SCCS Home Bulletin

September 1, 2021

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How are the first days of school going?

If you see the smiles, hear the chatter and laughter (and the quiet, too!), and see the engagement in each classroom...you'll join us in praising God for a great start to the school year!

SCHOOL PICTURES

School pictures will be taken by Alison Obbink Photography on Wednesday, September 8 and Thursday, September 9. Grades TK, K, 1, 5, and 6 will be on Wednesday and Grades 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8 will be on Thursday. 4Care will not be have pictures taken at SCCS. Look for the order form envelopes to be sent home today. We would like all envelopes to be returned by Friday, Sept. 3 and no later than Tuesday morning, Sept. 7. If you do not wish to purchase pictures, please still return your envelope and mark it "no order". All students will take a picture (even if they do not order) to be put on the class composite.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

  • Please check the online calendar for upcoming events (http://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/calendar.cfm)
  • Each Wednesday , SCCS dismisses at 2:05 for teacher professional development.
  • Just a reminder that since the public school has switched back to Wednesday early outs, the bus routes remain the same all week long.
  • Students may ride a different bus for daycare purpose only. Parents must write a note, email or call the office to get a bus pass for your child. If you need to contact the transportation director for any reason, call 722-2481.
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SCCS Trailblazer Online Apparel Store is OPEN!

It’s time to add some new Trailblazer apparel to your family’s wardrobes! Our online apparel store features new designs on t-shirts, performance shirts, hoodies, and more.

Click here: https://stores.mdesignpromos.com/sioux_center_christian_apparel/shop/home

The store is open until Monday, September 13. We will have samples of most of the items (not the Bella t-shirts and Port & Co hoodies) by the TRIP office.


We have a tradition of wearing school colors on Trailblazer Tuesdays (which is EVERY Tuesday!). You also might want to think ahead to Christmas gifts … and remember to share the apparel store link with Grandparents.

BLOOMZ INFO: ALL SCHOOL COMMUNICATION ON BLOOMZ STARTING TODAY!

  • We will continue to use Bloomz as our school communication tool. Bloomz is our main method of communication throughout the school year, so we ask that all parents view the training below and become comfortable with the tool. Bloomz has made many enhancements this summer. Parents can find a training for Bloomz at https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/parents/bloomz.cfm.
  • Parents should have received an invitation to join your child's class; please accept the invitation. If you are having difficulty joining that class, please contact the homeroom teacher or the office.
  • NOTE: All communication will be via Bloomz starting September 1.

SPANISH CLUB

Students in grades 2-5 are invited to join Spanish Club with Senorita Jessica Walvoort! Spanish Club is a fun after school program for students to learn conversational Spanish through activities, interactions, and conversation. The club starts on Sept 20 and meets on Mondays and Thursdays every week during the school year. Click here for more details: https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/editoruploads/files/Spanish_Club_Flyer_21-22.pdf On Friday, Miss Walvoort will be visiting classrooms to share the excitement of Spanish Club with grades 2-5!

CHILDCARE OPPORTUNITIES

4CARE: There are still spots open in our 4Care program, with both AM and PM sections available. The 4Care classroom is now in the main school building with lots of room, newly remodeled bathrooms, new toys and furniture, and free lunch! Check out https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/admissions/4care.cfm to learn more.


AFTERCARE: There are also spots available in our Aftercare program. It is available for TK-5th grade from the end of the school day to 5:30 at an hourly rate. To learn more about Aftercare click here. Forms for registering your child(ren) are below and can be returned to the office.

BLAZER ACADEMY

To aid students in the completion of homework and to assist with organizational skills and potential remediation needed, we will once again be offering Blazer Academy!


Blazer Academy will be held on Thursdays after school from 3:15-4:15 September-November and January-April. Certified teachers and/or paraprofessionals will be assisting all students under the supervision of the Director of Inclusive Education.


Students will be supported to complete any homework and receive supplemental instruction on assignments. A schedule will be followed and organizational skills will be implemented in a caring environment.


To register, fill out the attached form and turn into the office. The cost for the entire program for all-year support is $300/student. The first payment of $30 will be due at registration, with the remaining payments of $30 each being made with tuition each month. Space is limited to 15 students in order to provide individualized support.

