August 13, 2017

Aug 14

Art Club 3-4:15pm Penn Ave
Aug 15

Boosterthon Kick-Off

Aug 16

Lego Club 3-4:15pm Penn Ave
Aug 17

Festival of Music After School Penn Ave
Aug 18

T-Shirt Friday

Parents Night Out 6-9pm 
Penn Ave
Aug 21

Early Release Solar Eclipse

Preschool 11:30
Penn Ave 11:45
St. Anthony's 12:00
Aug 22

Aug 23

Lego Club 3-4:15pm Penn Ave
Aug 24

Fun Run
K-2   8:30am
3-5    9:00am
6-12  9:45am

Downtown Southern Pines Park

House Games in afternoon St. Anthony's
Aug 25

Non-Uniform $1 Day
Aug 28

Art Club 3-4:15pm Penn Ave
Aug 29 Aug 30

Lego Club 3-4:15pm Penn Ave
Aug 31

Boosterthon online pledges DUE

Festival of Music After School Penn Ave

Board Meeting 5:30pm
Sept 1

T-Shirt Friday

Head of School Corner

"Write the vision, and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it."
Habakkuk 2:2

SCCS provides "a classical education that couples spiritual vitality with engaged students, exceptional staff, and robust programs in a well-designed learning environment supported by strong fiscal management and committed donor development."

This is the long-term SCCS vision. To help us achieve this vision, the SCCS Board and Administration have set four goals or areas of focus for this current year. They include:

- Raising the Academic Bar
- Increase the focus on Spirituality
- Principal/Faculty/Board Development
- Development (Capital, Operations & Scholarships)

If you look closely, you will see that these goals spring directly from the SCCS vision. The SCCS Board and Administration are now working to set specific goals and milestones to help us achieve these larger goals for the year. Hopefully, you have noticed and will continue to notice changes that are directly related to this strategic approach to achieving our school's mission. Please know that your school leadership is planning for the future all while maintaining academic standards, ensuring spiritual vitality, and developing our staff. Now let's run...

In Him,
Dr. Marshall

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To give your child the best educational experience possible, we're excited to raise funds for Sandhills Classical Christian School ! And we're  hosting a Fun Run to make that happen. Family and friends anywhere in the world can support our school by giving pledges toward the number of laps your student will run on the day of the Fun Run on Thursday, August 24th, 2017.  Our 2-week Fun Run program kicks off on August 15th !
Plus, leading up to the Fun Run, students will learn how to be brave and live with character through an unbelievable character theme, Castle Quest.
1. Register on FUNRUN.COM on August 15th, 2017 .
School Registration Codes: Lower School
2. Connect to sponsors-friends and family who can donate to help our school.
3. Cheer on your child! (Come to the Fun Run on August 24th )
4. Collect!  Pledge money is due one week after the run (August 31st). Checks are payable to the school SCCS.
Be on the lookout for this Pledge Crown
with more details.

 Parent's Night Out
Theme:  Back to School
When:  Friday, August 18, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $20 for first child and $10 for each additional sibling
Where:  Penn. Ave. Campus Multipurpose Room
 387 West Pennsylvania Ave. Southern Pines
For:  SCCS Preschool (3 years old) - 6 th grade
Please go into Renweb and fill out the webform by Aug. 16, 2017 for your child to attend.

What do you wear, you say? 

Below are the links for our uniform policy K-12th:

Land's End Link  Click Here:

Important information that you need to know.....

Please take a moment to log into Parentsweb and go to Family Information to fill out the Back to School Forms. Fill out all forms that pertain to your student's campus and grade level.

Don't Worry!
Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. (Phil 4:6 MSG)

Th e school years are a battleground for the hearts and minds of our children. But Fern Nichol's, MIP's founder, reminds us that Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint on her knees - for he knows he has no power against our prayers that are prayed according to God's will. What more important investment can you make into your
children's lives than to pray for them?

MOMS IN PRAYER - starting back SOON!

Come join us as we start our 10th year
of praying for our children, teachers and school -
we meet for one hour, once a week
- no experience required!
No refreshments, no homework, no dressing up -
just come as you are and pray.
And whether your prayers
are silent or spoken,
God hears!!

