Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Beginnings - at home and school!

Friday night, we headed back to school for the New Beginnings Grand Opening Evening at CCS. It was a great evening! So much work went into making the school look beautiful, from daffodils to balloons to bulletin boards....
So much work also went into the program for the evening, the students sang wonderfully, and the slide show sure brought back memories!The gym was full to capacity, and there were still people standing in the hallway! We estimate that at least 275 people came to help us celebrate our new building. It was wonderful to see so many people there showing their support, and taking an interest in our school. Many former students, and of course present members, but also some (hopefully) new members.
The highlight of the evening was the unveiling of the new sign out front, which clearly proclaims who we are. It's a beautiful sign! My pictures aren't great, but you get the idea....
The student body. Don't they look great?
The cake:
Tim chatting to Uncle Piet in the hallway:
Allison showing Uncles Piet and Stu her classroom:
There were so many things I didn't get pictures of. Such as the huge tree in the gym made entirely of construction paper hands (the students did a lot of tracing and cutting last week...) The amazing bulletin boards by the front door..... the crowds of people..... it was such a great evening! What a wonderful blessing for our society!
On another note, if you read my previous post, you know that Art's car was a write-off after getting flooded....
Well, the insurance offered him a very generous settlement, so this is his new ride:
A 2008 Impala. Black. Pretty cool. And so far, I've driven it more than he has..... (lol!)
I'm sure that will change VERY quickly!
Enjoy your March Break! Looks like it's going to be a beautiful week!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for changing the colour. Now I can read it while I'm waiting for the background to show up.
I heard Fri. night was a success.
Nice car.

Lisa said...

You're welcome.
And thank you.

willowsprite said...

Ooo, nice wheelz...
I do like the new sign, it looks really nice! And love the action-shot of Stu and Ali, lol!

Lisa said...

I think he was getting something out of Piet's bag and just happened to get in the shot. He looks a little surprised... oh well. At least we can prove he was there!

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the pictures of the opening Lisa...what a blessing to have that new school!

Marg said...

How exciting with a new school! Looks good. I'm sure you're sad your minister will be leaving soon.... we left him alone... we're still waiting for our minister; due to arrive in May!
Glad to hear all turned out well with the car. The new one looks great!!