This year's Annual Celebration Banquet serves as an annual opportunity for supporters of Christian education to join Cornerstone's 1981 Club. We will take a look back at what God has done since the June 2012 accreditation for our K-12 program. This year's banquet will also serve as the launch into a 3-day visit from our accrediting agencies (ACSI and MSA-CESS) as they review our yearlong self-study conducted during the 2016-2017 school year for our June 2018 accreditation renewal. Please contact the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-643-0792 if you would like to reserve a seat for this exciting event! (Reservations are required by the public.)
Join us as we welcome back our students entering Grades 6-12 on Monday, August 28th. During the evening you will have an opportunity to learn some specifics about our program and meet the teachers. This event is mandatory for all new families with students in Grades 6 to 12 as well as all returning families with students entering Grades 6 and 9.
This meeting will begin in the McLain building gymnasium. After a brief meeting, parents and students may visit the classrooms.
Middle School students are invited to bring their books and school supplies to this evening.
This event is for all students and parents entering Preschool, K-Prep and Kindergarten. You are invited to come and meet the teachers and tour the classroom. You are also encouraged to drop off your school supplies to lighten the load of the first day of school.
The Pre-K Meet and Greet begins at the playground. Families will gather there for a time of fellowship before the parents attend an important meeting with the teachers.
Kindergarten families should proceed directly to the Kindergarten classroom.
By Tonya Snyder
I am very pleased to share with you some exciting news that was not able to be finalized until last night's board meeting. Please "float on by" tomorrow night (Thursday, 6/15) at 7:00 PM on the CCS field by the playscape to meet the following individuals and to enjoy root beer floats. Students may want to bring a Frisbee or two, as well!
Introducing Our New Assistant Principal
I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Dawn Snellenberger has been hired to replace Mrs. Joy Press as the assistant principal, effective during the summer months. You may still see Mrs. Press on campus through July, as she will be working alongside Mrs. Snellenberger (aka Mrs. S) to help with the transfer of duties. Mrs. S brings with her tremendous experience with CCS across all the grade levels and a commitment to Christian education, in general.
Introducing Our New Middle School LAR Teacher
I am equally as pleased to announce that God has simultaneously made an amazing provision for a new middle school language arts teacher! (That's so like God!) I hope you can come Thursday night to meet Mrs. Kirsten LaBranche. She has her Master's Degree of Arts in Education with a concentration in English from the University of Connecticut. She also has a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with double minors in English and Psychology (also from UConn). Her specialty is in teaching middle and high school English. Her professional experience spans from 2006 through the present. She brings enthusiasm to this position that is only equal to Mrs. Snellenberger's own enthusiasm as the former middle school language arts teacher! Mrs. S and Mrs. LaBranche have already begun to make connections to assist in the transition.
Meet Our New Grade 5 Teacher
We will also have Mrs. Lisa Randall, our new Grade 5 teacher, "floating on by" to join us for some fellowship. She'd love to meet everyone, too! (You will recall we announced her hire a couple of months ago as Mrs. Donna Corbeil retires from 40 years of teaching.)
The Cornerstone Parents-Teachers-Friends Association (PTFA) is hosting our annual Craft & Vendor Fair on Saturday, November 5th. This event is open to the public -so plan to stop by and shop!
If you are interested in renting space at this event, please contact Patty at email@example.com.
You are invited to join us to celebrate the graduation of the Cornerstone Class of 2016. Commencement will take place at 7:00pm on Friday, June 10th. This is a time for us to celebrate together the accomplishments of our high school seniors as they continue to seek God for His direction in their lives.
You are welcome to join us for our Spring Concert at 6:30pm. The concert will feature songs performed by our choral and band students from Pre-K through Grade 12.
The CCS Art Show display will be open before and after the concert. Be sure to take some time to view these amazing works of art. There will be a second-floor gallery featuring artwork by adult members of the community as well.
The Cornerstone Christian School is holding a consignment sale. The school's Parent-Teacher-Friends Association is organizing this event. This sale is open to the public and outside sellers are welcome! (Sign up to sell: http://goo.gl/uUx8eu)
This sale will feature gently used items for babies and children. Clothing will include sizes from infants to juniors. You will also find:
• Baby Gear
• Sports Equipment
(See more types of items: http://goo.gl/62ltMm)
The sale will take place on Saturday, May 14th from 8am to 1pm. Many items will be marked 50% off from 12pm to 1pm! This sale is indoors, so we will be open - rain or shine!
The Cornerstone Christian School is located at 236 Main Street, Manchester, CT.
To give you a chance to sell, buy and support our school! Sellers will receive 50% of the sales form their items, and the Cornerstone PTFA will receive 50%. The funds raised will help support initiatives at our school, like renovating the cafeteria where the sale will be held!
Please contact our sales coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Cornerstone's Annual Auction is an event that you will not want to miss! This evening puts the FUN back in FUNdraising! Adults can enjoy fellowship, food, and shopping. Separate childcare programs are also available. Contact the office at 860-643-0792 for more information.
You are invited to join us for a night of family fun at the Wolf Pack game on Saturday, March 12th at 3pm. CCS students will be performing a song during an intermission. Tickets are now available through the school office. Tickets are $20 for an adult, $15 for students, and $10 for student singers. For more information, please contact Mrs. Wiley at email@example.com.
Each year our families with students in PreK-3 to Grade 2 come together for a night of fellowship. Each family brings a food dish from another country to share. If you are interested in experiencing a bit of Cornerstone's community we invite you to join us. Advance registration is required. Please call the office at 860-643-0792.