Snowy Days

Stay safe during this wintery blast. We hope your child can enjoy the snow and perhaps engage in new learning activities this weekend. These two had to fire up their own lunch! #everyonewins

SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS

Kids stuff ReSale

Kids stuff reSale is coming up soon!!  Put this date on your calendar March 3, 2018; 9a.m. – Noon in the HS Main street, 956 Ottawa Avenue.  Clothes Newborn to size 16 (girls) and 18 (Boys), Toys, books, games, DVD’s, baby gear, sports equipment, swimsuits, Dutch costumes, and maternity wear.  FLYER

Please use the Parking ling behind the HCHS off 40th Street.  $1.00 Admission for those 12 and older!  Proceeds benefit Holland Christian Tuition Grant Fund.

Want to Sell?  Send an email to Kidsale@hollandchristian.org or call 616-820-2805 to register.

Fun Night

Family Fun Night!  The Great Outdoors!  Friday, March 9, 2018  5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Pine Ridge.  Look for the green information sheet that will come home in your children’s folder today.

We need LOTS of volunteers to help make this night possible.  Please consider some of the following volunteer opportunities: baking cupcakes, serving pizza for supper, working one of the shifts for a game, and donating cans of pop or other candy.

You can sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090848abad2ea31-funnight1.  Or, you may fill out and turn in the green sheet.  If you have questions, please contact Dawn Baker at dabaker@hollandchristian. org or Jen Brink at jenjbrink@gmail.com

HCMS Presents Willy Wonka JR. – March 8, 9, 10

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Holland Christian Middle School will be presenting four performances of this scrumdidilyumptious family-favorite musical and you’re invited!

Tickets go on sale Monday, February 12 and are available in any school office for $5. Performances are: 

March 8, 7:00 p.m.

March 9, 4:00 p.m. (so you can make it a family night out and go to Fun Night afterward!)

March 10, 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Skating Party

       Pine Ridge & South Side Skating Party will be Thursday, February 22,  from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at:  The Rink ~ 12521 James Street, Holland, MI 49424.

Mom’s in Prayer

MIP will be Friday, February 23, 8:20 a.m. in the Staff Lounge at Pine Ridge.  Please contact Nicole Shook at ncshook@gmail.com or 616-633-7427 for more information.

Living Hope Singers Performance Schedule

On behalf of HCHS Living Hope Singers Promotion Committee, we thought we would share with you LHS Sunday’s Performances at local churches: Any questions, contact Promotions Committee Chair, Stephanie Walter, kswalters@charter.net.

Sunday, Feb 11 @ Third CRC, Zeeland, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 4 @ Noordeloos CRC, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29 @ North St. CRC, Zeeland, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8 @ Tulip Time Dazzle, Central Wesleyan Church, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 13 @ Faith CRC, 9:30 a.m.

Also, performances for Showcase is March 23 & 24 2 HS Fine Arts Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

TRIP CLIP

TRIP CLIP

Rose Park Skating Party is February 8.  Pine Ridge and South Side’s are February 22.  You can use a $5 West Coast Cash certificate for your $5 entry fee.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner here are some ideas for all your special people:  Target, Walmart, Meijer and Family Fare–kids class valentines West Coast Cash, VIP and 1-800-Flowers—for your flowers needs Dining Concept, West Coast Cash and VIP (plus other restaurants in ShopWithScrip)—–for your dining enjoyment!

Don’t forget to order Potbelly gift cards for Rose Park Night at Potbelly on March 1.

February 11-17 is Random Acts of Kindness Week!

  • – Leave a gift card (with a note!) in a popular book in the library.
  • – Pick up the tab for someone at a coffee shop or restaurant.
  • – Make handmade cards and/or treats for your neighbors.

CHAMPS Books

If you are interested in purchasing a CHAMPS coupon book $25.00 please stop in the South Side or Pine Ridge office to Pick up yours today!  Great as a Gift, for your LOVED one!

