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  • February 21, 2017 Issue 23

    Posted by Mandi Sahn at 2/21/2017 12:35:00 PM

    "In Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28

    2016-2017 Theme Verse


    Broadway Showcase ticket sales will begin Monday, 2/27. Broadway Showcase will be held at the La Mirada Theatre for three performances: Thursday, 3/9 and Friday, 3/10 at 7:30 pm, and a Friday, 3/10 matinee at 2 pm. Ticket sales will be managed the same as in previous years:

    • Sales to the General VC Community: Ticket sales will be held in the Verhoeven College and Career Center, located at the high school campus, on Monday and Tuesday, 2/27-2/28, from 9:00-5:00 pm.
    • Parking: On Monday, 2/27, parents should park in the VCHS student parking lot across Dumont Avenue and enter on the south side of the Student Services Building (between VCHS office and the bus/maintenance building) rather than coming through the main VCHS entrance.
    • Please note: On the first day of ticket sales, there will be a maximum of 8 tickets per show that an individual may purchase. The limitation applies only to ticket sales on Monday, 2/27; you may purchase an unlimited number of tickets on following dates.
    • Beginning Wednesday 3/1, tickets will be available in the Business Office during the following times: 8:00-10:00 am and 2:30-4:30 pm.

    Ticket Prices: There is no "general admission" seating, all seats are reserved.

    • The price for a ticket to any performance including the Matinee is $35 each.

    Student tickets for Friday, 3/10 Matinee ONLY

    • We are offering 1 complimentary voucher per VCS student for the Friday matinee ONLY. The voucher will be exchanged for a ticket at the theater.
    • Vouchers are not available at ticket sales and may NOT be turned in at live ticket sales as they are handled through school offices.
    • The student complimentary voucher order form is available here and can also be downloaded at www.vcschools.org/broadway or obtained in each campus office, and has more details.
    • Voucher forms are due to any school office before 3 pm, Friday, 3/3.
    • So that the student can sit with his or her family at the matinee, the student order form will allow the purchase of family and other guest seats at a cost of $35 each. If you would like to sit with a particular student, remember to go to the ticket booth at the theatre at the same time. The voucher, along with a student ID (or on the class list for the VCES and VCPS) will be required to get a ticket for the Matinee Show.

    PRE-SALE Broadway Grams will be available again this year.

    All grams include a commemorative postcard for you to add an encouraging note, and will be hand delivered to the performers backstage during each show. Buy in advance and avoid the rush.

    Visit the Pre-Sale table during ticket sales:
    Monday, 2/27, 9:00-12:00 p.m. - VCHS Verhoeven College & Career Center
    Tuesday, 2/28, 9:00-12:00 p.m. - VCHS Verhoeven College & Career Center
    Friday, 3/3, 4:30-6:00 p.m. - outside VCHS Legacy Chapel
    Grams will resume sales in the La Mirada Theatre lobby before all three performances and during each intermission on 3/9 and 3/10.

    This Year Gram's Selection: 

    • 5-stem Red Rose Bouquet $20
    • Single Red Rose $5
    • 3-stem Carnation Bouquet $10
    • Star Sucker $5
    • Plush Emoji Clip $5
    • Wrist Band $2
    Broadway Showcase: 
    • Reminder: All costume requirement sheets have been posted on the Valley Christian website under Broadway Showcase.
    • Costume checks are happening now until Friday, 3/3 during your regularly scheduled rehearsal.
    • Choir & Guitar class costume checks will be during class on 2/22, 2/23, 3/1, & 3/2. Please bring in ALL your costume parts for approval by a Cast Member or the Costume Committee. 

    Broadway Showcase Give-Day: Be a star and support the show! Help us bridge the gap between ticket sales and the program budget by making a donation online between now and Give-Day on Friday, 3/3. Every dollar raised goes towards our students performing on stage!

    Robotics: The EPIC Robotz Team would like to invite the VCS Family to join us on TONIGHT, Tuesday, 2/21 at 8:00 p.m. at VCHS B-18 for the presentation of the 2017 Robot.  We will be competing on 3/11 & 3/12 at Madera High School and on 3/25 & 3/26 at the Long Beach Pyramid.

