Viking Voice – 04/09/2014

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THE VIKING VOICE

A Weekly Newsletter from the Administrator’s Office Vol. 18 No. 29
DO RIGHT: We Will Serve the Lord ~ Joshua 24:15
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“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ~ Lincoln
April 9, 2014

Upcoming Events

Apr. 7-11 SAT Testing – Grades K5-12
Apr. 8-10 AACS National Fine Arts Festival – BJU, Greenville, SC
Apr. 11 Junior/Senior Banquet
Apr. 16 Progress Reports available through HeadMaster Online
Apr. 17-21 Easter Holidays – No School – No Daycare on April 18, Good Friday
Apr. 23-25 Elementary Fine Arts Competition

 

Re-enrollment 2014

     If you were not able to attend one of the scheduled meetings, you are welcomed to attend an open enrollment meeting with new families.  Since open enrollment has now begun, it is imperative that you return your re-enrollment forms as soon as possible, as enrollment is now on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please give those forms to Mrs. James in “C” building.  As always, if you have any questions, please let me know.  The next scheduled meeting will be May 8 at 7:00pm “C” Building.   

SAT For 7-12 Grades

     SAT testing is underway for students in grades 7-12. Students in grades K5-7 will take their tests from between now and Friday, April 11 and students in grades 8-12 should finish tomorrow, April 10.  Results will be sent home with final report cards in June. Please insure your students are in class on time these days as we will begin testing right after announcements.  Missed sections may not be able to be made up and students will not be admitted to class after testing begins.

Summer Daycare Packets

     Summer Daycare Registration Packets are now available through any of the offices.  Summer Daycare is open to all enrolled students entering K3 through students just finishing 6th grade.  Pre-school students must be 3 if in entering K3 and 4 if entering K4 by the time Daycare begins.  If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Herriage.

Elementary Fine Arts

     Elementary Fine Arts still needs volunteers for the following:

  • Bus Drivers (CDL Required) – April 23 and 25
  • Hall Monitors (1 Each Day) – April 23, 24 and 25

If you are able to help, please contact Mrs. Poole at lynn.poole@vcsvikings.net as soon as possible.  We will provide your lunch and you will have a great time with our students!

Field Day Is Coming!

      On May 2 we will hold a “Field Day” for all K5-6th grade students.  It will last from 8:30-1:00 and will include various gams/activities and lunch.  The cost for each child will be $5.00 for lunch and games and $2.00 for games only if you choose to send lunch for your child.   A letter about parent volunteers and a lunch order form was sent home today your child.  If you don’t want lunch that day, simply send $2.00.  The students had a great time last year and we hope they have as much fun this year.

BELK Charity Day

     The new Belk department store off Wendover at the Palladium Shopping center is partnering with area schools for a Charity Day event.  This 4 hour ticketed event will begin at 6am on Saturday, May 3.  Discounts of up to 70% on rarely discounted brands will be available.  ALL proceeds from the tickets sales from our school will remain at VCS.  If you would like to purchase a $5 ticket, please stop by any of the school offices through, Friday, May 2.

The College Board New Type Tryout Opportunity Test

     VCS has been invited to test our sophomores, juniors and seniors in a research study on some new item types for possible inclusion in future SAT assessments.  In order to ensure these new item types meet the high quality standards and perform as the College Board expects they should, they are offering a limited opportunity to tryout these items with our school.  We will test our students on April 24 right after homeroom and they will finish before lunch.  This test will NOT affect student grades or transcripts in any way, but will give them good preparation for taking College Boards.  No preparation needed for this test.

Make-Up Snow Days

     In order to make up missed school days because of the weather, we will reduce our Easter Break by one day to April 17-21 and extend the closing of the school year to 12 noon on Friday, May 23.  These are very minor changes; however, we know that some families may have already scheduled vacations that will conflict with the extended dates.  Please note that we will excuse any absences from school on April 22 and May 23 as long as we get a note from you at least one week in advance of those dates. 3rd-6th Grade award ceremonies will remain on May 22 as scheduled.  Thank you for your understanding!

Faith-In-Action

     As we have done in the past, our Faith-In-Action community outreach program is going to help provide to families in our community that are in need, especially to those affected by the recent ice storm and subsequent power outages.  During the month of March and April we will collect peanut butter, jelly, non-perishable microwavable meals, and grocery store gift cards in any amount to go to those in need.  Please give your donation to your child’s teacher or to one of the school offices.  Thank you.

eTextbooks

     If you will have a rising Junior or Senior for the fall of 2014 and are interested in having your child use eTextbooks, please let me know.  Since we do not charge a book fee for the textbooks we currently use, you would be responsible for the cost of the eTextbooks your child will use as well supplying the tablet device.  If you are interested, please email me.  Thanks!

Europe Trip 2015

     If you were not able to attend the meeting in October concerning the trip we are planning to London, Paris, Switzerland and Austria, it is not too late!  Please stop by the office in “C” Building to pick up information.  This is going to be a great trip and since it is almost two years out, it is very cost effective!  Please give me a call or send me an email if you have any questions.   This is going to be an amazing trip!!!

Word from My Heart

     I had a revelation last Saturday.  Men and women are different.  Let me explain how I came to this conclusion.  My neighbor brought out her four-wheeler to take her daughter and nephew for a ride around the block.  Angie got out a blanket and put it on the back of the ATV, put the five-year-olds on the back and slowly drove down her driveway and very carefully and slowly started around the block.  As she passed in front of my house I heard her say just as sweetly and clearly, “are you two comfortable?”  I was sharing this story with a large group recently and when I asked the group what a dad would say everyone almost in unison said, “Hold on!”  I know that is what I would have said!

     God in His great wisdom made men and women different.  If we are all like men, humankind would surely be extinct!

     Just as parents want the best for their children, God wants the best for His.  He wants us to be comfortable in His wonderful watch care, but He also wants us to hold-on to the promises He has given to us so the adventure of this life will bring honor to Him.  Our God is good.

Dr. W