Rooted in Christ -- Faithful in Prayer
Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” (Luke 22:39-42, NIV)
The night before Jesus was crucified, he went with his disciples to the Mount of Olives where he prayed. Did you notice how Jesus encouraged his disciples to pray and then also prayed for himself. He ends his prayer with the confidence that his Father’s will would be accomplished. The same is true for you and me. We can go to the Lord confidently, knowing that He will answer our prayers in a way that is for our best, just as he answered Jesus’ prayer in a way that was for our best. Because of Jesus’ willingness to do his Father’s will, we have the blessed hope of eternal life with Jesus. Be Rooted in Christ and be faithful in prayer.
Christ the King Lutheran Church
Christ the King Lutheran Church Launching Groundbreaking Bible Reading Campaign
“The Bible is central to our faith,” said Pastor Jay of Christ the King Lutheran Church,“ but many people are intimidated by its scope and size. The Story gives us a way to journey from Genesis to Revelation together in 31 chapters so everyone understands God’s story and how their story intersects with it.”
The Bible is the best-selling book in history, but how many people in Palm Coast are actually reading it? A Gallup survey reports the average American household has four Bibles. However, research by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (2008) found that only 16 percent of Americans read the Bible every day.
Christ the King Lutheran Church is hoping to reverse this trend, starting with members and friends of the congregation. Pastor Jay is confident that The Story, is a great tool to increase Biblical literacy, helping readers understand God’s story from Genesis to Revelation and how their own stories intersect with God’s. Consisting of 31 chapters of carefully-selected scriptures sequenced in chronological order, The Story presents the Word of God in an engaging format, reading like a novel.
“I want the people in my congregation, as well as Flagler County, to realize the incredible love God has for them and how their story is found in His story,” said Pastor Jay.
Christ the King Lutheran Church launched the experience on Sunday, February 23. The first chapter of The Story will be studied in Sunday School and Bible study this Sunday, March 1. Worship this Sunday, March 1 will also take a deeper dive look at the chapter.
Christ the King Lutheran Church invites you to experience The Story. Sunday services start at 10AM. Come and be a part of the journey of reading The Story and experiencing the Bible!
Next Week in the Early Learning Center
Our Bible Story will be "Jesus is the Good Shepherd"
Our Letter of the Week is V
Our Unit for the Month is "My Senses"
Our Theme for the Week is "Growing Up Healthy"
Memory Treasure for the Week
Matthew 28:20, "I am with you always"
CTK's Weekly Newsletter
Read all the important news and events for CTK campus as a whole here.
Miss Emily Glodowski, CTK’s second grade teacher has received a Divine Call to serve as a kindergarten teacher at Divine Savior Academy, Doral, FL. Please keep Miss Glodowski in your prayers as she considers where she can best use her gifts in service to our Lord. If you have any questions about how the calling process for teachers at CTK, please speak with Pastor Jay or Mr. Brown
upcoming teacher professional workday
Friday, March 6 is a professional development day for the teachers in grades kindergarten through 8. There will be no school that day, but child care will be available.
If you will need childcare for March 6th please fill out this form before Monday, March 2nd so that adequate staffing can be secured. You will need to complete a separate form for each child.
The ONLY way to sign up your K-6 child for childcare on this day is to fill out this google form.
Please note that by signing up you are acknowledging that a $30 fee will be charged to your TADS account the following week.
upcoming event for parents & teachers
Dr. Rhoda Wolle, Dean of Student Success at Wisconsin Lutheran College, will be on campus the evening of Thursday, March 12, 6:30 - 8:00, to present a Parent-Teacher Workshop on Social Emotional Learning.
Below is a description of the workshop intended for parents and teachers.
How do parents and teachers collaborate to help youth develop social-emotional skills?
Social emotional learning encompasses:
How to understanding and managing emotions
How to feel and show empathy for others
How to set and achieve positive goals
How to establish and maintain positive relationships
How to make responsible decisions
This interactive workshop will assist parents and teachers in discovering what social-emotional learning is, why it is so valuable, and how they can work together to promote it.
CTK is working to provide child-care and offer a dinner option for families. If you are in need of childcare for this event, or want to order a pizza dinner for your family, please be sure to complete this form.
spring break is coming soon!
Beginning on Friday, March 13th at noon, the K-8 side of campus will be closed for Spring Break. There will be no extended care available for grades K-8 on the afternoon of Friday, March 13th, and there will be no child care available for students in K-8 during the week of Spring Break, March 16-21. Classes will resume on Monday, March 23.
The ECC will be operating at their normal schedule on Friday, March 13th as well as during Spring Break March 16th-21st.
AAA Scholarship opportunity
If you are wanting to apply for the AAA Scholarship for next school year here are some dates for you to take notice of:
RENEWAL families: Online application will be available 3/6/20.
NEW families: Online application will be available 3/27/20
The AAA Scholarship online application can be found here.
Matanzas High School Orientation
For our 8th grade families: A counselor from Matanzas High School will be on our campus Tuesday, March 10th from 6pm to 7pm. She will be in the ECC Common Room to give a presentation on Matanzas, the freshman courses, and their flagship programs.
