Fairview Christian School

May 2016 Newsletter

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Transportation Requests

Enclosed you will find transportation request forms for those students needing bus transportation next school term. Please fill out these forms and return them to the office by May 20. If you receive a form and don’t need it, please return it to the school office along with a note stating you don’t need transportation.

Uniform Exchange

If you know that your children will grow out of their uniforms by the next school year, please send their uniforms to school. Mrs. Fox will exchange each uniform for a different size. A uniform exchange table will be available on the last day of school at the awards rally.

Final Tuition Statement

In your envelope, you will find your tenth and final tuition bill. This final bill is due May 27. The cost for the achievement tests and various field trips were added. If you receive a white statement along with your current yellow tuition bill, the amount on the white statement is what you owe to close out the year. Having your balance at $0.00 will help us pay our bills this summer.

Teacher Appreciation Day

National Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 3. Take this opportunity to thank your child’s teacher for all they invest in your child’s life.

Kindergarten

There will be no kindergarten on Wednesday, May 25, because the kindergarten class will be participating in Field Day on Thursday, May 26.

Field Day

Feel free to come and watch your children compete at Field Day for K-8 on Thursday, May 26. We will be starting around 9:00. You may take your children directly to West Reading Park. We expect to be finished by 12:00. Buses will not be running to take your children home. Please pick children up at West Reading Park at 12:00 or at FCS at 12:30.

Awards Rally

This year-end event will be held Friday, May 27, at 9:00am in the gym. We encourage all students and parents to attend.

Physicals Required

Please remember to make an appointment for a physical for your children entering kindergarten, seventh, and tenth grades this fall. If you have a child entering one of these grades, you should find a physical form in your envelope.  The form must be completed by your doctor and returned to the school office before school starts in August.

Graduation

You are invited to attend the FCS graduation ceremony in the school gym on Wednesday, May 18, at 7:00pm.

Class of 2016

Emily Bansner

Elizabeth Berrios

Jessenia Feliciano

Tamara Fox

Janita Kulp

Valeriana Mestre DeJesus

Heidi Nolt

Cristina Perez

Paulina Rodriguez

E. Nathaniel Weaver

 2016-2017 Calendar

The 2016-2017 school calendar is enclosed. If there are any changes, we will send a new one home in August. See you next year on Thursday, August 25, @ 8:15am!!!!

Achievement Tests

The results from this year’s tests are enclosed.  Please take the time to review.  Feel free to call the office if you have any questions.

Thank You!

Mrs. Weaver will be leaving Fairview Christian School in May after serving as kindergarten teacher for many years. We wish her God’s blessing as she spends more time with her family. Thanks so much for all you did for FCS. You will be missed!

May 1, 2016

“Thou art worthy, O Lord …”  Revelation 4:11

          9:00      Prayer Time

          9:25      Worship

                        Song Leader – Brian Fox

                        Offering – Fairview Christian School

          9:45      Message – Marcus Fox

        10:35     Kenny & Lonell – sharing on recent missions involvement

        10:45     Classes for Children

                        Adult SS Lesson:

                        “The Believer’s Submission & Steadfastness”

                        Ladies may contribute to Sunshine Fund today.

        11:35     Dismissal

Sunday Evening, May 1, 6:30 PM

        Song Leader – Nate Waldron

        Moderator – Brian Shirk

        Children’s Meeting – Caleb Gehman

        “Supporting the Persecuted Church” – Ryan Huber

        Offering – Keystone Mennonite Fellowship

Wednesday Evening, May 4, District Ascension Day Service

 at Myerstown Mennonite Church, 7:30 PM

        Speaker – Jay Martin (Word of Life)

 Greeters:  May 1 – Matt & Anita Burkholder     May 8 – Marcus & Vonda Fox

Hostess:    May 1 – Dawn Martin     May 8 – Joanna Martin

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!

        May 1 – Pam Witmer

        May 3 – Ken & Lonell Martin – Congratulations – 2 years!

