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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

We had another wonderful time in Chapel this morning. Mrs. Kepple and Mrs. Hanchek were able to be with us again this week, and they led us in singing some beautiful Christmas songs. What a blessed time of worship through music!

Pastor Lindsey brought our lesson today and drew our attention to several passages of scripture that focus on having the right attitude. The holidays can often bring about a lot of stress, and circumstances that may “try our patience.” Are we tempering our response to these with the right attitude? Are we being hot-tempered or angry in our response to the negative things in our lives? Are we stirring up strife, or are we quieting contention as mentioned in Proverbs 15:18? James 1:19 tells us to be “quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger,” and Proverbs 15:1 says that “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Are we being quick to listen, and slow to speak when we encounter opposition? We need to take time today, and throughout the holidays, to evaluate how we react to different situations. Let us walk in the Spirit and let Him temper our attitude this season. Let’s make this a truly Merry Christmas.

Special points of interest:

It’s getting closer all the time. Have you invited all of the grandmas and grandpas? How about that special neighbor or friend? The students have been working hard on their songs, verses, and presentations and are ready to show off their talents during our Christmas Program. We want to be sure all are invited.

Please have your student to the school by 6:00 p.m. They should immediately report to their classroom where their teacher will be waiting for them. Parents and guests can then proceed to the gym where the program will begin at 6:30.

Students need to wear the following uniforms for the Christmas Program:
4K: khaki pants with any red or green top.
K-8: khaki pants with a red or green CCS logoed polo.
High School: black dress pants with a red or green CCS logoed polo.

After the program we will enjoy a time of fellowship. If you are able and willing, we still need parents to volunteer to bring in cookies and drinks. Please contact the office to sign up for cookies and/or drinks.

If you have any questions regarding the Christmas Program, please contact the school office.

As in past years, CCS will celebrate our King’s birthday will a special lunch for the entire school body. Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon followed by a small program. There is a cost to this meal. Please review and complete your student’s lunch/milk order form so they don’t miss out.

This year, instead of a school-wide gift exchange, we have decided to honor our King’s birth by serving as He did. Each classroom will be performing a service project either at the school or off-site. The rest of the day will be centered on classroom parties. For specific details on what your student’s class will be doing this day, please check their classroom newsletter. The K-5th level students have permission slips in their take-home folder today. Please complete and return to school no later than Monday, December 15th. We need chaperones and drivers for this service project that morning. Please prayerfully considering helping.

CCS celebrates Christmas not just winter! The school will be closed during the above dates in honor of our Lord’s birth. Enjoy this blessed time with your family and friends. We’ll see you on Monday, January 5, 2015 when classes resume.

Travis Anderson is a Senior Device Specialist with C.PRO Services, a division of Cell.Plus. Travis will be giving an introductory talk on the world of technology and how it is impacting our children. He will give a realistic view of what is out there in the “social web,” and offer ways to help protect our children when they use the internet. There is no fee for this event, but we do ask you to sign up in advance through the school office, and let us know if you will need childcare. CCS will also be hosting an Open House this same evening from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the seminar. Feel free to invite your family, friends and neighbors to both of these events as they are for to the public as well.

If you have not already turned in the money raised from your sold raffle tickets (along with the ticket stubs), or the remainder of unsold tickets, please turn them in this week. The drawing for the winning tickets will be held next week Wednesday, December 17th and we need all sold ticket stubs. Remember, participants do NOT need to be present in order to win.

Looking for some great last minute stocking stuffers? Kwik Trip and Culver’s scrip cards are great gifts to give this time of year. These cards are available in the school office, or by contacting Mr. & Mrs. Kepple. If you are in need of a specific card value, please fill out an order form and we will fill your order as quickly and as best as we can. These cards are the gift that gives back. You can earn 5% of the card value as a credit against your child’s tuition; and 5% goes into the general fund for the school.

We continue to have a great need for volunteers. Please consider helping in any one of these ways: assist in classrooms (especially the K-2 room), grading papers, helping chaperone and/or drive for field trips, lunch duty and/or recess help, Parent Group projects, Facilities Committee, and any other way you are able to help. Contact the school office or your student’s teacher to help support our school through volunteer work.

Hope you are able to take time to reflect on the reason we celebrate this time of year. Enjoy the rest of your week.

All for His glory!

Barb Derse
CCS Administrative Assistant