Valley Christian Weekly News

  • May 21, 2018 Issue 37

    Posted by Leann Bakker on 5/21/2018 3:00:00 PM

    2017-2018 Theme Verse: "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love." 1 Corinthians 16:13 - 14


       
    Please check out the summer camps that are offered. Including Robotics Camp, Jazz Camp, and the VCMS Orientation/Study Skills camp.
     
    Summer Sports Camps: Below is the link where you can sign up. You have the option again to pay online or you can register online and send in a check. Please be aware that the camps do not pop up until you put the grade level your child will be entering, and then the camps that are available for that grade level will display for you to select the one you are looking for. Also attached below is the flier with info and all the camps we offer. Questions? contact jgarner@vcschools.org. 2018 Summer Camp Brochure   go.vcschools.org/sportscamps
     
    Job Opportunity at VCS - Chemistry/Biology Teacher at VCHS - Find out more information on the website.
     
    Service Hours Opportunity: The High School Library can use help with cleaning books and shelves from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Thursday. Email Mrs. Hefley if you can help at jhefley@vcschools.org.
     
    Parent Survey. We want to hear from you!  Your input will drive our initiatives for the coming school year and we're grateful if you take the time to assist us!  If you need assistance, please contact Patty Vander Molen at pvandermolen@vcschools.org.
     
    Grad Night Volunteers needed on Friday, 5/25 - DOUBLE SERVICE HOURS are available! Work the whole night or in shifts of 8:30-11:00 PM, 10:30 PM-1:30 AM or 1:30-4:30 AM. Please contact Theresa Montenegro with questions or to sign up at tmpamperedgirl@yahoo.com.
     
    2nd time around uniform sale will be Wednesday,8/1 and Thursday, 8/2. Please look here on the website for more information. Only a few more volunteer spots are available for the 8/1 and 8/2 Used Uniform sales. Get some service hours done before school starts! Click here to sign up www.signupgenius.com.   These are the drop off dates:
    • Tuesday, 5/22, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, Room 23 VCHS
    • Wednesday, 5/23, 6:00 PM -8:00 PM, Room 23 VCHS
    • Thursday, 5/24, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM, VCES in the front of the office
    Do you have a heart for serving at Valley Christian? Are you looking for a way to fill your service hours in the next school year? Parents' Association has many positions which need to be filled including: Vice President, Co-Treasurer, Used Uniform Coordinator, Kids Boutique Coordinator, and T-shirt chair and committee members. We have an immediate need for a T-shirt chair. Please contact Denise Noble at pa@vcschools.org.
     
    VCS Board officers for 2018-2019 School Year:
    • President: Jeff Westra
    • Vice-President: Hector Montenegro
    • Treasurer: James Vreeke
    • Secretary: Brad Struiksma
    • Vicar: Bill Mulder
     Board Members are Kim Bouma, Kimberly Cano, Mark Dupuy, Carlos Espinosa, John Grasmeyer, Ray Perez, and Bill Stirton
     

     
    Preschool    
      
    Reminders:
    • Last day of school is Thursday, 5/24 - half day with 11:30 AM dismissal
    • School closed Friday, 5/25- Friday, 6/1
    • Open for summer program Monday, 6/4 at the VCES Campus
    • Deadline to register for Summer Fun-in-the-Son was 5/9. If you have not paid $50 registration for summer, please submit payment to VCPS Office today, thank you.
    • Infant Center will be closed Monday, 5/28, in observance of Memorial Day.
    • Infant Center last day is Thursday, 5/31.
    Thank you to all of our VCPS families that helped to make this a successful school year!  The first day of fall classes will be Monday, 8/13.
    A late July mailing will be sent with Fall class info. May you have a fun, blessed summer!
     
     
     
     

     

    Elementary School  
     
    The last day of school is Thursday, 5/24 with dismissal at 11:30 AM. Buses will run at 11:30 AM.
     
