Forest School June Newsletter
Recently I participated in a devotional that provided an image which captured well the journey this year has been. Long ago, on the plains, wise farmers would tie a red rope from the door of their home to their barn. When the winter winds blew and blizzards kicked up snowy chaos, the well-prepared farmer would grip that red rope, lean into the wind and step-by-step make the way safely to the barn. Rather than becoming disoriented and lost in the winter winds and blinded by the power of the snow, the farmer was able to consistently and safely reach the barn.
This image reminds me a bit of this school year. Deuteronomy 6:13 sets forth our red rope, “Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.” Step-by-step. Day-by-day. Together we have entrusted the year to God and served Him. Winds have certainly blown. Directions have pushed hard against us. But God has faithfully guided our community through this school year. Praise God for His abiding presence and faithfulness. We have given our best to shield our children from the swirling winds and brought them safely to the close of this school year.
Thank you, friends, for your grace, support, flexibility, trust and love. Your dear child leaves an imprint on our hearts and has shaped us as much as we pray we have shaped them.
All joy and peace to you this summer.
We look forward to seeing you again soon,
As our program expands, our desire remains the same. We are grounded in the story and love of our Creator and our mission is to equip children’s minds, nurture their hearts, dirty their hands in learning that they may transform the world for Jesus Christ. You are a critical part of this community and your voice helps shape our growth. If you have time and are willing, would you please complete this Forest School feedback survey? The results go directly to Miska only. Thank you!
Health Appraisal and Immunization Requirements
Ottawa County and Allegan County Health department will not be providing hearing and vision screening for our students this year. Increased COVID responsibilities have limited the capacity for technicians to provide this service.
Health appraisals are required for our 2021-22 incoming preschool and Kindergarten students. As you schedule your well child appointments with your health care provider, please be aware these evaluations will need to be completed. All students must be up-to-date on their immunizations BEFORE they start the new school year. Any students without the required immunizations or approved waivers will not be allowed to begin school until they are complete and approved by the State of Michigan. We are grateful for your help with this!
- 4 – Last Day of School dismissal at 11:30 AM
- 24 – First Day of School (full day)
/ Requested Announcements
Boys 3rd-5th TTQ (Total Trek Quest) In the Fall 2021
We are working hard to bring a great TTQ program to our boys and families. We are offering an all virtual and hybrid option. The hybrid option will have one in-person practice weekly held at area PARKS—not SCHOOLS, such as Helder Park, Kollen Park, Pottawattomie and Ransom Park. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at 616.430.6561 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to continuing our TTQ program! Access to the online TTQ FLYER will be available late summer or early fall.
Hope College 2021 Summer Science Camps
Looking for an opportunity for your child to have hands on, engaging experiences in science, engineering, math and the arts? Hope College offers half day and full day science academies. Details on 2021 Summer Science Camps are here.
Summer Sailing Program Opportunity
Please see this sailing opportunity flier for ages 5 and up.