Valley Christian Weekly News

  • January 30, 2023 Issue 21

    Posted by Leann Bakker on 1/30/2023 3:15:00 PM

    2022-23 Theme Verse: "Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22: 37-39



     
    Earn all of your service hours in one evening! VCHS is seeking volunteers to chaperone and/or assist with setting up for the winter formal dance on February 4. This opportunity is open to any parents seeking service hours. You do not need to have a student in high school. If you are interested, please contact Ijeva Bozanic at (310) 750-7506 or sign up on Sign Up Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4EAAA828A3F85-vchs
     
    Monday, 2/6, 7:00 PM - BOPA Meeting in the Verhoeven College and Career Center in the high school office building.
     
    There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, 2/20 in observance of President’s Day.
     
    The VCS Annual Auction will be held in the high school gym on Friday, 2/24. For more information and to buy tickets, please go to: vcschools.org/annualfundraiser . Here is a preview of some of the items we will be auctioning:
    • A full row of seats in the front for middle school graduation
    • A weekend stay in a beautiful cabin in Big Bear
    • An in-home dinner party for 10 by a professional chef
     
    Need babysitting during the VC Auction on Friday, 2/24? - The Mission Alaska Team will be offering babysitting in the High School Legacy Chapel during the auction on Friday, 2/24. Mission Alaska is a group of 21 high school students raising money to go to Alaska this summer for a mission trip. The cost will be $25 per child for an evening of games, snacks, movies and fun! Please RSVP to agarris@vcschools.org to reserve a spot for your child.
     
    Need service hours? Come pray! Moms in Prayer meets each week to pray for our children and schools. Mondays, 8:30-9:30 AM at the VC High School Van Dyk Conference Room and Wednesdays, 9:00–10:00 AM at the VC Elementary School Conference Room. Questions or prayer requests? Submit to: Taelin Iniguez at vcsprayer@gmail.com or Jane VandenBerg at 970-672-7698.
     
    Broadway Showcase 2023 information on rehearsals and parent meetings can be found at www.vcschools.org/broadway.
     
    BROADWAY SHOWCASE PARENTS: If you were unable to attend the Broadway Showcase Parent Meeting (either in person or via Zoom), there is a recording of the meeting and a recap available on the Broadway Showcase website: www.vcschools.org/broadway. Please read and watch so that you have all of the necessary information. Please also fill out a Parent Volunteer Form HERE.
     
    Opening: High School Principal - Job Description: VCS is seeking an experienced school administrator and visionary leader to serve as high school principal for the 2023-24 school year.
    Opening: Middle School Principal - Job Description: VCS is seeking an experienced school administrator to serve as middle school principal for the 2023-24 school year.
    • Job Description: To see the full job description and apply, please visit www.vcschools.org and click on the Employment Opportunities tab
    • Application: If interested please submit a cover letter and resume to Tracie Jones, hr@vcschools.org, Attn: High School Principal 1122
     

    Preschool  
     
    Webby Dance: VCPS will host Webby Dance on Wednesday mornings after Chapel. Please see the purple flyer for different ways to sign up.
     
    Gourmet Popcorn and Candy Fundraiser: Help support our efforts to purchase outdoor furniture by ordering popcorn or candy. This is a new fundraiser that we are trying out in hopes to add something to our winter fundraiser. Participation is not necessary, but greatly appreciated. VCPS will get 50% of all sales. Flyers will be sent home on Wednesday 1/25. {Future Fundraisers: Trike-A-Thon (Feb) and Easter See's Candies (Mar)}.
     
    Looking Ahead to February:
     
    Valentine's Day Parties: Tuesday 2/14 (Teachers will provide more info)
     
    Princess (God's Little Princess) and Pirates (God's Little Explorer) 2/16 and 2/17 - We will be studying the letter P and incorporating fun activities into our week. On 2/16 and 2/17, children may wear princess and pirate clothes to school.
     
