Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Busy School Season

  1. A Busy December
    As we are well into December, Christmas is just around the corner, yet we have a busy remaining two weeks before the break with many of the following school activities:

    Cougar Classic
    This Friday and Saturday, December 8 and 9, is our annual Cougar Classic where our varsity girls and boys basketball teams compete for the tournament championship.  On Friday night the girls take on Christian School of York at 7:00 p.m., and the boys take on Christian School of York at 8:30 p.m. Come out and support the Cougars.

    Next Week is Spirit Week
    Next week the MS and HS have their annual winter spirit week.  There are special activities to foster school unity and spirit. Each day is a different dress-up day. The days are as follows:

    M - Crazy Hair/ Christmas Hat day
    T - Jersey/ Cougar Gear Day
    W - Comfy Day
    Th - Twin Day
    F - Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

    Annual Christmas Concert
    December 14 is the annual CCS Christmas Concert which features our choirs from grades K-12 and our school band.  The festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. at Community Evangelical Free Church in Elverson. For more information visit the CCS website.

    Last Day of School before the Break
    Friday morning, December 20, we will have an all-school Christmas chapel, and afterward the HS and MS will have joint activities all morning to foster school spirit, unity, and leadership. In the afternoon, the middle school and high school will have separate activity options.

    Getty Worship Workshop and Irish Christmas Concert
    CCS is hosting a worship workshop led by Keith Getty, a modern hymn writer and renowned worship leader, on December 21 at CEFC Elverson at 2:00 p.m. For more information click here.

    That evening at 7:00 p.m. Keith, his wife Kristyn, and a slew of talented musicians (including CCS’ IHL concert choir) will present an Irish Christmas Concert at the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading, PA. Tickets are still available. For more information click here.

    Report Cards
    Yesterday report cards were distributed to all CCS students to take home. Please make sure you sign and return the envelope in which you received the report card. You do not need to return the report card.

    RenWeb Home
    RenWeb Home has a phone app that you can download for free and, for an annual subscription fee of $4.99, can link to the school's ParentsWeb. With this feature you can choose a "week at a glance" and see all of your child(ren)'s assignments that are due that week as well as check grades and take advantage of many other features.

    Delayed Openings, School Closings, and Early Dismissal for Inclement Weather
    Winter is upon us, and if we have any inclement weather, you will be informed of any school delays or closings by our automated RenWeb Parent Alert.
    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(ren)’s absence.  When CCS delays school and your district does not, do not send your child(ren) on the bus. There will be no one at school to supervise students before 9:30 a.m. Families will need to provide transportation for their children. As above, if it is not possible to provide transportation, please call the school office to inform the school of your child(ren)’s absence. When there is a two-hour delay, classes begin at 10:10 a.m.
    Please carefully monitor all of the above for accurate information as changes may occur throughout the morning.
    Early Dismissals:
    1. If CCS closes 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 Parent Alert system where you will receive an email, text, and phone call.