What a fabulous Friday we had to end last week, and the start of this week looks to be equally awesome! You may be asking yourself why? For starters, chapel was on Friday! Our time of worshipping and praising God in song was led by Mr. Brenner and his guitar. Then we journeyed together through verses in the Bible about “love.” We looked at love through the teachings of Jesus and the greatest commandments in Matthew 22:36-40: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” Together we discovered that “love” is not just a feeling word, but also a “verb” or an “action word.” As we have learned in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life,” Jesus set the ultimate example of “love in action” by dying on the cross in our place. His death was love in action. After witnessing their peer volunteers model “love in action” through an object lesson, our Jr. Cougars were challenged by the words in Hebrews 10:24-25: “Let us consider how to stir one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as in the habit of some, but encouraging one another…,” and to live “love in action” on and off our CCC campus.
As we begin this week our senses are in tune to the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes leading up to our CCS 42nd Annual Chicken BBQ and Auction. Here are a few important highlights to assist you in planning your week ahead.
As you know this Friday, 10/16/15 is our annual Chicken Barbeque. Be prepared to have your taste buds tickled and your bellies filled to the max!
Here are a few important details that you need to know about dismissal on this day:
-Our Pre K students enrolled in “Little Conestoga Preschool” will be dismissed at 11 am.
-All other elementary students will be dismissed at 11:30 am.
-There is NO BUSING for students who usually take the school bus home if you are in the ELANCO of PEQUEA VALLEY school Districts. Students who reside in those districts must have someone plan to pick them up in the car line at 11:30 am.
A definite highlight of our school Auction are the class baskets and this year is no exception! First, let me personally say a great big THANK YOU to the parents who took the lead for each grade, Pre-K through fifth, in communicating, organizing, collecting, and assembling this year's baskets! Another big THANK YOU to everyone for your generous contributions to the baskets as well! The baskets and YOU are awesome! The final steps in the basket process are the big moments of bidding on and selling them at the Auction, this Saturday, 10/17/15, beginning at 10:45 am. Please help your child to join with their teacher and class at about 10:40 am to present their basket and encourage bidders to raise their hands in support of our beloved CCS and all of our little and big kiddos!
After the basket fun you can head over for even more fun at the children’s area.This year, for the first time ever, WJTL and the “Kids Cookie Break” will be featured from 10a.m. – 2p.m. Children can also enjoy entertainment in the kid’s area with activities, games and prizes, a bounce house, a train ride and more all starting at 10 am. With the purchase of a $6 wristband children are able to play all day in a fun, safe, supervised environment! (A maximum charge of $20 per family.) Popcorn is also available for $1.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Jr. Cougars Running Club
“…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1
It is hard to believe that the Jr. Cougars Running Club is wrapping up the season over the next two weeks. To celebrate and share our successes, we are hosting a Jr. Cougars Fun Run “under the lights”, next Wednesday, 10/21/15 at 6:30 pm. ALL of our Jr. Cougars and their families are invited to walk, run, cheer, and have fun with us! Refreshments will also be available for purchase too.
Runners in the Club: Please keep an eye on your email over the next few days as you will be receiving information about ordering team t-shirt for the event.
SCIENCE EXPLORERS is in full gear!
Our Jr. Cougar scientists began experimenting last Thursday, 10/8/15 with the states of MATTER. I have to "hand it to" our science specialists these "Matter Monsters" have a "form" all their own! ;)
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! Whoop! Whoop!