SPCS Connector 2022

April

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Note from the Administrator

Dear Parents,

We are starting to see signs of Spring...birds singing, green grass and flowers! I hope that all of you had a great Spring Break and were able to relax a little and enjoy the sunshine.


We will celebrate Easter on April 17th. The New Testament states that the resurrection of Jesus, which Easter celebrates, is a foundation of the Christian Faith. The Resurrection established Jesus as the powerful Son of God, the one to repair our broken relationship with God. Because of his sacrifice and his victory over death, we are forgiven! What a reason to celebrate!


All of our students are growing and learning by leaps and bounds this year. They have done a great job learning school routines and academics. Our preschoolers are learning letters, numbers, and colors all in a family atmosphere of exploration and love. Our elementary students are thriving as well. They've enjoyed more success with Accelerated Reader and have reached their 7,000 books read mark. They participated in a March Madness Book bracket activity and St. Patrick's Day activities. Easter celebrations and Kindergarten and Preschool Easter egg hunts will take place the week of April 11-14. Our 3rd through fifth graders will be taking ILEARN in April and May.


As the year winds down, we are looking forward to our Spring Music programs, Fifth Grade trip to Happy Hollow, Field Day and other fun activities.


We are already making plans for next school year and want you to be a part of SPCS. We continue to register for the 2022-2023 school year. More information about registration is below.


God Bless,

Mrs. Hoffman

2022-2023 REGISTRATION and PAYMENT REMINDERS

A reminder that 2022-2023 registration is ongoing for Preschool, Preschool Plus, and Elementary. If you have not yet registered, you may obtain forms from Miss Thompson at the Welcome Desk.


All families who are returning for the 2022-2023 school year will be required to enroll in the new FACTS Family Online Account. This enables our school to utilize all the benefits that the system provides in the areas of data, tuition, and academics.


There are many benefits to our school through using the FACTS management system.

  1. Payment Dates: Payments are going to continue to be due on the 1st of each month. However, there will now be an automatic payment which will take away the need to remember to make these payments each month. Automatic payments can be made from a checking or savings account or from a variety of credit cards, if applicable, and are processed securely through a bank to bank transaction.
  2. Enrolling in FACTS: You will need to enroll in a FACTS payment plan by going online to your FACTS Family Online Account. All families must enroll! There will be a $50 fee the first time you sign in to the account. Specific information on opening your account will be sent out the second week of April.
  3. FACTS Management system is used by the school for attendance, lunch charges, field trips, hosting the school website, state reporting, and reporting grades for each student.


For those families who have already registered for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade classes, the following fees will be due on May 1st :


Elementary Combined Fee, $350

Full Day Kindergarten Combined fee, $250

Half Day Kindergarten combined fee, $225


The combined fee includes $100 for the 2nd Registration Installment and the material and book fee.


SPCS accepts Choice Scholarships (School Vouchers). This scholarship program is available for students in K - 5. If you have questions about the voucher program you may contact the school office @ 317-534-2929 or visit the Department of Education website for information at www.doe.in.gov/choice.

FEATURED CLASSES

PRESCHOOL PLUS

March has flown by here in the Pre School Plus classroom! We are loving the warmer temperatures and the chance to get outside and play as much as possible. We celebrated Dr. Seuss week and St Patrick's day this month also.


March is a shorter month due to spring break but the kids have learned our bible verse in spite of that. "But if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from everything we've done wrong." I John 1:9 We have talked a lot about God loving us even when we sin and that everybody sins (even grown ups and teachers) except for Jesus and God.


Mrs. C and I have really seen the kids growing in many areas as the year has gone on. Everyone can write their first name without much help and several can also write their last names. We've also been working on learning about the weather and seasons (which is definitely confusing in Indiana). The kids have all picked up on the concept of half/whole pretty quickly. We work on rhyming and counting along with our Zoo phonic friends everyday during circle time. Our friends for this month were Vincent Vampirebat, Willy Weasel and Xavier Fox. Some of the things we did for v, w and x include: building houses for the bears with Velcro, making a veggie man, making a wheel with marshmallows and toothpicks, playing with REAL worms and making an x ray craft. The Friday before Spring break we had a game day.


Mrs. C and I enjoy watching the kids grow and learn to do new things each and every afternoon in Pre School plus. Here are some pictures of one of their favorite times of our day - recess in the gym.


Mrs. Champ

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Hello SPCS Family and Friends!

Ms. Drury here, reporting on the Kindergarten through fifth grade Physical Education classes. This year has been full of so much fun and excitement. All the students are growing in all aspects, health and physical wellness. Older grades, fourth and fifth, have been in the whiffle ball unit for the past few weeks. Competing is exciting, but we really focus on skills and having fun more than anything. The younger grades, Kindergarten through third, have been growing skills around whiffle ball. Throwing, catching, and hitting are skills that all grades have been perfecting over the course of this unit.


