Volume 26, Number 26, March 28, 2024

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General News

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour…, Luke 1:46b-47

I’m typing this Chronicle shortly after our Easter Assembly which was organized by the Miss Broersma and Mrs. Vanderee.   We thank Rev. Wildeboer for his presentation which focused on the wonder of Christ’s kingly work in preparing a kingdom for his people.   May the message of Easter permeate our lives as we live in thankfulness in wonder of what God has done for us.

We have been collecting non-perishable items for the WLCC Food drive.   Please remember to continue to bring your items for the bins in the school.  The food drive ends on April 18th.

With the eclipse coming on April 8th we have arranged for Stan Sammy from the Niagara Royal Astronomical Society of Canada to do a presentation that will focus on the skies and give us some more information on the Eclipse.  He will present to the school on April 3rd at 1:00.  You are welcome to join us in the gym for this presentation.   On Friday the students will come home with Eclipse Glasses.

At this time of the year we also send out notice to parents about mid term progress reports.  These reports are generated only for those parents who request them.   If you would like to have a progress report for your child please let the office know.  We hope to send them out on Apr 26, 2024.  You are also welcome to arrange a time to speak to the teachers for a verbal update as well.

We say farewell to Miss Penninga in grade 6 and Miss VandenBerg in grade 7.   We hope that you both have had a wonderful time here at JCCS and that your learning experiences have helped shape you  as you prepare for the joyous task of teaching covenant children.    We thank Mr. Breukelman and Mr. Witten for opening up their classrooms for this experience.

Wishing you all a blessed Easter weekend!  We look forward to seeing refreshed students on Tuesday!


Week at a Glance

Monday – Easter Monday – no School

Wednesday – Astronomical Society Presentation – 1:00

Classroom News


This week seemed to fly by! The KA students did a fantastic job singing at the Easter assembly led by Pastor Ian. We learned all about how Jesus came to this earth as a King and how He was not treated like a king though He did all of this for us! What a great Saviour we have. Next week we will be having our Alphabet parade. If you haven’t sent in your child’s letter for the alphabet quilt please do this as soon as possible. We look forward to welcoming many guests that day to the school to watch our performance. Here’s a look at next week: Monday – Easter Monday; Tuesday – SH: Weston; Wednesday – Alphabet parade; Thursday – SH: Elias; Friday – SH: Lucas. Enjoy the Easter weekend. JB

Grade 1

We had a short but busy week. We have finished Bible, Science, and Math with a test this past week. Great effort is seen in class. Next week we hope to learn about King Solomon. We are learning about famous Canadians in Social Studies. Sir John A. Mcdonald was the first person we could discuss. We continue to enjoy the fables we read about in our reader. As teachers, we stand in awe of how well the students are reading. We hope they read for you as parents as well. Your child has come home with a McNally House pledge form. Please help your child collect money for this very worthy cause. Our McNally walk will happen on Friday, May 3rd, DV. This weekend is a special weekend; we may commemorate the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! Praise be the Son. For His redeeming work is done! From sin He has untied us! Amazing grace!

Grade 2

This week Grade really had fun with dressing up on Wednesday for “Beach Day”. In L.A. we are working our way through our novel study together, trying to predict who stole Annie’s picture of Fang. In Math we have been working with double digit subtraction and regrouping. We have been busy crossing out tens and trading them to ones!  Please help your child to practice at home. We enjoyed an assembly on Thursday where we could again hear the story of the death of Jesus on the cross for us. We spent some time retelling these stories this week in our Grade 2 classes, covering all the stories from Palm Sunday to Easter Monday – such a blessing! Have a great Easter weekend! BV&MB

Grade 3

Hymn 37:1

Hallelujah, Praised be the Son,

for His redeeming work is done;

from sin He has untied us.

He died, was buried, but He lives,

and to His ransomed peoples gives

His blessed Word to guide us

We continue to hear about the 10 plagues and we see how God demonstrates His power.  In our Science unit, we are exploring structures.  Ask us the definition of a structure and to give some examples. On Wednesday, we enjoyed dressing up for the beach!!! The Lord blessed the Komdeur family with a baby sister. named Emilyn.  Congratulations Gabriel! That’s it for now. Have a blessed Easter!

Hymn 37:1,2

Text:  Psalm 23:1-3 (two weeks)

Please check your child’s agenda for the spelling words.

Grade 4

We enjoyed two assemblies this week. On Tuesday we learned more about the McNally House, which is close in our hearts right now as we continue to pray for one of our student’s grandparents. Pamphlets went home to start fundraising money for this worthy cause. We also enjoyed an Easter assembly this morning and Bible sword drills with Rev. Wildeboer from Mercy Church. Thank you to Grade 2B and Kindergarten for their lovely performance of He Calls Me Friend. We wish you all a wonderful long weekend as we celebrate Easter and worship together in thankfulness for the precious gift of Christ our Saviour. From MVA, BB, BS

Devos (4B): Jasmine (Tues), Victoria (Wed), Blake (Thurs), Emmett (Fri)

Grade 5

We had an eventful week, with two assemblies, a beach dress up day, and lots of work accomplished. We look forward to another assembly/presentation on Wednesday, where we will learn about solar eclipses. Grade 5B has finished their dioramas, and the finished products are very well done! Both classes hope to begin our next unit in World of Literature next week, called “Amazing Worlds in God’s Creation.” Grade 5A will be having a Social Studies quiz on Tuesday. 

Devotions for next week are as follows: 

5A – Tu. Joey, W. Nadia, Th. Logan, F. Seth 

5B – Tu. Evan, W. Corban, Th. Micah, F. Meghan

Have a blessed Easter weekend as we remember the death and resurrection of our precious Saviour! RK/KV 

Grade 6

This week is the last week that Grade 6B will have Ms. Penninga as a Teaching Candidate. It has been wonderful having her teach over the last 4 weeks and we pray that her studies continue to go well as she goes back to the College. In Church History, we finished up the crusades this week with presentations and the children’s crusade. In Math, we continue looking at fractions. In LA, we will begin our final novel study on “Lost in the Barrens”. We look forward to an extra long weekend as we remember the death and resurrection of our Savior. Have a blessed weekend!

Grade 7A

We bid “adieu” to Ms. VandenBerg as she returns to her studies at the C.C.R.T.C.; it was nice to have a fresh face work with us. After the Easter weekend we’ll wrap up our War of 1812 battle study and move on to the development of Upper Canada. Poetry in motion will continue as we learn more about poetic devices in L.A. In P.E. we’ll move on to lay ups; a tricky mastery of dribbling and shooting on the move. We’ll see how things measure up in our new Math chapter all about measurement. Enjoy your long weekend.

Grade 7B

Today we took advantage of the beautiful weather and spent the day travelling outside the classroom. We visited Stoney creek Battlefield as well as Nelles Manor. This was in connection to our study of Loyalist history and the War of 1812. As we approach the Easter weekend we anticipate sharing in the joy and hope that is found in a risen Saviour! Have a blessed weekend! Cheers, Mr. J

Grade 8

We are working through the last bit of the Ministry of Christ and HIS journey to the cross. In geography, we are studying about different types of economies and industries around the world. Count on a chapter 13 French test on the Passe Compose with avoir and etre on Wednesday and also a Shattered Ch. 1 – 10 test on Wednesday as well. Have a blessed Easter weekend, RT, AL and RV

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