    Attend the Auction! You can now purchase tickets to attend the event at the early bird ticket price here. Donations of items are also needed. Contact Sarah Fitzpatrick if you can help.

    Band & Orchestra Fine Arts is hosting a Snack/Lunch Bar at the Fine Arts Festival on Thursday, 3/2 at New Life Community Church.
    Donations of food and drinks are also needed. Items can be dropped off at any of the school offices until Wednesday, 3/1.
    • Service hours are available.  If you work a shift, you will still be able to leave and see your student perform. Follow this link to sign up for shifts/donations or call Jill Schmidt at 714-348-2439 to sign up! Thank you for your support of this wonderful event.
    Parent Association T-shirt & Polo Sales: will be Thursday, 3/2 from 7:45-8:15 a.m. and 3/16 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the VCHS Bldg. B Room 23. In addition to new items, we have leftover sweatshirts from last year and this year for sale. 
     
     

    VCS Job Openings 2017-18: Job descriptions and applications are available on the Employment webpage at www.vcschools.org/employment.

    • Middle School Principal
    • Substitute Teachers

    February Board Meeting has been moved from Thursday, 2/23 to Wednesday, 2/22.

    January Board Meeting Highlights: 
    • A motion to approve tuition increases for next year’s budget including 7.3% infant care, 7% pre-school and 4% for all others was approved. 
    • A motion was approved that the capital campaign priority would include: Event Center ($9 million)  & Debt and Cash flow ($3 million)
    • A full slate of board nominees has been obtained.

    Preschool

    Preschool families can earn a credit towards their VCS tuition by using Scrip! Gas, Grocery, VISA and many retail stores and restaurants are available. Go to www.vcschools.org/scrip for more info.

    Pancakes and Pajamas: is this Friday, 2/24. Children may wear their pajamas to school (please no slippers). Parents may join us for the fun!

    Trike-a-Thon: pledge sheets are going out today. Our Trike-a-Thon will be Friday 3/3. More info to come!

    Lunch Bunch Date:

    • Tuesday, 2/21 
    March Madness:
    • 3/2: Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
    • 3/3: Trike-a-Thon 
    • 3/7-3/9: Parent/teacher conferences
    • 3/13-3/24: Community Helpers
    • 3/24: Walking Field trip to Burger King
    • 3/29 & 3/30: TK and Kindergarten Field trip to Elementary School campus 

    Elementary School  

    Yearbook Ads: Parents, are you looking for a creative way to tell your student, “I love you and I’m proud of you?" Place a recognition ad in the yearbook! Yearbook recognition ads will be accepted through Friday, 2/24 by contacting our school's yearbook advisor Alba Rodriguez

    Magnetic Madness!: Valley Christian After School Science Club for grades K-6. Two classes are available for Wednesdays, 2/22-3/15 and Thursdays, 2/23-3/16 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Registration is open for February-March. A digital copy of the registration form and information is available here. We hope this science program will inspire students to learn and marvel at God's handiwork in His creation.

    Parents: Due to bus traffic and safety of the children, please do not enter the Bus/Staff parking lot in the morning between 7:50-8:20 a.m. and in the afternoon between 2:35-3:10 p.m.

    Totally Twisted Tuesday: Thanks for your great support and creativity with last week's Totally Twisted Tuesday. $1,880 was raised for auction prizes!

    Kindergarten Observation Tours: We will host Kindergarten Observation Tours at 8:30 a.m., on Thursday, 3/2, Friday, 3/17 and Friday, 3/24. 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 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. 

    2nd Grade Students will be visiting the Columbia Memorial Space Center on Thursday, 2/23.

    5th Grade: Walk Through the American Revolution is Friday, 2/24.

    Mrs. Haagsma's class will be taking a walk around the neighborhood Friday, 2/24.

    1st & 2nd Grade Musical: On Tuesday, 2/28, the 1st and 2nd graders will present the musical, "Go, Go Jonah." You are invited to come learn about God's love through the story of Jonah.  The program will be held at 7 p.m. at Bethany CRC, 17054 Bixby Ave, Bellflower.  All students need to wear their maroon polo with any uniform bottom.  Please meet at 6:40 p.m. in the Friendship Center for warm ups.

