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Memo #41

June 8, 2020

 
TOP 3 JOG-A-THON WINNERS & CLASSES:  Amazon gift cards will be sent to the top 3 winners in show of our appreciation.  The top 3 classes will receive a special privilege upon our return to school in the fall.  THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOL!
 
Top 3 Winners                                             Top 3 Classes
Cielo – Kindergarten                                   Kindergarten
Kerry-Ann -  5th Grade                                 5th Grade
Elijah – 8th Grade                                        1st Grade
 
JOG-A-THON DONATIONS - CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS FCS! We have raised $20,081.00.  We surpassed our goal of $20,000.00.  The last day to donate through 99Pledges was last Friday, however, we are still accepting donations through the end of June.  You can send them directly to the school.
 
FINALS FOR GRADES 6-8 will continue on Monday, June 8th through tomorrow, Tuesday, June 9th.  The Final Schedule along with a Statement of Integrity was sent home last week.  If you have not already done so, please print the schedule and place it in a prominent place to help your student prepare. 
 
DROP OFF TEXTBOOKS -  Students will drop off textbooks and pick up personal items that have been stored in the classroom beginning this week.  Each class has been assigned a specific day and time in order to maintain social distancing requirements.  A separate email was sent last Monday to share the details of this important information.
 
8TH GRADE GRADUATION - Virtual Commencement - Thursday June 11th at 10:00 AM -  Use the regular Zoom Chapel link, found on Class Dojo, to attend. 
 
PARADE OF GRADUATES AND DIPLOMA DISTRIBUTION - Friday, June 12th at 11:00 AM.  Meet in the parking lot directly across the street from the church on Barclay Avenue.  Only one car per family please.
 
VIRTUAL AWARDS ASSEMBLY GRADES 1-7 - Tuesday, June 16th @ 9:00 AM.
 
KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION Wednesday, June  17th at 10:00 AM - Use the regular Zoom Chapel link, found on Class Dojo, to attend.
 
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ALL STUDENTS:  Wednesday, June 17th. 
 
REGISTRATION - Registration and General Fees will rise after June 30.  Complete your registration now to avoid the increased rates.
 
THE ANNUAL CORPORATION MEETING will be held on Monday, July 6th at 7:30 PM. You are welcome to join us. The Board of Trustees will report on the state of the school.  The location of the meeting will be determined by the social distancing requirements in place at that time. The corporation application was previously emailed.
 
FACTS TUITION ASSISTANCE IS OPEN.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
THE SCHOOL OFFICE .  Your phone calls will be answered remotely most days.  The easiest way to reach us is through email, however, your phone calls are being forwarded and will be answered in a timely manner.
 
REPORT CARDS will be mailed home at the end of June along award certificates.
If there are any outstanding financial obligations report cards will be withheld until payment is received.
 
PTFA NEWS
IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE that Mrs. Lydie Pierre has agreed to serve on the PTFA as Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year.  In order to assure compliance with our PTFA by-laws, a ballot will be sent home to all members.  Kindly cast your vote when you receive this email.  We are grateful for Mrs. Pierre's offer to serve and look forward with great anticipation to a fabulous school year in the fall.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1 Amazon Smile has more potential than ever to help our school as many more purchases are made online.  You can support FCS by making your purchases through Amazon Smile.  You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com. Please note we are listed as “FLUSHING CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL”
   
Dates to Remember:
June 8-9             -           Final exams grade 6-8
June 11             -           8th Grade Virtual Graduation @ 10:00 AM
June 12             -           8th Graduation Parade @ FCS                               
June 16             -           Virtual Awards Assembly (Grades 1-7)
June 17             -           Virtual Kindergarten Graduation @ 10:00 AM
                                       Last Day of School

Memo #40

June 1, 2020

 

JOG-A-THON our students participated remotely, and it was wonderful day.  We appreciate you very much.  Thank you for your participation and for sending us your photos and videos.  Look for them to appear on Class Dojo, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
 
THANK YOU, FCS STUDENTS! - You have raised $16,570.  You are amazing!  We will continue accepting donations until. June 28th.  Remember that no donation is too small!  The top three students who have raised the most money for our school will be given Amazon gift cards as our way of saying Thank you!  Stay tuned to find out who they are and how much they raised.
 
FINALS FOR GRADES 6-8 will begin this Friday, June 5th, and continue on Monday, June 8th through Tuesday, June 9th.  The Final Schedule along with a Statement of Integrity was sent home last week.  If you have not already done so, please print the schedule and place it in a prominent place to help your student prepare.  Kindly reply to the email with the word 'received' so we know that you have seen it.  Teachers are reviewing in class this week; it is important that students show up for class every day.
 
DROP OFF TEXTBOOKS -  Students will drop off textbooks and pick up personal items that have been stored in the classroom beginning next week.  Each class has been assigned a specific day and time in order to maintain social distancing requirements.  A separate email is being sent today to share the details of this important information.
 
8TH GRADE GRADUATION - Virtual Commencement - Thursday June 11th at 10:00 AM -  Use the regular Zoom Chapel link, found on Class Dojo, to attend. 
 
PARADE OF GRADUATES AND DIPLOMA DISTRIBUTION - Friday, June 12th at 11:00 AM.  Meet in the parking lot directly across the street from the church on Barclay Avenue.  Only one car per family please.
 
VIRTUAL AWARDS ASSEMBLY GRADES 1-7 - Tuesday, June 16th @ 9:00 AM.
 
KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION Wednesday, June  17th at 10:00 AM - Use the regular Zoom Chapel link, found on Class Dojo, to attend.
 
ENROLLMENT for 2020-2021 is in progress.  Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering today.  If you need assistance or additional information, call the office and we will reply shortly or email info@fcsnyc.org.
 
THE ANNUAL CORPORATION MEETING will be held on Monday, July 6th at 7:30 PM. You are welcome to join us. The Board of Trustees will report on the state of the school.  The location of the meeting will be determined by the social distancing requirements in place at that time.  The corporation application was emailed last Tuesday.
 
FACTS TUITION ASSISTANCE IS NOW OPEN.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you should begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
THE SCHOOL OFFICE .  Your phone calls will be answered remotely most days.  The easiest way to reach us is through email, however, your phone calls are being forwarded and will be answered in a timely manner.
 
QUALITY SURVEY - Thank you for replying to the Quality Survey.   Please help us to serve you better by answering this question: Some responders requested additional instruction for technology platforms. Please let us know which platform you would like assistance with i.e., Class Dojo, Google Classroom, Zoom, See Saw, etc. Send an email to info@fcsnyc.org
 
PTFA NEWS
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1 Amazon Smile has more potential than ever to help our school as many more purchases are made online.  You can support FCS by making your purchases through Amazon Smile.  You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com. Please note we are listed as “FLUSHING CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL”
   
Dates to Remember:
June 05             -           End of marking period middle school
June 5, 8-9         -           Final exams grade 6-8
June 11             -           8th Grade Virtual Graduation @ 10:00 AM
June 12             -           8th Graduation Parade @ FCS
                                    End of marking period elementary school
June 16             -           Virtual Awards Assembly (Grades 1-7)
June 17             -           Virtual Kindergarten Graduation @ 10:00 AM
Last Day of School

Memo #39

May 25, 2020

 

Hope Everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend!  We owe a debt of gratitude to those who gave their lives for our freedom.
 
SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK - Show your school spirit each day the week of May 26th – leading up to the Jog-a-thon
Tuesday, May 26th - Crazy Hat/Hair Day
Wednesday, May 27th   - Pajama Day
Thursday, May 28th - Favorite Team Jersey Day
Friday, May 29th - Eagles T-Shirt Day as you run, ride, skip or jog in the park
 
THIS FRIDAY, MAY 29TH we will participate in the annual Jogathon.  You might want to jog, bike, walk or run in a local park - here are some suggested venues depending on where you live:
Queens                                                           The Bronx                                             
Flushing Meadow Corona Park                        Pelham Bay Park
Kissena Park                                                   Van Cortlandt Park
Cunningham Park
Brooklyn                                                         Long Island
Prospect Park                                                  Valley Stream State Park
Greenpoint Park                                               Eisenhower Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Stay on the trails and make sure you social distance! Wear your red Flushing Christian School Eagle Tee Shirt and be on the lookout for classmates and teachers - you just might see some of them while you are out!
 
JOG-A-THON -This Friday, May 29th students will participate remotely.
 
Thank you, FCS students! You have raised $6570.  The board of Trustees has matched the first $4600 giving us a total of $11,170 so far.  We past the halfway mark toward reaching our goal. Please continue to reach out to friends and family for support.  Remember that no donation is too small!    Students who raise the most money will be given Amazon gift cards!
 
FINALS FOR GRADES 6-8 will begin on Friday, June 5th, and continue on Monday, June 8th through Tuesday, June 9th.  The Final Schedule along with a Statement of Integrity is being sent home in a separate email today.  Please print the schedule and place it in a prominent place to help your student prepare.  Kindly reply to the email with the word 'received' so we know that you have seen it.  Students will be given review sheets to help them prepare.  Teachers will begin reviewing in class next week.
 
VIRTUAL AWARDS ASSEMBLY GRADES 1-7 - Tuesday, June 16 @ 9:00 AM.
 
ENROLLMENT for 2020-2021 is in progress.  Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering today.  If you need assistance or additional information, call the office and we will reply shortly or email info@fcsnyc.org.
 
THE ANNUAL CORPORATION MEETING will be held on Monday, July 6th at 7:30 PM. You are welcome to join us. The Board of Trustees will report on the state of the school.  The location of the meeting will be determined by the social distancing requirements in place at that time.  See attached corporation application. 
 
FACTS TUITION ASSISTANCE IS NOW OPEN.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you should begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
THE SCHOOL OFFICE is operating remotely most days.  The easiest way to reach us is through email, however, your phone calls are being forwarded and will be answered in a timely manner.
 
QUALITY SURVEY - Thank you for replying to the Quality Survey.   Please help us to serve you better by answering this question: Some responders requested additional instruction for technology platforms. Please let us know which platform you would like assistance with i.e., Class Dojo, Google Classroom, Zoom, See Saw, etc. Send an email to info@fcsnyc.org
 
PTFA NEWS.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1 Amazon Smile has more potential than ever to help our school as many more purchases are made online.  You can support FCS by making your purchases through Amazon Smile.  You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com. Please note we are listed as “FLUSHING CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL”
   
Dates to Remember:
May 26-29          -           Spirit Week
May 29              -           Jog-a-thon
June 05             -           End of marking period middle school
June 5, 8-9         -           Final exams grade 6-8
June 11             -           8th Grade Virtual Graduation
June 12             -           8th Graduation Parade @ FCS
                                    End of marking period elementary school
June 16             -           Virtual Awards Assembly (Grades 1-7)

Memo #38

May 18, 2020

 

SCHOOL CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 25th FOR MEMORIAL DAY

QUALITY SURVEY - Thank you for replying to the Quality Survey.   Please help us to serve you better by answering this question: Some responders requested additional instruction for technology platforms. Please let us know which platform you would like assistance with i.e., Class Dojo, Google Classroom, Zoom, See Saw, etc. Send an email to info@fcsnyc.org
 
THE ANNUAL CORPORATION MEETING will be held on Monday, July 6th at 7:30 PM. You are welcome to join us. The Board of Trustees will report on the state of the school.  The location of the meeting will be determined by the social distancing requirements in place at that time.
 
PROGRESS REPORTS – will go home on this Wednesday, May 20th.  Each middle school student will receive a progress report.  Students in grades K-5 will receive a report if they have fallen below a 75% in any subject or if there has been a sudden decline even if the grade remains above 75%. 
 
SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK - Show your school spirit each day the week of May 26th – leading up to the Jog-a-thon
Tuesday, May 26th - Crazy Hat/Hair Day
Wednesday, May 27th   - Pajama Day
Thursday, May 28th - Favorite Team Jersey Day
Friday, May 29th - Eagles T-Shirt Day as you run, ride, skip or jog in the park
 
JOG-A-THON -On Friday, May 29th students will participate remotely.
Thank you, FCS students! You have raised $5510.  The board of Trustees has matched the first $4600 giving us a total of $10,110 so far.  We are almost halfway to our goal. Please continue to reach out to friends and family for support.  Remember that no donation is too small!  
  
ENROLLMENT for 2020-2021 is in progress.  Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering today.  If you need assistance or additional information, call the office and we will reply shortly or email info@fcsnyc.org.
 
FACTS TUITION ASSISTANCE IS NOW OPEN.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you should begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
THE SCHOOL OFFICE is operating remotely.  The easiest way to reach us is through email, however, your phone calls are being forwarded and will be answered in a timely manner.
 
PTFA NEWS
 
PTFA OFFICERS FOR 2020-21:  We are pleased to announce that Ms. Nimisha Baball was re-elected PTFA President and Mrs. Alba Felix was re-elected Secretary for the 2020-21 school year.  We are so thankful for their extraordinary work this year and welcome their return to serve as officers for the next school year.  Additional candidates are welcome to volunteer for the positions of treasurer and vice president.  Kindly email Mrs. Blatt at kblatt@fcsnyc.org if you are interested in joining this amazing team.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
 
1 Amazon Smile has more potential than ever to help our school as many more purchases are made online.  You can support FCS by making your purchases through Amazon Smile.  You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com. Please note we are listed as “FLUSHING CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL”
 
2. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
   
Dates to Remember:
May 25th            -           No School – In Observance of Memorial Day
May 26-29          -           Spirit Week
May 29              -           Jo-go-than
June 05             -           End of marking period middle school
June 5, 8-9         -           Final exams grade 6-8
June 11             -           8th Grade Virtual Graduation
June 12             -           8th Graduation Parade
                                    End of marking period elementary school
June 16             -           Awards Assembly (Grades 1-7)
June 17             -           Kindergarten Graduation & Last Day of School

Memo #37

May 11, 2020

 
THANK YOU FOR THE AMAZING TEACHER APPRECIATION GIFTS!  
Thank you to those who sent in videos of love and appreciation.  You brought tears of joy to our hearts and increased our longing to see you again!  We received gifts at our homes and enjoyed chocolate treats with a messages of thanks from our wonderful FCS families.  We can't thank you enough! Special thanks to our PTFA President, Nimisha Baball - we love you!
 
CLASS OF 2020 - VALEDICTORIANS:
Emily Liu and Bo Yu Wu Feng have been declared Co-Valedictorians.  With grade point averages that are nearly identical, both of these students exemplify this honor!  We are thrilled that two FCS graduates have risen to such a remarkable accomplishment. This year we have two Valedictorians:  Emily Liu and Bo Yu Wu Feng.  Congratulations!
 
PTFA MEETING:  Thank you to all the parents that attended our last PTFA Meeting via Zoom.  It was a pleasure seeing you all and hearing an encouraging word from Mrs. Becky Sager. 
 
PROGRESS REPORTS – will go home on Wednesday, May 20th
 
SCHOOL CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 25th FOR MEMORIAL DAY
 
SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK - Show your school spirit each day the week of May 26th – leading up to the Jog-a-thon
Tuesday, May 26th - Crazy Hat/Hair Day
Wednesday, May 27th   - Pajama Day
Thursday, May 28th - Favorite Team Jersey Day
Friday, May 29th - Eagles T-Shirt Day as you run, ride, skip or jog in the park
 
JOG-A-THON -On Friday, May 29th students will participate remotely.
Thank you FCS students! You have raised $4,780.  The board of Trustees has matched the first $4600 giving us a total of $9,380 so far.  We are almost half way to our goal. Please continue to reach out to friends and family for support.  Remember that no donation is too small!   
 
ENROLLMENT for 2020-2021 is in progress.  Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering today.  If you need assistance or additional information, call the office and we will reply shortly or email info@fcsnyc.org.
 
FACTS TUITION ASSISTANCE IS NOW OPEN.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you should begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
THE SCHOOL OFFICE is operating remotely.  The easiest way to reach us is through email, however, your phone calls are being forwarded and will be answered in a timely manner.
 
PTFA NEWS
 
PTFA OFFICERS FOR 2020-21:  We are pleased to announce that Ms. Nimisha Baball was re-elected PTFA President and Mrs. Alba Felix was re-elected Secretary for the 2020-21 school year.  We are so thankful for their extraordinary work this year and welcome their return to serve as officers for the next school year.  Additional candidates are welcome to volunteer for the positions of treasurer and vice president.  Kindly email Mrs. Blatt at kblatt@fcsnyc.org if you are interested in joining this amazing team.
 
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
 
1 Amazon Smile has more potential than ever to help our school as many more purchases are made online.  You can support FCS by making your purchases through Amazon Smile.  You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com. Please note we are listed as “FLUSHING CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL”
 
2. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
   
Dates to Remember:
May 25th            -           No School – In Observance of Memorial Day
May 26-29          -           Spirit Week
May 29              -           Jo-go-than
June 05             -           End of marking period middle school
June 08-10         -           Final exams grade 6-8
June 11             -           8th Grade Virtual Graduation
June 12             -           8th Graduation Parade
                                    End of marking period elementary school
June 16             -           Awards Assembly (Grades 1-7)
June 17             -           Kindergarten Graduation & Last Day of School

Memo #36

May 4, 2020

 
SCHOOL WILL REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH JUNE

but learning will continue!

THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THE QUALITY SURVEY - Many thanks to those who have already submitted their answers to the survey, which was sent home on Friday, May 1st.  We want to know if you are thrilled, satisfied, or frustrated.  Your opinion matters.  Please complete your survey today.
 
CLASS OF 2020 - VALEDICTORIAN & SALUTATORIAN:
Congratulations to Bo Yu, Valedictorian and Emily, Salutatorian, for achieving these high awards.  They have been a blessing to our school and exemplify the honors they have received!
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO:  Emma, Victor, Sarah, Samara, Jada, Zion, Joshua, Austin, Jacob, Rachel, M’Aliyah, Sean, Victoria, Elijah, Clara, Victoria J., Emily, Destiny, Bo Yu.  These students qualified for the FCS Honors Club for the Third Marking Period.
 
THE LAST PTFA MEETING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR WILL TAKE PLACE THIS THURSDAY, MAY 7th 7:00 - 8:30 PM VIA ZOOM.  The link and password to the meeting will be sent through Class Dojo.  You may also RSVP to ptfa@fcsnyc.org  by Tuesday, May 5th and the invitation with the Zoom link will be sent to you. We look forward to seeing many of you since we won't have to leave home to attend the meeting.  PTFA Elections will take place at this meeting.  Nimisha Baball for President; Alba Felix for Secretary.  If you are  interested in serving as an officer, please email  ptfa@fcsnyc.org   Students will receive a N.U.T. Card for the 2020-2021 school year if their parent attends the meeting .
 
IT IS TIME TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK! The school yearbook celebrates events and shared memories of your student’s experiences during the school year.  Photos of every class are included in the book.  The cost is $30.
 
YEARBOOK BOOSTERS & ADS:   Parents, family members and friends are invited to include a personal message to add to the special memory of our yearbook. You may also take out an ad to promote your business and to help us keep the yearbook affordable. The deadline to submit your booster is Thursday afternoon, May 7th. Forms are attached. *Please note we must receive the hardcopy form with payment before placing the ad*. All ads will be reviewed for approval." (form attached)
 
JOG-A-THON/FIELD DAY on Friday, May 29th students will participate remotely.
So far, our students have raised $2,830.  The board of Trustees has pledged to match the first $4600 to help us reach out goal! Your support is needed to make this fundraiser a success
Remember, no donation is too small.    
 
ENROLLMENT for 2020-2021 is in progress.  Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering today.  If you need assistance or additional information, call the office and we will reply shortly or email info@fcsnyc.org.
 
FACTS TUITION ASSISTANCE IS NOW OPEN.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you should begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
THE SCHOOL OFFICE is operating remotely.  The easiest way to reach us is through email, however, your phone calls are being forwarded and will be answered in a timely manner.
 
IOWA TESTING/TERRA NOVA TESTS: Standardized testing has been postponed until the fall.  We will administer tests in late October or early November.  Fall testing will evaluate the previous year's learning.  For example, students who are in 8th grade in Fall 2020 will take the test that should have been administered in Spring 2020.  Students will be tested in Spring 2021 for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
PTFA News
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1 Amazon Smile has more potential than ever to help our school as many more purchases are made online.  You can support FCS by making your purchases through Amazon Smile.  You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com. Please note we are listed as “FLUSHING CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL”
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop. Your Stop and Shop card has to be registered online and link to FCS.
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
Dates to Remember:
May 25    -                 No School – Memorial Day
May 29    -                 Field Day/Jog-a-thon

Memo #35

April 27, 2020

 
REPORT CARDS – were issued electronically on Tuesday, April 21st after 3:00 PM.  If you still have not been able to view them, please contact your child’s teacher. 
 
IOWA TESTING/TERRA NOVA TESTS: Standardized testing has been postponed until the fall.  We will administer tests in late October or early November.  Fall testing will evaluate the previous year's learning.  For example, students who are in 8th grade in Fall 2020 will take the test that should have been administered in Spring 2020.  Students will be tested in Spring 2021 for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
JOG-A-THON/FIELD DAY fund raising has begun!  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  On Friday, May 29th students will participate from home.  Your support is needed to make this fundraiser a success.  Information was sent home last week and is attached to this memo for your convenience.  Please read this information carefully and support FCS!
 
IT IS TIME TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK! The school yearbook celebrates events and shared memories of your student’s experiences during the school year.  Photos of every class are included in the book.  The cost is $30.
THE SCHOOL OFFICE is operating remotely.  The easiest way to reach us is through email, however, your phone calls are being forwarded and will be answered in a timely manner.
 
ENROLLMENT for 2020-2021 is in progress.  Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering today.  If you need assistance or additional information, call the office and we will reply shortly or email info@fcsnyc.org.
 
FACTS Tuition Assistance is now open.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you should begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
PTFA News
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
 
1 Amazon Smile has more potential than ever to help our school as many more purchases are made on line.  You can support FCS by making your purchases through Amazon Smile.  You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com. Please note we are listed as “FLUSHING CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL”
 
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop. Your Stop and Shop card has to be registered online and link to FCS.
 
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
Dates to Remember:
May 25  -           No School – Memorial Day
May 29  -           Field Day/Jog-a-thon

Memo #34

April 20, 2020

 
Welcome Back to Remote Learning.  I pray you all had a good Easter and time off.  Let’s keep looking to the Lord for grace and strength.
 
WILL WE RETURN TO SCHOOL THIS YEAR?  The Governor’s extension of the NY Pause order through May 15 applies to all schools, including all religious and independent schools.  That means that under the present order schools may reopen after May 15, which for most schools will be May 18, 2020.   This does not mean that school will open on May 18, 2020.  It only means that we will not open before that time.  The actual return date to school has not yet been established.
 
REPORT CARDS - will be issued electronically on Tuesday, April 21st after 3:00 PM.  Please see the separate email with specific details regarding viewing report cards.
 
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES will be conducted by phone. Please schedule your appointment directly with your child’s teacher (homeroom teacher for middle school), if you have not done so already.  Forms were sent home for your convenience.
 
