*** Accepting Registration ***

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*** Accepting Registration *** for 2020/2021 school year
KCA offers Preschool to Grade 9

~Kindergarten to grade 9 tuition is 100% tax deductible
~All school supplies are included in the tuition
~Tuition can be paid monthly

For more info about KCA or to registration call the school office @ 250-426-0166

May 25th Update

May 25th Update

Kootenay Fun 5 – if you are registered, please get out there and walk/run a 5K of your choice before May 31st. THIS IS THE LAST WEEK! Then post a pic to the KF5 Facebook page. Swag bag pick up will be the first week of June. Students who have returned to in class instruction will pick up their bag while at school. Other participants are able to pick up bags Mon- Fri (June 1-5) 1:00pm – 3:00pm on the front lawn.

Library Book Pick Up System
Mrs. Spyksma and Mrs. Burnham continue to provide a library book pick up system. Simply email Mrs. Spyksma (sspyksma@kcacademy.ca) with your book requests/genre ideas, etc BY Thursdays at noon. Then on Fridays, these books may be picked up at the school between 11am-12pm. Books will be in labeled ziplock bags. These bags can be exchanged each Friday.

Fun Family Friday challenge: Grandparent/Grandfriend Day
Our grandparent/grand friends are important to us at KCA. We feel they are a gift from God! Let’s bless them!
We cannot do our regular grandparent/grand friend day like we usually do. So this year, we are going to show them how much they mean to us in a different way. Please take the time to think about all they mean to you and your family.

Put your ideas of how much they mean to you and put it in a short video maybe even with a song, story or poem. Make a card/letter to mail. Use your wild imagination to share how much you love them. Let’s bless the socks off them this next week.

All entries will be put in a draw for two pizzas. One pizza for you and one pizza for your grandparent/grand friend. If they don’t live in Cranbrook, we will send them a pizza gift card or email transfer etc.

Please have all blessings to Mrs. Zurrin @ wzurrin@kcacademy.ca by Saturday, May 30th by 6 pm.

Winner of Marshmallow/Toothpick tower is the Bird Family with an impressive 31 inches! Enjoy the frozen yogurt! All the towers were so different and so creative!!! I have LOVED each of these family challenges! Thank you for participating!

May 21st Update

May 21st Update

Kootenay Fun 5 – if you are registered, please get out there and walk/run a 5K of your choice before May 31st. Then post a pic to the KF5 Facebook page. Swag bag pick up will be the first week of June.

Library Book Pick Up System

Mrs. Spyksma and Mrs. Burnham continue to provide a library book pick up system. Simply email Mrs. Spyksma (sspyksma@kcacademy.ca) with your book requests/genre ideas, etc BY Thursdays at noon. Then on Fridays, these books may be picked up at the school between 11am-12pm. Books will be in labeled ziplock bags. These bags can be exchanged each Friday.

Fun Family Friday challenge: Marshmallow Tower Challenge – with one bag of mini marshmallows and toothpicks, build a tower as tall as you can. Get a tape measure – measure the height and send the pic into Mrs. Zurrin! The family with the tallest tower wins a Twisted Peaks Frozen Yogurt Gift Card. Entries in by Saturday at 6pm.

May 12th Update

May 12th Update

Congratulation to Nat the winner of the Happy Cow ice cream gift card for her singing video.

Kootenay Fun 5 – if you are registered, please get out there and walk/run a 5K of your choice before May 31st. Then post a pic to the KF5 Facebook page. Swag bag pick up will be the first week of June.

Library Book Pick Up System

Mrs. Spyksma and Mrs. Burnham are going to start a library book pick up system, as we know there are some students who are missing “real” books to read. Simply email Mrs. Spyksma (sspyksma@kcacademy.ca) with your book requests/genre ideas, etc BY Thursdays at noon. Then on Fridays, these books may be picked up at the school between 11am-12pm. Books will be in labeled ziplock bags. These bags can be exchanged each Friday.

Fun Family Friday Challenge – Kindness Bingo

Encourage students to show some kindness AT HOME.

If your child does not have siblings, we challenge them to do these things for his/her parent or another loved one.

May 3rd Update

May 3rd Update

I hope you enjoyed the weekend! Thank you to all the students who dressed up as heroes and showed some gratitude for our local heroes!

A few announcements:

Missions 2021 Top Crop Flower Pick up – Tuesday 12-2pm
If you ordered flowers from the missions group, they will be ready for curbside pick up at the school on Tuesday – please use the Kiss and Go area.

