The Beacon
November 13, 2019
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SOCS Mission Statement:
Equipping students with the wisdom and knowledge to become effective Christ followers and bring peace and restoration to earth. 
 
Scripture of the week:
Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
Matthew 5:44
Parents of middle school students!
A meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 3 at 4:30pm to go over plans for the Washington D.C. trip in April. Plan to be there!

Save the Date!  December 5th at 7pm, come and enjoy our Winter Christmas program, sure to be a fun night for all!
SOCS Middle School students still have a few “God’s Creation” Calendars for $8 each, raising funds for their trip to Washington DC in April. There are NIV or KJV versions available.
Pigs in a Blanket
There are two opportunities to help in December: the 2nd and 16th. If you’ve never come to help, this is your chance! Remember, every family is expected to help out with pigs at least 6 times each school year. Join the Facebook Group to know what’s happening: facebook.com/groups/2132183227020347/
Recyclables!
  • Thank you for all of the cereal bags! Our final shipment has gone in. We are glad to reduce, reuse and recycle, benefiting the planet and our school!
  • We keep collecting bottles & cans as an ongoing fundraiser for Helping Hands
  • Paper is always welcome in our Paper Gator
  • All other recycling programs have been stopped for the time being
 
We do always welcome: Box Tops for Education , Direct Your Dollar (Spartan) receipts and Our Family labels.  
Information for Families
TRIP: On the Shop With Scrip Website or on MyScripWallet.com , “ThankScriping Day” only happens 3 times a year and it’s TOMORROW, November 21! Earn up to 21% with 100+ bonuses on eGift cards and reloads—for 1 day only. Shop brands like Starbucks, DSW, Barnes & Noble, and many more. No delivery next week (Thanksgiving break).
Concessions: Available this Friday!

Popcorn for $.50
Juice Box $.50
Cookies $1.00
Chocolates (almond) $2.00
Jell-O, Juice & candy pack $1.50

Pizza Lunch is ordered for this Friday! There will be no school next Friday, so no concessions.
CAL events & Athletics
Go, Cougars!

Games begin in December.
Basketball!
Practices are from 3:45-5:15

 Games and Scrimmages
start at 4pm
 
These are all on our School Google Calendar also

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November
20 - Girls & Boys
25 - Girls Scrimmage Home vs. W.MI
Hornets
26 - Girls
 
December
2 - Girls & Boys
3 - Girls & Boys
4 - Girls & Boys
5 - Girls
9 - Girls & Boys
10 - Home vs. Lamont
11 - Girls & Boys
12 - @ New Era
16 - Girls & Boys
17 - @ Grant
18 - Girls & Boys
19 Girls & Boys

News & Events
  • Blessing from Revive! We have been blessed again this year with a $3,600 donation from the Revive Thrift Store! To date they have blessed us with $20,000 in total tuition reduction since 2010! Their sales support Eastern Ottawa Christian Schools (EOCS) of which SOCS is a part. Check them out at 3675 Baldwin St Hudsonville and express our gratitude.

  • Our custodial staff is looking for someone to help with janitor duties for 8-9 weeks (starting right away), while Deidra Barber is on maternity leave. Please contact the office if interested!

  • Scoreboard Fund Our scoreboard in the gym has served us well for more than 30 years! As you might expect, it is showing signs of "wear and tear." We plan on replacing it BEFORE it becomes an emergency and are looking for help with the $4000 cost. If you
are interested in helping, let us know or just send a check to SOCS
marked "Scoreboard Fund." Thank you!!
 
  • The Usborne Book Fair is Coming Wednesday, December 11th! More details to follow.