SCHEDULES - Look for your student's class schedule to be sent to you by email today. Each teacher has established a schedule to help your student stay on track with school work and keep to a regular routine.  Maintaining a schedule has proven to be beneficial for children by providing stability and clear expectations.  Please print your student's schedule and post on your refrigerator or other place where it can be easily seen.
 
JOG-A-THON/FIELD DAY is coming up soon.  Our biggest fundraiser of the year will take place remotely on Friday, May 29th.  Your support is needed to make this fundraiser a success.  Look for more information coming this week.
 
REMINDER:  ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING.  Students will need to log in to their virtual classroom using a password. Each teacher will provide the password for their students to ensure that our classrooms are secure and protected.  
 
THE SCHOOL OFFICE is operating remotely.  The easiest way to reach us is through email, however, your phone calls are being forwarded and will be answered in a timely manner.
ENROLLMENT for 2020-2021 is in progress.  Seats are filling up quickly.  Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering today.  If you need assistance or additional information, call the office and we will reply shortly or email info@fcsnyc.org.
 
FACTS Tuition Assistance is now open.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you should begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
PTFA News
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1 Amazon Smile has more potential than ever to help our school as many more purchases are made on line.  You can support FCS by making your purchases through Amazon Smile.  You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com. Please note we are listed as “FLUSHING CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL”
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop. Your Stop and Shop card has to be registered online and link to FCS.
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
Dates to Remember:
May 25  -           No School – Memorial Day
May 29  -           Field Day/Jog-a-thon

Memo #31

April 13, 2020

 
School will resume on April 20th in remote classrooms. 
 
WILL WE RETURN TO SCHOOL THIS YEAR?  On Saturday, Mayor de Blasio announced that NYC public schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year.  Shortly thereafter, Governor Cuomo announced that a decision had not yet been reached in regard to reopening schools this year.  Flushing Christian School will return to remote learning on Monday, April 20th.  The status of the remaining school year is still in abeyance and will stay that way until our leaders have reached a final and united decision.
 
WHILE YOU ENJOY SPRING BREAK: 
Do not become lax about the practices that will mitigate the spread of the coronavirus while we enjoy a break from school.  We all want to return to normal routines and life as we knew it before the pandemic as soon as possible.  Each one of us can either help or hinder the process. 
 
CONTINUE TO EXERCISE - Do not congregate but do go outside with another member of your immediate household.  Be wise and follow the instructions of  the CDC.  Keep your distance but do get out for fresh air and exercise and follow the instructions of Ms. Pena and Mr. Penland to stay physically fit.
 
SCHEDULES - Look for your student's class schedule to be sent to you by email this week. Each teacher has established a schedule to help your student stay on track with school work and keep to a regular routine.  Maintaining a schedule has proven to be beneficial for children by providing stability and clear expectations.  Please print your student's schedule and post on your refrigerator or other place where it can be easily seen.
 
ZOOM Video conferencing.  Students will need to log in to their virtual classroom using a password. Each teacher will provide the password for their students to ensure that our classrooms are secure and protected.   
 
REPORT CARDS - will be issued electronically on Tuesday, April 21st.  We will notify you through email when the Report Cards are ready to view.  At that time, please follow the instructions below:
1. Log in to www.teacherease.com
2. Parent Main > Academics > Report Cards
3. View
 
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES will be conducted by phone. Please schedule your appointment if you have not done so already.  Forms were sent home last week and the week prior.
THE SCHOOL OFFICE is operating remotely.  The easiest way to reach us is through email, however, your phone calls are being forwarded and will be answered in a timely manner.
 
ENROLLMENT for 2020-2021 is in progress.  Seats are filling up quickly.  Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering today.  If you need assistance or additional information, call the office and we will reply shortly or email info@fcsnyc.org.
 
FACTS Tuition Assistance is now open.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you should begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
PTFA News
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1 Amazon Smile has more potential than ever to help our school as many more purchases are made on line.  You can support FCS by making your purchases through Amazon Smile.  You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com. Please note we are listed as “FLUSHING CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL”
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop. Your Stop and Shop card has to be registered online and link to FCS.
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 

Memo #31

April 6, 2020

 

SPRING BREAK BEGAN TODAY, APRIL 6th.
School will resume on April 20th in remote classrooms. 
 
EASTER BREAK - It is extremely important that we, especially as Christians and ambassadors for Jesus Christ, continue to respect and obey social distancing orders during Easter break and beyond. 
 
We have not yet reached the apex of the curve and it will surely continue to climb if we do not comply with orders that have been put in place for our own safety,  the safety of others and the first responders who put their lives on the line for us every day.
 
Do not become lax about the practices that will mitigate the spread of the virus while we enjoy a break from school.  We all want to return to normal routines and life as we knew it before the pandemic.  Each one of us can either help or hinder the process.
 
The principle found in Galatians 5:13 applies to each one of us:  For you, brothers, were called to freedom; but do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh. Rather, serve one another in love.
 
CONTINUE TO EXERCISE - Do not congregate but do walk outside with another member of your immediate household.  Be wise and follow the instructions of our government leaders.  Communities in Brooklyn and Queens have been very casual about social distancing.  Stay away from others but do get out for fresh air and exercise and follow the instructions of Ms. Pena and Mr. Penland to stay physically fit.
 
THE SCHOOL OFFICE is operating remotely.  The easiest way to reach us is primarily through email, however, your phone calls are being forwarded and will be answered in a timely manner.
 
SCHEDULES - Look for your student’s class schedule to be sent to you by email within the next week. Each teacher has established a regular routine to help you student stay on track with school work.  Maintaining a schedule has proven to be beneficial for children by providing stability and clear expectations.
 
ZOOM Video conferencing.  When we return to school, teachers will provide passwords for students to protect the classroom and insure that only those who are invited are in attendance. 
 
REPORT CARDS - will be issued electronically on April 21st.  We will notify you through email when the Report Cards are ready to view.  At that time, please follow the instructions below:
1. Log in to www.teacherease.com
2. Parent Main > Academics > Report Cards
3. View
 
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES will be conducted by phone. Please complete the attached form and return to your student's teacher to schedule your conference.
 
ENROLLMENT for 2020-2021 is in progress.  Seats are filling up quickly.  Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering today.  If you need assistance or additional information, call the office and we will reply shortly or email info@fcsnyc.org.
 
FACTS Tuition Assistance is now open.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you should begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
PTFA News
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1 Amazon Smile has more potential than ever to help our school as many more purchases are made on line.  You can support FCS by making your purchases through Amazon Smile.  You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com. Please note we are listed as “FLUSHING CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL”
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop. Your Stop and Shop card has to be registered online and link to FCS.
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 

Memo #30

March 30, 2020

 

Week 3 of Remote learning began today.  Please continue to read the Monday memo as it will contain updates and information for the week.  Even though the office is physically closed for now, we are here to support you.  Teachers are present and learning continues every day. 

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear and he delivers them.  Psalm 34:7

THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED until we receive permission from the governing authorities to return to work.  We are working from home and will be returning phone calls and email messages daily so please reach out if you have questions or need assistance.
 
ATTENDANCE IS TAKEN EACH DAY AND STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT TO CLASS Teachers are required to mark students absent if they do not report to class.  We understand that there may be circumstances that prevent your student from attending class.  If your child cannot report to class at the appointed time, kindly notify your student's teacher through Class Dojo or email.   
 
SCHEDULES - Students should maintain a regular schedule with some flexibility; follow your teacher's instructions.  If students cannot adhere to the assigned schedule, it is important that parents communicate with your child's teacher and make alternate arrangements.  Working from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM is a good rule of thumb unless live sessions are scheduled later in the day.
 
SPRING BREAK begins on Monday, April 6th.  Classes will resume on April 20th, whether remotely or in person. 
 
REPORT CARDS - will be issued on April 21st.  Parent/teacher conferences will be conducted by phone. Please complete the attached form and return to your student's teacher to schedule your conference.
 
CONTINUE TO EXERCISE - Do not congregate but do walk outside with another member of your immediate household.  Be wise and follow the instructions of our government leaders.  Communities in Brooklyn and Queens have been very casual about social distancing.  Stay away from others but do get out for fresh air and exercise and follow the instructions of Ms. Pena and Mr. Penland to stay physically fit.
 
ENROLLMENT for 2020-2021 is in progress.  Seats are filling up quickly.  Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering today.  If you need assistance or additional information, call the office and we will reply shortly or email info@fcsnyc.org.
 
FACTS Tuition Assistance is now open.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you should begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
 
1 Amazon Smile has more potential than ever to help our school as many more purchases are made on line.  You can support FCS by making your purchases through Amazon Smile.  You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com. Please note we are listed as “FLUSHING CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL”
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop. Your Stop and Shop card has to be registered online and link to FCS.
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 

Memo #27

March 9, 2020

Thank you to all who attended the 70th Anniversary gala on Saturday evening.  It was wonderful to see everyone dressed up, smiling and celebrating together.  It meant the world to us to see you there!

CONGRATULATIONS TO FLUSHING CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ROCKAWAY PLASTIC TEAM!!  They were selected to participate in the Regional Level GeoChallenge Competition!
Members: Andre Hughes (5), Simon Fojo (4),
Melinda Jimenez (4), Genesis Pierre (4)
 
Kindergarten Roundup is an event being held Wednesday, March 25TH for new kindergarten parents and students. Prospective parents can meet with our kindergarten teachers, view samples of student work and participate in an interactive lesson with their child.  If you know anyone that might be interested, please invite them. Due to limited space, RSVP by Wednesday, March 18th is required.
 
PTFA MEETING - THURSDAY, MARCH 12th  @ 7:30 PM.  PTFA Meeting - Thursday, March 12th - our guest speaker, Mrs. Sager, will be presenting on the topic of "Keeping communications lines open with our children at every stage of life." Childcare will be provider with a movie and popcorn. Students will receive NUT cards for your attendance. 
 
FEED FCS $5.00 HOT LUNCH THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th – Pan fried chicken, vegetable bean soup, roasted carrots & potatoes.  An order form was sent home last week.   You may also order on the day of the hot lunch.  If you need more details, please email at feedfcs@gmail.com. 
 
TAQUITO TUESDAY!  $2.00 each – proceeds will benefit the language lab.
 
FCS TALENT SHOW – Auditions are taking place this week starting today, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Auditions will be held after school from 3:00PM to 4:30 PM.  If you did not send in permission slips, please do so by tomorrow in order for us to schedule your students audition.  For students who take buses we will schedule auditions during lunch next week. The show will be on Saturday, April 25th. We are excited to be able to showcase our talented students. Thank you for your support and encouraging your student’s participation. 
 
PARENTS – Please remember to send spoons/forks with your child’s lunch.
 
NO SCHOOL – on Friday, March 27th.  Teachers will be in Staff Development.
 
PTFA LUNCHEON – Chicken Nuggets with Fries on Friday, March 20th.  The deadline to place an order will be Wednesday, March 18th.  Order Forms will be sent home this week. (Please note there will be NO pizza that Friday)
 
Registration for 2020-2021 is rising. Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering early.  Remember, payment of the registration fee will reserve your child’s seat until the 1st month’s tuition is due.  Payment of the first month’s tuition will secure your student’s seat. 
 
FACTS Tuition Assistance is now open.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you may begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
LONG ISLAND FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS SPELLING BEE will be held on Tuesday, March 24th.  Please pray that the students who will be attending do well and that our testimony will honor Jesus!
 
PTFA NEWS
Moms in Touch Prayer Group: meets each Tuesdays from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com. Please note we are listed as “FLUSHING CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL”
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop. Your Stop and Shop card has to be registered online and link to FCS.
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
Dates to Remember:
March 24                -               Spelling Bee
March 25                -               Kindergarten Round Up
March 27                -               No School – Teachers Staff Development
April 2                     -               Spring Concert @ 7:15 PM

Memo #27

March 2, 2020

 
THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS FOR HELPING AT THE FRIDAY LUNCHEON!     We appreciate everyone who served and helped with the PTFA lunch on Friday, February 28th.   Without you,  we could not provide this enjoyable event for the children.  Thank you so much! 
 
