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Dolphin Ripples - Delta Christian School
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Dolphin Ripples
From the Principal
Equipping children
for life through a
Christ-centered
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curriculum
that profor life through
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social,
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promotes
spiritual
excellence
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the purpose
of
physical and
training our children
spiritual excellence
to serve God and
for the purpose of
to become faithful
training our children
stewards of God’s
to serve God and to
become faithful
stewards of God’s
world.
DCS Mission Statement
Equipping Children for LIFE
Wow, it’s October already!
The school year is going by much too quickly. Last week Friday all of the classes, Kindergarten through Grade Seven, participated in picking up the garbage on the playground,
by our neighbours’ fence lines, around the sidewalk areas surrounding the school, on our
adopted street: 52A Street, and in Magee Park. All the students wore disposable gloves
and filled many bags with their findings.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the student body is presently collecting
canned and boxed food for the South Delta Food Bank located at Ladner Christian Fellowship. The food bank at Ladner Christian Fellowship strives to meet the short-term
need for food and find long-term solutions to hunger. Our canned food drive is a valuable part of education at Delta Christian School. Through this project students are encouraged to show love for their neighbours in a practical way. The grade seven students
will be accompanying Avtar on Wednesday, October 14 first thing in the morning to
drop off all of the collected items at Ladner Christian Fellowship. Please encourage your
child(ren) to participate in this Thanksgiving project.
Thursday is the last day of school this week. The teachers will be attending the Christian
Teachers Association of B.C.’s annual convention this week Friday. This year our teachers will be joining with Christian teachers from Washington State at Lynden Christian
Schools for the annual convention. This year’s convention is centered on conversing
with other teachers. Teachers will attend workshops led by various Christian School
leaders discussing the following questions:
 Does our understanding of worldview go deep enough?
 Muhammad, Lao-zi, Krishna, Jesus: What’s the difference . . . and what difference
does it make?
 How do I integrate meaningful uses of technology into my (elementary/middle
sch00l) classroom?
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 How can we create independent, self-regulated learners for the 21 century?
 How do we get peculiar?
 How do I get students to ask questions about differences in the world out there?
 Go back to go forward: how can I renew my passion for teaching?
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8. What does project based learning do for a student, for a teacher and for a school
community?
9. How do I answer students’ questions about differences in the world out there?
We hold our chapel services every Thursday at 2:15. This is a weekly opportunity for
our students, our staff and our families to come together to sing praises to our King,
enjoy Christian fellowship with each other and learn more about how we are the
Body of Christ. Please join us if you can. Every chapel service begins with “Give
thanks to the Lord, for He is Good, His love endures forever”. This will be especially meaningful this week Thursday as we celebrate our thanksgiving chapel.
“Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with
music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great
King above all gods.” PSALM 95:2-3
Call for a Prayer Group
A Mom emailed me today with a great idea. In her email she stated "As I was
praying for our school this morning, I realized that we haven't had a regular
prayer time/group at our school for some time." For many years we had a group
of parents meet on chapel days to pray over the school and the blessings and
concerns of school community members. A weekly prayer group might be
too much for some to come to but perhaps once a month would work.
It would be great to offer a prayer time that allows teachers to join in as well
as parents/society members. Once a month at 3 pm and childcare shouldn't be an issue
as the older ones can play outside and the younger ones would be welcome to stay with
their parents. When we had the prayer group years ago, the young children were welcome to stay and it worked well.
If you want to join the prayer group, please email us at [email protected] or
[email protected] with which days would work for you. If we go ahead with
this we will publish reminders in the Ripples about upcoming prayer times.
Also, last year we had a group of parents meet twice a month for an evening Bible
study. The parents really enjoyed these evenings and I have had some parents express
interest in doing that again this year. Please prayerfully consider participating in a Bible
study with other Delta Christian School parents. Also, pray for someone to step forward
to lead the Bible study this year and contact the office with the names of school community members who are willing to lead the Bible study.
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Farewell Issue Digital Link
Here is your digital link to the fall 2015 issue of Christian Home & School magazine.
https://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/88545/358085/pub/html5.html
Along with this digital link you may expect a delivery of a limited number of print copies during
the week of October 19, 2015, if not sooner.
This fall 2015 issue is our farewell edition; its contents reflect the almost century-long history
of the publication. Christian Schools International is moving forward with some exciting and
innovative ways to continue to provide meaningful information to Christian school students
and families, including a new blog, Voices 4 Christian Ed. Thank you to our readers for your
faithful support and readership of Christian Home & School over the many years.
Announcements
Tuesday, Oct. 6th at 7:30 pm
PAC Meeting
All parents welcome.
Friday, October 9th
NO SCHOOL, Teachers at CTABC Convention
Monday, October 12th
THANKS GIVING HOLIDAY -NO SCHOOL
Upcoming Dates
Thursday, October 15th
START OF THE FALL DRIVE.
The Dolphin Ripples newsletter is
published on Tuesdays and a pdf copy
is put on the school website with a
link sent to you via email.
Our school website is
www.deltachristianschool.org . To
access the parent-only area on our
website, please click the link at the
top of the webpage that says ‘Parent',
the Marian van Tol (secretary &
webpage administrator) [email protected] password is
dolphins. Once you have logged in
you will have access to parent only
information such as newsletters, the
school directory, photo gallery. If you
have any questions or problems
accessing the Parent-only area, please
email the school and we will be happy
to help you.
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Field Project Grand Reopening!
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