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Home Bulletin: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019



Please check the online calendar for upcoming events (

Check out the November Storyline Parent Connection newsletter at the following link:

There will be no school November 27-29 for the Thanksgiving break. 

Position Opening:  Due to a retirement, Sioux Center Christian School is seeking to fill the position of office assistant.  This is a part-time position of 20-25 hours/week throughout the school year, with the possibility of fewer hours in the summer and more hours during certain times of the year.  The position will partner with the director of development and promotions in the areas of school newsletters, social media, school events and fundraisers, promotional items, donor campaigns, donor records, the school website, and other areas.  The position will also support other office and school tasks, working with the director of learning and others.  Interested applicants should complete the Staff Application, located at, and send that application and a resume to Josh Bowar, head of school, at  A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Paraprofessional Opening:  Due to an internal position change, Sioux Center Christian School has an opening for a one-to-one paraprofessional to work with two students in a second grade classroom.  This individual will be responsible for supporting the students in the classroom through prompting, working on goals, access to the curriculum, and life skills.  The position is full-time when school is in session.  Interested applicants should complete the Staff Application, located at, and submit both an application and a resume to Josh Bowar, head of school, at  A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

From the Box Top Committee: Our second Clip ‘N’ Count is tomorrow, Thursday, November 14. All Box Tops and Godfather’s Fedoras will earn $$ for SCCS. Please contact Emily Mouw (303) 437-6430 or Jackie Altena (712) 449-5797 with questions. 

Winter Bus Routes: If you live in the “non-transportation” zone and would like your child to be able to ride the bus TO SCHOOL in the morning during December, January and February, please fill out the attached Winter Route request form and return it to the office by November 18.  Winter routes will begin December 2, 2019 and end February 28, 2020, and are subject to approval based on location and availability.  Questions regarding this service may be directed to the Transportation Director at 722-2481.

Parent Visit Days at SCCS: We take seriously our calling to partner with parents in the education of their children.  We value this partnership!  We want to invite you into the school so you can experience what’s happening in the classroom with your students.  To do that, every grade level will be hosting a parent visit day.  You are invited to join us for some time in the classroom and a free lunch with your child(ren).  We look forward to the 6th Grade Parent Visit Day on Tuesday, November 19.

More information for Grades K-4 visit days will be coming later.  4th Grade visit day will be on January 10 and 3rd grade will be on January 17.

SCCS Choral and Instrumental Concert Information:  The SCCS Choral Music Concert has been rescheduled to Monday, November 25, the same night as the instrumental concert. The 5th–8th grades will present their fall choral concert starting at 6:00 p.m. at the BJ Haan Auditorium on the Dordt University campus. The 4th-8th grade orchestras and 5th-8th grade bands will perform after the choral portion of the concert (starting at 7:00).  5th-8th grade will need black and white attire.  If you need black and white attire, feel free to check out the school inventory to see if there are any items that would fit your son/daughter.  We ask that you donate the SCCS attire back to the school when your son/daughter has grown out of then or leaves SCCS.  The students continue to develop and grow as musicians, and they love to share their music with friends and family!

The SCCS Board of Trustees is seeking nominations to fill two open board of trustee positions to replace two retiring members.  This entire process of replacing trustees starts with society members making nominations because the board wants society members to be heavily involved in the process.  Please submit names of people you feel would be a good fit by electronically submitting your nomination by going to   You can also fill out a paper form (copies are available at the school office) and mail it to school or drop if off.  All nominations are due by Friday, November 29, 2019.  Please read through the requirements to be a trustee (located on the top of the form) before submitting names through the questions.  We also encourage you to speak with the person you are nominating prior to submitting their name.  A current trustee will be contacting them to determine their willingness to serve and to answer any questions.  Thanks for your help with this very important process!

The SCCS Book Fair is coming soon!  That’s right, the Book Fair is coming December 3, 4, and 5!  The Book Fair will be held in the Library and will be open from 2:00-6:30 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to buy quality books at a great price!  Also remember the proceeds from the fair directly impact SCCS!  Looking forward to seeing you at the Book Fair!

Peter Rabbit is coming!  Our 7th & 8th graders are busy practicing for the play, "The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends". This play takes us through the fascinating life of Beatrix Potter and moves back and forth from the fantasy world she created to the intriguing story of Beatrix Potter herself, who overcame her lonely, strict childhood to become the most widely read children's author of all times. Five delightful tales by Beatrix Potter are interwoven into the narrative. Make plans to attend one of their performances on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 at 7:00 pm in TePaske Theater. No tickets needed; a freewill offering will be received.  Our students will be attending one of their special afternoon matinee performances on Thursday, Dec 5 or Friday, Dec 6.

Staff Member of the Month:  Nominate a staff member to become the Pella Corporation Staff member of the month.  Pella Corporation will award one monthly recipient $500.00 to use towards school approved items and a certificate of recognition.  A nomination form can be found at  Congratulations to Tammy Nieuwsma for being chosen for the October Staff Member of the Month award!

NICSTO: Did you know there is a TAX CREDIT opportunity for Iowa donors who support Christian education? Donations made to NICSTO (Northwest Iowa Christian School Tuition Organization) receive an Iowa Tax Credit equal to 65% of their donation! For more info go to  NICSTO donations directly bless many SCCS families with tuition assistance.


Parents and visitors, please call at least 24 hours ahead of time in you would like to eat a school lunch. 

Menu and dishwasher schedules can be found at


At Moms in Prayer, we will be praying for the cooks, bus drivers and custodians at SCCS.  May _______ not be afraid because You are with him/her. May _______ not be dismayed, for You are his/her God. Strengthen _______. Help him/her. Uphold him/her with Your victorious right hand. From Isaiah 41:10


The Office Handouts ( is the place to check regularly for camp information, registration forms, and more!  Currently there is information for:  

  • Winter Bus Route Form
  • Unity Christian Kids Dance Camp
  • Sioux Center Youth Wrestling
  • Team Wolfpack Youth Wrestling
  • Western Wolfpack 7th & 8th Grade Wrestling
  • Western Christian Youth Wolfpack Basketball
  • Unity Christian Junior Knights Boys Basketball for grades 3-8
  • Community Health Partners Immunization Clinic Schedule

Please go to the following link to order apparel for a fundraiser for Ron Hulshof:  Ron was diagnosed with leukemia and is undergoing treatments at this time.  Ron and Martha are the parents of 3 students at SCCS:  Wyatt, Cheyenne and Jesse.  Please pray that the treatments will be effective and healing will take place.


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