Kootenay Fun 5 – if you are registered, please get out there and walk/run a 5K of your choice before May 31st. Then post a pic to the KF5 Facebook page. Swag bag pick up will be the first week of June.

Library Book Pick Up System
Mrs. Spyksma and Mrs. Burnham are going to start a library book pick up system, as we know there are some students who are missing “real” books to read. Simply email Mrs. Spyksma (sspyskma@kcacademy.ca) with your book requests/genre ideas, etc BY Thursdays at noon. Then on Fridays, these books may be picked up at the school between 11am-12pm. Books will be in labeled ziplock bags. These bags can be exchanged each Friday.

Fun Family Friday Challenge – Week 5
This week I am challenging our students and families to a “Musical Challenge”.🎶🎼 We want to see families “jam” together, sing a song, make some homemade instruments, play an instrument (recorders? ukelele?) piano, do a dance – be creative! Entries will be posted on social media and a name will be drawn on Saturday. The name drawn will win a gift certificate to Happy Cow Ice Cream!
I (Mrs. Zurrin) will be sending out my song tomorrow – look out for a song sung by your principal!

We continue to pray for our leaders, who are making decisions for our communities and province. We pray for wisdom. We pray for God to heal our land.

April 26th Update

April 26th Update

Happy Sunny Sunday afternoon everyone!

Heading into week 4 of At Home learning! Thank you for all the fun and creative obstacle course pictures and videos from last week! It was sooo good to see our students’ faces! We put all the entries into a draw and the winner of the Pizza Hut Pizza is…………….
The Webbs!!!!! Well done, Addison and Maylee!

This week we are going to celebrate heroes! – All types of heroes – superheroes and real life heroes. We are asking students to dress up as their favourite hero – real or imaginary 🙂 and parents post a pic on the KCA Facebook Page. If you don’t have Facebook – email to Mrs. Zurrin

Fun Family Friday Challenge #2 – Recognize a local hero
There are so many local people who are superheroes during this pandemic time – health workers, grocery store workers, teachers, truck drivers, delivery folks. Choose one (or many) and let them know you appreciate them! Put a heart up in your window, draw a thank you in chalk on your sidewalk, email your teacher a thank you, sing a song to thank the doctors, etc. Be creative! Send in your acts of appreciation to Mrs. Zurrin. Let’s show Cranbrook how much KCA appreciates our local heroes!

Book Fair – see the attached flyer. Beautiful Moments Book store is holding an online book fair for KCA. You may order from them and 10% of sales this week will go towards new books for KCA! Thank you, Candace and Beautiful Moments Book Store!!

Top Crop Flower Pick up – Tuesday, May 5th – Watch for more info to come.

Kootenay Fun 5 – Virtual Race starts THIS Friday! For the month of May, run/walk your 5k of choice and send in a picture of your tracker or simply a pic of you on the trail! Post pics to the Kootenay Fun 5 Facebook Page #unstoppable. Let’s fill Facebook with KCA families being active together! Swag bag pick up will be the first week in June. Watch for more info.

Please let us know how your family is doing. I have heard wonderful, encouraging reports of families getting into a “new” routine. But I also know there are families who are struggling and not finding a new routine. PLEASE let us know, as we are here to help and not all learning at home will look alike!

April 13th Update

April 13th Update

Good morning, KCA families!

Well – we have one week of at home learning under our belts and we are about to head into our second week!
Next week I am going to send out a Fun Friday “challenge”.
Keep teachers posted on how things are going at home. Let us know if technology is working, work loads are manageable and students are feeling connected.(or not) I remind everyone of my two pandemic mottos – “DO what you can, and CAN what you can’t” and “Be Gentle with yourself and Generous to others”. We will all settle into a routine and it will look different for different families. Please reach out and let us know if we can help in ANY way.

The school office is now closed as we are working from home now. But I am always checking my email and Laura will be checking the phone messages often.

Attached is this week’s KCA Daily Devotional. I hope you are able to enjoy these moments as a family. Thank you for the pics and videos of students worshipping last week – warmed my heart. Keep them coming! Post on this page, for everyone to see!

Praying for an amazing week – looks like the warmer weather may be on its way.

Continuity of learning

Continuity of learning

Well, KCA families! We are ready to go! Continuity of learning happens tomorrow! Teachers have been preparing and we are excited to begin this adventure with you! Check your emails for info from teachers and Mrs. Zurrin! Each day can begin with family devotions as attached. Have fun! Take it slowly and just do what you can! We are in this together!