        May 4 – Sam Bansner

        May 5 – Brian Shirk

        May 6 – Marshall Fox – 9 years old

        May 7 – Orpha Gehman

        May 7 – William Waldron – 1 year old

Blessing Our Missionaries:

Geoff Sensenig Family: May 1-Dan Lapp; May 8-Keith Nolt

        gbsfam@securecoffee.com

Andrea Fox: May 1-Andrew Martin; May 8-Janita Kulp

        PO Box 156, Cherry Creek, SD 57622 (gotjesus95@gmail.com)

Brent Fox Family: May 1-Ben Martin; May 8-Ryan Martin

        1906 Kelsey Hwy, Ionia, MI 48846 (brently1228@gmail.com)

Rebekah Weiner: May 1-Joe Martin; May 8-Sylvia Gehman

TOP School, 329 E Poplar St, York, PA 17403 (bekah4jesuschrist@gmail.com)

Rick Rhodes Family:  May 1-Duane Kulp; May 8-Kim Petersheim

      rickrenitarhodes@hotmail.com

Looking Ahead

Sun, May 8 – Baby Dedication; No Sunday School

Wed, May 11 – Small Groups – No Topics

          Children 3-6 – Judith Nolt; Children 7-13 – Arlin King;

          Bus Driver – Marcus Fox; Youth – Kurt Nolt         

Sun, May 15 – Children’s Ministry: 

          Moderator/Song Leader/Story-Nathan Rutt; Snack-Angela Kulp;

          K-Beth Gehman; 1&2-Teresa/Brenda; 3&4-Sylvia Gehman;

          5&6-Ryan Martin; 7-9 – Dan Petersheim; Adult-Ken Troyer.

Wed, May 18 – FCS Graduation

Sat, May 21, 7:00 PM – SMBI Chorus will sing at Fairview

A Christian is one who does not have to consult his bank book

to see how wealthy he really is.

April 24, 2016

“Thou art worthy, O Lord …”  Revelation 4:11

          9:00      Prayer Time

          9:25      Worship

                        Song Leader – Ralli Zook

                        Offering – Building Fund

          9:45      Message – Craig Swartzentruber

        10:40     Singing & Classes for Children

        10:45     Gideon Presentation for Adults

                        An offering will be received for the Gideons’ work.

        11:00     Adult SS Lesson: “The Believer Living Above Reproach”

        11:35     Dismissal

Sunday Evening, April 24 – Family Group Evening

Wednesday Evening, April 27, Church Cleaning Evening    

        Arrive any time after 6:30.  A group will work at the present church building and another group at the future building.

Saturday Evening, April 30, Fairview Ladies’ Spring Banquet, 5:30 at Fairview Christian School.

Keystone Youth Activity – Saturday, April 30, 7:00 PM at Terre Hill Mennonite High School

Greeters:  Apr 24 – Dan & Janna Lapp     May 1 – Matt & Anita Burkholder

Hostess:  Apr 24 – Faye Steinruck     May 1 – Dawn Martin

Saturday, April 23, 6:30 PM – Moorefield Mennonite Church Youth Chorus will be singing at Fairview.

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!

        Apr 24 – Angela Kulp

        Apr 26 – Joe Martin

        Apr 26 – Andra Fox

        Apr 26 – Arlin & Carissa King – Congratulations – 3 years!

        Apr 27 – Elijah Hollinger – 2 years old

        Apr 29 – Arline Cortez – 12 years old

        Apr 30 – Reid Rhodes – 13 years old

Blessing Our Missionaries:

Geoff Sensenig Family: Apr 24-Ryan Huber; May 1-Dan Lapp

        gbsfam@securecoffee.com

Andrea Fox: Apr 24-Arlin King; May 1-Andrew Martin

        PO Box 156, Cherry Creek, SD 57622 (gotjesus95@gmail.com)

Brent Fox Family: Apr 24-Nancy Kulp; May 1-Ben Martin

        1906 Kelsey Hwy, Ionia, MI 48846 (brently1228@gmail.com)

Rebekah Weiner: Apr 24-Janelle Weaver; May 1-Joe Martin

TOP School, 329 E Poplar St, York, PA 17403 (bekah4jesuschrist@gmail.com)

Rick Rhodes Family: Apr 24-Tony Hollinger; May 1-Duane Kulp

      rickrenitarhodes@hotmail.com

Welcome – New Rutt Baby – Nathan & Lauren Rutt have been blessed with a third son, Branson Taylor.  He was born on April 15 and joins his two brothers, Kyran and Javian.  God’s blessings to all of you!