PROGRESS REPORTS were sent home last week.  Please acknowledge receipt to your student's homeroom teacher if you have not already done so.
 
SHSAT Prep Class for students in 6th and 7th grade – see attached flyer
 
TAQUITO TUESDAY!  $2.00 each – proceeds will benefit the Spruce Lake Trip
for 7th & 8th Grades.
 
Registration for 2020-2021 is rising. Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering early… and remember:  Today is your last day to lock in this year’s tuition rate by paying the first month’s tuition for next year.
 
Remember, payment of the registration fee will reserve your child’s seat until the 1st month’s tuition is due.  Payment of the first month’s tuition will secure your student’s seat.  
 
FACTS Tuition Assistance is now open.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you may begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
FEED FCS $5.00 HOT LUNCH NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th – Pan fried chicken, vegetable bean soup, roasted carrots & potatoes.  An order form will be sent home this week.   You may also order on the day of the hot lunch.  If you need more details, please email at feedfcs@gmail.com.
 
Kindergarten Roundup is an event being held Wednesday, March 25TH for new kindergarten parents and students. Prospective parents can meet with our kindergarten teachers, view samples of student work and participate in an interactive lesson with their child.  If you know anyone that might be interested, please invite them. Due to limited space, RSVP by Wednesday, March 18th is required.
 
NO SCHOOL – on Friday, March 27th.  Teachers will be in Staff Development.
 
SPRING CONCERT:  Please note the date for FCS Spring Concert is Thursday,  April 2nd @ 7:15 PM.  Mark your calendar.   There will be no After School Program on that day.  Students who attend After School will need to be picked up at regular school dismissal time.
 
IT IS TIME TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!  The school yearbook celebrates events and shared memories of your student’s experiences during the school year.  Photos of every class are included in the book.  The cost is $30, however if you order before March 26th, you will receive a discounted price of $25.  Supplies are limited; order early to avoid disappointment.
 
YEARBOOK BOOSTERS AND ADS Parents, family member and friends are invited to include a personal message to add to the special memory of this keepsake.  You may also take out an ad to promote your business and to help us keep the yearbook affordable.  The deadline to hand it in is Thursday, March 26th.  Forms will be sent home today.  *Please note we must receive the hardcopy form with payment before placing the ad*.  All ads will be reviewed for approval.
 
PTFA NEWS
NEXT PTFA MEETING THURSDAY, MARCH 12th  @ 7:30 PM.  Mark your calendar!
 
Moms in Touch Prayer Group: meets each Tuesdays from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com. Please note we are listed as “FLUSHING CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL”
 
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop. Your Stop and Shop card has to be registered online and link to FCS.
 
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
Dates to Remember:
March 25               -               Kindergarten Round Up
March 27               -               NO School – Staff Development Day
April 2                     -               Spring Concert   
                                                NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
April 21                  -               Report Cards Sent Home
April 22/23             -               Parent/Teacher Conferences

Memo #26

February 24, 2020

 

We Respect Each Other 
Being respectful is more than just using good manners—it means treating people the way you want to be treated. Keep these ideas in mind to help your whole family focus on respect. Read more about this and Study Tips, Increasing Your Student’s Vocabulary, IEP Reviews and more….
HOME & SCHOOL CONNECTION
 
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!  We hope you all enjoyed your break.  We thank the Lord for rest and a chance to recharge our batteries.
 
MANY THANKS FOR THE VALENTINE’S GIFTS for our faculty.  Your expression of gratitude and Christian love is greatly appreciated.  Teachers were overwhelmed by the outpouring of cards and gifts!  
      
TAQUITO TUESDAY!  $2.00 each – proceeds will benefit the Spruce Lake Trip
for 7th & 8th Grades.
 
GEOBEE – National Geographic GeoBee Live Competition this Thursday, February 27th from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM in the All Purpose Room.  “Come see who will be the FCS GeoBee Champion of 2020!”
 
SHSAT TEST PREP CLASS for 6th and 7th grade.  Kindly see the attached flyer.  Your reply is needed by Wednesday, February 26th.
 
PTFA LUNCHEON – Chicken Nuggets with Fries on Friday, February 28th.  The deadline to place an order will be Wednesday, February 26th.  Order Forms will be resent home today. (Please note there will be NO pizza this Friday)
 
Registration for 2020-2021 is rising. Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering early… and remember:  You can lock in this year’s tuition rate by paying the first month’s tuition for next year, on or before March 2, 2020.  This deadline is approaching quickly.  Remember, payment of the registration fee will reserve your child’s seat until the 1st month’s tuition is due.  Payment of the first month’s tuition will secure your student’s seat. 
 
FACTS Tuition Assistance is now open.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you may begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
PROGRESS REPORTS WILL GO HOME  WEDNESDAY.   All middle school students will receive a progress report.  Elementary students (K-4) will only receive a progress report if grades are falling below 75%.  Please be sure to let your child’s teacher know that you have received it.
 
Kindergarten Roundup is an event being held Wednesday, March 25TH for new kindergarten parents and students. Prospective parents can meet with our kindergarten teachers, view samples of student work and participate in an interactive lesson with their child.  If you know anyone that might be interested, please invite them.
 
PTFA NEWS
 
BOXTOPS ARE DUE THIS WEDNESDAY!  If you have been collecting Boxtops for Education, now is the time to bring them to school. 
 
NEXT PTFA MEETING THURSDAY, MARCH 12th @ 7:30 PM.  Mark your calendar!
 
Moms in Touch Prayer Group: meets each Tuesdays from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com. Please note we are listed as “FLUSHING CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL”
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop. Your Stop and Shop card has to be registered online and link to FCS.
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
Dates to Remember:
February 26       -           Progress Reports Sent Home
March 25               -               Kindergarten Round Up

Memo #25

February 10, 2020

(two-sided)

VIEWING AND SERVICE FOR MRS. BERNICE ADAMS will be held on Sunday, February 16th at Greater Allen Cathedral.  Please see our website for details.  Many thanks to those of you who called or stopped in to express condolences.  Your kind words and prayers for the family are greatly appreciated.
 
WINTER BREAK – NO SCHOOL   - Monday through Friday, February 17th – 21st.
 
TAQUITO TUESDAY!  $2.00 each – proceeds will benefit the Spruce Lake Trip   
for 7th & 8th Grade.
 
FEED FCS $5.00 HOT LUNCH THIS WEDNESDAY, February 12th – Meatballs with gravy, (Vegetarian available as well), Mashed Potatoes & Sautéed mixed vegetables.  An order form was sent home last week.   You may also order on the day of the hot lunch.  If you need more details, please email at feedfcs@gmail.com.
 
VALENTINE’S BAKE SALE –  Wednesday and Thursday, February 12th and 13th.  Proceeds will benefit the Honors Club.
 
DAY OF PRAYER – Christian schools around the globe will gather for a day of prayer next week while we are on winter break.  Although we cannot  join with them on the exact day they have chosen, we will gather as a student body this Wednesday morning, February 12th and have a special time of prayer as a school family.  We will meet in the church at 8:15.  Parents are welcome to join us. 
 
Registration for 2020-2021 is rising. Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering early… and remember:  You can lock in this year’s tuition rate by paying the first month’s tuition for next year, on or before March 2, 2020.  The registration fee is all you need to reserve your child’s seat; the 1st month’s tuition will secure it. 
 
FACTS Tuition Assistance is now open.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you may begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
PTFA LUNCHEON – Chicken Nuggets with Fries on Friday, February 28th.  The deadline to place an order will be Wednesday, February 26th.  Order Forms will be sent home today.   (Please note there will be NO pizza this Friday)
 
PTFA NEWS
MANY THANKS FOR THE VALENTINE’S GIFTS for our faculty.  It will be handed out this Friday to the teachers.
 
FCS TALENT SHOW - PTFA is excited to host a talent show on Saturday, April 25th at 10 am. We have many talented students and we look forward to showcasing their God given gifts. A letter was sent home last week with more detailed information. Middle school students will be able to sign up on posters at school. Encourage your students to participate as it will build up their confidence and grow their portfolios. We look forward to seeing our talented students.   PLEASE SIGN UP BY THIS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH.
 
Moms in Touch Prayer Group: meets each Tuesday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1.  SCHOOL STORE.COM – PTFA has launched a new ongoing fundraiser in partnership with School Store.com.  Information packets were previous sent home.   Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to save money, win prizes and help our school.
2. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com.
3. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop.
4. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
Dates to Remember:
February 17-21  -           School Closed for Winter Break
February 26       -           Progress Reports Sent Home
March 25           -           Kindergarten Round Up

Memo #24

February 3, 2020

 
FLUSHING CHRISTIAN SCHOOL’S 70th  ANNIVERSARY GALA/FUNDRAISER
You Are Invited – Saturday evening, March 7th at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck.  Evites were sent to all registered families with email addresses.  Please check your email to be sure you have received your invitation. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
CONGRATULATIONS to:  Emma Jean-Pierre, Victor Jimenez, Sarah Keum, Samara Penland, Jada Shutes, Ryan Xiong, Zion Algu, Joshua Keum, Austin Liu,  Ayjah Marcus, Jacob Morales, Rachel Morales, M’Aliyah Oselmo, Sean Park, Jaleela Williams, Victoria Alvarez, Elijah Bellmon, Clara Jimenez, Victoria Jun, Emily Liu, Destiny Smith,  Bo Yu Wu.  These students qualified for the FCS Honors Club for the second marking period! 
 
Registration for 2020-2021 is rising. Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering early… and remember:  You can lock in this year’s tuition rate by paying the first month’s tuition for next year, on or before March 2, 2020.  The registration fee is all you need to reserve your child’s seat; the 1st month’s tuition will secure it. 
 
FACTS Tuition Assistance is now open.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you may begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
REPORT CARDS - PLEASE RETURN YOUR STUDENT’S REPORT CARD TO SCHOOL IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO.  THANK YOU!
 
    TAQUITO SALE TUESDAY!  $2.00 each – proceeds will benefit  the Spruce Lake Trip for 7th and 8th Grade.
 
WINTER BREAK – NO SCHOOL   - Monday, February 17th through Friday, February 21st. 
 
FEED FCS $5.00 HOT LUNCH WEDNESDAY, February 12! – Meatballs with gravy, (Vegetarian available as well), Mashed Potatoes & Sautéed mixed vegetables.  An order form will be sent home today.   If you want to order in advance, please do so by this Friday, February 7th.  You may also order on the day of the hot lunch.  If you need more details, please email at feedfcs@gmail.com. 
 
PTFA NEWS
VALENTINE’S DAY IS COMING SOON.   PICK A HEART FOR YOUR STUDENT’S TEACHER - Would you like to show support for your student’s teacher(s)?  Today, a “Wish List” of requested supplies for your student’s classroom will be sent home.  Support your student’s teacher and send a special thank you along with the item. Kindly bring the items to the school office so that the PTFA can package the gifts.   Items will be accepted February 3rd to the 7th.  Please find the wish list attached.
 
FCS TALENT SHOW - PTFA is excitedto host a talent show on Saturday, April 25th at 10 am. We have many talented students and we look forward to showcasing their God given gifts. A letter was sent home last week with more detailed information. Middle school students will be able to sign up on posters at school. Encourage your students to participate as it will build up their confidence and grow their portfolios. We look forward to seeing our talented students.   PLEASE SIGN UP BY THIS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH.
 
