Crusader Chronicle - July 1, 2021
July 1, 2021
Dear CtRCS Families,
I hope this first of four Summer Chronicles finds you well and enjoying your summer. A special welcome to the many new CtRCS families who are receiving our family newsletter for the very first time! During the school year, The Chronicle is our primary means of communications and is emailed each Thursday evening.
I would like to officially thank the following faculty and staff members who have moved on from CtRCS and will start new journeys next school year: Alison Clancy, Tamara Freeman, Renee Saunier, and Julie Crover. A sincere thank you to each of these ladies for their commitment and contributions to CtRCS over the years. We wish them all the best in their new endeavors.
I would also like to thank Ms. Ann Justus, who served as our lunch service provider over the past five years. Ann will also be moving on from CtRCS in the coming school year. With that said, after a careful selection process involving three highly recommended companies, we are excited to announce that Road Runner Foods will be our new lunch provider. Our focus during the selection process was on healthy, tasty, kid-friendly meals that kept lunch affordable for our families. In addition, we were looking for a company that had a well-established history working successfully and efficiently with schools and their families. We found all of these qualities in Road Runner Foods. We will have more specific information about pricing, the ordering and payment process, and menu items in our next Chronicle. In the meantime, you can learn a bit more about Road Runner Foods
Finally, we are delighted to announce our Theme for the 2021-2022 school year: Crusader Community - Stronger Together. We feel this captures one of the greatest things about CtRCS: the tight-knit, community-focused school that we are! To accompany this theme, we have selected the following verse from Ephesians, Chapter 2:
Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Again, may you continue to enjoy your summer vacation. Look for our remaining summer Chronicles on the following dates:
• Thursday, July 29th
• Thursday, Aug. 12th
• Thursday, Aug. 19th
In His Service,
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IMPORTANT REMINDERS AND UPDATES.
Summer Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (M-Th), 9 a.m. - Noon (F)
July 2- July 9:
CtRCS Offices Closed
: Used Uniform Sale
Meet the Teacher
: First Day of School (Noon dismissal)
: First Full Day of School; First Full Day of Before and After Care
: Back-to-School Bash
2:15 p.m. dismissal; more details below
: First School Mass
Christ the Redeemer Used Uniform Sale
Used Uniform Credit Sheet
2021-22 SCHOOL CALENDAR
CtRCS Summer Hours
Summer office hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Friday.
Summer assignments are live on our website!
to get your summer assignments for all students, from PreK3 through 8th grade.
Please note that beginning in 4th grade, the Math and Reading assignments are on separate pages
And of course, the most important thing we can do all summer long, no matter where you might be traveling to is read, read, read!
Who will my child's teacher be?
Here at CtRCS, we like to welcome your children personally to their new classroom communities. Right before we return to school, your child's teacher will call to welcome them to his or her classroom.
You can expect these phone calls to come prior to Meet the Teacher on Aug. 24
Meet the Teacher - Aug. 24, 2021
Save the Date! Meet the Teacher will be on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. More details to come including time, a popsicle party, and all the items you can bring to school that morning to help the first day of school in August go a little more smoothly. We can't wait to see all of our Crusaders, both new and returning!
While CtRCS' supply fee covers most school supplies, each grade level has a few extra items that parents can purchase in advance. Check out your grade level's supply list on the website.
CtRCS Uniforms Through Mills Uniform Company
Don't forget to visit the CtRCS Uniform Page
through Mills Uniforms
to set up an account. Establishing an account connects you directly to Mills, our uniform supplier. You will receive information on sales, store hours, and other important information.
Important for 2021-22
: Middle School Students (grades 6-8)
will be required to change out for PE classes
. Please note the PE Uniform has been updated and students will need to have the mesh shorts and gray unisex cotton t-shirt as indicated on the website.
We hope the first couple of weeks of summer have been amazing! We want to make sure to keep you updated on any upcoming volunteer opportunities or news. If you have an interest in being a CtRCS volunteer or know of someone who does, make sure to opt-in our
Flocknote “Volunteer” group
by clicking the button below, or you can send us an email and we will be happy to add you.
If you have any questions, contact:
Crusader Volunteer Committee Heads
Marilyn Lozano and Kristen Sullivan
Volunteer Email Sign Up
2021-22 BASP Enrollment is Now Open!
Register now for the 2021-22 school year to guarantee your spot as spaces are limited.
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.
Middle School Athletics
Let us know!
If your rising 6, 7, 8th-grade students are interested in representing their school as a Crusader athlete for the 2021-2022 school year, let us know! Plans have begun for our 6th and best year in CtR sports yet. Click on the link to submit one form for each student indicating the sport programs they are likely to join.
The form will close on Friday, July 16
. Go Crusaders!
Middle School Athletics Survey
The preseason for Middle School fall sport camps will be
. This will include XC (Cy-Champ Park 7-8:15 a.m.) as well as Volleyball and Soccer (at CTR RAC). Volleyball times are 9:30-11 a.m. and Soccer is from 5:30-7 p.m.
All middle school student-athletes are required to have a physical on file clearing them by a physician or other approved healthcare provider prior to participation in practices and/or league competitions. Only one physical form is required for the school year. Physicals can be returned to the athletic department after June 15, 2021 for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.
Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form 2021-2022.pdf
Hello new and returning Crusaders, I hope you are having a relaxing and fun-filled summer! If we haven’t met, my name is Katy Haynes and I will be your school nurse for the upcoming school year. I look forward to continuing to meet and get to know our Crusader community.
I am happy to meet with you anytime if you would like to discuss the health care needs of your child.
Click here to view the forms needed for the upcoming school year.
If your child has asthma, life-threatening allergies or a health condition that requires management while at school please fill out the appropriate form and have all medications needed to keep in the clinic for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are a new Crusader family and have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out! I will be providing times for medication drop-off later this summer.
Lastly, if your child received any vaccinations over the summer, please provide me with a copy of their immunization report and I will add it to your child’s health care record.
I pray everyone has a healthy, happy and safe summer! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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
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
Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Log
Vacation Bible School at CtR
Registration and Details
on Thursday, July 1 at 2:37PM