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:

Nov. 19        K-5th Samaritan's Purse Chapel
                   Ardent Crossfit Club
 
Nov. 20        PDT Meeting at 8:30am
                   Geography Club 

Nov. 21        PreK Samaritan's Purse Chapel

Nov. 24-28   Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 2          All School Christmas Program 6:30pm

Dec. 3          Ardent Crossfit Club  

Dec. 4          Geography Club 
                    Fruit Delivery from US

Dec. 10        Ardent Crossfit Club  

Dec. 11        Geography Club   
 

2014-2015 School Calendar


*Extended Care for students enrolled in the program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Operation Christmas Child
11/17/2014

We hope you are making preparations to pack a shoebox with Christmas gifts for a child in need. A ministry of Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child is a wonderful opportunity to directly impact a child and send Christ's love throughout the world. We have set a campus goal to collect 175 shoeboxes this year.

While it's always fun to shop for gifts, the most important item needed for each box is prayer. Stafford students will gather together and pray over the shoeboxes during Chapel this week. Students in grades K-5 are asked to bring in their boxes in time for Chapel on Wednesday, November 19. Preschool students are asked to bring in their boxes no later than 8:45 a.m. on Friday, November 21.

Samaritan's Purse asks for a $7.00 donation per box to help cover delivery costs. Brochures will be sent home later this week. Envelopes are included with the brochures, but you may also donate online here. If you choose to donate online, you can print out a barcode for your box and track it to its destination.

Campus Christmas Program
11/14/2014

Start making plans to attend our campus Christmas Program, Worship the King, on Tuesday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m. Join us as we celebrate the coming of our Savior with drama, music, and song. The concert will feature all students PK3-5th grade. Our 4th & 5th grade's Bands and Choirs will also be performing.

Principal's Praise
11/13/2014

The Lord has provided such a wonderful group of Stafford Campus parents this year! I wanted to thank all of you who came and met with your child’s teacher for Parent/Teacher conferences. A strong partnership cultivated between teachers and parents is such a necessity and also a blessing for your child. Thank you for allowing us to work with you each day to help your child become the person God wants them to be. “If anyone asks, he is my partner and fellow worker concerning you.”  2 Corinthians 8:23

Ordering Yearbooks
11/10/2014

Please don't forget to order your yearbook. We are using a different company this year and are so excited about their product. We have a sample in the office if you want to see it. We will not be taking orders or payments in the office. All orders will be placed online. Please click here to order your yearbook.
1. Go to:  ybpay.lifetouch.com
2. Enter school code:  12309515
3. Follow prompts and pay with your credit card

Upper School Book Fair
11/9/2014

The Upper School book fair starts after Thanksgiving break, but you can start shopping now
by accessing it online. To access the book fair online click here.

Shopping hours at the Upper School are listed below:

December 3rthrough December 11th: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
December  5th and 11th are special evening times: 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Also a BOOK DRIVE is happening now! We are accepting donations of gently used Easy Reader” books, benefitting  The Royal Kids School, 
Kenya. 
Please drop off your donation books at any FCS school campus library, or bring to the Book Fair!

Arrival/Dismissal Safety Reminder
11/6/2014

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). Please don’t cut through the parking lot to get into the arrival or dismissal line
  • If using Shelton Shop Road to enter the Stafford Campus, please don’t make a U-turn to get on Soaring Eagle Drive. Please proceed to the next opening near Food Lion to make a U-turn or enter the campus from Garrisonville Road.

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

  • ALWAYS (including bad weather dismissal days) form two lines up to the corner of the elementary playground, and then zipper into one line as you come around the front of the school.
  • 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 office also has arrival/dismissal maps in the office. The safety of our students, parents, and staff is very important to us. Thank you for partnering with us to make safety a priority.

Fruit Sale Thank You
10/31/2014

The FCS Athletic Advisory Board would like to thank all those who placed orders for Florida Citrus Fruit fundraiser. The proceeds will be used for athletic programs at all campuses. The sale ended October 31st so please be sure return your orders to any campus by Wednesday November 5th to be eligible for any of the prizes offered for this event. Fruit orders will be delivered to all campuses on Thursday, Dec. 4th.

