Fairview Christian School

November Newsletter 2011


410 S. 14TH STREET, READING, PA 19602-2106
PHONE (610) 372-8826 FAX (610) 478-0896

O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 136:1

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Fund-Raiser
Saturday, November 5
6:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Bring your family and friends!Invite your relatives, friends, and neighbors for a delicious, fun way to start their Saturday.

Cost is by donation. All proceeds will go toward the expenses of the volleyball and basketball teams. Any additional funds will be used for the ACE Student Convention in the spring.

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, November 7, and Tuesday, November 8. Enclosed you will find your schedule for this event. Please make a special effort to attend. If possible, we would like to see both parents come.

We were unable to reach some of you, but scheduled a conference anyway. If this is at an inconvenient time, please call the office so we can reschedule. Thank you!

Thanksgiving Meal and Play
A free hot lunch will be served to all students on Wednesday, November 23. If you are interested in bringing food, volunteering time, or sending money for supplies, please call Vonda Fox by Friday, November 11, at 610-373-2413. The menu is as follows:

• Ham
• Cheesy Gourmet Potatoes
• Baked Corn
• Salad
• Apple Crisp
• Ice Cream

Learning Center 3 is preparing to do a Thanksgiving play before the meal. The play will start at 10:00. You are welcome to come and enjoy!

Thanksgiving Vacation
We will be having a noon dismissal on Wednesday, November 23, following the Thanksgiving meal that will be served. Vacation will follow through Monday, November 28. Students will be expected to return to school on Tuesday, November 29.

Calendar & Newsletter Online
You may view the monthly calendar and newsletter at fairviewchristianschool.com.

Pizza Sale
This year the pizza sale is benefiting International Student Convention. Your child should have brought home a pizza order form. Orders are due to the office by Friday, November 4. The pizzas will arrive at school for you to pick up and deliver on Thursday, November 17. Payment should be brought to the office no later than Monday, November 21.

Staff Feature
Hello, my name is Dan Petersheim (a.k.a. Mr. Petersheim). This year I am a new member of the Fairview Christian School staff. Although embarking on my first year as a teacher, FCS is certainly a familiar place for me. I attended Fairview from 3rd grade through my graduation in 2008. This year I supervise Learning Center 4 as well as teach high school chemistry and computer classes. Also, the JV basketball team will have to put up with me as their coach this year.

Just a few personal facts: I am 21 years old, attend Fairview Mennonite Church, and live in Oley. Prior to taking a teaching position, I worked for Martin Water Conditioning. Although I am a teacher, I still enjoy learning through reading.

I have enjoyed my time teaching so far and am looking forward to the opportunities ahead. My prayer is that God can use me to develop Godly character in the lives of children, and I want to guide them to use the gifts that they have for God and for His kingdom.  ~Mr. Petersheim

Picture Retake Day
Picture retake day is Friday, November 9. Here’s your chance if you wereabsent, forgot portrait money, or need a retake. Just show up looking your best! For retakes, be sure to bring back your original portraits.

Christmas Program
The FCS Christmas Program will be here before you know it. The children are beginning to practice, and we look forward to the program that will be held Saturday, December 10, at 7:00. We will announce the location in the December newsletter.
School Weather Cancellations
As winter weather draws near, we would like to remind you that you can find out if there is a delayed opening, early closing, or school closing on WDAC (94.5 FM), WBYN (107.5 FM), and WEEU (830 AM). You can also log on to wfmz.com and click on the school closings link. We will also be sending out a message around 6:00am from One Call Now.

One Call Now
If you have trouble getting your message or want to hear it again, you may call 877-698-3261. Follow the prompts and the system should recognize your number. It will repeat the message to you.

Mark Your Calendar

Nov. 5 Annual School Breakfast

Nov. 7-8 Parent-Teacher Conferences

Nov. 23 Noon Dismissal

Nov. 23-28 Thanksgiving Vacation

Dec. 10 Christmas Program

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