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- Valley Christian Weekly
March 20, 2023 Issue 28
Posted by Leann Bakker on 3/20/2023 3:15:00 PM
2022-23 Theme Verse: "Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22: 37-39
Broadway Showcase photos and video are available to purchase on the Broadway Showcase Website.
Broadway Showcase Lost and Found - All lost items collected in the High School Legacy Chapel and from the theater are waiting for their owners to find them in the high school office building. Stop by the high school office any day this week (7:45 AM-3:30 PM) if you are looking for a missing item. There are shoes, umbrellas, glasses, LOTS of water bottles, and LOTS of clothes. During Spring Break, any remaining items will be brought to Affordable Treasures.
All VC Broadway Showcase owned costumes needed to be returned last week. Please return costumes in a bag with the students' name on it and labeled BWSC to any VC school office.
Parents - please check in your PowerSchool parent portal to make sure you have completed your parent service hour requirements for the year. If something needs to be completed or turned in before the end of the year, this is the time to finish those hours. Questions - email@example.com
Mark your calendars:
- Monday, 3/27-Friday, 3/31 - Spring Break - no school TK-12
- Friday, 4/7-Monday, 4/10 - Easter Break - no school PS-12
VCHS is seeking a P/T Coffee Bar Coordinator (12-15 hours per week/$16-18 per hour) for the 2023-24 school year to perform day-to-day operations of the VCS Learning Commons Coffee Bar, including taking orders, preparing drinks, serving, and supervising student workers. For more information, please contact Tracie Jones in Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valley Christian Schools will be celebrating Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week - April 11-14 on all campuses. There will be opportunities for parents to earn service hours while showing appreciation to our staff. If parents are interested in helping, the Sign-Up Geniuses will be available soon or please contact the following campus representatives:
- Preschool - Brittany Allan - Brittany.email@example.com
- Elementary - Carly Ploeger - CarlyPDesignStudio@gmail.com
- Middle - Lisa Harper - Lisabharper@hotmail.com
- High School - Lauren Williams - Lauren.firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf Tournament: VCHS Athletic Booster Club is hosting their annual golf tournament on Friday, April 14th at Strawberry Farms Golf Course. Registration and sponsorship packages are available now at www.charityvalet.com/vcgolf23.
Interested in hosting an International Student next school year? Valley Christian has international students from China, Germany, Austria, South Korea needing a family to live with next year. If you are interested in hosting and being paid a stipend to do so, please join us for an Informational Meeting on Monday, April 17 at 7:00 PM in the High School SSB - Verhoeven Room. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Garris at email@example.com.
Job Openings: To see the full job description and apply, please visit www.vcschools.org and click on the Employment Opportunities tab. If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Tracie Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org,
- High School Band Director - part time
- MS English Teacher - full time
- High School Athletic Trainer
- High School English/Bible Teacher
- Middle School Athletic Director/PE Teacher
- Elementary School Teacher Grades 4-6
See's Candies Yum-Raising began on Monday, 3/10 and closes Friday 3/24. An email has been sent indicating how to place your Easter order. All orders will be placed online and shipped directly to your home! Visit the link to place your order at Yum-Raising Shop Link to order
Spring Break: Preschool will be open 3/27-3/31 for children who signed up to attend during Spring break. Preschool hours of operation will be from 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM.
Looking to Summer: VCPS will be hosting an 8-week summer program from June 5-July 28 (closed June 19, July 4&5) on our elementary campus. There is still time to sign up! Please do so ASAP as spots are limited. We have planned an exciting summer filled with lots of fun! We will have water-play days, special lunches, on-site field trips, fun snacks, chapel, fitness for all, Webby Dance, and so much more. There is a $30.00 registration fee that will be added to your June tuition payment (tuition rates remain the same as school 22/23 school year).
