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Monday Monitor

Monday Monitor – February 8, 2021

Head of School Report

I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself,

if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus,

to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

Acts 20:24

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Wendy Yohe, a faithful servant of Christ at Mid Vermont Christian School, will be retiring at the end of this year.

Wendy has faithfully served and given much of her time and energy to minister at MVCS for the past 29 years! She is completing her teaching with a full load of the Sciences, Algebra 1, and National Honor Society faculty advisor. In the past she has also taught Bible and other Math courses.

Wendy will retire to enjoy time with her husband in their mutual retirement.  Her plans include visits with her boys and grandchildren and woodworking and other crafts.  May the Lord grant her joy and peace as she steps into this new season of life.

In addition, we are both happy and sad to announce:

  • Cindy Loiselle will be stepping down from her position to move to back to their hometown in Arizona with her husband, Brian, and Anna, too! What a blessing she has been to us all in the office for the past 4 years. May the Lord bless their move and use them mightily in the church they make their home.
  • Noelle Barnes will be stepping down from her art position to begin working in her field of college study, Occupational Therapy, but will continue to do the Marketing work for MVCS. She will also be working on her family’s farm and networking to expand their business in the Upper Valley. May the Lord bless the work of her hands.
  • Daniel Garlington will also be moving on after this year. After his wedding, July 18th, he will move to Portsmouth with his fiancee, Kelsey. Ultimately, they would like to go to seminary and onto the mission field.  May the Lord bless him with a position in the Portsmouth area and as they prepare themselves for the work the Lord has for them.

These servants of the Lord have faithfully poured their lives into the ministry of MVCS. We are grateful for their work and praise God for their time here.

Please be in prayer for these staff members as they move forward with what the Lord is calling them to do. We know retiring from work at MVCS is not retiring from God’s work.

We are beginning to advertise for these positions. Please be in prayer as we look for replacements! 

Vicky Fogg

Head of School

“Beyond the Classroom” Scholarship Fund Campaign

Thank you to all who have given thus far to our “Beyond the Classroom” Scholarship Fund Campaign! If you have not given, we would sincerely appreciate your support! Simply click on the button below to visit our campaign site. 

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“Beyond the Classroom” Scholarship Fund Campaign

Important Dates

  • Feb. 13-21: Winter Break
  • Mar. 1: Education Advisory Meeting
  • Mar. 3: Spring Picture Day
  • Mar. 12: End of ES 2nd Trimester

Old Towels Needed

Mr. and Mrs. Barnes will have lambs born on their family farm in just a week, and they’ll need to be toweled off to keep warm! If you have any old towels that you can part with, please drop them off at the Elementary School by Friday. Mrs. Barnes will collect them there. The barnyard and Barnes’s thank you!

Ongoing Fundraisers

  • 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!

*In Case You Missed It*

SchoolStore.com Fundraiser

Please visit the site below to learn more about this awesome, 100% online fundraiser we are participating in!SchoolStore Info

Mr. Ralph’s Corner

In case you haven’t notcied, life is a little different than it was a year ago! Thelma and I did some Christmas gift giving over the weekend, and we still have more to do. We sure are hoping next Christmas season will bring us back to big family gatherings!

How about that Super Bowl?! As you know I’m not a big T.B. fan, but he definitely was on his mark last night. Mr. Mahommes was still suffering from his concussion, thinking that he was a mouse being chased by a bunch of big cats, and as usual when it comes to the big games, no matter what sport, they are rigged. The refs were definitely paid off by the Tampa Bay owners so that T.B. could still receive all the glory and give the sports writers something to write about. Okay, I’ll stop now, I’m just glad it’s over and I can start cheering for my guy, Denny Hamlin, the famous NASCAR driver! That’s right, the Daytona 500 is next Sunday, and Denny will be trying to repeat his win there last February. Go Denny!

No, I didn’t go ice fishing over the weekend. Bobcat hunting season ended yesterday, and fox hunting ends next Sunday.

I really look forward to spending Valentine’s Day eating bonbons and watching the race with my sweetheart!

Have a great week and a great winter break!

Mr. Ralph

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Businesses We Love – Porter’s Finest

Porter’s Finest produces hand-crafted jams & jellies in Lebanon, NH. Carl (a third-generation farmer) and his wife, Maghan, operate a small farm on a portion of what was once Cottage Hill Farm (operated by Carl’s grandfather). They offer started vegetable plants in the spring, fresh vegetables in the summer & fall, and are actively partnering with the UNH Experiment Station in their Kiwiberry research (Carl loves talking about kiwiberries). They are working to expand with fruits (elderberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples) and hops. During the ‘on-season’ they have a self service, honor-based roadside stand at the end of their driveway where you can find started plants, jams & jellies, fresh eggs & seasonal vegetables. Their jam & jelly selection is 20-some flavors strong and they wholesale to any local store that would like to sell their products! Currently they are at Jake’s Market (except Quechee), Mike’s Store in Hartland, Rum Brook Market in Grantham, and other local stores. Visit their website below!

Porter’s Finest

Little and Big Nest News

In the Elementary School, the 3rd and 4th graders made acronyms with their names. Check out their work below! 

In the JSH, the Lady Eagles are thrilled to begin pursuing the championship title as they begin gameplay this Friday! They play away against White River Valley. Go Eagles! 

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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Basketball games are finally starting! 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

*To pray for specific families please refer to our MVCS Prayer List, linked at the top of the Monitor*

Praise:

  • We are still COVID free at MVCS – praise God!
  • Staff and administration has been approved by the VPA to watch basketball games – praise God that players will have a few more fans in the bleachers!
  • God has provided mightily for MVCS this year – from gracious volunteers to incredible financial generosity, we are praising His name for keeping our school in His care! 

Prayer:

  • Pray for the church to be strengthened during this tumultuous, cultural climate.
  • Pray for our athletes as they begin gameplay, that they would exhibit godly character to their teammates and to the opposing team.
  • Pray with us for the Word of God to be preached boldly and soundly at our school and in local churches, that our students would hear it and believe it is trustworthy!
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