SCCS Home Bulletin

October 14, 2020

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  • Please check the online calendar for upcoming events (
  • October 23 will be a full day of school.
  • Grandparent/Special Friend Day has been postponed until Feb. 26 with a 11:30 dismissal.
  • Is your child missing a jacket or sweatshirt? How about gloves? The Lost and Found Table is full so check it out to see if anything belongs to you. Thanks!


Join our MISSION to DEFEAT the DEBT with a Drive-Thru Supper on Saturday, October 24 from 5-7pm! Enjoy a delicious take-home meal of grilled boneless Iowa pork chop, cheesy potatoes, and choice of cheesecake or gourmet cupcake. Delivery option available for those who are unable to drive. FREEWILL DONATION with opportunity to unlock $20,000 in matching funds!

Reserve your meals by Noon on Monday, October 19 at or call Amy Vander Berg at 712.441.4530 or the school office at 712.722.0777.


Parent-teacher conferences will be held on Monday, Nov. 2, from 4:00-8:00 pm and Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 2:30-6:00pm. Please sign up for a conference time with your child's homeroom teacher here. Please type your name next to the time slot of your choosing. If you would like to schedule a time with one of the co-curricular teachers (Mrs. Friend, Mr. Kuipers, Mrs. Gesink, Mr. Brummel, Mrs. De Jong) or resource teachers (Mrs. De Smith, Mrs. Bakker, Mrs. Peters, Mrs. Harmelink, Mrs. Spicher, Mrs. Walvoort, Mrs. Sarah Feekes), please email them directly, giving some possible time options. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Tracy ( There will be no childcare available on these two nights.


  • Parent Volunteers Needed: PACE is excited to announce that we are creating a new committee to encourage and support families in quarantine. On the occasion that this happens, we want the families to still feel connected to the school and others. The idea of this committee is to make contact with those families remotely during a lonely time. A few examples of support would be to drop off a meal, send a card of encouragement, or provide a little treat basket; something to let the families know they are not alone. We are asking for parents that are willing, to please sign up to be a part of this exciting new opportunity! Thank you for your consideration! To sign up please contact Christina Johnson, PACE President, at 712-441-5823 or email

  • From the Box Top Committee: Our first Clip ‘N’ Count will be Thursday, October 15. All Box Tops will earn $$ for SCCS. ALL Box Tops should be turned in because of the expiration date of 11/2020. Please contact Kristy Van Wyk (712) 449-5365 or Jackie Altena (712) 449-5797 with questions.


  • Dishwasher volunteers needed: We could use more dishwashers to help out in the kitchen from 11:15-1:00 each day. If you would like to help out you can sign up here. If you have questions, contact Eileen (
  • You can find the lunch and dishwashing schedule here.


As we announced last week, Sioux Center Public will be having full days of school on Wednesdays and 2 hour early outs on Fridays. We will be keeping our same schedule with a 2:05 dismissal on Wednesdays and a full day of school on Fridays. We will still have busing at our usual time, however, routes will be different on Wednesdays and Fridays. If your child is a bus rider, please check the attached schedule and talk with your child about which bus they should be riding on Wednesdays and Fridays (beginning this week, October 7). The bus they get on at Sioux Center Christian School will be the bus they ride for the afternoon (no transfers on Wed. and Fri.). The bus number is highlighted and the list is in order of drop off. If your child is riding the same bus, they may be getting off at a different time. We have the order of drop offs, but not exact times listed. Morning routes will stay the same and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday afternoon routes will be as they currently are. If you have any questions, please contact the office.


Would you like to give a gift that blesses our students AND lowers your tax bill next year?

When you give a donation to NICSTO (Northwest Iowa Christian Schools Tuition Organization), 100% of your donation goes to Sioux Center Christian School PLUS you receive 65% of the donation back in the form of an Iowa TAX CREDIT certificate!

Anyone who owes Iowa income tax may donate, any amount - no minimum or maximum. You may even donate if you are a recipient of the NICSTO Tuition assistance grants!

Click on the link to learn the details, access the contribution form, and see how this is a unique opportunity for you to impact our treasured students!
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Congratulations to Mrs. Emily Penner, first grade teacher, who was surprised with the Staff member of the month award for September!

Team members from Pella were not able to deliver the gift in person as they usually do, but the BIG CHECK they sent to share the news was a BIG HIT with the students! Mrs. Penner received a $500 gift from Pella Corp that she will use to impact learning in her classroom.

THANK YOU to Pella Corp for this exciting program that recognizes Sioux Center teachers who go above and beyond.

Would you like to nominate a SCCS faculty or staff member? Forms are available by the TRIP office or are online here:

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We were blessed with a 9 Square game made by Dordt University engineering and pro-tech students. This project was facilitated by Professor Justin Vander Werff and Howard Rus. THANK YOU!! Kids are having FUN!!


Promise Community Health Center set up an Iowa Healthiest State Walk route from our school building and around First CRC, as part of the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative. The walk had stops for activities, such as the Bear Crawl and Jumping Jacks (Miss Woudstra's 2nd graders are demonstrating for you in the pic!).

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LUNCH CLERK: Friendly, dependable, accurate person required to work in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include verifying lunch charges and data entry. Hours are 10:45 am – 1:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Job description:

  1. Enter absent students into RenWeb
  2. Enter student lunch charges into RenWeb
  3. Enter staff lunch charges into RenWeb
  4. Ensure each student and staff is charged correctly
  5. Create charges at end of lunch line

Interested candidates should forward the staff application (found at, and a resume to Josh Bowar, head of school. at A review of applications will begin immdiately and will continue until the position is filled.


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

Western Christian Junior Wolfpack Boys Basketball for grades 5-8

Youth Wrestling Registration

Orange City Fall/Winter Drivers Ed Information

Sioux Center Health Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic Information

4-H Clover Kids - for grades 1-3

Sioux Center Arts Club for K-4th grades

  • 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.
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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.