Rose Park News 11/2/18

Dear Rose Park Family and Friends,

Do you see the colors on the Rose Park trees finally popping? I love the reds especially!  We are enjoying such beauty inside and outside of school this week! God’s beauty and genius have clearly been  on display all around us, as well as in what we have learned in our classrooms.  God remains faithful in our discovery, exploring, learning, and growing from day to day no matter the weather or season. We find that part of recognizing God’s presence and faithfulness in everything we do is often a matter of simply being quiet enough, long enough to notice his presence and faithfulness all around us. And this is what happens in each and every classroom each day at Rose Park. What a great practice to do together! This weekend when you are with your family, look for that moment when you can hit the pause long enough to notice and recognize God’s presence and faithfulness in the course of your life together. Name it. Celebrate it! Thank God for it. What a great way to gratefully recognize some of God’s shalom in the midst of whatever degree of chaos we may experience.

We have also experienced great beauty in the parent teacher conversations we were able to have with you parents. We so value your support and engagement with your students’ educational journey at Rose Park. You are such great assets for your students’ learning, and for our staff. Thank you for your wonderful partnership with us!

I’m also grateful for the shalom of cordial and gracious conversation and laughter present with many 5th and 6th grade Dads, Grandpas, and friends this morning at our annual Parent Board sponsored “Donuts with Dads” event before school. Even though I had an early morning education committee meeting and had to miss this morning’s special event, I always enjoy catching up with Dads whom I don’t get to see on a regular basis, as well as those I get to see more often.  I am reminded of how grateful I am for the opportunity to partner together around our precious children and students here at Rose Park.

As always, I pray that you may bless and be blessed this weekend with your families in rest, recreation, and in awe-filled worship. We are grateful to partner with you in equipping young and eager minds, nurturing soft and tender hearts, to transform the world for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 



Stay Curious. Think Well. Advance the Good.

On Thursday, November 8, Holland Christian will be hosting our second annual Q Commons. Join with 25,000 other people around the world to hear global and local speakers address the topic of The Power of We. Tickets are $10 for the evening, and are now available. If this year’s event is anything like last year, the seats on Main Street at HCHS will fill up fast! Find more details and register at

Rollerskating Party

Rose Park preschool – 6th graders come join us at The Rink at 12521 James Street on Thursday, Nov 8, 6pm – 8:00pm.  The cost is $5.50 per skater, which includes admission and skate rental.  Parents who are not skating are welcome to watch the kids for free.  Looking forward to a fun night!

Items Needed in the Art Room!

Mrs. Luce is in need of a few supplies for our art room:

  • wide mouth yogurt cups (Chobani cups work well)
  • peanut butter lids

Please leave these items with Mrs. Chase or Mrs. Steenwyk and we will make sure they get to Mrs. Luce.  Thank you!

Dressing for the Weather

Michigan weather continues to keep us on our toes!  Our weather can change from the morning to the afternoon.  Please do know, our students are outside for recess multiple times a day.  We encourage you to check the weather and plan your child’s clothing accordingly.  The office has a very limited supply of warm gear to lend out, and we want to be sure our kids are enjoying their time in the fresh air.  Thank you!


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- Preschool Dad’s night

8- Rose Park Roller Skating Party 6:00-8:00

21 – 1/2 day

22 – 23  – Thanksgiving Break

27/29 – Scholastic Book Fair


11 – 5th/6th Band/Orchestra Christmas concert

24-Jan 4 – Christmas Break

Hot Lunch Menu


Requested Announcements

Moms In Prayer

MOMS IN PRAYER-  Moms, you’re most welcome to join us in the library on Friday mornings from 8:15-9:05.  No supplies needed.  No verbal prayers even necessary.  Just come and pray along silently if you’d like.  We are sure you’ll be blessed!
God, I ask that You send ________ Your light and Your faithful care, let them lead ________.

From Psalm 43:3a (NIV) 

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

Job Opportunity at Rose Park

Rose Park Hot Lunch, is needing a person to work in the kitchen 1-2 days per week and to be available for subbing.  This position would be from 9:30-1:30.  Must have a great spirit to serve and engage with our students. Need someone who is very reliable.  Please email with more information.

Swingin’ the Night Away

Swingin’ the Night Away is Friday, November 9 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, HC Jazz Bands and a guest band called the Old Timers Jazz Band! Enjoy desserts and beverages. Tickets are $5 at the door. All ages are invited to join the fun!

Little Maroons Boys and Girls Basketball Clinic

All skill levels are welcome!  Holland Christian High School Athletes and Coaches will be leading these three sessions and leagues. For more information  click here.  To register for HC Clinics and Leagues click here.

November is Big Read month along the Lakeshore!

Join thousands of residents of all ages in reading one of the 2018 Big Read books and participating in our many events and book discussions. The Little Read book this year is John Rocco’s award-winning picture book, Blackout. Highlights of the program will be Rocco’s visit to Holland and the many family-focused Blackout related events offered at local libraries, the Outdoor Discovery Center, Holland Museum and Degraaf Nature Center. For a full list of program events, please go to:

If you have any questions or would like more information on how to get your school involved in our program next year, please email us at: