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King’s Chronicles Newsletter - November 2017

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NOVEMBER DATES TO REMEMBER:

Nov. 1 Grade 9 Work Experience Day

Nov. 8 OCC Shoeboxes Due

Nov. 9 Remembrance Day Assembly, 2:25pm

Nov. 9 Last call for Lost & Found Items

Nov. 10 Pro D Day

Nov. 13 Stat Holiday, School closed

Nov. 17 Gr. 8-12 Report Cards go home

Nov. 17 Poinsettia Orders are Due

Nov. 22 Gr. 8-12 PT Interviews

Nov. 22-23 Book Fair

Nov. 24-25 OCC Calgary Trip

GROCERY CARDS:

Grocery gift cards for Askew’s and Save On Foods can be purchased at The KCS main office. A percent of the sales will go towards the KCS missions program.
Gift cards are in the amount of $50.

CONNECTING DOTS

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and
instruction.” Proverbs 1:7
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11

“Purposeful Schools”

In a rapidly changing world where the formula for success requires consistent
monitoring, our Christian Schools also find themselves in turbulent waters.  Each decade has brought about new changes in society, in family structure, in funding formulas based
upon available revenue and public perception.  Christian Schools too face unique
challenges and opportunities to retain the vision and mission of their organization.

The Mission statement is the foundation of the school and every decision is based upon it.  Decisions about program offerings, human resources, building development,
fundraising strategies, and student recruitment are all based upon the mission
statement.  At our recent AGM, I spoke of Educating for Life, of being committed to faith formation, academic excellence in all it’s forms, and to being active agents of grace
within our communities, both Christian and secular. What should KCS look like in five/ten years?  What must remain constant, what may require change, and what steps need to be taken to ensure that KCS is viable and relevant for both the short term and long term future?  

I would encourage our society to take a fresh look at our mission statement and measure it with the checklist mentioned below.  A second area I would ask each of you as society members to consider is changes to our present structure.  If you begin to imagine KCS in five/ten years, what areas would you like to see developed, what additions or deletions to our programs need to be re-examined?  These questions can be as simple as adding a course or as complex as a major building drive.  For those who have been a part of our school as a parent or a student, examine what made our program successful and what could have been improved.  Let’s dream together and begin to formulate a plan to carry our school’s vision and mission for another twenty five years.  

Mission Statement checklist:  

Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don't change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan.  John Maxwell

Mr. Brandsma

POINSETTIAS

Our annual Poinsettia Fundraiser is back! This is another great way you can support our KCS Missions Program. Look out for
order forms coming home on Nov. 6. The deadline for submitting orders to the office is Nov. 17.


NEW GRADE 1 TEACHER

We would like to announce a change in staffing for our Grade 1 Class. Melody Stanyer will be getting married in a few weeks time and moving out of Province. Mrs. Susan Hughes has been hired to take over and will be starting on Nov. 6. Miss Stanyer’s last day will be Nov. 9. We
welcome Mrs. Hughes and wish Miss Stanyer all the best in her next chapter!

KCS will be holding a discussion focusing Mental Health Awareness for parents of High School students on Wed. Nov. 22 at 7:00 pm in the Library following HS PT interviews. Kendra Kieft, our school counsellor, will facilitate this discussion. Topics will include: Anxiety & Depression, warning signs for mental health disorders, and when and where to go for help. Plus: The impact of social media, internet, and pornography, on
relationships and mental health of teens. We hope this discussion is a valuable resource for parents as they navigate these complex topics with their children.

BOOK FAIR

Living Books will be hosting a book fair in the Library on Nov. 22 & 23. There will be books and merchandise available for all ages. Feel free to come and shop! Students will be given an opportunity to visit the book fair with their class.

MISSION STATEMENT

As a community of Christians, our desire is to educate for life.

Our mission is to teach children to know God, His Word and His world, challenging students to excel, yet with humility serve God and humanity.

HIGH SCHOOL REPORT CARDS &
PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS

Term 1 report cards for Grades 8-12 will be going home on Friday, Nov. 18. We will be holding Parent/Teacher Interviews on Wednesday, Nov. 22 for parents of High School students. A sign up genius will be emailed to you in mid November if you would like to sign up to meet with one or more of your child’s teachers.

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