Order Your 2017-2018 Theme Shirt by August 8

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!

Time to Order P.E. Uniforms

This store will remain open through August 19th. You may order at any time. Although your credit card will be charged at the time of order, your order will not ship until the store closes in August. All items will be available to pick-up at Back to School Night in the fall. 

You can also order uniform-approved CCS Fleece & CCS Hoodies through this store. These are a part of the normal school-day approved dress code.

If you are unsure of your child's size, you may stop by the elementary office to see sample sizes before ordering.

CLICK HERE to visit our store!

4th Quarter Honor Rolls

We are proud of the hard work and accomplishments of all our CCS students! Below is the list of students whose 4th quarter grades qualified them to be on the honor rolls. Congratulations!

High Honor Roll

 

Grade 6

Zachary Perreault

 

Grade 7

Kallista Adams

Sydnie Hoover

Zayana Medina

Norah Snellenberger

Sarah Snellenberger

 

Grade 8

Allison Carmen

Mason Hoover

Macy Jackson

Julia Williams

 

Grade 9

Jonah Hussey

Liza Kearney

Juliana McKee

Ariana Medina

Ethan Russell

Joshua Schmid

 

Grade 10

Megan Cabral

Ashley Lamberg

Rebecca Mihok

Daniel Owens

Chloe Snellenberger

Gabriel Sullivan

Daniel Troche

Cole Woods

 

Grade 11

Victoria Ruitto

Eliza Russell

 

Grade 12

Andrea Jenkins

Samara Maruca

Timothy Owens

Isaac Rivera

Ashley Schmid

Bethany Sullivan

Christina Szachon

Michael Wiafe

Hannah Wiley

Honor Roll

 

Grade 6

Savannah Aubin

Mitchell Cannarella

Madison Chen

Jonathan Hoover

Walter Lee

Isabella McKee

Emma Paterson

Gabrielle Thompson

Mikaylee Winn

 

Grade 7

Paul Bearchell

Francis McKee

Jonathan Morhardt

Sean Owens

Gabriel Pekari

Robert Shemenski

Meisha Sullivan

Sophia Thompson

Isabelle Tirado-Rivera

Samuel Troche

Madeline Wickens

Sage Yoreo

 

Grade 8

Shayla Hoover

Mark Mihok

 

Grade 9

Matthew Anthony

Avery Brangi

Rob Hare

Eden Thompson

 

Grade 10

Bryce Henry

Miles Jackson

Grace Sebok

Isai Tirado-Rivera

 

Grade 11

Trevor Brenan

Daniel Gayman

Liam Hussey

Erica Ruitto

Aidan Ward-Manthey

 

Grade 12

Lauren Lamberg

Band Information

Cornerstone's band program begins in Grade 4. Please read the overview below.

  • Band class is required for Grades 4-5.
  • Concert Band is optional for Grades 6-8 (requires prior experience; Concert Choir is alternative course)
  • Concert Band is a fine arts elective for Grades 9-12.

 

At Cornerstone, in addition to our general music and choral program, we believe that having a strong musical foundation includes learning how to play an instrument. In Grade 4, our students become members of a band. Students select an instrument, with the assistance and recommendation of both our band director and each student’s parents (see below for details). The students learn to become self-sufficient instrumentalists.

The band curriculum covers the following:

  • Assembling an instrument
  • Instrument care
  • Creating a basic sound
  • Establishing a practice regimen
  • Comprehensive music reading
  • Creating good tone
  • History of instruments and music
  • Group music writing
  • Performing alone and with others
  • Performance etiquette

 

Grade 4 students (and new Grade 5 students) choose an instrument based on a combination of their preferences, their parents’ preferences, the band director’s need for instrumental balance, and the instrument’s physical appropriateness for the child. Instrument choices are as follows: trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, and mallet percussion. All Grade 4 students will have the opportunity to try each instrument; and, in consultation with parents, the selection will be made in the first few weeks of school.

Instruments can be rented or purchased from most music stores in the local area. Parents should contact stores for specific pricing. Although the school does not own enough instruments for each CCS student taking Band, CCS does have a small number of school-owned instruments that are available for rental. These rentals can be discussed with the band instructor at the start of the school year.

Textbook Exchange - Tonight at 7pm

The Textbook Exchange for Grades 6-12 will be held tonight, Tuesday (6/13) at 7pm in the McLain Building Cafeteria.  Don't let your books sit and collect dust! Come on out to sell, swap or donate your used books.

Remember, if you received a free book from CCS last year, bring it back to the exchange table this year so that another family can be blessed.

The 2017-2018 Textbook List is now available on Sycamore and through the Parent tab on this App.

PTFA Core Team -- Time to Approve the Ballot!

The PTFA Core Team consists of a president, treasurer, and secretary.  All parents and teachers are invited to vote on the approval of the ballot. You may stop by either school office to cast your vote. Voting will end at the conclusion of the Textbook Exchange on 6/13.

