Premier Christian School in the Lehigh Valley

Weekly Update To Keep You Informed

January 18, 2018

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
1/17 End of the Semester
1/18 Block 1 & 2 Exams
1/19 Block 3 & 4 Exams
1/22 HS 2nd Semester Schedule
Open House & Showcase
Tuesday, February 20 – Showcase
10:00 am – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Thursday, March 15
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Showcase
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Open House
Mark your calendars!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8th
7PM
SCS’s Annual Parent Forum
Do you have a question that you would like answered? Always wondered about something in your child’s classroom or their curriculum? Now’s your chance to ask! Submit your questions online or email ptf@salemchristian.org
Dr. Stanton will also be giving his annual address.
Athletic Fee Changes for 2018-2019
February 1, 2018 enrollment opens. 2018-2019 tuition rates will be attached to next week’s weekly update. Enrollment fee will be the same at $200 per family. Be sure to look for them. Don’t forget that tuition assistance needs to be applied for each year.
There is one change beginning next school year. The athletic fee (that has not changed in decades) will be $50 per sport with no family cap. The reason for the change is that PIAA is requiring athletic trainers and game officials costs have risen. This increase is still far less than comparable schools and does not cover the full costs. The fee will be applied to your FACTS account at the beginning of each season with a due date of the next cycle.
Speech Meet
The ACSI Speech Meet will be held again this year on Friday, March 16th at Lehigh Christian Academy in Allentown. Our first through fifth grade students have the opportunity to participate in this event. The ACSI Speech Meet encourages effective speech in an audience situation while helping students develop techniques to speak audibly, articulately, expressively, and with poise and confidence. We are excited to be a part of this opportunity this year.
How we are preparing your student for this opportunity:
Each student in grades 1st through 5th will be required to memorize
and recite a passage to their class.  Mrs. Parker will be emailing a letter for your student’s passage for memorization due by January 30. The
teachers will be working with the students to develop techniques
for good communication and speaking skills. In addition to this,
students will need to work on their passage at home.
If after this experience your child has an interest in participating in this year’s Speech Meet you will need to do the following:
    Choose a category: Bible Memorization, Poetry (for all grades);
Fable and Folklore (grades 2-4); Dramatic Bible Prose, Patriotic
Oration, Original Speech (grade 5)
***ACSI Speech Samplers will be available
Please email pparker@salemchristian.org if your child is interested in
participating by Monday, February 5.
More details and information will be given when a response is received.
Semester Grade Reports
The semester ended today. And, we have high school finals today and Friday. Therefore, new semester courses begin on Monday, January 21, 2018. Semester grade reports will be released Wednesday, January 23, 2018.
Illness Prevention
This is the season for flu and other illnesses. According to news reports, this season is particularly virulent. Therefore, please keep your child home if they are ill. We do our best to regularly clean the desks, door knobs, and other areas of common touching. Additionally, we remind the students to wash their hands often and thoroughly. However much we try to address the spread, the best way is to stay home and not infect others.
We understand the need for sick days. If the student is sick, send in a note to the office. If they have more than 10 days out, then a doctor’s excuse is necessary. If your child has had a fever they should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Thank you for your assistance in keeping the school healthy.
Taking A Bite Out of Broadway
February 10, 2018 @ 7 in the auditorium. Come have a great evening and support the Witness Team Booster Club. RSVP ONLINE
Box Tops
Just download the Box Tops Bonus App on your phone….Shop for participating products at Walmart and scan before Jan 31st! Box Tops are directly deposited into our account when you select Salem as your school. And don’t forget to clip the Box Tops on your products, too! Thanks for supporting the PTF with your purchases. Our school just received a check for $424.50 for our June and October submission! Please contact Sandy Pruittsandypru@ptd.netwith any questions.
Spirit Week
The SCS Eagles Booster Club is having a Spirit Week at Chick-fil-A at Trexlertown February 5-10 to raise money for the Booster Club!
Here are the flyers that MUST be shown prior to completing your order so that it is counted toward our sales. To make it a little more fun, it will be a competition between the boys and girls teams so be sure to show the correct flyer that you want to get the credit! You can print them out or show them on your phone to the cashier. You can go as many times as you would like; dine in, carry out, and catering orders are eligible toward the Spirit Week! Share with friends and family too! #scseagles #blueandgold #spiritweek2018
1/23 (Orders due by Friday prior at noon)
Chick-fil-A Nuggets, ($3.50)
Chick-fil-A Sandwich, ($3.50)
1/25 (Orders due by Tuesday prior at noon)
Mozzarella Sticks ($1.25)
1/26 (Orders due by Wednesday prior at noon)
Mom’s Penne Pasta, Meatballs w/sauce, Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert, Drink ($3.50), (MEGA-$4.50)
You can order and pay for the entire semester through your RenWeb portal. Be sure to log in through the parents portal to make your choices and pay for them.
Capital Campaign & Matching Gift Pledge
Thank you to everyone who responded to the Matching Gift Pledge! Praise the Lord for such a positive response to this need. We met the pledge!
We are excited to announce that we have received $ 167,000 thus far for the gymnasium and renovations. Additionally, we have been pledged an additional $3,000. We still have some way to go in order to fund the full project of approximately $250,000.
We all have a stake in the success of Salem Christian School and its mission! Whether you can contribute $20 or $100,000 beyond your fervent prayers, we are grateful.

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