January 9, 2017 Issue 17

Posted by Mandi Sahn on 1/9/2017 3:00:00 PM

"In Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28
2016-2017 Theme Verse

Superintendent Note:

All current school families who will be re-enrolling their students for the 2017-2018 school year are being asked to attend the “Night of Champions,” which will be held on Tuesday, January 10, and Thursday, January 12 in the high school gymnasium from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Even if you have not RSVPd, please plan to attend one of these two evenings. (Click here for more of the Superintendent blog.)

Night of Champions: VC returning families, we highly recommend that you attend one of our two pre-enrollment nights, Tuesday, 1/10 and Thursday, 1/12, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the VCHS Gym. Parents, you do not need to register to attend! Come for a chance to win a $2500 tuition credit! 

VC Middle School Admissions Open House: Tell your family and friends! Valley Christian Middle School will celebrate the annual winter Admissions Information Tour on Saturday, 1/21 at 12:00 p.m.

VC High School Admissions Open House: Tell your family and friends! Valley Christian High School will celebrate the annual winter Admissions Open Admissions Information Tour on Saturday, 1/21 at 2:00 p.m.

Love and Logic: VC parenting class is offering a four week parenting class called Love and Logic. Taught by superintendent, Ron Taylor and his wife Kathy. It will be held at VCES, Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting 2/9. The cost of the class is $35 per person or $65 per couple. Childcare is available. Registration and payment is due by Wed., 1/18. Call Karen Garcia at 562-920-9902 or kgarcia@vcschools.org to sign up.

Save the Date for Auction 2017! All school families and friends of VCS are invited to our largest fundraiser of the year. It will be on Friday, 3/31 at the Sheraton in Cerritos. Questions? Email Sarah at sfitzpatrick@vcschools.org.

Broadway Showcase

  • Middle School rehearsals begin today Monday, 1/9, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the VCHS Chapel. Rehearsals will take place every Monday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. 

Updated Broadway Showcase Specialty Rehearsal Schedule! 

  • The girls' specialty "Jet Set" will begin rehearsals tomorrow, Tuesday, 1/10 from 5:00-6:30pm in the VCHS Chapel as scheduled.
  • The "Stronger" specialty number and the boys' specialty "Nothing Like a Dame" will NOT rehearse tomorrow, Tuesday, 1/10. These numbers will begin rehearsals next week, Tuesday, 1/17 in the VCHS Chapel."Stronger" will rehearse from 6:30-8:00 p.m., and "Nothing Like a Dame" will rehearse from 8:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Call Backs will take place Wed. 1/11 at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Music Room. Go to the Broadway Showcase website to pick and prepare an audition piece from the provided sheet music.


The Infant Center and Preschool will be closed Monday, 1/16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Auction 2017: We are asking our preschool parents for any gift cards valued at $20.00 or more. These gift cards will help with our silent auction We will be accepting donations from Monday, 1/9 - Friday, 1/13. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Fitzpatrick, sfitzpatrick@vcschools.org.

Lunch Bunch Days: Wed. 1/11, Tues. 1/17, Wed. 1/25, Tues. 1/31

Elementary School

No school Monday, 1/16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Congratulations to the students recognized in chapel today: Oliver Adams, Jamir Malone, Kaitlyn Payne, Katie Teays, Jenna Van Kampen
The Mobile Dairy will be on rescheduled. 

Girls 5th & 6th Grade Volleyball Revised Tryouts: Monday, 1/9 - Wednesday, 1/11, from 3:00 -4:30 p.m. at the VCES campus. Attached is an information sheet. If you have any additional questions, please e-mail Tracy Espinosa at tracyrvh7@yahoo.com.

Boys 5th & 6th Grade Basketball Tryouts: Tuesday, 1/10 - Thursday, 1/12, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the VCES campus.

6th Grade: VCMS Admissions Information Tour: Saturday, 1/21 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Students and parents will get a chance to see the exploratory classes in action and meet the teachers.

Students in grades 3-8 are encouraged to try out for the Math Olympics.  Practice materials may be obtained. Tryouts are scheduled during lunch recess later in January. Grades 3/4 see Mrs. Davis, 5/6 and 7/8 see Mrs. Hermann. Email lhermann@vcschools.org for information.  

Math Circle 2017 will begin Tuesday, 2/7. Please fill out the form and turn into the elementary office. 

Middle School  

No school Monday, 1/16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Help promote our Middle School! We have postcard-sized flyers at our MS office which we would LOVE to have you pass out to friends and family members who may be interested in VCMS. Use the postcards to invite them to our Admissions Open House on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Jeans Days: Because of the cold rain for the next few days, Middle School students may wear dark-colored jeans on Tuesday, 1/10, Wednesday, 1/11 and Thursday, 1/12 of this week. The jeans may not be skin-tight, school uniform tops are required, and all other normal requirements must be met.
Those requirements include the following:
  • Students may wear a jacket of their choosing, but it may not advertise anything that is in opposition to the mission of VCS, nor bear the name or logo of other K-12 schools.
  • Jackets/outerwear must have a zipper or buttons all the way down the front except for VCS issued sweatshirts. 
  • Shirts, including flannel shirts, are not jackets and therefore may not be outerwear. 
  • No blankets are allowed. 
  • Hoods and non-VCS hats are not allowed inside nor outside. Only VCS hats may be worn outside.

