Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas tree

‘Tis almost time for a Christmas Concert

'Tis the season for celebrating the birth of our Savior and the gift of life we have because of His great love for us!  The concert that features your precious little ones sharing Jesus JOY is almost here! Here are some important details about the rehearsal and concert that is now less than 1 week away!

When: Thursday, December 17, 2015 (The concert begins at 7:00 pm.)

Where: Conestoga Mennonite Church (The church across the street from CCS)

Time students are to arrive at church: No later than 6:40 pm. (This is different from the start time of the concert!) Please be sure that your child uses the restroom before reporting to his/her teacher at church.

Dress code for the concert: Students should wear their "Sunday Best." :)
                                               PLEASE, NO jeans, t-shirts, casual clothing, or sneakers.

School day rehearsal: We will be having a rehearsal at Conestoga Mennonite Church during the school day on Wednesday, December 16. Students will be walking to the church escorted by their teachers, office staff, and me at around 10:00 am, and we will return to school by lunchtime.

This can be a busy time of year with decking the halls, shopping, wrapping, baking, and any other of the many ways we celebrate this season, but I pray that you are able to take time with your family and yourself to be still with Jesus and allow Him to fill your mind, heart, and spirit with HIS love, warmth, and light...truly our best Christmas present ever!

‘Tis Time for a FREE Trial Week in PreK or Kindergarten

little kid at desk

You might be wondering how do FREE trial and PreK and Kindergarten go together? Here’s how we think they go together. Your child has been learning and growing so much already this school year, and the new calendar year is often a time when we decide to try new things. We thought this might be an awesome opportunity for you to allow your child to “try on” a new, slightly bigger schedule for one week to accommodate his/her steadily growing body, brain, heart, and spirit in the current PreK or kindergarten class for FREE! In order to help you consider the possibility of upgrading your child’s current enrollment plan, CCS is offering a free trial week during the week of January 19, 2016. So whether it’s “testing out” the PreK enrichment program or upgrading your child’s kindergarten schedule from half day to flex day or flex day to full day, you and your child can give it a try for one week for FREE with no strings attached!. If it’s a “good fit” for your little one, you can continue your child’s new schedule beginning the first week of February for the rest of the school year. At that time, Mr. Detwiler, our Business Manager, will then adjust your current tuition for the remainder of the school year to reflect the new “good fit” size for your growing little one! Please feel free to contact me by either emailing or calling me if you have any questions or want to arrange for your child to “try on “ the FREE trial week.

‘Tis the Season for a Christmas Chapel

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‘Tis the “most wonderful time of the year” for another ALL-SCHOOL chapel! This time we will be celebrating the birth of Jesus our Savior! You are invited to attend this special time of praise, worship, reflection, and of course FUN happening next Friday,December 18, at 8:20 am in the gym!

‘Tis the Season for sharing God’s Light, Love, Hope!

And that is just what our very own Jr. Cougar second and third graders and their teachers did this past Thursday when they bravely walked across Rt. 23 to dine, entertain, and connect through conversation and Bible quizzing with a special group of seniors at Conestoga Mennonite Church!  What a wonderful time was had by all at this extra sweet Christmas Celebration! It is hard to determine which group had the most and the biggest smiles; the seniors, our kiddos, or our treasured teachers, but I think the winner of the biggest smile is probably God! How pleased our Father must have been by the love being shared during the precious time they had together celebrating our best Christmas present ever!

"I bring you good news of great JOY that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10

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!