Rose Park News 1/18/19

Dear Rose Park Family and Friends,

Next week Thursday night is this year’s Rose Park Discovery Night! I love introducing new parents to Holland Christian Schools. But, I can’t do it alone! Please, tell your stories! Invite and accompany someone to Discovery Night this coming Thursday evening, or anytime into the building. And, please, guide anyone you desire to my office at Rose Park where I would love to listen to their story and introduce them to Holland Christian Schools, and the special experience of Rose Park Christian School.

Monday, as you know, is also a very special day for us as we commemorate and celebrate the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King to our world, our culture, and our lives. The work is far from over, but Dr. King’s  life and words still ring today highlighting and echoing the biblical prophets’ message of justice, equality, and the recognition of God’s image in all, ushering in the experience of God’s Kingdom more and more for more and more until the fullness of his Kingdom comes with Christ’s return. May we be inspired, encouraged, and equipped to continue this vital work at Holland Christian and beyond.

Now, may you bless and be blessed this weekend in rest, recreation, and in awe-filled worship. This has been another growth, meaning and joy-filled week at Rose Park, partnering with you and the rest of the staff, equipping young and eager minds, nurturing soft and tender hearts, to transform the world for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


No School Monday

Just a reminder, we will not have school on Monday, January 21 due to Martin Luther King Jr Day.

DISCOVERY NIGHTS FOR PROSPECTIVE PARENTS – Invite your family and friends!

You are invited to learn more about Holland Christian School’s programs at our Discovery Nights! Meet our teachers, tour the classrooms, and get a feel for the school that will launch your child on a tremendous trajectory towards a world-transforming life for Jesus Christ. No RSVP necessary.

ROSE PARK PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN DISCOVERY NIGHT – JANUARY 24, 6 PM, ROSE PARK ELEMENTARY (556 BUTTERNUT DRIVE) Information will be shared about Rose Park’s traditional and Spanish Immersion programs at this event. Childcare provided.


Registration is open for After school Community Enrichment classes!

New A.C.E. classes including Sports Spectacular for grades K – 2 and Sewing for Kids and Lego Maker Lab for grades 3 – 6 begin January 29.  Register by filling out a registration form and returning it to the Rose Park office by next week Friday, Jan. 25.  A brochure and registration form can be found here

Illness Procedures

With flu season upon us we want to  you of a few guidelines we have in place at Rose Park. If your child is not feeling well, please keep him/her home. Students must be fever free for 24 hours without use of a fever reducing medication before he/she may return to school. Please let us know each day your child will be absent. You may call and talk to us directly, leave a message on the 24 hour-a-day voice mail, or you may email Mrs. Steenwyk at or Mrs. Chase at If your child has an appointment during the day, please email the teacher or send a note stating the time you will pick up your child. We will have your child waiting for your arrival in the office.

HC Summer Camps 2019

Holland Christian Summer Camps registration is now open! Register today to start building an engaging summer for your child.  Our camps are active, hands-on, and Christ-centered. We’ll guide campers to explore new things while they learn about God’s amazing world! We’ve got everything from “Broadway Bound” and “Survivorish” to the more traditional “Volleyball” and other sports camps, all of which are taught by experienced staff.  Questions?  Call Leanne at 616-820-2811

HC Spirit Fridays  GO HC!

Every Friday in January we will celebrate our school spirit! Wear your Maroon and White gear! As a Christian community, Parent Board would love staff, students, and parents to help us show our true school spirit in “giving back” to some great local organizations.  Bring in these items that are so desperately needed. Look for the boxes in the intersection to place your donations.

*Jan 25—We will be collecting deodorant & body soap for the Holland Rescue Mission.

Rose Park Running Girls

Rose Park Running club is open to all 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade girls.  Registration closes on Friday, January 25.  Please email your child’s name and contact information to register.  Our season will begin on Thursday, March 7th.  Come run with us!

6th Grade Ski Club Dates

Our ski club dates for this year are  January 25, February 8, February 22 and March 1.

Rose Park Recess Duty Invitation

Do you have an hour to spare, once a week or once a month?  Do you ever wonder what your child does at recess every day or who they buddy up with?  Come join us on the playground at Rose Park! The sign up for January – March is now available.  Click here to sign up!


You are always welcome to join us for our all-school chapels on Wednesday mornings at 10:35 AM in the gymeterium. We welcome parents and friends to join us in worship as we discover how we can grow in preparing a table of welcome and hospitality.

Upcoming Dates:


21 – No School MLK day

24 – Preschool and Kindergarten Discovery Night event 6-7:30

25 – Report cards go home


6 – Wacky Wednesday (wacky hair day)

7 – Roller Skating Party

13 – Wacky Wednesday (pajama day)

15/18 – No School Staff development and President’s Day

19-22 – Makers Week

20 – Wacky Wednesday (silly socks and hat)

27 – Wacky Wednesday (wacky outfit day)


8 – Family Fun Night

Hot Lunch Menu


Requested Announcements

Moms In Prayer

MOMS IN PRAYER-  All Moms are welcome to join us in the library on Friday mornings from 8:15-9:05. We’ll sit at our Father’s feet and share our hearts with Him, both verbally and silently. Come check out the blessing….

LORD, may ________ know Your name and trust You, for You have never forsaken those who seek You.       From Psalm 9:10 (NIV)

Please contact Kathy Schut with any questions.  616-875-8912

Dutch Dance Opportunity!

3rd, 4th and 5th graders have the opportunity to join the dance during Tulip Time!  There will be an informational meeting at the Tulip Time Office on Thursday, January 17 at 6:30PM.  HC has a group practicing at Pine Ridge at 3:45PM on Mondays.  Kim Hekman is the coach.  Please feel free to contact her at with any questions.

Middle School Dutch Dance

There is a new Dutch dance program for middle schoolers, including 6th graders!  An informational meeting is scheduled for January 17 at 6:30PM at the Tulip Time Office.  HC will have a group practicing at Pine Ridge at 4:45PM on Mondays.  Kim Hekman (HC parent) will be coaching the group.  Please feel free to contact her at with any questions.

Baton Twirling Opportunity

Athletic Sensations is offering a Baton Twirling class on Tuesdays, beginning February 5.  Please click here for more information and to register.