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View From Above: May 3 - 7, 2021

Weekly All-School Announcements
May 3 - 7, 2021
Weekly Scripture Verse
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)
Important Dates For This Week
Monday, May 3: All School: Lazy Day Lunch: Chicken Tenders & Fries
All School: Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 4: All School: IOWA Standardized Testing (Grades 1 -11)
High School: AP Calculus Exam, 8:00 a.m., Rm. 403
Elementary: Elementary Faculty Meeting, 3:00 p.m., Rm. 101
All School: National Teacher Day

Wednesday, May 5: All School: IOWA Standardized Testing (Grades 1 -11)
High School: AP English Lit. Exam, 8:00 a.m., Rm. 403
All School: Lazy Day Lunch: Bean & Cheese Burrito

Thursday, May 6: All School: IOWA Standardized Testing (Grades 1 -11)

Friday, May 7: All School: IOWA Standardized Testing (Grades 1 -11)
Elementary: Elementary Chapel
MS/HS: MS/HS Chapel - College Signing, 10:00 a.m.
All School: Lazy Day Lunch: Bean & Cheese Burrito

Sunday, May 9: All School: Mothers’ Day - Celebrate your Mom!
Looking Ahead...
May 10 - 14: High School: AP College Board Examinations
May 12: Faculty: Teacher In-Service
May 13: All School: Parent Faculty Meeting
May 17: All School: Quarter Four Progress Reports Distributed
All School News
Since 1984, the National PTA has designated the first week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. How can you thank a teacher? Get creative! Here are just a few ideas:

➔ Write a letter to your teacher.
➔ Give a handmade gift!
➔ Send an Ecard that’s sure to brighten your teacher’s day.
➔ Make a poster for your teacher.
➔ Put together a classroom thank-you book with notes from every student.
➔ Decorate your teacher’s door
➔ Make a simple classroom decoration for your teacher.
➔ Record a video saying thank you to your teacher and email it to them.
➔ Create a few bookends that your teacher can use to keep their classroom library looking
➔ Make a gift basket.
➔ Send flowers to your teacher, or gift him/her with a plant.
➔ Gift cards are always appreciated.
➔ Make a personalized door hanger for your teacher’s door.

Commencing on Tuesday, Grades One through Eleven will be participating in our annual standardized testing. We are utilizing a new-to-us standardized test. Students will test in the mornings, and then continue with the regular school day in the afternoon. Please ensure that your student has a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast each morning. Testing is tiring, and brain energy is a must!

Due to COVID restrictions and waiver guidelines, school water fountains are non-operational. With temperatures soaring, students are in need of frequent hydration. Please send your students with refillable flasks or multiple bottled waters. Middle and high school students can purchase bottled water at the Snack Shack. Please, ensure your student has cash to purchase extra water if needed. We are unable to provide water through the school office.

This will be our last Parent Faculty Meeting for the 2020-2021 academic year. Pastor Don will love to have a room full of parents on Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars.

DC face masks are for sale in the school office. Choose from three different styles. The masks are comfortable, breathable, and have adjustable straps. $10 per mask. Additional DC t-shirts, polos, and hoodies are available for purchase in the MS/HS office.

Desert Chapel school families can purchase gift cards through our SCRIP program. A portion of the sales is donated back to Desert Chapel Christian School. Gift cards are available for restaurants, stores, gas stations, grocery stores, and online shopping. Contact Mrs. Behrend in the school office, or Mrs. Ulaan in the church office to place your order, or place your order online. See attached brochure for more information.

Website: Check out the new website!
The official DCCS Instagram is: @DCEagles. Keep up with the latest news!
The official DCCS Facebook is:
The official DCCS Twitter is: @mydceagles
Middle & High School News
On Wednesday, May 5th, we will honor our senior athletes prior to the soccer game. We will honor
the Seniors at 3:15 p.m., followed by the soccer game at 4:00 p.m. Due to COVID restrictions, parents only may attend. Please do wear your masks.

Commencing on Tuesday, middle and high school students, with the exception of the seniors, will be participating in our annual standardized testing. We will have an adjusted schedule.

Middle & High School Schedule

8:05 - 11:00 a.m. IOWA Standardized Testing
11:00 - 11:30 a.m Bible Class
11:30 a.m. Return to Regular Schedule

Grade 7 Report to Room 303 (Mr. Clemons)
Grade 8 Report to Room 304 (Mrs. McNeill)
Grade 9 Report to Room 302 (Miss Bell)
Grade 10 Report to Room 404 (Mr. Fonteneau)
Grade 11 Report to Room 301 (Ms. Wilson)

Senior Schedule

8:05 - 8:55 a.m. Period One
9:00 - 9:55 a.m. Period Two
9:55 - 10:10 a.m. Nutrition Break
10:10 - 10:55 a.m. Period Four
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Bible Class
11:30 a.m. Return to Regular Schedule

**Teacher Assistants, please report to the school office.
Monday and Thursday @ 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 4: Baseball v.s. Mesa Grande (Away Game), 3:15 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday @ 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Monday, May 3: Golf v.s. Palm Valley (Home Game), 3:00 p.m. (1:45 p.m. departure)
Wednesday, May 5: Golf vs. Mes Grande (Away Game), 3:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. departure)

Tuesday and Thursday @ 2:45 - 4:00 p.m

Wednesday, May 5: Senior Night, 3:15 p.m.
Coed Soccer v.s. Redlands (Home Game), 4:00 p.m.
Friday, May 7: Coed Soccer Game (More details to come from Coach Tim)
Academics & Arts
Listed below are some opportunities for students to consider:
● 25th Annual National Student Poetry Contest
○ Four Divisions: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-7, Grades 8-9, and Grades 10-12
○ 62 Prizes, Random Draw Prizes, and $500.00 Grand Prize
○ Entry Deadline: April 30, 2021
○ Poems may be entered:
■ Online
■ By mail (form attached)

● Berridge Programs Summer Arts Program
○ Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA
○ For students ages 14 - 19
○ Spotlight three-week programs in Acting, Writing, Musical Theatre, and Film
○ Generate one-week programs focused on making and premiering original work.
○ Merit and financial need scholarships available.
○ Limited rolling enrollment - act quickly.
○ For more information:

SAT & ACT test centers in California have been closed due to COVID. If test centers should reopen,
information will be emailed to students, and listed in the weekly announcements
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