Forest School February Newsletter
100 days, Forest Friends! We just celebrated, with more gratitude than I have probably ever felt on this day, our 100th day of in-person education! Going into this year I didn’t really know what to expect. God has been faithful and I’m so grateful HC elementary schools have been allowed to be together to learn, laugh and love 100 times! Thank you for trusting us with educating and loving your child this year–we don’t take this responsibility or relationship for granted.We had fun celebrating this 100-day milestone with your learners!
All peace and joy,
The Nykamp property our children enjoy frequenting for their learning experiences is about to undergo a name change. A gracious community member pointed out the concern and historical context of the word camp when spelled with a “K”. The property had been loving called Kamp David as a reference to Dave Nykamp’s last name. Neither the Nykamp family nor Holland Christian would ever want a name to be hurtful or insensitive to the history or pain of others. Therefore, the property is soon to be given a new name! Stay tuned! Our staff and students are trying on new names for size!
It’s 2021! It’s been so wonderful to fill our classrooms and learning spaces with the sights and sounds of our children learning, laughing and loving again. We have enjoyed hearing about the snowy adventures your family embarked upon over Christmas break. As we stand together at the cusp of this new year, we together give God all that we are and all that will be. Looking out into 2021 we also see the new 2021-2022 school year! This means enrollment season is upon us. We continually pray for our families at Holland Christian. It is at this time of year that we pray too for our prospective families. We love to have new people asking questions, enjoying tours and considering joining the family at Holland Christian. Please note the following dates are when enrollment will begin: Kindergarten enrollment will begin at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, February 2. Preschool enrollment will begin at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, February 9. Please don’t hesitate to call school if you have any questions in that regard.
Please report to us if your child(ren) is going to be absent. This needs to be done each day they will not be in school. Also, we would appreciate it if they were reported in by 8:45 AM, but you can call and leave a message anytime before that time. If you do not call us, and if the child’s teacher does not know about the absence, we will try to call you. This policy is to protect your child; we want to ensure your child’s safe arrival at school.
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