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Choir concert costumes this year are cut-off jean shorts (not too short!) and white T-shirts. Please feel free to use old jeans to cut off or purchase jeans from Value Village or another thrift store to make shorts out of. Plain white T-shirts can be purchased very cheaply (under $10) from Michaels.
- Date: Monday, December 16
- Time: 8:30am-12:00pm
- Role: Meet at Cedars to help load trucks and cars with the props and materials for the concert. Go to First Baptist Church and help unload and organize props and materials as needed.
- Date: Wednesday, December 18th & Thursday, December 19th
- Time: 5:45pm-7:15pm
- Role: Help organize the parking of the vehicles as they come to the church.
Think you might like to volunteer at Cedars Preschool? We could use some help at our Parent and Child Christmas Parties on Thursday, Dec. 12 and Friday, Dec. 13, 9:00-12:30. Call the Preschool at 250-961-7495.
Students in Mr. Price’s Grade Four class were able to put into practice God’s purposes for them to love others in the community when they visited Laurier Manor this past Tuesday afternoon. The residents of Laurier manor and the students have developed a fond connection already this year, and this was certainly evident in the second visit the class has made. When observing and listening in on everybody around the tables, you can tell that students and seniors are developing more intimate conversations and relaxed relationships. The smiles all around reveal a very positive and appreciative tone. Everybody enjoys the crafts and activities. On Tuesday, students made personalized tree ornaments for their senior friends, which found their way onto a bare tree in their dining area that just happened to need ornaments this year.
Whenever the Grade Four class visits Laurier Manor, seniors applaud enthusiastically when students play the piano, sing, or in the case of Tuesday, perform songs for them from the upcoming Christmas musical. Laurier Manor reciprocates hospitality in providing refreshments and treating students to goody bags as they leave.
The community ties that have been developing between Grade Four students at Cedars and residents of Laurier Manor have remained strong for many years, and this year it looks like the blessings for everybody involved are only continuing to increase!
Click the images below to get larger versions and check out some highlights of our latest visit.
Mrs. Erbacher has put some great information together for you in this month’s library newsletter.
Senior Girls Volleyball at Provincials
Our Senior Girls Volleyball team had a very successful provincial tournament in Castlegar this past week.
After a less than stellar start where they lost all 3 round robin matches, they dropped to 13th in the rankings. As a result they took on #4-ranked Immaculata in the round of 16 and played well, taking a set from Immaculata before losing 3-1. The best they could now finish would be 9th of 16 teams.
In their next three matches, our girls began to find their groove and defeated Ebenezer, Duncan Christian, and Vancouver Christian to actually end up in 9th place! And to top it off, they were selected as the Most Sportsmanlike Team of the tournament! A big thank you to coaches Jeff Ludditt and Deb Taylor for their tireless efforts and inspiration over the course of the season.
On another note, the Senior Boys Basketball Team started their season off on a good note, winning the bronze medal at the Dawson Creek tournament. Their only loss was to AAAA North Peace Secondary School 86-73. Their next tournament is this weekend at NVSS in Vanderhoof.
The Junior Boys kick off their season at Kelly Road with their first game at 8:00 vs PGSS.
The Fall Society Annual General Meeting will be held tomorrow night (Thurs., Nov. 28) at 7:00pm (registration at 6:30). Everyone is invited to attend, however, only registered Society members can vote.
Teachers have emailed out their class schedules for Parent/Teacher Interviews on Monday (Dec. 2). If you have not received the information, please email your child’s teacher or call the office (250-564-0707).
If you need to change your appointment time(s), please call the office. Teachers are not able to move families around in the schedule.
If you can’t come on Monday, please call the office to let us know. You should also email your teacher to book another time/day with them as needed.
Interviews run from first thing in the morning until the end of the school day, so there will be no classes for K-7 that day.
In an effort to take our school theme to heart this year, the Grade 7 class has worked to develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be “Built with a Purpose” by closely examining and practicing Cedars’ ROCK acronym: Respect, Ownership, Community, Kindness. When asked what their biggest take away was the students reflected on what it means to walk purposefully and build their faith upon the ROCK:
Respect: “I think that respect is one of the most important things in the world, because it reflects on how serious you are about your relationship with God.”
Ownership: “Taking Ownership looks like taking responsibility for your actions”
Community: “We can build community by picking up garbage, gardening, helping others, and even helping the poor can help build community”
Kind: “We can build community, and be kind by doing what God would do, mirroring that kindness, while being yourself and acknowledging others for who they are.”
We learned that we are indeed God’s building as it says in 1 Corinthians 3:9, and it is important that we build this foundation not only upon the ROCK at Cedars, but also on the rock of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.