April 1, 2021
Easter: God’s Undo Button

My favorite button/icon on the computer is the undo button. One click and all my mistakes are removed, and I can move forward with a clean document. It’s a beautiful thing! Easter is when God pressed the undo button for us. It wasn’t a simple click, but through Jesus’ death and resurrection God undid our sin and all our mistakes so that our relationship with Him might be restored and our future in His peace and forgiveness might produce something better. 

This week we celebrate the resurrection of Christ and the sure and certain hope we have in Him. It is crazy to think it has been two years since we celebrated Easter in person. We praise God that we have the opportunity for that this weekend. Whether in person or online, we hope that your family joins in worship this Easter, as we celebrate God’s ultimate undo button in Christ. 

Enjoy the four-day weekend!
Matt Hoehner
Executive Director

No School for Easter April 2-5 

Parent Appreciation Coffee Event April 12, 13, 14, 15
...Early Childhood... During this most Holy Week, our students have experienced, explored, shared, and created the stories of Jesus from Palm Sunday to the resurrection. From our littlest infants to our pre-kindergarteners, our early childhood students are wrapped in the message that they are a child of God, loved and saved through Jesus. We pray that your family will be blessed as you celebrate Easter and the promises God brings to you through His Son!
...Elementary... The Elementary Library is OPEN! Thanks to Mrs. Sullivan, our school librarian, and to her crew of volunteers, the library is ready to be used. Beginning this week, the elementary students will visit our library and check out books. The books are checked out for one week and should be returned to the book bins in the classrooms. The returned books will be quarantined for several days before they are returned to the shelves. Library days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you would like to volunteer to help in the library, click here to go to the volunteer form. We are also recruiting volunteers to come in over the weekend and help to reshelve the books. Once you have completed the form, you will be contacted about a schedule that will work for you. 
...Middle School... The 6th grade participated in the Saint Louis Symphony's Express the Music competition. After listening to Joan Towers' Made in America, the students wrote short stories or poems in response to the piece. Eight writing pieces were chosen by the 6th grade English teachers to qualify for the competition: Leila Byers, Dominic Cotilla, Emily Hollingsworth, Benjamin Joyce, William Krauss, John Lee, Amelia Pozzo, and Natalie Schmidt. (John and Emily were not able to be in the picture). Overall, the Symphony received 377 submissions. Amelia Pozzo is one of the 57 finalists. Her story will be featured in the competition's digital book, and she will also receive a certificate. The top 12 finalists will be announced in April. Congratulations to all the 6th graders for participating, and especially the eight who participated in the competition. 
Mark your calendars for a Parent Appreciation Coffee Event! During the week of April 12th we will have the gift of hot, fresh coffee after drop-off as a THANK YOU for our amazing parents. We are so thankful for our wonderful families and look forward to the opportunity to share some love with you. Check for the date when we will be celebrating at your campus! 
  • Kirkwood Campus - Monday, 4/12 
  • Webster Campus - Tuesday, 4/13
  • Glendale Campus - Wednesday, 4/14
  • Crestwood Campus - Thursday, 4/15
**ECE parents, if your child doesn't attend school on the day your campus is celebrating, please feel free to drop by anyway.**
Flowers Needed
The CCLS Middle School flower bed needs some plants. We are looking to beautify a section of the south facade of our new Woodbine campus. If you’re at a nursery or home store in the next few weeks, would you be willing to donate a pot of the following types of perennials? We are looking for flowers such as coneflower, astilbe, bee balm, Black-eyed Susans, Shasta Daisies. If you have an iris that needs thinning, we’ll take those also! Please bring plants to the MS, attention of Joel Hieber, and we’ll get them in the ground.
Service Opportunity
One of our middle school students noticed a need of about 30 Concordia families who could use help with basic spring yard work, and is organizing a day to do this work! We need the help of our amazing CCLS community to be able to bless that many families through this event by raking leaves/gumballs, picking up sticks, and pulling weeds!
Join us on April 10th!
We are so thrilled to present Charger Camp! Charger Camp is our Christ-centered summer program for students entering grades 1-5 that will provide them with opportunities for fun, learning new skills, and daily educationally focused activities. Summer 2021 is potentially one of the most important after the year we all faced, so we are committed to making it a summer full of relaxation, creating new memories, and building long-lasting friendships. Charger Camps will run from June 7th- July 30th from 8 am-2 pm with options to choose the week(s) you prefer! Sign up now through Sawyer. If you have any questions, please email Tayler Campbell at tcampbell@ccls-stlouis.org.