    Summer Sports Camps: Below is the link where you can sign up. You have the option again to pay online or you can register online and send in a check. Please be aware that the camps do not pop up until you put the grade level your child will be entering, and then the camps that are available for that grade level will display for you to select the one you are looking for. Also attached below is the flier with info and all the camps we offer. Questions, contact jgarner@vcschools.org2018 Summer Camp Brochure   go.vcschools.org/sportscamps
      
    Free dress for students Tuesday through Thursday, 5/22-5/24.
     
    Field trips this week:
    • 1st grade students will be going to the Los Angeles Zoo on Monday, 5/21.
    • 5th grade students will be going to the California Science Center on Wednesday, 5/23.
    • 6th grade students will be going to Knott's Berry Farm on Wednesday, 5/23.
    Water & Sunscreen for Sports Day, 5/22: Please send a water bottle labeled with your child's name and sunscreen, if needed.
     
    Sports Day Volunteers: Please meet at the high school football field tomorrow at 8:30 AM to get your assignment for the day. Lunch and drinks are provided. You may want to bring a lawn chair if you don’t like sitting on the grass. The day should be over by 1:30 PM. Thanks again for helping make this day a success for our elementary students.
     
    Volunteers are needed to serve hot lunch on Sports Day, Tuesday, 5/22. Please contact Tracie Jones at 562-612-2340 if you can help.
     
    6th Grade Blessing Ceremony on Thursday, 5/24 from 8:40 - 9:20 AM at the elementary campus. We will have a small ceremony to celebrate the students that will be moving on to middle school on the last day of school. 6th graders must wear their maroon polo shirt during the ceremony and may bring a change of clothes to wear after. Seating will be limited.
     
    If your child has medication or an inhaler in the office, please remember to pick it up before summer break. We will dispose of anything left.
     
    Outstanding Balances? Please be sure to pay fines for tardy fees, library fines and/or lost textbook and return all books before the last day of school to the elementary office.
     
    Fundraiser Coordinator Needed: The Cookie Dough/Magazine Sale Fundraiser is in need of a coordinator for the 2018-19 school year. Service hours can be earned. Please call the school office, 562-920-9902, if interested.
     
    Summer Day Camp registration packets are available at www.vcschools.org/daycare.
       

     

    Middle School  
     
    Thank you to our morning parents that helped with traffic duty: Thanks to Liz Garcia, Kym Livesay and Jon Erickson for keeping the cars and buses safe.
     
    All fines must be paid before students may receive a Yearbook.
     
    8th Graders:
    • Wednesday, 5/23 is a half day for 8th grade only with dismissal at noon. There is no bus service at noon that day, so parents must pick up their eighth graders at that time.
    • 8th Grade Graduation will be at Calvary Baptist Church located at 14722 Clark Ave. in Bellflower on Wednesday, 5/23 at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM to ticket holders and 6:50 PM for those without tickets. Graduates must be at the church no later than 6:30 PM.
    Last day of school for 7th graders will be Thursday, 5/24 until 11:30 AM. Buses will run at 11:30 AM.
     
    This summer you may contact the middle school office staff at vcmsoffice@vcschools.org. The Summer Hours for the Middle School Office are
    • Tuesday 5/29 through Thursday, 5/31, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Monday 6/4 - Thursday 6/7, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Starting Wednesday 6/13, the office will be open Wednesdays only from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Summer Sports Camps: Below is the link where you can sign up. You have the option again to pay online or you can register online and send in a check. Please be aware that the camps do not pop up until you put the grade level your child will be entering, and then the camps that are available for that grade level will display for you to select the one you are looking for. Also attached below is the flier with info and all the camps we offer. Questions, contact jgarner@vcschools.org2018 Summer Camp Brochure   go.vcschools.org/sportscamps
       
    VCMS Orientation & Study Skills Camp is 7/30 – 8/3. 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. This class is intended for all 7th graders and new 8th graders. The 10:30 AM -12:30 PM session is the only session available now. Cost $80.
     
     
     

     
     
    High School
     
    The High School office will be open during the summer from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Monday-Thursday.
     
    Seniors are required to be at school on Friday, 5/25 at 8:15 AM for Graduation rehearsal.  They will return to school around 11:00 AM.
     
    Seniors or Senior Parents - if you have not done so already, stop by the office any time during exam week to pick up your caps, gowns, and graduation tickets.
     
    Final Transcripts - Senior parents, please remind your students to log onto Parchment and order their final senior transcripts to be sent to their college. To avoid account confusion, this is something the student should do, not the parents. Please remind them when submitting their order to select “Hold For Grades” so that the transcript sent includes all 4 years of High School. If your student has any questions about Parchment, please ask them to come to the High School office for help.
     
    Athletic Booster scholarship winners are Marian Ledesma and Joshua Asiedu-Akrofi.
     
    Monday, 5/21 - Wednesday, 5/23 is Exam Week at the High School: Students only need to be on campus during their exam periods. The exam schedule can be viewed on the school's web-site www.vcschools.org. If a student needs to be on campus but they do not have an exam scheduled, they will need to stay in the Library during the exam block, they are not allowed to be anywhere else on campus. Exams are finished by noon each day. Seniors will find out from each of their teachers if they are exempt from exams in their class.
     
    Senior Blessing is on Tuesday, 5/22 at 7:00 PM at Bethany CRC, Bellflower: Seniors and Senior Parents are invited to attend this special night of praise and prayer.  Questions? Call Gerriana Prins 562-755-2694, or Lesley Silva 562-631-0391.
     
    Track Team Awards Night on Thursday, 5/24 at 7:00 PM in the Legacy Chapel - the track team and their parents are invited to celebrate the successful season! Join us for dessert and coffee while we honor the accomplishments of team!
     
    VCHS 2018-2019 Book Sale
    The Text Book Sale will take place in rooms HH40-HH42. You can also pick up your iPad and receive Tech support in room HH43.
    • Wednesday, 8/1, from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Thursday, 8/2, from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Parent Service Hours Opportunity: Complete your parent service hours before the school year even starts. Work the Book Sale! It's lots of fun and dinner is provided on Thursday, 8/2. If your student would like to complete service hours, they can work the sale as well. Contact Onnie Bomgaars, Bookstore Manager at 562-865-0281 x240.
     
    Summer Voice Lessons: Students wishing to learn new songs and sing with confidence may sign up with Mr. Goedhart, who will again be offering private voice lessons on the high school campus during the summer months. Lesons are a half-hour once a week and there is a special rate for VC students. Contact information: pgoedhart@vcschools.org; or phone (562) 865-0281 ext. 234.
     
    The first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year is Monday, 8/13. Monday will be a half day and is only for 9th graders and new 10-12th graders. Tuesday, 8/14 will be a full day of school for all 9th-12th graders.
     
     
     
    2018 College Shirt Day
     Photo of the Week: Seniors on College Tshirt Day 
     

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

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    Friends of VCS
     
    Affordable Treasures Thrift Store is RE-OPENED! Check out the totally remodeled and restructured thrift store that supports our school! All new inventory and prices! Also, meet our new manager, Ashlee Brewer. Thrift donations and volunteers are ALWAYS welcome. Service hours available for VC families. Store hours: M-F 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sat. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Store location: 17829 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, CA 90706 between Cedar & Rose (562)866-0060.
     
    Lower your Tuition with Scrip: When you purchase gift cards at Scrip for various grocery, gas, retail stores, and restaurants, you earn a tuition credit for the next school year. Click here for the order form. Please contact us for more information at scrip@vcschools.org or 562-865-4285.
     

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    Requested Announcements   
     
    Camp Dunamis is 6/17-6/22, 2018 - Camp Dunamis is a fun Christian camp for middle school youth. 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 at www.campdunamis.org. Campers must be entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall. For more information, contact Amanda Samia at 562-676-5896 or Denise Tamminga at 562-644-0896. 
      
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