- Oskaloosa Christian School http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/pro/announcements_rss.cfm?detailid=288204 Announcements Basketball T-shirt Orders due Wed, Nov 22 http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_125_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_125 <p>The Osky Christian girls basketball team created and is selling T-shirts this season! The shirts will be black in color (design is in school colors), made from&nbsp;the same soft fabric as this year&rsquo;s chapel shirts, and cost $15 each. Email Mrs. Vande Vegte at vandevegtee@oskaloosachristian. net or stop by her classroom for details and an official order form. Orders are due back to her by Wednesday, November 22. Go&nbsp;Crusaders!&nbsp;</p> School Directories were sent home http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_124_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_124 <p>School Directories were sent home with your oldest child this week. Please look over your family&rsquo;s information and contact Mrs. Patti if anything needs to be changed. Thank you!&nbsp;</p> Thanksgiving Break - dismiss Wed at Noon http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_123_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_123 <p>School will be dismissed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday at Noon. There will be no hot lunch served before dismissal, and there will be no Osky buses on that day for both morning and afternoon. Enjoy next Thursday and Friday as vacation days for our Thanksgiving break! Classes will resume on Monday, November 27 with Osky buses available all day.&nbsp;</p> Report cards will be emailed Nov. 22 http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_122_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_122 <p>Report cards for the rst trimester for 1st-8th grade students will be emailed to parents on November 22. Kinder Kids will receive paper copies sent home on that date.&nbsp;</p> Dominoes game pieces needed for KK http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_127_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_127 <p>Our Kinder Kids are in need of dominoes to use for a math activity. If you have a partial set of dominoes to dispose of, we could use them. Just bring them to school any time during the day.&nbsp;</p> Christmas Cookie Decorators needed Friday, Dec 1 http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_126_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_126 <p>Christmas cookie decorators needed! Please mark your calenders for Friday, December 1 to join us for a fun morning of decorating cookies for the Christmas bake sale. We will begin at 9:00 in the gym with child care available in the morning. Lunch will also be provided if needed. All skill levels are welcome! If morning doesn&rsquo;t t your schedule, we are also in need of volunteers for packaging the cookies that evening at 6:00. The Willing Workers thank you for your help!&nbsp;</p> Bake Sale & Vendor Event: Saturday, Dec 2, 8am-2pm http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_121_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_121 <p>Come and do all your Christmas baking and shopping at the Oskaloosa Christian School on Saturday, December 2 from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Homemade baked items like decorated cookies, pecan tassies, &amp; peanut clusters(to name a few) will be for sale. 22 vendors and crafters will also be available to help you with your Christmas shopping! Below is a list of the amazing businesses that will be set-up during the bake sale. So, start making your shopping list!<br /> Attic Creations<br /> Dutch Bee Honey Farm<br /> Gold Canyon Candles<br /> Hairbows by Megan<br /> Heather&#39;s LuLaRoe Boutique&nbsp;<br /> LipSense<br /> LuLaRoe Valerie &amp; Melissa<br /> Mary Kay<br /> Norwex<br /> Pampered Chef<br /> Perfectly Purses &amp; Bags by Lisa<br /> Plexus<br /> Premier Designs Jewelry<br /> Refurbage<br /> Scentsy<br /> Signs by Shari<br /> Tastefully Simple<br /> 3 J&#39;s Soaps<br /> Tupperware<br /> Usbourne Books &amp; More<br /> Whimsical Gardens and More<br /> Young Living Essential Oils</p> <p style="text-align:center"><img class="cke_image" alt="" height="3297" src="http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/editoruploads/images/Announcements/BakeSale.jpg" width="2550" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Reminder for monthly tuition payments http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_112_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 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> Upward Basketball Registration is Now Open! http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_115_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_115 <p>Upward basketball registration is now open for the 2018 season and brochures were handed out to students last week. Upward is for grades K-8th and any 5 year olds that may not have started kindergarten yet. Cost is $70 if paid by Nov. 18th, and $90 after that date. Scholarships are available, as needed. Evaluations are scheduled for Nov. 16-18th. Practices begin the rst week of January. If you have any questions, you can email: southerniowaupward@ yahoo.com.