Valley Christian Weekly News

  • November 18, 2019 Issue 15

    Posted by Leann Bakker on 11/18/2019 3:00:00 PM

     

    2019-2020 Theme Verse: "But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect" (1 Peter 3:15).


     
    We extend our sympathies to Julie Vande Vegte, Middle School Learning Commons teacher, and her family, on the passing of her father, Glenn Faber. Please keep her family in your prayers.
     
    Please help the Madrigals Choir fundraise today, 11/18 from 4:00-8:00 PM and enjoy a delicious Chipotle dinner at Cerritos Mall! Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier that you're supporting the Valley Christian Madrigals Choir. Every bowl and burrito counts!
     
    BOPA invites businesses and friends to place a business advertisement or a message to students or staff in our Christmas Concerts program/ad book which will be distributed at all instrumental Christmas concerts grades 5-12. Submissions are due today, 11/18. Details & order forms can be downloaded at www.vcschools.org/bopa or contact Jennifer Kooi at jenn.kooi@yahoo.com, 562-204-3835 or Ryanne Gavrila at rygavrila@gmail.com, 562-889-5230.
     
    ThankScriping Day is this Thursday, 11/21. Get ready for this big bonus day by signing up on myscripwallet.com and enter enrollment code 32718E315182. Need help? Please come into our office, located at the middle school, during our Live Scrip Sales every Tues and Thurs, 8:00-9:30 AM. To learn more about Scrip, please visit our webpage at vcschools.org/scrip.
     
    VC Parent Assocation will have a T-shirt and polo sale this Thursday, 11/21 from 3:00-5:00 PM in Building B on the High School Campus.
     
    The VCS Board will be meeting on Thursday, 11/21 at 7:00 PM in the SSB Building at the High School. Here is the agenda.  
     
    VCS Thanksgiving Service: Parents and friends of VCS are invited to join all TK-12th grade students and staff for worship on Friday, 11/22 from 1:30-2:15 PM in the High School gym. After worship, students will return to their own campuses and bus routes will run as usual. Preschool students will participate in their own Thanksgiving celebration at their campus.
     
    Thanksgiving Break - There will be no school for Pre-School through 12th grade Monday-Friday, 11/25-11/29 in observance of Thanksgiving.
     
    Need entertainment for your upcoming holiday party? Consider hiring members of the VC Madrigals group to sing! Contact Laura Pheifer lpheifer@vcschools.org or Dan Davis ddavis@vcschools.org for dates.
     
    Please invite your friends and family to come a December Preview Morning. This is a great way for your friends to get an inside view of VCS as they tour each of our campuses! Spread the news!
    • Wednesday, 12/4 at 8:30 AM at the Middle School
    • Thursday, 12/5 at 8:30 AM at the Elementary School
    • Friday, 12/6 at 8:30 AM at the High School
     
    Upcoming Christmas Concerts! Mark your calendars and invite your family and friends!
    • K, 3 Christmas Concert on Tuesday, 12/3, 7:00 PM - Bethany Christian Reformed Church, 17054 Bixby Ave, Bellflower
    • Middle School Christmas Concert on Thursday, 12/5, 7:30 PM - New Life Community Church, 18800 Norwalk Blvd., Artesia
    • No “L” in Swing Jazz Bands Christmas Concert, on Friday, 12/6, 7:30 PM - VCHS Legacy Chapel
    • High School Vocal Christmas Concert on Tuesday, 12/10, 7:30 PM - First Christian Reformed Church, 17603 Ardmore Ave, Bellflower
    • High School Instrumental Concert on Thursday, 12/12, 7:30 PM - VCHS Legacy Chapel
    • Pre-School Christmas Program on Friday, 12/13, 6:00 PM - Encounter Church, 10012 Ramona St., Bellflower
    • Middle School and High School Handbells at Long Beach Christmas Pagaent - Saturday, 12/14, 7:30-9:00 PM, 5559 E Wardlow Rd, Long Beach
    • 5th and 6th Grade Christmas Concert on Wednesday, 12/18, 10:00 AM - Bethany Christian Reformed Church, 17054 Bixby Ave, Bellflower
     
    Parent Service Hours Opportunity - The High School Office is looking for help with the Teacher’s Christmas Luncheon on Friday, 12/6. Donations are needed as well as shifts of people to help set up, serve, supervise students, and clean up. Please contact the High School office at hsinfo@vcschools.org if you are interested in helping.
     