Trike-A-Thon: Friday, 3/24 - Preschoolers will have a fun morning of riding bikes, eating a healthy snack, and learning about different forms of transportation. This will be our third fundraiser of the school year, which will allow us to purchase a new bike for the playground, an outdoor cubby, and some fun table toys to bring learning outside. Each class will have a special time to ride their trikes! Riding times are as follows:
- Mrs. Elionor's class 9:15-9:30 AM
- Ms. Crystal's class: 9:30-9:50 AM
- Ms. Tricia's class: 10:00-10:20 AM
- Ms. Jamie's class: 10:30-10:50 AM
- Ms. Ericka's class: 11:00-11:20 AM
- Families 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. Sign ups for parent volunteers will be emailed around 3/15.
Valley Christian Schools will be celebrating Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week - 4/11 - 4/14 on all campuses. There will be opportunities for parents to earn service hours while showing appreciation to our staff. A Sign-Up Genius will be e-mailed today for parents who are interested in helping out and donating items/time. Please contact Brittany Allan with any questions. email@example.com
Spring Enrichment Classes: Classes will be held for five THURSDAYS - 3:00-4:00 PM, 4/4 - 5/2. Forms were sent home with your child last week. The Sweet Treats, Little Adventurers Club and Feelin' Crafty classes are full. Space is limited in the remaining classes. Registration forms may be found here.
Discover the World of Mission to Mars! A Valley Christian after-school science club for grades K-5th. Class will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays - 3:00-4:00 PM. Information and registration can be found here.
Walk Through The Revolution for 5th grade students will be held on Wednesday, 3/22.
Sports Spirit Day, Friday, 3/24! Show your school spirit by wearing your best athletic attire or show off your favorite team! Spirit Day is optional. If you do not wish to participate, please be in uniform.
Kindergarten Orientation, Monday, 4/3 at 6:30 PM: This meeting is for parents of students who will start kindergarten in August 2023. 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.
3rd grade students will be going to the Discovery Cube on 4/4.
4th grade students will be going to the International Printing Museum in Carson on 4/4.
Webby Dance Company! Valley Christian After School Dance Class for grades TK-4th. Classes will be held on Thursdays, 3:00-3:45 PM, beginning 4/6 for 7 weeks. Registration and more information can be found here.
Class Color Spirit Day Thursday, 4/6! Show your class spirit at the Trot for Technology 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.
Please join us for our annual Trot-for-Technology on 4/6!
- 5th/6th grades 8:30-9:00 AM
- TK/K 9:10-9:40 AM
- 3rd/4th grades - 10:10-10:40 AM
- 1st/2nd grades 10:55-11:25 AM
- Volunteers needed! Get your service hours in while supporting your kiddo! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044DADAF2EAAFE3-trotfortechnology
Please help us celebrate our tiki-riffic staff members during our Luau-themed Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week that runs from 4/11-4/14 by clicking this link. There are service hour opportunities as well as a huge need for donations! Thank you for blessing VCS!
Mother-Son Cornhole Tournament and Dinner - The Mission Alaska team will be hosting a fundraiser for elementary school students on Friday, 4/14 - 4:00-6:00 PM at the high school. We will be sponsoring a cornhole tournament and a BBQ hot dog meal afterwards. Cost for the tournament and dinner is $30. Additional family members are also invited to come watch and purchase dinner. Flyers will be sent home this week at the elementary school. If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
6th Grade Science Camp - April 19-21
Father-Daughter Dance - The Mission Alaska team will be hosting a fundraiser for the elementary school students on Friday, 4/21 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the High School Legacy Chapel. This year's theme is "Ties and Tiaras". Cost for the dance and desserts is $40. Flyers will be sent home this week at the elementary school. If you have questions, contact email@example.com.
Summer Day Camp - Adventure Crew 2023: Register early for Summer Day Camp (Kindergarten - 8th grade). After May 22nd, the registration fee will increase to $75.00. Please use the link to register: home.vcschools.org/daycamp. Once you've paid for the registration, you will receive an email with a link to complete additional forms. Any questions, please reach out to the Daycare Director Rachel Robbins at 562-920-9902 ext.120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to celebrate your child’s birthday with the high school Madrigals Choir?! Fill out the attached order form along with $20 and return it to the elementary school office to place a birthday gram order and have The Madrigals sing happy birthday to your student. Birthday grams also include a sweet treat and a goodie bag! Birthday grams will be delivered once a month to the elementary school campus. Please support the Madrigals and help them get to Orlando this spring!
