Next week many of us will gather with family and friends around a table to celebrate Thanksgiving. There are many families or communities that go around the table and ask people to say something that they are thankful for. I hope and pray that you have many things that God has blessed you with and that you can thank him for!
This year the students, parents, faculty, staff, administration, school board and Booster Club are going around our metaphorical table, giving thanks for the support of the ECS community at our annual Auction. This year the Auction raised over $60,000 for Everett Christian School! This is above and beyond the Booster Club’s expectations for this event! I even teared up a little at the Auction thinking about how much the community showed their support to this school. THANK YOU so much to all the financial supporters, businesses, individuals and Booster Club volunteers who made this event possible. In a school year with lower enrollment than anticipated and a very tight budget, the community’s generosity is especially appreciated. These funds help Everett Christian School to continue to provide a biblical and Christ-centered quality education that prepares students to be servants of God in His world.
If you were not able to attend the Auction and would still be willing to support ECS there are still some opportunities to bless the school. The ECS Board recently sent out an end of the year appeal letter that provides some more details about how you can continue to support ECS. We are blessed that over the years we have been able to save up some financial reserves, but this year we have a significant financial gap. The Board, the Finance Committee and Administration are currently working to fix this gap, but this means that we need additional support this academic year. If you have already supported ECS during the Serve-a-thon or Auction fundraisers please do not feel compelled to donate again, but if you are able to, we absolutely appreciate it.
Thanks again to the ECS community for supporting this school for 94 years. Thank you to those who worked diligently and gave so generously at the Auction!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
Mr. Joel Alberts
AUCTION: THANK YOU!
Praise God! "A Nutcracker Christmas," the 2019 ECS Dinner & Auction, was an amazing success. We broke records thanks to God and God's people, raising more than $60,000 for the school! Thanks to all of you who volunteered, donated, attended, and prayed for this important fundraiser. We are blessed to live in such a faithful community that so generously supports the work of high-quality Christian education as provided at Everett Christian School.
AUCTION ITEMS FOR SALE
We had a record number of auction items, and a few things escaped notice on event night. That means everyone gets a chance to grab a good deal on these remaining items! If you would like to purchase any of these items, please see Mrs. Triezenberg. Payment accepted in cash, or check made out to "Everett Christian School."
Set of 5 "Give Thanks" greeting cards (blank inside)
JUST 8 SETS LEFT
These beautiful cards feature artwork by this year’s middle school students!
For sale: $5 per set
Baby boy (3-6M) Wrangler green polo shirt
Oh man, cuteness overload. A My First Wrangler button-up polo shirt in green plaid.
For sale: $5
2 CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE
Each certificate is good for a comprehensive insight assessment and four hours of tutoring at the Sylvan of Everett location on 112th Street SE. Sylvan has 40 years of experience working with K-12 students. Reading, writing, math, SAT/ACT, homework support, and more.
For sale: $120
2 tickets to the WSU-Florida A&M men's basketball tickets game Dec. 19, 2019
This is a voucher for two tickets to the Cougars game on December 19, 2020. Not valid for other events. Reservations must be made by December 7.
For sale: $15
Everyone is welcome to come and join us for a Thanksgiving Chapel Wed., November 27th at 11:15 am.
After the Chapel school will be released for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Please make sure you have made arrangements for your student to be picked up after Chapel.
There will be no Childcare Available. Sorry in advance for the inconvenience.
Frozen ready to bake Pumpkin and Apple Pie for sale:
Thanksgiving is fast approaching! Save your time on making desserts - the school has frozen apple and pumpkin pies for sale! They will be available for purchase for $7 each on Wednesday, November 27 after the Thanksgiving Chapel! Come to the kitchen to purchase your pies. Checks payable to Everett Christian School or exact cash only please!
K-8 Christmas Program is Thursday, December 19th.
There will be a matinee performance at 11:00 am (without band).
The evening performance will be at 7:00 pm (with band).
Mrs. Haveman has been assigning parts for the Christmas Program. If your student is not able to be here for either performance please notify the school ASAP of the dates your student will be absent. Thank you
Girls Basketball Practice Schedule:
Practice begins next week and will be right after school
for an hour and a half, 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm.
Monday, December 2
Tuesday, December 3
Wednesday, December 4
Monday, December 9
Wednesday, December 11
Monday, December 16
There is NO BAND class on Monday November 25 and Wednesday November 27. Middle school students will meet in their classes on Monday and on Wednesday there will be a special Thanksgiving Chapel at 11:15 am.
