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Welcome Message | Spirit Wear Store | Alumni Concert | Carnival | Program Fees | Prayer Group | New APs | ESCE Board

Sept 2023


It is with immense joy and a sense of divine purpose that we welcome you back to the beginning of a new school year. To our returning students, families, teachers, and support staff, and to all new members of our ECS community, we extend a heartfelt welcome. 

On August 31st, Pauline Klok, one of our Pastoral Care Leaders, led all ECS and Society staff in a devotion about God's generous love - reminding us that to share and extend the love of Christ, we need to be able to receive Christ's love. It was an important time to reconnect with one another, recognizing the importance of unity within our ECS community. Our leadership team also gathered to align our hearts and minds, making plans and preparations that reflect our commitment to each and every one of you. Above all, we spent valuable moments in prayer and worship, seeking God's guidance and blessings for the journey ahead.

Anthony Middel is diligently planning how we can support teachers in Biblical Studies, Faith Formation, and Teaching for Transformation in his new role as the Director of Learning. We are so thankful for his thoughtful, creative approach to this work.

As we begin a new school year, let us aspire to create an environment steeped in love, compassion, and understanding. Let us seek to understand that every person we encounter is a part of God's story, and their unique perspective enriches our narrative. Together, we can make this school year an unforgettable chapter in the ongoing narrative of God's story as we play our unique roles with faith and dedication.

Once again, welcome back, ECS community! 

Maureen Vaags-Nyhof, Executive Director

The Edmonton Society for Christian Education

ECS Spirit Wear

Shirts, pants, jackets, backpacks, and more! Shop the ECS spirit wear store until September 23.

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Family Carnival

Volunteer: Shifts are only 2 hours and we need 28 more volunteers. SIGN UP ONLINE HERE

Carnival Bake Sale: Drop off baked goods at your school office or the Society office on September 14th or 15th.

Event Details

Fee Balance and Payments

You can log into your SEAS account to see your Christian program fee balance. Your username is the primary email address on file with the Society. (School fees can be viewed through your parent SchoolZone account.)

'Alumni & Friends' Band

We are organizing a multi-generational band to perform at our upcoming Christmas concert. This event will provide a unique opportunity for students to perform alongside their parents, grandparents, or friends.

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Prayer Group

If you are interested in being part of a parent prayer group at West/HS please contact Pauline Klok, Pastoral Care Leader.

New Assistant Principals

In case you missed it, read more about each of our four new APs.

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ESCE Board

We are blessed to have a dedicated ESCE volunteer board. Yesterday, the new board for the year was appointed. 

Chair: Corrine Hansen

Vice-Chairs: Ben Bentum & Mark Smeltzer

Treasurer: Heidi Dasilva

Secretary: Lindsay McDavid

Members-At-Large: Ryan Huisman, Neil Roberts, Christina Patterson, and Beneyam Zeleke