Friday Newsletter – February 2, 2024

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 Updates and Happenings

  • News from the Office:
    • Please plan ahead for transcript requests. Expect a 3-6 business day turnaround time on completing transcript requests. 
    • Tuesday, February 6, is basketball senior night! Plan to come, bring the kids, and support our Falcons basketball teams! Basketball playoffs are February 13 and15. You can check out all things FCS Athletics at
    • Congratulations to our second quarter high honor roll (all A’s) and honor roll (all A’s and B’s) recipients.

    Library News: 

    • Please mark your calendar! The Baysox Reading Incentive Program for K-5th is on Saturday, April 6, at 6:35 pm. Those students who meet their reading goals will be given two free tickets to attend the baseball game. Please start reading your books now. Direct your questions to
    • Students and staff are welcome to dress in their traditional outfits on Friday, February 9th, if they come from a country that celebrates the Lunar New Year, which takes place on Sat., February 10th. 

    PTO Update: 

    • FCS parents have the opportunity to promote their businesses in our school yearbook. See attached flyer for details! 
    • The PTO General Meeting will be this coming Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 PM on Zoom.
    • Pizza Friday Dates for the Semester are: 2/9, 2/23, 3/1, 3/15, 4/19, 4/29, 5/10, and 5/24. Please mark them on your calendar.

     Mark Your Calendar                                                   

    • Keep up with important dates on our website calendar all year long at
    • February 19, 2024, is a no school holiday for President’s Day.
    • Friday, March 8 school will be closed for staff professional development.
    • The end of the third quarter is Friday, March 22,2024. No third-quarter work will be accepted after this date.
    • March 25-April 1 is Easter Break. School resumes on Tuesday, April 2.
    • Spring Gala fundraiser to benefit the FCS annual fund will be on Saturday, April 27.
    • IOWA standardized testing week is April 15-19. Do your best to have your children in school that week and arrive on time. Late students will not be permitted in class until the class finishes any pending assessments. Make up-tests are time consuming and students miss valuable classroom instructional time during make up testing. Make up testing for sickness will only be scheduled with a doctor’s note. Make up tests for travel will not be scheduled.

    We never look at weakness as a good thing. But in the case of our Christian life, it can be used for our good. As Paul says in his second letter to the Corinthians, it’s through our weakness that God is glorified. It is through our weakness that God provides grace and strength. It’s through our weakness that God can take us to another level in our spiritual growth. This allows us to deepen our relationship with Him. Let’s strive to allow God to use our weaknesses for good.

    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Cheri L. Vislay, M. Ed
Principal, Forcey Christian School

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