Moms in Touch Prayer Group: meets each Tuesday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1.  SCHOOL STORE.COM – PTFA has launched a new ongoing fundraiser in partnership with School Store.com.  Information packets were previous sent home.   Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to save money, win prizes and help our school.
2. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com.
3. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop.
4. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
Dates to Remember:
February 17-21  -           School Closed for Winter Break

Memo #22

January 27, 2020

 
THANK YOU PARENT  VOLUNTEERS for making our Open House Showcase such a wonderful success on Saturday!  We could not have done this without you, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generous support!
 
***Congratulations to Joseph and Lydie Pierre
for winning the raffle prize for one month’s free tuition for one student in the 2020-2021 school year!***
 
Many thanks to all who completed the survey!  Amazon gift card went to a prospective parent whose child will be entering Kindergarten
 
Registration for 2020-2021 is rising.  Secure your child’s seat for 2020-2021 by registering early… and remember:  You can lock in this year’s tuition rate by paying the first month’s tuition for next year, no later than March 2, 2020.  Registration fee is all you need to reserve your child’s seat; the 1st month’s tuition will secure it. 
                                                                              
***Your student’s seat will be held until Friday, January 31st.  After that date, all seats will be reserved on a first come first serve basis for new and returning families. ***
 
FACTS Tuition Assistance is now open.  If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you may begin the application process now.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must apply every year; tuition assistance is not automatically renewed.
 
REPORT CARDS will go home on Wednesday, January 29th.
 
WORLD’S FINEST CANDY BAR SALE MONIES were due last Wednesday,January 22nd.  If you have not turned in your proceeds yet, kindly do so tomorrow.   
 
 TAQUITO SALE ON TUESDAY!  $2.00 each.  Proceeds will benefit our 8th Grade Senior Trip.
                   
WINTER BREAK – NO SCHOOL   - Monday-Friday, February 17th through 21st. 
 
PTFA PASTA LUNCH:  PTFA will be having a Pasta Lunch on Friday, January 31st.  Deadline to place an order is Wednesday, January 29th.  Order Forms were sent home last week.  (Please note there will be NO pizza on that Friday, January 31st)
 
PTFA NEWS
VALENTINE’S DAY IS COMING SOON.   PICK A HEART FOR YOUR STUDENT’S TEACHER - Would you like to show support for your student’s teacher(s)?  Today, a “Wish List” of requested supplies for your student’s classroom will be sent home.  Support your student’s teacher and send a special thank you along with the item. Kindly bring the items to the school office so that the PTFA can package the gifts.   Items will be accepted February 3rd to the 7th.
 
FCS TALENT SHOW - PTFA is excited to host a talent show on Saturday, April 25th at 10 am. We have many talented students and we look forward to showcasing their God given gifts. A letter is being sent home this week with more information. Middle school students will be able to sign up on posters at school. Encourage your students to participate as it will build up their confidence and grow their portfolios. We look forward to seeing our talented students. 
 
Moms in Touch Prayer Group: meets each Tuesday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1.  SCHOOL STORE.COM – PTFA has launched a new ongoing fundraiser in partnership with School Store.com.  Information packets were previous sent home.   Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to save money, win prizes and help our school.
2. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com.
3. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop.
4. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
Dates to Remember:
January 29        -           Report Cards sent home
February 17-21  -           School Closed for Winter Break

Memo #21

January 21, 2020

 

**OPEN HOUSE SHOWCASE** AND RE-ENROLLMENT DAY 
THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 25th from 10 A.M. – 12:00 Noon
Volunteers are needed to help with continental breakfast, set up and greeting prospective families
Mark your calendar for this important event
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
REMINDER TO OUR CURRENT FAMILIES:  If you re-register on Saturday, January 25th, you will only pay a $100 registration fee and $150 general fee.  You will also be placed in a drawing to receive one month’s free tuition for one student in the 2020-2021 school year (this discount is only valid if there are NO arrears as of June 20, 2020).  Registration fee is all you need to reserve your child’s seat; the 1st month’s tuition will secure it. 
 
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS PRE-SCHOOL – Ms. Kathleen Free, Director of Circle of Friends will be present at our Open House on January 25th.  If you or a friend is interested in enrolling a child in pre-school, she would love to meet with you!
 
TAQUITO SALE ON TUESDAY!  $2.00 each.  Proceeds will benefit our 8th Grade Senior Trip.
 
WORLD’S FINEST CANDY BAR SALE MONIES due this Wednesday, January 22nd
 
PTFA PASTA LUNCH:  PTFA will be having a Pasta Lunch on Friday, January 31st.  Deadline to place an order is Wednesday, January 29th.  Order Forms will be sent home today.  (Please note there will be NO pizza on that Friday, January 31st)
 
REPORT CARDS will go home next Wednesday, January 29th.
 
PTFA NEWS
VALENTINE’S DAY IS COMING SOON.   PICK A HEART FOR YOUR STUDENT’S TEACHER - Would you like to show support for your student’s teacher(s)?  Today, a “Wish List” of requested supplies for your student’s classroom will be sent home.  Support your student’s teacher and send a special thank you along with the item. Items will be accepted February 3rd to the 7th.
 
Moms in Touch Prayer Group: meets each Tuesday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
 
1.  SCHOOL STORE.COM – PTFA has launched a new ongoing fundraiser in partnership with School Store.com.  Information packets were previous sent home.   Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to save money, win prizes and help our school.
 
2. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com.
 
3. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop.
 
4. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
Dates to Remember:
January 25        –          School Open House Showcase & Re-registration Day
January 29        -           Report Cards sent home
February 17-21  -           School Closed for Winter Break

Memo #21

January 13, 2020

 
Goal Setting: A recipe for success:  Reaching a goal involves more than just hoping and dreaming. Here’s how your child can practice setting, tracking, and achieving goals—skills that will serve him/her well now and in the future. Read the rest of this article in the January edition of Home & School Connection (attached)
SCHOOL CLOSED:  NEXT MONDAY, JANUARY 20th FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
 
SAVE THE DATE
**OPEN HOUSE SHOWCASE** AND RE-REGISTRATION DAY 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25th from 10 A.M. – 12:00 Noon
Volunteers are needed to help with continental breakfast, babysitting and greeting prospective families.  If you are able to volunteer, please email Mr. Snavely at development@fcsnyc.org
Mark your calendar for this important event.
Flyers (English, Chinese and Korean) will be  available to pick up in the school office for you to share them with family and friends.
 
 
REMINDER TO OUR CURRENT FAMILIES:  If you re-register on Saturday, January 25th, you will only pay a $100 registration fee and $150 general fee.  You will also be placed in a drawing to receive one month’s free tuition for one student in the 2020-2021 school year (this discount is only valid if there are NO arrears as of June 20, 2020).  Registration fee is all you need to reserve your child’s seat; the 1st month’s tuition will secure it. 
 
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS PRE-SCHOOL – Ms. Kathleen Free, Director of Circle of Friends will be present at our Open House on January 25th.  If you or a friend is interested in enrolling a child in pre-school, she would love to meet with you!
 
TAQUITO SALE ON TUESDAY!  $2.00 each.  One day only.  Proceeds will benefit our 8th Grade Senior Trip.
 
MARKING PERIOD ENDS on Friday, January 17th.  Report cards will go home with your student on Wednesday, January 29th.
 
PTFA NEWS
Thank you to the Parents that came out to The PTFA Meeting last Thursday. Mr. Herrera's presentation was enlightening and so relevant for a time such as this. We are grateful for educators like him, who have a deep concern for our children. Parents learned about an important topic from a Biblical perspective. The next PTFA meeting will be in March.
 
Moms in Touch Prayer Group: meets each Tuesday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer.
 
VALENTINE’S DAY IS COMING SOON.   PICK A HEART FOR YOUR STUDENT’S TEACHER - Would you like to show support for your student’s teacher(s)?  Next week, a “Wish List” of requested supplies for your student’s classroom will be sent home.  Support your student’s teacher and send a special thank you along with the item. Items will be accepted February 3rd to the 7th.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
 
1.  SCHOOL STORE.COM – PTFA has launched a new ongoing fundraiser in partnership with School Store.com.  Information packets were previous sent home.   Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to save money, win prizes and help our school.
 
2. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com.
3. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop.
 
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
Dates to Remember:
January 17        –          End of Second Marking Period
January 20        –          School closed for Martin Luther King Day
January 25        –          School Open House Showcase & Re-registration Day

Memo #20

January 6, 2020

 
RE-R EGISTRATION AND TUITION INFORMATION  2020-2021 – A packet will be sent home with each child today, January 6th containing important information about re-registration and tuition.  This information will also be emailed to parents who have provided the school with an email address.  Please read this packet carefully; it contains important information that can save you money and reserve your student’s seat for the 2020-2021 school year.  Call the school if you have questions or if you did not receive this packet.
 
SAVE THE DATE
**OPEN HOUSE SHOWCASE** AND RE-REGISTRATION DAY
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25th from 10 A.M. – 12:00 Noon
REMINDER TO OUR CURRENT FAMILIES:  If you re-register on Saturday, January 25th, you will only pay a $100 registration fee and $150 general fee.  You will also be placed in a drawing to receive one month’s free tuition for one student in the 2020-2021 school year (this discount is only valid if there are NO arrears as of June 20, 2020).  Registration fee is all you need to reserve your child’s seat, the 1st month’s tuition will secure it. 
Volunteers are needed to help with continental breakfast, babysitting and greeting prospective families.  If you are able to volunteer, please email Mr. Andrew Snavely at development@fcsnyc.org
Mark your calendar for this important event.
Open House Flyers (English, Chinese and Korean) will be  available to pick up in the school office for you to share them with family and friends.
 
MID TERM EXAMS this Wednesday, January 8th through Friday, January 10th. 
 
FEED FCS $5.00 HOT LUNCH THIS  WEDNESDAY, January 8th! – Stewed Chicken, Vegetable Bean Soup and Rice.  It would be helpful if you order in advance or you may pay on the day of the hot lunch.  An order form was sent home last Thursday. If you want to order in advance, please do so at feedfcs@gmail.com. 
 
WORLD’S FINEST CANDY BAR SALE WILL BEGIN THIS WEEK - Details to follow shortly.
 
TAQUITO SALE ON TUESDAY!  $2.00 each.  One day only.  Proceeds will benefit the Spruce Lake Trip for 7th and 8th Grade and our Tech Department.
 
PTFA MEETING THURSDAY, JANUARY 9TH   (See below for more information)
 
SCHOOL CLOSED:  MONDAY, JANUARY 20th FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24th from 10 A.M. – 12:00 Noon
**OPEN HOUSE SHOWCASE** AND RE-ENROLLMENT DAY**
See the flyer that went home today for current families only
Volunteers are needed to help with continental breakfast, babysitting, greeting prospective families. 
Parent advocates are needed to share FCS promotional packets at your church.
Please call the office and ask to speak to Amanda Rosado if you would like to volunteer.
 
PTFA NEWS
 
PTFA MEETING – The second meeting will be held on Thursday, January 9th at 7:30 PM.   Former Bible and physical education teacher Daniel Herrera will speak on the topic of gender identity from a Christian perspective.  There will be coffee and light refreshments for parents and popcorn and a movie for children.  If you attend the meeting, your child will receive a N.U.T. (No Uniform Today) card.
 
