Columbus Christian School News
March 1, 2019
A Note From Mrs. Donnell
National Dadgum That’s Good Day
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
National Fruit Compote Day
National Horse Protection Day
National Pig Day
National Minnesota Day
National Read Across America Day
National Employee Appreciation Day
National Dress in Blue Day
National Speech and Debate Education Day
WOW! Who knew that March 1st had so many different observances and celebrations. Maybe you know someone who celebrates some of the things listed above, but how many people do you know that live a life of celebration through Christ.
How can we live a life of celebration? Celebration is an essential aspect of one’s spiritual life. Richard Foster in his classic book, Celebration of Discipline, said this:
Celebration is central to all the Spiritual Disciplines. Without a joyful spirit of festivity the Disciplines become dull, death-breathing tools in the hands of modern Pharisees.1
We see celebration not only here in Nehemiah 12, as Israel dedicated the wall, but we also see celebration throughout the Bible. The shepherds, wise men, and angels celebrated the birth of Jesus with gifts, songs, and prayer. God gave Israel many celebrations in the Old Covenant such as the Feast of Booths, year of Jubilee, etc. In the New Covenant, he has given us the Lord’s Supper and baptism. We also see future celebrations such as the wedding of the Lamb and the wedding feast with Abraham.
It is clear from Scripture that celebration is a spiritual discipline that God desires for us to practice. It was never his will for Christians to live dry, boring lives and that is why we see celebrations both commanded and practiced throughout the Bible. Scripture says that Christ came so that we may have life and life more abundantly (cf. John 10:10). This abundant life includes celebration. In Nehemiah 12, the Israelites have a great celebration when dedicating the wall, and from it, we can learn many principles about how we can live a life of celebration.
Live a life of celebration through Christ everyday!
Assessment Literacy Update
"ONE ANOTHER" - How can we live for one another? When we are living for one another, we are ultimately living for Him.
John 13:34-35 - “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
"One Another" - mentioned 59 different times throughout the New Testament.
"Love one another" is the only one spoken by Jesus.
Leviticus 19:18 - “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.
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Elementary Chapel 2/27/2019 by Columbus Christian School
College Financial Planning
Please join us for an event sponsored by Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 500, Christian financial company. Thrivent is committed to helping Christian families honor God with their money by providing support for biblical financial stewardship.
Monday, March 25 from 6:30-8:00 PM
at Columbus Christian School
About this event: Two professional consultants will discuss how to create a financial plan for your student's college education. They will discuss saving strategies, how to navigate the FAFSA, and how to avoid debt at all costs. They will also facilitate an interactive Q&A session to address any questions you may have about the college planning process.
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
This workshop is open to the public, but pre-registration is requested. Pre-register by emailing Laura Cox, CCS Guidance Counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month our CCS MS/HS will be learning what it looks like to be FAITHFULLY fearless. Please join us in encouraging your student(s) when they demonstrate this "focus-fruit" at home!
We are excited to see how the Holy Spirit will transform the hearts and minds of these young fruit-bearers!
Senior Class of 2019 Fundraisers
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Basketball Camp for Grades 1-8
Coach Kevin Roth will be hosting a basketball camp for boys and girls in grades 1 - 8 on the following dates - March 26, March 28, March 29, April 2 and April 4.
Camp time will be 4:00 - 5:15 for grades 1-4 and 5:30 - 6:45 for grades 5- 8. Cost of the camp is $35.00 per participant. Each participant will receive a t-shirt. Open to CCS students AND students not attending CCS.
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ISTEP+ (10th Grade Testing)
End of Nine Weeks
Friday, March 8
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sunday, March 10
IREAD 3 Testing
College Financial Planning
Monday, March 25 / 6:30-8:00PM
Report Cards Go Home
Tuesday, March 26
CCS History Day (8th-11th grades)
Friday, April 5
CCS Drama Program
April 5 & 6
ISTEP+ (10th Grade Testing)
2 Hour Delay for Professional Development
Thursday, April 18
All School Open House
Thursday, April 18 / 5:30-7:30PM
Good Friday - No School
Friday, April 19
Thank you, Gausmann Family Dental!
Students in PreK-3rd grades had a special visitor in February for Dental Health Month. Thanks to Dr. Gausmann and Gausmann Family Dental for teaching us how to take care of the smiles God gave us! We have some new apprentice dentists in our classrooms!
CCS has the best pep rallys!
Mrs. Rogers reading to the preschoolers in the reading loft.
Z for Zoo in preschool
1st grade practicing for their Bible test
Columbus First Church of the Nazarene
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