FS/SS/PR Newsletter-October 19, 2018

Creative Minds at Pine Ridge

            

Parents, we look forward to listening to you and celebrating our partnership at parent/teacher conferences next week. We are eager to share areas of growth in your child and plans for further development. See you next week!

Shared Announcements

We NEED YOUR HELP for our Annual Scholastics Book Fair

We are looking for volunteers to Coordinate, Organize and Run the Scholastics Book Fair at Pine Ridge Elementary the week of  11.26.2018 -11.30.2018.  This is our Annual book sale to help earn credit for library books at both South Side and Pine Ridge Elementary.  Please contact Laura lnorman@hollandchristian.org for more information or to sign up!

Report Cards

Please watch for your child’s report card to come home today for 1st-6th grade classes.  This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your child’s success, and encourage them in areas where growth can occur.  Teachers look forward to further discussing these things with you at Parent Teacher conferences next week.

Poinsettia Sale

Watch for information coming soon regarding our SS annual Poinsettia Sale.  Forms for ordering will go home mid November for your home decorating needs for the holiday.

HS Performance of “Cinderella”

Get your tickets now for “Cinderella” performance by our HS Theater Department November 15 – 17, 208 at 7pm.  Tickets are on sale now at hollandchristian.org/theatre  adults are $10 and students are $8.  Poster

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!

Parent Team Coffee Connections

Join us for another Coffee Connections 2.0 on November 13 @ Square Play Cafe  (436 Washington ave). Drop off the kids and come at 8:30am to grab a beverage/treat and enjoy fellowship with other parents. Bonus: kids play for free with purchase of a cafe drink!  Questions and to get connected on Fb:  HC South Side and Pine Ridge Parent Team 

Little Maroons Boys and Girls Basketball Clinics and Leagues

All skill levels are welcome!  Holland Christian High School Athletes and Coaches will be leading these three sessions and leagues. For more information and to sign up for HC Clinics and Leagues go to http://bit.ly/littlemaroons For Holland Rec. league play sign up for 5th and 6th http://teamsideline.com/sites/   Little Maroons Flyer

Hot Lunch Menu

Parent Teacher Conferences

Mark your calendars!  Parent teacher conferences are coming up!  Conferences will be held Next week Monday, October 22,  4:00pm-8:00pm and Tuesday, October 23, 4:00pm-8:00pm

CEA Convention

As a reminder, there will be no school on Thursday and Friday October 25 and 26.

TRIP

TRIP Newsletter

South Side Announcements

The temps have been tricky this week. We’ll count on you to dress your child in warm layers. You can count on us to help them gauge when it’s warm enough to shed those layers! Thank you!

GPI School Pictures

If you would like to order photo’s or yearbooks online, you can do so by going to www.geskusphoto.com/fallorders.  Select our School Name in the main page, Pine Ridge Elementary #1819, and follow the instructions.  Picture retake day will be Thursday, November 1, 2018 beginning at 10:30 a.m..  If you would like a photo retake, you must bring in the GPI photo proof package that you received and were not happy with back to school on retake day.  If your child(ren) were not at school on September 13 for photo day, they can get a photo taken on this day as well, Extra order flyers are in the school office!  Reminder: Yearbooks have to be ordered in advance, we will not have extra copies to sell in May 2019.  Our School web code is 2429WZVNOKXINM.

Report Cards

Please note in the report cards coming home today there will also be a  Power School Parent log-in set up information page.  Please take the time to review these instruction to log in to Power School and update needed  emergency contact information. We always default to contacting parents first. Therefore was ask for this information to be completed with names other than parents  in the event parents are unable to be reached.  We will send this same page home with Kindergarten students next week. By completing this information and making sure all is up to date helps us help you in caring for your child.

A.C.E  After School Community Enrichment

Here are the Flyers & Registration forms for  A.C.E  classes.  After School Community Enrichment classes are a great way to explore something new and build friendships!  Registration is due Monday, Oct. 22.  Exciting new classes include:”Intro to Martial Arts” and “Craftastics” for grades K – 2nd.  https://www.hollandchristian.org/a-c-e-afterschool-community-enrichment/

Introduction to Martial Arts

Learn entry level Martial Arts techniques with a certified instructor. Each week you will learn fun and exciting skills in addition to focus, listening skills, self confidence and goal setting. Students who complete this class will be invited to a white belt graduation ceremony at Chan’s School of Martial Arts.

Craftastics!

