San Jose Christian School A love for God. A desire to learn. A commitment to serve.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Events This Week
Save the Date
SJCS Principal Search Update
A Commitment to Serve
Choir Performance at Campbell Toy Drive
Chevy’s Dine Out Event - January 17
Basketball Update Girls and Boys
Check for new events in December.
From the Office
Fan the Flame
Today we kick off our annual financial drive, and the theme is Fan the Flame. This Christmas Concert Success Those in attendance on Friday night in the year, SJCS has made significant investpacked sanctuary of San Jose Christian Re- ments in teacher development, school imformed Church were treated to another out- provement, and tuition assistance. Those investments are having a substantially posistanding Christmas concert from the SJCS th tive impact on the quality of our school, music program. Students in the 5 Grade th th th Band, 6 Grade Band, 7 /8 Grade Band, and we want that improvement to conJazz Band, and Choir shared many different tinue. We want programs to grow and flourish. We want to build positive moChristmas songs with the audience, and mentum. We want to fan the flame. To their efforts were a wonderful way to kick watch an introductory video about this off the Advent season. A special thanks goes out to Mrs. Baham and Mrs. Fiske for year’s drive, visit http://vimeo.com/sjchristian/drive. With their work to prepare the students. your help, we will reach our $100,000 goal and continue to strengthen the educaSJCS Principal Search Update tion that SJCS has to offer. Please prayerSince late summer, our principal search fully consider how you can contribute, and consultant has been working to advertise look for further information in your email our principal position, build a candidate inbox soon. roster, perform background checks, and narrow the list to people who would be a strong fit for SJCS. We have culled the list The January Series Is Coming Each year, SJCS serves as a remote webcast to our finalists, and the Search Committee location for the Calvin College January will be meeting on Tuesday night to share thoughts about these candidates and set up Series of lectures. Billed as a free liberal arts education, the January Series features times for conference calls and continuing discussion. The goal is to have our position leading speakers in fields like media, politics, religion, education, and social justice. filled by the end of January at the latest, and the principal would be starting his/her Each lecture lasts about 40 minutes with time for questions and answers afterward. term in July of 2013. Please pray for the committee and our candidates in the weeks The January Series will be showing in the SJCS auditorium on weekdays at 9:30am ahead as we determine the best fit for our from January 7 – 23. We hope to see you school. there! For more information on speakers and topics, visit the SJCS office or go to http://www.calvin.edu/january/2013/.
School News A Commitment to Serve One of the hallmarks of education at SJCS is instilling a commitment to serve in our young people. As Christians, our faith in God needs to produce fruit in the way that we live, and caring for others is a big part of that. As you consider the snapshot of our students’ current service activities below, pray for the Lord to provide opportunities for your own family to serve others as well: • Preschool – 4th graders are bringing in bedding to help the San Jose Family Shelter restock its linen closet for Christmas (see the attachment for more details). • The 3rd grade class will be writing letters to shut-ins in the weeks ahead. • 5th grade students assemble and distribute Christmas gift bags for the families whose homes border SJCS. • 7th grade will be working at Sacred Heart Community Service on January 10. • The Choir is singing at the Campbell Chamber of Commerce Toy Drive on December 6.
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.
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This Week at SJCS
SJCS 1st Grade Christmas Tree
Monday, December 3
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. If you are visiting Christmas in the Park, please take a moment to see our students’ efforts.
SJCS Board of Trustees Meeting | 7:00pm
SJCS Choir to Serve the City of Campbell
Thursday, December 6
The Campbell Chamber of Commerce works every year to raise money and donated toys for the less fortunate children of Campbell and surrounding areas. This year, their efforts will culminate in a benefit night at Nordahl Hall in Los Gatos, and the Chamber has asked the SJCS Choir to perform at the event. We are excited to serve our community and share the love of Christ in this way, and we look forward to participating. The benefit night is scheduled for Thursday, December 6 from 5pm – 8pm. Our choir will be singing between 6pm 7pm.
Tuesday, December 4
Basketball vs. Achiever Christian Almaden Community Center Girls at 3:00pm | Boys at 4:15pm
Wednesday, December 5
Basketball @ Liberty Christian Girls at 3:00pm | Boys at 4:15pm First Grade Field Trip | Christmas in the Park Depart at 8:55am SJCS Choir Performance Campbell Chamber of Commerce Toy Drive Nordahl Hall | Performance at 6:00pm
Friday, December 7
Basketball vs. Achiever Camden Community Center Girls at 3:30pm | Boys at 4:45pm
Advance Dates December 6
SJCS Choir Performance Nordahl Hall | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Last Holiday Scrip Order Schedule
The last date to place a December Scrip Annual Teacher/Staff Christmas Luncheon order is Wednesday, December 12. Pick up Hosted by SJCS CPTA | 11:45am will be December 20.
The girls basketball team is off to a great start. We had two games last week. We played Legacy Christian on Tuesday and won 40 - 5! The girls played great, and it was fun to see so many players score baskets. On Friday, we played Los Gatos and lost. The girls played hard and had some great plays. This week we have three games. We play Achiever twice and then Liberty.
Boys Basketball SJCS 39 | Legacy 26 The Tigers tipped off the season with a great win against a team that beat us twice last year. Alfred B. was dominant with 14 points, and the only player that could stop him was himself. He got in foul trouble late but was able keep from fouling out. Isaiah R. had to shake off a few first game jitters too but was huge for the Tigers all day, keeping the tempo up and really forcing the defense to double team him the whole second half. Nick M. made 1 of 2 free throws in the third. Calvin F. scored a layup that was pretty huge as Legacy was coming back. David W. also helped seal the game with a solid 10 points. Michael R. made a great shot in the 4th that made the bench go crazy. Ryan M. and Gabe L. also had some good looks at the basket but came up a little short. This was a great team win with everyone healthy playing!
LGCS 27 | SJCS 24 The Tigers lost their first game against Los On January 17, the CPTA will be coordinatGatos to even their record at 1-1. The Tigers December 20 ing a Dine Out event at two Chevy’s locawere missing 3 starters but were able to SJCS Geography Bee Finals | 8:45am tions. Save the date and watch for addikeep the game close. Alfred B. had 14 tional details in the Tiger Tracks and on points and could have had even more. DyDecember 21 January 6 campus. lan H. added a good layup, and Calvin F. Christmas Break - No Classes Dec. 21 - Extended Care | PreschoolOpen had 2 key buckets. David W. finished the game with 4 points. I’m really proud of the Dec. 24 - Jan. 2 - Extended Care Closed Jan. 3-4 - Extended Care | Preschool Open boys who were part of Christmas concert. They were able to juggle practices, lessons, January 10 games and rehearsals. Then they went to Parent Education Night - Internet Safety the concert and really won. It was a great Hosted by the CPTA | 6:30pm performance.
Save the Date
SJCS Christmas Chapel | 8:40am
End of Quarter 2
January 17 SJCS Dine Out at Chevy’s
If your student is participating on one of the basketball teams, please pay your $40 participation fee by the end of the week.