- Oskaloosa Christian School http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/pro/announcements_rss.cfm?detailid=288204 Announcements Teacher Work Day (No School) Monday, February 26 http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_157_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_157 <p>Advance Notice: The end of our 2nd trimester will be Friday, February 23. Monday, February 26 has been scheduled as a teacher work day, so there will be no classes held that day.</p> Kinder Kamp Sign up http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_144_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_144 <p>If you are interested in your child attending kindergarten&nbsp;this fall, sign them up for our Kindergarten Readiness Testing, which will be Friday, March 2.&nbsp; If your child will be 5 years old by September 15, 2018 they are eligible to attend.</p> <p>Sign up for either a morning or afternoon session <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8WTDni9LFgbEI6kQoe0RLaOO7XD7c6EnJJHKtU8EXjh470A/viewform">by clicking here to go to the Registration Form.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Boxtops: Turn in by Tuesday, Feb 27 http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_163_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_163 <p>CALLING ALL BOXTOPS!<br /> A reminder that Boxtops for Education can be turned in by Tuesday, February 27, so they can be counted and mailed in next week. Thank you!</p> New Principal for 2018-2019 School Year http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_166_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_166 <p>We are excited to welcome Mr. Don Mitchell as our new principal for next year! Please join us in thanking God for His provision!</p> <p>&ldquo;My name is Donald Mitchell, and I am blessed and humbled to have been chosen as the next administrator of Oskaloosa Christian School. I am in my twenty-third year of education, having served with ve di erent schools. Thirteen of those years have been in administration, including the last four as the administrator of Dakota Christian School in Corsica, South Dakota. I have been married to my wife, Joy, for twenty-two years. She is also a veteran of education, as she has been in teaching for twenty-six years. We have been blessed with two sons: Jeremiah, a freshman at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, and Micah, a junior at Dakota Christian. Our brief experiences with the people and community of Oskaloosa have been very positive, and we look forward to the opportunity to live and work alongside you in working for the Kingdom.&rdquo;</p> Hearing Tests: Feb 28 & March 1 http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_161_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_161 <p>Hearing Tests will be done by the AEA on Wednesday, February 28 for SONshine Preschool, Kinder Kids, 1st, 2nd, 4th and 7th grades, and on Thursday, March 1 for the Tuesday/Thursday class of SONshine Preschool. If you have a hearing concern for your child who is not in the grades listed, please let their teacher know so that he/she can be tested also.</p> Parent/Teacher Conferences: March 6 & 8 http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_158_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_158 <p>Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Tuesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 8 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Conferences will be 15-minute sessions, and Iowa Assessment results will be shared with 3rd-8th grade parents. The teachers will schedule conferences next week, and times will be emailed to parents next Friday. If you have any questions about conferences, please contact your child&rsquo;s teacher. Thank you. (Please note that all conferences for Mrs. Lashley&rsquo;s Pre-K Kinder Kids class will be held on Tuesday only.)</p> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> Pop Can Drive coming in March! http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_109_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_109 <p>Save those pop cans for our upcoming POP CAN DRIVE&nbsp;in March.&nbsp; More details will be shared as they become&nbsp;available.<span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;</span></p> KinderKids Registration due by April 2nd http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_165_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_165 <p>Any new families who are planning to enroll their children in Kinder Kids this fall are encouraged to submit all admission forms to the school office by April 2. Admission forms will be available at the parent meetings of Kinder Kamp next Friday, and are required from all new families.</p> <p>A registration fee of $250 is also due from all Kinder Kids by April 2. Also, in order to have some rm enrollment numbers by early April to help with staffing decisions for next year, the $250 registration fee will also be due by April 2 from students entering 1st grade this fall. You may bring or send your checks to the school office. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school at 641-672-2174.</p> Sonshine Preschool Open House: April 5 from 4:30-6pm http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_164_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_164 <p>SONshine Preschool Open House</p> <p>will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Parents and children please come to the classroom to meet the teachers, and learn about the Christ-</p> <p>centered learning at SONshine. The process of online signup will be explained.<br /> Online signup is required. That occurs on April 9, 2018,1:00 pm (CST) at www.sonshinepreschool.org. Please attend the Open House for more details.</p> <p>Final registration for next year&rsquo;s class will be at 5:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in the Oskaloosa Christian School gym. Students enrolling must be 4 years of age by September 15, 2018. A paper copy of your child&rsquo;s birth certi cate and paper or electronic copy of your signup con rmation email is required.Only parents and legal guardians are able to register their child. Class options are Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs sessions from 8:00-2:00. If you have any questions about SONshine Preschool, please call Katie Mulder at 673-9472, or go to www.sonshinepreschool.org.</p> Spring Break: March 12-16 http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_162_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_162 <p>Spring Break will be held March 12-16.</p> Reminder for monthly tuition payments http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_112_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_112 <p>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&rsquo;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.&nbsp;</p> Use Amazon Smile to help support our school! http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_105_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_105 <p>Did you know that you can support our school when shopping on Amazon!! &nbsp;Use Amazon Smile and a % of your purchase will be donated to Oskaloosa Christian. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Any money will go into our student activities fund at the school, which helps to cover various class expenses throughout the year.</p> <p>You can use this direct link to be sure our school is connected to receive the donation from your purchases! &nbsp;<a href="https://smile.amazon.com/ch/42-0810205">https://smile.amazon.com/ch/42-0810205</a></p> Pine Rest Christian Counseling available http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_91_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_91 <p>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.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/editoruploads/files/Misc/Pine_Rest.pdf">More information: Click Here</a></p> Chapel Schedule for the Year http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_87_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_87 <p style="text-align:center"><img class="cke_image" alt="" height="618" src="http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/editoruploads/images/Announcements/Screen_Shot_2017-08-28_at_9_37_52_AM.png" width="414" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Play It Forward: Free Youth Sports Equipment http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_86_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_86 <p>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.&nbsp;</p> TRIP Orders http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_9_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_9 <p>TRIP orders are due by Noon in the o ce on these dates, and can be picked up on Fridays of the same week:<br /> Order Dates: Feb.19, 26, Mar. 5, 19, 26<br /> (The week of March 12 there will not be a TRIP order due to Spring Break.)</p> <p>Bonuses:</p> <p>Caribou: 7% from 2/3 - 2/16<br /> Krispy Kreme: 10% from 2/3 - 2/16 Chili&rsquo;s: 16% from 2/10 - 2/16<br /> On The Border: 16% from 2/10 - 2/16</p> <p>For any questions about our TRIP program, please contact Ruth Veenstra at 641-660-4470 or email trip@oskaloosachristian.net.&nbsp;</p> Invite Mr. Venema to speak at your church or organization about OSCI http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_18_short Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST SM_18 <p>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.&nbsp;</p>