THE VIKING VOICE
A Weekly Newsletter from the Administrator’s Office Vol. 20 No. 3
PERSEVERANCE: Moving Forward God’s Way – Philippians 3:14
Love and forgiveness covers a multitude of sins!
September 30, 2015
|September 27-30||Missions Conference – VBC – No Homework|
|September 30||Progress Reports Available through HeadMaster|
|October 1||VCS Homecoming Chapel – Grades 7-12|
|October 2||VCS Homecoming – JV Game @ 5:00pm/Varsity Game @ 7:00pm|
|October 7||Deadline for Spirit Shirt Orders|
|October 8||Celebration Station “School Appreciation Night”|
|October 14||PSAT – 10th and 11th Grade Students|
|October 26||Driver’s Education Begins|
|October 30||Junior Class Pizza Sale|
VCS Christmas Card Sale
Our “Christmas Card” Catalogs have been sent home today, Wednesday, September 30. We have a wonderful array of items perfectly suited for the Christmas Season this year. Please check with your family and friends about ordering from your students. Keep in mind that family and friends that are out-of-town can order from the online store. If you have any questions please give Mrs. Frazier a call at 336-379-8380 x19.
All 10th and 11th Grade Students will take the Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test on Wednesday, October 14. This a required test for all students enrolled in our high school. The cost for this test is $15 and is to be paid to the homeroom teachers.
We will host two special Pep Rallies on Friday, October 2 in preparation for the games scheduled for Friday evening. The Elementary Pep-Rally will begin at 9:15 and the 7th-12th grade Pep-Rally will begin at 10:17. Join us if you can! By the way, tomorrow, October 1, is Throwback Thursday. “The 20’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s or 80’s….Let’s all go back to the Past and Dress in clothes that we thought would NEVER last!
If you are planning to purchase “Fall Portraits,” please turn in your order forms by Wednesday, October 7. Please return your “proofs” sheet even if you are not planning to place an order.
We have a family in the McLeansville area that needs help with getting their children home from school a few days a week. If you can help, please contact Mrs. James for more information.
On October 8, our school has been invited to participate in the School Appreciation Night at Celebration Station. A flyer was sent home with all the pertinent information last week. Your child must wear a provided wristband in order to participate in this free activity. These wristbands will be issued on October 8 in their classrooms. Instructions for parents were given on the flyer. Have a great, fun night!
Mr. Gaither from Jostens will be on campus on Tuesday, October 6, to meet with our Sophomore Class concerning “Class Rings” as well as meeting with the Senior Class concerning Caps and Gowns and Graduation Announcements. (Please remember that Caps are Gowns are required.)
PTF Back-to-School Festival
Thank you again for your support of the annual, Grandparent’s Day, Book Fair and PTF Back-to-School Festival. They were a great success. The winners of the BBQ Sale will be announced next week!
One of our school parents that works with the NCDMV is looking to hire a Customer Service Representative to work at the Golden Gate DMV License Plate Office. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. James and she will give you the contact number.
Interested students that will be 14 ½ by October 26 may register with Mrs. Keller in “A” Building. This service provided free of charge to our students. A copy of your child’s birth certificate is required on the first day of class.
Due to growth in the after-school program, we have added another teacher! Because of that we now have several openings in the K3 and K4 after-school program. Call us for more information.
VCS Family Business Directory
Last year we started a Family Business Directory. The rationale behind this directory is to inform others in our school community of businesses that are owned and/or operated by other school families. I will update last year’s directory over the next few weeks and will post it on our website. If you had your information in the directory last year and need it updated, please let me know. If you would like to add a business, please let me know that as well. All I need is an email from you with the name of your business, the name of the contact person, a contact number, email and web address if available and brief description of what your business provides. This service is free of charge to our school families and reaches hundreds of other school families. We are setting an initial deadline for turning in your information of October 9.
Helping Us Help Your Children
Please consider turning in your BoxTops-for-Education tabs from General Mills products and Labels-for-Education from Campbell’s Soup products to your child’s teacher. Let’s set a new record this year for the most labels and boxtops turned in! Forms are available through the offices to make this process easier.
Remember to re-link your Harris-Teeter VIC card the next time you shop so we can benefit from their Together In Education program. Just mention VCS and our school code, 2227 the next time you use your VIC card. If you have friends and family that are not already donating to other schools through the VIC card program, suggest they link their card to our school.
Food Lion’s MVP card is also linked to our school. Mention us the next time you shop with them.
Target also makes donations. Just mention linking your Target account to VCS.
By the way, Aluminum can pop tops from soda cans, canned goods, etc., can be used help provide 1 FREE hour of chemotherapy treatment. Please give those “pop-top” tops placed in zip top baggies to Mrs. Herriage.
VCS Spirit Shirts
Spirit Shirt order forms were sent home recently. Take special note of the turn-in dates. We will do our best to get them back as soon as possible, but that means we must place the order quickly. The Final turn-in date for orders is Wednesday, October 7. Please make sure y0ur payment accompanies your order.
Vandalia Baptist Church is once again sponsoring the AWANA youth outreach program on Wednesday nights. The AWANA program is a Christ-centered boys and girls club where the kids learn Bible truths, memorize Bible verses, play fun games and learn how to work together as a team. If your child does not already participate in a youth program at your home church, please consider this program.
Keep in mind that Vandalia Baptist Church has a mid-week prayer meeting from 7:30-8:30 during the same time AWANA is going on. Please feel welcomed to join us!
Piano for Sale
If you are interested in purchasing a very nice console Kimball piano for $400, please contact the school office and ask for Mrs. Frazier for more details.
Our Annual VCS Homecoming will be held on October 2. As we have a great number of alumni that currently have their children attending VCS, might I encourage you to reach out to your classmates via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or whatever the “flavor of the month” social media tool that is current, and invite them to come out the games. The JV Game will begin at 5:00pm then the Crowning of the Homecoming Queen with the Varsity Game immediately following! Come and enjoy the fun!
The week after Homecoming will be our First Annual HARVEST MONTH. For several years we have accepted non-perishable food items to help the needy in our community. This year we have a specific project for these items to benefit. In Snow Camp, NC there is a ministry called Siloam Missionary Homes. This ministry is specifically designed to minister to the needs of missionaries spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ that are home on furlough or are on deputation trying to get the field of service to which the Lord has called them. This “pounding” of food items will bless and encourage these folks called to minister as missionaries. Please consider picking up an extra can or boxed item while doing your grocery shopping. You may start that process now and turn those items in to your child’s teacher starting NOW. On Thursday, October 22, the director of the Siloam Missionary Homes Ministry is scheduled to be with us for chapel and we would like to present our offering of support in the area of pantry items to him.
Word from My Heart
Well the “empty nest syndrome” has hit. This past weekend I took the leaf out of the table in the dining room. They grow up quickly don’t they? When the Lord called me to the ministry of VCS 20 years ago my kids were in K3 and K5. Now they are married or getting married or moving out. But that is what it’s all about. We rear our children to honor God and keep the faith. Might I encourage you to look up Proverbs 22:6? God is good!