The Gift of a New Year

It is always exciting to begin another year, especially as Christians. We know who we are and whose we are, so we look forward to the blessings, the challenges, and the possibilities that await us in 2018.  At the elementary level we are concluding the first semester and anticipating the second. Knowing in this next year the fun we will have on Wacky Wednesdays, the learning through STEAM activities during Makers’ Week, the broadening of our experiences through field trips, the fun of field days, and even the community celebrations such as Martin Luther King Day and Tulip Time. Not only do we look forward to these special activities and celebrations, but also we will continue to enjoy the daily routines of reading, writing, and word work, knowing that God is a part of everything we will do in this coming year. We are so grateful to enter into 2018 with the loving support of our HC community. Blessings to all in this New Year!

SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS

No HPS Busing

Please note, Monday, January 15th, there will be no HPS busing for students.  Please make alternative arrangements for your children/child’s transportation.  Also take note of additions date listed below in the calendar section that are NO BUSING dates for HPS riders.

Wacky Wednesdays Are Back

Winter months can be blah, so we are going to once again shake things up with “Wacky Wednesdays”!

Jan. 17 –  Hat Day
Jan. 24th – School / Team Spirit Wear Day
Jan. 31 – Pajama / Comfy Clothes Day
Feb. 7 – Neon Day

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!

Lunch Menu for January

Negative Lunch Account Balances

Our negative lunch balances have run off the track… Food Services would greatly appreciate taking care of negative balance accounts.  If you want to see what your child’s account balance is you may go to sendmoneytoschool.com with your child’s Tuition ID #. On this site you may deposit money into your student’s account as well as look at your balances.
We also offer lunch benefits to families who may qualify for free or reduced price lunches.  Go to lunchapp.com and fill out an application.  All applications are confidential and if you currently have a negative balance, we will credit your account.

Thank you for taking care of your negative lunch balances and thank you for participating in our lunch program!  If you have any questions, please email nmccarthy@hollandchristian.org

Mom’s in Prayer

MIP will be starting up next Friday, January 19 at Pine Ridge, 8:20AM in the Library.  Please contact Nicole Shook at ncshook@gmail.com or 616-633-7427 for more information.

Music To Your Mouth

Not sure what is for dinner? No problem!!! Come to Chipotle (12365 James Street) on Thursday, January 25  from 5:00pm-9:00pm.  50 % of the proceeds will benefit the HCHS Band and Orchestra. The funds raised will be used for the upcoming trip to Florida. While there the students will be participating in educational workshops, and have a special performance at Disney World. Simply mention HCHS Band/Orchestra at the register or show them this link… Music to Your Mouth
Can’t wait to see you all there!  Thank you for your support!

Skating Party

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

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, Jan. 14 @ Drenthe CRC, 6:00pm

Sunday, Feb 11 @ Third CRC, Zeeland, 5:30pm

Sunday, March 4 @ Noordeloos CRC, 6:00pm

Sunday, April 29 @ North St. CRC, Zeeland, 5:30pm

Tuesday, May 8 @ Tulip Time Dazzle, Central Wesleyan Church, 8:00pm

Sunday, May 13 @ Faith CRC, 9:30am

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

TRIP CLIP

To view this weeks TRIP Information click Here!

SOUTH SIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Help!

Our bus drivers have been experiencing some challenges recently navigating their route for safe student drop off in our lot to the south side of the building. Our apologies for how congested traffic can get during drop-off and pick-up times, but we do need to reserve the bus lane for buses only. Please use the front circle drive for student drop-off. This will keep our students safe and buses traveling along in a timely manner. We appreciate your help in this important effort. Thank you.

PINE RIDGE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lost and Found

The lost and found tote will be in the office, when we return from the Holiday break.  Items not claimed by Friday January 19th, 2018 will be donated to ditto.

Ski Club Dates

Friday, January 12 & 26               Friday, February 9               Thursday, February 15               Friday, March 2

Looking for some donation items for the Spanish Room

Mrs. Klipp-Lopez is wondering if any of our HC families have extra things like couch cushions, large pillows, beanbag chairs, or anything else that kids could sit on in the classroom to make her room “cozier”.  Please contact her at hklipplopez@hollandchristian.org to make arrangements.  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 7 & 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!

CALENDAR DATES

  • Janurary
    • 15 – No Holland Public Bussing
    • 17 – Wacky Wednesday ~ Hat Day!
    • 24 – School / Team Spirit Wear Day
    • 31 – Pajama / Comfy Clothes Day
  • February
    •   7  – Neon Day
    • 16 – No School: Staff Development
    • 19 – No School: Winter Break
    • 22 – Skating Party
  • March
    • 8 – No Afternoon Holland Public Bussing
    • 30 – No School: Spring Break ~ thru April 6
  • April
    • 9 – Classes resume
    • 20 – No Holland Public Bussing

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 registration information is coming home today. TTQ Registration is going ONLINE! Parents, starting January 2 you can register for the Total Trek Quest program ONLINE! This new partnership will allow us to respond faster to your registration questions, will reduce the time it takes to have your son listed on the roster and will give prompt updates on wait lists. We do our very best to keep registration costs low, but in order to accommodate this change and to ensure we are still able to give out scholarships to all who need it, we will be raising the Total Trek Quest Registration fee to $45. You can still stop in to our offices to register your son, as we are working on ensuring kiosk style access to RacePlanner. Look for our info sheets to come home-and if you have any questions, please email Brandon at bmelnyk@arborcircle.org

Free kick Off Event for TTQ at the Lost City, 12350 James St., Holland MI 49424.  Saturday, February 17 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! TTQ Registration can be found here.  Cost is $45, scholarships are available.  If you have any questions, or concerns regarding the online registration process, or need a scholarship, please contact Brandon Melnyk at 616-396-2301 ext. 132 or 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 invites all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to participate in Kinder Dutch Dance! Registration ends 2/1, practices begin week of 2/26. Variety of places, days, and times for practices. $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.