12-16-2015 Memo

December Song: Ring the Bells

Christmas Program:  Everyone is invited to the FCS Christmas program Friday night, 7:30pm.

Save the Date!!  The annual FSC Ski Trip to Cascade Mountain is planned for Friday, Jan 22, 2016 (back up date Friday, Feb 19, 2016).  Watch the memo for more details at a later date.

8th Grade Fundraiser: Please mark your calendars and save the date for the FCS 8th Grade Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser.  Breakfast will be served Saturday morning, Jan 16, 2016, from 7am-10am.

Christmas Break:  Students will be dismissed at noon on Wed, Dec 23.  Classes will start again on Mon, Jan 4.

Christmas Caroling:  Everyone is invited to sing Christmas carols at school on Wednesday, Dec. 23, beginning at 9am.  Refreshments will follow.  A pizza lunch will be served around 11am to the students & staff by the LSC.

Fun Day:  December 23 – Red/Green Day

Advance Notice:  Near the end of January (no date chosen yet) we will celebrate the 100th day of school by having students dress up as a 100 year old person.  The February Fun Day is tentatively planned for Fri, Feb 26.  The students are invited to make an animal mask to wear that day.

New book from the RFPA – Gottschalk: Servant of God, A Story of Courage, Faith, and Love for the Truth, written by Connie Meyer. This biography is about a French monk who lived in the ninth century and suffered for his belief and advocacy of double predestination. The book has been written to be enjoyed by junior high and high school readers. Because the story is intriguing, adults will also enjoy this history and find the reading profitable. The book can be ordered for $17.95 at or by calling 616-457-5970.

Ice Skates & Hockey Sticks: The boards are up and the plastic tarp has arrived; now all we need is a sustained deep freeze and the students will be able to ice skate.  We would like to be prepared at school when the ice is ready.  We ask that before you send skates to school, check that they fit the child and clarify with all your children, which child will be wearing each different set of skates.  If there are name tags on the bottom of the skates from last year and that child will not be wearing them, please remove the name and we will put new ones on.  Otherwise the children (and the teachers) get very confused about who should be wearing what pairs. Also, each Upper and Middle Room child (and any of the younger children who will be staying after school to play hockey) need their own hockey stick for P.E. and recess.  The sticks have a tendency to break and it becomes a big issue when a student breaks someone else’s stick because they don’t have their own.

Faith Scrip news: Pick-up: Friday, December 18, 2:45-3:15 pm.  Scrip-to-go:  Friday 1:30-3:00pm.  Culver's Calendars with coupons inside available per request, suggested donation of $1.  Low Denomination Gift cards are back for a limited time.  There will be no Scrip order the week of Dec 28.  Contact Coordinator: Sara O.