Jan 11, 2021

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW

By |2021-01-11T15:57:17-08:00January 11, 2021|, |

Happy New Year, everyone! This is the year that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. There was great satisfaction in pulling the plastic off my new family planner and cracking it open. I’m generally a future-focused person but doesn’t it feel especially good to leave 2020 behind and move [...]

Dec 7, 2020

TEACHING GRADE 4 SHOULD COME WITH SPOILER ALERTS

By |2020-12-07T21:38:04-08:00December 7, 2020|, |

BY CHERYL MULDER, GRADE 4 TEACHER It was Disney dress-up day at the elementary and in order to do my family proud, I chose a Star-Wars themed costume. Sometimes agreeing on a movie for family movie night can be a challenge with five of us, but we can always agree on the Star Wars saga. [...]

Oct 13, 2020

KIRSI’S JOURNAL OF BLESSINGS

By |2020-10-13T12:18:17-07:00October 13, 2020|, |

BY KIRSI ANTUNES, SCHOOL COUNSELLOR The beginning of the new school year started with excitement and trepidation. I am excited about beginning my position as the new school counsellor at ACS, something I had not imagined happening even though I had been a parent in the community for five years. Many unexpected turns in the [...]

Sep 14, 2020

IT’S LIKE RIDING A BIKE

By |2020-09-14T13:49:09-07:00September 14, 2020|, |

This summer, while camping, our three-year-old learned how to ride his bike without training wheels (yes, prepare yourself for many “proud mama bear” blog posts from this principal). Earlier in the summer, he was hesitant to try, enjoying the ease and speed with which he cruised the side streets of East Abbotsford on his orange [...]

Apr 29, 2020

THINGS TEACHERS WILL NEVER HAVE TO SAY

By |2020-04-29T08:37:37-07:00April 29, 2020|, |

BY MELISSA DRIESSEN, ACS PARENT Our mornings start out like a beautiful masterpiece. No, really, it’s true. We start by singing and dancing to God’s praises and then dive right into His word with a hint of art. It is fun, calm, collected; everyone gets along and it is the perfect way to start our [...]

Feb 10, 2020

THANKS, GOD!

By |2020-02-11T08:05:33-08:00February 10, 2020|, |

BY SARAH BESSEY, ACS PARENT When our children were younger, I used to marvel at their ability to find great value and significance in sunrise and sunset, growing vegetables, bugs and trees, music, friendship, rocky-bottomed lakes, changing seasons and small rituals. They say the world through a lens of wonder and contentment that made me [...]

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