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Feb 8, 2022

ICING ON THE CAKE OR THE MAIN INGREDIENT?

By |2022-02-08T13:05:54-08:00February 8, 2022|Elementary, School Vision|2 Comments

For many of our ACS families the parent-school partnership kicks off with a meeting in the principal’s office. Not because their child is in any trouble but because, as a school, we feel that partnering well with parents is a crucial component to creating a school community where students will flourish. A Sweet Response In [...]

Dec 13, 2021

HAVE FAITH

By |2021-12-14T11:41:04-08:00December 13, 2021|Elementary, Nurturing Hearts|0 Comments

The events of the last few weeks have left us feeling shaken and vulnerable. Many of our school families were horribly impacted by the flooding. We have family, friends, coworkers, and classmates who are trying to recover from devastating losses. All of us, including our children, are trying to find a sense of security amidst [...]

Nov 5, 2021

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC

By |2021-11-09T10:43:09-08:00November 5, 2021|Art & Music, Elementary, Shaping God's World|2 Comments

For those of us who’ve been in our ACS community a while, the name “Sandra Elgersma” makes us think about singing, xylophones, recorders, concerts, and musicals. Many ACS alumni, honorary members, and staff fondly remember our former music teacher, Miss Sandra Elgersma, who taught children music at Abbotsford Christian School from 1988-2012. If you had [...]

Sep 14, 2021

GRADUAL ENTRY IS THE WORST!

By |2021-09-14T23:10:54-07:00September 14, 2021|Elementary, Nurturing Hearts, Parenting|3 Comments

Prepare yourself, I’m going to complain. Yes, it’s probably not healthy and it goes against my typically moderate stance on anything that gets posted on social media, but I’m doing it anyways. I, Karin Riemer, mother of a kindergarten student, think that Kindergarten Gradual Entry is the worst! Professionally, as an educator and an elementary [...]

Jan 11, 2021

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW

By |2021-01-11T10:55:33-08:00January 11, 2021|Elementary, Faith|2 Comments

Happy New Year, everyone! This is the year that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. There was great satisfaction in pulling the plastic off my new family planner and cracking it open. I’m generally a future-focused person but doesn’t it feel especially good to leave 2020 behind and move [...]

Sep 14, 2020

IT’S LIKE RIDING A BIKE

By |2020-09-14T11:39:51-07:00September 14, 2020|Character, Elementary|1 Comment

This summer, while camping, our three-year-old learned how to ride his bike without training wheels (yes, prepare yourself for many “proud mama bear” blog posts from this principal). Earlier in the summer, he was hesitant to try, enjoying the ease and speed with which he cruised the side streets of East Abbotsford on his orange [...]

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