New to our beloved Elementary Dream Team!
(Continued from our last Elementary Blog!!!)
Continued from our last elementary blog, we are so excited and blessed to welcome to our beloved Elementary Dream Team our new school counselor and our new librarian! We can't wait to see how the Lord is going to shine in and through them and all they do to love, support, encourage, and teach our precious Jr. Cougars! We've already seen them in action and know they are bright additions to all of the beaming rays of sunshine on our team.
Hi I'm Kelly, a former graduate of CCS. I graduated with my degree from West Chester University in Business Management and spent several years in the corporate world. For the past 5 years, I've been a stay-at-home mother to my two wonderful daughters, one being an incoming Kindergartener. This has brought me back around to CCS. I felt God calling me to work and serve where my children will be attending and I feel blessed that I get to be a part of my children and their friends' education. I'm excited to be walking the same halls I did as a student many years ago.
CCS School Counselor
My name is Stephanie Yoder, CCS's first-ever full-time K-12 School Counselor. I am thrilled to be here supporting our students and families. I am a graduate of EMU who has spent the last 26 years working with students in various roles. I have taught Learning Support, Social/Emotional learning, and most recently was the Student Assistance Specialist in ELANCO offering support groups and individual check-ins. When I am not at work, I can be found cheering on CCS's sports teams (Coach Yoder is my husband and my daughter, Chloe, is a senior), walking briskly for exercise, swimming, reading, playing games with family and friends, exploring nature, or traveling our beautiful world. This photo is of Chloe and me on a recent trip to Germany.
Elementary Chapel this Friday at 8:10 am in the Gym!
At the end of the year last year I shared with our precious Jr. Cougars how the Lord had called me to be BOLD for Him! To stretch and grow me in this area He was blessing me and giving me the gift of a lifetime and lifelong dream come true mission trip to Kenya! This past summer from July 1st through 13th, along with a team of brothers and sisters from Hopewell Church and Branchlife Church, I had the JOY, honor, and privilege of traveling to Ol Kalau, Kenya on a short-term mission trip caring for littles and bigs and playing with them lots and lots too, in three children's homes that are part of Living Love Ministries. I promised our Jr. Cougars that at the start of the school year I would share with them all about what God did in, through, for, and with me on the trip during one of our elementary chapels. Not to mention show them a few of the many pictures I took while was there too. :) So this Friday at 8:10 am in the gym, our elementary chapel is featuring my adventures with Jesus in Kenya! You are welcome to join us! (Please be sure to sign in at the main office in the high school with Mrs. Nace before heading down to the gym. :)
NEW this school year...
CCS Parent Gathering
In an effort to help parents get to know us and each other a bit better our school planning a CCS Parent Gathering is on Wednesday, 10/5. It will be a combination meet and greet and ice cream social for our CCS grown-ups! (Free 😁 ice cream and no littles or bigs around to have to share it with or clean up after! )
The schedule for this time of sweet treats and cool connections is as follows:
6:30-7 pm - ES Meet and Greet
7-7:30 - Ice Cream Social for all parents PS through Grade 12
7:30-8 pm - MS/HS Meet and Greet
So save the date, watch your email, and RSVP to spend an evening getting to know us and your CCS family!
Attendance and Pre-Planned Absence Procedures
When starting a new school year there are many procedures and details to learn about the day-to-day operations and especially if you are new to CCS. So below are a few noteworthy ;) mentions about absences both preplanned and unexpected.
Notifying the School of Absences
-It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact the school office with the reason for the absence as soon as possible on any day a student is absent. Messages can be left on office voice mail at any time. A staff person in the CCS office will call for information regarding an absent student for whom no information has been received.
-If a parent/guardian does not contact the school to provide information about the absence, the absence will be considered unexcused. If parents/guardians would like to request an excused absence, they need to notify the school within three days. While notification does not automatically excuse the absence, no absence will be excused without notification. If no notification occurs within 5 school days upon return to school, the absence will be identified as unexcused and will not be changed unless granted by the Head of School.
-At the end of the school year, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to notify the school office by the last day of senior exams for students in 12th grade and by the last day of school for students in kindergarten through 11th grade to request excused absences.
-Preplanned absences are to be requested for family events, educational trips,
DMV appointments, college visitations, graduation project, etc., and are to be submitted
to the school office at least five days in advance of the absence. Forms for preplanned
absences are available from the school office or the school’s website. Preplanned
absences are not to exceed five consecutive school days. current families on the CCS website.
Preplanned Absence Form
October 3 Picture Day (4-year-olds, Pre-K, and
K - 11th grades)
October 5 CCS Parent Gathering - Meet and Greet/Ice Cream Social
October 12 PSAT 11
October 14-15 BBQ & Auction (Friday full school day)
November 10 Height/Weight/Vision/Scoliosis
November 11 No School - Teacher In-service
November 15 Picture Day Retakes (Also 3-year-olds and
November 18 1st Trimester Ends
November 21-22 Parent Teacher Conferences - No Classes
November 23-28 Thanksgiving Break
Thank you for allowing CCS to partner with the Lord and you
to share this part of your child's journey in growing
spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Go Jr. Cougars!