SCCS Home Bulletin

March 15, 2023

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The mission of Sioux Center Christian School is to disciple God’s children by equipping them with a knowledge and understanding of Christ and His creation so that they can obediently serve God and others as they work and play.

Every Student TREASURED, Every Student TRAINED, Every Student TRANSFORMED


  • Please check the online calendar for upcoming events (
  • There will be no school March 20-24 for Spring Break.
  • The school office will be closed March 20-24 for Spring Break.
  • The TRIP office will be open every day (8:00-1:00) during Spring break except for Thursday, March 23.


Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 15 (2:30-6:00pm) and Thursday, March 16 (4:00-8:00pm). All conferences (TK-8) will be just parents and teachers. We highly value our relationship with parents and want to provide the opportunity to have a conference this spring to discuss your child’s progress at school.

TRANSPORTATION - March 16 and 17

Sioux Center Community School will not have school on March 16 and 17 so the public school buses will not be running. Only the Christian school buses (2014 and 2020) will be running their morning and afternoon routes on these 2 days. All other students will need transportation to and from school.


On Thursday, March 23, the FBI will be using the SCCS building and inviting area police and sheriff departments to an active shooter training. The TRIP office will be closed, and the building will be otherwise vacated. We are thankful that the FBI has chosen to use the SCCS building, as this will not only provide area law enforcement with a place to do fantastic training, but will also mean that area law enforcement will become familiar with the facility should we ever need their support. We wanted to let you know what’s happening in case you wonder why there are many police vehicles at school that day!


The Sioux Center Christian School Board of Trustees will be holding the annual Society Meeting on Thursday, March 30, at 7:00 PM in the SCCS orchestra room. Agenda items include approving the 23-24 budget, affirming trustee nominees, board updates, a financial update, and more. Pre-meeting materials have been distributed to read through before the meeting (please see attached). If you have not received materials, please call the school office at 722-0777 or email We invite all Society members to attend!


Grandparent/Special Friend Day will be on Friday, April 14. Look for invitations to come home with your child this week. Please deliver to grandparents: send in the mail, text a picture of the invite, or hand deliver! If grandparents are unable to attend, please encourage sending a note to grandkids to be opened on Grandparents/Special Friends Day.


This is the time of the year when we begin to create class lists for next year! Here are some frequently asked questions regarding class lists that may help you understand our process:

Q – What are the steps for developing class lists?

A – Your child’s current grade levels teachers complete a rough draft of the class list for next year. We have learned it is important to begin with the professionals who spend the most time with your child at Sioux Center Christian School.

Q – What information do the teachers use to make the class lists?

A – We attempt to balance classes regarding gender, abilities to work independently, academic needs, learning styles, social needs, behavioral concerns, and special needs. Resource teachers also meet with each grade level to provide additional feedback towards placements.

Q – What is the proper way to communicate my requests to the school?

A – If you desire to make a request, please provide your input in writing (email) to Brandon Haan (principal) by April 6.

Q – If I make a request, it is safe to assume the request will happen?

A – We welcome the parent input, but ultimately the final decisions rest with the school.

Q - Can I make a request if it’s just for a teacher or classmate preference?

A – You can, but priority is placed with academic, social, and behavioral needs.

Q – What if I provide my input during the summer or after the class lists are posted in August?

A – This would make it difficult for the school to make adjustments. This request would likely upset the recommended balances, and potentially puts your child in a situation where students ask why they changed classes. There is some fluidity with class lists involving new students that add throughout the summer, so this is why lists are not posted until August 1.

We covet your prayers as we work through this process!


For all current TK-8 students, we will once again be doing continuous enrollment. SCCS assumes continued enrollment for students unless we hear otherwise from parents. There is no process families need to complete each year and no online forms. We do our best to keep things simple for families. If you have an enrollment change, please contact the office by Thursday, April 6, at If you have any updates to your contact information (address, phone, email, church membership, etc.), please make the changes in the parent portal or let the office know (


Is your child ready to start school this fall? It is TK/Kindergarten Round Up time, and we’d love to share more about how God’s children are Treasured, Trained, and Transformed at Sioux Center Christian School.

Families interested in learning more are encouraged to register for the following events:

  • Sneak Peek of SCCS on March 17 @ 9:30-10:30 AM
  • TK/K Round Up on March 30 or 31

Call our school office (712-722-0777) or visit our website: to register or request more information.

If you know of a family who might be ready to start their journey at SCCS, please share this announcement with them or fill out our “Refer a Family to SCCS” form on our website. We are excited to welcome the next generation of young learners to Live God’s Story at our school!


Do you have a child who will attend preschool next year? 4Care is an opportunity for children who attend half-day preschool to enjoy hands-on, child-led, play-based learning at SCCS on the half-day they are not in preschool.
Students may enroll in a morning or afternoon session, plus we offer a full-day Friday 4Care option.
You may reserve your child’s place in 4Care here:

We have a great relationship with Stepping Stones Preschool! Their online registration is now open. Click here for more info:
Click here for the registration page:


Registration is OPEN for our Tales and Trails Summer Camp 2023! This is an educational and fun summer opportunity for kids who are 5-11 years old by June 1, 2023.

This program is designed to be educational, fun, and infused with our Christian perspective.

