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, 2013 are eligible for preschool for the 2013-2014 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.

Yearbook
Click here to get your yearbook order form.

Click Here for the FCS Photo Gallery     

Office Hours:

Stafford Campus
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Apr. 18: ALL Grades Early Dismissal at Noon
             No Aftercare

Apr. 21-25: Spring Break

Apr. 30: Interactive Chapel 5th grade 
             Heroes of Faith             

May 1: National Day of Prayer @ 8:15am
           4th Grade Virginia State Capitol

May 2: Preschool Chapel-Kindergarten Sharing
           Kindergarten Open House for PK4 Families

May 6: 2nd grade National Zoo

May 7:  Last Awards Chapel 

May 13: 3rd grade Fredericksburg Battlefield

May 14: Chapel-Band/Choir/Recorder
             Performance

May 23: :Last Chapel
              K-5th at 9:00am
              PK3-PK4 11:00am

May 27: Noon Dismissal

May 28: 10am Dismissal
             
No Extended Care

 

Aug. 19: First Day of School for
             2014-2015 school year

                               

 

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National Day of Prayer
4/18/2014

We have an exciting opportunity to reach out to our Stafford Community. Our campus is going to host a time of prayer on the National Day Of Prayer. We are going to invite our area Pastors, and would love to have several Pastors come that morning and lead us in prayer.  
Mark your calendar, and plan to join us out by the flagpole Thursday, May 1st from 8:15 – 8:45 am. Please start praying now that the Lord would be glorified through this!
Due to the location of our event, we will be moving the morning drop off for K-5th grade from the front of the building. When facing the school, you will drop your student off on the left side of the building. Our normal staff/teachers will at the curb to open doors and assist students inside. After dropping off your student, please continue around the rear of the building to exit the property.

Panera Bread Fundraising Night
4/12/2014

Please join the Stafford Campus for a Fundraising Night at Panera Bread, May 14th 4:00pm-8:00pm. A printed or electronic version of the flyer below must be presented. Click the image for more information.  

Annual Visual Arts Festival
4/11/2014

Everyone is getting excited about our upcoming VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL!  Students in all the art classes are diligently working on their special masterpieces.  The VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL is open to ALL students at FCS in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Each student will be able to submit 1-2 pieces of art work.  Art work may be PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, COLLAGE, PRINT MAKING, MIXED MEDIA, PHOTOGRAPHY, OR 3-D SCULPTURE.  

All works of art will be judged, and there will be a First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and Honorable Mention ribbons awarded.  If there is any piece of art work that is exceptional, a Best of Show ribbon will be awarded (only one) per grade level at each campus.

The works of art on display are always a special highlight during April and May.   We invite you to visit each of our campuses and enjoy the wonderful collection of masterpieces on display beginning April 28th at the Lower Campus, Stafford Campus, Upper Campus-MS, and ending May 9th at the Upper Campus-HS.

Lower Campus & Stafford Campus - K-5th           April 28th – May 2nd          

Upper Campus MS - Grades 6th - 8th                  April 28th – May 2nd           

Upper Campus HS - Grades 9th - 12th                 May 5th – May 9th               

Visual Arts Celebration                                     May 9th                                

Principal's Praise
4/11/2014

As we prepare to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord, my heart is turned to love; a perfect and unfailing love that you and I will never fully comprehend. It’s a love that can only come from our Heavenly Father, who willingly gave His Son to die on a cross.  I often wonder, how can He love us that much? Why does He loves us that much? God loves you simply because He has chosen to do so. He loves you when you don’t feel lovely, or when it seems as if no one else loves you. Just think, at any step along the way He could have called it quits.  Jesus could have said, “That’s it! That’s enough, I’m going home.” But He didn’t. Why? Because of His unfailing love. He is Love. And He will love you always, no matter what. I pray that as your family celebrates this Easter season, you will be in awe of His love. May your family have a joy-filled Easter!     John 1:29

 

Boosterthon Collection Dates
4/11/2014

                           1st Collection Date for Pledges:  Wednesday, April 16th

                         2nd Collection Date for Pledges:  Friday, May 2nd 

 

FCS Spring Break and Summer Camps
3/21/2014

Develop your skills at an FCS Summer Camp. Please click here for more information on all that FCS is offering.

It will be a summer that captures your children's attention, develops their skills and doesn't make your wallet shudder.  This summer, FCS will be hosting 7 camps, giving students exposure to softball, cheer, baseball, basketball, football, volleyball and animal antics.  They will be led by our staff and open to FCS and non-FCS families, so feel free to invite your friends!

Special early registration prices will be gone in a flash!  Be sure to register this month to receive discounted rates. Check out our website for a snapshot of camp specifics and to print off a registration form to complete and submit! Please contact Liz Swauger for more information.

Upcoming Technology Dates
3/20/2014

Please join our Technology Team for Tech Tuesday each month! Tech Tuesdays are open to all FCS staff members and parents and are scheduled after school, one Tuesday a month at each campus. Feel free to come to whichever date/location is most convenient for you.

April Tech Tuesday Dates: 
Stafford: April 29 @ 3:25 pm – Educational websites (note: this is a makeup day for March’s training)

PDT Information
3/17/2014

Looking for a way to get involved at FCS, while getting connected with other families? Check out the PDT--Parental Development Team. It is a parent-led group formed to raise community awareness of the Christ-centered education offered at the Stafford Campus of Fredericksburg Christian School. Parents work hand-in-hand with the Campus Principal to promote our ties with Stafford County families, churches, and businesses. Contact the school office for more information. Click here for the most recent newsletter.