Pop Tabs: We are partnering with The Ronald McDonald House to help families in their time of need by collecting Pop Tabs. Students may bring in their pop tabs at any time.
LOST AND FOUND - Anything left in Lost and Found will be donated to Affordable Treasures 3/31. Please have your child check for any missing items. We have lots of jackets and other clothing items in our Lost and Found.
Parent Service Hours Opportunity! We are quickly approaching the end of the year, which means that it is time to begin planning for the 8th Grade Dance Party. If you would like to be a part of the planning committee, there will be a meeting on Tuesday, March 21st at 7:00 PM, in the College and Career Center on the high school campus. We have planning committee positions still available and are also looking for help on the day of the dance. Please Contact Brandi Kroeze email@example.com
This year's 8th grade Science Fair will be held Thursday, March 23 - 4:30-6:30 PM in the middle school chapel. All are welcome!
Parent Service Hour Opportunity: Science Fair Judges are needed on Wednesday, 3/22 - 6:00 - 8:30 PM: We are looking for men and women who work in the field of science to help judge science fair projects. Please contact Morgan McLurg at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
April Hot Lunch orders are due Friday, March 24th.
Mark your calendars:
Monday, 3/27-Friday, 3/31 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Friday, 4/7-Monday, 4/10 - Easter Break - NO SCHOOL
Teacher Appreciation Week is April 11th-14th. We will be honoring our middle school teachers and staff by providing them with snacks and treats for the whole week! In order to make this an amazing week we need help from our middle school families. You will find sign-ups for what we need to spoil our teachers in this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4FABAC2CA46-middle Donations can be dropped off in the morning, on the assigned day of the item(s) you chose to donate. If you have any questions, please contact Brandi Kroeze email@example.com
8th grade girls - High School Cheer tryouts for the 2023-24 school year will be on Saturday, 4/22 - 9:00 AM - 12:00PM in the VCHS chapel. We can't wait to meet you at tryouts! More information about how/where to sign up coming soon! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Sign up by filling out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/zxGKZZh3Y7eGo5WG8
The VCHS Defenders Dance Team has two exciting events coming up! On Thursday, 4/6 at 7:00 PM in the VCHS gym, we are having our 3rd annual dance team showcase (featuring VCHS Varsity Cheer). Come out and watch as our dancers perform some of their favorite routines from this past season. Also, on Saturday 4/15 from 1:00-4:00 PM in the VCHS dance room, we will be holding tryouts for our upcoming 2023-2024 season. If you're interested in trying out, please fill out an application via the link on our team's Instagram page. https://forms.gle/BMuvTQF4mFAyJd2NA
SAS Meeting - tonight, Monday, 3/20, 7:00 PM - The Scholastic Arts Society (SAS) invites you to attend their monthly meeting. This group is the support organization for the VCHS National Honors Society. The meeting will be held in the Verhoeven College and Career Center, located in the high school office building.
SAS Fundraiser - Friday, 3/24 - The Scholastic Arts Society, a parent organization that provides financial support for the VCHS National Honors Society, will be hosting a PJ Bottoms Day on Friday, 3/24. Wristbands can be purchased the morning of for $3 each. Students will be allowed to wear PJ bottoms with uniform tops - and remember, Fridays are Valley t-shirt days! Come dressed in your comfiest VC t-shirt and pajama bottoms to enjoy the last day before Spring Break!
Scholarships for Seniors - Many scholarships are offered to our graduating seniors by support organizations, VC alumni, and generous VC supporters and donors. Parents, please remind your seniors that the deadline to submit scholarship applications is Friday, 3/24. Scholarships are listed on Canvas and applications should be submitted on Canvas.Contact email@example.com if you have any questions about these scholarships.
