SCCS Home Bulletin

February 17, 2021

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FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Our faculty recently spent the day learning from a guest speaker who is helping them continue to implement Trailblazer Time in their classrooms.


Trailblazer Time is a time for community-building and student support that is built into the beginning, middle, and end of the school day. Our goal is that students will feel seen, heard, known, and loved, and teachers do this through greeting activities, sharing activities, social skills practice, and more.


Trailblazer Time is based on the CREW framework. To learn more, head to https://eleducation.org/resources/purposes-of-crew.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

FOOD SERVICE NEWS

  • Dishwasher volunteers needed: We could use more dishwashers to help out in the kitchen from 11:15-1:00 each day. There are still some openings for next week and a lot of openings in March. If you would like to help out you can sign up here. If you have questions, contact Carmen Mulder (cmulder@siouxcenterchristian.com).
  • You can find the lunch and dishwashing schedule here.

LANGUAGE LEARNING UPDATE

Professor Rikki Brons has completed her research focused on language learning opportunities at the elementary level. We are so thankful that she chose SCCS as her research site. Rikki was able to identify key elements for successful implementation of a language learning program for our school’s context. She was also able to identify key structural obstacles to address prior to implementation.


Rikki has developed research-based recommendations that the board of trustees will take under consideration for the next strategic plan coming this fall.


If you are interested in hearing more about her project and the potential implications for SCCS, you are invited to attend a presentation at 7:00 PM on Monday, Feb. 22 in the orchestra room at school or via Zoom.


To Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83510585468?pwd=N2VNUVE4dkNaUUhqVTFTYzJyMFR0dz09

Meeting ID: 835 1058 5468

Passcode: H81th0

MUSIC DEPARTMENT NOTES

Western Orchestra Festival: All 6th-8th orchestra students will be participating in the NW Iowa Christian Schools Orchestra Festival at Western Christian High School on Thursday, February 25. Students will be bused to Western in the morning from school. The concert is at 4:00 pm the same day at Western HS. All students participating, as well as those attending the concert, are required to wear masks for the entire event. Parents will be providing transportation home after the concert. More specific details on attire and lunch will be sent home early next week. Looking forward to a day of great music making with area schools!
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ROUND-UP

Do you have a child who is ready to start school this fall? Our Parent Information meetings are on Thursday, March 4 and Round Up is March 25 & 26. Go to our website for more info and to register (https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/admissions/roundup.cfm). Stop by the office for our Round Up packet if you didn’t receive one from preschool. If you know of any families who might be interested in sending their child to SCCS, please share this information with them – or share their info with our office and we will connect with them.

SNEAK PEEK FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to come and experience a sneak peek of SCCS!


Choose a Friday: March 5 or March 12, 2021...9:30am - 10:30am


Enjoy a time of activities and play that will include whole group story time. The Sneak Peek will take place in our TK classroom. Just come to our main entrance - someone will greet you and show you where to go! FREE! To sign up and choose a session, click here.

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4Care

Sioux Center Christian School offers a play-based, child-care opportunity for 4-years-olds enrolled in preschool called 4Care.


If you have a child who will be in preschool next year and are looking for childcare for the other half of their days, this is a great place for your child to enjoy hands-on, child-led, play-based learning at SCCS when preschool is not in session.


To learn more about 4Care and to reserve your child’s place, go to https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/admissions/4care.cfm

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Tales and Trails Summer Camp

It’s time to think about summer and what your kids will be doing while you’re at work.

This is the 3rd year we are offering Tales and Trails Summer Camp – an educational and FUN summer supervision option for your kids!


Information was sent home with every child in TK – 5th grade this week. Summer Camp is open to any children of the community who are 5-11 years of age by June 1, but SCCS families have the first opportunity to sign up in the month of February. Share the info with your friends and neighbors and let them know they may register starting March 1.

https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/parents/talestrails.cfm


An All Seasons Center Pool Membership is required for camp. In honor of Dave Ruter’s 45 years of service, Dave is giving $45 off all 21-22 memberships! Discount is valid through February 28… more info: https://www.siouxcenter.org/139/All-Seasons-Center

JOB OPENINGS FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

Sioux Center Christian School has just posted our new job openings for the 2021-22 school year. If you would like to be part of a dedicated faculty, staff, and board, and you enjoy working with His covenant children, check out the full job descriptions and how to apply at the link below.

Faculty positions:
7/8 MATH TEACHER (FULL-TIME)

3RD GRADE TEACHER (FULL-TIME)
MUSIC TEACHER (PART-TIME)
RESOURCE TEACHER/INTERVENTIONIST (FULL-TIME)
ART TEACHER (PART-TIME)

Staff positions:
PARAPROFESSIONAL (2 FULL-TIME OPENINGS)
4CARE SPECIALIST (FULL-TIME)


https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/about/employment.cfm

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS


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

Western Christian Softball Pitching Open Gyms

Online Moped Safety Program

Hull Protestant 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Sioux Center Public Library Monthly Teen Newsletter

MOC-FV Driver's Ed Class

Dordt University Sports Camps

Sioux Center's 2021 Spring Driver's Ed Class

  • Staff Member of the Month: Nominate a staff member to become the Pella Corporation Staff member of the month. Pella Corporation will award one monthly recipient $500.00 to use towards school approved items and a certificate of recognition. A nomination form can be found here.

SCCS

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.