Fairview Christian School

November 2017 Newsletter

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.-Psalm 107:1

Thanksgiving Meal and Play
A free hot lunch will be served to all students on Wednesday, November 22. If you are able to bring food, volunteer your time, or send money for supplies, please call or text Justine Nolt by Friday, November 10, at 717-419-5039. The menu is as follows:
• Dinner Roll
• Chicken
• Cheesy Potatoes
• Green Beans
• Applesauce Jello
• Cupcake
Learning Center 3 is preparing to do a Thanksgiving-themed play before the meal. The play will start at 10:00 am.
Thanksgiving Vacation
We will have a noon dismissal on Wednesday, November 22, following the Thanksgiving meal that will be served. We look forward to having the students back on Tuesday, November 28.

Great-Big-Breakfast
We are looking forward to the breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, November 18, from 6:30 to 10:30 AM. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to come and enjoy a fabulous breakfast. Donations will be accepted.

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

FCS Basketball
The FCS boys’ varsity basketball team is looking forward to an exciting season. We invite you to come enjoy as many games as you can to cheer on the Falcons. The Tip-Off Tournament kicks off the season on December 1.

Christmas Program
Please keep Friday night, December 8, open for the Christmas program at the FCS gym.

Trash-A-Thon
Thanks so much! We raised around $13,500, cleaned up the City of Reading, and left a good testimony to many neighbors!

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.

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.

August 2017 Newsletter

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

Tuition Notice

Enclosed you will find the first tuition invoice for the 2017-2018 school term.  This statement is due August 25.  You will receive one invoice per month for ten months.  Your standard bill will be the same each month. Throughout the year, there may be some additional charges for life skills class, achievement tests, reenrollment, unreturned envelopes, convention, etc.

Uniforms

Boys: A white tailored shirt and black pants are required for grades 9 – 12.  The FCS grey polo shirts may be worn on Friday.  The FCS grey polo shirt or a plain white polo or tailored shirt is permitted for kindergarten through 8th grade.   Girls: The plaid uniform is required for girls in kindergarten through 4th grade.  Girls 5th through 12th grade may wear either a gray uniform with a white blouse or a gray caped dress.

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

School Supplies

K-12: Pencils, pens, King James Version Bible, tissues, erasers

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.  Doing this will save the nurse and administration a lot of extra time.  Forms are available at the office. Please remember to take care of all immunizations before September 1. 

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

Hot lunches will be served starting September 5. The price is $3.00 for kindergarten through LC3.  LC4 and up is $3.50. Cold drinks and snacks are also available for purchase.  The prices are as follows:

½ pint $0.50          1 pint $1.00      

Transportation

If you have not received a notice from your school district by August 18, please call your local school district’s transportation office.  They should have a schedule for you.

Coming in September Newsletter

  • 2017-2018 Calendar
  • September Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

August 24                First Day of School (Grades 1-12)

August 25                Tuition Due

August 25                  First Day of School (Kindergarten)

Sept. 1-4                Labor Day Vacation

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 info.  September’s information will be posted August 30th.

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. During away games, the school staff is not responsible for younger children who go along with their older siblings.

Box Tops

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

Gift Cards

We have gift cards again this year that can be purchased at the office. You receive the gift card in the amount that you pay, and the school receives a percentage back.

Kindergarten

During the week of August 28, we plan to have kindergarten on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  We are doing this because of the early Labor Day vacation September 1-4.  This will allow us an extra day of kindergarten because we are off Friday and Monday.

May 2017 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 19. 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 May 25 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 26. 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 9. Take this opportunity to thank your child’s teacher for all they invest in your child’s life.

Field Day

Feel free to come and watch your children compete at Field Day for K-10 on Friday, 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 Thursday, May 25, at 10:30am 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 17, at 7:00pm.

