FS/SS/PR Newsletter – June 2020

This ending is not like any of us would have thought when the school year began in August.

Who would have known how to join a “Zoom” meeting? Or how to organize one? Or what Zoom even was? We thought a “drive through” was a fast food stop, not a way to celebrate birthdays, graduations, and the end of the school year.

We have already begun planning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. We don’t know details, but we do know that school will not be as it was before March 13 of this year. It is our prayer and desire to return as fully and safely as possible with the students and families we love and are thankful to partner with in Christian education.

There are many things that we would like to control, especially the circumstances we find ourselves dealing with today.  Yet we know that God is in control. We trust him as we seek to be a “Living Testimony” to everyone around us. You have been that for your child, for your child’s teacher, and for us as a Christian School. Thank you for all your work, time, prayers, and support.

/ Shared Announcements

Report Cards

Teachers will be sharing report cards this week


Yearbooks will be available at a later date.  Please watch for announcements over the summer.

Class Lists and Supply lists

These Items will be shared over the summer via email.

/  South Side Announcements

Preschool and Before/After school Care

If you have a child enrolled in either one of these programs please watch for email information from Mrs. Grassmid sometime in July.  If you need to contact her before then she may be reached at tgrassmid@hollandchristian.org

South Side and Preschool Staff for the 2020 – 2021 School Year

Preschool Teachers:

  • 3s – Mrs. Grassmid – M/W and T/TH
  • 4s – Mrs. Baker (5 Day), Mrs. Becksfort – 3 Day (M/W/TH),  and  Mrs. VanRees – 3 Day  (M/W/TH)
  • Junior Kindergarten – Mrs. Lanser/Mrs. VanKampen

K-2 Teachers:

  • Kindergarten 3/5 day – Mrs. Strikwerda
  • 1st Grade – Mrs. Engbers & Mrs. VanMeeteren
  • 2nd Grade – Mrs. Hunderman/Mrs. Dreyer &  Mrs. Ritsema


/  Forest School Announcements

Teachers for Next School Year 2020/21

  • Kindergarten – Mr. Harig & Mrs. Allen
  • First Grade – Miss VanVliet & Mrs. VanDyke
  • Second Grade – Mrs. Smith & Mrs. Render

 / Pine Ridge Announcements

Teachers for Next School Year 2020/21

  • Third Grade – Mrs. DeZwaan & Mrs. Boer
  • Fourth Grade – Mrs. Hirdes/Mrs. Riemersma & Mr. Meyering
  • Fifth Grade – Mrs. Becksvoort & Mrs. Smit

Mrs. Vos will be moving to Rose Park Elementary on the north side of Holland, to teach 5th Grade.  Mrs. Dannenberg and Mrs. Boer will be moving to the Middle School to teach 6th Grade.  Thank you so much to these wonderful teachers, for all that you do!  We will miss you as our Pine Ridge Staff Family! You are still a part of our Holland Christian Staff Family and in our Hearts!

/ Requested Announcements

Total Trek Quest

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the first-ever TTQ summer program. While this program will have the same program content as before, it’ll be provided in a variety of different virtual platforms, while providing a safe outlet for male-identified 3rd-5th graders, as well as their family members. Each “team” will be based on their geographic location rather than their school of attendance. TTQ staff will be the main coaches for each team, but we’re actively searching for community members who are willing to help out; these responsibilities will be much lighter than in a typical season, yet have tremendous impact. If you know of anyone who is interested, please let me know, and we’ll be happy to connect with them. We’re looking forward to seeing what this summer program will bring. View their flyer.

If you have questions and/or are interested in coaching, please contact Brandon Melnyk at bmelnyk@arborcircle.org, or 616-450-4651.

Camp Geneva

Sign up now for Summer Camp “Momentum” 2020.  or more information go to www.campgeneva.org

Son-Life Camp & Retreat Center


Kirk Cousins Football Camp

Join Kirk Cousins and his team for his annual football camp/Dad’s lunch. It is on the campus of Hope College in Holland MI on June 26 & 27. For more information and to register please visit https://kirkcousins.org/pages/camp-registration