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Jan 11, 2022

BOOK TALKS & BANANA BREAD

By |2022-01-13T09:27:33-08:00January 11, 2022|Elementary, Growth Mindset|1 Comment

BY LINDA GROOT, LIBRARIAN Bi-monthly, I like to bake banana bread to bring to our boisterous staff to eat during break with their brew. Better yet, I love to book talk the best brand-new books we have bought for staff to borrow for their bunch of students in their classrooms. But then blasted Covid hit. [...]

Jan 9, 2022

“THE SKINNY” ON WHY I’M NOT

By |2022-01-11T09:49:08-08:00January 9, 2022|Character, Nurturing Hearts|10 Comments

The title for this blog has been sitting in the back of my mind for many years now and I’ve never quite had the guts to write it. For those young folks out there, “the skinny” refers to an old expression that dates back to WWII. It means the inside story, the real truth, the [...]

Dec 15, 2021

STORIES FROM THE HALL

By |2021-12-16T14:25:12-08:00December 15, 2021|Secondary, Shaping God's World|1 Comment

BY CAPTAIN GARY VERBEEK, HALL 4 ABBOTSFORD FIRE RESCUE POC & ACS MECHANICS TEACHER Sunday November 28, 2021: My heart is so heavy. I’m at the Matsqui fire hall for the same reason as I was two weeks ago. The real threat of flood threatens to undo all the progress towards recovery made in the [...]

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 [...]

Dec 7, 2021

THROUGH FIRE AND FLOODS

By |2021-12-08T08:41:57-08:00December 7, 2021|Admin Staff, School Vision|1 Comment

At a recent Leadership Team meeting, middle school principal, Tym Berger, (who is now the resident historian on the Leadership Team) shared a really challenging time in the life of ACS’ history. He shared a moment from the ACS’ 50th anniversary book entitled; “New Growth from the Ashes” written by Jack Van Dyke. Jack was [...]

Nov 23, 2021

IT’S NOT ABOUT ME OR YOU…

By |2021-11-24T09:29:13-08:00November 23, 2021|School Vision, Secondary|4 Comments

Recently I underwent day surgery and spent a week recovering at home. Given the nature of my recovery I knew I had to be very intentional about taking time away from work so that I could physically recover and be ready to go the following week. I prepped the staff, set up an email autoreply, [...]

Nov 10, 2021

CREATIVITY AND HEAVY MACHINERY

By |2021-11-24T09:27:51-08:00November 10, 2021|Growth Mindset, Middle School|0 Comments

These past few weeks we watched one of the final pieces of the construction project – the canopy over the front entrance – being put in place. This is like a giant erector set with a concrete cylinder base, a steel cylinder, six angled support arms, and beautiful wooden trusses, all supporting an angled wood [...]

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 [...]

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