Crusader Chronicle - Thursday, Oct. 5
Dear CtRCS families,
What an HISTORIC week it was at Christ the Redeemer Catholic School! CtRCS students and teachers moved into new classrooms and labs on the second floor of our Parish Life Center and school building thanks to support from the
CtR Living Our Mission, Shaping Our Future
. Six classrooms, two science labs, a meeting room and offices are part of our campus Master Plan and vision to accommodate more space for growth at CtRCS, Religious Education and Youth Ministry. These spaces are a reality for our students and teachers because of the generous parishioners, school parents and friends who made sacrificial gifts to the capital campaign. Please consider joining these donors in contributing to
Living Our Mission, Shaping Our Future
and making a difference in the lives of our students.
Please learn more
about this effort to provide facilities and resources that match the excellence of a CtRCS education and make a gift of support.
Fully Rely On God,
Thank you to all families who brought in treats for our monthly faculty meeting! It sure did make a lot of teachers happy! We appreciate you!
NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY
This Monday, Oct. 9, will be our Diocesan-wide teacher in-service. Therefore, there is no school for kids. Enjoy the long weekend!
Many of you may have noticed students with rolling backpacks.
This is a middle school privilege only,
as they have many books and no lockers or cubbies. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding.
CHRISTMAS CARD ART CONTEST
Your student can submit their artwork to possibly be selected for the CtRCS Christmas card mailed to homes this year! All entries must be received in the school front office by
3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26.
Only one original artwork creation may be entered per student. See the flier below for details and contest rules.
2017 CtRCS Christmas Card Art Contest
WASHINGTON D.C. TRIP
Thank you to everyone who registered for the Washington D.C. trip! See your teacher's Flocknote this week for more information for those who will attend and won't attend the D.C. trip.
8TH GRADE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS NIGHT
7 P.M. THURSDAY, OCT. 12
CtRCS 8th grade families interested in applying to the area Catholic schools are invited to an informational night to discuss the admissions process. Kathryn Griep, CtRCS parent and admissions director at St. Pius X High School, will present. She will share everything you need to know about the process and answer any questions you may have. This will take place in the CtRCS library.
Due to limited space we ask that only 8th grade families attend
. We do plan on making this a yearly event for future 8th grade students.
ST. AGNES OPEN HOUSE- WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18, 2017
7 p.m. For details and directions visit
ST. PIUS OPEN HOUSE - WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25
For all middle school students and their parents/guardians
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. - Formal program at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium
ST. JOHN XXIII OPEN HOUSE - NOV. 5
Our Crusader soccer athletes have been working hard and playing hard this week. Though we have not been able to rally to a win, we are growing as a team and our skill and spirit are improving each match! Varsity Soccer plays at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton,
6646 Addicks Satsuma Rd, Houston, TX 77084
, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.
Also, Varsity Soccer plays at home against St. Anthony of Padua at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Zube Park,
17560 Roberts Rd, Hockley, TX 77447.
This will be the last home game of the season. Come out and cheer on our Crusaders!
CRUSADER CROSSCOUNTRY (XC)
Our Crusader XC team will compete in the Annunciation Orthodox School Dolphin Dash on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at T.C. Jester Park, Watonga Blvd. Houston, TX 77092. Races start at 4:30 p.m.
We are getting basketball rolling for our inaugural 2017-18 season. All students in grades 5th-8th are welcome to tryout. Mark the date to attend an informational meeting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct 18 in the school library. Details on the
2017 4TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF IS GETTING SPICEY
NEW THIS YEAR
- We're very excited to have some new, fun elements to our event this year! You won't want to miss our Frito Pie Booth - sponsored by Jozwiak Plumbing and Kilgore Services. Dance the night away to the fun and fabulous tunes of Johnny & the Convertibles! And drop your winning ticket in our first annual Cook-Off Raffle! We'll have fun baskets for kids and adults and would be grateful for your donations. Learn what items you can donate to help support your child's grade level basket below!
Please contact Advancement Director
Raffle Information Form
BUY YOUR TICKETS!
VOLUNTEER AT THE COOK-OFF
Underwriting & Sponsorship
Donate to the Auction or Raffle
PARENT OUTREACH COMMITTEE - PRAY WITH US
As written in the 2017-18 handbook,
“Christ the Redeemer Catholic School strives to be an expression of the teaching mission of the Church, passing on Christian hope and faith, deriving its philosophy from the Gospel and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Students, staff, teachers and parents purposefully create a community infused with religious truths and Christian values where self-discipline, respect and responsibility are taught and lived.”
In accordance with our school philosophy, the outreach committee’s purpose is to facilitate a community of support for our CtRCS children and families through service and action. We are looking forward to the opportunity to provide a tangible reminder that we are a united family, infused with love and Christian values. If you would like to get involved, contact Annette O'Driscoll at
, Danny Zander at
or Angela Morales at
We are Inviting all parents to join us in the Quieting Room to
pray the rosary once a month
before school Mass. We will pray for our school families and students, as well as any special intentions. We will meet immediately following drop off.
Oct. 11 • Nov. 8 • Dec. 12 • Jan. 10 • Feb. 7 • March 7 • April 11 • May 9
FIRST RECONCILIATION, FIRST EUCHARIST - PARENT MEETING
Children who are baptized Catholic
Are at least 7 years old
in 2nd-5th grade
Attended CtRCS or a religious education program during the 2016-17 catechetical year
For questions, please contact Coordinator of Sacraments Annette O’Driscoll at
Our CARE Committee will be hosting a bake sale during the CtRCS lunch periods on Friday, Oct. 27. This is a "sweet" time to gather up some yummy treats and support CtRCS staff! All money raised will benefit CtRCS Teacher Appreciation!
SIGN UP TO BAKE
TRUNK OR TREAT
Trunk or Treat is annual event that CtRCS hosts on Halloween. Students are allowed to wear their costumes and parents volunteer their creatively themed trunks to hand out treats! We are looking for up to 50 trunks this year, six candy runners and one ticket cutter volunteer.
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER
Friday, October 6 - 12 NOON DISMISSAL - NO AFTERCARE
- Jeans and Spirit Shirt Day (changed from original Tuesday date)
, October 9 -
Teacher In-service - No School
Students, enjoy your day off!
Tuesday, October 10
- 4:30 PM -
- St. Anthony of Padua at Zube Park!
Wednesday, October 11 - Mass at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, October 12
- 7 PM
8th Grade Catholic High School Admissions Night
- 4:30 PM/5:30 PM -
- St. Anne's on their field!
Christ the Redeemer Bulletin
"But when the kindness and generous love of God our savior appeared, not because of any righteous deeds we had done but because of his mercy, he saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the holy Spirit, whom he richly poured out on us through Jesus Christ our savior so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life."
Sent by Dan Courtney on Thursday, October 5 at 4:34PM