March 20, 2017 Issue 27
Posted by Mandi Sahn on 3/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
VCS Auction & Dinner: Last day to buy tickets is Thursday, 3/23! We really want you to come to the school's largest fundraiser of the year! Invite your friends! Tables seat 10. Click here to buy tickets online.
- Broadway Showcase DVD order forms are available here and on the website, and all orders must be turned in to the VC Business Office no later than 3:00 pm on Wednesday, 3/22.
- Costumes Collection: Return all Valley Christian owned or borrowed costumes & accessories to any Valley Christian school office. Please have the costumes clean and in a bag labeled with your name.
- 4-6 Jailhouse Rock: Black and white shirts, ribbons, & black skirts
- Middle School: Any borrowed knickers, vests, shirts, dresses, aprons & accessories
- High School: All borrowed items
- Costume Donation: Please don't throw out your costumes! If you don't want them anymore, please consider donating them to the Broadway Costume Closet. Drop any costumes off at any school office and label it costume donation. Thank you!
BOPA Parents: Donation flyers will be distributed to students this week, or download the Soup and Pie Flyer. Please turn in your donation/volunteer forms to any music teacher or school office by Wednesday, 4/5. You may also record your donation online by clicking on the link,
Please Note: The 2017-2018 School Year Begins Monday, August 14, 2017.
2017-2018 VCMS Job Opening: Valley Christian Middle School is seeking a 7th Grade History or Science Teacher. The candidate must be deeply committed to their faith and have a passion for middle school students. The ability to coach sports or teach Bible would be helpful. This position is for the 2017-18 school year. If interested, please see our school website https://www.vcschools.org/employment to find an application for employment. Please include your resume, credentials, and references with the completed application and send them to John Tiersma, Interim Middle School Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday, 3/21
- Wednesday, 3/29
- 3/24: Walking Field trip to Burger King
- 3/29 & 3/30: TK and Kindergarten Field trip to Elementary School campus
Walking Field Trip to Burger King: Information about our Walking trip and Tour of Burger King on Friday, 3/24 will be in your child's file today! Many volunteers are needed to make this a fun and safe field trip. Please see the Playground table for parent sign ups. Permission slips and $4.00 may be turned into Mrs. Sara by Wednesday, 3/23.
Busy Bee's Permission Slip: Pre-K and Eligible students from Busy Bee's will be riding the bus to our Elementary school on Wednesday, 3/29 and Thursday, 3/30. Please check your child's file as permission slips are going home today, Monday, 3/20.
Easter Break Reminders:
- Preschool will be closed Friday, 4/14 in observance of Good Friday and Monday, 4/17.
- Please see sign up sheet in your child's file for Easter Break Daycare sign-ups
Kindergarten Observation Tours: We will host Kindergarten Observation Tours at 8:30 am, on Friday, 3/24 and Thursday, 4/6. These tours are a wonderful way for prospective parents to visit our campus and focus on our Kindergarten program. They'll see teachers and students in action and explore specialty classes. Tours are available by reservation. Call Dianne, 562-860-0556, in the Business Office to join in.
Math Circle 2017: Math Circle has meetings every Tuesday. Please fill out the form and turn into the elementary office.
Box Tops Contest: From Monday, 4/3 through Friday, 4/28, there will be a contest between the elementary classes to find out who can collect the most box tops. Start asking relatives, friends, and members of church to help with collecting because the winning class will get a Pizza party! Each Box Top square is worth 10 cents. 100% of the proceeds go to defray the cost of VCES 6th grade Christian Science Camp.
Kindergarten Orientation, Monday, 4/3 at 7:00 pm: This meeting is for parents of kindergarten students who will start August 2017. 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 testing days.
8th Grade Graduation Party Meeting: Monday, 3/20 in the VCMS Chapel at 7:00 pm. Our goal at this meeting is to pick a theme for the party and set up committees (for decorations, food, invitations, chaperones, etc.). Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of what will be a great party for our kids who are transitioning from Middle School to High School! If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Jones at 562-243-8370.
Join us for the annual 8th Grade Science Fair Thursday, 3/23 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Middle School Chapel. Come refresh your knowledge of the scientific method. Cheer on the budding scientists of the 21st century! A variety of art projects will be on display. This year we will also be featuring projects from a range of middle schoolers highlighting how they have been using technology to enhance their classroom projects and activities.
A Night of Worship & Comedy on Friday, 3/24: The VCMS Praise Team would like to invite VCS families (especially 6th, 7th, and 8th grade!) to a special evening of inspiring worship music, followed by the hilarious, award-winning, clean comedy of Ron McGehee. Join us for this FREE event in the Middle School chapel at 7:00 pm on Friday, 3/24. Email Mr. Noteboom for more information.
Snacks Donation: If you are interested in donating some non-perishable snacks for our students and tutors, we would appreciate it. Please drop these off at the Middle School office and let them know they are for the Homework Club. Thank you in advance.
Found item at the Fine Arts Festival: A blue leather jacket (size M) was left at the Fine Arts Festival at the counter near the snack bar. The festival was held at New Life Community Church on 3/2/17. If it is yours, please contact Jill Schmidt at 714-348-2439.
- Reverend and Mrs. Gareth S. Kok Calvin College Scholarship
- Trades and Techs Scholarship
- Pay It Forward Scholarship
- Karl Kalma Scholarship
- Stanley W. Cole Scholarship for Christian Service
- Koopman Scholarship
- DeBie Future Educator Scholarship
- Holly Hustedt Fashion, Art, Graphic Design, and Merchandising Scholarship
Christian College Fair: On Wednesday, 4/19, from 6:30–8:30 pm. Valley Christian High School is hosting the Spring 2017 Southern California Christian College Fair. It will be held in the gym, located on the High School Campus.
Junior-Senior Banquet is on Friday, 4/28: Details to follow in the next few weeks.
Summer School: Parents, an email was sent home from the Counseling Department regarding summer school. If you did not receive that email, please contact the High School office at email@example.com.
Pep Squad: Mandatory Parent/Student Pep Squad Meeting on 4/6, from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Verhoeven Room.
Camp Dunamis: Camp Registrations & Youth Counselors Needed for Camp Dunamis. It is a fun Christian camp for middle school youth. Campers must be entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall. Camp dates are Sunday, 6/18 - Friday, 6/23. It is an intentionally multi-racial camp that strives to help youth grow deeper in love with God and each other, bringing reconciliation to the places that often divide us. We are now accepting camper registrations and counselor applications at www.campdunamis.org. Counselor applications are due 4/20 and camper registrations are due 5/15. For more information, contact Amanda Samia at (562) 676-5896 or Denise Tamminga at (562) 644-0896.
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