June 3, 2021- Crusader Chronicle
June 3, 2021
Dear CtRCS Families,
You may have noticed your child coming home with a beautiful keepsake this afternoon: our annual school yearbook. If it did not come home today, it will tomorrow. I want to recognize the amazing efforts of Kate Bihner, Jeannie Bergmann, Lee Ann Dees, and Carrie Taylor for making our year book a reality once again. We are so proud of the finished project, and I am sure you will all be taken aback at how much took place at CtRCS this year.
Thank you to everyone who helped make Field Day such a success. We want to give a special shout-out to Coach Leach, Coach Nowak, and Nurse Haynes!
In Christ and His Strength,
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Sharing the Light of Christ
During Wednesday's Mass, our eighth graders passed down the Light of Christ to our seventh graders. This annual tradition reminds all of our students that they carry the Light of Christ within them and they are called to shine that light out into the world sharing it with others.
"Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father."
Field Day Fun
Last week our Crusaders enjoyed some FUN in the SUN during our modified Field Day! A huge shout out to Coach Leach and Coach Nowak for all of their hard work to make this day possible.
June 7: 4th Grade Texas History Play
June 8: 8th Grade Graduation Practice, Last Walk, Graduation, Reception
June 10: Kindergarten Graduation
June 10: Class Parties
Free Dress Day for ALL Students
June 11: Last Day of School
12 pm Dismissal
June 14: CtRCS Summer Office Hours Begin
2020-21 SCHOOL CALENDAR
2021-22 SCHOOL CALENDAR
Summer assignments will be posted on our website by Monday, June 14. You will be able to access all assignments, PreK through 8th grade, by clicking
IOWA/CogAT Testing Results:
Hard copies of your child's IOWA and CogAT scores are available for you to pick up during normal school hours (8:30 am - 3 pm) at the CtRCS Reception Desk. Once you have reviewed your scores, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your teachers, Mrs. Serey, or Mr. Courtney.
NOTE FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 2, 4, and 6: If your child tested on campus during the normal testing schedule, s/he will have both IOWA and CogAT score reports. Students who tested on Saturday did not complete the CogAT testing due to time constraints.
Materials Drop Off/Yearbook Pick Up:
All school supplies, including student Chromebooks, textbooks, PE packs, math kits, etc. will need to be dropped off at the main lobby by the end of the day on
Thursday, June 10.
You will also be able to pick up your child's yearbook at this time.
PLEASE NOTE: In order for students to have their resources and supplies as long as possible, the front office will remain open until
5 pm on Thursday, June 10
Hello Crusader Parents,
It is hard to believe this school year is coming to an end! Our kiddos deserve a summer full of relaxation and FUN!
In preparing for the summer, all student medications will need to be picked up (medications cannot be sent home with students). I will be available
Friday, June 11 from 8 am to 12 noon
for medication pick up. If you are unable to pick up your child’s medication during this time, please reach out to schedule another time. All medications not picked up will be disposed of July 1.
If your child will be needing medications or a health care plan while at school for the 2021-22 school year, please take the time this summer to have all forms completed prior to the first day of school. You can use the link below to access CtRCS Health Care Forms for the upcoming school year
If at any time over the summer you would like to meet to discuss the health care needs of your child, feel free to reach out. I am happy to help!
2021-22 BASP Enrollment is Now Open!
Register now for the 2021-22 school year to guarantee your spot. Spaces are limited. The early bird registration fee is $35 per student per year through June 30. Fee increases to $50 beginning July 1.
**There will be no increase to BASP monthly rates for 2021-22.
Visit ParentsWeb online.
Enter your email address and password.
Select WebForms from the menu on the left.
Click on the "Family Demographic" form.
The Before and After Care enrollment form is at the bottom of the page.
You will select the form for each individual student you are registering.
Please note: 3-day care is only available on a limited basis and must be pre-approved. If you would like to request part-time care, please email
for approval before enrolling. Enrollments made without pre-approval will not be accepted.
Thank you to everyone who has given to our 2020-21 campaign. The Crusader Fund Campaign remains open through June 30, 2021. Please consider making a gift and helping us to further our purpose at Christ the Redeemer Catholic School. To learn more about The Crusader Fund and the impact of your gifts, visit
The Crusader Fund webpage
Every gift matters!
Make Your Gift
Youth Soccer Registration:
We are excited to welcome our Lil' Crusaders back to the pitch this fall during our youth soccer season. CtR Youth Soccer registration will open in
t. More details will be posted on our
Youth Sports Webpage
and through the Crusader Chronicle.
