Rose Park News 2/22/19

Dear Rose Park Family and Friends,

It has been good to see everyone back again this week after the winter break. Staff enjoyed a great day last Friday as we continued to learn together and grow in advancing our cultural intelligence, as well as some other building-specific work. We worshiped together and were encouraged, inspired, and motivated in our calling together. Despite the numerous snow days this winter, we trust your break was a good time to enjoy a little extra time with your families, as well. So, now, we eagerly and enthusiastically engage our daily routines and learning activities into the spring. I remain so grateful for this community of students, staff, and families at Rose Park.

I remind you, too, that we are in the heart of enrollment season, and you have a significant role to play! I love introducing new parents to Christian education at Holland Christian Schools. But, I can’t do it alone! Please, tell your stories! Invite and accompany someone anytime 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. We have room in every grade level and every classroom to welcome more students and families. 

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.


Welcome Dr. Bultman

Please join us on  Main Street at the High School to welcome Interim Superintendent, Dr. Bultman on  Tuesday, February 26.   The Open House is from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. You will be glad to meet him!

Hot Lunch Balances

Families, please take a minute to check on your son or daughter’s lunch balance.
If  you have not made a deposit in a while…and are not getting email notices, please send an email to Sue, to update your email address. If you don’t know your balance and you want to find out, please email Sue as well.

If you are having difficulty with your balance, you may always apply for lunch benefits at   It’s easy and confidential….. we will let you know within 24 hours.

Thank you for allowing us to serve your children, healthy nutritious lunches.


19-20 preschool & kindergarten enrollment is upon us and we’re excited to begin enrolling our youngest learners for next year. Please enroll at: admissions/apply-now

Kindergarten Enrollment is happening now!
We offer 3 Day+, 5 Day,  5 Day Spanish Immersion, and 5 Day Forest Kindergarten classes this fall.

Please enroll your child in kindergarten by March 1 in order for us to prepare class lists. Children will need to be 5-years-old by September 1, 2019, to enroll in kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year.

Preschool Enrollment is open!

With our 3-year-old, 4-year-old, and Junior Kindergarten morning classes, Spanish Immersion offerings, afternoon enrichment classes, and before and after school care parents can create a fully customized preschool schedule, ranging from part-time to full-time enrollment.

Visit to learn all about our preschool offerings, including class schedules and tuition rates. Preschool enrollment requires a $75 deposit. Preschool enrollment is on a first come, first served basis and some classes fill quickly.


The 2019-2020 tuition grant application is available at complete application even if your tax documents are not complete on or before April 15. If you have questions regarding the application process, contact Terry VanDerKolk at (616) 820-2807 or

Parent Teacher Conferences

Spring Conferences are coming up on March 25 and March 27 from 4:00-8:00 PM.   Online registration is now open.

During the Middle School and High School conferences days, February 28 and March 5, the sign up will be paused.

  • HS – Feb 28: 5:30-8:30

  • HS – March 5: 3:30-6:30

  • MS – Feb 28: 3:30-6:30

  • MS – March 5: 5:30-8:30

  • Elem – March 25: 4:00-8:00

  • Elem – March 27: 4:00-8:00.

Makers Week is Coming Next Week, Feb 25, 26, 28 and March 1!

We are busy preparing for another Makers Week at Rose Park! During this special week we spend a couple of hours each day engaging in learning activities that involve extra measures of exploration, creativity, and hands-on activities. We are in need of some supplies for the week and wondering if you can help us. If you have any of these items, please drop them off in the office.  Thank you for your help in making this a great week for all of our learners!

chop sticks
hot wheels cars (new or used)
7 tennis balls
*borrow 2 bowling balls
*borrow 4-5 hair dryers
tape and masking tape (lots of it!)
bubble wrap
paper towel
cotton balls
empty 2-liter bottles
small empty milk cartons
variety of cardboard box lids (must have a rim)
empty TP rolls, paper towel rolls, wrapping paper rolls, any diameter cardboard rolls
3X5 index cards (multi color)

4th Grade Market Day

Fourth grade Market Day is coming on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 27!  In conjunction with their economics unit, fourth graders have each produced a product that they will have available to sell to the student body (items like pencil holders, bracelets, cookies, keychains, etc.).  All Rose Park students will get to shop at the Market that afternoon.  We are asking that each student bring no more than $3 to spend at Market Day in order to assure that there are enough products to go around.  A small shopping bag may also be useful to help carry the purchases.  Thanks for your help with this!


Holland Christian Schools athletic department will offer athletic physicals for the 2019-2020 school year on Tuesday, April 30, from 6:30-9:00 at Lakeshore Health Partners South Washington facility. The cost is $15 and signups will once again be online through SignupGenius. Stay tuned for more details.

TTQ Boys Running Club Needs YOU!

In order for our club to go forward, we need 2 more 3rd-5th grade boys!  We have two coaches ready to go, and a nice group of boys who would love to run!  Registration remains open until March 8.

TTQ is a fun, high energy after school program designed exclusively for boys in 3rd-5th grade. TTQ incorporates strength and stretching exercises with training for a 5K. Boys in this program will develop positive peer relationships and feel a part of a team while working toward individual goals. Additional practice activities focus on developing a healthy lifestyle, social/relationship skills, how to make healthy choices, and resisting peer pressure.

