Fairview Christian School

October 2017 Newletter

Picture Day
Picture day is scheduled for Thursday, October 19. Students are not required to wear their uniforms that day, but clothing must reflect the standards of the school.
Kindergarten students do not usually have school on Thursday, but we are planning to have kindergarten on Thursday, October 19. We will not have class for them on Friday, October 20.
Enclosed is an order form from the photographer. Fill out a separate form for each child, along with the payment. If you have more than one child, please do not combine payments. Each order envelope should contain payment for the given child.
The photographer will need the order form and payment on picture day, so please make sure your child brings this in to school on or before October 19.

FCS Breakfast
An all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser is planned for Saturday, November 18, from 6:30-10:30 at the school. Costs are covered by your donations. Invite your relatives, friends, and neighbors for a delicious, fun way to start your Saturday.

Parent-Teacher Fellowship
We look forward to meeting all the parents at our parent-teacher fellowship on Monday, October 16, at 7:30 pm. This event will take place on the third floor at school.

Volleyball Tournament
The tournament will be held November 3 and 4 in the FCS gym. Come and cheer on the Lady Fairview Falcons. It should be an exciting weekend of volleyball competition.

School Weather Cancellations
As winter weather draws near, we would like to remind you of several ways you can find out if there is a delayed opening, early closing, or school cancellation. Tune in to radio stations WDAC (94.5 FM) or WEEU (830 AM). You may also want to go to wfmz.com and click on the school closings link. If we have a cancellation, we will send out a One Call Now message around 6:00 am.

Trash-a-Thon
We are eagerly anticipating this event on October 25. We have enclosed a sponsor pledge paper, parent letter, and a letter for students to give to businesses. We could still use some adult chaperones to help. All money collected can be brought to the office immediately. We will give your child credit for his/her hard work.

Health Room Emergency Cards
If you have not handed the emergency cards in yet, please do ASAP!

Handbook Updates
We made several changes to our absence policy. All students will be considered absent if they are not present at school. Snow days, siblings visiting conventions, family educational trips, etc. will be considered excused absences – providing you send in the absence cards. A rare exception may be granted for snow if a written request is made to the administration.
Parents going along on field trips who are asked to supervise a child other than their own will now need to have criminal clearances. They can be obtained very simply and without cost. Contact the office if you wish to be cleared for field trips that fall in the nature of the farm show, etc., where you would directly supervise children. Clearances are not needed for trips where the group stays together as one group.
The FCS polo shirts may be worn every day for boys of all ages.
We no longer have a printed handbook. We will attempt to keep the website handbook updated.

October 1, 2017

“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found.” Isaiah 55:6a

9:20 – 9:40         Singing – Brian Fox   

9:40     Superintendent Comments

              Offering – Fairview Christian School

9:45 – 10:30      Sunday School

              Adult Lesson: “Training Children for God”

10:30 – 10:40    Singing

10:40 – 10:50    Announcements

10:50 – 11:35    Sermon – Ted Steinruck

11:40   Dismissal

Sunday Evening, October 1, 6:30 PM

      Moderator & Song Leader – Ralli Zook

      Topic: Music and Its Purpose – Dan Petersheim

Wednesday Evening, October 4, 7:30 PM, Mid-week Service

Moderator – Ted Steinruck

Song Leader – Joe Martin

Devotions – Tyler Fox

      Topic – “A Contrite Heart” Psalm 51:17 – Jeff Weaver

      Prayer Time

Greeters:  Oct 1 Matt & Anita Burkholder     Oct 8 Leon & Mary Eberly

Hostess:  Oct 1 – Natalie Martin     Oct 8 – Vonda Fox

Ladies, you may contribute to the Sunshine Fund this morning during SS class.

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!            

                Oct 4 – Nicole Weaver – 8 years old

                Oct 5 – David Bara-Popa – 15 years old

                Oct 6 – David Lapp

                Oct 10 – Rick Rhodes … send a b-day email

Blessing Those Away from Home

Geoff Sensenig Family: Oct 1-Seth Kulp; Oct 8-Brian Fox

                gbsfam@securecoffee.com

Rick Rhodes Family: Oct 1-Arlin King; Oct 8-Emory Martin

                rickrenitarhodes@hotmail.com (Thailand)

Brenda Weaver:Oct 1-Matt Burkholder; Oct 8-Keith Gehman

                Brweaver013@gmail.com (Honduras)

Caleb Gehman: Oct 1-Jordan Steinruck; Oct 8-Dan Petersheim

                calebgehman96@gmail.com

Looking Ahead

Oct 7, Sat, Bike Ride to Philadelphia

Oct 8, Sun PM – Communion Service

Oct 18, Wed PM – Men’s Meeting

They pass so quickly, the days of youth, and the children change so fast,

And soon they harden in the mold, and the plastic years are past.

Then shape their lives while they are young, this be our prayer, our aim,

That every child we meet shall bear the imprint of His name.                   

