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Cedars Christian School offers parents of Grades 2-7 the opportunity to purchase quality standardized school supplies through School Start. Lists and instructions are linked below.
If you prefer to shop in-store or if you have children in Grades 8-12, you can download this PDF list to work with: Master School Supply List 21-22
Note that Kindergarten and Grade 1 students are supplied with most general school supplies by teachers. Grade 2 – 12 students must purchase their own supplies (including in the Grade 1/2 split class).
Each year, we invite staff and students to nominate high school students who they feel represent our school well in terms of citizenship, leadership and service. This year’s award recipients are:
Citizenship – having a good attitude and behaviour when those around them do not, being helpful to those in need around the school (both students and staff), going above the norm in being positive in attitude and action, caring for the school in general and people in particular.
Juniors: Brendan C., Jaela E.
Seniors: Evan T., Maillee T.
Leadership – helping with school-wide, HS community days and special events, modelling integrity and commitment in their walk as a Christian.
Juniors: Liam T., Ladecia H.
Seniors: Max W., Trinitee O.
Service – doing something with sacrifice to help someone in need, organizing a special event which serves the community or the broader community, seeing a need and meeting it without being asked, looking out for others before looking after self, playing a particular role on a mission trip or service or church/camp work which exemplifies a servant heart.
Juniors: Kate B., Sacha M.
Seniors: Cole W., Jayden B.
Each year, we recognize high school students who have achieved honour roll status (‘A’ average) in all four terms. Congratulations to the following students who accomplished this feat this year – and to those who have done so multiple times in their high school years!
The After Grad Committee would like to thank all the parents, guardians, and family that helped make the all-nighter happen.
We also wanted to thank the following individuals (non-grad family) and businesses (some are grad families’ businesses):
- Ness Lake Bible Camp – “by donation” for use of all their carnival equipment and 4 hours of guided activities out at camp
- Northern Bounce (Jordan Yu) – donated use of the PG Dome and equipment for the evening
- Art Knapp Plantland – donated 20% of sales from May 7- May 21 (if donation letter was presented)
- Diversified Transportation – donated the use of the bus all night
- Yellowhead Helicopter – offered a reduced rental rate
- NR Motors – donated use of river boats and drivers
- DWB Consulting Services, Ltd. – donated use of river boats and drivers
- Team Powerhouse Realty, Rebecca Worthington, Realtor
- Premier Computer Care
- Darren and Alison Woolgar – donated use of carnival games
There were also several individual donations from those who wish to remain anonymous.
Also, the following Cedars staff volunteered their time for the evening/morning:
- Frank Crosina
- Sarah Darragh
- Krystal Rempel
- Nicole Rowland
It really has been heart-warming to see so many people and businesses contribute to the Cedars Class of 2021 grad celebration!
Staff Service Awards and Mentions
The Board and Leadership Team would like to recognize the following staff for faithfully “showing up” and helping us fulfill the mission of Cedars Christian School!
5 Years of Service
- Sarah Allan
- Sarah Darragh
- Karen Rogers
- Tanya Simmonds
- Carolyn Tiefensee
10 Years of Service
- Coleen Hein
- Heather Wilson
20 Years of Service
- Sue Reimer
25 Years of Service!
- Roland Rempel
- Anna Brown (Grade 1)
- Emma Janzen (High School EA)
- Nicole Rowland (High School EA)
Although we solidify contracts with our educational assistants, learning assistants, and after school care workers later in the year – they are critical to the fulfilment of our mission at Cedars Christian School. When people think about school staff, they typically picture teachers; however, over half of our staff are educational and operational support staff. The experience of our students and families – and teachers! – is strongly linked to the quality of our EAs, learning assistants, and office assistants. When our graduates reflect on their experiences at Cedars, they routinely mention the impact of our support staff.
In addition to the staff we highlighted in a previous Shake article, we are pleased to recognize the new and continuing work of these staff members in 2021/22:
Library Tech – Mrs. Katie Gamble
After School Care Workers – Mrs. Tanya Simmonds; Mrs. Diana McIlroy
Kindergarten EA/s – Miss Ashleigh Rempel; Miss Rachel Hennig (new!)
Grade 1/2 EA – Ms. Paolina Gialleonardo
Grade 2 EA – Mrs. Annette Staves
Grade 3 EA – Mrs. Joanne Peltier
Grade 5 EA – Mrs. Dani Wiebe
Grade 5/6 EA – Mrs. Tanya Simmonds; Mrs. Heather Wilson
Grade 6 EA – Mrs. Heather Godwin
Grade 7 EA – Mrs. Leah Paulson
*Note: Some additional hiring under consideration ahead of our Fall startup.
High School EA’s
Mr. Nolan Hanson
Mrs. Tammi Friesen
Mrs. Kathy Denicola
Mrs. Nicole Rogers
Mrs. Diana McIlroy
Although we are pursuing some internal coverage solutions, we have posted a full-time Primary teaching position for 2021/22. If you (or someone you know) may be interested, please check out the posting on our Careers Page and/or speak with our Principal, Shane Nelson.
Spaces are filling up for our After School Care program! If you will need this service, please complete and submit your application by the end of this week. We have hired a second after school care worker (Mrs. Diana McIlroy), so we are positioned to open up more spaces to meet increased need next year.
We are putting the final touches on our class lists for 2021/22 and will be sharing them via email at 4:00pm on Friday, June 18, 2021. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Elementary Vice Principal, Mrs. Andrea Posada, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, June 25, 2021.
Elementary final reports will be sent home on Friday, June 18, 2021.
High school report cards can be picked up at the school on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, between the hours of 9:00am-3:00pm. If reports are not picked up on Tuesday, they will be mailed home.