SS/PR Elementary Newsletter: February Announcements


Skating Party

School Skating Parties Are Coming!

 Pine Ridge and South Side’s are February 22, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at The Rink ~ 12521 James Street, Holland, MI 49424.   You can use a $5 West Coast Cash certificate for your $5 entry fee.   If students have own roller blades or skates they may use them.

Mom’s in Prayer

MIP will be Friday, February 23, 8:20 a.m. in the Staff Lounge at Pine Ridge.  Please contact Nicole Shook at or 616-633-7427 for more information.

Kids stuff ReSale

Kids stuff reSale is coming up soon!!  Put this date on your calendar March 3, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – Noon in the HS Main street, 956 Ottawa Avenue.  Clothes Newborn to size 16 (girls) and 18 (Boys), Toys, books, games, DVD’s, baby gear, sports equipment, swimsuits, Dutch costumes, and maternity wear.  FLYER

Please use the Parking ling behind the HCHS off 40th Street.  $1.00 Admission for those 12 and older!  Proceeds benefit Holland Christian Tuition Grant Fund.

Want to Sell?  Send an email to or call 616-820-2805 to register.

Fun Night

Family Fun Night!  The Great Outdoors is 3 weeks away!  Friday, March 9, 2018  5:30 – 8:00 pm at Pine Ridge.  This is a fun night for the kids and a great night for parents to connect with each other and meet other Holland Christian families.

We need LOTS of volunteers to help make this night possible.  Please consider some of the following volunteer opportunities: baking cupcakes, serving pizza for supper, working one of the shifts for a game, and donating cans of pop or other candy.

You can sign up at  Or, you may fill out and turn in the green sheet your child took home last week.

All donations may be dropped off in the schools offices.

Please bring your donations to school no later than Friday, March 2:

3 year old Preschool                  Smarties

4 year old Preschool                  A bag of individually wrapped pieces of candy

Junior Kindergarten                 Dum Dum Suckers

Kindergarten & 1st Grade        A bag of individually wrapped pieces of candy

2nd Grade

  • Mrs. Ritsema’s Class                              Tootsie Rolls
  • Mrs. Hunderman & Mrs. Dreyer’s Class    Starbursts

3rd Grade                                    regular size candy bars

4th Grade                                    cans of pop or Gatorade

5th Grade                                    Tootsie Pops or Blow Pops

6th Grade                                    pennies (or 1 – 2 dollars we can exchange) for the guesstimation jar

Thank you so much for your support in making this night happen!  If you have questions, please contact Dawn Baker at or Jen Brink at

HCMS Presents Willy Wonka JR. – March 8, 9, 10

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Holland Christian Middle School will be presenting four performances of this scrumdidilyumptious family-favorite musical and you’re invited!

Tickets go on sale Monday, February 12 and are available in any school office for $5. Performances are: 

March 8, 7:00 p.m.

March 9, 4:00 p.m. (so you can make it a family night out and go to Fun Night afterward!)

March 10, 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 Living Hope Singers Performance Schedule

On behalf of HCHS Living Hope Singers Promotion Committee, we thought we would share with you LHS Sunday’s Performances at local churches: Any questions, contact Promotions Committee Chair, Stephanie Walter,

Sunday, March 4 @ Noordeloos CRC, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29 @ North St. CRC, Zeeland, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8 @ Tulip Time Dazzle, Central Wesleyan Church, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 13 @ Faith CRC, 9:30 a.m.

Also, performances for Showcase is March 23 & 24 2 HS Fine Arts Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.



We are pleased to announce that BIGGBY has joined the list of TRIP vendors!  Gift cards are for $10 or $25 with a generous 20% rebate!  You can order them starting this week Wednesday.

Don’t forget to order Potbelly gift cards for Rose Park Night at Potbelly on March 1.


If you are interested in purchasing a CHAMPS coupon book $25.00 please stop in the South Side or Pine Ridge office to Pick up yours today!  Great as a Gift, for your LOVED one!

Lunch Menu for February

2018-19 Kindergarten Enrollment

We will offer 3 Day+, 5 Day, and 5 Day Spanish Immersion kindergarten classes this fall.   Enroll online at: Please enroll your child in kindergarten by March 1 in order for us to prepare class lists. Children will need to be 5-years-old by September 1, 2018, to enroll in kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year.

2018-19 Preschool Enrollment

Preschool enrollment opens early for families with children already at Holland Christian Schools prek-12th grade February 13 from 7 am – 7 pm at (We will not process applications received prior to February 13 at 7 am.) Early enrollment will close on February 13 at 7 pm and open to the public on February 14 at 7 am. Preschool enrollment requires a $75 deposit. With our 3-year-old, 4-year-old, and Junior Kindergarten morning classes, afternoon enrichment classes, and before and after school care parents can create a fully customized preschool schedule, ranging from part-time to full-time enrollment. Click here to learn all about our preschool offerings, including class schedules and tuition rates:





