Crown Point Christian School

Crown Point Christian School
Crown Point Christian School is an association of evangelical Christians
committed to providing a Biblically based, Christ-centered education
that partners with parents in preparing children spiritually, socially,
academically, and physically to honor God in all aspects of life.
Important Dates
7th & 8th Boys Volleyball @ Protestant Reformed @ 4:00,
4:45 PM
Friday, March 8
Hot Lunch—Cheese Pizza
Saturday, March 9
7th Boys Volleyball Invitational @ CPCS @ 9:00 AM
8th Boys Volleyball Invitational @ CPCS @ 1:00 PM
Hot Lunch—Soft Shell Taco
7th & 8th Boys Volleyball vs. Lansing Christian @ 4:15,
5:00 PM
Fundraiser Committee Meeting @ 7:00 PM
Tuesday, March 12
March 7, 2013
2012-13 School Verse: “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take
refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2
Thursday, March 7
Monday, March 11
10550 Park Place
St. John, IN 46373
219-365-5729 Fax
Scrip Order Pick-Up
The CPCS Board of Trustees is soliciting nominations
to serve as board members for a three-year term.
Those retiring from the board were blessed with
giftedness in the areas of finance/accounting, education,
and fundraising management/promotion. As much as
we would like to find nominees to fill these specific
voids, anyone with the desire to help lead our school
into the future is encouraged to step forward. Please
pray about whether God is calling you to fill a need on
the board and therefore lead CPCS in following God’s
will. Please contact Darren VanEssen at
[email protected] for more information before
the next board meeting on March 21, 2013.
Market Day Pick-Up from 3:20—4:20 PM
Illiana Band Festival @ Illiana Christian High School
Building & Grounds Committee Meeting @ 7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 13 Cookie Dough Sale Begins
Hot Lunch—Chicken Nuggets
Technology Committee Meeting @ 6:30 PM
Finance Committee Meeting @ 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 14
Lego Club 3:00—4:30 PM
7th & 8th Boys Volleyball @ Calvin @ 4:15, 5:00 PM
Family Fun Night was a huge success! We raised just over
$8,000 toward our Capital Campaign, and wow what fun!
A big THANK YOU to Joyce Buikema, the chairperson,
and to all of our volunteers who ran games, concessions,
made cakes, and cookies! Some special thanks to Klownin’
Around, and Midwest Training Center for donating their
time and talents to help us raise money. Thank you to
Backyard Bouncers for the discounted bounce houses.
Also thank you to Welch’s Stop and Shop and Walt’s Food
Center for the discounted food and pop! We are already
looking forward to next year!
Education Committee Meeting @ 6:30 PM
Friday, March 15
Hot Lunch—Cheese Pizza
The Facility Completion Committee would like to request any
subcontractors interested in the possibility of working on the Phase IV
expansion project to submit the name of the company, contact person with
phone number and e-mail address along with the type of work they are
interested in bidding on to the Facility Completion Committee at
[email protected] and to Scott Olthoff at
[email protected] Please provide this information no later than
March 12, 2013.
On Tuesday, March 12, the concert band will be participating in the Jr. High
Band Festival at Illiana Christian High School in Lansing, IL. Permission slips
went home with all concert band members. The band will leave CPCS at
11:50 AM and the concert will start at 7:00 PM. Dinner and a snack will be
provided. Band members must dress formally for this performance; black
slacks, white long sleeve shirt, and black shoes. As a reminder, it is the
responsibility of the parent(s) to pick up your child from Illiana
after the concert. There will be NO bus return trip.
Parents and Kindergarteners had a great time last week during
Kindergarten Kafe.
March 7, 2013
Crown Point Christian School
The Auction Committee needs over 50 volunteers
to ensure a smooth night. If you can help, please
email Cherilyn Klomp at [email protected] You
can earn 2 Service Hours for working a shift April
19 or 20!
On-line Giving Now Available @ CPCS!
We’re listening to you! Due to many requests to make online giving available, we are now set up to receive donations
via our website. Just go to,
click on the Fundraising Tab and select Capital Campaign.
You can also access this via the home page.
CPCS appreciates your support. We ask that you pray for
our school’s continued growth, pray for wisdom in making
expansion decisions and pray for the Lord’s financial blessing.
Save the Date! The 4thAnnual Fine Arts Festival, hosted by
Student Council and Art Students will take place on
Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 PM here at CPCS.
Get Ready for Cookies!! The Parents' Club cookie dough sale is around the corner! They are selling 10 varieties of tubs or
pre-portioned cookie dough. The kick off is March 13. Parents’ Club will be passing out samples of baked cookies in carpool pick up
on this day. Please look for the Classic Recipes catalog that will come home on March 13. An all school goal of selling a minimum of
$7,500 has been set. If we hit this goal, the participants will get to throw water balloons at Mr. Kamien and Mrs. Biancardi!!! There
are plenty of prizes for the kids to work toward...Ice Age Gear for grades PK-3 and the chance to go in the Mystery Prize Booth for
Grades 4-8. If they sell 5 items by March 20th, they get an additional prize. The top seller in each grade (minimum of 10 items sold)
will receive a gift card to Jak's Warehouse! We appreciate your participation in the sale as CPCS will receive 40% of every purchase!
Scrip Updates:
New Scrip Retailer – Stein Mart – available in ScripNow only with a 7% discount. Visit the Stein Mart page at for
more details.
Dave and Buster’s is a new ScripNow retailer! It has a 13% discount.
