Viking Voice – 09/03/2014

Vandalia Christian School Seal


A Weekly Newsletter from the Administrator’s Office Vol. 19 No. 1
SEEKING GOD: and HIS Righteousness. Matthew 6:33
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
September 3, 2014

Upcoming Events

September 5 Chick-fil-A Friday in the cafeteria
September 10 Progress Reports available through HeadMaster Online
September 11 Grandparents Day – Grades K3-6th
September 13 Back-to-School Festival / Book Fair
September 24 School Dismisses at Noon for Fall Break/Teacher’s Convention
September 25 Fall Break – School Closed
October 1 Progress Reports available through HeadMaster Online
October 3 Homecoming

Welcome Back!

As hard as it is to believe we are well underway in a new school year!  Please let us know if there is anything we can do help you and your family as we transition into the 2014-2015 school year.  If you need to contact a teacher, remember the most expedient way is through email.  Each teacher’s email address is their


Register for AWANA

Again this year, Vandalia Baptist Church will host AWANA, (Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed), a boys and girls club for children ages 3 through 6th grade.  The program will begin September 10.  The AWANA ministry is a free program held each Wednesday night from 7:00pm-8:30pm.  You may register your child(ren) online or at the first meeting.  Please contact Garrett Jackson at or 303-2162 if you would like more information.

Grandparents Day

On September 11, VCS will host its annual Grandparents Day.  Forms were sent home last week concerning this event.  Please make sure you turn the forms in to your child’s teacher no later than Monday, September 8.  This is open to students in grades K3-6 and their grandparents, please no moms and dads.  There is no cost to Grandparents, but student meals will be $3.00 each.  Please remember, we can take NO late orders.

Afterschool Help

We are looking for some help in our afterschool program from 2:45pm until 6:00pm Monday through Friday.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Mrs. Herriage at 379-8380.

Back-to-School Festival

Back to School

Thank you to all that have been diligently selling Back-to-School BBQ tickets.  We are looking forward to a great time next week.  Please note that in conjunction with the festival we will have a book fair and bake sale.  Please stop by the Book Fair tables starting Thursday, September 11 on Grandparent’s Day through Saturday, September 13.  Also, if you would like to donate home baked items for the bake sale, please bring them to the “C” building office by Friday afternoon, September 12.  Thank you!

Spirit Shirt Orders

Show your VIKING SPIRIT!  If you are interested in getting a Spirit Shirt for this year’s athletic season, please make sure you turn in your order form along with payment, not later than Monday, September 8.  Remember, we cannot take any late orders.

Trail Life USA

Trail Life USA

If you are interested in an alternative to the Boy Scouts, please consider Trail Life USA.  We will host a meeting for interested families soon.  In the meantime, visit for more information.  Their national recruitment campaign begins September 7, 2014.


Please note that if your child is required to take medicine during the day, has an inhaler or needs an Epi-pen at school for anaphylactic events, they must be given to the office in “A” or “C” building and must me in the prescription container with your child’s name on it.  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Keller or Mrs. James.

Advanced Placement Classes

VCS will offer a number of AP Classes this year.  Most of these classes will be dual-enrollment but will afford your child the ability to gain college credit upon completion of the class(es) and passing the AP exam.  This is a fee based program.  More information will be sent home shortly.

Lost and Found

The “Lost and Found” bins are located in “A” and “C” buildings.  If your child has lost an item, please stop by and check these bins.  All unclaimed items will be removed and donated to charity on at regular intervals.

VCS PTF Consignment Sale

Thank you to all that helped and participated in the PTF VCS Consignment Sale held on August 4-9.  It was a great success!

Carpool Need for a School Family

If you live in the Hagan Stone Park area and might be interested in carpooling to school, please give Mrs. James a call.  She will be happy to connect you with a family in that area.


There will be an informational meeting on Friday, September 5, for 9th – 12th graders that are interested in using eTextbooks this year.  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.  Each interested student will get an informational letter to take home on Friday.

Europe Trip 2015

If you were not able to attend the meeting last October concerning the trip we are planning to London, Paris, Switzerland and Austria, in the summer of 2015, it is not too late!  Please stop by the office in “C” Building to pick up information.  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

What a big weekend around my house!  My son Drew flew home in the “nick of time” to walk down the aisle and marry his bride.  (I’ll tell you the story sometime, but it was a God-thing.)  As we were driving briskly from the airport after he arrived at 5:55pm to get married at 6:30, Drew asked me what he was supposed to do during the ceremony.  (He was not able to make it to the rehearsal.)  I told him he will walk in with me and walk out with her.  That is all he needed to remember.  All went well.  Sometimes things really do go better when we don’t overthink them.

In our relationship with God He reminds us often that all we have to do is walk with Him and let Him do His perfect work.  It is only when we take matters into our own hands that we find ourselves in a bind.  Just keep in mind that all we have to do is walk in to God’s loving grace and walk out forever in His care.

Dr. W