Monday, 31 March 2014

Mail Bag

 We were blessed to receive this letter in the mail from "Alumni" last week. 
We think it's pretty cool that someone took the time to write to us!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Building the Altar

This month we are reflecting on Idolatry Discerning - making a choice. 

This week we welcomed Pastor Chris and 
he told us the story of Elijah and the contest at Mt. Carmel.

We hope you have the time to listen:

Part 2:

Before March break, we had our first chapel on Idolatry Discerning. 

Here are a few snippets from then:

Grade 4 leads in All in All

and JK sang Oh Be Careful

Elijah went before the people and said, "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him."  - I Kings 18:21

Monday, 17 March 2014

Putting Knowledge into Action

The Grade Two students were learning about solids, liquids and gases in Creation Studies.

They wanted to use the knowledge that they had gained to serve others.

Together, they decided to bake cupcakes (changes of states of matter by adding heat) 
and sell them to the student body. 
They then had a class discussion on what they would like to do with the funds. 

 (Seeing the sorting area where the food is sorted by kinds)

The students came up with several suggestions and narrowed it down to 4 choices. 
They then voted as a class and decided that they wanted to bring the money 
to a local charity: Community Care. 

With the help of a few parents, the students mixed, baked and iced almost 200 cupcakes.
They sold each for 50 cents and raised $150.70

Many of the other students rallied around the Grade Two efforts by bringing in more than the required 50 cents. It was great to see $2 and $5 donations for a cupcake!

The students then arranged to head to Community Care and
 personally visited with Ms. Betty-Lou Souter. 

They got to see the room that many of our students helped decorate several years ago when Ms. Souter was the Grade Two and Three Adopt a Leader.

The students were able to see the clothing room and food shelves where those in need are able to choose some food to fill hungry tummies.

They were also able to meet several volunteers which allow Community Care to run smoothly. 

Ms. Souter said that she would use the students' money that they raised to buy milk.

The goal was to learn about something in God's creation and put that knowledge to use in His world. 

We are thankful for the work Community Care does in our community and are glad to have a small part in loving our neighbours. 

Another way to be the hands and feet of Jesus.