    Presidents Day: CLOSED 2/20
     

    Elementary School
     
    The VCS Annual Auction and Fundraiser is being held on Friday, 2/24. We are asking each grade level to contribute a themed basket for the Auction! Please consider participating to help make our fundraiser a great success. Donations can be monetary or a specific item for a basket. All items must be new and unused. Here are a few ways to contribute:
    • Click here to choose items from our Amazon Wish List.
    • Send a monetary donation with your student to school to give to their teacher
    • Purchase an item that will complement the theme of your student's grade and turn it into the school office
     
    Spirit Day - Pajama Day, Tuesday, 1/31. Spirit Day is optional. If you choose not to participate, please be in uniform. Here is the flyer.
     
    Mrs. Brouwer's 4th grade students will be going to the Artesia Christian Home Memory Care to visit the residents this Thursday, 2/2.
     
    ACSI Spelling Bee is on Friday, 2/10.

    Want to celebrate your child’s birthday with the high school Madrigals Choir?! Fill out the attached order form along with $20 and return it to the elementary school office to place a birthday gram order and have The Madrigals sing happy birthday to your student. Birthday grams also include a sweet treat and a goodie bag! Birthday grams will be delivered once a month to the elementary school campus. Please support the Madrigals and help them get to Orlando this spring!

    Every student at VCES will receive a yearbook. If you are looking for a creative way to tell your student, “I love you and I’m proud of you", a recognition ad can be placed in the yearbook here. More information can be found here. Yearbook recognition ads will be accepted until 2/9, space is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

     
    MAPS Testing for students in grades K-6th will take place until 2/3. Testing will be at various times throughout the day depending on the classroom schedule. Please make sure your student gets a good night's rest, eats breakfast, and arrives at school on time.
     
    Students in grades 5-8 are invited to participate in the upcoming Fine Arts Festival. Students may participate by playing their band/orchestra instrument, singing, or playing a piano solo. All participants will perform at VCES on 2/15, 3:00-5:00 PM. The best performances will represent Valley at the Interscholastic Fine Arts Festival, on 3/2, in Chino. Parents must provide transportation to this event. Students and parents can find out more from their music teacher.
     
    Service Hours Opportunity: Do you enjoy listening to students perform? Parents are needed as door monitors for the Fine Arts Festival tryouts Wednesday, 2/15, from 2:30-5:30 PM at the elementary campus. Please email Miss Peppel at npeppel@vcschools.org, if you are available to help.
     
    Lego Robotics! Valley Christian After-School Science Club for grades 1-5. There will be two sessions. Session 1 will be held on Tuesdays, and Session 2 will be held on Thursdays, for four weeks. Registration information can be found here. View flyer here.
     
    Webby Dance Company! Valley Christian After School Dance Class for grades TK-1st. Classes will be held on Thursdays, 3:00-3:45 PM, beginning 2/2 for 8 weeks. Registration and more information can be found here.
     
    Pop Tabs: We are partnering with The Ronald McDonald House to help families in their time of need by collecting Pop Tabs. Students may bring in their pop tabs at any time.
     
    Lost and Found: Please check the Lost and Found for any items your child may be missing. Any items left over after 1/31 will be donated to Affordable Treasures.
     

    Middle School
     
    On Wednesday, 2/1, our 8th grade students will be visiting the Valley Christian High School campus. They will join the high school students for a chapel service and take a tour of the high school campus. This is a fun opportunity for our students to see what they have to look forward to in the 2023-24 school year!
     
    Students in grades 5-8 are invited to participate in the upcoming Fine Arts Festival. Students may participate by playing their band/orchestra instrument, singing, or playing a piano solo. All participants will perform at VCES on 2/15. The best performances will represent Valley at the Interscholastic Fine Arts Festival, on 3/2, in Chino. Students and parents can find out more from their music teacher.
     
    Spring sports are coming quickly! Tryouts for girls/boys soccer, baseball, softball, and boys volleyball will be held at the end of February/beginning of March. For tryouts, girls will have to choose soccer or softball, and the boys will have to choose baseball, soccer, or volleyball. Students will only be able to participate in one spring sport. Be on the lookout for more information in the coming weeks.
     
