Dec. 13 Post and info on saying "No"

Dear CCP Families,

Thank you kindly for your patience and understanding with the closures and delays during the recent snow. It was delightful to be back with the children today!

ANGEL TREE - If you participated in the Angel tree gifts (in Ascension Hall) please return your wrapped gifts, with the tag on the outside, tomorrow or no later than Sunday, Dec. 16. Thanks for helping families in need!

CCP CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND COOKIES - Our Christmas “Concert” is Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 10:00. The concert lasts about 20-25 minutes. We will meet in the Sanctuary for the concert and then move into Ascension Hall for cookies and milk. (Thanks for volunteering to bring cookies or milk. We could use a few more cookies and some paper products. Just click on this link to sign up… We ask that you keep your child with you for safety during milk and cookies, since the Hall will be quite full. After milk and cookies, we will all say good-bye for the Christmas holidays. We return to school on January 3rd.

CHRIST CHURCH PAGEANT - The Children’s Christmas Pageant (that was cancelled due to snow on Dec. 9) will be this Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4:00 in the Sanctuary. Some of our students are in the pageant so you may see some of your friends!

ADVENT WREATH - This coming Sunday, Dec. 16, we light the pink candle of JOY! With the snow disruption, we have not been as consistent with our Chapel times, but this is the 3rd Sunday of Advent. Hope, Love, JOY, and Peace.

A CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE MOMENT - Discipline has a great deal to teach children about “no.” If you cave in when children plead, you fail to teach them how to accept or give a meaningful “no.” (Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline, P. 21) This is such an important lesson, especially as children become teens. We want them to understand that their “no” has power AND we want them to respect the “no” from others. You can model that for them!

This week along with Hope and Love, I wish you Joy!