Covenant Christian School


  • Chronicle for April 17, 2024

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    Principal’s Message

    Over the last four days, I have been at a leadership conference in Banff, Alberta. ULead is an internationally renowned conference with contingents coming from as far as Iceland, New Zealand, and Australia. Over the last few days, I have been incredibly renewed, motivated about what is happening at our school, and invigorated to keep us on the cusp of educational pedagogy.

    One of my favourite sessions was listening to Baruti Kafele, a former principal and teacher of the year in New Jersey. He challenged our session by asking the big question, “Is my school better because I lead it?” As I meditated on this question and listened to him speak, I thought about the amazing things we have going on in our school and the cultivation of a people who love Jesus. Yet, my answer was – no it’s not. Many days, it is not better because I lead it; yet because of our amazing staff, supportive community, and the overwhelming, never-ending, restless love of God, our school continues to get better. 

    If we look at the climate and culture of our school, we can see the impact that our school’s agenda and mission have on our school. While the session made me feel a little uncomfortable, knowing that I can do more, I also am leaving it challenged, knowing I get to do more and to challenge our staff that we can do more together. 

    Our agenda, our core purpose at CCS is to cultivate Flourishing Learners, who Delight in God, and who are Inspired to Serve. I left Banff invigorated about living out our core purpose. 


    CCS Track Meet – MANY Volunteers Needed

    Our annual CCS Track Meet will be held on Tuesday, May 21 and is for all grade 1-9 students. This event requires close to 30 volunteers in order for it to be a success. If you can free up your schedule on May 21, please sign up for one of the positions at 

    Thank you in advance!

    School Council

    Our next School Council meeting is April 24th, following Celebration. If you’re interested in learning more about what is happening at CCS then please join us. Our meetings are informative and fun and are a great way to meet and connect with others!

    You can access this month’s agenda here.  If you’d like to see something added to our agenda, this month, or going forward, please email Candace Dreger at [email protected] .

    Sports Nutrition Workshop

    Presented by Taylor Nutrition – April 24 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

    “We provide a fun, interactive, body positive and educational workshop that allows athletes to feel more confident on how to improve their nutrition for good health, growth, and greater sport performance”  Taylor Nutrition Website

    This workshop is open to all students in grades 4-9; parent supervision is required. No previous sports experience is needed! 

    Please fill out this short form if you are interested in attending so we can plan appropriately. 

    Le Carnaval – April 18

    Bonjour tout le monde! Hello everyone!

    I’m excited that Le Carnaval will take place again this year, led by our Grade 6’s. On Thursday, April 18th, the 4CV, 5J, 5M, and 6B classes will participate in outdoor activities all morning. We are looking for parent volunteers to help make this event a great success. Please contact Nicole McConville at [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering your time on Thursday morning. Merci beaucoup!

    Snack Menu:

    🥔 Chips: $1.00

    🥤 Cans of Pop: $2.00

    🍭 Candy Bags: $1.00


    Div. 1 (Gr 1-3): Thursday, April 18

    NO Cougar Canteen: Thursday, April 25

    Div. 2 (Gr. 4-6): Thursday, May 2

    Div. 3 (Gr. 7-9): Thursday, May 9

    Div. 1 (Gr 1-3): Thursday, May 16

    Thank you so much for your support!

    Date Change Reminder

    Hot Lunch

    Hot Lunches are on Wednesdays.

    You can find the forms for Hot Lunch in your student’s PowerSchool account under the Student Fees and Forms heading on the left-hand side. Orders will close on the Tuesday prior to the following week’s hot lunch at 11:59 pm.  All orders must be placed online, and payment must be made with form submission to be processed. (No cash or cheques are accepted). Please check your email for a confirmation receipt to ensure that your order went through.

    Upcoming Hot Lunches:


    • 17 – Wok Box
    • 24 – KFC


    • 1 – Hot Dogs/Booster Juice
    • 8 – Boston Pizza Pasta
    • 15 – Panda Hut
    • 22 – Subway
    • 29 – Dominos Pizza

    If you would like to see which hot lunches are coming up in future months, you can find out on our school events calendar found here.

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding Hot Lunch, you can reach our Hot Lunch Coordinator, Mrs. Hofstra, via email at: [email protected]


    We hold weekly assemblies, which we call Celebration. We alternate between Wednesday and Thursday mornings each month so our kindergarten students are each able to join us every other month.

    Celebration will be held on Wednesdaysfor the month of April.

    Lost & Found

    We will post weekly pictures of our lost and found. If you see something that is your child’s, please have them stop by the table and pick it up or let the office know.

