The Beacon:
October 15th, 2020
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SOCS friends here is SOCS's weekly e-newsletter to inform and encourage you! View as Webpage


Scripture of the week:
"I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered my from all of my fears.” 
 Psalms 34:4
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We appreciate you!
Did you see the new bright yellow arrows in the parking lot?  By using these arrows we hope to make drop-off and pick up traffic safer for our students. Thank you to everyone for doing such an amazing job following our new traffic routine. Please continue to enter the parking lot at the far SOUTH entrance using the arrows as your guide. This new routine is proving to be safer for our students as they exit and enter parents vehicles. We know this will continue to take some getting used to, but with time it will become a safe routine. 
Enrollment is OPEN and available ONLINE!
Details and online enrollment forms are on our website at sochristian.org/registration. Preschool and Young 5's registration is available online as well! See Sochristian.org/preschool-registration. Email the office with questions about enrollment: info@sochristian.org
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! Our next pig date is October 19th.  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
 Concessions Friday @
Lunch!
Gatorade, Candy Bars, Cotton Candy & Popcorn!!!
Prices range from $.25 up to $2.00
Send your loose change with your students!

Attention SOCS Families!

Do you struggle to find appropriate videos or television shows for your children? Are you tired of flipping through channels trying to find quality Christian programming? Well….we have a wonderful opportunity for the entire SOCS community. All for Free!! Please click below to see the attached letter from Mr. Rozeboom with further information.

On the Calendar: 

October
  • 16th: Pizza Lunch ($1.50/slice)
  • 19th: Pigs
  • 22nd-23rd: No School CEA
  • 27th: Picture Day (please note the date change)
  • 28th: Rise N Roll Orders Delivered
  • 30th: Frandale Soup/Sub Hot lunch

November
  • 1st-6th: Penny Wars
  • 6th: End of Marking Period
  • 9th: Pigs
  • 16th: P-T Conferences(evening)
  • 25th-27th: Thanksgiving (No School)
South Olive needs YOUR help!
Our pig-in-the-blankets are selling faster than our families can make them! We are calling in ALL recruites! We would LOVE some extra help rolling! Any time after 10:30am. Our next days for pigs are October 19th and November 9. Please call the school if you need more info! Thank you SOO much for your willingness to help!


Did you hear?! The Penny War is coming November 2-6!
 Stay tuned for details.

TRIP: TUITION REDUCTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM
Try the new app! It makes TRIP easier than ever!
Check here for this week's bonuses on shopwithscrip.com so you can earn with great bonuses!

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


Contact our TRIP Coordinator, Amy Koetsier with questions.
Supporting SOCS in simple ways:
Thank you for continuing to save your Direct Your Dollar (Spartan) receipts and 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)!
THANKS to all who have brought in their cans and bottles! We have raised over $600 dollars over the last few months (and we still have cans yet to return). 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 any Friday 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 www.smile.amazon.com 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 sochristian.org/support-us.
CAL Athletics

Basketball coming soon!
Stay tuned!
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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.

EOCS Community Announcements

Sader Saturday Basketball Program -- Unity Christian is pleased to offer a Sader Saturday Basketball program for boys in grades 4 - 6. This program will be held on November 14, 21 and December 5, 12, 19. Each session will teach fundamental basketball skills and provide team competition. Fourth grade boys will meet from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., and 5th/6th graders will meet from 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. The cost to participate is $30 for 4th grade and $40 for 5th/6th grades, and the deadline to register is November 6.  Information can be found at www.unitychristianathletics.org under the “Camps & Clinics” tab.
SOCS Mission Statement:
Equipping students with the wisdom and knowledge to become effective Christ followers and bring peace and restoration to earth.