Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

This Thursday, families all over the tri-county area as well as across the nation will gather to give thanks for the many blessings God has bestowed upon our families and communities. At CCS we are thankful for the parents, students, and staff he has brought to our school and how we have been able to work together to learn and grow in knowledge and in our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

God has blessed us with quality and talented students. Two of our students who also attend Chester County Technical College High School  were named students of the quarter. Cyle Fulton in HVAC/Refrigeration Technology and Cayla Murphy in Cosmetology were selected in recognition of outstanding leadership, attitude, skills, and knowledge.

This Wednesday the weather services are forecasting snow. Fortunately, we are off that day as part of our Thanksgiving break. However, if we were in school and we had snow or ice, you would be informed of any school delays or closings by our automated RenWeb Parent Alert.
Information will also be available:
  • By checking the CCS website after 6:10 am to see an updated CCS schedule.
  • By calling CCS after 6:10 am to listen for an updated phone message about the CCS schedule.
  • By watching WGAL.
When school is delayed, parents must also listen for an announcement of the plans of the school district of residence. If your public school district transports your child(ren), they will be transported to and from CCS on the public school district schedule.  When your school district closes or delays school and CCS does not, if possible, please arrange for your child(ren) to be at school on the CCS schedule.  If it is not possible to provide transportation, please call the school office to inform the school of your child’s absence.  When CCS delays school and your district does not, be assured that students will be supervised when they arrive.
Please carefully monitor all of the above for accurate information as changes may occur throughout the morning.

When there is a two-hour delay, classes begin at 10:10.  When there is a one-hour delay in the opening of school, classes begin at 9:10.
Early Dismissals:
  1. If CCS decides to close early, and your district is on a normal schedule, students will be supervised until transportation arrives for them.
  2. If your district announces an early dismissal, student drivers in that district will be dismissed along with the bus riders.
  3. CCS will activate the automated phone call system.
  4. CCS will change the CCS phone message to reflect any early dismissals by CCS and/or transporting districts.

When we return from Thanksgiving, it will be December, and we have several events on the calendar. On December 5 and 6 CCS will be hosting the Cougar Classic which kicks off our boys and girls varsity basketball season. The girls play at 7:00 pm and the boys at 8:30 pm on December 5.

Reports cards will be sent home December 9, and on December 12 our school has its annual Christmas Concert which features our choirs from grades PreK-12 and our school band.  The festivities begin at 7:00 pm at Hopewell Christian Fellowship. For more information visit our music conservatory website at http://conestogamusic.weebly.com/.

Finally on Friday morning, December 19, all grades will travel in mixed groups to visit and sing carols to the residents of various nursing homes in the area as we seek to share the message and love of our Savior come to earth.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Pizza Hut Coupon

In my last blog I indicated that a coupon would be attached, but due to technical difficulties it did not happen. It should be available to download here. This is an updated version of that blog.

On Friday, November 14, the 8th grade will have a fundraiser at the Morgantown Pizza Hut. Attached is an information sheet with coupons that you may use to benefit CCS when you make a purchase at Pizza Hut on that day between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. You can eat in, or you can order ahead and pick up your pizzas. Twenty percent of your purchases will go to the class. Just make sure you give Pizza Hut the coupon on the attached form. This fundraiser will help with the cost of the 8th grade Spruce Lake retreat. 

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held this year on November 24 and 25. Look for an email soon with details about conferencing. Sign-up sheets will be available in the lobby from November 11-13. There will also be an option to sign up by submitting a form.  Keep a look out for more information in The Cougar Update as well as your email.

On November 19-21, our eleventh and twelfth grade students will be leaving campus and traveling to Refreshing Mountain Camp in Stevens, PA, for our annual Spiritual Life Retreat. Mr. John Cosgrove, youth leader at Crossway Church, will be sharing with our students from the scriptures. Mr. Greenly is organizing the retreat. Permission slips were given to students earlier this week.

On Friday, November 21, the ninth and tenth grade classes will be traveling to the biblical tabernacle reproduction in Lancaster to take a tour of the tabernacle as described in the Old Testament. Afterwards they will travel to a nearby rink for ice-skating. Permission slips were given to students yesterday.

Finally, please note that our Thanksgiving break is from Wednesday, November 26, until Monday, December 1. Students return to school on Tuesday, December 2.