Rose Park News 5/24/19

Dear Rose Park Family and Friends,

Annually at this time of year I think about that crazy roller coaster ride called “Top Thrill Dragster” at Cedar Point. You know the one, right? Have you experienced the thrill for yourself? Zero to 120 MPH in less than 4 seconds. A few seconds later, you’re 420 feet in the air. In the race for pure adrenaline thrills, there is one winner: Top Thrill Dragster. Nothing else compares to this high-horsepower shot into the sky. From a standing start you’re launched forward, then straight up, a brief slow down to crest the top, then straight down and back to the finish line. The ride may be over in 17 seconds, but it’ll stay with you forever.

Right now, this sounds like a pretty apt description of our school year. Zero to 120 MPH in 4 seconds with a stop that is almost as abrupt. We have been on a journey that has included many ups and downs, but we have all grown through the course of this year, for which we are extremely grateful. Some celebrating and blessing has happened already and it will continue through next week in a special 10:45AM chapel Wednesday, along with the learning and growing that will continue until the last day. And even though this year may feel like it is over in 17 seconds, it is our prayerful hope and expectation that all we have learned will stay with all of us forever.

Now, may you bless and be blessed this Memorial Day weekend in remembrance and gratitude for those who have given their lives for the freedoms we enjoy in this country, as well as 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.

Shalom,
Rod

End of Year Housekeeping

The end of the school year is fast approaching.  Please be sure to do the following before next Friday:

  • Check the Lost and Found table by the office.   Items left after June 7th will be donated to Ditto.
  • Students with medication housed at school must pick the medication up at early dismal on May 31st.

Thank you for attention to these details.

Enrollment for 2019-2020 continues

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

We Are Still in Need of 4 Rose Park Helpers for Field Day!

We are having our Kindergarten through 4th grade Field Day on Wednesday May 29 in the afternoon.  Are you available to help?  Ms. Raak would love 4 more parent volunteers.  Please email cchase@hollandchristian.org if you are able to help!  Thanks so much for being willing!

$5 HC Basketball Jerseys on Sale at Rose Park

The HC Middle School is cleaning out and getting ready for their big remodel. Rose Park students have a great opportunity to show support and school spirit by purchasing official HCMS game worn Basketball Jerseys AND Volleyball Team t-shirts.
Pick your favorite number! Home or Away! Perfect for all the BIG Little Maroon fans here at Rose Park!
Select your favorite, then bring your $5 to the office. Thank you!

Perennial Dig at the Middle School

The construction on the Middle School is beginning, which means some of our perennials will need a new home.  We want to share some of the plants that would otherwise be demolished.  June 1 from 8-10am, everyone is welcome in front of the middle school to come and claim some perennial plants.  Bring your own shovels and buckets and other tools and John Wood will direct you to what is available.

6th Graders going into 7th grade reminder!

6th graders, this is your reminder to register for athletics for the 2019-20 school year.  Please use Final Forms to complete this!  Thank you.

Before and After School Care for 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.

Student Health Plans and Medications

Health Plans/Medications for 2019/20 school year: A reminder to get school health plans and medication orders completed by your child’s physician this summer so we have those on the first day of class in August. The forms are available on the website under parent resources. Please call or email Jane Borr, School Nurse Consultant with any questions at (616) 394-3414 or janbor@hollandhospital.org.

HC Summer Camps Update

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/.

Library Notice

All student materials are now past due. Please make sure everything checked out of the library has been returned.

CAR RAFFLE!! SPECIAL OLYMPICS MICHIGAN

Buy your tickets in the Rose Park office! All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Michigan, and our HC Unified Program will keep 25% of each ticket sold.

Details:

  • Tickets are $5 each
  • First Prize: 2019 Ford Escape S
  • Second Prize: $1,000 Visa Card .
  • Third Prize: 15″ Lap Top Computer .
  • Winners will be drawn on Sept 20 at the Fall State Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies, and you do not need to be present to win.

Check out this great promotional video starring our middle schoolers! Please feel free to share. Parent permission was granted.

Contact ejohnson@hollandchristian.org with any questions!

Attention 6th grade going into 7th grade Parents!  Immunizations Required

Please see this flyer for all immunizations required by the state for all 7th graders.  These will need to be taken care of BEFORE your student(s) may start school in the fall.  Thanks for your help with this.

Bus Information for 2019-20

The Rose Park Transportation site is updated with the 2019-20 bus registration form from West Ottawa.

