10-21-2013 Memo

October Song:  Psalter #81 stanzas 1,3,4.

Donuts:  Wednesday, October 30.

Scrip News:  Don't forget pickup is from 9:30-10am on Saturday this week because of Teacher's Convention. The coordinator on call this month is Sarah H. Email highlights… we are running low on Woodman's $50 – Kohl's offers ScripNow! – I-Tunes 5% bonus starts on Saturday… see your "Faith Scrip News" email for more details & deals. Happy Shopping!

No School:  Due to Teacher’s Convention this week there will be no school Wed-Fri, Oct 23-25.

Young Readers’ Week:  Our school will be celebrating Young Readers’ Week Oct 28-Nov 1.  Look for some special reading activities that the teachers have planned for their classrooms.  On Fri. afternoon, the whole school will be reading together and working on some projects.  Our theme for this year is “Books are Treasures to Build On.”  Help promote some reading in your home tonight!  

Special Lunch: Chicken nuggets will be available for lunch on Friday, November 1 to celebrate the conclusion of Young Reader’s Week.  Please supplement your child’s lunch as just nuggets will be served.  A special snack will also be provided in the afternoon for all our young readers-keep reading!

Photo Contest:  The school calendar committee is planning a photo contest for next year's school calendar.  Voting will take place next January, so start now trying to capture the perfect shot for the contest.  More details will be coming soon.

Banket:   Please make checks payable to Eastside Christian School and give to Melissa before Fri.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Katie Kooiker on Tuesday, Oct. 22, Jorie Alsum on Thurs, Oct 24, Emma DeVries and Jesse Regnerus on Monday, Oct 28, and Zach VanderVeen on Tues, Oct 29!

Help Needed:  Since this is the first time the Teacher's Convention is in Randolph, I was asked to set-up some tours for Thursday afternoon for the teachers.  Based on demand, there are 7 tours that we will offer.  They are to:

 1.) UWGP Ethanol Plant and the Glacial Hills Wind Farm
 2.) Jung's Seeds and then Dutch American Foods
 3.) Trek Bikes in Waterloo
 4.) Horicon Marsh Education Center and Trails
 5.) Blue Heron Horicon Marsh Boat Tours                                        
 6.) Sassy Cow Dairy just west of Columbus
 7.) A general driving tour of the Randolph area

I have contacted and set-up all of these tours already.  Since the area roads may be unfamiliar to those from out of state, I am looking for one person to help get each group to and from their
destination.  You are welcome to participate in the tour, but other than getting the group to and from the destination, you are not responsible for anything else.  If you are able to help,  please contact Mike VV and we'll go from there.

8th Grade Breakfast:  The 8th grade will be serving breakfast as a fund raiser on Sat, Nov 9, 7:30-10am.

PT Conferences:  See schedule below.

Report Cards:  Tues, Oct 22 is the end of the first marking period.  Report cards will be sent home with students on Wed, Oct 30.