Welcome back! Easter Break was a fantastic time to step away, relax, refresh and reenergize. It was tough coming back, but I am so glad to be with the students, teachers and staff again here at CCS.
Chapel this morning was another great time of worship and learning. For me, music is a special form of worship and often brings me to the mountaintop in my walk with the Lord. Pastor Dan Gunderson spoke on this very topic today. He led us through Matthew 17:1-8 where Jesus brings His three closest friends up the mountain where they not only see His transfiguration, but they meet Moses and Elijah! This is a “mountaintop experience” – one that prompted Peter to want to pitch tents and stay a while.
All of us at one point or another will experience a “mountaintop experience” in our walk with the Lord. It is a period of time when we feel our closest with God. And often we strive to recreate or continue to have these types of moments in our lives. We begin to struggle with our everyday walk…it may seem boring, or uneventful. But it is in these day-to-day moments that we are farming (building) the foundation of discipline that will bring us to a closer relationship with God. Through our everyday routines of prayer, Bible study, worship, and fellowship with other believers, we are maturing in our faith and strengthening our spirit which will only serve to help us overcome doubts and fears when temptations come our way. We need to cherish the everyday “farming” of our faith walk. It is these times that will cause us to grow, and that which make our “mountaintop experiences” so much sweeter.
Special points of interest:
HELP! – LUNCHROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!
CCS has been extremely blessed this year with the consistent lunchroom and recess help that Mr. Jeff Piery provided. However, Mr. Piery has accepted a job outside of CCS and will no longer be able to help. Therefore, parents, we need YOUR help!! If you are able/willing to help once a week or more during lunch and recess, please contact the school office. We have Tuesdays covered, but a volunteer is needed for all other days.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH – 8:00 a.m. – CCS BOARD MEETING
Please pray for our board members as they discuss, and prayerfully make decisions on important school issues.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon – CAREER FAIR
Students in Mrs. Diers’ classroom will be attending a Career Fair at the UW Sauk County campus. The students have made their selections, and will be learning more about their top three career choices.
TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH – 6:30 p.m. – FACILITIES MEETING
Parent volunteers are always welcome to attend these meetings. Your help in maintaining our building and grounds is needed and greatly appreciated.
FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH to SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH – 30 HOUR FAMINE
CCS middle school and high school students will be participating in a 30-Hour Famine at the school on Friday, April 17th beginning at 3:30 p.m. and ending Saturday, April 18th at 12:00/1:00 p.m. This event is to bring awareness to homeless and poverty stricken people around the world, as well as in our own country. As part of this event, students will be collecting non-perishable food for the Baraboo area food pantry. Items may be dropped off at CCS through Friday, April 17th.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH – HIGH SCHOOL STATE FORENSICS FESTIVAL
The Wisconsin High School Forensics Association (WHSFA) is the oldest speech or debate organization in the country. Its mission is to provide an opportunity for students to enhance communication skills through participation in Theatre, Debate and Speech activities. Each spring, more than 7,000 Wisconsin high school students began the exciting journey through the speech season. Of that number, approximately 4,200 students from 360 schools, participating in 16 different categories make it to the WHSFA State Speech Festival, held on the UW-Madison campus in April.
CCS will have four high school students competing on Saturday, April 18th at the State Speech Festival! Coach, Mrs. Biffert states, “The forensics opportunities for students at CCS is truly a blessing. Being able to step up to the challenge of public speaking is a personal attribute to be admired and utilized in our daily lives and Christian outreach.”
MONDAY, APRIL 20TH – 6:30 p.m. – PARENT COMMITTEE MEETING
Your involvement in your child’s school is a fundamental key to the school’s success. Attending Parent Committee meetings is highly encouraged for all parents/guardians. Discussion will include updates on year-end activities, the Swap Meet, Parent Committee officer terms, and other important issues related to the school.
THURSDAY, APRIL 30 – SUNDAY, MAY 3 – BADGER STEAM & GAS SWAP MEET
The CCS Parent Committee will be setting up a food booth at the Badger Steam & Gas Swap Meet from May 1st through May 3rd.
Volunteers needed! Thursday, April 30th help is needed to prep the food for the rest of the weekend. Lunch and dinner will be served on Friday; Saturday will be breakfast, lunch and dinner; Sunday will be breakfast and lunch. As you can see, lots of help is needed to make this event a success!! Beginning right after Easter Break, you will have the opportunity to sign up for a time to help that fits your own busy schedule. Students 6th grade and older may also volunteer to help. They should wear a CCS gym t-shirt.
Registration forms for the 2015/2016 school year were sent home before Easter Break. Completed form and registration fee of $100 per family were due by Monday, April 6th to reserve a spot for your student next year. If you have not already turned in your fee and registration form, please do so this week. This will help when ordering curriculum and supplies for the classrooms.
LOOKING AHEAD IN THE COMING MONTHS (please take time to cover these in prayer):
April 17 – April 18 – 30 Hour Famine (Middle School students)
April 18 – State Forensics Festival, Madison (High School students)
April 20 – 6:30 p.m. – Parent Committee Meeting
April 30 through May 3 – Steam & Gas Swap Meet
May 1 – Half day of school for students (Community Outreach Day)
May 4 through May 8 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 14 – 8:00 a.m. – CCS Board Meeting
May 15 through May 17 – 8th Grade Class trip to Creation Museum
May 18 – 6:30 p.m. – Parent Committee Meeting
May 19 & May 20 – Rural Safety Days for 3-5 Class
May 25 – No School – Memorial Day
May 28 – Last day of school for 4K students
June 4 – Graduation
June 5 – Last Day (dependent upon snow days)
June 13 – All families – deep clean school
Have a wonderful week and restful weekend!
God bless you all,
CCS Administrative Assistant