Academics

Welcome to the FCS Stafford Campus
A Christian School in Stafford, VA

Our Christian school in Stafford, VA, is pleased to offer grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade at its local campus. Extended Care is also available beginning at 6:30 a.m. and after school until 6:00 p.m.

Our staff is dedicated to the spiritual, academic, and social development of our students, and we are grateful for the opportunity to partner with parents in Christian education. Biblical truths are emphasized throughout our program, and strong academics are complemented by physical education, music, library, art, and computer. Concepts taught in the classroom come alive through field trips, hands-on activities, and extra-curricular activities. Students in grades K-5 attend Chapel most Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. (grades 3-5) and 9:30 a.m. (grades K-2). Preschool Chapel is held two Fridays a month and begins at 8:45 a.m. For detailed information regarding grade-specific curriculum, please click here.

If you are not yet part of our school family but would like to learn more about our Christian school in Stafford, VA, please contact our Admissions Office at (540) 735-1286 or click here to RSVP for one of our Open Houses.  We are located at 101 Shepherd's Way, Stafford, VA 22556.

Stafford Campus parents wishing to contact the school office directly should call (540) 659-1279.

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Come Take a Peek at Our New Preschool Page!
We've recently updated our web site to include a section devoted to our preschool. FCS has a wonderful preschool program and offers competitive pricing for both our half day and full day programs. Students who will be at least three-years old by September 30, 2014 are eligible for preschool for the 2014-2015 school year. We invite you to check out our web site for information and pricing and to contact Mrs. Wooden to schedule a tour. We also encourage parents of our older students to invite their friends with preschool-aged children to visit the site.

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Office Hours:

Stafford Campus
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Calendar:


Sep. 22 -     All-In-One Fundraiser
Oct. 3
Oct. 3          
Preschool to Snead's Farm
Oct. 6          Picture Make-Up Day
Oct. 8          No K-5th Chapel
Oct. 10        ALL Grades Early Dismissal at noon*
Oct. 13        
4th to Port Royal Schoolhouse
Oct. 15         End of First Quarter
Oct. 16-17    No School-Teacher In-Service
Oct. 21         2nd Grade to Wakefield
Oct. 22         Kindergarten to Snead's Farm
Oct. 24-29    Scholastic Book Fair
Oct. 29         Grandparent's Day 
                     9am K-5th; 11am PK3-PK4
Nov. 7           ALL Grades Early Dismissal at noon*
Nov. 11    
    No School, Parent-Teacher Conference

2014-2015 School Calendar


*Extended Care for students enrolled in the program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Principal's Praise
9/19/2014

One of my favorite writers, Max Lucado, reminds me how much we are loved. “If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart. Face it, friend, He’s crazy about you!” Rejoice in that awesome news today!

Is Your Honeywell Profile Up to Date?
9/16/2014

Honeywell has successfully been updated with all of our families for the 2014-2015 school year, please check your contact information and update as necessary.

Since Honeywell is the primary means used to convey important school information, it is vital for all school families to register with the system and keep their profiles up-to-date.

When there is uncertainty as to whether it will be necessary to dismiss early due to weather, please be aware that campus offices are not notified in advance of the Honeywell alert. The best way for you to ensure you receive the very latest information is to maintain your Honeywell profile.

You may access the Honeywell site here.

All new families must register on the Honeywell site. To register, click “Parent” under the “New User? Sign Up Now!” heading. Select Virginia/Fredericksburg Christian and enter your child’s name and date of birth. Finally, enter your name and set up your user-name and password. You will then be able enter your contact information. You may also manage the types of alerts you wish to receive. Please contact Mrs. Wooden in the office if you have any trouble signing up.

All returning families are asked to review their profiles at least once a year to ensure their information is up-to-date. This is especially important if you have moved, changed jobs, changed email addresses, or obtained a new cell phone since you last checked your account. Parents are responsible for maintaining their Honeywell account, so please be sure to update your profile if your contact information changes. Returning families will use their ID and password from last year.

Picture Make-up Day
9/15/2014

Picture Make-up Day is Monday, October 6th. If you missed our original picture day on September 9th, or want your Fall Portrait re-taken please contact Mrs. Wooden for an order form. If you placed an order, please return that package on October 6th to get credit toward your new portrait package.

All-in-One Fundraiser Starts Next Week
9/14/2014

Standardized Testing Update
9/12/2014

As we shared with you earlier, FCS has decided to switch from the Standford standardized achievement tests to TerraNova for our school-wide standardized testing. TerraNova is widely recognized throughout the nation as a respected, valid, and innovative national achievement test. It is also recommended by ACSI, our accreditation agency, and they have worked in partnership with each other to ensure the test represents who we are as Christian schools.

