The Beacon
February 12, 2020
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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:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.”
John 14:27

Get ready for great events!
Cougar Community Night: Tomorrow from 6-8 pm, all are invited to attend our Preschool-8th Grade open-house style community night. There will be fun (a bounce house, a selfie photo-booth, a book giveaway and more) with free popcorn, cookies and juice too! Bring a friend or two so they can see why your family has chosen South Olive.
Invite a friend to our Blessings Banquet ! More information on this flyer. Bring a friend to dinner and celebrate the blessing SOCS is to your family, allowing others to see and hear about SOCS as well!
Information for Families
Weather Woes - If Weather causes school cancellations, we follow West Ottawa’s transportation schedule. If they close, we close. If they call a 2-hour delay, we will not have preschool or three-school. When it’s wet, cold, snowy or icy and we are at school, be sure the kids are equipped for it! We also suggest they have extra clothes in their locker, in case things get wet while playing. Thanks!

Seeking SOCS Board Members: 
Do you know someone you think would be a dynamic SOCS board member? Would you like to serve our community by being on the Board? If the answer is “yes” to either of these questions, please contact principal Bart Den Boer, TODAY. Thanks!
Pigs in a Blanket - Thank you, everyone for your support of this operation! Our next pig date is Monday, March 9th. If you’ve never made these before, we WANT YOU to be involved! Find out more about why, how and what our pigs are all about and stay in touch: A lso see this helpful information page.
FYI! The price for Pigs in a blanket is now $11 per dozen. Share this flyer where hungry people are looking!
TRIP: New: Order using the Shop With Scrip website or by Wednesday and pick up physical gift cards by Friday.
 Lunches & Concessions:  
  • NO Concessions this Friday due to HALF DAY (dismissal at 11:55am)
Supporting SOCS: We always welcome Pop cans, Box Tops for Education (did you see the contest for February online ?!), Direct Your Dollar (Spartan) receipts and Our Family labels -Thank you!
CAL events & Athletics
Volleyball season has begun!
Go Cougars!

  Volleyball season has begun!
Season Schedule from Coach Essenburg:
·   During recess daily
·   After school 3:30-4:45pm, Mon.s & Wed.s
  • · Feb. 12, 18, 24, 26
  • · March 2, 4
·   Feb. 18th @Grant (leave school at 2:30pm)
·   Feb. 25 @ Lamong (leave school at 3pm)
·   Feb. 27 Home 4pm

News & Events
  ·  Teens and Screens: How Much is Too Much? Unity Christian High School invites our community to join us on Wednesday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation and conversation about digital technology. Using reliable, recent, and relevant research, we will explore the impact technology – especially cell phones – has on young minds and lives. Emphasis will be given to the developmental impact social media has on students. Call the school office (669-1820) with any questions.

·  Borculo Christian School Spring & Summer Kid's Toy and Clothing Sale is Sat. March 7th, 9am- noon at the school - 6830 96th Ave, Zeeland. If you are interested in being a seller, please contact us at  for more information. 

·  Camp Geneva has opened registration for 2020 Summer Camp opportunities. Brochures are in the office, and more info is at .

·  South Olive Bible Camp 2020 registration forms are HERE! Forms are in the office. Registration deadline is April 1. Save $30 when you register by March 1! If you have any questions, call Mike at 616.928.8958.

·  Are you tech savvy? We are looking for volunteer assistance with our computers. Contact the school office to find out how you can put your skills to work for God’s kingdom here at SOCS!

· Revive Thrift store has end of season sales ! See this info sheet for details or to volunteer there .