Valley Christian Weekly News

  • March 18, 2019 Issue 29

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

     

    2018-2019 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


     
    Admissions Events for this week at 8:30 AM on each campus. Invite your Friends and Family.
    • Tuesday, 3/19 at VC Middle School
    • Wednesday, 3/20 at VC Elementary School
    • Thursday, 3/21 at VC High School
     
    Here is the Agenda for the VCS Board Meeting on 3/21.
     
    BOPA Meeting - Monday, 4/1, 7:30 PM in the Verhoeven College and Career Center in the High School Office Building.
     
    Cornhole Tournament on 4/6 - The VCHS Boosters would like to invite you to the Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, 4/6 at 2:00 PM at the Defender Field. Find out more information here.
     
    The Annual Soup and Pie Dinner and Concert will be on Friday, 4/12 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM in the High School Gym. Join us for delicious soup, pie, and wonderful music presented by the band and orchestra groups grades 5-12.
     
    BOPA Parents—Donation fliers will be distributed to students this week, or download the Soup and Pie flier.  Please turn in your donation/volunteer forms to any music teacher or school office by Friday, 4/5. You may also record your donation online on this link: www.vcschools.org/soupandpie
     
    Need service hours? Join the fun at the annual Soup and Pie Dinner and Concert. All parents welcome. Contact Carolyn Kamstra at BOPA@vcschools.org for more information.
     
    Volunteers needed for our annual Scholastic Arts Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 4/24 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Earn service hours while helping to set up, serve and take down our dessert reception following the ceremony. Low stress and fun! Email Robin Reeves if interested - reeves92@verizon.net to help.
     
    VC Summer Day Camp is hiring - Do you like working with kids? Are you going to school to be a teacher, and needing summer work? College/High School Student looking for a summer job? Valley Christian Summer Day Camp is looking to hire fun and engaging individuals who like working with kids. Our summer program runs from May 30th - August 5th. If you're interested in joining our team, please contact Rachel Robbins 562-673-9626 or rrobbins@vcschools.org.
     
    Calendar Reminders:
    • Spring Break - no school - Monday-Friday, 3/25-3/29
    • Good Friday - no school - Friday, 4/19
    • Easter Monday - no school - Monday, 4/22
     
    Sign-up with My Scrip Wallet and earn more for our school and towards your student’s tuition. All at the tip of your fingers when you are signed up with My Scrip Wallet. Go to myscripwallet.com, enter enrollment code 32718E315182. If you have any questions, contact Jade Warners at scrip@vcschools.org. Fill out and drop off a form at any campus office.
     

     
    Preschool  
     
    2019/2020 School year confirmation and Summer intent forms were due on Friday, 3/15. There is still time to sign up, please turn in your form as soon as possible.
     
    The Preschool teachers and staff was overwhelmed by all the kindness shown to them this week by parents and students. We enjoyed a fantastic luncheon put on by Parents Association and appreciated all the help given to us by parents, as well as tokens of appreciation from parents and students. We are very grateful for all of you.
     
    Community Helpers week is Monday, 3/18 through Friday, 3/22. There is still time to sign up and earn SERVICE HOURS! We would like volunteers to share about their professions for 15 minutes. All professions are welcome such as bakers, fashion designers, medical professionals, bankers, police officers, firemen, plumbers, teachers.... Please see or contact Mrs. Sara to sign up!
     
    Spring break is next week: If your child is attending, please sign them in and out as normal and bring them to a teacher that is present. Not all teachers will be working every day.
     
    Graduation Photos on Wednesday, 4/3 for children in Pre-K and children who will be going to TK next school year. Photos will start at 9:00 AM. If your child attends on Wednesday, the teachers will take them to get their photo taken. If your child does NOT attend on Wednesday, it is the parents responsibility to bring their child to take a photo.
     
     

     

    Elementary School
     
    The VCES staff and faculty was overwhelmed by all the kindness shown to them this week by parents and students. We enjoyed a fantastic luncheon put on by Parents Association and appreciated all the help given to us by parents, as well as tokens of appreciation from parents and students. We are very grateful for all of you.
     
    Class Color Spirit Day Friday, 3/22! Show your class spirit by wearing the following colors by grade level: 6th-Black, 5th-Orange, 4th-Yellow, 3rd-Green, 2nd-Blue, 1st-Purple and TK/K-Red. Spirit Day is optional. If you do not wish to participate, please be in uniform.
     
