Rose Park Newsletter – January 2022

Dear Rose Park Families,

It’s 2022! It’s been so wonderful to fill our hallways and learning spaces with the sights and sounds of students learning, laughing and loving again. We have enjoyed hearing about both the non-snowy and snowy adventures your family embarked upon over Christmas break. As we stand together at the cusp of this new year, we together give God all that we are and all that will be. Looking out into 2022 we also see the new 2022-2023 school year! This means enrollment season is upon us. We continually pray for our families at Holland Christian. It is at this time of year that we pray too for our prospective families. We love to have new people asking questions, enjoying tours and considering joining the family at Holland Christian. Please note that Preschool and Kindergarten enrollment will begin at 7 am on Tuesday, February 1 by following this link. Please don’t hesitate to call school if you have any questions in that regard. And? Enjoy the newly fallen snow this weekend! It’s beautiful out there!

Yours in Christ’s service,

Miska

/ Announcements

Thank you!

Our teachers and staff were blessed with an AMAZING brunch before Christmas break. Thank you to all who donated food, or covered classrooms to make this time together for our staff so very special. We are grateful!

Donations for Our Military

Wow!  We are thrilled to let you know we were able to donate an abundance of food items, toiletries and activities to our service men and women. It was wonderful to see the bright smiles on our student’s faces as they generously brought in bags of goodies.  Another way our children are being the hands of feet of Jesus.  Thank you for your support!

End of 1st Semester Report Cards

Believe it or not, 1st semester officially ends on Friday, January 14. Report Cards will be available electronically on Friday, January 21. This is a wonderful time to celebrate and reflect on the growth your child has already made this year. 

 

Tulip Time Choices

In 2018, Tulip Time reframed their mission statement to read “Mission Statement: To celebrate Holland’s tulips, Dutch heritage and community.” To better align ourselves with their mission statement as well as with the goals here at Holland Christian our Rose Park and Forest School students will be given two options for dressing up and walking in the the 2022 Kinderparade. More details will be forthcoming as we get closer to Tulip Time but we want you to be aware of the options well in advance of the Tulip Time season. Our students from Rose Park and Forest School will be given the option of walking in either our new “tulip” section of the parade or our “Dutch heritage” section. The whole of our two groups walking together will be a celebration of our “community.”

  • If your first-fourth grade student chooses to opt into the “tulip” section of our parade, your child will design and construct his or her own tulip to carry and then dress as a gardener based around our “Rooted” t-shirt. This gardener costume might include gardening boots and gloves, overalls, a wide-brimmed hat, etc. Anything you have handy at home that helps your child look like a busy gardener tilling the tulips will fit the part perfectly!
  • Students who opt into the “Dutch heritage” portion of our student body will wear their own Dutch costume and carry the parade props our Rose Park students have carried in the past.

All of our students from Rose Park and Forest School will be walking together as one big community in the aforementioned subsets. More details about logistics, costumes and timing will be coming soon. Don’t hesitate to email Miska with questions or wonderings at mrynsburger@hollandchristian.org.

Winter Gear

We have had some cold and now snowy days! We would like to request that students have the extra winter clothing needed for the winter months: boots, snow pants, mittens, hat. We have limited items at school to loan students, but if there is a large number of students borrowing items, we deplete the inventory quickly. Thank you for making this a priority for your child’s health and warmth.

If you happen to have any of these extra items, we’d love to have them donated to our stash:

  • Mittens & gloves (We currently have only a couple of pairs to loan out)
  • Hats
  • Boots

Illness

Fall has arrived along with Covid, cold and flu! We continue to use precautions at school such as diligent hand washing and wiping down of surfaces. We would love your help in keeping our kids healthy and in school. Please continue to be aware of symptoms your child may experiencing. If your child has the following symptoms, please keep them home:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever (over 100.3)
  • Fatigue and chills
  • Loss of taste and/or smell

Your child needs to be free of these symptoms for at least 24 hours. For fevers, your child must be fever free without the use of fever reducing medicine for 24 hours. If your child will not be present at school, please let our office know at 616.820.4055.

Hot Lunch

View the January Hot Lunch Menu. Lunch will be free as well with all the favorite options as before! To see all food service options for all our schools see the back to school food service options flyer.

Girls Running Club

One day when spring returns….3rd-5th grade girls running club will be offered! Girls will train March 15 until May 5. The culminating event to celebrate their hard work and training will be to run the tulip time 5K on May 7! Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3:15 – 4:30 pm. Sign up will be until Fri. Feb 25th. For more information contact Sarah Dangler at 616.403.8761 or csdangler@yahoo.com.

TTQ 3rd-5th Boys Running Club

Here is more information regarding the 3rd-5th grade boys running club.

/ Calendar

View the full Holland Christian Calendar

January

  • 14: End of 2nd quarter/semester
  • 17: No School: MLK day
  • 21: Report cards available

February

  • 1: Preschool & kindergarten enrollment begins
  • 21: No School: Presidents Day