Upcoming Meetings:

April 29th at 11:30am

May 15th at 8:30am

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 Gear Online
3/14/2014

Now through April 30th, you can order FCS Gear online through the MyLocker website. Follow the instructions below and save $10 at checkout:

1. Visit Shop.MyLocker.net 
2. Enter Locker Number eg299
3. Use Promo Code SPR140 at checkout

Snow Make-Up Days
3/10/2014

In order to make up the very important instructional time we lost due to cold weather/snow days, we have made the following adjustments to the FCS school calendar:

  • March 28, originally scheduled as a half day, will now be a full day.
  • April 18, originally scheduled as a holiday, will now be a half day.
  • May 22, originally scheduled as a half day, will now be a full day.
  • May 23originally scheduled as a half day, will now be a full day.
  • May 27, snow make-up day, now scheduled as a half day.
  • May 28, snow make-up day, now scheduled as a half day.
Painting Services Available
2/25/2014

Jeff Shaeffer, a FCS teacher with over 15 years of painting experience is setting his painting schedule for the summer. He has openings for early June and throughout the summer. Please click here for more detailed information.

Arrival/Dismissal Safety Reminder
2/24/2014

In the interest of student safety, we ask that you abide by these important safety rules during arrival and dismissal.

General
- Use of mobile phones is prohibited while in carpool lines.
- Please do not pull out of the carpool line or pull around vehicles in front of you; stay in line until the person in front of you exits.
- When pulling around the building, please remember to enter on the left side (as you face the building).
Arrival
- Please do not allow your child to walk to the building from the parking lot. It is unsafe for students to cross through the carpool line on foot. Please pull up to the front of the building in the regular carpool line so that your child can exit directly to the sidewalk.
- Students in grades K-3 are not permitted to exit their vehicle on their own; please wait for a faculty member or volunteer to open your car door.
- Students in grade 4-5 are allowed to exit their vehicle on their own, however do not allow them to exit until you have hit the marked unloading zone – DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO EXIT BEFORE REACHING THAT SIGN  
Dismissal
- Parents are strongly encouraged to use the regular carpool line for dismissal. However, if you have an appointment or other commitment and cannot wait in the regular line, you may park and walk over to pick up your child. Please park on the east side of the parking lot (sections left of the flagpoles as you face the building).
- Please do not take your student out of line without first notifying the teacher.

Detailed information regarding arrival and dismissal is provided in the student handbook. Please be sure you have read the handbook and are familiar with arrival and dismissal procedures. The safety of our students, parents, and staff is very important to us. Thank you for partnering with us to make safety a priority.

FCS Spirit Wear Available for Purchase
1/31/2014

Flannel pajama pants are in the office, for sale at $25.00 a pair.

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.

2014-2015 Re-Enrollment Information
1/2/2014

Re-enrollment/Enrollment opened online Monday, January 6th. Detailed online enrollment instructions have been sent to all families via email. 2014-2015 tuition rates have been published. Click here to re-enroll now!

Tell us about the Stafford Campus
12/2/2013

Parents-- We need your help! Please take a few minutes to review our Stafford Campus on the two websites listed below. For your convenience we’ve included the link which you can just click on.

Upon completion you will receive an email to confirm your review for FCS Stafford. Mrs. Underwood is offering a non-wardrobe pass to every student that has a parent complete a review. Please print or email your confirmation to Mrs. Wooden (pwooden@fcschools.org) to receive your non-wardrobe pass. 

http://www.privateschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/33760                                                                       

http://www.greatschools.org/virginia/stafford/4697-Fredericksburg-Christian-Stafford- Campus/

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.

Is Your Honeywell Profile Up to Date?
9/16/2013

Honeywell has successfully been updated with all of our families for the 2013-2014 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.

Ordering Yearbooks
9/16/2013

Order your yearbook today! The Promise will contain over 200 pages of quality color to bring back great memories of FCS. Elementary yearbooks are $30.00. Name stamps are available for only $5.00 more, but only if you order by October 15. Yearbook forms are available here.

Prayer Team Meetings
9/4/2013

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 Kim Robinson at EAKR@comcast.net.

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.

Online Student Directory
9/14/2012

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.

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 -  Beef taco, Cheese quesadilla, or Bean Burrito ALL served with rice and beans $4.00/each

Tuesday: Dominos - 4 inch sub w/chips; Steak & Cheese, Chicken Bacon Ranch, or Italian $4.00/each

Wednesday: Dominos- Pasta Bowls; Chicken Carbonara, Italian Sausage Marinara, or Chicken Alfredo $4.90/each

Thursday: Hong Kong Chinese - Chicken and Broccoli, General Tso Chicken or Beef Lo-mein ALL served with fried rice and an egg roll $4.50/each

Friday: Papa John's - 1 slice of cheese pizza $1.75 or 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.

April
- 30th 5th grade leading

May
- 7th Last Awards Chapel
- 14th Chapel
- 23rd Last Chapel (Friday) K-5th 9:00am & PK 11:00am
 

Preschool (8:45 a.m.)
May 2nd Kindergarten Sharing
May 23rd Last Chapel-All Share 11:00am

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

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