    Kindergarten Orientation, Monday, 4/8 at 7:00 PM: This meeting is for parents of students who will start kindergarten in August 2019. You'll meet the Kindergarten teaching team as well as learn about important details, including "A Day in The Life of a Kindergartener" and Kindergarten assessment.
     
    Epic Space Adventure! - Valley Christian After School Science Club for grades K-6. Class is available on Thursdays, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11 from 3:00-4:00 PM. Registration and information can be found here
     
    Spring Enrichment Classes sign ups are due! Classes will be held for five Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 PM, beginning 4/2. Your payment is due now.
     
    VCES Family Day at Angel Stadium on Saturday, 4/6: Take your family out to the ball game! Join VCES families for a fun night watching the Angels play the Texas Rangers. Reserve your tickets at the VCES office. Tickets are $16.00 ea. Click here for more info. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Dawn De Young at ddeyoung@vcschools.org
     
    LOST AND FOUND items need to be picked up by Thursday, 3/21- Anything left in Lost and Found will be donated to Affordable Treasures on 3/22. Please have your child check for any missing items, we have lots of jackets and other clothing items in our Lost and Found.
     
    Need Parent volunteer hours? We need your help to bundle Box Tops. Contact Sally at sallylin@yahoo.com if you are interested.
     
    Volunteers are needed for the annual Trot for Technology on Friday, 4/5 from 8:15 - 11:45 AM - Each year we host a jog-a-thon fundraiser to raise money for elementary school technology. Email Tracy Espinosa at tracyrvh7@yahoo.com to help.
     
    Please Join Us on Tuesday, 4/9 at 6:30 PM at VCMS Chapel for the Robotics Information Meeting for Students (ages 9-14) and Parents interested in joining our VCS Robotics First Lego League (FLL) Teams for the next school year. Questions, please contact Sharon Lee at Sharon@vcsrobotics.com or Hannah Eichel at Hannah@vcsrobotics.com.
     
     
     

     

    Middle School  
     
    The VCMS staff and faculty was overwhelmed by all the kindness shown to them this week by parents and students. We enjoyed a fantastic luncheon put on by Parents Association and appreciated all the help given to us by parents, as well as tokens of appreciation from parents and students. We are very grateful for all of you.
     
    LAST EUROPE TRIP MEETING OF THE YEAR on Thursday, 3/21! If you still want to sign up for the trip before the $250 discount expires, you're in luck , because the deadline has been extended until April 2nd. For those of you who are interested in learning more about the awesome places we'll be going and how your parents can afford to send you by paying monthly payments, we will be having our last meeting of the school year this Thursday, 3/21 at lunch time in Room C31. If you can't make the meeting, you can come by Room C31 and get an information packet or you can talk to Mr. Rhodes, Mrs. Cortes, Ms. Brito or Mrs. Zoetewey or you can simply go to http://www2.educationaltravel.com/Rhodes-8203. This will take you to the VCHS tour page that says sign up now! You'll also be able to see the amazing itinerary of 4 European countries we'll visit.
     
    Please join us on Tuesday, 4/9, at 6:30 PM at VCMS Chapel for the Robotics Information Meeting for Students (ages 9-14) and Parents interested in joining our VCS Robotics First Lego League (FLL) Teams for the next school year. Questions, please contact Sharon Lee at Sharon@vcsrobotics.com or Hannah Eichel at Hannah@vcsrobotics.com.
     
    8th Grade Parents - mark your calendars! 8th to 9th Night will be on Monday, 4/15 at 7:00 PM in the High School Legacy Chapel. It may be hard to believe, but it is time to start getting to know the High School campus and learning about life at the High School. Parents and students are encouraged to attend!!
     
    Mark Your Calendars: VC High School Pep Squad Preparations for 2019-2020; please email vchspepsquad@gmail.com with questions.
    • Monday, 4/15, 5:30 PM - Mandatory Parent meeting for Song in the Verhoeven College and Career Center in the High School Office Building
    • Monday, 4/15, 6:30 PM - Mandatory Parent meeting for JV and Varsity Cheer in the Verhoeven College and Career Center in the High School Office Building
    • Tuesday-Thursday, 4/23-4/25, 3:00-5:30 PM - Try-outs for Cheer and Song in the High School Legacy Chapel
     
     
     

     
     
    High School
     
    The VCHS staff and faculty was overwhelmed by all the kindness shown to them this week by parents and students. We enjoyed a fantastic luncheon put on by Parents Association and appreciated all the help given to us by parents, as well as tokens of appreciation from parents and students. We are very grateful for all of you.
     
