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November 13, 2023 | Quarter 2, Week 5

Plimoth Plantation Day


All students are expected to wear period dress. See THIS FLYER for more details or reach out to your homeroom teacher for more information.

There will be a short Lower School presentation in the worship center, then classes will rotate visiting the outdoor living history stations presented by the 8th grade students. The stations tell the story of the first Thanksgiving and God's providence in the founding of our country.

Your room parent or homeroom teacher will have activities planned, so please support them with their needs for this special day.

Friday is NOON DISMISSAL for all students.

Words of Encouragement

from Dr. Smith

This week, Dr. Smith shares why he is personally thankful for Christians in America.

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Upcoming Events

THIS TUESDAY - Holiday Fundraiser order deadline

THIS THURSDAY - OCC Shoebox and First Fruits donations deadline

THIS FRIDAY - Plimoth Plantation Day (Noon dismissal for all grades)

Nov 20th-24th - Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, December 2nd - Vero Beach Oceanside Christmas Parade

Friday, December 8th - Winter Sports Pep Rally

Tuesday, December 12th - Christmas Program, 6:30 PM

Wednesday, December 20th - Christmas Chapel (Noon dismissal for all grades)

Dec 21st - Jan 2nd - Christmas Break (classes resume Jan 3rd)

Friday, January 5th - Alumni Chapel

Summary Calendar

Important Announcements


Lunch Orders - Orders for the week after Thanksgiving must be placed through your FACTS family portal by midnight on Thanksgiving. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the menu and click ORDER ITEMS. Also, make sure there are funds in your lunch account BEFORE ordering. Questions? Email Amy Wilchcombe.


Holiday Fundraiser - All orders must be placed by TOMORROW! Get your Christmas shopping done and support our school at the same time. Sign up HERE then share and sell! Prizes are awarded just for signing up and sharing! Top selling classrooms and students will earn a special treat!


First Fruits and Operation Christmas Child - Please consider how you may be a blessing to those less fortunate. OCC Shoeboxes and non-perishable food items are due THIS THURSDAY. Details HERE.

RaiseRight - Plastic gift cards make great Christmas gifts AND you can earn tuition credit, too! All orders for plastic gift cards purchased through the RaiseRight program ( must be placed by December 11th for delivery before Christmas. Contact Nancy Cook for more information.

Yearbook Ads - Businesses may purchase ads in the yearbook! This is a great way to advertise and support our school. For information, CLICK HERE or email Jessica Samons. Senior Yearbook ads use this same link!


Yearbook Orders - Save $5 off the purchase price of a yearbook until January 1st. Order HERE.

Skateboarding on campus - Parents, we have a policy of no skateboarding, rollerblading, or other wheeled recreation on campus. This is for the safety of all as the campus is very busy with sports and other after school activities. Thank you for complying!

Aftercare - Master's Academy provides aftercare to students in K-5th until 5:30 PM. The cost is $15/day and there is no long-term commitment. Drop-ins are welcome at $7.50/hour. Aftercare charges will be billed to your tuition account.

Acapella Christmas Carol Singing Night - Sunday, December 10th, 5:00 PM, at Vero Beach Church of Christ (3306 20th Street). Following the singing, there will be a cookie exchange. Please bring a dozen cookies to share.

Volunteer Opportunities

Twenty (20) hours of volunteer service per school year is requested of each family to waive the $400 advancement fee. Log your hours in your FACTS family portal as you complete your service (see instructions below). All hours must be entered by May 1st.


Current opportunities:

Lunchroom helpers - email Amy Wilchcombe

Cleaning projects - email Bob Flaming

Christmas Float helpers - email Natalie Castillo

School Garden maintenance - email Nancy Cook

Salvation Army Bell Ringing - We will ring the red bell at Sam's Club on Saturday, December 9th. Email Nancy Nelson to schedule.


More volunteer opportunities may be found on your FACTS family portal announcements.

How to Submit Volunteer Hours

Athletic News


Congratulations to the Varsity Football team on their WIN!

They will play on Saturday for the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!


Games This Week:


Middle School Girls Basketball @ St. Edwards, 3:30 PM

Middle School (6th-7th) Boys Basketball @ St. Edwards, 4:30 PM

Middle School (7th-8th) Boys Basketball @ St. Edwards, 5:30 PM



Varsity Girls Soccer @ John Carroll, 5:00 PM

Varsity Boys Soccer @ John Carroll, 7:00 PM



Middle School Boys Basketball @ Sebastian Middle, 4:30 PM

Middle School Girls Basketball @ Sebastian Middle, 5:30 PM

Varsity Girls Soccer @ Melbourne Central Catholic, 5:00 PM

Varsity Boys Soccer @ Melbourne Central Catholic, 7:00 PM


Varsity Football State Championship v. Shorecrest Prep, 7:00 PM @ Bryant Stadium in Lakeland, FL

High School Guidance Corner


The Juniors and Seniors will take a fieldtrip to the Supervisor of Elections office THIS THURSDAY to learn about the election process.


High School Retreat - February 8-10, 2024 at Lake Aurora Christian Camp. Transportation is provided. Cost is $170 and will be billed to tuition accounts on Nov. 30th. PERMISSION SLIPS ARE WERE DUE LAST FRIDAY. Please get them turned in!

Virtual Christian College Fair - November 1-17.

Register HERE.

Upper School Mid-Term exams are December 15, 18, and 19.

November Newsletters:

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11th Grade
12th Grade