Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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Double Chapels, Double Blessing,
Double Praise, Double Thanks!
"And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
 to which indeed you were called in one body. 
And be thankful."   
Colossians  3:15

Our favorite CCS Jr. Cougar together time is happening two times this week! Double chapel in a week calls for double the Whoop Whoops! This Wednesday, 11/16/16, we have an ALL SCHOOL/ALL COUGARS chapel together in the gym at 8:20 am. Mr. Parris and Mr. Greenly will be sharing about our school-wide Missions Projects for this special season of being thankful and giving. All are welcome to join us!

Then, this Friday, 11/18/16, at 8:30 am, in the Multipurpose Room in the high school we will be gathering together for our elementary Jr. Cougar chapel. Whoop! Whoop! Mrs. Greenly and her fantabulous (fantastic and fabulous) fifth grade class will be leading us through the topic of being thankful. 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

As seen in the Cougar Update:

Book Your Meeting! Monday afternoon and evening, November 21 (3:20 - 8:20) and Tuesday, November 22 (8:20 - 4:00) are the scheduled days/times for this year’s parent/teacher conferences. We are using an online scheduling tool called Meet the Teacher again this year. This site allows parents to log on and book appointments with their children’s teachers. Complete instructions were sent home with the Cougar Update and are also available on our website under the Resources > Current Families tab. Sign ups will close at midnight on Friday, November 18. If you have any trouble using the online scheduler, please contact Mrs. Lodge at ginnie.lodge@conestogachristian.net. She will be glad to help you in any way possible. If you do not have easy access to the internet, we will work out a solution for you.


I will also be available to meet with parents during conference times. Should you be interested in connecting with me in the form of a conference, please email me directly at: 

                                    Attendance Reporting

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This is just a reminder about the policy for reporting student absences. While we appreciate the emails we receive to communicate with our team, it is important that you first call the attendance line so that the office, and especially Mrs. Nace, has this important and necessary information for our record keeping and also for safety and security purposes. 

Here are the procedures as stated in the Parent/Student Handbook:

If your student will be arriving after 8:10 a.m., leaving before 2:45 p.m., or will be absent for any reason, it is your responsibility to call the CCS attendance line, 610-286-0353 ext. 119, by 8:30 a.m.and leave any pertinent information. Pertinent information includes the reason for the absence, if your child will be absent all day, or, if it's a partial day absence, the approximate time you expect your child to arrive at school. If your child is marked absent and we have not received a call, your child's absence could be marked unexcused.
Late Arrivals
If your child arrives after 8:10 a.m., he/she must sign in at the office before being admitted into the elementary building.  

                           Dressing for the Weather

With the weather still bouncing back and forth between fall and winter, it is difficult to know how to dress your child for the temperatures each day. We have found that layers are best as our Jr. Cougars enJOY their time outside at recess daily. The layers should include a jacket/coat, and soon hats and gloves too. Just in case there are any questions about the appearance code in general, here is that link:

A New Face in physical education

As you may have already heard, our P.E. teacher, Mrs. Lauren Turner, is expecting the arrival of her first precious bundle of baby JOY in just a few short weeks. In preparation for this new addition and Mrs. Turner's maternity leave, Miss Amanda Thompson has been hired as the long-term substitute. While Mrs. Turner is planning to work as close to the arrival of baby Turner as possible, Ms. Thompson is prepared to jump into action as soon as she hears the whistle. Here is what Ms. Thompson asked me to share with you:
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Hello, my name is Amanda Thompson.

I live in Elverson, PA, and graduated from Messiah College in 2015 with a degree in K-12 Health and Physical Education and a minor in Business Administration.
I attended Conestoga Christian School (CCS) from kindergarten through 12th grade and graduated in 2011. I was active on the middle school and high school girls’ volleyball, basketball, and soccer teams as well as other school activities such as IHL, school musical, worship team, and National Honor Society. Fun fact about myself - I was the first and only female at CCS to score over 1,000 points in basketball.
For the past two years I have assisted Lauren Turner with the high school girls’ varsity volleyball team and have been the head coach for the HS JV volleyball team.
This school has helped me grow throughout my childhood and is a huge reason why I am who I am today. I am glad that I now have the opportunity to show my appreciation for everything the teachers and the school have done for me and to give back to CCS by helping and furthering the current students’ development and knowledge.

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!

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