Viking Voice – 02/14/2018

Vandalia Christian School Seal

THE VIKING VOICE

A Weekly Newsletter from the Administrator’s Office
Vol. 22 No. 17
February 14, 2018
CONFIDENCE: Confident In GOD’s Perfect Plan – Philippians 1:6
“Charity (love) suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 1 Corinthians 13:4, 5
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Enrollment Hotline – 336-379-8380

February 16 NCCSA Basketball District Playoffs – Gospel Light Christian
February 19 Teacher Workday – School Closed
February 21 Progress Reports available through HeadMaster Online
February 22-24  NCCSA State Basketball Tournament
March 6 Individual and Class Spring Pictures
March 20 Senior Cap and Gown Portraits
April 9 K5 Cap and Gown and Class Portraits
April 27 Junior/Senior Banquet (This is a Date Change)

Re-Enrollment

Re-enrollment packets were mailed out two weeks ago.  All you need to do to re-enroll, just fill out the form and return it to Mrs. James, Mrs. Frazier or Mrs. Zeigler with re-enrollment fee.  Take special note that if you re-enroll by March 9 you will receive a $50.oo discount off of your re-enrollment fee.  Tuition will remain the same for the school year 2018-2019!

*SPECIAL DELIVERY PIZZA @ LUNCHTIME EACH FRIDAY!*

     Once again this Friday, February 14, we will again have our Catered-in PIZZA.  Only $1.25 per slice! (Drinks and other a-la-carte items are extra.) Our teachers will ask their students on Thursdays how many slices each student intends to purchase so we can get as accurate a count as possible.  This will ensure both quality control and freshness.

Summer Day Care

Are you looking for a part time job this summer? Our VCS Summer Day Camp Program is looking for good people to help out in our summer program. We need help with ages K3 – 6th grade with morning or afternoon shifts. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Herriage for more details.

 

NCCSA Fine Arts Festival

Congratulations to the following students that placed during this week’s instrumental portion of the NCCSA Fine Arts Festival – Cori Burroughs, 3rd in state for piano solo; Tyson Resper, Nathan Joines and Evie Young, 2nd in state for saxophone ensemble; Jaden Goodlet, 1st in state and going to Nationals in percussion solo; Shea Flynn and Olivia George, 1st in state and going to Nationals in piano solo!  Congratulations!

Special Offering for CUBA

February 15 through March 15, which is the day before our Children Around-the-World Day, the 3rd through 6th graders will take up a Special Missions Offering for outreach projects in Cuba.  It will be a contest between the boys and girls with all the proceeds going to sponsor a team going to Cuba this summer.  Bring your offering to chapel over the next several weeks!

“Smencils”

Starting February 20, the Junior class will be selling Smencils as a fundraiser.  Smencils are pencils that smell like orange, strawberry, grape, bubble gum and other scents.  The cost is $1 per Smencil.

 

World’s Finest Chocolate Sale Extension

We are extending the turn-in date for the money and unsold candy until next Wednesday, February 21!  However, we still have some candy left to sell.  Please see Mrs. Frazier if you would like to sell more.  Lastly, check our website next week and you can find a recipe for World’s Fine Chocolate Pie. It is easy to make, is very tasty and uses up any leftover chocolate you might have!

 

Kid’s Night Out!

The cheerleaders will be hosting a Kid’s Night Out for the elementary students.  The date is Saturday, February 17 from 5-9pm.  Parents could use it as a DATE NIGHT or just a moment alone.  We would love to have your children come and join us in C building for pizza, popcorn, games, and a movie!  If you lost your registration form….see Miss Hazelwood or Mrs. James.  The cost is $30 for 1 child and then just $5 more for each extra child!!  Thanks for helping our cheerleaders with this fundraiser!

Christian Cheer Association Competition

Congratulations to the JV and Varsity Cheerleaders on their victories at their competition this past weekend at NC Wesleyan College.  Both teams received First Place in their divisions!

