HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSIONS

Are you interested in Grades 7, 8 and 9 at John Knox Christian School?   If so, mark your calendar for the evening of Thursday, January 18th at 7:30 PM at our Elementary Campus.  We will be hosting an information session to introduce families to our Junior High School Program. We will cover a full range of exciting topics. Information about courses offerings, special electives, enrichment activities, school uniforms, and enrollment processes will be presented and then followed up with a question and answer session. All are welcome! We look forward to meeting with you.

Let us know you’re coming by submitting your RSVP here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0849a5a729a5f49-info

 

Upcoming Hot Lunch & Special Days

Upcoming Hot Lunch & Special Days at JKCS: 2017-2018

Please note: The deadline to order is at least one week prior to the event day. However, for Tuesday, January 23, the deadline is Friday, Jan. 19 @ 6pm (this is the only exception).

  • Tuesday, January 23: Hoodie and Hat Day with Favourites Hot Lunch Menu (Deadline to order: Friday, Jan.19 @ 6pm)

Because of their efforts in collecting the most garbage during our Neighbourhood Clean Up Day, Grade 7W earned the privilege of selecting the special theme and hot lunch menu. They would like to challenge all students and staff to wear their favourite hoodies and/or hats on .

  • Wednesday, February 21: DEAR Day and Wraps Food Day Bring your favourite books, blanket and stuffie to enjoy some extra time reading! (Deadline to order: Wednesday, Feb. 14)
  • Thursday, April 26: Plaids and Stripes Day and Pasta Day Wear as many stripes and plaids as possible! (Deadline to order: Thursday, April 19)
  • Tuesday, May 15: Crazy Hair Day and Sushi Hot Lunch Be creative and show off your new hairstyle!  (Deadline to order: Tuesday, May 8)
  • Tuesday, June 12: Colour Day and Burger Hot Lunch Choose one colour and dress from head to toe in one colour. (Deadline to order: Tuesday, June 5

Please click on the link to register or to log in to place your order: https://myjkcs.com/lunchprogram/

Union Gospel Mission

You are still welcome to drop off donations until noon on Monday, December 18.

Christmas is coming; a time of hope and giving! As a school we have the privilege of partnering with the Union Gospel Mission to support their outreach work in our community. We are collecting a variety of items to bless the many people who use the services provided by the UGM. Next week, from December 11 until December 15, we will begin our Christmas collection for the UGM.

This year we have assigned items for donation to grade levels.
Grades K-2: Single packaged soaps and facecloths
Grades 3-5: Single packaged toothbrushes and small toothpastes
Grades 6-7: Deodorant sticks

There will be a display basket in the foyer in which to place collected items. Canned goods and monetary donations are also welcome; cheques are payable to the New Westminster UGM and may be dropped off at the school office.
Thank you!

YOUR 2017 DONATION TO JOHN KNOX

As 2017 draws to a close, we ask you to look back upon your giving for this year. Have you made your yearly donation to John Knox? With rising construction costs, the Capital Campaign for our high school building needs the support of every family in our school!

Make your 2017 donation to the Capital Campaign by dropping a cheque off at the office, or donating online at canadahelps.org. Donations received before the Christmas break will receive a donation receipt for 2017.

IN CASE OF SCHOOL CLOSURE

At this time of year, there is always a possibility of rain turning to snow. Therefore, it’s a good time to remind you that if the weather report is forecasting snow, check CKNW 980 AM radio, the front page of the John Knox website, the MyJKCS app, or Global TV (channel 11) to find out if the school will be closed. The decision to close the school is made between 6:00am and 7:00am, so check after 7:15am.

Crochet @ lunch

For the past 3 weeks, many Grade 5 students have been learning to crochet in the library.  If your child is in Grade 5, encourage them to join in the fun every Thursday at lunch in the library.

SEE YOU AT THE AGM ON THURSDAY!!

Plan to attend this important meeting at 7:30pm on Thursday, November 30th. You will be updated on our finances and what’s happening in our Elementary and High School Campuses.

Applied Design Skill and Technologies Modules coming to Grades 6 and 7!

Next week (November 22 and 24) all grade 6 and 7 students will spend two days learning about design, skills, and tools in one of the following areas: textiles, woodworking, power/engines, coding/robotics, bookmaking, foods, and video/media arts. The group leaders are gathering materials and planning exciting learning activities for these students.

In the Textiles Module, students will be sewing small cloth bags and preparing toiletry kits for the Outreach Resource Centre with the Society to End Homelessness. Each Thursday, about 100-120 people come to Southside Community Church to access a lunch, donated clothes, and toiletry items. Mrs. DeWith is collecting mini toiletry items (the ones from hotels or travel size) to make kits for those without a home. Do you have any to donate? Mrs. DeWith will have a box in her grade 7 classroom to collect these toiletry items.   Thank you!

Carver Corner

Seeking Scholarships

For Carver’s graduating classes from 2007 to 2017, we have been enabled through the generosity of parents, staff and former parents to award a number of graduation scholarships each year. Scholarships are paid directly to the graduate’s post-secondary institute and range from $500 to $2,000. These are profound affirmations of effort, achievement and ability. Read More

AGM – Meeting of Members Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:30pm

Are you a Member of the John Knox Christian School Society?

Last June, a membership form to our Society was sent home along with the 2017/2018 Tuition Forms. Many of you returned the form to ensure your continued or new membership in our society. Under our new constitution and bylaws, the Board Members are required to approve all membership applications prior to a membership meeting. Read More