With Spring Break approaching, I talked with the students about staying active while on break. There are many things that can count as activity. Stretching, walking the dog, playing tag with siblings, and even playing on a virtual reality set can all count as physical activity.


As always, stay hydrated and healthy. Have a wonderful and safe break!

-Ms. Drury

P.E. Teacher

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2021 - 2022 Yearbook

A continuing reminder to not miss out on capturing your child's school year memories and order your SPCS yearbook. The cost of the yearbook is $29. To purchase on line with a credit card, you may go to www.yearbookforever.com and enter our school name. May 1st is the last day to place your yearbook order.


Also: If you did not originally order a class picture and would like one, we have a few class composite pictures available for sale for $10.00. Check with Ms. Thompson (317-534-2929) if you are interested.

ONLINE SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER FOLLOW-UP

Thank you for making the 26th annual auction a successful fundraiser. Our second for a virtual online auction. Thanks to you, we exceeded our goal of $2,500 and raised over $2,600 for our student's special programs, technology, and scholarships.


Thank you to our families and friends for your personal and monetary donations. The classroom theme baskets were filled with exciting items and the additional baskets and items were also appreciated. We hope you enjoyed the week of bidding at our 2nd online auction.

SPRING FUNDRAISER

Due to supply chain issues, the annual Spring Flower sale/fundraiser has been cancelled for this year.
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Employment Opportunities for 2022-2023

Join our SPCS Family!

Seeking the following positions for the 2022-2023 school year. Follow the links for more information. Inquiries may be sent to shoffman@southportpres.org or bthein@southportpres.org

  1. Additional Full Time Kindergarten Teacher Kindergarten Teacher Information

  2. Part Time PE Teacher PE Teacher Information

  3. Part Time Scholarship Manager Scholarship Manager Information

  4. Part Time Business Manager Business Manager Information

  5. Office Assistant Office Assistant Information

  6. Part Time Preschool Assistant Teacher Preschool Assistant Teacher Information

  7. Part Time Nurse Nurse Information

LUNCH ACCOUNTS

Make sure to check FACTS (RenWeb) to see if there is a balance due on your child's lunch account for 2021-2022. You may also contact the school office for the account balance. Statements will be emailed this week if you have a lunch balance due.


Payments can be made in Renweb and also mailed to the school @ 7525 McFarland Blvd., Indianapolis, In 46237.

APRIL LUNCH MENU

Note:

There still may be minor changes to the menu. We continue to have supply issues from time to time.
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STUDENTS PROVIDE THE CUTEST SAYINGS

Riddles of the month:

What kind of book does a rabbit like to read?

ONE WITH A HOPPY ENDING!


What has lots of teeth but can't chew a thing?

A COMB!

Dates to Remember

Monday, April 4 - First day back to school after spring break for 2's,4dPK,5dPK, & K-5 grade


Wednesday, April 6 - First day back to school after break for 3's, 3dPK, 3dPK & PS Plus


Friday, April 8 - Kindergarten Easter Program 9:00AM in the Worship Center


Monday, April 11 - Hearing & Vision screening


Thursday, April 14 - Midterm reports sent home


Friday, April 15 - Good Friday - NO SCHOOL


Thursday, April 21 - SPCS Spring Program - 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary


Thursday, April 28 - 3's program - 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel


Tuesday, May 17 -- Last day for 2’s


Thursday, May 19 -- Last day for 4 Day Pre-K


Friday, May 20 -- Last day for 3D3’s, 3 Day Pre-K, 3 Day Pre-K w/Preschool Plus, & 5 Day Pre-K


Thursday, May 26 -- Last day for Kindergarten & Elementary

WORSHIP WITH US AT SPC

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CHILDREN'S MINISTRY AT SPC

Kid’s Camp will be held June 5-10

Open to any current 3-5 grade students.

Camp located at Happy Hollow Campground in Nashville, Indiana

Camp Director is Miss Dill

Enjoy an outdoor adventure while learning more about the nature of God-in nature! Learn new skills such as horseback riding, boating, archery, high/low ropes course, zipline, and more!

Register online at: https://southportpc.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/173/responses/new


Sunday School at 9:45 each Sunday

1st through 5th grade meet in the Loft

Infants through Kindergarten meet in the upstairs classrooms

We study the Old Testament Law and discover what God is like: God is holy, good, and loving!

Join us anytime to meet new friends! Sunday School classes are available for parents, too!

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Vacation Bible School

July 11-15 at Southport Pres from 9-Noon

Our theme this year is MONUMENTAL: Celebrating God’s Greatness.

Open to any kid ages 4 years through 5th grade


Register at: https://southportpres.org/vbs