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Monday Monitor

Monday Monitor – January 25, 2021

Head of School Report

How do we teach your students to compete in a sportsmanship like manner? We come alongside guiding with the Word of the Lord, encouraging, and praying.

Your children compete in many ways at school: spelling tests, grades, basketball, best snowman, and even the first person to have an answer to a teacher’s question.

Sometimes competition can bring out the worst in people. Unsportsmanlike behavior reveals the sin in our heart: selfishness, pride, unloving towards others.

Sportsmanship is shown by: respecting others, not bragging when you win, and not complaining when you lose.

For the Christian this includes being a good sport for the Glory of the Lord.  It is an extension of our daily walk with Jesus.  We are ambassadors for Christ. Our attitude needs to reflect Christ.

Today in the Elementary School chapel we talked about sportsmanship.  I shared with your learners some Scriptures to emphasize what the Lord has to say.

Winning due to not playing fair is a hollow win. (Colossians 3:23-24)

Be respectful of everyone, act courteously and treat others kindly. (Philippians 2:3) 

Be a team player. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)

Acknowledge and applaud good plays, encourage everyone. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

Finally, when Christians fail to be a good sport we can acknowledge this, repent, and accept Jesus’ forgiveness and help. How glorious is the Gospel!

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

  • Jan 25 (tonight!): Zoom Association Meeting at 6:30  pm *date change from original 1/11/21*
  • Jan 29: Jr/Sr High Report Cards Generated

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!

Mr. Ralph’s Corner

Here we are, the last week of January is upon us already, and it sure feels like it! We had one degree this morning – yikes! The cold makes me nervous; water pipes freezing, vehicles not starting – stuff like that. Inconveniences are a bother, but everything works out, right? Hey, I heard a chickadee singing its’ spring song the other day. That’s a sign that warmer temperatures are ahead, and of course Groundhog Day next Tuesday. I’m really starting to get excited. It’s our only wildlife holiday!

Thelma and I stayed busy, inside, over the weekend. She is making a pair of insulated curtains for our dining room windows, and the two of us started tiling the backsplash in the kitchen. It’s kind of fun working on projects like that together. Thelma has a painting and wallpaper background and I put in many years building houses, so it’s fun tackling home projects. We actually work pretty well together, I’d say!

Thanks to all who helped out with Winter Carnival last week. I love to hear the students hollering and laughing and just having fun. It’s very up-lifting.

Enjoy your last week of January!

Mr. Ralph

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*In Case You Missed It!*

Senior Spotlight: Raven Bryant

Our next senior featured in the “Senior Spotlight” is Raven Bryant! Raven is our student body Vice President and also an avid musician, artist, and scholar! She loves Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, witty jokes, and cracking hard math problems. She has been accepted into Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL, and plans to attend there in the fall. Thanks for all your hard work and effort here at MVCS, Raven! May God bless you richly as you prepare for life beyond high school!

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Winter Carnival

Our two day event at the JSH featured a myriad of exciting activities and was an absolute blast! And teaming up with the Elementary School students both days was an added bonus! Congratulations to the winning class – our sophomores – and a huge thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Barnes, Mr. Nelson, our entire JSH staff, Deborah Airoldi, and Reed Powell for taking the time to organize and execute MVCS’ first Winter Carnival! And a HUGE thanks to all the parents who donated food and drinks!

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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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Basketball season has begun! 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:

  • We are still COVID free at MVCS – praise God!
  • Winter Carnival was a success – thank you all for your prayers and for those who helped make this event special!
  • Amidst Inauguration Day concerns, there was a relatively peaceful transfer of power – we thank God for preserving the lives of our elected officials and we are grateful that, no matter who is in office, the Lord preserves and shepherds His people!

Prayer:

  • Pray with us for our new administration, for their decision making and that they would be brought to the end of themselves and to the wise and loving care of God. 
  • Pray for our athletes, as they hear today (hopefully) from the VPA about their basketball game schedules – pray that in their waiting they would seek refuge in the Lord.
  • Pray with us for God’s Word to be upheld as our ultimate authority at MVCS, and that we would cherish it and teach it earnestly to the students in our care!
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