SCA Parent Letter

March 19, 2015

PROSPECTIVE PARENT OPEN HOUSE

Please invite a family you know who might be interested in Shalom to our final scheduled open house for the 2015-16 school year, next Tuesday, March 24th, from 9AM-6PM.

PASTORS’ DAY

Remind your pastor(s) that Pastors’ Day will be held Wednesday morning, March 25th. Pastors should plan to arrive between 8:00 and 8:30 AM. Activities will conclude at approximately 10:45 AM.

SNOW MAKE UP DAYS AND UPCOMING CALENDAR REMINDERS

Students will have school Monday and Tuesday, March 30th and 31st. Students will have Easter break April 1st-April 6th.


Thursday, April 9th, will be a 1:00 dismissal day for students (Buses will leave Shalom at 1:00.), due to parent-teacher conferences. Mrs. Crilley will be sending you an email with more information next week.


Friday, April 10th, students will have a two-hour delay, due to teacher professional development

APRIL LUNCH ADDITIONS

Since we will be having school Tuesday, March 31st, students may order pizza. That date's order will be included on the April lunch order form that will be emailed Monday, March 23rd. Please note that the order for Tuesday, March 31st is due Friday, March 27th.

Chorale Ensemble hot lunch will be available for all grades on Wednesday, April 29th. Ordering information will be included in the April lunch order form.

CHORALE ENSEMBLE FUNDRAISER – TUESDAY, MARCH 24TH

We had a great turnout at Chipotle last year and it would be wonderful if we could fill the restaurant again with the Shalom family and friends! We will receive 50% of the sales (anyone who is there for our group) sold between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. A link to the flyer is at the end of this newsletter, and flyers are also available in the main office. In order for us to get credit for the sales, be sure to give the cashier a flyer with each payment, in either paper or electronic form, or simply tell them that you are supporting the Shalom Chorale. Thanks in advance for your support!

THE THIRD MARKING PERIOD

The current marking period will end this coming Friday, March 20th. Report cards will be distributed next Friday, March 27th.

CHORALE FESTIVAL INFORMATION

For parents who are interested in the upcoming MSC Chorale festival at Goshen College on Sunday April 12th, here is some information:

Tickets are on sale through Goshen College. Tickets are $5 for reserved seats. The link to purchase tickets is: www.goshen.edu/tickets

Goshen College will be live-streaming the concert so if you would like to see the concert, but are unable to make the trip to Indiana, here is the link to watch the concert on April 12. There is no cost. https://www.goshen.edu/academics/music/livestream/

GIANT/MARTIN’S A+ REWARDS

As of March 9th, the total earned for Shalom and Growing Tree Preschool was $1,529.49. This year’s program will end March 21st. Thanks to all who have supported us in this way!

DUTCHFEST NEWS (May 1st & 2nd)

Food Items: We are in need of specialty baked items--homemade breads and rolls, homemade cinnamon rolls, apple dumplings, homemade candy, etc., to sell at our baked goods stand. In keeping with our “Dutch style foods” theme, we want to focus on “made from scratch” items rather than items from packaged mixes. Please contact Tabby Schwartz, 717-375-0106, if you have items that you can bake and donate, or if you would like to help in the foods area during Dutchfest.


We are looking for items for our DUTCHFEST AUCTION. Do you own a business or are you connected to a business that may make a donation to the general auction? Or do you have an item that you could personally donate to the auction? Donations can include goods, services, vacation destinations, sporting tickets, gift certificates, gift baskets, homemade items, handcrafted items and more! If you have an item to donate or would like more information on requesting an item from a business please contact Patti Bricker, pbricker@shalomca.com, or Wayne Myers, myers@norlandrx.com.


Longaberger Items: Our Longaberger auction will take place Friday evening of Dutchfest, May 3rd, at 7:00 PM in the library. We are currently collecting baskets for this auction. We are also accepting Boyds Bear items as well as Thirty-one and Vera Bradley items. If you have an item to donate, please contact Sharon Yoder at 717-375-9934, Lisa Byers at 717-261-1436, or the school office.


SCA-5K and Fun Walk: Join us for our annual event Saturday, May 2nd, at 8:30 AM. Click on the link at the end of this newsletter to download a registration form. The form is also available on our website, www.shalomca.com, in the forms and documents section and under the 5K link our site map at the bottom of the website. Register by April 22nd, and receive a $5 discount and free t-shirt. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age group. 5K Business sponsors needed: We have $300 and $400 advertising opportunities available. Call or email Mr. Jeryl Hoover in the business office, 375-2223, jhoover@shalomca.com, by April 15th.

HERSHEY PARK TICKETS AVAILABLE AT A DISCOUNT-ORDER BY MARCH 31ST

We are able to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted Hershey Park tickets at a cost of $34.00, which is a considerable savings over the $61.95 regular admission fee. The tickets are good for the 2015 season and may be used any day the park is open. Discounted junior/senior citizen tickets for children ages 3-8 and senior citizens ages 55+ are available for $29.00 (regular price for this ticket is $38.95.)


To order tickets, click on the link at the end of this newsletter to download a form. Return it to the school with payment (check made payable to Shalom Christian Academy). We must have your order no later than Tuesday, March 31st. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Jeryl Hoover at 717-375-2223.

ASSOCIATITION MEETING MINUTES

Click on the link at the end of this newsletter to view the minutes from the March 2nd and 10th meetings.

APRIL SWAP SHOP

Items for the April edition are due to Kathy Grove, kgrove@shalomca.com, by Wednesday, April 1st.

SHALOM'S 2015-16 SCHOOL CALENDAR

This evening the board will approve the 2015-16 calendar. Look for a copy soon.