification preferences (annually), you will not receive important phone messages sent by the school throughout the school year.
Thanks to our dedicated PTFA, each CCS student and faculty/staff member will receive a free theme shirt again this year. Please CLICK HERE to submit your size requests. All orders must be received no later than 2:00 PM on Tuesday, 8/8. (You can also use this link to purchase additional theme shirts for yourself or your student.)
This year's theme is Love: The Most Excellent Way from 1 Corinthians 12:31b. Click on the link to see the shirt and logo!
During this school year, several CCS families participated in our new tuition-credit program through Scrip. Families purchased gift cards at face value and received a percentage back as a tuition credit for the 2017-2018 school year. In total, families received just over $1400 in rebates this year! The top earning family has received over $300 in credit towards next year's tuition. This was our first year with the program, and we know that next year families will be earning even more!
Now is the time to start earning tuition credit for the 2018-2019 school year. All summer long, you can purchase electronic Scrip cards and shop immediately. Before summer vacation begins, be sure your account is set up!
1. CLICK HERE for basic information and the enrollment form for the tuition-credit program.
3. Contact Patty Schmid at email@example.com if you have any questions.
If you pop into our lower-elementary classrooms you may see our students “playing.” However, our teachers know that there is much more going on. At CCS we are committed to a developmentally appropriate program which means that we design our classrooms, our curriculum, and our daily lessons to teach the skills our students need through methods that are appropriate for their age. You can feel confident that your child is having fun and learning in a safe and age-appropriate environment!
Our basketball teams did an outstanding job at this year's Binghamton Tournament 2017! Both teams qualified for the championship games, which took place on January 14, 2017. Our girls took first place, and the boys took second place. Amazing jobs! Of even greater significance, CCS received the Christian Testimony Award for their overall performance and sportsmanship. We are so proud of our student athletes!
Today during our High School Give Back Day Mrs. Snyder and a group of girls paired their passion for sewing and crafting with a purpose. The group spent the morning creating kits for the Rockville chapter of Days for Girls. This afternoon these young ladies will be crocheting squares and hats for local charities.
Everyone (K-12) is invited to wear theme shirts this Friday, 1/13, with casual bottoms. Please note, this is not a Spirit Day, so everyone should be wearing their FIRMLY ANCHORED theme shirts. (P.E. Students should wear their P.E. bottoms.)
Elementary students CAN order pizza this Friday as normal! (In the past, our high school schedule has prevented us from offering this option during our High School Give-Back Days. This year we will be able to provide this service.)
Order forms are due tomorrow, Wednesday, as normal.
Miss Cornell recently helped her second grade class consider goals for 2017. Scroll through the photos to read a few of them!
Remember to check the "Calendar" portion of the App to stay informed about upcoming dates! Here are a few reminders about important upcoming events!
- Tuesday, 1/10 @ 6:30pm - General Info Night for families interested in learning about Cornerstone
- Thursday 1/12 - Varsity Basketball teams leave for Binghamton, NY
- Friday, 1/13- High School Give-Back Day
- Friday, 1/13 @ 2pm - Auction Planning Meeting (All are welcome!)
- Friday, 1/13 @ 6:30pm - Winter Wonderland Art Nite (See app or Facebook for details)
- Monday, 1/15 - NO SCHOOL in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Friday, 1/20, Monday, 1/23, & Tuesday, 1/24, - 1pm Dismissal for ALL students (GLC available) & Secondary Exam
Thank you for your patience as we dealt with this morning's snowfall. We think that you will agree that the snow came at the most inconvenient time! Occasionally we will need to change the traffic pattern to keep everyone safe in the winter. Please help us accomplish this by:
- Driving slowly and carefully at all times.
- Watching for staff members who are directing traffic and following their instructions.
- Rolling down your window as you approach staff members so that they can give you the best directions. (It is hard to see through tinted windshields in order to send you to the correct location!)
- Showing patience as you wait in lines, rather than putting others in danger by driving around stopped vehicles.
