GVCS Weekly THUNDERBOLT
Week of October 14th
**No School Friday, October 18th due to Teacher In-Service**
WAT 1st Prize Deadline – Tuesday, 10/15
Tuesday is the 1st prize cut-off date for the students raising pledges for WAT. In order to qualify for this incentive students must have brought 10 letters to the office to be mailed.
Show Your Thunder Pride
Available for $25 is a "G" emblem on your driveway in Grand View green. This is a great way to show your Grand View spirit! All proceeds go to the athletic department. Please email Emma Janssen (GVCS Cheer Coach) at firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order. Please provide Emma with your name, address and any specific directions you may have on where your emblem should be placed in your driveway. All payments need to be made in cash/check or cc in the school office. The cheer team will be spraying the emblems on October 12th and October 26th.
Orders for the week of October 21 are due by Wednesday, October 16th.
A printable version of the monthly menu can be found HERE.
Fine Arts Boosters (FAB) Meeting
If your child sings, plays an instrument, acts &/or creates, attend the October FAB meeting to learn what's happening with GVCS Fine Arts! We will meet on 10/15, 3:30-5:00 p.m., at the HS building in Room 224. Learn about our Fall Melodrama & much more.
Questions? Contact FAB Chair Patty Davis, email@example.com
Fall Sports Schedules
Fall sports schedules can be found on the school website at: http://www.grandviewchristianschool.org/athletics/
Sports Season Passes can be purchased in the school office or at home games. Parent passes are $75 each and Grandparents passes are $50 each. These passes are good for all GVCS home games during the 2019-2020 school year.
Lost & Found
Please be sure to stop by the lost and found table for any missing items. Anything not claimed will be donated after Thursday, October 18th.
JOSTENS – Sophomore & Senior Orders
The Jostens representative will be picking up the Sophomore class rings and the Senior class graduation cap and gown orders later this week. Please have your order form and payment to the office by 8:00am on Thursday morning or order online at http://www.jostens.com.
THUNDER POWER READING HOUR
Mark your calendars for November 14 from 6:30-7:30pm for Thunder Power Reading Hour to be held at our ELMS building. Be watching for more details to come soon!
Grandparents Day Safety Procedures
On Friday, November 8th, our hallways will be filled with grandparents coming to join their grandchildren for Grandparent’s Day festivities. As you know, we now implement the RAPTOR program at our schools to ensure the safety of all our students. This Grandparent’s Day, all of our visitors will need to check in with our RAPTOR program at the beginning of their session. In order to make this process go as smoothly as possible, we are encouraging that all local grandparents come in to either building BEFORE Grandparent’s Day to be checked into the system. Our buildings are open from 7:30-4:00 PM Monday-Friday on normal school days.
SIP & SERVE
Join other parents in the PTF room on Friday mornings for Sip & Serve. Enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with other parents while we help teachers and staff with various projects including laminating, cutting things out, putting together bulletin boards, and anything else they need done! Come and go as you need to. As always, feel free to bring your young children with you!
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Regeneration team and our new Hopesong team!!! We can't wait to see how you will develop your musical gifts this year and use them for God's glory as you serve others in this way!!
In an effort to enhance our service to the Grand View community through school safety, we are adjusting the manner in which we allow visitor access to both our high school and elementary/middle school buildings. As we grow into a larger school community, it is vital that we do all we can to help our students quickly identify the adults who are safe to interact with in our buildings. With that in mind, please read below for our new visitor protocol.
-Starting August 23rd, 2019 (between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm at the EL/MS building and 8:15 and 3:15 at the HS building) all visitors (including parents), volunteers, and outside contractors will need to sign in at the office and present a government issued form of identification (ID).
-Our front office staff will ask for your ID, scan the ID, and a visitor badge will then be printed out. You must wear this visitor badge for the entirety of your visit.
-When your visit has concluded, please sign out with office personnel.
-Future visits will not require the presentation of ID as your information will be saved in our system. You will still need to sign in with our office staff and obtain a visitor badge.
With any amount of change you can expect there to be challenges ahead. It is with the safety of our students and staff in mind that we ask for your patience and understanding as our offices begin implementing this new protocol.
We now have online ordering for hot lunch! Click the link to get signed up today! All orders must be placed the Wednesday BEFORE the week lunches are needed.
A couple notes:
- Make sure to click ahead to the correct date if ordering for more than 1 week.
- If you want to deselect an item you've already placed in your cart, you CAN do that in the cart. It will not allow you to deselect the button once it's been clicked... but when you go to pay, you can easily delete it from your cart.
- Money can NOT be transferred between students and any credits students receive back will only be used for that specific student. Also, any unused credits in the account at the end of the school year, can NOT be refunded, so placing a large amount of funds into the account, without specific plans to use them, is not wise.
We are very excited to welcome our new elementary and middle school Principal, Mr. Aaron Pals. Aaron is a 2002 graduate of Grandview Park Baptist School and spent his school years growing up in our current high school. Aaron brings a great deal of wisdom and experience, strong, servant leadership, and joy to our school and we can't wait to see how God will use him and his awesome family in our school! Check back soon for a "getting to know you" video on Mr. Pals.
Hopesong was blessed to have an opportunity to sing in New York City on June 4. Fourteen students rehearsed music with singers from around the country then performed a collective concert at Alice Tully Hall, part of the Lincoln Center Complex. The students were able to sit under the direction of Rene Clausen, director of the Concordia Choir in Moorehead, MN. Dr. Clausen is a world-renowned composer and director and the students were able to experience excellent choral singing. Even through long rehearsals, busy days, and late nights the students represented their Savior and their school with excellence. Thank you to all who prayed for our trip. Soli Deo Gloria!
A few quotes from students:
“There were multiple times where the music was so beautiful that I just had to close my eyes and soak it in.”
“It seems a lot of people sing to make themselves known, and I am reminded that the only real reason any of us sing is in order to bring glory to God and make His name known.
“Even though this world has spectacular things to offer, it’s all temporary. I need to focus on things above.”
“This was a time I really saw the real world outside of my Christian bubble.”
Check out all these awesome new books we got for our library with money raised at the Scholastic book fair!! Mrs. Mosher is SO excited and has been working hard getting them ready for students toenjoy this fall!
THANK YOU to all who helped with and shopped at our book fair!!
-- 2% discount for non-scholarship recipient students when full year is paid prior to August 1st.
-- 1% discount for non-scholarship recipient students if one semester in paid in full prior to August 1st and January 1st.