Soon and Very Soon...Back to school!
As we prepare for the new 2020/21 school year, perhaps one of the first thoughts we have is what supplies "we" need for a smooth, solid, and super start. Back to School shopping trips with each of my own children still fill my momma's heart with JOY! It is a special time I look forward to every new school year, but for me, it now includes items like carpets for dorm rooms, extra boxes of toothpaste, laundry detergent, ambiance lighting, jumbo boxes of granola bars, and of course coffee, coffee, coffee, just to name a few. (This year I am blessed to have a senior-in-college son and a sophomore-in-college daughter.:) Even more this year than past years, due to the circumstances surrounding us in the world, at the top of our lists are hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes and then, of course, traditional items like pencils, markers, glue, and scissors. I'll get back to material supplies, but perhaps always and this year more than ever, at the top of our lists should be the spiritual supplies to help ensure that our littles and bigs and we are equipped with the full "Armor of God."
"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all of this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. And pray in the Spirit with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."
After armoring your children and yourselves, "body, mind, and spirit" in the Lord, it is time to print your CCS supply list, grab your mask and wallet, and let the shopping JOY and fun begin! I also want to make you aware that in the past week we have added a few new, additional, and necessary items to the elementary supply lists to aid in the protection and safety of our students. These items include:
-ART BOXES/BINS for ALL Elementary Grades - (From Mr. Parris) I need to add to our K-8 Parent Supply lists. Please, parents, can you purchase one of those plastic boxes/bins for your students' art supplies? We have purchased a plethora of art supplies for this year. Normally we spend around $2,500 - $3,000 on art supplies; this year we are closing in on $15,000. This is to help stop the spread of COVID. PLEASE help us by purchasing an Art Supply Box/Bin with your regular school supplies.
Please have them no bigger than 9x6. Walmart has these plastic bins, and they are about $1.
Also, please make sure the bins latch. We do not want art supplies all over the floor :)
-USB COMPUTER MOUSE to use with school Chromebook for Grades 3 - 5
-ANTIBACTERIAL WIPES Recently many of you have been reaching out and sharing that it is nearly impossible to purchase antibacterial wipes. We hear you, and we too are having a difficult time as well! That being said, we first want to reassure you that we have an abundant supply of wipes leftover from last year to begin the new school year. We also have ample safe and sanitary cleaning solution and paper towels to assist us in maintaining the highest level of cleanliness and sanitation possible. If you are unable to find or purchase antibacterial wipes for the start of school, we understand! (and in the words of Mr. Parris, "don't freak out." :) We would just encourage you to keep on the lookout throughout the school year and send containers of wipes to school as they become more available. Sending in one container at a time is it is just fine. :) Thank you so much for your care, support, and help with keeping our school clean, sanitized, and safe and our littles and bigs happy and healthy!
You can use the link below for quick and easy access to the supply lists. Happy Back to School Shopping! Whoop! Whoop!
Back to School Night Open House
In keeping with CCS tradition, we are having our annual Back to School Night on Thursday evening, August 27. This year it will be open-house style from 5-8 pm. We cannot wait to welcome our CCS families and especially our Jr. Cougars to campus to visit, drop off supplies, and safely fellowship together inside and outside our buildings including our beloved elementary abode and creative and cool classrooms. Stay tuned, as we get to this special evening for the links to the short and sweet informational faculty videos that will be shared to welcome and guide you as you prepare for the much anticipated, exciting, and sure to be blessed and filled with JOY first day of school 2020/21! Whoop! Whoop!
Wrapping up I pray in the words of Romans 15:13:
"May the God of hope fill you with all JOY and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Looking forward to seeing you soon and very soon! Blessings and JOY to you and yours!