January 7, 2019 Issue 19

Posted by Leann Bakker on 1/7/2019 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

Important - Please read this Ride sharing letter from Superintendent Ron Taylor.
 
The BOPA Meeting is tonight, Monday, 1/7 at 7:30 PM in the Verhoeven College and Career Center in the High School Office Building. Come support our instrumental music program. Parent service hours are available through the fund-raisers put on by BOPA.
 
Parent Association is having a polo and t-shirt sale this Thursday, 1/10 from 7:45 - 8:15 AM. Future sale dates are Thursday, 1/24 from 3:00-5:00 PM, Thursday, 2/7 from 7:45 - 8:15 AM.  All sales will be in Room 23 on the VCHS campus. Here is the flier with more sale dates.
 
Parent service hours opportunity - Saturday, 1/12, 6:30 - 9:00 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!
 
Join the VCHS Girls Soccer team for our annual Kick it to Cancer game on Thursday, 1/17 at 5:30 PM!  There will be free hot dogs, raffle's and a great game to watch vs Heritage Christian. This year we are raising funds for NFCR (National Foundation of Cancer Research) on behalf of Klay Branderhorst and pediatric cancer. Please come out and support a cause that is an important part of the girls soccer program and let's rally as a community around the Branderhorst family.
 
Red Cross Blood Drive - Tuesday, 1/15, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM in the VCHS Chapel.  Parents and the VCS community are invited to give blood at the VCHS Red Cross Blood Drive.  Check in at the VCHS office anytime on Tuesday. Parent service hours (3 hrs.) will be given for donations. Email Jeff Westrup at jwestrup@vcschools.org if you have any questions.
 
Parents’ Association Meeting on Tuesday, 1/15 at 7:00 PM in the Verhoeven College and Career Center in the High School Office building.
 
VC Elementary Admissions Open House on Saturday, 1/26 at 10:00 AM: Tell your family and friends! Come and celebrate the Winter Admissions Open House Day.
 
VC Middle School Admissions Open House on Saturday, 1/26 at 12:00 PM: Tell your family and friends! Valley Christian Middle School will celebrate the annual Winter Admissions Open House Day.
 
Please invite your friends and family to the Kindergarten Preview Day on Thursday, 1/31 at 8:30 AM.
 
Enrollment for 2019/20 School Year - In late January parents will be given the opportunity to complete pre-enrollment for the 2019/20 school year. The pre-enrollment fee is $200 for one student, $400 for two students or $500 for families with three or more students.
 
Broadway Showcase 2019
  • Auditions for Kindergarten Students are on this Thursday, 1/10 at 3:15 PM in the VCHS Chapel. All Students auditioning must bring a completed audition form to the audition. Audition Forms and additional information can be found on the Broadway Showcase Website.
  • Parents whose children are participating in Broadway Showcase MUST attend a Parent Organizational Meeting in order for their children to be able to participate. Meeting dates & additional information are available on the Broadway Showcase Website.
  • Rehearsals for Broadway Showcase 2019 begin this week! Please check the Broadway Showcase Website for rehearsal dates and times.
  • Broadway Showcase 2019 needs your financial support! Please keep Broadway Showcase in mind, click here to donate online and select "Broadway Showcase" in the drop-down menu. We are seeking Corporate Sponsors for the production and will be selling ad space in the program where you can advertise your business or send a message to your student. Please contact info.thecast@gmail.com for more information.
Service Hours Opportunity: Many volunteers are needed to chaperone the High School Winter Formal on the evening of Saturday, 2/2/19. You do not need to have a student at the high school level to chaperone the dance. This opportunity is available to parents of all grade levels. If you are interested, please contact Tracie Jones at pa-vchs@vcschools.org.
 
There will be no school on Monday, 1/21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  

 
Preschool  
 
 
The VCPS Staff would like to thank you for all of the Christmas gifts, cards and love that you bestowed upon them over the Christmas Holiday!
 
Lunch Bunch Days: Tuesday, 1/15, and Wednesday, 1/30
 
Reminder: We will be closed for Martin Luther King Day on Monday, 1/21.
 
 

 

Elementary School
 
The teachers, staff, and principal would like to thank the students and their families for the many generous gifts and thoughtful cards that were received this Christmas. We truly felt blessed!

Thank you for your Cozy Christmas donations of stuffed animals and blankets! The items were delivered to families in need on 12/19.
 
5th/6th Grade Boys Basketball Coaches Needed! We are looking for 2 boys basketball coaches! The commitment is up to three days a week from 3:00-4:30 PM from January 7 through mid-March, and it is a paid position. If you or someone you know is interested in coaching a boys basketball team for the upcoming season, please contact Tracy Espinosa at tracyrvh7@yahoo.com.
 
 

 

Middle School  
 
The staff thanks the students and their families for the many generous gifts and cards that were received this Christmas. We truly felt blessed!
 
Parents and Guardians, please note that 2nd Quarter/1st Semester grades will be finalized today, Monday, 1/7/19.
 
VC Middle School Admissions Open House on Saturday, 1/26 at 12:00 PM: Tell your family and friends! Valley Christian Middle School will celebrate the annual Winter Admissions Open House Day.
 
 
  
 

 
 
High School
 
A sincere thank you from the staff for the thoughtful cards and gifts that were received during Christmas.
 
You are invited to the Scholastic Arts Society Meeting on Tuesday, 1/8/19 at 7:00 PM in the Van Dyk Conference Room in the High School Office Building.
 
Come support our athletes - join us at the Booster Club Meeting on Monday, 1/14 at 7:00 PM in the Van Dyk Conference Room in the High School Office Building.
 
Schedule Questions/Changes? The deadline to add new classes is Friday, 1/18. Please contact Mrs. Pheifer, the registrar at lpheifer@vcschools.org.
  
Counseling Office News:
 
Practice ACT/SAT: Interested in trying out the ACT and/or SAT? Valley Christian has partnered with Test Prep Gurus and will be offering full-length practice tests on 1/26 and 2/23 on the VCHS campus. To sign up, please fill out the bottom portion of this form and turn it in to Mrs Doornbos at the attendance office by Friday, 1/18.
  • When: SAT - Saturday, 1/26
  • When: ACT - Saturday, 2/23
  • Time: 8:30-11:30 AM (arrive by 8:15)
  • Location: Classroom HH49
  • Cost: $15 per test
 

 
 
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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