April 29, 2021- Crusader Chronicle
April 29, 2021
Dear Crusader Families,
As of tomorrow, Friday, we will no longer require students to wear masks while outside. We thank you for your patience while we took this measure to lessen the chance of quarantining entire classes. Nurse Haynes and I have spoken with local health officials and are in agreement that given the warmer days ahead, along with more people receiving vaccinations, this is best for our children. If you would like your child to remain masked during recess or other outdoor activities simply reach out to his/her teacher.
We are so grateful to our community for all you have done to support our school during this unique year. The time, treasure and talents that you have shared are priceless. Next school year there will certainly be many more opportunities to share your time and talents on campus! In the meantime, Tuesday, May 4 marks our annual Day of Giving to the Crusader Fund. Read and
below about the amazing impact this fund has on your child.
In Christ and His Strength,
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THROUGH OUR ENTIRE NEWSLETTER
(You may have to click "view entire message" after scrolling to the bottom of your email).
THIS WILL HELP TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE RECEIVING
IMPORTANT REMINDERS AND UPDATES.
April 30: Virtual Monthly Assembly
See the link below
May 3-6: Scholastic Book Fair
May 3-7: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4: Crusader Fund Day of Giving
May 4: 2:15 pm Dismissal
After Care Available
May 17: CtRCS Learn from Home Day
2020-21 SCHOOL CALENDAR
2021-22 SCHOOL CALENDAR
TOMORROW, Friday, April 30
The Scholastic Book Fair opens online TODAY! Support CtRCS and get some new additions for your home library! Remember the in-person book fair is for students only and runs May 3-6. To participate, students must have funds on their e-wallet because cash is not accepted.
Thank you for your support, and happy browsing!
See the Library section below or visit our
for more information!
Our Lost and Found is overflowing with hoodies, jackets, water bottles, lunch kits, and more. If your child is missing any of these things,
have them stop by the Reception Desk in the main lobby to check the Lost and Found.
Also, please try to label outerwear with your child's name or last name so that when items are found we can return them to their owners.
Make Your Gift
Crusaders, Who's Got Spirit?
We've Got Spirit! Yes, We do!
Is your current 5th-7th grade girl full of Crusader School Spirit? We've got the team for her! Crusader Cheer Team Sign-ups begin today. All skill levels from beginner to advanced are welcome. Use this
to submit the Google Sign-Up Form by Friday, April 30.
A parent's meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 6 immediately after school on the RAC athletic field. All interested students and one parent/guardian are required to attend. Sign up now to learn more about the upcoming season.
Go Crusaders! Go! Fight! Win!
Spring Sports Banquet:
Save the Date:
Spring Sports Banquet
Friday, April 30
Doors open at 4:30
Crusader Soccer & Track and Field Athletes will be recognized.
This is a family event. Please plan on joining us. Season gifts, team awards, photos, and yummy individual snacks for players will be provided.
Youth Sports: Summer Soccer Camps
Help Us Celebrate Our Teachers
Teacher Appreciation Week is on its way!
We will celebrate our Staff and Teachers
. Each day we will have a special treat for them. If you would like to participate by contributing please see the signup genius and Amazon wish list. We are thankful for your continual support and look forward to sharing some sweet ways we are treating our staff!!
Teacher Appreciation Sign-Up
From your CARE Team:
Faculty/Staff Meeting Treats
Thank you for your continued support this year. It is hard to believe it is almost May! Our faculty and staff are down to their last few staff meetings, let's treat them to a great snack and drink! Please use the link
to provide a donation for May's staff meeting. Please remember when selecting a shipping address to choose the undisclosed address for Katy Haynes. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
Thank you for spoiling our teachers,
Your CARE team
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR RETURNS
Spring 2021 Scholastic Book Fair: May 3-6
In-Person Book Fair at CtRCS
: Monday, May 3 - Thursday, May 6
Online Book Fair:
Thursday, April 29 - Friday, May 7
No cash or checks will be accepted. Students will be required to utilize Scholastic's digital E-Wallet.
Parents, you must pre-load money
by clicking here
You will then print a receipt of the E-Wallet, and your student will bring it to school and present it to their teacher as their "admission ticket" to the book fair. Students will then be allowed to shop during their normal library class time.
