The generation that we are currently raising is a generation struggling to socialize, struggling to communicate with others, and struggling to know the real meaning of “truth”.
The problem is there are many avenues that our childrengo to when it comes to cell phones and social media. The rates for depression and suicide have increased by nearly 200% since the start of social media. Parents, we all need to be diligent and protect our children from outside influence that potentially can harm the minds of our children and destroy families.
Our priority at Curtis is safety for our faculty, staff, and students. As parents, in order for us to keep our children safe, we need to monitor and watch what apps our children are using on their phones.
Below is a picture of 15 dangerous apps for kids. Please review this list and check your kid’s phones. Have a conversation with your children regarding the dangers of using social media. Our kids are a gift from God, let’s not let the world corrupt their minds through social media.
- Mr. Scott Phillips, Head of School & Athletic Director
Middle and High School News
Thank you to our Middle and High School students and parents for your participation in Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October and Operation Christmas Child during the month of November. Because of your willingness to support these ministries, many people will be reminded of God’s care for them.
- Mr. Larry Ford, Middle and High School Principal
Congratulations to our September Students of the Month
Middle School – Lakiya Wilson, 6th Grade High School – Addie Waugh, 9th Grade
Elementary School News
Parents, we have begun our participation in Operation Christmas Child shoebox. This is a great opportunity for our students to share Jesus' love with others around the world. Boxes are in the office for pick and please remember that all boxes need to be turned in prior to Thanksgiving Break. Friday November 6th is our next D.E.A.R. Day, it is so wonderful to see the children enjoying their reading time.
Fall is here and the weather is changing. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately. Progress reports will be emailed on November 20th. Thanksgiving Break is right around the corner, November 23-27 and school will be closed. Enjoy this break and family time. Proudly serving Curtis Baptist School and Families.
- Mrs. Lisa Ingle, Elementary School Principal
Daycare & Preschool News
Daycare and Preschool has had a great beginning to the school year! During the month of October, our classes have focused on
not only academics but also on Biblical principles that help lay a foundation for children from an early age. The one and two-year-old classes have been working on self-help as well as fine and
gross motor skills. One-year-olds have been making strides in
their use of utensils and social development with their fellow students. Our students in 3K and 4K have completed their pre-assessments and are gaining progress since the beginning of the year. We are excited to start our annual Operation Christmas Child boxes as we enter into the Thanksgiving season. Please see the information below. Boxes will be available in the Daycare hallway outside the offices starting on Monday, October 23.
- Mrs. Kellie Nieves, Daycare and Preschool Director
SENIORS PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE IMPORTANT EVENTS...
Wednesday, November 11 @12:40 p.m. - Jostens presents information to our Senior Class concerning ordering their graduation supplies (cap, gown, invitation, etc).
Wednesday, November 18 @ 12:40 p.m. - Jostens Rep returns to take orders for graduation supplies.
- Miss Jessica Reed, Guidance Counselor
From the Athletics Department
Congratulations to the MS and Varsity Volleyball teams for winning their Region Championships. Varsity girls went to state and won their first game against St. Johns, but lost their last two.
Congratulations Coach Ingle for being named Region Coach of the Year.
Congratulations to Addie Waugh who was voted as the Region Volleyball Player of the Year. She and Angel Tilton were selected to play in the All-Star games on Saturday, October 31 in Sumter, SC.
Kadence Anderson, Angel Tilton, and Celia Ulrich were voted to the Varsity All-Region Team. Sadie Ramp was voted to the Middle School All-Tournament Team and Mikaeley was All-Tournament MVP. We are so proud of our Volleyball Teams. Go Crusaders!
Our 2020-2021 Student Council
Officers & Representatives are:
President – Asher Lowe Vice President – Sarah Picklesimer Secretary – Mallory Moore Treasurer - Celia Ulrich
Ninth Grade: Kadence Anderson Ben Berrios
Tenth Grade: Carley Hasty Angel Tilton
Twelfth Grade: Rileigh Evans Jamaal Miller
Family surveys were sent out by email in mid-October - don't forget to complete yours and send it in so we can include your feedback in our school evaluations. Also, remember that while surveys are done only periodically you are always welcome to communicate directly with our teachers and administration by email or scheduling a meeting.
Spirit Week Fall 2020
Monday: Patriot Monday
Tuesday: Tie-Dye Tuesday
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday
Thursday: Tired Thursday
Friday: Fall Friday
Mark your Calendars!
PINK OUT for Breast Cancer Awareness - October 30 Daylight Savings - November 1 Class Pictures and Picture Retakes - November 5 Crusader Club Meeting - November 16, 6 pm in Cafe 180 Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection Week - November 16 - 23 CBS Spirit Week - November 16 - 20 Thanksgiving Break (no school) - November 23 - 27 Daycare closed for Thanksgiving - November 26-27 Early Dismissal, 11:30 am - December 18 No School - December 21 - January 4 No Daycare - December 23-25, December 31 - January 1
1. Upgrades to the Elementary & Daycare Playground
2. Build capital towards the purchase of a second school bus
Donations can be dropped off in the school office or sent by mail to Curtis Baptist School, 1326 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901. If you have any questions, contact us at (706) 828-6624. All donations must be received by December 31, 2020, in order to receive a 2020 tax-deductible letter.
We are excited to partner once again with Samaritan’s Purse this year to participate in Operation Christmas Child! This ministry is a wonderful opportunity to share the love of Jesus with children all over the world in a very simple way. We will have shoeboxes available that we ask you to pick up and fill with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. We will have a list of suggested items along with prohibited items available for you to pick up with your shoebox. Every gift-filledshoe box is an opportunity for a child to hear the gospel, possibly for the first time. Each child who receives a shoebox will be given a children’s Bible in their language and invited to enroll in The Greatest Journey, a 12-lesson discipleship program where children will learn to faithfully follow Christ and share their faith with others.
Curtis Baptist will be acting as one of thedrop off locations during national collection week again this year beginning November 16th. Shoeboxes can be dropped off in the daycare office, any of the school offices, or in the Ministry Center with Mrs. Brenda. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be holding a chapel service for OCC this year.
All shoeboxes must be turned into Mrs. Brenda in the Ministry Center by Monday, November 23rd no later than 12 pm to ensure that they are sent off to the sorting facility in time.
Do you have Curtis Spirit shirts that your family members have outgrown or no longer wear? We are accepting all spirit shirts that are in good condition for our exchange. if you bring in a shirt, you can get one back at no charge, if you do not have a shirt to bring, you can purchase them for $5 each. Come by the Elementary Office to drop off your shirt(s) and look through what is available for you to choose from. We are hoping to build up our selection so we have more variety and sizes available.