    All unclaimed items will be donated to a second-hand store by the end of the month.


    For a calendar of events including home and away games etc. please click HERE.

    Floor Hockey

    Grade 5/6 Boys Floor Hockey:

    The boys participated in a tournament over the weekend at Ecole Corinthia Park School. They played well and brought home the Bronze medal again!


    Central badminton playdowns were held yesterday at 5 different schools in Leduc. Our athletes represented our school well and a number of them will be moving on to the finals next Tuesday, April 23 in Beaumont (Jaden, Joseph D, Lukas, Jillian C, Lauren, and Ian D). Practices for those athletes will be on Thursday and Monday after school until 5:00.

    LSCE News:

    LSCE Executive Meeting Update

    Spring Activities: We look forward to seeing you at some of our spring activities, including the Family Fun Night with a live and silent auction, the AGM, Grandparent and Special Friends Day, and the golf tournament!  

    AGM May 15:  The Executive intends to provide documents within the next few weeks for the AGM to be held on May 15, 2024, at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium.  Watch future editions of the Chronicle and our school website for the information package and supporting documents.  All those who are Society members as of April 15, 2024, will be able to vote at the AGM.  Babysitting will be available free of charge for those who need it.

    Fundraising Opportunities

    We are excited to announce some fantastic upcoming events and fundraising opportunities happening this Spring! Please see the posters below for more information on these events.

    All money raised will go towards a re-do of our school parking lot. For more information please contact Afton Goldsmith at [email protected]

    If you would like to donate an item/service for our auction please contact Afton Goldsmith. We are also looking for roasts to be donated for the dinner. 

    For sponsorship opportunities or to register a team for the golf tournament, click here

    Social Media

    To keep up to date on all fundraising opportunities, please follow us on social media.



    • 18 – Le Carnaval
    • 19 – PD Day – NO SCHOOL
    • 22 – Grade 5 & 6 Swimming Lessons
    • 24 – School Council Meeting immediately following Celebration
    • 27 – LSCE Live & Silent Auction Social
    • 29 – Grade 5 & 6 Swimming Lessons


    • 3 – Kindergarten Field Trip to Mrs. Vande Kraats’
    • 6 – Grade 5 & 6 Swimming Lessons
    • 7 – Kindergarten & Grade 4LV Field trip to Firehall & LRC
    • 13 – Grade 5 & 6 Swimming Lessons
    • 15 – LSCE Annual General Meeting
    • 16 & 17 – Grade 3 Drumheller Field Trip
    • 17 – PD Day – NO School
    • 20 – Victoria Day – NO School
    • 21 – CCS Track Meet
    • 22 – Grade 8 Birch Bay Ranch Field Trip
    • 23 – Grade 9 Mini Mall
    • 24 – Tom’s Walk
    • 27 – Grade 5 & 6 Swimming Lessons
    • 28 – Grade 2GM Grain Elevator Field Trip
    • 28 – LDAA Track Meet
    • 30 – Grade 3H/3J Miquelon Field Trip
    • 30 – Grade 2W Grain Elevator Field Trip
    • 31 – Grandparents Day

    Community Events:

    April Anxiety Series @ Leduc Public Library

    LA Crude Rugby

    My name is Lauren Oscapella and I am the President of the LA Crude Rugby Club in Leduc AB. As an effort to grow the wonderful sport of rugby in our broader community, we are hosting 3 free TRY RUGBY sessions in April for ages U5-U18. The U5-U11 divisions are non-contact with a focus on games and skill development. No experience is necessary for any age group.

    Mental Health Symposium

    Rehoboth Camp Ministry is a Christian summer camp for people with special needs from young children to seniors. We want to share the love of Jesus, provide a summer camp experience, build relationships, and give parents or guardians a week of respite. We need volunteers to make this happen and are looking forward to having you
    be a part of this. A willingness to be a friend and help someone have a positive Camp experience is all that is needed. If you are 14 years old and up, have a heart for serving others, have a week to spare this summer, then we are the place for you! Check us out at to get more information!

    Odds & Ends:

    Sign In/Out Form:

    Scan Me

    Please use the above QR code, orthis link, to sign your child in or out of the building. You can also come into the school and use the Chromebook provided in the office. Please make sure to let the office know you have collected your child before leaving the parking lot (phone call/eye contact) and ask your child to check in at the office when they enter or leave. This ensures everyone is accounted for appropriately in the case of an emergency.

    Facebook Page:

    As always, Facebook is a great spot to see some of the fun things going on at the school!

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