Viking Voice – 05/21/2014

Vandalia Christian School Seal

THE VIKING VOICE

A Weekly Newsletter from the Administrator’s Office Vol. 18 No. 34
DO RIGHT: We Will Serve the Lord ~ Joshua 24:15
www.vandaliachristian.com
Be a Blessing….Not a Blister
May 21, 2014

Upcoming Events

May 19-23 7-12 Grade Exams
May 20 Kindergarten Graduation – 7:00pm – VCS Gym
May 22 3rd & 4th Grade Awards Program @ 8:30am – VCS Gym
May 22 5th & 6th Grade Awards Program @ 10:00am – VCS Gym
May 23 2nd Semester Ends – School Dismisses at Noon
May 23 Senior Graduation – 7:30pm – VCS Gym
August 11 Teachers Report for “In-Service” Training
August 15 Orientation for all Students and Parents
August 19 First Day – K5 – 12
August 21 First Day – K3 & K4

 

Stanford Achievement Test Scores

Last Friday, I received the test results from the SAT.  All I can say is, “Wow!”  Your students, as a whole, did an amazing job.  With the mean average on the test being the 50th percentile, our students scored in the 84th percentile!  Thank you to our teachers and parents.  You ALL did a great job!

Engaging In a War for the Hearts and Minds of Our Children

We are quickly approaching the summer movie season.  If your family is like mine, your children are going to ask to go to the movies.  Might I suggest that before you take or allow your older children to attend movies, that you check the movies out at www.plugedin.com ?  Sometimes a title or description may be misleading.  As a dad, I understand that I am in a battle for the hearts and minds of my children.  This just might be another tool to use in my arsenal.

Medicines

Please note that all medicines and Epi-pens must be picked up before school ends at noon on May 23.  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Keller or Mrs. James.

There are a number of items in our “Lost and Found” bins in “A” and “C” buildings.  Even if you have stopped by in the past, please consider stopping by again to claim any items that might belong to your children.  Unclaimed items will be donated to charity after school ends on May 23.  There are even a few “North Face” jackets that have been found.

Uganda Missions Trip

This summer Ms. Brookshire, Miss Hazelwood, Miss Kivett and I are going on a missions trip to Uganda, Africa to minister at a sister Christian school along with 7 other Christian school teachers.  We will leave July 24 and return August 3.  Please pray for us that we will be an encouragement to the teachers there.  Also, if you would like to support this trip monetarily, you are welcomed to make a donation at one of the offices.  Make your check out to Vandalia Baptist Church and make sure it comes to my attention, Mark Weatherford.  We cannot do this without the prayers of our VCS family.  Thank you!

VCS PTF Consignment Sale

Yesterday, information was emailed to you about the upcoming PTF VCS Consignment Sale to be held August 4-9.  If you have any questions, please give us a call.

Need for a School Family

One of our school families is expecting a new baby shortly.  This new little girl, however, has been diagnosed with several congenital heart defects.  They are planning to go the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to get the best care for this new blessing from God.  Please pray with them as they near the delivery time.  Also, if you would like to assist them in other ways, please contact me and I will pass on their contact information.  Now is the time to stand together to pray as a VCS family.

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 June 10 at 7:00pm “C” Building.  

Exams, Final Report Cards and Transcripts

Please remember that all accounts must be current or arrangements made before students can take final exams, receive final report cards, SAT Scores and transcripts.  This includes any unpaid cafeteria charges and library fees. If you have any questions about your account, please call Mrs. Overaker at ext. 14.

Summer Daycare Packets

Summer Daycare Registration Packets are now available through any of the school 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 three if entering K3 and four if entering K4 by the time Daycare begins.  If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Herriage.

Fine Arts News

“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 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 -12th graders may attend.  Again, please stop by the band room after Easter or contact Mrs. Young.

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

We have arrived at the time of year when graduating students across the country don their caps and gowns and arm themselves with a big grin as they march across the stage to receive their diplomas. Whether a student is finishing kindergarten or high school, graduation is an important milestone in their learning journey.

Students want their graduation to be a special and memorable occasion.  And you, as a parent want to inspire and motivate them to reach their goals.

What better way to accomplish this goal than to set the right example before them.  This is not an easy task, but it is a task that will last an eternity.

We pray you have a wonderful summer and we already look forward to seeing you in the fall.

Dr. W