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Thanks be to God, we have 367 students registered for next year and are “in process” with several other new families. At this point, we still have room for new students in select grades of our elementary and high school programs for 2021/22. Word of mouth is our strongest recruitment strategy. If you know families that you feel would be a good fit at Cedars, strike up a conversation and invite them to give us a call for a conversation and/or school tour!
Cedars Christian School is a not-for-profit society and needs members to make decisions, elect and/or serve as Board Directors, and participate on Board committees. Society members meet twice yearly (via Zoom these days); once in the Fall, and once in the Spring. Although society membership is discussed in our new family interview process, we would like to remind you about this opportunity. A key requirement of society membership is assent to our school’s Statement of Faith. If you are interested in following through with an application for society membership, please reach out to our Principal, Shane Nelson, via email to discuss the process.
Regardless, all are welcome to attend our biannual Society meetings. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, June 7th at 7pm (via Zoom).
Madame Rand and her family recently announced that they will be moving to Nanaimo at the end of May. We will miss her and the boys! And, we will miss her work as Elementary Vice-Principal and Intermediate French teacher. It is sad to see them go, but we know that they will be a blessing in the new communities of which they will be a part on the island.
As such, we are looking for a part-time (0.29 FTE) French teacher for grades 4-7 students to start in September. Experience teaching French is preferred, but certified teachers with high school and/or post-secondary course work in French may be considered. Interested parties are asked to check out the posting and submit an application on our Careers web page.
The Eagles Classic Golf Tournament takes place on June 25, 2021. Depending on COVID restrictions, we plan to have a great day of golf, food, and prizes to raise money for our building expansion. See the tournament webpage for more details.
As part of the fundraiser, we are planning to host an online auction. We are currently looking for auction items. For example, paintings, baskets, gift certificates, or items approx. $50 or more. If you would like to donate an item, please contact Dave Rowland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-564-0707 to arrange for pick up or drop-off. We would like to have all items by June 11, 2021.
Join us on Saturday, May 8, for our Spring Work Bee! This is the time where volunteers – like you! – get to help us spruce up the place to take us through the summer and fall months. We appreciate all the folks who can come out to help on our bi-annual work bee days. Watch this space for details and a reminder!
Over the next several weeks, we want to take the opportunity to celebrate our Graduating Class of 2021. We will add grads to this post as we add them to The Shake newsletter each week. We encourage you to take some time to read about, celebrate, and pray for our grads!
Started at Cedars: Kindergarten
Highlights: Provincial Volleyball trips in grades 10 and 11! Morning volleyball for 3 years with Mr. Rempel
Remembered for: Extreme love/addiction for Tim Horton’s Iced Capp with chocolate milk; “Big Yeti”; wacky sounds and a red face playing volleyball; love for the outdoors; epic sticker collection on Nalgene water bottles
Future plans: UNBC in Environmental Engineering then transfer to CNC Sonography program; perhaps Capernwray or travel after college
Prayer requests: Wisdom to discern God’s guidance through post-secondary education; To grow deeper roots in my faith in God that I may fulfill my purpose He has for me
Started at Cedars: Preschool
Highlights: Sports trips; YWAM in grade 11; All of my great teachers
Remembered for: Being LOUD and being late; Sloths; TikTok dances in hallways
Future plans: Attend UNBC for a Bachelor of Science degree then to veterinary school
Prayer requests: Wisdom and guidance in life after Cedars
Started at Cedars: KIndergarten
Highlights: Grade 7 camping trip to Mount Robson; YWAM trip in grade 11
Remembered for: Love for dinosaurs; Science facts and jokes; Random facts about weird things; “Would you rather” questions
Future plans: To take a gap year and get a job then possibly pursue ECE training
Prayer requests: Uncertain about my future so wisdom to discern what to do or where to go
Started at Cedars: Grade 4
Highlights: Band trips to Alberta and Volleyball trips
Remembered for: C-R-V; Not caring what anyone thinks of me; ICE
Future plans: To go to YWAM Japan in January; To fight wildfires next summer; To open my own board and bike shop
Prayer requests: Guidance and direction for what to do with my life after Cedars
Started at Cedars: Kindergarten
Highlights: Grade 3 Worship Wednesdays and Faith Fridays; Grade 7 Mount Robson Trip; Band trip to Three Hills, AB; Cross-country meet in Vanderhoof
Remembered for: raising goats and sheep in 4-H
Future plans: raise and sell her animals in the summer; UNBC in Biology; Career in Agriculture
Prayer requests: To be sensitive to the voice of God regarding the plans he has for me
Started at Cedars: Pre-school then grades 1-12
Highlights: Volleyball and having the opportunity to be team captain, travel and play my favourite sport with my best friends; teachers and staff who had patience with me and listened
Remembered for: Daily trips to Starbucks; “You are just memorable” a quote from Maillee Taylor
Future plans: Post-secondary to become a high school teacher
Prayer requests: “To be honest I’m not sure”
Started at Cedars: Grade 11
Highlights: YWAM trip; Service Days; time at the New Life Centre with Social Justice class; Honour Roll with Distinction in grade 11; School dances
Remembered for: Cat leggings; my kind heart; being away a lot; My Ruby Faint
Future plans: I plan to go into an online college for my 2 year ECE degree. I then plan to work as an ECE while pursuing other schooling options
Prayer requests: “Ask God to guide me down the right path.”
Started at Cedars: Kindergarten
Highlights: Going to volleyball provincials; The YWAM trip; Worship Arts; Talking with Mrs. Rowland
Remembered for: Being on the worship arts team; For being a swimmer
Future plans: I am planning on going to CNC in the fall then after two year to UNBC. I want to go into the nursing program to eventually become a maternity nurse. And I hope to do a lot of traveling when things open back up
Prayer requests: That I would be able to get the finances I need for school; For wisdom in the future and that God would lead me in what He wants me to do
Please note this change to our calendar: The high school will not have classes on Monday, April 26. The Grade 7 students will be getting a tour of the high school during the morning. Parent/Teacher Interviews will be taking place during the afternoon. Please see this announcement regarding Parent Teacher Interviews.
Parent/Teacher Interviews for the high school will take place on Monday, April 26. There will be two sessions, 2:00-5:00pm, and 6:00-7:30pm.
Interviews will only be held online via either Zoom or phone. Your children’s teachers will email you a Google sign-up form this week. Please note that you should only submit the form once. If you need to change your appointment time, do not re-submit the form. Instead, please contact the office at 250-564-0707 and we will make the change for you.
Badminton Clubs started up this week. Here is the schedule for each club:
- Grades 6 and 7: Monday and Wednesday, 3:00-4:00pm
- Grades 8 and 9: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-4:30pm
- Grades 10-12: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm
Stay tuned for start dates for Track and Field and High School Golf!