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Week of December 15-20, 2014
In this Issue:
* Character Education
* Christmas Concert
* Christmas Dress Up Days
* Christmas Love Offering
* 2014 Alumni Forum
* Food/Coat/Sock Drives
* Krispy Kreme Donut Sale
* Volunteer Opportunities
Dec 16
Elementary Christmas Concert
Dec 19
2014 Alumni Forum
Dec 20-Jan 4 Christmas Vacation
Jan 9
Jan 19
Jan 20-22
Jan 22
Jan 23
Jan 24
Jan 29-31
February 11
February 16
February 24
February 27
For the month of December, we will be emphasizing the character
trait of Obedience: Quickly and cheerfully carrying out the
directions of those who are responsible for me.
Our weekly verse is Psalm 119:34: “Give me understanding, so that I
may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.”
Christmas Dress Up Days
Next week, students of all grade levels are encouraged to show
their Christmas spirit for the dress up days:
Tuesday - North Pole Day (Christmas hats, etc)
Wednesday - Favorite Christmas Character Day
Thursday - Christmas Sweater & Socks Day
Friday - Dressy Christmas Attire/Christmas Ties
SC Christmas Concert
Krispy Kreme Donut Sale
MLK Jr. Day (no school)
Finals Week
End of 1st Semester
Teacher Inservice (no school)
HS Ski Trip to Hoodoo
Prime Time Crime Performance
The Elementary Christmas Program is on Tuesday, December
16, also at the Life Community Church. Doors open at 5 p.m.
and the program will begin at 5:25 p.m. with the Preschool/
Kindergarten performance, followed by the Elementary band
and choir. (See page 2 for schedule of events.)
Christmas Love Offering -
During our Christmas programs, school board members will take
a special “love offering” for our faculty, staff, and administration.
This is the perfect opportunity to bless our teachers and staff
for the blessing that they are to each of us. If you are unable
to attend one of the Christmas programs, but still wish to
participate, you may mail or deliver your offering to the school
prior to December 17, 2014. Please mark them “Christmas Love
ACSI Instrumental Festival
Presidents Day (no school)
Benton Co. Career Convention
Junior Achievement Day (Elem)
March 3
SC Open House
March 5-7 The Tempest Performance
March 11
ACSI HS Choir Festival
March 11
Red Cross Blood Drive
March 12
Elem. Spring Pictures
March 19
End of Third Quarter
March 20
Teacher Inservice (no school)
March 23-27 Spring Break
March 30
Elem. & JH Teacher Conferences
(no school for Preschool - 8th)
April 3
April 6-8
April 16-18
April 20-23
April 23
April 25
Character Education Topic: Obedience
Good Friday (no school)
JH/HS Achievement Testing
SC Drama Performance
Elem. Achievement Testing
Math Olympics (Elem. no school)
Junior/Senior Banquet
Office Closure - Christmas Vacation
The school offices will be closed from December 20-January
4. The JH/HS Office will be open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on December
30 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on December 31 for anyone who wants make
a year-end donation or a tuition payment.
If your high school student will need a transcript, letter of
recommendation, or Statement of Enrollment form for the DMV
during Christmas break, he/she will need to request it BEFORE the
office closes for Christmas vacation.
2014 Alumni Forum
Members of the Class of 2014 are invited to attend
Mrs. Peterson's Senior Government classes on Friday
morning, December 19. Meeting times are: 3rd period
9:35-10:26 a.m. and 4th period 10:36-11:17 a.m. All
visitors must sign in at the main office and may then
join us in the MAP room.
SC Soccer Player Honored
Congratulations to senior Caitlin Fettig
for being named a Second Team AllState Soccer player.
Student Council Pie Delivery
Student Council will have your
Willamette Valley Pie Company pies ready for pickup on
Wednesday, December 17. If
you ordered one of the pies,
cobblers, fruit, or mini-pie packs, please come to
the High School cafeteria between 2:30-3:30pm on
Wednesday afternoon to pick them up. Everything
will be frozen, so please plan ahead with a cooler
if you aren't going directly home. Student Council
thanks you for your support!
