Auction Volunteer Shift Sign Up
Make sure you sign up to volunteer at the
uction & Festival on February 17th & 18th.
When you return from the mid-winter break, it will be the week of Auction!  So, before you go enjoy all the fun activities you have planned, please take a moment to sign up for at least one volunteer shift.

Auction weekend takes over 1,000 volunteer shift hours, so we need everyone's help! Please sign up to volunteer at least one 1-hour shift.  

The links below will allow you to sign up via a Google spreadsheet, which displays available shifts in real-time.  Simply enter your name in your desired shift time and the document will automatically be saved.  It's that easy!  Note: You must sign up from a computer not a mobile device or tablet.   
Class Booths
Pre-K - Games  
Kindergarten - Games  
1st Grade - Games  
2nd Grade - Games 
3rd Grade - Games 
4th Grade - Games  
5th Grade - Bakery 
6th Grade - Silent Auction  
9th Grade - Parking 
10th Grade - Concessions Tent 
11th Grade - Parking 
12th Grade - Live Auction 

Middle & High School Student Shifts
Service and community are part of SCS's core values. Auction Weekend provides an opportunity for our students to serve together, build relationships, develop skills outside the classroom, and learn about the value of giving back.
Middle school students are expected to work a 1-hour shift in their grade's assigned area.  Parents can sign their student up through the links above.
High school students are expected to work a 2-hour shift in their grade's assigned area. Students will sign up for a shift with teachers.

Contact Amy Schlabach, Director of Events

Business Advertising Opportunity

A great way to showcase your business to thousands is to sponsor the Auction or advertise in the catalog.  Don't miss out on the opportunities below.
  •  Become a sponsor and get premier seating, reserved parking, express checkout, an advertisement in the catalog and more.
  •  Advertise your business to thousands of auction attendees with an advertisement in the catalog.
Grandparents' Day - Save the Date
Thursday, March 9
Pre-K through 5th grade students are encouraged to tell their grandparents or a special friend to save the date for Grandparents' Day.

We will also mail your grandparent an invitation if you submit an Invitation Request Form to your child's teacher or the front office by Friday, February 24th.

More details to follow soon. 
Blazer Olympics - Save the Date
Friday, March 10 
8:30am to approx. 11:30am

Blazer Olympics is a day when kindergarten through 5th grade students participate in field game competitions.   Students compete within their grade level in both Blue/Gold team competitions and individual competitions.  Stay tuned for more information.
SCS Voted Best Private School 4 Years in a Row
The results are in and we are thrilled to announce that we received
1st Place in Family Living Magazine's Best Of Awards for the fourth consecutive year! 

Thank you for voting for us; we consider it a privilege to educate your children each year!
Voting Closes February 13th - Vote Today
Best of SRQ Local is another opportunity to vote for SCS as the Best Private School.  Last year we came in second place for the second year in a row.   

Help us finish in first place this year and
vote today!  Voting closes February 13th.
Host Families Needed for Teacher Exchange Program
SCS has been approved for the second year in a row to participate in the International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP).
Mr. Joseph from Indonesia, and Mr. Phonesawai from Laos, are eligible and eager to volunteer as teaching assistants at SCS for the 2017-18 year.   
Mr. Phonesawai
Mr. Joseph
In order to proceed with final arrangements for this exchange, two host homes must be identified by February 15.

Click here for more details.
Super-Sized Spirit Day
Friday, February 24

We're having another SUPER-SIZED SPIRIT DAY!  Students get creative and show your Blazer Spirit .

This is your chance to paint your face, color your hair, wear your jersey, etc.  Have fun with it, but just be mindful that your clothing is expected to be appropriate and in keeping with blue/gold spirit colors.  (Parents, please don't feel obligated to buy anything special, just use what they already own.)  It will also be a free jeans days if you're dressed in spirit wear!

You'll also earn spirit points for your blue/gold spirit team! 
Attire Guidelines:
Standard clothing parameters are as follows: Jeans, uniform bottoms, or bottoms in blue/gold spirit colors are acceptable. No shorts for middle & high school girls, skirts and dresses must be knee-length, no leggings except under a skirt or dress, only appropriate pictures/wording on t-shirts, shoulders are to be covered, everything must be modest in fit and length, not be torn or have holes.  Closed-toed shoes for elementary and middle school.
2017-18 School Year Calendar
Below are the opening/closing dates for the 2017-18 school year.   

(all students)
September 4 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
October 13 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Day
October 16-20 - NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
October 24 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (3:30-6:30pm)
November 3 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Day (K-12 students only)
November 20-24 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
December 22 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Day
Dec. 25 - Jan. 5 - NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
January 15 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 1-2 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Day
February 16-17 - 59TH AUCTION & FESTIVAL
February 19 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day
March 16 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Day
March 22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (3:30-6:30pm)
March 26-30 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
May 25 - K-12TH LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Early Dismissal)
NOTE: We have changed from a Mid-Winter Break to a Fall Break.

Uniform Ordering Reminder
Just a friendly reminder that this is the last year students may wear uniforms shirts and sweatshirts with the old logo. 

Next year, ALL uniforms and sweatshirts must have the new logo below.
Although we've been announcing the phase out of the retired logo since May 2015, we wanted to give you another reminder so you can budget/plan accordingly.  Feel free to order anytime for next year; you don't have to wait until the start of the school year.

Contact the school, at 371-6481 or news@sarasotachristian.org, if you have questions regarding discontinuing the old logo uniforms.

Moms In Prayer
Join us for a powerful time of prayer and 
experience the joy of peace and hope when you pray for your child and our school with other moms.
Thursdays at 8:00am
SCS Room 40
Contact: Damarys Brock at damarys@brock360.com.
Fridays at 8:00am
Bethel Mennonite Church Pavilion 
Contact: Joetta Raber at toddraber@verizon.net