    10th Annual Star Gazing Party on Monday, 3/13: Bring your family, friends and a picnic dinner to the Star Gazing Party at the elementary campus beginning at 5:00 p.m. There will be solar telescopes to view the sun, a presentation of the latest NASA events, and then star gazing at night! The Columbia Astronomers from the Columbia Memorial Space Center will be our guests and provide the telescopes. Your telescopes will be welcome, too. Hands on robotics will be available as well as a Space Shuttle Tile demonstration.  We will finish the evening with a celestial treat of Moon Pies!

    Middle School

    Jeans Fundraiser on Friday: This Friday, 2/24 will be a Jeans Fundrasier. To participate, students must purchase a wristband for $3 from your 1st Period teacher. You must wear a uniform shirt with your jeans. No Free dress passes are accepted this Friday. The money that is raised goes towards prizes for our School Auction in March.
     
    Middle School Preview Night: The Middle School will hold a Preview Night for prospective families Tuesday, 2/28 at 7:00 p.m. on the Middle School
    Campus. Please invite your friends and family who are interested in a Valley Christian education.
     
    Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents that volunteered as Door Monitors for the Fine Arts Run-Offs. We really appreciate your help.
     
    VCMS Instagram: Still need to join our VCMS Instagram account? Follow the VCMS Instagram Instructions. This is a private account that only VCMS families can join.

    After School Homework Club: We are accepting registrations for our After School Homework Club. Registration is limited, so please register your student in advance to secure a spot. Small group tutoring is available from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Middle School library. Registration forms are available at the middle school office or by contacting Olga Stavro.

    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. 

    VCMS Orientation & Study Skills (July 31 – Aug 4): Sign ups are coming soon for a summer class that will help your student discover the best ways to succeed through organization, time management, study strategies, and much more. This orientation is a great place to learn more about VCMS and meet new people before the year even begins. Students will master opening their locker and even get their schedule. This class is intended for all 7th graders and new 8th graders. Families can choose the 8:00-10:00 a.m. session or the 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. session. Cost $80. 
     
    High School
      
    Class Registration forms for 2017-18 are due this Friday, 2/24. Selecting classes is an important part of the registration and planning process for next year, so please consider your choices carefully. Consult the online Course Catalog for course descriptions, pre-requisites, and planning flow charts. Registration Forms can be re-printed here. Preferential registration will be given to those who meet the deadline. Please contact Laura Pheifer or the counselors, Mrs. Garcia (A-L), Mrs. Simpson (M-Z), if you have any questions about classes or registration.

    The High School Jazz Bands will be performing in the 16th Annual Mayfair Jazz Festival this Friday, 2/24. Bourbon Street Jazz Band performs at 4:20 p.m. and the 52nd Street Jazz Band performs at 7:40 p.m. at Mayfair High School.

    Schedule note: There will be no block schedule the week of  3/6-3/9. On Wednesday, 3/8 the High School will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m.

    Senior Parents: Please mark your calendars for the annual Senior Blessing to be held the evening of Tuesday, 6/6 at Bethany CRC in Bellflower.

    Israel in Depth 2017: Deadline to sign up is Monday, 3/6! VCHS teacher Mr. Tim Becksvoort will be leading a tour to Israel 6/25/17 – 7/9/17. As you walk in the sandal prints of Abraham, David, Elijah, and Jesus and His disciples, you’ll watch the Biblical text unfold before your eyes, sink into your bones, and engage your heart.  Email Tim Becksvoort for more information.   

    Athletics  

    The Booster Club is looking for a quad for softball and baseball maintenance. If anyone would like to donate one to our program, please email Mark Dupuy.

    VCHS Pep Squad: Mandatory Parent/Student Informational Meeting on Thursday, 4/6 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    • Pep Squad Tryouts will take place Monday-Thursday, 4/24-4/27 from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. 

    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   

     basketball

    Valley Christian Girls Varsity Basketball Beat La Quinta/Westminister in the CIF 2nd Round 59-26

     

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  • February 13, 2017 Issue 22

    Posted by Mandi Sahn at 2/13/2017 12:00:00 PM

    "In Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28

    2016-2017 Theme Verse


    Auction 2017: The online auction ENDS TONIGHT at 8:00 p.m. Bid NOW for (6) seats in the seventh row at the Broadway Showcase performance on Friday, 3/10, plus $200 at Macaroni Grill!