Looking for a Way to Complete Volunteer Hours?
Are you looking for a way to support SCS and take
care of your volunteer hours at the same time?
We have the answer for you! We are looking for
motivated individuals who would like to be a part of
our solicitation team for our annual auction. If you
have are interested or would like more information,
please contact Jennifer Preston in the Development
PSAT Results
High School students who took the PSAT
exam in October will be receiving their
score results this week. Mrs. Beam will
meet with students to explain their score
results and explain how to access their
results online via My College QuickStart. Through My
College QuickStart, students can create a personalized
SAT study plan based on their performance on the
PSAT. Please review the results with your student at
SAT & ACT Registration Deadlines
December 29 is the deadline for high school students
to register for the January 24 SAT. To register for
the SAT, go to
January 9 is the deadline to register for the next ACT
exam which will be held February 7. To register for
the ACT, go to
What’s for Lunch?
You can view our weekly/monthly lunch
menus by clicking on the following link
SC Lunch Menus.
Preschool/Elementary Christmas Concert Schedule
Tuesday, December 16
Life Community Church - 4900 NW Hwy 99, Corvallis, OR
5:00 - Doors open
5:15 - Preschool/Kindergarten students report to teachers
5:25 - Program begins
5:40 - Intermission (preschoolers/kindergarteners dismissed to
5:40 - Band students report to Mrs. Miller
5:50 - 1st-6th graders report to teachers in auditorium and will remain with their teacher for the remainder of the program.
6:00 - 1st-6th grade program resumes with the band followed
by the choir
Preschool - Pajamas
Kindergarten-6th grade - Wear Christmas/Sunday Best
Boys: collared shirt and slacks
Girls: blouse/skirt or dress
No jeans or shorts please.
(Life Community Church has requested that children not
wear any glitter.)
Please Note: Due to the fluid nature of our music
program there will not be a break between sets for
photographs. Parents may discretely take photographs
during the program. The program will be recorded by SC
parent Mark Miller and the recording later will be made
available to SC parents on the SC website.
Wrestling Clinic for Boys K-5th Grade
Santiam Christian High School wrestlers,
coaches and Mr. Ness invite all
Kindergarten through Fifth grade boys to
the Future Mat-Man Wrestling Clinic
taking place January 5-10. Monday-Friday
sessions are from 3:15-4:15 PM in the SC Wrestling
room and the Saturday session is from 8-9 AM in the
New Gym. Cost of the clinic is $30 (includes t-shirt).
Please look for registration forms in an email from Mr.
Ness or they are available in the elementary office.
Parent Volunteers Needed
On Tuesday, February 24 the Junior Class will be
attending the Benton County High School Career
Convention at Oregon State University. The purpose
of this event is to provide a career development opportunity for high school students in Benton County.
Would you consider contributing to the success of
this event as a
* Booth Sponsor
* Career Speaker
* Mock Interviewer
* General Volunteer
To volunteer your services please register at http://
Make Your Own Christmas Sweater Party
Junior high/high school students are invited to the
Second Annual Make a Tacky Christmas Sweater Party!
Bring a sweater or sweatshirt after school on Dec. 17
to the JH/HS Art room to make a sweater to wear for
Christmas sweater day on the 18. Snacks, decorations,
and inspiring music provided, come and make merry!
Ways You Can Support SC
Krispy Kreme is Coming!
Krispy Kreme donuts will be here
before school on Friday, January 9.
You can pre-order boxes of a dozen
from a member of the Junior Class
for only $10. All pre-orders must
be in by Monday, January 5. There will also be boxes
and single donuts available on the day of delivery.
Needed: KitchenAid Mixers
The JH/HS Foods Department has
recently had two KitchenAids give
their all in service. (May they rest in
peace). We are in great need! If you
get a new one at Christmas, please consider donating
your old one to us. Maybe you have a KitchenAid
mixer just taking up space, gathering dust? If so, we
can put it to good use.
Mrs Sisler, The Foods Department
SC Umbrellas for Sale
Santiam Christian umbrellas are
available for sale in the Elementary
office. Cost is $20 for 1 or $30 for 2.