Weekly camp themes encourage students to learn about the wonder of God’s creation through a variety of hands-on, fun activities. Outdoor play is also an important part of the camp experience, and kids are encouraged to stay active and engaged during their time at camp.

The registration form is available online or printed copies are by the TRIP window. Registration is now open to the community so let your friends and neighbors know!


Sioux Center Christian School invites you to consider the opportunity to work with a dedicated faculty and staff, passionate parents, and fantastic students through the following positions with a start date of August 1, 2023. The ideal candidate loves God, loves kids, and loves learning. Interested applicants should complete the faculty application package, located at A review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Third Grade Teacher (Full-time)
  • School Counselor (Full-time)
  • Paraprofessionals (3 Full-time positions) - start day August 2023
  • Cook Positions - (Full-Time and Part-Time)
  • Bus Drivers

SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY: We have filled all but one spot on the SCCS Summer Cleaning Crew. We have room for one more hardworking person over 16, to help on the floor crew this summer. The crew will work from June 3 – Aug 11. Monday – Thursday 8 am – 4 pm and Friday 8 am – 2 pm. Job applications are located on the employment page of the SCCS website. We can be flexible with summer sports, mission trips, drivers ed and vacations. Contact Eileen Buiter at 712-578-8624 with questions.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS: We are in need of substitute teachers for this school year. Subs are needed for teachers and paras at all grade levels, kitchen crew and at times a nurse. Please fill out the form at the link below if you are interested in adding your name to the sub list. SCCS will provide all training, and you even get a free lunch when you sub! Qualifications for being a sub include a love of children, the ability to follow teacher lesson plans, flexibility, and a commitment to Christian education. We invite you to join us!


Storyline chapels are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:35pm in the gym. Please remind your child to wear their chapel t-shirt. Parents and guests are WELCOME to attend! You may also join our livestream (and recording) at

Storyline Chapel Playlist:

TRAIL'RAISER TREK 2023 - Saturday, April 15

Save the morning of Saturday, April 15 for our first annual Trail’Raiser Trek!
This is our only fundraising event for the year and will raise funds to help build the gym floor in the Blazer Center! It will be a come and go event running from 9am-noon and includes a 1-mile walk, a freewill brunch, and more. Details are being finalized as you read this! Watch for more information coming to you SOON!


Outlet 75 sells new clothing, shoes, home décor, kitchenware, bedding and more …and all profits go to Sioux Center Christian School and contribute to the Alternate Revenue discount that was on your tuition statement!

Volunteers make this profit possible, and we continue to encourage parents to fulfill the commitment made to volunteer at least 3-4 shifts per year – please know that working shifts in June-August absolutely count toward your commitment!

Sign up now for the April - June shifts – plus March still has some openings that need to be filled soon! THANKS so much for your help!

MARCH still has openings:




Open hours: Wednesdays 11am-8pm and Thursdays 11am – 3pm. One Saturday each month.

Location: About 1 mile south of Sioux Center on Hwy 75. Look for the red flag.

If you have any questions about helping at Outlet 75, please feel free to email


  • Thanks to everyone who signed up to help with dishwashing this year! If you would like to help out you can sign up here. If you have questions, contact Ashley Keith (
  • You can find the lunch and dishwashing schedule here.
  • If you would like to eat lunch with your child, please contact school 24 hours in advance.


Staff Member of the Month: We believe all our faculty and staff are amazing and encourage you to take the time to nominate one (or more) of your children’s teachers!

Complete the nomination form (; printed copies are available by the TRIP window) and return to our school office or mail to/drop off at Pella Corp. by the 25th of each month during the school year.

Each month a winner is chosen from our local schools and receives a $500 gift card from Sioux Center Pella Corp, which can be used in their classroom to impact learning! Pella kindly keeps nominations “in play” for 3 months to provide multiple opportunities for an outstanding staff member to be recognized. Feel free to re‐nominate someone if you feel they are deserving, and they didn’t win the award during the 3 months that the nomination was in play.

Mrs. Abigail (Clemens) Van Beek won the November award and it would be great if a few more of our teachers were nominated this year!

We are extremely grateful to Pella Corp for this program that serves to encourage and bless our faculty and staff!


Save your back and ORDER Softener Salt that will be DELIVERED to your home, where you want it! High quality 40lb crystal bags from Water Werks for $8.50 per bag.

No minimum order for Sioux Center in-town delivery and a 20-bag minimum for delivery up to 20 miles from Sioux Center. Delivery date is Saturday, April 22.

Click here for a printable form:

Forms are also available by the SCCS TRIP window.

Taking orders through March 26, so place your order soon!

All proceeds support the Christian education Legacy funds of Bridge of Hope Ministries and Covenant CRC!


The Office Handouts is the place to check regularly for camp information, registration forms, and more!

Currently there is information for:

  • Unity Christian Cheer Team Tryout Information for 8th Graders
  • Dordt Sports Camp Information
  • Sioux Center Recreation Spring Soccer
  • Unity Christian Baseball Workout information for 8th grade boys
  • Sioux Center Public Library Wings of Fire Escape Box
  • Dordt University Fitness Week
  • Inspiration Hills Summer Camp Brochure
  • 2023 Drivers Education Options