Oct 26, 2020

VILLAGE PEOPLE

By |2020-10-26T15:36:29-07:00October 26, 2020|, |

BY GARY VERBEEK, MECHANICS AND BIBLE TEACHER Have I really been at ACS for 30 years and teaching for 35? Initially, I was hired to start a mechanics program but started out teaching woods class. Five years later, we tore down the two bay “garage” behind the school and Fricia Construction built the awesome mechanics [...]

Oct 19, 2020

TOP 10 REASONS WE LOVE GRADE 5 AT THE MIDDLE

By |2020-10-19T22:08:04-07:00October 19, 2020|, |

We are enjoying having the grade 5 students at the middle school! They have been at our campus for almost two months now and feel right at home. Even though the COVID-19 restrictions allow limited interaction with the grade 5 students and teachers, we are so glad they are here! So, we want to share [...]

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 [...]

Oct 5, 2020

HINDSIGHT IS 2020

By |2020-10-07T22:14:17-07:00October 5, 2020|, |

BY BRIAN KONING, DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT What a year it's been, “covidly” speaking. We’ll never look at the expression, “Hindsight is 20/20” the same way again. We experienced a shut-down of our society requiring us to re-think how we communicate, teach, worship, and gather together. That re-thinking process continues to re-shape how we approach teaching [...]

Sep 21, 2020

WHEN YOUR BOAT IS ROCKED

By |2020-09-21T14:37:49-07:00September 21, 2020|, |

Ask any student who’s been on the SALTS grade 8 sailing trip, they’ll talk for hours about their five days aboard a tall ship in the Salish sea; hauling the sails, taking the wheel, and singing their hearts out at the evening “mug up.” Some of them might also tell you about seasickness. That Queasy [...]

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 [...]

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