Great for Christmas gifts! Email Elise Hohensee
([email protected]) with questions.
SC participates in AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a
website operated by Amazon that lets customers
enjoy the same wide selection of products and
shopping as on, but when you shop
on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will
donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charitable
organizations selected by families. Use this link
to automatically choose Santiam Christian as your
charitable organization
Scrip = Tuition
Purchase your Christmas gift cards through SC’s Scrip
program. Scrip orders are due on MONDAY. Orders
placed by 8:30 a.m. on the order day will be filled
and returned to you that week by Thursday. For a
copy of the Scrip order form, please click on this Scrip
link. Order forms with payment should be turned in
to the school office. Online ordering can be done by
clicking on the link provided above.
Winter Sports
Winter sports season has begun. Check the school
calendar for dates/times when you can see on our
basketball and wrestling teams in action.
Eagle Happenings Newsletter
This all-school newsletter will be published each Monday afternoon.
If you have something to submit to the newsletter, please e-mail your
copy-ready announcement to [email protected] by 9am on Monday
morning. We reserve the right to edit for grammar, content, length, etc.
Food and Coat Drive
The elementary will be collecting food
and coats for the next two weeks in
support of the Fish of Albany.
Donations will be collected in
the elementary office until
the morning of December 19. Thank you
for your support.
Sock Drive for the Homeless
The HS Life Connections classes are doing
service projects to reach out in the name
of Christ to people groups who are
marginalized or not listened to. They
will be taking gifts to Young Living
outreach (teen moms in Independence/
Salem area), as well as making burritos and boxing up
supplies to deliver to a Corvallis area drop in homeless
shelter. If you would like to donate socks, please drop
them off for Mrs. Steiling no later than December 17.
Community Notices
Keep Corvallis Warm Project
Corvallis Parks and Recreation’s Youth Volunteer
Corps is looking for donations for our Keep Corvallis
Warm project. We will be accepting donations
of worsted, aran, and bulky yarn, as well as polar/
micro fleece for “no-sew” blankets and scarves. All
donations will be used on January 19 to make gloves,
blankets, hats, and scarves which will be donated to
community organizations supporting those in need
this winter. Donations can be dropped off at 1310
SW Avery Park Drive during business hours: Mon/
Wed/Fri 8-5; T/Th 12-5. If you have any questions,
please contact Keeley Naughton ([email protected] or Jessica Kankovsky (Jessica.
[email protected]) at (541)766-6467.
January Youth Volunteer Opportunities
Calling all students interested in volunteering and
giving back to their community! Corvallis Parks and
Recreation’s Youth Volunteer Corps offers volunteer
opportunities after school and on the weekends. for
January, we are in the process of planning projects
with Stone Soup, Safe Haven Humane Society,
and more! If you are interested in getting more
information on these volunteer opportunities,
please contact our office at (541)766-6467 or email
Keeley Naughton or Jessica Kankovsky keeley.
naught[email protected] / [email protected]
December 2, 2014
Dear Friends of Santiam Christian,
"Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory because of your love and
This verse from Psalm 115:1 has been running through my mind, and is stenciled on the wall
in my office. It so clearly sums up the seemingly constant stream of miraculous events at
Santiam Christian that happen on an almost daily basis.
This, so far, has been a fantastic school year. Enrollment is strong, with our students
representing the best and brightest young people. Our character education program is
being implemented. Teachers, administrators and staff have been working hard to develop
us into the best school possible. Athletics, academics, drama, and a multitude of other
activities have produced championship seasons and top-notch productions. Santiam
Christian continues to offer an alternative that grounds students in the Christian worldview
and assists parents in the Christian raising of their children.
Unfortunately, not every student or family can take advantage of this great education for
financial reasons. For some, it may be because of a change in employment or other life
As you consider your year-end giving, I would encourage you to be a part of the story at
Santiam Christian through giving to our scholarship fund. This money is used to pay tuition
for families that need short-term help to keep their students in our school.
I appreciate your help, and ask you to contribute to the ongoing success that is our school.
Thank you for your willingness to be involved.
Lance Villers
Santiam Christian Schools