Friday Newsletter – October 13, 2023

by | Oct 13, 2023 | Newsletter

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Updates and Happenings

  • October 20 is our annual Fun Run Raiser!! For information on how the monies will be spent and prizes for top earners, go to: Donation links are live: Let the competition begin! 
  • Friday, October 27 is our fall party day for PreK through 5th grade students. The costume parade for PreK through 5th grade will be at 2:15 pm on the front lawn, weather permitting. Middle school students are invited to dress up in costume as well. All students wearing costumes must follow these parameters:
    • Shirts – should be full length – same coverage as a school uniform shirt.
    • No leggings as pants – they may be worn as tights under shorts or skirts.
    • All shorts and skirts need to be at least MID thigh – no shorter.
    • The following costumes are not permitted – anything scary, or from the spirit world, zombie (dead things), no celebrating the occult, no horror,
    • There should be no visible undergarments.
    • In lieu of a costume, students must be in uniform.
  • Anyone not complying with the above will have to remove the non-compliant item and a replacement shirt/clothing will be offered. If no replacement item can be located at school, a parent will be called and asked to bring uniform clothes to change into.

From the Office:

  • Annual Trunk or TreatForcey Bible Church is sponsoring their annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 28 from 4:00 – 5:30. This is a free community event for kids with costumes, candy, moon bounce, and popcorn. All information is at If you would like to participate and decorate a trunk you can sign up on the website too! This is a great annual event to invite your friends, classmates, and neighbors. 
  • It has come to our attention that there is a problem with the Fun Run links at checkout. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. We will communicate when the problem has been corrected.

PTO Update:

  • Pizza Friday needs additional volunteers to hand out pizza for the next three dates. In order to add more Pizza Fridays next semester, we need to see strong volunteer assistance for these weeks. Please use this link to sign up: Fall pizza Friday dates include October 6 and 20, November 17, and December 1 and 15.
  • Movie Night is tomorrow, Saturday, October 14. Come out to watch with the family. Pizza, popcorn, snacks, and beverages will be for sale. Movie admission is free. Volunteers are needed! Please RSVP so the PTO can plan for food and sign up to volunteer at this link to the PTO webpage: in case of rain, the event will be held inside the school gym.
  • Questions about the FCS PTO, email or visit

Mark Your Calendar

  • Keep up with important dates on our website calendar all year long at
  • Our yearly fall fundraiser, the Forcey Forward Fun Run is currently scheduled for Friday, October 20. For more information about our Forcey Forward annual fund, please visit
  • October 2-31: Socktober donation collection!
  • November 3, 2023, is the end of the first quarter. No first quarter work will be accepted after this date.
  • November 8-10: 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. To participate in Socktober you can purchase socks of all sizes for all ages to be donated to one of 2 homeless shelters nearby: New Day in Laurel and Sarah’s House in Ft. Meade.
    • Our school-wide goal is to donate 2,500 socks between Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 31. We are just about half way there with 1,293 pairs of socks to date!
    • For Socktober questions and information, contact
  2. FCS will once again participate in the Operation Christmas Child shew box gift donation. For more information go to Empty boxes will be distributed the week of Nov. 6 and our FCS collection dates are Nov. 8-10.


Our hearts break for the people in the middle east and the many lives lost and affected by recent events. We pray for peace, Lord!

You will keep in perfect peace, those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.

~Isaiah 26:3-4

Have a great weekend!

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

Live to Serve!

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