Eagles' Landing

Fort Myers Christian School - November 8, 2023

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Dan Lipinski

“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.”

Important Dates


10 Pre-K Harvest Festival 9-11:30am

15 Final Collection Date for Operation Christmas Child

17 Thanksgiving Feast - Half Day, Child Care Provided

20-24 Thanksgiving Break - No Child Care

December - January

1 Christmas Program Pre-K-1 6:00 ; 2nd-5th Grade 7:00

5-8 Christmas Store

5-8 Musical Auditions

20 Christmas Chapel All School, Half Day

21- Jan 3 Christmas Break

Jan 8-19 Continuing Enrollment Registration Fee Discount

Jan 15 MLK Day No School, No Child Care

* Mom's In Prayer each Friday school is in session in the CC cafeteria 8:15am

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FMCS Denim, Diamonds and Dreams Auction

Thanks to our FMCS family and the leadership of Wendy Sulzer, our Director of Development, for a successful Auction Saturday November 4th. The event setting was beautiful, well organized, and raised a lot of funds that will be used to enhance music, athletics and physical education, security and technology at FMCS

Special Thanks to our Dream Sponsor, Waterway Boat Lift Covers and to our Diamond Sponsors Pavese Law Firm and ABC Electric. Shout out to our three Denim Sponsors, Family Thrift Center, Gulf Star Marina and Edison National Bank.

Our Auction Committee was headed up by Parent Chair, Alicia Sliva, Decorations headed up by Jenny Engvalson and other team members of Michelle Stonestreet and Stefani Dougherty. Many thanks to all of you and the excellent job that you did at the auction.

Thanks to the FMCS classroom room parents that organized the classroom themed gift baskets for the auction. It takes a TEAM to pull off an event like this and our FMCS TEAM was wonderful! We are blessed because of you!

Thanksgiving Feast

FMCS will celebrate our Student Thanksgiving Feast on Friday, November 17th in the AM. This is a half day of school.

You have the option of purchasing a meal of Turkey, dressing, macaroni and cheese and a biscuit from Cracker Barrel restaurant or sending a packed lunch to school with your student.

We need to know numbers by Friday, November 10, so that we can submit our catering order to Cracker Barrel.

The Cracker Barrel meal will cost $10.00.

To simplify the ordering process, you should have received a paper “order form” in your student’s folders (elementary students) or in hand for the MS students. Please note that the paper has a return date of November 17th. That date should be November 10th.

Please indicate on the form whether your student will be eating a packed lunch from home or a Cracker Barrel meal and return it to school this week. If you choose Cracker Barrel your child's lunch prepay account will be billed $10.00 for the meal. If you do not respond by the end of the day Friday the 10th, we will assume your child is planning on bringing a packed lunch to eat during the event.

Please note, because our school has grown and our eating space is limited, this event cannot be opened to all of our parent partners. Parents who plan to volunteer at this event as classroom helpers may additionally order a meal for themselves and join us. However, seating is very limited.

Please make this indication known on the order form. Additional details on the event, including the opportunity for parents to volunteer, will be provided by your student’s teacher.

Childcare on November 17

We will have childcare on the afternoon of November 17th. Please email Hunter Purks at hpurks@fmcs-fl.com if you are interested in taking advantage of childcare.

Chapel - Learning about Compassion this Month

Student of the Month: Reverence to God

Pledges led by our FMCS Honor Society

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Veteran's Day Chapel

November 8 was our Veteran's Day Chapel in the First Assembly Auditorium. Flags were presented by our National Junior Honor Society members. Parents were asked to submit pictures of their Veteran's. A slide show of FMCS family military Veterans was played during chapel.

Our Guest speaker was Captain Michael Corso, a member of the Sons of the American Revolution since 1973. His deep-rooted connection to American history traces back to his distant relative, George Houck, who stood shoulder to shoulder with George Washington in the Continental Army during the birth of our nation. Captain Corso is also the Grandfather of Joy Youngblood, one of our 8th grade students.

Special Thanks to all of our FMCS Veteran's and their families for the sacrifices they have made to keep our country safe. We appreciate you!

Christmas Store - Volunteer Opportunities

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to start making plans for the FMCS Christmas Store.

What is the Christmas Store?
The Christmas Store is an opportunity for students to purchase gifts for their family during the school day. Volunteers set up the store and help students shop for gifts within the budget that you set.

