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Reminders!

Sat., June 24, 2017 Exterior painting party @ ECS

9:00 - 1:00 pm.


Please come walk with us in the Everett 4th of July Parade!

 
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Principal’s Notes:

This past Tuesday night my wife treated me by arranging a babysitter and taking me to watch my beloved Detroit Tigers play the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field (Tigers lost in extra innings).  As we watched America’s pastime on a crisp night in Seattle, I thought about how great MY summer has been going.  Now that school is over and summer hours have begun, I can spend more time with MY wife and kids, more time working on MY house and MY yard, more time reading MY books, more time watching MY favorite baseball team.  It struck me as I watched the game that I was thinking about MY summer in a way that was all about ME and MY wishes and desires. I was teaching my one and three year old kids that summertime is all about pursuing my own personal wishes, passions and desires.  It struck me that this is the opposite of what we had emphasized with the students all throughout the year… that “being a hero” was about being a disciple of Christ.  This means MY summer should be about God-worshipping Him, enjoying Him, serving others and being in community with them because they are made by Him.  This is challenging me to reorient my summer priorities.

Now I am not saying that we cannot rest, relax and enjoy summer breaks- the writer of Ecclesiastes talks about the appropriate seasons of life, and throughout the Bible we are called to enjoy God’s Creation and to rest. However, what is the purpose of, or where is our heart oriented during, our Summer Vacation?  Are our hearts oriented towards fulfilling our own desires or bringing about God’s kingdom?  This summer I need to find ways to serve others, to be in community with other believers and with people around my neighborhood, and to enjoy Creation not because of my own desires, but because God has Created a beautiful world and called me to care for it and seek justice in it.

So here are some questions for all of us to ponder: What is our summer about?  What are we teaching our students and children about summer breaks?   Can we find ways to serve this summer?  Can we build community at the school or in neighborhoods this summer?  What ways can we seek justice in the world? Can we come to ECS on Saturday morning, June 24, to help beautify the building by painting? Or develop a service project with others from your church family? Or invite a new neighbor over for a backyard barbecue?

These are questions that I am wrestling with, but I challenge everyone to think about them as well.  Teaching our students what it means to “Be a Hero” and being a disciple does not stop during summer vacation.

In Christ,

Mr. Alberts

 


 Submit Your Volunteer Hours:
Please submit your volunteer hours for the 2016-2017 school year by June 30th. You should be able to submit them at: http://www.everettchristian.org/parents/volunteer.cfm#.WUGUSGjyu00.  You will receive an email verifying that you have submitted hours.  If you have questions please contact the school at admin@everettchristian.org or (425) 259-3213.

Volunteer hours include any activity that benefits the overall life of the school.  If you chaperoned a field trip, helped with graduation activities, served food at the Science Fiesta, coached a sport or worked during the Serve-a-thon-these all benefited the life of the school.

One last service opportunity is on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 9AM to 1PM.  We will be painting the exterior of the building.  So please come out and help beautify ECS.  Please contact Mr. Alberts at jalberts@everettchristian.org so he can have enough brushes and paint ready for whoever plans to come!

Ways to serve:

  • Hot lunch Director
     
  • Hot lunch servers
     
  • Pizza Lunch servers
     
  • Robyn is looking for people willing to help serve pizza on Tuesdays.  If you are willing and able to help with this please contact her at robyn.lang@comcast.net.
     
  • ECS needs someone with graphic design background to help with website design and events promotions.  If you have experience with graphic design or know of someone who would be able to help, please contact the ECS Office at admin@everettchristian.org or call (425) 259-3213.
     
  • Exterior Painting Project Saturday, June 24th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Contact Mr. Alberts at jalberts@everettchristian.org.
     
  • Booster club Mailing Party August 12th @ 10:30 am at the Patton's home.  We will be stuffing, stamping and addressing envelopes for the auction.  Contact Melissa for more information melpatton@gmail.com.*This will go towards your 2017-2018 service hours!

Registration Language Change:

After ECS sent out our Registration Packets this Spring we discovered that the language used on #13 for the Terms of Enrollment and Tuition Contract did not reflect a current practice.  We are sorry for this error and will correct it in the future. The Tuition and Enrollment Contract should read:

13.) Each school family is required to perform service hours to benefit the school community.  Families not completing their service hours will be charged a service hours fee.  The service hour requirements are 40 hours per family or 20 hours for Kindergarten only, single parents and families with students attending another school with a service agreement.  The service hours fee is $400 for families with a 40 hour requirement or $200 for families with a 20 hour requirement.  Families are billed twice per year (January and June) and are expected to have at least ½ of their service hours completed in each time period.  ECS will credit your account $10 per hour of service.  Families are required to record service hours through the school website or on their family’s RenWeb account.  The service hour requirement and fee is not applicable for Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten only families.


Lost and Found Items:
If you are missing some items you are welcome to come in and check out the lost and found items on the table in the entry way of the school.  The items will be out till Thursday, June 30th.  Any items remaining will be dropped off at the Good Will.


Financial Aid Applications:

The deadline for all financial aid requests for the 2017-18 academic year is 
July 1, 2017.