MOMS IN TOUCH PRAYER GROUP: meets each Tuesday @ 8:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer as we lift up our school, children and families.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1.  SCHOOL STORE.COM – PTFA has launched a new ongoing fundraiser in partnership with School Store.com.  Information packets were previous sent home.   Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to save money, win prizes and help our school.
2. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com.
3. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop.
4. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
Dates to Remember:
January 8-10      –          Midterm Exams Begin – grades 6-8
January 17        –          End of Second Marking Period
January 20        –          School closed for Martin Luther King Day
January 25        –          School Open House Showcase & Re-registration

Memo #18

January 2, 2020

 

Happy New Year!  Welcome back to school.  We hope you enjoyed a refreshing break, spiritual renewal and a time of blessing with family and friends.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT Thank you for attending the FCS celebration of the birth of our Lord, Jesus and thank you for giving so freely to the school.  Your generous offering amounted to $2,301.00. May the Lord richly bless you for sharing with open hearts and hands!
 
MID TERM EXAMS begin next Wednesday, January 8th through Friday, January 10th.  Students in grades 6-8 were given review sheets before Christmas break. A Mid Term schedule was sent home as well.  Teachers will spend time reviewing for midterms this week and early next week. 
 
FEED FCS $5.00 HOT LUNCH NEXT  WEDNESDAY, January 8th! – You do not have to pay in advance. Please remember to send the $5 with your child.  If you want to order in advance, please do so at feedfcs@gmail.com. 
 
SAVE THE DATE
**OPEN HOUSE SHOWCASE** AND RE-REGISTRATION DAY 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25th from 10 A.M. – 12:00 Noon
Volunteers are needed to help with continental breakfast, babysitting and greeting prospective families.  If you are able to volunteer, please email Mr. Andrew Snavely at development@fcsnyc.org
Mark your calendar for this important event.
Flyers (English, Chinese and Korean) will be  available to pick up in the school office for you to share them with family, friends and church.
 
WORLD’S FINEST CANDY BAR SALE WILL BEGIN ON Monday, January 6TH Each family will be given a box to sell for this annual fundraiser. 
 
PTFA NEWS
PTFA MEETING - The second meeting will be held on Thursday, January 9th at 7:30 PM.
Former Bible and physical education teacher Daniel Herrera will speak on the topic of gender identity from a Christian perspective.  There will be coffee and light refreshments for parents and popcorn and a movie for children.
 
Dates to Remember:
January 8-10      –          Midterm Exams Begin – grades 6-8
January 17        –          End of Second Marking Period
January 20        –          School closed for Martin Luther King Day
January 25        –          School Open House Showcase & Re-enrollment Day

Memo #17

December 16, 2019

 

To our PTFA and to all the parents who donated for our faculty and staff Christmas Party today. “You make us feel very loved and appreciated.
“We thank you so much!”
 
BE SURE TO JOIN US FOR OUR CHRISTMAS CONCERT this Thursday, December 19th at 7:15 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Flushing located around the corner from the school at 150-20 Barclay Avenue.  Come celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with us!  Students must arrive by 6:45 PM.  Seating is very limited; immediate family only please.
 
CHRISTMAS CONCERT MEMO is attached for your convenience.  Please review for information about the Christmas Concert this Thursday, December 19th.
 
NO TAQUITO SALE TUESDAY! 
 
RE-ENROLLMENT AND TUITION INFORMATION  2020-2021 – A packet will be sent home with each child on Monday, January 6th containing important information about re-enrollment and tuition.  This information will also be emailed to parents who have provided the school with an email address. 
 
ALL SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CHAPEL – Thursday, December 20th at 8:15 AM in the church building.  Parents are always welcome to attend. 
 
SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS VACATION – Monday, December 23rd - Wednesday, January 1st.   School will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd.
 
SAVE THE DATE
**OPEN HOUSE SHOWCASE** AND RE-ENROLLMENT DAY 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25th from 10 A.M. – 12:00 Noon
Volunteers are needed to help with continental breakfast, babysitting and greeting prospective families.  Mark your calendar for this important event.  Details will follow after the New Year.
Flyers (English, Chinese and Korean) will be  available to pick up in the school office for you to share with church,  family and friends.
 
MID TERMS begin on Wednesday, January 8th. Students in grades 6-8 will receive review sheets before Christmas break. A Mid Term schedule is attached and a hard copy will be going home today.
 
WORLD’S FINEST CANDY BAR SALE WILL BEGIN ON Monday, January 6th
Each family will be given a box to sell for this annual fundraiser. 
 
PTFA NEWS
PTFA MEETING - The second meeting will be held on Thursday, January 9th at 7:30 pm. 
Stay tuned for more information. N.U.T cards (no uniform today) will be given to all students whose parents attend.  There will be coffee and light refreshments for parents.
 
Be sure to use AMAZON SMILE and designate FCS as your charity when you do your on-line Christmas shopping!
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
 
1. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. This is a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com.
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop.
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
MOMS IN TOUCH PRAYER GROUP: meets each Tuesday @ 8:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer as we lift up our school, children and families
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.  2 Corinthians 9:15
                                
We wish you a blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with the peace, hope and joy of the Lord!

Memo #16   

December 9, 2019

 

HOME & SCHOOL CONNECTION
This holiday season, help your youngster brainstorm presents that don’t cost a lot of money. For instance, they can make a book of coupons that family members can redeem (“Good for one dog wash”).  Or the two of you could bake muffins for teachers and neighbors
 
See Home & School Connection for more ideas and suggestions (attached).
 
SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS VACATION – Monday, December 23rd – Wednesday, January 1st.  School will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd.
 
THERE WILL BE NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM – Thursday or Friday, December 19th and 20th.
 
CHRISTMAS CONCERT - Please mark the date on your calendar, Thursday, December 19th at 7:15 PM at First Presbyterian Church.  Students should arrive at 6:45PM - no sooner please.  Concert preparation is a large portion of your student’s music grade; the concert is a culminating activity, therefore, all students are required to attend.  Seating is limited; kindly limit your party to immediate family.
      Please note there will be NO After School Program on that day.  Students that normally attend after school will need to be picked up at regular dismissal.
 
CHRISTMAS CONCERT INFORMATION MEMO was sent home on Friday.  It is attached to this memo again today for your convenience.
    TAQUITO SALE TUESDAY!  $2.00 each.   Proceeds will benefit the Spruce Lake Trip for 7th and 8th Grade and our Tech Department.
 
CHRISTMAS SHOP will be opened this week on Wednesday and Thursday.  Items    range from $2-$10.  All proceeds will go towards the Honors Club.
 
FEED FCS $5.00 HOT LUNCH THIS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11th! –   Baked Ziti, Meatballs and Sautéed Vegetables.  It would be helpful if you want to order in advance, however you may pay on the day of the hot lunch.  An order form was sent home last week.
 
The PTFA will be hosting a Faculty/Staff Christmas Party on Monday, December 16th.   We are in need of food dishes.  An information packet was sent home last week and attached in last week’s memo.
 
PROGRESS REPORTS – Were sent home last Wednesday.  Please acknowledge receipt to your child’s teacher today if you have not already done so.
 
ALL SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CHAPEL – Friday, December 20th at 8:15 AM.  Parents are always welcome to attend. 
 
MISSIONS:  The final count of Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes was 79.  We need just $205.00 more to cover the shipping cost.  Middle School’s commitment    to Compassion International is going well.  We still need $231.00 to meet our pledge.
 
SAVE THE DATE
**OPEN HOUSE SHOWCASE** AND RE-ENROLLMENT DAY 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25th from 10 A.M. – 12:00 Noon
Volunteers are needed to help with continental breakfast, babysitting and greeting prospective families.  Mark your calendar for this important event.  Details will follow after the New Year.
Flyers (English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean) will be available to pick up in the school office for you to share them with family and friends.
 
PTFA NEWS
With Christmas shopping upon us, please remember to use Amazon Smile and schoolstore.com to get the best deals for your shopping and to help generate donations for the school. We are grateful for your thoughtful shopping.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. With Black Friday and Christmas shopping approaching, this will be a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com.
 
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop.
 
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
MOMS IN TOUCH PRAYER GROUP: meets each Tuesday @ 8:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer as we lift up our school, children and families.
 
DATES TO REMEMBER 
December 19                 -               Christmas Concert
December 20                 -               All School Chapel @ 8:15 AM in First Presbyterian Church
                                                        NO After School Program
December 23-Jan.1       -               No School – Christmas Recess

Memo #15   

December 2, 2019

 
THE  HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATION DEADLINE has been extended to Friday, December 6th.  If you still have questions or need assistance with your student’s application, please call the school to speak with Mrs. Blatt or Mrs. Rodriguez.
 
PROGRESS REPORTS WILL GO HOME ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4th.  All middle school students will receive a progress report.  Elementary students (K-4) will only receive a progress report if grades are falling below 75%.
 
THE CHRISTMAS CONCERT - Please mark the date on your calendar, Thursday, December 19th at 7:15 PM at First Presbyterian Church.  Students must arrive at 6:45PM no sooner.  Concert preparation is a large portion of your student’s music grade; the concert is a culminating activity, therefore, all students are required to attend.  Seating is limited; kindly limit your party to immediate family. A LETTER WILL BE SENT HOME SHORTLY WITH MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.  Please note there will be NO After School Program on that day.  Students that normally attend after school will need to be picked up at regular dismissal.
 
CHRISTMAS SHOP will be opened this week.  Items range from $2-$10.  All proceeds will go towards the Honors Club.
This Week:       Wednesday & Thursday
Next Week:        Wednesday & Thursday
 
TAQUITO SALE TUESDAY!   $2.00.  Proceeds will benefit the Spruce Lake Trip for 7th and 8th Grade and our Tech Department
 
MISSIONS:  The final count of Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes was 79.  We need just $205.00 more to cover the shipping cost.  Middle School’s commitment to Compassion International is going well.  We still need $231.00 to meet our pledge.
 
FEED FCS $5.00 HOT LUNCH NEXT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11th! – Baked Ziti and Meatballs.  It would be helpful if you want to order in advance or pay on the day of the hot lunch.  An order form will be sent home this week.
 
The PTFA will be hosting a Faculty/Staff Christmas Party on Monday, December 16th.  We are in need of food dishes.  An information packet is being sent home today, as well as attached to this memo.
 
SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS VACATION - Monday, December  23rd through Wednesday, January 1st.   School will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd.
 
PTFA NEWS
With Christmas shopping upon us, please remember to use Amazon Smile and schoolstore.com to get the best deals for your shopping and to help generate donations for the school. We are grateful for your thoughtful shopping.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
 
1. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. With Black Friday and Christmas shopping approaching, this will be a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com.
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop.
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
MOMS IN TOUCH PRAYER GROUP: meets each Tuesday @ 8:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer as we lift up our school, children and families.
 
DATES TO REMEMBER 
December 4                   -               Progress Report Sent Home
December 19                 -               Christmas Concert
December 23-Jan.1       -               No School – Christmas Recess

Memo #14

November 25, 2019

 
At this special season when we reflect on the many blessings God has bestowed on us,
we think of you, the community of families that make up Flushing Christian School.
We thank you for entrusting the education of your precious children to us. 
Thank you for your love, prayers and support. 
The Board, Faculty and Staff at FCS wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
 
Thanksgiving LUNCHEON –FAREWELL TO MRS. ADAMS - Thank you to the PTFA Officers and to all who came out to serve and show their support on Friday.  It was a beautiful display of love and gratitude that will long be remembered.  We greatly appreciate all of you!
 
THERE WILL BE NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM   on Wednesday, November 27th. 
That also includes Peer Tutoring and NatGeo meeting.
 
SCHOOL CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING - Thursday & Friday November 28th and 29th.
 
TAQUITO SALE ON TUESDAY! $2.00 each.  One day only.  Proceeds will benefit the Spruce Lake Trip for 7th and 8th Grade and our Tech Department.
 
HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATIONS are due on Monday, December 2nd.  We recommend that you hand them in by tomorrow.  If you have questions or concerns, you may call the school to speak with Mrs. Blatt or Mrs. Rodriguez.
 