                                               

September 24, 2017

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” Psalm 111:10

9:20 – 9:40         Singing – Dan Petersheim

9:40     Superintendent Comments

              Offering – Building Fund    

9:45 – 10:30      Sunday School

              Adult Lesson: “Warnings Against Slothfulness”

10:30 – 10:40    Singing

10:40 – 10:50    Announcements

10:50 – 11:35    Sermon – Marcus Fox

11:40   Dismissal

Noon Fellowship Meal

      Last names A-M  Bring a salad

      Last names N-Z  Bring a dessert

Sunday Evening, September 24 – No Evening Service at Fairview

    New Creation Chorus is giving the program at Blandon, 7:00 PM.               

Wednesday Evening, September 27, 7:30 PM, Mid-week Service

Moderator – Ted Steinruck

Song Leader – Dan Petersheim

      Devotions – Eddie Gehman

      Topic – “Risen with Christ” Colossians 3:1 – Ryan Martin

Saturday Evening, 7:00 PM, Keystone Youth Activity

Barn Social at Daryl & Andrea Martin (390 Orchard Rd, Mohnton)

Greeters:  Sept 24 – Kevin & Krista Arentz     Oct 1 Matt & Anita Burkholder

Hostess:  Sept 24-Fellowship Meal     Oct 1 – Natalie Martin

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!            

                Sept 24 – Makayla Weaver – 8 years old

                Sept 24 – Karson Martin – 7 years old

                Sept 24 – Jay & Norma Fox – Congratulations – 51 years!

                Sept 24 – Curvin & Elaine Weaver – Congratulations – 29 years!

                Sept 25 – Seth & Deanna Kulp – Congratulations – 2 years!

                Sept 27 – Lisa Bansner

                Sept 27 – Chloe Troyer – 2 years old

                Sept 28 – Maria Bara-Popa

                Sept 29 – Conner Good – 14 years old

                Sept 29 – Koby Huber – 5 years old

Blessing Those Away from Home

Geoff Sensenig Family: Sept 24-Ken Troyer; Oct 1-Seth Kulp

                gbsfam@securecoffee.com

Rick Rhodes Family: Sept 24-Renee Sensenig; Oct 1-Arlin King

                rickrenitarhodes@hotmail.com (Thailand)

Brenda Weaver:Sept 24-McKenzie Steinruck; Oct 1-Matt Burkholder

                Brweaver013@gmail.com (Honduras)

Caleb Gehman: Sept 24-Virgil Weaver; Oct 1-Jordan Steinruck

                calebgehman96@gmail.com

But when Jesus saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

Matthew 9:36-38

September 17, 2017

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” Psalm 111:10

9:20 – 9:40         Singing – Tony Hollinger

9:40     Superintendent Comments

              Offering – Leadership Support

9:45 – 10:30      Sunday School

              Adult Lesson: “Safeguarding Moral Purity”

10:30 – 10:40    Singing

10:40 – 10:50    Announcements

10:50 – 11:35    Sermon – Jim Weaver (Myerstown)

11:40   Dismissal

Sunday Evening, September 17, 6:30 PM

      Moderator & Song Leader – Dan Petersheim

      Children’s Meeting – Tony Hollinger

      Topic – “Developing a Family Vision” – Brian Fox 

Wednesday Evening, September 20, 7:30 PM, Small Groups

Moderator – Marcus Fox

Song Leader – Seth Kulp

Men – Jeremy Sensenig

Women – “Embracing Your Story” – Kim Petersheim

Children 3-6 – Teresa Weaver

Children 7-9 – Ken Troyer 

Children 10-12 – Isaiah Fox

Youth – Dan Lapp

Saturday Morning, Sept 23, 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM

      Men’s work morning at the church.   

Greeters:  Sept 17-Ralli & Kim Zook     Sept 24-Kevin & Krista Arentz

Hostess:  Sept 17-Beth Gehman (Family Group)

Sept 24-Fellowship Meal: Last names A-M Bring a salad  Last names N-Z Bring a dessert

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!            

                Sept 18 – Conrad Steinruck – 10 years old

                Sept 18 – Shania Weaver – 9 years old

                Sept 19 – Eli & Bonnie Sensenig – Congratulations – 47 years!    

                Sept 20 – Jeff & Sarah Weaver – Congratulations – 14 years!

                Sept 21 – Norma Fox

                Sept 21 – Elaine Weaver

Blessing Those Away from Home

Geoff Sensenig Family: Sept 17-Curvin Weaver; Sept 24-Ken Troyer

                gbsfam@securecoffee.com

Rick Rhodes Family: Sept 17-Seth Kulp; Sept 24-Renee Sensenig

                rickrenitarhodes@hotmail.com (Thailand)

Brenda Weaver:  Sept 17-Nathan Rutt; Sept 24-McKenzie Steinruck

                Brweaver013@gmail.com (Honduras)

Caleb Gehman: Sept 17-Jeff Weaver; Sept 24-Virgil Weaver

                calebgehman96@gmail.com

Women of God’s Design Seminar is October 3 & 5 at Martindale Mennonite Church.  Registration deadline is Tuesday, September 19.

September 2017 Newsletter

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 or as soon as possible. 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 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.

