Fairview Christian School

FCS Volleyball Tournament Schedule

 

Friday                                                                                                              Line Judges

Game 1 – 1:00             Central vs Maranatha                                             Fairview

Game 2 – 2:00             Gospel Haven vs Fairview                                      Maranatha

Game 3 – 3:00             Hartville vs Faith                                                      Central

Game 4 – 4:00             Mt. View vs Ephrata                                                Gospel Haven

Game 5 – 5:00             Loser of game 1 vs loser of game 2                      Mt. View

Game 6 – 6:00             Loser of game 3 vs loser of game 4                      Hartville

Game 7 – 7:00             Winner of game 1 vs winner of game 2               TBA

Game 8 – 8:00             Winner of game 3 vs winner of game 4               TBA

Saturday

Game 9 – 9:00              Loser of game 7 vs winner of game 6                   Fairview

Game 10 – 10:00          Loser of game 8 vs winner of game 5                   Gospel Haven

Game 11 – 11:00          Winner of game 7 vs winner of game 8               Hartville

Game 12 – 12:00          Winner of game 9 vs winner of game 10             Mt. View

Game 13 – 1:00            Consolation game – Loser of games 5 and 6       Central

Game 14 – 2:00            Winner of game 12 vs loser of game 11               TBA

Game 15 – 3:00            Championship Game – Winner of game 11 vs winner of game 14

                                                (Winner takes all)                                              TBA

November 2016 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 23. If you are able to bring food, volunteer your time, or send money for supplies, please call or text Justine Nolt by Friday, November 11, at 717-419-5039. The menu is as follows:

  • Dinner Roll
  • Ham Balls
  • Mashed 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 23, following the Thanksgiving meal that will be served. We look forward to having the students back on Tuesday, November 29.

Fairview Mennonite Church Open House

Everyone is invited to attend an open house on Sunday, November 6, at the new Fairview Mennonite Church building located at 1701 Fairview Street. Stop by anytime between 4:30 and 8:30 PM.

Great-Big-Breakfast

We are looking forward to the breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, November 12, from 6:30 to 10:30 AM. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to come and enjoy a fabulous breakfast. Donations will be accepted.

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 2. 

Christmas Program

Please keep Friday night, December 9, open for the Christmas program at the FCS gym.

Trash-A-Thon

Thanks so much! We raised around $8,000, cleaned up the City of Reading, and left a good testimony to many neighbors!

 

October 2016 Newsletter

Picture Day

Picture day is scheduled for Thursday, October 20. 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 20. We will not have class for them on Friday, October 21.

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 20.

FCS Breakfast

An all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser is planned for Saturday, November 12, 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 10, at 7:30 pm. This event will take place on the third floor at school.

Volleyball Tournament

The tournament will be held November 4 and 5 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 (830Call Nowts at our parent-teacher fellowship on mondrtant information that we need when your child I 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 19.  The students are lining up sponsors as we speak. 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!

September 2016 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 their teacher.

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, juice pouches, and ink cartridges this year. We have been very thankful for the benefits of them in the past years.

Medication

According to the regulations of the State of Pennsylvania, we cannot hand out any medications 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. We will then 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 contact the office.

Parent-Teacher Fellowship

We are looking forward to meeting all the parents at our Parent-Teacher fellowship on Monday, October 10, at 7:30pm.

Hot Lunches and Cold Drinks

Hot lunches will be served beginning September 6. Prices for hot lunch will be $3.00 for Kindergarten through LC4, and $3.50 for LC5 through LC7.

Cold drinks are available for purchase at lunch time. The prices are listed below:

10 oz. drinks…………………………………… $.50

Pint drinks………………………………………. $.75

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.

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. We currently have Walmart, Giant, Sunoco, & Speedway cards in stock here at the office.

IMPORTANT: Vaccination Changes

These are the Dept. of Health and PDE recommendations for immunizations:
*DOH determined that the vaccination rates for PA are low compared to other states.  This is a concern due to outbreaks of measles in California and pertussis (whooping cough) in PA.   Low vaccination rates put the entire population at risk for communicable diseases due to a lowered “herd immunity” (protection for the community against certain communicable diseases that arises when a critical mass of persons are immunized against that disease.  Especially vulnerable are young children and pregnant women).
*The DOH determined that the largest number of non vaccinated children reported to the Department (as part of mandated reporting) were “provisionally enrolled” students.
*Currently – there is an 8 month provisional period in which students can complete vaccination.  Parents can provide verbal information that a child is immune from certain diseases or provide verbal information about a plan to complete vaccinations
*Proposed changes to number or proof of vaccines
    – Polio – addition of one required dose of the vaccine from “three or more” to “four”
    – MMR(measles mumps rubella) and Chickenpox – in the absence of proof of vaccines, the proof of disease can no longer be “history by parent” but must be written documentation by a physician, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant or laboratory documentation.
    – addition for 12th grade students – “one dose of a meningitis vaccine for entry into 12th grade at any public, private, parochial or nonpublic school in the Commonwealth, including vocational schools, IU, special education and home education programs, and cyber and charter schools, or in and ungraded class, for students in the school year that the student is 18 years of age, if the child has not received a previous dose on or after the child’s 16th birthday.”
 
