FS/SS/PR Newsletter-May 31, 2019

Shared Announcements

Office Hours

If you need to have access to the school, we will hold office hours from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. through next Friday, June 7.   There will be an all staff meeting on Tuesday morning, June 4th. You may want to call first before coming  to be sure someone is in the office.  South Side’s number is 616-820-3535 and Pine Ridge can be reached at 616-820-3505.

End of Year Housekeeping

With the end of the year fast approaching this is a time to remind parents of a couple of things listed below:

  1. Please be sure to check the Lost and Found table in both South Side and Pine Ridge.   Items left after June 6 will be donated to ditto.
  2. Students with medication housed at school must pick the medication up at early dismal on May 31st, or call the office for available hours to pick up!

Thank you for attention to these details.

Summer Tutor List

Please click here to view the 2019 Summer Tutor List!

Bus Transportation Information

The bus transportation information and registration forms for HPS, WO, ZPS, and HC, have been updated on the website – https://www.hollandchristian.org/transportation/.  Most forms are due by the beginning of June.

Reminder: There will be NO HPS busing for our 1/2 day on May 31st, in the afternoon.  Students will need to be picked up at 11:30am dismissal.

Before school and after school care for students 2019/20

Holland Christian Schools offers before school and after school care for students in PreK- 6th grade. The care is offered at Rose Park Christian as well as South Side Christian. The hours for before school care (BSC) are 7:30- 8:00 M-F and the hours for after school care (ASC) are 3:15-5:30 M-TH and 3:15-5:15 on Friday. The rates are as follows: $5 per hour, per one student, $9 per hour, per two students and $11 per hour, per 3+ students.

If you are interested in registering your child/ren in Before/After School Care at Rose Park Christian follow this link- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0vazcezH0LP8llXsj7kkMxxFoWgoddWpBTo-ee6bNSxxM8Q/viewform?c=0&w=1.

If you are interested in registering your child/ren in Before/After School Care at South Side Christian follow this link- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIeavEtTVHJvONgAqqpBTOBY5CrkQODiu4YTomZse07gW15A/viewform?c=0&w=1.

Library Note

All Library books should be turned in by now.  Missing book notes will be sent home next week.

Summer check out: There will not be summer check-out this year.

Lunch Balances

PLEASE– take care of your negative lunch balances….We appreciate you allowing us to partner with you in providing lunch to your students.  Either drop off a check at the school office or go to sendmoneytoschool.com to make a payment…  Thank you so much!  If you have a question please call Sue at 616-820-2934

Enrollment 2019-2020

Remember to share the good news of Holland Christian this summer with others.  If parents would like a tour please encourage them to call the administration office office this summer and we will gladly arrange a time to introduce them to  the building, perspective grade level teacher(s) and a sit down to answer questions.


Summer TRIP dates to put on your calendar:
June 5 & 19        July 3, 17, & 31          August 7, 21, & 28

MS Perennial Dig

June 1 from 8-10am, we will be having a perennial dig at Holland Christian Middle School. Everyone is welcome to come and claim some perennial plants. that would otherwise be taken out by the Summer Construction Project.  Bring your own shovels, buckets and/or other tools to transport the perennials.  John will be available to direct you to what is available.

Looking for some items for next years ART Classes

DONATIONS FOR THE ART ROOM: If you are cleaning these things out of your house, don’t throw them away! Bring them to the ART ROOM in August 2019

Egg cartons
Lids (milk, gatorade, tupperware, etc.)
Plastic containers (butter, cream cheese, yogurt, etc.)
Packaging peanuts
Bubble wrap
Anything else you think we can use!!

Forest School Announcements


South Side Announcements

Summer Slide Party

On Wednesday, July 31,  we will celebrate the close of the reading program with a party at the Rose Park Campus at 556 Butternut Dr. from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  We look forward to seeing those who participated for all the fun.  Remember, keep reading!!!

End of Year Chapel

What a special Chapel this morning as we sat together and gave thanks to God as well as thank our second graders for their positive leadership throughout this school year.

Thank you Volunteers

Each year we are so thankful for the many volunteers that go the extra mile to help us throughout the year. If you are in town next week feel free to stop in the office for a small token of appreciation.

Pine Ridge Announcements

Next School Year Important Links

School Supply list             Student Class List 2019~20

Athletic 2019/2020 Information “Sign up NOW for HC Fall Sports”

Attention current 5th & 6th Grade students who are interested in joining the MS sports teams for the 2019-20 school year!  Holland Christian will be Rolling out a new athletic online registration system. Holland Christian Schools is now partnered with FinalForms, an athlete online registration company.  This email notification is for all parents of current students grades 5-11, but intended only for students interested in participating in any sport for the 2019-20 school year (grades 6-12… 6th graders are limited to participation in cross country, tennis, swimming & diving and track & field).  We are excited about this new relationship with benefits for our athletes and families including a streamlined athletic physical process, more efficient communication and online pay to participate fee collection. Your family data is saved season-to-season and year-to-year… meaning you should never have to enter the same information twice!

