Elementary Parents

April 21, 2017



Dear Parents:


Six Mondays from now the 2016-2017 will come to an end. It has been an excellent year! The Lord has blessed Portland Christian School in profound ways this year, and is preparing us for continued blessings.


Next week our students will take the Terra Nova test. Terra Nova testing gives teachers, students and parents an opportunity to celebrate academic achievement. Please be sure to encourage rest, relaxation and proper nutrition this weekend so that each student approaches the testing week prepared to do their very best. You may want to send an additional snack each day. Elementary will test each morning Monday through Friday of next week; leaving the afternoons free for special areas, extended recess as well as rehearsal for the upcoming 4th – 6th grade performance. Homework, tests and quizzes will not be given during testing week. However, I do encourage continued reading for pleasure throughout the week.


On Wednesday, May 31st, PCS will have its annual awards program for our elementary school. This year, we will celebrate the academic achievements of our students in grades 1st thru 6th grade, as well as give special recognition to our 6th graders as they complete their last year of elementary school. The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the PCS auditorium. Please visit the school’s website for additional information on upcoming school events.


As I reflect on the mission of Portland Christian School, “…honoring our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Creator of all things, with a learning environment that is based on biblical principles and is intellectually stimulating. Our desire is to work cooperatively with the student's home and church, "so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”; I am amazed and honored by the many ways in which the Lord invites each of us to participate in His plan and purpose. Thank you for your support of Portland Christian School as we endeavor to realize His intentions.



Dr. Camille Gray

Elementary Principal

Portland Christian School


Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)


Everything is


Because of

Our staff


This is a special opportunity for us as parents, grandparents, and students to show our gratitude to those who serve at PCS. We would like to take this opportunity to let them know just how important their work is in the lives of the young ones to whom they have chosen to minister.


We are having a LEGO inspired staff appreciation week honoring the most talented, most interesting, most extraordinary people in the universe… the teachers and staff at Portland Christian School!

We need your help!  Just like the LEGO movie song, “Everything is awesome!  Everything is cool when you’re part of a team!”

Please team up with us by signing up below to help create an unforgettable week for our staff!


Please use the individual sign up genius links to sign up to bring an item or two for one of this week’s activities.

Activities for the week are as follows:


Monday……….Baked Potato Assembly Station



Tuesday……….Snack Assembly Station



Wednesday……Taco Bar & Salad Assembly Station



Thursday……… Breakfast & Waffle Assembly Station

Thank you card and gift card day provided by the student and parents

(Thank you cards and gift cards to teachers from students should be written and brought from home as there is not an opportunity during the day to do so)



Friday…………..Dessert Assembly Station


(Please use sign up genius to register to bring items for the above activities.)

We want to express our gratitude to those who have dedicated this year to serving our Lord by educating our children at PCS. How can you participate?


1. Prayer is Powerful! Commit yourselves to pray daily, by name, for our teachers and staff.

2. Contribute monetarily to the Staff Appreciation Fund. All donations are strictly voluntary. If you feel lead to participate in this way, simply send your donation to school in a sealed envelope marked PTF- TA Fund by Friday, April 28th. All money received will be used to provide items in the list outlined above.

3. Volunteer to supervise a classroom Friday May 5th, during lunch and or recess.


Thank you in advance for your participation in Staff Appreciation Week. Please feel free to contact the PTF if you have any questions/suggestions at ptf@portlandchristian.org


In His service,


Tracy Lewis, PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship) President


A LOOK AHEAD: April, 2017

April 3rd – 7th is Spring Break! Enjoy the time with your family.

We will see you back on Monday April 10th.

April 10            Welcome back! Please return your child's report card by the end of the week.

April 11            Chess Club (3-4 PM Elementary Library)

April 12            6th – 8th STEM Scouts Club (3:30 – 5 PM, Room 19)

April 13            Elementary Chapel (12:25 – 1:05 PM)

                         3rd – 5th STEM Scouts Club (3:30 – 5 PM LAB)

April 14            Good Friday - No School

April 18            Chess Club (3-4 PM Elementary Library)

April 19            6th – 8th STEM Scouts Club (3:30 – 5 PM, Room 19)

April 20            Elementary Chapel (12:25 – 1:05 PM)

                          3rd – 5th STEM Scouts Club (3:30 – 5 PM LAB)

April 24 - 28        Terra Nova Testing Week

April 25            Chess Club (3-4 PM Elementary Library)

April 26             6th – 8th STEM Scouts Club (3:30 – 5 PM, Room 19)

April 27           Elementary Chapel (12:25 – 1:05 PM)

                         3rd – 5th STEM Scouts Club (3:30 – 5 PM LAB)

April 28            4th - 6th grade Spring Concert  7:00 PM, Students need to arrive at 6:30 PM

May 1 - 5              Teacher Appreciation Week 

May 5                   2nd Grade - Field Trip to Safety City

May 10                 Kindergarten - 3rd Grade - Field Trip to The Louisville Zoo

May 12                4th Grade - Field Trip to Frankfort; 5th Grade Overnight Camp in at The Science Center

May 16                5th Grade Nations Fair

May 19                K - 6 Grade Field Day

May 25                5th Grade - Field Trip to Squire Boone

May 29                No School - Memorial Day

May 30                Kindergarten - Last Day of School;  Kindergarten Celebration (time TBD)

May 31                1st - 6th Grade Awards Day - 1:00 PM in Auditorium

June  1                Last Day of School!!

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Elementary Fundraising

By saving labels from the following products, you can help PCS purchase materials and equipment to enhance your child's education:

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(Elementary students also earn school passes for every 30 pts., so be sure to include your child's name and grade)

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How P.C.S. Families Stay Current 

Please check your emails and our website often for Elementary News & Events.  Be sure you don't miss out on important/time sensitive information.  This is a great way to stay informed.  It is also very important that you let us know if your contact information changes as soon as possible.

Our Mission

Since 1924, Portland Christian School has been committed to honoring our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Creator of all things, with a learning environment that is based on biblical principles and is intellectually stimulating. Our desire is to work cooperatively with the student's home and church, "so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work".

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