Join A Crusader Team!
CtRCS 2020-2021 Library Statistics
As I prepare to close down the library at the end of each school year, I run many reports and complete an overall inventory. It is always interesting and fun to see what students checked out the most books and what books were the most popular ones. Here are the results...
The highest number of books checked out for this school year.
1st: Mrs. Wetwiski with 374 circulations
2nd: Mrs. Saunier with 346 circulations
3rd: Mrs. Matlock with 321 circulations
These titles had the most check-outs from our library this past year.
by Raina Telgemeier
Diary of the Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball
by Jeff Kinney
by Raina Telgemeier
Top Library Patrons
These students had the most check-outs from the library this year.
1st Place goes to Kailyn Cao in Mrs. Murphy's HR with 20
2nd Place is tied between Makayla Arrah in Mrs. Murphy's HR, Madison Butler in Mrs. Garcia's, Wade Hall in Mrs. Saunier's HR, and Meredith Lacy in Mrs. Matlock's HR all with 19 checkouts each!
Way to go young readers!!
Despite a mobile library and limited choices, these students prevailed and managed to find a book to read, return and check out, again and again, each week throughout this crazy year! Yay! Keep reading!!!
Reading during the summer is extremely important. Please make sure your child spends 20-30 minutes reading every day. Reading is a lifelong skill. We must make it a priority, as well as encourage and nurture it.
Harris County Public Library Re-opening
Please use this
for more information on when our local libraries re-open this summer.
Harris County Public Library Summer Reading Program
Tails and Tales Summer Reading
HCPL is having its annual summer reading program.
Please use this
to learn more about the Summer 2021 Reading Program
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
Barnes & Noble has a summer reading program in which a student can read any 8 books, complete a B&N reading log, and then submit it to his/her local store to receive a new book for free from a selected list.
To learn more about this program and to take advantage of this great reading opportunity click this
All library books are now
. Please have your child return their library book ASAP. If you cannot find your library book, please reach out to Mrs. Magill (
) so she can walk you through the lost book process.
Students who still have overdue library books will be assessed a lost book fee.
Your student's FACTS account will be charged the applicable fee. All fees must be paid before school ends on June 11. Thank you for your understanding.
Lost Book Policy:
Please take a moment to review the attached document from Mrs. Magill regarding lost and damaged library books. We appreciate your attention to this, and if you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Magill directly.
CtRCS Lost/Damaged Library Book Policy
Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Log
In a year that was anything but normal, our parent volunteer community remained strong...Crusader Strong! We are so grateful to each and every one of you who gave of their time here on campus, through take-home projects, snack and event donations, and through your continuous prayers. Each piece made a difference and allowed us to carry on the purpose and mission of CtRCS. We are forever grateful!
On Tuesday evening, we celebrated the love and support of our parent volunteers during our end-of-the-year social and we look forward to welcoming back all of our volunteers for the 2021-22 school year! We wish you a wonderfully blessed and restful summer!
Why Gaining Respect Requires Limits
Many parents and educators struggle with feeling disrespected by their kids or students. Does this resonate with you? Do you ever find yourself thinking, “Why does this kid think it’s okay to treat me like this?” or “I go out of my way to treat these kids well. Why do they act like I’m stupid?”
Below you will find a few FREE parent education/wellness zoom classes from Ethos Wellness.
Ethos Wellness Parent Education Sessions
Parents, guardians, and caregivers, we invite you to join us for a series of free, virtual information sessions by
, where we will explore topics related to child development, academics, and essential skill-building in school-aged kids and adolescents.
How to Foster Social Skill Development in Children and Teens
Thursday, June 16 at 12 p.m. CST via Zoom
How to Balance Parenting with Fostering Independence
Thursday, June 28 at 10 a.m. CST via Zoom
Learn More and Register
Meet Casey Casteel, MC
With over 20 years in the field of education, Casey Casteel provides support, guidance, and empowerment to help students achieve academic, social, emotional, and organizational success as a Learning Specialist at
Ethos Wellness - Woodway
, one of many integrative, outpatient mental health and wellness centers under the Ethos Wellness umbrella.
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
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
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 Grade
See the attached flyer or visit the registration website below for more details.
Soldiers for Christ: Strake Jesuit Martial Arts Summer Camp.pdf
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
Frassati Summer Camps
Faith at Home
on Thursday, June 3 at 10:29PM