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Chronicle for April 27, 2022

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Chronicle for April 27, 2022

Principal’s Message:

I was sitting across the desk from a colleague of mine recently, and they mentioned how difficult this year has been for educators and us in leadership positions. We postulated on this back and forth for a bit, and the theme we kept coming back to was the idea of being put into polarized boxes, being figuratively and actually separated from community. The colleague mentioned that they watched the video below at a recent conference, and it helped them substantially. We watched it together, and the message was reassuring to me, and I pray it is to you as well. We are united as one under the grace of God.

Announcements:

Celebration of Learning – The Covenant Copy

Before Easter, 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.

Track and Field – Helpers Needed!!

After a two-year break, we are once again holding a CCS Track Meet on Friday, May 13 for all grade 1-9 students. This event requires a significant number of volunteers in order for it to be a success. If you can free up your schedule on May 13, please email Mr. Drader at philip.drader@blackgold.ca to let him know that you are available to help out. You may also include which event you would like to help out with if you have a preference. Thank you in advance!

We are also looking for volunteers to donate baked goods that we will see at our track meet concession. We will have a mixture of healthy options, as well as our typical concession-style items, including hot dogs! The baked goods would need to be individually wrapped and then sold as such. We are thinking if we stick to rice crispy squares, puffed wheat, and cookies (2 per wrapped package), it would be easiest for consistency. All revenue from the concession will be used to purchase more track day equipment (eg. shotputs, batons, discuses).

Items Needed for Mechanics CTF

Hello Covenant Community!

This year I am teaching an introductory survey course on mechanics and vehicles. Throughout the term I will be teaching the basics of vehicle maintenance, buying and selling vehicles, and the basics of the combustion engine. With that being said, this is a new course that I hope to teach in the years to come. We are in need of a few things to help this term run smoothly.

We are looking for:

  • 7 small engines (Broken, missing parts, kind of working). We will be tearing the engines apart, investigating the internals, and then attempting to put them back together. Lawnmowers, weed-eaters, and anything else that can be lifted by a junior high student.
  • Old tools for donation: Wrenches, spanners, pliers, screwdrivers, toolboxes, safety glasses, and anything else that could be used for mechanical work. These will be kept for future students to use and explore.

If you are able to help out in any way, please contact me or the office.

chris.hennink@blackgold.ca

With much thanks,

Chris Hennink

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 want to thank all of the parents who joined us for our Parent Council meeting today. We welcomed many new faces, as well as had our BGSD School Trustee, Mr. Gary Hansen in attendance today. During the meeting we spoke about our “Covenant Copy”, the upcoming Track and Field meet (May 13th!), how to bless our teachers during Teacher Appreciation, and how we can help with the mental and spiritual wellness in our school community. We ended our time praying for Pigeon Lake Regional School, and Wetaskiwin school division. Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, May 26th, right after Celebration.

Celebration

We were excited to be back in person for our weekly Celebration assemblies! Celebration will be held on Thursdays for the month of May. All parents are welcome to join us!!

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

Finals for badminton were held last night in Wetaskiwin. A number of our students competed in the event. Koen D. finished first in the Senior Singles division. Joel S. & Jaden D. finished 3rd in the Junior Boys Doubles division. We also had a number of 4th place finishes in the Senior Boys Doubles, Senior Girls Singles Divisions and Intermediate Girls Doubles, and Junior Mixed Doubles. Congratulations to all our athletes for their great game play.

Floor Hockey

Over the past weekend, our grade 3 and 4 boys participated in a tournament at Caledonia Park School. They finished 4th overall in the tournament after losing a very close game in the bronze medal final.

Coming up, we will have a grade 3 and 4 girls team playing in a tournament on May 6-7, 2022. The following weekend, May 13-14, the grade 5 and 6 boys will be playing at Corinthia Park as well.

For those selected for the teams, please check your child’s PowerSchool account to complete the necessary permission form and payment.

LSCE News:

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!

Documents for LSCE AGM – May 11, 2022

Our AGM is coming up on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 7:00 pm. In order to prepare for this evening, we have included the AGM documents below for your perusal.

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:

  • 29 – PD Day

May:

  • 3 – Hot Lunch – Subway
  • 4 – Early Dismissal @ 2:30 pm
  • 10 – Hot Lunch – Dominios Pizza
  • 11 – LSCE AGM
  • 13 – Track and Field Day
  • 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

June:

  • 1 – Early Dismissal @ 2:30 pm
  • 7 – Hot Lunch – Boston Pizza (Pasta)
  • 10 – Grade 9 Grad
  • 14 – Hot Lunch – Subway
  • 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • 21 – Hot Lunch – Dominios Pizza
  • 28 – Last Day of School
  • 29-30 – Teacher Workdays

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.

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.

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