If you are interested in helping with the Christmas Store, please submit your information via this form so we can match you with the right volunteer opportunities for you. We even have a way for you to help from the comfort of your own home and with what time you have available outside of normal school hours.

Click here to complete the volunteer form: https://fortmyerschristianschool.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/christmas-store or text “store” to 833-991-4151

Middle School and 5th Grade Musical

The 2023 Musical is right around the corner. The big reveal of this years Musical will occur on November 29 in the Middle School Chapel. Then auditions will be scheduled for December 5-8. More information will be coming soon in regard to sign up for these auditions. Stay tuned!

FMCS Elementary Christmas Program: December 1st.

The FMCS Christmas Program will be held December 1st in the Sanctuary of First Assembly of God.

Pre-K - First Grade: 6:00pm

2nd - 5th Grade: 7:00pm.

Mrs. Musser would like for your children to dress up in their Christmas best for this performance.

boys: dress shirt and dress pants

girls: dress (knee length) or shirt/blouse with dressy pants)

Think of this as your Christmas Season Holiday Kick-off.

2nd Quarter Enrichment Classes

Dear Families,

We are excited to continue with the Eaglets Enrichment program which is designed to provide a taste of extracurricular activities and to provide students an opportunity to learn new skills, discover new interests, make new friends, as well as reinforcing the values that they are learning in the classroom and at home. A variety of enrichment clubs will be offered each quarter and taught by qualified leadership.

Quarter 2 Enrichment Clubs began the week of October 30th.

We are looking forward to continuing this great program and providing memorable opportunities for your child this year! Enjoy the pictures below of some of our students enjoying their enrichment club experiences.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Darda directly at mdarda@fmcs-fl.com.

Operation Christmas Child - Return Your Shoebox by November 15

The amazing journey of a shoebox gift begins with you and results in evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication.

FMCS has committed to providing 150 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Attached is a document that has suggestions for items to include in the shoe box. The final collection day for shoeboxes is November 15th which is a Wednesday. We will incorporate this with our chapel on November 15th. The school has some shoe boxes that you may take home to fill or you can provide your own shoe box and fill it. With each box they are requesting $10 for shipping to the intended recipient. Boxes will be available for pick up at the front of the Children's building. Parent volunteers will be needed to help assemble the boxes. Are you this parent?

Our 150 boxes have all been distributed, but you can still join this project. Fill any shoe box or purchase a plastic one at the dollar store and fill it. Ideas and suggestions of items as well as things not to include are found in the link below "How to Pack Shoe Box." Labels are available at the reception desk of the elementary school. Return your filled box to the school by November 15th.

From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving. Year-round volunteers support these efforts across the country.

More than 200 million children have received shoebox gifts and an opportunity to respond to faith in Jesus Christ. Through The Greatest Journey discipleship classes, millions of children learn how to walk with Christ

Thousands of volunteers serve annually inspecting and preparing shoeboxes for international shipping. Every hour work stops for a few minutes to pray for the children who will receive the boxes. Our own FMCS business manager, Rania Ladaa was the recipient of one of these shoe boxes when she was a child living in Lebanon.

Long before shoeboxes arrive in more than 100 countries, volunteer National Leadership Teams train pastors and community leaders who want to share the message of the Gospel and bless children. The leaders learn how to host child-friendly outreach events, and how to implement The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program.

Middle School Late Work

All Middle School late work must be turned in by December 8th. After this date all late work will be counted as a zero.

Middle School Community Service Requirements

Community Service Requirement

As part of the Bible curriculum, each student in middle school will have a community service requirement: 5 hours for 6th grade per semester and 10 hours for 7th and 8th grade per semester. Only work completed during that SEMESTER is accepted. A student cannot receive credit for more than 10 hours per semester.

These service hours are:
a) To be hours of free services.
b) Rendered outside of the household and/or unrelated to anyone in your

household. Note: You CANNOT work at a business for anyone to whom

you are related.
c) A MAXIMUM of half of the semester hours can be completed for credit at

a student’s church.
d) It is our desire to see students move out into the community and “let their

light shine” – hours can be accomplished off of the school campus.

Activities may include babysitting, lawn care, nursing home visitation, Sunday church nursery and/or children’s programs, community outreach with church or school group, class clean-up projects, work within a non-profit organization and any creative project submitted in writing and approved by the Bible teacher and/or an administrator.

A verification slip will be filled out by the student, signed by the supervisor and a parent and turned in to Middle School Receptionist on or before the assigned due date. The student is also required to turn in a 150-word summarized report of his/her duties and experiences during the Community Service Project.

