Lower School Administration
Miss Sharon Humphrey
Lower School Principal
(704) 366-5657, ext. 2002
Miss Becky Knight
Lower School Assistant Principal
Mrs. Joyce Brooks
Lower School Administrative Assistant
(704) 366-5657, ext. 2001
Mrs. Lynda Collins
Early Education Administrative Assistant
(704) 366-5657, ext. 8007
JK - K
Grades 1 – 5
Lower School Class Assignments
New lower school students will receive a letter by mail after June 30, 2013 which will include their class assignments for the 2013-14 school year.
Junior Kindergarten/Kindergarten: Teachers will have their rooms open and ready for students by 7:45 a.m. each morning. Students should not arrive prior to 7:30 a.m. and cannot be the responsibility of the school. Students arriving between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. should report to the Early Education Building Multipurpose Room which opens at 7:30 a.m. They will be taken to the classrooms at 7:45 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 8 a.m.
Grades 1-5: Teachers will have their rooms open and ready for students by 7:35 a.m. Children should not arrive prior to 7:15 a.m. and cannot be the responsibility of the school. Students arriving between 7:15 - 7:35 a.m. should report to the dining hall. They will be taken to their rooms at 7:35 a.m. and should enter rooms quietly, take care of their books and materials, and begin to work quietly at their seats. Classes begin at 7:45 a.m. Students arriving between 7:46 - 8 a.m. will be counted tardy but should report directly to their classroom. Students arriving after 8 a.m. should report directly to the lower school office to receive an admit slip to their classroom. Parents will be alerted if a tardiness problem develops.
The traffic patterns map below will help you to help navigate lower school carpool. If you have any questions regarding carpool procedures, please contact your school principal.
Access the Lower School Carpool map
If your child will be absent from school, please notify the lower school office before 9 a.m. by calling (704) 366-5657, ext. 2001 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents may also e-mail teachers directly for missed assignments. Parents who need to take students out of school during the day for any reason must come to the lower school office to sign them out and must also sign them back in upon return to school. Students may not leave or return to campus without following this procedure.
Charlotte Christian partners with Flik Dining Services to provide a healthy lunch for each student. The cost of lunch is included in tuition. For children in junior kindergarten and kindergarten, parents will receive a menu and will have the opportunity to choose their child’s lunch in advance. Lunch choices include a hot meal or a bag sandwich lunch. JK and K meals are delivered to the Early Education Building Multipurpose Room and students will eat there.
Students in grades 1-5 will eat in the Flenniken Dining Hall and will have access to Flik’s numerous daily offerings including, but not limited to, three hot entrees, salad bar, deli bar, and fresh soups. Students will be able to choose from the many healthy options available each day. Students who prefer may also bring a bagged lunch from home.
The Flik menus may be viewed on-line at My School Dining.
Food Allergy Concerns
Charlotte Christian is committed to providing a safe environment for all students. Our campus participates in an Allergy Smart Awareness Program which provides food allergy awareness in the classrooms and to all faculty and staff who have direct contact with students who are at risk for an allergic reaction. If your child has a food allergy, please contact Mrs. Lisa McCorkle, RN in our nurse’s office and schedule a time to visit with her over the summer regarding your child’s specific food allergy needs and concerns. She can be reached at email@example.com or (704) 366-5657, ext. 2155. Please also communicate any allergy concerns to your child’s classroom teacher and principal and any co-curricular program director (extended day, athletics, fine arts, etc.) that your child may be involved with during the year. The Flik dining team is also available to meet with each family who has concerns about food allergies. Chef David Stowe can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flik is a “Nut Aware” Dining Hall
Allergy information for each food item served in the dining hall will be available and posted at each food station. Charlotte Christian is also a “nut aware” campus which means that nuts will not be used in the preparation of foods in the dining hall.
Dining Hall: Prepay Account
A healthy lunch is included in tuition for all students and breakfast and snack options are also available for students who wish to purchase them. Breakfast will be point of purchase based and will consist of healthy options designed to fuel the students for the day. An array of healthy and nutritious snacks is also available in the afternoon from 3:30-4 p.m. Students may purchase these snacks using their dining account. Information about setting up a new account can be found at the Café PrePay link below or you can do so in person in the dining hall at the beginning of school.
Access the Café PrePay system
Café PrePay is an easy on-line way to pay for your children’s breakfast. The Café PrePay system allows parents the opportunity to set up a new account, check their child’s purchase history, account balance, and add money to their account. While there is no fee for setting up the account, Café PrePay charges a $2.50 convenience fee for adding money through this online service. There is never a fee for simply checking your student’s balance or an on-line participation report.
You can add money to your child’s account in four ways:
• Pay on-line by credit card through the Café PrePay on-line account.
• Mail or drop off your check at the front desk for delivery into the Flik mailbox.
• Send in a check with your student to his/her teacher.
• Send in a check to a Flik cashier in the dining hall. Credit cards may be used online but not at the dining hall.
Extended Day for Grades JK-8
The Charlotte Christian School Extended Day Program provides care beyond the regular school day for students in JK-grade 8. Through organized activities and supervised free time, the Extended Day program is designed to enrich the intellectual, spiritual, social and physical development of students. Classroom space, computers and outdoor play facilities are available to children for homework, play and various other extracurricular activities. Special field trips on teacher work days and early dismissal days also contribute to making the Extended Day program a valuable opportunity for our students and their families.
Access the 2013-14 Extended Day Brochure
School Supply Lists
A complete list of the items your child will need for school can be found on the attached link. Supply lists for all lower school grades JK-5 are included. Students should plan to bring their school supplies on the first day of school.
Lower School Supply List
Students in all grades are encouraged and in some grades required to read over the summer. Please access the link below for detailed information about summer reading for your child’s grade level.
Lower School Summer Reading List