Fairview Christian School

December 2015 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

Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving play will be at 10:00. We will dismiss at 12:00, on Wednesday, November 25, following the Thanksgiving meal. Students are expected to return to school December 1.

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 11
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Fairview Christian School’s gym
This year we will be live streaming the Christmas program on the school’s website.

Christmas Vacation
We will have a 12:00 dismissal on Wednesday, December 23. Our regular school routine will resume Monday, January 4.

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 to our One Call Now list, please give us a call.

Report Cards
You will find the report cards included in the mailing. They may look a little different because we updated our system over the summer. The absences and tardies did not show up on the report cards, so we included an attendance report for those who had absences and tardies. If your child does not have an attendance report with their report card, then they did not have any absences or tardies.

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 presents. If you would like to have an order by Christmas, please return the order form or call the office by December 15. We currently have Walmart, Target, Giant, Wawa, and Sheetz cards in the office for immediate purchase.

Lunches
We still need some mothers to make lunches in January and February. If you would like to volunteer, please call the office.

November 2015 Newsletter

Thanksgiving Meal and Play

A free hot lunch will be served to all students on Wednesday, November 25. If you are able to bring food, volunteer your time, or send money for supplies, please call or text Justine Nolt by Friday, November 13, at 717-419-5039. The menu is as follows:

  • Dinner Roll
  • Turkey
  • 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 25, following the Thanksgiving meal that will be served. We look forward to having the students back on Tuesday, December 1.

Great-Big-Breakfast

We are looking forward to the breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, November 7, from 6 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.  With lots of talent returning, the team expects to compete each and every night.  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 November 20.  There will be five games listed as follows:

Fairview vs Damascus 4:00

Fairview JV vs Damascus JV 5:15

Damascus vs Twin Valley 6:00

Fairview JV vs Twin Valley JV 7:15

Fairview vs Twin Valley 8:00

Christmas Program

Please keep Friday night, December 11, open for the Christmas program at the FCS gym.

Hot Lunches

We still need two volunteers for lunches in December, one for Tuesdays and one for Wednesdays. If you would like to volunteer for one of these, please call the office.

Thanksgiving Blessings

As we enter this busy holiday season, remember to thank the One who has made it all possible.  We are a blessed people.  Take the time this holiday season to bless somebody less fortunate than you are. 

Trash-A-Thon

Thanks so much! We raised around $15,000, cleaned up the City of Reading, and left a good testimony to many neighbors!

October 2015 Newsletter

Picture Day

Picture day is scheduled for Thursday, October 22. 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 22. We will not have class for them on Friday, October 23.

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 22.

FCS Breakfast

An all-you-can-eat fundraiser breakfast is planned for Saturday, November 7, from 6:00-10:30 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 5, at 7:30 pm. This event will take place on the third floor at school. We have enclosed a flyer with the details for the evening.

Volleyball Tournament

The tournament will be held October 30 and 31 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 21.  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!

Thanksgiving Meal

We are looking for a mother to plan the Thanksgiving meal. If you would like to volunteer, please call the office.

Hot Lunches

We are still looking for some volunteers to do hot lunches. There are openings in December-May. Please call the office if you are interested.

September 2015 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.
If we do not receive your envelope to reuse the next month, you will be charged $1 for a new one.

Achievement Tests
Enclosed you will find the 2014-2015 Stanford Achievement Test Results for your children.

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, Campbell’s soup labels, 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.

PACE Charge
The PACE charge has changed to a curriculum charge. It will be the same each month. It should average close to what your PACE bill was in the past. If you have any questions regarding this change, call Mr. Marcus.

Parent-Teacher Fellowship
We are looking forward to meeting all the parents at our Parent-Teacher fellowship on Monday, October 5, at 7:30pm.

Hot Lunches and Cold Drinks
Hot lunches will be served beginning September 8. Prices for hot lunch will be $2.75 for Kindergarten through LC4, and $3.25 for LC5 through LC7.
Cold drinks and ice cream bars are available for purchase at lunch time. The prices are listed below:
½ pint drinks $.50
Chocolate milk, iced tea, & lemonade
Pint drinks $.75
Ice cream bars $.50
Chocolate, vanilla, & strawberry
Snickers ice cream bar $1.50
Pencils and Erasers
We have a supply of pencils, cap erasers, and lead. Students may purchase these items at the office. If a student needs a new pencil or eraser, but does not have money at school that day, we will apply the amount to your next tuition bill.
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, Target, Sunoco, & Sheetz cards in stock here at the office.

May 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 29. 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 29. Also, the PACE charges reflect the final two months, so it may be higher than normal. 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 May 5. 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 on May 22. 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 May 29, 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 27, at 7:00pm.

