Viking Voice – 09/04/2013

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THE VIKING VOICE

A Weekly Newsletter from the Administrator’s Office Vol. 18 No. 3
DO RIGHT: We Will Serve the Lord ~ Joshua 24:15
www.vandaliachristian.com
Be a blessing…not a blister.
September 4, 2013

Upcoming Events

Sep. 4 Progress Reports Available through HeadMaster Online
Sept. 5  WILDS Informational Meeting – 7:00pm Vandalia Baptist Church
Sep. 12 Grandparent’s Day Luncheon – K3-6th Grade Only
Sep. 14  Back-to-School-Festival /Bookj Fair
Sept. 16-20 WILDS Retreat – Grades 7-12
Sept. 25 Progress Reports Available through HeadMaster Online
Sept. 26-27 Fall Break/Teacher’s Convention – School Closed!

After School Care

     Parents, please remember that if your child is not signed up for After School Care and they are not picked up by 3:25pm, they will be taken over to the After School Care room.  If you find that you do need this service, please give Mrs. Herriage a call to see if there is room in the class.

Carline

     Carline continues to go well!  Thank you.  Just keep a few things in mind, never stop or park in a “No Parking” zone and if you need to drop your students off at “B” Building, drop them off in front not at the side.  Thank you again!

VCS Subway Night

Dear Vandalia Family, Wednesday, September 11 is going to be VIKING NIGHT vcs_subwayat the Subway Restaurant located at 3212 Randleman Road across the street from the RUSH beside Food Lion.  (Only minutes from the school.)  From 5:00pm until 9:00pm VCS will receive a gracious percentage of the net sales.  Since Wednesday night is a night that many families have little time to prepare dinner before going to church, consider stopping by and get a healthy, fresh and delicious dinner…and help the school out at the same time!  We will have future VIKING NIGHTS on October 9, November 13 and December 11.  Tell your friends and other family members to come out for this great event.

Celebration Station!

    Hey Parents!  This is Mrs. Herriage!  Celebration Station has chosen VCS AGAIN for their School Appreciation Night!!  The date has been set for September 30 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm.  You can purchase for $12.99 online at http://tickets.celebrationstation.com/mainstore.asp

If you purchase tickets at the door the price will be $15.99.  For each ticket purchased you get: unlimited rides and pizza buffet.  Also, the school gets 25% of the Event Ticket revenue!  How cool is that!  A flyer will be coming home with all this information!

Greensboro Ice House

     There will be a special skate night at the Greensboro Ice House at 6119 Landmark Center Blvd in Greensboro, (off of Bridford Parkway), on Saturday, November 9, from 7:30-10:00pm.  If you say Vandalia Christian School, you will get the special $8.00 rate.  This can be a fun time of watching each other fall!  Invite your friends and family.

Security

     This past summer we had a security specialist come out and evaluate our campus and our emergency and lockdown protocols.  His evaluation was that we are doing a good job considering the design of our campus.  But, I think we can do even more and we have good ideas in the works.  In the meantime, however, I was wondering if we have any parents or grandparents that would volunteer to be a part of a VCS security team to walk around the campus in the mornings and afternoons to be an extra set of eyes.  We will have a training session and supply identifying shirts.  (We will even feed you lunch on the days you volunteer!)  If you are interested in this program, please let me know.  This will be last week I will ask for volunteers before we have our meeting, but if you find that you have time to help after this week and have not let me know already, please feel free to give me a call.  We would love to start the program very soon!

HeadMaster/VCS Website

Last week you were emailed your secure.headmasteronline.com login information.  If you have not logged in yet, please do so when you can.  There is a host of information about your child(ren) in the areas of academics, homework, attendance, etc.  Also, please take the time to visit www.vandaliachristian.com when you can to see the school calendar, upcoming events, and much more.  If you have any problems with headmasteronline, please let me know.

Europe

This past summer I had the honor to travel to England, France and Spain with about 60 other students and educators.  (8 of which were from our school!) We had a wonderful 10 days and learned so much and saw many of the most beautiful sights in the world.  We will not be going to Europe this summer as I am planning to take a group of teachers to Uganda, Africa, to work with a Christian school there.  However, we are planning a trip to Austria, Germany and Lichtenstein the summer of 2015.  This will allow those that wish to go to have almost two years to pay for the trip!  We will have an informational meeting in the next few weeks.  Please keep an eye out for more information.  This trip is open to all students in grades 9-12 and grades 7-8 if accompanied by a chaperone.

Helping VCS While You Shop

     If you shop at Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Target or Lifeway, please consider linking your rewards card with our school.  We get quarterly checks from them that go toward the Christmas Teacher’s Bonus Program.  Thank you for your consideration of this blessing to the teachers!

Lost & Found

     Keep in mind that all lost items will be placed in “Lost & Found” in “A” and “C” buildings.  Please check these weekly if you are missing anything.  Please note that all of the unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of each month.  Also a Canon camera lens cover found after the Fitness Flippers program at the end of summer daycare.   

Business Advertisements

Our school has been blest with numerous individuals that own their own businesses.  If you are one of those individuals and would like to let others know within our school family about your business, please let me know.  I will need you send me an email with your name, your business’s name and your contact information.  After a few weeks I will compile that information and make it available to our school families.

Word from My Heart
From last week’s WFMH, remember Spafford’s penned wordsPhillip Paul Bliss over the dark Atlantic:  Philip Paul Bliss was a self-made musician with a voice range from D-flat to high A. He was born in Pennsylvania and later moved to Chicago to become a music publisher. His concerts and composing were in high demand. Bliss wrote such gospel songs as: “Let the Lower Lights Be Burning”, “Almost Persuaded”, “Wonderful Words of Life” and many others.  Bliss also wrote the music to “It is Well With My Soul”.

In December of, 1873 Bliss’s entire family of a wife and four daughters boarded SS Ville du Havre.  In that late change of plans, he sent the family ahead while he was delayed on business concerning zoning problems following the Great Chicago Fire. While crossing the Atlantic, the ship sank rapidly after a collision with a sea vessel, the Loch Earn, and all four of Spafford’s daughters died. His wife Anna survived and sent him the now famous telegram, “Saved alone . . .” Shortly afterwards, as Spafford traveled to meet his grieving wife, he was inspired to write these words as his ship passed near where his daughters had died.  Often we don’t know God’s ways, but, He always knows ours.
…to be continued next week…

Dr. W