Valley Christian Weekly News

  • February 22, 2021 Issue 25

    Posted by Leann Bakker on 2/22/2021 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)


     
    Lunchtime Cafe Series - Beginning today, enjoy 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 vimeo.com/valleychristiancerritos 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:
    • Elementary Virtual Open House on Tuesday, 2/23 at 10:00 AM
    • Middle School Virtual Open House on Thursday, 2/25 at 10:00 AM
     
    Last Friday was the deadline for re-enrollment for the 2021/2022 School Year. If you have not re-enrolled, please check your email for the re-enrollment email.  Please follow the re-enrollment instructions in the email. The re-enrollment fee is accepted by credit card only during the online process. Late fees may apply after the 2/19 deadline.
     
    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 PA@vcschools.org for more information.
     
    Valley Christian Boosters Golf Tournament - Please join us on Friday, 5/21 at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine. You can register online at charityvalet.com/vcgolf21.
      
    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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    Preschool  
     
    Trike-A-Thon: Preschoolers will have a fun morning of riding bikes, eating a fun snack, and learning about different forms of transportation on Friday, 2/26. This will be our second fundraiser of the school year which will allow us to purchase a new bike for the playground, a shade cover, and some fun table toys to bring learning outside (More info to come). Each class will have a special time to ride their trikes! Riding times are as follows:
    • Ms. Crystal's class: 9:15-9:45 AM
    • Ms. Tricia's class: 10:00-10:30 AM
    • Ms. Jamie's class: 10:45-11:15 AM
    • Ms. Ericka's class: 11:15-11:45 AM
    All friends are invited to attend and parents are welcome to join us during their child's riding time to take pictures and encourage their child as they trike around the parking lot! Masks are required and please social distance.
     
    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
     

     

    Elementary School
     
    6th Grade Parents: 7th Grade Class Registration 2021-22 for current VCS 6th grade students were mailed home to parents last week. Please return the blue worksheet to your student's homeroom teacher by Wednesday, 3/3.
     
    Patriotic Spirit Day - Thursday, 2/25. In honor of Presidents' Day, show your school spirit by wearing your best Red, White & Blue. Spirit Day is optional. If you choose not to participate, please be in uniform.
     
    Box Tops For Education: Even though the Box Tops program has gone digital, there are still some products out there with traditional clips. If you have any of these clippings, please send them to the elementary office today, 2/22. For more information on how to earn Box Tops digitally for VCES click here
     

     

    Middle School  
     
    8th Grade Parents: It’s time to sign up for Valley Christian High School. Re-enrollment remains open, 9th Grade Class Registration 2021-2022 forms were emailed to families last week. Please complete the form with your student and return to the VCMS office or email to VCMSOffice@vcschools.org. Forms are due to the office by this Friday, 2/26.
     
    Although we are not having a Fine Arts Festival the way we normally do, if you play piano and would like to participate in a Fine Arts Recital, please email Mrs. Connell, Mr. Kooi or Miss Peppel to request more information and to be put on our list. Songs should be ready for performance by the end of February, and the recital is tentatively planned for Wednesday, 3/3.
     
     

     
     
    High School
     
    Lunchtime Cafe Series - Beginning today enjoy 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 https://vimeo.com/valleychristiancerritos at the listed times or even watch the archived videos afterward at your convenience!
     
    Senior Parents - Reminder! The final deadline for submitting your child's senior yearbook dedication ad is coming up very soon, this Thursday, 2/25. This school year and the yearbook look different this year, but there definitely WILL be a yearbook so make sure your favorite senior is featured in it by placing a senior send-off ad.  Don't miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. For more information, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com.
     
    Class Registration is now open for 2021-2022! Please do not wait until the last minute to complete this since there are several steps to the process!
    • Download your grade-level VCHS Class Registration form. www.vcschools.org/registrationforms
    • Complete and upload the signed PDF of your class registration into Canvas. You must have a parent signature.
    • Once your counselor approves your registration form in Canvas, you can go into the PowerSchool website to pick your classes. Class registration will be open in the PowerSchool website through February 26. Late students will be put on waiting lists for electives.
     
    Senior Scholarships that are donated from 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!
     
     
    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 --
    my.demio.com/ref/
     
    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:
    www.prepgurus.com/online
     
    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: CAACscholarship@gmail.com. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at CAACscholarship@gmail.comClick 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: www.lakewoodpanam.org Deadline to apply is Friday, 3/21 at 5:00 PM.
     
     

     
     
    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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