All VC Broadway Showcase-owned costumes should have been returned last week. Please return costumes in a bag with the students' name on it and labeled BWSC to any VC school office.
We are pleased to announce that we will be honoring our awesome high school teachers and staff for Teacher Appreciation Week: Tuesday, April 11 to Friday, April 14. We would like to bless our teachers each day with an assortment of snacks and treats and if you would like to donate an item please sign up via sign up genius. There is no school on the Friday and Monday prior so we are asking that non-perishable items be donated by Thursday, April 6. Thank you!
High School Cheer tryouts for the 2023-24 school year will be on 4/22 - 9:00 AM- 12:00PM in the VCHS chapel. We can't wait to meet you at tryouts! More information about how/where to sign up coming soon! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Sign up by filling out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/zxGKZZh3Y7eGo5WG8
The VCHS Defenders Dance Team has two exciting events coming up! On Thursday, 4/6 at 7:00 PM in the VCHS gym, we are having our 3rd annual dance team showcase (ft. VCHS Varsity Cheer). Come out and watch as our dancers perform some of their favorite routines from this past season. Also, on Saturday 4/15 from 1:00-4:00 PM in the VCHS dance room, we will be holding tryouts for our upcoming 2023-2024 season. If you're interested in trying out, please fill out an application via the link on our team's Instagram page. https://forms.gle/BMuvTQF4mFAyJd2NA
Please join us at the Dumont Slope on Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day!), 2:30-4:00 PM as we tend our CA Native Garden at VCHS. Please bring any garden tools to be used. Also, would you consider donating a (CA Native) Narrow Leaf Milk Weed for the Monarch Waystation or any other CA Native plant? Any questions? Contact Rob Kamstra at email@example.com.
Senior parents and students, check your email about Grad Nite! Parents, for service hours/ fundraising opportunities, contact Kathie Fortney at 714-606-1743 or Taelin Iniguez at firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNIOR-SENIOR BANQUET this year's Junior Class Student Council will be hosting the "Enchanted Fairytale JSB" on Friday, April 28 from 6:30 - 11:30 PM at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim. Tickets will be on sale Tuesday - Friday, April 11-14 in the high school office. Tickets will be sold to seniors only on Tuesday and Wednesday so they can pick their dinner table. Thursday and Friday ticket sales will be open to juniors and seniors. The tickets that include dinner and dancing are $120 for VCHS students and $130 for outside guests. All attendees will need to turn in the Code of Conduct form as well as outside guests have the Guest Form completed when they purchase their tickets. Outside guests must be at least in 11th grade and under the age of 21.
On Campus College Visits: Thurs 3/23 Grand Canyon University SSB 11:15-11:45 AM Come to the SSB and watch a presentation on what GCU has to offer. All grades invited!
SAT and ACT Online Classes: Test Prep Gurus is offering online classes for the SAT and ACT this spring. For more information, please visit the following link: www.prepgurus.com/online
Mini College Fair: Monday, April 3rd, there will be a Mini College Fair at lunch in the quad! Approximately 20 Regional Admissions Counselors from out of state schools will be here to share information about their college!
Summer School: Planning to do summer school to remediate a grade or get ahead? Please fill out the following google form to let your counselor know of your intent and get approved! https://forms.gle/BwzpEum9FLwdnZay5
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
Affordable Treasures Thrift Store - Call our store 562-866-0060 or schedule a pick-up on our website affordabletreasuresthrift.org.
Artesia Christian Home – DRIVER POSITION AVAILABLE. ACH is looking for an on-call Driver to drive current residents to appointments when needed. If interested please fill out an application at www.achome.org/employment and email it to email@example.com
You're invited to join an Easter sunrise community choir! This choir will be singing at the Forest Lawn, Long Beach Sunrise Service at 6:00 AM on Easter morning (April 9). The following rehearsals will be held at Valley Christian Middle School, 18100 Dumont Ave, Cerritos:
- Thursday, 3/30, 7:00 PM
- Sunday, 4/2, 4:00 PM Please contact Faith Rietveld at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or wish to participate.
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