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1) The Preschool could use some help for their Parent and Child Christmas PJ Party on Friday, Dec. 16. For more info, call the Preschool at 250-961-7495.
2) Ms. van Dijk could still use help filing band music away. Please contact her at email@example.com
3) If you could help clean up at First Baptist Church after the final Christmas concert on Dec. 20, the organizers would really appreciate the extra hands! Contact Shane Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Mrs. Green would like some help distributing play posters – please contact her at email@example.com
Appointment lists for each class were sent home earlier this week. If you need to change your appointment time(s), please contact the office at 250-564-0707.
Please note the following correction to our posted school calendar related to high school on December 3, 2018:
8:30am – A Block
10:00am – B Block
11:30am – High School Dismissal
Parent Teacher interviews will take place in the foyer between 2-5pm and between 6-7:30pm. There are no set appointments; however, our part-time teachers may only be available for one of these time windows.
For the first time in its history, Cedars hosted a Senior Boys provincial championship this past weekend. Twelve teams converged on CNC and treated fans to three days of quality volleyball. When the dust settled Vernon Christian School walked away with the gold medal, defeating Credo Christian School (Langley) 3-0 before 200+ fans. Vernon did not lose a set all weekend and showed a dominant and balanced team that truly deserved to win. In the bronze medal match, Centennial Christian School (Terrace) defeated Kelowna Christian School 3-0 as well.
Our Cedars Eagles went into the tournament ranked 9th of the 12 teams and after a slow start on Thursday, they went on to win their last two matches on Friday to qualify for the medal round. While they lost their quarterfinal match to Credo, they turned around and defeated St. Andrews (Victoria) to advance to the 5th place match. However, they lost to Mount Sentinel (Castlegar) to wind up 6th overall. Coach Roland Rempel was very pleased with the team’s final placing, especially rising 3 places, the biggest leap of all the teams. To top it off, Joel Nelson was selected as a Second Team All-star.
The tournament could not have gone as smoothly as it did without the participation of over 60 student, staff, parent and community volunteers! The scorekeepers and lines-people were lauded by the officials for the quality of their work. They also were wowed by the food and service in the Hospitality Room provided by Brenda Willmann and her team of parents. There was never a lack of food and the hot meals were greatly appreciated. And the same can be said for the banquet. Heather Wilson, Jeff Ludditt and Tina’s Catering provided great fun and food for everyone – no one went home disappointed or hungry!
A special thanks to Chris Leboe who not only designed, maintained and updated the website daily, but provided incredible live streaming of every match. Family and friends back home praised the quality of the video and expressed appreciation for being able to watch the games since they couldn’t be there in person. Mr. Leboe also took time to take great photos, along with Prince George ambassador extraordinaire, Chuck Chin. Check out our Facebook page!
The tournament was enthusiastically supported by incredible community sponsors: Glacier Toyota, Ridgeline Roofing/Pay it Forward, Defau Network Systems, HDFX, Rebecca Worthington/Team Powerhouse Realty, DWB Consulting Services, Volleyball BC, Van Horlicks, Prince George Weight Loss and Wellness Inc., and Jason LeBlond/Third Avenue Law
Finally, thanks to the organizing committee (Janice Giesbrecht, Coleen Hein, Chris Leboe, Shane Nelson, Dave Rowland, Steve Wilson) who started planning last spring. To see the idea become a reality was a blessing to witness as was seeing so many in the community support the venture.
In 2017, The Prince George Hospice Society approached Cedars Christian School about adopting a trail and having it marked with a sign in memory of Jolene Crosina, a colleague and friend we lost last year after her fight with cancer. Since the Fall of 2017, many of our high school students have maintained the trail, keeping it clear for the Hospice guests to enjoy – part of Cedars’ ongoing commitment to the organization.
Now, the time has come to officially dedicate the trail to Jolene, and we hope you will join our community to honor her. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at the Hospice House at 11am on Wednesday, December 5, at 1506 Ferry Avenue. After this ceremony, we invite you to linger over hot chocolate and cookies.
If you have any questions, please contact Dave Rowland at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-564-0707. Thank you very much.
Don’t forget to buy your tickets for this year’s Sr. Drama class production “A Christmas Carol: A Life Radio Play”. Two showings, Dec. 13 or 14. You can purchase online at https://cedars.bc.ca/events/a-christmas-carol/
The following week, our long-standing Christmas Concert tradition takes place Dec. 19 and 20 at First Baptist Church. Find all the details at https://cedars.bc.ca/events/christmas-concert-2018/
We are pleased to announce that we have hired one of our Cedars’ parents, Katie Gamble, into the role of Library Technician on a part-time basis for the remainder of this year. Welcome to the Cedars Staff, Katie!
Next Wednesday, December 5, the PAC is hosting a “Christmas Breakfast” for the high school students before they head out around our city to minister to others on our second Service Day of the year. Breakfast will begin at 7:45am, so be sure to get here early enough to enjoy the goodies!
Yes, folks, “provincials” three times because we have three volleyball teams involved in provincial championships this season! The Jr. Boys are headed to Kamloops this weekend to compete, the Sr. Girls are going down to Nanaimo next week, and the Sr. Boys are here at CNC this week, with games beginning tomorrow morning.
As you may have heard, Cedars is hosting the Sr ‘A’ Boys Championship this year. We would like to extend our invitation to the greater Cedars community to come out and cheer on our seniors (and the other teams!) and show your support to these hard-working athletes. Game times are listed on the official Provincials website, but here’s a quick look at some of the Cedars’ game slots:
- Thursday, 10:20am, vs. Bulkley Valley
- Thursday, 12:40pm, vs. Vernon Christian
- Friday, 8:00am, vs. St Andrew’s Regional
- Friday, 11:30am, vs. Fernie Secondary
- Friday, 4:10pm, vs. Unity Christian
Saturday game times will depend on placings during the week. Results will be posted on the site, so keep your eyes on the page linked above! Hope to see you there. 🙂
We mustn’t forget our Grade 8 Volleyball players, either. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams are participating in Districts this week. Great work, Grade 8’s, and enjoy your tournaments!
God bless all our athletes with safety in their travels and on the courts. May your light shine brightly where God has placed you in these next two weeks, and may you all be a blessing to teammates and competition alike!
If you are ordering retakes using the paper order form, please be sure to return it to the school by next Monday, November 26, 2018.