Fairview Christian School

September Newsletter 2012

FAIRVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

410 S. 14th Street, Reading, PA  19602
PH:  610-372-8826 FAX:  610-478-0896

Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100:3

Communication Envelopes
At the end of each month, your newsletters, calendars, statements, and other parent correspondences will be placed in this yellow envelope and sent home with the oldest student in your family.

Please read the contents, sign and date the envelope, and return it to the office by the due date on your statement. Keep the information that is inside. Your signature tells us you have the information. Feel free to use the envelope to make payments or other communications when returning it to the office.

Sometimes you will receive forms in these envelopes that we want returned to the office. Please send these forms back to school no later than the given due date.

If we do not have your envelope to reuse the next month, you will be charged $1.00 for a new one.

Volleyball Games
We are looking forward to another good volleyball season. We would like to remind the parents that we are not responsible to babysit your children during this time. Please do not leave your children here unless there is an older sibling to watch them. Children may not play in the school before or during the games.

There are several away games. We ask that each student participating brings $1 to help with fuel cost. Also, we ask that children from K to LC3, who wish to go along, have special permission from their parents and teacher.

Box Tops
We will again be collecting Box Tops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, and ink cartridges this year. We have been very thankful for the benefits of them in the past years.

Parent-Teacher Fellowship
We are looking forward to meeting all the parents at our Parent-Teacher Fellowship on Monday, October 1st , at 7:30pm. We will be holding this event at the school. Ralph Rice will be the guest speaker.

Ladies’ Prayer Time
Beginning Wednesday, September 5, all mothers are invited to come together for a time of prayer at school in the conference room. This will be held regularly on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 8:15-9:00. We believe prayer does make a difference in the lives of our children and staff. Come and be blessed as you bless others with your prayers.

Staff Feature
Hi! My name is Nancy Zook, and I will be replacing Miss Christina in the office. Before coming to Fairview Christian School, I worked as secretary at Christian Aid Ministries in Berlin, Ohio. I worked in the public relations and also the book-developing department. I loved my job, but I missed working with children. I had taught second grade for four years prior to my secretarial job, and I was ready to get back into school.

I enjoy hiking, gardening, being with friends, and learning new things. I especially enjoy graphic design and anything with a little spark of adventure!

I look forward to a new school year. I am excited to serve the staff and students here at Fairview the best I can.

Absence Cards
There are a few excuse cards per student enclosed to be used when your child is absent. Each student needs to bring a separate card. If a student is absent two or more consecutive days, you may put all the dates on one card.

Please be informed that all absences will be considered unexcused unless you send an excuse card.

Health Room Emergency Card
Enclosed you will find information from the Reading School District Health Department. Please fill out the health room emergency card for each child and return to the office as soon as possible.

Medication
According to the regulations of the State of Pennsylvania, we are no longer able to hand out any over-the-counter medication from the office. If your child is sick or not feeling well and needs a pain reliever of some form, they should come to the office and we will contact the parent.

If your child is taking a prescription medication, that medicine, along with a doctor’s order, must be kept in the office. The nurse will come to administer it at the scheduled time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.

Achievement Test Results
Enclosed you will find the 2011-2012 Stanford Achievement Test results for your child(ren).

2012-2013 Calendar
You will find the 2012-2013 revised calendar enclosed.

Mark Your Calendar
Sept. 3 No School – Labor Day .

2012-2013 School Calendar

2012-2013 SCHOOL CALENDAR

August 24 Staff Orientation – 10:00a.m.
August 27 (Monday) First Day of School
August 31 No School

September 3 No School – Labor Day

October 1 Parent-Teacher Fellowship
October 25 Picture Day
October 27 School Breakfast
October 29 No School – ACE Teacher’s Convention

November 2 End of First Quarter
November 8 Pizza Sale
November 21 Noon Dismissal
November 22-26 No School – Thanksgiving Vacation

December 7 Picture Retake Day
December 14 (Friday) Christmas Program
December 21 Noon Dismissal
December 22-January 1 No School – Christmas Vacation

January 2 Back to School
January 18 End of Second Quarter
January 21 No School – Parent Teacher Conferences
January 25  Sub Sale

