NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 9, 2017

I keep my eyes always on the Lord.  With Him at my right hand, I will

not be shaken. -Psalm 16:8

VETERAN’S DAY CHAPEL – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 – COMBINED CHAPEL – 9 A.M.

NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 – VETERAN’S DAY

COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER – Please take special precautions to be sure cookie dough orders are correct. We will not be able to make any corrections after Monday, November 13.

PIE SALE – NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 – Please return the order form along with payment to your child’s teacher by November 13.

PROGRESS REPORTS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ON NOVEMBER 16

THANKSGIVING BREAK:  At this point we will be observing the entire week of November 20-24 for our Thanksgiving break instead of just November 22-24. If we would happen to have snow days before this date, we will have to adjust the days accordingly.

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27. THIS WILL BE A FACULTY/STAFF INSERVICE DAY.  SCHOOL WILL RESUME FOR STUDENTS ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28.

MOUNTAIN VIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES FAIR – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – HOSTED BY NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5. IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE RETURN THE FORM THEY RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28.

OCTOBER BOX TOPS WINNERS:  ALEX BURFORD – GR. 5 – 400 BOX TOPS   RILEY BRINGHURST – 65 BOX TOPS

MISSIONS PROJECT – Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend a special chapel service on Wednesday, November 15th at 9:30 a.m. We will be hosting Pastor Peter Wanyonyi. He has visited MVCS for the past few years, and we have enjoyed his ministry immensely.  Pastor Peter is the Pastor of Upper Room Grace Ministries of Kitale, Kenya in Africa.  He has established Hope Education Centre, which has over 100 students and an orphanage which houses over 125 children.  MVCS has partnered with Pastor Peter and Hope Education Centre to help in any way we can.

That being said, we would like for everyone to send in a monetary donation to be given to him to be used to help the work continue for the school and orphanage in Africa.  We have sent money before, and it has helped to build bathrooms for the students, as well as classrooms, etc.

What a wonderful feeling to know that our students are helping students in another country!  Would you please send the donations to your child’s teacher by Monday, November 13 so that we can present it to him when he is here on Wednesday, November 15.  Thank you in advance for always helping to meet the need.

THANKSGIVING CHAPEL – NOVEMBER 17 – COMBINED CHAPEL BEGINNING AT 9:00 A.M. EVERY ELEMENTARY CLASS WILL DO A SPECIAL PRESENTATION.

READ TO ME DAY FOR STUDENTS IN K-5 THROUGH GRADE 3 – NOVEMBER 16 – 9:00 A.M. – Appalachian Power employees will be reading and donating the book Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty.  The story features a young girl who dreams of becoming an engineer and learns a valuable lesson about the importance of persistence and encouragement.  Also, in honor of Read to Me Day there will be a Live Theater performance by our students in grades 4-12 at 9:00 a.m.  All parents are invited and encouraged to attend this exciting performance.

BRIDGE DAY NEW RIVER GORGE ART CONTEST:  Three of our students placed in this contest which was sponsored by WVNS 59 News.  The art work was voted on by the public and were made into postcards and sold on Bridge Day.  All the proceeds were presented to the “Just for Kids” program.  Congratulations to the following winners:  Ashton Fredericks – Gr.1 – 3rd Place   Jonathan Tyler – Gr.2 – 2nd Place   Jasper Massey-Asbury – Gr. 3 – 3rd Place

WEATHER AND UNFORESEEN EMERGENCY REMINDER:  In case of inclement weather and/or unforeseen emergencies, you will need to listen to the following radio and TV stations to receive information.  Please be sure we have your up-to-date telephone numbers in case we would need to reach you during the school day.  WTNJ (104.5)   WCIR (103.7)   SPIRIT FM (106.9)   WVVA    WOAY    FOX 59

PRE-SCHOOL TWO-HOUR DELAY REMINDER:  If MVCS has a two hour delay, the 3 year olds who are half day students will have class from 10 a.m. until 12 noon instead of the regular 8:30 – 12:00 noon schedule.  K-4 Pre-schoolers will have class beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 2:15 as usual.

REMINDER CONCERNING HOT LUNCHES – IF WE HAVE A TWO-HOUR DELAY PLEASE REMEMBER THAT HOT LUNCHES WILL NOT BE SERVED ON THAT DAY.  PLEASE PACK YOUR CHILD’S LUNCH. SNACKS AND MILK WILL BE AVAILABLE.