Viking Voice – 11/11/2015

Vandalia Christian School Seal

THE VIKING VOICE

A Weekly Newsletter from the Administrator’s Office Vol. 20 No. 9
PERSEVERANCE: Moving Forward God’s Way – Philippians 3:14
www.vandaliachristian.com
“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” Irene Hancock
November 11, 2015

Upcoming Events

November 11, 2015 Veteran’s Day – Thank you for the gift of Freedom
November 12-14 NCCSA Band Clinic/Festival
November 24 Junior Class Pizza Sale (Tuesday)
November 25 School Dismisses @ noon for Thanksgiving Holidays
November 26 & 27 Thanksgiving Holidays – School/Extended Care Closed
January 8 Junior Class Pizza Sale

 

Parent Update

Continue to keep an “eye out” for the “Parent Update” newsletter that will be sent home each month.  It is designed to keep our parents abreast of current information of current trends in Christian Education.  Please take a moment to read the newsletters and give us your feedback!

Chick-Fil-A “Cow-lendars”

If you are interested in purchasing a Chick-fil-A calendar at a lower cost than at the restaurants, please stop by and see Mrs. Keller in “A” Building.  She will be able to assist you.

Yearbook Fundraiser

Are you a business owner?  Do you work for a local business?  The yearbook staff members are selling business sponsorship opportunities for $50.  This includes a special place in the VCS Yearbook.  Keep in mind, however, that nearly 600 yearbooks will be sent home in May with our student body.  This is a very cost effective advertising venue!  These funds will be used to pay for a special cover design on this year’s yearbook.  If you have questions or if the order form did not make it home, please email the yearbook adviser at Courtney.adams@vcsvikings.net

Piano for Sale

If you are interested in purchasing a very nice console Kimball piano, please contact the school office and ask for Mrs. Frazier for more details.  This would be a great investment for students learning to play the piano.

Chapel Services

Each week we have 5 chapel services for our students.  They are divided according to grade levels.  You are invited to attend any and all of these special services.  Please call one of the school offices for the chapel schedule!

Spirit Shirts

The 2015 Edition of the VCS Spirit Shirts have arrived.  They will be sent home tomorrow with your student(s).  Please remember that your students can wear their spirit shirts on each home game day and after school to any away games.  GO VIKINGS!

NHS Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to Molly Boren, Lauren Boyles, Payden Brown, Tyler Freeman, Meghan Grant, Kali Hazelwood, Tiffany Kurian, Michael Santos, Cara Smith, Isley Stovall and Austin Trent who were inducted into the VCS National Honor Society.

Slow Down!

Please be mindful of our little ones and parents that are crossing the parking lots in the morning.  Thank you!

Pennies for Leukemia Research

Again this year we will host the Pennies for Leukemia Research program.  This program has been a great success over the last several years and we look forward to helping again with this worthy program.  The program will begin in November.  Special information will be sent home soon.

License Bureau Office

One of our school parents that works with the License Bureau in Greensboro is wanting to hire a Customer Service Representative to work at the Golden Gate License Plate Office.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. James and she will give you the contact number.

VCS Winter Spirit Wear

Oder forms have been sent home.  Samples are in “C” Building office.

Catch the Spirit of Christmas

Over the last several weeks our school family has donated to the Harvest Month program.  What a blessing that was to Siloam Missionary Homes.  On December 4 & 5 they will host a “Catch the Spirit of Christmas” drive through light show.  Please go to siloamhomes.org for more information if you are interested.

Carpool

We have a family in the McLeansville area who is seeking help with afterschool child pickup a few days each week.  If you can help, please call Mrs. James for contact information.

PTF BBQ for Sale

We have individually frozen pounds of our WORLD FAMOUS” PTF BBQ for sale.  The cost is $5 per pound.  If you would like to purchase a pound or twenty, please stop by and see Mrs. James in

“C” building.  It makes a great easy week night dinner or a delicious addition to a weekend get-together!

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.  Also 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 cardIf 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 Art Wall

The next time you are in “C” Building, stop by and check out the “Art Wall” that displays the art projects completed by our students.  There are several new additions and they are amazing! Many of these pieces will be going to regional and state level competitions!

AWANA

Vandalia Baptist Church is sponsoring the AWANA youth outreach program on Wednesday nights.  The AWANA program is a Christ-centered boys and girls club where they 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!

Word from My Heart

Veteran’s Day.  Over the last few years this day has meant more to me than ever.  My father was a Navy veteran, but when my son joined the Marines it REALLY brought it home.  I pray for him daily and for the rest of the men and women that have done their duty and for those that are at this moment fighting, training and protecting.  Thank you, to our devoted family and friends in the US Military.

Dr. W