February 5

  • There has been an edit to the K-8 calendar. We have had to change the date that report cards will be sent out this term. The date on the original schedule conflicts with the Mission Trip to Belize schedule. I will send those report cards home when I get back. Please check the website and your email for an updated copy. K-8 Portfolio requirements are to be into the teacher’s by March 7th. They need to be in on time in order for Report Cards to be sent out on time.

  • Students in English 10 are brushing up on their grammar and writing skills before diving into the Short Story unit. In English 20, we are learning about the Hero’s Journey and the archetypal story pattern that flows through many narratives, and began with Jesus’ story on earth. Creative Writing students are exploring ways to stir up their creative juices and how to find inspiration in the everyday things around us. In Social Studies 30, we are examining the roles our culture, society, language and environment plays on creating our personal and collective identities.

  • Be sure to have the latest Java update in order for class time to go smoothly. If you go to java.com you can download the latest version.
I like the story of Caleb in the Bible. You can read in Numbers 14 how Caleb had in tremendous faith in God’s plan. He knew the value of God’s promises to them. Caleb did not underestimate God.Even though the Israelites had a long road ahead of them Caleb knew it would be worth it. He held onto the hopes and dreams that God had given them. Following God does not mean that the path will be easy but, He promises that following Him will satisfy us.
Enjoy the journey that God has in store for you!
– Heidi Lehmann
“But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follow me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.”
Numbers 14:24

January 30

Happy Wednesday Everyone! I hope that whatever winter is looking like in your area that you are enjoying it. Yesterday it was cold here in Lacombe but, the sun was shining bright.

  • Today is the first day of the second semester for Gr. 10-12. The schedule is on our homepage, be sure to check it if you need to know when your classes are. We are officially half done the school year. Congratulations to our 3 ladies in Gr. 12! Bethany, Rebekah and Aldana….enjoy your last semester of high school.
  • This week Gr. 7 and 8 are working on speeches in their classes. I’d love to know what each of you have decided to talk about. Leave a comment below and let us know your topic. Good luck as you get ready for them.
  • Gr. 9-12 Report Cards will be sent out tomorrow, you can look for them in your email and regular Canada Post mail.
  • This month I will attending online training to learn more about new versions and upgrades to Blackboard Collaborate. We hope to upgrade in a couple of months.
  • One of our parents saw an interview about this website and passed the info onto me. Check it out, it looks quite good. Thanks for sharing! They were saying that they created it to help children understand the news and the context of the news.  They do not include news stories on violent crime.  Its target audience is grade 2-8.   I had a quick look and it looks like it may be of interest to some of the families.http://teachingkidsnews.com/

 

 

Last weekend I was able to attend  the Amy Grant concert at “Breakforth” in Edmonton. I found her concert to be very meaningful. She was purposefully worshiping and came across as very humble and real.  She was not there to perform, she was there to praise God.

One of the songs she sang was “Put a little love in your heart”. Some of the lyrics are below:

I hope when you decide
Kindness will be your guide
Put a little love in your heart

And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me

Listening to her sing reminded me of the importance of kindness. Take the time to be kind this week. It’s easy…and puts a smile on your face.

– Heidi Lehmann

“Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.” – Leo Tolstoy

 

January 23

  • It is exam time  for Gr. 10-12 this week in PACeS. This  is a busy time of the year for the high school students and teachers as the first semester ends and the second one begins. Your new textbooks are on the way to you and I will be enrolling you in your new classes in Elluminate, Moodle and engrade. As we get ready to begin a new semester I want to remind you to check engrade on a regular basis. I would encourage parents to check in once a week.
  • On February 24th, we will be meeting for our Ski Day in Alberta at Canyon Ski Hill in Red Deer. I will be sending out information packages with specific details to you.
  • Please check the calendar to the right of this page to see what is coming up at PACeS
  • If your family has been doing interesting things at home with your school work or trips, please send me a picture so that I can post it and share with the rest of the school. We’d love to know what you are doing. I know that the Kindergarten class made some camping center’s this week so if any of you would like to share please send me a photo and I will post it.

 

During my morning devotions this week, I read the following: “Strive to trust Me in more and more areas of your life. Anything that tends to make you anxious is a growth opportunity. Instead of running away from these challenges, embrace them, eager to gain all the blessings I have hidden in the difficulties” – Sarah Young 

I have re-read this quote over the last few days many times trying to remind myself that when I put my complete trust in God he has blessing in store for me that I cannot even imagine. My prayer for each of you is that you will continue to trust God and wait and see what he has in store for you.

 

Proverbs 3:5-6

New International Version (NIV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

 

Have a blessed week,

– Heidi Lehmann

Baptism

Noah Motley (L) Chad Motley (R)

On Friday December 14, 2012 Chad and Noah Motley, along with their parents Lyle and Rose, were baptized at the Red Deer Seventh-day Adventist Church. Some fellow students and teachers were there to help celebrate this special occasion.

Congratulations to Noah and Chad! We are so happy that you have made the decision to follow Christ. You will continue to be in our prayers as you live for Him.

– Heidi Lehmann