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School supply lists are now available on our Forms page. As in the last few years, you may choose to purchase your supplies either here in town or through School Start. A link to the Cedars lists is included on our Forms page, as is the School Start Parent Letter.
Kindergarten students do not need to buy supplies. Please submit $25 to the Kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. They will also need a back pack, lunch kit, and indoor shoes with Velcro closures.
Families who purchase kits through School Start should also be aware that all elementary students will also require indoor, non-marking shoes, and Grades 4-7 students need gym strip (shorts and shirt, labelled).
High school students may also purchase supplies through School Start. The list for high school is on our website.
Each year, we acknowledge high school students that maintain an A-average or higher (GPA 3.5 or above) in all four terms of the school year. Bronze medals are awarded to students who do this for the first time, followed by silver and gold medals, and trophies in subsequent years of this achievement. At our year-end assembly on Tuesday afternoon, the following students were recognized for their consistent, Honor Roll status:
Van der Woerd, Eva
de Fauw, Evelyn
Van Delft, Jenna
Mrs. Hoekstra needs about a day’s worth of photocopying done in preparation for next year. If you need to fill in a few more volunteer hours, she would appreciate the help with the copying! Training provided. 😉
As the school year draws to a close, we have to say goodbye to some of our staff. We want to publicly thank them for their faithful service to God here at Cedars. We will miss them all and wish them the Lord’s blessing in the next part of their lives.
We say farewell to After School Coordinator: Joanne Hardy; Educational Assistants: Laura Berkhoven, Eli Francis, Moses Ofulue, and Christine Smith.; And to teachers: Melody Dawson, Rachel De Bolster, Megan Francis and Jamie Mendez-Young.
Once again, Mr. Crosina and the Photojournalism class has done a fantastic job of the Cedars Yearbook! Most students who ordered a book have received it this week. If you have not picked yours up or if you would still like to purchase a yearbook, you still have time!
The books are $35 each. You can purchase with cash (exact change), cheque, debit, or credit (in office or online).
Elementary report cards will be sent home on the last day of school – Friday, June 23, 2017.
High school report cards will be ready for pick-up on Friday, June 30, 2017, between 12:00pm and 3:30pm.
Any report cards, High school and Elementary, that have not been claimed by Friday, will be sent in the mail.
Mr. Jake Wiens, recently retired from Cedars after a long career here, has become a published author. Life’s Ultimate Questions: Exploring Stories that Shape Our Everyday is, as it says on the back cover, “presented as ‘core-curriculum’ for young adults and new believers alike, who wish to not only survive but thrive as Christians in our challenging, secular, atheistic culture.”
Mr. Wiens will be holding a Community Book Launch on Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 7:30pm-8:30pm at Arts Space above Books & Company on 3rd Avenue. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Next year, Cedars will be celebrating its 4oth year of Christian education in Prince George! Although we plan to celebrate this milestone throughout the school year, a committee of staff and parents have been working hard on a one-day celebration on Saturday, November 4th. The all-day event will open with a free breakfast and open house, include the PAC’s Fair Fair games, and finish up with a celebration service after dinner. Stay tuned for more details!
One of the things we are looking for in our preparations is photos! If you have Cedars’ community pictures that you are willing to share from any and all of our four decades of operations, please forward them to Shane Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have printed pictures, they can be brought to the main office to be scanned and emailed.
We hope to see you and yours at this event!
Many of you have asked us about how you can help Jolene Crosina while she is in treatment for her cancer. She and her family have already been blessed by meals that her colleagues have provided, by cards and visits. After speaking with Jolene we have her permission to open up another opportunity for our community to bless her. While Jolene will be on a disability pension as long as necessary, she is going to be dealing with costs that exceed her income. As a result we are collecting money for her. You can drop off funds at the office or through our website Payments Page – please use “Option 1” and indicate what the money is for on the form. Gifts will not be eligible for charitable donation receipting. We are avoiding GoFundMe as it takes almost 8% in fees. Jolene and all of us appreciate your care and your prayers.
As the year draws to a close we have finalized most of our teaching staff positions for September. The following is our staffing for the fall:
Kindergarten: Susan MacDonald & Lindsay Ray
Gr. 1/2: Andrea Glasgow
(During September and October, Kayla Schmalz will be working in the grade 1/2 class for half of the morning and the grade 2 class the other half, to help with Language Arts and she will work in Grade 2 when all the two’s work together for Science and Socials classes in the afternoon. All grade two students will do Socials and Science together with Mrs. Van Delft all year long.)
Gr. 2: Sharon Van Delft
Gr. 3: Heather Fisher
Gr. 4: Winston Price
Gr. 5: Sherry Toninato
Gr. 5/6: Jeff Ludditt
Gr. 6: Sue Reimer
Gr. 7: Julia Tuininga
Elementary Educational Support Services Coordinator: Carolyn Tiefensee
French 5, 5/6, 6, 7: Sarah Allen
Music K-7: Shoshanna van Dijk
Primary PE: Frank Crosina and Steve Wilson
Sarah Allan (French 8-10; English 10-12)
Frank Crosina (Primary PE; Physical and Health Education 8-10; Bible 8; Video Editing 8/9; PE 12)
Cindy Everard (Math 8-11; Social Studies 10, 11)
Julie Gaunt (Home Ec 8/9)
Janice Giesbrecht (Educational Support Services Director; High School Academic Advisor)
Dorianna Hoekstra (Science 8; Physics 11; Math 12; Biology 12)
Roland Rempel (Woodworking 8, 9; Science 9, 10; Biology 11; Volleyball 11; Small Engines 11)
Krystal Rempel (Humanities 8, 9; Planning 10; Psychology 12)
Shane Nelson (Physics 12)
Alice Smit (Art 8/9)
Shoshanna van Dijk (High School Band; Worship Arts 11)
Steve Wilson (Bible 9; Christian Perspectives 11, 12; Student Life Coordinator; Athletic Director)
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The Main Office will be open until Friday, June 30, 2017, 4:00pm. The Business Office will be open until Friday, June 30, 2017, 3:30pm. Please make sure you bring all accounts up to date by the end of the month (see previous article on our site).
The offices will re-open to prepare for the fall on Monday, August 21, 2017.