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  • March 27, 2017 Issue 28

    Posted by Mandi Sahn at 3/27/2017 1:00:00 PM
     2016-2017 Theme Verse: "In Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28

    VCS Auction & Dinner on 3/31: Raffle tickets are available at the preschool and elementary campus starting tomorrow, Tuesday, 3/28, after school. Contact Sarah Fitzpatrick with any questions.

    Broadway Showcase 2017:
    • Costumes Collection: Return all Valley Christian owned or borrowed costumes & accessories to any Valley Christian school office. Please have the costumes clean and in a bag labeled with your name.
      • 4-6 Jailhouse Rock: Black and white shirts, ribbons, & black skirts
      • Middle School: Any borrowed knickers, vests, shirts, dresses, aprons & accessories
      • High School: All borrowed items
    • Costume Donation: Please don't throw out your costumes!  If you don't want them anymore, please consider donating them to the Broadway Costume Closet. Drop any costumes off at any school office and label it "Costume Donation." Thank you! 

    March Board Highlights 

    • Motion to approve 2015 Tax Return was unanimously approved.
    • The Valley Christian Board of Directors thanks the community for your feedback regarding the decision to retire the Crusader mascot. The Board has listened and will continue to listen prayerfully to your responses as we consider the next steps and timing of this decision. 

    Parent Association T-Shirt and Polo Sales Thursday, 4/6: from 7:45-8:15 am and 04/20 from 3:00-5:00pm in the VCHS Bldg B Room 23. In addition to new items we have leftover sweatshirts from last year and this years for sale.

    The Annual Soup and Pie Dinner and Concert: will be on Friday, 4/21 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the High School Gym. Join us for delicious soup, pie, and wonderful music presented by the band and orchestra groups in grades 5-12. 

    BOPA Parents: Donation flyers will be distributed to students this week, or you can download the Soup and Pie Flyer. Please turn in your donation/volunteer forms to any music teacher or school office by Wednesday, 4/5. You may also record your donation online by clicking on the link
    www.vcschools.org/soupandpie.
     
    Need Service Hours? Join the fun at the annual Soup and Pie Dinner and Concert. All parents welcome. Contact Carolyn Kamstra at BOPA@vcschools.org for more information. 
     

    Please Note: The 2017-2018 School Year Begins Monday, August 14, 2017. 

    The VCS Society meeting will be held Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 pm in the High School Legacy Chapel. Next week a packet of information will be available at our website for you to read in preparation for the meeting. It will include next year’s budget, projected enrollment and tuition rates, and background on Board member nominees.

    2017-2018 VCMS Job Opening: Valley Christian Middle School is seeking a 7th Grade History or Science Teacher. The candidate must be deeply committed to their faith and have a passion for middle school students. The ability to coach sports or teach Bible would be helpful. This position is for the 2017-18 school year. If interested, please see our school website http://www.vcschools.org/employment to find an application for employment. Please include your resume, credentials, and references with the completed application and send them to John Tiersma, Interim Middle School Principal at jtiersma@vcschools.org.


     

    Preschool  

    "God's Great BIG World" Summer Program sign ups are going on now! Check your child's file for a signup sheet and return to preschool office ASAP.

    Lunch Bunch Dates:
    • Wednesday, 3/29
    March Madness
    • 3/29 & 3/30: TK and Kindergarten Field trip to Elementary School campus
    Busy Bee's Permission Slip: Pre-K and Eligible students from Busy Bee's will be riding the bus to our Elementary school on Wednesday, 3/29 and Thursday, 3/30.
     
    See's Candies: The preschool is selling See's Candies. Orders can be made through the Preschool Office through Friday, 3/31. Orders will be available for pick up before Easter Break. 
     
    Our Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt will be held on Wednesday, 4/5. Please remember to bring 12 filled eggs by Tuesday, 4/4. Children will also be decorating Easter cookies. All students may join the fun!

    Easter Break Reminders:
    • Preschool will be closed Friday, 4/14 in observance of Good Friday and Monday, 4/17.
    • Please see sign up sheet in your child's file for Easter Break Daycare sign-ups 
     

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    Elementary School
     
    Congratulations to the students recognized in chapel today: Joshua Campbell, Camila Ramos, Annabella Vande Kerk, Kawaii Weary, and Brooke Willoughby.
     
    Congratulations to all of the girls and boys spring sports teams! The girls volleyball and boys basketball team took 1st and 2nd place in their leagues! Great season!
     
    Rockets and Space! Valley Christian After School Science Club for grades K-6. We still have openings for the Thursday class, 3/30, 4/6, 4/20 from 3:00-4:00 pm. Please note, 6th graders will be at Science Camp 3/29-3/31. Registration is open with a class size limit of 26. A digital copy of the registration form and information is available here. We hope this science program will inspire students to learn and marvel at God's handiwork in His creation.
     
    6th Grade Science Camp: Students in the 6th grade will be going to science camp on Wednesday, 3/29 through Friday, 3/31.
     
    Aquarium of the Pacific: Kindergarten students will be going to the Aquarium of the Pacific on Friday, 3/31.
     
    Got Paper Towels? Mrs. Koolmees' class is in need of empty paper towel, wrapping paper and/or toilet paper rolls for a class project.  Empty rolls can be brought to the elementary office.

    Math Circle 2017: Math Circle has meetings every Tuesday. Please fill out the form and turn into the elementary office. 

    Kindergarten Observation Tours: We will host a Kindergarten Observation Tour at 8:30 am, on Thursday, 4/6. This tour is a wonderful way for prospective parents to visit our campus and focus on our Kindergarten program. They'll see teachers and students in action and explore specialty classes. Tours are available by reservation. Call Dianne at 562-860-0556 in the Business Office to join in. 
      
    Talent Show (Grades 1-6) Friday, 4/28: If your child is interested in participating, applications are available for download and are in the VCES office. Interested students must be ready to participate in the screening dates of either Tuesday, 4/4 or Wednesday, 4/5 during lunch recess. The talent show will be held on Friday, 4/28 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the High School chapel. If you have any questions, please contact Taelin at again4given@yahoo.com with the subject line "VCES Talent Show."

    Box Tops Contest: From Monday, 4/3 through Friday, 4/28, there will be a contest between the elementary classes to find out who can collect the most box tops. Start asking relatives, friends, and members of church to help with collecting because the winning class will get a Pizza party! Each Box Top square is worth 10 cents. 100% of the proceeds go to defray the cost of VCES 6th grade Christian Science Camp.

    Kindergarten Orientation, Monday, 4/3 at 7:00 pm: This meeting is for parents of kindergarten students who will start school August 2017. You'll meet the Kindergarten teaching team and learn about important details, including A Day in The Life of a Kindergartener and Kindergarten testing days.
     
    Lost and Found: Please check the Lost and Found for any items your child may be missing. Any items left over after Friday, 4/7 will be taken to Affordable Treasures.
     
    No School for Kindergarten Students 4/21: For both half-day and full-day Kindergarten students, there will be no school on Friday, 4/21 while we test next year’s Kindergarteners.

    Standardized Testing: will be held Monday, 4/24 through Friday, 4/28, for students in Grades 2-6. Please be sure students are well rested and eat a good breakfast. No interruptions will be made during the testing period.
     
    Fishing Trip Raffle, Monday, 4/24: To raise money for the auction, sixth grade teacher, Mr. Vander Dussen, is offering a day of fishing this summer on his 19 1/2 foot boat, Striker. We will fish local ocean waters. This trip will be for one adult and two children. If you win, you may take your brother or sister or a friend! It includes all equipment, live bait and fish cleaning. Catching fish is guaranteed or he will take you out again! Tickets are $5 each or increase your chances and buy five tickets for $20! Extra tickets may be purchased at the Elementary School office. The drawing will be held at the Elementary School during chapel on Monday, 4/24. Make checks payable to Valley Christian Auction. 

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    Middle School  
     
    Thank you: parents, guardians, and other family members, for coming to the Science Fair and Art Exhibit. Valuable learning took place. Thank you for cheering on the kids as well as providing supplies, encouragement, and expertise. Thank you also to the parents and students who stayed to clean up and set up chairs! 
     
    8th to 9th Night: 8th grade parents, mark your calendar for the 8th to 9th Night coming up on Tuesday, 4/4.  It will be held in the Legacy Chapel on the High School campus at 7:00 pm. This is an important evening for both you and your student to start acquainting yourselves with the high school campus, the staff, and to begin understanding the wide variety of opportunities available to your student as they move into their high school years.

    Snacks Donation: If you are interested in donating some non-perishable snacks for our students and tutors, we would appreciate it. Please drop these off at the Middle School office and let them know they are for the Homework Club. Thank you in advance. 

    VCMS Orientation & Study Skills (July 31 – Aug 4): Sign ups are coming soon for a summer class that will help your student discover the best ways to succeed through organization, time management, study strategies, and much more. This orientation is a great place to learn more about VCMS and meet new people before the year even begins. Students will master opening their locker and even get their schedule. This class is intended for all 7th graders and new 8th graders. Families can choose the 8:00-10:00 am session or the 10:30 am - 12:30 pm session. Cost $80. 
     
     

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    High School
      
    2017-18 International Student Hosting Info Meeting Tonight, 3/27: There will be an information meeting for families interested in hosting an International Student for VCS 2017-18 school year. This is a 10-month commitment and a stipend is paid to the family. The meeting will be on Monday, 3/27 at 7:00 pm at the High School Verhoeven College and Career Center. Please Email Helen Yu or call for more information at 562-865-0281 x270. 
     
    AP Pre-Administration Meeting Wed., 4/5: The AP Pre-Administration meeting is taking place on Wed., 4/5, at 2:20 pm in the Legacy Chapel. This meeting is only for students who are currently taking AP classes and who will be taking their exams in May 2017.  Please arrive promptly and bring a sharpened #2 pencil with you. 
     
    Senior Parents: Send in Senior Year Pictures by Friday, 4/7: We are looking for pictures of your kids from senior year. The pictures need to be school related (Dances, Games, Pep Rallies etc) because they will be used and displayed for the Senior Blessing, Tuesday, 6/6. Please send your pictures or any questions to seniorprayer@vcschools.org by Friday, 4/7.
     
    Scholarships for Seniors: Senior parents, did you know more than $10,000 in scholarship money is available to our seniors thanks to the generous donations from our alumni and supporters?  Check out the following scholarships that are available.  Applications are located on the bookshelves outside of the Counselors offices and more information is available online here. They will be due on Wednesday, April 19, which is the first Wednesday after Spring Break.
    • Reverend and Mrs. Gareth S. Kok Calvin College Scholarship 
    • Trades and Techs Scholarship
    • Pay It Forward Scholarship
    • Karl Kalma Scholarship
    • Stanley W. Cole Scholarship for Christian Service
    • Koopman Scholarship
    • DeBie Future Educator Scholarship 
    • Holly Hustedt Fashion, Art, Graphic Design, and Merchandising Scholarship

    Christian College Fair: On Wednesday, 4/19, from 6:30–8:30 pm. Valley Christian High School is hosting the Spring 2017 Southern California Christian College Fair. It will be held in the gym, located on the High School Campus. 

    Junior-Senior Banquet is on Friday, 4/28: Details to follow in the next few weeks.

    Summer School: Parents, an email was sent home from the Counseling Department regarding summer school. If you did not receive that email, please contact the High School office at hsinfo@vcschools.org.

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    Athletics
     
    For a Schedule of Upcoming Athletic Events for each campus, please refer to the campus specific online athletic calendars at the Athletics website: www.vcathletics.net
     
    The Booster Club is looking for a quad for softball and baseball maintenance. If anyone would like to donate one to our program, please email Mark Dupuy.

    Pep Squad: Mandatory Parent/Student Pep Squad Meeting on 4/6, from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Verhoeven College and Career Center.
     
    Pep Squad Tryouts: Monday, 4/24 - Thursday, 4/27 from 3:00-6:00 pm in the High School Chapel. Try-Outs will take place during this week. Try-out routine and cheers will be taught Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with actual try-outs on Thursday, 4/27. Feel free to email vchspepsquad@gmail.com or contact Darlene Maynard at 562-225-7710 with any questions.
     

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    Friends of VCS

    Camp Dunamis: Camp Registrations & Youth Counselors Needed for Camp Dunamis. It is a fun Christian camp for middle school youth. Campers must be entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall. Camp dates are Sunday, 6/18 - Friday, 6/23. It is an intentionally multi-racial camp that strives to help youth grow deeper in love with God and each other, bringing reconciliation to the places that often divide us. We are now accepting camper registrations and counselor applications at www.campdunamis.orgCounselor applications are due 4/20 and camper registrations are due 5/15. For more information, contact Amanda Samia at (562) 676-5896 or Denise Tamminga at (562) 644-0896. 

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  • March 20, 2017 Issue 27

    Posted by Mandi Sahn at 3/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
     

     

    2016-2017 Theme Verse: "In Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28
     
     

    VCS Auction & Dinner: Last day to buy tickets is Thursday, 3/23! We really want you to come to the school's largest fundraiser of the year! Invite your friends! Tables seat 10. Click here to buy tickets online. 

    Broadway Showcase 2017:
    • Broadway Showcase DVD order forms are available here and on the website, and all orders must be turned in to the VC Business Office no later than 3:00 pm on Wednesday, 3/22.
    • Costumes Collection: Return all Valley Christian owned or borrowed costumes & accessories to any Valley Christian school office. Please have the costumes clean and in a bag labeled with your name.
      • 4-6 Jailhouse Rock: Black and white shirts, ribbons, & black skirts
      • Middle School: Any borrowed knickers, vests, shirts, dresses, aprons & accessories
      • High School: All borrowed items
    • Costume Donation: Please don't throw out your costumes!  If you don't want them anymore, please consider donating them to the Broadway Costume Closet. Drop any costumes off at any school office and label it costume donation. Thank you!
    2017-18 Robotics Information Meeting Tuesday, 3/21: at 6:30 pm at VCMS Chapel for Students and Parents interested in joining our VCS Robotics First Lego League (FLL) Teams for the next school year. FLL Teams are for ages 9-14. Students interested in designing, programming, and competing in robotics should attend. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Lee or Hannah Eichel.
     
    VCHS Robotics Competition This Weekend: You are invited to cheer on the VCHS Robotics team as they compete at the Long Beach Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach on Saturday 3/25 and Sunday, 3/26 in the Los Angeles Regional. Qualification matches will occur all day Saturday and Sunday morning, with all final rounds occurring on Sunday between 1:30-4:30 pm. Please come and support the EPIC Robotz-Team 4415 competitive robot. You must wear closed toed shoes to visit the team's pit area. The event is free to everyone.
     
    Grad Night Fundraiser: A Chick-Fil-A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, 3/22, from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm to support our senior Grad Night.  The location is 18605 Gridley Road in Cerritos. Present the flyer when you place your order so that Grad Night will receive a donation from your order.  Flyers are available in each campus office or can be downloaded here.
     
    Athletic Sweatshirt Orders Due Friday, 3/24: The last athletics sweatshirt order of the year is this week. Download the form and turn it into the Middle School Office. 
     
    A Night of Worship & Comedy on Friday, 3/24: The VCMS Praise Team would like to invite VCS families (especially 6th, 7th, and 8th grade!) to a special evening of inspiring worship music, followed by the hilarious, award-winning, clean comedy of Ron McGehee. Join us for this FREE event in the Middle School chapel at 7:00 pm on Friday, 3/24. Email Mr. Noteboom for more information. 
     
