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Chronicle for May 11, 2022

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Chronicle for May 11, 2022

Principal’s Message:

Over the last week, Mrs. Chapman and I heard a speaker from Colossians Forum, a Christian company that specializes in “conflict transformation.”  Their program was very good, and well appreciated, as well as applicable and topical! 
The overarching goal of the program is for all parties involved in a conflict to understand the main goal in all we do is to love God and love our neighbour; and to do this by working to increase the fruit of the spirit, while decreasing the works of the flesh. 
As you have surely heard me say at some point, “conflict is normal, but not dealing with conflict is abnormal.” We need to view conflict as an opportunity for discipleship and witness. This is incredibly difficult, as often we look at conflict from a win/loss point of view. We need to get to a point where we can see that how we treat others also shapes our character and that we are called to be a witness to others, even when we are angry. 
The program, given to a room full of Christian education leaders from all over the province, was a great time to dig into some real difficulties and hurts caused by conflict, and I know both Mrs. Chapman and I left excited about the opportunity to help with our own restorative practices occurring at CCS. 
As I leave you thinking about conflict today, I want you all to think about how we can practice loving God and our neighbour while engaging in difficult issues at home, work, and in our community moving forward. 
I know for me, it has changed the way I have approached some things, even this week. I hope even this little overview can do the same for you as well. 

Announcements:

LSCE AGM TONIGHT – 7:00 pm

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting tonight at 7:00 pm in the school auditorium. We look forward to seeing you there!

Track and Field Day – Friday, May 13

We are excited to be able to hold our annual Track and Field Day at CCS on Friday! If you have volunteered to help out with the day, please check your inbox for an email from Mr. Drader with directions for the day.

We will be having a concession available throughout our day. We will be accepting cash only for the concession. Please see the item list below for prices and available items:

  • Pop – $1.00
  • Gatorade – $2.00
  • Water – $1.00
  • Chips – $1.00
  • Licorice – $1.00
  • Hot Dogs – $2.00

Grade 9 Mini Mall/Market

We hope you will join us for Covenant Christian Grade 9 Mini-Mall!  Our Mini-Mall has been an annual school-wide community event. It combines the Grade 9s learning in Social Studies on Economics with a fund-raising opportunity for their graduation by creating a mini-business to sell products to other students.  

This year we are operating Mini-Mall in-person. You can also preview items on the Mini-Mall Market Webpage, which will be available in the Chronicle next week, with your child, you can look through the catalogue and engage in meaningful conversation about financial literacy, budgeting, stewardship and consumerism.  

The students’ products will be available on Friday, May 27 from 11:10 to 12:10. Homeroom teachers will be escorting children through the mini-mall at that time. Parents are also welcome to join us at the school for this event. Tickets will be purchased through your child’s Powerschool Accounts. Tickets will be available in books of 20 tickets for $5. Most items cost between 4-12 tickets ($1.00-$3.00). No cash will be accepted or tickets refunded. All ticket purchases must be made through PowerSchool by midnight on May 26, 2022

School Council

The School council is excited to share that we have decided how best to use our $500 grant. It was unanimous that we wanted to spend the money on mental health resources to help equip our teachers and students/children. Two of our CCS teachers will be attending the Gordan Neufeld virtual conference. We also ordered the My Big Life journal for elementary and junior high students. Covenant Christian School always strives to support students in every way possible and this will just add to our toolbox.

May 26th is our last School Council meeting. We hope to see you there!

Hot Lunch

We have moved Hot lunch forms to a weekly format. 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. ***If your child is absent on a hot lunch day, you will need to notify the office before 10:30 am if you would like the lunch saved or given to a sibling. If this is your request, the saved lunches will be delivered to the office and the sibling will need to come to the office to pick up the lunch. If no notification is received by this time, the lunch will be given away to another student who has forgotten their lunch.

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:

Floor Hockey

The grade 3 & 4 girls floor hockey team had a great time playing in their tournament over the past weekend!

This weekend, May 13-14, the grade 5 and 6 boys will have their chance to play in a tournament at Corinthia Park!

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

LSCE News:

LSCE Executive Meeting Summary

The ninth Society Executive meeting for the school year was held on Monday evening, May 9. Here are some notes from our meeting:

AGM tonight! (May 11): We will have our Annual General Meeting tonight (Wednesday, May 11) at 7:00 pm. A light snack and refreshments will be provided. Also note that the grade 9 students will provide babysitting, free of charge. Note that all AGM documents are included in the Chronicle. A limited number of paper copies will be available at the AGM.

Class Photos

Class photos for all grades from grade 1 to grade 9 will take place on Wednesday, May 25. Kindergarten Vande Kraats will also have their photo taken on Wednesday, May 25. Kindergarten Luchak will have their photo taken on Thursday, May 26.

Book/Garage Sale & Fair – Saturday, May 28, 2022

Calling all volunteers! I know many of you have been waiting for volunteer opportunities to become available again and here they are. We will be hosting a Book/Garage Sale & Fair at our school on Saturday, May 28 from 10 am – 2 pm. We are looking for volunteers for a few different areas. Please click here if you are interested in signing up and helping out. If you have any questions they can be sent to fundraising.lsce@gmail.com

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 have secured a $10,000 hole-in-one prize! 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! Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact fundraising.lsce@gmail.com.

Documents for LSCE AGM – May 11, 2022

Our AGM is tonight at 7:00 pm. In order to prepare for this evening, we have included the AGM documents below for your perusal.

Calendar:

May:

  • 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)
  • 26 – School Council Meeting (immediately following Celebration)
  • 27 – Grade 9 Mini Mall/Market
  • 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.

Huge Garage – Bake/Plant Sale and Silent Auction

Host: Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church

Phone: 780-986-4119

Address: 49245 RR 250 Leduc County

Thursday, May 19 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Friday, May 20 – 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 21 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm noon

All proceeds will go to the Ukrainian Red Cross

Upcoming Youth Event – Ebenezer Church

Ebenezer Church is hosting a youth event for grades 7-12. This Sunday, May 15 from 2-8 pm. Youth from across Northern Alberta are invited for an afternoon of fun & activities followed by a free dinner and Worship Service.  Special speaker: Jeremy Basuric from the Mustard Seed. Contact office@ebenezercrc.com for more details.

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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