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Monday Monitor

dEC 14, 2020

Head of School Report

Yesterday was the 3rd Sunday of Advent. I lit my 3rd candle, the pink one representing joy or rejoicing.

It is also called Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete is a sacred Christmas carol, thought to have been composed in the 16th century. It is beautifully sung in this YouTube video in the original Latin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFtppysEl-k

“Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is born

Of the virgin Mary

Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is born

Of the virgin Mary

The time of Grace has come, which we have waited for

Let us devotedly render Him joyful songs

God has become Man, and Nature is astounded

The world has been renewed by the reigning Christ

The closed gate of Ezekiel has been crossed

From there the Light has risen, Salvation has come in

Therefore, our congregation, praise Him in brightness!

Bless the Lord! Greeting to our King!

Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is born

Of the virgin Mary

Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is born

Of the virgin Mary.”

As this Advent season continues, may we joyfully wait and prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, and ultimately for the return of Christ at His second coming.

This year we are waiting, not only for Christ’s return, but for an end of this pandemic. It has grown wearying for many of us, especially when it means we may not get together with family and friends. I pray the meaning of this candle, “joy,” exudes from us in such a way that others ask why we are joyful.  May we all reap the benefits of rejoicing in our Lord and Savior.

Speaking of joy – did you enjoy the concert? It was wonderful.  Thank you, students, for your hard work, and a special thank you to Mrs. Holleran for all the extra time it took her to prepare it for your viewing.

Rejoicing always,

Vicky Fogg

Head of School

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Christmas Break – Quarantine Prep

Will you and your family be gathering with people outside of your household for Christmas?  Do you need to prepare to quarantine? If so, please let us know as soon as possible so teachers can prepare!

“Beyond the Classroom” Scholarship Fund Campaign

Our “Beyond the Classroom” Scholarship Fund Campaign will continue as we strive to increase our scholarship funds. Thank you to all who have given thus far! If you have not given, now is the time! Simply click on the button below to visit our campaign site. Take advantage of tax deductible giving by donating before the year’s end! 

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“Beyond the Classroom” Campaign

Important Dates

  • Dec. 21 – Jan. 3: Christmas Break
  • Jan 25: Zoom Association Meeting at 6:30 pm *date change from original 1/11/21*

Ongoing Fundraisers

  • Sweatshirt Orders: The sweatshirts should be in this week, there has been a slight delay due to staffing issues related to COVID-19.
  • Pizza Thursdays: $2 per slice! You can pay several weeks/months in advance if that is more convenient. 
  • AmazonSmile: Same products, prices, and Prime benefits! Just go to “AmazonSmile” online, type in “Mid Vermont Christian School” when it asks for an organization to donate to, click on our name, and begin shopping! 0.5% of every purchase is donated directly to our school!

Mr. Ralph’s Corner

Are you getting sick of all the rules and regulations being put on us during the COVID pandemic? Well, they don’t seem that far fetched when compared to some of these! Here are some actual laws:

  • In Knoxville, Tennessee it is unlawful to lasso a fish.
  • In Portland, Oregon it is illegal to shake a feather duster in someone’s face.
  • In Hawaii no one may whistle in a bar.
  • It is unlawful to tie a crocodile to a fire hydrant in Detroit.
  • In Tuscumbia, Alabama it is against the law for more than 8 rabbits to reside on the same block.
  • In Arizona it is illegal to hunt or shoot a camel.
  • In Atlanta, Georgia it is illegal to make faces at school children while they are studying.

Hey, congratulations to Mrs. Yohe’s husband, Herb, for bagging an archery doe last Thursday. Archery season ends tomorrow, December 15th, and that wraps up all of the deer hunting seasons in Vermont. It was a great year for some (Reed and Skye in particular) and a little frustrating for others (like me, I never saw a deer!) Now it’s time to wait ’til the ponds and lakes freeze up, dust off the tip-ups and the auger, and get ready for some ice fishing, or maybe some snow so we can strap on the snowshoes!

Only 10 shopping days until Christmas – still plenty of time for you procrastinators!

Have a wonderful Christmas break!

Mr. Ralph

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This Week’s “Senior Spotlight” – Anna Loiselle

Our first senior featured in the “Senior Spotlight” is Anna Loiselle! As student body president and a captain of the volleyball team, Anna Loiselle is no stranger to being a leader. She is a hard-working student, a humble role model for our underclassmen, and a lover of photography, Spotify, and Diet Coke! Post MVCS, Anna hopes to study marketing and work on building her photography business. She was just recently accepted into Liberty University, and has also applied to Grand Canyon University, Messiah College, and Gordon College. Please pray for Anna as she seeks the Lord’s will for her future and continues to grow in her faith! And check out her photography page, linked below! We are so thankful for you, Anna!

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“Anna Loiselle Photography”

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Little Nest News

Did you watch the Virtual Christmas Concert?? These students pictured below from Miss Blessing’s class and many others were featured – such a fantastic way to ring in the season and celebrate all God is doing at our school through music! Here are some “rehearsal” shots, with Mrs. Holleran teaching 3rd and 4th graders a simple dance combination!

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Big Nest News

Students in the Barnes’ Sustainable Agriculture class learned how to propagate snake plants last week! In addition to putting to use their horticultural knowledge, these students will be responsible for caring for these new plants throughout next semester. Way to “grow” you guys!

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MVCS Eagles Athletics

“For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” – 1 Timothy 4:8

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Stay tuned via email and Sycamore for more updates on COVID-19 protocols for this season and practice/game schedules! Email mvcsad@mvcs.info with any questions for Mr. Barnes, our Athletic Director.

Praise and Prayer

Praise:

  • Our school remains free from COVID cases so far – thank you Lord for keeping us healthy!
  • MVCS has grown as a community through in-person learning – praise the Lord for being able to stay open and how beneficial that has been for our whole school!

Prayer:

  • Pray for those who are isolated and lonely this Christmas – pray we would all find ways to reach out and serve them in this strange time.
  • Pray for our nation to be humbled during such a divisive and tense season, and trust that God’s purposes will not be thwarted.

Virtual Christian College Fairs – Check out the link below!Christian College Fairs

SAT Information

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“In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”

~ Colossians 2:3 ~

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