Friday Newsletter – November 3, 2023

by | Nov 3, 2023 | Newsletter

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Updates and Happenings

    1. The Fun Run has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 15! Any donations that were made prior to the postponement will be a part of the total. As long as an emailed receipt was obtained, the donation was received by the school and the student will receive credit. Our current total is $6020!
    2. Mark your calendar! 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

    1. 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:

    • 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. 
    • The November Lunch menu is attached.
    • My Day Out at Forcey 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 mdo@forcey.orgor visit us online at   

    PTO Update: 

    • Tuesday, November 7: The PTO General meeting will be held on Zoom at 7:00 PM. We will be voting on the budget. You can find the meeting link and full agenda here: PTO November Agenda
    • 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!
    • Coming Soon: The next round of Pizza Fridays will start after the Christmas break. Watch for more information soon to sign up for pizza!

    Mark Your Calendar                                                   

    • Keep up with important dates on our website calendar all year long at
    • Today! November 3, 2023, is the end of the first quarter. No first quarter work will be accepted after this date.
    • 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.

    Service Update! 

    1. 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
    1. Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Pick up boxes – Mon/Tue 11/6 &7. Turn in completed on Monday and Tuesday, November 13 and 14. To view a packing video go to: 

    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!

    Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise — the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.

    ~Hebrews 13:15

    Have a great weekend!

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

    Live to Serve!




    November 2023 Lunch Menu


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