Families desiring transportation for 2019-2020 school year MUST fill out the Online Registration Form to be eligible for busing.

For questions on bus scheduling, please call the West Ottawa Transportation Department at (616) 786-2040.

Register now for the 2019-20 year: Rose Park/West Ottawa Bus Transportation Form

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, slambers@hollandchristian.org 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 lunchapp.com.   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.

Upcoming Dates:

May

29 – Final RP Chapel at 10:45AM

31 – Last day of school 1/2 Day

Hot Lunch Menu

May

Requested Announcements

Moms In Prayer

MOMS IN PRAYER-  Moms, please consider checking us out on Friday mornings in the library.  Just one left!  You’ll find us from 8:15-9:05:  Praising, Confessing (silently), Thanksgiving, and
Requesting to the One who holds our students in His hands.  I pray the staff and students  at Rose Park Christian School let everything they say be good and helpful, so that 
their words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.  
From Ephesians 4:29b (NLT)

Summer Rugby Opportunity

Want to try out one of the fastest growing sports in the US? Rugby is a fast paced game played similar to football but the action does not stop when the ball is grounded. The next player picks it up and keeps going. But you may only pass behind you. Sound intriguing? Both boys and girls grades 3-8 are welcome to try it out at West Ottawa Rugby Camp this summer July 15-18, 10:30-1:30 for only $40.

Little Maroons Basketball Camp

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

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.

Free STEM summer camp at GVSU

GVSU is offering a free STEM camping to students in 6th and 7th grade this summer.  Please click here for more information, or refer to the brochure links below.

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Grand Makers Camp Christian-based S.T.E.A.M. Camp

A Christian based S.T.E.A.M. Camp is being offered out of Mars Hill Church in Grandville during the month of July.  The ultimate mission of Grand Makers Camp is to give kids an opportunity to learn about and embody the one true Grand Maker- God while also exploring in a hands-on way through different STEAM activities. If you’re interested in learning more about the camp or the mission, you can check out our website. https://www.grand-makers.com/

Meijer State Games of Michigan

Meijer State Games of Michigan a multi-sport, Olympic-style event that welcomes all athletes regardless of age or ability. Our Summer Games are coming up in June and will feature 45+ sports. Please click on the link below for more information.

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Good Sam’s Wild Run

When: Saturday, June 8
Where: Macatawa Greenway at Ridgepoint ChurchJoin us for Good Samaritan Ministries’ 5th Annual Good Sam’s Wild Run! Kids ages 4-13 will maneuver obstacles designed by local companies and will be able to vote for their favorite obstacle at the end of the run. All proceeds go to support programming that helps families overcome housing and financial obstacles.Register by May 24 to be guaranteed a t-shirt! www.GoodSamMinistries.comQuestions? Contact Anne Reilly-Clegg at areillyclegg@GoodSamMinistries.com or 616-392-7159 ext. 111.

Volunteer Opportunity for Good Sam’s Wild Run

Looking for a way to earn service hours while supporting a good cause? Join in the fun and volunteer for Good Samaritan Ministries’ 5th Annual Good Sam’s Wild Run!

When: Saturday, June 8
Where: Macatawa Greenway at Ridgepoint Church

  • EVERYONE GETS A FREE T-SHIRT!! Register at www.GoodSamMinistries.com
  • Kids ages 4-13 will maneuver obstacles designed by local companies. All proceeds go to support programming that helps families overcome housing and financial obstacles.
  • There are a number of volunteer opportunities available for ages 14 and up. Some opportunities do require heavy lifting and traveling to the far end of the 2.5 mile course. Other volunteers will stay at the head of the course. Please read the volunteer descriptions for more details.
  • Questions? Contact Anne Reilly-Clegg at areillyclegg@GoodSamMinistries.com or 616-392-7159 ext. 111.

West Ottawa Swim Club

West Ottawa Swim Club is starting up again! New this season: $50 discount for new participants!  It’s a steal 🙂
Link to sign-ups is on the doc. Please click below.

West Ottawa Rugby Camp

Want to try out one of the fastest growing sports in the US? Rugby is a fast paced game played similar to football but the action does not stop when the ball is grounded. The next player picks it up and keeps going. But you may only pass behind you. Sound intriguing? Both boys and girls grades 3-8 are welcome to try it out at West Ottawa Rugby Camp this summer July 15-18, 10:30-1:30 for only $40.