The Community Service Requirement (CSR) will be graded so that each hour will represent one-tenth of the CSR grade. Example: 6 hours = 60% CSR grade, 10 hours=100% CSR grade. The CSR grade will count for 25% of the overall semester Bible grade. Penalty for late submission: (drops one letter grade) one day late = B+ (89%), two days late = C+ (79%), after two days late - 0%.

Google Calendar

Questions about events or dates? We've got you covered. The google calendar, located on the FMCS website is going to be your best friend. If there are changes in schedules, dates, or information the calendar will have the most up to date information. We hope this will alleviate any confusion regarding upcoming dates or events. Calendar - Fort Myers Christian School

We Need Substitutes!

We are looking for teacher substitutes and aid substitutes. If you have experience in teaching in a school or in church, please reach out to Ms. Schreiber at aschreiber@fmcs-fl.com

These are paid positions.

Spirit Wear, Friday WAT Shirts, Middle School PE Shirts and Shorts

Spirit Wear, Friday WAT shirts, and PE shirts/shorts are available at the Elementary reception. If a MS students needs an item, please see the business office.

Students are allowed to wear WAT - "Be the Good" shirts every Friday instead of regular uniform.

Spirit Wear T-Shirts are only $15.00, and we have shirts in sizes for youth and adults. Parents might want to wear a FMCS Spirit Shirt to FMCS athletic events, field trips or as casual wear. All the Tee's are in the elementary school entry way. Sweatshirts are $30.00 and can be worn every day. Adult sized hoodies are available in the Middle School, Youth sized hoodies can be purchased in the Elementary School. Additional zip up sweatshirts have arrived. More Youth Small and XSmall T-shirts are on order.

Students are allowed to wear their Spirit Wear on special Spirit Wear Days. If students have older Spirit Wear from previous years, they are allowed to wear them as well.

Late Arrivals to School

If your elementary school student arrives after 8:15am, you must drop them off at the front of the school. The back doors are locked and your student will not be able to get in the building. For their safety, they must be dropped off at the front. You must walk them into the building and sign them in at the front desk along with their arrival time. Please make every effort to have your students to school on time. We understand that occasionally things happen and this is not possible but early morning school time is important learning time. We want to help ensure that your student has a successful school year.

Picture Re-Take Day

Picture Retakes and Winter Sports Pictures will be taken January 25th.

Watch D.O.G.S.

Our Watch D.O.G.S. program is well underway. All that have served as our D.O.G.S. so far have enjoyed their experience. The sign up link is attached here. If you would like to sign up as a Watch D.O.G. use the link below. We'd love to have you join our team.


FMCS Fall Sports Dessert Social - Volleyball & Soccer

Congratulations to the Boys Soccer Team and the Girls Volleyball Team! We celebrated both teams on Thursday evening. Phil Youngblood shared a devotional about what it means to have a true winning season with a spiritual understanding in view. The coaches gave out medals to everyone and then gave out trophies to specific students.


Most Improved: Eliana Kollar

Most Valuable Player: Joy Youngblood

Christian Character: Lorena Lima Lugo


Most Improved: Lucas Pirola

Most Valuable Player: Jayden Wint

Christian Character: Landon Lewis

SFCA Visits FMCS 8th Graders

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Parent Volunteer Hours

Since 2010, parents have been required to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per student through school sponsored events. NOTE: The maximum number of hours per family is 20. (If you have 3 or more children enrolled at FMCS, you will only have to serve 20 hours to get credit for all of your children.) There is no partial credit for less than 10 hours served. If this is not completed by May 10, your account will be billed $200 per student with a max of $400 per family.

During the year, we will make knew opportunities for you to volunteer. Of course, you can always check in directly with you student's teacher to see if they have any needs that you can fulfill in the classroom or at home for their classroom. Volunteer forms are available at the reception desks of both the elementary and the middle school.

Songs we sing in Chapel

If you or your child would love to practice or just sing along with the songs that are sung regularly in our elementary chapel, the title and links to the songs are below for your convenience. Let's make a joyful noise unto the Lord, together!

1. Turn It Up


2. Celebrate


3. I'm Trusting You


4. My God Is So Big and So Strong and So Mighty


5. Shine a Light


Slow Songs:

  1. King of My Heart


2. Waymaker


3. Goodness of God


4. Yes I Will


5. I Am Who You Say I Am