Rose Park June Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Recently I participated in a devotional that provided an image which captured well the journey this year has been. Long ago, on the plains, wise farmers would tie a red rope from the door of their home to their barn. When the winter winds blew and blizzards kicked up snowy chaos, the well-prepared farmer would grip that red rope, lean into the wind and step-by-step make the way safely to the barn. Rather than becoming disoriented and lost in the winter winds and blinded by the power of the snow, the farmer was able to consistently and safely reach the barn.

This image reminds me a bit of this school year. Deuteronomy 6:13 sets forth our red rope, “Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.” Step-by-step. Day-by-day. Together we have entrusted the year to God and served Him. Winds have certainly blown. Directions have pushed hard against us. But God has faithfully guided our community through this school year. Praise God for his abiding presence and faithfulness. We have given our best to shield our children from the swirling winds and brought them safely to the close of this school year.

Thank you, friends, for your grace, support, flexibility, trust and love. Your dear child leaves an imprint on our hearts and has shaped us as much as we pray we have shaped them.

All joy and peace to you this summer. We look forward to seeing you again soon,

Miska

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Queridos Amigos,

Recientemente participé en un devocional que brindó una imagen que capturó bien el viaje que ha sido este año. Hace mucho tiempo, en las llanuras, los granjeros sabios ataban una cuerda roja desde la puerta de su casa hasta su granero. Cuando soplaban los vientos invernales y las ventiscas provocaron un caos nevado, el granjero bien preparado agarraba esa cuerda roja, se inclinaba hacia el viento y, paso a paso, se dirigía a salvo al granero. En lugar de desorientarse y perderse en los vientos invernales y cegarse por el poder de la nieve, el granjero pudo llegar al establo de manera consistente y segura.

Esta imagen me recuerda un poco a este año escolar. Deuteronomio 6:13 establece nuestra cuerda roja: “Adora al Señor tu Dios y sírvele solo a él”. Paso a paso. Día a día. Juntos le hemos confiado el año a Dios y le hemos servido. Ciertamente han soplado vientos. Las direcciones nos han empujado con fuerza. Pero Dios ha guiado fielmente a nuestra comunidad durante este año escolar. Alabe a Dios por su presencia constante y su fidelidad. Hemos hecho todo lo posible para proteger a nuestros niños de los vientos arremolinados y los hemos traído a salvo al final de este año escolar.

Gracias, amigos, por su gracia, apoyo, flexibilidad, confianza y amor. Tu querido hijo e hija deja una huella en nuestros corazones y nos ha moldeado tanto como oramos por haberlos moldeado.

Toda la alegría y la paz para ti este verano. Esperamos volver a verte pronto.

Miska

/ Announcements

A note from Mrs. Throop

Dear Holland Christian families,

I am writing to say goodbye and thank you for 12 wonderful years of being your elementary school counselor. My family is moving in June to St. Augustine, FL.

Christian counseling is a blessing for our children and I hope and pray that you always provide it for our young boys and girls. I will keep our HC community in my heart forever, and be eager to hear more good news from all of you. Please know that I have loved your children and my responsibility to help guide and nurture them. Until we meet again.

With Christ’s love,

DeeDee Throop

Health Appraisal and Immunization Requirements

Ottawa County Health Department will not be providing hearing and vision screening for our students this year. Increased COVID responsibilities have limited the capacity for technicians to provide this service.

Health appraisals are required for our 2021-22 incoming preschool and kindergarten students. As you schedule your well child appointments with your health care provider, please be aware these evaluations will need to be completed. All students must be up to date on their immunizations BEFORE they start the new school year. Any students without the required immunizations or approved waivers will not be allowed to begin school until they are complete and approved by the State of Michigan. We are grateful for your help with this!

Thank You!!

Parents, grandparents, students. . . .THANK YOU for blessing our teachers during teacher appreciation week.  Our teachers were showered with notes, pictures, candy, gift cards. You love them so well!  We are grateftul for your expressions of gratitude!

Student Supply List for 2021-2022

View the 2021-22 student supply list.

Rose Park Parent Team

If you would like to join the supportive work our Parent Team provides, whether you would like to work on projects primarily from home or attend periodic meetings, we are looking for interested friends to join in the work for our 2021-22 school year!  Please contact Allison Koster allison.mccabe1@gmail.com or Cassie Kamphuis cassie.kamphuis@gmail.com. Please consider being a part of our team!

/ Calendar

View the full Holland Christian Calendar

June

  • 4 Last day of School dismissal 11:30 AM

August

  • 17 Preschool Meet the Teacher Night
  • 19 Ice Cream Social
  • 24 First day of School (full day)
  • 26 Parent Information Night

/ Requested Announcements

Boys 3rd-5th TTQ (Total Trek Quest)

We are working hard to bring a great TTQ program to our boys and families. We are offering an all virtual and a hybrid option. The hybrid option will have one in-person practice weekly held at area PARKS—not SCHOOLS, such as Helder Park, Kollen Park, Pottawattomie and Ransom Park.

If you have any question or concerns please feel free to reach out to me at 616.430.6561 or rkowalk@arborcircle.org. We are looking forward to continuing our TTQ program! Access to the online TTQ FLYER will be available late summer or early fall.

Hope College 2021 Summer Science Camps

Looking for  an opportunity for your child to have hands on, engaging experiences in science, engineering, math and the arts? Hope College offers half day and full day science academies. Details About Summer Science Camps are linked here.

Summer Sailing Program Opportunity

Please see this sailing opportunity flier for ages 5 and up.