We are happy to inform our Preschool parents that we are now taking registration for our 2011 Winter Wonderland Camp! Winter Camp starts December 27th through December 30th.
The deadline to submit registration is this Friday December 16th. Winter camp will take place in room three. We know your child will enjoy all the special activities we have planned for them! Just a reminder, Preschool will be closed on Dec. 23rd, 26th, and Jan. 2nd.
SCS students are working hard to send gifts to needy children this year. The elementary students are collecting gift boxes until December 20th, which will be given to students in Mexico. This event was started by a couple, Mary and Hector Manriquez, who had been in the Southlands family for many years. Now, it has become one of Southlands’ annual traditions.
Additionally, the National Honor Society is hosting a toy drive in cooperation with 89.7 KSGN and Chick-fil-A. The toys that are donated between December 9th and 14th will be given to at-risk children in the Inland Empire. Through giving to those in need, students get to experience the joy of blessing other people and learn to develop a lifestyle of caring for others.
What better way to kick off the Christmas season than to hold an all-school celebration for students that have decided to follow Christ and get baptized? On December 1st, ten high school students stood in front of the student body and gave testimony to what Jesus had done in their lives. It was a very powerful time for the students and for our school. If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out the SCS Facebook page to see pictures from the Baptism Celebration. We’re so proud of those students who have decided to follow Christ!
As we look around and see snow on the mountains, decorations on houses, and excitement on students’ faces that it’s almost Christmas vacation, we are reminded that this truly is the best time of the year. In this edition of SCS e-news, we want to take time out to wish you and your family a blessed Merry Christmas. With all the shopping and running around that this season brings, remember that the true reason why we take time off of school and work is to celebrate King Jesus! So as you go to church, spend time with your family, and exchange gifts this year, may it all be an act of worship to our God! We pray that you and your family have a fruitful break and a Merry Christmas!
Parent-Teacher conferences will be held by the preschool beginning the week of November 28th. During this important time, parents will receive a detailed report of their child’s progress in school. Parent-Teacher conferences are the perfect opportunity to have one-on-one time with teachers, ask questions, and discuss the various developmental areas we are working on with each child. We look forward to seeing all the parents at the end of the month and hope that everyone has a Thanksgiving filled with God’s love and joy!
November is here and fall has finally arrived, bringing in the cold and flu season. In an effort to get our students to stay healthy and warm, Southlands Christian Elementary School is participating in the Lysol Blue Ribbon Attendance Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by Lysol, consists of each class tracking their attendance for the month of November. Classes with good attendance will be entered into the Lysol Challenge. They will qualify for cash prizes ranging from $500 to $10,000! We are excited to participate in this challenge, and we encourage our families to partner with us in keeping all of our students healthy during the fall and winter months. Sometimes, the best prevention is simple, and that is to teach students how illnesses spread and how to avoid getting sick. So let’s wash our hands together in hopes that at least one of our classes will qualify for a cash prize!
Southlands Christian Schools is an international school that has been serving students from over 19 nations for quite some time, however this past September marked the beginning of a new era for SCS. This year, SCS has broadened its educational services to include a location in Beijing, China! Currently, there are 77 students attending a Chinese state school called Beijing No. 2 High School. For a portion of each day these students take Southlands courses on their own home campus.
This new Overseas Division has done this by incorporating a hybrid course system of both online learning and a traditional classroom setting. This system enables students in Beijing to complete an American high school program without having to leave their home country. In the near future, SCS looks to develop partnerships in other countries and continue to educate students from different areas of the world.
Earlier this month, the Southlands Theatre Department put together another incredible production titled, “Cheaper by the Dozen”. This play was based on a true story about a hardworking man named Frank Bunker Gilbreth and his 12 children. Gilbreth pioneered micro-motion study, a technique that has impacted productivity for factories around the world. As always, this play was made up of Southlands’ talented student actors and directed by the theater department director, Ms. Lai. As a part of the theatre department’s mission to serve the community, a special showing took place for the residents of the Villa Colima Assisted Living Facility this past Monday, November 7th. If you missed the play this time, make sure to come see the theatre department in action for their next performance in the spring.