Each AWANA Clubber has the opportunity to earn awards which are worn on their uniform. Awards represent achievement and spiritual growth in the knowledge of God and His Word. We encourage all children to strive for their highest potential. Each child works at their own pace and will be guided and helped by a caring leader. To complete a handbook in one year, your child should have two to three sections ready to be completed when they arrive each week.
FOR COMPLETING: THEY EARN:
Entrance Booklet Book 1 of their club and uniform
Rank Test (Sparks) Rank Patch
Sections Cubbies: Patches
T&T: Bones or Emblems
Extra Credit stickers, pins and seals are available for Sparks and T&T – please see your child’s handbook for more details.
Clubbers must pass sections in order. Clubbers must pass an entire section during one session. They may not quote 1 verse, then look at the verse before saying another verse in the same section.
Club Attendance Sparks – attendance jewel / T&T – attendance sticker (Must attend 6 of 7 wks/qrtr)
Church Attendance Sparks – attendance jewel / T&T – attendance sticker (Must attend church 12 of 14 wks/sem)
Book Awards Cubbies, Sparks and T&T have their own specific book awards that will be awarded at an awards ceremony in the Spring
September 12 - Apple Night January 2 - No AWANA - Christmas Break
September 19 - Colored Leaf Night January 9 - Crazy Sock Night
September 26 - Mustache Night January 16 - Flashlight Night
January 23 - Crazy Gloves Night
January 30 - Beach Night
October 3 - Scarecrow Night February 6 - Super Bowl Night
October 10 - Food Shelf Item Night February 13 - Heart Night
October 17 - No AWANA - MEA February 20 - Grand Prix Races
October 24 - Pumpkin Night February 27 - Sunglasses Night
October 31 - Costume Night
November 7 - Shoe Box Item Night March 6 - Shamrock Night
November 14 - Thank You Note Night March 13 - No AWANA - Spring Break
November 21 - No AWANA - Thanksgiving March 20 - March Madness Night
November 28 - Christmas Ball Night March 27 - Crazy Hair Night
December 5 - Candy Cane Night April 3 - Wear a Flower Night
December 12 - Cozy Scarf Night April 10 - Favorite Verse Night
December 19 - Christmas Card Night April 17 - Baseball Night
December 26 - No AWANA - Christmas April 24 - Frog Night
May 1 - Royalty Night
May 8 - Awards Night
AWANA MEETING TIMES
CPKIDS AWANA meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm. Kids may arrive after 6:15 pm for registration. All AWANA Clubbers must sign in with the secretaries at the registration table on arrival. Parents must come in to church to pick up their children at the end of AWANA by 8:00 pm. T&T and Sparks can be picked up outside the Auditorium and Cubbies can be picked up in their classroom. No child will be permitted to leave the building without a parent/guardian.
WHAT TO BRING TO AWANA
AWANA uniform and comfortable shoes
Bible and AWANA Handbook
Nightly Special Item
Do not bring cell phones, electronic games, toys, etc.
A yearly donation of $20 per child, or $50 per family, is requested to cover the costs of uniforms, handbooks and awards. This will be collected after your child finishes the Entrance Booklet. Scholarships are available, please contact an AWANA leader if finances are an issue
AWANA USES THREE METHODS OF DISCIPLINE
The point system
To encourage positive behavior, points are awarded for memorizing sections, participating in games, respectful behavior during Council Time, etc. At the end of each evening there will be a “team winner” for Sparks and T&T.
The 5 Count is used for large group times. The leader initiates the 5 Count by holding up a hand and slowly counting to 5. At the count of 5, all clubbers are quiet and paying attention.
The 3 Count is for individual behavior. The child is given a “1” for the first time of misbehaving and the behavior is discussed so they understand the inappropriate behavior. If the behavior continues, the child is given a “2” and now sits down with the AWANA Commander to discuss the behavior. If the child continues to misbehave or be disruptive they receive a “3” and the parents will be called to come get their child and they will be removed for the evening.
We realize that there are many family and individual situations that may affect a child’s behavior. Please keep us informed so we can best help your child. We will do our best to accommodate kids with special needs as our staffing allows.
AWANA HAS ONLY A FEW BEHAVIOR GUIDELINES
Honor God with your behavior
Keep your hands to your self
Proper speech – speak to others with respect
Respect Leaders and others
We all know illness can spread around with children, affecting other children in your child’s AWANA group, your family and other families as an illness goes “back and forth” between kids and homes. Children SHOULD NOT attend AWANA if they have any of the following symptoms: Fever, Pink Eye , Vomiting and Diarrhea, or Head Lice.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
CrossPoint follows the Hutchinson Area School District inclement weather policies. If the Hutchinson School District has canceled school on the day that AWANA meets then we will not have AWANA that evening. You can also check on inclement weather cancellations by checking on CrossPoint’s website or on the facebook page, facebook/cphutch.church