Thursday, September 29, 2016

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"Before you speak,
Think and be smart, 
It's hard to fix
A wrinkled heart!"

Our school week ended last Friday with our first elementary chapel of the year. My heart overflowed with JOY at the sounds of our Jr. Cougars worshiping the Lord through singing!

We then went to God's Word together to reflect on how we can use our words and even our actions to "love one another" and "to encourage and build each other up."

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up just as you are doing."
1 Thessalonians 5:11

Together we demonstrated on large, red, paper hearts how wrinkles in the paper hearts are like unkind and hurtful words and actions to our hearts. Just like the wrinkles and folds can be made a bit flatter and better, they are still in the paper, and it is forever changed. Words and actions that hurt our hearts or the hearts of others never totally go away. Even with time and healing, our hearts are forever changed. It takes courage to be encouraging in our words and actions, but with Jesus, and because of His love for us and His example to us, we can love, encourage, and build each other up.

Over this past week classes partnered  together to sign the paper hearts to symbolize our commitment to having the courage to love each other well in our words and actions!

Our next elementary chapel is on Friday, 10/7/16, at 8:30 am in the Multipurpose Room in the High School. All parents are invited to attend!

After chapel, the PTF wants to invite you to a Meet and Greet. During this time of fellowship together, you will connect with other parents and hear more about the PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship), the events planned for this year, and volunteer opportunities available to you.  

Jr. Cougar Soccer Clinic 
Whoop! Whoop!

boy kicking ball

CCS is excited about a special opportunity for our Jr. Cougars to "Go For The Goal" at a Jr. Cougars Soccer Clinic being sponsored by our Varsity Soccer Team coaches and players!

Here are the specific details:

When: Thursday, 10/6/16, from 3-4 pm (Jr. Cougars who are participating will stay after school on this day. Parent pick up will be promptly at 4 pm in the parking lot in the back of the high school by the soccer field.)

Where: High School Soccer Field 

Who: Interested Jr. Cougars in Grades 1-5, Coach Yoder, Coach Murphy, and the high school Varsity Soccer Team.

Cost: $5.00

RSVP: Please reply by email to Mrs. Brenner at: 
by Tuesday, 10/4, and send in the money in an envelope labeled with  Jr. Cougars Soccer Clinic and your child's name and grade. (Payment can be made with cash or check to CCS by Thursday, 10/6.)

An added highlight to our Jr. Cougar Soccer Clinic will happen Friday night, 10/7/16, with Jr. Cougar Night at CCS sporting events. All Jr. Cougars who wear Cougar gear and/or CCS colors (maroon and gray) will get into all the evenings sporting events for FREE!  These events include:

5:00 pmSoccer - CCAC East: Boys MS Game vs. Dayspring Christian Academy @ Conestoga Christian School
Game Field

5:00 pmVolleyball - Girls JV Game vs. West Shore Christian Academy @ Conestoga Christian School
High School Gym

6:00 pmVolleyball - Girls Varsity Game vs. West Shore Christian Academy @ Conestoga Christian School
7:00 pmSoccer - CCAC East :Boys Varsity Game vs. Dayspring Christian Academy @ Conestoga Christian School
Game Field

Jr. Cougars who participated in the soccer clinic on 10/6 will also get the honor of leading the high school Varsity Soccer team onto the game field at 7 pm as well as participate in a goal kick shoot out at half time.

We are looking forward to a skill stretching, high scoring, and roaring great time at the clinic on Thursday, 10/6, and enJOYing a winning, CCS family fun evening together on Friday, 10/7.  Whoop! Whoop! 

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The Time Is Now...

to register for the the next sessions of Science Explorers!!! The topics and session dates are:

  • Rock the World on 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, and 11/17
  • Kitchen Chemistry on 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, and 2/23  AND
  • Outta This World on 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, and 4/20.

If your child would like to enroll in any or all of the next 3 topics, please do so as soon as you can at:

Early registration will ensure that we have the enrollment  numbers to host Science Explorers at CCS and to be able to continue to explore, learn, and grow in how SCIENCE ROCKS!

