Head of School Report – PLEASE READ!
Dear MVCS Family,
Some of you have asked if we are planning to close the school. You have noticed that we surveyed what you have for technology and connectivity at home, and we have shared the latest on COVID-19 protocol for educational institutions.
Our prayer is to NOT shut down. WE want your children at school. However, it is prudent to be prepared, Lord willing, for whatever He sends our way.
This past summer I shared the exciting news of a large donation to upgrade our school infrastructure and technology, and to hopefully get Chromebooks for all students. Most of the work at the school is complete, but the specific school grade Chromebooks we wanted were not going to come in until the end of 2020, maybe, and were eventually cut from the project. This is why we conducted the technology survey.
We have the iPads that we sent home in the spring when COVID hit and closed the school, but they are getting old and finicky. I would like to encourage you, since Christmas is around the corner, to investigate some of the great deals on computers and tablets for your children.
Here are a few that would work, kindly put together by our School Board Chairman, Pradeep Bokinala. You can only order 1 per person and the quantities are limited, so look into them soon.
Laptop 1st Option: walmart.com HP-15-Laptop
A full windows laptop that’s compatible with Google Classroom
Laptop / Chromebook 2nd Option: walmart.com Lenovo Chromebook
Option 1 (8-inch screen) (small screen, but your choice)
Option 2 (10-inch screen)
Option 3 (10-inch screen) Samsung
Again, we are NOT planning a shutdown.
If you go somewhere that requires quarantining, we trust you will do so, and move to the online remote learning for that time period.
If you know now that you will need quarantining, please let us know the time frame so teachers will be better prepared.
We need everyone to be careful so we can keep everyone in the building at MVCS.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.
Head of School
“Bids for Kids” Online Auction 11/16-11/21
Our “Bids for Kids” ONLINE Auction began TODAY at 7:00 am EST.
All proceeds from this auction will go directly to providing 2021-2022 tuition scholarships for prospective and current MVCS families!
Looking to get some Christmas shopping done early AND from your own home? This is right up your alley! Need a baby shower, birthday, anniversary, or graduation gift? Yep, we’ve got those, too!
Use the Quechee Home, Porch, & Closet coupon below from Nov.19th-21st for all purchases to go directly to MVCS – thank you to the Goodwin’s for their generosity!
And stay tuned for the link to our LIVE Online Auction, which will run from Friday, Nov. 20th at 12:00 pm to Saturday, Nov. 21st at 9:00 pm. Happy bidding! “Bids for Kids” Auction
“Beyond the Classroom” Scholarship Fund Campaign
MVCS is excited to announce our “Beyond the Classroom” Campaign, in partnership with #GivingTuesday! Amidst so much change, our students and staff have been “flexing their faith” and trusting that God will provide for our school in every season! Head to our campaign site to learn more about what this looks like on a day to day basis!
- Nov. 16-20 – “Bids for Kids” Online Auction
- Nov 19-21 – Quechee Porch, Home, and Closet Fundraiser. Use the coupon and profits will go to MVCS.
- Nov. 20-21 – Bids for Kids” Live Online Auction
- Nov. 20 – ES Young Readers’ Day
- Nov. 24 – End of ES 1st Trimester
- Nov. 25-29 – Thanksgiving Break
- Dec. 4 – ES Report Cards
Ongoing Fundraisers *Updated*
- NO WREATHS THIS YEAR – Due to a staffing shortage, our annual wreath fundraiser has been canceled for this year. However, you can still support Nichols Christmas Trees at their retail lot, located at 87 NH-120 in Lebanon!
- 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!
Young Readers’ Day 11/20
Young Readers’ Day is an opportunity for the Elementary School to celebrate and focus on the benefits we get from reading! This year’s theme is Caldecott/Newbery Award books.
Students are encouraged to dress up in a costume to go with their favorite book and bring the book with them to school. Some costume guidelines include no costumes portraying evil, no weapons, and no superheroes. Students’ costumes must have prior approval from their teacher.
Open Position – Part-time Preschool Teacher
Mid Vermont Christian School seeks a dynamic Preschool teacher for ages 3-5, with demonstrated ability to work successfully with a range of students. The ideal candidate will seek to become part of our learning community and place the student at the center of learning with various instructional techniques that meet the needs and capabilities of all students. MVCS places high value on communication with parents as we seek to partner with them as they raise their children. Associate degree in Early Education or Elementary Education and experience with Preschool students preferred.
Please contact Vicky Fogg, Head of School, with questions at 802-295-6800 or with resume and cover letter at email@example.com.
Mr. Ralph’s Corner
Not much to write about this week. I was in the woods for 10 hours over the weekend and never saw a deer. I remember not that long ago when I would hunt these same places and see 10 or 15 deer in a day. I do like hiking around in the woods, but sometimes I wonder if I need to carry that eight pound rifle around with me! I’ll just keep trying, and one of these days…
In homefront news, I’ve been putting new jambs, sill, and casings on a bow window. Working on a modular home is sure different from the fancy homes I used to work on here in Quechee. The company I worked for was called “Homes With Integrity,” and they definitely were. Our place on the other hand lacked the integrity part when it was built, so remodeling has surely been a challenge. I like to figure out these challenges, but they can be frustrating at times – just ask Thelma! She’s been busy working on her masterpiece quilts, which sure are beautiful (featured to the right). We like to compare our gifts of woodworking and quilt making. They are very similar in many ways. I’m writing this before students get here, so I’ll keep you posted on any successful hunters!
Late breaking news: Mr. Holleran scored with a nice buck over the weekend!
Little Nest News
We enjoyed celebrating our veterans over at the Elementary School last week! Check out these photos: From nurses at the VA Hospital handing out cards that our students made for veterans, artistic interpretations of “This Land is Your Land” from the 3rd/4th grade Art class, and our 2nd graders in the MakerSpace also working on cards for veterans!
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
Basketball season is upon us! Stay tuned via email and Sycamore for more updates on COVID-19 protocols for this season and practice/game schedules! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions for Mr. Barnes, our Athletic Director.
Praise and Prayer
- We are still COVID-free so far! Praise God!
- Our basketball players are excited to get back on the court, with COVID protocols in place – praise God we can continue with their season!
- We had some parent volunteers who helped us with our “Bids for Kids” Auction – thank you to Wendy Nelson and Diann Powell for your hard work!
- Pray for our nation to come together, and that God would use the chaos to help many see that true, eternal reconciliation can only be found through Jesus Christ!
- Pray for our students to have their eyes opened to God’s goodness as we move into a season of giving thanks – pray that they would see the Gospel for the Good News it truly is!
- Pray for those who are isolated and lonely – pray we would all find ways to reach out and serve them in this strange time.
Virtual Christian College Fairs – Check out the link below!Christian College Fairs
“In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
~ Colossians 2:3 ~