Middle School Newsletter: October 2018
Dear HCMS parents and families,
Fall has arrived both on the calendar and with a change in the weather, well for today at least! As we enter our second full month of school we are starting to get to know and understand each other at a deeper level, have settled into the rhythm of our schedule and have begun to gel together as a community. It is a joy to spend my days as part of this amazing community we call Holland Christian. I want to thank each of you for everything you to do to support your child’s school experience as we walk this journey of middle school together.
An important part of this journey together that occurs in the Fall is Parent Teacher Conferences. An email invitation will be sent out in the next few days to sign up for PTC times through the Virtual Paragon program. For returning families, this will be familiar as it is the same used last year by HC at all levels. For new families, this sign up program allows you to sign up with specific teachers for specific times and create a personalized schedule. Please do not feel the need or pressure to sign up for all your student’s teachers. If you feel that a conference with a specific teacher is not needed at this time you do not need to sign up for that teacher. Please know that even though we have special time designated for Parent/Teacher conferences, you can feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher at any time if you have thoughts or questions. Also, please know that I am committed to walking this journey with you so if you would ever like to stop by to talk about something specific or just to get to know each other better I would love the opportunity to do so. You can just stop in and if I am available, we can chat then or if you would like to set a specific time please call school and we can get something on the calendar.
Together we can create a place where each person can live the mission of Holland Christian:
EQUIPPING MINDS AND NURTURING HEARTS TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD FOR JESUS CHRIST
Living for Jesus Christ – Loving Others – Serving the World
In His Love,
October at HCMS
PICTURE MAKE-UP DAY
Monday, October 8 is HCMS Picture Re-Take Day. If you are not satisfied with your student’s picture, please send their original packet with your son or daughter to school Monday and Geskus will re-take their picture that afternoon. If you would like to order photos, go to this website. Band, Orchestra and Choir group pictures will also be taken during 7th and 8th hours Monday.
EARLY WINTER SPORTS SEASON
Monday, October 15, is the first day of our next sports season, including Girls Swimming, Boys Basketball and Competitive Cheer. If your student would like to participate and has not yet signed up, please have them stop in the office. Team pictures will be taken Tuesday, October 23, from 3:00-5:00.
October 8 – Student Picture Re-Takes / BOC Group Pictures (12:50-2:55pm)
October 11 – Parent – Teacher Conferences (5:30-8:30pm)
October 13 – HCS Tuition Grant Fund Auction (6:00pm)
October 15 – Early Winter Sports Begin
October 16 – Parent – Teacher Conferences (3:30-6:30pm)
October 19 – Q1 Ends
October 22 – Q2 Begins
October 23 – Early Winter Sports Team Pictures (3-5pm)
October 25 – No School, CEA Convention
October 26 – No School, CEA Convention
November 21 – Half Day of School
November 22-23 – Thanksgiving Break
Dec 24-Jan 4 – Christmas Break