    Scholarship applications are due 3/22! Senior parents, has your child been active in service during their high school years? Is he/she planning on attending Calvin College? Does your student hope to be an elementary teacher? Is your child intending to attend a trade or vocational school? A variety of scholarships are available for seniors from generous Valley alumni and supporters (click here for descriptions) and from the Scholastic Arts Society (see www.vcschools.org/sas). Paper copies of the scholarships are available on the shelves outside of the Counselor’s offices. Scholarship applications are due on Friday, 3/22.
     
    Powderpuff Football game on Friday, 3/22  at 4:00 PM - Kick off spring break by cheering on the junior and senior girls as they face each other in a Powderpuff football game Friday at 4:00 on the high school football field. Admission is free.
     
    VCHS Robotics Competition This Weekend! You are invited to cheer on the VCHS EPIC Robotz team as they compete at the Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015) on Friday, 3/22 and Saturday, 3/23 in the LA Regional. Qualification matches will occur all day Friday and Saturday morning, with all final rounds occurring on Saturday between 1:30-4:30 PM. Please come and support the EPIC Robotz-Team 4415 competitive robot. You must wear closed toed shoes to visit the team's pit area. The event is free to everyone. Can't get to the LA Convention Center on Friday or Saturday? Consider watching the competition on-line at https://www.thebluealliance.com
     
    LAST EUROPE TRIP MEETING OF THE YEAR on Thursday, 3/21! If you still want to sign up for the trip before the $250 discount expires, you're in luck , because the deadline has been extended until April 2nd. For those of you who are interested in learning more about the awesome places we'll be going and how your parents can afford to send you by paying monthly payments, we will be having our last meeting of the school year this Thursday, 3/21 at lunch time in Room C31. If you can't make the meeting, you can come by Room C31 and get an information packet or you can talk to Mr. Rhodes, Mrs. Cortes, Ms. Brito or Mrs. Zoetewey or you can simply go to http://www2.educationaltravel.com/Rhodes-8203. This will take you to the VCHS tour page that says sign up now! You'll also be able to see the amazing itinerary of 4 European countries we'll visit.
     
    Junior Senior Banquet will be held on Friday, 4/26. Ticket sales will be held 4/9-4/12 during lunch; only seniors may purchase the first two days. All juniors and seniors attending this event must be at school 1st-4th periods that day and will be dismissed at lunch. The forms that must be signed in order to purchase tickets are posted in Canvas on the High School Student page. Please note the dress code and read all the information carefully. The ticket price is $85 for Valley students; $95 for guests. The location is the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Pavilion in Rolling Hills Estates.
     
    Senior Trip is coming up on Monday, 4/29. Tickets are $65 and will be on sale in the High School Office from now until Thursday, 3/21. Seniors were given information in class last week, and parents can also download the Senior Trip Info and Permission Slip at vcschools.org/hsresoursces.
     
    Mark Your Calendars: VC High School Pep Squad Preparations for 2019-2020; please email vchspepsquad@gmail.com with questions.
    • Monday, 4/15, 5:30 PM - Mandatory Parent meeting for Song in the Verhoeven College and Career Center in the High School Office Building
    • Monday, 4/15, 6:30 PM - Mandatory Parent meeting for JV and Varsity Cheer in the Verhoeven College and Career Center in the High School Office Building
    • Tuesday-Thursday, 4/23-4/25, 3:00-5:30 PM - Try-outs for Cheer and Song in the High School Legacy Chapel
     
    Counseling Office News - Cerritos College Senior Preview Day: Friday, 4/5, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM. This open house will be at Cerritos College and is designed to introduce students to the campus and acquaint them with the academic/career technical education programs, student services, athletics, and student life programs offered at Cerritos College. Prospective students will have an opportunity to meet with faculty and staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maria Isai, at student affairs at 562-860-2451 ext 2445.
     
     
      

     
     
    Athletics
     
    All K-12 students will be admitted free to all VCHS home games (excluding CIF playoffs) for the 2018-19 VCHS athletic season. We look forward to seeing you at the games. High School Students should bring their student ID.
     
    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 now has a truck to come and pick up your donations. Please call the store at 562-866-0060 and speak with Ashlee Brewer to schedule a pick up! They also have a blue bin located in front of Building B at Valley Christian High School for clothing and shoes donations.
     

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  • March 11, 2019 Issue 28

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

     

    2018-2019 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


     
    A big thank you to everyone who was involved with Broadway Showcase 2019! It was an amazing display of the gifts and talents that God has given each person and we hope you continue to use these talents to glorify God.
     
    Parents’ Association meeting will be tonight, 3/11 at 7:00 PM in the Verhoeven College and Career Center in the High School Office Building.
     