    Service Day Car Wash: Help support our school wide Service Day with a car wash this Saturday, 3/25 from 8:00-10:30 am here at school. Students are $5.00 and everyone else is $10.00. Donations are appreciated. Tickets are being sold all week and we will take money on the day as well. All proceeds go toward support for the homeless and underprivileged organization that we work with.
     
    The Annual Soup and Pie Dinner and Concert: will be on Friday, 4/21 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the High School Gym. Join us for delicious soup, pie, and wonderful music presented by the band and orchestra groups grades 5-12. 

    BOPA Parents: Donation flyers will be distributed to students this week, or download the Soup and Pie Flyer. Please turn in your donation/volunteer forms to any music teacher or school office by Wednesday, 4/5. You may also record your donation online by clicking on the link,
    www.vcschools.org/soupandpie.
     
    Need Service Hours? Join the fun at the annual Soup and Pie Dinner and Concert. All parents welcome. Contact Carolyn Kamstra at BOPA@vcschools.org for more information. 
     
    VCHS All Campus Day of Service on 5/5. We are looking for new places to serve on our half-day of community service in May. Email Jeff Westrup If you know of a location where a group of students could serve from 8:30-11:30 am.

    Please Note: The 2017-2018 School Year Begins Monday, August 14, 2017. 

    2017-2018 VCMS Job Opening: Valley Christian Middle School is seeking a 7th Grade History or Science Teacher. The candidate must be deeply committed to their faith and have a passion for middle school students. The ability to coach sports or teach Bible would be helpful. This position is for the 2017-18 school year. If interested, please see our school website http://www.vcschools.org/employment to find an application for employment. Please include your resume, credentials, and references with the completed application and send them to John Tiersma, Interim Middle School Principal at jtiersma@vcschools.org.


     

    Preschool  

    Lunch Bunch Dates:
    • Tuesday, 3/21 
    • Wednesday, 3/29
    March Madness
    • 3/24: Walking Field trip to Burger King
    • 3/29 & 3/30: TK and Kindergarten Field trip to Elementary School campus
    Community Helpers Week, Monday, 3/20 through Friday, 3/24: We would like volunteers to share about their professions for 15 minutes. If you are a police officer or fireman that is able to bring your squad car or fire engine, please inform Ms. Sara or Miss Marlaina. All professions are welcome such as bakers, fashion designers, medical professionals, and bankers. Sign-up sheets will be on a table on the playground.

    Walking Field Trip to Burger King: Information about our Walking trip and Tour of Burger King on Friday, 3/24 will be in your child's file today! Many volunteers are needed to make this a fun and safe field trip. Please see the Playground table for parent sign ups. Permission slips and $4.00 may be turned into Mrs. Sara by Wednesday, 3/23.

    Busy Bee's Permission Slip:
    Pre-K and Eligible students from Busy Bee's will be riding the bus to our Elementary school on Wednesday, 3/29 and Thursday, 3/30. Please check your child's file as permission slips are going home today, Monday, 3/20. 
     
    See's Candies: The preschool is selling See's Candies. Orders can be made through the Preschool Office through Friday, 3/31. Orders will be available for pick up before Easter Break. 
     
    Our Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt will be held on Wednesday, 4/5. Please remember to bring 12 filled eggs by Tuesday, 4/4. Children will also be decorating Easter cookies. All students may join the fun!

    Easter Break Reminders:
    • Preschool will be closed Friday, 4/14 in observance of Good Friday and Monday, 4/17.
    • Please see sign up sheet in your child's file for Easter Break Daycare sign-ups 
     

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    Elementary School
     
    A Huge Thank You: to the Columbia Astronomers from the Columbia Memorial Space Center for donating a fantastic, table top telescope that we gave away in a raffle. Congrats to our winner, Kindergartener, King James Cooper. 
     
    Congratulations to the students recognized in chapel today:  Logan Carr, Kyrie DeBie, Luke Gisler, Riley Struiksma, and Lily Torres.
     
    Bellflower Farmer's Market: Mrs. Davis' class will be visiting the Farmer's Market in Bellflower today, Monday, 3/20.
     
    Rockets and Space! Valley Christian After School Science Club for grades K-6. Two classes are available for Wednesdays, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19 and Thursdays, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/20 from 3:00-4:00 pm. Please note, 6th graders will be at Science Camp 3/29-3/31. Registration is open with a class size limit of 26. A digital copy of the registration form and information is available here. We hope this science program will inspire students to learn and marvel at God's handiwork in His creation.
     

    Coffee and Carbs:  This event is for parents/guardians of TK & Kindergarten on Friday, 3/24, from 8:00-9:00 amin the VCES multipurpose room.  You're welcome to bring your non-school age children during this time.  Come get to know other parents in a casual setting.

    Kindergarten Observation Tours: We will host Kindergarten Observation Tours at 8:30 am, on Friday, 3/24 and Thursday, 4/6. These tours are a wonderful way for prospective parents to visit our campus and focus on our Kindergarten program. They'll see teachers and students in action and explore specialty classes. Tours are available by reservation. Call Dianne, 562-860-0556, in the Business Office to join in. 
     
    Aquarium of the Pacific: Kindergarten students will be going to the Aquarium of the Pacific on Friday, 3/31.
     
    Got Paper Towels? Mrs. Koolmees' class is in need of empty paper towel, wrapping paper and/or toilet paper rolls for a class project.  Empty rolls can be brought to the elementary office.

    Math Circle 2017: Math Circle has meetings every Tuesday. Please fill out the form and turn into the elementary office. 
     
    Talent Show (Grades 1-6) Friday, 4/28: If your child is interested in participating, applications are available for download and are in the VCES office. Interested students must be ready to participate in the screening dates of either 4/4 or 4/5 during lunch recess. The talent show will be held on Friday, 4/28 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the High School chapel. If you have any questions, please contact Taelin at again4given@yahoo.com with the subject line VCES Talent Show.

    Box Tops Contest: From Monday, 4/3 through Friday, 4/28, there will be a contest between the elementary classes to find out who can collect the most box tops. Start asking relatives, friends, and members of church to help with collecting because the winning class will get a Pizza party! Each Box Top square is worth 10 cents. 100% of the proceeds go to defray the cost of VCES 6th grade Christian Science Camp.

    Kindergarten Orientation, Monday, 4/3 at 7:00 pm: This meeting is for parents of kindergarten students who will start August 2017. You'll meet the Kindergarten teaching team as well as learn about important details, including A Day in The Life of a Kindergartener and Kindergarten testing days.
     
    Fishing Trip Raffle, Monday, 4/24: To raise money for the auction, sixth grade teacher, Mr. Vander Dussen, is offering a day of fishing this summer on his 19 1/2 foot boat, Striker. We will fish local ocean waters. This trip will be for one adult and two children. If you win, you may take your brother or sister or a friend! It includes all equipment, live bait and fish cleaning. Catching fish is guaranteed or he will take you out again! Tickets are $5 each or increase your chances and buy five tickets for $20! Extra tickets may be purchased at the Elementary School office. The drawing will be held at the Elementary School during chapel on Monday, 4/24. Make checks payable to Valley Christian Auction.

     

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    Middle School

    8th Grade Graduation Party Meeting: Monday, 3/20 in the VCMS Chapel at 7:00 pm. Our goal at this meeting is to pick a theme for the party and set up committees (for decorations, food, invitations, chaperones, etc.). Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of what will be a great party for our kids who are transitioning from Middle School to High School! If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Jones at 562-243-8370. 

    Join us for the annual 8th Grade Science Fair Thursday, 3/23 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Middle School Chapel. Come refresh your knowledge of the scientific method. Cheer on the budding scientists of the 21st century! A variety of art projects will be on display. This year we will also be featuring projects from a range of middle schoolers highlighting how they have been using technology to enhance their classroom projects and activities.

    A Night of Worship & Comedy on Friday, 3/24: The VCMS Praise Team would like to invite VCS families (especially 6th, 7th, and 8th grade!) to a special evening of inspiring worship music, followed by the hilarious, award-winning, clean comedy of Ron McGehee. Join us for this FREE event in the Middle School chapel at 7:00 pm on Friday, 3/24. Email Mr. Noteboom for more information. 

    Snacks Donation: If you are interested in donating some non-perishable snacks for our students and tutors, we would appreciate it. Please drop these off at the Middle School office and let them know they are for the Homework Club. Thank you in advance. 

    Found item at the Fine Arts Festival: A blue leather jacket (size M) was left at the Fine Arts Festival at the counter near the snack bar. The festival was held at New Life Community Church on 3/2/17. If it is yours, please contact Jill Schmidt at 714-348-2439.

    VCMS Orientation & Study Skills (July 31 – Aug 4): Sign ups are coming soon for a summer class that will help your student discover the best ways to succeed through organization, time management, study strategies, and much more. This orientation is a great place to learn more about VCMS and meet new people before the year even begins. Students will master opening their locker and even get their schedule. This class is intended for all 7th graders and new 8th graders. Families can choose the 8:00-10:00 am session or the 10:30 am - 12:30 pm session. Cost $80. 
     
     

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    High School
     
    Senior Parents: Send in Senior Year Pictures by Friday, 4/7: We are looking for pictures of your kids from Senior year. The pictures need to be school related (Dances, Games, Pep Rallies etc) because they will be used and displayed for the Senior Blessing, Tuesday, 6/6. Please send your pictures or any questions to seniorprayer@vcschools.org by Friday, 4/7. 
     
    Senior Parents Letting Go Worldview Meeting, 3/20 is CANCELLED. 
     
    2017-18 International Student Hosting Info Meeting on 3/27: There will be an information meeting for families interested in hosting an International Student for VCS 2017-18 school year. This is a 10-month commitment and a stipend is paid to the family. The meeting will be on Monday, 3/27 at 7:00 pm at the High School Verhoeven College and Career Center. Please Email Helen Yu or call for more information at 562-865-0281 x270. 
     
    Scholarship Opportunities: Senior parents, has your child been active in service during their high school years?  Is he/she planning on attending Calvin College?  Does your student hope to be an elementary teacher?  Is your child intending to pursue a career in Fashion and Design or attend a trade or vocational school?  There may be a scholarship available for them - check out the following scholarships available because of generous donations from our alumni and supporters.  Applications are available outside of the Counselors offices and more information is available online at http://www.vcschools.org/scholarships.
    • Reverend and Mrs. Gareth S. Kok Calvin College Scholarship 
    • Trades and Techs Scholarship
    • Pay It Forward Scholarship
    • Karl Kalma Scholarship
    • Stanley W. Cole Scholarship for Christian Service
    • Koopman Scholarship
    • DeBie Future Educator Scholarship 
    • Holly Hustedt Fashion, Art, Graphic Design, and Merchandising Scholarship

    Christian College Fair: On Wednesday, 4/19, from 6:30–8:30 pm. Valley Christian High School is hosting the Spring 2017 Southern California Christian College Fair. It will be held in the gym, located on the High School Campus. 

    Junior-Senior Banquet is on Friday, 4/28: Details to follow in the next few weeks.

    Summer School: Parents, an email was sent home from the Counseling Department regarding summer school. If you did not receive that email, please contact the High School office at hsinfo@vcschools.org.

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    Athletics
     
    For a Schedule of Upcoming Athletic Events for each campus, please refer to the campus specific online athletic calendars at the Athletics website: www.vcathletics.net
     
    The Booster Club is looking for a quad for softball and baseball maintenance. If anyone would like to donate one to our program, please email Mark Dupuy.

    Pep Squad: Mandatory Parent/Student Pep Squad Meeting on 4/6, from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Verhoeven Room. 
     
    Pep Squad Tryouts: Monday, 4/24 - Thursday, 4/27 from 3:00-6:00 pm in the High School Chapel. Try-Outs will take place during this week. Try-out routine and cheers will be taught Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with actual try-outs on Thursday, 4/27. Feel free to email vchspepsquad@gmail.com or contact Darlene Maynard at 562-225-7710 with any questions.
     

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    Friends of VCS
     
    The Calvin College A Capella Choir Concert on Monday, 3/20: The choir is under the direction of Dr. Pearl Shangkuan and will perform a concert at 7:00 pm at Bethany Church (17054 Bixby Ave, Bellflower, CA 90706) on Monday, 3/20. You are cordially invited to attend. More information and sign ups are available here.

    Camp Dunamis: Camp Registrations & Youth Counselors Needed for Camp Dunamis. It is a fun Christian camp for middle school youth. Campers must be entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall. Camp dates are Sunday, 6/18 - Friday, 6/23. It is an intentionally multi-racial camp that strives to help youth grow deeper in love with God and each other, bringing reconciliation to the places that often divide us. We are now accepting camper registrations and counselor applications at www.campdunamis.orgCounselor applications are due 4/20 and camper registrations are due 5/15. For more information, contact Amanda Samia at (562) 676-5896 or Denise Tamminga at (562) 644-0896. 

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    Requested Announcements
     
    Telescope Winner
     
    Photo of the Week: Telescope Raffle Winner, Kindergartener, King James Cooper
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  • March 13, 2017 Issue 26

    Posted by Mandi Sahn at 3/13/2017 2:30:00 PM

     

    2016-2017 Theme Verse: "In Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28
     
     

    Superintendent's Corner

    I want to express my thanks to the countless numbers of people who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to nurture and support the successes our students are experiencing. This includes parent volunteers, community members, VCS alumni, our coaches, and high school faculty and staff who tirelessly work to ensure our students are given vast opportunities to experience God’s glory through performance, competition, and learning.
     
    Read more in today's Superintendent's Blog.


    VCS Auction & Dinner is Friday, 3/31:
    Early Bird Price Extended! We really want you to come to the school's largest fundraiser of the year! Invite your friends! Tables seat 10. Click here to buy tickets online. 

    Mascot Change Discussions: on Tuesday, 3/14 and Wednesday, 3/15 will provide more information regarding the mascot change decision. It will be from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the Legacy Chapel at the High School campus.

    Parent Association T-shirt & Polo Sales: Thursday, 3/16 from 3:00-5:00 pm in the VCHS Bldg. B Room 23. In addition to new items, we have leftover sweatshirts from last year and this year for sale.

    Broadway Showcase 2017:

    • Broadway Showcase DVD order forms are available here and on the website, and all orders must be turned in to the VC Business Office no later than 3:00pm on Wednesday, 3/22.
    • Costumes Collection: Return all VC owned or borrowed costumes & accessories to any VC school office. Please have the costumes clean and in a bag labeled with your name.
      • 4-6 Jailhouse Rock: black and white shirts, ribbons, & black skirts
      • Middle School: Any borrowed knickers, vests, shirts, dresses, aprons & accessories
      • High School: All borrowed items
    • Costume Donation: Please don't throw out your costumes!  If you don't want them anymore, please consider donating them to the Broadway Costume Closet! Drop any costumes off at any school office and label it costume donation. Thank you!
     
    2017-18 Robotics Information Meeting Tuesday, 3/21: at 6:30 pm at VCMS Chapel for Students and Parents interested in joining our VCS Robotics First Lego League (FLL) Teams for the next school year. FLL Teams are for ages 9-14. Students interested in designing, programming, and competing in robotics should attend. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Lee or Hannah Eichel.
     
