As we are currently in an outbreak status for COVID-19, yesterday AHS came out to tour our school and give us some tips to keep the school as safe as possible for all of our students. The inspection went quite well, and the list of suggestions was quite small. Meanwhile, the affirmation of things we are doing well was long!
While this is great, it doesn’t mean that we should pat ourselves on the back too quickly. Our main concern is the spiritual/mental/physical wellness of your children and we endeavor to do all we can to be flourishing lifelong learners in all we do. Therefore, we ask you to continue to monitor your child for symptoms, keep them home when they are sick (or close contacts of family members), and keep looking out for others. Some things that the school is going to work on include: ensuring sanitizing of Chromebooks occurs between use, library books are being isolated for 24 hours, and also are looking at some new rules around music class. The AHS officer also made a comment surrounding styles of masks and commented that the gaiter style masks are quite ineffective compared to the traditional style mask. Obviously, there were other minor comments made about different types of things surrounding air movement, disinfectant times, and physical instruction spaces too! I know that COVID fatigue is real but also ask for you all to keep being the selfless people you are.
As we move into another long weekend for our students (teachers will be here learning!), I ask that you all enjoy your family time, and be safe. We look forward to seeing your child’s smiling face come Monday!
Christian Teachers Convention
A reminder that tomorrow and Friday, teachers will be participating in Christian Teachers Convention, and students will have NO SCHOOL.
During this time, we will be participating virtually in three keynote speakers, a variety of smaller break-out sessions, and some additional training for our Teaching for Transformation model.
While we wish we could get together with our Christian teacher colleagues from across the prairie provinces, we are still looking forward to being in community with them virtually.
Hot Lunch – NOVEMBER ORDERS OPEN!!!
Our November lunch orders are now open. The deadline for November orders will be Tuesday, October 26. Please note, you MUST make payment at the time of completing the order form, or your order will NOT go through. If your child is absent on the day of hot lunch please let us know by 10:00 am on the hot lunch day if you want anything specific done with their order by emailing the office. We can give the meal to a sibling for lunch or to take home or it can be put in the fridge for 1 day to be picked up the day after hot lunch. If we don’t have any instructions from you the food will be either given to a student who forgot their lunch or put in the staff room to be eaten or taken home by a staff member. Thank you for understanding that hot lunch has a lot of moving parts and we are limited in what we are able to accommodate.
Lost & Found
In order to continue to limit the number of visitors in the school this year, 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. We will only be holding items until the next Chronicle.
School Council News
Wednesday, October 27th at 2:30 pm under the pergola is the next School Council meeting. Come join us! If you have any questions, please email Shauna Balehowsky at email@example.com.
Each of our teams had home games this week! The girls played on Monday against Riverview Middle School and won all 5 games!
The junior boys played yesterday against Clara Vista school and were able to win 2 out of the 3 matches.
The senior boys play today after school against Leduc Junior High School.
Executive Meeting Update
The second Society Executive meeting for the school year was held on Monday evening, October 18. Here are some takeaways from our meeting:
Call for volunteer grant researcher: There has been a significant increase in the number of new grants available to non-profit groups like ours, as various levels of government seek to stimulate the economy. We are still looking for a volunteer to look for grant opportunities online, to make sure we aren’t missing out. We expect this role to take approximately an hour per month. If this interests you, please reach out to our Society Administrator, Lisa Gatzke.
- 19 – Little Caesar’s Pizza Kit Pick Up
- 21-22 – Christian Teachers’ Convention
- 27 – School Council Meeting under the Pergola @ 2:30 pm
- 3 – Early Dismissal @ 2:30 pm
- 8-12 – Mid-Term Break
- 11 – Remembrance Day
- 16 – LifeTouch Picture Retakes & Preschool Photos
Ebenezer Cadets – God’s In Control – This year’s theme is based on Joshua 1:9 “Be Strong and Courageous…..For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” All boys in grades 2-9 are welcome to attend. We will be meeting every other Saturday starting on Oct 23 from 9:30 -11:30 am at Ebenezer CRC. Registration Forms are on the Ebenezer website or paper versions will be available at the meeting. This year’s fee is $50/ Boy. If you have any questions please contact Head Counselor Scott Klooster at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please pray for this Ministry as we mentor the boys and help them understand that God is always in control, especially during a Pandemic.
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 connection is made, we are able to send students out to you.
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