Friday Newsletter – November 10, 2023

by | Nov 10, 2023 | Newsletter

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Updates and Happenings

    The Fun Run is next Wednesday, November 15! Our annual fund raising goal for the 23-24 school year is $60,000. If every FCS family is able to raise just $200, we will reach this goal! To date, we’ve raised just under $10,000. The donation link is: Help spread the word!

    Top Earners to Date:

    1. Dr. Bates second grade class
    2. Mrs. Bos’ fifth grade class
    3. Mrs. Hayes’ fourth grade class
    4. Ms. Powell’s kindergarten class
    • The annual book fair to support the FCS library will be held from Monday to Friday, 11/13 – 11/20, 7:30am to 4pm. For more information visit or contact Mrs. Groom at to help! To volunteer to assist with the book fair, go to

    • Our early education classes would like to invite our military friends to a special “Thank You to our Veterans” event! If you or a family member is a military veteran or currently serves, this invitation is for YOU! On November 15th, we will have a special Chapel service to thank you for your service! The details are as follows:

    a.  Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    b.  Time: 2:25-2:50
    c.  Place: Church Sanctuary

    From the Office:

      • After 27 years at Forcey Christian School, both as a teacher and in our FCS business office, Mrs. Joanne Heater is retiring. She and her husband are building a retirement home and moving out of the area. Her last day at FCS will be January 12, 2024. We will greatly miss her and appreciate all of her dedication and great work here at FCS. We have posted the open position on our website at  Interested candidates should send their resume to
      • As colder weather moves in, please remember to send your student with the appropriate clothing and outerwear for outdoor recess. At FCS, we feel it is best for children to get an outdoor break in the middle of the day to run, move, and get fresh air. Most days, students will go outside. Also remember to label your student’s coats and fleece jackets.
      • My Day Out at Forcey Bible Church has both job opportunities and a few spaces available in our 2’s and 3’s classesMDO is for 2- and 3-year old’s, designed to give caregivers time off and children a structured time away from their primary caregivers.  This gives them time to play cooperatively with other children and prepare them for preschool. Our teachers are loving, Christian women who have a heart for children. MDO offers playtime, snack, Bible stories, singing, and craft time. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am-1pm from mid-September to mid-May.  If you are interested in applying for a position or registering for a spot, email Kelly Herndon at or visit us online at

      PTO Update: 

      • Support the Library: The PTO encourages you to support the Library through the Scholastic Book Fair! Volunteer to help students buy books at this link: Book Fair Sign Up Sheet. Volunteers are needed each day of the sale!
      • Attached is the spring pizza Friday information. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your student to participate in the pizza Friday program!

      Mark Your Calendar                                                   

      • Keep up with important dates on our website calendar all year long at
      • November 13-14: Operation Christmas Child donation dates.
      • November 9 (half day of school) and 10 (no school) are reserved for parent teacher conferences.
      • November 20 – 24 is our Thanksgiving Holiday Break. There will be no school that week.
      • December 20 – January 2, FCS will be closed for Christmas break. School resumes on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.
      • January 19, 2024 is the end of the second quarter and a half day for students.

      Service Update! 

      • We are once again partnering with Image Makers Ministries on their Toy Mania Christmas toy drive to benefit the students at our adopted school in inner city Baltimore. You can help by purchasing a gift from their wish list. 
        • Gifts should be delivered to FCS at 2130 E. Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904 between now and Monday, December 11.
        • Students will also have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus by sorting and organizing toys and even delivering gifts to the students!

      Some additional details:

      • The ages of the students range from 3-14 years old.
      • Families are free to purchase toys/gifts apart from Amazon. We just ask that they are age-appropriate, that they are not “scary,” and that they are brand new. We also would appreciate avoiding anything that could be perceived as a weapon (guns, for example

      November is here!! This month, let’s work to be purposeful about being thankful each day and not just leave it for Thanksgiving Day. Let’s have a thankful perspective that others can see and hear!

      Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 

      ~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

      Have a great weekend!

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

      Live to Serve!




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