    Grad Night Fundraiser on 3/22: The Grad Night Committee will be hosting a Chick-Fil-A fundraiser oWednesday, 3/22, from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm to support our senior grad night. Location is 18605 Gridley Road in Cerritos
     
    A Night of Worship & Comedy on Friday, 3/24: The VCMS Praise Team would like to invite VCS families (especially 6th, 7th, and 8th grade!) to a special evening of inspiring worship music, followed by the hilarious, award-winning, clean comedy of Ron McGehee. Join us for this FREE event in the Middle School chapel at 7:00 pm on Friday, 3/24. Email Mr. Noteboom for more information. 
     
    VCHS All Campus Day of Service on 5/5. We are looking for new places to serve on our half-day of community service in May. Email Jeff Westrup If you know of a location where a group of students could serve from 8:30-11:30 am.

    2017-2018 School Year Begins Monday, August 14, 2017. 


     

    Preschool  

    Thank you to everyone who donated to our Trike-a-thon! The children had a fun time riding their trikes/scooters and eating a healthy snack. Our Trike-a-thon pledges raised over $1,000.

    Lunch Bunch Dates:
    • Wednesday, 3/15 
    • Tuesday, 3/21 
    • Wednesday, 3/29
    March Madness
    • 3/13-3/24: Community Helpers
    • 3/24: Walking Field trip to Burger King
    • 3/29 & 3/30: TK and Kindergarten Field trip to Elementary School campus
    Community Helpers week(s) will be Monday, 3/13 through Friday, 3/24. We would like volunteers to share about their professions for 15 minutes. If you are a police officer or fireman that is able to bring your squad car or fire engine, please inform Ms. Sara or Miss Marlaina. All professions are welcome such as bakers, fashion designers, medical professionals, and bankers. Sign-up sheets will be on a table on the playground.

    Walking Field Trip to Burger King: Information about our Walking trip and Tour of Burger King on Friday, 3/24 will be in your child's file today! Many volunteers are needed to make this a fun and safe field trip. Please see Playground table for parent sign ups.
     

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    Elementary School
     
    Congratulations to the students recognized in chapel today:  Abby Becksvoort, Katie Teays, Millie Scholte, Addison Bomgaars, and Zacary King.
     
    10th Annual Star Gazing Party is Tonight, Monday, 3/13: Bring your family, friends and a picnic dinner to the Star Gazing Party at the elementary campus beginning at 5:00 pm. There will be solar telescopes to view the sun, a presentation of the latest NASA events, and then star gazing at night! The Columbia Astronomers from the Columbia Memorial Space Center will be our guests and provide the telescopes. Your telescopes will be welcome, too. Hands-on robotics will be available as well as a Space Shuttle Tile demonstration. We will finish the evening with a celestial treat of Moon Pies!

    6th Grade Parent Worldview Transition Meeting on Tuesday, 3/14: at 7:00 pm in the VCMS Chapel. Parents will come away from this event better equipped and able to go through the tween years with their child. Additionally, parents will be encouraged to learn of the depth of understanding, passion, and thought that has gone into VCS middle school and Christian worldview on behalf of their tween. RSVP HERE.

    7th Grade Registration Forms are due Wednesday, 3/15: Forms were distributed to 6th graders on Wednesday, 3/8. The form should be filled out, signed and turned in to your student's homeroom teacher by Wednesday, 3/15. Any questions, please call the VCMS Office at (562) 865-6519 or email Lyn Gardner, VCMS Registrar.

    Rockets and Space! Valley Christian After School Science Club for grades K-6. Two classes are available for Wednesdays, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19 and Thursdays, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/20 from 3:00-4:00 pm. Please note, 6th graders will be at Science Camp 3/29-3/31. Registration is open with a class size limit of 26. A digital copy of the registration form and information is available here. We hope this science program will inspire students to learn and marvel at God's handiwork in His creation.

    Kindergarten Observation Tours: We will host Kindergarten Observation Tours at 8:30 am, on Friday, 3/17 and Friday, 3/24. These tours are a wonderful way for prospective parents to visit our campus and focus on our Kindergarten program. They'll see teachers and students in action and explore specialty classes. Tours are available by reservation. Call Dianne, 562-860-0556, in the Business Office to join in.

    Coffee and Carbs: Event for parents/guardians of 1st and 2nd graders is Friday, 3/17, from 8:00-9:00 am in the VCES multipurpose room. Come get to know other parents in a casual setting.
     
    Bellflower Farmer's Market: Mrs. Davis' class will be visiting the Farmer's Market in Bellflower on Monday, 3/20.

    Math Circle 2017: Math Circle has meetings every Tuesday. Please fill out the form and turn into the elementary office.

    Box Tops Contest: From Monday, 4/3 through Friday, 4/28, there will be a contest between the elementary classes to find out who can collect the most box tops. Start asking relatives, friends, and members of church to help with collecting because the winning class will get a Pizza party! Each Box Top square is worth 10 cents. 100% of the proceeds go to defray the cost of VCES 6th grade Christian Science Camp.

    Kindergarten Orientation Tuesday, 4/3 at 7:00 pm: This meeting is for parents of kindergarten students who will start August 2017. You'll meet the Kindergarten teaching team as well as learn about important details, including A Day in The Life of a Kindergartener and Kindergarten assessment days.
     
     
     

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    Middle School

    Science Fair Judges: We are looking for men and women who work in the field of science to help judge science fair projects on Wednesday, 3/22 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Please contact Tracey Branderhorst for more information.

    8th Grade Graduation Party Meeting: Monday, 3/20 in the VCMS Chapel at 7:00 pm. Our goal at this meeting is to pick a theme for the party and set up committees (for decorations, food, invitations, chaperones, etc.). Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of what will be a great party for our kids who are transitioning from Middle School to High School! If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Jones at 562-243-8370. 

    A Night of Worship & Comedy on Friday, 3/24: The VCMS Praise Team would like to invite VCS families (especially 6th, 7th, and 8th grade!) to a special evening of inspiring worship music, followed by the hilarious, award-winning, clean comedy of Ron McGehee. Join us for this FREE event in the Middle School chapel at 7:00 pm on Friday, 3/24. Email Mr. Noteboom for more information. 

    Snacks Donation: If you are interested in donating some non-perishable snacks for our students and tutors, we would appreciate it. Please drop these off at the Middle School office and let them know they are for the Homework Club. Thank you in advance. 

    Found item at the Fine Arts Festival: A blue leather jacket (size M) was left at the Fine Arts Festival at the counter near the snack bar. The festival was held at New Life Community Church on 3/2/17. If it is yours, please contact Jill Schmidt at 714-348-2439.

    VCMS Orientation & Study Skills (July 31 – Aug 4): Sign ups are coming soon for a summer class that will help your student discover the best ways to succeed through organization, time management, study strategies, and much more. This orientation is a great place to learn more about VCMS and meet new people before the year even begins. Students will master opening their locker and even get their schedule. This class is intended for all 7th graders and new 8th graders. Families can choose the 8:00-10:00 am session or the 10:30 am - 12:30 pm session. Cost $80. 
     
     

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    High School
     
    High School Students: Friday, 3/17 is the last day to drop a second semester class in exchange for a study hall, if you want to avoid a "W" on your official transcript.  Drop forms are available here and should be turned in to Mrs. Pheifer.  Drops made after 3/17 will result in a "W" recorded on the official transcript.
     
    College Choir visits on 3/17 and 3/20: We are delighted to host college choirs, Bethel Choir and Calvin College. They will perform in the Legacy Chapel during 2nd & 3rd period this Friday, 3/17, (9:10-11:24 am) and next Monday, 3/20, (9:15-11:00 am). 
     
    Senior Parents:
    • Monday, 3/20 at 7:00 pm in the Verhoeven College and Career Center, families will have an opportunity to hear from the Superintendent, Ron Taylor, and discuss the transition for you and your senior. RSVP HERE. 
    • Send in Senior Year Pictures by 4/7: We are looking for pictures of your kids from Senior year. The pictures need to be school related (Dances, Games, Pep Rallies etc) because they will be used and displayed for the Senior Blessing, 6/6. Please send your pictures or any questions to seniorprayer@vcschools.org by Friday, 4/7.
    Lost and Found:  The High School Lost and Found is overflowing. Please encourage your student to visit the Lost and Found located in the High School office.
     
    2017-18 International Student Hosting Info Meeting on 3/27: There will be an information meeting for families interested in hosting an International Student for VCS 2017-18 school year. This is a 10-month commitment and a stipend is paid to the family. The meeting will be on Monday, 3/27 at 7:00 pm at the High School Verhoeven College and Career Center. Please call Helen Yu for more information at 562-865-0281 x270. 
     
    Scholarships for Seniors: Senior parents, has your child been active in service during their high school years? Is he/she planning on attending Calvin College? Does your student hope to be an elementary teacher? Is your child intending to pursue a career in Fashion and Design or attend a trade or vocational school? There may be a scholarship available for them, check out the following scholarships available because of generous donations from our alumni and supporters. Applications are available outside of the Counselors offices and more information is available online here. 
    • Reverend and Mrs. Gareth S. Kok Calvin College Scholarship 
    • Trades and Techs Scholarship
    • Pay It Forward Scholarship
    • Karl Kalma Scholarship
    • Stanley W. Cole Scholarship for Christian Service
    • Koopman Scholarship
    • DeBie Future Educator Scholarship 
    • Holly Hustedt Fashion, Art, Graphic Design, and Merchandising Scholarship

    Christian College Fair: On Wednesday, 4/19, from 6:30–8:30 pm. Valley Christian High School is hosting the Spring 2017 Southern California Christian College Fair. It will be held in the gym, located on the High School Campus. 

    Upcoming College Visits: 

    Mon    3/13   Marines     11:50 am-12:15 pm    Outside Quad Area
    Mon    3/20   CSULB       11:50 am-12:15 pm    College/Career Center  

    Did you know? High School Journalism has their own website: vc-crosssection.com

    Follow them on the various platforms to stay updated on High School events! 

     Junior-Senior Banquet: Save the date, Junior-Senior Banquet is Friday, 4/28.  Details to follow in the next few weeks.

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    Athletics
     
    Congratulations VCHS Girls Soccer for winning the 2017 CIF Southern Regional Championship! 
     
    CIFCHAMPS
     
    For a Schedule of Upcoming Athletic Events for each campus, please refer to the campus specific online athletic calendars at the Athletics website: www.vcathletics.net

    The Booster Club is looking for a quad for softball and baseball maintenance. If anyone would like to donate one to our program, please email Mark Dupuy.

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    Friends of VCS
     
    The Calvin College A Capella Choir Concert on Monday, 3/20: The choir is under the direction of Dr. Pearl Shangkuan and will perform a concert at 7:00 pm at Bethany Church (17054 Bixby Ave, Bellflower, CA 90706) on Monday, 3/20. You are cordially invited to attend. Please consider housing two or more Capella students overnight on Sunday, March 19 and Monday, March 20. More information and sign ups are available here.

    Camp Dunamis: Camp Registrations & Youth Counselors Needed for Camp Dunamis. It is a fun Christian camp for middle school youth. Campers must be entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall. Camp dates are Sunday, 6/18 - Friday, 6/23. It is an intentionally multi-racial camp that strives to help youth grow deeper in love with God and each other, bringing reconciliation to the places that often divide us. We are now accepting camper registrations and counselor applications at www.campdunamis.org. Counselor applications are due 4/20 and camper registrations are due 5/15. For more information, contact Amanda Samia at (562) 676-5896 or Denise Tamminga at (562) 644-0896. 

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    Requested Announcements
     
     
     Kids become part of history in Walk Through California
    Photo of the Week: Our 4th graders presented their knowledge and experienced history this week in Walk Through California.
     

    For more news and announcements see our News page.
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  • March 6, 2017 Issue 25

    Posted by Mandi Sahn at 3/6/2017 1:00:00 PM

    "In Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28

    2016-2017 Theme Verse


    Attend the Auction! Tomorrow, Tuesday, 3/7 is the LAST Day to purchase tickets at the early bird ticket price, buy them here. Donations of items are also needed, specifically items or activities that would appeal to teens. Contact Sarah Fitzpatrick if you can help. 

    Give Day: Our online fundraiser for Broadway Showcase has brought in over $20,000 so far! We still have $5,000 to go to meet our budget. Please support the show by making a donation online
     
    Ticket Sales: All tickets cost $35 and all seats are reserved. 
    Monday-Wednesday, 3/6-3/8 - 8:00-10:00 am and 2:30-4:30 pm in Business Office
    Thursday, 3/98:00-3:00 pm in Business Office and at the theater prior to performance
    Friday, 3/108:00-12:00 noon in Business Office and at the theater prior to performances
    For complete ticket sale information click here.
     
    Broadway Grams: on sale at rehearsal check-in on Monday 3/6 from 4:30-6:00 pm at the theater prior to the performances and at intermission. Prices range from $2-$20.
     
    Dress Rehearsal Schedule: Students must attend all rehearsals in order to be in the show! 
     
    Monday, 3/6--Dress Rehearsal at VCHS
    5:00 - 6:30 pm: TK/Kindergarten, Elementary School groups
    5:00 - 7:45 pm: Middle School
    5:00 - 10:00 pm: All High School Groups 
     
    Tuesday, 3/7--Dress Rehearsal at La Mirada Theatre
    4:30 - 7:00 pm: TK/Kindergarten, Elementary School groups
    4:45 - 7:45 pm: Middle School
    5:00 - 10:00 pm: All High School Groups 
     
    Wednesday, 3/8--Dress Rehearsal at La Mirada Theatre
    4:45 - 8:30 pm: TK/Kindergarten, Elementary School groups, Middle School
    5:00 - 10:00 pm: All High School Groups 
     
    Go to the Broadway Showcase website for the complete dress rehearsal schedule.

    EPIC Robots: The VCHS Team will be competing on Saturday, 3/11 & Sunday, 3/12 at Madera High School and on Saturday, 3/25 & Sunday, 3/26 at the Long Beach Pyramid.
     
    Mascot Change Discussions on Tuesday, 3/14 and Wednesday, 3/15 will provide more information regarding the mascot change decision. It will be from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the Legacy Chapel at the High School campus.
     
    VCHS Community Service Event Help Needed: We could use student and parent help at our Saturday Homeless Breakfast on 3/11 at Calvary Baptist Church, Bellflower 14722 Clark Ave. There are two shifts available, 6:30 to 9:30 am and 9:30 am to 12:30 pm  Email Jeff Westrup if you are interested. VCHS Family Service Hours are given for this event.
     
    Parent Association T-shirt & Polo Sales Thursday, 3/16 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in the VCHS Bldg. B Room 23. In addition to new items, we have leftover sweatshirts from last year and this year for sale.  
     
    2017-18 Robotics Information Meeting: will be held Tuesday, 3/21 at 6:30 pm at VCMS Chapel for Students and Parents interested in joining our VCS Robotics First Lego League (FLL) Teams for the next school year. FLL Teams are for ages 9-14. Students interested in designing, programming, and competing in robotics should attend. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Lee or Hannah Eichel.
     