Looking Ahead

Wed, May 4 – Ascension Day Service at Myerstown

Sun, May 8 – Baby Dedication; No Sunday School

Wed, May 18 – FCS Graduation

Sat, May 21 – SMBI Chorus will sing at Fairview

 “A small step of obedience is a giant step to blessing.”

April 17, 2016

“Thou art worthy, O Lord …”  Revelation 4:11

          9:00      Prayer Time

          9:25      Worship

                        Song Leader – Tony Hollinger

                        Offering – Leadership Support

          9:45      Message – Ted Steinruck

        10:40     Singing & Classes for All Ages

                        Adult Lesson: “The Believer’s Relationships”

        11:35     Dismissal

Sunday Evening, April 17 – Children’s Ministry, 6:30 PM

          Moderator, Song Leader & Story – Tony Hollinger

          Kindergarten – Amy Huber

          Grades 1&2 – Jessica Stoltzfus

          Grades 3&4 – Lonell Martin

          Grades 5&6 – Jason Fox

          Grades 7-9-Brian Fox

          Adult – Joe Martin

          Snack – Kirsten Shirk            

          Offering – Bald Eagle Boys’ Camp

Wednesday Evening, April 20, Mid-Week Meeting, 7:30 PM     

        Moderator – Dan Petersheim

        Song Leader – Caleb Gehman

        Devotions – Thaddaeus Lapp

        Topic: Young Men (Titus 2) – Harry Hanna

        Prayer Time                                                   

Greeters:  Apr 17 – Luci Keller & Children     Apr 24 – Dan & Janna Lapp

Hostess:  Apr 17 – Anita Burkholder – Family Group     Apr 24 – Faye Steinruck

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!

        Apr 17 – Joanne Busch

        Apr 19 – Sheryl Fox

        Apr 19 – Joanna Martin

        Apr 19 – Ted Steinruck

        Apr 20 – Steve & Lisa Bansner – Congratulations – 31 years!

        Apr 20 – Julianne Zimmerman – 3 years old

        Apr 21 – Chandler King – 2 years old

        Apr 21 – Johannah Steinruck

Blessing Our Missionaries:

Geoff Sensenig Family: Apr 17-Kevin Good; Apr 24-Ryan Huber

        gbsfam@securecoffee.com

Andrea Fox: Apr 17-Roy Good; Apr 24-Arlin King

        PO Box 156, Cherry Creek, SD 57622 (gotjesus95@gmail.com)

Brent Fox Family: Apr 17-Kevin Arentz; Apr 24-Nancy Kulp

        1906 Kelsey Hwy, Ionia, MI 48846 (brently1228@gmail.com)

Rebekah Weiner: Apr 17-Melissa Kulp; Apr 24-Janelle Weaver

TOP School, 329 E Poplar St, York, PA 17403 (bekah4jesuschrist@gmail.com)

Rick Rhodes Family: Apr 17-Marcus Fox; Apr 24-Tony Hollinger

      rickrenitarhodes@hotmail.com

Looking Ahead

April 23, Sat 6:30 PM, Moorefield Mennonite Church Youth Chorus

Apr 24, Sun PM, Family Groups 

Welcome – New Huber Son – Ryan & Amy welcomed Brayden Ty to their family on April 4.  His siblings are Jayla & Koby.  God’s blessings to all of you!

Heidi Weaver, Brenda Weaver & Caitlin Herzog are attending Sharon Bible Institute for six weeks.

April 10, 2016

“Thou art worthy, O Lord …” Revelation 4:11

Christian Education Sunday

                9:30 AM     Meet at the FCS Gym, Fairview Christian School Students will give the

                                    morning program. 

                                    No Sunday School.

                                    Song Leader – Brian Fox

                                    Offering – Fairview Christian School       

Sunday Evening, April 10 – No evening service

Wednesday, April 13 – Congregational Day of Fasting and Prayer

Wednesday Evening, April 13, Mid-Week Meeting, 7:30 PM     

        Moderator – Kurt Nolt

        Song Leader – Joe Martin

        Devotions – Sam Steinruck

        Topic: Young Women (Titus 2) – Keith Gehman

        Prayer Time                                                   

Greeters:  Apr 17 – Luci Keller & Children

Hostess:  Apr 10 – Doris Good     Apr 17 – Anita Burkholder – Family Group

Joanne Busch’s birthday is April 17 … you would brighten her day if you sent her a card.  Her address is: 1150E Ridge Road, Shoemakersville, PA 19555

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!

