Principal’s Message April 2015

Dear Parents,

Welcome back – I hope each of you had a restful and enjoyable spring break and an Easter where you were able celebrate and share the great news of Christ’s sacrifice and his resurrection!

Returning to school after spring break is traditionally the time when office staff begins preparations for next year in earnest. Registrations of students, planning of classes and completing the budget and staffing for the next school year are all items on our agenda for April and May. I want to thank parents who have already used SchoolZone to register their children for next year and to remind parents who have not yet taken this opportunity, to please do so prior to April 15. MCS Foundation forms must still be completed on paper and submitted to the school office. If you have any questions about how to complete the registration process in SchoolZone or need a copy of the MCS Foundation registration forms, please contact the school office at 780-483-6476.

I frequently use this newsletter message to remind you that Meadowlark Christian is a school where the goal of students, staff members, the MCS Foundation, and our parent community is to provide an environment focused on Learning and academic success, while Living our lives in Christ, Leading in service to others and Loving with strength of character. These four L’s shape and guide the great relationships and culture that exists in this very special school community.

Please keep in your thoughts and prayers our grade 9 student leaders and the staff and parent volunteers who will be sharing their faith and testimonies, as well as supporting and enhancing the community of Orange Walk, Belize on the mission trip from April 10 – 19. Serving others within this community will be a memorable and positive life experience for this group of travelers and will leave a lasting legacy for the people of that community.

As we get closer to June, some students might start looking ahead to summer. We need to remind our learners not to overlook the just less than three months of learning and schoolwork left to do before they can reward themselves with free time and play on summer vacation.

Supporting students with strategies like goal setting, planning ahead, maintaining a homework and review schedule and making sure there is communication between home and school will contribute towards positive academic results on that final June report card.

Darren Oskoboiny