After reviewing the testing materials we received, we felt our students would be much better served by taking the test later in the year. We followed up our conclusions with several calls, contacting both ACSI and CTB/McGraw-Hill, the company that produces the testing. They confirmed what we believed, that this particular standardized test is better-suited for later in the school year to assess what students have learned during the year, even though some schools do administer the test in the fall. As a result, we have decided to move our testing to the spring. We are confident this will reflect a more valid score for students and allow us to better use the results to constantly monitor our progress as a school. The new dates for standardized testing are March 23-31, 2015.

Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we seek to use every available means to ensure the success of your child.

PDT Information
9/12/2014

The PDT (Parent Developmental Team) is a parent led group formed to raise community awareness of the Christ-centered education offered at the Stafford Campus of FCS. Parents work hand-in-hand with the Campus principal to promote our tie with the Stafford County families, churches and businesses.
The PDT meets once a month  in Room 2 at 8:30 am. Our meetings cover a variety of topics but each one promoting our campus/school in some way. Please contact Mrs. Geyer for more information.

Upcoming Meetings:
October 23rd
November 20th        

A Message From Our Superintendent
9/10/2014

In addition to the high priorities of academic development and spiritual growth at FCS, we are constantly vigilant regarding the safety and security of your children. We continue to improve our security monitoring and emergency response standards, and we are always eager to hear any concerns or suggestions from our school families. I'm writing today just to remind you of some of the procedures we have in place in the event of an emergency at or around your child's campus.

In the event of a lockdown, evacuation, extreme weather, a regional event or emergency, or other unusual activity on or around a campus, we will notify our school families as soon as possible and practical. Our primary methods of notification are Honeywell alerts*, email, the FCS website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Parents are certainly welcome to pick up their students (or give permission for student drivers to leave) whenever they feel safety dictates. In the unlikely event that circumstances prevent parents from picking up their children (e.g. an incident near your location or restrictions put in place by local authorities), please know that we will keep your child safely at school with teachers and administrators for as long as it takes for you to get to the campus (even if it means late into the night).

We praise God for His provision of 35 years of safety on all of our campuses, but we recognize the need to be wise and proactive as we consider the times in which we live and as we consider the great privilege we have in caring for your precious children. Thank you for allowing us to help you train and protect your children, and as always, please do not hesitate to contact me or your campus principal if you have any questions or suggestions.
*The Honeywell Alery System is not yet operational for this school year, when it has been updated we will notify you via email and the blog.

Shop & Support FCS
9/9/2014

Put your shopping dollars to work for FCS all year long.…..

Here are some easy ways you can help Fredericksburg Christian School while shopping for items you already plan to buy.Encourage your family and friends to participate as well!

  • AmazonSmile This new shopping program for non-profit organizations donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to FCS. Follow the YELLOW AmazonSmile link on our FCS website homepage. This will take you to Amazon and will ensure that FCS receives credit for the sale. Amazon sells almost everything: books, music, movies,clothing, electronics, toiletries, household products – all delivered to your home and often with free shipping. Businesses can use this too! Bookmark our website www.fredericksburgchristian.com for easy access. 
  • Target Take Charge of Education Program Code # 23827 This program is available to shoppers who have Target Red Cards: Credit and Debit cards are available. Red Card members save 5% on EVERY PURCHASE! When you designate FCS with code 23827, Target will donate 1% of purchases. You only have to register once. 
  • Food Lion Code # 218768 MVP Rewards Program offers Classroom Rewards. Visit foodlion.comand click on the MVP Rewards link. This program runs year around. 
  • Good Search This is an internet search engine powered by Yahoo that allows you to designate a penny per search to FCS. It costs you nothing, but FCS benefits for each search you do. Go to www.goodsearch.com and designate FCS. You can bookmark it or make it your homepage. 
  • Please continue to send in those BoxTops and Campbells Labels but don’t wait too long…they do have an expiration date.
  • We also recycle printer cartridges. Newspapers may be brought to the bin in the Upper School parking lot for recycling. AmeriGas propane original receipts from residential and business accounts are being collected.
  • Giant A+ School Rewards: Code # 02317 and Martin Foods: Code # 06618. All these add up to benefit for FCS! Thank you for helping our school. If you have any questions, please call the Development Office at 540-373-5355.
Christian Youth Theater
8/22/2014

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is currently doing online registration for classes in acting, singing, dancing, and costuming for ages 4-18. This year, 3 classes are being even being offered at the Stafford FCS campus on Mondays from 6-8 p.m.starting on September 8. To find out more about CYT and all the classes being offered at our 3 locations this fall, check the website at CYTFRED.ORG.

Prayer Team Meetings
8/20/2014

The FCS Stafford Campus prayer team is calling all parents, grandparents, family members, and friends of FCS. Join us on Monday mornings to pray for our students, teachers, faculty members, and families. They meet every Monday, 8:30 to 9:30 in Room 20. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Welborn.