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HELP AT OUTLET 75

Did you know that in just two years of business, Outlet 75 has helped fuel the daily mission at Sioux Center Christian by giving $124,000 toward our educational task! That’s a BIG DEAL!


People in Sioux Center and the surrounding communities LOVE shopping at Outlet 75… it’s like a local TJ Maxx or Marshalls! All the inventory is overstock purchased from major retailers.


Would you show your gratitude to our amazing Outlet 75 managers (Melissa Punt, Amy Feekes, and Janey Boogerd) by working a 2 hour shift at the store?

We RELY on volunteers, so that profits can be directed to school … and we need more SCCS parents, grandparents, and supporters to help fill sixteen shifts every week. It truly is a fun place to volunteer! You will either help check out customers and/or help unpack, sort, price, and rearrange clothing, shoes, and décor.


Here’s a link to the September schedule…if there is an open shift you can fill, please email/text or call Janey at info@shopoutlet75.com (712-449-8106)
If it doesn’t work this month, but you would like to be included in future schedules, contact Janey.


www.shopoutlet75.com Follow Outlet 75 on Instagram and Facebook!


PS The Gorditas “El Najas” Food Truck will be at Outlet 75 TONIGHT (Wed, Sept 1) from 5:30 – 8pm!


Bring the family for supper and shopping!

SACK PACK PROGRAM

Sack Pack Program: All students have the opportunity to take advantage of the Sack Pack Program. This program provides free food items in a “sack” each Friday to assist families who are struggling to make ends meet. Nurse Stacy discretely distributes the sacks each week. If your student(s) participated in this program last year, they will automatically be re-enrolled this year. If you no longer wish to participate, contact Nurse Stacy. If you would like to join the program, just email Nurse Stacy at sschaap@siouxcenterchristian.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 Carmen Mulder (cmulder@siouxcenterchristian.com).
  • You can find the lunch and dishwashing schedule here.

SCHOOL CALENDARS

School calendars are available for $15 each in the TRIP Office. Grandparents love them!

WE ARE HIRING

ASSISTANT CUSTODIAN POSITION OPENING: Sioux Center Christian School is looking to fill the position of assistant custodian. We are looking for a hardworking, dependable, detail-oriented person to serve in this position, working 2-5 hours/day after school releases (working any time after 3:15). Responsibilities include general cleaning and custodial duties. This position has very flexible hours to meet your schedule. We invite you to join our fast-paced, fun work environment! Interested candidates should forward the staff application (found at https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/about/employment.cfm), and a resume to Josh Bowar, head of school, at jbowar@siouxcenterchristian.com. A review of applications will begin immdiately and will continue until the position is filled.


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 contact Stacy Haarhoff (shaarhoff@siouxcenterchristian.com) 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!

FROM NURSE STACY

The National Pediculosis Association has named September as Head Lice Prevention Month! Many families will experience a head lice infestation at some point during their child’s school years so there is nothing to be alarmed about. These are the steps we follow when one or more of our students is hosting head lice.


  • All classmates of the affected student(s) will be screened
  • All siblings and sibling’s classmates of affected student(s) will be screened
  • Parents of classmates of affected student(s) will be notified of possible exposure


There are a few proactive measure we can take to prevent head lice as we enter this season. It is recommended by both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) that parents spend 15 minutes each week checking their children for evidence of head lice. It is also recommended to wash your child’s coat, hat, bags, etc. weekly to prevent sharing any germs or bugs. Talk to your kids about not sharing hats, scarves, headbands, ponytail holders, etc. with friends. Please also read the attached information to learn what to look for and what to do if you find your child has head lice.

ALL KIDS CAN

All Kids Can is a local ministry that strives to make activities accessible to children of all ages. “We believe healthy kids are involved kids and that God desires these same opportunities for all His children. It is our goal and desire to take away any and all obstacles to healthy involvement in a balance of activities including music camps, private lessons, STEM camps, basketball, football, wrestling, dance, hockey, gymnastics and an unlimited number of others.” Requests can be made for camps, piano/strings lessons, instrument rental, sports gear, and more. To learn more and to apply for a scholarship, go to www.allkidscan.org

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • 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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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.

Every Student TREASURED, Every Student TRAINED, Every Student TRANSFORMED