    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week will be celebrated 3/11 - 3/15 across all of the VC campuses. We will be honoring our teachers and staff by providing a Mexican themed luncheon and providing snacks and treats in the teacher’s lounge all week. There are many ways to help at each of the campuses. Please check your campus announcements to find out how to help.
     
    Parents' Association will be having a T-shirt and Polo sale on Thursday, 3/14 from 3:00-4:00 PM in Hall B on the High School Campus.
     
    Broadway Costume Return due Friday, 3/15! All Broadway Showcase Cast members please return all Broadway owned and borrowed costumes to any school office by this Friday, 3/15. Thank you so much.
     
    Broadway video order forms are due Friday, 3/15. Interested in purchasing a documentary video of Broadway Showcase? Videos will be offered both on DVD and as a Digital Download this year! Order forms and more information are available on the Broadway Showcase website. All orders must be turned in to the VC Business Office NO LATER than this Friday, 3/15!
     
    VCMS Handbells will perform at Knott's Berry Farm on Monday, 3/18 at 3:30 PM: The group will play on the Fiesta Village Stage. We hope you can come! Congratulations to these students for making the audition!
     
    Do you like working with kids? Are you going to school to be a teacher, and needing summer work? College/High School Student looking for a summer job? Valley Christian Summer Day Camp is looking to hire fun and engaging individuals who like working with kids. Our summer program runs from May 30th - August 5th. If you're interested in joining our team, please contact Rachel Robbins 562-673-9626 or rrobbins@vcschools.org.
     
    Highlights from the VCS board meeting on 2/28.
     
    Admissions Events: On March 19-21 we'll hold admissions events at 8:30 AM on each campus:
    • Tuesday, 3/19 at VC Middle School
    • Wednesday, 3/20 at VC Elementary School
    • Thursday, 3/21 at VC High School
     
    Calendar Reminders:
    • Spring Break - no school - Monday-Friday, 3/25-3/29
    • Good Friday - no school - Friday, 4/19
    • Easter Monday - no school - Monday, 4/22
     
    Sign-up with My Scrip Wallet and earn more for our school and towards your student’s tuition. My Scrip Wallet offers weekly specials with bonus rebates, up to 18%. All at the tip of your fingers when you are signed up with My Scrip Wallet. Go to myscripwallet.com, enter enrollment code 32718E315182. Here are the directions. If you have any questions, contact Jade Warners at scrip@vcschools.org. Fill out and drop off a form at any campus or visit the following campuses. LIVE SALES:
    • Middle School Scrip Office - Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 - 9:30 AM
    • Elementary School - Wednesday 2:45 - 3:30 PM
    • Preschool - Wednesday 7:45 - 8:45 AM
     

     
    Preschool  
     
     
    Teacher/Staff Appreciation Lunch on Tuesday, 3/12 needs volunteers: We are looking for several parents to provide snacks (healthy, salty, and sweet) each morning of the week. We also are looking for 2 parent volunteers to assist with set up and clean up of the luncheon on Tuesday, 3/12. Please contact pa@vcschools.org if you are interested in helping serve at the Preschool.
     
    2019/2020 School year confirmation and Summer intent forms are due on Friday, 3/15.
     
    Spring Sing/Open House: Please join us on Friday, 3/15 for our Spring Sing and Open House at 6:00 PM in the Encounter Church Sanctuary. All children can be dropped off in their classrooms at 5:45 PM. Please remember to be mindful of all families when saving seats! The children will be on stage with risers so all seats will be great seats.
     
    Spring Sing helpers needed: Please see the sign up sheets on the preschool playground for ways to earn service hours the night of Spring Sing!
     
    Community Helpers week is Monday, 3/18 through Friday, 3/22. We would like volunteers to share about their professions for 15 minutes. All professions are welcome such as bakers, fashion designers, medical professionals, bankers, police officer,fireman, plumber, teachers.... Please see or contact Mrs. Sara to sign up!
       
     

     

    Elementary School
     
    Easter Break packets are available online and at the Daycare and are due today, 3/11.
     
    Math Olympics will be Friday, 3/15.
     
