Viking Voice – 02/03/2016

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THE VIKING VOICE

A Weekly Newsletter from the Administrator’s Office Vol. 20 No. 18
PERSEVERANCE: Moving Forward God’s Way – Philippians 3:14
www.vandaliachristian.com
Don’t tell God you have a big problem, tell the problem you have to a big GOD!
February 3, 2016

Upcoming Events

February 8 Teacher Workday – School Closed
February 8, 9 7-12 Grade Fine Arts Solo/Small Group Competition
February 9 Senior Night! After the Varsity Boys Game.
February 10 Progress Reports available on Headmaster Online
February 12 NCCSA District Playoffs
February 18 NCCSA Girls’ Basketball Tournament @ VCS
February 18-20 NCCSA Boys’ Basketball Tournament @ Gospel Light
March 2 3rd Quarter Ends
March 4 Family Fun Night

VCS Basketball

VCS continues to remain in 1st Place in our division. Please keep our players, coaches and cheerleaders in your prayers that we will keep a sterling testimony before our fans and spectators. Our next game will be this Friday, February 4 at Home welcoming Union Grove. If you find time your schedule to go to the games which begin this Thursday at 3:30pm, please remember to wear your spirit shirts! (If you did not purchase a VCS Spirit Shirt, we still have a few left in various sizes. See Mrs. James in “C” Building for information.) VCS will host the NCCSA Girls’ Tournament.

The North Carolina Education Assistance Authority Opportunity Scholarship Program

If you know of a family that currently has a student enrolled in a NC public school and is interested in enrolling their child at VCS, please suggest they look at the Opportunity Scholarship Program. This is a need based program that can pay up to 90% of their tuition based upon income. Renewal and New Enrollment is open February 1 – March 1, 2016.  Interested families can go to www.ncseaa.edu for more information and enrollment forms.

PSAT Information

Tomorrow, February 4, 2016, our 10th and 11th graders will receive their PSAT Reports along with a copy of the test they took. Please consider going over this information with your child. This is a great benchmark in preparation for their College Board Tests (Scholastic Aptitude Test). There is a plethora of information to help your upperclassman prepare for the SAT at their website www.collegereadiness.collegeboard.org

Re-enrollment

This weekend you should receive your re-enrollment packet! Included in this packet is a special discount coupon that could help our current families save a little money. Please read the information carefully and, as always, call us if you have any questions.

The VIKING Yearbook

Recently, information was sent home with your student about purchasing their name on their Yearbook along with an icon. Name stamps come with a cost of $10 each with an additional $5 each for each icon (up to 2). All orders are due no later than February 26.

Panthers v. Broncos

This Friday, February 5, in recognition of the 50th Super Bowl to be played on Sunday, February 7, (Don’t miss Church!), we will have our Super Bowl Friday! Students, parents and staff are welcomed to wear Panther or Bronco colors this Friday. Students must remain in school dress code; which means gentlemen must have shirts “tucked in” and; ladies must have skirts that are knee length. Please note that students cannot wear face paint or hair paint.

Attractions Books

We still have brand new 2016 Attractions Discount Coupon Books available for sale at Mrs. Frazier’s office. Note that we have several damaged Attractions Books that have damaged covers. The Coupons are not damaged and all are useable. Because of the damaged covers we are reducing the cost to $12.50 per book. Please stop see Mrs. Frazier if you would like to purchase one or more of these books.

Fall Break 2016

For the last many years we have planned our school schedule 5 years in advance. However, some things are beyond our control. Many of you have to make your vacation plans during the first few weeks of the years so we wish to let you know of a change. Our Fall Break this fall of 2016 will be on September 21-23, 2016. School will be closed, but daycare will be open to registered students.

Spring Portraits

Tuesday, February 23 – K3, K4, 1st – 11th grade Portraits

Wednesday, March 2 – Senior Cap & Gown Portraits

Thursday, March 3 – K5 Cap & Gown Portraits

Annual February Candy Sale

Candy went home today. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Frazier at 336-379-8380 ext. 19.

Band Candy Grams

The high School band is selling candy grams for $2 each that will be delivered on February 12. Order forms will available during break for students in 7-12 and at the end of the day for students in the elementary school. Parents may stop by Mrs. James’ desk if you wish to purchase one for your students. Cash only, please. All orders must be placed by February 10. All proceeds go to the music department.

Family Fun Night

Information concerning our upcoming Family Fun Night on March 4 will be sent home soon. Please keep an eye out for this information and make your plans to attend! We will serve a spaghetti dinner, have carnival games, entertainment and an auction!

Chapel Services

Each week we have 5 chapel services for our students. You are invited to attend any and all of these special services. If you have a few moments from 8:15am until 9:00am for grades 3-6 and 9:10am until 100:00am for grades 7-12, please come out and worship with us! No HS Chapel on 1-28-16.

Teen Summer Ministry Opportunity

Students in grades 10-12 that are interested in the 5-Day Clubs with the Child Evangelism Fellowship of NC can contact Bert Manzone at www.cefonline.com . This is a great opportunity!

VCS Family Business Directory

An updated VCS Family Business Directory will be emailed to you shortly. This directory includes a number of services that you might find helpful. Please consider taking a look at it! Hard copies are available in the lobby of “C” Building.

PTF BBQ for Sale

We have individually frozen pounds of our WORLD FAMOUS” PTF BBQ for sale at $5 per pound. If you would like to purchase a pound or more, please stop by and see Mrs. James.

Helping Us Help Your Children

Please consider turning in your Box Tops-for-Education tabs from General Mills products as well as Labels-for-Education from Campbell’s Soup products to your child’s teacher. Also remember to re-link your Harris-Teeter VIC card so we can benefit from their Together in Education program. Just mention VCS and our school code, 2227 the next time you use your VIC card. 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. Food Lion’s MVP card is also linked to our school. Mention us the next time you shop with them. Target also makes donations. Just mention linking your Target account to VCS. By the way, Aluminum can pop top tabs from soda cans can be used help provide 1 FREE hour of chemotherapy treatment. Please give those “pop-top” tops placed in zip top baggies to Mrs. Herriage.

Word from My Heart

Last week, while driving to school, I saw something I have never seen before. In a field I saw no less than two dozen wild turkeys grazing and then not 200 feet or so away, I saw about a dozen or so Canada geese heading toward the turkeys! I have a weird since of humor, so I thought, “Are the fowls going to war?”

In this day and age, we are constantly meeting a “war” in our minds, lives and emotions. Might I suggest that you keep your eyes focused on the eternal rather than the temporal? We will always face adversaries, beasts, fowl or foe. But we, as Christians, always have an advocate in Jesus that will see us though. Keep up the good fight!

 

Dr. W