The Cardinal Call


Cardinal Call

Week of April 16, 2018

Click here to download the April 2018 lunch menu.

Open House/Carnival: Join us for our Spring Open House and school carnival to be held Friday, April 20th at 6:00 pm.  

The event will kick-off with a short presentation on the front lawn along with passed hors d’oeuvres by Culinary Arts students. There will be time for you to visit with your child’s teacher and review their classwork from the year and you will Open House 2018have the opportunity to visit with next year’s teachers as well.

Additional highlights of the evening include: art/photography and STEM exhibits, carnival (student-run games), bounce houses, petting zoo, cake walk, entertainment by the SCCS Choir and silent auction with fun, SCCS items for your family to bid on. Some of the auction items include, Principal for the Day, graduation seats and fun experiences with teachers. All funds raised at the silent auction will benefit The SCCS Fund and all funds raised at the Carnival will benefit student trips. 

Volunteers and items are needed for open house and the carnvial. Click here to sign-up.

This will be a fun and exciting night to gather as family. Please make plans to attend. And, if you know of other families that may be interested in a Christian education for their child/ren, please invite them to attend as well. We will have special activities for prospective families and this will be a great showcase event for them to get a good perspective of our school.


The SCCS Fund Update: Thank you to those all those who have donated! The total amount that has been raised to date is $21,585.The SCCS Fund Logo

We have two more weeks until the campaign ends. Sixth grade is currently in first place with 52% parent participation; Kindergarten is in second place with 46% parent participation and fourth grade is in third place with 42% parent participation.

Please prayerfully consider what your family can give. We need the financial support above and beyond tuition to help us prepare students to live a life that is Christ-centered, academically sound and expressed to its fullest so it might positively impact the world.

Remember, the highest parent participation and donations received by grade will earn a limo ride to In-N-Out with Mr. Kennedy! Please prayerfully consider what your family can give. Click here to donate now!

Bounce HousePre-Carnival, Bounce House Fun! We are excited to announce that the bounce house for the evening carnival will be delivered early morning on Friday, April 20th! Elementary students will have the opportunity to get their ‘bounce on’ during recesses on Friday, before the carnival. Wristbands can be purchased next Monday, April 16th through Thursday, April 19th in the front office for $5.00. Half day Kindergarten wristbands cost $3.00. Socks are required. Don’t miss out on the pre-carnival fun!

School Administrator Search Update: The SCCS Search Committee is excited to share they have received a half dozen qualified candidates for the School Administrator position. The search committee is currently reviewing the candidates, calling on references and setting up interviews. They are confident that once they get through the first interview rounds, things will begin to move very quickly. Once the School Administrator position is filled, the team will work closely with this person to fill the School Principal position. Thank you for your continued prayers during this transition time. We are thankful to God for providing our current administration team.

Where are they Wednesdaywhen we highlight former SCCS students #sccsalumni. This week our focus is on Mary Frank (Kraynak) and Ethan Frank. Mary is Mr. Kraynak’s (SCCS Facilities Director) daughter. Mary and Ethan are both 25 years old and graduated from SCCS in 2010 and got married that same year.

Mary FrankMary received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Ethan received a Bachelor of Science in Biology, both from Biola University in 2014. Ethan went on to pursue his MD from Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

“I have to say AP American Literature with Matt Brown, more than any other class, prepared us both for college,” shared Mary. “Mr. Brown taught us how to write, how not to write, how to analyze ideas and perspectives that differed from our own and how to manage our time--because we had so little with all the work he gave us. Even with a Bachelor of Science under my belt, I have not taken a class as challenging as his. When I asked Mr. Brown about what I should pursue for a career, he told me in my old age I'd look back on my life with regret if I didn't write. As usual, he was obnoxiously right.”

SCCS provided the Franks with a community that has endured years past graduation. “Several of our friends from high school attended college with us and we are still close with these alumni now,” shared Mary.

Mary is a fiction writer and her new book called Never Touched, (under the pen name Laney Wylde) will be released November 12, 2018. Ethan is pursuing Otolaryngology (Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck.) and is a resident at Loma Linda University Medical Center. They have a three-year-old son named Jackson and reside in Loma Linda. The Franks attend Emmaus Church in Redlands. 

Spirit Week: April 30-May 4th is Spirit Week at SCCS. spirit week

The following are the dress up days for the week:

  • Monday, April 30th: Decades
  • Tuesday, May 1st: When I grow up...
  • Wednesday, May 2nd: Twin or Group
  • Thursday, May 3rd: Crazy Hair
  • Friday, May 4th: Red Fred


  • Monday, April 30th: Decades
  • Tuesday, May 1st: USA/Red White and Blue
  • Wednesday, May 2nd: Twin or group
  • Thursday, May 3rd: Class Surprise
  • Friday, May 4th: Red Fred


Do you shop at Amazon, Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions, Whole Foods, Food 4 Less and Target? SCCS has enrolled in Amazon Smile, local grocery stores and eScrip's benefit! Now you have the opportunity to support SCCS while you shop! Click the links to see how you can participate.

SCCS is in need of Substitute Teachers: Are you interested in applying to be a substitute teacher? Do you have a friend who may be interested? Click here to apply now!

Moms in Prayer: Join this special group of SCCS moms as they pray over our school, the administration, teachers, families and students, every Monday from 8:00 to 9:00 am in the church nursery.

SCCS Gear: Are you still wanting to order an optional uniform shirt? Click here to visit our campus store. Sweatshirts and hats are now available to order through our campus store. Athletic spirit wear items can be ordered through Noel Miranda.

Best of SCV