BTW...we did have a blast of a great time at our kickoff assembly last Friday afternoon! Here are a few picture highlights:

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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!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Jr. Cougars - Together Again!
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The hallways, classrooms, lunchroom, and playground are filled with the sounds of learning and laughter, walking and talking, and of course love and JOY once again! It has been a fun-filled, action-packed, faith-growing, fan-tabulous first two weeks of school with our great God, our elementary dream team, our precious Jr. Cougars, and you, yes, YOU! We look forward to our continued journey together over the next 174 school days! ;)

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”  Hebrews 10:24-25
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Jr. Cougar Chapel
One of my favorite CCS Jr. Cougar together times is happening again soon! On Friday, 9/23/16, at 8:30 am, in the Multipurpose Room in the high school we will be gathering together for our first elementary Jr. Cougar chapel of the new school year. We welcome you to join us in this special time of worshiping and praising God, of learning about and loving Him and each other!
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”  Matthew 18:20

Moms in Prayer
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Moms in Prayer is a group of 2 or more women who meet regularly to intercede on behalf of children and schools through prayer. Are you interested in praying for the children and staff at CCS? You don't need to be eloquent in prayer (or even audible), just committed to prayer!  

Friday mornings beginning this Friday, 9/9/16
8:30 - 9:30

Julie Allan's home
94 Overlook Rd.
Morgantown, PA

Contact info:
Call/text 330.523.0702

Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord! Lift your hands to Him for the lives of your children.  Lamentations 2:19

The Scholastic Book Fair Is Coming!

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:
·   Set the example. Let children see you read.
·   Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep pace
with changing tastes and reading skills.
·   Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose books to read.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. With buyers' discretion, there is a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Book Fair dates: September 12-16, 2016
Shopping hours: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 - 12:00
If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to copy and paste this address to visit our online Book Fair at:

Our online Fair is available from September 10 - 20.
Teachers will have a Classroom Wish List of books they would like to add to their classroom libraries. Parents can purchase from the wish list, and books are sent to the school for free.   
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

Jr. Cougar Running Club
"...let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..." Hebrews 12:1
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From Your Coach (Dr. Jeni Watson):

The kids did a great job on Tuesday, despite the heat!  Everyone ran at least 1.5 miles!!  We spent some time running in relay races, core exercises, and running the course around the playground.  As the weeks pass, we will spend more time "just running" as we work up to a 5K scheduled for the evening of Oct. 25.  Parents, siblings, friends, etc. are welcome to run with your child(ren) at that time or simply come to encourage the runners.  

In order to have a productive practice for the 75 min. I have with the kiddos, I just wanted to reiterate a few points:

1.  As in a classroom, I expect the kids to be respectful to their teammates, me, and our assistant coach, Ms. Green.  I will continue to redirect inappropriate behaviors.  Please talk with your child(ren) about encouraging others, walking when tired (rather than napping in the fields or under trees :-), and avoiding hanging and climbing on the trees.  (Though a tree climbing club would likely be a huge hit, as I gather from today :-)

2.  Please be sure he/she has enough water.  Many of the kids didn't have enough water today, which can affect performance and mood; therefore, I encourage multiple drink breaks.

3.  Thank you for the small, quick snacks which made for a rapid transition from school to the warm-ups.

4.  Thank you for the appropriate footwear.

And finally, 2 date reminders:
1.  In 2 weeks, the club will meet on MONDAY, Sept. 19, rather than on the 20th, as I have a prior engagement.
2.  The night of the 5K on Oct. 25, we will not meet after school; rather, we will meet in the evening.  Details will follow closer to the date.

Thanks again for encouraging your child(ren) to run and build his/her God-given body.  

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SCIENCE EXPLORERS - Back and Together Again
We welcome back to our CCS campus “Science Explorers” which will once again be led by our super and sometimes silly “scientist” Mrs. “Crystal” Caley. Science Explorers will meet many Thursdays after school, from 2:45 - 4:00 pm. On Friday, 9/23/16, from 1:45-2:30 pm in the MPR, we will be having our Science Explorers Kickoff Assembly where we always have a blast of a time together! Please watch your child’s folder after this special assembly for details on how to register for our Science Explorers after school club! Science Rocks!

Picture Day

Our CCS School Picture Day is coming up on Wednesday, 9/21/16. Order forms should be coming home with your Jr. Cougar this week. SMILE! :)

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!