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Posts by Liesl Botbyl

Wyckoff Campus Faculty: Core Values and #ECRemoteLearning

Thinking back to early March many may have not expected to be in the situation we are in right now. Watching the news and hearing about a devastating virus that was killing thousands seemed so far away. Students prayed for those impacted in countries such as China and Italy and early conversations started among students…

Are We All on the Same Team?

Over the past two months, small group sessions in grades six through eight have spent time working through what it means to be a part of the same team as we put on the jersey of Christ. Former EC student, Aram Bahsian introduced us to this idea as part of our school theme.  All students…

Exhibiting Compassion to our Neighbors

Many of you are aware of the fire that occurred in early December at Most Blessed Sacrament in Franklin Lakes. The fire destroyed the church and many were left heartbroken; memories of weddings, baptisms, and watching children grow and worship God left holes in the hearts of many parishioners. This devastation provided our Wyckoff Campus…

Visitors from the Netherlands

There is no better way to practice our school theme of Every Nation, Every Tribe, and Every Tongue but to travel around the world or to have visitors come to us. Fourth Graders at EC's Wyckoff Campus recently welcomed two visitors from across the ocean into their classrooms for several weeks. Eric Oosterwijk and Marien…

ThanksLiving

The Sixth Graders presented their Thanksgiving chapel last Tuesday with the reminder that giving thanks needs to be a part of our daily living rather than just a quick word of thanks around the family dinner table. Chapel concluded with reflection time and writing down of something we wanted to thank God for. Below is…

Sing to the Lord!

Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.  Psalm 96:1 Many years ago, when my church celebrated Christian Education Sunday, I remember speaking about the many blessings of teaching in a Christian school.  At that time…

The Value of Outdoor Play

You probably clicked on this post due to your curiosity about the photo headline. If you have driven down Sicomac Ave/Goffle Hill Road at in the past few weeks you most certainly have noticed this scene with vast amount of trees that have been cut down. Those woods hold many memories for the Schuurman grandchildren;…

Middle Schoolers are International Travelers for an Afternoon

Flags hung from the hallways and many classroom doors were decorated with pictures, maps, and symbols of a variety of holidays and countries to be toured by students. By mid-morning on Friday, before spring break, scents of homemade food from all around the world filled the halls of the Middle School and our PTO mothers…

Basketball is Not a One Woman Show for Senior Madison Wynbeek

"When Madison is out on the court her mindset is never a one woman show" was a comment made by former teammate, Hanna Faber, and a sentiment many would agree with. Not every school that gets to brag about one of its players being only one of six girls in Passaic County history to have…

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