    Attend The Auction! You can now purchase tickets to attend the event at the early bird ticket price here.

    Broadway Showcase Give-Day: Be a star and support the show! Help us bridge the gap between ticket sales and the program budget by making a donation between now and Give-Day on March 3 at https://www.givecampus.com/schools/ValleyChristianSchools. Every dollar raised goes towards our students performing on stage!

    Parent Association Tshirt and Polo sales will be Thursday, 2/16 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in VCHS Bldg. B Room 23. In addition to new items, we have leftover sweatshirts from last year and this year for sale. Questions? Please email pasales@vschools.org

    Band and Orchestra Fine Arts is hosting a Snack/Lunch Bar at the Fine Arts Festival on Thursday, 3/2/17, @ New Life Community Church.
    Donations of food and drinks are also needed. Items can be dropped off at any of the school offices until Wednesday, 3/1.
    • Service hours are available.  If you work a shift, you will still be able to leave and see your student perform. Follow this link to sign up for shifts/donations or call Jill Schmidt @ 714-348-2439 to sign up! Thank you for your support with this wonderful event. 

    Broadway Showcase Reminder:

    There is rehearsal next week Monday, 2/20 on the President's Day holiday for High School and Middle School students. 

    • HS Specialty Numbers will rehearse between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. 
    • Middle School rehearsal will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    • HS Opener and Closer rehearsal will be from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

    Please check the Broadway Showcase Website for specific times for your group.

    All costume requirement sheets have been posted on the Valley Christian website under Broadway Showcase.

    Costume checks are Thursday, 2/16 - Friday, 3/3 during your regularly scheduled rehearsal. Choir & Guitar class costume checks will be during class on 2/22 & 2/23, and 3/1 & 3/2. Please bring in ALL your costume parts for approval by a Cast Member or the Costume Committee. 

    Elementary Parents

    Elementary Girls in TK/K, 1-3, & 4-6: Please come pick up your costume after your regularly scheduled rehearsal on Thursday, 2/16.

    • TK/K Girls dresses cost $18
    • Grades 1-3 Girls dresses cost $16.

    Elementary Boys 4-6: Please come pick-up your costume after your regularly scheduled rehearsal on Thursday, 2/16.


    VCHS Job Openings 2017-18: Job descriptions and applications are available on the Employment webpage at www.vcschools.org/employment.

    • Middle School Principal
    • Substitute Teachers

    February Board Meeting has been moved from Thursday, 2/23 to Wednesday, 2/22.


    Preschool

    Reminder: Preschool will be closed for Presidents' Day on Monday, 2/20.

    Preschool families can earn a credit towards their VCS tuition by using Scrip! Gas, Grocery, VISA and many retail stores and restaurants are available. Go to www.vcschools.org/scrip for more info.

    Lunch bunch dates:
    • Wednesday, 2/15 
    • Tuesday, 2/21 
    Valentine's Day Party: Sign up sheets are now posted! Please check with your child's teacher to sign up.
     
    Tiny Tykes and Busy Bees: will be on Tuesday, 2/14
     
    Fantastic Friends: will be on Wednesday, 2/15

    Fun things in February: Pancakes and Pajamas! More info to come!

    • Earn service hours for helpinh with pancakes and pajamas. Sign-ups are now posted on the table located on the preschool playground.

    March Madness:

    • 3/2: Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
    • 3/3: Trike-a-thon 
    • 3/7-3/9: Parent/teacher conferences
    • 3/13-3/24: Community Helpers
    • 3/24: Walking Field trip to Burger King
    • 3/29 & 3/30: TK and Kindergarten Field trip to Elementary school campus 

    Elementary School  

    Reminder: The school will be closed for Presidents' Day on Monday, 2/20.

    Parents, please do not enter the Bus/Staff parking lot in the morning between 7:50-8:20 a.m. and in the afternoon between 2:35-3:10 p.m., due to bus traffic and safety of the children.

    Congratulations to the students recognized in chapel today: Blake Day, Megan Murry, Rhieley Sumandal, Karsen Wesley, Breck Wilson  

    6th to 7th Night: is tonight, Monday, 2/13 from 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. This event is for 6th grade students and their parents only. You'll hear about InterAdvisement Competition, exploratories, schedules, core classes, lockers and life without recess. Parents, if possible, please bring a copy of your student's proof of Tdap vaccination (pertussis/whooping cough) with you.