Class of 2017

Ceferino Cortez

Camille Gehman

Abigail Lapp

Kelsey Lehman

Ashlen Martin

Kelsey Neff

Danna Ramirez

Emely Ramirez

Zaibeaughn Smith

Andre Smucker

Todd Weiner

2017-2018 Calendar

The 2017-2018 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 24, @ 8:15am!!!!

Achievement Tests

You will find the results of your students’ tests enclosed.

Labels for Education and Box Tops

The Campbell’s Labels for Education program is ending this summer, but we will continue using the Box Tops program.

Thank You!

Miss Janelle & Miss Gwenda will not be returning to FCS in the fall of 2017.  They have both served us faithfully and will certainly be missed. We wish them God’s blessing as they serve Him elsewhere.

Junior/Senior Trip

The juniors and seniors will be going to Guatemala from May 19-26.  They will be living and serving at an orphanage.  Please pray for them as they travel and serve.

April 2017 Newsletter

Christian Education Sunday

Come join us on April 2 @ 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 3-7 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

Easter Vacation

We will have a noon dismissal on Thursday, April 13. There will be no school on Friday, April 14, but we will be having school on Monday, April 17, for a snow make-up day.

Field Day

Field day will be held on May 26. This is a change from the original date of May 25.  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.

Graduation

Graduation will be held on Wednesday, May 17, in the FCS gym.  Eleven 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 10:30 am on Thursday, May 25, in the FCS gym.  This will only be for grades K-10.  Grades 11-12 will be on their mission trip and will have their awards separately. 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 24, 2017.  We will be sending along a full 2017-2018 school calendar with the final billing and mailing at the end of April.

Re-Enrollment

If you have not returned your re-enrollment papers and are planning to re-enroll your students, please return them to the school office ASAP.

Achievement Tests

The cost for achievement tests will be included in your April tuition bill. The cost is $25 per student for grades 2-11.

May Calendar Changes

May 20-25……………………………………………….ISC

The high school students will not be going to ISC this year. The juniors and seniors will be going on a mission trip May 19-26.

May 23…………..No School, ISC Visitation Day

We will have school this day for a snow make-up day.

May 25…………………………………………Field Day

Field Day has been moved to May 26.

May 26………………………………………………Awards

The awards ceremony has been moved to May 25 @ 10:30 am.

March 2017 Newsletter

My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. II Corinthians 12:9

Memories in a Book

To reserve your copy of the 2016-2017 yearbook, use the order form enclosed. The cost is $24 per copy. Please do not include this amount with your tuition bill. Write a separate check or send cash, clearly marked as yearbook payment. Make checks payable to Fairview Christian School. We have a limited supply of yearbooks, so order yours before March 24. We are not obligated to fill orders received after the deadline.

Achievement Tests

Testing will be held on March 28 & 29.  Please help us by making sure your children get a good night of sleep and a healthy breakfast.

Easter Vacation

We will be dismissing at noon on Thursday, April 13, and have off on Friday, April 14, and Monday, April 17, for Easter vacation.

Christian Education Sunday

Christian Education Sunday will be held on Sunday, April 2, at 9:30 am in the FCS gym. Come and enjoy many of the presentations the high school students will be sharing at Convention.

Spring Program

Coming right up! Mark your calendar for an inspiring, uplifting evening on Friday, April 28. Our spring program will be held in the gym at 7:00 pm.

Our students are hard at work practicing, and we hope you can be there!

Re-enrollment

If you have not returned your re-enrollment forms, please do so immediately.  We are now opening enrollment up to others, so you are no longer guaranteed a spot after March 10.

Scrip

We have gift cards available at the office. Thanks for using them! Fairview Christian School benefits each time you purchase one.

February 2017 Newsletter

Parent-Teacher Conferences

A big thank you to the parents who were able to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences again this year! It was good to have you here. We appreciate your effort in making this school term a success.

Re-enrollment

We are now accepting re-enrollment applications for the upcoming 2017-2018 school term. The forms should be completed and returned to the office by February 17.