Watch email this week for scheduling & start dates!
Groups have most often met right after drop off at Penn Ave campus (8-9) and at our Christ Fellowship preschool campus (8:30-9:30).
Groups/schedules vary yearly so stay in touch as decisions are made.
Rooms, leaders and schedules for 2017 are being firmed up now.
If interested, get your name on the list for additional info! 

Contact Suzy Gyles at
if you want more information or to sign up! Service hours apply.

From the Grammar School Principal

Dear SCCS Families,

We have had a wonderful 1st full week of school. The students have already accomplished so many things and have much more to look forward to. Our wonderful little Kindergartners learned about Noah and made beautiful rainbows. While learning about their senses, they were able to touch a braille book. The study of their family trees and community helpers are yet to come. First grade has been working on their Native American portfolios and had a marvelous time doing watermelon science with the second graders. First grade will be starting Shurley Grammar using an "Object Jar". Doesn't that sound fun! Our second graders just finished presenting a timeline of their lives. They are extremely excited to begin their studies of Ancient Egypt this next week. The third graders have finished up their study of the Solar System. If you ask a third grader their favorite activity about the Solar System they may mention something about toilet paper. They will begin their study of the Trojan War and before you know it we will be enjoying their Greek Feast. The fourth grade is enormously excited about the Bug Project coming up in two weeks as well as making Viking Ships next week. And, the seniors of Penn Ave, the fifth graders, have experienced their first park day and had a wonderful time eating and learning about heat transfer. The fifth grade team of teachers are working on teaching the students team work and godly character by creating an activity called Survivor Challenge. They work in groups, can earn points or have points taken away all to help them learn how to work with others in a productive and godly way. As you can see it has been an eventful week here at the Penn Ave. campus. We are looking forward to the many more adventures yet to come.

Please remember, you are more than welcome to stop in or call me if you need anything.

Serving you in Christ,
Rebecca Whitecotton
Grammar Principal


Wishing Ms. Whitecotton a Happy Birthday!!
August 10th!

Singing Happy Birthday!

Harris Teeter ~ Together in Education
Harris Teeter Together in Education program is a fund raising program for schools, preschool - 12th grade, in our community. When customers purchase select Harris Teeter Brand products using their VIC card, Harris Teeter contributes a percentage of those purchased dollars to the school of their choice.
Linking your VIC card to SCCS is easy.
*Simply give the cashier your VIC card and our school's Together in Education # 3944.
*Go to, click on the "Community" tab, click on "Together in Education," then "Link to your School."
That is it! This one time sign up process must take place each school year. SCCS will be linked to your VIC card till May 31, 2018.
From the Principal's Pen

This week I wanted to specifically address parents of 11th graders. I have been working closely with Pinecrest High School to arrange for our 11th graders to take the PSAT/NMSQT. It is scheduled for October 11. Unfortunately, this is the only day really offered for juniors to take this test.

This is an important test for 11th graders. Although it is not used to determine college admissions like the SAT or ACT does, a good score on the PSAT matters. Receiving a good score can qualify a student for the National Merit Scholarship. Becoming a National Merit Scholar can provide the student monetary awards towards college. Good scores can also leverage the student to secure additional scholarships. I have personally had students in the past that have become National Merit Scholars and they have received full tuition scholarships to the schools of their choice.

Good scores on the PSAT can also be a good indicator of how a student will do on the SAT or ACT. The PSAT is a great primer for these tests. It helps familiarizes students with what to expect on these college placement tests, which will boost their confidence and lesson their anxiety when they schedule themselves to take one of them.

The cost for taking the PSAT at Pinecrest High school will be $16.00. (Checks should be made out to PHS.) The testing site will be at the Pinecrest High School and testing will start at 8:30 AM. Any SCCS 11th grader that is going to take the test should notify me by August 31. Any 10th grade student is also welcome to take the PSAT as well, but for 10th graders it would be considered a "practice" and will not count towards qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship. More information will be coming home with students in 10th and 11th grade in the near future. For now, students and parents of these two grades should mark their calendars, and 11th grade students should especially take advantage of this opportunity to take the PSAT on October 11. Please contact me with any questions.