    Parent Service Hours Opportunity: Chaperone the Sadie Hawkins dance on Saturday, 12/7 around campus/in the parking lot from 7:15-11:15 PM. Contact Rebecca Snoeyink at rsnoeyink@vcschools.org
     
     
    Kids’ Christmas Boutique volunteers needed from 12/9-12/13: Looking for service hours? Spread Christmas cheer and volunteer at the VCES Kids’ Christmas Boutique. Please sign up for set-up on 12/6, daily sale assistance 12/9-12/13 & clean-up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/
     
     

     
    Preschool  
     
    Lunch Bunch days for November will be Wednesday, 11/20: Your child may bring a lunch to enjoy with us from 11:30-12:00 PM. On the day of a scheduled Lunch Bunch, please pack your child a lunch and pick up at 12:00 PM.
     
    See's Candies Fundraising will begin this Thursday, 11/21. Please check your child's file for order forms and information about our fundraiser! Orders are due on Wednesday, 12/4 and pick up is on Wednesday, 12/11.
     
    Thanksgiving Parade and Feast on Friday, 11/22 from 10:00-11:45 AM. All children and parents are invited to join us for this special Thanksgiving celebration. Invitations went home last week Wednesday! If you did not receive one, please check your child's file or you can find the invitation on the playground bulletin board!
     
    Preschool will be closed 11/25-11/29 for Thanksgiving Break.
     
    Christmas Program on Friday, 12/13 at 6:00 PM at Encounter Church. Children should arrive at 5:45 PM and can be dropped off in their classroom with their teacher. (More information to come soon)
     
    Important dates for the Christmas and New Years Holiday:
    • December 19: Class Christmas Parties (AM) Daycare open for full day students (if your child normally attends on this day)
    • December 20: Open for Daycare 7:00-5:00 (if your child normally attends on this day)
    • December 23 - December 27: CLOSED
    • December 30 - January 1: CLOSED
    • January 2: Open for Daycare 7:00-5:00 (if your child normally attends on this day)
    • January 3: Open for Daycare 7:00-5:00 (if your child normally attends on this day)
     

     

    Elementary School
     
    Class pictures will be sent home today, 11/18, for those students who ordered picture packages.
     
    Kids’ Christmas Boutique volunteers needed from 12/9 - 12/13: Looking for service hours? Spread Christmas cheer and volunteer at the VCES Kids’ Christmas Boutique. Please sign up for set-up on 12/6, daily sale assistance 12/9 - 12/13, & clean-up by clicking www.signupgenius.com
     
    VCES Spirit Day - Patriotic Gear - Show your school spirit on Thursday, 11/21 by wearing your best RED, WHITE and BLUE! Spirit Day is optional; if you choose not to participate, please be in uniform.
     
    Magnetic Madness! Valley Christian After School Science Club for grades 1-6. Class will be on Thursdays, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12 from 3:00-4:00 PM. Registration information can be found here.
     
    Tryouts for 5/6th Grade Boys Basketball and Girls Volleyball - Tryouts for girls volleyball and boys basketball will take place the week of 12/9, from 3:00-4:30 PM at VCES. An informational flier will be sent home soon. If you have additional questions, please contact Tracy Espinosa at tracyrvh7@yahoo.com
     
    5/6th Grade Boys Basketball and Girls Volleyball Coaches Needed! We are looking for a boys basketball and girls volleyball coach! The commitment is up to three days a week from 3:00-4:30 PM from 1/6 through mid-March, and it is a paid position. If you or someone you know is interested in coaching a boys basketball or girls volleyball team for the upcoming season, please contact Tracy Espinosa at tracyrvh7@yahoo.com
     
    TKTC Musical Theatre - AUDITIONS will be in December for the epic tale of “THE LION KING!” Info and registration can be found here.
     
