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San Jose Christian School A love for God. A desire to learn. A commitment to serve. MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012

Top News!

School News

Auction News

SJCS Board News

Happy Birthday

Calendar

Spring Town Hall Tonight!

Box Tops Class Winner

Donation Form Attached

February Meeting Summary

Janace Clark on our Preschool staff | 5/6

Events at SJCS this week

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From the Office

Spring Town Hall Tonight

February Board Summary The SJCS Board of Trustees tried something new at its February meeting. The group has been working on strategies that will make a greater number of the year’s meetings more strategic in nature, and the February gathering was the first of these. One topic of discussion at the meeting was the SJCS Endowment and the strategies we want to employ to make future-minded financial planning a natural part of the school’s culture. We are excited to share some of these thoughts at the Spring Town Hall. A second major topic of the evening’s discussion centered on our campus. The trustees agreed that the current state of our campus does not meet all of the needs we have for the future. However, the cost of purchasing or developing a campus at another location is not realistic for us at this time either. What is feasible, however, is a thorough renovation of our current facility, and we are excited to embark on a campaign to get that accomplished starting next year.

Twice each year, SJCS holds Town Hall events to keep parents informed of ongoing initiatives, new developments, and topics related to the future of the school. We have a full slate tonight that includes upcoming events, new and revamped educational programs, leadership roles for parents at SJCS, and much more. The Town Hall runs from 6:30-8pm in the auditorium, and childcare will be provided for $5 per child with a family maximum of $15. We hope to see all of you there!

Financial Drive Update This year’s annual financial drive—Bold Vision, Bright Future—is moving along well. To date, we have raised $63,257, putting us well on our way to our goal of $100,000. This year’s donations have included cash, stocks, and pledges. If you have an idea for a creative way to give to SJCS through our annual campaign, please call the office, and we will be glad to help you. All donations to the drive are 100% tax-deductible.

Box Tops for Education - WINNER

Congratulations to the third graders! They For an even more detailed account of these have won the ice cream party by bringing topics, please come to the Spring Town Hall in the most box tops. The school overall meeting this evening. brought in $298 worth of box tops including all the bonus. We are three quarters of Standardized Testing the way to meet our $1000 goal. Continue This year, SJCS will be doing its schoolto support SJCS campus improvements by wide standardized testing during the week shopping online via of March 26-30. Tests will be given each www.boxtops4education.com/earn/market morning to students in grades 1-8, so it is place (Oriental Trading, Land’s End, Target, imperative that all students are at school Snapfish and more) and by collecting box during that week. Please make every effort tops from the various products. Turn in all to have your children in class for their test- box tops to the office. ing time. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Dine Out - Thursday SJCS Dine Out Night Dine Out with SJCS this Thursday, March 8 at Round Table Pizza (Camden & Union location). Attached to the Tiger Tracks is the flyer for the event this week. Enjoy a meal between 12noon and 8pm and support the efforts of the SJCS CPTA.

This Week at SJCS Monday, March 5

Girls Volleyball vs Legacy | 3:30pm Lincoln Glen Church 2700 Booksin Ave. SJ 95125 Boys Soccer vs Legacy | 3:30pm @ SJCS Spring Town Hall Meeting | 6:30 - 8:00pm SJCS Auditorium Child Care Check In - Room 3

Tuesday, March 6

Girls Volleyball vs Los Gatos | 3:30pm St. Nicholas Church 1270 Davis Street, SJ 95126 Boys Soccer vs. Los Gatos | 3:30pm @ SJCS

Wednesday, March 7

JK Field Trip | depart 8:45am Vasona Park with the Youth Science Institute

Thursday, March 8

Boys Soccer @ Legacy | 3:30pm 420 Allegan Circle, SJ 95123 Dine Out Event |12:00noon - 8:00pm

Friday, March 9

CPTA Coffee Cart | 8:00am SJCS - 1300 Sheffield Avenue, Campbell, California 95008 (408)371-7741


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SJCS Tax ID Numbers

San Jose Christian School Tax ID numbers for those claiming deductions for Extended Care : Federal 94-6050093 State 920-1017-2

Cartridges for Kids CFK is a recycling program that pays schools CASH for cell phones, empty laser and inkjet cartridges, laptops, iPods, PDA’s, video games & consoles, digital cameras, DVDs and GPS devices. Our school is having a contest for the month of March. The classroom that brings in the most items will win an ice cream party in their classroom. Mark all items with homeroom class number and bring them to the office. See attached flyer for facts about this recycling program or visit www.CFKtoday.com.

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SJCS Sports Volleyball The Girls Volleyball team is getting stronger each match. With two weeks left in the season the girls are ready to get a winning streak started. Go Tigers!

Soccer Results SJCS 2 – Baymonte 3 Baymonte dealt the boys soccer team its first loss of the season last week. Had a couple of balls fallen for the Tigers, the outcome may have been different. We know there are a lot of things to improve on, and we are lucky to have been tested this early. We will see how the Tigers can bounce back.

SJCS 5 – Achiever 0 The Tigers answered the call. After their first loss of the season, the Tigers responded great with a team win. We saw Isaiah, and Atheer both get a pair of goals. SJCS Staff Appreciation Week One of the goals had a little help from The CPTA will be leading the Annual Staff Achiever. Carmona added a goal to really Appreciation Week, March 26 - 30. Please push the score up. Josh, and Isaac teamed watch your email for sign up opportunities. up for a clean sheet, not allowing a goal in the game. The middle was controlled by Moms In Touch Blake the whole first half. The game also The SJCS Moms in Touch group will meet was a good chance for some young Tigers this week in Room 13, entering from the to sharpen their claws with some good door that faces wing 1. This is an amazing playing time too. Keaton, David, Braedon, group of parents that pray for our students, and Michael all played a lot of vital minour campus and, our staff. To learn more utes to keep the lead and clean sheet inabout Moms in Touch please email tact. hwenke@sjchristian.org or come to the meeting this Thursday at 1:45pm.

CPTA News

Upcoming Calendar March 23 End of Quarter 3 Middle School Performance Romeo & Juliet | 7:00pm

March 24 Middle School Performance Romeo & Juliet | 2:00pm

March 26-30 Standardized Testing

March 27 CPTA Meeting | 8:30am

Spring Auction “Together We Shine” Attached to today’s Tiger Tracks is a donation form for the upcoming Spring Auction. There are many ways you can donate.

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If you have a vacation home, you can donate a week or weekend to the event. If you have a business that provides goods and/or services, you can donate to the event. If you are a sports fan and have tickets or memorabilia, you can donate to the auction. If you make unique, cool and fun items, you can donate them to the auction. If you have a favorite store or supplier, you can take the attached form and ask them to donate to SJCS. This is a great way to build their business and gain something for this wonderful SJCS event.

Additional forms are available in the school office. Please pick up a few and help us by gathering items for the event.

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