8th Grade Parent Worldview Transition Meeting: Off to High School! Your child’s freshman year will be one full of transitions. We believe God created transitions and Scripture offers us insights about how we, as the body of Christ, may enter into and grow through such transitions. In this spirit, we invite every parent of a VC 8th grader to attend a special night regarding this on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School chapel.

VCMS semester ends on Friday, 1/22. Tests, papers, and projects may be fast and furious in these few weeks!

Our Winter sports season is now in full gear. Come out and cheer on our young athletes!

High School

VCHS Counselors present Sophomore/Junior Parent PSAT Scores back Night on Wednesday, 1/11 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Legacy Chapel.
For more information, please contact Mrs.Doornbos at 562-865-0281 ext 227 or email at sdoornbos@vcschools.org.

ACT NATIONAL TEST Registration Deadline is 1/13 and the late fee of $42.50 will be applied 1/14 - 1/20. The ACT National Test plus writing is $58.50. Late registration will result in an additional fee of $27.50. Register here.

Come join us for the 4th Student Film Festival this Saturday, 1/14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Legacy Chapel. Tickets are $2 at the door. Come view the films, enjoy some snacks and see who wins this year's competition. 

A Jostens representative will be on campus at lunch time on Tuesday, 1/17 and Tuesday, 1/31 to measure seniors for caps and gowns (which are no charge to families). Jostens will also take order forms for additional graduation items that families choose to buy. Jostens will mail those order forms to senior families sometime in the next week.

LAST CHANCE to purchase a Senior Yearbook Ad (by January 31). Senior Parents, Grandparents or Guardians, this is your final chance to to purchase and submit a senior ad for the back of the yearbook. After this date, Jostens will no longer be accepting submissions. Please view instructions mailed out to parents, or visit the yearbook page on the VCS website.

Please note the following schedule for the High School during the week of 1/16:

Monday, 1/16 - No school in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tuesday, 1/17 - Regular 7 Period day
Wednesday, 1/18 - Chapel 7 Period day (2:45 dismissal)
Thursday, 1/19 - Regular 7 Period day
Friday, 1/20 - Regular 7 Period day
Exam week is 1/23- 1/26 at the high school. For more dates & times, see the Exam Schedule.  
"A Regal Affair", the VCHS Winter Dance, will be held on Saturday, 2/4 from 7:30-11:00 p.m. at The White House Event Center, 1238 S Beach Blvd Anaheim, CA 92804. 
  • To purchase tickets, students must have a signed Winter Dance Form for each ticket purchased. They are available in the high school office.
  • Semi-Formal dress is required. Tickets will be sold Thursday, 1/19 and Friday, 1/20 only, before & after school and at lunch on both days. Ticket prices are $50 for VCHS students and $55 for guests.  
  • Parent chaperones are needed. If you can help, please contact Denise at 562-865-6930 or Denise.Noble1972@gmail.com


For a schedule of upcoming Athletic events for each campus, please refer to the campus specific online athletic calendars at the Athletics website: www.vcathletics.net

Friends of VCS

Come join us for the Bible study of the Revelation of John at First CRC of Artesia every Sunday night, beginning 1/8 at 6:00 p.m. We will also be looking at the ties to the Old Testament prophets as we navigate this essential and mysterious book. 

For All Married & Engaged Women! This Saturday evening, 1/14 at 7:00 p.m. author and speaker, Sheila Wray Gregoire, will be coming to Bethany Christian Reformed Church for a "Girl Talk" about marriage. Sheila brings humor and wonderful tips on how to strengthen our marriages and love our husbands better. For a sample go to her blog. The cost is $11 per person if tickets are purchased online or $15 at the door. For more information, please contact Michelle Becksvoort

Grief Share will begin Thursday, 1/19, at 7:00 p.m. at First CRC of Artesia. Grief Share is a 13 week seminar and support group designed to help a person rebuild their life after their loss. 

Lightshine 2017 Presents "Plug In Wonder-Working Power," a contemporary concert under the direction of Kay VanWeerthuizen. Presentations will be held at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 18718 Grayland Ave. Artesia, CA 90701. No tickets are required; for more information click here.

Saturday, 1/21 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1/22 at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 1/27 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 1/28 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1/29 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for the concert, “A Taste of Southern Soul,” which will feature Octavius Womack, Caity Peters, Dan Davis and Katy Feller. This night of music will be on Friday, 1/27, at 7:00 p.m. at the William & Jane Bristol Civic Auditorium in Bellflower. Tickets are $20 and available online. Come out and support our VCS family!

Southern Soul Concert


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