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February 2020 Newsletter

From Mr. Phillips, Head of School

Why Christian Education?

I have been pondering why I am so passionate about Christian education. It is not that I am against the public-school system. There are many Christians that work in our public schools. The struggle those teachers face is they cannot teach their subject with a biblical worldview. Christian schools are equipped to not only offer an excellent education where students can be accepted to major universities, but we also have the freedom to teach every subject with a biblical worldview that will prepare our students to defend their faith when they graduate. As students grow, they are going to learn and develop their own worldview. It will either be a secular/man’s worldview or a biblical worldview.

There are 4 major influences on children when it comes to developing their worldview:

1) Home / Family
2) Church - Students that attend church from K5 – 12th grade will have 750 – 1,500 hours of influence from the church
3) Culture / Media - Students (K5-12) will receive approximately 15,000 – 20,000 hours of influence from entertainment, social media, and other outlets
4) Education - Students (K5-12) will receive 16,000 hours of influence in a school setting

As you can see, Culture/Media and Education are where our children will receive the majority of the influence of the worldview that they will develop.

As you plan for your children’s future in education and enrollment, I ask that you pray about what worldview you want your children to have when they become adults – a secular/man’s worldview or a biblical worldview.

Curtis Baptist School continues to pursue biblical excellence in our education so that our students can grow in their walk with Christ. We are excited to see what God has done and is doing this year, and we are looking forward to what God has in store for the future here at Curtis.

“The greatest gift we can give our children is the gift of teachers both at home and at school, who teach from a biblical worldview.” Glen Shultz

- Mr. Scott Phillips, Head of School

Daycare & Preschool News

We enjoyed participating in Homecoming Spirit Week, and all the exciting things the new year brings. During the month of February, our classes are focusing on God's unconditional love for them as His child. Teachers are emphasizing the importance of knowing that we can love others, because God first loved us. Throughout 2019-2020, our daycare/preschool has enjoyed our returning and new families alike. We are humbled to be entrusted with your children for yet another school year. Re-enrollment for August 2020 is here for currently enrolled families! Since we have open enrollment starting in March for new families, we would like all of our existing families to complete registration as soon as possible. Open enrollment is only for new families that are anxiously waiting to join our CBS daycare/preschool family for the first time. 

Daycare/Preschool wishes everyone a very loving and happy Valentine's Day with empowerment to share the love of Christ daily! 
 
- Mrs. Avia Stocker, Daycare & Preschool Director

Elementary School News

The Elementary School had a fun time celebrating the 100th day of school and participating in Spirit Week. Coming in February is our Elementary School Book Fair which will be held February 3-7, followed by our Read-a-thon (February 7-14). This is an exciting time for the students to have fun with reading. Our book fair is a great opportunity to find those special books to read during the Read-a-thon. Please be on the lookout for information being sent home for these events. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Ms. Gardner at sgardner@curtisbaptist.org. Curtis Family, I cannot thank you enough for the continuing support of our school. It is an honor to serve you each and every day.

Please note: If you are unable to visit the Book Fair in person but would still like to place an order, you can browse and shop the Online Book Fair here.

- Mrs. Lisa Ingle, Elementary School Principal

Middle & High School News

The second semester is off to a great start in our Middle and High school. We have celebrated the 100th day of school and are nearing the end of the first four and half week grading period. Progress Reports are scheduled to be emailed on Thursday, February 13.

As you begin to make plans for Spring Break, please review the Student/Parent Handbook for information concerning trips the weeks before and after Spring Break. Following the handbook policies will help your student to stay current in their classwork and enjoy their time off.

- Mr. Larry Ford, Middle and High School Principal

Guidance News

This semester has begun on a high note and has already shown to be a great one! On January 12, students ranging from 3rd-8th grade attended the Regional SCISA Spelling Bee. The following represented CBS:

3rd- Hudson Atkinson and Trinity Wilson-Baker
4th- Liam Parker and Preston Thomas
5th- Cole Craig and Jordan Sease
6th- Maci Butler and Lily Crane
7th- Mikaeley Baker and Jonathan Beharry
8th- Kadence Anderson and Abi Coughlin
 
I am proud to say that Trinity Wilson-Baker received 3rd place for her grade level, Jonathan Beharry received 4th place for his grade level, and Preston Thomas will be going to the State Spelling Bee in February to represent Curtis Baptist School. Congratulations to each and every student who participated and tried their best at Regionals. 

- Miss Jessica Reed, Guidance Counselor

Athletic News

We celebrated Homecoming 2020 and Senior Night last Friday night. Congratulations to all our 2020 Homecoming Court representatives and especially to Makayla Kirkpatrick on being crowned Homecoming Queen and to Spencer Jones on being crowned Homecoming King. We were blessed to have record numbers of alumni in attendance as we recognized 55 years of God's faithfulness at CBS.  

All of our basketball teams are winding down their regular seasons and preparing for tournament time!! The middle school and varsity teams finish up their regular seasons with games on Friday, February 1 at Wardlaw Academy. Thank you to all our fans for supporting our awesome CBS basketball teams.

The CBS MS Bowling team has been working hard this season ending with a tournament at Bowlero on Washington Road. Thank you to all the fans and families for supporting Ms. Hensley and her team through the season. Bowling has been a great addition to our middle school sports program.

Spring sports are to starting up in the next few weeks. Please check your emails for important updates and any schedule changes that may occur due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstances.

As always, thank you for allowing us as coaches to be a small part of your childrens' lives. By working together we will continue to grow our athletic program at CBS.

Walk Worthy and have a great February!!

- Mr. Robert Leslie, Athletic Director

Early Reenrollment

Be sure to sign your student up for the 2020-21 school year by February 28 in order to save $100 off the $275 registration fee. You will also secure your student's place in the classroom before enrollment is opened up to new families.  Your student's reenrollment packet is accessible online through Renweb; if you need assistance accessing your Renweb account, contact the Admissions Office at admissions@curtisbaptist.org or 706 828-6624, option 2.

 Silent Auction

The 2020 Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, March 28. Monetary donations and items for the auction can be dropped off in the Elementary Office; be sure to fill out a donation form. Tickets can also be purchased through the Elementary Office.

Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Events
  • Online Book Fair Sale - January 29 - February 11
  • Book Fair Sale - February 3 - February 7
  • Crusader Club Meeting - February 3, 6 pm
  • Read-A-Thon - February 7 - 14
  • Silent Auction Meeting - February 9, 4 pm
  • CBS hosts Region Tournament at Cheeks Gym - February 11, 4 pm
  • President’s Day (No School, Daycare Open) - February 17
  • Third Thursday Open House - February 20, 9 am - 11 am
  • Elementary Read-A-Thon - February 24 - 28
  • End of Early (discounted) Reenrollment - February 28
  • Sixth Grade Tybee Island Field Trip - March 4 - 6
  • Seventh Grade Charleston Field Trip - March 25 - 27
  • 10th Annual Silent Auction - March 28
  • Terra Nova Testing - March 30 - April 3
  • Spring Break - April 6 - April 13
 
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