So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness (Colossians 2:6-7).
We have many reasons to both celebrate and give thanks for what the Lord has given us this past school year. Although this is a busy time of year when staff and students are looking forward to summer, it is also a time when we can look back on the accomplishments and progress that staff and students have made. We are excited to celebrate some of these accomplishments at the upcoming awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the big gym, and families are welcome to attend. A week from then we are excited to celebrate with our Grade 12 students and their families at the Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. Another way that we can celebrate the accomplishments of students is through progress reports. Elementary students will receive their progress reports on the last day of school, which is June 28. High school students will pick up their progress reports on Thursday, June 30 from 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. If you or your child are not able to pick up progress reports at that time, please make alternate arrangements so that someone else can pick them up for you. We pray that you and your family experience joy and relaxation over the upcoming summer months.
Mr. Brent Guenther – Vice Principal
The year is quickly slipping away and the business of June has come over us. We are enjoying a day today with our elementary students participating in our VCA Track Meet. A big thank you to all of the elementary staff in making the day possible. As well, a big thank you to our VCA Board for all of their support throughout the year. They were a huge support in the construction of our new playground, through providing trucking, bobcat work, a welder, and man power, which was all greatly appreciated. I am so thankful that our students have a wonderful new play structure to enjoy.
The VCA Board has also supported the school through the purchase of a new/used van for the school which we will be picking up this week. This is another exciting piece of news that will serve our students and teams as they travel. Again, another example of the generosity of our Board in meeting the needs of our staff and students. To the Board, I say a big thank you!
2 Thessalonians 1:3, “We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other.”
“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines” (1 Corinthians 12:7-11).
In this scripture passage, Paul is speaking of the variety of spiritual gifts within the church. We know that our VCA community is made up of people with a variety of spiritual gifts, and we are thankful for this. At Pentecost, we learn that the Spirit came down to God’s people and they heard the message in their own language. We are also thankful the ways in which God has given us different “languages” in which to worship, work, and serve. The VCA playground project could not have been completed without God and the gifts that God has bestowed upon us. Some used their gifts to raise awareness, others used their gifts to help construct the playground, while others used their gifts to donate money. We thank God for the gifts that God has given us and we pray that the playground will be a blessing to our students for many years to come.
Mr. Brent Guenther, Vice Principal
Principal’s Post It
We are excited to set a date for construction of our new playground! We will be installing the new play structure on Thurs. May 12th, and Fri. May 13th, from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We are looking for some parent volunteers who can handle heavy physical work. We need 15 people for both days so if you are willing and available to help one or both days, please contact Mr. Laskowski via text or phone call at 306-717-8936. Pizza lunch will be provided for the workers.
Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! We are happy to have the students back at school and we trust that you had a blessed holiday with friends and family as you celebrated our risen Lord. We want to thank you for supporting the parent night that we hosted on
Tuesday, April 4 with the AXIS team from Colorado Springs. Our students and parents were educated in how to communicate with each other when it comes to technology and social media. As we continue to learn times tables, reading, or how to properly use
technology, may we, as parents, teachers, and students, continue to feel God’s blessing and the renewal that comes with Christ’s
death and resurrection.
Mr. Brent Guenther – Vice Principal
Principal’s Post It
“So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you” (John 13:14-15).
These verses are posted on the wall of the small gym this week, as it is Spiritual Emphasis Week. We are very happy to have Adam Driscoll from Briercrest College as our speaker during this week for both elementary and high school students. He has been an engaging and dynamic speaker who has challenged us as we think about how our relationship with God affects how we see ourselves and interact with others. Washing one another’s feet is truly a sign of humility and service that is a good reminder of how we should be treating one another. Although we all fall short of this model of service, we are proud to be collecting nonperishable food items during the course of this week for Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away Hunger. We are asking students to bring these items to chapel each day so that they can be collected and then delivered to food banks in Rosthern and Saskatoon.
Thank you for your support as we try to serve others in this small way.
Mr. Brent Guenther – Vice-Principal
Principal’s Post It
We have had a great start to the school year. It is always good to see the students return with smiles on their faces and happy to see their friends again. It always surprises me to see how much they have grown over the summer.
We enjoyed a pancake breakfast with the students last week, and are looking forward to Spiritual Emphasis Week (Sept.28-Oct.2) with Adam Driscsoll, our speaker from Briecrest College. Parents and guests are always welcome.
It is good to see our students active once again, as volleyball and soccer teams are practicing and playing games. We also have students competing in junior and senior golf and cross country.
Staff and students are grieving this week with the Martens family at the sudden passing of Teagan (Gr.12) this past Monday. We do not always understand why, nor do we understand God’s plan in our lives, but he assures us that in the coming Kingdom there will be no more pain, suffering, disease, or death. We are told that no eye has ever seen, nor has any ear heard, neither has any man’s mind ever imagined the wonderful things that God has in store for those who love Him (1 Corinthians 2:9).