        Apr 10 – Tyler Burkholder – 9 years old

        Apr 11 – Kinzi Burkholder – 3 years old

        Apr 11 – Clifford Steinruck

        Apr 11 – Milo Martin – 7 years old

        Apr 11 – Melquisedec Cortez – 16 years old

        Apr 12 – Lisa Petersheim

        Apr 13 – Steven Reis

        Apr 13 – David Martin

        Apr 15 – Rylan Rhodes – 5 years old

        Apr 15 – Brian & Kirsten Shirk – Congratulations – 10 years!

Blessing Our Missionaries:

Geoff Sensenig Family: Apr 10- Isaiah Fox; Apr 17-Kevin Good

        gbsfam@securecoffee.com

Andrea Fox: Apr 10-Keith Gehman; Apr 17-Roy Good

        PO Box 156, Cherry Creek, SD 57622 (gotjesus95@gmail.com)

Brent Fox Family: Apr 10-Jason Fox; Apr 17-Kevin Arentz

        1906 Kelsey Hwy, Ionia, MI 48846 (brently1228@gmail.com)

Rebekah Weiner: Apr 10-Randy Petersheim; Apr 17-Melissa Kulp

TOP School, 329 E Poplar St, York, PA 17403 (bekah4jesuschrist@gmail.com)

Rick Rhodes Family:  Apr 10-Brian Shirk; Apr 17-Marcus Fox

      rickrenitarhodes@hotmail.com

Looking Ahead

Apr 17, Sun PM, Children’s Ministry

          Moderator, Song Leader & Story – Tony Hollinger

          K-Amy Huber; 1&2-Jessica Stoltzfus; 3&4-Lonell Martin

          5&6-Jason Fox; 7-9-Brian Fox; Adult-Joe Martin

          Snack-Kirsten Shirk              

Apr 24, Sun PM, Family Groups 

Add to Church Address List:

Lance & Rosanna Risser, 328 S 18th Street, Reading, PA 19602

Lance  717-926-6478       Rosanna 717-598-0199

April 2016 Newsletter

Christian Education Sunday

Come join us on April 10 @ 9:30 a.m. for the FCS convention program.  It will be held in the FCS gym. The students will be sharing many of their convention pieces.

Regional Student Convention

The Mid-Atlantic Student Convention will be held April 11-15 at the Tuscarora Conference Center. Remember to pray for the students as they participate in the different events. If you would like to visit, the address is 3300 River Road, Mt. Bethel, PA 18343

Field Day

Field day will be held on May 26.  It will be at the West Reading Park from 9:00-12:00.  There will be no public transportation to take your children home. Public transportation will bring them to school in the morning only.  They need to be picked up at West Reading at 12:00 or at FCS at 12:30. Since most of high school will be at ISC, only K-8 will be competing.  All students not attending ISC are required to come and cheer on K-8. 

Graduation

Graduation will be held on Wednesday, May 18, in the FCS gym.  Ten seniors are planning to take this next step in their journey of life.  You are all invited. 

Awards

The awards rally has been moved to 9:00 am on May 27 in the FCS gym.  This will only be for grades K-8.  Grades 9-12 will have their awards separately. This change is necessary due to the ISC conflict. Please come and show your support for the hard work your child did this school term.

First Day of School

We plan to start on Thursday, August 25, 2016.  We will be sending along a full 2016-2017 school calendar with the final billing and mailing at the end of April.

Re-Enrollment Fee

If you have returned the re-enrollment papers for next year, the re-enrollment fee is on this month’s tuition bill. If you have not returned the re-enrollment papers and are planning to re-enroll your students, please return them to the school office ASAP.

LC 3 Field Trip

The Learning Center 3 students will be taking a field trip on Thursday, April 7. If you have a student in LC 3, we have added the field trip cost on the billing.

Hot Lunches

We are still looking for someone to make lunches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May. If you would like to volunteer to make lunches for one of these days, please call the office.

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