Viking Voice – 03/30/2016

Vandalia Christian School Seal

THE VIKING VOICE

A Weekly Newsletter from the Administrator’s Office Vol. 20 No. 24
PERSEVERANCE: Moving Forward God’s Way – Philippians 3:14
www.vandaliachristian.com
“Children Really Brighten Up a Household – They Never Turn the Lights Off!”
March 23, 2016

Upcoming Events

April 4-8 IOWA Achievement Testing – K5-12
April 13 Progress Reports available through HeadMaster
April 21 Jr/Sr High Fine Arts Showcase
April 22 Jr/Sr Banquet
April 27-29 NCCSA Elementary Fine Arts Competition
April 29 NCCSA Baseball/Soccer District Playoffs
May 3 NCCSA Golf Tournament & Baseball/Soccer Regional Playoffs
May 5 Spring Concert – Grades 3-6 @ 7:00pm – VCS Gym
May 6 Field Day!! – Grades K5-6
May 6 & 7 NCCSA Baseball/Soccer Tournament
May 9 1st Grade End-of-the-Year Program @8:30am –VCS Gym
May 12 Jr/Sr High Awards Chapel @ 9:00am – VCS Gym
May 13 VCS 7th-12th Athletic Awards Program @ 6:30pm – VCS Gym
May 13 K3 & K4 End-of-the-Year Program @ 9:00am – VCS Gym
May 15 Baccalaureate Service – 2:30pm VBC Auditorium
May 16 2nd Grade End-of-the-Year Program @ 8:30am – VCS Gym
May 16-20 Jr/Sr High Second Semester Exams
May 17 K5 Kindergarten Graduation @ 7:00pm – VCS Gym
May 20 3rd & 4th Grade Awards Program @ 8:30am – VCS Gym
May 20 5th & 6th Grade Awards Program @ 10:00 – VCS Gym
May 20 2nd Semester Ends –School Dismisses @ Noon
May 20 Senior Graduation @ 7:30pm – VCS Gym

Re-enrollment

God is blessing us with a healthy re-enrollment season but we still have openings in every grade level! Please keep in mind that re-enrollment continues throughout the semester. If y0u have not re-enrolled yet, please see Mrs. Keller, Mrs. Frazier or Mrs. James as soon as you have time.

After School Care

We currently have an opening for a worker in our After-School Care program. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Herriage at 379-8380.

Field Day Is Coming

Field Day for students in grades K5-6 will be held on May 6. This much anticipated event is shaping up to be our best ever! Information about Field Day was sent home today! If you can volunteer to help, please fill out the form that is attached to the lunch order form and return it as soon as possible!

VCS Golf Tournament

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Golf Tournament that was schedule for this Saturday, April 2, has been cancelled. If you have any question, please contact Mr. Trent at 336-362-9040.

Attractions Books

We still have several 2016 Attractions Discount Coupon Books available for sale at Mrs. Frazier’s office. Please stop by and see her if you would like to purchase one or more of these books.

IOWA Achievement Testing April 4-8

Please note there will be a change in the schedule that week. Students in grades 7-12 will be allowed to leave at 12:30 on Monday, April 4 and Tuesday, April 5. We will have study halls set up and

lunch will be available for the students that do not leave early. Students in grades K5-6 will remain on our regular schedule.

Athletic Awards Program

On May 13, VCS will host its annual Athletic Awards Dinner. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 4. The cost is $10 per ticket and will include a full meal and awards program. Students in grades 7-12 and their parents are invited to attend. This is primarily for students who played sports this year, but all students are invited. Please note that siblings below the 7th grade and students from other schools may not attend this event. This is a non-formal program. Ladies should wear Sunday type dresses or skirts and gentlemen should wear dress pants and a shirt and tie. Jackets are not required and ladies should not wear “prom-style” dresses. More information will be sent home as the event gets closer.

NEW VCS Window Decals

The VCS/PTF is selling a new style window decal/bumper sticker for $2.00 each. If you are interested in purchasing one, they are available in each of the school offices. They look sharp!

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 10:00am for grades 7-12, please come out and worship with us!

PTF BBQ for Sale

We have ONLY A FEW individually frozen pounds of our “WORLD FAMOUS” PTF BBQ left for sale at $5 per pound. If you would like to purchase a pound, 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

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christ-honoring Easter this past Sunday. My family did. After church Sunday morning all of my children, minus Matthew, and their spouses or fiancés along with some dear friends and my mother were over at my house for a late Easter lunch. It was a lot of fun. However, the center of attention was my mother. She is a real hoot to begin with, but when she gets started…watch out. My children have always been very close to her and they love to ask her questions about me when I was a child. But this past Sunday they asked her questions about when she was a kid. She was telling them what a tomboy she was when she was a girl. How she would climb trees, play football and basketball with the boys and roller skate everywhere. My kids thoroughly enjoyed it even if they found it hard to believe that “Grandma” was such a tough cookie when she was younger. The perception we have of people is often not entirely correct. My mother is the picture of decorum and femininity, but I can attest to the fact that she has a tough side. When it comes to God, however, He is who He says He is…and that will never change. The same yesterday, today and tomorrow. What a peace that can bring to a troubled heart in the world of constant flux and change. Anchor your faith and life on the Fact that God remains constant in His love, faithfulness and holiness.

Dr. W