Head of School Report
Good day to you all,
I hope you are staying safe and are healthy. Pray with me that MVCS and our associated families would remain healthy and that in-school schooling would continue in the positive way it has been going.
My family has been discussing our upcoming holidays and how we will be celebrating. Have you had this discussion yet? With elderly parents, children living out of state, and various state rules on COVID traveling, we have decided to stay home and keep it simple. It will be a bit lonely not getting together with everyone, but we will make the best of it and utilize FaceTime and phone calls.
Check out your State’s COVID travel restrictions and the State you will be visiting if you are making plans.
Check out the CDC site for more information too:
“There is ongoing transmission of novel coronavirus within the United States and in destinations throughout the world.
You may have been exposed to COVID-19 on your travels (domestic and/or international). You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can be contagious without symptoms and spread the virus to others.
You and your travel companions (including children) pose a risk to your family, friends, and community for 14 days after you were exposed to the virus.
Regardless of where you traveled or what you did during your trip, take these actions to protect others from getting sick:
- When around others, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your household. It is important to do this everywhere, both indoors and outdoors.
- Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when you are outside of your home.
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.
- Watch your health and look for symptoms of COVID-19. Take your temperature if you feel sick.”
Some States require a quarantine after going to certain areas. Follow your State’s requirements after travel.
Please take this into consideration when you plan your holidays, as it will affect school. Let us know in advance if you know if you will be going somewhere and will need to use our “Live Online” option of schooling, so your teachers can prepare for your students. Thanks.
Vicky FoggCDC website
- TODAY – BJU Science Ambassador presentations: It’s not science vs. Scripture but science in Scripture that glorifies our Lord Jesus Christ and honors Him as the Creator.
- Oct 20 – RESCHEDULED JSH Retreat at Singing Hills
- Oct. 23 – Photo Retake Day
- Nov. 4 – End of JSH 1st Quarter
- Nov. 5 & 6 – Professional Development (NO SCHOOL)
- 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!
Veterans Day Elementary School Chapel
For our annual Veterans Day Elementary chapel, the students will be creating a card for a special veteran. If you have a connection with a veteran (or two or three!) in your family, your church, or your neighborhood, we would love to thank that veteran for his or her service. Please e-mail this information by November 1st to Miss Blessing at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Your child’s name
- The veteran’s name
- The veteran’s branch, if you know it
- Should we return the card to you for delivery?
- An address if we should mail it.
Operation Christmas Child
Serve children around the world by gifting them with not only essential items, but the good news of the Gospel! Boxes and labels are available in both the Elementary and High School offices. Our collection deadline is Monday, November 16th. For more information please visit the site below!Operation Christmas Child
Mr. Ralph’s Corner
Watch out Vermont deer herd, the MVCS students are on the loose! Skye Whitcomb and Reed Powell are doing their part to control the deer in Vermont. Reed tagged his second deer on Saturday, a nice 110 lbs doe to follow up his first he got on Wednesday. Skye had already gotten her two, one each on the preceding weekends.
If you don’t already know this, you can harvest four deer total in all of the fall seasons, and only one can be a legal buck. You are issued two bow and arrow tags which our two students have used already. There is an early muzzleloader season this year in which if you were issued a muzzleloader doe permit, you may use it then, but no bucks. The regular rifle season is bucks only, and starts on November 14th, then there’s the regular muzzleloader season in December where you can bag a buck if you haven’t already gotten one. Or, you can use your doe permit tag if you didn’t used it earlier.
And don’t forget: This weekend is youth weekend where a buck or doe can be taken, and it’s also novice weekend for those first time license holders. Got it?! It’s so confusing! If you study the new laws you might even find out you can shoot a spikehorn now in certain wildlife management units (WMU’s). I like the hunting theory I learned while hunting in southern New York with Christian Huebner years ago – “If it’s brown, it’s down!”
Have a great week!
Little Nest News
Spiritual Emphasis Week (SEW) is always an incredible opportunity for our students to connect with the Lord, grow in understanding His Word, and serve others. This year was no exception – even with COVID-19 protocols to follow, these Elementary School students were appreciative of the time to reflect on God’s unchanging nature amidst so much change in our world. Please continue to pray for their hearts and minds to be opened to the truth of the Gospel!
Big Nest News
Our JSH students are busier than ever with fall activities! Sophomores Skye Whitcomb and Reed Powell have been successful in their hunting endeavors so far, and our volleyball team is undefeated! JSH students journey to Singing Hills tomorrow (10/20) for their fall retreat. Pray with us that the Holy Spirit would prepare them to hear the Good News for what it really is – Good News!
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
Congratulations to our Fall athletes on their amazing accomplishments! Our volleyball team is undefeated, and our Cross Country runners – Rachel Horner-Richardson, Ben Pedi, Joel Roberts, and Alyssa and Rebekah Roberts (featured below!) – have made MVCS a force to be reckoned with at local meets. Way to go, Eagles!
The Roberts sisters took first and second place this weekend in Woodstock – great job, gals! Their times as well as others are listed as follows:
Rebekah 12:39 (1st)
Alyssa 12:56 (2nd)
Joel 18:49 Personal record (2nd)
Ben 22:46 Personal record (13th)
Rachel at Windsor 23:26 (1st)
Stay tuned via email and the calendars below for practice and game updates! Have any questions or concerns? Please contact Erva Barnes – our Athletic Director – at email@example.com. XC ScheduleVolleyball Schedule
Praise and Prayer
- We have special guests from BJU Science Ambassadors, George and Darlene Matzko, joining us TODAY! Praise God for their generosity and taking time to teach science lessons today to all grades that reflect God’s glory!
- Our MVCS community has stayed healthy thus far – thank you, Lord! We are trusting Him completely and know that He is good no matter what our health status is!
- Pray for our students to not just seek the Lord during a Spiritual Emphasis Week, but continually throughout their days!
- Pray that all students would feel welcomed and encouraged in our MVCS community – that returning students would embrace our many new students and help ease their transition here!
- Pray for our staff team, as they navigate what is required of them in this unique teaching season – that the Lord would be their rock and that students would be encouraged by their sole trust in Him.
“In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
~ Colossians 2:3 ~