PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesdsay, October 21 and Wednesday, October 22. The time period for online conference signup has ended. If you have any difficulty, you can email or call your school's office for assistance. 

GRANDPARENTS DAY 2014
THANK YOU to all grandparents and grandfriends who were able to join us as we celebrated God's faithfulness through all generations! You are a blessing to our schools, our community, and especially your children and grandchildren! Psalm 145:4 "One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts."
Please follow these links for photos:
Rose Park Photos - Grandparents Day 2014
South Side Photos - Grandparents Day 2014
Pine Ridge Photos - Grandparents Day 2014

TUITION GRANT FUND AUCTION
Saturday, October 4, 2014
You are cordially invited to attend this year's Auction. An entertaining evening is planned for you with a delicious dinner catered by AlpenRose with music by Living Hope Singers and HC Jazz Band. Best of all, you will have the opportunity to bid on over 130 fabulous gifts graciously given by our community! There are gifts at all bidding levels. Once again, we will offer the "Buy-A-Chance" and "Buy-A-Line" items. Come support the Tuition Grant Fund and have a blessed evening with friends! Click here for the 2014 Tuition Grant Fund Auction Booklet.

REMEMBERING 9/11
A Return to Mission Avenue

Yesterday during chapel, Mr. Hiskes challenged the High School students to us to look within themselves and to root out the prejudice that might be lurking under the surface of their lives. They were faced with a passage from The Merchant of Venice and were prompted to see everyone as the image bearers that they are. Then at the end they were encouraged by the litany of ways in which people, that were sitting in the room with them, are bringing light into a darkened world.

Thirteen years ago today, darkness seemed so evident. In the midst of this tragedy we were reminded of the tragedy that many live in everyday. It is in our remembrance of 9-11 that our eyes are opened and hearts are softened to the reality of tragedy that continues to darken our world.

But we are a resurrection people. We are a people that believe that though the darkness seems so dark, there is a light that shines and the darkness cannot understand it. We know that because of the resurrection of Jesus, sin and death have been conquered and light overcomes the darkness.

So today, on a day that our nation remembers a tragedy, let’s be a people of light. Let’s do simple acts of love, shining light into our world. Maybe we can start right here in our schools, homes, churches, and places of work. Take just a moment to write a thank you note to someone you have seen being light this year. Or maybe you want to write a note of encouragement to someone that could use a ray of light in their life today. Have the courage to give that to them today and on a day when we remember darkness, be a source of light.

REMEMBERING 9/11
Students at South Side lowered the flag together this morning, recited the Pledge of Allegiance, and prayed for our nation. Join us in remembering . . . here's the video.

CHAMPS GOLF OUTING
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Registration for the CHAMPS Golf Outing is due by September 9. The golf challenge will be from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 13, at Diamond Springs Golf Course. More information is available here.

KIDS' STUFF RESALE
Saturday, September 20, 2014
The next Holland Christian Kids' Stuff Resale will be Saturday, September 20 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Take the time to shop for clothing for newborns up to girls' size 16 and boys' size 18. There will also be maternity clothes, toys, games, baby gear, kid gear, Halloween costumes, and more. If you are interested in selling please contact kidsale@hollandchristian.org or call (616) 820-2805. There will be seller's packets available at all five Holland Christian Schools and the Administration Office. The sale will take place at Holland Christian High School. Admission is $1.

FIRST WILL SEMINAR
Monday, October 6, 2014
The Foundation First Will Program will help friends of Holland Christian Schools (including parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends) get started with provisions for your family by creating your will. Join us at 7:00 pm in the HCHS Media Center to learn more! If you would like to attend this event, have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Dale Scholten at (616) 820-2819 or dscholten@hollandchristian.org.

WELCOME BACK!
AUGUST 25, 2014
Welcome back everyone! Kindergarteners through 8th graders were welcomed back by staff and teachers at Rose Park, South Side, Pine Ridge, and HCMS. 9th graders explored HCHS and had a great morning with Link Crew. There are lots of pictures available here. If you have photos to contribute, please email us! We are looking forward to another blessed year for the entire HC community. If you missed Convocation, the video is here.

WELCOME AND INVITATION
Dear Families of Holland Christian Schools,
The 2014-15 school year is almost upon us, and I wanted to send you a personal message video to thank you for the warm welcome my family and I have received from all of you. We are almost ready to begin classes, and I continue to marvel at the quality of the staff here at Holland Christian. We are in for an amazing year, and I can't wait to get to know each of you better. If you are able, please join us for our Convocation service on Sunday afternoon at 3pm in the High School Auditorium.
See you soon,
Dan Meester
Superintendent

NEW STAFF INTRODUCTIONS
The new staff members at HCS introduced themselves through this video at our Staff Development meetings. We thought you might like to meet them too! Enjoy!

BACK TO SCHOOL EVENTS AND INFORMATION
Mark your calendars and plan to join us at the following events:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
Check-In Day at HCMS, 12-5pm
Ice Cream Social at Rose Park, South Side, and Pine Ridge Elementary Schools, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014
Convocation and Commissioning, HS Auditorium, 3pm
MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
First full day of school, Grades K-9
Check-In Day at HCHS, 11:30 am - 5pm
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
First full day of school, Grades 10-12
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Preschool Begins

SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
Rose Park Supply List
South Side Supply List
Pine Ridge Supply List
HCMS Supply List

FREEDOM CHRISTIAN FAMILY INFORMATIONAL MEETING & OPEN HOUSE
TUESDAY, JULY 29, 7 pm
Families from Freedom Christian School are warmly invited to join us on Tuesday, July 29, at 7 pm, to learn more about Holland Christian's distinctly Christ-centered, academically excellent programs. We will meet in the Holland Christian High School Lecture Hall (950 Ottawa Avenue, Holland). This meeting is open to families with children in grades K-12. Families interested in traditional enrollment as well as our homeschool program are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Courtney Lampen at at (616) 820-2804 or clampen@hollandchristian.org. We look forward to meeting you and learning how we can partner with you in the education of your children! For more information please click here.

INTRODUCING LITTLE ADVENTURERS!
We are excited to announce that HC will be offering Little Adventurers, enrichment classes and extended care for preschool children, at Rose Park Elementary (556 Butternut Dr.) and South Side Elementary (913 Pine Ave.) for the 2014-15 school year. Little Adventurers will compliment the preschool programs for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and Young 5’s offered in the morning. The program, in conjunction with our After School Program, will provide care for preschool students from 8:15 am – 5:30 pm each day it is offered.
For more information and to register, please click here.

2014-2015 PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT

2014-15 kindergarten and preschool enrollment continues! Enroll online at www.hollandchristian.org/apply. If you are not able to complete an online application, please call (616) 820-2804 and we would be happy to assist you! If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Lampen, Admissions Director, at (616) 820-2804 or clampen@hollandchristian.org.



 
 
 
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