    Grad Night Fundraiser on 3/22: The Grad Night Committee will be hosting a Chick-Fil-A fundraiser oWednesday, 3/22, from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm to support our senior grad night. Location is 18605 Gridley Road in Cerritos
     
    A Night of Worship & Comedy on Friday, 3/24: The VCMS Praise Team would like to invite VCS families (especially 6th, 7th, and 8th grade!) to a special evening of inspiring worship music, followed by the hilarious, award-winning, clean comedy of Ron McGehee. Join us for this FREE event in the Middle School chapel at 7:00 pm on Friday, 3/24. Email Mr. Noteboom for more information. 

    VCHS All Campus Day of Service on 5/5. We are looking for new places to serve on our half-day of community service in May. Email Jeff Westrup If you know of a location where a group of students could serve from 8:30-11:30 am.

    Preschool

    Reminder that we will be closed on Friday, 3/10 for Teacher In-Service Day

    Parent/Teacher Conferences: Please see sign up sheets located in your child's classroom.

    • Mrs. Tricia's class conferences will be Tuesday, 3/7Wednesday, 3/8 and Thursday, 3/9
    • Mrs. Julie's class conferences will be Wednesday, 3/8 and Thursday, 3/9

    Lunch Bunch Dates:

    • Tuesday, 3/7 
    • Wednesday, 3/15 
    • Tuesday, 3/21 
    • Wednesday, 3/29
    March Madness
    • 3/13-3/24: Community Helpers
    • 3/24: Walking Field trip to Burger King
    • 3/29 & 3/30: TK and Kindergarten Field trip to Elementary School campus 

    Community Helpers week(s) will be Monday, 3/13 through Friday, 3/24. We would like volunteers to share about their professions for 15 minutes. If you are a police officer or fireman that is able to bring your squad car or fire engine, please inform Ms. Sara or Miss Marlaina. All professions are welcome such as bakers, fashion designers, medical professionals, and bankers. Sign-up sheets will be on a table on the playground.

    Preschool families can earn a credit towards their VCS tuition by using Scrip! Gas, Grocery, VISA and many retail stores and restaurants are available. Go to www.vcschools.org/scrip for more info.
     
    Elementary School  

    Reminder that we will be closed on Friday, 3/10 for Teacher In-Service Day

    Parents: Due to bus traffic and safety of the children, please do not enter the Bus/Staff parking lot in the morning between 7:50-8:20 am and in the afternoon between 2:35-3:10 pm.

    Congratulations to the students recognized in chapel today: James Adkins, Isaac Arreaga, Andrea Gatiglio, Hank Grasmeyer, Spencer Lee, Nyah Polk, Lonnie Reveles, Tara Van Kampen, Julia Vandenberg.

    Ocean Institute: 4th grade will visit the Ocean Institute on Tuesday, 3/7.

    7th Grade Registration Forms are due Wednesday, 3/15: Forms will be distributed to 6th graders on Wednesday, 3/8. The form should be filled out, signed and turned in to your student's homeroom teacher by Wednesday, 3/15. Any questions, please call the VCMS Office at (562) 865-6519 or email Lyn Gardner, VCMS Registrar.

    Lunch on Wednesday, 3/8: Lunch will be provided for 6th graders on Wednesday, 3/8 while they will be at the Middle School campus for chapel and lunch. If you ordered a lunch for your child through www.choicelunch.com, please remember to cancel your order before 9:00 am on 4/5 to receive full credit.

    Magnetic Madness! Valley Christian After School Science Club for grades K-6. Two classes are available for Wednesdays, 3/1-3/15 and Thursdays, 2/23-3/16 from 3:00-4:00 pm Registration is open for February-March. A digital copy of the registration form and information is available here. We hope this science program will inspire students to learn and marvel at God's handiwork in His creation.

    10th Annual Star Gazing Party on Monday, 3/13: Bring your family, friends and a picnic dinner to the Star Gazing Party at the elementary campus beginning at 5:00 pm There will be solar telescopes to view the sun, a presentation of the latest NASA events, and then star gazing at night! The Columbia Astronomers from the Columbia Memorial Space Center will be our guests and provide the telescopes. Your telescopes will be welcome, too. Hands-on robotics will be available as well as a Space Shuttle Tile demonstration.  We will finish the evening with a celestial treat of Moon Pies!

    6th Grade Parent Worldview Transition Meeting on Tuesday, 3/14 at 7:00 pm in the VCMS Chapel. Parents will come away from this event better equipped and able to go through the tween years with their child. Additionally, parents will be encouraged to learn of the depth of understanding, passion, and thought that has gone into VCS middle school and Christian worldview on behalf of their tween. RSVP HERE.

    Kindergarten Observation Tours: We will host Kindergarten Observation Tours at 8:30 am, on Friday, 3/17 and Friday, 3/24. These tours are a wonderful way for prospective parents to visit our campus and focus on our Kindergarten program. They'll see teachers and students in action and explore specialty classes. Tours are available by reservation. Call Dianne, 562-860-0556, in the Business Office to join in. 

    Coffee and Carbs: Event for parents/guardians of 1st and 2nd graders is Friday, 3/17, from 8:00-9:00 am in the VCES multipurpose room. Come get to know other parents in a casual setting.

    Math Circle 2017: Math Circle has meetings every Tuesday. Please fill out the form and turn into the elementary office. 

    Box Tops Contest: From Monday, 4/3 through Friday, 4/28, there will be a contest between the elementary classes to find out who can collect the most box tops. Start asking relatives, friends, and members of church to help with collecting because the winning class will get a Pizza party! Each Box Top square is worth 10 cents. 100% of the proceeds go to defray the cost of VCES 6th grade Christian Science Camp.

    Middle School

    Reminder that we will be closed on Friday, 3/10 for Teacher In-Service Day

    Chapel: This week in chapel we welcome Remnant, a student-led drama team from Grace College in Winona Lake, IL. They will be using drama to illustrate the stories and truths of God's Word in a unique way!

    8th Grade Graduation Party Meeting: Monday, 3/20 in the VCMS Chapel at 7:00 pm. Our goal at this meeting is to pick a theme for the party and set up committees (for decorations, food, invitations, chaperones, etc.). Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of what will be a great party for our kids who are transitioning from Middle School to High School! If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Jones at 562-243-8370 or jones.kris522@gmail.com.

    Snacks Donation: If you are interested in donating some non-perishable snacks for our students and tutors, we would appreciate it. Please drop these off at the Middle School office and let them know they are for the Homework Club. Thank you in advance. 

    VCMS Orientation & Study Skills (July 31 – Aug 4): Sign ups are coming soon for a summer class that will help your student discover the best ways to succeed through organization, time management, study strategies, and much more. This orientation is a great place to learn more about VCMS and meet new people before the year even begins. Students will master opening their locker and even get their schedule. This class is intended for all 7th graders and new 8th graders. Families can choose the 8:00-10:00 am session or the 10:30 am - 12:30 pm session. Cost $80. 
     
    High School
     
    Reminder that we will be closed on Friday, 3/10 for Teacher In-Service Day
     
    Schedule note: There will be no block schedule this week (3/6-3/9). On Wednesday, 3/8 the High School will be dismissed at 2:45 pm.

    Senior Blessing on Tuesday, 6/6: Parents, please mark your calendars for the annual Senior Blessing to be held the evening of Tuesday, 6/6 at Bethany CRC in Bellflower.

    Israel in Depth 2017: Deadline to sign up is TODAY Monday, 3/6! VCHS teacher Mr. Tim Becksvoort will be leading a tour to Israel 6/25/17 – 7/9/17. As you walk in the sandal prints of Abraham, David, Elijah, and Jesus and His disciples, you’ll watch the Biblical text unfold before your eyes, sink into your bones, and engage your heart. Email Tim Becksvoort for more information.  

    National Honor Society Applications are due Wednesday, 3/8: Letters were mailed home to 10th-12th grade students eligible for National Honor Society.  To access the application from our website home page, go to VC Family, Resources, and select National Honor Society.  Applications are due on 3/8 and will only be collected between 7:30-8:15 am or 2:50-3:30 pm in the SSB.  No late applications will be accepted.  Questions may be emailed to Rebecca Snoeyink

    Senior Parents: on Monday, 3/20 at 7:00 pm in the Verhoeven College and Career Center, will have an opportunity to hear from the Superintendent, Ron Taylor, and discuss the transition for you and your senior. 

    Lost and Found:  The High School Lost and Found is overflowing. Please encourage your student to visit the Lost and Found located in the High School office.
     
    2017-18 International Student Hosting Opportunity: There will be an information meeting for families interested in hosting an International Student for VCS 2017-18 school year. This is a 10-month commitment and a stipend is paid to the family. The meeting will be on Monday, 3/27 at 7:00 pm at the High School Verhoeven College and Career Center. Please call Helen Yu for more information at 562-865-0281 x270. 

    Scholarship Opportunities: Valley Christian Alumni and Supporters donate a variety of scholarships each year for our seniors.  Scholarship information and applications are in the Verhoeven College and Career Center outside of the counselor's offices.  Encourage your senior to check out the following scholarship opportunities:

    • Reverend and Mrs. Gareth S. Kok Calvin College Scholarship 
    • Trades and Techs Scholarship
    • Pay It Forward Scholarship
    • Karl Kalma Scholarship
    • Stanley W. Cole Scholarship for Christian Service
    • Koopman Scholarship
    • DeBie Future Educator Scholarship 

    Christian College Fair: On Wednesday, 4/19, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Valley Christian High School is hosting the Spring 2017 Southern California Christian College Fair. It will be held in the gym, located on the High School Campus. 

    Upcoming College Visits: 

    Mon     3/6    Biola Univ  11:50 am - 12:15 pm    College/Career Center
    Thurs  3/9     SCAD        11:17 am - 11:42 am    Outside Quad Area
    Mon    3/13   Marines     11:50 am - 12:15 pm    Outside Quad Area
    Mon    3/20   CSULB       11:50 am - 12:15 pm    College/Career Center  

    Did you know? High School Journalism has their own website: vc-crosssection.com

    Follow them on the various platforms to stay updated on High School events! 

    Athletics

    For a schedule of upcoming Athletic events for each campus, please refer to the campus specific online athletic calendars at the Athletics website: www.vcathletics.net

    The Booster Club is looking for a quad for softball and baseball maintenance. If anyone would like to donate one to our program, please email Mark Dupuy.

    Friends of VCS

    Science Fair Judges: We are looking for men and women who work in the field of science to help judge science fair projects on Wednesday, 3/22 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Please contact Tracey Branderhorst for more information.

     

    CIF Champs

    The VCHS Girls Soccer Team Won the CIF Division 6 Championship on Saturday Night

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  • February 27, 2017 Issue 24

    Posted by Mandi Sahn at 2/27/2017 1:00:00 PM

    "In Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28

    2016-2017 Theme Verse


    The Valley Christian Community extends their sympathy to former faculty member Harold Clousing and his daughter and current 9th grade student Gabriella in the passing of their wife and mother Deborah Clousing.  Her memorial will be on Saturday, 4/22 at 11:00 a.m. at Glenkirk Church, 1700 Palopinto Ave., Glendora, 91741.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a music scholarship being set up in Deborah's memory at Azusa Pacific University.


    Brian Petteys was hired for the VCMS Principal position on an interim basis for the 2017-2018 school year. The MS Principal Search Committee agreed that Brian's leadership strengths, commitment to VCS, and strong understanding of our Reformed tradition made him the clear choice. Members of the committee include Christine Aardema, Robin Brouwer, Tia Fieldhouse, Catherine Liang, Eric Scholte, Matt Schuring and Superintendent Ron Taylor.


    Broadway Showcase Give-Day: Be a star and support the show! Help us bridge the gap between ticket sales and the program budget by making a donation online between now and Give-Day on Friday, 3/3. Every dollar raised goes towards our students performing on stage!

    Attend the Auction! You can now purchase tickets to attend the event at the early bird ticket price here. Donations of items are also needed. Contact Sarah Fitzpatrick if you can help.

    Broadway Showcase First Day of Sales: Today, Monday, 2/27, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the VCHS Verhoeven College and Career Center. Parents should park in the VCHS student parking lot on Dumont Avenue and enter on the south side of the Student Services Building between the VCHS office and the bus/maintenance building rather than coming through the main VCHS entrance. 

    Tickets

    • Prices: All tickets cost $35. There is no “general admission” seating, all seats are reserved. 
    • There is no maximum number of tickets purchased on the first day of sales.
    • Complimentary Tickets: will not be available on the first day of sales. 

    Sales Dates:

    Monday, 2/27, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - VCHS Verhoeven College and Career Center 

    Tuesday, 2/28, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - VCHS Verhoeven College and Career Center

    Tuesday, 2/28, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.  - outside of the High School chapel

    Wednesday, 3/1  – March 8, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. & 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Business Office

    Thursday, 3/2, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - outside of the High School chapel

    Friday, 3/3, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - outside of the High School chapel

    Thursday, 3/9, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Business Office

    Friday, 3/10, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Business Office

    Thursday and Friday, 3/9 & 3/10 - at the theatre just prior to performances

    Complimentary Student tickets for Friday, March 10 Matinee ONLY. 

    • VCS is offering students who are not in Broadway Showcase 1 complimentary ticket for the Friday matinee ONLY.
    • Complimentary tickets will not be available on the first day of sales.
    • Students may come to ticket sales beginning Tuesday, 2/28, to select a seat for their Friday matinee ticket.
    • Students who would like to sit with other specific students should go to ticket sales at the same time.
    • Matinee ticket price for non-students is $35. So that a student can sit with his or her family, parents may purchase their tickets and pick up the student matinee comp ticket at ticket sales (beginning Tuesday, 2/28).
    • Students must remember to bring Comp Tickets to the show. You cannot enter the door without it. Student ID will be required at the door. For younger students without an ID, just their name is sufficient. 

    PRE-SALE Broadway Grams will be available again this year.  All grams include a commemorative postcard for you to add an encouraging note, and will be hand delivered to the performers backstage during each show.  Buy in advance and avoid the rush.  Visit the Pre-Sale table during ticket sales:

    • Tuesday, 2/28, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - VCHS Verhoeven College & Career Center
    • Friday, 3/34:30-6:00 p.m. - outside VCHS Legacy Chapel
    • Grams will resume sales in the La Mirada Theatre lobby before all three performances and during each intermission on 3/9 and 3/10.  

    THIS YEAR’S GRAM SELECTION:  

    • 5-stem Red Rose Bouquet  $20.00
    • Single Red Rose  $5.00
    • 3-stem Carnation Bouquet  $10.00
    • Star Sucker  $5.00
    • Plush Emoji Clip  $5.00
    • Wrist Band  $2.00

    Broadway Showcase Costume Checks:

    • Reminder: All costume requirement sheets have been posted on the Valley Christian website under Broadway Showcase.
    • Costume checks are happening now until Friday, 3/3 during your regularly scheduled rehearsal.
    • Choir & Guitar class costume checks will be during class on Wednesday, 3/1, & Thursday, 3/2. Please bring in ALL your costume parts for approval by a Cast Member or the Costume Committee. 
    This is the last week of rehearsals for Broadway Showcase 2017! Every minute of rehearsal is very important, so PLEASE make sure you attend ALL of your scheduled rehearsals this week!

    Dress Rehearsals also begin this week! ALL Dress Rehearsals are MANDATORY! You must be at Dress Rehearsals in order to perform in the show.

