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Chronicle for March 6, 2022

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Chronicle for March 6, 2022

Principal’s Message:

For those of you who have gotten to know me a little bit, you know that I am a huge hockey fan, specifically an Oilers fan. Obviously, this would stem from growing up in a family that had the same interests, but I think it is also the camaraderie and community that a sports team creates that speaks to my heart. While I know there are definite downsides and grievances with pro sport, its positive attributes of it can’t be understated.

Earlier this year, CCS did a school Oilers night. About 40 of us went to a game and unfortunately watched the Oilers get beat pretty badly by the Florida Panthers. While this is usually a once-a-year type of thing, we have agreed to try to do another school game night, as this time there will not be any restrictions in place. We will be allowed to eat salty popcorn, drink overpriced pop, and hang out together in a full building! The event will take place on Wednesday, April 20th at 6:30 pm vs the Dallas Stars. As I write this, the Western Conference opponents are both playoff teams, both fighting for points, and match up incredibly well!

If you haven’t gotten to an Oilers game this year, these are priced a little lower for schools, and it’s an earlier start, which allows our kids to come and cheer for Connor and Leon while still getting to go to sleep at a decent-ish hour.

If this interests you at all, please make sure you click on the hyperlinked flyer below, and Hayden and I will see you there!

Announcements:

EARLY DISMISSAL TODAY AT 2:30 pm

Today is early dismissal at 2:30 pm. All students should be picked up by 2:35 pm.

Information Needed – Important!

We are still missing approximately 100 families’ intentions for returning next year. In order to help us plan for staffing, etc. in the fall, we need you to complete a Returning Student Form for your family. Please complete this online form as soon as possible.

Extra Clothing for Puddle Weather

As we are entering warmer days, we want to remind you to pack some extra clothes for your child(ren); especially if you know they gravitate towards tempting puddles. We all realize that our schoolyard will produce some surprisingly large puddles (sometimes named Lake Covenant), and therefore want to be prepared for the inevitable. Extra pants, socks, and even undergarments are all suggested.

Elementary Basketball Opportunity

Over the past couple of years, we have been unable to run an elementary basketball team due to the COVID restrictions. Now that cohorting is not an issue I would like to run a 5-week “Intro to Basketball” clinic for our 4, 5, and 6th-grade girls. My focus over the 5 weeks is to teach the rules and fundamentals of the game. I am hoping to get 12 girls out that would like to learn the game of basketball. If we get enough interest we will have an inter-squad game at the end. The sessions will run from 3:30 – 5:00 pm on Tuesdays after school beginning on April 19. If your daughter is interested (or has any questions) you can register by sending me an email at curtis.plitt@blackgold.ca. There will be a cost of $10 per student and all money will go towards purchasing some new basketballs for the school. The session dates are April 19, April 26, May 3, May, 10 and May 17.

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. Currently, the forms for all of April are available on PowerSchool for your completion.

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

School Council

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

Help Ukraine Project – Grade 6CS

Our Grade 6 students closely follow current events and are compelled to serve. The Bible leaves no doubt that Christian lives must be lives of justice. It is the first requirement listed in answer to Micah’s question, “What does the Lord require of you? To do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8) After they reflected on the injustices that children in Ukraine are faced with, they decided to take the initiative to raise awareness about the war in Ukraine, to hold a fundraiser, and to cover the world in prayer.

Students have collaborated to create a Justice-Seeking plan called Help Ukraine. The culmination of this project is a Bake and Craft sale that will be held on Thursday, April 14th. Please consider making time to join us in celebrating the tremendous effort our students are putting into this project. Your presence would be valued.

Black Gold Working Dog Club Donation

Over the last few years, you may have seen dog trainers using our fields while you drive by in the evenings or weekends. These dog handlers have always been a welcome guest to our grounds, and have not only left the field in better condition than they’ve left it, but supported our school by providing viewing experiences for our students. This year, the Black Gold Working Dog Club (Susan Lawrence pictured with Mr. Simmons) blessed us with a generous donation to help supplement our nutrition program as a thank you.

Celebration

We are excited to be moving back to in-person assemblies, this includes Celebration! Celebration will be held on Wednesdays for the month of April. We will have a virtual Celebration assembly this week and next week, and then we plan to move to in-person on Wednesday, April 20. All parents are welcome to join us!!

Spring Drama Thank you!

On behalf of all the Grade 8 students, we would like to offer our sincerest and heartfelt thank you to all the parents, teachers, extra staff, and volunteers that helped out these past few months to get us ready for Spring Program. We could not have done it without you!
The painting, building, donating, sewing, shopping, writing notes, speaking, snacks, and words of encouragement demonstrated how much this community loves and supports its students. We hope you know that your example of Servant-Workers and Beauty-Creating inspires us to imagine a world where our art and our work make a difference in the lives of others. There are few words that can express our gratitude for your work, but we would like to say thank you, and we are so appreciative of this school community!

CCS Showcase – Thank You to Our CCS Alumni

On March 23rd, four former students of CCS performed in the first-ever CCS Alumni Showcase for the Maclab Mosaic Series. A wonderful evening of music and poetry was had by all those that attended in person and online. These creative individuals continue to be Beauty-Creators and engage in the creative arts; they are an inspiration to our future artists. Those featured included alumni; Emily Dakin, Kajia Feldbusch, Joshua Meetsma, and Sam Klooster.

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

Tryouts for badminton for junior high continue this week. Practices will be next week after school. Playdowns will be on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, with finals on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. If your child is selected for the team, please check their PowerSchool account to sign the permission form, and make any payments.

Floor Hockey

Tryouts for the junior high floor hockey team were held last Friday. There will be one tournament to participate in on April 8-9, 2022, this coming weekend. Please check your child’s PowerSchool account to complete the necessary permission form, and payment if applicable.

There will also be an opportunity for boys in grades 3 and 4 to form a team for an upcoming tournament, as well as a grade 5 and 6 boys team for another tournament. More details will be available shortly.

LSCE Update:

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

Pick up of Purdy’s and Stawnichy’s orders is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12. Please grab your order from the outside auditorium door between 2:30-3:00 or 3:30-4:00. If you are not able to pick up your order, please make arrangements for someone to do so for you as we are unable to store perishables at the school.

Please also 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:

  • 6 – Early Dismissal @ 2:30 pm
  • 12 – Hot Lunch – Wok Box
  • 12 – Pick up for Stawnichy’s & Purdy’s Orders
  • 15 – Good Friday – No School
  • 18 – Easter Monday/Mid-Term Break – No School
  • 19 – Hot Lunch – KFC
  • 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.

Added this week:

  • Oilers Community-Building game on April 20, 2022

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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