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CALHOUN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
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February 21, 2020


MISSION STATEMENT

Calhoun Christian School provides academic excellence while upholding God’s truth and challenging children to serve.

VISION STATEMENT

Calhoun Christian School will be the benchmark of excellence in Christ-centered education.


ANNUAL AUCTION

The auction will be here before you know it [March 14]. We need 3 items or 1 basket of items from each family for donations. If you are new to our school this year- please plan to attend. It is an evening of fun and a great opportunity to get to know CCS families as well as a great opportunity to invest in the financial needs of the school.

NOW HIRING MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER COACH
Calhoun Christian Athletics is seeking applicants for the position of Middle School Girls Soccer Head Coach.
This is a co-operative team comprised of girls from both Calhoun Christian School and St. Joseph Catholic Middle School. The season runs from April through May, practices begin in March. Interested candidates should review the full job posting at http://www.calhounchristian.org/contact/employment.cfm
Questions can be directed to Aaron Seifer, Vice Principal/Athletic Director, at 269-965-5560 or aaron.seifer@calhounchristian.org


HOMECOMING GAMES AND BANQUET TONIGHT
Homecoming Games are as follows: JV Boys Basketball vs Zion Christian @ 4:15 pm
Varsity Girls Basketball vs Zion Christian @ 5:45 pm-[Senior Night for Girls Varsity only]
Varsity Boys Basketball vs Zion Christian @ 7:15 pm
The Homecoming Court [including the entire Senior class] will take the center court following the Boys Varsity Game [approximately 9:15 pm].
The theme this year is "Out of This World". The Scripture verse is found in Psalms 19:1 which says, "The heavens declare the glory of God".


PENNIES FOR PATIENTS
CCS Key Club is sponsoring our participation in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program from 2/17-2/28. LLS is the world’s largest non-profit health organization dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers. By participating in Pennies for Patients, students will experience the commitment, creativity and curiosity that is at the heart of science. By participating, not only will your child learn about making an impact, but about leadership, teamwork, philanthropy and what "doing good" for others can mean.
Last year, Michigan schools raised over $800,000 for Pennies for patients.40% of pediatric cancers are blood cancers. The Pennies for Patients program is helping to fundamentally change the way pediatric blood cancers are treated which is what makes the program so unique – kids helping kids! Learn more about The LLS Children’s Initiative here.

With your help, LLS is able to fund research into effective cancer therapies that, over the last 50 years, have increased the childhood leukemia survival rate from 3% to 90%. LLS also provides financial support to families affected by blood cancer to help combat the high cost of cancer care.


YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! LOOK FOR INFO AND A COLLECTION BOX COMING HOME TO YOU SOON!


SPRING BOOK FAIR
Please see the below information regarding the Spring Book Fair.
Theme: Welcome to the Jungle!
Elephants, Tigers, and Books, OH MY!
When: March 23-28
Monday- Thursday 2:30-3pm
Friday-Saturday 5-6pm & Follies Intermission
Location: Chapel Room


KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP
Interested in learning more about our Kindergarten and Preschool programs? Join us for Kindergarten and Preschool roundup March 12 6:30-8pm.
CHRISTIANS GET DEPRESSED, TOO MINI-CONFERENCE
Grace & Peace For Battle Creek (a local church group that meets at CCS) is hosting a mini-conference on depression on Friday, February 28th in the Chapel at Calhoun Christian School. The key speaker will be Dr. David Murray, author of Christians Get Depressed, Too. Topics will include: what depression is, why and how Christians should study depression, the cures for depression, and how to understand depression in light of the Gospel.
Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served!

Schedule: 7-9pm
7:00-7:15pm - Registration and Coffee
7:15-8:00pm - Session 1: The Condition, the Causes, & the Cures
8:00-8:15pm - Break
8:15-9:00pm - Session 2: Help for the Caregiver | Q&A


For more information, go to https://www.graceandpeacebattlecreek.org/conference


BINGO FOR BOOKS
Join us April 17th, from 6:30-7:30 pm in the CCS cafeteria for a new spin on a book swap. This is for ages preschool through fourth grade. Admission is one gently used book per person…. But will gladly take more. More books means more bingo winners per round.


CCS FOLLIES 2020
“CCS Has Got Talent”, and we wants yours! You can audition to be part of this year’s show to be held on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at 6 pm. Auditions will be scheduled in February. Come to auditions with a quality, family friendly act that includes music, props and lots of smiles. We are committed to keeping our show length to a max of 2 hours. This means that NOT ALL ACTS WILL BE CHOSEN, some may be chosen for only one night, and you should plan your act to be LIMITED to 3 minutes or LESS.


MIDDLE SCHOOL YARD SALE
On March 7th we are offering a multi-family yard sale at CCS. Come one, come all! Over 15 families will be participating. Please come and support these families. Many families are participating to earn money for their end of year school trip.


SAVE THE DATES:
Middle School yard sale- March 7.
Annual Auction – March 14
Spring Book Fair- March 23-28
Follies -March 27 and 28
Graduation- May 23


CALENDAR
Feb 21 HOMECOMING
Feb 22 HOMECOMING Banquet and Dance
Mar 3-5 Spring Conferences
Mar 3 Middle School Parent Meeting 6 pm
Mar 7 Middle School Yard Sale
Mar 10-12 HS Terra Nova Testing
Mar 13 Early Dismissal 11:30 am
Mar 14 AUCTION
Mar 20 End of 3rd Quarter
Mar 27-28 Follies
Apr 3 Early Dismissal 11:30 am v
April 6-12 SPRING BREAK
April 13 School resumes


SPORTS CALENDAR
Feb 21 JV Boys Basketball HOME vs Zion Christian 4:15 pm
Feb 21 Varsity Girls Basketball HOME vs Zion Christian 5:45 pm
Feb 21 Varsity Boys Basketball HOME vs Zion Christian 7:15 pm
Feb 24 Varsity Girls Basketball AWAY @ Bellevue 6:30 pm
Feb 25 JV Boys Basketball AWAY @ Battle Creek Academy
Feb 25 Varsity Girls Basketball AWAY @ Sturgis 7 pm
Feb 25 Varsity Boys Basketball AWAY @ Heritage Christian 7 pm
Feb 28 Varsity Girls Basketball AWAY @ Mendon 6 pm
Feb 28 JV Boys Basketball HOME vs Will Carleton 6 pm
Feb 28 Varsity Boys Basketball HOME vs Will Carleton 7:30 pm