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Prayer Request UPDATED: Daniel Giffin

Thank you so much for your ongoing prayers for Daniel Giffin and his family!

A wonderful article was written and also a short video was made by the Gazette about Daniel’s fight against cancer.  If you haven’t already seen them, take a look:

 

Gazette Story

Please continue to pray for them for the following:

Complete healing for Daniel and in particular, his upcoming surgery.

Decisions that must be made regarding his treatment.

Encouragement and peace for the whole family as they are facing this and other hard issues in their family.

Resolution for some health insurance issues that have come up.

Below are some other specific ways we can continue help:

GIFT CARDS – To help with gas and food expenses as he continues treatment. These will continue to be collected for them at the front desk.

GOFUNDME – Financial help for medical and related expenses.

Daniel Giffin Go Fund Me

Prayer Request UPDATED: Caroline Reed

Caroline Reed’s parents are requesting prayer for healing in her heart and mind and for their family as this has been a stressful time for all of them.

Prayer Request UPDATED: Schafer Reichart

Thank you for your prayers for Schafer as he continues to recover from his illness!

Here is a recent update written by Beth Reichart, his mother:
Schafer has had the desire lately to be busy ! Motivated to get his English credit done at home, and still enjoyed some brother time fishing, playing putt putt , hanging with friends, working out, and watching NBA. We are thrilled to see him enjoy life.

PRAISES recently include :
Cutting down on the feeding tube to only 500 calories at night… this only takes 2 hours ! (Pray for appetite and keeping weight on … he’s fluctuating a little between 135-137, but still very good !)

Increased activity besides PT. He still needs a lot of rest, but he loves to be active! (Pray for a hematologist appt this week that he can get completely off blood thinners so he can start scrimmaging during open gyms.

Schafer Reichart Go Fund Me
General

!!UPDATED REMINDERS!! 2019-20 Tuition Agreement-May 16 & 1st Payment-Jun 1

May 16 – Your 2019-20 FACTS tuition agreement was sent to you via email last week.  If you have not received it please contact Gemie.

June 1 – First payment of 2019-20 Tuition due (via FACTS).

Gemie Roeda is the contact for any tuition questions.  (gemie@the-us.co)

RENTAL BOOK RETURNS - DUE THURSDAY!

All USCO textbook rentals are due back to the front office no later than Thursday, May 22 at 3:00pm. Please LABEL EACH BOOK with your last name so that we know who returned it! Sticky notes are great for this!
In early June, we will post the cost to FACTS for any books that aren’t returned.

End of School Year Schedule

It is hard to believe but the end of the 2018-19 school year is here!

THURSDAY, MAY 22

Secondary – Finals (Early Release at 2:00 p.m.)

FRIDAY, MAY 24

Graduation Ceremony

11:00 a.m. at USCO – Everyone is Invited!

These dates are also available on the school calendar on our website.

School Office Summer Hours

To serve our school body this summer but also allow our staff time to rest and refresh, the Butler school offices will be open weekly on these days:

Tuesday 9-1

Wednesday – By Appointment Only

Thursday 9-1 

The only exceptions are these dates when the office will be closed:

May 25 – June 2

June 29 – July 7

To contact any of our administrative staff, you can send an email to office@usofcs.org.

IOWA Test Scores Distribution

Our Iowa Assessment scores were distributed last week. The secondary students’ scores were placed in the family boxes and the elementary teachers distributed their students’ test scores in class.
If you have not received your student’s, please contact Kella Paris at kparis@the-us.co.
 

CHRISTIAN K-12 DAY CAMP AT USCO

BRING A FRIEND WHO IS NEW TO THE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL & YOUR REGISTRATION IS FREE!

Click the photo for more info and to sign up!!

YEARBOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!! GET YOURS BEFORE THEY'RE GONE!!

The 2018-19 Yearbooks are here and they’re beautiful!

Pick yours up at the Butler Front Desk before they’re all gone!!  If you forgot to pre-order online, you can get one either by paying cash/check or charging it to FACTS.  The cost is $28.

FYI: First Day of School 2019-20 - Aug 13

Check the online school calendar periodically over the summer months for other pertinent dates which will be posted as the schedule is further developed.

Secondary

SECONDARY COURSE CATALOG - NOW AVAILABLE!!

The 2019-20 course catalog is now available for use.  If you need further information, please contact the administration at office@usofcs.org.

2019-20 Course Catalog

!!2019 USCO THEME SHIRTS STILL AVAILABLE!!

Available while supplies last!

Some sizes are running out, so get yours soon!

Sizes run a little small but are labeled S – XL

 

INTENT TO TRANSFER CREDIT FINAL DEADLINE - JUNE 4

FINAL DEADLINE

For any of the following documents (A $50 late fee will be applied):

Spring Transfer Credits – Report Card

Request for an Extension

Summer Intent to Transfer

Click the buttons below or go to the “Documents” webpage in “Family Tools” on the school website to access the documents you need.

Transfer Credit InfoIntent to Transfer FormTransfer Instruction LogTransfer Activity LogTransfer Report CardRequest For ExtensionDeadlines & Fees

SECONDARY USED CURRICULUM BOOK SALE - JUN 18, 20, 25 & 27

Please review the information below regarding our 2019-2020 Secondary Used Curriculum Sale.
If you are interested in selling any secondary curriculum at the sale, please follow these instructions:
 
1. Check that your books will be used next year using the attached Secondary Course Catalog. Only items on next year’s list can be sold at the sale.
2. Label each book individually (we recommend using paper/tape or sticky notes) with your last name and price.
3. Drop off your items at the front office by Thursday, June 6. Please note that the office will be closed from May 27-31.
 
