October 10-14, 2022
We are looking forward to another Family Chapel this week! Parents are welcome to join for chapel from 8:30 to 9am and learn about this year's spiritual theme alongside your children! 

Please drop your student(s) off in the drive line as you would any other day, then find a place to park on the north side of campus. Students will drop off their backpacks in class and take attendance before heading to the sanctuary to meet you for chapel. 
We are looking forward to meeting with you for Parent Teacher Conferences later this week. If you would like to schedule a conference but have not yet done so, please follow the link below by tomorrow evening to give our teachers enough time to prepare to meet with you. If a conference is not arranged, you will receive an email with detailed comments from your child's advisor or elementary teacher.

Both Thursday and Friday will be early dismissal days to give time for conferences after school. Please be sure to pick up your children on time on those days (12:45pm) as our teachers will be heading into conferences shortly after dismissal. 
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Praise the Lord! Universal ESA has officially launched, and many families have already received their contracts. To help answer your questions, Kimber Cartwright is hosting an ESA Informational Meeting for parents on Tuesday, October 18th in the lounge at 3pm. (No RSVP needed)

She is also available for appointments during the day to help answer specific questions about your family. You can sign up for a time to meet with Kimber on Tuesday, October 18th by following this link (One-on-One Meeting with Kimber). 

We also wanted to share with you this helpful resource answering 
10 Common Questions about ACSTO and ESA.
Picture day proofs will be coming home with your students today or tomorrow. You may also access your students' Picture Day proofs at with this session ID: AZ118705-004959. Parents who already have a United Portraits account should have been notified by email that their proofs are ready to be viewed. If they need help, here is the link to an FAQ page on how to view the pictures and order online.
Picture retakes will take place on October 17th for those who missed picture day or if you purchased pictures and are not satisfied.
Our drama students and staff are already hard at work preparing for their fall performance of Mary Poppins Jr. Mark your calendars for November 18 and 19 when they will hit the stage!  

Cast Parents, Don't forget that this Wednesday is another after school rehearsal from 3:30-5:00. 
This year's Scrip contest is a monthly drawing for a $25 gift card.  To be eligible for the drawing, just purchase at least $100 worth of Scrip products each month, from Oct - Mar.  Families who are eligible for the contest each month will receive one entry/month (max 6 entries) in a drawing for a $50 gift card at the Association Mtg in March.  Winner must be present to win. 

The next gift card order will be placed Oct. 18th. Check out our inventory of gift cards in the school office available for purchase with cash or check.  You can also download the free app, RaiseRight, to your phone and earn rebates anytime with e-cards and reloads of your current gift cards.  It's easy to earn money for your tuition and for our school!  Sign up at using enrollment code 48A9697251L6 or contact Patty Buckingham at for more details.
Our elementary students will be taking a field trip to the Phoenix Zoo on Thursday, October 20th. Please take a look at the Phoenix Zoo Field Trip Form for all of the details. If you are interested in attending as a chaperone, please fill out and return that form by October 12th. 
Free tutoring for 7-12th grade students starts this Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 and will continue every Wednesday afternoon. 
Sign up for the Fall Formal has now closed. The $35 deposit should have been paid by now, and the remaining $35 will need to be paid by October 14th. 

Students will need to be at the school by 4:20. We will be eating at the Brio Italian Grille at San Tan Mall then seeing Sister Act at the Hale Theatre. After the play we will be going to Denny's on Recker and the 202 (5854 E. Longbow Pkwy) for cheesecake. Students will be picked up from Denny's at 11pm.
If you are curious about what credits are needed for graduation, what diploma options exist, and how to make the best of your high school experience, this seminar is for you! Your teen is welcome to attend with you. A High School Survival seminar will be taking place on campus on Wednesday, October 19th from 3:30-4:30. Please RSVP here so we can have materials prepared for your family. 
Please note that transportation will not be provided to the fall sporting events. Players need to arrive to the field/court 30 minutes prior to game time. Jr. High and High School students can be picked up at 2:35 (M-Th) on game days or remain on campus in a study hall until 3:20. 

Games This Week
VOLLEYBALL Thursday, Oct 11 vs Redeemer at 4pm
Redeemer Christian School (719 E Stapley Dr. Mesa, AZ 85203)

VOLLEYBALL Friday, Oct 14 vs Valley at 5:30pm and JV at 6:30pm
First United Methodist - Mesa (15 E 1st Ave Mesa 85210)

Games NEXT Week
SOCCER Tuesday, Oct 18 vs Ambassador at 4:30pm
Aldecoa @ Founder's Park (22407 S Ellsworth Rd Queen Creek 85142)

VOLLEYBALL Thursday, Oct 20 vs Valley at 5:30pm
First United Methodist - Mesa (15 E 1st Ave Mesa 85210)

SOCCER Friday, Oct 21 vs Valley at 4:30pm
Prospector Park (3015 N Idaho Rd. Apache Junction 85119)

Be sure to check the FCS Sports Google Calendar for all the dates and updates.
Wed. Oct 12 - Family Chapel
Oct 13/Oct 14 - Early Dismissals for Parent Teacher Conferences (
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Oct 17 - Picture Retakes
Oct 19 - High School Survival Seminar 3:30-4:30pm (
Oct 20 - Elementary Zoo Field Trip
Oct 25 - PSAT for 10th-11th grade
Oct 28 - Fall Formal for 7th-12th grade

View the FCS Google Calendar
Parent Resources
We want to remind you that we have provided a subscription for each of our families to RightNow Media - an online library of thousands of Christian videos that we believe will enrich your spiritual lives. You can sign up by following this link (RightNow Media Sign Up). Below is a RightNow Media study review by Kimber Cartwright

We Aren't Supposed to Be This Lonely. In a world that's both more connected and more isolating than ever before, we're often tempted to do life alone whether because we're so busy or because relationships feel risky and hard. In Find Your People, bestselling author Jennie Allen draws on fascinating insights from science and history, timeless biblical truth, and vulnerable stories from her own life.

Kimber's Review: This past summer I spent months going through this study. I read a chapter in her book each week, listened to her podcast, and have watched the videos on RightNow Media. I found myself shaking my head in agreement often while reading and hearing her words of comfort and encouragement. is such an important part of our life. THIS is what God built us for, and this seems to be where the world is failing the most. I encourage every one of you, young and old, to dive headfirst into this study. Change your mindset, BE the change in your life and others. Get ready to be challenged, get ready to do the work! Let's build community together!
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