Please complete your family's application online at www.cfslogin.com.
school code: 13213.


Did you order a cookbook?

Cookbooks are ready for pick-up in the ECS Office. Please bring your cash or check payment. Didn't order one? The "Loaves & Fishes" cookbook will be for sale again at the Nov. 18 Auction.


Everett Christian School Summer Activities!

  • 4th of July Parade.  If you're interested in walking in the parade please let Katherine Johann know. Contact
    katherinejohann@gmail.com.  This is a great opportunity to represent ECS to the Everett community!
     
  • AquaSox Game July 29.  Star Wars Night with post-game fireworks!  Contact  Bryan Martin in the box office (425) 258-3673 and say you're in the Everett Christian School group to purchase discounted tickets $10/each. 
     
  • Forest Park Play Day  August 10 Meet at the play structure area around 10:00 am.
    Contact Aryn Shillair arynshillair@gmail.com.

     
  • Music Lessons: Doug Spencer is offering summer music lessons.
         Music Lessons Link

          Please contact him at 425-210-7027 or bongodrum@juno.com.
          For more information please click on link below.


Is your church hosting a VBS?
 

  • Cascade View Presbyterian Church ~ Camp Cascadia ~ July 17 - July 22nd. Please click on link below for Registration & Camp Information.
    Camp Cascadia Registration Link

    Registration forms are also available on the bulletin board.

 

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church ~"Mighty Fortress - In Jesus, Victory is Won!" ~ August 7 - 11 9:00 am to 12:00 noon ~ Ages 3-12 Welcome ~ Register online at www.immanueleverett.org or call 425-252-7038.

School Supply List 2017-2018:

Please click on link below for the 2017-2018 school supply list.

2017-2018 School Supply link
 

2017-2018 Calendar:

Please click on link below for the 2017-2018 School Year Calendar.

ECS 2017-2018 School Year Calendar


ECS Booster Club SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Bank some volunteer hours for the 2017-18 school year!


DONATION DRIVE HAS BEEN CANCELED!

AUCTION LOGO DESIGN: Due early August. Come up with the “look” that will be used in the designs of our save-the-date postcards, invitations, programs, and flyers for the “Island Time” theme of the 2017 ECS Auction. Graphic design and/or illustration experience is preferred.

AUCTION MAILING PARTY: 10:30 a.m. to noon August 12, a Saturday, to stuff, seal and stamp envelopes with procurement letters to send to prospective donors, as well as stamp save-the-date postcards. --OR-- Take a stack home with you that week and do on your own time from home!

For more information about any of these, talk to Melissa Patton, 
melpatton@gmail.com425-312-3530.


#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/91-0637873 for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to Everett Christian School.

ECS received a check for $44 recently from this program!  Thanks for your continued support of ECS.


Cleaning out your closets? 

Schoola Stitch logo
Donate your high-end clothing, from infant to adult, to Scholla and they will sell it on their nationwide shopping site, then send us a portion of the proceeds to the School. Find out more at www.schoola.com/schools/everett-christian-school-everett-wa or talk to Melissa Patton at melpatton@gmail.com or 425-312-3530.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards
 
If you shop at Fred Meyer please sign Everett Christian School up to receive your community rewards!

Thank you everyone who has signed up for Fred Meyer Community Rewards.
Our supporters who shopped at Fred Meyer between 1-1-2017 to 3-31-2017 have contributed $65.32. 
 
Community Rewards Staff
Mariah Gonzales
Assistant Community Relations Coordinator
fmcommunityrewards@fredmeyer.com
503-797-3213


Did You Know........

Boeing employees who donate their time to our school may apply for a matching donation from Boeing to ECS.  Inquire with your supervisor for more details.

 
We are getting ready to make a purchase with our Labels for Education points.  If you have any soup cans with the old bar code on them please turn them in ASAP. 


The Labels for Education program is winding down, but please continue to turn in any labels you have. Even into the next school year they will continue to accept labels with the Labels for Education symbol on them. As you find these labels on Campbell Soup or other products (Pepperidge Farms, Pace, Bic, etc) you can turn them in for points for our school. 

If you have any questions please contact Arynshillair@gmail.com or go to labelsforeducation.com
 

Continue to collect Box Tops to benefit ECS!!

 
  • Sat., June 24 ~ Painting party at school 9AM to 1PM
  • Tue., July 4 ~ Please come and walk with us in the Parade
  • Sat., July 29 ~ ECS Night at the AquaSox Game
  • Thur., Aug. 10 ~Forest Park Play Date @ 10 am
  • Sat., Aug. 12 ~ Booster Club Mailing Party
  • Tue., Sept. 5 ~ Meet and Greet (11:00 am - 1:00 pm)
  • Wed., Sept. 6 ~ Welcome Back First Day of School
     
Do you know anyone who needs Everett Christian School?  We have a referral discount for you if your friends enroll in school.  Discounts range from $500-$1000!  Refer your friends today.   No referral discount for Preschool or PK.  We have a form that you can use to help in this:  CLICK HERE
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