Our 2019-2020 Secondary Used Curriculum Sale will be held in the Butler computer lab from 9:00am-12:00pm on the following dates: June 18, 20, 25, and 27. Rental book sign-ups will also be available at the sale during this time.
 
After selecting curriculum to purchase, plan to check out at the USCO front office. For payment, we can either charge your FACTS account, or you may pay with a credit card. USCO will reimburse individual sellers with a mailed check at the conclusion of the sale.
 
Thank you for your participation in the USCO Curriculum Sale!
2019-20 Course Catalog

ACT/SAT Prep Class Information - LAST ACT Classes For This School Year Starting 6/10!

New classes begin soon so sign up right away!

The final SAT Class has begun and is closed to new students.

ACT Class – Begins 6/10

Click on the button below for more information!

Prep Class Info

2019 Genesis Retreat

You may have noticed on the calendar that next year’s school year will start with the Genesis Retreat at Camp Elim from Aug. 13-15th as the first “official” school days. While we have many details to finalize, but we wanted to put it on everyone’s radar that we are currently planning on using the first days of school with this fantastic time of worship, fun, prayer.

After the retreat, Friday, Aug. 16th and Monday, Aug. 19th will be at-home school days for which students will be given “warm-up” work or pre-tests in preparation for the first “normal” school day on Tuesday, August 20th.

All specific details regarding this retreat will be communicated later in the summer.

Community

Business Directory

This section contains businesses that are closely associated with the families who attend and work at our school.  Anyone involved with USCO may submit a business to this directory.

NOTE: USCO administration has final discretion regarding what is included in this listing.

Events

This is a resource to let others at USCO know about events that you are planning or know about and think others would appreciate having information about too.

NOTE:  USCO administration reserves the right to determine which events are posted in this listing.

Jeff's Market (Buy/Sell Items)

This is a resource for USCO families to either buy or sell personal items.  (Think Craig’s List)

The tool to submit your items will be available very soon but until then, please send an email to shintz@the-us.co.  Thank you for your patience!

NOTE:  USCO administration reserves the right to determine which items are posted in this listing.

Furniture - !!Moving Sale!!

Negotiable/Price to Benefit USCO Adventure Program

Jeff Cooper's parents are offering several furniture items to families at our school that are interested. Instead of selling them, they are offering them for a small donation which will benefit the USCO Adventure Program. Click the button below to view the items that are available. Email Jeff at jeff@the-us.co if you would like to have an item saved. The items can be picked up on Saturday, May 4th or May 11th. They are also open to people coming by on those dates to look and decide if they would be interested.
View Furniture

Bike - Specialized 16"

$40 OBO

Has been well loved and is ready for its next home! It has pedal breaks, plus we added a hand break. The purple tape can be removed 😉. $40 OBO Contact Jessica Linder via email at: jessicasue.linder@gmail.com

Space Rental @ The University School

Negotiable

Are you or an organization you are involved with looking for a space to rent? The school administration is announcing that our school facilities are available during off-school hours. If you are trying to figure out a location for: music Lessons, parties, meetings, events or sports practices, using one of the many spaces available in our buildings could be a great solution! Contact Jeff Cooper at jeff@the-us.co for more information.

Jobs - !!Opportunities Available!!

This is a resource to let others in the USCO community know about available job opportunities or a job you are seeking.

Please send your submissions to shintz@the-us.co and they will be added to the next weekly newsletter.

NOTE:  USCO administration reserves the right to determine which job listings are posted.

Summer Group Leader/Camp Counselor - Springs of Life Church

$11.25 - 14.00/hr DOEE

We are a Christian, Evangelical Church with a large and growing Outreach to At-Risk Kids in central Colorado Springs. In addition to the church and it's ministries, we also operate 2 childcare centers with approx. 65 staff serving 325 children ages 6 weeks - 13 years. We are looking to hire applicants with a love for kids and a heart for ministry. This is an amazing Summer opportunity! DATES - Summer: May 17th - August 16th, 2019 HOURS - Mon-Fri FT (Exact hours TBD - Centers are open 6am - 6pm) Click Below for Duties/Qualifications/Benefits.
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Needs !!Continuing Needs!!

To add items under this listing, please contact shintz@the-us.co.

NOTE:  USCO administration reserves the right to determine which listings are posted.

Students - Raising Funds For Mission Trips By Work Projects

Negotiable Per Project

Several USCO students are looking to raise money for summer mission trips through work projects. If you have jobs you need done like yard work, cleaning, etc., etc and would like to hire some help, please contact Jeff Cooper at jeff@the-us.co.
Stories

TABITHA FUNDRAISER

Elementary Penny Wars

The elementary grades raised a little over $450 in their Penny Wars. The boys won the competition and as their prize got to have a boys only lunch/recess at the park. The help of the high school boys including Matt LaRoche, Josh Cook, and Forge Mientka who went to the park with them to help monitor them was GREATLY appreciated. Enjoy some photos of this fun recess for the boys!

High School Challenge

Congrats to the girls for winning!  Close to $600 total was raised by both teams!

 

USCO SPORTS

Congratulations to all our sports teams for a great season!  Early in May were the season’s final tournaments for several the teams.  We are thrilled to report the winning results for each of the teams at their levels:
ULTIMATE FRISBEE STATE 
1st Place – JH Co-Ed
2nd Place – HS Girls
3rd Place – HS Boys
VOLLEYBALL LEGACY SPORTS LEAGUE
3rd Place – HS Co-Ed
FLAG FOOTBALL
4th-8th Grade Co-Ed
Congrats on a great season!!!
WAY TO GO CRUSH!!

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