The Beacon December 17th, 2020
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Scripture of the week:
Happy Birthday Baby Jesus!


Luke 2:6-14
“6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” 
We rejoice with all of you in this amazing gift God has given us. We are so thankful for our entire SOCS community! We wish all of you a blessed Christmas Season! 

 Attention SOCS Community!

We Need Your Help! In only 1 week we have completely sold out of the 559 dozen pig-in-the-blankets that we made on December 8th. WOW!! We plan to make an extra large batch this coming Monday, December 21st in order to get us through break. We would appreciate if all SOCS families could help that day in order to complete this task. Bring a Christmas treat to share, we'll have on the Christmas music and lets make it a fun time of fellowship before the holidays. Hope to see you there!

Staff Christmas Gifts ~ If you have not turned in your red envelope to the office, you can still do so. Please turn them into the office by tomorrow, December 18. Thank you!

School Spirit Week: Hopefully you’ve been enjoying the pictures of each day on our Facebook page. We have a few days left.
Friday: School Colors
Monday: Superhero Day
Tuesday: Red & Green Day

Did you know? The final touches and editing are being made to our virtual Christmas program. Thank you to Jackie Brandsen for all of your hard work. Expect to see a separate email the first of next week with the opportunity to see all of the hard work our students have put into this years program.
Enrollment is OPEN and available ONLINE!
Details and online enrollment forms are on our website at Preschool and Young 5's registration is available online as well! See Email the office with questions about enrollment:
Pigs in a Blanket

Come and get 'em!

The price is $12/dozen.
Spread the word with this flyer!

SOCS families, join our closed Facebook group (Pig Crew @SOCS) to stay in touch about volunteering (which earns you tuition credit!). Our Pigs in a Blanket have been flying out of the freezers! Please sign up on our sign up board at school so we know who we can plan on for Monday. Please stay tuned to the Facebook group for further information or sign up on the parent board outside the school entrance. Thanks! We appreciate everyone's help!
Community Information

School Needs:

Thank you to everyone who has so graciously donated supplies! We are always in need of cleaning supplies, such as toilet bowl cleaner and Fabuloso. We will take the donation of these items at any time. We will continue to update this list as other needs present themselves. Thanks so much again!


On the Calendar: 

  • 21st: Pigs
  • 23rd-31st: No School(Christmas Break)
  • 1st-4th: No School ( New Years)
  • 5th: School Resumes
  • 22nd: No School (End of 1st Semester)
  • 25th-29th: National School of Choice Week/Spirit Week

 Concessions Friday @
Gatorade, Candy Bars, Cotton Candy & Popcorn!!!
Prices range from $.25 up to $2.00
Send your loose change with your students!

God’s Creation Calendars~Our Middle School students still have a few calendars left for sale. Proceeds go to support their spring trip (God-willing). Only $8! Stop by school or call the office to reserve your copy. 

Try the new app! It makes TRIP easier than ever!
Check here for this week's bonuses on so you can earn with great bonuses!

Order using the Shop With Scrip website, or the new RaiseRight app!

Contact our TRIP Coordinator, Amy Koetsier with questions.

Trust me it really is VERY easy!
Supporting SOCS in simple ways:
Thank you for continuing to save your Our Family labels. Drop them off on Fridays in the office. We'll also take your Box Tops for Education or you can scan your receipts when you purchase marked items using their app)!

Do you have family members that shop at Family Fare? Have them save their receipts! These add up quickly and we can use them to earn free money for the school!!
THANKS to all who have brought in their cans and bottles! We have raised almost $1,000 dollars since April. What a blessing! If you have pop cans & bottles piling up, you can bring them to us! We will sort them, store them and take them in to fund our athletics and Helping Hands projects! Drop them off Monday- Friday from 8-4 or let us know when you can come drop them off.
Amazon smile has the same shopping features as Amazon, but will give 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Log onto and select the "Change your Charity" tab to choose South Olive Christian School as your charity. You can replace your Amazon app on your phone with Amazon Smile -see how at
CAL Athletics

Practices are from 3:30-5 pm
Stay tuned for details after Christmas break!

December (Practices)

21-Girls & Boys

Weather Woes - With the weather beginning to turn colder, we ask that you please make sure students are prepared for outdoor recess. Please be sure to send along to school coats, hats and gloves to be available when needed.
In the event that inclement weather causes school cancellations, South Olive follows the West Ottawa transportation schedule. Which means….if they close, we close. This will be posted on the local television and radio stations. If there is a two-hour delay, there will be NO preschool that day.

SOCS Mission Statement:
Equipping students with the wisdom and knowledge to become effective Christ followers and bring peace and restoration to earth.