Fairview Christian School

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.

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

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
Sheetz-$25 or $100
Taco Bell-$10
Dunkin Donuts-$10
Darden (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse)-$25
Burger King-$10
Panera Bread-$25

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.

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.

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.

November Newsletter

Thanksgiving Meal and Play
A free hot lunch will be served to all students on Wednesday, November 26. If you are able to bring food, volunteer your time, or send money for supplies, please call or text Krista Arentz by Friday, November 7, at 610-568-8249. The menu is as follows:
• Soup
• Dinner Roll
• Apple Sauce
• Cupcakes
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 26, following the Thanksgiving meal that will be served. We look forward to having the students back on Tuesday, December 2.

We are looking forward to the breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, November 8, 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 14. There will be five games listed as follows:
Fairview vs Damascus 4:00
Fairview JV vs Damascus JV 5:15
Damascus vs Rock Solid 6:00
Fairview JV inter-squad game 7:15
Fairview vs Rock Solid 8:00

We are eagerly anticipating this event on November 20. 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 deposit from here and give your child credit for his/her hard work.

Christmas Program
Please keep Friday night, December 12, open for the Christmas program at the FCS gym.

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.

October Newsletter

Picture Day
Picture day is scheduled for Thursday, October 23. 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 23. We will not have class for them on Friday, October 24. An order form will be sent home. 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 23.

FCS Breakfast
An all-you-can-eat fundraiser breakfast is planned for Saturday, November 8, 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 Tuesday, October 7, at 7:30 pm. This event will take place on the third floor at school. Ralph Rice was scheduled to come, but he had to cancel due to illness. We have an exciting evening planned. Make plans to be here.

Volleyball Tournament
The tournament will be held October 31 and November 1 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.

Calendar Changes
We will be having school on October 28. We will notify all of the school districts transportation departments of this change. The trash-a-thon fundraiser scheduled for November 21 has been moved to November 20. The details will be shared at the parent-teacher fellowship and in the November newsletter.

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

September 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 2013-2014 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 Card Changes
Beginning 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. Students may not play in the school before or during the games.  There are several 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.

Ladies’ Prayer Time
Beginning Wednesday, September 3, all the mothers are invited to come together for a time of prayer at school in the conference room. This will be held regularly on the first Wednesday of the month from 8:15-9:00. We believe prayer does make a difference in the lives of our children and staff. Come and be blessed as you bless others with your prayers.

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.

Staff Feature
Jessica Stoltzfus is our newest staff member. She will be joining us as secretary this year. Besides being secretary here at school, Jessica also enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with friends, and playing volleyball.  We are happy to have Jessica, and she is doing a great job in the office.

Parent-Teacher Fellowship
We are looking forward to meeting all the parents at our Parent-Teacher fellowship on Tuesday, October 7, at 7:30pm. Ralph Rice will be speaking to us again this year.

Hot Lunches and Cold Drinks
Hot lunches will be served beginning September 2. Prices for hot lunch will be $2.75 for Kindergarten through LC3, and $3.25 for LC4 through LC6.  Cold drinks and ice cream bars are available for purchase at lunch time. The prices are listed below:
½ pint drinks $.50
Chocolate milk and lemonade
Pint drinks $.75
Ice cream bars $.50
Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, & orange
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.

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 30. 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 30. 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 Week
National Teacher Appreciation Day is May 6. 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 June 5. 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 June 5, at 7:00pm 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.

You are invited to attend the FCS graduation ceremony in the school gym on Wednesday, June 4, at 7:00pm.
Ryan Fox
David Lapp
Nathan Marquez
Joshua Waters
Jennifer Nolt
RaVonne Rhodes
Molly Schearer
Dorothy Steinruck
Stephanie Tavarez
Kendra Weaver  

International Student Convention
The high school students are eagerly anticipating going to ISC on May 24-29.  They had a good week competing at the regional student convention.  Many of the winners are advancing to compete at ISC.  The Convention is located at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, located in Indiana, PA.

