Dec 9, 2022

JR RESIDENCY BLOG SERIES #3 DANCE WITH ME?

By |2022-12-09T09:07:04-08:00December 9, 2022|Jr Residency Series, Shaping God's World|0 Comments

The Junior Residency was formed as a way to utilize the Shaping God’s World Fund to support student-led initiatives that meet a real need. We are in year two of our Junior Residency. We have students who are now deeply engaged in the Jr. Residency and are busy putting together action steps to fulfil their [...]

May 24, 2022

THE JR RESIDENCY BLOG SERIES #2: VIOLET’S BIG DECISION

By |2022-05-24T11:17:15-07:00May 24, 2022|Jr Residency Series, Shaping God's World|0 Comments

The Junior Residency was formed as a way to utilize the Shaping God’s World Fund to support student-led initiatives that meet a real need. We are in year one of our Junior Residency. We have students who are now deeply engaged in the Jr. Residency and are busy putting together action steps to fulfil their [...]

May 10, 2022

CELEBRATING WITH RUN FOR WATER

By |2022-06-07T11:23:42-07:00May 10, 2022|Elementary, Shaping God's World|0 Comments

This is a very special year. What began as a dream of hosting a local race to raise money for clean water by locals Peg Peters and Ken Baerg, blossomed into an annual city-wide event. It is now Run for Water’s 15th year! ACS has been an enthusiastic supporter of Run for Water for over [...]

Apr 16, 2022

THE LEGACY THAT JACK BUILT

By |2022-11-28T11:42:57-08:00April 16, 2022|Art & Music, Shaping God's World|35 Comments

Jack Koning is a beloved teacher who influenced generations of Abbotsford Christian School students to love music. He also taught us the benefits of perseverance, excellence, and that we are better and stronger as a community than as individuals. Jack now has terminal cancer and is in his last days. I was teaching in Red [...]

Apr 6, 2022

WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER. PERIOD.

By |2022-05-24T11:15:21-07:00April 6, 2022|Jr Residency Series, Shaping God's World|1 Comment

"Some of you might recall an initiative launched at the beginning of our capital campaign called the Shaping God’s World Fund. During the capital campaign (This Square Inch – TSI), the board decided that we would allocate 5% of all money raised to be set aside for a separate fund that we would use [...]

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 [...]

Nov 3, 2021

LET IT BE LOVE

By |2022-04-28T14:37:56-07:00November 3, 2021|Art & Music, Faith, Shaping God's World|0 Comments

I like the school’s theme song for the 2021-22 school year. It’s called “Let it be Love” by Canadian band, The Color (although, I expected them to call themselves “The Colour.”)  The song is catchy and fun—toe-tapping, even, and I’m not really a toe-tapper. It sticks and I catch myself humming the chorus as I [...]

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