    Go to the Broadway Showcase website for the complete dress rehearsal schedule.


    Mascot Change: Public discussions to provide more information regarding the mascot change decision will be held on Tuesday, 3/14 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 3/15 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the High School Verhoeven College and Career Center.
     
    EPIC Robots: The VCHS Team will be competing on Saturday, 3/11 & Sunday, 3/12 at Madera High School and on Saturday, 3/25 & Sunday, 3/26 at the Long Beach Pyramid.

    Band & Orchestra Fine Arts is hosting a Snack/Lunch Bar at the Fine Arts Festival on Thursday, 3/2 at New Life Community Church.

    • Need Service Hours? We still need more Door Monitors for the Fine Arts Festival this Thursday, 3/2. The Fine Arts Festival will take place at New Life Community Church during the school day. Please, email vcmsoffice@vcschools.org or call 562-865-6519 if you are interested in volunteering.
    • Donations of food and drinks are also needed. Items can be dropped off at any of the school offices until Wednesday, 3/1.
    Parent Association T-shirt & Polo Sales: will be Thursday, 3/2 from 7:45-8:15 a.m. and 3/16 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the VCHS Bldg. B Room 23. In addition to new items, we have leftover sweatshirts from last year and this year for sale.  
     
    A Night of Worship & Comedy on Friday, 3/24: The VCMS Praise Team would like to invite VCS families (especially 6th, 7th, and 8th grade!) to a special evening of inspiring worship music, followed by the hilarious, award-winning, clean comedy of Ron McGehee. Join us for this FREE event in the Middle School chapel at 7 p.m. on Friday, 3/24. You can email Mr. Noteboom for more information. 

    Preschool

    Reminder that we will be closed on Friday, 3/10 for Teacher In-Service Day

    Thank you to all parents who donated food and time to make pancakes and pajamas day a huge success! The children enjoyed wearing their pajamas to school and eating a yummy pancake snack.

    Dr. Seuss's Birthday: Each class will celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday this week. See teachers for more info.

    Trike-a-thon is Friday, 3/3: All preschool students are welcome to bring their bikes and helmets to school on Friday and participate in our annual Trike-a-thon fundraiser. Pledge sheets can be turned into the preschool office. All proceeds will go towards new fun equipment.

    Parent/Teacher Conferences: Please see sign up sheets located in your child's classroom.

    • Mrs. Tricia's class conferences will be Tuesday, 3/7, Wednesday, 3/8 and Thursday, 3/9. 
    • Mrs. Julie's class conferences will be Wednesday, 3/8 and Thursday, 3/9. 

    Lunch Bunch Dates:

    • Wednesday, 3/1 
    • Tuesday, 3/7 
    • Wednesday, 3/15 
    • Tuesday, 3/21 
    • Wednesday, 3/29
    March Madness:
    • 3/2: Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
    • 3/3: Trike-a-Thon 
    • 3/7-3/9: Parent/teacher Conferences
    • 3/13-3/24: Community Helpers
    • 3/24: Walking Field trip to Burger King
    • 3/29 & 3/30: TK and Kindergarten Field trip to Elementary School campus 

    Community Helpers week(s) will be Monday, 3/13 through Friday, 3/24. We would like volunteers to share about their professions for 15 minutes. If you are a police officer or fireman that is able to bring your squad car or fire engine, please inform Ms. Sara or Miss Marlaina. All professions are welcome such as bakers, fashion designers, medical professionals, and bankers. Sign-up sheets will be on a table on the playground.

    Preschool families can earn a credit towards their VCS tuition by using Scrip! Gas, Grocery, VISA and many retail stores and restaurants are available. Go to www.vcschools.org/scrip for more info.

    Elementary School  

    Parents: Due to bus traffic and safety of the children, please do not enter the Bus/Staff parking lot in the morning between 7:50-8:20 a.m. and in the afternoon between 2:35-3:10 p.m.

    Congratulations to the students recognized in chapel today: Jaslyn Anderson, Kyle Hwang, Asher Morgan, Kawaii Weary, Brooke Willoughby.

    1st & 2nd Grade Musical: On Tuesday, 2/28, the 1st and 2nd graders will present the musical, "Go, Go Jonah." You are invited to come learn about God's love through the story of Jonah.  The program will be held at 7 p.m. at Bethany CRC, 17054 Bixby Ave, Bellflower.  All students need to wear their maroon polo with any uniform bottom.  Please meet at 6:40 p.m. in the Friendship Center for warm ups.

    The Mobile Dairy: will be here on Thursday, 3/2 at 10:15 a.m. in the far parking lot.  This is for Tk-3rd grade. Second and third graders are welcome to bring chairs if you would like.  The presentation is roughly 45 minutes long.

    Kindergarten Observation Tours: We will host Kindergarten Observation Tours at 8:30 a.m., on Thursday, 3/2, Friday, 3/17 and Friday, 3/24. These tours are a wonderful way for prospective parents to visit our campus and focus on our Kindergarten program. They'll see teachers and students in action and explore specialty classes. Tours are available by reservation. Call Dianne, 562-860-0556 in the Business Office to join in. 

    Ocean Institute: 4th grade will visit the Ocean Institute on Tuesday, 3/7.

    Magnetic Madness! Valley Christian After School Science Club for grades K-6. Two classes are available for Wednesdays, 3/1-3/15 and Thursdays, 2/23-3/16 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Registration is open for February-March. A digital copy of the registration form and information is available here. We hope this science program will inspire students to learn and marvel at God's handiwork in His creation.

    10th Annual Star Gazing Party on Monday, 3/13: Bring your family, friends and a picnic dinner to the Star Gazing Party at the elementary campus beginning at 5:00 p.m. There will be solar telescopes to view the sun, a presentation of the latest NASA events, and then star gazing at night! The Columbia Astronomers from the Columbia Memorial Space Center will be our guests and provide the telescopes. Your telescopes will be welcome, too. Hands on robotics will be available as well as a Space Shuttle Tile demonstration.  We will finish the evening with a celestial treat of Moon Pies!

    Coffee and Carbs event for parents/guardians of 1st and 2nd graders is Friday, 3/17, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the VCES multipurpose room. Come get to know other parents in a casual setting.

    Math Circle 2017: Math Circle has meetings every Tuesday. Please fill out the form and turn into the elementary office. 

    Box Tops Contest: From Monday, 4/3 through Friday, 4/28, there will be a contest between the elementary classes to find out who can collect the most box tops. Start asking relatives, friends, and members of church to help with collecting because the winning class will get a Pizza party! Each Box Top square is worth 10 cents. 100% of the proceeds go to defray the cost of VCES 6th grade Christian Science Camp.

    Middle School  

    Middle School Preview Night: The Middle School will hold a Preview Night for prospective families Tuesday, 2/28 at 7:00 p.m. on the Middle School
    Campus. Please invite your friends and family who are interested in a Valley Christian education.
     
    Homework Club: The registration for March is open and due by Friday, 2/24. Forms are available in the middle school office or by emailing Olga Stavro.
    Tutoring is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library. The fee is $20.00 for Tuesdays and Thursdays and $10.00 for Wednesdays. Please register in advance in order to secure a spot. Space is limited and based on tutor availability. 

    Need Service Hours? We still need more Door Monitors for the Fine Arts Festival this Thursday, 3/2. The Fine Arts Festival will take place at New Life Community Church during the school day. Please, email vcmsoffice@vcschools.org or call 562-865-6519 if you are interested in volunteering.

    VCMS Instagram: Still need to join our VCMS Instagram account? Follow the VCMS Instagram Instructions. This is a private account that only VCMS families can join.

    Snacks Donation: If you are interested in donating some non-perishable snacks for our students and tutors, we would appreciate it. Please drop these off at the Middle School office and let them know they are for the Homework Club. Thank you in advance. 

    VCMS Orientation & Study Skills (July 31 – Aug 4): Sign ups are coming soon for a summer class that will help your student discover the best ways to succeed through organization, time management, study strategies, and much more. This orientation is a great place to learn more about VCMS and meet new people before the year even begins. Students will master opening their locker and even get their schedule. This class is intended for all 7th graders and new 8th graders. Families can choose the 8:00-10:00 a.m. session or the 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. session. Cost $80. 
     
    High School .
    Schedule note: There will be no block schedule the week of 3/6-3/9. On Wednesday, 3/8 the High School will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m.

    Senior Parents: Please mark your calendars for the annual Senior Blessing to be held the evening of Tuesday, 6/6 at Bethany CRC in Bellflower.

    Israel in Depth 2017: Deadline to sign up is Monday, 3/6! VCHS teacher Mr. Tim Becksvoort will be leading a tour to Israel 6/25/17 – 7/9/17. As you walk in the sandal prints of Abraham, David, Elijah, and Jesus and His disciples, you’ll watch the Biblical text unfold before your eyes, sink into your bones, and engage your heart.  Email Tim Becksvoort for more information.  

    Scholarship Opportunities: Valley Christian Alumni and Supporters donate a variety of scholarships each year for our seniors.  Scholarship information and applications are in the Verhoeven College and Career Center outside of the counselor's offices.  Encourage your senior to check out the following scholarship opportunities:

    • Reverend and Mrs. Gareth S. Kok Calvin College Scholarship 
    • Trades and Techs Scholarship
    • Pay It Forward Scholarship
    • Karl Kalma Scholarship
    • Stanley W. Cole Scholarship for Christian Service
    • Koopman Scholarship
    • DeBie Future Educator Scholarship 
    National Honor Society: Letters were mailed home to 10th-12th grade students eligible for National Honor Society.  To access the application from our website home page, go to VC Family, Resources, and select National Honor Society.  Applications are due on 3/8 and will only be collected between 7:30-8:15 a.m. or 2:50-3:30 p.m. in the SSB.  No late applications will be accepted.  Questions may be emailed to Rebecca Snoeyink.
     
    Lost and Found:  The High School Lost and Found is over-flowing - please encourage your student to visit the Lost and Found located in the High School office.

    Christian College Fair: On Wednesday, 4/19, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Valley Christian High School is hosting the Spring 2017 Southern California Christian College Fair. It will be held in the gym, located on the High School Campus. 

    Athletics  

    VCHS Girls Soccer Team plays in the CIF Semi-Finals on Tuesday, 2/28 against West Valley High School in Hemet at 5:00 p.m.

    VCHS Girls Basketball Team plays in the CIF Finals on Friday, 3/3 against Village Christian at Godinez High School at 8:00 p.m. 

    Boys Tennis Fundraiser: Support the VCHS Boys Tennis Team on Wednesday, 3/8 by eating at Chick-fil-A at the Cerritos Mall (18605 Gridley Road, Cerritos) between 2:30 to 10:00 p.m. Make a copy of the attached flyer (or take a photo of it on your phone) and present it to the cashier at the time of purchase. It is good for both "Dine In" and "Take Out".  The Boys Tennis Team thanks you!

    VCHS Pep Squad: Mandatory Parent/Student Informational Meeting on Thursday, 4/6 at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    VCHS Pep Squad Tryouts: will take place Monday-Thursday, 4/24-4/27 from 3:00- 6:00 p.m. 

    For a schedule of upcoming Athletic events for each campus, please refer to the campus specific online athletic calendars at the Athletics website: www.vcathletics.net

    The Booster Club is looking for a quad for softball and baseball maintenance. If anyone would like to donate one to our program, please email Mark Dupuy. 

    soccer

    basketball

     
     
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  • February 21, 2017 Issue 23

    Posted by Mandi Sahn at 2/21/2017 12:35:00 PM

    "In Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28

    2016-2017 Theme Verse


    Broadway Showcase ticket sales will begin Monday, 2/27. Broadway Showcase will be held at the La Mirada Theatre for three performances: Thursday, 3/9 and Friday, 3/10 at 7:30 pm, and a Friday, 3/10 matinee at 2 pm. Ticket sales will be managed the same as in previous years:

    • Sales to the General VC Community: Ticket sales will be held in the Verhoeven College and Career Center, located at the high school campus, on Monday and Tuesday, 2/27-2/28, from 9:00-5:00 pm.
    • Parking: On Monday, 2/27, parents should park in the VCHS student parking lot across Dumont Avenue and enter on the south side of the Student Services Building (between VCHS office and the bus/maintenance building) rather than coming through the main VCHS entrance.
    • Please note: On the first day of ticket sales, there will be a maximum of 8 tickets per show that an individual may purchase. The limitation applies only to ticket sales on Monday, 2/27; you may purchase an unlimited number of tickets on following dates.
    • Beginning Wednesday 3/1, tickets will be available in the Business Office during the following times: 8:00-10:00 am and 2:30-4:30 pm.

    Ticket Prices: There is no "general admission" seating, all seats are reserved.

    • The price for a ticket to any performance including the Matinee is $35 each.

    Student tickets for Friday, 3/10 Matinee ONLY

    • We are offering 1 complimentary voucher per VCS student for the Friday matinee ONLY. The voucher will be exchanged for a ticket at the theater.
    • Vouchers are not available at ticket sales and may NOT be turned in at live ticket sales as they are handled through school offices.
    • The student complimentary voucher order form is available here and can also be downloaded at www.vcschools.org/broadway or obtained in each campus office, and has more details.
    • Voucher forms are due to any school office before 3 pm, Friday, 3/3.
    • So that the student can sit with his or her family at the matinee, the student order form will allow the purchase of family and other guest seats at a cost of $35 each. If you would like to sit with a particular student, remember to go to the ticket booth at the theatre at the same time. The voucher, along with a student ID (or on the class list for the VCES and VCPS) will be required to get a ticket for the Matinee Show.

    PRE-SALE Broadway Grams will be available again this year.

    All grams include a commemorative postcard for you to add an encouraging note, and will be hand delivered to the performers backstage during each show. Buy in advance and avoid the rush.

    Visit the Pre-Sale table during ticket sales:
    Monday, 2/27, 9:00-12:00 p.m. - VCHS Verhoeven College & Career Center
    Tuesday, 2/28, 9:00-12:00 p.m. - VCHS Verhoeven College & Career Center
    Friday, 3/3, 4:30-6:00 p.m. - outside VCHS Legacy Chapel
    Grams will resume sales in the La Mirada Theatre lobby before all three performances and during each intermission on 3/9 and 3/10.

    This Year Gram's Selection: 

    • 5-stem Red Rose Bouquet $20
    • Single Red Rose $5
    • 3-stem Carnation Bouquet $10
    • Star Sucker $5
    • Plush Emoji Clip $5
    • Wrist Band $2
    Broadway Showcase: 
    • Reminder: All costume requirement sheets have been posted on the Valley Christian website under Broadway Showcase.
    • Costume checks are happening now until Friday, 3/3 during your regularly scheduled rehearsal.
    • Choir & Guitar class costume checks will be during class on 2/22, 2/23, 3/1, & 3/2. Please bring in ALL your costume parts for approval by a Cast Member or the Costume Committee. 

    Broadway Showcase Give-Day: Be a star and support the show! Help us bridge the gap between ticket sales and the program budget by making a donation online between now and Give-Day on Friday, 3/3. Every dollar raised goes towards our students performing on stage!

    Robotics: The EPIC Robotz Team would like to invite the VCS Family to join us on TONIGHT, Tuesday, 2/21 at 8:00 p.m. at VCHS B-18 for the presentation of the 2017 Robot.  We will be competing on 3/11 & 3/12 at Madera High School and on 3/25 & 3/26 at the Long Beach Pyramid.

