Spring Community Letter

April 30, 2019
 

Dear Central Christian Community,
 
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! In this season of Easter, we live in the hope of the resurrection. Jesus, speaking of himself as the shepherd, says in John 10,
 
“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
 
In these months, Central Christian School has been called to imagine abundance. Jesus calls us to an abundant life of joyful discipleship. The word itself overflows with possibilities. I think of the abundance of exuberant energy as the preschool students run and swing and dig on their playground. Last week’s Elementary School Concert bore witness to the abundant, diligent practice of elementary students, supported by their parents, on their violins and cellos. Last week, the middle school students overflowed with enthusiasm as they competed against their teachers in volleyball. As we move into the spring season of final projects, exams, concerts, plays, seminars, and culminating events, we can see the abundance of progress and effort by students over the course of this school year. As we, as a school, live under the Lordship of Christ, life is abundant. We see with gratitude the significant strengthening of the financial situation of the school. 
 
We give thanks to God for the outpouring of support through the Annual Auction. Truly the CCS community is a community of generosity, caring, and shared vision. Together with you, CCS raised over $480,000 to support the Fair Balance Tuition Fund. This fund makes it possible for families to pay varying rates of tuition based on their income and resources. It was a holy moment in the gym when the crowd raised over $50,000 in bids for the special project of new bleachers and gym upgrades.
 
We’re also energized by the upcoming June 19 work day by over 150 volunteers from the JM Smucker company. They will give CCS a morning of work and we hear that they can accomplish a lot in a short period of time. They’re going to be painting, yard work, IT work, and helping to expand our weight room options. They will also help to transform the Industrial Arts room into a Maker Space for more students to use for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) activities. 
 
Please pray:

  1. With thankfulness for the leadership of the junior class in planning last week’s banquet to honor seniors. They spoke to the seniors of, “the friendship between our classes.”
  2. Giving thanks for the senior class and the positive impact they have had on the younger students, who watch and notice everything they do.
  3. For a strong finish of the 2018-2019 school year with Christ-bearing energy and joy for students, faculty and staff.

Sincerely,

Jeanne Zimmerly Jantzi
Superintendent