Rose Park News 1/25/19

Dear Rose Park Family and Friends,

Happy Snow Day! I can’t say I’m surprised given the forecast and conditions when I left school at 9PM last night. We had a wonderful Discovery Night at Rose Park last night! We hosted roughly 40-45 parents interested in our Preschool and Kindergarten offerings. All teachers are on deck with various roles, but our Kindergarten and Preschool teams present who they are and what they do for these interested and inquiring parents. Guests clearly see and hear their passion for God, for children, for learning, and for Holland Christian. That in the context of engaged and abundant hospitality offered by the rest of the staff and aids providing childcare, direction, registration, a friendly hello, conversation, and goodbye tell a good beginning to the story that is Rose Park Christian Elementary School. I am grateful for each staff member, and for each guest present last night. Please pray for these guests, these prospective parents, that they would see and decide that Rose Park is a great garden for their child to grow and flourish in every way. And, pray for a strong enrollment beginning February 5 and 12. We simply desire to grow our Rose Park family for the benefit of our family, and for those individual families joining us for the glory of God and for the sake of his Kingdom.  In addition, please continue to tell your stories! Invite and accompany someone into the building for a tour.  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. You are our best marketing team out there! 

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.


Drop Off Reminder

This is a reminder to all parents and drivers to never park and leave your car in the curved drop off drive between 7:30 and 8:20 in the morning. The curved driveway is meant for drop off only at the curb. When cars park on the curb and the driver leaves, it becomes dangerous for others trying to drop their children off, some having to cross from the other side of the driveway. Again, Preschool through 6th grade, please do not park in the drive, but only stop along the curb long enough to drop off your students.

If you wish to get out of your car, please find a spot to park in our parking lot and accompany your students into school.

Since I (Rod) cannot be out there every morning to greet and monitor, I need to ask for and depend upon everyone honoring this request for the safety and protection of all of our precious students at Rose Park. Thank you for your cooperation.

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.


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

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 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:


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 3rd-8th Grade Registration Ends Tonight!

Registration for KinderDance, grades 3-5, and MiddelDance, grades 6-8 ends tonight, Friday Jan 25. If your child is interested in dancing, they must register through the TulipTime website,  by midnight. Unfortunately Tulip Time will not be accepting any late registrations. HC will have a group for each led by Kim Hekman, feel free to contact her with any questions at

Hoping to have lots of KinderDancers and MiddelDancers join the dance!

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.