Standardized Testing Change From Mr. Yost
10/30/2014

Testing is now scheduled for April 20th-28th, due to additional information from the testing company.  As we shared with you earlier, FCS has decided to switch from the Stanford 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 that 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 ASCI 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 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.  Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we seek to use every available means to ensure the success of your child.

Class Websites
10/15/2014

Our new elementary class websites have been up and running for a couple weeks. If you haven't logged in and checked out the Google Sites web page, please do so this weekend. The weekly teacher emails that have been sent while the pages were being developed will be stopping next week. The Google Sites will be your main source for weekly assignments, tests, class activities, and pictures. Our students will also be using this account at school, we ask that you do not change this password. 
If you are not able to log on or have any issues with accessing the site, please contact your child’s teacher. They will put you in touch with the right person to help solve the issue that you are having.

TO ACCESS A CLASS WEBSITE:

1. Open a web browser and go to sites.gofcs.org.

2. Enter your child’s gofcs.org login information:

Username/”Email”: xxxx22@gofcs.org

            Password: ten4net

3. Click “Sign In.”

4. Click on the class that you would like to access. You should have access to your child’s classroom and all of their special classes.

Remodeling?
10/14/2014

The conference room at the Upper School is in need of new conference room chairs (similar to the ones currently in the room; see picture below). The room sees quite a bit of traffic for things such as board and administrator meetings, parent meetings, club meetings, and department head meetings, to name a few. This past week it was used by the company conducting our annual financial audit.

If your company or agency happens to be remodeling and has some "like new" conference room chairs that we could have or purchase at a reasonable price, please let your campus principal or secretary know.

Because of the variety of people who use this room, we would prefer adjustable chairs that are dark in color (something that will complement our cherry/mahogany colored conference table). Thanks so much for your help!

Shop & Support FCS
10/8/2014

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!

Amazon Smile  A simple, automatic way to support FCS.  Visit our website homepage for the link in yellow.  Designate Fredericksburg Christian Educational Services to ensure that FCS will receive 5% of your purchase price.  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!     

Target  Code # 23827  The Take Charge of Education 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.  We earned over $2,000 last year!

Giant  A+ School Rewards:  Code # 02317 This program allows you to earn points each time you shop. Register your Giant Bonus Card at the store or at www.giantfood.com/aplus.  New this year:  you do not need to register your card if previously registered.  FCS earned almost $600 last year!     

Martin’s Foods:  Code # 06618  Martin’s stores are located in Culpeper, Ashland and Richmond.  Your card must be registered each year.  Please go to www.martinsfoods.com/aplus 

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.  (Listed as FCS, not Fredericksburg Christian School)  You can bookmark it or make it your homepage.  Sign up for emails for additional deals and discounts.  

BoxTops are collected all year long, but please be aware of expiration date.  We also collect Campbell’s labels, printer cartridges, and old cell phones, all of which can be turned in at any campus office.  If you have any questions, please call the Development Office at 540-373-5355.
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Federal Employees:  Combined Federal Campaign  CFC # 71351  FCS participates in the National Capital area and Potomac Region Campaigns.  NEW THIS YEAR:  Universal Giving allows any federal employee to designate FCS even if they live outside our area.   

NSWC  Federal Credit Union    All Students, Parents and Staff of Fredericksburg Christian School are eligible for membership with NSWC FCU.  For more information please visit their website at  www.nswcfcu.org or call Stephanie Lyles, Business Development Officer,  at 540-361-2212.

Please note:  
1.  Food Lion classroom rewards program has been discontinued.
2.  BJ’s Warehouse:  While we are no longer conducting this fundraiser, we do encourage our families to support BJ’s .

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.

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:
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.

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 10: Regular School Day*
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)
April 20-28: 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. 

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

Dec. 3     NO CHAPEL
Dec. 10   
Awards Chapel
Dec. 17   Christmas Chapel (9:00am)

Jan. 7
     Spirit Week
Jan. 14    Chapel-Kindergarten Sharing
Jan. 21    NO CHAPEL
Jan. 28    
Awards Chapel

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

Nov. 21    Samaritan's Purse Chapel-No Sharing
Dec. 12    9:00am Christmas Chapel-ALL Share
Jan. 9      Spirit Week
Jan 30      PK3 Sharing

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

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