Covenant Christian School


  • Chronicle for May 22, 2024

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    Principal’s Message

    Can you believe that we are already nearing the end of May? With only 25 school days left in the year, our students and staff are focusing on finishing the year strong, and I have turned one eye squarely to next year! 

    One thing that has already caused many hours of conversation is class placements for next year. This includes staff placement, grade configuration, and student placement. These decisions are not something that is haphazardly done, and many factors are taken into consideration. Be it which classes will have a combined grade, which teacher teaches where, and yes, where your child is placed in a class is not done without reason. Prayer, dynamics, and a variety of other factors all come into play making these decisions, and these are not done in a silo either. While the administration has the final say, many voices are consulted.

    With that said, if you have a serious concern that you would like taken into account, I will accept these by phone 780-986-8353 or email at [email protected] by FRIDAY, JUNE 7th at 3:30 pm. While these concerns will be considered, all of the factors will be weighed carefully and prayerfully, and final decisions will be made with the best of intentions for each classroom dynamic. 

    I know that the summer can be full of anticipation for next year, and rest assured these conversations are already happening! I am excited about the team we are assembling and confident that God’s fingerprints are all over these decisions. As always, class lists will come out just prior to the staff leaving for summer break. 


    Mini Mall is TOMORROW!

    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. Sorry, tickets are no longer available for purchase.

    Grandparents & Special Friends 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!

    School Council

    Our next School Council meeting is May 30th, following Celebration.  This will be our last meeting until September so please come out and join our conversation; we would love to see you there.  You can access this month’s agenda here.  If you’d like to see something added to our agenda or have any questions please email Candace Dreger at [email protected] .

    Snack Menu:

    🥔 Chips: $1.00

    🥤 Cans of Pop: $2.00

    🍭 Candy Bags: $1.00


    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!

    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:


    • 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

    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!

    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.



    • 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
    • 30 – School Council meeting following Celebration
    • 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.

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    As always, Facebook is a great spot to see some of the fun things going on at the school!

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