    Attend the Auction! You can now purchase tickets to attend the event at the early bird ticket price here. Donations of items are also needed. Contact Sarah Fitzpatrick if you can help.

    Band & Orchestra Fine Arts is hosting a Snack/Lunch Bar at the Fine Arts Festival on Thursday, 3/2 at New Life Community Church.
    Donations of food and drinks are also needed. Items can be dropped off at any of the school offices until Wednesday, 3/1.
    • Service hours are available.  If you work a shift, you will still be able to leave and see your student perform. Follow this link to sign up for shifts/donations or call Jill Schmidt at 714-348-2439 to sign up! Thank you for your support of this wonderful event.
    Parent Association T-shirt & Polo Sales: will be Thursday, 3/2 from 7:45-8:15 a.m. and 3/16 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the VCHS Bldg. B Room 23. In addition to new items, we have leftover sweatshirts from last year and this year for sale. 
     
     

    VCS Job Openings 2017-18: Job descriptions and applications are available on the Employment webpage at www.vcschools.org/employment.

    • Middle School Principal
    • Substitute Teachers

    February Board Meeting has been moved from Thursday, 2/23 to Wednesday, 2/22.

    January Board Meeting Highlights: 
    • A motion to approve tuition increases for next year’s budget including 7.3% infant care, 7% pre-school and 4% for all others was approved. 
    • A motion was approved that the capital campaign priority would include: Event Center ($9 million)  & Debt and Cash flow ($3 million)
    • A full slate of board nominees has been obtained.

    Preschool

    Preschool families can earn a credit towards their VCS tuition by using Scrip! Gas, Grocery, VISA and many retail stores and restaurants are available. Go to www.vcschools.org/scrip for more info.

    Pancakes and Pajamas: is this Friday, 2/24. Children may wear their pajamas to school (please no slippers). Parents may join us for the fun!

    Trike-a-Thon: pledge sheets are going out today. Our Trike-a-Thon will be Friday 3/3. More info to come!

    Lunch Bunch Date:

    • Tuesday, 2/21 
    March Madness:
    • 3/2: Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
    • 3/3: Trike-a-Thon 
    • 3/7-3/9: Parent/teacher conferences
    • 3/13-3/24: Community Helpers
    • 3/24: Walking Field trip to Burger King
    • 3/29 & 3/30: TK and Kindergarten Field trip to Elementary School campus 

    Elementary School  

    Yearbook Ads: Parents, are you looking for a creative way to tell your student, “I love you and I’m proud of you?" Place a recognition ad in the yearbook! Yearbook recognition ads will be accepted through Friday, 2/24 by contacting our school's yearbook advisor Alba Rodriguez

    Magnetic Madness!: Valley Christian After School Science Club for grades K-6. Two classes are available for Wednesdays, 2/22-3/15 and Thursdays, 2/23-3/16 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Registration is open for February-March. A digital copy of the registration form and information is available here. We hope this science program will inspire students to learn and marvel at God's handiwork in His creation.

    Parents: Due to bus traffic and safety of the children, please do not enter the Bus/Staff parking lot in the morning between 7:50-8:20 a.m. and in the afternoon between 2:35-3:10 p.m.

    Totally Twisted Tuesday: Thanks for your great support and creativity with last week's Totally Twisted Tuesday. $1,880 was raised for auction prizes!

    Kindergarten Observation Tours: We will host Kindergarten Observation Tours at 8:30 a.m., on Thursday, 3/2, Friday, 3/17 and Friday, 3/24. These tours are a wonderful way for prospective parents to visit our campus and focus on our Kindergarten program. They'll see teachers and students in action and explore specialty classes. Tours are available by reservation. Call Dianne in the Business Office to join in. 

    Math Circle 2017: Math Circle has meetings every Tuesday. Please fill out the form and turn into the elementary office. 

    2nd Grade Students will be visiting the Columbia Memorial Space Center on Thursday, 2/23.

    5th Grade: Walk Through the American Revolution is Friday, 2/24.

    Mrs. Haagsma's class will be taking a walk around the neighborhood Friday, 2/24.

    1st & 2nd Grade Musical: On Tuesday, 2/28, the 1st and 2nd graders will present the musical, "Go, Go Jonah." You are invited to come learn about God's love through the story of Jonah.  The program will be held at 7 p.m. at Bethany CRC, 17054 Bixby Ave, Bellflower.  All students need to wear their maroon polo with any uniform bottom.  Please meet at 6:40 p.m. in the Friendship Center for warm ups.

    10th Annual Star Gazing Party on Monday, 3/13: Bring your family, friends and a picnic dinner to the Star Gazing Party at the elementary campus beginning at 5:00 p.m. There will be solar telescopes to view the sun, a presentation of the latest NASA events, and then star gazing at night! The Columbia Astronomers from the Columbia Memorial Space Center will be our guests and provide the telescopes. Your telescopes will be welcome, too. Hands on robotics will be available as well as a Space Shuttle Tile demonstration.  We will finish the evening with a celestial treat of Moon Pies!

    Middle School

    Jeans Fundraiser on Friday: This Friday, 2/24 will be a Jeans Fundrasier. To participate, students must purchase a wristband for $3 from your 1st Period teacher. You must wear a uniform shirt with your jeans. No Free dress passes are accepted this Friday. The money that is raised goes towards prizes for our School Auction in March.
     
    Middle School Preview Night: The Middle School will hold a Preview Night for prospective families Tuesday, 2/28 at 7:00 p.m. on the Middle School
    Campus. Please invite your friends and family who are interested in a Valley Christian education.
     
    Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents that volunteered as Door Monitors for the Fine Arts Run-Offs. We really appreciate your help.
     
    VCMS Instagram: Still need to join our VCMS Instagram account? Follow the VCMS Instagram Instructions. This is a private account that only VCMS families can join.

    After School Homework Club: We are accepting registrations for our After School Homework Club. Registration is limited, so please register your student in advance to secure a spot. Small group tutoring is available from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Middle School library. Registration forms are available at the middle school office or by contacting Olga Stavro.

    Snacks Donation: If you are interested in donating some non-perishable snacks for our students and tutors, we would appreciate it. Please drop these off at the middle school office and let them know they are for the Homework Club. Thank you in advance. 

    VCMS Orientation & Study Skills (July 31 – Aug 4): Sign ups are coming soon for a summer class that will help your student discover the best ways to succeed through organization, time management, study strategies, and much more. This orientation is a great place to learn more about VCMS and meet new people before the year even begins. Students will master opening their locker and even get their schedule. This class is intended for all 7th graders and new 8th graders. Families can choose the 8:00-10:00 a.m. session or the 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. session. Cost $80. 
     
    High School
      
    Class Registration forms for 2017-18 are due this Friday, 2/24. Selecting classes is an important part of the registration and planning process for next year, so please consider your choices carefully. Consult the online Course Catalog for course descriptions, pre-requisites, and planning flow charts. Registration Forms can be re-printed here. Preferential registration will be given to those who meet the deadline. Please contact Laura Pheifer or the counselors, Mrs. Garcia (A-L), Mrs. Simpson (M-Z), if you have any questions about classes or registration.

    The High School Jazz Bands will be performing in the 16th Annual Mayfair Jazz Festival this Friday, 2/24. Bourbon Street Jazz Band performs at 4:20 p.m. and the 52nd Street Jazz Band performs at 7:40 p.m. at Mayfair High School.

    Schedule note: There will be no block schedule the week of  3/6-3/9. On Wednesday, 3/8 the High School will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m.

    Senior Parents: Please mark your calendars for the annual Senior Blessing to be held the evening of Tuesday, 6/6 at Bethany CRC in Bellflower.

    Israel in Depth 2017: Deadline to sign up is Monday, 3/6! VCHS teacher Mr. Tim Becksvoort will be leading a tour to Israel 6/25/17 – 7/9/17. As you walk in the sandal prints of Abraham, David, Elijah, and Jesus and His disciples, you’ll watch the Biblical text unfold before your eyes, sink into your bones, and engage your heart.  Email Tim Becksvoort for more information.   

    Athletics  

    The Booster Club is looking for a quad for softball and baseball maintenance. If anyone would like to donate one to our program, please email Mark Dupuy.

    VCHS Pep Squad: Mandatory Parent/Student Informational Meeting on Thursday, 4/6 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    • Pep Squad Tryouts will take place Monday-Thursday, 4/24-4/27 from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. 

    For a schedule of upcoming Athletic events for each campus, please refer to the campus specific online athletic calendars at the Athletics website: www.vcathletics.net

    Friends of VCS   

     basketball

    Valley Christian Girls Varsity Basketball Beat La Quinta/Westminister in the CIF 2nd Round 59-26

     

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  • February 13, 2017 Issue 22

    Posted by Mandi Sahn at 2/13/2017 12:00:00 PM

    "In Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28

    2016-2017 Theme Verse


    Auction 2017: The online auction ENDS TONIGHT at 8:00 p.m. Bid NOW for (6) seats in the seventh row at the Broadway Showcase performance on Friday, 3/10, plus $200 at Macaroni Grill!

    Attend The Auction! You can now purchase tickets to attend the event at the early bird ticket price here.

    Broadway Showcase Give-Day: Be a star and support the show! Help us bridge the gap between ticket sales and the program budget by making a donation between now and Give-Day on March 3 at https://www.givecampus.com/schools/ValleyChristianSchools. Every dollar raised goes towards our students performing on stage!

    Parent Association Tshirt and Polo sales will be Thursday, 2/16 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in VCHS Bldg. B Room 23. In addition to new items, we have leftover sweatshirts from last year and this year for sale. Questions? Please email pasales@vschools.org

    Band and Orchestra Fine Arts is hosting a Snack/Lunch Bar at the Fine Arts Festival on Thursday, 3/2/17, @ New Life Community Church.
    Donations of food and drinks are also needed. Items can be dropped off at any of the school offices until Wednesday, 3/1.
    • Service hours are available.  If you work a shift, you will still be able to leave and see your student perform. Follow this link to sign up for shifts/donations or call Jill Schmidt @ 714-348-2439 to sign up! Thank you for your support with this wonderful event. 

    Broadway Showcase Reminder:

    There is rehearsal next week Monday, 2/20 on the President's Day holiday for High School and Middle School students. 

    • HS Specialty Numbers will rehearse between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. 
    • Middle School rehearsal will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    • HS Opener and Closer rehearsal will be from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

    Please check the Broadway Showcase Website for specific times for your group.

    All costume requirement sheets have been posted on the Valley Christian website under Broadway Showcase.

    Costume checks are Thursday, 2/16 - Friday, 3/3 during your regularly scheduled rehearsal. Choir & Guitar class costume checks will be during class on 2/22 & 2/23, and 3/1 & 3/2. Please bring in ALL your costume parts for approval by a Cast Member or the Costume Committee. 

    Elementary Parents

    Elementary Girls in TK/K, 1-3, & 4-6: Please come pick up your costume after your regularly scheduled rehearsal on Thursday, 2/16.

    • TK/K Girls dresses cost $18
    • Grades 1-3 Girls dresses cost $16.

    Elementary Boys 4-6: Please come pick-up your costume after your regularly scheduled rehearsal on Thursday, 2/16.


    VCHS Job Openings 2017-18: Job descriptions and applications are available on the Employment webpage at www.vcschools.org/employment.

    • Middle School Principal
    • Substitute Teachers

    February Board Meeting has been moved from Thursday, 2/23 to Wednesday, 2/22.


    Preschool

    Reminder: Preschool will be closed for Presidents' Day on Monday, 2/20.

    Preschool families can earn a credit towards their VCS tuition by using Scrip! Gas, Grocery, VISA and many retail stores and restaurants are available. Go to www.vcschools.org/scrip for more info.

    Lunch bunch dates:
    • Wednesday, 2/15 
    • Tuesday, 2/21 
    Valentine's Day Party: Sign up sheets are now posted! Please check with your child's teacher to sign up.
     
    Tiny Tykes and Busy Bees: will be on Tuesday, 2/14
     
    Fantastic Friends: will be on Wednesday, 2/15

    Fun things in February: Pancakes and Pajamas! More info to come!

    • Earn service hours for helpinh with pancakes and pajamas. Sign-ups are now posted on the table located on the preschool playground.

    March Madness:

    • 3/2: Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
    • 3/3: Trike-a-thon 
    • 3/7-3/9: Parent/teacher conferences
    • 3/13-3/24: Community Helpers
    • 3/24: Walking Field trip to Burger King
    • 3/29 & 3/30: TK and Kindergarten Field trip to Elementary school campus 

    Elementary School  

    Reminder: The school will be closed for Presidents' Day on Monday, 2/20.

    Parents, please do not enter the Bus/Staff parking lot in the morning between 7:50-8:20 a.m. and in the afternoon between 2:35-3:10 p.m., due to bus traffic and safety of the children.

    Congratulations to the students recognized in chapel today: Blake Day, Megan Murry, Rhieley Sumandal, Karsen Wesley, Breck Wilson  

    6th to 7th Night: is tonight, Monday, 2/13 from 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. This event is for 6th grade students and their parents only. You'll hear about InterAdvisement Competition, exploratories, schedules, core classes, lockers and life without recess. Parents, if possible, please bring a copy of your student's proof of Tdap vaccination (pertussis/whooping cough) with you.

    Totally Twisted Tuesday2/14 is wacky dress and crazy hair day. Students may pay $5 to participate. Donations will be used to purchase prizes for this year's auction. Please note: only use products on hair that can easily be washed out.

    ES/MS Fine Arts Festival Try-Outs, Wed., 2/15, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the elementary campus.
    • Service Hours Opportunity: Do you enjoy listening to students perform? Parents are needed as door monitors for the Fine Arts Festival runoffs on Wednesday, 2/15, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the VCES campus. Please email the Middle School if you are available to help.

    Coffee and Carbs for parents/guardians of 3rd and 4th graders on 2/17Friday, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the VCES Multipurpose Room.  Come connect with other parents in a casual setting.

    Kindergarten Observation Tours: We will host Kindergarten Observation Tours at 8:30 a.m.,on Friday, 2/17, Thursday, 3/2, Friday, 3/17 and Friday, 3/24. These tours are a wonderful way for prospective parents to visit our campus and focus on our Kindergarten program. They'll see teachers and students in action and explore specialty classes. Tours are available by reservation. Call Dianne in the Business Office to join in. 

    Math Circle 2017: Math Circle has meetings every Tuesday. Please fill out the form and turn into the elementary office. 

    2nd grade students will be visiting the Columbia Memorial Space Center on 2/23.

    5th Grade: Walk Through the American Revolution is Friday, 2/24.

    1st & 2nd Grade Musical: is on Tuesday, 2/28 at 7:00 p.m. at Bethany CRC, 17054 Bixby Ave, Bellflower.

    Middle School

    Reminder: The school will be closed for Presidents' Day on Monday, 2/20.
     
    Jeans Fundraiser on Fridays: The next two Fridays will be Jeans Days. To participate, must purchase a wristband for $3 from your 1st Period teacher. You must wear a uniform shirt with your jeans. No Free dress passes are accepted on those Fridays. The money that is raised goes towards prizes for our School Auction in March.
    ES/MS Fine Arts Festival Try-Outs, Wed, 2/15, 3:00pm–5:30 p.m. at the elementary campus.
     