Hot Lunches
If you want to help out in the month of May, call the office.  We would gladly add it to the schedule.

Christian Education Sunday
You are invited to Christian Education Sunday on May 18, at 10:00, in the FCS gym.

LC3 Camping Trips
LC3 will be taking their camping trip on June 2 & 3.

See you next year on August 25, @ 8:15 a.m.!!!!

April Newsletter

Regional Student Convention
The Mid-Atlantic Student Convention will be held April 22-25 at the Tuscarora Conference Center. Remember to pray for the students as they participate in the different events.

Report Cards
We have reached the end of the third quarter. We will send the report cards home with your child on Friday, April 4th. Please take the time to note how your child is doing. Remember to bless and encourage them in their effort.

Year-End Dates to Remember
We have attached a schedule with the updated revisions.  Please make careful note of these changes made due to the excessive amount of snow days.

Field Day
Field day will be held the last day of school, June 5.  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 will be held on Wednesday, June 4, in the FCS gym.  Nine seniors are planning to take this next step in their journey of life.  You are all invited. 

Awards Night
Awards night will be held Thursday night, June 5, in the FCS gym.  It will begin at 7:00.  Please come and show your support for the hard work your child did this school term.

White/Yellow Confusion
If you have a balance/credit and received a statement and bill, you will notice the colors are switched this month.  Please pay the full amount due on the yellow statement.  Our secretary gets married in 113 days.  She is allowed to do this!!!!  Miss Nancy will be greatly missed in the office.  Wish her well when you see her these last few days at FCS.  She plans to marry Josh Troyer on July 26, 2014.

Achievement Tests
Grades 2-7 will take achievement tests April 1 & 2. Grades 8-12 will take the tests on April 4 & 7. The cost of the test has been added to April’s bill.

First Day of School
We plan to start on Monday, August 25, 2014.  We will be sending along a full 2014-2015 school calendar with the final billing and mailing the end of April.

March Newsletter

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

Alumni Reunion &   High School Choir Concert

Come join us for a night of music on Sunday night, March 16, in the FCS gym. The high school choir will be joined by the alumni. The concert will begin at 7:00 and include songs that we’ve sung over the past several years. A free-will offering will be received to benefit the students who will be traveling to the International Student Convention.

A note to alumni: Rehearsal will start at 3:00, and a light meal will be provided for choir members.

Memories in a Book
To reserve your copy of the 2013-2014 yearbook, use the order form enclosed. The cost is $22 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 14. We are not obligated to fill orders received after the deadline.

Snow Days
Due to the 8 snow days, we are forced to go an extra week into June.  We are still working out some details.  We don’t want to make many definite plans until the winter is past.  Stay tuned for possible updated graduation date.  The awards ceremony will be moved to the last date of school.


Chick-fil-A Night
Come join us on Monday night, March 17, 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.


Sub Sale
Keep selling subs.  The orders are due on March 7.  The subs will be delivered on March 14. 


Ladies Night
All ladies are invited to Fairview Mennonite Church on March 19, @ 7:00.  Miss Rachel will be speaking on “Protecting Our Child’s Purity”.

Achievement Tests
Testing will be held on March 25 & 26.  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, April 11. 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!

February 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.

We are now accepting re-enrollment applications for the upcoming 2014-2015 school term. The forms should be completed and returned to the office by February 21.

A non-refundable registration fee of $50 per family will be due at the time of re-enrollment. We will include this cost with the March billing.

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, or maybe just around the Biblical Ark as it feels right now!! 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 14……………………………………. Sub sale

March 16. .Convention program in the FCS gym

April 11…………….. Spring program in FCS gym

April 22-25…….. Regional Student Convention

May 18…………….. Christian Education Sunday

Snow Days
Due to the excessive amount of snow days, our Easter vacation has been cut short. We will now go a full day on Wednesday, April 16. We will also be in school for a full day on April 17. We will remain off Good Friday even if we have more snow days. If we have no additional snow days, we will still have off Monday the 21st. If we have more snow days, we will have a make-up day on the 21st.

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