3 TUE – HS Boys BB Away Regional
7 SAT – Missions Trip Training
Dear VCS Families,
Do you know that we have an International Student Program here at our school? We have students from Korea and from China. Many of them attend from middle school all the way through high school and graduate from Valley Christian School. I believe it is in God’s plan that we are able to not only educate students from around the world, but also give them the Good News to be able to share when they return home.
We are having a special celebration this Saturday here at the school recognizing the biggest holiday on the Chinese calendar which is “The Chinese New Year”. The takes place every year in February. So make plans to stop by and enjoy some new traditions and possibly some new food. We count it a privilege to work with these students whom God has sent our way. If you are interested in becoming a “HOST FAMILY”, please contact Karen Cooley, our ISP director, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
In His Service,
IMPORTANT SCHOOL CHOICE INFO
ATTENTION ALL SCHOOL CHOICE FAMILIES
If you currently hold a School Choice voucher there are a few things you need to do to secure your voucher and your spot for the 2015-16 school year. Before the April 20 deadline, you MUST re-enroll for the WPCP program with DPI (begin here). Click the “Online Parent Application” link in the blue box, then click “Click here to enter the Private School Choice Programs System”. Then you just log in to your existing account with your email and password. If you are not changing anything in your status with DPI (not adding any additional students to the application), you just need to verify your residency. If you are adding children, you must complete the residency verification and you must submit your tax return from the previous year. Both of those documents need to be turned into the school. It is very important that you take these steps, otherwise you will lose your voucher. DEADLINE IS APRIL 20, 2015
Additionally, it is necessary for you to complete the re-enrollment process here at VCS in the same way that other families are required. In addition to the online portion (here), there are two forms for you to sign and return. These forms, including the Tuition Payment Commitment (this will be adjusted to reflect School Choice) and the Statement of Faith are available for download here as well as on Sycamore. They must be signed and turned into the school office. You are not required to pay the re-enrollment fee.
ATTENTION FAMILIES WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY ENROLLED IN SCHOOL CHOICE
If you have previously applied for a School Choice, but have not received a voucher, you must complete a short re-enrollment procedure with DPI. (begin here). Click the “Online Parent Application” link in the blue box, then click “Click here to enter the Private School Choice Programs System”. Then you just log in to your existing account with your email and password. Your previously saved information will be there, update any necessary information and complete the online registration, You are then required to provide proof of residency documentation to the school. DEADLINE IS APRIL 20, 2015
ATTENTION FAMILIES WHO HAVE NEVER APPLIED TO SCHOOL CHOICE
If your family qualifies and your student(s) is selected for a School Choice voucher, their tuition will be covered by the state of Wisconsin until they graduate from high school. If you would like more information about the School Choice program, including income qualifications, please follow this link. Here you will find a parent brochure, FAQ, and links to begin the application process. This information is also available on our website. DEADLINE IS APRIL 20, 2015
Please note that NOW would be a great time to apply for the School Choice program. There are changes to the School Choice Program before the state legislation now. The ability for families currently enrolled in private school to obtain a voucher may be limited in the future. DEADLINE IS APRIL 20, 2015
Forensics Team Going to State
The Group Acting team (Holly Simpson, Emma Lehman, Alivia Harvey, & Madeline McDonald) qualified for the State Meet! This was the 2nd year in a row that they qualified. The Infomercial team (Will Simpson and Josh Lehman) received a 2nd state qualification score on Friday. One more and they are headed to State as well. They also received a perfect score on their 2nd round. A VCS first!
Great Job Forensics team!
Warrior Wear Order
Several have asked if we could order more Warrior Wear. We will be placing another order on Wednesday, March 4. If you’d like to order a shirt or sweatshirt, please complete an order form and turn into the elementary or middle/high school offices by Wednesday morning, March 4. Thank you.
Fan Bus Going to Regionals
The first round of regionals for our high school boys varsity basketball team is on Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 P.M. at Hilbert High School. We’d love to have as many fans there as possible. To accomplish this, we are offering bus rides for students for $1 each. If there’s room left, parents are also welcome to ride. See Mr. Abel. Let’s fill the bus and cheer on our Warriors!!
Help for the Homeless Feb 22 – Mar 15
“The supplies that were given are more than toothpaste and toilet paper; they are a sign that the community cares. Thank you.” –Thomas, Shelter Resident
We are collecting NEW hygiene and cleaning items for local homeless shelters and crisis agencies through the 23rd annual “Help for the Homeless” hygiene drive February 22 – March 15. Please place your donations in the Help for the Homeless collection boxes located at the school’s main entrance and The Commons by March 14. The most requested items include laundry detergent, garbage bags, dental and hair care items, diapers & baby care, tissue, etc. Your donations will remain in this community. Thank you! More information available at www.thefamily.net or 800-236-9364.
Find a detailed list of needed items here.
Oshkosh Area School District Summer School
Greetings from the OASD Summer School Office,
For general information and course offerings related to summer school, please see the link below. Step by step directions for online registration will be available on or after February 26, 2015 on the Summer School Webpage. Additional Summer School information can also be found on the Summer School Webpage found under the Schools Menu Tab on the OASD district webpage.
VCS is considering offering a summer day camp program in partnership with Community Christian Child Center. This program would run 5 days per week 7a-6p. The fee would be $185 which includes meals and most field trips. If you have any interest in such a program, please contact Brad Dunn at email@example.com.
Chinese New Year Party
The Valley Christian International Club will be hosting a Chinese New Year party on Saturday, February 28, from 4-6 p.m. All high school students, as well as high school teachers, are invited to come and enjoy some cultural foods, traditions, and fun! The party will be held in the gymnasium. Please, come and join us for this celebration!
Enrollment is OPEN
It is time to secure your seat for the 2015-16 school year. Please take a few moments and fill out the online re-enrollment information. A $50 discount on the registration fee is available through the month of February. New families now have the same opportunity to claim available seats in each grade, so don’t delay. Please read the re-enrollment instructional letter here.
In addition to the online portion, there are two forms for you to sign and return. These forms (including the tuition and fees schedule) are available for download here as well as on Sycamore at the end of the online process. We are so thankful for what God is doing in and through our school.
As happens throughout each season, especially basketball, game dates and times can change. Please check the Athletic schedule OFTEN!! Go to valleychristianoshkosh.com. Click on the “Athletics” tab toward the top of the page. Then click the “2014-2015 Athletic Calendar” button. You will see the week’s activities from that screen. To view an entire schedule, go to the “View Schedules” box on the right side of the screen, check mark the schedule you want, and click on “View”. The schedule will appear in a printable format. Please contact Mr. Abel via phone or email if you have any questions.
HS Boys Basketball
Tue. March 3 – 7:00 pm – Away Regional Tournament Game @ Hilbert High School – Varsity Only
FAN BUS AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST 50 STUDENTS WHO SIGN UP WITH MR ABEL.
$1 PER STUDENT.
Congratulations to all of our basketball teams for a great season. We are very proud of every one of our players.