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Home Bulletin: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019



Please check the online calendar for upcoming events (

You are welcome to join us for our Storyline Chapel at 1:35 today in the gym or at the following link:

Weather Alerts:  Announcements due to inclement weather will be posted on Bloomz.  Parents should enable push notifications to be able to get notified when the post is made on their phones.  Info regarding notifications on Bloomz for parents can be found at    Information will also be posted on the school website, social media, KTIV, KDCR and KSOU as soon as decisions are made.  When there is a late start, before-school activities are canceled as well as AM TK.  All delays are two hours.  You will be notified of early dismissals in the same way.  When there is an early dismissal, after-school activities are canceled.

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.  The original deadline has been extended and all nominations are due by Monday, December  9, 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!

From PACE:  There are so many teachers and staff who contribute to the school and our children; what better way to show our appreciation at Christmas than to provide them all with a gift?  Each year PACE collects money that is evenly divided and used to purchase a gift for each teacher and staff member who contribute to the growth of our children.  We would like to encourage parents to generously donate to the donation box in the office so we can “pool our resources” to purchase chamber certificates for teachers/staff. Thank You!

The Book Fair will continue in the Library on December 4 and 5 and will be open from 2:00-6:30.  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!

Make plans to attend one of the 7th/8th grade performances of “The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends” 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.  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.  We look forward to having you join us!

Report cards will be emailed home on December 6.

SCCS Family Game Night: Join us for SCCS Family Game Night on Friday, December 13, from 6:30-8:00 in the music rooms. Experienced players will lead groups in playing Just One, Forbidden Island, King Domino, and Out Foxed.  We will have a few of the favorite games from last year available to play as well. Childcare will be available for younger siblings. *Each participant will be entered in a drawing to win one of the games to take home! Popcorn and beverages will also be provided. Don’t miss the fun!

TK-4th Grade Christmas Program:  All are invited to the SCCS TK-4th grade Christmas Program at the BJ Haan Auditorium on the Dordt University campus at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 19.   The TK-K students will begin the program with songs of Advent and Christmas, and the 1st-4th grade students will be presenting “Light of the World,” a musical written by Mark Patterson. Come join us for a musical celebration of Christ’s birth with songs from around the world!

There will be no school from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3 for the Christmas break.  Classes will resume on Jan. 6.

The Annual PACE (Parents in Action for Christian Education) Fundraiser, SCCS Trailblazer Tip-Off Youth Boys Basketball Tournament is coming on January 3 and 4, 2020 and will be held at the Dordt University Rec Center. Please feel free to reach out to Tricia Van Vugt if you have any questions - 712-441-4280.

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).  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.

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.

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

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. NOTE: We are accepting donations past the original deadline of Dec. 3 - until our contribution goal is met or Dec. 31 (whichever comes first).

Sledding Hill: We will be providing sleds for recess at SCCS this winter and will share updated protocols with the students.  Please do not send sleds from home. We hope that this will streamline this recess activity and increase safety for everyone to enjoy the sledding hill at SCCS. 


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 Mrs. Vander Kooi and her students.  “Lord, bless _________and keep __________; make Your face shine upon _________and be gracious to _________; turn Your face toward __________and give him/her peace.”   From Numbers 6:24-26


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

  • Unity Christian Kids Dance Camp
  • Sioux Center Youth Wrestling
  • Team Wolfpack Youth Wrestling
  • Community Health Partners Immunization Clinic Schedule


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