School district / administrator responsibilities:
*ensure that all students are admitted to school  with evidence of the administration of at least one dose of each antigen has been administered to the child
*ensure that the child receives the final dose of each vaccine series within 5 days of the first day of attendance as evidenced by a certificate of immunization provided by the parent (** it may be worth mentioning that RSD nurses have access to the state data base for immunizations and check that before they are allowed to exclude per my directive and that we are the only district in the country to have a school based Vaccine for Children’s clinic that is not attached to a school based health center)  OR…
*the parent provides a medical certificate (appointment card, verified health care provider note) that the vaccine will be administered on a specific date or can’t be administered due to a medical contraindication.   If there is a plan for vaccinations to be completed, that plan must be reviewed by school personnel every 60 days (minimal).  (**RSD nurses refer students to their primary health care providers, the Berks Community Health Center, the Dept. of Health, Berks Visiting Nurses and the clinic at Lauer’s Park.)
 
Note – these laws are not applicable if the child is verified as homeless or if they are moving within PA and cannot produce the records, in which case they have 30 days to produce the immunization  records.  (The thought is that they attended school somewhere else in PA and therefore should have records of immunization).
 
This is an unfunded mandate….   per the DOH… “The savings in the prevention of an outbreak of a childhood illness in a school district should outweigh the minimal cost in staff time.”   

 

The following is a list of all required vaccines:

All Students Are Required To Have:

4 doses of Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (in combined vaccine form)

4 doses of Polio

2 doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (in combined form)

3 doses of Hepatitis B

2 doses of Varicella (Immunity can be proven with laboratory titers or a note from a health care provider documenting disease.)

 

Students Entering/Attending 7th Grade Need the Following:

1 dose of Tetanus, Diptheria and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)

1 dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV)

 

Student Entering/Attending 12th Grade Need Following:

1 dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV) (documentation of a dose on or after the age of 16 is acceptable)

 

Free Immunizations are available at:

Berks Visiting Nurse Association     610-378-0481 Ext. 3294

Department of Health     610-378-4377

You may also contact your Health Care Provider

 

  
   

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!

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.

March 2016 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 2015-2016 yearbook, use the order form enclosed. The cost is $24 per copy. Please do not include this amount to 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 22 & 23.  Please help us by making sure your children get a good night of sleep and a healthy breakfast.

Spring Program

Coming right up! Mark your calendar for an inspiring, uplifting evening on Friday, March 18. 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 immediately.  We are now opening enrollment up to others, so you are no longer guaranteed a spot after March 4.

Easter Vacation

We will be dismissing at noon on Thursday, March 24, and have off on Friday, March 25, and Monday, March 28, for Easter vacation. There will be no hot lunch on Thursday, March 24.  The children will be given an opportunity to eat a packed lunch before 12:00 if they would like.

SCRIP

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

February 2016 Newsletter

Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.    Jeremiah 31:3

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 2016-2017 school term. The forms should be completed and returned to the office by February 19.

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.

Basketball Games

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

February 8 Game Schedule

3:00 Volleyball-FCS vs Maranatha

4:00 Basketball B Team-Maranatha vs FCS

5:00 Basketball-Maranatha vs Rock Solid

6:00 Basketball B Team-FCS vs Rock Solid

Looking Forward

As hard as it seems right now, spring is just around the corner!! 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:

March 18……………. Spring program in FCS gym

April 10……………… Christian Education Sunday

April 11-15……… Regional Student Convention

Hot Lunches

We are still looking for someone to make lunches on Tuesday in March and April. If you would like to volunteer to make lunches for one of these months, please call the office.

Report Cards

You will find the 2nd Quarter report cards in the envelope. There is a separate attendance report due to the fact that the absences and tardies are not showing on the report cards. If your child does not have an attendance report with the report card, they have no absences or tardies for the 2nd Quarter.

3rd Quarter Change

Due to the two snow days, we have decided to extend the first week of Quarter 3 till January 29. The 3rd Quarter will now end on March 24.

 

 

January 2016 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 15.

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 4:00 pm on Monday, January 18, and from 3:15 pm through 8:30 pm on Thursday, January 21. We would like to have all parents included in this meeting with your child’s teacher. If you have a flexible schedule and can come during the day on January 18, please take the opportunity so others can come in the evening.

Trash-A-Thon

Thanks so much for all your hard work in the trash-a-thon.  We were able to raise $17,096.  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!

Lunches

We still have Tuesdays and Thursdays in February open for lunches. If you would like to make lunches one of these days, please call the office.

 

Just One Request

Dear Master, for this coming year

Just one request I bring:

I do not pray for happiness,

Or any earthly thing—

I do not ask to understand

The way Thou leadest me,

But this I ask: Teach me to do

The thing that pleaseth Thee.

I want to know Thy guiding voice,

To walk with Thee each day.

Dear Master, make me swift to hear

And ready to obey.

And thus the year I now begin

A happy year will be—

If I am seeking just to do

The thing that pleaseth Thee.

-Unknown Author

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