    Totally Twisted Tuesday2/14 is wacky dress and crazy hair day. Students may pay $5 to participate. Donations will be used to purchase prizes for this year's auction. Please note: only use products on hair that can easily be washed out.

    ES/MS Fine Arts Festival Try-Outs, Wed., 2/15, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the elementary campus.
    • Service Hours Opportunity: Do you enjoy listening to students perform? Parents are needed as door monitors for the Fine Arts Festival runoffs on Wednesday, 2/15, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the VCES campus. Please email the Middle School if you are available to help.

    Coffee and Carbs for parents/guardians of 3rd and 4th graders on 2/17Friday, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the VCES Multipurpose Room.  Come connect with other parents in a casual setting.

    Kindergarten Observation Tours: We will host Kindergarten Observation Tours at 8:30 a.m.,on Friday, 2/17, Thursday, 3/2, Friday, 3/17 and Friday, 3/24. 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 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. 

    2nd grade students will be visiting the Columbia Memorial Space Center on 2/23.

    5th Grade: Walk Through the American Revolution is Friday, 2/24.

    1st & 2nd Grade Musical: is on Tuesday, 2/28 at 7:00 p.m. at Bethany CRC, 17054 Bixby Ave, Bellflower.

    Middle School

    Reminder: The school will be closed for Presidents' Day on Monday, 2/20.
     
    Jeans Fundraiser on Fridays: The next two Fridays will be Jeans Days. To participate, must purchase a wristband for $3 from your 1st Period teacher. You must wear a uniform shirt with your jeans. No Free dress passes are accepted on those Fridays. The money that is raised goes towards prizes for our School Auction in March.
    ES/MS Fine Arts Festival Try-Outs, Wed, 2/15, 3:00pm–5:30 p.m. at the elementary campus.
     
    Service Hours Opportunity: Do you enjoy listening to students perform? Parents are needed as door monitors for the Fine Arts Festival runoffs on Wednesday, 2/15, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the VCES campus. Please email the Middle School if you are available to help.
     
    Middle School Preview Night. The Middle School will hold a Preview Night for prospective families Tuesday, 2/28 at 7:00 p.m. on the Middle School
    Campus. Please invite your friends and family who are interested in a Valley Christian education.

    After School Homework Club: We are accepting registrations for our After School Homework Club. Registration is limited so please register your student in advance to secure a spot. Small group tutoring is available from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Middle School library. Registration forms are available at the middle school office or by contacting Olga Stavro at ostavro@vcschools.org.

    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. 

    SAVE THE DATE: VCMS Orientation & Study Skills (July 31 – Aug 4) – Sign up for a summer class that will help your student discover the best ways to succeed through organization, time management, study strategies, and much more. This orientation is a great place to learn more about VCMS and meet new people before the year even begins. Students will master opening their locker and even get their schedule. Mark your calendars; sign ups are coming soon! This class is intended for all 7th graders and new 8th graders. Families can choose the 8:00-10:00 a.m. session or the 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. session. Cost $80. 
     
    High School
     
    Reminder: The school will be closed for Presidents' Day on Monday, 2/20.
     
    Class Registration forms for 2017-18 are due Friday, 2/24. Selecting classes is an important part of the registration and planning process for next year, so please consider your choices carefully. Consult the online Course Catalog at http://www.vcschools.org/catalog for course descriptions, pre-requisites, and planning flow charts. Registration Forms can be re-printed from www.vcschools.org/registrationforms. Preferential registration will be given to those who meet the deadline. Please contact Laura Pheifer at lpheifer@vcschools.org or the counselors, Mrs. Garcia rgarcia@vcschools.org (A-L), Mrs. Simpson csimpson@vcschools.org (M-Z), if you have any questions about classes or registration.
     
    On-Campus College Visit: MEI International Academy will be on campus today, Monday, 2/13 from 11:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Quad Area.

    Schedule note: There will be no block schedule the week of March 6-9. On Wednesday, March 8 the high school will be dismissed at 2:45.

