Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Happy, Happy, JOY, JOY!

Jr. Cougars BLESS with JOY!

In an effort to intentionally and actively live and love God and others on our CCS campus this year and beyond, and with the help of our elementary dream team and Mrs. McCullough, our IU guidance counselor, my vision for a positive behavior system built on biblical principles for our Jr. Cougars is now a reality! We have officially developed and launched "Jr. Cougars BLESS with JOY! This system assists us on campus with consistent language and values for living and loving each other well on bad days and good, in hard and in fun, and in sorrows and JOYS. 

During our first two elementary chapels of the new school year, the BLESS system was shared with the Jr. Cougars and so were the posters (like the picture above) with the principles of BLESS that are now displayed throughout our campus. Along with the principles for each letter of BLESS, I was also able to share with our Jr. Cougars verses from the Bible upon which these principles were established.

BE KIND to everyone always.
"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ forgave you." Ephesians 4:32

"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself in compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience." Colossians 3:12

LOVE others like God loves you.
"This is my commandment, that you will love one another as I have loved you."  John 15:12

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. "  John 13:34-35

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

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works." Hebrew 10:24

"Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17

SPEAK thoughtfully. LISTEN carefully.
"Know this my beloved brothers, let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger." James 1:19

SHINE for Jesus in all you do and say!
"Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:16

In addition to these values, Jr. Cougars will be encouraged by their elementary dream team with a ticket system. Jr. Cougars can be presented an encouragement ticket anytime it is seen or witnessed that they are blessing others with JOY by demonstrating or living out one, many, or all of these principles. For every 5 tickets earned the student will receive a letter in the word JOY and an encouraging email will be sent home by the classroom teacher. Once a Jr. Cougar receives 15 tickets, which equals all the letters in JOY, he/she will earn a special privilege, and I will be sending an encouraging email home. :) Special privileges can include lunch with the principal, lunch with the classroom teacher, sitting in a special seat, a homework pass, etc. 

I was filled with much JOY and encouragement yesterday morning when I had a Jr. Cougar stop by my office to have me sign her first letter of JOY! I was blessed to be able to affirm her and pray for her for being a blessing! What a wonderful way to begin Monday morning in a new week! Whoop! Whoop! 

1 Cor 16:14 Love

YUMMY!  YUMMY!  In My Tummy!

As seen in the Cougar Update:
REMINDER: Tickets for Conestoga’s 45th Annual Chicken BBQ on October 19, 2018, are NOW on sale on our website HERE. This page has all the information you may need, including all dates and prices. Each family is required to sell 8 BBQ dinner tickets. This is per family, NOT per student enrolled at CCS. 

Coming Soon to CCS!
Jr. Cougar After-School Clubs 
Welcomes Back
Science Explorers FUN tee-shirt
Our first Jr. Cougar After-School Club of the year is starting up soon! “Science Explorers” will be back on our CCS campus soon and will be led by our very own “Glad Scientist,” Mrs. Sunshine Smiley. :) Science Explorers will meet many Thursdays after school, from 2:45 - 4:00 pm. Slime Time is the first fun and gooey topic of the year! The sessions will meet on 10/25, 11/1, and 11/8. Your child should have brought home a flyer last week with details on how to register for our Science Explorers after-school club! You can also register online HERE. Science Rocks!

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.

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