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September 15, 2021

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FROM DR. B.

Add extreme energy, singing, team building, burgers, camping, and a storyline together, and you've got yourself the 6th grade Oak Grove partnership kickoff. Thanks to the 6th grade team and parents for making memories! #boysstayononesideoftheroad #girlsontheother #calledtobeuncommon #somuchenergy #treasured #trained #transformed

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Start the day with 1st grade, end the day with 5th grade. Two great family events put on by PACE! Food, football, fun, friends. I'd say that's a great Saturday. #dizzyswing #childrenspark #lotsofcookies #treasured #trained #transformed
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES UPDATE

The board of trustees is thankful for the support of the SCCS community and the passion the constituency has for the mission of SCCS. Please check out this link for an update from Greg Van Dyke, board president:

https://www.smore.com/7n3sd

IMPACT OUR TREASURED STUDENTS

You can give a donation that impacts our students while also receiving 75% of your donation back!

How is this possible??

When you make a donation to NICSTO (Northwest Iowa Christian Schools Tuition Organization), you receive an IOWA TAX CREDIT certificate valued at 75% of your donation.

Sioux Center Christian receives 100% of your gift and grants it to students who qualify. Last year, 267 of our students were blessed to receive $224,807 in NICSTO tuition grants!

Our goal this year is $316,242…and if we do not reach our goal, other Christian schools within NICSTO are allowed to finish up our goal and receive additional tuition grants for their school.

It’s easy to give! There is no minimum or maximum; you may give cash, grain, stocks, bonds, or from your IRA.

Learn more about this giving opportunity: https://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/support/nicsto.cfm

Forms are available by the TRIP window or at the link above.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

  • Please check the online calendar for upcoming events (http://www.siouxcenterchristian.com/calendar.cfm)
  • 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.

LOST AND FOUND

There are numerous items that have found their way to the Lost and Found Table already this year...sweatshirts, water bottles, shorts, a camping chair...please stop by and claim what is yours!
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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

BOX TOP INFORMATION

The physical box tops are going away and being replaced by digital ones. As a school we are no longer collecting box tops in the classrooms but encourage you to continue to scan your receipts for the school. We will also continue to have a box outside of the TRIP office where you can bring any physical box tops that you still have. If you have any questions or need help with the app, you can contact Emily Mouw (303-437-6430) or Kristi Van Wyk (712-449-5365) Thanks!

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.

NATIONAL CONCUSSION AWARENESS

National Concussion Awareness Day 9/17/21 - Part of our SCCS policy regarding concussion is to educate our students and parents annually. Please review this link from the CDC regarding recognizing concussion symptoms, importance of reporting concussion symptoms, and safe return to play/school. https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/schools/tbi_factsheets_parents-508-a.pdf

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WE ARE HIRING

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 Carmen Mulder (cmulder@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!

BAKE SALE

BAKE SALE for the Middleburg Christian education fund!

Open TODAY plus, Thursday, and Friday from 1-6pm at 1838 6th Ave SE, Sioux Center

Stop by and grab some treats for your family or co-workers!

PORK 'N' BANDS

The Covenant CRC Christian Education Committee along with the Fruited Plain invite you to Pork N Bands on Saturday, September 18! We will be serving Kramer’s famous pulled pork sandwiches with chips and a sweet treat. Serving starts at 5pm in the parking lot of the Fruited Plain. All donations from the meal go toward the Covenant CRC Christian Education Fund. Make sure to stay for the live music.

BRIDGE OF HOPE APPLE PIES

Bridge of Hope is once again making and selling delicious apple pies as a fundraiser for their Christian Education Fund. Pies are $15 each. If interested in purchasing, please contact the church office (722- 3951 or office@bridgecrc.org) with your name, phone number and number of pies you wish to purchase by Monday, September 27.


Pies will be made on Saturday, October 23, and will be ready for pickup at the church office/Ministry Center (43 2nd Street NE) on Tuesday, October 26 or Thursday, October 28, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. (If neither of those pick-up dates work, arrangements can be made for a different time.) Thanks for your support!

SCHOOL CALENDARS

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

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

6th-8th Theatre Workshop Sign up

Try Hockey for Grades K-4

Dordt Cheer Youth Camp for Grades TK-6

5th/6th Sioux Center Rec Volleyball

Girl Scout Information

Northwestern Cheer Camp

Sioux Center Drivers Fall Education Classes

  • Attention 7th and 8th Graders: ETM- Early Teen Ministry begins this week Sept 19 at 7:30 at First CRC Ministry Building. Come for a lesson, games and snacks. We always have a fun time and would love to see you join us.

  • 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 to use towards school approved items and a certificate of recognition. A nomination form can be found here.

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