Lunch Menu for February

2018-19 Kindergarten Enrollment

We will offer 3 Day+, 5 Day, and 5 Day Spanish Immersion kindergarten classes this fall.   Enroll online at: https://www.hollandchristian.org/admissions/k-12th-grade-application/. Please enroll your child in kindergarten by March 1 in order for us to prepare class lists. Children will need to be 5-years-old by September 1, 2018, to enroll in kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year.

2018-19 Preschool Enrollment

Preschool enrollment opens early for families with children already at Holland Christian Schools prek-12th grade February 13 from 7 am – 7 pm at hollandchristian.org/admissions/preschool-application/. (We will not process applications received prior to February 13 at 7 am.) Early enrollment will close on February 13 at 7 pm and open to the public on February 14 at 7 am. Preschool enrollment requires a $75 deposit. With our 3-year-old, 4-year-old, and Junior Kindergarten morning classes, afternoon enrichment classes, and before and after school care parents can create a fully customized preschool schedule, ranging from part-time to full-time enrollment. Click here to learn all about our preschool offerings, including class schedules and tuition rates: https://www.hollandchristian.org/schools/preschool/

SOUTH SIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Makers Week 2018 is in the books at South Side. So much energetic, engaging learning in every nook and cranny throughout the building. Thank you to our teachers for their creativity and allowing children to lead their learning experiences this week. Don’t forget to ask your child about the projects he/she engaged in this week!

PINE RIDGE ANNOUNCEMENTS

3rd – 8th Grade Lacrosse

Students who maybe interested in 3rd-8th grade lacrosse are encouraged to pick up a flyer and sign up in your school office.  Any questions, contact Chris Pifer at piferch@gmail.com

Ski Club Dates

Thursday, February 15               Friday, March 2

Looking for some Donation Items

Makers Week:  For makers week, coming up February  20 – 23 were are need of the following items ~  plastic water bottles, deli containers, soup cans, pop cans, toilet paper rolls, small styrofoam trays, paper towel rolls, plastic bottle caps, old CDs or DVDs, marbles/ball bearings, golf balls (or similar sized balls), flexible tubing big enough for marbles to fit through, various sized blocks of wood (no longer than 1 foot), newspapers, and take apart electronics.  These items can be dropped off in the office!  Thank you!

Looking for Volunteers

Chapel Piano Player needed for Wednesday Morning Chapel twice a month.  If you are available to help in chapel from 10:15AM to 10:50AM on any of these dates February 21, March 7 & 21 and April 11 & 25; please contact Laura in the front office 820-3505 or email lnorman@hollandchristian.org to sign up!

Sports Physicals, Students moving up to Middle & High School next year

The Athletic Department of Holland Christian Schools is offering students entering grades 7-12 the opportunity to complete a state-required athletic physical. This required physical will allow your student to participate in athletic events throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Note: this exam must be dated after April 15 to be valid. Physicals will be given Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30-9:00 PM at South Washington Family Medicine (Lakeshore Health Partners, 904 Washington Ave., #210, for the nominal fee of $15. For a simple and quick appointment, we will again be using SignupGenius for scheduling appointments online. Please look for the link to be sent in an upcoming blog announcement. 2018-2019 physical forms will be available on our website and in school offices.

CALENDAR DATES

  • February
    • 9 – 6th Grade Ski Club
    • 15 – 6th Grade Ski Club
    • 16 – No School: Staff Development
    • 19 – No School: Winter Break
    • 20 – 23   PR Makers Week
    • 22 – Skating Party (6:00-8:00p.m.)
    • 23 – Moms in Prayer (PR)
  • March
    • 2 – Moms in Prayer ((SS)
    • 2 – 6th Grade Ski Club
    • 3 – Kids Stuff ReSale (9a.m. – Noon)
    • 8 – No Afternoon Holland Public Bussing
    • 9 – Moms in Prayer (PR)
    • 9 – Family Fun Night (5:30-8:00p.m.)
    • 16 – Moms in Prayer (SS)
    • 30 – No School: Spring Break ~ thru April 6
  • April
    • 9 – Classes resume
    • 13 – Moms in Prayer (PR)
    • 17 – Middle & High School Sports Physicals
    • 20 – Moms in Prayer (SS)
    • 20 – No Holland Public Bussing
    • 27 – Moms in Prayer (PR)

