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 [...]

Dec 9, 2019

WHEN DECIBELS AND DOG DOO HAVE YOU DOWN

By |2019-12-10T08:07:47-08:00December 9, 2019|, |

Celebrate first. That’s the motto to live by. But it goes against my nature to celebrate when the hand dryers are blasting 150dB of noise in 10-second spurts between explosions of chatter from the seemingly thousands of children who use those bathrooms and dryers right when I need to try and write a blog. Instead [...]

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