March 7-9  Basketball Tournament – Poconos
March 15 Patron Appreciation Dinner
March 19-20 Achievement Testing
March 22  End of 3rd Quarter
March 23 Spring Program March 27 Noon Dismissal
March 28-April 1 Easter Vacation

April 14 Christian Education Sunday
April 15-19 Regional Convention

May 24 Field Day
May 27 No School – Memorial Day

May 29  Graduation
May 30  No School
May 31  Awards – 10:00am/Last Day of School – Noon Dismissal

Snow make-up days may be added at the end of school.
The school day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

Kindergarten will be in session every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

August Newsletter 2012

Fairview Christian School

410 S. 14th Street, Reading, PA  19602
PH: 610-372-8826   FAX:  610-478-0896

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalm 1:3

Back to School
Monday, August 27
Grades K-12

Tuition Notice
Enclosed you will find the first tuition invoice for the 2012-2013 school term. This statement is due Wednesday, August 29. You will receive one invoice per month for 10 months. This is due on the 4th Friday of each month. Throughout the year, there may be some additional charges for life-skills class, achievement tests, re-enrollment, unreturned envelopes, convention, etc.

Uniforms
Boys: A white tailored shirt and black pants are required. A white polo shirt is permitted for K through 5th grade boys. Shirts should have no writing.

Girls: The plaid uniform is required for girls K through 5th grade. Girls 6th through 12th grade may wear either a gray uniform with a white blouse or a gray cape dress.

Please call Mrs. Fox at 610-375-3293 if you have any questions about the girls’ uniforms

School Supplies
K-12: Pencils, pens, King James Version Bible, tissues, eraser

Elementary Grades: Rounded scissors, crayons, markers

A shopping list is enclosed for those entering 1st grade.

Physicals
Physical forms must be turned in to the office for those entering Kindergarten, 7th, and 10th grades. If you have not taken care of this yet, please do so. Forms are available in the office if you need one.

Health Room Emergency Forms
These new forms will be sent home the first week of school. Please fill out and send back to the office ASAP.

Hot Lunches & Cold Drinks
Hot lunches will be served beginning September 4. The hot lunch price is $2.50 for K through LC3. LC4 and up is $3.00. Cold drinks and ice cream are available for purchase at lunch time. The prices are as follows:

½ pint drinks $0.50
1 pint drinks $0.75
Ice cream $0.50

School Staff 2012-2013
Pastor Bro. Fox

Administrator Mr. Marcus Fox

High School Principal/Assistant Administrator Mr. Jason Fox

Secretary Miss Nancy Zook

Kindergarten Mrs. Elaine Weaver

LC1 Miss Rachel Niska
Miss Lavina King
Miss Kendra Zimmerman

LC2 Miss Pam Witmer
Miss Sara Mae Mannhardt Miss Heidi Weaver

LC3 Mr. Dave Nolt
Mrs. Norma Fox
Miss Janelle Weaver

LC4 Mr. Dan Petersheim
Mrs. Sandi Petersheim
Miss Anna Brubaker

LC5 Mr. Arlin Horst
Miss Rosanne Steinruck

LC6 Mr. Brian Fox
Mr. Ted Steinruck
Mrs. Dawn Martin

Misc. Helpers – Judy Wenrick, Nancy Kulp, Marge Mestre, & many, many others too numerous to mention! God bless you all!

Transportation
If you have not received a notice from your school
district about transportation by August 20, please call your local school district’s transportation office.

Coming in the September Envelope
★ September Calendar

★ September Bill

★ Excuse Cards

★ 2011-2012 Achievement Test Results

Volleyball
This message is for all 7th and 8th grade girls who are interested in playing middle school volleyball. We will be having middle school volleyball practice on Wednesday, August 22, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, and on Thursday, August 23, from 9:00- 12:00 am. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions, please call Janelle Weaver (484-529-3141) or Rosanne Steinruck (610-987-6033).

Mark Your Calendar
Aug 24 Staff Orientation
Aug 27 First Day of School
Aug 27 Kindergarten Begins
Aug 29 Tuition Due
Aug 31 No School
Sept 3 No School – Labor Day

Fairview Christian School