Sick Children Policy

Please refer to the VCS Sick Children Policy that was sent home a few weeks back.  Our teachers have done a marvelous job disinfecting their rooms daily and reminding their students to wash their hands regularly.  Please remember that any child that throws up must remain home for 24 past the last incident and any child that has a fever must remain home for 24 hours once their fever has broken.  This will help greatly during this cold and flu season.  Thank you!

Parking Lot Safety

As a friendly reminder, please drive slowly while on campus, especially during drop-off and pick-up times.  We often have students in the parking lots coming from their cars in the morning.  We would much rather have a student tardy than hurt.

Also, please remember to pull up as far as possible to the front of buildings “A” and “C.”  That will allow more cars to get off of Pleasant Garden Road into the carline.  Thank you!

Chick-fil-A Biscuits

Chick-fil-A biscuits will be available for purchase in the Gym and “C” building cafeteria from 7:30 – 7:50am each Thursday morning.  The cost is $3.00 per breakfast sandwich.

 

GTCC Dual Enrollment (Career and College Promise)

Spring 2018 registration has begun at GTCC.  Students currently enrolled in the Career and College Promise program should contact Linda Whitlow (lswhitlow@gtcc.edu) at GTCC for assistance with registering.  Current Juniors and Seniors can still enroll and start the program in the Spring of 2018.  Current Sophomores should consider this option for the Fall of 2018.  Registration for Fall begins April 2018.  For anyone interested in starting the program in Fall 2018, Mrs. Whitlow will conduct information sessions about Career and College Promise in February.

 

VBC BIBLE CLUB

In a continuing effort to focus on real Bible Memorization and the “Hiding of God’s WORD” in our children’s hearts, Vandalia Baptist Church and Vandalia Christian School is hosting the Vandalia Bible Club.  Information about this exciting Bible Club is available at the school offices.

 

Helping Us Help Your Children

We need BOX TOPS-For-Education!  Every General Mills Box Top and links to Harris-Teeter helps to make a positive impact to our school.  Thank you for your continued support.

With the student body of our size, it will be amazing to see the benefit from this “EASY Fundraiser” if all of us join in!

Please remember to Re-link your VIC card!  Just mention VCS and our school code, 2227.  If you have friends and family that are not already donating to other schools through the VIC card program, suggest they link their card to our school.  Thanks!

VCS Career Day

In March, VCS will host a Career Day for our high school students.  If you would like to help on that day as a host to our visitors or donate refreshments please contact the office and let us know!

Word from My Heart

God’s timing is perfect.  I saw that first hand today.  Let me explain.  I went to Sam’s Club this morning for the school and was asked by Mrs. Frazier to put gas in the school van while I was there.  I only had cash and unbeknownst to me, they don’t take cash.  So I decided I would stop at the Murphy Express on Elmsley not far from the school.  I was listening to the news when I took my exit and completely forgot to turn toward the gas station.  I then decided I would just go the Kangaroo Station just up from the school.  Thankfully I remembered this time!  I went in the store to pay for the gas and as I was leaving there was a lady standing at the door talking to the cashier whom she must have known.  As I walked behind her I touched her shoulder and said, “Excuse me,” as I needed her to move just a little so I could get to the door.  I went to the van and started pumping gas.  Just a few minutes later that same lady pulled her car over to the van and said to me, “I knew when you touched my shoulder that you were a Believer.”  Of course she saw the church and school name on the van.  I said, “Yes, I am.  Are you?”  She said, “Yes.” But then added, “Would you pray for the Jones family.  We sure could use it right now.”  I asked if we could pray then and we did standing right there between the gas pumps.  I share that to say this, possibly if I had bought my gas at Sam’s or remembered to go the Murphy Express, I might not have ever met Ms. Jones and been blessed by her kind words and been a blessing to her by being honored to pray with her.

There are a lot of hurting people in the world.  We pass them every day.  Let’s make a point to pray for one another, those we know and those we don’t.  You never know, your prayer or kind words may be the knot that someone needed when they are at the end of their rope.

Yours,

Dr. W