    Service Hours Opportunity: Do you enjoy listening to students perform? Parents are needed as door monitors for the Fine Arts Festival runoffs on Wednesday, 2/15, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the VCES campus. Please email the Middle School if you are available to help.
     
    Middle School Preview Night. The Middle School will hold a Preview Night for prospective families Tuesday, 2/28 at 7:00 p.m. on the Middle School
    Campus. Please invite your friends and family who are interested in a Valley Christian education.

    After School Homework Club: We are accepting registrations for our After School Homework Club. Registration is limited so please register your student in advance to secure a spot. Small group tutoring is available from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Middle School library. Registration forms are available at the middle school office or by contacting Olga Stavro at ostavro@vcschools.org.

    Snacks Donation: If you are interested in donating some non-perishable snacks for our students and tutors, we would appreciate it. Please drop these off at the middle school office and let them know they are for the Homework Club. Thank you in advance. 

    SAVE THE DATE: VCMS Orientation & Study Skills (July 31 – Aug 4) – Sign up for a summer class that will help your student discover the best ways to succeed through organization, time management, study strategies, and much more. This orientation is a great place to learn more about VCMS and meet new people before the year even begins. Students will master opening their locker and even get their schedule. Mark your calendars; sign ups are coming soon! This class is intended for all 7th graders and new 8th graders. Families can choose the 8:00-10:00 a.m. session or the 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. session. Cost $80. 
     
    High School
     
    Reminder: The school will be closed for Presidents' Day on Monday, 2/20.
     
    Class Registration forms for 2017-18 are due Friday, 2/24. Selecting classes is an important part of the registration and planning process for next year, so please consider your choices carefully. Consult the online Course Catalog at http://www.vcschools.org/catalog for course descriptions, pre-requisites, and planning flow charts. Registration Forms can be re-printed from www.vcschools.org/registrationforms. Preferential registration will be given to those who meet the deadline. Please contact Laura Pheifer at lpheifer@vcschools.org or the counselors, Mrs. Garcia rgarcia@vcschools.org (A-L), Mrs. Simpson csimpson@vcschools.org (M-Z), if you have any questions about classes or registration.
     
    On-Campus College Visit: MEI International Academy will be on campus today, Monday, 2/13 from 11:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Quad Area.

    Schedule note: There will be no block schedule the week of March 6-9. On Wednesday, March 8 the high school will be dismissed at 2:45.

    Israel in Depth 2017: Deadline to sign up is March 6! VCHS teacher Mr. Tim Becksvoort will be leading a tour to Israel June 25 – July 9, 2017.  As you walk in the sandal prints of Abraham, David, Elijah, and Jesus and His disciples, you’ll watch the Biblical text unfold before your eyes, sink into your bones, and engage your heart.  Email tbecksvoort@vcschools.org for more information.   

    Athletics  

    For a schedule of upcoming Athletic events for each campus, please refer to the campus specific online athletic calendars at the Athletics website: www.vcathletics.net

    Friends of VCS

     
     
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  • February 6, 2017 Issue 21

    Posted by Mandi Sahn at 2/6/2017 2:00:00 PM

    "In Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28

    2016-2017 Theme Verse


    Auction 2017: Bid NOW for (6) seats in the seventh row at the Broadway Showcase performance on Friday, 3/10, plus $200 at Macaroni Grill!

    Parent Association T-shirt and Polo sales will be Thursday, 2/16 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the VCHS Bldg. B Room 23. In addition to new items, we have leftover sweatshirts from last year and this year for sale. Questions? Please email pasales@vschools.org

    Love and Logic class will start this week.  It will be held on four consecutive Thursdays, 2/9 through 3/2.  If you would like to register for the class, please contact Karen Garcia at kgarcia@vcschools.org or 562-920-9902.

    Broadway Showcase Updates:

    Elementary Parents
    On Thursday, 2/16 we will be distributing costumes to:

    • TK/K Girls Dresses: the price is $18.
    • Grades 1-3 Girls Dresses: the price is $16.
    • Grades 4-6 Boys shirts & Girls shirts, skirts, and bows. 

    Attention all BS17 Performers and Parents!

    All costume requirement sheets have been posted on the VC website under Broadway Showcase. Costume checks are Thursday, 2/16- Friday, 3/3 during your regularly scheduled rehearsal. Please bring in ALL your costume parts for approval by a Cast Member or the Costume Committee. Thank you.

    February Board Meeting has been moved from Thursday 2/23 to Wednesday, 2/22.

    Preschool

    Reminder: Preschool will be closed for Presidents' Day on Monday, 2/20

    Preschool families can earn a credit towards their VCS tuition by using Scrip! Gas, Grocery, VISA and many retail stores and restaurants are available. Go to www.vcschools.org/scrip for more info.

    Lunch bunch dates:
    • Tuesday, 2/7
    • Wednesday, 2/15 
    • Tuesday, 2/21 
    Valentine's Day Party: Sign up sheets are now posted! Please check with your child's teacher to sign up.
     
    Tiny Tykes and Busy Bees: will be on Tuesday, 2/14
     
    Fantastic Friends: will be on Wednesday, 2/15

    Fun things in February: Pancakes and Pajamas! More info to come!

    Elementary School

    Admissions Open House: Thanks to everyone who participated in our successful Admissions Open House last Saturday! We had a great turn out and look forward to new families joining us in August!
     
    Congratulations to the students recognized in chapel today: Kaitlyn Bomgaars, Aaron Burkett, Jace Jones, Chloe Kooi, Isaiah Woods.

    Kindergarten Observation Tours: We will host Kindergarten Observation Tours on at 8:30 a.m., Friday, 2/17, Thursday, 3/2, Friday, 3/17 and Friday, 3/24. These tours are a wonderful way for prospective parents to visit our campus and focus on our Kindergarten program. They'll see teachers and students in action and explore specialty classes. Tours are available by reservation. Call Dianne in the Business Office to join in. 

    Math Circle 2017: Meetings will begin Tuesday, 2/7. Please fill out the form and turn into the elementary office. 

    Math Olympics: Last makeup test for Math Olympics at VCES will be Tuesday, 2/7 at lunch, 4th grade only, Room 10. Contact Lhermann@vcschools.org for information.

    Colombia Memorial Space Center: Mrs. Davis' Multiage Class will be visiting the Columbia Memorial Space Center on Thursday, 2/9.

    6th to 7th Night: is on Monday, 2/13 from 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. This event is for 6th grade students and their parents only. You'll hear about InterAdvisement Competition, exploratories, schedules, core classes, lockers and life without recess. Parents, if possible, please bring a copy of your student's proof of Tdap vaccination (pertussis/whooping cough) with you.

    Totally Twisted Tuesday2/14 is wacky dress and crazy hair day. Students may pay $5 to participate. Donations will be used to purchase prizes for this year's auction. Please note: only use products on hair that can easily be washed out.

    ES/MS Fine Arts Festival Try-Outs, Wed., 2/15, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the elementary campus.
    • Service Hours Opportunity: Do you enjoy listening to students perform? Parents are needed as door monitors for the Fine Arts Festival runoffs on Wednesday, 2/15, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the VCES campus. Please email the Middle School if you are available to help.

    Coffee and Carbs for parents/guardians of 3rd and 4th graders on 2/17Friday, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the VCES Multipurpose Room.  Come connect with other parents in a casual setting.

    5th Grade: Walk Through the Revolution is Friday, 2/24.

    1st & 2nd Grade Musical: is on Tuesday, 2/28 at 7:00 p.m. at Bethany CRC, 17054 Bixby Ave, Bellflower.

    SAVE THE DATE: VCMS Orientation & Study Skills (July 31 – Aug 4) – Sign up for a summer class that will help your student discover the best ways to succeed through organization, time management, study strategies, and much more. This orientation is a great place to learn more about VCMS and meet new people before the year even begins. Students will master opening their locker and even get their schedule. Mark your calendars; sign ups are coming soon! This class is intended for all 7th graders and new 8th graders. Families can choose the 8:00-10:00 a.m. session or the 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. session. Cost $80.

    Middle School
     
    Jeans Fundraiser this Friday: The next 3 Fridays will be Jeans Day. You must purchase wristband for $3 from your 1st Period teacher. You must wear a uniform shirt with your jeans. No Free dress passes are accepted on those Fridays. The money that is raised goes towards our School Auction in March. Help support the School!
     
    ES/MS Fine Arts Festival Try-Outs, Wed, 2/15, 3:00pm–5:30 p.m. at the elementary campus.
     
    Middle School Preview Night. The Middle School will hold a Preview Night for prospective families Tuesday, 2/28 at 7:00 p.m. on the Middle School Campus. Please invite your friends and family who are interested in a Valley Christian education.

    After School Homework Club: We are accepting registrations for our After School Homework Club. Registration is limited so please register your student in advance to secure a spot. Small group tutoring is available from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Middle School library. Registration forms are available at the middle school office or by contacting Olga Stavro at ostavro@vcschools.org.

    Snacks Donation: If you are interested in donating some non-perishable snacks for our students and tutors, we would appreciate it. Please drop these off at the middle school office and let them know they are for the Homework Club. Thank you in advance. 

    Service Hours Opportunity: Do you enjoy listening to students perform? Parents are needed as door monitors for the Fine Arts Festival runoffs on Wednesday, 2/15, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the VCES campus. Please email the Middle School if you are available to help.


    High School
     
    Singing Birthday Telegrams are available for purchase during the entire school year as a fundraiser for the VCHS Madrigal Singers. You can wish your favorite high school student "Happy Birthday" in the form of amazing live singing by the Madrigals. Email Carrie at tcbtobias@gmail.com to place an order. The cost is $20 and includes birthday singing and tasty homemade treats, hand delivered to the birthday boy or girl during the school day. For a special discounted rate of only $10, you can show your love and appreciation to your favorite VCHS teacher or staff member!

    Second Semester Schedules: The last day to join a new class is this Friday, February 10. After that, the only class you may join is a study hall. Please send all schedule inquiries to Mrs. Pheifer at lpheifer@vcschools.org

    Senior Parents : All Jostens orders (for products other than caps, gowns, and tassels) must be completed by Thursday, 2/9. Orders can be placed online on their website, mailed to Jostens, or handed in to the High School office. If you have any questions, please call Jostens at 714-751-0260.

    On-Campus College Visit: MEI International Academy will be on campus Monday, 2/13 from 11:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Quad Area.

    Driver Education Class: Anyone interested in taking a Driver Education class at VCHS in February should stop by the high school office and pick up the flyer for more information.  

    Israel in Depth 2017: Deadline to sign up is March 6! VCHS teacher Mr. Tim Becksvoort will be leading a tour to Israel June 25 – July 9, 2017.  As you walk in the sandal prints of Abraham, David, Elijah, and Jesus and His disciples, you’ll watch the Biblical text unfold before your eyes, sink into your bones, and engage your heart.  Email tbecksvoort@vcschools.org for more information.   

    Athletics  

    For a schedule of upcoming Athletic events for each campus, please refer to the campus specific online athletic calendars at the Athletics website: www.vcathletics.net

    Friends of VCS

    Congratulations to the Middle School and High School students who were selected to perform in the ACSI Honor Band concert this past Friday evening.  

    honor band
    Back Row, L-R Ricky Rietveld, Payton Kooi, Alex Hille, Audra Kooi; Front Row, L-R Justine Bassett, Kelsie Jasper, Daniel Koops, Sarah Fritch, Abigail Meade
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  • January 30, 2017 Issue 20

    Posted by Mandi Sahn at 1/30/2017 2:00:00 PM

    "In Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28

    2016-2017 Theme Verse


     **The DEADLINE to APPLY for TUITION ASSISTANCE is January 31, 2017**

    Elementary Admissions Open House, Saturday, 2/4 at 10:00 AM, invite your friends and family interested in Valley Christian Elementary to join us for a fun event previewing our TK-6 elementary campus. Check in is at 10:00 AM, with a presentation at 10:15 AM.

    Auction 2017: 

    • Online Auction: Next week we will be having an online auction for six pre-sale tickets for prime seating at Broadway Showcase as well as a $200 Gift Card for dinner at Macaroni Grill.
    • Gift Cards: Have a favorite hobby, restaurant, or store? Please consider giving a $20 or more gift card for the Auction. Any donations are greatly appreciated. 
    • You're Invited: All school families and friends of VCS are invited to our largest fundraiser of the year. It will be on Friday, 3/31 at the Sheraton in Cerritos. Questions? Visit the auction website or Email Sarah Fitzpatrick.

    Jeans Day: VCHS Students, buy $3.00 wristbands at lunch or breaks to wear jeans this Friday, 2/3. Proceeds to fund raffle prizes at the auction. 

    Parent Association T-shirt and Polo sales will be Thursday, 2/2 from 7:45 - 8:15 a.m. and Thursday 2/16 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the VCHS Bldg. B Room 23. In addition to new items, we have leftover sweatshirts from last year and this years for sale. Questions? Please email pasales@vschools.org.


    Broadway Showcase 2017 Updates!

    High School Specialties: due to a scheduling conflict with the VCHS Chapel, Specialty Rehearsal (Jet Set, Stronger, and Nothing Like a Dame) has been changed from Tuesday, 1/31 to Wednesday, 2/1, for this week ONLY. Rehearsals will return to Tuesdays, next week of 2/7. 

    Rehearsal times remain the same:

    • Jet Set--Wednesday, 2/1, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
    • Stronger--Wednesday, 2/1, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    • Nothing Like a Dame--Wednesday, 2/1, 8:00-9:00 p.m.

    Elementary and Middle School Broadway Costumes Info Meeting

    Curious about what your child will need? Please come to a costume information meeting during your child’s regularly scheduled rehearsal in the courtyard by the High School chapel:

    • TK/K, Thursday, 2/2 at 3:45 p.m.
    • 1st-3rd, Thursday, 2/2 at 5:15 p.m.
    • 4th-6th, Thursday, 2/2 at 5:45 p.m.
    • Middle School, Monday, 2/6 at 5:30 p.m.

    High School Broadway Costumes
    All High school cast members will be informed of their costume requirements in class or during their regularly scheduled rehearsal.

    TK/K, Elementary, Middle and High School costume requirements will be posted on the Broadway Showcase website after Monday, 2/6 specified by their age group. A printed copy of the costume requirements will be available at every rehearsal as well. 


    Preschool

    Preschool families can earn a credit towards their VCS tuition by using Scrip! Gas, Grocery, VISA and many retail stores and restaurants are available. Go to www.vcschools.org/scrip for more info.

    Lunch Bunch Day: Tuesday, 1/31 

    Fun things in February: Valentines Parties, Pancakes and Pajamas! More info to come!

    Elementary School

    Elementary Admissions Open House, Saturday, 2/4 at 10:00 AM, invite your friends and family interested in Valley Christian Elementary to join us for a fun event previewing our TK-6 elementary campus. Check in is at 10:00 AM, with a presentation at 10:15 AM.

    6th to 7th Night - Monday, 2/13 at 7:00 - 8:15 PM. This event is for 6th grade students and their parents only. You'll hear about IACs, Exploratories, Schedules, Core classes, Lockers and life without recess. 

