Friday Newsletter – September 1, 2023

by | Sep 1, 2023 | Newsletter

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Updates and Happenings

  • It was wonderful to see so many new and familiar faces at our parent orientation for first through 8th grade parents last night. It’s hard to believe we’ve already finished week 1 of the 2023-2024 school year!
  • With the beginning of school, we kick off our Forcey Forward Annual Fund drive. For more information about our Forcey Forward annual fund, including how funds will be directed and raised, please visit
  • Did you know you can find helpful information on the parent resource page of our website at
  • Be sure and like and follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest pictures and video of happenings around FCS!

From the Office:

  • IOWA test results will be sent home with students in their Friday folders or MS homerooms today.
  • Registration is open for our After School Clubs!  There are some great clubs being offered.  Information and registration links are included in the attached syllabus.

PTO Update:

  • Pizza Fridays is back by popular demand! We will offer pizza Friday’s for limited fall semester Fridays with the goal to move to every Friday in the spring semester. See attached flyer for details.
  • The PTO newsletter is attached.
  • Questions about the FCS PTO, email

Mark Your Calendar

  • Keep up with important dates on our website calendar all year long at
  • Monday, September 4 is a school holiday for Labor Day
  • September 27-29: 7th and 8th grade retreat to North Bay Retreat Center
  • September 27-29: 6 thgrade Spruce Lake Outdoor School
  • Friday, October 13 is a no school day for teacher professional development and training.
  • Our yearly fall fundraiser, the Forcey Forward Fun Run is currently scheduled for Thursday, October 12. For more information about our Forcey Forward annual fund, please visit
  • November 3, 2023 is the end of the first quarter. No first quarter work will be accepted after this date.

In staff devotions this morning we read from Matthew 14:13-14. Matthew recalls an event where Jesus showed compassion to the crowds that were following Him from place to place. What strikes me about this verse, is that Jesus had retreated to grieve because his beloved cousin, John the Baptist, had just been beheaded. When he tried to get away to grieve, the crowds followed Him. Instead of getting annoyed or frustrated with the people, who were in so much need, the Bible says “He had compassion”.

May we learn from Christ’s example.

When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. ~Matthew 14:13-14

Have a wonderful weekend!

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

Live to Serve!




FCS After School Clubs – Fall 2023

FCS PTO Newsletter – Issue 3

Friday Pizza Flyer – Fall 2023

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