Plan to have your child’s athletic physical completed at your primary care physician before participation, please register your athlete online before doing so by following the instructions at the following link: https://www.hollandchristian.org/athletics/handbooks-forms/

Procedures and requirements such as these are important for our organization to run efficiently and safely.  We hope your experience is streamlined after the initial learning curve of the new registration process. Thank you for your efforts to assist us in extending the classroom and put knowing God on display through athletics at Holland Christian.    Go Maroons!  Dave Engbers, Athletic Director


Extra Milers: Thinking about joining cross country this fall? Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm for Extra Milers! We do these fun runs with the high school XC team. On Mondays, we meet at the Dow Center on Hope College’s campus. We run anywhere between 2-5 miles. On Wednesdays we meet at Tunnel Park. We often do hill training on these nights followed by a swim in Lake Michigan. Extra Milers lasts approximately 1 hour. If you have questions or want more information about this or cross country email Coach Lambers (megan@runthemitten.com) Thanks!

Total Trek Quest

Come join us this fall for Boys Run Club TTQKick off will be Saturday, September 7 10am – Noon.  Register here:  www.raceplanner.com/register/index/TTQAOFall2019  you may contact Brandon Melnyk at 616-450-4653 or bmelnyk@arborcircle.org  more information: https://arborcircle.org/services/total-trek-quest/

HC Summer Camps

Still thinking about Summer Camps? HC is offering many fun and unique opportunities this year.  Please sign up today as camps that are lacking participants will be cancelled in the next week! Camp information and registration can be found at https://www.hollandchristian.org/summer-camps/

Volleyball Camp at HC

We can’t wait to play volleyball with you this summer!  Holland Christian offers summer volleyball camp for girls entering 3rd – 5th grades and entering 6th-8th grades during the week of June 24.  Led by all three high school coaches and mentored by HC varsity volleyball players, girls will have a fun and active week of learning the game of volleyball, focusing on improving foundational skills and learning advanced techniques.  We work hard to coach to every level and look forward to helping you grow in the game of volleyball while you also challenge yourself physically and engage in fun and memorable games and activities.  This year’s camp also includes a very special take-home gift!  Follow this link to register online!
https://www.hollandchristian. org/summer-camps/#June-24-28

HC Summer Soft Ball Camp

Girls Softball (6-8 grades)  We are excited to offer a middle school level softball camp at the beautiful HC varsity field for summer softball fun! Campers learn the softball essentials of batting, fielding, base running, throwing techniques, and the role of specific positions, all helping middle school players to take their game to the next level–while also growing in love for the game! The camp is lead by varsity softball Coach Bruns with support from the other HC softball coaches and varsity players, creating time and space for one-on-one attention and skill improvement, while in a positive Christ-focused environment. We use the sport of softball and competition as a way to learn life skills and Christ-like attitudes.  For more information go to https://www.hollandchristian.org/summer-camps/
Instructor: Bob Bruns, HCHS Varsity Softball Coach  Location: HCHS Softball Field (between HCHS tennis courts and Pine Ridge

Kirk Cousin’s Middle School Football Camp

Kirk is excited to be running his middle school camp again this summer!  Kirk has designed his camp to be about building character and having fun while enjoying the game of football. The camp will be held at Hope College on June 28 & 29. Kirk and his dad will also be speaking at a dad’s/guardian lunch on June 29. You can register at kirkcousins.org.

Little Maroons Basketball Camps!


Summer is around the corner and it is time to sign up for Little Maroons Basketball! Camps are offered for boys and girls grades K-8th! Click the link below to sign your student up; with each sign up comes a complimentary HC Basketball! We look forward to a week full of fun and basketball!  https://hcs.regfox.com/holland-christian-summer-camps-2019


Requested Announcements

Tryouts for Fall and Spring Soccer – June 18.

The Holland Rovers’ program is looking for boys to join its Holland Christian soccer team for the fall and spring seasons!  Eligible players must have been born in 2010 or 2011 (currently 2nd and 3rd grade boys).  The team will play in the U10 division of the Grand Valley Soccer Association, with games in Zeeland and surrounding areas.  Tryouts are June 18 at 6 p.m. at the soccer fields behind the Holland Christian Middle School.  If interested, please text or call 616.836.5850 prior to June 10 for more information.

Hope Soccer Camp

Summer Soccer Camp information is coming home with students today.  You may also check out Hope’s summer offerings by going to www.hopesoccercamp.com

Hope College Summer Science Camp

Hope College Summer Science Camp 2019 Brochure

Salvation Army Day Camp

For Children ages 5-14.  Registration is limited to 100 children!  First-come, first-served!  Sessions will run from June 10 through August 16, 2019.  CLOSED on July 4 and 5th, for Independence day!  Flyer 

Son-Life Summer Camp

Son-life Camp & Retreat center invites you to join their summer camp!  www.son-lifecamp.org/Summercamp.  If you have any questions please contact them 269.792.2081 or email office@son-lifecamp.org


Upcoming Dates:


Looking to the “Save the Dates” for the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

2- All forms for Preschool and Kindergarten must be turned in.
15 – Ice Cream Social (SS)
20 – First Day of School (full day)
20 – Summer Slide books returned (SS)
21 – Meet the Teacher
30 – No School – Staff Development



Working Together in Christ,

Miska Rynsburger

South Side Principal



Tim Howell

Pine Ridge Principal