On Saturday December 14, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm, ECS will host a clean up day at the
school. This is an opportunity to spruce up the school building and grounds before the
Christmas season. We will be weeding garden beds, cleaning classrooms and the gym as well
as doing some small painting projects. We need someone that is willing to bring a truck to haul
away debris. There will be small projects for students/children to complete. Donuts and coffee
will be provided.
Contact Mr. Alberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or the ECS Office at email@example.com or (425) 259-3213.
Service Hours Submissions:
There is a new way to submit volunteer hours through FACTS SIS (formerly RenWeb). Follow the following steps:
1.) Create a ParentsWeb account.
See link on how to do this.
2.) Login into your ParentsWeb account. On the left hand side of the main screen click on the "Family" down arrow and then click on the "Family Home".
3.) You should see a screen with contact information on the left side and service hours on the right with a family members name at the top of the screen with a pull down option. Click on the down arrow in the center and select the oldest student in your family.
4.) On the middle of the screen you should see a "Service Hours" section with a "Add+" option in the top right of the section. Click on this "Add+" and then fill in the information for your service hours. This will keep a running account of your service hours throughout the year.
If you have questions about this contact Mr. Alberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or the ECS Office at email@example.com. A more detailed explanation will be sent out next week.
Classroom News Letters:
Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten News Letter Link
Kindergarten News Letter Link
First and Second Grade News Letter Link
Third and Fourth Grade News Letter Link
Help reduce your tuition!!
Please give it a try.
Please turn in your SCRIP order in to the office
Friday, November 22, 2019 by 11:00 AM
Everett Christian School is excited to have the SCRIP program that can be a way to for ECS families to reduce their tuition payments!
How Does it Work?
ECS families order gift cards either on-line or via paper copies from over 780 nationwide retailers including Starbucks, Target, Walmart and Amazon. The retailers provide a rebate ranging from 1.5% to 16%. Half of the rebate goes to ECS to pay for administrative fees and to act as a fundraiser while the other half is applied to your family’s account (i.e.4% rebate means 2% goes to the school and 2% goes to the families). In June 2019 we will reduce your tuition payment based on the amount of money that you earned through rebates. In the 2019 school year we will apply the rebates to your January and June tuition payments. Every other Friday the ECS SCRIP Coordinator (Stephanie Hopper) or the ECS staff will order the gift cards and they will be expressed shipped to ECS for pick up the next week. We will send an email to inform families of the pick up date. Then you go and spend your gift cards on products that you normally would purchase anyways.
Thousands of non-profits use SCRIP and it is a program that benefits the school, the families and the stores. When ECS previously used the program some families reported earning over one month of tuition reduction! Plus you can have relatives and friends sign up to benefit your families.
How do I sign up?
If you are interested in signing up for SCRIP or need more information check out the website at www.shopwithscrip.com/. Our school codes is DCEAE3ED7L55. Please see below for a copy of the sign up sheet and for a list of participating retailers. We will have paper copies of the sign up sheet available in the ECS Office, or you can create your own on-line account.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Please contact Mrs. Triezenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org, Mr. Alberts at email@example.com or call the school at (425) 259-3213 if you have any questions or concerns. Also you can review the website at www.shopwithscrip.com/.
Let’s take advantage of this great program!
Please continue clipping out Box Tops and sending them to school for the classroom battle for an ice cream party! Also be on the lookout for digital BoxTops and scan those receipts! If you purchase items that have the traditional BoxTops still, BoxTops will also give you digital credit when you scan your receipt, allowing you to double up on money for our school!
Everett Christian School has been issued a $42.66 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between July 1 and Sept 30, 2019.
This Holiday Season please consider ordering your gifts through AmazonSmile benefiting Everett Christian School. The directions on how to do this is below. Thank you to those who have already utilized this program!
Good news! AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile customers using supported Android devices. You can use the below copy and instructions to share the news with your supporters!
If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support Everett Christian School in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
- If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
- View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
- Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process.
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions.
AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users. We will notify AmazonSmile charities when it becomes available.
To see the impact of your marketing, visit the AmazonSmile Metrics Dashboard for Everett Christian School. Simply log in at org.amazon.com
and click the "View metrics" button.
school code is below.
"AMAZON SMILE" Program
#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/91-0637873 for your supplies, and gifts
Amazon donates to Everett Christian School
Thanks for your continued support of ECS.
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