Principal’s Message October 2014

Dear Parents,

Once again, the first month of school has come and gone in a blur, I know the month of September has 30 days, but they all seem to have blended together. Sometimes it feels like this might be the story of my life, perhaps you might at times feel the same way.

Stories have been at the front of my mind recently. Each week, a staff member leads a devotion and my first devotional with MCS staff this year focused on the importance of stories in our teaching. We discussed how Jesus recognized the importance of using stories to share his message, of how teachers use stories to help our students learn and the importance of listening to the stories our students have to share with us. The current sermon series at my church is based on The Story, an abridged, chronological version of the bible and this week’s staff devotional had MCS staff sharing good news stories with each other.

The annual Fall Youth Retreat (FYR) for our junior high students was held at Camp Nakamun on September 21-23 and the theme this year was Speak Life: Hope, Love, Live. Workshops at this camp challenged our students to know their story, who they are in Christ and the importance for them to go out and encourage others with positive words and actions.

Meadowlark Christian School also has a story, a wonderfully positive story. It is the story of: a public school system embracing and supporting a Christian Alternative Program; the members of the MCS Foundation whose efforts support the building, our students, our staff and the Christian programming we offer; academic achievement and survey results that we can all be very proud of and finally of families whose commitment to their children and this school help make it the great school it is.

When I meet with students and families who are new to MCS this school year, I am so proud to hear how this wonderful community has welcomed them and we invite and encourage their active participation in the story of Meadowlark Christian School.

Darren Oskoboiny
Principal

MCS Shines 10th Anniversary Celebration

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Open House – March 13, 2014

MCS Family BBQ

MCS SHINES presents The Prodigal Star

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Spring Break

Students will be returning to school from Spring Break on April 2nd.

Mexican Fiesta

Due to weather conditions, the Mexican Fiesta has been postponed to Thursday, April 4th.

MCS Foundation Christmas Newsletter

Hot Lunch Day Update

The regularly scheduled Hot Lunch Day will occur as planned this week.

Those students who ordered wraps and drinks from Booster Juice for Thursday, Nov. 22 will still receive them, regardless of whether they are attending classes at MCS or Westlawn.

Arrangements have been made for students at both schools (MCS and Westlawn) to receive their pre-ordered lunches on the regularly scheduled day.

Thank you to the volunteers who stepped up to make this happen.

School Reopens Wednesday for K-6

Dear Parents and Guardians:

It’s business as usual for elementary school students at Meadowlark Christian School!

Kindergarten to Grade 6 students will be returning to regular classes at Meadowlark Christian School on Wednesday, November 21.

Junior high students will have to wait until Monday, November 26 to return to the Meadowlark Christian School building.

Although the air quality has been repeatedly tested and declared safe in the junior high wing, there is still a slight smoke odour in that area of the school. Students who are hypersensitive to their environment may be affected by this odour, so all junior high students will remain at Westlawn Junior High School for the remainder of the week.

For those students riding the yellow bus, the schedule will remain the same.

Thank you for your co-operation, support and understanding during this challenging time for us.

Sincerely,

Mr. D. Sweeney
Principal

Thursday Fire Update

Dear Parents, Families and Guardians:

As the cleanup at Meadowlark Christian School continues, it has been determined that the school will not be ready for students and staff to return to until Wednesday, November 21, at the earliest.

Although the air quality in the building is improving, there remains a strong smell of smoke in the school.

Some of the work that is taking place in the school includes the removal of scorched equipment from the science classroom and smoke sealing. Lockers also need to be checked for smoke and cleaned, if necessary.

The transition to the host schools has gone very well.

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