If you have a child who will be attending Matanzas, or if you want to know more about this specific high school, you will want to attend this event. She will be able to answer questions and also help you with your child's course selections for when the MHS course input happens on March 12th at their campus.
In order for her to prepare the literature she's bringing with her it would be helpful if you would RSVP to Tammie Radikopf
re-enrollment for 2020-21 continues!
Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year continues and some classes are now full!
Existing CTK families, as well as new families who have had their campus visit, need to check their email for a special link and set up code from TADS. Use the information in this email to register your children for the 2020-21 school year.
Anyone who is interested in enrolling in CTK and has not yet had a campus visit with Mr. Brown or Ms. Francesca can click here to set up an appointment to start the enrollment process.
For more information about tuition, fees, and scholarship opportunities please read here.
Welcome on Wednesdays
CTK’s next Welcome on Wednesday event is Wednesday, March 4th from 8:30 to 9:30am. Welcome on Wednesdays allows current and prospect families the opportunity to come on campus and visit with CTK’s Early Childhood Director and School Principal. Current CTK families are welcome to stop by and are encouraged to invite anyone they know who might be interested in learning more about CTK. We look forward to seeing you!
Future dates for Welcome on Wednesday are April 8, and May 6.
summer camp opportunity
This week our students in grades 3-8 had the opportunity to get a sneak peak of Camp South, our WELS summer camp. They watched a video of last summer's highlights to get an idea of what goes on at camp. More information will be forthcoming in weeks to come from Mr. & Mrs. Starr.
Here are some details:
Camp will be July 20th to July 25th
Students going into grades 4-9 (at any school) are welcome to register
Other WELS schools/churches will be attending during the same week
There will be chaperones from CTK school/church attending with the campers
The camp is in Covington, GA
Transportation and funding will be discussed at a later time
Our campus contact is Bob Starr.
Athletics & AfterSchool Activities
Soccer registrations have closed! Be watching your email for team assignments soon.
Click here to rsee the most up to date information about the CTK's after school clubs and athletics.
Weekly Chapel at CTK
Each week, the students in the grade school and the early childhood center get a chance to meet with Pastor Jay and learn more about Jesus. The messages in this year’s chapel services will connect with the Christ Light Bible History lessons the students in the ECC through 4th grade are learning each week.
Early Learning Center News & Notes
The ECC (Preschool) now has its own page on our school website. CLICK HERE to keep up with the latest events, dress up days, and important information. If you have more specific questions about the preschool please reach out to Ms. Francesca.
CTK has resources for families to speak with their child about God’s gift of sexuality. A series of age appropriate books are available for checkout from Mr. Brown.
Common Sense Media For parents who wish to be better equipped to address online and technology topics with children. The website includes parent information on movies, books, video games, and children’s technology and has lessons on digital citizenship.
Focus on the Family has a variety of valuable resources for all stages of parenting.
5 to Thrive is a resource for both parents and educators to equip them to assist children to develop and reach their full God-given potential.
Families, learn about developing the quality of grit and resilience in your children with 5 to Thrive Episode 11. Here Dr. Rhoda and Professor Marty explain what parents and teachers can do to positively impact young people as they develop life-long skills.
If you have questions regarding these resources, please contact Mr. Brown.
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SCRIP sales have been down for January and February. Please don't forget, this is our schools big fundraiser! We no longer sell candles, cookie dough and candy bars because that was a lot of work....caused people to spend on things they wouldn't normally buy and we only got a portion of the profit.
SCRIP is gift cards for things you buy every day (groceries, gas, restaurants, clothing stores and more) ... $1-$1 exchange.
All rebate profit gets split between the school and your child's tuition payments (or just goes to the school if you don't have kids)
Any questions you have can be emailed to me: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can ask me in person on Tuesdays, from 8am-9am in the ECC lobby.
Thanks and Happy Scripping!
Christian Aid and Relief
In light of the damage caused in the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian, our Friday mission offerings will be directed toward Christian Aid and Relief, an organization committed to helping areas impacted by disaster by meeting the physical needs of people and through their humanitarian efforts sharing with others the good news of Jesus’ never-failing love. Christian Aid and Relief has already committed funds for medical assistance in the Bahamas and we expect additional assistance to be offered as the situation continues to be assessed. To date, students of CTK have given $314.05 toward this effort.
Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 6 - ECC ONLY, Dr. Seuss Week
Wednesday, March 4 - Welcome on Wednesday, 8:30am-9:30am in the ECC
Thursday, March 5 - Soccer Coaches Meeting, 3:45pm
Friday, March 6 - NO SCHOOL for GRADES K-8 ONLY, Childcare is Provided
Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 - Basketball Tournament in Watertown, WI
Monday, March 9 - Kase Powell Day
Tuesday, March 10 - Matanzas High School on CTK Campus for Orientation, 6pm
Thursday, March 12 - Parent/Teacher Workday, 6:30pm
Friday, March 13 - Report Cards Issues for Grades K-8
Friday, March 13 - Noon Dismissal for Grades K-8
Monday, March 16 - Friday, March, 20 - Spring Break for Grades K-8
Sunday, March 22 - Soccer Games Begin