    K and 3rd Christmas Program, Tuesday 12/3 - Please join us as we begin the Christmas season! The Kindergarteners will sing some carols and our 3rd graders will present the musical “A Lamb's Tale”. The program will be on Tuesday, 12/3 at 7:00 PM at Bethany CRC, 17054 Bixby Ave. Bellflower, 90706. Students need to meet in the Friendship Center at 6:30 PM. It will be a night you don't want to miss! ALL are welcome!
     
    Give A Cozy Christmas! This Christmas Season we want our students to know the importance of giving. We are partnering with a local church to give to families in need, in Bellflower. Bring a cozy blanket and/or stuffed animal by Tuesday, 12/17, and the items will be delivered to a family in need. If you are interested in helping deliver the items the evening of 12/18, contact Mrs. Van Kampen for more information.
     

     

    Middle School  
     
    We extend our sympathies to Julie Vande Vegte, Middle School Learning Commons teacher, and her family, on the passing of her father, Glenn Faber in Michigan, on Saturday, 11/9. Please keep her family in your prayers.
     
    Need service hours? Bless our middle school teachers by helping out with lunch duty during our teacher luncheon on Tuesday, 11/19 from 12:15-12:55 PM. If interested, please email vcmsoffice@vcschools.org. Thank you!!
     
    Middle School Play on Thursday, 11/21 and Friday, 11/22 at 7:00 PM. Come to the middle school chapel to see Trouble in Paradise Junction by Todd Wallinger. Tickets can be purchased now at VCMS office or at the door--student tickets are $3, and adult tickets are $5. See you there.
     
    Chaperones needed for the 8th Grade California Science Center Field Trip on Wednesday, 12/18. The 8th grade team is looking for about 10-15 chaperones to accompany us to the Science Center. We will be leaving the middle school around 8:30 AM and returning close to 2:30 PM. We plan on seeing an IMAX production and then spending time touring the science center until we leave. If you want to volunteer to be a chaperone, please contact Morgan McLurg, 8th grade science teacher at mmclurg@vcschools.org. This is a great way to earn your service hours! Thanks!
     
     

     
     
    High School
     
    Please help the Madrigals Choir fundraise today, 11/18 from 4:00-8:00 PM and enjoy a delicious Chipotle dinner at Cerritos Mall! Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier that you're supporting the Valley Christian Madrigals Choir. Every bowl and burrito counts!
     
    VCHS Europe Trip 2020: Early Enrollment Savings will be ending on 11/21/19. If you've been thinking about going to Europe with your family or sending your child on the trip of a lifetime, there's still time to enroll and save! We still have a few spots open! If you would like to learn more about this amazing trip to Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland and the Netherlands, and how you can afford it, you can email Mr. Rhodes at the high school at mrhodes@vcschools.org or to enroll, you can simply go to http://www2.educationaltravel.com/Rhodes-8203 This link will take you to the VCHS tour page.
     
    Exam Week - The High School will be having exams in the mornings on 12/16-12/18. High School students will not be required to attend school in the afternoon on exam days, and there is no school for High School students on Thursday, 12/19 unless there is an unresolvable exam conflict to make up. Parents can view the initial Exam Schedule at www.vcschools.org/resources
     
    NHS Seniors are eligible to apply for a National Honor Society Scholarship. Click on this link (NHS student account) and set up an account to get started. The deadline to apply is 12/6.
     
    Counseling News:
     
    UCSB Live Application Help: UCSB will host a UC application help live chat on 11/19 from 8:00-10:00 AM PST and 12:00-2:00 PM PST. Students can register here.
     
    Practice ACT and SAT - Valley Christian has partnered with Test Prep Gurus and will be offering full length practice tests on campus on Saturday, 1/25/20 (ACT). To sign up please fill out the registration form and return to Mrs. Doornbos in the attendance office by Friday, 1/17/20 for the ACT.
     
     

     
     
    Athletics
     
    VC Athletics Gear - to order online, click on this link vcathletics.net/vcgear It's also located on the athletics website.
     
    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
     
     
      

     

    Friends of VCS
     
    Affordable Treasures Thrift Store - Donations can be dropped off at our donation center from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Monday through Friday and 9:00 AM-3:00 PM on Saturdays. For large amounts that need to be picked up, call our store 562-866-0060 or schedule on our website affordabletreasuresthrift.org.
     

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