    Epic Space Adventure! - Valley Christian After School Science Club for grades K-6. Class is available on Thursdays, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11 from 3:00-4:00 PM. Registration and information can be found here
     
    Spring Enrichment Classes: Classes will be held for five Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 PM, beginning 4/2. Forms will be sent home with your child this week, return it to the office with your payment no later than 3/16. Classes fill up quickly and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
     
    Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week: There are three ways you can help. Volunteer for recess duty or set up and serve the lunch on Wednesday, 3/13 or provide snacks for the teachers Monday through Friday. Please use these links to volunteer:
     
    VCES Family Day at Angel Stadium on Saturday, 4/6: Take your family out to the ball game! Join VCES families for a fun night watching the Angels play the Texas Rangers. Reserve your tickets at the VCES office. Tickets are $16.00 ea. Click here for more info. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Dawn De Young at ddeyoung@vcschools.org
     
    LOST AND FOUND items need to be picked up by Thursday, 3/21- Anything left in Lost and Found will be donated to Affordable Treasures on 3/22. Please have your child check for any missing items, we have lots of jackets and other clothing items in our Lost and Found.
     
    Need Parent volunteer hours? We need your help to bundle Box Tops. Contact Sally at sallylin@yahoo.com if you are interested.
     
    Kick It Up Dance Studio will be offering a second Musical Theatre Class for K-3rd graders at the elementary campus starting Tuesday, 3/12 at 3:00 PM. Learn how to sing, dance and act. Students will have a blast each week learning different Broadway musical selections. To register for a class, please visit www.kickitup.com. Class space is limited, early registration is recommended. Click here for more information.
     
    Volunteers are needed for the annual Trot for Technology on Friday, 4/5 from 8:15 - 11:45 AM - Each year we host a jog-a-thon fundraiser to raise money for elementary school technology. Email Tracy Espinosa at tracyrvh7@yahoo.com to help.
     
    Please Join Us on Tuesday, 4/9 at 6:30 PM at VCMS Chapel for the Robotics Information Meeting for Students (ages 9-14) and Parents interested in joining our VCS Robotics First Lego League (FLL) Teams for the next school year. Questions, please contact Sharon Lee at Sharon@vcsrobotics.com or Hannah Eichel at Hannah@vcsrobotics.com.
     
     
     

     

    Middle School  
     
     
     
    8th Grade Science Fair on Thursday, 3/14: All middle school parents and families are invited to view 8th-grade science projects on Thursday, 3/14, from 6:30-8:00 PM in the middle school chapel.
     
    Next week in 8th grade will be relationship week. This will be an opportunity for your child to learn about healthy relationship principles. Please email lslenk@vcschools.org with any questions.
     
    Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week:  We are looking for several parents to provide snacks (healthy, salty, and sweet) each morning of the week. If you are interested, please contact Jen McCarthy Jenmc1102@hotmail.com
     
    Please join us on Tuesday, 4/9, at 6:30 PM at VCMS Chapel for the Robotics Information Meeting for Students (ages 9-14) and Parents interested in joining our VCS Robotics First Lego League (FLL) Teams for the next school year. Questions, please contact Sharon Lee at Sharon@vcsrobotics.com or Hannah Eichel at Hannah@vcsrobotics.com.
     
     
     

     
     
    High School
     
     
    Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week: If you can help show appreciation for our VCHS staff, please contact pa-vchs@vcschools.org.
    • Donate snacks for 75 each day of the week for the faculty, so we are looking for two families to split bringing snacks each day.
    • Three volunteers are needed to assist with set up and serving lunch from 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM on Friday, 3/15. 
    • Six people are needed for campus lunch duty 11:15 AM-12:30 PM on Friday, 3/15. 
     
    The Senior Service Project is Saturday, 3/16 from 8:00-10:00 AM at the VCHS campus. All seniors are encouraged to come help! This is a good opportunity to get service hours in before graduation. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Peterson at tpeterson@vcschools.org.
     
    Scholarships applications are due 3/22! Senior parents, has your child been active in service during their high school years? Is he/she planning on attending Calvin College? Does your student hope to be an elementary teacher? Is your child intending to attend a trade or vocational school? A variety of scholarships are available for seniors from generous Valley alumni and supporters (click here for descriptions) and from the Scholastic Arts Society (see www.vcschools.org/sas). Paper copies of the scholarships are available on the shelves outside of the Counselor’s offices. Scholarship applications are due on Friday, 3/22.
     
    Senior Trip is coming up on Monday, 4/29.  Tickets are $65 and will be on sale in the High School Office from now until Thursday, 3/21.  Seniors were given information in class last week, and parents can also download the Senior Trip Info and Permission Slip at vcschools.org/hsresoursces.
     
    Counseling Office News - Cerritos College Senior Preview Day: Friday, 4/5, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM. This open house will be at Cerritos College and is designed to introduce students to the campus and acquaint them with the academic/career technical education programs, student services, athletics, and student life programs offered at Cerritos College. Prospective students will have an opportunity to meet with faculty and staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maria Isai, at student affairs at 562-860-2451 ext 2445.
     
