Sunday, November 1, 2020

Falling into November


As we quickly fall into the month of November, I pause to reflect on all the JOY and blessings we have already experienced so far this school year. The list is a long one, but if I had to name the first few that come to my mind, my list would include having your precious Jr. Cougars here with us live and in person, being together under one roof in our elementary abode with our beloved elementary dream team, God's safety and protection on all of us, and of course elementary chapel. Chapel with our Jr. Cougars is perhaps what I missed the most during our months of quarantine. Although it was a blessing and I had a blast working with Mrs. Palladino to create our "Elementary Chapel in the Clouds" videos, nothing beats being able to worship and praise the Lord together and hearing all of our littles and bigs singing His praises together first thing in the morning! There is no better way to start the day! This year we have had the blessing of sitting under the teaching of Pastor Brian Fuller (dad of fifth grade Jr. Cougar Cade Fuller :) not only one time but two times, and he really knows how to get and keep our Jr. Cougars engaged and active while he is teaching them God's Word! In fact, during one of his chapels, Pastor Fuller taught us the four main ideas of the Bible with motions. He shared that in the simplest of terms, the Bible can be explained this way: CREATION, FALL, THE CROSS, NEW CREATION. Be sure to ask your Jr. Cougar for a demonstration with words and actions! :) 

Online Scholastic Book Fair 

CCS invites you to shop our Online Scholastic Book Fair and support our school! The book fair runs for 14 days from November 2-15. It will feature a virtual fair walkthrough so you and your Jr. Cougars can experience the magic of the school book fair shopping experience: browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and much more! All purchases will ship directly to students’ homes and will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!). Don’t miss these two weeks of events, fun, and books. The Scholastic Homepage Link is LINK TO ONLINE SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR

Scholastic Bookfairs Logo

As we look forward to the quickly approaching holiday season, we are excited to bring you good news and great JOY! This year, under the leadership of our high school National Honor Society, our all-school holiday giving project will be for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. It is our hope that these special gifts and the message of the gospel will fill the hearts of the children receiving them with the love, JOY, and salvation of Jesus! This week a letter, as well as a brochure that had all the necessary details about the special giving opportunity for our CCS family, was sent home with your Jr. Cougar. Please complete and return the form to me (Mrs. Brenner) as soon as possible indicating how many shoeboxes your family would like to pack. Upon receiving this paper from you, the number of shoeboxes you are requesting will be sent home with your child/children listed on the form within 2 days.

The boxes are due back at CCS by Thursday, November 19.

A special message from the National Honor Society:

This project is sponsored by our school's National Honor Society (NHS), and a reward will be given to the class with the most boxes donated per child. This reward is... SHADY MAPLE DONUTS for the entire class.

Our Jr. Cougars will be learning even more about this special giving project at our elementary chapel, which is being led by representatives from our National Honor Society, this Thursday, 11/5, at 8:20 am in our high school gym.

Thank you for your faithful prayers and generous support of this special giving opportunity during the most wonderful time of the year!

Appearance Code Reminder

And just like that, it is the month of November! We are falling into cooler and even colder weather around our CCS campus and beyond it too. This is just a reminder that between November 1 and April 1, Jr. Cougars should not wear shorts to school unless the temperature forecast for Morgantown is 60 degrees or above. In addition to no shorts, please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather for daily outdoor recess. Please be sure that all Jr. Cougars have coats, hats, gloves, and scarves to keep them warm and snuggly while they are enJOYing the outdoors, fresh air, and burning off bundles of their energy! :)

November 5 Elementary Chapel led by NHS

November 16 Picture Retakes

November 19 Operation Christmas Child Boxes Due

November 19       Elementary Chapel led by Pastor Derek Ryder

November 23 End of Trimester 1

November 24 & 25 Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 25 No School for Students  

November 26-30 Thanksgiving Break

December 3                                   Elementary Chapel

December 8 Instrumental Recital

December 9                                    Trimester 1 Report Cards

December 16 Choir Concerts

December 17                                  Elementary Chapel

December 23-January 3 Christmas Break

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!