    Israel in Depth 2017: Deadline to sign up is March 6! VCHS teacher Mr. Tim Becksvoort will be leading a tour to Israel June 25 – July 9, 2017.  As you walk in the sandal prints of Abraham, David, Elijah, and Jesus and His disciples, you’ll watch the Biblical text unfold before your eyes, sink into your bones, and engage your heart.  Email tbecksvoort@vcschools.org for more information.   

    Athletics  

    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

     
     
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  • February 6, 2017 Issue 21

    Posted by Mandi Sahn at 2/6/2017 2:00:00 PM

    "In Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28

    2016-2017 Theme Verse


    Auction 2017: Bid NOW for (6) seats in the seventh row at the Broadway Showcase performance on Friday, 3/10, plus $200 at Macaroni Grill!

    Parent Association T-shirt and Polo sales will be Thursday, 2/16 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the VCHS Bldg. B Room 23. In addition to new items, we have leftover sweatshirts from last year and this year for sale. Questions? Please email pasales@vschools.org

    Love and Logic class will start this week.  It will be held on four consecutive Thursdays, 2/9 through 3/2.  If you would like to register for the class, please contact Karen Garcia at kgarcia@vcschools.org or 562-920-9902.

    Broadway Showcase Updates:

    Elementary Parents
    On Thursday, 2/16 we will be distributing costumes to:

    • TK/K Girls Dresses: the price is $18.
    • Grades 1-3 Girls Dresses: the price is $16.
    • Grades 4-6 Boys shirts & Girls shirts, skirts, and bows. 

    Attention all BS17 Performers and Parents!

    All costume requirement sheets have been posted on the VC website under Broadway Showcase. Costume checks are Thursday, 2/16- Friday, 3/3 during your regularly scheduled rehearsal. Please bring in ALL your costume parts for approval by a Cast Member or the Costume Committee. Thank you.

    February Board Meeting has been moved from Thursday 2/23 to Wednesday, 2/22.

    Preschool

    Reminder: Preschool will be closed for Presidents' Day on Monday, 2/20

    Preschool families can earn a credit towards their VCS tuition by using Scrip! Gas, Grocery, VISA and many retail stores and restaurants are available. Go to www.vcschools.org/scrip for more info.

    Lunch bunch dates:
    • Tuesday, 2/7
    • Wednesday, 2/15 
    • Tuesday, 2/21 
    Valentine's Day Party: Sign up sheets are now posted! Please check with your child's teacher to sign up.
     
    Tiny Tykes and Busy Bees: will be on Tuesday, 2/14
     
    Fantastic Friends: will be on Wednesday, 2/15

    Fun things in February: Pancakes and Pajamas! More info to come!

    Elementary School

    Admissions Open House: Thanks to everyone who participated in our successful Admissions Open House last Saturday! We had a great turn out and look forward to new families joining us in August!
     
    Congratulations to the students recognized in chapel today: Kaitlyn Bomgaars, Aaron Burkett, Jace Jones, Chloe Kooi, Isaiah Woods.

    Kindergarten Observation Tours: We will host Kindergarten Observation Tours on at 8:30 a.m., Friday, 2/17, Thursday, 3/2, Friday, 3/17 and Friday, 3/24. 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 in the Business Office to join in. 

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

    Math Olympics: Last makeup test for Math Olympics at VCES will be Tuesday, 2/7 at lunch, 4th grade only, Room 10. Contact Lhermann@vcschools.org for information.

    Colombia Memorial Space Center: Mrs. Davis' Multiage Class will be visiting the Columbia Memorial Space Center on Thursday, 2/9.

    6th to 7th Night: is on Monday, 2/13 from 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. This event is for 6th grade students and their parents only. You'll hear about InterAdvisement Competition, exploratories, schedules, core classes, lockers and life without recess. Parents, if possible, please bring a copy of your student's proof of Tdap vaccination (pertussis/whooping cough) with you.

    Totally Twisted Tuesday2/14 is wacky dress and crazy hair day. Students may pay $5 to participate. Donations will be used to purchase prizes for this year's auction. Please note: only use products on hair that can easily be washed out.

    ES/MS Fine Arts Festival Try-Outs, Wed., 2/15, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the elementary campus.
    • Service Hours Opportunity: Do you enjoy listening to students perform? Parents are needed as door monitors for the Fine Arts Festival runoffs on Wednesday, 2/15, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the VCES campus. Please email the Middle School if you are available to help.