I (Joy Press) am excited about our upcoming "Totally Awesome 80's Auction" which will be held on Saturday, 4/8. Plan ahead to join us for an afternoon and evening of FUN!
We are just beginning to prepare for this amazing night - and we need your help. If you are interested in helping to plan the decorations, food and entertainment, let me know! I would welcome your help. You can contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through "Message Office" on the App.
We are also collecting donations for our live and silent auctions. I am looking for people who are willing to contact businesses. If you are interested in serving in this way, we could use your help!
If you want to learn more - or if you are ready to dive in - you are invited to join us for our first planning meeting on Friday, 1/13 @2pm in the elementary building.
I look forward to working with a great team of parents to host a "totally awesome" FUNdraiser!
Mrs. Snyder, Cornerstone's principal, is co-hosting a kit-making event for the Rockville Days for Girls group. Days for Girls (DFG) is a nonprofit international organization that makes a difference in the lives of girls around the globe by providing quality sustainable feminine hygiene.
On Saturday, 1/28, the Rockville chapter of Days for Girls will be meeting at the Church of the Risen Savior to put together DFG feminine hygiene kits. You are invited to join Mrs. Snyder, and others, as she puts her love for sewing to good use!
If you don't share her love for sewing, but want to help, no problem! No sewing experience is needed. However, if you have a sewing machine, serger, or scissors please bring them along. There is something for EVERYONE to do to lend a hand!
For more information about DFG Kits visit their website at www.daysforgirls.org.
For more information about the Kit-Making event or the Rockville chapter, contact Tonya Snyder at email@example.com.
A CCS neighbor has recently taken down several large red oak trees and is making the wood available for free. If you are interested and able to come and pick up the wood before the end of the weekend, please contact Joy Press at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will provide you with the address.
Don't miss your chance to create a "Winter Wonderland" masterpiece! Mrs. Jane Loftus, Cornerstone's art teacher, will guide you through creating your own unique painting!
Anyone ages 12+ is invited to come and join us on Friday, 1/13, at 6:30pm. The cost is only $25 (or $40 for 2 people registering at the same time) and includes all supplies.
To register, please contact Jane Loftus at email@example.com or register through the "Message Office" feature on the app!
(Note: Middle-school aged guests must attend with an adult.)
Tomorrow (Tuesday) students in Pre-K to Grade 5 will go shopping at the Christmas store! Parents may send in as much (or as little) money as they would like their child(ren) to spend. Items will generally be priced from $1 to $5.
We welcome additional shoppers! Do you have younger children at home? Parents are invited to bring siblings to shop from 1:45 to 2:15 pm! Homeschool families with children Grade 5 and below are also welcome to shop from 1;45-2:15 pm. Parents who are coming at 2:15 for this special shopping time are asked to sign up by using the "Message Office" portion of the App or emailing Joy Press at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cold and flu season has arrived! The nurse has shared some important information and reminders for this season.
Is it the flu? Remember these flu "FACTS" to check for flu-like symptoms:
T: Tiredness and Fatigue
S: Sudden Onset
Flu is short for Influenza which is a respiratory illness. Influenza Like Illness is a term used to describe symptoms which might be flu: fever with cough or fever with sore throat. If your child develops these symptoms while at school they will be dismissed wearing a mask to cover their mouth and nose. Please provide a quick pick up and take your child straight home. Your child’s primary care provider can then be called for advice.
It is important to keep sick children at home for many reasons…mostly to prevent the spread of infection and to allow them to rest and recover.
School Attendance Policy
For Flu and any contagious illness children should not return to school until the fever (over 100.0 degrees) has been gone for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Your child should be eating and taking fluids adequately. Your child also needs to be well rested and able to get through the school day. The Flu recovery can take up to 7 days or more. It is not too late to get a Flu shot!
A few more friendly reminders:
Do not bring sick children to school or to school sponsored events. If they are too ill or too contagious to be in school they should NOT be entering the school building for ANY reason.
Please provide a doctor’s note if your child is absent for 5 or more days. Notes can be faxed to 860-647-9291.