Learn the art of crafting and make beautiful gifts that can be shared with others.  Kids will “Prepare a Table” with their hands by creating crafts such as artistic placemats and tile coasters which can be used to extend hospitality to family and friends.  Crafts will be hands-on and fun!

Pine Ridge Announcements

A.C.E  After School Community Enrichment

Here are the Flyers & registration forms for Fall ACE classes, begin soon! After School Community Enrichment classes are a great way to explore something new and build friendships!  Registration is due Monday, Oct. 22.  Exciting new classes include:”Lego Maker Lab” and “Create…Kindness in a Card” for grades 3 – 6.  https://www.hollandchristian.org/a-c-e-afterschool-community-enrichment/

LEGO Maker Lab

Make a dancing robot, a mechanical toy, or an amusement park ride! Makers unite in a Lego Makerspace to share knowledge, experiment, create, tinker and learn. In each class you will use the design process to creatively solve a design challenge. As you work toward your ultimate goal, you continuously modify, retest and rebuild. In this class we cultivate a mindset that you will have opportunities to make mistakes and to try again. Have fun discovering what Lego bricks can become!

Create…Kindness in a Card! 

Learn to create greeting for your family and friends. The joy in card making is the personal touch. People love to know you cared enough to sit down and create something for them. Students will leave each class with at least three handmade cards that they can use for special occasions including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

GPI School Pictures

If you would like to order photo’s or yearbooks online, you can do so by going to www.geskusphoto.com/fallorders.  Select our School Name in the main page, Pine Ridge Elementary #1819, and follow the instructions.  Picture retake day will be Thursday, November 1, 2018 beginning at 8:45 a.m.  If you would like a photo retake, you must bring in the GPI photo proof package that you received and were not happy with back to school on retake day.  If your child(ren) were not at school on September 13 for photo day, they can get a photo taken on this day as well, Extra order flyers are in the school office!  Reminder: Yearbooks have to be ordered in advance, we will not have extra copies to sell in May 2019.  Our School web code is 2427VNYJSTCGVJ.

Kinder Dutch Dance

Join the FUN of being a Dutch Dancer! Individual children or groups of children (i.e. theater troupe, sports team, schools, churches, family, neighborhood, etc.) are invited to participate in this parent-sponsored, parent-supported activity.  For more information go to Kinder Dutch Dance

NEW Middle School Dutch Dance

If you’re a parent that would like to receive information about Middle Dutch Dance for 2019, send an email to kinderdance@tuliptime.com and we’ll add you to our information distribution list!  For more information go to Middle School Dutch Dance

LOST AND FOUND

We have a collection of items that are looking for their home.  We have water bottles, sweatshirts, and miscellaneous items on the tables in our front entryway.  When you have a minute, stop by to see if anything belongs to you.  All items not claimed by Wednesday October 24 will be donated to Ditto.

Requested Announcements

Hope Volleyball Clinic

FREE Youth Volleyball Clinic!  Boys & Girls, Grades 3-6 Saturday, October 27, 2018 ~ 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the DeVos Fieldhouse. Come learn about basic volleyball skills and play with current team members!  Participants will receive a family pass for free admission to the volleyball match vs. Olivet on October 27 and a team poster.  Match starts at 1:00 p.m.  REGISTER ONLINE HERE.
Questions? Email hopeathletics@hope.edu  or call 616.395.7070.

Holland Area Arts Council

Creative kids, Holland Area Art Council is offering classes & Workshops for all ages!  Please visit their website for more information! www.hollandarts.org or call 616-396-3278.  Flyers are available in the school office.

Calendar

Upcoming Dates:

October

22 & 23 Parent Teacher Conferences
25-26 – No School: CEA Convention

November

1 – picture make up/retake date (SS & PR)
1 – A.C.E. classes begin
11/19-12/5 – PR swimming lessons (3Boer, 3DeZwaan, 4Meyering & 4VanWeelden)
21 – No Holland Public Busing AM/PM
21 – 1/2 Day of School ( 11:30am Dismissal )
22-23 – Thanksgiving vacation

December

12/6-12/19 – SS swimming lessons
12/6-12/19 – PR swimming lessons (4Hirdes/Riemersma)
21&22 – No Holland Public Busing AM/PM
24- January 4 – Christmas vacation

Working Together in Christ,

Miska Rynsburger

South Side Principal

mrynsburger@hollandchristian.org

616-820-3535

Tim Howell

Pine Ridge Principal

thowell@hollandchristian.org

616-820-3505