September 2020 Newsletter
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September 2020 Newsletter

From Mr. Phillips, Head of School & Athletic Director

The Ministry of Teaching…
I attended an A.C.S.I. Regional meeting earlier this month, and in the meeting, we discussed all of the different protocols schools are implementing to maintain a safe environment. As we continue to navigate these waters, I want to say "Thank You" to those who have reached out with encouraging words and offered prayers for our Faculty, Staff, and Administration Team. We are all in this together and need to support each other in prayer during this time. We also discussed that we need to remain focused on why we do what we do.

Colossians 3:2 reminds us to "Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." (N.I.V.) "F.O.C.U.S. seems to be the theme for many schools this year.  Colossians 3:2 is another verse to remind us to F.O.C.U.S. Fix our eyes on Jesus so that we can Observe who is in front of us, give Compassionate encouragement, Unite with the Body of Christ, and Serve Selflessly.

Thank you again for partnering with us this school year.

- Mr. Scott Phillips, Head of School & Athletic Director

Daycare & Preschool News

August has brought about many new faces to the CBS Daycare/Preschool. Please give a warm welcome to: Destiny Miller (2 year old assistant), Carlie Harper (4K assistant), Brittany Bendickson (floater), Kaitlyn Hall (4K assistant) , Emma Huffman (floater), Theresa Heim (floater/lunch helper), Kate Hunter (floater), Jenna Johnson (afternoon floater), Underia Johnson (Young 2's lead teacher), Kneena Markins (baby room assistant), Pamela Nelson (3K assistant), Rebekah Shipp (3K assistant), Joyce Smith (Young 2's assistant), and Anyanica Golphin (morning floater). God has given us amazing gifts in each new staff member and we are thankful for each of them. Thank you for welcoming all of our new staff members and showing the love and kindness of Curtis.

We are so thankful for the years that Avia Stocker has invested in Curtis, both in the elementary office and most recently in the CBS Daycare & Preschool. Avia will be moving to Raleigh, NC, in the next few weeks; please pray for Avia and her family in their move and transitions.

Kellie Nieves has served as the Daycare Office Manager and will be moving into the Daycare Director position effective 10/1/2020. Pray for her during the transition to a new position. Kellie has been an active educator for the last six years having taught Third Grade in Honduras, Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in Atlanta and for three years with elementary students in Augusta. She has served as the Office Manager in the Daycare/Preschool since 2018. She is delighted to be serving with an excellent staff and devoted followers of Christ to empower the next generation of children in God’s Kingdom. Kellie is married to her husband of almost five years, Jarrett Nieves, and they have a daughter Lucy who is currently in one of the 2 year old classes within the daycare.

Reminder: We will be closed on Monday, September 7, for Labor Day. 

- Mrs. Avia Stocker, Daycare and Preschool Director

Elementary School News

September is here and our students are doing an amazing job of settling into the new school year. They have really been enjoying their classes and I am excited to see them learning and growing in Christ. On Friday, September 4, they will have their first D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) day. Encourage your students to bring their favorite book to read.

I am truly blessed to be a part of the CBS Family.

- Mrs. Lisa Ingle, Elementary School Principal

Middle and High School News

As you know, Covid-19 has given us the opportunity to design a unique school environment. Our students, parents, faculty and staff have had to adapt to new public health safety guidelines. Temporary activity restrictions and limited social engagement is the new norm. The good news is that with your help, we are a month into a very successful school year. Thank you for your prayers, support, and encouragement during the opening weeks of school.

As we move forward, we ask that you use all of the resources available to be informed and up-to-date about what is happening at Curtis. Remember, RenWeb, Parent Alerts, Sports Week-at-a-Glance, emails, and phone calls are in place to ensure that you have access to the people and information you need as a valued member of our Curtis family.

- Mr. Larry Ford, Middle and High School Principal

Guidance News

We made it through the first month of school!! I am so proud of each of the students and how they have adapted to the changes needed for this school year.  I am looking forward to the next few months and all that this year will offer! The SAT (12th grade) and PSAT (8th, 10th, and 11th) will be given again this year in October. I will be sending letters home soon with more information. I am looking forward to September, and I am here if students or parents need anything. If you need to reach me, my email is

- Miss Jessica Reed, Guidance Counselor

From the Athletics Department

Volleyball is in full swing and our teams are doing a fantastic job. Cross-country has their first meet on Thursday, September 3, and our Middle-School Tennis team will begin playing their matches on Thursday, September 10.
In preparation for cheerleading during basketball season, there will be a Parent Interest Meeting for parents of cheerleaders on Thursday, September 17, at 5:30 pm in Cafe 180.

We will be working on sign-ups for baseball, softball, soccer, and track-and-field in early September as we begin building game/meet schedules.

2020 Virtual Silent Auction

The brand new just-for-2020 Virtual Silent Auction will be held every Tuesday - Thursday during September and October. It will be hosted on the CBS Facebook page featuring four items each week donated for the Silent Auction. You will post your bids in $5 increments in the comments. Winners will pick up their items and pay in the Elementary Office during school hours.

The CBS Facebook page can be found here:

Kroger Community Awards

Curtis Baptist School is now a part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program.  To get started supporting the school with the purchases you already make when shopping Kroger, simply visit to sign up. Once logged into your Kroger account, search for Curtis Baptist School either by name or GH038 and then click Enroll.

You must have a registered Kroger rewards card account to link to your organization. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card. If you don’t already have a Kroger rewards card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger for you to pick up.

Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Events
  • Elementary D.E.A.R Day - Friday, September 4
  • Labor Day, no school or daycare - Monday, September 7
  • Catching Snowflakes Fundraiser Sale - September 15 - October
  • See you at the Pole - Wednesday, September 23, 7:15 am
  • Crusader Club Meeting - Monday, October 5, 6 pm
  • Columbus Day (no school/no daycare) - Monday, October 12
  • Early release, 11:30 am - Friday, October 16
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