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There is a special buzz in and around Pine Ridge as we get closer to the end of the year. We welcome the warm breeze and the sights and smell of spring. This month we have had the JOYFUL experience once again to hear the sounds of the 800+ children singing praises to our God at the spring program. We have welcomed grandparents to see and experience all that Pine Ridge offers our children. We will once again march in the Tulip Time parade as a long standing tradition of a community in which we all have come to love. I am so proud of all that our children have been able to experience this month and all the great celebrations that remain. May we remain joyful in our words, thoughts and hearts. Psalm 95:2 “Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms”. My prayer this month is that you will see the beauty that surrounds us in what we HAVE been able to experience with our children and find joy!

In partnership with you, 



Tulip Time

There will be a half day on May 11 with no HPS busing. May 12 is a half day for 5th graders. 3rd and 4th graders participating in the parade will need a sack lunch and their costume/rooted shirt; don’t forget comfy walking shoes! 

More information about the parade including pickup info went home with 3rd and 4th grade students last week. If you have any questions or need that information again, please contact the office. 

Thank You

Thank you to all of you who helped make teacher appreciation week a success. Our teachers sure felt the love from all of you! And thank you Parent Board for helping arrange lunch and the notecards.

Before and After Sch0ol Care

If you are interested in using the Before and/or After School Care Program for the 2022-23 school year, please follow the links below. The program is for students in Preschool- 5th grade. Here is the link for South Side BSC/ASC If you have any questions, please email Tammy Grassmid.

Tuition Grant Application

The Tuition Grant online application process for the 2022-23 school year began February 1. The Facts Application is available online. If you have questions, please email our tuition accounts manager, Terry VanDerKolk, or call her at 616.820.2807.

Join Parent Team

There’s still time to find out more about the Parent Board and join next year’s crew! If you’re interested and want to hear more, please join our final meeting of the year on May 20 at 2:00 at South Side. If you can’t make it but are still interested in hearing more, please email Kelli for more info!

Direct your dollars (Spartan Stores)

Please join us in earning money for our school by turning in grocery receipts each time you shop at a Spartan Nash store. In our area, if you shop at Family Fare or D&W stores and turn in original grocery receipts to reach the $1,500 school goal, we will earn a $1,000 check from Spartan Nash toward a “Wish List” item for our school.


Are you getting the most help you can for paying your tuition? The TRIP program is designed to help you pay tuition without extra cost to you. Have you checked it out lately? There are so many instant and electronic opportunities now available that make it easier, more convenient, and comfortable to use! Take a quick look at it and see how easy it’s become. Give it a try and see if it doesn’t lighten your financial load. Help is always just a quick question away. We love to help you make it work for your family!



  • 6: No HPS busing PM
  • 11: ½ Day of school for Tulip Time
  • 11: No HPS busing PM
  • 12: ½ Day of school for Tulip Time Kinderparade
  • 13: No HPS busing PM
  • 30: No school Memorial Day


  • 1: Field Day
  • 3: 1/2 Day of school – LAST DAY!

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