    Coffee and Carbs for parents/guardians of 3rd and 4th graders on 2/17Friday, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the VCES Multipurpose Room.  Come connect with other parents in a casual setting.

    5th Grade: Walk Through the Revolution is Friday, 2/24.

    1st & 2nd Grade Musical: is on Tuesday, 2/28 at 7:00 p.m. at Bethany CRC, 17054 Bixby Ave, Bellflower.

    SAVE THE DATE: VCMS Orientation & Study Skills (July 31 – Aug 4) – Sign up for a summer class that will help your student discover the best ways to succeed through organization, time management, study strategies, and much more. This orientation is a great place to learn more about VCMS and meet new people before the year even begins. Students will master opening their locker and even get their schedule. Mark your calendars; sign ups are coming soon! This class is intended for all 7th graders and new 8th graders. Families can choose the 8:00-10:00 a.m. session or the 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. session. Cost $80.

    Middle School
     
    Jeans Fundraiser this Friday: The next 3 Fridays will be Jeans Day. You must purchase wristband for $3 from your 1st Period teacher. You must wear a uniform shirt with your jeans. No Free dress passes are accepted on those Fridays. The money that is raised goes towards our School Auction in March. Help support the School!
     
    ES/MS Fine Arts Festival Try-Outs, Wed, 2/15, 3:00pm–5:30 p.m. at the elementary campus.
     
    Middle School Preview Night. The Middle School will hold a Preview Night for prospective families Tuesday, 2/28 at 7:00 p.m. on the Middle School Campus. Please invite your friends and family who are interested in a Valley Christian education.

    After School Homework Club: We are accepting registrations for our After School Homework Club. Registration is limited so please register your student in advance to secure a spot. Small group tutoring is available from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Middle School library. Registration forms are available at the middle school office or by contacting Olga Stavro at ostavro@vcschools.org.

    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. 

    Service Hours Opportunity: Do you enjoy listening to students perform? Parents are needed as door monitors for the Fine Arts Festival runoffs on Wednesday, 2/15, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the VCES campus. Please email the Middle School if you are available to help.


    High School
     
    Singing Birthday Telegrams are available for purchase during the entire school year as a fundraiser for the VCHS Madrigal Singers. You can wish your favorite high school student "Happy Birthday" in the form of amazing live singing by the Madrigals. Email Carrie at tcbtobias@gmail.com to place an order. The cost is $20 and includes birthday singing and tasty homemade treats, hand delivered to the birthday boy or girl during the school day. For a special discounted rate of only $10, you can show your love and appreciation to your favorite VCHS teacher or staff member!

    Second Semester Schedules: The last day to join a new class is this Friday, February 10. After that, the only class you may join is a study hall. Please send all schedule inquiries to Mrs. Pheifer at lpheifer@vcschools.org

    Senior Parents : All Jostens orders (for products other than caps, gowns, and tassels) must be completed by Thursday, 2/9. Orders can be placed online on their website, mailed to Jostens, or handed in to the High School office. If you have any questions, please call Jostens at 714-751-0260.

    On-Campus College Visit: MEI International Academy will be on campus Monday, 2/13 from 11:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Quad Area.

    Driver Education Class: Anyone interested in taking a Driver Education class at VCHS in February should stop by the high school office and pick up the flyer for more information.  

    Israel in Depth 2017: Deadline to sign up is March 6! VCHS teacher Mr. Tim Becksvoort will be leading a tour to Israel June 25 – July 9, 2017.  As you walk in the sandal prints of Abraham, David, Elijah, and Jesus and His disciples, you’ll watch the Biblical text unfold before your eyes, sink into your bones, and engage your heart.  Email tbecksvoort@vcschools.org for more information.   

    Athletics  

    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

    Congratulations to the Middle School and High School students who were selected to perform in the ACSI Honor Band concert this past Friday evening.  

    honor band
    Back Row, L-R Ricky Rietveld, Payton Kooi, Alex Hille, Audra Kooi; Front Row, L-R Justine Bassett, Kelsie Jasper, Daniel Koops, Sarah Fritch, Abigail Meade
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