The Christmas Concert is a little more than one month away!  Please mark the date on your calendar, Thursday, December 19TH at 7:15 PM.  All students are required to attend.  More details will follow shortly.  Please note there will be NO After School Program on that day.  Students that normally attend after school will need to be picked up at regular dismissal.
 
SCHOOL UNIFORMS:  Please make sure you write your child’s name legibly on all uniforms. Recently we have accumulated a large collection of gym sweatshirts that have not been claimed.
 
PTFA NEWS
 
With Black Friday shopping upon us this week, please remember to use Amazon Smile and schoolstore.com to get the best deals for your shopping and to help generate donations for the school. We are grateful for your thoughtful shopping.
 
MOMS IN TOUCH PRAYER GROUP: meets each Tuesday @ 8:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer as we lift up our school, children and families.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. With Black Friday and Christmas shopping approaching, this will be a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com.
 
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop.
                        
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help. 
 
DATES TO REMEMBER 
November 27               -               All School Thanksgiving Chapel @ 8:15 AM
                                                      No After School
November 28/29         -               No School – Thanksgiving Recess
December 4                  -               Progress Report Sent Home
December 19                -               Christmas Concert
December 20                -               All School Chapel
December 23-Jan.1     -               No School – Christmas Recess

Memo #12    

November 12, 2019

 

AN ATMOSPHERE OF LEARNING
When families create a supportive learning environment at home, children are more successful in the classroom. To find out more, read the
November edition of HOME & SCHOOL CONNECTION

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REMINDER:  PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES  THIS WEEK:
* Wednesday, November 13th – 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM & 2:50 PM to 4:30 PM
* Thursday, November 14th     – 2:50 PM to 4:30 PM & 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
This conference is required in order for you to receive your child’s report card.
If you have not done so, kindly schedule your appointment.  
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – Last day to bring in filled shoebox is this Thursday, November 14th.  We will provide you with the shoe boxes. 
 
PTFA Thanksgiving Lunch - Friday, November 22nd – Order Forms will be sent home today.  Orders are due no later than Wednesday, November 20th. Please note, your child must select all the items he/she would like to order. They can choose 1, 2 or all 3. Chicken Parmesan can be ordered without cheese for any who prefer.  Water is also included with each lunch order.  If you are able to help serve, please indicate it in the lower part of the form.
 
PHOTO PACKAGES - There has been a price reduction in basic photo package.  The $37.95 package is now available for $29.99.  Those who already placed orders with the regular price will receive a refund.
 
ALL SCHOOL THANKSGIVING CHAPEL - Wednesday, November 27th at 8:15 AM.   Parents are welcome to attend.
 
SCHOOL CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING Thursday & Friday November 28th and November 29th.
 
The Christmas Concert is a little more than one month away!  Please mark the date on your calendar, Thursday, December 19TH at 7:15 PM.  Students are required to attend.  More details will follow shortly.
 
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MISSIONS – PLEASE HELP US MEET OUR GOALS!
See the attached update for
Operation Christmas Child and Compassion International
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PTFA News
SCHOOL STORE.COM – PTFA has launched a new ongoing fundraiser in partnership with School Store.com.  Information packets were previous sent home.  See the attachment for detailed information.  Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to save money, win prizes and help our school.
 
MOMS IN TOUCH PRAYER GROUP: meets each Tuesday @ 8:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer as we lift up our school, children and families.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. With Black Friday and Christmas shopping approaching, this will be a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop.
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help.
 
 
DATES TO REMEMBER
November 13/14   -              Parent-Teacher Conference
November 27         -               All School Thanksgiving Chapel
November 28/29   -               No School – Thanksgiving Recess
December 19         -               Christmas Concert

Memo #11     

November 4, 2019

 

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!!
What a FABULOUS FALL FESTIVAL!
 Each one of you made a difference -- may the happy memories last long after the day
 
NO SCHOOL – Monday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day.  Remember to thank a veteran for their service!
 
TAQUITO SALE ON TUESDAY!  $2.00 each.  One day only.  Proceeds will benefit the Spruce Lake Trip for 7th and 8th Grade.
 
FEED FCS $5.00 HOT LUNCH NEXT TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12th! – Grilled Chicken, Rice and Beans.  It would be helpful if you want to order in advance or pay on the day of the hot lunch.  An order form will be sent home today.
Please note there will be NO Taquito Sale on this day
 
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES  are scheduled for:
* Wednesday, November 13th – 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM & 2:50 PM to 4:30 PM
* Thursday, November 14th     – 2:50 PM to 4:30 PM & 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
 
A form was previously sent home along with a questionnaire.  Please fill out the form before you meet with your child’s teacher.  You will receive your student’s report card at this meeting.
 
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MISSIONS – PLEASE HELP US MEET OUR GOALS!
See the attached update for
Operation Christmas Child and Compassion International
 
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PHOTO PROOFS were sent home last Tuesday.   Please refer to the photo sheet for instructions on how to order your child’s photos.
 
**PTFA NEWS**
 
SCHOOL STORE.COM – PTFA has launched a new ongoing fundraiser in partnership with School Store.com.  Information packets were previous sent home.  See the attachment for detailed information.  Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to save money, win prizes and help our school.
 
MOMS IN TOUCH PRAYER GROUP: meets each Tuesday @ 8:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer as we lift up our school, children and families
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. With Black Friday and Christmas shopping approaching, this will be a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop.
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help.
 
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Dates to Remember
November 11       -               No School – Veteran’s Day
November 13/14 -               Parent-Teacher Conference
November 22       -               PTFA Thanksgiving Lunch (for Students)
November 27       -               All School Thanksgiving Chapel
November 28/29                 -               No School – Thanksgiving Recess

Memo #10     

October 28, 2019

 
Mistakes make your brain grow!
Did you know that mistakes actually help kids learn more? 
See Home & School Connection (attached) to learn more.
 
 
FCS FALL FESTIVAL SATURDAY,NOVEMBER 2nd 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
This Saturday! Fun family time for all!  Carnival Games, Hot Dogs, Prizes, Puppet Show and other surprises!! -
Volunteers are needed to run games, serve hot dogs, help with prize tables. 
Please call the main office or email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org
Remember to buy your game tickets in advance by this Thursday, October 31st.
See Attached Flyer
 
 
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING INFO: From time to time, it may be necessary to close the school due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.  A notice will be sent home today explaining how you can stay informed.  Please post this information where it is easily accessible.
 
TAQUITO SALE ON TUESDAY!  $2.00 each.  One day only.  Proceeds will benefit the Spruce Lake Trip for 7th and 8th Grade and our Tech Department.
 
MARKING PERIOD ENDS – This Friday, November 1st.  Report cards will be issued at Parent Teacher Conferences.
 
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES  are scheduled for:
* Wednesday, November 13th – 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM & 2:50 PM to 4:30 PM
* Thursday, November 14th     – 2:50 PM to 4:30 PM & 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
A form was sent home last week along with a questionnaire.  Please fill out the form to schedule a conference with your child’s teacher.  You will receive your student’s report card at this meeting.
 
Operation Christmas Child:  FCS is participating in Operation Christmas Child.  We are collecting shoe boxes filled with school supplies, useful items, toys and a gospel message to send to children all over the world for the purpose of evangelism and sharing the love of Christ.  You may fill one or more boxes.  We will provide you with the shoe boxes.  Elementary school (K-5) mission donations will be used to cover the shipping cost of $9.00 per box during the months of October and November.  The deadline to bring in a filled shoebox is Thursday, November 14th
 
 
**PTFA NEWS**
 
SCHOOL STORE.COM – PTFA has launched a new ongoing fundraiser in partnership with School Store.com.  Information packets were sent home last Monday.  See the attachment for detailed information.  Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to save money, win prizes and help our school.
 
MOMS IN TOUCH PRAYER GROUP: meets each Tuesday @ 8:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer as we lift up our school, children and families.
 
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. With Black Friday and Christmas shopping approaching, this will be a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com
 
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop.
 
3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help.
 
Dates to Remember
November 1          -               First Marking Period Ends
November 2          -               Fall Family Festival
November 13/14 -               Parent-Teacher Conference
November 22       -               PTFA Thanksgiving Lunch (for Students)
November 27       -               All School Thanksgiving Chapel
November 28/29 -               No School – Thanksgiving Recess

Memo #9     

October 21, 2019

 
FCS FALL FESTIVAL - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd.
In about a week and half! Fun family time for all!  Carnival Games, Hot Dogs, Prizes, Puppet Show and other surprises!! -
Volunteers are needed to run games, serve hot dogs, help with prize tables. 
Please call the main office or email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org
Remember to buy your game tickets in advance by October 31st.
A Flyer will be sent home today!
 
 

SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED this Thursday, and Friday, October 24th and 25th for staff development.

PROGRESS REPORTS were sent home on Wednesday, Oct. 16th.  Please sign and return or respond by email to your student’s teacher if you have not done so already.
 
TAQUITO SALE ON TUESDAY!  $2.00 each.  One day only.  Proceeds will benefit the Spruce Lake Trip for 7th and 8th Grade and our Tech Department.
 
Operation Christmas Child:  FCS will participate in Operation Christmas Child.  We will be collecting shoe boxes filled with school supplies, useful items, toys and a gospel message to send to children all over the world for the purpose of evangelism and sharing the love of Christ.  You may fill one or more boxes.  We will provide you with the shoe boxes.  Elementary school (K-5) mission donations will be used to cover the shipping costs - $9.00 per box - during the months of October and November.  So far students have donated $40.06.  The deadline to bring in a filled shoebox is Thursday, November 14th.  Please see attached. 
 
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES  are scheduled for: Wednesday, November 13th and Thursday, November 14th.  A questionnaire will be sent home tomorrow in preparation for your meeting.  Kindly return it to your student’s classroom teacher.  Additional details and schedules will be sent home shortly.
 

** PTFA NEWS**

MOMS IN TOUCH PRAYER GROUP: meets each Tuesday @ 8:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer as we lift up our school, children and families.
 

Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:

1. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. With Black Friday and Christmas shopping approaching, this will be a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com

2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop.

3. Box Tops - You can send box tops in year-round. Also download the Box Tops Bonus App and double your giving by scanning your receipts as well as sending in box tops. 

If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help.

Dates to Remember
October 24/25       -               Staff Development – No School
November 1           -               First Marking Period Ends
November 13/14 -                 Parent-Teacher Conference
November 27         -               All School Thanksgiving Chapel
November 28/29   -               No School – Thanksgiving Recess

Memo #8

 October 15, 2019

 
Many thanks to our wonderful team of parents who prepared and served a hot meal for our students last week:   Ms. Jennifer Hernandez; Ms. Nimisha Baball; Ms. Victoria Constanza; and Ms. Julie Sabato.  The food was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed by all!
 
FCS FALL FESTIVAL - SAVE THE DATE. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd.
Fun family time for all!  Carnival Games, Hot Dogs, Prizes, Puppet Show -
Volunteers are needed to run games, serve hot dogs, help with prize tables. 
Please call the main office or email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org
More info to come. Stay tuned!
 
PROGRESS REPORTS will go home Wednesday, October 16th.  All middle school students will receive a progress report.  Students in elementary grades (K-4) will only receive a progress report if they are falling below grade expectations in any given subject. 
 
CHICKEN NUGGET LUNCH – The PTFA will be having the first luncheon of the year to be held on this Friday, October  18th.  The deadline to place an order is tomorrow,  Wednesday, October 16th.  Order Forms were sent home last Monday.
 
SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED: on Thursday, October 24th and Friday, October 25th for staff development.
Operation Christmas Child:  FCS will participate in Operation Christmas Child.  We will be collecting shoe boxes with school supplies, useful items, toys and a gospel message to send to children all over the world for the purpose of evangelism and sharing the love of Christ.  Elementary school (K-5) mission donations will be used to cover the shipping costs - $9.00 per box - during the months of October and November.  So far students have donated $40.06. 
 
