Friday Newsletter – May 12, 2023

by | May 12, 2023 | Newsletter

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Updates and Happenings

  • FCS athletics update: Spring Award Ceremony – FCS Athletics
  • A big thank you to all those who made the teachers feel appreciated this week. The staff enjoyed a wonderful lunch from the PTO today. It was a great way to end the week.
  • A special shout out to Nurse Bickell during the week of Nurse Appreciation. We can’t educate the children effectively without her to ensure students are healthy, safe, and back in class as soon as possible. Thank you Nurse Bickell. We appreciate you!
  • Forcey Day Camp summer 2023 registration is now open for students who have completed kindergarten through 6th grade. For a fun summer filled with thrills, fun, and learning about God, visit
  • Be sure and like and follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest pictures and video of happenings around FCS!

From the Office:

  • New visitor check-in procedures: Beginning fall 2023, all visitors who wish to sign in and enter the building will be asked to check in with our new Raptor Visitor Management System. Each visitor wishing access to the building will need to show a driver’s license or other picture ID. The ID will be scanned and checked. The system will print a visitor sticker badge with picture. The security guard will begin a trial period over the next few weeks. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work to keep our building safe for faculty and students.
  • Forcey 360 before and after care delinquent balances need to be paid in full in order to receive student’s final report cards and transcripts. For questions regarding delinquent balances, please contact

 Service Opportunities:

  • The Forcey Christian School National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Silver Spring Christian Reformed Church food pantry. We will accept donations through June 6. A flyer is attached. Let’s really show up and show the community that FCS cares!
  • Members of the FCS NJHS were able to deliver the donated uniforms to our adopted Baltimore City School this week. Thank you so much for your contributions! The students were thrilled! Here are a few other opportunities to help Image Makers Ministries support the Sandtown-Winchester School:

PTO Update:

  • Sat., May 20, 3-7 p.m. – PTO’s Spring Fling Carnival for all ages. (Rain date: June 10) See attached flyer for more info.
  • Free activities include moon bounce & lawn games. Fees for dunk tank game, cake walk, popcorn, food truck and KONA Ice. Cash preferred. Meet up with classmates and other parents, bring friends from church or your neighborhood and join us for this fun, community-building event!
  • Volunteer for an hour or donate a cake for the “Cake Walk.” Sign-up here:

 Mark Your Calendar  

  • Keep up with important dates on our website calendar all year long at
  • Sat., May 20, 3-7 p.m. – PTO’s Spring Fling Carnival for all ages. Flyer attached.
  • June 2, 4th grade State Fair
  • MS Drama Elective presents “Box” on May 23 and 24 at 7:00 pm.
  • Monday, May 29, Memorial Day Holiday. No school.
  • June 7 is the last day of the fourth quarter.
  • June 9 is a half day for end of quarter and report card prep.
  • June 14 is a half day and the last day of the 2022-2023 school year!

In staff devotions today, Mrs. Haftel encouraged us to be purposeful about remembering all that God has done for us and all that He continues to do today. Psalm 107 encourages us to “ponder” them. defines ponder this way: to consider something deeply and thoroughly; meditate (often followed by over or upon).

Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the Lord. 

~Psalm 107:43

Have a wonderful weekend!

Cheri L. Vislay, M. Ed.
Principal, Forcey Christian School
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PTO Spring Fling Flyer

NJHS Food Drive

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