It’s nearly time to ring in the new year! I always find the close of one year and the dawning of the new to be a natural time to thank God for faithfully walking beside us day by day both in the past and forevermore. Through the hard and through the joys, God is good. As a new year dawns, we lay all of our hopes and all of our purpose at God’s feet. We pray that God would continue to hold you and your dear ones close in the new year.
As we look to the new year our team also begins planning for the 2024-2025 school year. We will soon be in the process of creating class lists for the 2024-2025 school year. Many staff members put a great deal of effort into creating balanced lists for the upcoming school year. Children are paired with teachers and friends in an environment that allows for new relationships to form and flourish. Our priority is each child would be placed in the best learning environment to meet their developing needs. Among other criteria we weigh the following when carefully creating a new class community:
- Academic progress/needs
- Relational values/needs with teachers’ style
- Behavioral balance
- Friend balance/new friends
We deeply value your partnership and input but, in order to create a balanced class community, we are not able to accept teacher requests. We commit to give our best to provide each child with a healthy, balanced home away from home and thank you for your understanding.
Yours in Christ’s service,
Miska and Katelyn
Our Holland Aquatic Center is providing swim lessons for us again this year! I recognize this program is a little uncomfortable for some children and families especially if it’s new and unfamiliar to you. Because our children are blessed to be raised in Michigan, surrounded by bodies of water, we believe this safety instruction is a blessing that we pray they will never need but feel responsible to equip them. If you find yourself pondering over the “why” of lessons, please take a listen to HC mom Jenny White on the why for swim safety. HCAC Swim School welcome video will help you understand a bit about the logistics. Our 1st-4th graders will be bused to the pool each day the weeks of February 5-February 16.
- 9-10am: 1st Grade
- 10-11am: 2nd Grade
- 11am-12pm: 4th Grade
- 12:35-1:35pm: 3rd Grade
RP Skating Party (RP students only due to capacity limits)
Jan 9, 2024, 6-8:00pm
- $10 per every child and skating adult paid individually upon entry. Skate rentals are free for this event. Kids are welcome to bring their own skates if they wish, but not required as rentals are included.
- $5 rental each ‘Skate Mate’, we have about 40, on a first come first serve basis.
- The cafe will be open for students/families to purchase for themselves.
Rose Park Lost and Found
The weather is changing and our Lost and Found is growing! Please take a minute to look our Lost and Found photo Album to see if any of these items belong to your student. Feel free to email Katie or Suzanne to claim your items and we will make sure to get it in your student’s backpack. These items will be donated soon.
Also, please make sure to bring your child’s snow stuff to school every day or leave an extra set at school. In Michigan, the weather can change quickly and we want to make sure your child is warm and comfortable in their outdoor play! Our office has a limited supply of items. If your child borrows an item, we will send it home to be washed and returned for other students to use. We are always looking for extra gloves to add to our supply!
Discovery Night at Rose Park
Do you or any of your friends or extended family have a prospective preschooler or kindergartener? Are you looking into options for the 24-25 school year? We’ll be having our Discovery Night on January 18 from 6-7pm, and we’d love to have you come and explore Rose Park’s preschool and kindergarten programs! Since we prepare individually for each family visiting this Discovery Night, an RSVP for the Discovery Night is required.
If you are unable to make it to Discovery Night, you are still welcome to visit Holland Christian Schools in person and see things in action for yourself. Feel free to schedule a campus tour through by filling out our Inquiry Form. Enrollment for the 24-25 school year begins on February 1, 2024.
No school December 25-January 5 for Christmas break!
Little Maroons Basketball
Little Maroons is a Holland Christian winter basketball opportunity for kindergarten-6th graders to develop in both skill and game play. Grades 5-6 have three clinics before Christmas to prepare for their local 5-6 league run through City of Holland Recreation. Register through Active for the Holland Christian sessions and clinics.
- 25-Jan 5: Christmas vacation
- 8: Classes resume
- 8-19: MAP & Delta Testing
- 12: End of 2nd quarter
- 15: No school MLK Day
- 18: Discovery Night at Rose Park
- 19: Report cards available online