Your homeroom teacher will have their library class time listed in the grade level flocknote. This shopping schedule will be followed very closely so please send the E-Wallet admission ticket to school by Monday, May 3.
Only students with an E-Wallet account will be allowed to shop at the book fair. If your student brings cash for shopping, they will not be allowed to shop at the book fair.
All purchases will include sales tax. Please include additional funds to cover sales tax for your child's purchases. A safe estimate, depending on the amount on your digital E-Wallet, will be $7-$10.
VCC Families and those who do not wish to use the E-Wallet
can shop online here
. The online store is open April 29-May 7.
Only students with an E-Wallet account can shop at the in-person book fair May 3-6.
Only small groups of students will be sent to the library during their normal library class time to shop, and cohorts will not mix. The library will be cleaned in-between visits, and students will wash their hands prior to entering the library.
A Scholastic book flyer should come home no later than Friday, April 30th with your student. This advertises what should be available for purchase. I cannot control the amount of inventory that Scholastic sends, so please use the flyer as a guide only. The flyer can also be accessed on our book fair homepage.
Parents or visitors cannot attend the book fair this year, and there will be no after-school shopping hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but safety is our top priority as we finish the school year.
Teacher Wish Lists
We cannot offer traditional teacher wish lists as we did in the past, mainly because parents and visitors are not allowed to visit the book fair this year. Teachers may choose to create their own E-Wallet link and send it via their weekly Flocknote for parents wishing to contribute a book to their classroom library.
Thank you for your support of the CtRCS Library and we appreciate your patience with our Covid Book Fair rules. Should you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Magill at
To Protect or Not To Protect: That is the Question
Some people say, “Kids these days are wimps!” We hear it again and again in the news: “Too much coddling, too much hovering, and too much over-protecting have created a generation of young adults who aren’t mentally strong and who remain dependent upon their parents.”
Before elaborating on some solutions to the helicopter-parent crisis, I’d like to applaud the many parents who are still raising kids with common sense, self-control, and grit. Kudos also to the wonderfully responsible young adults I meet every day. They are still out there!
LUNCH ORDERS: APRIL, MAY & JUNE
Please note the following menu change:
Pizza will be served on Friday, June 4. An updated menu has been linked below. Please contact Justus & Co. Catering directly with any questions. (
The final lunch menus of the school year are available on our
or through the attachment below. To help Justus & Co. in their planning, please email a copy of your student's lunch order to
. Once the order is processed you will receive an invoice from Justus & Co. Catering via email with a link to pay via credit card.
*PLEASE REMEMBER that we cannot accept anything dropped off at the reception desk. If you choose to turn in a paper copy and a check, please do so through your child's Black Communication Folder.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
May/June Lunch Menu
Join Us for the Best Summer Ever!
is back with an
Featuring take-apart microphones, robotic crickets, duck-launching devices and morphing vehicles, this summer is packed full of super fun, confidence-boosting STEM activities!
What could be better?
Christ the Redeemer Catholic School
7/19/2021 - 7/23/2021
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Register by April 30 and receive $30 off your child's registration.
This year, with our Peace of Mind Promise, your local camp is being offered in person and at home so your child can experience the fun of Camp Invention no matter where they are!
Vacation Bible School at CtR
Mark your calendars for Rocky Railway VBS
July 12-16, 2021
Registration is now open for our 2021 Virtual Vacation Bible School Program at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church.
Details and Registration Information
Soldiers for Christ: Camp Gladiator
The Strake Jesuit Martial Arts Team Hapkido (MATH) will be hosting a Martial Arts Summer Camp, Camp Gladiator.
When: July 12 - July 15
For: Rising 3rd Graders - Rising 9th Graders
Registration and Camp Details
Looking for a summer camp for your kids? SJ23 has got you covered.
We are offering summer camps for Middle school and High School ages. From Athletic to Fine Arts, SJ23 has it all. Click the link to see all camps offered, contact information, and how to register for each camp.
If you have any questions, please contact the director of each camp or
and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can.
St. John XXII Summer Camps
Faith at Home
on Thursday, April 29 at 6:17PM