Covenant Christian School


  • Chronicle for May 15, 2024

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    Principal’s Message

    Dear Covenant Christian School Community,

    As many of you know, golf has always been a passion of mine. It’s a sport that I truly love and find great joy in. Four years ago, I had a vision to combine this passion with our school’s fundraising efforts. I proposed the idea of a golf tournament fundraiser, and I was beyond excited to see it take off. Our inaugural tournament saw close to 100 participants, creating a wonderful day of camaraderie and fun that brought our community closer together.

    This year, however, we are facing a bit of a challenge. Our registration numbers are significantly lower than what we have seen in the past. As someone who believes deeply in the value of this event, I am reaching out to ask for your support. If you enjoy playing golf, please consider signing up for this year’s tournament. Invite your friends, form a team, and join us for a day of fun and fellowship.

    The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th, and promises to be a fantastic event filled with exciting prizes, laughter, and memorable moments. Beyond the fun and the game itself, this tournament serves a greater purpose. It is an opportunity to support our school and our children in a meaningful way while enjoying a sport we love.

    Participating in the tournament is not just about playing golf; it is about building community, forging new friendships, and strengthening the bonds within our Covenant Christian School family. It’s a chance to come together outside of the usual school setting and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

    I hope and pray that those of you who share my love for golf will take this chance to come out and support our event. Sign up, spread the word, and encourage others to join in. Let’s make this year’s golf tournament a tremendous success, one that reflects the spirit and unity of our community.

    Thank you for your continued support and participation.



    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!


    During our school track meet, Mr. Simmons will be running a concession that will have a variety of items to purchase. These include lunch items, snack items, and a wide variety of drinks! All items will be anywhere from $1.00 – $4.00 depending on what it is. We will also try to put together a few lunch combos for price savings as well! Any money made will go towards purchasing a second 9-square game.

    If you would like to donate some baked goods to be sold at our concession, we would happily accept them! Please complete the Google form HERE with your name and what you are able to bring. Details regarding drop off etc will follow.

    Mini Mall is Coming! – May 23

    We hope you will join us for Covenant Christian School’s 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 HERE . Along 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 Thursday, May 23 from 11:00 to 12:30 pm. 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 Account. Tickets are available in books of 10 tickets for $5. Most items cost between 2-10 tickets ($1.00-$5.00). No cash will be accepted or tickets refunded. All ticket purchases must be made through PowerSchool by 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. No Exceptions!

    Grandparents Day – May 31, 2024

    We are once again excited to host Grandparent/Special Friends Day in-person on Friday, May 31st!

    Please do not arrive earlier than 9:40 am. To start off our celebration, we will have an assembly at 10:00 am sharp, after which, our grandparents and special friends will be invited to tour the school and visit classrooms. In addition, our library will again host our “Adopt-A-Book” and “Book Fair” fundraisers. You will be able to purchase books once the assembly has finished.

    Please stay in the auditorium for the entire assembly. We look forward to seeing all of our special guests on Friday, May 31!

    If your grandparent or special friend is unable to join us on May 31st, they are invited them to send a message to their student and we will print them out and deliver them to their classroom on that day! Please forward the following form link to anyone who would like to send a message:

    Grandparents/Special Friends Message Form

    Field Trips, Field Trips, Field Trips!

    Tis the season for field trips! We are so excited to be able to go on educational field trips again this year! Please check your PowerSchool account often to make sure you have completed any and all field trip forms for your child to participate!

    Snack Menu:

    🥔 Chips: $1.00

    🥤 Cans of Pop: $2.00

    🍭 Candy Bags: $1.00


    Div. 1 (Gr. K-2): Thursday, May 16

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

    Div. 3 (Gr. 7-9): Thursday, June 13

    Div. 1 (Gr. K-3): Thursday, June 20

    Thank you so much for your support!

    Date Change Reminder

    Family Math Games Night

    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:


    • 15 – Panda Hut
    • 22 – Subway
    • 29 – Dominos Pizza


    • 5 – Hot Dogs/Booster Juice
    • 12 – Wok Box
    • 19 – KFC

    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 Thursdays for the month of May.

    Lost & Found

    Just like Spring, our lost and found is GROWING! It has extended to another table! Please take a minute to look and see if any of the items belong to your household and either get your kids to stop by and pick up your items or email the office and we will try to send them home with them.

    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.

    Please familiarize yourself with our athletic handbook when you have a spare moment. It speaks to important issues such as parent conduct as well as athlete conduct. While we know that the school year is almost done, we mustn’t lose our high expectations for our athletes, parents, and coaches.