Mr. Zimmerman
Logic/Rhetoric Principal

What is Remind and why is it safe?
Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps SCCS share important information with students, parents, and faculty. Subscribe by text, email, or using the Remind app. All personal information is kept private. (others will not see your information, nor will you see theirs.)
1. To receive messages via text, text @58d80 to 81010. You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, "unsubscribe @58d80."
*trouble using 81010? Try texting @58d80 to (630) 948-3269 instead.
2. To receive messages via email, send an email to To unsubscribe, reply with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.
It is time to Enroll or Re-enroll in TRIP! 
(Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)
What is TRIP?  It is an ongoing PA fundraiser that allows you to earn rebates by purchasing gift cards and e-cards from retailers. The majority, 80%, of the rebates earned are given back to you as a tuition discount on next year's school tuition.  The remaining 20% goes back to the PA as fundraising.
More Information and Enrollment Instructions are available under Resource Documents in RenWeb, look for "TRIP Forms 2016"
Print and Return the Enrollment form to the office or in your child's folder along with your $12 annual fee (made to SCCS PA).  

This year physical plastic cards will only be ordered once a month.  The order deadline is usually the 2nd Thursday of the month except on two occasions due to school breaks.  Please have your physical card orders placed on
by midnight on the following dates each month.
Aug. 17th
Sept. 14th
Oct. 12th
Nov. 9th
Dec. 7th
Jan. 11th
Feb. 8th
Mar. 15th
Apr. 12th
May 10th  
You may also contact the TRIP coordinator Allison Monroe,, if you have questions.


SCCS Parent's Association is selling Discount Cards for $10.00!!  Get yours while supplies Last!!!  
Contact Kristen Baker and we will send one home with your child.  

 Participants include: R.I.O.T Jason's Tire and Auto, 
Nutrishop, RiverJack Outdoor, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant, The Country Bookshop, Red Bowl Asian Bistro, The Ice Cream Parlor, Honey Baked Ham, Café Zerillo's Pizza, Mean Bean Coffee, Famous Toastery, SoPies, TL Nails, Cryotherapy of the Pines, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

Kristen Baker-PRESIDENT
Maggie Barry-SECRETARY
Ashley Matthews-TREASURER

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our school.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

Sandhills Classical Christian School
2017-2018 Box Top Contest!!

School Groupings:
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th - 12th Grade (Compete as a House)

Easy to Turn In!
Clip Box Tops
Place Into Ziploc Bag
Write Your Child's Name & Teacher/House On It
Turn Into Your Teacher/House by the Monthly Deadline

Monthly Drawings - Preschool, K-5th, 6-12th
· For every 5 Box Tops turned in, you will receive 1 entry into a drawing 
          (prizes will vary). The more you turn in the better your chance to win!
· Teacher of the classroom or House (6th - 12th) with the most turned in                         (Averaged per student) will win as well!
· For 6th-12th Grade, the House with the most Box Tops turned in each month               will receive House points! (# of points TBD)

End of Year School Wide Contest!!
The classroom/House (6th - 12th) with the most Box Tops turned in for the year will win a party!! (Averaged per student)

Deadline for First Turn In Date: Thursday, August 31st
*Expired Box Tops will not be counted towards monthly drawings or party.

For more information on participating products, visit this link to learn more!

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to cut/count Box Tops, contact Kelli Hainley,


Mrs. Schwader's Class!

Mrs. Wilson's Friends!!

Our First T-shirt Friday!!

Mrs. Proulx's Class!

Mrs. Cochran's Class!

Ms. Waugh's Class!

Mrs. Di Bello's Class!

Mrs. Beavers's Class!

Mrs. Vredenburgh's Class!

Mrs. Miller's Class!

Mrs. Millenaar's Class!

Mrs. Hughes's Class!

Mr. Privett's Class!

5th Grade!!

5th Grade Survivor Tribes 

White Tribe!

Black Tribe!

Blue Tribe!

Red Tribe!

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