THE VIKING VOICE
A Weekly Newsletter from the Administrator’s Office Vol. 19 No. 18
SEEKING GOD: and HIS Righteousness. Matthew 6:33
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom
January 21, 2015
|January 21||Progress Reports available through HeadMaster Online|
|January 21||100th Day of School Celebration – Pre-K – 6th|
|January 30||VCS 7-12th Grades Science Fair|
|February 9||Teacher Workday – School Closed|
|February 9||NCCSA Fine Arts Solo/Small Group Competition|
|February 11||Progress Reports available through HeadMaster Online|
|February 13||NCCSA Regional Basketball Playoffs|
|February 19-21||NCCSA State Basketball Tournament @ Friendship|
|March 10||VCS New Family Open House – Prospective Families Welcome|
Re-enrollment time is upon us! This year in lieu having on-campus meetings for our Current VCS Family, we will email and physically send home re-enrollment forms. We have several very exciting changes for the fall of 2015 that will be outlined in your re-enrollment packet, and we wish to make the re-enrollment process as convenient as possible. Please keep in mind that we have an Open House scheduled for March 10 from 7:00pm-8:30pm for prospective families. Pass the word on to your family and friends interested in VCS.
VCS Annual Candy Sale!
Information concerning the annual “World’s Finest Candy” sale is being sent home today. Please take a few moments to read this material. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Frazier.
The Science Departments of VCS will once again host our annual Science Fair on Friday, January 30. The Science Fair will begin at 9:00am, take a break for “Break,” then resume until 11:45. Please consider coming out for this long awaited event!
If you are having any problems with these programs, please call “C” Building office for assistance.
Please take note that a memo went home last week about having your child’s name “stamped” on his/her yearbook. The final due date is February 27. Please give us a call if you have any questions.
Boxtops for Education and Campbell Soup Labels
Please keep in mind that VCS is still collecting “Box Tops for Education” and “Campbell’s” Soup labels. Just send them in with your students when you have them. Over the years we have received 10’s of thousands of dollars to put back in to the ministry. Thank you for your help!
Harris Teeter Helps VCS!
Have you linked your Harris Teeter VIC Card to the Vandalia Christian School “Together in Education” code 2227. Harris Teeter contributes a percentage of all HT brand purchases to the Vandalia Christian School TIE account when your VIC card is linked to our school. Here are two easy ways to link your VIC card: Visit your Harris Teeter store and ask your cashier to link your card to 2227. OR Visit www.HarrisTeeter.com Community, Together in Education and link your card online.
VCS Vikings Sports
Basketball season is underway! Check out the digital board in front of the gym for upcoming games. There is also a listing of the season’s games on our website. Contact your child’s coach if you have any questions about travel times. Directions to “Away” games are posted on our website. Refer to “Dress Code” pages 12-14 in the VCS Student Guidebook.
VCS Is STILL Going NUTS!
Fresh, this year’s crop, 12 oz. packages of Raw Pecan Halves, Salted and Roasted Pecan Halves, Chocolate Covered Pecans and Roasted Salted Cashews are available at Mrs. Frazier’s’ Office. The cost is $6.26 per bag.
Just a gentle reminder that when you drop-off your preschoolers in front of “A” building, please make sure that you park in a parking space if you desire to walk your child to the classroom. It is very important that you do not park in the “No Parking” zone.
Prison Ministry Outreach
If you have any Bibles that you are no longer using and would like to give them to others less fortunate, consider donating them to a prison outreach ministry. Give them to any of the school offices and we will ensure they are put in the hands of men and women in prison that are seeking.
Word from My Heart
One of my dearest friends, Mrs. Louise Herriage, (our elementary principal,) has a peculiar habit. She always writes in pencil. Not to mention she is left-handed, but you did not hear that from me. For the first time in the 25+ years I have known Mrs. Herriage, I asked why she always writes in pencil. She shared this rumination with me: During college Mrs. Herriage had an elderly teacher that she adored. She always wrote in pencil. Under her tutelage, Mrs. Herriage felt called to teach and later developed the same habit of using a pencil instead of a pen. In Mrs. Herriage’s words, “If a pencil was good enough for Dr. Beasley, it is good enough for me!”
Upon reflection of that conversation, I began to think; “God uses pencils when it comes to His children.” Think about it. A pen is permanent. Once something is written down, it is there forever. In contrast, things written in pencil can be erased. That is God’s way. Obviously we know He is all seeing, all knowing and everywhere at all times and He sees what we do and is aware of the desires of our hearts. Nonetheless He is also forgiving.
As soon as we come to Him in repentance, He uses that heavenly eraser to take away our sins to never be seen again.
Pens are useful; but they are permanent. Aren’t you glad you have a God that knows when it is time use an eraser?