    Field Trip News: The 7th Grade is taking a Field Trip to LA Kings Iceland in Paramount for a couple of hours of ice skating on Tuesday, 2/7 during the morning hours of the school day. We will follow our time skating by having lunch at Caruthers Park before we return to Middle School for both Exploratory Classes. More detailed information will be communicated to the students and there is no additional fee for this trip.
     
    The VCS Annual Auction and Fundraiser is being held Friday, 2/24. We are asking each grade level to contribute a themed basket for the Auction! Please consider participating to help make our fundraiser a great success.
     
    Here are a couple of ways to contribute:
    • Send a monetary donation with your student to school to give to the middle school office.
    • Purchase a gift card that will complement the theme of your student's grade and turn it into the school office.
    • Monetary donations can be made with cash or check. Please make checks payable to VC Schools. All donations are tax deductible.
    Themes by Grade Level:
     
    7th grade - Fun Outings! Knott's Berry Farm gift card or tickets, Disneyland gift card or tickets, Boomers, Miniature Golf, Top Golf, Movie Tickets - Harkins, AMC, Regal) Skyzone, Bowlero.
    8th grade - Shopping Spree - Dick's Sporting Goods, Starbucks, family friendly restaurants, Home Depot, Target, local surf shops, Homegoods, fast food restaurants, Amazon.
     
     

     
    High School
     
    Earn all of your service hours in one evening! VCHS is seeking volunteers to chaperone and/or assist with setting up for the winter formal dance on February 4. This opportunity is open to any parents seeking service hours. You do not need to have a student in high school. If you are interested, please contact Ijeva Bozanic at (310) 750-7506 or sign up on Sign Up Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4EAAA828A3F85-vchs
     
    Senior parents, it’s not too late! Even though the deadline for submitting your Senior's yearbook recognition ad has passed, there are still a few pages left for late ads. If you are interested, please submit your ad now. The remaining pages will be sold first come, first served. No ads can be accepted after 1/31. Please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com to submit. If you have already submitted an ad for your student, the yearbook staff thanks you for your support!
     
    Europe Trip Summer '23: If you've been thinking about sending your child on this year's trip to Europe, there's still time. The last day to enroll on this tour for students and parents is February 6th. After that date, any new enrollments will be subject to a late fee and be automatically placed on a waitlist. So if you've been putting off making a decision, now's the time to act. We have a great group going, but we still have room for a few more travelers. If visiting a concentration camp, learning how to cook an authentic German dish from German chefs, visiting Prague's Old Town Square, enjoying some of Switzerland's famous cheeses and chocolates, taking a Rhine River cruise to an ancient German castle, and visiting Rembrandt's "The Night Watch" in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, sounds like the way you want your child to spend two weeks this summer, then you can still enroll your child in the trip if you go to www.educationaltravel.com/Rhodes-8203 . If you have any other questions about the trip, please contact Mr. Rhodes at mrhodes@vcschools.org.
     
    Madrigals Birthday Singing Telegrams fundraiser: Celebrate your student's birthday by having the Madrigals choir personally sing to him/her and deliver a plate of goodies during class. The cost is only $20. Contact: Jade Warners at jadewarners@gmail.com Cell: 562-889-4488 for more information.
     
    Counselors Corner:
     
    10th and 11th Graders - if you would like to take a full-length practice ACT test, please sign up with your counselor. The test will be on Saturday, 3/4 at 9:00 AM in HH49. The cost is $20. Please reach out to Ms. Kim or Mrs. Ormsbee if you have any questions!
     
    VCHS is now a partner with Cerritos College for their Cerritos Complete Program, which provides our graduates with free tuition for 2 years! The deadline to apply for the program is February 28th. An email with program information was sent to all senior parents on December 15th. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Ormsbee or Ms. Kim in the counseling office.
     

     
    Athletics
     
    For a schedule of upcoming athletic events at 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 - Call our store 562-866-0060 or schedule a pick-up on our website affordabletreasuresthrift.org.
     

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