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
Thursday, Oct. 11
Lego Club 3:00-4:30 PM
Board Meeting @ 7:00 PM
Hot Lunch—Cheese Pizza
Illiana 8th Volleyball Invitational @ 4:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 13
Illiana 7th Volleyball Invitational @ 9:00 AM
Soccer A League Tournament @ Paarlberg Park SH @
9:00 AM
Monday, Oct. 15
October 11, 2012
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
Soccer A League Tournament @ 4:15 PM
Friday, Oct. 12
10550 Park Place
St. John, IN 46373
219-365-5729 Fax
Hot Lunch—Mini Corndogs
Basketball Tryouts for 7th grade boys and girls will
take place on Monday, October 15, and Tuesday,
October 16, from 3:00—4:30 PM. Tryouts for
6th grades boys will take place on Monday,
October 22, and Tuesday, October 23, from 3:00—4:30 PM.
Cheerleading Tryouts for all girls in 6th—8th grade will be on
October 15 and 16, from 3:15–4:30 PM, where girls will be
learning the material. Then, judging and squad
selection will take place on October 22, from
3:15-5:00 PM. If you have any questions, please
contact Mrs. Dawn Gibson or Miss Andrea Voss.
Sweet & Savory Fundraiser Ends Today
Wednesday, Oct. 17
Hot Lunch—Hot Ham and Cheese Bun
Thursday, Oct. 18
No School—Teacher Inservice Day
Friday, Oct. 19
No School—Teacher Inservice Day
Don’t forget there is no school on Thursday, October 18,
and Friday, October 19, due to Teacher Inservice days.
Today, Kindergarten students learned about fire safety from the
Town of St. John Fire Department.
Registration is open for the 2013-2014 school
year. Registration for all current families will run
through October 15. After that date, registration
will open up to new families. Current families that
have a student entering PK—1st grade are
encouraged to register early as applications are
already coming in from new families.
The CPCS Annual Fellowship Dinner is quickly
approaching!!! Come out on Friday, Nov 2, for an
evening of laughter, great food and fellowship. Please
remember to turn in your RSVP cards to reserve your
spot as tables are filling up quickly. If you are willing to
be a Table Host but do not yet have a full table, please
submit your RSVP card now so we can hold a table for
you. Questions? Please contact the office at 219-3655694 or Tracy Hall at [email protected]
Picture retakes will be on Thursday, October
25. If you missed the first picture day and did
not get your picture taken, there are order forms
in the office. If you did get your picture taken and would
like a retake, please bring in your original package of
pictures. They must be turned in to the photographer
when your picture is retaken.
A new CPCS Art Club will begin on Monday, October 22, and meet every Monday through the end of first semester
from 3:30-5:00 PM. Art Club members are welcome to wait in the art room until 3:30 PM. If your student is in grades
5-8 and is interested in having fun with art, join us this semester. Program registration forms are available
in the Art Room. Forms should be completed and returned to Ms. Zylstra by Wednesday, October 17,
2012. Cost is $6.00 per week for a total of $60.00 for this semester to cover the cost of materials and
other expenses. Payment for the entire semester should be made before the first class. Members will be
required to sign up each semester. The club size will be limited to 20 students, grades 5-8. We hope to
see you there. Ms. Zylstra
Crown Point Christian School
October 11, 2012
The Athletic Booster Committee at CPCS would like to remind you about, a
website which makes raising money for their cause incredibly easy! is a Yahoo!powered search engine which donates about a penny per search to your nonprofit. Please see the
attached flyer for more information on how to sign up.
CPCS Holiday Bazaar needs vendors and crafters! When:
Thursday, November 15 from 6:00-9:00 PM in the CPCS
gymnasium. Spaces will be awarded on a first come-first
served basis. Cost will be $35 for a 8'x9' space. If you need
electricity or internet access, there is an additional fee of $5
for each service. All vendors must provide their own tables. If you are
interested or know someone who may be interested in participating, please
contact [email protected] for your registration form
to reserve your area.
The Sweet and Savory Fundraiser packets
went home last week. This fundraiser,
which benefits 7th grade, will run through
Monday, October 15.
Music Boosters is selling banket and a
variety of strudels made fresh by Biegel’s
Cakery in Lansing, Illinois. Order forms
are available on the website and are due
by 3:00 PM on Thursday, November 1.
