12 FRI – MS Boys & Girls BB Away Games
12 FRI – HS Girls BB Away Game
15 MON – HS Boys BB Home Game
15 MON – MS Boys BB Away Game
16 TUES – Elementary Christmas Concert
17 WED – MS/HS Semester Finals
18 THURS – MS/HS Semester Finals
19 FRI – MS/HS Semester Finals – End of 1st Semester
19 FRI – Early Release Day
19 FRI – HS Boys BB Away Game
Dear VCS Families,
Merry Christmas!! We were blessed by our middle school and high school students last night at the Christmas concert. The true meaning of Christmas was proclaimed. What a joy to watch and listen to our students. I invite you to our elementary concert on Tuesday at New Life Community Church.
I wanted to report that our safety door campaign was a huge success. We met and even exceeded our goal. The doors have been ordered and we will be implementing the new entry system in February. We will need a couple of weeks to make sure we have everything in place and I’m being told installation is on average four weeks. With the holidays, we may see a little longer lead time. Thank you again for helping us to reach our goal and make our school a safer environment.
In His Service,
Jr. Class Turkey Raffle
Didn’t get enough Thanksgiving turkey? Well, now is your chance to secure a delicious turkey for that Christmas dinner! The Junior Class will raffle off a 20 lb. turkey on December 16. Raffle tickets will be available before and after school, December 8-16, at the front door. Do not miss this wonderful opportunity!
Semester report cards will be available after 3:30 p.m. on Friday, January 9. Student report cards will be posted under the document tab of their student profile.
Vision Screening – Monday, December 15
We are very blessed to have the Children’s Screening Services (CSS) volunteers of Mercy Medical Center come to our school to conduct a free vision screening. They will be here on December 15 to screen grades K3, K4, K, 2nd in the morning and 5th, 7th and 9th in the afternoon. Permission slips are coming home in Friday Folders for grades K3, K4, K, 2nd and 5th. Permission slips were given out to grades 7th and 9th in homeroom. Please ask your student for the slip. After signing the slip, return to your child’s teacher by December 12. The screening is free and you will be notified if any vision problems are detected.
No After School Care December 19
Reminder to all After School Care Parents: The next Early Release Day for Elementary Students is Dec. 19, the half day to start the Christmas Break. There is NO After School Care that day. Thank you for making a note of this. Please mark it on your calendar to make other arrangements if needed.
MS/HS Teacher Virtual Christmas Wish List Tree
Looking for a way to bless your child’s teacher(s) this Christmas? Check out the Christmas Wish List tree in the elementary front entryway or check out the MS/HS Virtual Christmas Tree wish list at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050949A8A823A02-2014
Yearbook Early Bird Discount
Now is the time to order memories! Now through December 16 the high school yearbook is available at a discounted price of $45 and the elementary/middle school yearbook is $28.
After the holidays, the price goes up to $50 for high school and $33 for elementary/middle school. The deadline to purchase a yearbook is January 16. There will be a limited number of extra yearbooks at the time of delivery in spring. The cost at delivery will be $55 and $38. Please turn in order form and money to Mrs. Busch or Mrs. Steeves.
Elementary Christmas Concert
Our Elementary Concert is Tuesday, December 16 at 6:30 pm at New Life Community Church, 3250 W. Ninth Avenue in Oshkosh.
Please do not arrive at the church before 6:00 p.m. and, in order to make sure we have our teachers in place before the doors are opened, the main doors will remain locked until 6:00 p.m. Please bring your child to the double-classroom (located in the children’s classroom wing) by 6:15 p.m. Please have your child dress in their “Christmas best” which means NO jeans or sweat pants.
International Club Invites You
Tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2-4 p.m. in the Valley Christian School Commons. Open to all high school students. Come learn and discover other countries’ festivals. There will be games and food provided. We hope you all can come and join us for this event!
Host an International Student 2nd Semester
ISP, the organization that coordinates the Chinese International Program, is looking for a full-time family to host a ninth grade boy for second semester. Interested families should contact Karen Cooley at firstname.lastname@example.org. A monthly stipend is provided to the host family. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in an international student’s American experience.
Scrip Orders for the Holiday Season
Monday, Dec. 15 – Scrip Order
Monday, Jan. 5 – Scrip Order
Please inform your friends and family members who order scrip as well. We will NOT place an order over Christmas break so please plan accordingly for those two weeks as well. If you are signed up for Prestopay, you can still buy ScripNow and reload your cards during the Christmas break.
HS Boys Basketball
Mon. Dec. 15 – Home Game vs Randolph High School – JV – 6:00 p.m.; Varsity – 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 19 – Away Game @ Pardeeville High School – JV – 6:00 p.m.; Varsity – 7:30 p.m.
HS Girls Basketball
Fri. Dec. 12 – Away Game @ Abundant Life – 6:30 p.m.
MS Boys Basketball
Fri. Dec. 12 – Away Game @ Trinity Lutheran Menasha – A & B Teams Mix – 6:30 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 15 – Away Game @ Fox Valley Christian Academy – B Team – 4:30 p.m.; A Team – 5:30 p.m.
MS Girls Basketball
Fri. Dec. 12 – Away Game @ Trinity Lutheran Menasha – 5:30 p.m.
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.