Valley Christian Weekly News

  • March 1, 2021: Issue 26

    Posted by Leann Bakker on 3/1/2021 3:00:00 PM


    2020-21 Theme Verse: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)

    Reminder: We will be closed this Friday, 3/5 for Teachers In-Service Day
    We are excited to invite all of our families to the VCS Annual Fundraising Event. Registration and bidding are free! The event will be live-streamed Monday, March 15 at 7PM. We have several great items available for you to bid on in our silent virtual auction. Bidding on the silent auction begins at noon, Monday, March 8, but you can view the online catalog now. Register and buy raffle tickets (top prize is a One Wheel Pint) at, and begin bidding March 8!
    Lunchtime Cafe Series - Enjoy viewing livestream lunchtime performances on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12 noon. We'll be featuring VCHS music students and special guests. You may view the performance series via livestream by visiting at the listed times or even watch the archived videos afterward at your convenience!
    Admissions Open House Events: Invite your friends, neighbors and family to sign up here for our Virtual Open Houses:
    • High School Virtual Open House on Monday, 3/8 at 10:00 AM
    • Elementary School Virtual Open House on Tuesday, 3/9 at 10:00 AM
    • Middle School Virtual OpenHouse on Thursday, 3/11 at 10:00 AM
    Parents' Association is seeking parents to fill these Positions: Vicar, Vice President, Co-Treasurer, T-Shirt Co-Chair, Used uniform Co-Chair, Harvest Festival Co-Chair, Preschool Chair. Please contact for more information.
    Free books in the Valley Christian High School library! Over the summer, the Library deleted over 1500 older, non-circulated books to update the collection and make room for the upgrades currently going on now. We have fiction, nonfiction, reference and book sets and are offering them to the Valley community. If you are interested or know of an organization who might be, please email:
    Valley Christian Boosters Golf Tournament - Please join us on Friday, 5/21 at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine. You can register online at
    Job Opportunities at VCS - Find out more information on the website.
    • Science Teacher- High School
    • Part-time Robotics Administrator - High School
    • ES/MS Chapel Coordinator- Elementary & Middle Schools
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    Get the app: New to Scrip? You’ll need the enrollment code when you sign up. For the VC enrollment code or if you have any questions, contact Jade at Visit our office at the Middle School on Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 - 10 AM for assistance and to purchase SCRIP at our live sales.

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    Dr. Seuss Birthday celebration begins on Monday, 3/1.
    • Monday: Wear a Hat to school Cat-in-the-hat
    • Tuesday: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss (Birthday party cupcakes)
    • Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday wear your clothes inside out and wacky socks
    • Thursday: Thing 1 and Thing 2 Thursday (wear a red or blue shirt)
    Reminder: We will be closed on Friday, 3/5 for Teachers In-Service Day
    Easter Break Sign-ups are due this week: Please turn in your Easter break sign-ups for childcare from Monday, March 29-Thursday, April 1.
    Preschool Closed: Friday, April 2 (Good Friday) and Monday April 5 (Easter Monday)
    Easter Party schedule (March 23-25) More info and sign ups to come.
    • Tuesday: Mrs. Ericka's class party 10:00-11:00 AM
    • Wednesday: Ms. Crystals class party 9:30-10:30 AM
    • Wednesday: Ms. Jamie's class party 10:00-11:00 AM
    • Thursday: Mrs. Tricia's class party 10:00-11:00 AM
    Looking Ahead: Teachers are excited to start planning for a fun summer preschool program. Summer preschool will run for 8 weeks from June 1- July 23. Summer sign-ups coming soon!


    Elementary School
    6th Grade Parents: 7th Grade Class Registration 2021-22 for current VCS 6th grade students was mailed home to parents last week. Please return the blue worksheet to your student's homeroom teacher by this Wednesday, 3/3.
    5th & 6th Grade Athletics: We will be offering a Boys/Girls coed Flag Football and Volleyball program after school beginning the week of March 8. Volleyball will be on Mondays and Wednesdays and Flag Football will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The practices will be 3:00-4:00 PM and will include about 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of scrimmage play.  Registration forms are avaiable here or at the elementary school office and must be returned by Thursday, March 4. If you have additional questions, please contact Tracy Espinosa at


    Middle School  
    This year's 8th grade Science Fair will be held Thursday, 3/18, 3:00-6:30 PM in the middle school chapel. Students will be allowed to sign up for 45 minute time slots. Information has been mailed out to students and parents.
    Science Fair Judges are needed on Wednesday, 3/17 from 5:30-8:00 PM: We are looking for men and women who work in the field of science to help judge science fair projects. Please contact Morgan McLurg at for more information.
    The end of the Third Quarter is this Friday, 3/5. Please begin preparing to pick up class materials for 4th quarter start date, Monday, 3/8.

    High School
    Senior Scholarships which are donated by generous VCS alumni and supporters are being published in the Assignments section of the High School Student Page on Canvas. Encourage your Senior to check them out! Applications are due by Friday, 3/26.
    Lunchtime Cafe Series - Enjoy viewing livestream lunchtime performances on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12 noon. We'll be featuring VCHS music students and special guests. You may view the performance series via livestream by visiting at the listed times or even watch the archived videos afterward at your convenience!
    Planning Ahead? Mark Your Calendars!
    • VCHS Check-in Days - Monday, 8/2, 4:00-8:00 PM and Tuesday, 8/3, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM - School photos, iPad Pick-Up, Bookstore order pick-up
    • Orientation Day - Monday, 8/9, 8:15-11:30AM - for all 9th graders and any new 10th-12th graders.
    • First Day of School - for all Students - Tuesday, 8/10, 8:15 AM-2:45 PM
    Counseling News:
    Sophomore & Junior Parents - Please join the counselors and guest speaker Nick Standlea, from Test Prep Gurus, for an informative webinar discussing the Future of College Admissions and Testing (ACT & SAT) on Wednesday, March 10th at 7pm. Please register at the following link --
    SAT and ACT Online Classes: Test Prep Gurus is offering an online class for the SAT and ACT in February and March. Each online class is 2 days for 3 hours each. For more information on these online classes, please visit the following link:
    Cerritos Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is pleased to be sponsoring scholarships this year. The application is a fillable PDF. We encourage you to have your students apply. The application and supporting documents must be submitted by Monday, 3/22, 2021 to: Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at Click here to see the application.  Applicants must be graduating Seniors and meet the following eligibility criteria:
    • Be of African-American/ Black heritage;
    • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA;
    • Plan to attend a 4 year university or 2 year community college in the Fall.
    Lakewood Pan American Association Annual Scholarship: The Lakewood Pan American Association's annual scholarship program is now accepting applications. Current high school seniors who live in Lakewood are eligible, regardless of where they go to school. Scholarships to help pay future college or trade school costs will be awarded in the range of $500 to $1,500. Students who have overcome adversity, made significant contributions to their schools and/or community and excelled academically are encouraged to apply. The LPAA is a civic organization that provides diverse cultural and educational opportunities for citizens in the Lakewood community. To apply go to: Deadline to apply is Friday, 3/21 at 5:00 PM.

    For a schedule of upcoming athletic events at each campus, please refer to the campus specific athletic calendars online at the athletics website:


    Friends of VCS
    Affordable Treasures Thrift Store - Call our store 562-866-0060 or schedule a pick-up on our website

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