Additional products will be available at the
Holiday Bazaar on November 15.
Volunteers are needed to bake for the bake sale we will be having at
the upcoming Holiday Bazaar. If you can help, please contact Roxanne
Leoni at [email protected] or by phone at 708-917-4713.
Hot lunch is looking for three people to help with the nachos special hot lunch on Wednesday, October 31. Help is needed
from 10 AM—12 PM. You will receive 2 service hours for serving. Please email Patti Swets at [email protected] if you
can serve.
Bulletin Board News—See the bulletin board by the kitchen for more information on these items.
Scott Cao 3/4 size student violin for sale by original owner. Case and bow included. For more information,
please contact Brenda Harvey at 219-662-2939 or email at [email protected]
South Shore Art Classes for Fall. For details call 219-836-1839 X103 or go to
“Under the Radar” & Faith Church Dyer are proud to host an evening of stories and songs featuring Andrew
Peterson, on Sunday, Oct 14, at 6:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased at The Vine bookstore at Faith Church, or
Faith Church is collecting items for the 5th Annual Operation Shoebox NWI Drive. Any questions, please
contact Carol/Andre’ Bribiesca at 219-865-3909 or visit their website at
Calvin Christian School’s Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is Saturday, October 27. Contact Pam Peevy at
708-214-5903 for more information.
Time to sign up for Illiana Futbol Club @ Dyer Indoor Soccer Arena. Applications are available in the office.
Covenant Christian High School is having a Fall Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 AM—1:00
Covenant Christian High School is having a “Covenant Marketplace” on Tuesday, November 13, which is the
same night as their Fall Dinner. If you are a Home Based Business and would like to display your products and
services for sale, please contact Holly Starkey at [email protected] or 219-987-8313 to reserve a spot.
Two free cats to a good home. Contact Cheryl at 708-302-1605 if interested.
Operation Christmas Child, an outreach of Samaritan’s Purse has begun. Shoeboxes filled by you will be
distributed to needy kids worldwide. If you are not already participating in a similar ministry and would like to
participate, the Calvary Mission Outreach in Crown Point will be collecting boxes and delivering them to the
local drop off in Dyer (Village Church). Need a shoebox or more info? Contact Jeff Allman at 419-889-8407.
Crown Point Christian School
October 11, 2012
Scrip Updates:
Bonus Discounts:
Auto Zone – September 29 – October 12 --- 9% instead of 8%
Dominos – September 29 – October 12 --- 10% instead of 8%
Groupon – September 29 – October 12 --- 9% instead of 7%
Jiffy Lube – September 29 – December 28 --- 11% instead of 8%
Marriott – September 29 – October 12 --- 10% instead of 8%
PetSmart – September 29 – October 12 --- 6% instead of 4%
Old Navy/Gap – September 22 – October 19 --- 16% instead of 14%
Jo-Ann Fabrics – September 22 – October 5 --- 8% instead of 6%
FREE popcorn voucher worth $6 with each $25 AMC Theatres Gift Card they order beginning October 8, 2012, through November
2, 2012, or while supplies last. This voucher is good for one small popcorn, or a credit towards a larger size.
Scrip distribution is October 9, and the next order date is October 16.
Scrip credits have been posted to tuition accounts and are included on your October statement.
Since May, $8,350.00 was saved on tuition costs by our current and future CPCS families. If you’re not participating in our Scrip
program it’s time to begin! We now have online ordering and payment available. Go to the CPCS website, look for the Parents Place
tab and then the Scrip tab. There you will find information on getting started with Scrip. If you have any questions regarding this
program, please contact Paulette in the school office or at [email protected] Have your grandparents and friends
order also to really see your Scrip earnings grow!
Culvers denomination has changed from $25 to $20. Culvers is available in $10 and $20 denominations. Please remember that they
are valid in Merrillville and Lansing only.
Illiana Elite Advanced Boys Basketball Try-outs are on Tuesday, October 23, (5th & 6th grade) and Wednesday, October 24, (7th & 8th grade) from
6:50-9:00 PM at Crown Point Christian School, there will be try-outs for the Illiana Elite advanced boys basketball program for grades 5th, 6th, 7th
& 8th. Players will be chosen from the area Christian grade schools and Home Schools and others who are considering attending Illiana Christian
High School. Please request a waiver & information from Chuck Zandstra via email: ([email protected]) or phone: 219/688-0450 if you are
interested in having your son try-out or if you would like additional information. Thank you!
