March 8, 2024



Can we do good things apart from Christ? Can we be good examples apart from Christ? Those can  be difficult questions to answer.  We think of Matthew 19:17, “There is no one good but one, that is God” and understand that the only one good and unblemished sacrifice who was able to pay the price for our sin is Jesus Christ. But we can also recognize that even people who do not know Christ as savior can “do” good things or even be “good mentors.” 


Isaiah 64:6 reminds us that “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags.” The importance of this verse on  my heart today is to remind myself that my desire is not to separate Christ from “good deeds,” “good works,” “good examples,” or good “mentors.”  


We can identify people in our children’s lives who are good examples of kindness and compassion, but are they pointing our kids to Christ? It is important to recognize what we have here at Valley Christian School. We are a body of Christ made up of teachers, staff, students, and families that agree that One Lamb, Jesus Christ is the Perfect Sacrifice. We do not and we cannot separate “good” from Him. We cannot compartmentalize Him to one area of life: school, church, home, etc. It is convicting. We are human and it is easy to make this mistake.  


Today I just want to share with you a great resource for you family to take advantage of. It is called “Parent Kit: Discipleship and Household Habits.” It is a tool within Summit Ministries. 


I encourage you to check out the articles and videos available. The one shared below is only a little over three minutes but makes the distinction between mentoring and discipling.


Have a wonderful weekend! I pray you have a great blend of productivity and rest with your families! 


In Christ,

Kathy Thompson

Open House – Education Fair – Kindergarten Round Up

Valley’s open house is this Thursday 6:00-7:30. Invite your friends! Please have your 1st-12th grade students there by 5:50 ready to display their projects they have been diligently working on.  We will have computers there to register for next school year. Enroll that night or before to waive the $150 registration fee.

Elementary Read-a-Thon

47 Elementary students participated in our annual Read-a-Thon. The total amount read was a whopping 64,582 minutes! Thomas Luehring earned first place with 6,780 minutes. Elizabeth Davis came in second with 6,650 minutes. Congratulations, Thomas and Elizabeth, we are proud of you!

2023-2024 Yearbooks

Yearbook orders for the current school year was emailed out. If you missed it, contact the office. Orders are due by the end of the school year.

Mother’s Day Fundraiser

We are trying a new fundraiser with beautiful hanging flower baskets! They are overflowing with flowers at a great price. If you didn’t get an order form and would like one contact the office.


Mondays       8:00 a.m. A Prayer Group for VCS meets upstairs
Feb.1-April 18 School Choice Applications open for a limited time
March 14      6:00-7:30 Open House/Education Fair
March 14      End of Quarter
March 15      No School
March 18-22     Terranova Testing
March 26      ACT Testing
March 26 & 28  Parent Teacher Conferences
March 29     1st Grade Field Trip
April 1-5       Easter Break


High School Track has started, but it’s not too late to jump in!
Middle School track will start after Easter break.

Check the Athletic Calendar for sports, dates, times, and addresses. You will have to click on the event for the details.

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