“As a community of Christians, we desire to educate for life. Our mission is to teach students to know God, His Word and His world challenging students to excel, yet with humility serve God and humanity.”
King’s Chronicles Newsletter - October 2017
As a community of Christians, our desire is to educate for life. Our mission is to teach children to know God, His Word and His world, challenging students to excel, yet with humility serve God and humanity.
OCTOBER DATES TO REMEMBER:
Grocery gift cards for Askew’s and Save On Foods can be purchased at The KCS main office. A percent of the sales will go towards the KCS missions program.
Gift cards are in the amount of $50.
The Dessert Auction to support our missions trip to Guatemala is taking place Oct 28th at 6:00pm. This year, we have 17 Grade Eleven and Twelve students, led by five adults, going on the missions trip. Tickets for the dinner are $15 and can be purchased from the missions students or the office. There will be over 40 desserts to bid on, as well as a silent auction table. We look forward to seeing you there!
APPLE PIE FUNDRAISER:
Annual Grad Apple Pie Fundraiser
is back! Please plan to pack your
freezer or someone else’s freezer to help support our Grad Class of 2018. Pie order forms will be going home next week; orders are due Mon. Oct. 16. Pie making will take place Oct. 26-27 with PICK UP on Fri. Oct. 27.
“COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS”
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. Malachi 3:10
The other night I was walking home after a full day at school during a chaotic time of the year and life seemed awful busy. I walked through a quiet little path and noticed the peacefulness of the water and its inhabitants (ducks) and I lamented that I was “busy”. Then a small still voice in the recesses of my brain was heard which said in very clear terms. “Quit whining, you are so blessed” and I began the process of reminding myself of how incredibly blessed I am.
In my reading from a book by James Bryan Smith entitled “The good and beautiful God” the author suggests we list our blessings beside our concerns and see how they measure out. One of the benefits of service projects, mission trips and other opportunities to serve is to begin to appreciate the blessings we receive. We may lament what we don’t have but we will have a difficult time holding to that lament, when we begin to recognize and appreciate all we do have.
In times of political unrest, of job insecurities, of rising costs of living, perhaps it’s time to begin those lists which reveal a faithful God who has blessed us with so much that at times we become spoiled, entitled children. By the time I walked into my yard that
evening, I was made aware of how misguided I was in my “feeling sorry for myself”. "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33. The context may be different but the promise remains constant. You will have some concerns in this world, some may even set you back on your heels and call for adjustments. However God is faithful and true. He will provide if we are actively doing His will.
“Count your blessings. Name them one by one. Count your many blessings. See what God has done!”
P.S. During this thanksgiving season, while you are counting your blessings, consider how you too can be a blessing. It really then becomes a matching gift.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:
The Society AGM will be
held on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at
7:30 pm in the Chapel. All members of the Society are encouraged to attend.
INTERIM REPORT CARDS:
In October, teachers will be providing Interim Report Cards for all K-12 students. Interims will be going home Friday, Oct. 13. Please sign them and return the report and
envelope to the school.
PHOTO RE-TAKES AND CLASS PHOTOS:
School photo proofs will be sent home in the next few weeks. For those students who missed getting their photo taken or would like retakes, class group photos and retakes are scheduled for the morning of Oct. 19th.
SPECIAL CHAPEL OCTOBER 31:
On October 31st, during our High School Chapel (8:45-9:25), we have a special guest speaker. Michael "Bull" Roberts is a former drug dealer and white supremacist who met God in a powerful manner. His testimony of how God opened his eyes to love people on his own journey to freedom is inspiring. Adults are invited to join grades 6-12 in the chapel to hear Michael's story.
Wanting to connect with
other parents at Kings?
Looking for soccer cleats
or someone to share carpooling with?
We have the perfect tool for you! The KCS Courtyard on Facebook is a closed group for members of our school community to connect with one another.
If you send a friend request to our Courtyard Administrator, Kristen Stevenson, she will then add you to the Courtyard group.
SCHOOL INFO / CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Our website is the best place to find current info on events, athletics & assigned work. Click on the “Calendar” tab to find out when special events, pro-d days and holidays are
happening. Click on “Programs” then “Athletics” for updated information about team practices and games.