    CCS Athletic Handbook

    LSCE News:

    LSCE Executive Meeting Update

    AGM – Please come to our AGM tonight at 7:00 in the auditorium! There will be cookies and babysitting. We need at least 25 voting members to attend in order to have a quorum.

    Volunteer Opportunities – Think about volunteering on one of our committees next year! Our preschool committees and PR are both looking for new members. If you are interested, please contact Lisa Gatzke who can put you in touch with someone from one of these committees to answer any questions you may have.

    Golf Tournament – Support CCS by coming to our upcoming golf tournament – there will be Ukrainian food and prizes, including the chance to win free tuition for a year!

    AGM Documents:

    Minutes from May 24, 2023 AGM

    AGM Agenda for May, 15, 2024

    2023 Notice to Reader

    LSCE Absentee Ballot for May 15, 2024

    Proposed 2024-2025 Condensed Budget

    Executive positions: We have 2 vacancies on the Executive next year, and 2 nominations to fill these vacancies. Please contact Executive Chair Danny Dodds or Society Administrator Lisa Gatzke by Wednesday, May 8, 2024, if you have any objections to the nomination of Jon Janssen or Colin Werden. If no legitimate objections are received, both will be acclaimed as new members of the Executive for next year.

    Full-time Bus Driver Needed

    Covenant Christian School requires a bus driver for the 2024/2025 school year. 

    Hours are 5.5 hours/day plus field trips.  Route runs from Beaumont to the Cloverlawn area and then to LCHS and Covenant: We offer competitive wages and a Health Spending account.  “S” endorsement and first aid will be required. 

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and driver’s abstract to [email protected] by May 31, 2024, at 4:00 pm.  Please email or call 780-612-1557 for more information.

    Fundraising Opportunities

    Bring in your Boston Pizza receipts and the school can earn cash back!

    Purchase CO-OP gift cards from us and part of the proceeds stay in our school!

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

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

    We are looking for volunteers to help with our 4th Annual Golf Tournament on June 8th at the Leduc Golf and Country Club. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and a Ukrainian buffet dinner following the tournament. If you are able to donate your time, please click here to sign up.

    Social Media

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



    • 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
    • 26 – Tom’s Walk
    • 27 – Grade 5 & 6 Swimming Lessons
    • 27 – 31 – Scholastic Book Fair
    • 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


    • 3 & 4 – Grade 6 Gull Lake Centre Field Trip
    • 3 – Grade 4 (Both Classes) Edmonton Waste Management Centre Field Trip
    • 6 – Math Family Fun Night (Kindergarten – Grade 6) from 6:00-7:15 pm
    • 6-9 – Grade 9 Jasper Field Trip
    • 7 – Black Gold Elementary Track Meet
    • 7 – Cougar Spirit Day
    • 7 – CTF Outdoor Ed Field Trip to Telford Lake
    • 8 – CCS Golf Tournament
    • 10 – 13 – Grade 7 Jasper Field Trip
    • 10 – Grade 3 Edmonton Valley Zoo Field Trip
    • 10 – Grade 6 (and some Grade 1) Immunizations
    • 12 – Grade 8 River Hawks Baseball Field Trip
    • 13 – Grade 4 Bunchberry Meadows Field Trip
    • 13 – Grade 5 Michelon Lake Field Trip
    • 14 – CTF Outdoor Ed Field Trip to Alex Outdoor Pool
    • 14 – CTF Tourism & Agriculture Field Trip to Wizard Lake
    • 14 – Grade 9 Graduation @ 7:00 pm
    • 17 – 26 – PATs and Final Exams – Schedule to follow in later Chronicle
    • 24 – Grade 1-3 Millet Spray Park Field Trip
    • 26 – Last Day of School
    • 27 – Report Cards & Class Lists Emailed to Parents
    • 27-28 – Teacher Workdays

    Community Events:

    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!

    Gull Lake Centre Summer Camp

    Gull Lake Centre is a Christian camp where the vision is to create a space for campers to connect with Christ and with each other. 

    This is done through:

    – summer camps for children of all ages (5-18), family camp, winter camps (grades 4-12)

    –  LTD program (Leadership Training and Discipleship) for high school students, 3-year program. The key elements of the LTD program are mentorship, experience, and community. The teens are taught to lead while being given space to grow their relationship with God.

    – new FED program (Faith Experience and Discipleship) which is a volunteer program for teens during the summer where you both contribute to the operation of camp and also get to enjoy all the fun activities they offer, 1 week commitment 


    Pembina Bible Camp

    Pembina Bible Camp registration is now open for 2024!! 🏕️

    Week 1 July 7-13 

    (Family & Teen Camp)

     Week 2 July 14-20

    (Family & Teen Camp)

    If you have any questions please contact:

    Jody Nelson 
    Pembina Bible Camp 

    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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