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San Jose Christian School A love for God. A desire to learn. A commitment to serve. MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011

Top News!

From the Office

This Week!

January Series

Calendar

School News

Book Fair Success

Lost & Found

CPTA Meeting Tuesday AM & PM

Award Winning Series begins January 4

Important Dates for your calendar

Holiday Scrip Order

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From the Office Book Fair Wrap Up The week of November 7, SJCS held its annual book fair, which provides students and families a great way to add to their reading collections while also boosting the resources of our library. For the week, the fair sold $6,500 worth of books and earned $2,370 worth of books for our own library. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and to Mrs. Meyer for organizing this great event!

Hallelujah! On Friday night at San Jose Christian Reformed Church, our 5th-8th grade bands, the jazz band, and the choir performed at their annual Christmas Concert. The audience was treated to a wide range of Christmas favorites, including choral selections from Handel’s Messiah for young voices. As usual, the students sounded amazing and showcased all the hard work they have put into their music this year. SJCS is blessed with a tremendous music program, and we are grateful for the efforts of Mrs. Baham in bringing out the best in our students.

Bold Vision, Bright Future This year’s annual financial drive is underway, and everyone in the school community has the chance to support our efforts. This year’s funds are focused on core programs, financial assistance for families with verified need, and teacher compensation and improvement. Consult the brochure we sent home, or visit http://goo.gl/i2M8B for more information. Your pledge or your gift of cash, stock, or annuity will help us reach our $100,000 goal. Please take the time to pray about the level of your involvement, and we look forward to your support.

The January Series is Coming

Frozen Friday Updates

Each January, SJCS serves as a remote location for an award-winning lecture series put on by Calvin College called The January Series. This year’s speakers include a Harvard government professor, a Washington Post columnist, a record-breaking hiker of the Appalachian Trail, a Broadway star, and one of the most respected theologians of our time—N.T. Wright. Each speaker delves into a particular issue and leaves the audience with a new understanding or the challenge to think differently. Lectures take place weekdays from January 4-24 at 9:30am in the school auditorium, and you can show up early for coffee and refreshments too. For more information on speakers and topics, visit http://www.calvin.edu/january/2012/. We will attach brochures to next week’s Tiger Tracks as well. See you there!

As you plan your Frozen Friday calendar please note that Frozen Friday will be December 14 rather than December 16. Also, the first Frozen Friday in January will be January 6th, not January 3rd as previously noted.

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.

Lost & Found Once again the Lost and Found closet is overflowing with an abundance of clothing! Please label your children’s clothing items with your last name at minimum so that we can return garments to their rightful owners. Claim articles of clothing, lunch boxes, books, etc. from the tables outside the auditorium this week.

CPTA News Upcoming Meeting Plan Tomorrow, December 6, is the next CPTA morning meeting at 8:45am in the SJCS Auditorium. Tuesday evening, 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

Attached to the Tiger Tracks is the 2nd Scrip order for the Christmas Season. Details are listed below. Second Order (Green Form) Monday, December 5 – Forms Available Thursday, December – Forms Due Thursday, December 15 – Scrip Pick Up

Dine out Night The SJCS CPTA will be hosting a dine out event at the Campbell Elephant Bar Restaurant on Tuesday December 6th. Plan to attend this event and support upcoming school events. Flyers are attached to the Tiger Tracks.

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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

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This Week at SJCS

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Monday, December 5

Girls & Boys Basketball vs. Legacy Boys Game @ 3:00pm Girls Game @ 4:15pm Gym Located at 171 W. Edmundson Ave. Morgan Hill, CA 95037

1st Grade Field Trip | 8:45am VTA to Christmas in the Park

• Flashlights & Batteries

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Please watch your email for updates and confirmed schedules. Thank You.

• Baby Items

• Linens (Twin & Queen)

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Upcoming Calendar

SJCS Board Meeting | 7:00pm

• Soaps, Lotions & Personal Hygiene Items

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Sports

These SJCS classes are supporting the San Jose Family Shelter by providing them with a variety of donations to help those families who are in need. These donations will provide many Christmas gifts to those that may otherwise not receive anything this year. The 4th Graders will be delivering the gifts to the Shelter on Thursday, December 14 and will also take a tour of the Shelter’s facility. Items needed include but are not limited to:

• Toys, Games & Sporting Equipment

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Tuesday, December 6

CPTA Meeting | 8:45am & 6:30pm SJCS Auditorium

Thursday, December 8

Annual Teacher/Staff Christmas Luncheon SJCS Auditorium

Friday, December 2

4th Grade Field Trip | 9:30am Seymour Marine Discovery Center MS Assembly | 11:05am Guest Speaker Pretty Dube

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Frozen Friday (note date change)

SJCS Christmas Chapel | 9:00am SJCS Auditorium JK & Kindergarten Christmas Performance for Parents | 10:30am 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 No Classes – Extended Care closed Return to school on January 3

January 2012 The January Series (See Article for Details)


Tiger Tracks - December 5, 2011