December 21, 2018
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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Luke 2:7 - Revised Standard Version
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

When I reflect upon Luke 2:7, I often thought of an Innkeeper who lacked the grace and sympathy to care for a pregnant soon to be mother.  I thought that this was a classic example of terrible customer service.  I was empathetic to Mary and Joseph and was convinced that this was an act of injustice. However, nothing in this scripture suggests this to be true.  It is possible that the Innkeeper showed tremendous grace, seeking a way that he can still care for Mary and Joseph when he had no room in his own home. Instead of denying Joseph, Mary, and soon to be baby Jesus, the Innkeeper chose to find a way to let Jesus in. 
 
As we seek to be a discipleship school, it is my prayer that, in partnership with both home and church, we can help students learn to not only let Jesus in but to learn to encounter Jesus over every square inch of the world.  I pray that we can find ways to do this in the classroom, in India, on the basketball court, and in our fine-arts programs.  I hope soon we can offer more applied skills programs, helping students learn more about the big plans that God has for them.  I hope we continue to seek to be a community where all students feel they belong and that students desire Jesus more when they leave in grade 12 than when they enter in kindergarten. I am thankful that students can learn about their God-given potential at KCS.
 
During the Christmas Season, I am prayerful that our students find new ways to let Jesus in their hearts, no matter how busy and impossible it may seem at times.  I love that we are a school that strives to do everything in, through, for, and with Christ.
 
Merry Christmas, my friends.
 
Blessings,


MIKE CAMPBELL
HEAD OF SCHOOL
COMMUNITY NEWS
YEARBOOKS
Order your 2018-2019 yearbook now to make sure you're not left out!  Bring your form with payment (cash of cheque)to the school office between January 7th - 18th. You may also pay using your Student Fundraising Account or SCRIP credits.

GRADS - please note that the cost of your yearbook has already been covered in your fees, so please remit an order form only.  If you do not wish to receive a yearbook, please let Mrs. Nettleton know so that your account can be credited and the money can be used toward the purchase of banquet tickets. 

Yearbook Cost:
    Early Bird Price: $45.00
    After January 18th: $50.00
Yearbook Order Form (click here)
INTERSESSION
 
Kelowna Christian  students from grades 10-12 will participate in intersession from January 28th to February 1st.   We are excited about our hands-on learning opportunities that we can offer this year.   Students were given access to sign up for their choices on December 20th.  They need to use their Kelowna Christian emails to register. If your son or daughter has not yet registered, they can do so with the  provided link.

HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS
Please note that both school offices will be closed during the holiday break, and will reopen on Monday, January 7th, 2019. 
From our KCS family to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday season with family and friends full of love, peace, joy and many blessings!


Join us for our Preschool & Kindergarten Info Night on Monday, January 21st from 6:30pm - 8pm at the Kelowna Christian Elementary School (3285 Gordon Dr.).
 
At KCS our vision is to be a Christ-like community passionately transforming our world.  We exist to educate, equip and inspire our school community to become disciples of Jesus who love and serve God and others.  Within this framework, our approach to education is designed to provide your child with a loving and nurturing Christian environment that fosters exploration, risk-taking in learning, character development, and socialization, literacy and numeracy skills.
 
Come meet the principal and teachers, tour our classrooms, ask questions, learn about a typical day in Preschool and Kindergarten, and about our Club Judah before/after school care available for your child. Light refreshments and childcare will be provided for parents at the event.
 
RSVP is not required, but to assist with planning, please click here to register for the event.  Learn more at https://www.kcschool.ca/pkinfonight.
VOLUNTEER BUS DRIVERS NEEDED!

Do you hold a class 4 or higher BC driver's license?  
Do you have some flexibility in your schedule? 
Do you see yourself driving this bus?!!!

We have occasional need of a volunteer driver for various class activities for all grades, as well as a regular weekly run from mid  February till mid June as we increase our involvement during 2nd semester with Hands in Service and would love to have a volunteer driver join our team for a couple of hours one day per week.  
For more details or if you would like to sign up, please contact Brenda Nettleton - brenda.nettleton@kcschool.ca.
IMPORTANT DATES
Dec. 21 - Last day of classes prior to Christmas break
Jan. 7, 2019 - Classes resume
Jan. 21-23 - High school exams
Jan. 21 - Preschool and Kindergarten Info Night
Jan. 24-25 - Professional Development Days; no classes
Jan. 28 - Feb. 1 - High school Intersession
HOW TO KEEP UPDATED
Stay up to date with your student's progress by using the Powerschool Parent Portal. 
Click here for the link or go to MyKCS on the KCS website. If you haven't yet set up your account, please contact the office at 250-861-3238 to have it set up.
KELOWNA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
2870 Benvoulin Rd.  Kelowna, BC  V1W 2E3
250.861.3238

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