     
      

     
     
    Athletics
     
    All K-12 students will be admitted free to all VCHS home games (excluding CIF playoffs) for the 2018-19 VCHS athletic season. We look forward to seeing you at the games. High School Students should bring their student ID.
     
    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 now has a truck to come and pick up your donations. Please call the store at 562-866-0060 and speak with Ashlee Brewer to schedule a pick up! They also have a blue bin located in front of Building B at Valley Christian High School for clothing and shoes donations.
     

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    For more news and announcements see our News page.
     
    To subscribe or unsubscribe from the weekly email distribution, please contact VCNews@vcschools.org.

     

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  • March 4, 2019 Issue 27

    Posted by Leann Bakker on 3/4/2019 3:00:00 PM

     

    2018-2019 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


     
     No School - Friday, 3/8 - PS-12 - Teacher Inservice Day
     
    Congratulations to the EPIC Robotz team who, for the first time, made it to the final match of the finals at the Del Mar Regional! Special congratulations for also receiving the Gracious Professionalism Award. Best wishes in the LA Regional on 3/21 and 3/22 at the LA Convention Center!
     
    Admissions Events: Tomorrow morning, 3/5 at 8:30 AM we'll hold a Preview Tour at the Elementary School. In two weeks, March 19-21 we'll hold admissions events at 8:30 AM on each campus:
    • Tuesday, 3/19 at VC Middle School
    • Wednesday, 3/20 at VC Elementary School
    • Thursday, 3/21 at VC High School
    Parent service hours opportunity - Saturday, 3/9, 6:30 AM - Service Learning Homeless Breakfasts - On the second Saturday of each month VCHS teams with our friends at Kingdom Causes and Calvary Baptist Church (14722 Clark Ave, Bellflower) to prepare, serve and eat breakfast with some of our homeless neighbors. VCHS students, parents and graduates are welcome. Service hours available for students and parents. Please contact Jeff Westrup at jwestrup@vcschools.org if you have any questions!
     
    Monday, 3/11, 7:00 PM - Parents’ Association meeting in the Verhoeven College and Career Center in the High School Office Building. 
     
    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week will be celebrated 3/11 - 3/15 across all of the VC campuses. We will be honoring our teachers and staff by providing a Mexican themed luncheon and providing snacks and treats in the teacher’s lounge all week. There are many ways to help at each of the campuses. Please check your campus announcements to find out how to help.
     
    Sign-up with My Scrip Wallet and earn more for our school and towards your student’s tuition. My Scrip Wallet offers weekly specials with bonus rebates, up to 18%. All at the tip of your fingers when you are signed up with My Scrip Wallet. Go to myscripwallet.com, enter enrollment code 32718E315182. Here are the directions. If you have any questions, contact Jade Warners at scrip@vcschools.org. Fill out and drop off a form at any campus or visit the following campuses. LIVE SALES:
    • Middle School Scrip Office - Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 - 9:30 AM
    • Elementary School - Wednesday 2:45 - 3:30 PM
    • Preschool - Wednesday 7:45 - 8:45 AM
    Broadway Showcase 2019 is THIS WEEK!
     
    Reminder that ALL DRESS REHEARSALS are MANDATORY! It is extremely important that all students participating in Broadway Showcase are present for all of the below listed dates and times, so that we can make the show the best it can possibly be!
     
    Schedule for this week is as follows:
    • Dress Rehearsal today, 3/4 at 5:00 PM in the VCHS Legacy Chapel. ALL students should be dressed and ready to perform their first number. Please arrive before 5:00 PM to make sure you are ready to rehearse starting at 5:00 PM.
    • Dress Rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday, 3/5 and 3/6 at 5:00 PM at the La Mirada Theatre - ALL students should be dressed and ready to perform their first number at 5:00 PM. You may arrive as early as 4:30 PM to facilitate this.
    • Thursday, 3/7 - Call Time for ALL students is 6:00 PM for the 7:30 PM performance
    • Friday, 3/8 Matinee - Call Time for ALL students is 1:00 PM for the 2:00 PM performance
    • Friday, 3/8 - Call Time for ALL students is 6:30 PM for the 7:30 PM performance
    • PLEASE NOTE: on Friday, 3/8 - ALL participants MUST leave the theatre after the Matinee performance, and cannot return to the theatre until 6:30 PM
    More information and release times are available on the Broadway Showcase website on the Participant Information Tab.
     
