Calvin Christian School Courier th 547 West 5 St. Hamilton, ON L9C 3P7 905-388-2645 www.ccshamilton.ca [email protected] Friday, September 19, 2014 Volume 19 #4 From the desk of Mr. Postma ! This past week, we were privileged to have a volunteer orientation session. We are grateful for all those volunteers who are eager to help make a difference at CCS. ! Orientation Day for our new families has been scheduled for: T Monday, October 6, beginning at 5:00 p.m. for new Korean families, and at 6:00 p.m. there will be a supper for all the Korean families. T Thursday, October 9, beginning at 7:30 p.m., for all our new families except our Korean families. Letters have been sent home to the families involved. The evening will be an opportunity to discuss CCS. We will spend some time going through the Parent Handbook. ! We remind you that our current Parent Handbook can be found on the CCS website. Only new families and those without Internet service will be given a hard copy of the Parent Handbook. ! The School Directory was sent home as well earlier this week. The CCS Calendar for 2014/2015 and the Co-Curricular Calendar are in the directory as well as a calendar containing the dates for our special lunch days. ! Class and individual pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 24 and Thursday, September 25. Please note that we will be switching the order this year and beginning with grades JKA, SKA & 4-8 (and 3A) on Sept. 24 followed by grades JKB, SKB & 1-3B on Sept. 25. Upcoming at CCS Girls goccer game at Dundas .. . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, September 22 PICTURE DAYS: JKA.SKA, Grades 3A, 4 - 8 . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, September 24 JKB,SKB, Grades 1, 2 and 3B . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, September 25 (Retakes will be on October 29) Boys and Girls soccer at HDCH . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, September 25 Cross Country at Olympic Park Thursday, September 25 Niagara District Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday, September 30 International Family Orientation Dinner . . . . . . . . Monday, October 6 New Family Orientation Thursday, October 9 CCS Spelling Bee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, October 22 SAVE THE DATE! Edifide Educators Convention (no school). . . . . . . . . . Thursday and Friday October 23 and 24 CCS Bazaar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, November 15 ! This past Monday, we brought in an agency to conduct a lice check. This was necessary as we had 4 confirmed cases last week. I am pleased to report that all of our students have a "clear head." ( Grade 2A: We are making plans for a neighbourhood walk next Thursday afternoon. We have two parents set to accompany us and we need at least THREE (3) more! Please email me asap if you are available to join us. Thanks, [email protected] LR/KT Grade 5A: Greetings from Grade 5A! We had another great week together. On Wednesday afternoon we welcomed Jenn, a veterinarian assistant from the Grand River Animal Hospital, to our classroom. Jenn shared a lot of interesting information on what a typical vet visit is like, common diseases that our dogs can get, and ways that we can keep our dogs healthy. This coming Friday we are looking forward to the Grade 5 Retreat and welcome Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Guetter, Mr. Mudde, Mrs. Schoon, and Mrs. Zandberg as parent chaperones. PV Grade 8 Retreat: Last Friday the grade 8's spent the day at Christie's Conservation Area and we had a great day. We would like to thank Mrs. Bettie Van Gils Kloet for her inspirational talk on the school theme - Let all creation praise His name. Thank you also to Mrs. Simonffy and Mr. and Mrs. Kim for chaperoning the students. Grade 8 Fund Raising: The grade 8 class will once again be selling Jennard cheese and Dutch treats as part of their fund raising endeavors to raise money for their year end trip to Ottawa. A letter came home with the grade 8 students today detailing the specifics of the program. Please consider supporting our grade 8's. For the general community who may not know a grade 8 student, forms are also available on our website under News ¸ Fundraisers ¸ Grade 8 Cheese. The first order is due September 30 for delivery on October 14. Orders can be dropped off at the office. 2 Volume 19 #4 September 19, 2014 Spelling Bee 2014 - The word lists are ready and some students received a copy today to prepare for the first stage of the bi annual CCS Spelling Bee. Encourage your child to pick up a list of 40 words and compete in their grade level, in-class spelling bee that will take place on or before October 8th. The top 2 spellers of each grade will compete in the CCS Spelling Bee Wed. October 22nd. There are three divisions - grade 3&4, grade 5&6, and grade 7&8. Have a prodigious weekend! Volunteering in the Library: The library opened this week, much to the delight of many students and teachers! A huge thank you to the volunteers who have signed up for this year! The library program at CCS depends on the volunteers to be successful. We still have openings for volunteers in the library, especially on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Please get in touch with Ms. Benjamins if you are able to help out! .....and now for the Sports! Senior Girls Soccer: Exhibition game at Providence Christian School (Dundas) on Monday, September 22. Be sure to have a parent pick you up at CCS at 5:15 pm. JVW Boys Soccer - The boys soccer team will be playing in the HDCH soccer tournament this Tuesday. Players should meet at CCS at 8:20 if they wish to carpool to HDCH. For those going straight to HDCH, please be at the soccer field at 8:40. Our first game begins at 9:00 a.m. We also play at 12:30 and 2:50. Boys can be picked up at 4:00 at HDCH or 4:30ish at CCS. The following week (Sept. 30) is the district tournament and more information will be sent home next week. Cross Country: The team has been made and posted and training for our first meet has begun. A letter was handed out to each team member to bring home. This letter is also available on the CCS Sports page. Our first meet is Thursday September 25th at Olympic Park (corner Scenic and Mohawk) beginning around 10 am. We have a few drivers but a few more would be excellent. We also need about 13 volunteers for the CCS Invitational Meet on October 17th. In particular, we need someone with a medical background and someone who is willing to "sweep" the course after each of the four races. "Sweeping" could be done on a bicycle or on foot, if you're a runner too. Please contact [email protected] if you are willing to help out for even part of a day. Thanks very much. Gouda Cheese: Gouda cheese will once again be sold out of the CCS main office this year. Last year we raised over $1,500 for the CCS student fund just through this once a month sales campaign! The first order will be going in Friday, September 26 for delivery on Wednesday, October 1. This delicious gouda cheese is available to you in 1/4, ½ , or full wheels. Prices are $24.00 per quarter of mild or spiced gouda, $26 per quarter of medium gouda, and $28 per quarter of aged gouda. To order, call the school office, leave a message on the answering www.ccshamilton.ca machine, or email [email protected] A schedule for the year will be included with your first order. After School Care is looking for a student volunteer(s) 1-3 days a week for around an hour after school. Must be Grade 9 or higher student(s). Please contact Amy Hood Almas 905-536-7665 or come by the music room after school please. Thank you! TRIP: We are off to a fabulous start! Since September 1 we have realized a total profit of just over $2,600! Amazing!! Thank you! If you haven't signed up yet, just stop by the office and we will get you started. If you are not able to stop by the office, send a form in with payment with your child by Monday end of day and we will send the gift cards home on the Tuesday of each week. Or sign up for monthly orders through the preauthorized payment (PAR) method and we will send your gift cards home on the first Tuesday of every month. Payment will come out of your bank account on the 15th of the month. Please take note that effectively immediately, all orders will be sent home on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays. Thank you for you continued support! It’s Ancaster Fair W eekend! Take a m om ent to check our m any school entries! Last year our students won over $700 in prize m oney! Our JK through grade 5 students will get in free all weekend wearing the ribbons handed out earlier this week! 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