2017-2018 Proposed Ballot:

PTFA President - Kristin Chen;  PTFA Treasurer - Patty Schmid;  PTFA Secretary - Heather Cannarella

Earn Tuition Credit with Scrip

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.

2. CLICK HERE for instructions on setting up a Scrip Account and signing up for PrestoPay so that you can shop electronically. CLICK HERE for more detailed instructions.

3. Contact Patty Schmid at patty.schmid@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

UPDATES for Catch the Vision & Theme Day TOMORROW

Tomorrow is the big day! Don't miss Catch the Vision!

In celebration of this year's theme, all students and staff members are invited to dress in their Firmly Anchored shirts with casual bottoms to school tomorrow. Join us for our game show to learn next year's theme!

Please see the highlights below for more information about what you can expect at this event!

3:15  Celebrations, Fellowship, PTFA & Yearbook Sales

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. 

PTFA Opportunities

Stop by the PTFA table to:

  • Pick up FREE gently-used uniform pieces.
  • Purchase Spirit Wear (limited inventory available) at reduced prices.
  • Volunteer to help with Teacher Appreciation
  • Purchase Sweet Frog cards to use at our last day of school fundraiser! 
  • Vote for the PTFA Core Team for the 2017-2018 School Year*

*The PTFA Core Team consists of a president, treasurer, and secretary.  All parents and teachers are invited to vote on the approval of the ballot. Voting will begin during Catch the Vision. If you are unable to attend, you may stop by either school office to cast your vote. Voting will end at the conclusion of the Textbook Exchange on 6/13.

2017-2018 Proposed Ballot:

PTFA President - Kristin Chen;  PTFA Treasurer - Patty Schmid;  PTFA Secretary - Heather Cannarella

NEW: Yearbooks For Sale

We received approximately 12 unexpected additional yearbooks. These yearbooks will be sold for $45 beginning at 3:30 at Catch the Vision. Cash (exact change) or check only; first-come-first-served; no advance registrations permitted.  We do NOT expect to receive extra yearbooks in future years. This was a one-time occurrence.

4:15   Catch the Vision Meeting

Come inside for this fun and entertaining meeting! Mrs. Press will be running her final 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. 

Celebrate the Last Day at Sweet Frog

Join us to celebrate the end of the year with some Froyo and Fundraising!  Come to the Manchester Sweet Frog after school on Tuesday, 6/13, between 1pm and 4pm and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the PTFA.

Want to earn even more for the PTFA? Plan ahead and purchase a gift card through the school! The PTFA will be selling gift cards at Catch the Vision and then through the elementary office. When you purchase a gift card from the PTFA 25% of that purchase supports CCS. Remember, these gift cards are good for anytime! Use them at the fundraiser or for a refreshing treat this summer.

Textbook Exchange

As the year draws to a close, it is time to begin thinking about textbooks for next year! All students in Grades 6-12 must purchase text books. In order to assist parents in receiving free, or discounted, textbooks CCS hosts an annual Textbook Exchange on the last day of school.  This year's textbook exchange will be held on Tuesday, 6/13, at 7pm.

Reminders:

1. If you received a free textbook from CCS, please plan to return it to the "donations" table at the exchange so that another family can be blessed this year!

2. Families are welcome to sell used textbooks. Tables will be made available. You may also simply donate them and another family will be blessed!  The important thing is - do not let your textbooks get thrown away or gather dust on the shelves.
 

3. Textbook lists will be provided that evening. Staff will be available to assist you.
 

4. All students, new or returning, currently enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year are permitted to come to the exchange.

Teacher Appreciation - Help Needed

The PTFA is busy planning ways to bless our teachers at the end of the school year!  YOUR help is needed! There are several ways that you can be involved.

1. Help decorate and set up for our special teacher's luncheon. We will be setting up on Sunday, 6/11, at 4:30pm. If you can help, contact CCS parent, Michelle Hibbert, at RNHibbert@gmail.com.


2. Come and help during the teacher's luncheon (1:00-3:00 on Monday, 6/12). If you can help, contact Kristin Chen at kristin_m_hawkins@yahoo.com.
 

3. CLICK HERE to sign up to bless a teacher!
 

4. Find your own special way to show your thanks! Feel free to write a note or card for a teacher or two! Drop these notes off in either office marked "Teacher Appreciation" and the PTFA will get them to the teachers! 

 

Catch the Vision - This Friday!

We hope that you plan to join us this Friday for a time of celebration and vision-catching!

ll 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. In the event of rain, indoor space will be available. Plan to visit and enjoy coloring or quiet games.

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. 

Box Tops & Labels for Education Contest Update

In the elementary building Grade 1 has pulled into the lead with an average of 27 points per student and Grade 3 is close behind with 26 points per student. In the McLain building the 12th Grade remains in the lead with 12 points per student followed by the 6th Grade with 11 points per student.

THIS IS THE LAST WEEK of the contest! Help support your school by sending in your Box Tops & Labels for Education UPCs right away!

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.