    Want to support Broadway Showcase? It's not too late! This annual production is a highly valuable learning opportunity for our students, and is not possible without your financial support. Please prayerfully consider making a donation online at vcschools.org/give. Broadway Showcase is one of the choices in the drop down menu. Thank you!
     
    Please continue to dine at the California Pizza Kitchen locations at the Cerritos Mall, Lakewood Mall, Long Beach Marketplace, and the Pike Outlets in Downtown Long Beach through March 9th! Through the CPK Philanthropizza program, 20% of your total bill will be donated back to Valley Christian Schools in support of Broadway Showcase.
     
    Tickets for Broadway Showcase 2019 are still available! If you haven't already, be sure to get your tickets for the show - there are still lots of great seats for the Thursday night performance! Tickets are being sold through the La Mirada Theatre Box Office. You can purchase your tickets via:
    • The La Mirada Theatre website by clicking this link.
    • By phone - (714) 994-6310 or (562) 944-9801.
    • In person at the theatre box office
    • Ticket prices range from $20 to $50, with a 20% discount for the matinee performance on March 8. More information about tickets for students and faculty for the matinee performance is available on the Broadway Showcase website.
    Interested in purchasing a documentary video of Broadway Showcase? Videos will be offered both on DVD and as a Digital Download this year! Order forms and more information are available on the Broadway Showcase website..
     
    Broadway Showcase Grams for Sale! Avoid the lines and pre-order your congratulatory gifts!  We have several new items to choose from. You can pre-order the gifts at dress rehearsal today, Monday, 3/4, or print out the order form on the Broadway Showcase website and submit your order to the Business Office by Wednesday, 3/6. Quantities are limited, so be sure to pre-order to guarantee your items! Because we share part of the proceeds with the La Mirada theatre, we encouraged you to purchase the Grams here on campus.
     
     

     
    Preschool  
     
    Parent/Teacher Conferences are 3/4-3/7. Reminder notes with date and times have gone home! Please be on time to your scheduled parent/teacher conference. If you are unable to attend or need to change the time, please talk with your child's teacher.
     
    We will have wacky sock day on Wednesday, 3/6 as part of our Dr. Seuss celebration.
     
    Spring Break sign-ups are due Thursday, 3/7.  Please fill out and return to Mrs. Sara. Spring Break is March 25-29.
     
    Reminder that we will be closed on Friday, 3/8 for Teacher In-Service Day.
     
    Teacher/Staff Appreciation week: We are looking for several parents to provide snacks (healthy, salty, and sweet) each morning of the week. We also are looking for 2 parent volunteers to assist with set up and clean up of the luncheon on Tuesday, March 12. Please contact pa@vcschools.org if you are interested in helping serve at the Preschool.
     
    Community Helpers weeks will be Monday, 3/18 through Friday, 3/22. We would like volunteers to share about their professions for 15 minutes. All professions are welcome such as bakers, fashion designers, medical professionals, bankers, police officer,fireman, plumber, teachers.... Please see or contact Mrs. Sara to sign up!
     
    Trike-A-Thon: Thank you to all the parents who helped raise money for our Trike-A-Thon. Preschool families raised over $2,400. Way to go preschool families!
     
    2019/2020 School year confirmation and Summer intent forms went home last Thursday: Please fill out and return to Mrs. Sara by Friday, 3/15.
     
     

     

    Elementary School
     
    Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Fine Arts Festival last week, great job! Thank you to all the music teachers, BOPA and volunteers for making this day a great experience for our students.
     
    Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week: There are three ways you can help. Volunteer for recess duty or set up and serve the lunch on Wednesday, 3/13 or provide snacks for the teachers Monday through Friday. Please use these links to volunteer:
    VCES Family Day at Angel Stadium on Saturday, 4/6: Take your family out to the ball game! Join VCES families for a fun night watching the Angels play the Texas Rangers. Reserve your tickets at the VCES office. Tickets are $16.00 ea. Click here for more info. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Dawn De Young at ddeyoung@vcschools.org
     
    LOST AND FOUND - Anything left in Lost and Found will be donated to Affordable Treasures on 3/22. Please have your child check for any missing items, we have lots of jackets and other clothing items in our Lost and Found.
     
    Need Parent volunteer hours? We need your help to bundle Box Tops. Contact Sally at sallylin@yahoo.com if you are interested.
     
    Kick It Up Dance Studio will be offering a second Musical Theatre Class for K-3rd graders at the elementary campus starting Tuesday, 3/12 at 3:00 PM. Learn how to sing, dance and act. Students will have a blast each week learning different Broadway musical selections. To register for a class, please visit www.kickitup.com. Class space is limited, early registration is recommended. Click here for more information.
     
