Viking Voice – 04/16/2014

Vandalia Christian School Seal


A Weekly Newsletter from the Administrator’s Office Vol. 18 No. 30
DO RIGHT: We Will Serve the Lord ~ Joshua 24:15
He Is Risen!
April 16, 2014

Upcoming Events

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
April 29 Junior/Senior High Fine Arts Concert @ 7:00pm – Gym
May 2 & 3 Music Through the Decades – Musical Review
May 6 NCCSA Golf Tournament & Baseball/Soccer Regional Playoffs
May 6 Spring Elementary Fine Arts Concert 3rd-6th @ 7:00pm – Gym
May 7 Progress Reports available through HeadMaster Online
May 9-10 NCCSA Baseball/Soccer Tournament
May 13 1st Grade End-of-Year Program @ 8:30am – Gym
May 15 Junior/Senior High Awards Chapel @ 9:00am – Gym
May 16 Junior/Senior High Athletic Awards Program @ 6:30pm – Gym  


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.   

Summer Daycare Packets

     Summer Daycare Registration Packets are now available through any of the offices.  Summer Daycare is open to all enrolled students for 2014-2015 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:

  • Hall Monitors (1 Each Day) – April 23, 24 and 25

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

Fine Arts News

     On May 2 & 3, the VCS Music Department will present, Music Through the Decades – A Musical Review.  Take a trip back in time as you are entertained with comedy and classics.  Concessions will be available at each performance, Friday, May 2 at 7:00pm and Saturday, May 3 at 3:00pm.  Both performances will be held in the gym.  Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will go to the music department.  Tickets will be available from Mrs. Poole in “C” building beginning April 28.

     “Can a Viking be a PIRATE too?”  At music camp this summer, it’s possible.  Current 3rd -6th graders are invited to join us June 9-13 for instrumental and vocal music, games, food and much more.  Please pick up a camp brochure at the band room after Easter Break or contact Mrs. Young for more details.  ALSO, a beginning guitar “crash course” will be offered the week of June 9-13 in the afternoons after music camp.  Current 1st -6th graders may attend.  Again, please stop by the band room after Easter or contact Mrs. Young.


     OK, maybe it is not fun, but it is a part of life in the spring in the South!  I am looking for volunteers to help weed the shrub beds in the front of the school building in preparation for our up-coming concerts, awards programs and graduations.  We will have a lot of visitors on campus and we want everything to look as good as possible.  We want our school have a good testimony for the Lord.  If you are willing to help with this endeavor, please let me know.  There is not particular time frame, just whatever works into your schedule.  We will provide the trash bags, but you will need to bring your own gloves.  Thank you for considering the ministry!

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 with 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.  We would like all orders/monies turned in by Friday, April 25.

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.

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!


     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.


     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

     Three CrossesAs Jesus hung on the cross freely offering Himself as the only pure sacrifice, He uttered the words, “It is finished,” and then He died.  The price was paid and heavens plan for the redemption of man was complete.  But aren’t you glad that Jesus was not finished?  He IS Risen!  Alive and well seated at the Father’s right side!  Happy Easter….we serve a Risen savior.

Dr. W