    Congratulations to the students recognized in chapel today: Lily DeMaster, Cole Hefner, Sadie Jimenez, Christian Shiraki, Jackson Willoughby

    Kindergarten students will be going to Centennial Farms today, 1/30. 

    Math Olympics Tryout Dates at VCES at lunch time in Room 10 on the following days: 

    • 3rd Grade: Tuesday 1/31
    • 4th Grade: Wednesday 2/1
    • 5th & 6th Grade will take in class.
    • Make-up tests will be on Thursday, 2/2

    Questions: Contact Mrs. Hermann at lhermann@vcschools.org.

    Math Circle 2017 will begin Tuesday, 2/7. Please fill out the form and turn into the elementary office. 
     
    Totally Twisted Tuesday2/14 is wacky dress and crazy hair day, the cost is $5.00 to participate. 
     
    1st & 2nd Grade Musical is on Tuesday, 2/28 at 7:00 pm at Bethany CRC, 17054 Bixby Ave, Bellflower

    Service Hours Opportunity: Do you enjoy listening to students perform? Parents are needed as door monitors for the Fine Arts Festival runoffs on Wednesday, 2/15, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the VCES campus. Please email the Middle School if you are available to help.
     
    Shake, Rattle & Roll: Valley Christian After School Science Club for grades K-6. Two classes are available for Wednesdays, (2/1 & 2/8) and Thursdays, (2/2 & 2/9) from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Registration is open for January-February. A digital copy of the registration form and information is available here. We hope this science program will inspire students to learn and marvel at God's handiwork in His creation. 
     
    Middle School
    Come try out for Math Olympics on Monday, 1/30 and Wednesday, 2/1 at lunch in Mrs. Alford's Room.
     
    Holocaust Survivor Returns to VCMS: Parents are welcome to join us in the middle school chapel on Wednesday, 2/1 from 10:55 a.m. -12:25 p.m. as we welcome back Mr. Stephen Nasser, author of My Brother's Voice.
     
    Service Hours Opportunity: Do you enjoy listening to students perform? Parents are needed as door monitors for the Fine Arts Festival runoffs on Wednesday, 2/15, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the VCES campus. Please email the Middle School if you are available to help.
     
    Free Dress Fridays in February! Each Friday in February, VCMS will be participating in an optional fundraiser to support the VCS Auction. Each Friday, Middle Schoolers may purchase a $3 wristband in Advisement for Free Dress. The wristband will be good for that Friday only. Each Friday, Advisement teachers will have a different color wristband for sale. This is an optional fundraiser, and students may participate in all, some, or none of the days! Proceeds will be used to purchase prizes for the auction. Just a reminder - school dress code as described in the school handbook still applies!
     
    High School
     
    "A Regal Affair", the VCHS Winter Dance, will be held on Saturday, 2/4 from 7:30-11:00 p.m. (the doors close at 8:30 pm) at The White House Event Center, 1238 S Beach Blvd Anaheim, CA 92804. 
    • Students must have a signed Winter Dance Form for each ticket purchased. They can be picked up and handed in at the High School office. 
    • Remember to send dress photos to the Dance Committee members at dancecommittee@vcschools.org prior to February 3. Semi-Formal dress is required.
    Jeans Day: VCHS Students, buy $3.00 wristbands at lunch or breaks to wearr jeans this Friday, 2/3! Proceeds to fund raffle prizes at the auction. 
     
    Driver Education Class: Anyone interested in taking a Driver Education class at VCHS in February should stop by the high school office and pick up the flyer for more information.  

    LAST CHANCE to Purchase a Senior Yearbook Ad is TOMORROW, 1/31. Senior Parents, Grandparents or Guardians, this is your final chance to to purchase and submit a senior ad for the back of the yearbook. After this date, Jostens will no longer be accepting submissions. Please view instructions mailed out to parents, or visit the yearbook page on the VCS website. 

    A Jostens Representative will be on Campus at Lunch Time on Tuesday, 1/31. All seniors will be receiving a mailing from Jostens with information about graduation items available for order. They will be measuring for caps and gowns (which are no charge to families) and they can take order forms at that time for additional graduation items that families choose to buy. If you have any questions, please contact Faith Rietveld in the High School office.

    Athletics  

    Kick it to Cancer: Join us for the Girls Soccer Annual Fundrasier, Kick it to Cancer this Friday night at 5:30 p.m. at the Crusader Field. Their will be a raffle, free hotdogs and a rival game against Maranatha. Come out and join us for a fun evening!

    For a schedule of upcoming Athletic events for each campus, please refer to the campus specific online athletic calendars at the Athletics website: www.vcathletics.net

    Friends of VCS

    iGods: Dr. Craig Detweiler will be speaking on his book iGods, How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives on Wednesday, 2/1 at 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Long Beach CRC, 5559 E. Wardlow Rd. Dr. Craig is a professor at Pepperdine University, an award-winning filmmaker, and author. Call Long Beach CRC church office at (562) 421-1721 if you have any questions. 

     

    SCSBOA Honor Band

    Audra Kooi and Kelsie Jasper represented VCS January 22nd at the SCSBOA honor band. 

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  • January 23, 2017 Issue 19

    Posted by Mandi Sahn at 1/23/2017 1:00:00 PM

    "In Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28

    2016-2017 Theme Verse


     **The DEADLINE to APPLY for TUITION ASSISTANCE is January 31, 2017**

    Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated in Saturday's Admissions Open House events. Both events had lots of engagement from potential parents and lots of follow-up questions. 
     
    A very special thank you to the Knopps who cooked & served over 200 tacos at VCMS! We're so proud of our community for showing up, creating new ways to connect with potential families and just being VCS at it's best.

    Love and Logic: VC is offering a four week parenting class called Love and Logic. It will be taught by Superintendent, Ron Taylor and his wife Kathy. It will be held at VCES, Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting 2/9. The cost of the class is $35 per person or $65 per couple. Childcare is available. Registration and payment has been extended to Wednesday, 1/25. Contact Karen Garcia at 562-920-9902 or kgarcia@vcschools.org to sign up.

    Auction 2017: Have a favorite hobby, restaurant, or store? Please consider giving a $20 or more gift card for the Auction. Any donations are greatly appreciated. All school families and friends of VCS are invited to our largest fundraiser of the year. It will be on Friday, 3/31 at the Sheraton in Cerritos. Questions? Visit the auction website or Email Sarah Fitzpatrick.

    Parent Association T-shirt and Polo sales will be Thursday, 2/2 from 7:45 - 8:15 a.m. and Thursday 2/16 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the VCHS Bldg B Room 23. In addition to new items, we have leftover sweatshirts from last year and this years for sale. Questions? Please email pasales@vschools.org.

    Broadway Showcase 2017 Updates!

    Due to Finals Week at VCHS, there is no Broadway Showcase rehearsal this week Monday (1/23) or Tuesday (1/24) for High School Students.

    Middle School and Elementary School students will rehearse as usual.

    This Thursday, 1/26, High School Closer Rehearsal begin at 5:30 p.m. in the VCHS Music Room.

    For High School Specialties: due to a scheduling conflict with the VCHS Chapel, Specialty Rehearsal (Jet Set, Stronger, and Nothing Like a Dame) has been changed from Tuesday, 1/31 to Wednesday, 2/1, for next week ONLY. Rehearsals will return to Tuesdays the following week of 2/7

    Rehearsal times remain the same:

    • Jet Set--Wednesday, 2/1, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
    • Stronger--Wednesday, 2/1, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    • Nothing Like a Dame--Wednesday, 2/1, 8:00-9:00 p.m.

    Elementary and Middle School Broadway Costumes Info Meeting

    Curious about what your child will be needing? Please come to an information costume meeting during your child’s regularly scheduled rehearsal in the courtyard by the High School chapel:

    • TK/K, Thursday, 2/2 at 3:45 p.m.
    • 1st-3rd, Thursday, 2/2 at 5:15 p.m.
    • 4th-6th, Thursday, 2/2 at 5:45 p.m.
    • Middle School, Monday, 2/6 at 5:30 p.m.

    High School Broadway Costumes
    All High school cast members will be informed of their costume requirements in class or during their regularly scheduled rehearsal.

    TK/K, Elementary, Middle and High School costume requirements will be posted on the Broadway Showcase website after Monday, 2/6 specified by their age group. A printed copy of the costume requirements will be available at every rehearsal as well. 

    January School Board Meeting has been moved to Wednesday, 1/25 to accommodate Cerritos City Council approval of the Event Center concept. 


    Preschool

    Preschool families can earn a credit towards their VCS tuition by using Scrip! Gas, Grocery, VISA and many retail and restaurants are available. Go to www.vcschools.org/scrip for more info.

    Lunch Bunch Days: Wednesday, 1/25, Tuesday, 1/31 

    Elementary School

    No School on Friday, 1/27 due to VCS Records Day

    Congratulations to the students recognized in chapel today: Emma Adkins, Jack Carey, Koa Malau'ulu, Simeon Pak, Shane Van Kampen

    Kindergarten students will be going to Centennial Farms on Monday, 1/30. 

    Math Olympics Tryout Dates at VCES at lunch time in Room 10 on the following days: 

    • 3rd Grade: Tuesday 1/31
    • 4th Grade: Wednesday 2/1
    • 5th and 6th Grade will take in class.
    • Make-up tests will be on Thursday, 2/2

    Questions: Contact Mrs. Hermann at lhermann@vcschools.org.

    Math Circle 2017 will begin Tuesday, 2/7. Please fill out the form and turn into the elementary office. 

    Service Hours Opportunity: Do you enjoy listening to students perform? Parents are needed as door monitors for the Fine Arts Festival runoffs on Wednesday, 2/15, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the VCES campus. Please email the Middle School if you are available to help.
     
    Shake, Rattle & Roll: Valley Christian After School Science Club for grades K-6. Two classes are available for Wednesdays, 1/25, & 2/1, 2/8 and Thursdays, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Registration is open for the January-February. A digital copy of the registration form and information is available here. We hope this science program will inspire students to learn and marvel at God's handiwork in His creation. 
     
    Middle School
     
    No School on Friday, 1/27 due to VCS Records Day
     
    8th Grade Parent Worldview Transition Meeting: Off to High School! Your child’s freshman year will be one full of transitions. We believe God created transitions and Scripture offers us insights about how we, as the body of Christ, may enter into and grow through such transitions. In this spirit, we invite every parent of a VC 8th grader to attend a special night and hear from Superintendent, Ron Taylor on Tuesday, 1/24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School chapel.
 
     
    Students in Grades 3-8 are encouraged to try out for the Math Olympics.  Practice materials may be obtained. Tryouts are scheduled during lunch recess later in January. Grades 5th-8th see Mrs. Hermann. Email lhermann@vcschools.org for information.  
     
    Service Hours Opportunity: Do you enjoy listening to students perform? Parents are needed as door monitors for the Fine Arts Festival runoffs on Wednesday, 2/15, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the VCES campus. Please email the Middle School if you are available to help.

    Lost and Found: Is your student missing their jacket, uniform, lunch bag or shoes? Please have your child stop by the Lost and Found and see if they recognize any of their clothing. 
     
    Free Dress Fridays in February! Each Friday in February, VCMS will be participating in an optional fundraiser to support the VCS Auction. Each Friday, Middle Schoolers may purchase a $3 wristband in Advisement for Free Dress. The wristband will be good for that Friday only. Each Friday, Advisement teachers will have a different color wristband for sale. This is an optional fundraiser, and students may participate in all, some, or none of the days! Proceeds will be used to purchase prizes for the auction. Just a reminder - school dress code as described in the school handbook still applies!
     
    High School

    No School on Friday, 1/27 due to VCS Records Day

    VCHS Exams are this week, 1/23-1/26. 

    • Students should arrive on campus before 8:30 a.m, or between 10-10:30 a.m. While on campus, students will be required to be in a testing room or remain in the library for the duration of the testing period. If a student does not have an exam, he or she is not required to be on campus.
    • VCHS students are not allowed to visit other campuses until 2:45 p.m.
    • Individual exam schedules are distributed to students. You can view the Exam Schedule or see it at the VC Family Resources Website
    • The canteen will be closed during exams. Only vending machines will be available to purchase food.
    • Buses will run at regular times (8:05 a.m. morning drop off, 2:55 p.m. afternoon departure).
    • The library will be open until 3:00 p.m.
    • During the exam blocks 8:30-10:0 a.m. and 10:30-12:00 p.m., students may not enter or leave campus.
    • Uniforms must be worn during finals or students will not be allowed to take final exams.

    VCHS Handbells will Perform at the Disneyland Resort as part of Disneyland's Community Arts Showcase at California Adventure. The group will play on the Hollywood Backlot Stage at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, 1/27. Congratulations to these students for making the audition!  If you have a pass to the park, we invite you to come see these students perform.

    Senior Mixer:  Saturday, 1/28 from 5:00-7:00pm (*note the change in time) out on the football field for capture the flag and other games.  If you are able, please bring a snack to share!

    A Jostens Representative will be on Campus at Lunch Time on Tuesday, 1/31. All seniors will be receiving a mailing from Jostens with information about graduation items available for order. They will be measuring for caps and gowns (which are no charge to families) and they can take order forms at that time for additional graduation items that families choose to buy. If you have any questions, please contact Faith Rietveld in the High School office.

    LAST CHANCE to Purchase a Senior Yearbook Ad is January 31. Senior Parents, Grandparents or Guardians, this is your final chance to to purchase and submit a senior ad for the back of the yearbook. After this date, Jostens will no longer be accepting submissions. Please view instructions mailed out to parents, or visit the yearbook page on the VCS website.

    Driver Education Class: Anyone interested in taking a Driver Education class at VCHS in February should stop by the high school office and pick up the flyer for more information. 

     
    "A Regal Affair", the VCHS Winter Dance, will be held on Saturday, 2/4 from 7:30-11:00 p.m. (the doors close at 8:30 pm) at The White House Event Center, 1238 S Beach Blvd Anaheim, CA 92804. 
    • Students must have a signed Winter Dance Form for each ticket purchased. They can be picked up an handed in at the High School office. 
    • Remember to send dress photos to the Dance Committee members at dancecommittee@vcschools.org prior to February 3. Semi-Formal dress is required.

    Congratulations to the winners of the VCHS Film Festival held on Saturday, 1/14:

    • 1st place: Maya Archer
    • 2nd place: Andrew Ji & Jonathan Pheifer
    • 3rd place: Andrew Ji & Bill Gao

    Athletics  

    For a schedule of upcoming Athletic events for each campus, please refer to the campus specific online athletic calendars at the Athletics website: www.vcathletics.net


    Friends of VCS

    Lightshine 2017 Presents "Plug In Wonder-Working Power," a contemporary concert under the direction of Kay VanWeerthuizen. Presentations will be held at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 18718 Grayland Ave. Artesia, CA 90701. No tickets are required; for more information click here.

    Friday, 1/27 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, 1/28 at 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday, 1/29 at 6:00 p.m.

    Join us for the Concert, “A Taste of Southern Soul,” which will feature Octavius Womack, Caity Peters, Dan Davis and Katy Feller. This night of music will be on Friday, 1/27, at 7:00 p.m. at the William & Jane Bristol Civic Auditorium in Bellflower. Tickets are $20 and available online. Come out and support our VCS family!

     

    Knopps Knopps who cooked & served over 200 tacos at VCMS! 

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