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  • 2 Hour Delay Tuesday, January 16th.

    2 Hour Delay on Tuesday, January 16th.  School will begin at 10:05am.

  • Iowa Assessments testing for 3rd-8th graders: Jan 15-19

    Our Iowa Assessments testing for 3rd-8th graders will be held the week of January 15-19. Parents, we ask that you do not schedule any kind of appointments for your children during the mornings of that week. It is important that all students are on time and attend for this important testing. Thank you for your cooperation! 

  • The Storybook Players - Friday, Jan 19: 2-3pm

    The Storybook Players from Oskaloosa High School will be entertaining our students in our gym next Friday, January 19 from 2:00-3:00. Parents and siblings are invited to join us! 

  • DRESS WARM!

    Dress warm! The cold temperatures this week bring a reminder to parents to please provide warm clothing for your children. Students are required to go outside for recess if the ‘feels like’ temperature is zero or above. 

  • Plastic Milk Jugs Needed for KinderKids Program

    During January, the Kinder Kids will learn more about the Native Americans in the North. As part of this unit, they will be building an igloo. They will need many bottoms of plastic milk jugs to put the igloo together. If you could cut off the bottom 4 inches and send that part to school, we would appreciate it! Thank you! 

  • Clear Contact Paper Donations needed.

    Donations of clear contact paper would be appreciated for our library. It is used to cover all new paperback books. If you would be willing to donate, just bring it to the office during school hours. 

     

  • Weather-Related Schedule Info

    A reminder to all parents to please tune in to one of the sources below for possible weather-related changes in our schedule.

    KBOE Radio (104.9 FM, 740 AM)
    KCWN Radio (99.9 FM)
    WHO-TV (Channel 13), WHO Radio (1040 AM) WHO website - www.whotv.com
    KCCI-TV (Channel 8), KCCI website - www.kcci.com WOI-TV (Channel 5)

    Parents are responsible for learning of weather-related early dismissals; students and staff will not be calling from school to notify parents, except in special circumstances. If you are not already on the list and would like to be noti ed of early school dismissals by e-mail, just send an e-mail to Patti in the office at westrap@oskaloosachristian.net. All e-mail addresses on the list last year will be included on this year’s list. Early dismissals will also be posted on the home page of our school’s website. Parents also have the option to sign up through Jupiter Ed for receiving email/texts in the case of a school cancellation or delay. If you are a Kinder Kids parent who does not have a Jupiter Ed account, please contact the school office so we can get you signed up. 

  • Job Opening: Principal

    Oskaloosa Christian School is seeking qualified applicants for the position of School Principal beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.  The Principal will provide leadership for the day-to-day operations of the school, be responsible for the administration of educational programs for grades K-8, and serve as school leader to the faculty/staff and students of the school.  Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to Christian education and be a member of a Reformed church.  If you have specific questions about the position, please contact Board President Jim Eveland at evelandjs@gmail.com  or 641-680-5350.

  • Reminder for monthly tuition payments

    Parents, a reminder that if you are paying your tuition monthly, you should be receiving a statement at the beginning of each month, with payments due by the 10th. If you are not receiving your statement, please contact our bookkeeper, Robbyn De Bruin at bookkeeper@oskaloosachristian.net. To help our school’s budget run smoothly throughout the year, we would appreciate all tuition payments be paid on time. If you are not able to make your payment, or if you have any other questions about tuition, please contact Finance Chairman Kurtis De Bruin at 641-660-6681 or email him at kldebruin6@gmail.com. Thank you. 

  • Use Amazon Smile to help support our school!

    Did you know that you can support our school when shopping on Amazon!!  Use Amazon Smile and a % of your purchase will be donated to Oskaloosa Christian.   
    Any money will go into our student activities fund at the school, which helps to cover various class expenses throughout the year.

    You can use this direct link to be sure our school is connected to receive the donation from your purchases!  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/42-0810205

  • Pine Rest Christian Counseling available

    Services provided to our families from Pine Rest Christian Counseling Center in Pella. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Venema at 672-2174 or venemaj@oskaloosachristian.net. 

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  • Chapel Schedule for the Year

     

  • Play It Forward: Free Youth Sports Equipment

    Play-It-Forward is a program for young athletes of the community needing new sports equipment! Mahaska County Recreation Foundation collects and washes all the equipment so it is (almost) good as new and ready to be used again. MCRF collects equipment for all sports and have shoes available in all sizes. Everything is 100% COMPLETELY FREE!! Come and stop into the office at 2055 238th Street (Lacey Recreation Complex) or call Kate Van Gilst at 641-672-2499 for more information. 

  • TRIP Orders

    TRIP orders are due by Noon in the office on these dates, and can be picked up on Fridays of the same week: Order Dates: Jan.15, 22, 29, Feb. 5

    Make a New Year’s resolution to order more TRIP cards this year! To make it more convenient, you can even order them online. For those interested, there is an option for payment called Presto Pay, which allows for automatic withdrawal from your bank account. With Presto Pay, you also have the option to use “ScripNow eCards” which allows you, for certain stores, to download a card for immediate use to your smartphone or, if at home, you can download it to your computer. For more information, visit the SCRIPWARE website at www.shopwithscrip.com.

    For any questions about our TRIP program, please contact Ruth Veenstra at 641-660-4470 or email trip@oskaloosachristian.net. 

  • Invite Mr. Venema to speak at your church or organization about OSCI

    Would your church or other organization like to know more about our school? In an effort to partner with area churches and to get to know the community, Mr. Venema is willing to come to your church or other organization to share information and answer questions about our school. To schedule a time, please call him at 672-2174 or email him at joevenema@gmail.com.