Viking Voice – 09/11/2013

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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
“If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If it’s broken by an inside force, life begins.
Great things always begin from inside.” ~ Anonymous
September 11, 2013

Upcoming Events

Sep. 13 Senior Class Pizza Sale
Sep. 14 Back-to-School-Festival /Book 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!
Oct. 4 Homecoming
Oct. 6-10 Revival Meetings – Vandalia Baptist Church and Christian School
Oct. 16 PSAT Testing – 10th – 11th grades (required)

 

Fall Festival/BBQ Lunch/Bake Sale

Fall FesitvalPlease remember that our annual Back-to-School Festival is this Saturday, September 14.  The Yard sale will begin at 8:00am and breakfast will be available.  If you have not purchased your lunch tickets yet, there will be tickets available at the door.  Also, if you would consider donating a “Bake Sale” item, you may bring it Friday afternoon or Saturday morning!

Financial Office News

     Please note that due to a new digital deposit system that we use for checks, withdrawals from your accounts that the checks are written on are applied the day your check is given to the offices.

the WILDS

the WildsPlease pray for our 7th-12th grade students, staff and several parents as we leave for the WILDS on Monday, September 16.  We will be gone through Friday, September 20.  This is a week of solid Bible teaching, lots of great team competitions and fun!  Pray that our students will open their hearts to what God has for them.

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 the off in front not at the side.  Thank you again!

VCS Subway Night

     Dear Vandalia Family, TONIGHT, September 11, is VIKING NIGHT at 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!

    csHey 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.

HeadMaster/VCS Website

     A few weeks ago 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.  If you will write your child’s name in all clothing items, we will make sure lost are returned to you.

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 to 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

     Over the last few weeks I shared some insights from the life of Hoartio Spafford and the history behind the hymn he penned, “It Is Well with My Soul.”  What some people don’t know is that during this time of tragedy in his life became angry with God and denounced his faith.  During that dark time the Holy Spirit continued to do His work in the Mr. Spafford’s heart.  After this time of doubt his surviving daughter wrote these words, “Father became convinced that God was kind and that he would see his children again in heaven. This thought calmed his heart, but it was to bring Father into open conflict with what was then the Christian world.  To Father, this was a passing through the ‘valley of the shadow of death,’ but his faith came through triumphant and strong in the end.”

     Are you going through battles that seem endless?  Do you doubt that the Lord cares?  Upon the authority of the precious Word, let me assure you that God does care.  He never promised to take us around the valley, but he promised to walk with us THROUGH the valley.

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Dr. W