Bonus Discounts –
T.J.Maxx/Marshall’s/HomeGoods – March 9 – March 22 --- 9% instead of 7%
AMC Theaters – March 9 – March 22 --- 13% instead of 8%
Marriott – March 2 – March 15 --- 10% instead of 8%
Scrip distribution is March 12, and the next order date is March 19. ScripNow! and ReloadNow! are available everyday if you purchase
using PrestoPay.
Victoria VanderZee (3 day K) will have surgery on Tuesday, March 12, to insert a cochlear implant. Please pray for successful surgery and patience as
the implant will not be "turned on" until spring break.
If you have a specific prayer request or praise, please email [email protected] or call the office at 365-5694 and we will include it in
this portion of the Gold Note.
EXPLORE Placement Test: All freshmen entering Illiana Christian High School need to arrange to take the EXPLORE test at
Illiana Christian High School. This is a placement/assessment test. The fee is $15. You may call the school office to reserve a spot,
or indicate on your registration form your choice for a testing date. The dates are March 9, 14, and 16.
Crown Point Christian School
March 7, 2013
Bulletin Board News—See the bulletin board by the kitchen for more information on these items.
HGS Music offers private lessons once a week for a half hour. For more information, please call 219-310-8864 or go to
[email protected]
Two bedroom, furnished house for rent on the grounds of Cedar Lake Ministries. Contact Jack Swanson at 602-301-5462
for more information.
Illiana’s Drama Department presents musical, Beauty and the Beast, on March 7, 8, and 9, 2013. Performances will be at
7:00 PM with a matinee at 1:30 PM. Tickets are $7.00 and will be available beginning February 27 in their school office.
It’s time to sign up for 3-Day, 5-Day, and 8-Day in-camp sessions for grades 1st through 9th and wilderness trips for
grades 7th through high school at Camp Roger, in Rockford, MI. Find out more at
South Shore Spring Art Classes will begin soon. Please refer to for detailed class
JTP Lawn, Inc. is looking for a Landscape Crew Leader, Crew Member, and Laborer. Please email your resume to
[email protected] if interested.
Steve Green will be in concert at Trinity Christian College on Friday, April 19 at 7:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased online
Hanover Central Thespian Society presents 42nd Street., on Friday, March 8 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, March 9 at 7:00 PM,
and Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. For more information, please call 219-374-3800.
Sign-Ups for Swim Lessons hosted by the Lake Central Barracudas are on Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20
from 5:00—6:30 PM in the LCHS Pool Lobby. For more information, contact Jeff Kilinski at 219-365-1406 or
[email protected]
Hanover Central High School is having a freshman parent night on Thursday, March 21, at 6:00 PM. Email Justin Biggs at
[email protected] to RSVP.
Lost and Found—If an item is not claimed for one week, it will be donated to Second Life Resale Shoppe.
Parents-Please label
your children’s coats and sweatshirts with your child’s name.
Adult extra small 2008 Boston Athletic Assoc. Marathon black jacket, sixe 10/12 Zeroxposur black snow pants, small stuffed
monkey, gray Chicago Bears knit hat, black and gray cammo Zeroxposure winter hat, men’s rugged wear red, black, and tan gloves,
black Carhartt knit hat, two red barrette bows, one pink flower barrette, one purple plastic flower barrette, red & black striped knit hat,
girls navy gloves with a pink stripe, girls hat with purple and pink strips, black Adult small size gym shorts, Old Navy girls small long
sleeved half shirt, The Children’s Place boys navy hat with light blue stripe, black earmuffs with silver dots, I soft colorful football, and
over 100 hats, gloves, and mittens.
Students participating in Prayer Groups
Crown Point Christian School
March 7, 2013
Mission Statement: To raise funds for Crown Point Christian School by selling tax-deductible dona-
tions provided by generous people from the surrounding community. Through our work at Second
Life Resale Shoppe, we seek to make a difference in God's kingdom.
Current Needs:
please call 219-663-5266
We are no longer accepting TV’s unless they are flat screen.
We are in need of brown paper bags and greeting card envelopes.
Classroom sort night—Parents of third grade will be highlighted tonight, March 7. All are welcome. Next week,
Thursday, March 14, parents of fourth grade will be highlighted. It is a great way to meet other parents in your
children’s class.
Upcoming cashier needs:
Saturday, 3/9—1 cashier 12:00—3:30 PM
Tuesday, 3/12—2 cashiers 12:30—4:30 PM
Thursday, 3/14—2 cashiers 12:30—4:30 PM
March 7, 8, 9—Anniversary Celebration (We are celebrating our 3rd anniversary). MARK YOUR
CALENDARS. We will be having sales and refreshments.
March 9—Volunteer Fair at Crown Point High School (Second Life will have a booth).
Check our website at We now post events and volunteer
calendars on the website. To view the volunteer calendar, you may check the calendar
online, but will need to call the Resale Shoppe Office for us to enter your time slot.
To check the calendar for a time that you would be able to serve:
Username: volunteer
Password: givetime
Mondays: 8:30 AM—3:30PM
(Closed to the public, work day)
Tuesdays: 9:00 AM—4:00 PM
Wednesdays: 9:00 AM—4:00 PM
Thursdays: 9:00 AM—7:00 PM
Fridays: 9:00 AM—4:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM—3:00 PM
Second Life is in need of a greeting card and jewelry display case. If you know of a business that is going out of business or
changing their display, please contact the store at 219-663-5266.
Indiana Income Tax Reminder – Last year the State of Indiana passed IC 6-3-2-22, which allows Indiana taxpayers to claim a $1,000 income
tax deduction per dependent for private school or home school expenses paid in grades K-12. The expenses include tuition, fees, school
supplies and other education related items. A deduction is not allowed for a child who is enrolled in school for less than 180 days in a
calendar year. Please consult your tax professional for details on how this legislation may impact you.