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School News

All of the Cedars Christian School weekly news is published here. Filter your news using the links below.

General News (for everyone Pre-K - 12)

Elementary News (more specific to Pre-K - 7)

High School News (more specific to 8 - 12)

Assistant Principal(s) – 2019/20 School Year Posting

Cedars Christian School is accepting applications for Assistant Principal(s) to serve as part of an administration team for the 2019/20 school year and beyond. Depending on experience, this position may be filled as one full-time Assistant Principal role or as two part-time elementary and high school Vice Principal roles. Job descriptions for part-time roles are linked below.

Interested persons are invited to forward their resumé/CV, personal statement of faith, and references to Shane Nelson, our school Principal.

Closing Date: January 25, 2019

Job Description – Elementary Vice Principal

Job Description – High School Vice Principal

Cedars Strategic Plan 2018-2021

New BC Graduation Program – Parent Guide

The Ministry of Education released the final details regarding the new BC Graduation Program that will be fully implemented for current grade 10-12 students beginning in 2019/20. Parents are encouraged to read through the Parent Guide that has been made available by the Ministry. We will be sharing details with high school students and parents in February, as part of our course survey and selection process. Stay tuned!

2019 Tech Talks – Save the Dates

We are pleased to announce two Tech Talks coming up in the new year. Navigating the use of technology and social media is, arguably, one of the most difficult aspects of family life today. To help educate and equip students, staff, and parents in our community around this topic, we have organized student and parent presentations by guest speakers in January and February.

On January 9th and 10th, we have partnered with Immaculate Conception Elementary to bring The White Hatter to Prince George to speak on Internet Safety and Digital Literacy. We will host the following presentations:

  • Parent Presentation – Wednesday, January 9th at 7pm
  • Student Presentations (Grades 4/5, 6/7, and 8-12) – Thursday, January 10th

Secondly, Pastor Andrew (Christian Reformed Church) has agreed to lead a discussion of some of the principles in Andy Crouch’s book, The TechWise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in its Proper Place, with staff and parents on Thursday, Feb 28th at 7pm. Crouch’s book takes the discussion beyond the “dos and don’ts” about technology and social media to address deeper questions of: “Who do we want to be as a family?” and “How does our use of a particular technology move us closer or farther away from that goal?”. At this event, we will give away free copies of Crouch’s book to anyone who commits to reading it with a goal to apply some of its principles in their own families. In fact, interested staff and parents can come by Mr. Nelson’s office this week for a copy if they would like to tackle it over the Christmas break.

Hiring Announcement from the Board

The Board is excited to announce that Shane Nelson has accepted our offer for the position of Lead Principal. He has done a fantastic job in the Acting Lead Principal position and we are grateful for the way he stepped in when Curtis had to step away from work. The hiring committee spent many hours in prayer, discussion, interviews with various candidates, reference checks, and reading staff feedback, and we are grateful for God’s leading. It is a blessing to see the very strong staff support for Shane as he continues in this role.

Merry Christmas!

Cedars Christian School Board of Directors

Deadline for 2018 Charitable Donations

Please note that any donations to Cedars that you wish to have count for the 2018 tax year must be post-marked as Dec. 31, 2018 or earlier. Anything post-marked after Dec. 31 will be applied to the 2019 year. Remember that donations can also be made online by Dec. 31 on our payment page.

Parent/Teacher Interviews: All you Need to Know

Elementary:

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.

High School:

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.

2018 Senior A Boys Volleyball Provincials a Rousing Success!

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.

Library Technician – New Hiring

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!

Important Society Membership Announcement

As a follow up to our Town Hall Meeting on November 20th, there may be important Society business that the Board will be asking members to consider at our November 27th annual general meeting. An agenda for the AGM with any motion(s) to be considered will be shared soon, but we would ask that all Society members and non-members save this date in their calendars and plan on attending.
It is important to note that at the Spring Society Meeting, our new Constitution and Bylaws were approved and that they have been filed to comply with the new Societies Act. November 27th will be our first Society meeting under our new Constitution and Bylaws. Members in good standing now need to sign an Annual Membership Declaration to maintain their standing as a voting member of the Society. If you are unsure if you are a “member in good standing”, you can contact the Business Office to check. Although there is no requirement to do so any longer, if you haven’t paid membership dues in the last two years, you are no longer a “member in good standing” as per our constitution and bylaws.
As part of the November agenda, we will walk members through the new Annual Membership Declaration prior to any Society business. Only those who have signed and submitted this declaration will be eligible to vote on business matters in this meeting and any subsequent meetings through the 2018/19 school year.
If you are unable to attend, but wish to vote by proxy on motions set out in the AGM agenda, you will need to make an appointment with our school administration to come, in person, to review and sign the Annual Membership Declaration ahead of this meeting. You can arrange a time through our main office by email or phone.

Cedars Christian School
701 North Nechako Road,
Prince George, BC, V2K 1A2
Main Office: 250-564-0707
Preschool: 250-961-7495
Main Email: office@cedars.bc.ca
Business Email: businessoffice@cedars.bc.ca