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

Holland Area Newcomers Dutch Costume Resale

Mark your calendars!  The Holland Area Newcomers is once again hosting the Dutch Costume Resale.  More information is available at the www.hollandnewcomers.com

Holland Little League

Holland Little League is now registering baseball and softball players for the 2018 season through Saturday, February 10th.  More information can be found on their website located at www.hollandlittleleague.com.

Ottawa County Food Resources

As you probably know, many families in Ottawa County experience food insecurity this time of year.  We would like to share an online food database created by Ottawa Food, where Ottawa County residents can search for food pantries and free meals.  This database is available in English and Spanish.  Residents can search for food pantries and community meals, either by date or location, by clicking on this link ottawafood.org/findfood.

Total Trek Quest

TTQ is a fun, high energy after school program designed exclusively for boys in 3rd-5th grade. TTQ incorporates strength and stretching exercises with training for a 5K. Boys in this program will develop positive peer relationships and feel a part of a team while working toward individual goals. Additional practice activities focus on developing a healthy lifestyle, social/relationship skills, how to make healthy choices, and resisting peer pressure.

Don’t miss the Ottawa/Allegan TTQ kickoff on February 17 at the Lost City, 12330 James St, Holland, MI 49424, from 10am-Noon! Free laser tag, mini golf and mini bowling. The whole family is welcome-boys must be accompanied by an adult.

When you are done registering your boy for TTQ, head over to the Tulip Time Run website, and register yourself so you can run with him! Use the code “ttqfamily18” and receive $4 off your registration fee! Registration can be found here.

The spring season of TTQ will start the week of February 26 and will end in May. We had a great first fall season at Pine Ridge and are looking forward to spring!  We should know the practice days of the week VERY soon—and your team is all set with coaches! You can register online at https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/TTQSpring2018

The cost of the program is $45 but we have PLENTY of scholarships available—contact Brandon at bmelnyk@arborcircle.org

Baton Twirling Classes

Come join the fun and learn how to twirl a baton!  Baton twirling is making a comeback as the latest and greatest sensation!  Don’t miss out on all the fun! Classes start Tuesday, February 6 and end May 29.  For more information please see the linked FLYER!

Girls Interested in Softball

Girls interested in softball this spring!  Zeeland Christian & Holland Christian 6th, 7th and 8th graders interested in playing softball are encouraged to attend an informational meeting and sign up for our club team through the City of Holland.  Please click on the link for information: https://www.teams ideline.com/sites/cityofhollan d/content/167/Youth-Softball

Kinder Dutch Dance

JOIN THE DANCE! BECOME A TULIP TIME KINDER DUTCH DANCER! Tulip Time and Pine Ridge invites all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to participate in the Kinder Dutch Dance Program at Pine Ridge! Registration ends 2/1, practices begin 2/26. Kim Hekman will host practices at Pine Ridge on Mondays at 3:45PM. $25 registration fee. For more information and registration, please go to www.tuliptime.com/kinder-dutch-dance. Have questions? Please contact jennifer.tenpas@gmail.com or Kim Hekman hekmanbj@sbcglobal.net.

Hope College Soccer Camp

The enrollment process for our 2018 Camp season is open. We are excited to bring another summer of exceptional soccer camp opportunities to campers from across the Midwest. Enroll online www.hopesoccercamp.com and reserve your spot at the most  popular soccer camp in Michigan.  Post Card  and Enrollment information!