2014-2015 School Calendar Updates
8/1/2014

Please make note of the following additions/changes to the 2014-2015 school calendar:


Tuesday, November 11: No School-Veteran's Day; Parent-Teacher Conferences*
Monday, March 2: Boosterthon Kick-Off (Stafford Campus)
Tuesday, March 3: Boosterthon Kick-Off (Lower School)
Wednesday, March 11: Boosterthon Fun Run (Stafford Campus)
Thursday, March 12: Boosterthon Fun Run (Lower School)
Friday, March 20: Math Olympics (Lower School campus closed)
March 23-31: Standardized Testing 

*This date has been changed to coincide with the federal holiday.

Please be sure to mark these updates on the complimentary FCS calendar you receive on Orientation Day.

Shop Amazon & Support FCS
3/16/2014

We are now registered to use a new program with Amazon that provides a .5% donation to FCS on eligible purchases. As some of you recall, FCS had a similar program in years past but that is no longer available to us.  This new program is for non-profit organizations. We will receive a quarterly donation for our purchases, and over time this can really add up for our school! Start today by shopping at AmazonSmile

FCS Stafford Spirit Shirts--Traveling the World
1/17/2014

Thank you Joshua B. and family, for taking FCS Stafford all the way to St. Maarten! If you want to take FCS Stafford on your next vacation or maybe your next family outting around town, place your spirit shirt order in the office. Please click here for the order form.

Online Student Directory
1/1/2014

Did you know that school families have access to an online student directory through our website? The directory is not available to the public, so you must log in to the website to search for students.

After logging in, click the "Student Directory" tab located on the left sidebar. You may search by student name, homeroom teacher, or grade (please note: all grades at the Stafford campus are preceded with an "S"). After entering your search criteria, click the "Search" button. Once you receive your search results, click the student's name to see contact information for that student.

Please be aware that some families have indicated that they would like their information kept private (either all contact info or just their phone number). In those cases, contact information will not be displayed.

Host Families Needed
9/24/2013

Fredericksburg Christian School is being given the opportunity to work with the WILS Language School in Korea.  The school has a program where they bring students in 4th – 8th to the States to study for 2 month during their Winter break to experience American culture and work on their English skills. FCS is looking for host families that might consider this opportunity.  If you are interested in more information, please contact Marie Stanley at (540) 373-5355 X111, or send an email to mstanley@fcschools.org.

Preschool Scholarships Available
5/13/2013

FCS is pleased to announce The Arianna and Alissa Nelson Scholarship!

The Arianna and Alissa Nelson Scholarship provides need-based scholarships to encourage current FCS families to enroll younger siblings in our preschool program in order to provide an early foundation in quality Christian education. The scholarship fund was established by a private donor with the expressed wish "to honor and support the accomplishments in Christian education achieved by Fredericksburg Christian Schools."

Three separate scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each will be awarded to three students each school year for a total annual scholarship amount of $3,000.00.

For additional information and details regarding how to qualify, please click here.

Lunch Menu
Below is the menu for the Stafford Campus
. Please visit your "My School Account" page to pre-order lunches prior to midnight of the day before the lunch is served.

Mondays: Pancho Villa $4.25
Cheese Quesadilla
Bean Burrito
Beef Taco
Taco Salad

Tuesday:  Domino’s Subs and Chips $4.00
Steak and Cheese
Chicken Bacon Ranch
Italian

Wednesday:  Dominos Pasta $4.90
Chicken Carbonara
Italian Sausage Marinara
Chicken Alfredo

Thursday:  Hong Kong Chinese  $4.50
Beef Lomein
Generals Tso’s Chicken
Sweet and Sour Chicken

Friday:  Papa John’s Pizza
1 slice $1.75
2 slices $3.50

Chapel Schedule

Grades K-5
3-5 Grade Chapel: 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
K-2 Grade Chapel: 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Oct. 1      Chapel-3rd grade sharing
Oct. 8      NO CHAPEL
Oct. 15    
Awards Chapel
Oct. 22    NO CHAPEL 
Oct. 29    9am Grandparent's Day- All Share 

Nov.5      Chapel-2nd grade sharing
Nov. 12   Awards Chapel
Nov. 19   Samaritan's Purse Chapel
Nov. 26   NO CHAPEL

Preschool twice per month(Fridays at 8:45 a.m.)

Oct. 29     Grandparent's Day (Wed) ALL Share 
                 at 11:00am
Nov. 21    Samaritan's Purse Chapel-No Sharing
Dec. 12    9:00am Christmas Chapel-ALL Share

Fredericksburg Christian School Business Office
9400 Thornton Rolling Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Phone: (540) 373-5355

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