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Home Bulletin: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

 

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Please check the online calendar for upcoming events (http://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/calendar.cfm).

Transportation Information for Friday, Jan. 24: The public school does not have school on Friday, January 24, because of professional development. SCCS chose to add the calendar day off to our Christmas break and therefore WE WILL HAVE SCHOOL ON FRIDAY. Only our 2 buses (2014 and 2020) will run. If your child rides a bus other than 2014 and 2020, you will need to provide transportation on Friday. Thanks for your help in getting your kids to and from school on Friday!

Please read the  January Parent Connection Newsletter at the following link:  https://www.smore.com/1d4jc6

We are asking for your help. Would you be willing to fill out this 5 minute survey? We are looking for ways that we can partner with homes and local churches to come alongside families as they grow in faith together. Filling out this survey will help us find those areas where we can work with you and with local congregations. Your participation is greatly appreciated!  Please go to the following link to fill out the survey:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdH5w4QZlVMEhnbQOD6UnxpZJ72tUh7jVoaJxXHhHH3bSNz2w/viewform?usp=sf_link

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).   Grade 1 Parent Visit Day – January 23, 10:00-12:00; Grade 2 Parent Visit Day - January 28, 10:00-12:00     

      Sign up for TK (TKAM-10:00-12:00; TKPM 11:00-1:00) and Kindergarten (10:00-12:00) visit day on February 4 at the following link (sign up by Jan. 29): 

      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YsNQZwsEtHlH3dEa93uUuqgTRE4OZ2hxuEqy3rWXIHY/edit

      3rd grade parent visit day has been rescheduled to February 21 from 10:15-12:15.  Sign up information will be coming later.

SCCS Family Game Night- Join us for SCCS Family Game Night on Friday, February 21, from 6:30-8:00 in the music rooms. Experienced players will lead groups in playing Sleeping Queens, Fruit Punch, Zeus on the Loose, and Carcassonne. 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!

SAVE the DAVE of Saturday, April 4 for our 6th Annual Trail’Raiser Night debt reduction event! The actual debt on the building expansion project is down to $780,000 after our year-end campaign! Trail’Raiser Night has been an important part of paying for the building expansion (the last five Trail’Raiser Night events have paid off a total of $713,900 in debt) and is even more important this year as we hope to clear the debt in 2020.  This year the main feature of Trail’Raiser Night will be an Auction, but the fundraiser will also include Gourmet Cupcakes, Bars, and Snack Mixes, a Silent Auction, Celebration of Learning Open House, Freewill Supper, Concession Stand, and Truth T-shirts! Each year our students do a hand-crafted item that is sold to parents, grandparents and friends – this year it will be a Wood Prayer Magnet. Order forms will come out by early March.  Trail’Raiser Night is a BIG, FUN event and needs willing volunteers to make it successful! If you are interested in helping with the event in some way, please connect with Amy Vander Berg, Director of Development & Promotions. There are little jobs and some bigger jobs, but it is fulfilling and fun – and it is a great blessing to our school! Call, email or stop by Amy’s office if you would like know about the various ways to help. 712-722-0777 x3; avanderberg@siouxcenterchristian.com.

