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Dear Parents A New Year is upon us. It seems almost surreal that we have begun another decade. With it, we carry both hopes and fears for ourselves, our families, and our community. There are undoubtedly feelings of excitement, apprehension, and possibly uneasiness if we look at the world around us. Within the first few…

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Dear Parents On Tuesday evening, many of you joined us in the gym to celebrate the night that Hope was Born. It was a beautiful reminder of what we are all about as a school. We know that this hope is found in the person of Jesus. When I think of the presence of hope versus…

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Dear Parents, While we are very familiar with the story of Jesus’ birth, it amazes me how each Advent season God continues to reveal himself in different ways if we simply take a few moments to listen.  Recently, I have been particularly struck by the simplicity and humility revealed by Christ from the moment He…

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Dear Parents, December is already here and the beginning of Advent is upon us. Many mark the advent season with a chocolate calendar or special countdown. This year at our house, we decided to do something different and have been going through “The Wonder of the Greatest Gift” by Ann Voskamp. Each day, my daughter…

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Dear Parents, On Monday, I had the opportunity to attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph in downtown Burlington. It was such a great reminder of the freedoms and privileges that we have here in Canada. Embedded in the ceremony were verses and prayers that even included the name of Jesus. While I am…

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Dear Parents, In any educational institution, you will find students focused on academic instruction and striving to advance their knowledge. While this is a notable pursuit, we recognize that even the most knowledgeable individual will fail if they have not developed character. Gandhi proposed that “knowledge without character is dangerous”, while Martin Luther King Jr. advanced…

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Dear Parents, Earlier this week, our Junior Kindergarten through Grade 4 students were able to learn a beautiful lesson through the mysteries of God’s creation. Under the tutelage of our expert gardener and friend, Mr. Paas, we planted some bulbs, which will become beautiful flowers in the Spring. When we pause to think about some life…

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Dear Parents, Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” In the New Living Translation, the word “handiwork” has been translated to “masterpiece”. We believe that each person that walks into our building is in fact a masterpiece that…

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Dear Parents, With the election season upon us, the topic of leadership (or lack thereof depending on your particular point of view) is at the forefront of many conversations. While we have the privilege to vote and the duty to pray, we can often feel like we have limited ability to influence change or even…

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Dear Parents, As we enter Thanksgiving weekend, I feel that it is an important time to reflect on the various ways that God has abundantly blessed us. During our staff devotionals this Monday, we took some time to write down what we are thankful for as a staff. Our students and parent community came up…

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