Contact Vicki at with any questions you have! Looking forward to a great spring season!

One More Wacky Wednesday!

  • 27th – Wacky Outfit Day

HCMS Presents Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids!

Our 7th and 8th graders are presenting Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids on February 28 at 7pm, March 1 at 7pm, March 2 at 3pm and 7pm. This is the family-friendly musical adapted from the animated film. Show lasts a little over an hour, and includes an Intermission which makes it great for children as young as 4. Tickets are $7 or $6 for groups of 8 or more. Purchase tickets at!

Rose Park Fun Night

We are looking forward to Rose Park Fun Night, Friday March 8.  Donations are currently be accepted!  Please click here to see what is needed to make this night a success!

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

6th Grade Track and Field

6th grade boys and girls are invited to participate on the Middle School Track & Field team this spring.  The first practice will be Monday, March 18.  For more information please email coach Megan Lambers at

Since Track practices take place at the middle school, carpooling to daily practices is very helpful!  If you are interested in coordinating with other Rose Park families who are involved with track, please let Carla Chase know (

Rose Park Running Girls

Rose Park Running club is open to all 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade girls.   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 22 and March 1.

18-19 HCMS 6th Grade Spring Sports Sign ups

We are welcoming 6th graders to join in a select number of sports with our HCMS athletic family. We are offering Boys/Girls Track and Boys Tennis this sports season. You may change your mind and switch at any time up until the sport season starts on March 18, 2019.

A current sports physical dated after April 15, 2018 is also required to be on file in the middle school office prior to any practice. The Athletic Physical form is available on the HCS website at https://www.hollandchristian. org/athletics/physical- participation-form/.

Transportation: The school will normally provide bus transportation to all sporting events from the middle school at our scheduled departure time. There will not be provided transportation for 6th graders to go from Pine Ridge or Rose Park to HCMS. Parents will need to coordinate transportation for participating 6th graders.

Please email the office at or call (616) 820-3205 with questions or if you need any assistance.

Swingin’ the Night Away

The Biannual Swingin’ the Night Away is Friday, March 22 from 6:45-9:00 p.m. in the HCHS Cafeteria. Free dance instructions from 6:45-7:30 p.m. and from 7:30-9:00 p.m. there will be dancing, vocal soloists and HC Jazz Bands. Enjoy desserts and beverages. Tickets are $5 at the door. All ages are invited to join the fun!

Holland Christian High School and the Holland High School music departments welcome internationally renowned bassist and Mack Avenue recording artist Rodney Whitaker to the HCHS stage for a concert and a day of clinics with HCHS and HHS students. Whitaker is a Michigan State University distinguished professor of jazz double bass and a lifetime member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

Don’t miss this must-see concert on Saturday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the HCHS auditorium. The evening will feature both the HHS and HCHS jazz ensembles, as well as Rodney Whitaker and friends with vocalist Rockelle Fortin. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Purchase your tickets at the door or purchase your tickets at this link.

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:


25-3/1 – Makers Week

27 – Wacky Wednesday (wacky outfit day)

27 – Market Day

28 – Middle School Play: The Jungle Book


1 – Middle School Play:  The Jungle Book

2 – Kid Stuff Resale at the High School 9-12

8 – Family Fun Night

25 – Parent Teacher Conferences

27 – Parent Teacher Conferences

29-April 5 – No School Spring Break

Hot Lunch Menu


Requested Announcements

Moms In Prayer

MOMS IN PRAYER- All Moms are welcome to stop in the library on Friday mornings from 8:15-9:05 to lift up prayers for the staff, students and families in the Rose Park
community. Why not check it out?  Silent prayers are always welcome!

Jesus, may ________ run with endurance the race that is set before him,  looking to You, the author and finisher of his faith    Hebrews 12:1b-2a (MEV)

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

Parents of 6th Grade Boys:

If your son is interested in playing Middle School Boys Tennis this spring, join us at MVP Holland for 3 upcoming tennis match-play times.  The dates are all Fridays —  February 15,  March 1, and March 15 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM.  The cost is $8.00 for MVP members and $12.00 for non-members.  Contact Lynn Bender with questions or to sign up at or cell 616-283-3377.

HC Kid’s Stuff Resale

The spring Kids’ Stuff Resale is Saturday, March 2, 9 am-noon at HCHS’s Main Street. Come ready to purchase low-priced, but high-quality, outgrown toys and children’s clothing, Dutch costumes, baby gear, kids bikes and athletic gear! Questions? Contact Leanne Halma at, or call (616) 820-2811. It’s $1 per adult at the door for entry, with proceeds for the HCS Tuition Grant Fund.


T-shirts are only guaranteed to teams who sign up by Wednesday, March 6 at 11:30 pm.  Cost is $100 per team.
Awards to 1st and 2nd place in each division.
All games will be monitored. Lower grade level games will be officiated along with those deemed necessary. All divisions will be double elimination format. If there are less than 3 teams in your division, you will play in the next higher division. Anyone who loves to play basketball is welcome to join!
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