SCCS Home Bulletin

April 26, 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

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

  • Please check the online calendar for upcoming events (http://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/calendar.cfm)
  • The Storyline Celebration will be on Monday, May 22, at 7:00pm at the BJ Haan Auditorium at Dordt University.
  • 8th Grade Graduation will be Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00pm at Centerpoint Church in Sioux Center.

BUSING INFORMATION

WEDNESDAY BUSING TO THE END OF THE YEAR: The public school will continue to provide busing for our 2:05 Wednesday dismissals (even if the public school has a different dismissal time). Bus numbers are attached. We appreciate the relationship that we have with them very much.


FRIDAY, APRIL 28: The public school will have a half day of school on Friday, April 28. All buses will be running the morning route but only Bus 2014 and 2020 will be running the afternoon routes at our normal dismissal time. All other students will need to provide their own transportation home from school.

TUITION GRANT INFORMATION FOR 23/24 SCHOOL YEAR

Our desire is to have Christian education as accessible for as many families as possible. We believe that what God is doing at SCCS is so important that we want all mission-appropriate families who meet all admissions requirements to have access!


We are excited and thankful to offer generous tuition support to our families.


Families applying for tuition grants (which includes both NICSTO funding and the SCCS Tuition grant fund) need to fill out the application. You can find the application at https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/currentfamilies/tuitiongrantapplication.cfm We have moved to a streamlined form for all tuition grant programs - so families just need to complete one form. We will no longer be using an online service.


For the 2023-2024 school year, education savings accounts (ESAs) are available to those who have an incoming K student, anyone transferring from a public school, and families who have an adjusted gross income below 300% of the poverty line. NICSTO funds are available for anyone below 400% of the poverty line. We encourage all families to look at their tax return and apply for a tuition grant if you are below 400% of the poverty line. We recognize that families between 300 and 400% will not be eligible for an ESA until the 2024-2025 school year, so we especially want to be able to support families in this bracket through NICSTO funding. So, please apply if this is you!


Please complete the form provided in the link above (which will ask you to include your adjusted gross income from Federal Form 1040, line 11) and turn in the form and a copy of pages 1 and 2 of Federal Form 1040.

Applications are due May 25 (the last day of school). Printed copies of the form are available in the office. If you have questions, please contact Kelli Van Roekel at kvanroekel@siouxcenterchristian.com.

LIBRARY INFORMATION

This year our SCCS library was a place to Find the BEST Story! All library books are due Friday, May 12. You’ll receive an email and a paper notice sent with your child if you have an end of the year library fine.

Email jvansoelen@siouxcenterchristian.com if you have questions. Thank you!

4CARE

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. Currently, there are a few spots left in the morning session. A waiting list has begun for the afternoon session. If you have interest in 4Care, please fill out the following form:
https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/studentlife/4care.cfm


We have a great relationship with Stepping Stones Preschool! Their online registration is now open. Click here for more info: https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/editoruploads/files/4Care/Stepping_Stones_23-24.pdf
Click here for the registration page: https://www.dordt.edu/about-dordt/offices-and-services/academic-centers/stepping-stones

TALES AND TRAILS SUMMER CAMP

Tales and Trails Summer Camp is filling up quickly so register soon! We are offering more spots each week at Tales and Trails camp. If you requested to be put on a waiting list, we will contact you this week or give us a call.


Tales and Trails Summer Camp at Sioux Center Christian School is a educational and FUN summer supervision option for kids ages 5-11! With exciting weekly themes, such as Spectacular Sports, A Knight to Remember, Sensational Science, Shark Week, and Patriotic Parade, Tales and Trails offers nine weeks of active and engaging experiences for kids! Half-day and full-day options are available, and parents may choose the weeks your child will attend.


To learn more details and for the registration form (printed copies available at school office):

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

WE ARE HIRING

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 https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/connectwithus/employment.cfm A review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


  • K-2 Learning Center (Resource) Teacher (Full-time)
  • Paraprofessionals (2 Full-time positions) - start day August 2023
  • Cook Positions - (Full-Time and Part-Time)
  • Bus Drivers



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!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchPyh3Fnjis7w7htYQfnSK137TfmJ339p5IfWqkRChIwhAqQ/viewform

STORYLINE CHAPEL

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 https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/currentfamilies/livestream.cfm


Storyline Chapel Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaU4iNoUawUq8yQH7NLx7eQFcBk06m529

OUTLET 75

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. THANKS so much for your help!

APRIL: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AAAAD22ABFEC52-april

MAY: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AAAAD22ABFEC52-mayo75

JUNE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AAAAD22ABFEC52-june

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 info@shopoutlet75.com

FOOD SERVICE NEWS

  • 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 (akeith@siouxcenterchristian.com).
  • 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.

PELLA STAFF MEMBER OF THE MONTH AWARD

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 (https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/editoruploads/files/SXC_STAFF_OF_THE_MONTH.pdf; 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!

LOST AND FOUND

Lots of stuff on the Lost and Found Table again...check it out and pick up anything that belongs to you!

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Office Handouts

https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/currentfamilies/officehandouts.cfm is the place to check regularly for camp information, registration forms, and more!


Currently there is information for:

  • Sioux Center Youth Football Registration Form for 4th-5th graders
  • Sioux Center Recreation Blastball-PreK/TK
  • Moped Safety Course - May 13
  • Financial Assistance Program at All Season Center
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Event for girls going into Kindergarten
  • Western Christian Girls Basketball Camp
  • Mother's Day Royal Tea Party at the Sioux Center Library - May 13
  • Western Junior Wolfpack Baseball
  • Unity Christian 8th Grade Lifting Registration
  • Dia Day at the Sioux Center Public Library - April 26, 3:30-5:00
  • Summer Driver's Ed Information
  • Unity Christian Summer Workout Program/Open Gym Schedule
  • Sioux County Conservation Summer Camps and Programs
  • 2023 Western Christian Summer Camps
  • 2023 Unity Christian Sports Camps
  • Dordt Women's Basketball Youth Camps for Grades 4-9
  • Unity Christian Cheer Team Tryout Information for 8th Graders
  • Dordt Sports Camp Information
  • Inspiration Hills Summer Camp Brochure