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Chronicle for April 20, 2022

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Chronicle for April 20, 2022

Principal’s Message:

Last week, I wrote to you from Banff. It was a fantastic conference, where I not only learned many new things we could bring back to CCS but also enjoyed being in community with my colleagues from around the world.

And then I got back to the office…..

You see, a long-standing tradition at Covenant is to prank the principal while they are away at a conference. I have great memories as a teacher, filling Ms. Monsma’s office with a variety of things, and in my time as principal, dealing with having my office moved to a variety of locations-yes, my office was once moved into the bathroom!! Now, as I have not been anywhere in two years, they have not had a chance to “act up” in quite a while. Therefore, I think they took it as a challenge.

You see, as I came back into my office, I was greeted with a drawbridge, fortifications, and a dragon! My office had turned into a castle!! The amount of detail and work that went into it was crazy. With that said, my favourite thing that I saw was on my wall. The staff took the time to write funny, positive messages on one of the “castle walls”. There were a variety of jokes, verses, and quotes from some of my favourite things.

Practical jokes, done in a way that shows love and care, are a wonderful way to build community. The thought, execution, and kind words that were put into this one truly made me feel cared for. I want to publicly thank them for continuing the tradition!

Announcements:

Community-Building Opportunity – Oilers Game!! (April 20, 2022)

Service Learning Project – His Story, My Part

Hi, my name is Julie Boyd and I am a grade 9 student at Covenant Christian School. This year in Language Arts, we were given a major project. We had to choose a problem in the world we were passionate about, I chose breast cancer. We also have to complete a service-learning activity. For my project, I have made coasters. These coasters have the cancer ribbon on them painted pink for breast cancer, light blue for prostate cancer, teal for ovarian cancer, purple for pancreatic cancer, white for lung cancer, and gray for brain cancer. The price of one coaster is $10, all proceeds will be donated to Hair Massacure. Hair Massacure is a mass head-shave in Alberta, raising funds to support children with life-threatening illnesses, along with cancer research. Please donate to help me reach the goal of $1,000. You can contact me by email at julie.boyd246@gmail.com or my mom’s phone number 780-203-2373.

Celebration of Learning – The Covenant Copy

On Friday, we sent home a copy of the first-ever “Covenant Copy” with the youngest child in each family.

This document is a celebration of learning and showcases some of the amazing formational learning experiences that have gone on in our classrooms this year. It also covers some of the history of CCS, and how far we have come in the last 39 years.

If after looking through it, you feel you would like an extra copy for extended family, grandparents, or friends, please email the office at ccs@gshare.blackgold.ca. There would be a $5.00 cost that goes toward publication.

You can also view a digital copy on our website here.

Hot Lunch

Hot lunch forms will be changing slightly; we are going to move to weekly order forms. The deadline will generally be Tuesdays at midnight for the following week’s order. However, if there is a holiday, ie. spring break, this may change slightly. Deadlines for order/payment will always be listed on the order form.

School Council

We are planning to meet in person on the last Wednesday of April (27th) following Celebration. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please email Shauna Balehowsky, CCS School Council Chair, at s_stahl@hotmail.com.

THANK YOU – Help Ukraine Bake & Craft Sale Project – Grade 6CS

Thank you so much for your generosity, time, and support with our fundraiser! The students were able to raise $2,808.90!

Please continue praying with us for peace in Ukraine, and safety and comfort for those who are suffering.

Celebration

We were excited to have our first in-person Celebration this morning in over two years! Celebration will be held on Wednesdays for the month of April. All parents are welcome to join us!! See you next week!

Lost & Found

We will continue to post a photo of our Lost & Found each week in the Chronicle. If you see an item that is your child’s, please have them pick it up the next day or email the office and we will make sure it gets home with them.

Athletics:

Badminton

Playdowns were held last night at various schools in Leduc. Our athletes all played really well and displayed great sportsmanship. We have a number of athletes moving on to finals in Wetaskiwin on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Congratulations!

Floor Hockey

There are opportunities for boys in grades 3 and 4 to form a team, as well as girls in grades 3 and 4 to form a team for upcoming tournaments. Coaches have been making their selections over the past week. There will also be a grade 5 and 6 boys team for a tournament in May. For those selected for the teams, please check your child’s PowerSchool account to complete the necessary permission form, and payment if your child is selected for any of these teams.

CCS Golf Tournament – Sunday, June 26, 2022

Registration has now opened for our 2022 Covenant Christian School Golf Tournament! For those who came to our first annual event, you know that it was a ton of fun! With Roger Anderson and his crew of 4 sneaking away with the lowest score on the challenging Leduc Golf Course, the only question is, will they go back-to-back!?

We are aiming for 144 golfers to join us and take part in an afternoon that is filled with prizes, giveaways, and hopefully some bad golf! Mr. Simmons will once again be willing to take a shot for you on one of the Par 3’s (he promises to try not to put so many people in the sand this time), and we are working on getting another hole in one prize again too! Not to mention, we will once again have the opportunity to win a year of free tuition, just be closest to the pin on our 100-yard challenge (taking place immediately after all teams finish, and before supper!)

If you want to sign up as a player, or if you would like to take on a sponsorship opportunity, please check out our website found HERE! for more details!

Fundraising Opportunites

Save the date for our 2022 CCS Golf Tournament which will take place on June 26, 2022. Registration is now open! Please visit our website here to register a team or to be a sponsor.

For any questions, please feel free to contact fundraising.lsce@gmail.com.

Calendar:

April:

  • 26 – Hot Lunch – Boston Pizza Pasta
  • 27 – School Council Meeting
  • 29 – PD Day

May:

  • 3 – Hot Lunch – Subway
  • 4 – Early Dismissal @ 2:30 pm
  • 10 – Hot Lunch – Dominios Pizza
  • 11 – LSCE AGM
  • 13-14 – Grade 5/6 Floor Hockey Tournament
  • 17 – Hot Lunch – Booster Juice
  • 19 & 20 – PD Days
  • 23 – Victoria Day – No School
  • 24 – Hot Lunch – Wok Box
  • 25/26 – Class Photos (More information to come)
  • 31 – Hot Lunch – KFC

Community Events:

Please click on the image below to learn more about community events in our area! Also found under our Parents menu on the website.

  • Addictions Don’t Discriminate
  • Block Party Registration Information
  • Mental Health Symposium

Odds & Ends:

Sign In/Out Form:

In an effort to reduce the amount of shared touched surfaces, we will be using a QR code that you will need to scan with your phone for signing in and out of the school. You can also use this link if you are in your vehicle and need to sign out a student but can’t scan the code. This means that students/parents/visitors can scan the QR code when entering or leaving the office/school to sign in or sign out on their own phone/device.

Parents will also be able to sign their kids out from their vehicle in the parking lot when they arrive to pick them up for appts. etc. please use the link above if you can’t scan the QR code. We do ask that parents pull into a spot (not bus lane) where you can contact the office to let them know you have arrived and we can make eye contact with you
from the staff/office door. Students must also stop by the office before leaving the school. At that point, once a connection is made, we are able to send students out to you.

Facebook Page:

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