The auction is scheduled for April 20, 2013, this year. If you have a business that you would like contacted for the
auction this year, please send an email to: [email protected] with the contact information.
Market Day flyers went home earlier this week. Orders are due on Monday, October 29.
Ordered items will be available for pick-up on Monday, November 5, between 3:20—4:20 PM.
October 11, 2012
Crown Point Christian School
Encouragement Corner:
Each week the office attempts to keep our school family
informed by way of the Gold Note. This information helps us
bridge communication from the school to your home keeping
you updated on meeting times, committee input, weekly
activities going on in the school, hot lunch days, fund raising
events, etc. This year we would like to make our
communication a little more personal and interesting by adding
a few pictures, an update on board functions and adding a
special corner called Encouragement Highlights. In this corner,
parents and grandparents can give testimonials, the faculty
and board members can give positive expressions, etc. Topics
can flow from positive experiences such as:
+ Why CPCS is such a blessing to our family!
+ The privilege of serving as volunteers as board members or
on special committees.
+ Why I find joy in teaching at CPCS.
+ Why we sacrifice to send our children to a Christian School.
You get the picture! All positive comments about living the
Christian life and being a part of belonging to the CPCS family.
Turn in your note for this corner to the school office with your
signature or email to [email protected]
Once again Meijer is offering bonus Box
Tops for purchases made at their store.
At a staff meeting, the teachers were asked: “What
keeps you at Crown Point Christian School as a
teacher?” These were some of their answers:
“I stay here for the people—the parents, the
administration, the students, and my own children.”
“I have found a place where I am able to use my Godgiven gifts. I enjoy working on a team with others. I
like coming to school where change and development
continues in a Christ-centered way.”
“My love for the Lord—sharing about Him—teaching
His word everyday to the children and showing His love.
The freedom to speak about Christ.”
“The staff and families at CPCS make me feel like I am
part of a family. The students bring me joy everyday
and really humble me with their awesome faith. I am
often encouraged to grow in My faith at this job.”
“I have the opportunity to shepherd God’s children, be
an example, and guide children toward a deeper
relationship with their Savior.”
Thank you to all the families who sent in Box Tops and Labels for
Education. Please send in any Box Tops you have at home this
month, as October is one of the months we mail them in to General
In October, send in your Box Tops this month to enter to win a
Family Night-Out! For every 5 Box Tops turned in to your child's
teacher, their name will be entered into a drawing to win gift
certificates to Culver's and AMC Movie Theaters.
Don't forget to mark the plastic bag or envelope with your child's
full name and teacher's name, as well. Thanks for helping to raise
cash for our school.
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.
Found: brown with polka dots lunch box, navy Bible case with “Praise the Lord All You Nations” imprinted on it, 1 black slipper shoe, Cycle
Ops black knit hat, girls XL pink Abercrombie & Fitch hoodie, size 12 Oshkosh gray hoodie, child’s medium gray Abercrombie hoodie, small
Columbia black fleece jacket, girls large Aeropostal black hoodie, boys small brown & navy reversible jacket (Wilson written on it)., XL black
shorts, Gap kids gray & purple XXL hoodie, size 12 Justice navy & purple hoodie, black with gray stripe lunchbox, assorted gloves, Tinkerbell
sandwich container, Perry the Platypus backpack with Michael Jordan tennis shoes inside, and a green & blue water bottle with Sarah on it.
Crown Point Christian School
October 11, 2012
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
Thank you to all our volunteers!
We are in need of any size envelopes for greeting cards. We received a large donation of cards without envelopes.
There is a box in the school office to collect the envelopes.
Fall break is coming soon, October 18 and 19. If you are staying in the area we would love your help.
Classroom sort night—Everyone is welcome. The parents of Kindergarten classes are highlighted for this
Thursday, October 11. It is a great way to meet other parents in your children’s class. Next week, Thursday, October
18, is an Open Sort where everyone is welcome.
Upcoming cashier needs:
Friday, 10/12—1 cashiers 12:30—4:30 PM
Thursday 10/18—1 cashier 12:30—4:30 PM
Friday 10/19—1 cashier 8:30 AM—4:30 PM
Mondays: 8:30 AM—3:30PM
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:
(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
Username: volunteer
Password: givetime