Friday Newsletter, Jan. 20, 23

by | Jan 20, 2023 | Newsletter

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Updates and Happenings

  • Re-enrollment for the 2023-2024 school has begun. For re-enrollment questions, please contact Carla-boxill@fcs.schoolor go to to begin the process.
  • Thursday, January 26 from 6-8:00 pm will be our main open house for prospective families. This is also an opportunity for current fifth grade students and parents to come check out Forcey Christian middle school or to check out our elementary school or preschool for new siblings. Tell your friends and family who are looking for private school options for their children.
  • January 30-February 3 is spirit week! Let’s get ready to show some real FCS school spirit!
    • Marvel Monday – channel your super powers and dress up like your favorite super hero. Costumes should be appropriate and follow our costume handbook guidelines.
    • Team Up Tuesday – represent your favorite sports team
    • Wacky Wednesday – wear crazy hats and socks and/or clash your outfit
    • Throwback Thursday – raid your parents/grandparents closet and dress from the past
    • Falcon  Friday – show off your school colors – blue, gold and white
  • Coach Burgess has updated and improved our athletics page. Check it out at
  • Be sure and like or follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest pictures and video of happenings around FCS!

From the Office:

  • Reminder that sign-up is still open for the spring semester after school clubs.  The syllabus is attached.  Most classes begin the week of 1/30.  Coding begins on 1/27.
  • The Holiday Raise Right (Scrip) Gift Card Fundraiser continues into the new year! You have the opportunity to purchase gift cards while supporting our school. The Raise Right fundraiser is contactless. You can purchase your gift cards at Scrip Gift Card Fundraising for Organizations • RaiseRight or with the mobile app, RaiseRight. The office will not be accepting orders. You purchase gift cards at face value and the brand gives back up to 20% to Forcey Christian School. For questions regarding the Raise Right Gift Card Fundraiser, please contact
  • Tired of making kids lunches everyday? You can order once or multiple times in a month and up to midnight the night before. Check out our hot lunch program at

PTO Update:

  • The January Used Uniform will be held on  Wed., Jan. 25 from 3-4:30 p.m. in Rm 150. Cash Only please.

It’s a great time to pick up any uniform items at a greatly reduced price that your child has outgrown and help support the PTO.

  • PTO is accepting unwanted, gently-used uniforms as it prepares for the Used Uniform Sale.

Drop off Time/Location: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Place uniforms in the bins in the lobby.

  • PTO is helping Mrs. Groom organize volunteer support for our school library. Please view the signup genius below and feel free to sign up for one or more slots. In the next few weeks, we will post the schedule for the rest of the school year as well.  Thank you.

Service Project Update:

  • Thank you for partnering with us on the Sandtown-Winchester Achievement Academy Toy Mania Christmas project! Imagemakers ministries received approximately 220 gifts through the Amazon gift list. About 90% of these came from Forcey Christian School contributions!!! It was because of your support that so many students’ faces lit up with joy when they received their gifts during the December 21 outreach event. Check out the photo gallery at More opportunities to serve this ministry will be announced soon!

 Mark Your Calendar  

  • Keep up with important dates on our website calendar all year long at
  • Today is the last day of the second quarter. No second quarter work will be accepted after today. Today is a half day for all students.
  • Monday, February 20, no school for President’s Day.
  • April 3-10 is spring break. School resumes on Tuesday, April 11.
  • IOWA standardized testing will take place the week of 24-28. Do your best to have your children in school that week and arrive on time. Make up-tests are time consuming and students miss valuable classroom instructional time during make up testing.

This morning in staff devotions, we were encouraged to be “happy where we are planted”. God is in control at all times. He has provided for us in all things and has equipped us for our assignments in life. His purposes become clear in time. He wants us to learn to accept today’s challenges with determination and be the best we can be at them. Choose to find the good each day and trust God in the process.

I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~Jeremiah 29:11

 Have a great weekend!

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