Resource Teacher Position Opening:  Due to increased enrollment, Sioux Center Christian School is advertising for a full-time resource teacher position, beginning August 2020.  The position will be responsible for working with tier 2 students in grades TK-2 in reading, math, and other areas through individual and small group support.  The ideal candidate for the position is someone who loves God, loves kids, loves working with a team, and loves learning.  The person should have an understanding of the Response to Intervention (RtI) and Teaching for Transformation (TfT) frameworks, or the willingness to learn.  The person should also have the Iowa K-8 or K-12 Instructional Strategist I endorsement or the willingness to obtain that endorsement.  Interested applicants should complete the faculty application package (located at https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/about/employment.cfm), include all requested materials in the package, and forward those materials to Josh Bowar, head of school, at jbowar@siouxcenterchristian.com.  A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Middle School Social Studies/Bible Teacher Position Opening:  Due to increased enrollment, Sioux Center Christian School is advertising for a full-time middle school social studies/Bible teacher position, beginning August 2020.  The position will be responsible for teaching social studies and Bible in the middle school.  The ideal candidate for the position is someone who loves God, loves kids, loves working with a team, and loves learning.  The person should have an understanding of the Response to Intervention (RtI) and Teaching for Transformation (TfT) frameworks, or the willingness to learn.  The person should also have the Iowa K-6 Teacher Elementary Classroom with the 5-8 Middle School Generalist or 5-8 Middle School Social Studies endorsements or the willingness to obtain them.  Interested applicants should complete the faculty application package (located at https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/about/employment.cfm), include all requested materials in the package, and forward those materials to Josh Bowar, head of school, at jbowar@siouxcenterchristian.com.  A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Head Cook Position Opening:  Sioux Center Christian School is advertising for the position of head cook, with the position being 5 days and 30 hours/week when school is in session and a start date this spring (negotiable with the right candidate) for training purposes.  The person will supervise and manage the daily operations of the school lunch program, working in partnership with the director of food service.  The head cook will maintain inventories, supervise food preparation, check food shipments, organize substitute cooks, oversee the kitchen and kitchen staff, and provide an overall welcoming atmosphere in the kitchen and lunchroom.  The head cook should have a heart for kids, for service, and for God.  The ideal candidate is someone who is willing to learn, has a strong work ethic, is dependable, communicates well with others, and can provide leadership for others.  The school is prepared to provide training for the right candidate.  Interested applicants should submit the staff application, located at https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/about/employment.cfm, and a resume to Josh Bowar, head of school, at jbowar@siouxcenterchristian.com.  A review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Cook Position Opening:  Sioux Center Christian School is advertising for the position of cook, with the position being 4 days and 20-25 hours/week when school is in session and a start date this spring (negotiable with the right candidate) for training purposes.  The cook will prepare and serve meals, assist with clean up duties and procedures, work as a team member with the other cooks, and provide a welcoming atmosphere in the kitchen and lunchroom.  The cook should have a heart for kids, for service, and for God.  The ideal candidate is someone who is willing to learn, has a strong work ethic, is dependable, communicates well with others, and can follow multi-step directions.  The school is prepared to provide training for the right candidate.  Interested applicants should submit the staff application, located at https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/about/employment.cfm, and a resume to Josh Bowar, head of school, at jbowar@siouxcenterchristian.com.  A review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Sioux Center Christian School is participating in the Hy-Vee Giving Tag program! Purchase a $2.50 red My Heart Reusable Bag at ANY Hy-Vee store (not just Sioux Center!) and use the Giving Tag to direct a $1 donation to Sioux Center Christian School! This is an ongoing opportunity for us to raise funds throughout the year. Share this opportunity with family and friends who live near a Hy-Vee!  

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 https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/editoruploads/files/SXC_STAFF_OF_THE_MONTH(2).pdf

The Covenant CRC Christian Education Committee is selling Handmade Chocolates again this year, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Each box will have 12 goodies including truffles, peanut petites, fudge, caramels and more and can be purchased for $15. We are accepting order until Wednesday, February 5 and will be ready for pick up on Thursday, February 12 from 5-7pm from Covenant CRC. You can email meganhaan@gmail.com with your order.

FOOD SERVICE NEWS

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 www.siouxcenterchristian.com/parents/lunch.cfm.

MOMS IN PRAYER

At Moms in Prayer, we will be praying for Mrs. Wieringa and her students.  “Make known to __________the path of life; fill __________with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand. “ From Psalm 16:11

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Office Handouts (http://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/parents/officehandouts.cfm) is the place to check regularly for camp information, registration forms, and more!  Currently there is information for:  

  • Dordt Youth Dance Camp
  • Western Christian Dance Camp
  • Driven School of Driving - Spring Session
  • Northwestern College Dance Camp for ages 5-5th grade
  • Sioux Center Rec Art & Drama Clubs: Winter/Spring 2020
  • Sioux Center Public Library programs: Maker Mondays, Teen Tuesdays, Lego Club, Baking Club, Unplugged Gamers, Help Now Information

 

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