Class of 2015
Gabriella Feliciano
Tiffany Fox
Caleb Gehman
Adam Good
Nathanael Lapp
Jodi Martin
Kira Martin
Marianne Ramirez
Diego Rodriguez
Sheldon Stauffer
Paul Weiner

2015-2016 Calendar
The 2015-2016 school calendar is enclosed. If there are any changes, we will send a new one home in August. See you next year on August 25, @ 8:15am!!!!

Thank You!
Miss Diana, Miss Katie Joe, Miss Rosanne, and Miss Sarah will be leaving Fairview Christian School in May. We wish them God’s blessing as they serve Him elsewhere. Thanks so much for all you did for FCS. You will be missed!

April Newsletter

Christian Education Sunday
Come join us on April 12 @ 10:00 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 13-17 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 be dismissing at noon on Thursday, April 2, and have off on Friday, April 3, for Easter vacation. There will be no hot lunch on Thursday, April 2. The children will be given an opportunity to eat a packed lunch before 12:00 if they would like. We will be having school on Monday, April 6, for a snow make-up day.

Field Day
Field day will be held on May 22. 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 27, in the FCS gym. Eleven seniors are planning to take this next step in their journey of life. You are all invited.

Awards
Awards will be held Friday, May 29, in the FCS gym. It will begin at 9:00 am. 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 Monday, August 24, 2015. We will be sending along a full 2015-2016 school calendar with the final billing and mailing the end of April.

Stanford Achievement Test
We have added the test cost to your tuition bill. The results will be sent home either with your May newsletter or the first billing of the 2015-2016 school term.

Thanks
Thanks so much for supporting the spring program and the spirit night at Chick-fil-A. Both evenings were enjoyed by all. We appreciate how so many of you enthusiastically support the many school activities.

Resurrection
We trust you will have a blessed Easter. Take time to celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is exciting to know we serve a God who is alive and living in our hearts. Take the time this Easter to share the message of the resurrection with somebody who does not have this Jesus in their hearts!

March 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 2014-2015 yearbook, use the order form enclosed. The cost is $23 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 27. We are not obligated to fill orders received after the deadline.

Chick-fil-A Night
Come join us on Monday night, March 30, at the Chick-fil-A in Exeter. FCS will receive 15% of all the revenues received on this evening. We will be there from 4:30-7:30. Enjoy a delicious chicken sandwich and help FCS as you eat.

Achievement Tests
Testing will be held on March 24 & 25. 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 27. 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 3.

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

What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.
Rick Warren

February 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 2015-2016 school term. The forms should be completed and returned to the office by February 20.
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!

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 27-Spring program in FCS gym
April 13-17-Regional Student Convention

Cards
This year the art students created cards that were available to buy at the Christmas program. There are still packets of cards left. There are 11 cards in a pack, and the cost is $22. If you are interested in purchasing a pack, you may bring the money to the office.

Gift Cards
We have several different gift cards from the Scrip program available at the office. If you would like to purchase some, you may bring the money to the office and pick up the cards. Here is a list of the cards we have available.
Walmart-$25, $100, or $250
Lowe’s-$25 or $100
Home Depot-$25 or $100
Target-$25, $50, or $100
Wawa-$25 or $100
Boscov’s-$25
Staples-$25
Giant-$100
Sunoco-$50
Applebee’s-$25
Sheetz-$25 or $100
Subway-$10
Taco Bell-$10
Arby’s-$10
Dunkin Donuts-$10
Darden (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse)-$25
Burger King-$10
Panera Bread-$25
Starbucks-$10

January 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 16.

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 – January 19
You will be receiving a call from the office in January to schedule your conference. We will be running these from 7:00 am through 9:00 pm. 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, 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 $17,531. 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!

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

December 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

Thanksgiving Vacation
We will dismiss at 12:00, on Wednesday, November 26, following the Thanksgiving meal. Students are expected to return to school December 2.

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 12
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Fairview Christian School’s gym

Christmas Meal
This year we will not serve the traditional Christmas meal on December 20. Students should bring their own packed lunch.

Christmas Vacation
We will have a 12:00 dismissal on Tuesday, December 23. Our regular school routine will resume Monday, January 5.

School Sweaters
This year we are ordering lightweight jackets for the students to wear during class. They are a fleece sweater with a full zipper. The cost of the jackets is $35 each. This includes the FCS emblem. If you would like your name added, there is a $7 charge. We have an adult medium and a youth medium for the students to try on to determine what size would fit them best. Students may come to the office to try these on. The money must be given to the office when the students place the order. The order must be in by Friday, December 5.

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 to our One Call Now list, please give us a call.

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