Dr. Matt Isenberg
January 4, 2023
Dear CCS Parents, Guardians, and Families,
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope and pray that each of you had a wonderful and restful Christmas break. Equally, I hope that you and your children are ready for a great second semester here at Community Christian School. As we look to the month of January, please allow me to bring a few items of importance to your attention.
Halftime’s Over…Let’s Finish Strong
In our whole staff meeting yesterday, we described the second semester of the school year as something like the second half of a game or, if you like, the conclusion of the play after intermission. We encouraged each other to reflect on adjustments that need to be made, “shake off” any mistakes in the first half, and finish strong. We encourage you to do the same with your children. And if you would like some specific suggestions on a strong second half I encourage you to read this article from Northern Virginia Magazine, with emphasis on the importance of goal setting and consistent conversations with your kids.
It’s a New Year, and New Things are Happening at CCS!
If you read our December Letter, you know that our first semester was a busy one here at 2001 Jodeco Road. A lot of that energy and effort, including input from our community students and families, has been directed toward some new starts, revamped processes, and enhanced connectivity. For example, we are very excited to launch our new and improved CCS website this month, in time for re-enrollment and open enrollment season. Our Communications Team has put a lot of work into developing this and we anticipate that current Knights and prospective families alike will find this site to be information-rich and user-friendly. Also, and after a great effort from our Development Team has completely revamped our online CCS Spirit Store. Make sure to check out the latest in Knights Spirit “swag” and know that we will be regularly and periodically updating our items to reflect changes in season and input from our community. You will also be getting a flier on this today, and it will be a prominent link on our new website.
Thinking of the Year Ahead
As our veteran families know, we are about to go into re-enrollment season followed by open enrollment for new CCS students. As we approach these windows we remain committed to providing you with clear information and smooth processes for making decisions about next year. For our current Knights, know that we treasure each of you and prayerfully desire every one of you (except our seniors!) to continue with us in the upcoming year; enrollment information, including tuition rates for SY 23-24, will be published on January 24. And, in closing, we ask that you pray for our success in our open (new) enrollment window beginning with Open House on February 3, so that we can continue to grow our CCS family and ever more fully reflect our mission of developing
Dr. Matt Isenberg
Head of Schools
Community Christian School