CALVIN'S CAMPUS IS CLOSED, BUT LEARNING CONTINUES!
Calvin Christian School wants to assure you that the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our highest priority. As such, Calvin Christian School, preschool through grade 12, is closed starting Monday, March 16. Per the Board of Trustees, CCS will provide remote learning through the end of the 2019/2020 school year. Please know that we are prepared to open the school the very minute we have safe assurance we can gather.
The latest communication from the school is below. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the school office at 760-489-6430.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 @ 3PM
Dear Calvin Families,
The big (and likely expected) news with which I write to you today is that the Calvin leadership team made the decision that Calvin Christian School is planning to remain in remote learning mode through the end of the school year. This news comes with two important caveats:
- We will of course re-open the campus as soon as it is safe and within the guidelines of the law to do so, and,
- Remaining in remote learning mode does not mean that we will not have gatherings, such as an in-person graduation for the Class of 2020. Let me be clear -- the exact decisions about what might be possible for cherished Calvin events, such as graduation, have not yet been made. We are planning to celebrate the 2020 graduates in the very best way possible, and to create both a "live feed" for the event, and a memory keepsake to share with family who cannot be present. We have all learned that as time unfolds in this quarantine saga, real options become clearer. Since the Pre-School is open all summer normally, this program may be the first to resume. Please pray with us for God's wisdom.
In up-coming Calvin News e-mail as well as daily social media, much detail will be filled-in for this outline:
As you have heard from numerous voices, including the special video message from the Director of Advancement, Mr. Terry Kok this week, we long to remain in strong partnership with your family. Please let us know if you have any needs, financial or otherwise. We encourage you to apply for tuition assistance if you have any concerns about making tuition work next year. The Calvin family is a strong community, and your family matters!
In Square Time with the elementary students, I often talk about how God's wisdom is not like what the world calls wisdom. For, "the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are the peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness." James 3:17-18.
We need wisdom from God our Father above. May we continue to be in prayer, and keep our eyes fixed upon Jesus in whom all things hold together.
In Christ’s Unfailing Love,
Jeffery L. Pratt, PhD
Once Upon A Time....
There was a little village called "Calvin Christian School." In this village were many sweet families who would gather together every day and greet one another. They would spend their days learning, and growing, and loving. One day, at the joy of celebrating the importance of family, a proclamation was to be made to the community announcing a special Ball for all the Fathers & Daughters.....but the proclamation was never delivered. The little village came under attack and all the families were forced to remain only in their homes.
But then one day, the proclamation was discovered, and news spread quickly to girls all through the village that a special Father-Daughter Ball had been planned, but had been forgotten due to the attack. In order to bring hope and joy to all the girls in the community, it was decided that a mini Ball should take place at the same time on the same day in all homes blessed with daughters. This event was to be a Prequel to the real Father-Daughter Ball that had to be post-poned until the village could gather once again.
HERE YE, HERE YE!
A special invitation is coming soon for the Prequel "Father-Daughter Ball"
which will take place early evening on
Friday, May 8th In The Year 2020
We are calling all fathers (young & old) in the "Calvin Christian School" village to mark this date, and plan to have a special dinner* with their daughters. Entertainment will be held via FaceBook LIVE to include a short program calling all fathers across the village to dance with their daughters in their homes, take pictures and send them to be part of a community album. Fathers will be invited to pray over their daughters, and then over their whole family. Perhaps the evening will end with a family game night.
*A special partnership has been arranged with Calvin's Cookin'
to make dinner easy for families.
NOTE: Stay tuned -- moms & sons have not at-all been forgotten (neither moms & daughters, dads & sons and maybe even dads & moms!). This prequel mini-event is "priming-the-pump" for fun family times ahead -- whether in person as "the village" or in our homes. May God bless Calvin families!
Be looking for The Crusader newsletter coming to your physical mail box next week. Thank you!
"Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way,
consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your
faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.
SO LET IT GROW,
for when your endurance is fully developed,
you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing."