Vikings Voice – 09/10/2014

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THE VIKING VOICE

A Weekly Newsletter from the Administrator’s Office Vol. 19 No. 2
SEEKING GOD: and HIS Righteousness. Matthew 6:33
www.vandaliachristian.com
Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
September 10, 2014

September 10 Progress Reports available through HeadMaster Online
September 11         Grandparents Day – Grades K3-6th  
September 13 Back-to-School Festival / Book Fair
September 16         Summer Europe Tour Meeting – 7:00pm – Church Auditorium 
September 19 Make-up Day for Ident-A-Kid Pictures
September 24         School Dismisses at Noon for Fall Break/Teacher’s Convention
September 24 See You At the Pole Prayer Meeting – 7:30am – VCS Flag Pole
September 25-26  Fall Break – School Closed 
September 30 Take Your Stand Rally in Raleigh – Grades 10-12 – See Below  
October 1                Progress Reports available through HeadMaster Online
October 3 Homecoming

 

Return America – Take A Stand Rally

On Tuesday, September 30, Return America will once again host a rally on the Halifax Mall behind the NC Legislative Building in Raleigh.  We would like to take as many of our 10th – 12th grade students as possible along with their teachers and any parents that might like to attend.  The school has chartered two buses and we will take our coach.  Once the permission slips come in I will have an idea of how many available seats we will have for parents.  This is a free trip and we will even purchase lunch for all attendees on the way back to school.  We will leave on September 30 at 8:30am and return by 3:00pm that afternoon.  Permission slips have been given out and must be returned by September 19 in order for your child to attend this important and historic event.  All classwork assignments will be forgiven for that day.

Please visit www.returnamerica.org for more information about this upcoming event.

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 TONIGHT, September 10.  The AWANA ministry is a free program held each Wednesday night from 7:00pm-8:30pm.  Please contact Garrett Jackson at gdjackson397@gmail.com or 303-2162 if you would like more information.  Although not required, you can pre-register at www.vandaliabaptist.com/awana/register. We hope to see you tonight!

Grandparents Day

Tomorrow, September 11, VCS will host its annual Grandparents Day.  Forms were sent home last week concerning this event.  This is open to students in grades K3-6 and their grandparents, please no moms and dads due to space constraints.  There is no cost to Grandparents, but student meals will be $3.00 each.

Afterschool Help

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

Healthier Options! 

Starting soon, PowerAide Zero will be available in the vending machines in the gym.  I would appreciate your feedback on this new item.

Back-to-School Festival

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.  Check your email inbox, flyers were emailed today.  Thank you!

VCS “Five BELOW” Opportunity

Five Below” is offering a special week of fundraising for Vandalia. During the week of September 28 through October 4 you can shop at Five Below on Wendover Avenue and 10% of every purchase will be given to our school. Just show them your flyer that we will be sending to you and it’s in the bag (no pun intended)! When you receive your flyer, you can make as many copies as you like and shop as many times as you want. Be sure to tell all your friends too!”

Europe 2015

If you or your child in grades 7-12 and all alumni and friends, might be interested in a trip to Europe with VCS this summer, please consider attending the final informational meeting Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00pm in the Vandalia Baptist Church Auditorium.  This trip to England, France and Austria will be amazing!

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 www.traillifeusa.com/ for more information.  Their national recruitment campaign begins September 7, 2014.

Medicines

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 be in the prescription container with your child’s name on it.  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Keller or Mrs. James.

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!

Word from My Heart

Can you believe that we are in our 4th full week of school!  Yikes!  Time flies when you are having fun and studying!  What a blessing it has been over the last few weeks to see our returning students, new families and alumni.  Recently I was doing a Bible study on family and found that there are dozens of verses directly referring to the family.  As I am sure you are I am thankful for the family I was born into, as well as my school family.  Let’s commit today to pray for each other that God will bless and provide.  DL Moody once said, “A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian….and most of all, his family ought to know.”Thank you for being a part of the VCS Family.

Dr. W