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can also register online at:&nbsp;http://www.southerniowaupward.org</p> Party Time Fundraiser: pickup your order on December 6 http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_110_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_110 <p>PARTY-TIME: Thank you so much to those of you who participated in the PartyTime Fundraiser. Your packets should be turned in by now and your calendars marked for Dec. 6. This is the day that you will need to pick up the ordered items after school. If it doesn&rsquo;t work for you to come that day, then you will need to arrange for someone else to pick up your items. If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Van Zee at 641-672- 9723 or kvanzee123@hotmail.com.&nbsp;</p> Can you help? Recess Volunteers needed!! http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_106_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_106 <p>CAN YOU HELP?</p> <p>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</p> <p>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 venemaj@oskaloosachristian.net or call the school at 641-672-2174.&nbsp;</p> Use Amazon Smile to help support our school! http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_105_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 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> School Directory: Info & Family Photo Needed http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_85_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_85 <p>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&rsquo;s picture, that is perfectly fine, just let us know.&nbsp;</p> School Bus Schedule http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_93_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_93 <p>BUS SCHEDULE: Mark your calendars!</p> <p>&bull;Wednesday, Nov. 8: 2:15 dismissal with Osky buses</p> <p>&bull;Wednesday, Nov. 15: 2:15 dismissal with Osky buses</p> <p>&bull;Wednesday, Nov. 22: Noon dismissal with no Osky buses all day&nbsp;</p> Pine Rest Christian Counseling available http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_91_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 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 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 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 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 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> Early Release: Fri, Nov 17 at 12:30pm http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_50_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_50 <p>Friday, November 17 will mark the end of our first trimester of the school year. There will be a 12:30 dismissal that day with no Osky buses for dismissal. School lunch will be served to children before they leave.&nbsp;</p> TRIP Orders http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_9_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_9 <p>TRIP orders are due by Noon in the office on these dates, and can be picked up on Fridays of the same week:<br /> Order Dates:<br /> Nov. 13, 27 (There will not be an order the week of November 20 due to Thanksgiving Break.)</p> <p>Bonuses:</p> <p>Shutter y: 12% from 11/11 to 11/24 Restaurant.com: 65% from 10/28 - 11/17 Cabela&rsquo;s: 14% from 11/4 - 11/17 Fuddruckers: 10% from 11/4 - 11/17&nbsp;</p> Invite Mr. Venema to speak at your church or organization about OSCI http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_18_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 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> Annual Christmas Chapel http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_14_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_14 <p>PARENTS are invited to join us for our annual Christmas chapel and dinner on Friday, Dec. 15! A Christmas chapel will be held at 11:00 followed by a delicious dinner prepared by Carol and Linda. A freewill o ering will be collected to cover the cost of the meal.</p> <p>We will be sitting by families again this year. Due to the limited space and large number of people who attend our Christmas din- ner, we request that the students of each family have only 2 guests. Since we are planning a special day for grandparents to visit in April, the Christmas Dinner is a time reserved for parents only. However, if parents are not able to come, we encourage grandpar- ents or another guest to join us instead. To make your reservations, do not call the school kitchen, but call or e-mail the teacher of your oldest child no later than December 11. Make plans now to join us!&nbsp;</p> Wilhelmina Peppermints Fundraiser http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/announcements.cfm#ec_288204_4_short Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_4 <p><span class="ng-directive ng-binding" ng:bind="paragraph.text">Our Wilhelmina Peppermint fundraiser is coming to an end, and there are very limited quantities yet available. If you would still like to purchase a small amount, contact any 8th grader before November 17. A BIG THANK YOU to all who purchased mints this year. The 8th graders are very grateful for your support!&nbsp;</span></p>