Welcome to the Parent Portal - your one stop for questions regarding our school calendar, events, fundraisers, Parents as Partners, lunch menu, and our day-to-day happenings. Check here first when you need to know what's going on at FCDS!
Our lunchroom manager is Ms. Trayce DeFrenchi, or "Meema" to many of our students! She has an extensive background in food service and restaurant management, and she is excited to be working with us at First Christian - a place very dear to her heart! The bulk of her menu is homemade and nutritious, and we hope that your kids will be as excited to eat at school as Ms. Trayce is to cook for them!
How To Order:
Monthly lunch menus are available through the above link. Please order lunches for each week by turning in an order form by the WEDNESDAY BEFORE. This helps Ms. Trayce get a good idea of how much food she needs to prepare and have on hand. Forms should be turned in to the red box next to the office. Forms are available each week in children's backpacks, and on the entryway table by the front office.
How to Pay:
Cash - turned in with order forms
Checks - made payable to Trayce DeFrenchi or to "cash"
PayPal - email@example.com (please use "friends and family" option)
However you choose to pay, please be sure to include your child's name and class!
Extra money will be kept on account rather than sent home in change.
Students (all grades) - $4.50
Adults - $5.00
How to Contact Ms. Trayce:
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Parents as Partners is our school-wide volunteer program in which parents and families provide items and services we need to help complete events and special days at the school. By helping to offset these costs and time spent working, the PAP program allows us to keep our tuition low, while still offering a variety of fun events and special programs for our students.
PARENTS AS PARTNERS
What is the due date to turn in my enrollment paperwork?You can enroll your child in FCDS all the way up until the first day of school, so there is no definite due date. However, in order to make sure that your child has a space, or if you would like to request a specific teacher, you should be aware that children are placed on a first-come, first-served basis according to who has completed paperwork. Priority enrollment for FCDS families ends March 2. If you wait too long, there is no guarantee that the class or teacher you hope for will be available. Additionally, the office staff uses enrollment information to help determine how many classes to offer and which grade levels those classes should be; when many parents wait until summer to enroll, they sometimes find that their desired class was closed and a different one opened because we didn't think that we would have enough students to fill the class. Bottom line: sooner is better!
Do I have to turn in the entire packet now? Can't I just turn in the top page enrollment application?Yes, you could. The only page required to reserve a spot is the top page of the enrollment application, as well as the deposit. We urge you, however, to go ahead and just get the whole thing done. Document Day, when all paperwork and payments are due in August, can be very long – especially for those having to sit and fill out piles of forms. Getting your paperwork done now makes your life easier later.
We filled out that big packet last year. Nothing has changed. Do we have to do it again?Yes, unfortunately. The larger enrollment packet is a state-issued packet, and state regulations require it to be completed each year. You do NOT have to resubmit birth certificates or shot records, if the shot records will remain current through next fall.
Do I have to wait until March to enroll siblings that will be attending FCDS next year?Definitely not! Priority enrollment is available for all FCDS families, not just individual students. If you plan to have siblings join us next year, turning in that paperwork before open enrollment begins in March gives you the same early access to classes and teachers. And, if you turn in your completed enrollment application and deposit by Friday, March 2, you can take $50 off your enrollment fee!