A non-refundable registration fee of $50 per family will be added to the March billing. Please do not add the $50 when you return the form.

Lunches

The lunch schedule for February is slightly different than normal. Instead of $1.50 on Fridays, it will be a full lunch menu and price. Two of the Wednesdays, February 8 and February 22, will also be a full lunch menu and price. The lunch prices are listed under the menu. The price for K-LC3 is $3.00, and LC4-LC7 is $3.50.

Basketball Games

Check out the basketball schedule on the February calendar. Bring your family and spend a fun evening supporting our team!

February 3 Game Schedule

  • 4:00 Bible Baptist vs Emmaus
  • 5:30 Fairview MS vs Emmaus
  • 6:30 Fairview JV vs Bible Baptist
  • 8:00 Fairview JV vs Emmaus

Looking Forward

Though we have had a very mild winter, we still look forward to spring. With spring comes a very busy schedule at FCS! Be sure to mark your calendar for these exciting activities and programs that will soon be upon us:

April 2………………. Christian Education Sunday

April 3-7…………. Regional Student Convention

April 14-17………………………… Easter Vacation

April 28……………… Spring program in FCS gym

 

January 2017 Newsletter

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.

-Isaiah 1:18

Delays and Cancellations

We would like to remind you that you can find out if there is a delayed opening, early dismissal, or cancellation on WDAC (94:5 FM) or WEEU (830 AM). You can also log on to wfmz.com and click on the school closings link. We will also send out a message around 6:00 am from One Call Now.

Re-enrollment

The time to re-enroll students at FCS is fast approaching. Re-enrollment forms will be sent home at the end of January. We will need the forms returned as soon as possible. You will need to be current with your balance to re-enroll.

If you have a child entering kindergarten next fall, please call the office by January 20.

Basketball Games

Everyone is invited to come and support the Fairview Falcons basketball team. Check out the January calendar for game details.

FCS Website

Remember to check out our website for game schedules, lunch menus, and other details.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

You will be receiving a call from the office the first week of January to schedule your conference. We will be running these from 7:00 am through 8:30 pm on Monday, January 16. We would like to have all parents included in this meeting with your child’s teacher.

Trash-A-Thon

Thanks so much for all your hard work in the trash-a-thon.  We were able to raise $11,194.  This will greatly aid the student activity fund and help to keep your tuition down.  We are already looking forward to next year.  Plan to be a part of it!

Scrip Program

A big thank you to everyone who purchased gift cards for Christmas and throughout the rest of the year. You all helped the school earn over $600 this year!

 

December 2016 Newsletter

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins. Matthew 1:21

Christmas Program

Our students are excited to present you with another wonderful Christmas program. Invite your relatives, friends, and neighbors to hear the Christmas message through music.

Date: Friday, December 9

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: Fairview Christian School’s gym

Christmas Vacation

We will have a 12:00 dismissal on Friday, December 23. Our regular school routine will resume Tuesday, January 3.

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 dismissal, or cancellation on WDAC (94.5 FM) or WEEU (830 AM). You can also log on to wfmz.com and click on the school closings link. We will also send out a message around 6:00 am from One Call Now.

One Call Now

If you have trouble getting your message or want to hear it again, call 877.698.3261, and follow the prompts.

If you need a number added or changed on our One Call Now list, please call the office.

Dental Hygienist Visit

The dental hygienist will be coming on Friday, December 2 to evaluate the students in 1st , 3rd , and 7th grade.

Scrip Program

We have included a list of the different stores and restaurants that are available. This would be a great way to order some of your Christmas gifts and help the school. You get the gift card in the amount purchased, and the school receives a percentage of the amount back. If you would like to have an order by Christmas, please return the order form or call the office by December 16. We currently have Walmart, Target, Giant, Panera Bread, Darden, Subway, Lowes, Staples and Speedway cards in the office for immediate purchase.

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