West Valley Christian Middle School Student Life Update
November 11, 2015

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WVCS next PTO meeting will be the Monday AFTER Thanksgiving break - ("Cyber") Monday, November 30th at 7pm in the church lobby. Look forward to seeing you all and getting some fresh, new ideas back from break! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families!

Our next restaurant fundraiser is Thursday, November 12th from 4pm - 9pm at CHICK FIL-A in Northridge!  Your support makes it possible for us to continue to provide items for you student's classroom, athletic supplies, etc. Thank you for participating! See's Candy!!! Your order will be given to your student next week. Thank you for your participation!

Our annual Holiday Boutique - November 14th from 9am to 1pm in our gym! We still need LOTS of bake sale items and book donations. Please bring either donation to the school office. Prizes given for the classes that have the most visitors to our Holiday Boutique: 1st place prize - Pizza party and cupcakes! 2nd place price - Ice cream party! Go students!

Box Tops for Education! Please remember, WVCS collects Box Tops! PLEASE bring them to the school office. It's a great way to participate in year-round fundraising and help our school! We just sent in Box Tops totaling $407.50 for our school!!!! The final deadline to receive another check by the end of the school year is March 1st. Please get all Box Tops in by then! Thank you.

Pancake Breakfast & Polar Express Depot! Friday, December 4th. Breakfast starts at 7am! You will be receiving a donation list from your room/grade parent for this event. It's a great time for families and super fun for kids so let's all do our part to make it happen! Thanks in advance for your giving!

We're still in need of Ice Cream Friday help! The kids would miss it terribly if we don't get enough volunteers. It's 30 minutes one Friday a month to serve our students during the same time you are probably at school already. Please prayerfully consider serving our kids in this easy and very short time period each month - because they LOVE Ice Cream Fridays!!!! Thank you.

Stuff-A-Bus Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive: Friday, December 11, 6am -6:30pm
Corner of Victory & Topanga Canyon. Earn 500 points for each new, unwrapped toy.
shoppingpartnership.com/topanga for information about how to get credit for your toy donation by submitting a photo of the donation by December 31, 2015.
Please consider a donation - it helps families in need and a bonus 500 points for our kids! Thank you for your generosity this holiday season!
ASB News!
New Newscast!!

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Upcoming Dress Day!

Don't forget...
NO SCHOOL  on Wednesday, November 11th in honor of Veteran's Day. 

The Scholastic Book Club November and Holiday order catalogs are out! Orders placed in November can get a free Snoopy eraser! Parents, please place the orders online. Orders are due November 30th! Place orders at: scholastic.com/readingclub, order code NJBDJ. The October orders should arrive Monday!

Thanksgiving Break is just around the corner! November 23-27 there will be no school! 

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are due to campus by Wednesday, November 18th. Help make Christmas a special time for a child in the world.  
Falcon Sports Update
MS Boys Flag Football Schedule:
  • Championship game: Friday, 11/13 @ Westmark 3:45pm

MS Girls Basketball Schedule:
  • Championship game: Thursday, 11/12 @ WVCS Gym 4pm
8th Grade DC Trip!
8th Grade Families - If you missed the info meeting, click on the links below to get the itenerary and the application form. The initial deposit is due 11/11.
This is a tremendous educational experience that ties together the entire year of history class. Check out these links and come to the meeting to learn more information!

Preliminary Itinerary

Trip Application Form

Photos from previous trips

More trip photos!
6th and 7th Grade Outdoor Ed Trip!
Information Meetintg coming soon!!!

Korean Exchange Students
Be a host family to a WVCS Korean student this January!

WVCS will be hosting Korean students visiting America for the first time in their lives. Consider hosting one or two students in January. The Korean students stay with our school and/or church families to experience American culture. This is a unique and fulfilling opportunity for our school and church families and the visiting students. The Korean students are in grades of upper elementary through middle school age.

This is our third year hosting Korean students at West Valley Christian School. Please help us continue promoting this program by becoming a host family. We are currently in need of four (4) new host families. Below is general information regarding the student's visit.
  • Students arrive in the afternoon @WVCS on Monday, January 4th
  • Students depart from WVCS on Thursday, January 28th
  • Students attend WVCS Monday through Friday
  • Global Education Company picks up the Korean students every Saturday for an all day field trip
  • Students spend Sundays with their host families
This wonderful opportunity does consider the resources of the host family and gives each family a stipend of $800 for each student placed in a home.

Prayerfully consider opening your home to a Korean student this January. Please call or email Maggie Rojas at 818.884-4710 ext. 226 or mrojas@westvalleychristianschool.com if you would like to be considered or for more information about becoming a host family!
Chapel Update
No Chapel this week due to the Holiday. Chapel returns next week!

Parents are always welcome to attend middle school chapel on Wednesdays, 10:05am-10:50am. 

Calendar of Events
THURNovember 12PTO Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A Northridge!!!
FRINovember 13
Falcon Friday
Friday Ice Cream Sales after school! 
SATNovember 14Holiday Boutique
WEDNovember 18 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes Due! 
FRINovember 20
Falcon Friday
Friday Ice Cream Sales after school!
November 23-27
West Valley Christian School ~ 22450 Sherman Way West Hills 91307 ~ 818-884-4710 office