Volume 24, Number 31, May 5, 2023

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General News

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,… You are serving the Lord Christ.  Colossians 3:23, 24b

What a wonderful week where we could get together as a community for an Open House, gather grandparents together for lunch, and participate in a walk for McNally House. As we work faithfully for the Lord we look at building his kingdom and serving our neighbour.  We are thankful that our school helps us teach covenant children to the fear of his name. I am sure that there are many memories of the school in the hearts of our grandparents.  We know that there is a big commitment that is put out for the education of God’s covenant children. We have been blessed with a school that strives to educate in a reformed manner, infusing God’s knowledge as shown in creation in the curriculum. Our mission also speaks to serving our neighbour.  Our walk on Friday afternoon helped raise funds to support those who receive palliative care.  We pray that we may be a light to the work in respecting that God is the author and perfector of life.

We have decided for a number of reasons not to house and pass on pop can tabs at the school.  This does not mean that you will not be able to collect them, it just means that the school will not store them and pass them on.

This week we have several birthdays coming up.  Mrs. D’Addazio will be celebrating her birthday on Monday.  We may have to wait until Thursday to celebrate it when she is in the office. Mrs. Boersema will also be celebrating her birthday on Wednesday.   Congratulations to Mrs. D’Addazio and Mrs. Boersema on your birthdays.  May God graciously provide for you in the upcoming year.

The rest of the week appears to be a regular week of school.  May God continue to richly bless the work that we do at JCCS.



Monday – Baseball Practice

  • Ed Comm Meeting

Tuesday – HR Meeting

Thursday – Baseball Practice

Classroom News


Grade 1

Happy May! With the busy week we just had we are extremely grateful for all the fun, but it will be nice to go back to our regular routine. Grade 1 is continuing on in phonics and CKLA. We are currently doing larger number addition and subtraction in math class. The students became familiar with calculators and were excited to use them this past week! We continue to keep memorizing our concert songs, and there is excitement and anticipation as the program date approaches!

Memory work: Hymn 4:1

Spelling words: because, very, why, little, thing

Have a great week! KK/EVG

Grade 2

After a fairly wet and gray week, we are very thankful to see some sunshine today in time for our McNally walk! Thank you also to all those who are walking along with us! We enjoyed seeing so many parents, grandparents, and special visitors in our classes today for Open House. What a blessing it is that we can open our doors and share a glimpse into what we do here at JCCS each day.

This past week, we learned about animal life cycles. Our forms for the trip to Ripley’s went home and requests to chaperone have been returned. We will let you know as soon as possible who will be joining us.

We’ve got a number of viruses in the school right now, and our tissue supply has been depleted once more. If you are able to help us out by providing a box or two, we would greatly appreciate it.

Have a good weekend! BV/RG

Grade 3

At the time of writing, the Open House is about to happen and Hike for Hospice will be in the afternoon, DV. We have so many wonderful things to enjoy and be thankful for. Thank you all for coming out. It is always a joyous occasion. In Bible History, we hear how the Israelites did not place their faith and trust in God. We continue with our penguin project in reading class. In math, we have turned to reading clocks. Practise this with your child at home as well. Miss B. came and did a fun art project with us (top secret). And we continue to have fun playing cooperative games in phys. ed. We wish you a wonderful weekend and a blessed Sunday.

Ps. 80:7     Text: Ps. 24:4-6

Spelling words: thought, were, weather, whether

Library on Thursday

Friday: Mission $

Grade 4

It was so nice to spend the end of our week with Open House and the McNally House Hike for Hospice. Thank you to everyone who came out to both of these events. We loved sharing our day with you. Looking ahead to next week, Grade 4A will be working on research projects about invasive species. Both classes will wrap up their math units, concluding the unit with a test.

Tuesday: Music Quiz on note names and rhythm (4A/B)

Wednesday: Fractions math test (4A); Recorder assessment #18 – 21 (4B)

Thursday: Recorder assessment (4A)

Friday: Spelling test; Library books, Mission Money; Multiplication math test (4B)

Memory Work: Psalm 11:1; 2 Timothy 3: 16, 17 (next week)

Spelling List: invisible, jewels, giant, somebody, idea, scamp, closet, noise, princess, lonely, shut, suddenly, surprised, owned, period

Grade 5

It was great to be able to welcome so many people into our classrooms today, and to be able to complete our walk to raise money for McNally House. Grade 5A has completed their last Bible unit, and they will be starting with Church History next week. Grade 5B has completed Chapter 9 in Math and will be moving on to Chapter 10, Multiplying and Dividing Fractions, next week. Papers went home this week with information about the trip to the Science Centre on May 18. If you didn’t see one, please ask your child. If you would like to come to the Science Centre but forgot to hand in the paper, we will still accept them until Tuesday next week.

Devotions for next week are as follows:

5A – M. Hannah, Tu. Isaac, W. Jayce, Th. Judah, F. Keziah

5B – M. Lauren, Tu. John, W. Zachary, Th. Zion, F. Addison

Have a great weekend and a blessed Sunday. RK/KV

Grade 6

We hope that you had an enjoyable time visiting our class. Please bring in the money collected for the walk quickly. We will start to discuss those men who brought the truth to the people during the time period before the Reformation. A new unit will also begin in Social Studies about the history of the Indigenous people of Canada. Have an enjoyable weekend. TB/CVA

Grade 7

In Science last week we conducted two experiments; one dealt with the evaporative cooling rate of two pure substances and the other with creating an energy transfer system. We learned in Church History how a planned one-night stopover in Geneva led John Calvin to a lifetime in that city. We’ll learn more about his work there next week. In History we’ll put the finishing touches on our interactive battle maps and then put the pieces in motion and present. In his quest to the Lonely Mountain, Bilbo will venture over hill and under hill. Will he prove Thorin wrong and show himself to be worthy of the Company? Enjoy your weekend. 

Grade 8

Thank you to all who came to visit us at the Open House! This week we have a geography test on Tuesday and we are finishing our Shattered novel study with writing an official book review. This week we are also starting on our new Church History unit on the Reformation in Holland. In Math, we are beginning our unit on solving linear equations. Have a great weekend! RT, AL, MJ

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