CCS Newsletter

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Principal Message

Hello CCS families! Like all school years this one seems to be flying by. I cannot believe it is almost the end of October. This school year has seen the return of some of my favorite activities. We held a “normal” Terry Fox Run in September and we crushed our goal of $3000.00 by raising an incredible $6865.65. Well done CCS! Volleyball has returned with our athletes competing in some exhibition matches with Whispering Ridge and Harry Balfour. We also have our first tournament in nearly two years on November 5th and 6th at Whispering Ridge. Although spectators are not allowed they are streaming the games on Facebook which should be a cool experience for all our players. Run Club has also been up and running (pun intended) with athletes from grades 4-8 participating in multiple runs including Dreamers Lake, Beaverlodge Boogie and the Sunset Scramble.

Coming up in November we have a Bottle Drop fundraiser on Nov 6th, Remembrance Day ceremony at the school Nov 10th, Rock Your Moc’s Nov 15th, a Food Bank Drive and our report cards go home Nov 26th. As of right now we have a facility booked to host our Christmas Concert but we will have to see what the regulations are before we finalize our plans for that CCS tradition.

Once again, I want to say thank you to all our families for trusting the process that we have gone through here at CCS to keep the school open and everyone safe. Your diligence as a community has allowed us to continue to provide in person learning and to provide as normal of a school experience as possible. Thank you and I hope everyone has a great November and December!

Bye for now

Scott Bowen

Principal CCS

Scholastics Book Fair --- IS ONLINE THIS YEAR October 25 - November 5th

CCS Bottle Drop!!

We are asking any families that would like to donate to our first bottle drop fundraiser of the year to bring any bottles too the School on

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH between 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

The money raised from this goes to support all school field trips, band trips and the Gr.6 Edmonton trip ~ all donations aprreciated!


Matthew Falk

Band/Music Educator

Gr.4-8 Cross Country Run Club

Cross country Run Club was a great success this season!

There were about 30 students who came out to our weekly practices every Wednesday, working on their running skills and learning how to warm up before an activity.

21 of these students participated in the Dreamer’s Lake Run, everyone did our annual Terry Fox Run [which I unfortunately missed this year :( ]. We also had 10 runners participate in the 1st Annual Sunset Scramble hosted by Helen E. Taylor School in Wembley to wrap up our season and 1 runner (Evelyn Symington) participated in the Beaverlodge Boogie in early October, placing 5th.

Overall, a great season of running - big thanks to all who participated and were able to come out!

Mrs. Andersen and Mr. Falk

Volunteers Needed !!

It is now the time of the year to start setting up the Northern Spirit Light Show, and many hands make light work! No pun intended! The Northern Spirit Light Show has been a previous supporter of our school and the funds received go towards our nutrition program. They are currently looking for volunteers on Saturdays and Sundays at Evergreen Park from now until mid-November. The work is outside so please remember to dress accordingly.The volunteer duties range from picking up displays, loading them onto trailers, standing up displays, trimming excess tape, and changing bulbs ( great job for little hands). A set of work gloves would come in handy, and if the volunteers have a 9/16 and 1/2 inch wrench they would be fully prepared. We are socially distancing, respecting the AHS guidelines. We usually take a break at 12, and ask that each person brings their own lunch. If you are interested in helping out please contact Mrs. Walsh at the school office.


We are always accepting cereal donations for our nutrition program. Any cereal that is healthy and is nut free is best, such as Cheerios, Shreddies and Chex. Thank you for your generosity.

CCS will commemorate our Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 10th

Rock your Mocs day which is part of Idenginous Heritage Month is on November 15th, but yare asking staff & students to ROCK YOUR MOCS on the 17th . Rock Your Mocs day was a week made to create more opportunities for indigenous people. Rock Your Mocs day is an opportunity to be united and celebrate who you are by wearing Moccasins. This whole day started in 2011. Moccasins are sacred to the Indigenous people and are usually passed down from different family members. No matter your heritage you can Rock Your Mocs and wear moccasins. If you do not have moccasins, you can wear a turquoise ribbon instead.

The Grande Prairie Friendship centre is asking to “Rock Your Mocs and Bring Some Socks”. They are asking for donations such as socks,warm hats,mittens,scarves and gloves, these items should be new. We ask if you can donate even if it’s one pair of socks. Even if you can’t bring anything, wear your moccasins to represent Rock Your Mocs day.

Brayden and Memphis

Leadership Class

Food Drive ~ "Little by little, a little becomes A LOT"

November 15th - December 8th CCS will be collecting items for our local food bank, we ask if you can kindly donate as per your students Grade request below.

K-3 ~ Boxed Items

4-6 ~ Canned Food

7-8 ~ Jar/Tetra Pack Items

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This year the Junior High Band (Grade 7-8) will perform at the Annual Festival of Trees! You are more than welcome to come and watch them perform some Christmas tunes! It takes place at the TARA Centre Evergreen Park at 10:15AM-10:35AM on Friday, November 26th. There is an admission fee of $8 for adults (there are also family deals) and you can participate in the rest of the festival and look around as well which is fun! Look forward to seeing you there.

Matthew Falk

Band/Music Educator

Peace Wapiti School Division

Term 1 Report Cards will be sent home on Friday, November 26th!!

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