Please see attached, as well as a hard copy being sent home today. Boxes will be provided by FCS upon request.
SCHOOL UNIFORMS:  Starting October 15th boys are required to wear ties when wearing button down shirt; this does not apply when wearing a polo.  Please remember students are required to be in uniform each day unless they have a NUT Card.  Hoodies may not be worn during the school day and sneakers are for gym days only.

PTFA
SCHOOL STORES.COM – PTFA is launching a new fundraiser in partnership with School Stores.com.  Information packets will be sent home on October 21st.  FCS family and friends that use this site to shop at merchants such as Macy’s, Kohl’s, etc. will generate donations for the school.  Students will earn prizes for family participation.
 
MOMS IN TOUCH PRAYER GROUP: meets each Tuesday @ 8:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer.
 
BOX TOPS   due Tuesday, October 15th. Thank you to all who have sent them in. Please submit them as soon as possible so that we can have them sent before the deadline of November 1st.
 
**MORE PTFA NEWS**
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. With Black Friday and Christmas shopping approaching, this will be a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com
 
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help.
 
Dates to Remember
October 16             -               Progress Reports go Home
October 24/25       -               Staff Development – No School
November  1          -               End of 1st Marking Period
November 13/14 -                 Parent/Teacher Conference

Memo #6

   September 30, 2019

 
APPLEBEE’S BREAKFAST THIS SATURDAY!!
Thank you for purchasing tickets. If you have not purchased tickets and would still like to, please send your request to the office by Wednesday, October 2nd.  Please note tickets must be purchased in advance.  They will not be sold on site.
Guests: Please do not arrive before 8:00 AM
Volunteers: Please arrive by 7:45 am.
 
PARENT VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR APPLEBEE’S BREAKFAST. 
 
A GIFT BASKET SILENT AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE APPLEBEE'S FUNDRAISER -   Thank you all for donating items for your children's class themes!  This year in addition to beautiful themed baskets, we will auction:
  • Laserbounce Laser Tag and Gaming (24 game passes $184 value)
  • World Ice Arena (Birthday Package for 15, $345 value)
  • Challenge Escape Rooms (Admission for a group of 10, $280 value)
  • Jib Bowling Lanes (Family Fun Pack, $100 value)
  • Samsung 43” TV
               
We thank you for supporting this important fundraiser. Tell your friends and family and come prepared to shop!
TAQUITO SALE ON TUESDAY!  $2.00 each.  One day only.  Proceeds will benefit the Spruce Lake Trip for 7th and 8th Grade and our Tech Department.
 
LIMITED PARKING and traffic jams are part of life in Queens.  We ask your kind cooperation when dropping children off or picking them up in order to keep our students safe and maintain a good testimony to our neighbors.
Please do not use the church parking lot.
Please do not block traffic or double park when dropping off or picking up students.
If you arrive at dismissal time and your student is not yet downstairs, please do not block the road.  Kindly let Mrs. Pena know that you are here and circle the block.  She will have your student waiting for you when you return.
 
PTFA HOT LUNCH – Tuesday, October 8th.  The PTFA will be having a Taco Tuesday for $5.00.  A pre-order form was sent home last week.  Also, see attached order form.  Orders are due by this Wednesday.
 
HIGH SCHOOL FAIRS THIS WEEKEND

Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
SCHOOL PHOTO DAY:   Wednesday, October 9th.     
No NUT cards on this day. Student must wear their full school uniform.  Students that have gym on this day (2nd, 4th, 8th Grades) must come to school in their school uniform. Students should bring their gym uniform with them and change after photos are taken.
8th Grade will take pictures in uniform and caps & gowns.
 
SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED: on Monday, October 14th for Columbus Day and Thursday and Friday, October 24th and 25th for Staff Development.
PTFA NEWS
                                                                                             
PTFA MEETING - The first meeting will be held this  Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm.  You may bring your student with you.  The students will get to enjoy a movie and popcorn in the room directly across the hall from the meeting.  Middle school students will supervise for service credit. We hope that all of our families will join the PTFA and participate in making this a great school year.  N.U.T cards (no uniform today) will be given to all students whose parents attend.  There will be coffee and light refreshments for parents.
 
PTFA Dues - The sign-up forms were sent in the red folders. Please send in your PTFA dues. These funds provide the PTFA the ability to help our school in ways needed. Your dues are put to good use and we thank you for becoming members of the PTFA.
 
MOMS IN TOUCH PRAYER GROUP: meets each Tuesday @ 8:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer.
 
**MORE PTFA NEWS**
Ways you, and your family and friends can donate to FCS without sending money:
1. Amazon Smile. You can do a one-time set up to have Flushing Christian School as your charity of choice. Every purchase eligible for the Amazon Smile donation will increase funds for the school. Set up is simple. With Black Friday and Christmas shopping approaching, this will be a great way to generate funds for the school. Be sure to shop on smile.amazon.com
2. Stop and Shop "A+ Rewards" - Link your Stop and Shop card to benefit FCS. The school ID is 09132. Once linked, you never have to think about it. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the school by Stop and Shop.
If you have questions about any of these methods of giving, please email us at ptfa@fcsnyc.org. We will be happy to help.
 
Dates to Remember
October 3              -               First PTFA Meeting @ 7:30 PM
October 9              -               Photo Day
October 14            -               Columbus Day – No School
October 15            -               Progress Reports go Home
October 24/25      -               Staff Development – No School

Memo #5

  September 23, 2019

 
HIGH SCHOOL MEETING – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th @7:30 PM.    PARENTS OF 8TH GRADE STUDENTS ATTENDANCE REQUIRED (whether your child will be applying for public or private).  Parents of 7th grade students are invited to attend but not required.
 
PARKING and traffic jams are part of life in Queens.  We ask your kind cooperation when dropping children off or picking them up in order to keep our students safe and maintain a good testimony to our neighbors.
Please do not use the church parking lot.
 
Please do not block traffic or Double Park when dropping off or picking up students.
If you arrive at dismissal time and your student is not yet downstairs, please do not block the road.  Kindly let Mrs. Pena know that you are here and circle the block.  She will have your student waiting for you when you return.
 
TAQUITO SALE ON TUESDAY!  $2.00 each.  One day only.  Proceeds will benefit increasing the technology throughout the school.
 
A GIFT BASKET SILENT AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE APPLEBEE'S FUNDRAISER -   Thank you all for donating items or making a monetary donation for your children's class themes,  and for supporting this important fundraiser. Tell your friends and family and come prepared to shop!
 
HOME & SCHOOL CONNECTION – Working together for school success!  Please read this new monthly resource to find quick tips and simple ideas that will help you stay connected to your student and their school day. 
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
 
SCHOOL PHOTO DAY:   Wednesday, October 9th.     No NUT cards on this day. Student must wear their full school uniform.  Students that have gym on this day (2nd, 4th, 8th Grades) must come to school in their school uniform. Students should bring their gym uniform with them and change after photos are taken.   8th Grade will be taking their Cap & Gown Pictures that day.
 
SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED: on Monday, October 14th for Columbus Day and Thursday and Friday, October 24th and 25th for Staff Development.
 
PTFA NEWS
APPLEBEES FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER – Saturday, October 5th from 8:00 – 10:00 AM in the Bay Terrace Shopping Center.  Tickets are $11.00 per child/person.  Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, coffee and juice.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.    See attached as well as an order form will be sent home today.   
                                                                  
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED.    If you are willing and able to volunteer, please let us know.  We need servers, bussers, and seaters.  Please indicate your availability when ordering your tickets or email PTFA@fcsnyc.org.  See attached as well as an order form will be sent home today.   
                       
PTFA MEETING - The first meeting will be held on Thursday October 3rd at 7:30 pm in Room 302.  You may bring your student with you.  The students will get to enjoy a movie and popcorn across the hall from the PTFA mtg. We hope that all of our families will join the PTFA and participate in making this a great school year.  NUT cards (no uniform today) will be given to all students whose parents attend.  
 
PTFA Dues - The sign-up forms were sent in the red folders last week. Please send in your PTFA dues – only $15 per family. These funds provide the PTFA the ability to help our school in ways needed. Your dues are put to good use and we thank you for becoming members of the PTFA, 
 
MOMS IN TOUCH PRAYER GROUP:  meets each Tuesday from 8:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer.
 
Dates to Remember
Sept. 26            - High School Meeting @ 7:30 PM
October 3         - First PTFA Meeting @ 7:30 PM
October 9         - Photo Day
October 14        - Columbus Day – No School
October 24/25   - Staff Development – No School

Memo #4 

September 16, 2019

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: 
Beginning today we will go paperless on the Monday Memos.  We will send them by email only. Please update us with your current email address.   If you wish to continue receiving a paper copy, let us know.
 
HIGH SCHOOL FAIRS
Saturday, Sept. 21st and Sunday, September 22nd
See Attached Flyer. 
 
PIZZA FRIDAYS will begin this Friday, September 20th.  Your child must bring in money on Wednesday September 18th in order to get pizza.  Each week, money is due on Wednesday or you may pay for several weeks in advance, if you wish.   Price is the same: slice $2.50, juice 50¢
 
HIGH SCHOOL MEETING – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th @7:30 PM.    PARENTS OF 8TH GRADE STUDENTS MUST ATTEND (whether your child will be applying for public or private).  PARENTS OF 7TH GRADE STUDENTS ARE WELCOME.

 

PARENT ORIENTATION -   We hope that the information you received last Monday evening will help you and your children get off to a good start.  If you were unable to attend, you should have received information from your child’s teacher last week.  Please call the office if you did not receive this information.  

 
PERMISSION SLIPS/BLUE AND WHITE CARDS: Permission slips and Student Record Cards were sent home the first week of school. Please return them if you have not done so. 
 
SCHOOL PHOTO DAY: Wednesday, October 9th.  All students should come to school dressed in uniform.  Students who have gym on this day will be permitted to change into their gym uniform after photos are taken.  No NUT cards please.
 
A GIFT BASKET SILENT AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE APPLEBEE'S FUNDRAISER on Saturday, October 5th
Tell your friends and family and come prepared to shop! Themed gift baskets you may love include: Date Night, Out and About, Baby and Me, All Natural (essential oils)  and much more!  We ask all students to please participate! Every student who contributes at least one item to their class's themed gift basket by this Wednesday, September 18th will have their names entered into a raffle to receive a Special Prize.  The whole class that contributes items will receive an ice cream party (Elementary) and a NUT Cards (Middle School).  We thank you so much for your donations and for supporting this important fundraiser. 
 
REMINDER:  LATE PICK-UP:  Students waiting for parent pick up after 2:55 PM will be placed in the After School Program.  The fee for ASP is $13 per hour.
 
PTFA NEWS
APPLEBEES FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER – Saturday, October 5th from 8:00 – 10:00 AM in the Bay Terrace Shopping Center.  Tickets are $11.00 per child/person.  Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, coffee and juice.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.       
                                                                  
VOLUNTEER SERVERS ARE NEEDED.    If you are willing and able to volunteer, please let us know.  We need servers, bussers, and seaters.  Please indicate your availability when ordering your tickets or email PTFA@fcsnyc.org.    An order form will be sent home with your child today and is also attached.
 
MOMS IN TOUCH PRAYER GROUP: meets each Tuesday from 8:30 AM at the school.   Please come out and join us for prayer.
 
Dates to Remember
Sept. 26                 -   High School Meeting @ 7:30 PM
October 3               -   First PTFA Meeting @ 7:30 PM
October 9               -    Photo Day
October 14             -   Columbus Day – No School
October 24-25       -   Staff Development – No School
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