San Jose Christian School A love for God. A desire to learn. A commitment to serve. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
From the Office
Christmas Concert Friday Evening
Rainy Day Pick Up
Annual Financial Drive
Thursday Love & Logic Information Evening
Happy Birthday Mrs. Wenke - 11/30
Important Dates for your calendar
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From the Office
SJCS 1st Grade Christmas Tree Downtown San Jose presents Christmas in the Park each year. Located in Caesar Chavez Park in the heart of downtown, the event contains a variety of holiday decorations and displays. San Jose Christian’s 1st Grade students have decorated one of the trees this year. (#418) If you are visiting Christmas in the Park, please take a moment to see our students’ efforts.
Food Drive Thank You
Each year during the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, we run a food drive in conjunction with City Team Ministries. Once again this year, thanks to your generous participation, we were able to fill all of the barrels provided to us by City Team. On Thursday, November 17, Hermie Smit, a director at City Team, led chapel for our students and explained how the food they provided would be used to help families in need during the holiday season and also 2011 Annual Christmas Concert how those gifts often provide a way for City The SJCS Music Department would like to Team to share the gospel with people for invite you, your friends, and your families the first time. We appreciate all your help! to join us in celebration of our Savior’s birth and our students’ music. This Friday, December 2nd at 7:00pm. The 5-8 bands Annual Financial Drive This week, we launch our annual financial and 6-8 choir will present our annual Christmas concert at the San Jose Christian drive, and the theme for this year is Bold Reformed Church (5150 Camden Ave, SJ Vision, Bright Future. As you receive your information, please consider how you can 95124). We look forward to seeing you support the drive and its causes—core pro- there. grams, financial assistance, and excellent teachers. Thank you for investing in San Jose Christian School and helping secure a a child is born bright future for our students!
Hallelujah! Concert Reminder for Parents
Rainy Day Pickup Procedures It’s that time of year when it becomes more likely that we will have rainy weather during pick up time after school. If this is the case, students will still be picked up in the same general areas of campus, but they will be walked out to your car from under the covered walkway. Please continue to pull as far forward as possible to help us alleviate traffic backup.
All BAND members must arrive by 6:30pm for our warm up. CHOIR members will warm up at 6:45pm. Students meet in the social hall. The concert begins at 7:00pm and will likely be about 60-70 minutes in length. Please refer to the concert form for the required dress code.
Love & Logic - Parenting Class The SJCS CPTA will be offering an informational evening focusing on the topic of Love & Logic this Thursday, December 1. Love and Logic® provides simple and practical techniques to help parents with children of all ages: • Raise responsible children • Have more fun in their role Following the December kick off event, the SJCS CPTA will offer a 6 week class in January & February 2012. Our teaching staff and parents who have previous taken the Love & Logic course encourage you to explore this philosophy.
Attachments There are many important attachments to the Tiger Tracks this week. Please be sure to review them.
This Week at SJCS Basketball Practice Resumes Boys & Girls - 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Wednesday, November 30 Happy Birthday Mrs. Wenke!
Thursday, December 1
Love & Logic Information Evening 6:30pm - 8:00pm SJCS Auditorium
Friday, December 2 Frozen Friday
Annual Christmas Concert 7:00pm San Jose Christian Reformed Church 5150 Camden Avenue SJ 95124
SJCS - 1300 Sheffield Avenue, Campbell, California 95008 (408)371-7741
CPTA News Upcoming Meeting Plan Thank you for providing input to the CPTA meeting schedule. December 6 will be the next CPTA morning meeting at 8:45am in the SJCS Auditorium. The evening of December 6, we will hold an additional CPTA meeting from 6:30pm - 7:30pm in the SJCS Auditorium. Please plan to attend one of the meetings.
Holiday Scrip Order Schedule
Holiday Service Projects Service projects continue to be an excellent way for our students to be the light of Jesus in the local community and in His world. Many of our students are participating in Holiday Service Projects. Please be in contact with your teacher to discuss ways that you can help with your class projects.
Christmas Store Service Project Preschool - 4th Grade Students
Attached to the Tiger Tracks you will find a SJCS will place two scrip orders before the flyer detailing the Preschool – 4th grade Christmas Break. The Holiday Scrip SchedChristmas Store Service Project. ule will be as follows: These SJCS classes will be supporting the San Jose Family Shelter by providing them First Order (Blue Form) with a variety of donations to help those Monday, November 28 – Forms Available families who are in need. These donations Friday, December 2 – Forms Due will provide many Christmas gifts to those Friday, December 9 – Scrip Pick Up that may otherwise not receive anything this year. The 4th Graders will be deliverSecond Order (Green Form) ing the gifts to the Shelter on Thursday, Monday, December 5 – Forms Available December 14 and will also take a tour of Thursday, December – Forms Due the Shelter’s facility. Thursday, December 15 – Scrip Pick Up
Upcoming Calendar December 1 Love & Logic Parenting Class | 6:30pm SJCS Auditorium
December 2 SJCS Annual Christmas Concert | 7:00pm San Jose Christian Reformed Church
December 8 Annual Teacher/Staff Christmas Luncheon Hosted by SJCS CPTA | 11:45am SJCS Auditorium
December 15 SJCS Christmas Chapel | 9:00am SJCS Auditorium
December 16 SJCS Geography Bee Finals | 8:45am SJCS Auditorium
December 19-21 Christmas Break No Classes – Extended Care available
December 22 - January 2
Christmas Break Although this project is geared toward Pre- No Classes – Extended Care closed These dates ensure that orders will be processed and received in a timely fashion. school through 4th grade, all grade levels Return to school on January 3 may participate.
Dine out Night Please check out the attached Dine Out Event Flyer. The SJCS CPTA will be hosting a dine out event to support upcoming school events. Plan to attend on December 6th.
Room Parents SJCS has a tremendous group of people who support our teachers and classes throughout the year. We call this group our Room Parents. If, during the year, you would like to volunteer, provide resources for our classrooms or ask additional questions about the needs of your class please use the attached contact list as a tool to contact your Room Parent. Additionally, each class adopts a member of the staff that is not a homeroom teacher. Take a moment to review the list and see who your adopted staff member is.
All donations are tax deductible. As we celebrate this wonderful time of our Lord’s blessing, please be as generous as you can.
Room Parents 2011-2012 GRADE
PS JK A JK B K
Krista Plasky Julee Lundholm/Michelle Drew Olena Ross Jill Zapp/Kari Rousakis Jemima Swinehart Dorian Baker/Monina Wright Angel Martinez Stacy Aumack/Kari Rousakis Lily Kleinberg/Ginny Haynie Bev Zschiegner/Patty Kaemingk Tanya Garside/Nancy Rivas Ginny Haynie Betsy & Bruce Phillips/Hahn Shols Cindy Olivera Nadina Johnson/Nuria Root
PS Staff Mrs. Reeves/Mrs. Muir Mrs. Veenstra Mrs. Donley/Mrs. Ayala
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Mr. Webb / Mrs. Wenke Mrs. Meyer / Mrs. Phillips Ms. Veurink / Mrs. Garside Mrs. Wakatsuki / Mrs. Singh Mrs. Hendricks / Mr. Wynbeek Mrs. Baham Ms. Diephouse Mr. Meester