Rose Park News 11/30/18

Dear Rose Park Family and Friends,

Here we are again at this holy time of the year. We have entered again the season of Advent.  I don’t know about you, but I need Advent. In all of the programs, concerts, parties, and activity of the season, I hope that you, too, with your precious families will find time to spend in the candlelight of Advent. The Christian calendar helps us to find some healthy rhythm in the daily-ness of life, and the often-hectic pace of our culture. Advent waiting, expectation, and anticipation is a healthy antidote to the crammed-full calendar and immediate gratification spirit all around us. I urge you to make time with your family for special family devotions, in pre-bedtime routines, in turning off the TV and unplugging from all electronic devices, to simply be together. Share those favorite Christmas stories from your childhood. Read those favorite Christmas books for the umpteenth time. Tell your story of Jesus’ coming into your life, and what you most look forward to when he returns again. Stoke the eager anticipation of your children for Jesus’ coming at Christmas, as well as his future coming to make all things whole and fully good again. It is in the light of Advent and Christmas that we see things more truly; we can peer through the darkness more hopefully. I pray for you to experience a wonderful and blessed Advent season with your children and families, and your church.

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. 

Shalom,
Rod

 

Do you have extra gloves?

The Rose Park office has a limited supply of winter gear to loan to our kiddos.  If you have gloves that your child has outgrown, we could put them to good use!  Thanks for your help!

Hot Lunch Balances

Please take a look at your children’s lunch balances….we send out low balance email’s each week.  If you have not gotten any(GREAT!)…however if you think you should be getting emails , perhaps your email needs to be updated.  Please contact the food service department to update your information.  You can also find the Send Money To School website here.  Thank  you for participating in hot lunch,  we enjoy serving you students nutritious meals each day!

Champs Books Have Arrived!

We have Champs coupon books for $25.00 in the Rose Park office.  These make wonderful Christmas gifts!

Teacher’s Christmas Luncheon December 13

Each year around Christmas time, we invite the teacher’s and staff to take a break from their day and enjoy a nice lunch, provided to them by our wonderful Rose Park families. Please help us out by signing up for something on this link. Anything contributed is greatly appreciated! Please ensure whatever you sign up for is delivered to the school the morning of December 13. Thank you!

6th Grade Ski Club Dates

Our ski club dates for this year are December 14, January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22 and March 1.

Rose Park Running Club….3rd 4th 5th grade girls

We will not be participating in Girls on the Run this year…instead we have all new ideas and new projects for our Rose Park Running Club Team.  All of the details will be coming soon…if you have any questions feel free to contact me.  Laurien Dannenberg…616 836 6613/lauriendannenberg@gmail.com
We have many great ideas and we are so excited about our new Rose Park Running Club.

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!

PreK-6 CHAPEL

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:

December

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

24-Jan 4 – Christmas Break

January

24 – Preschool and Kindergarten Discovery Night

Hot Lunch Menu

December

Requested Announcements

Moms In Prayer

MOMS IN PRAYER- Just a few Fridays left this year.  What better time to stop in and pray than now with this sometimes stressful season?  God is our burden bearer and wants to carry your load!  Please join us in the library on Friday mornings from 8:15-9:05.
Jesus, I pray ________ will bow his knee at Your name. From Philippians 2:10a (NIV)

Join us on Fridays in the library from 8:15-9:05. Just surrender and see God’s amazing results!

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

West Ottawa Swim Club

West Ottawa Age Group Swim Club is an entry level swim club that introduces students to competitive swimming. WOSC strives to engage and teach athletes of all ages and ability levels the sport of swimming in a fun, challenging, and safe environment.  Many Rose Park kids have participated in this program and enjoyed it!  Please click here for more information and to register.

UPCOMING CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT:

The High School Music Department invites you to its annual band, orchestra and choir Christmas concert on Saturday, December 15, in the Jack H. Miller Center for the Musical Arts, located on the campus of Hope College. We will be offering two performance times for those who would like to attend: one at 2:00 pm and one at 4:00 pm. Beginning Monday, November 19, a link will be posted on the Holland Christian homepage that will allow attendees to make a reservation for which concert they will attend. Those who do not have access to the internet will be able to make reservations through the high school front office. The number of reservations for each of the performances will be limited. In this way we hope to be able to offer a seat to everyone who would like to attend. We look forward to sharing in the celebration of our Savior’s birth through our music.

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  nmccarthy@grcs.org with more information.