Beginner Harp Course for children aged 9-12.  Thursdays, March 8- May 3, 2018 from 3:45pm-5:15pm Midtown Center 96 W. 15th Street, Holland, MI 49423. Martha Waldvogel-Warren, Harp Instructor at Hope College, offers this wonderful opportunity in cooperation with the Holland Symphony Orchestra. Small, easily transportable instruments are provided to allow for a “peek” into the world of playing the harp to see if this is something of interest for the participant’s future. Harpists are needed at the High School level in orchestra! Instrument rental, course materials and 8 group lessons are included in the course fee of $225. All students are expected to bring their harp and provided course materials each week and return in good condition at the end of the session. Register now to avoid disappointment, space is limited to 6 students due to the number of harps available. To book your child’s place contact: Martha Waldvogel Telephone: (616) 610-9004.     Flyer

3rd – 8th Grade Lacrosse

Students who maybe interested in 3rd-8th grade lacrosse are encouraged to pick up a flyer and sign up in your school office.  Any questions, contact Chris Pifer at

Ski Club Dates

Thursday, February 15               Friday, March 2

 Looking for Volunteers

Chapel Piano Player needed for Wednesday Morning Chapel twice a month.  If you are available to help in chapel from 10:15AM to 10:50AM on any of these dates February 21, March 7 & 21 and April 11 & 25; please contact Laura in the front office 820-3505 or email to sign up!

Sports Physicals, Students moving up to Middle & High School next year

The Athletic Department of Holland Christian Schools is offering students entering grades 7-12 the opportunity to complete a state-required athletic physical. This required physical will allow your student to participate in athletic events throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Note: this exam must be dated after April 15 to be valid. Physicals will be given Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30-9:00 PM at South Washington Family Medicine (Lakeshore Health Partners, 904 Washington Ave., #210, for the nominal fee of $15. For a simple and quick appointment, we will again be using SignupGenius for scheduling appointments online. Please look for the link to be sent in an upcoming blog announcement. 2018-2019 physical forms will be available on our website and in school offices.


  • February
    • 16 – No School: Staff Development
    • 19 – No School: Winter Break
    • 20 – 23   PR Makers Week
    • 22 – Skating Party (6:00-8:00p.m.)
    • 23 – Moms in Prayer (PR)
  • March
    • 2 – Moms in Prayer ((SS)
    • 2 – 6th Grade Ski Club
    • 3 – Kids Stuff ReSale (9a.m. – Noon)
    • 8 – No Afternoon Holland Public Bussing
    • 9 – Moms in Prayer (PR)
    • 9 – Family Fun Night (5:30-8:00p.m.)
    • 16 – Moms in Prayer (SS)
    • 30 – No School: Spring Break ~ thru April 6
  • April
    • 9 – Classes resume
    • 13 – Moms in Prayer (PR)
    • 17 – Middle & High School Sports Physicals
    • 20 – Moms in Prayer (SS)
    • 20 – No Holland Public Bussing
    • 27 – Moms in Prayer (PR)


Holland Area Newcomers Dutch Costume Resale

Mark your calendars!  The Holland Area Newcomers is once again hosting the Dutch Costume Resale.  More information is available at the

Holland Little League

Holland Little League is now registering baseball and softball players for the 2018 season through Saturday, February 10th.  More information can be found on their website located at

Ottawa County Food Resources

As you probably know, many families in Ottawa County experience food insecurity this time of year.  We would like to share an online food database created by Ottawa Food, where Ottawa County residents can search for food pantries and free meals.  This database is available in English and Spanish.  Residents can search for food pantries and community meals, either by date or location, by clicking on this link

Total Trek Quest

TTQ is a fun, high energy after school program designed exclusively for boys in 3rd-5th grade. TTQ incorporates strength and stretching exercises with training for a 5K. Boys in this program will develop positive peer relationships and feel a part of a team while working toward individual goals. Additional practice activities focus on developing a healthy lifestyle, social/relationship skills, how to make healthy choices, and resisting peer pressure.

Don’t miss the Ottawa/Allegan TTQ kickoff on February 17 at the Lost City, 12330 James St, Holland, MI 49424, from 10am-Noon! Free laser tag, mini golf and mini bowling. The whole family is welcome-boys must be accompanied by an adult.

When you are done registering your boy for TTQ, head over to the Tulip Time Run website, and register yourself so you can run with him! Use the code “ttqfamily18” and receive $4 off your registration fee! Registration can be found here.

The spring season of TTQ will start the week of February 26 and will end in May. We had a great first fall season at Pine Ridge and are looking forward to spring!  We should know the practice days of the week VERY soon—and your team is all set with coaches! You can register online at

The cost of the program is $45 but we have PLENTY of scholarships available—contact Brandon at

Girls Interested in Softball

Girls interested in softball this spring!  Zeeland Christian & Holland Christian 6th, 7th and 8th graders interested in playing softball are encouraged to attend an informational meeting and sign up for our club team through the City of Holland.  Please click on the link for information: https://www.teams d/content/167/Youth-Softball

Hope College Soccer Camp

The enrollment process for our 2018 Camp season is open. We are excited to bring another summer of exceptional soccer camp opportunities to campers from across the Midwest. Enroll online and reserve your spot at the most  popular soccer camp in Michigan.  Post Card  and Enrollment information!