Health Room Emergency Cards
Enclosed you will find information from the Reading School District Health Department. Please fill out a form for each child and return to the office as soon as possible. Yes, this is in addition to all you may have filled out already!!

Excuse Cards
Again this year, teachers will give students their excuse card on the day the student returns to school. Please fill out the card and send it back with the student to give to the office.

Parent-Teacher Fellowship
We are looking forward to meeting all the parents at our Parent-Teacher fellowship on Monday, October 16, at 7:30pm. This is a change from the original date.

Hot Lunches and Cold Drinks
Hot lunches will be served beginning September 5. Prices for hot lunch will be $3.00 for Kindergarten through LC3, and $3.50 for LC4 through LC7.
Cold drinks are available for purchase at lunch time. The prices are listed below:
10 oz. drinks $.50
Pint drinks $1.00

Pencils and Erasers
We have a supply of pencils, cap erasers, and lead. Students may purchase these items at the office.
Pencil $.50
Cap eraser $.25
Lead $.10

One Call Now/Misc. Updates
If you need a number added or deleted, please call or email the office. You can also check the website for calendar and newsletter information.

School Staff 2017-2018
Miss Melanie Stoltzfus – Kindergarten
Miss Rachel Niska – LC1
Miss Kendra Zimmerman – LC1
Miss Sylvia Keller – LC1
Miss Pam Witmer – LC2
Mrs. Andrea Weber – LC2
Mrs. Norma Fox – LC3
Miss Crystal Hartzler – LC3
Mrs. Beth Gehman – LC3
Miss Heidi Weaver– LC3
Mr. Dave Nolt – LC4
Mrs. Joanna Martin – LC4
Mrs. Deanna Kulp– LC4
Mr. Arlin King – LC5
Miss Tamara Fox – LC5
Mr. Brian Fox – LC6
Mr. Arlin Horst – LC6
Mrs. Dawn Martin – LC6
Mr. Dan Petersheim – LC7
Mr. Marcus Fox – Principal/Administrator
Mr. Jason Fox – Administrator’s Assistant/Maintenance Chief
Mr. Ryan Fox – Administrative Assistant
Miss Jessica Stoltzfus – Secretary
Misc. Staff: Nancy Kulp, Yvonne Weaver, Doris Good, Tonya Smucker, Rachel Brubacker, and many others too numerous to mention.

September 10, 2017

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” Psalm 111:10

9:20 – 9:40         Singing – Dan Petersheim

9:40     Superintendent Comments

              Offering – General Fund

9:45 – 10:30      Sunday School

              Adult Lesson: “The Worth of Wisdom”

10:30 – 10:40    Singing

10:40 – 10:50    Announcements

10:50 – 11:35    Sermon – Ted Steinruck

11:35   Dismissal

Sunday Evening, September 10, 6:30 PM, Council Service

      Song Leader – Ralli Zook

      Moderator – Ted Steinruck

      Message – Lester Zimmerman

      Offering – Brotherhood Fund

Wednesday, September 13 – Congregational Fasting Day

Wednesday Evening, September 13, 7:30 PM, Mid-Week Service

Moderator –Nate Waldron

Song Leader – Randy Petersheim

Devotions – Sam Steinruck

Topic – Are We Missing Parts of the Bible? – Fred Steinruck

Prayer Time

Greeters:  Sept 17 – Ralli & Kim Zook

Hostess:  Sept 10 – Rosanna Risser     Sept 17 Beth Gehman – Family Group

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!            

             Sept 10 – Lukas Long – 8 years old

                Sept 11 – Emily Bansner

                Sept 11 – Jedidiah Petersheim – 3 years old

                Sept 12 – Olivia Nolt – 11 years old

                Sept 12 – Arielle Martin – 7 years old

                Sept 13 – Natalie Martin

                Sept 14 – Samuel Steinruck – 16 years old

                Sept 14 – Abigail Lapp – 19 years old

                Sept 15 – Steve Petersheim

                Sept 15 – Sammi Martin – 12 years old

                Sept 16 – Paul Weiner

Blessing Those Away from Home

Geoff Sensenig Family: Sept 10-Jonny Martin; Sept 17-Curvin Weaver

                gbsfam@securecoffee.com

Rick Rhodes Family: Sept 10-Ralli Zook; Sept 17-Seth Kulp

                rickrenitarhodes@hotmail.com (Thailand)

Brenda Weaver:  Sept 10-Steve Petersheim; Sept 17-Nathan Rutt

                Brweaver013@gmail.com (Honduras)

Caleb Gehman:  Sept 10-Keith Nolt; Sept 17-Jeff Weaver

                calebgehman96@gmail.com

New Arrival … Welcome to Benson Zimmerman, born August 26 to Wilson & Julia Zimmerman. His happy siblings are Tyler & Julianne.  God bless your family!

Wed PM, September 20 – Small Groups:  Children 7-9 – Ken Troyer;  Children 10-12 – Isaiah Fox; Bus Driver – Arlin King;  Youth – Dan Lapp

Women of God’s Design Seminar is October 3 & 5 at Martindale Mennonite Church.  Registration deadline is Tuesday, September 19.

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