I trust you had a wonderful Christmas holiday and are ready for the new year! This year in Chapel, we have been learning about God’s story and how God uses different people in the Bible to teach us about His son. This week I spoke in Chapel about how knowing Jesus changes us. Acts 4:13 states, When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished, and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. I used examples of people who had been changed by Jesus including disciples Peter and Paul, Zaccheus, the blind man who was healed and I also shared how Jesus changed my life, in revealing Himself to me. Chapel is an important time as we learn about God and how He wants us to live our lives. We hope you can join us Mondays at 9 a.m.
Donuts for Dads
Please join us on Friday January 17 from 8:45 a.m. -9:45 a.m. for our annual Donuts for Dads event. You can enjoy coffee and a donut, and have your photo taken with your child(ren). Dads can also visit their child’s classrooms. Dad substitutes are welcome if Dads are unable to attend.
After School Pick Up
Please be sure to use the drive through lane when picking up at the end of the day. Do not pull over to the side if your child is not out as there are no extra spots. Please pull into a marked parking spot.
Spotlight on Students
The bowling team traveled to Kitchener in early December to take part in the Annual CAASO Bowling tournament. The players performed exceptionally, not only winning 1st place overall but also taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for individual top bowlers (Alex, Jonathan, Will). Congratulations on a dominant bowling day.
Students enjoyed swimming at Cedar Springs Pool as part of the senior programs. Students worked on stroke improvement as well as participating in various pool games.
Grade 7 Art
Kenan in Grade 7 painted in watercolours in the style of Gustav Klimt. The criteria was to create a watercolour painting of Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus where people are prominent, faces are included, bodies are covered in coloured patterns and the background is complete and blends in somewhat with the people.
Grade 8 Art
Grade 8’s chose an artist and created a sketchbook research page with information about their chosen artists. Once the research was complete, they chose a shoe to design using their chosen artist as inspiration. There were many different types of artists from album covers to famous painters. The students put a lot of time and effort into completing some fantastic work.
We enjoyed a marvelous Christmas concert celebrating the birth of our saviour through songs and scripture readings. Thanks to Mr. Kudera for leading the students in some traditional Christmas music as well as some modern songs. The students really impressed the audience who rose to a standing ovation! Following the presentation, families and staff enjoyed a great time of fellowship in the front lobby. Thanks to Mrs. Bruinsma as well for preparing students for the program.
Grade 6 Project
This term as part of the writing program, the Grade 6 class have been working on writing animal superhero comic books. Students have been researching animals’ habitats, eating habits and the special abilities that each animal has. To present this information students are making a comic book. In order to better understand the important factors for writing an entertaining comic book and to provide some excitement about their assignment, students visited Big B Comics in Hamilton. While there, they interviewed the staff and learned about which comic styles are most popular and enduring. The class learned that comic storylines tend to reflect the social concerns, hopes and fears of the time period they are created in. Walter, the store’s owner, talked about the importance of creating good characters with well-crafted backstories and good villains. He taught us that creating stories that connect with the audience and capture their attention is much more important than just creating a good action sequence. The Grade 6 class paid close attention, asked excellent questions and are ready to apply that knowledge to their research. They had a great time exploring all the different comic books and collectibles available. We look forward to seeing the students completed comic books!
Keep in Touch
School Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/burlingtonchristianacademy/
Parent Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1392078247556680/
Instagram Announcements: https://www.instagram.com/bca_announcements
JANUARY 2020 EVENTS
January 17 – Donuts for Dads 9 a.m.
January 21 – PTA Meeting 3:30 p.m.
January 22 – Badminton Tournament
January 27 – Grade 7 Immunizations
January 31 – PD Day
FEBRUARY 2020 EVENTS
February 5 – Kindergarten Discovery Day
February 11 – Reports go out
February 12 – Parent Teacher Interviews
February 14 – Winterluve and ice skating
February 17 – Family Day
February 18 – Grade 6-8 Ski Day
February 19 – PTA Meeting 3:30 p.m.
February 20 – CAASO Basketball
February 25 – HDCH Basketball
February 26 – Open House, Bring a Friend Day
February 27 – Speech Competition, Grades 5-8