This year’s Book Fair will be October 9-12! Please take note of the schedule below for the hours the Fair will be open during the week of Parent/Teacher Conferences.
The Book Fair, through Scholastic Books, is a wonderful opportuni- ty to raise money for our school’s library! Help us meet our goal of $2,500 in book sales to earn a pro t of 55% back to purchase new books for our library! The Fair is also a great opportunity to sup- port our teachers and get books in their classroom libraries. Please don’t pass this opportunity to help our school out and support reading for our students. You can also purchase books for classrooms!
If your student would like to purchase a book from the Book Fair, we ask that a parent is present when purchasing for Grades KK-4 and that prior parental approval is given for students in Grades 5-8. We want to be sure that all books purchased are parent-approved!
Please consider helping out with our Book Fair by calling Kim Hol at 641-295-3977.
Thanks for supporting our school library!
Book Fair Hours
Mon, Oct 9: 3:00- 4:30 p.m.
Tues, Oct 10: 4:30- 8:00 p.m.
Wed, Oct 11: 3:00-4:30 p.m., Grandparent event 5:30-7:00 p.m. Thurs, Oct 12: 7:45-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-8:00 p.m.
PartyTime! On Thursday, October 12 we will kick off our PartyTime fundraiser. Willing Workers is again sponsoring this fundraiser, and will use the earnings from this to purchase non-budgeted items for teachers and classrooms. Please consider this fundraiser as you plan your holiday purchases. Delivery will be in early December. More information will be coming home with your oldest child on October 12.
School pictures were taken on Sept. 12 and 13 by Inter-State Studio. If your child missed picture day, we will have a retake day on Tuesday, October 17.
The Advancement Committee is putting on another blood drive this year on October 24th from 3-7. The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is planning to ship red blood cells to Houston as part of a national effort to meet patient needs at hospitals in Texas. Keeping blood on our shelves at our local hospitals is their rst priority. We need to schedule as many donations as possible to provide for our local needs and to help make up for losses due to Hurricane Harvey. If you would like to donate please contact Mary Beth Jackson at 641-777-4635 to reserve a time. Just a reminder that if you plan to donate on October 24, the Blood Center asks that you do not donate anywhere else for 56 days before that date.
Everyone is invited to our “Celebration of Friends” Banquet to be held Saturday evening, October 28.
Come join us for a wonderful dinner, a time of singing, and the opportunity to hear Josh Bowar, Head of School at Sioux Center Christian School, speak on the topic of “Teaching for Transformation.”
The evening begins at 5:30pm with dinner served at 6:00pm. This evening is one of our primary fundraisers to raise money for our “For Generations to Come” program, which seeks to make Christian education accessible to as many Christian families in our community as possible.
If you would like to be a part of this important and uplifting evening, please call the school office at 672-2174 or email Patti Westra at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, October 20.
We would love for you to join us in celebrating God’s continuing blessings to Oskaloosa Christian School!
CAN YOU HELP?
Due to increased student enrollment and larger numbers of kids outside at recess, Oskaloosa Christian School is looking for some volunteers to assist our K-2 teachers in their recess duties during the day. The speci c times where we could use assistance each day are
9:50-10:05, 11:55-12:20, and 1:45-2:00. If you have any interest or any questions about this opportunity to serve, please email Mr. Venema at email@example.com or call the school at 641-672-2174.
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
We will again print a school directory this year. If any information for your family is different from your registration form, or if you would prefer not to have your name and information published, please call or e-mail Patti in the office next week. If your family has not e-mailed or brought in a family picture, please do so soon, and include all family names who are in the picture. If you would like to use last year’s picture, that is perfectly fine, just let us know.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 are due by Noon in the o ce on these dates, and can be picked up on Fridays of the same week:
NO ORDERS on October 2 due to the Heartland Teachers Con- ference
October 9,16, 23, 30
Restaurant.com: 65% from 9/16 - 10/6 Cabela’s: 14% from 9/30-10/13
L.L. Bean: 17% from 9/30-10/13
If you have any questions about our TRIP program, please contact Ruth Veenstra at 641-660-4470.
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 email@example.com.