06 FRI – MS Boys BB Away (B only)
07 SAT – Community Carnival
07 SAT – MS Boys BB Away (B only)
09 MON – MS Boys & Girls BB Home
10 TUE – HS Boys BB Home
10 TUE – HS Girls BB Away
12 THU – HS Girls BB Home
12 THU – MS Boys BB Away
13 FRI – Early Release Day
13 FRI – HS Boys BB Away
13 FRI – MS Boys & Girls BB Away
Dear VCS Families,
It is a huge blessing to partner with you in the education of your children. I just wanted to let you know that every Wednesday evening there is a group that meets in the teachers’ lounge and prays specifically for God to bless the students in our school. They pray that God will show Himself to these young people and that their hearts will be turned towards Him.
I count it a blessing to serve our Lord and Savior here at Valley Christian School. As I write to you this morning, I am attending our ACSI Administrators’ conference. I am reminded again that our teachers not only teach our students head knowledge, but more importantly they teach them from the HEART.
Have a wonderful weekend and if you have elementary students, come join the fun with the JR CARNIVAL.
In His Service,
Early Release on February 13
Reminder to all After School Care Parents: The next Early Release Day for students is February 13. There IS After School Care that day. The charge is
$10.00 per child till the normal dismissal time of 3:15, then regular after school rates apply until 5:30 PM. Your child must have a cold lunch with them or Mrs. Patterson is collecting money for PIZZA! Please RSVP to either Mrs. Busch or Mrs. Patterson to reserve your child’s spot.
Pastor Appreciation Day
Wednesday, February 25th from 9:00 – 9:45 am. We would like to encourage all of our students to invite their pastors to attend this event held in honor of our local pastors. Please take a minute to invite them to join us. Elementary students will be coming home with invitations in their Friday Folders. We would like them to RSVP by Monday, February 23rd. They can contact Mrs. Busch in the front office @ 231-9704 x. 10 to give us their rsvp. We appreciate our pastors so much and we look forward to blessing them.
On Friday, Feb. 20, VCS will hold the in-house elementary speech meet. Students in grades 1-5 have selected their pieces to memorize and recite before a panel of judges. THIS IS WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need 15 judges, 5 tabulators, door monitors and runners to make this morning run smoothly. We should be finished by lunch time. This is a fun event to participate in, so if you are interested, please call Mrs. Busch x4.
Spring Picture Date – March 12
The only thing you need to do is have your student dressed in something you would like to see for a spring portrait. There are different backgrounds to choose from. There is no order form or money to turn in. Lifetouch will send home a picture booklet with your student’s picture featured. Cut out and pay for the pages you want to keep; return the unused portion of the booklet.
We are excited to use our new security doors and would like to share the new procedures with you. During arrival and dismissal times, the security doors will remain unlocked and parents and students may come and go freely. From 8:20 a.m. – 3 p.m. the doors will lock and anyone who wants to enter our building must follow these simple procedures.
- Push the button on the white box that is now mounted in our entryway near the door. This will alert the front office that you are there. You will then either be asked to identify yourself (via the speaker) or the door will be immediately unlocked for you if you are recognized.
- Wait for the door to unlock (you will hear a click), it will remain unlocked for 8 seconds, then enter. Please don’t try to open the door before it is unlocked. Like a car door, if someone is trying to open it, it won’t unlock.
- Sign in at the front office. ALL visitors MUST sign in at the front office and receive a visitor badge.
We will launch this system in full force beginning Monday, February 9. Thank you supporting our security campaign. We are excited to increase the security for our students, staff and visitors.
The Classes of 2016 & 2017 invite you to attend the Community Carnival to be held Saturday, February 7, 1-3pm at Valley Christian School. There will be carnival games for ages 12 and under with some games dedicated specifically to ages 5 and under!
Claim Your 2014 Tuition Tax Credit
2014 Tuition reports have been emailed to each family by the VCS Business Manager. If you did not receive one, please contact Mrs. Abel x. 16 to verify your email address.
Auction Bulletin Board
We need your help securing auction items for this year.
We have created the auction retailer bulletin board again this year in the front hallway. We are asking families to help us secure items for the auction by approaching local businesses that have donated to our event in the past as well as adding some new retailers this year. Here is how it works:
- Check out the special bulletin board in the front hallway near the double doors by the kindergarten room. We have displayed a wide variety of retailers for people to choose from. If you know someone who owns one of these businesses, or you frequent their establishment, you would be the perfect person to approach that business(es).
- Take the number of index cards that you can approach within the next 10 days. Under each index card, there is a label for that business. Sign your name on that label so we know who took the index card. If you have time to approach more, please take them. Just make sure that you are able to follow through. Take a retailer donor letter for each index card taken. Many retailers require something in writing when you are making a request.
- Make your contact within 10 days and follow up with those businesses as needed. Please have all items to the school by March 9th. They can be turned into the front office or the Business office.
Please join us in making this our most successful auction yet. Thank you in advance for your help. All questions can be directed to Carey Holtz @ 231-9704 x. 20 or email@example.com.
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. Feb. 10 – Home vs Pardeeville: JV–6:00 p.m.;Varsity–7:30 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 13 – Away @ Central Wisconsin Christian: JV–6:00 p.m.: Varsity–7:30 p.m.
HS Girls Basketball
Tue. Feb. 10 – Away @ Cambria-Friesland – 6:00 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 12 – Home vs Fond du Lac Christian – 5:30 p.m.
MS Boys Basketball
Fri. Feb. 6 – Away Tournament @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Oshkosh:4:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 7 – Away Tournament @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Oshkosh:TBD
Mon. Feb. 9 – Home Game vs St. John’s Lutheran: B Team–5:30 p.m.;A Team–6:30 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 12 – Away Game @ St. John’s Lutheran, Manawa: B Team–5:30 p.m.;A Team–6:30 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 13 – Away Game @ Central Wisconsin Christian:B Team–4:30 p.m.;A Team–6:00 p.m.
MS Girls Basketball
Mon. Feb. 9 – Home vs St. John’s Lutheran:4:30 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 13 – Away Game @ Central Wisconsin Christian:4:30 p.m.