    Easter Break packets are available online and at the Daycare and are due 3/11.
     
    Volunteers are needed for the annual Trot for Technology on Friday, 4/5 from 8:15 - 11:45 AM - Each year we host a jog-a-thon fundraiser to raise money for elementary school technology. Email Tracy Espinosa at tracyrvh7@yahoo.com to help.
     
    Please Join Us on Tuesday, 4/9 at 6:30 PM at VCMS Chapel for the Robotics Information Meeting for Students (ages 9-14) and Parents interested in joining our VCS Robotics First Lego League (FLL) Teams for the next school year. Questions, please contact Sharon Lee at Sharon@vcsrobotics.com or Hannah Eichel at Hannah@vcsrobotics.com.
     
     
     

     

    Middle School  
     
    Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week: There are two ways that you can help! Volunteer for yard duty on Tuesday, March 12. In addition, we are looking for several parents to provide snacks (healthy, salty, and sweet) each morning of the week. If you are interested, please contact Jen McCarthy Jenmc1102@hotmail.com
     
    Parent Service Hours Opportunity on Fridays: Earn service hours while you get to know students and parents by volunteering for morning traffic duty at the MS entrance on Friday mornings from 7:50 - 8:15 AM. Please call the MS office at (562) 865-6519 to volunteer!
     
    Please join us on Tuesday, 4/9, at 6:30 PM at VCMS Chapel for the Robotics Information Meeting for Students (ages 9-14) and Parents interested in joining our VCS Robotics First Lego League (FLL) Teams for the next school year. Questions, please contact Sharon Lee at Sharon@vcsrobotics.com or Hannah Eichel at Hannah@vcsrobotics.com.
     
     
     

     
     
    High School
     
    Congratulations to the EPIC Robotz team who, for the first time, made it to the final match of the finals at the Del Mar Regional! Special congratulations for also receiving the Gracious Professionalism Award. Best wishes in the LA Regional on 3/21 and 3/22 at the LA Convention Center!
     
    Bell Schedule during Broadway Week - 3/4 - 3/8.
    • Monday - normal
    • Tuesday - normal
    • Wednesday - Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 using the Block Odd Bell Schedule, 2:45 PM dismissal
    • Thursday - Periods 2, 4, 6 using the Block Odd Bell Schedule (no chapel), 1:10 PM dismissal, buses will run at 2:45 PM
    • Friday - no school
    Tuesday, 3/5, 7:00 PM - Scholastic Arts Society (SAS) will be meeting in the Van Dyk Conference room in the High School Office Building. 
     
    Senior Parents - Thursday, 3/7 is the last day to order graduation items from Jostens. You can place an order on-line at Jostens.com or call 800-567-8367 or 714-751-0260.
     
    Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week: There are three ways you can help. 1.) Volunteers are needed to donate snacks for 75 each day of the week for the faculty, so we are looking for two families to split bringing snacks each day, .2.) Six people are needed for campus security 11:15 AM-12:30 PM on Friday, 3/15. 3.) Three volunteers are needed to assist with set up and serving lunch from 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM on Friday, 3/15. If you can help show appreciation for our VCHS staff, please contact pa-vchs@vcschools.org.
     
    Senior Parents - Alumni and supporters of VCHS sponsor and provide many scholarship opportunities. Encourage your senior to pick up applications outside the Counseling Offices in the VCCC. For a description of the scholarships available, click here. Applications are due on Friday, 3/22.
     
    Counseling Office News - Cerritos College Senior Preview Day: Friday, 4/5, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM. This open house will be at Cerritos College and is designed to introduce students to the campus and acquaint them with the academic/career technical education programs, student services, athletics, and student life programs offered at Cerritos College. Prospective students will have an opportunity to meet with faculty and staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maria Isai, at student affairs at 562-860-2451 ext 2445.
     
    Robotics at Del Mar 2-28-19
     Photo of the Week: High School EPIC Robotz team make it to finals at Del Mar for the first time
     

     
     
    Athletics
     
    All K-12 students will be admitted free to all VCHS home games (excluding CIF playoffs) for the 2018-19 VCHS athletic season. We look forward to seeing you at the games. High School Students should bring their student ID.
     
    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 now has a truck to come and pick up your donations. Please call the store at 562-866-0060 and speak with Ashlee Brewer to schedule a pick up! They also have a blue bin located in front of Building B at Valley Christian High School for clothing and shoes donations.
     

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