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April 2018 Newsletter

Devotional Message from the Grade 3/4 Class

Today we are going to talk about wasting our time. When you play video games it’s wasting our time. If you do the Bible readings, that is not wasting our time. It’s like coveting. The Israelites coveted through their memory of Egypt. You have to say thank you. Greedy is bad. The lesson for us is we should say thank you when anybody gives something to us.

~ Lucas Alexander

Today we are learning about covetousness. Covetousness means you want more. Num. 11:6 says the people remembered all about the good food in Egypt and they wanted to go back! They were greedy. They wanted more food. The lesson for us is to show God our love and to do one important thing by saying thank you.

~ Jayla Krajcar

Today we learned about greediness in our devotion. Num. 11:4 tells us how the Israelites coveted. They wanted flesh to eat because they were greedy. V.5 tells us they also remembered fish. They must have been pretty big fish! Num. 11:31,32 tells us they were greedy with all the quails they got. They didn’t even say thank you! V.33 tells us they were smote with a great plague. The lesson for today is to be thankful with what we have and not want more and more.

~ Jacob Alexander

Today we’re talking about laboring. Labouring is good. Labouring helps give you food. An example of laboring is when the Israelites in Egypt worked for Pharaoh. In the wilderness the Israelites weren’t thankful because they were greedy when God gave them food they didn’t labour for. The lesson for today is to say thank you to God.

~ Rowan McKay

Today we are looking at laboring and coveting. Labouring means work. Perhaps you go fishing and you catch a bucket full of small fish. That’s work! Then you see another person with a huge fish. In your mind you want that fish. That’s coveting! Remember when the children of Israel were in the wilderness when they complained about food until God sent quail. They coveted greatly and never did the one important thing. They didn’t say thank you! God was upset with them, so he smote them with a great plague. We need to remember that God is the potter and we are the clay.

~ Zoe Abel


We welcome you and friends and family to the Open House on Thursday April 12th 7:30 pm. You will be able to enjoy an evening of presentations, choir, refreshments and a walk through the school to see the students’ work. Students are to wear gym uniforms during the day at school so regular uniforms can be washed, and ready to go for the evening presentation.

Student enrolment forms have been sent home. There is less paper work this year, but a couple of changes. Please read the forms carefully. Forms due back Thursday April 19th.

Garden Sale Fundraiser - Saturday May 12th, 2018, 8am - 3pm

Outdoor Garden sale:

Please watch for an email with further information regarding flower pre-orders. There will also be annuals & perennials for purchase at the sale. Please contact sis. Ruth Nemet (905-730-6476) with any questions.

Handmade Market

We are always looking for handmade items by artisans of all ages. We encourage all families to make something that can be sold at the handmade market. Please direct any questions regarding project ideas to sis. Jessica Fish (

Bakery & Café

There will be a Bake Sale sign up sheet on the school bulletin board. Please, sign up if you are able to contribute any baking. The café will be offering gourmet sandwiches and homemade soups again this year. Make sure to include lunch into your days plans. For any questions or contributions, please contact sis. Jen Hewer (905-929-8502) or email (

Sports Program

Swimming will begin April 4th and continue through to May 23rd. Lessons are from 2:00-2:45pm at the Westmount Recreation Centre (35 Lynbrook Drive, Hamilton L9C 2K6) Students to wear regular uniform to school all day. Remember bathing suits & towels. Please pick-up your child at CHC at 1:30pm to take them to the pool.

After school sports program for gr. 7-12 – Thurs. 3:30-4:30.

Track & Field (for gr. 3-8) begins on Mon. April 9th and will continue through into June. Practices will take place at 12 before lunch. A 2nd practice will start on the 26th of April until the track meet (early June). Thursday practice will take place at 2:45-3:20 pm. Make sure to bring proper running shoes.

April Uniform Schedule

For the month of April, students are to wear their gym uniform on Mondays and on the 12th and 26th. All other days students should wear their regular uniform.

Those participating in after school sports on Thursdays, must bring their gym uniform to change into if they prefer not to wear their regular uniform.

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