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Beyond the Classroom

CONVOCATION 

The school year starts off with an all-school Convocation.  Parents and family members join teachers and students for a time of singing, sharing, and praising God.   It was a wonderful time to see so many members of the Calvin Christian community come together under one roof.

ELEMENTARY PICNIC 

The entire elementary school and their parents gather for a Saturday afternoon BBQ.  The event provides a chance for families to meet each other and get to know one another better. 

USED BOOK FAIR

The elementary students enjoy sifting through thousands of used books and finding literary treasures to purchase at the Used Book Fair.  Students donate books, earning credits that they then use to make their purchases.  We are thankful to all of the  families that contribute books and all of the volunteers who help make this event so successful.

B.E.A.R. WEEK

Be Excited About Reading week is an entire week that is devoted to cultivating the love of reading. Students will participate in various reading activities in their classroom throughout the week as well as the annual Used Book Fair. B.E.A.R. week ends with a fun dress up day on Friday where students dress up as a favorite book character. Students and their family's are also encouraged to participate in the #screenfreechallenge during the week where books replace TV, video games and other electronic devices. 

BATES NUT FARM

The kindergarten class' first field trip of the year begins with a bus ride to Valley Center's Bates Nut Farm.  They enjoy learning how pumpkins grow and have plenty of time to pick out their very own pumpkins.  It takes some big muscles to do all of that heavy lifting!

EXPLORATION WEEK

The goal of this fun and educational week is to "cultivate awe in our God and His creation through hands-on experience and exploration". Each year we focus on a different theme and end it with a fun evening where students show off their projects. 

WALK-A-THON 

Students in grades K-5 participate in an annual Service-Learning Walk-a-thon to raise money for various organizations that serve the local community.  In past events, the students have walked for Mision Vida Nueva, San Diego Autism Society, North County Assessment Center, Alternatives Women's Center, Interfaith Community Serivces, and Tender Loving Canines.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

This K-12 Christmas program is a very special way to begin your Christmas celebrations. 

FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

In the spring, students in grades 5-8 have the opportunity to showcase their creative talents in the Fine Arts Festival.  This year the Regional Festival will be held on March 2 at New Life Community Church in Artesia.  For a complete list of information click here.

SPRING CONCERT

Held the Thursday before Spring Break, this is the major spring music production of the elementary students.  

OPEN HOUSE & ART SHOW

Immediately following the Spring Concert, parents and guests are invited to visit the elemtary campus, tour the classrooms, and view the displayed art.

MINI-OLYMPICS

Students in grades K-6 are placed on teams captained by 7th graders from the junior high and participate in athletic events geared to their developmental level.  There is a mini-marathon, an obstacle course, softball throw and many other events.  The Mini-Olympics culminates with all of the teams competing head-to-head in a relay race.