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Psalm 8

A psalm of David.

1 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
in the heavens.
2 Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?

5 You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
8 the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

9 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

It is not by coincidence that all of our children throughout Holland Christian spend this month committing the worshipful words found in Psalm 8 to memory. King David invites us to look up and behold the majesty of our Creator. He implores us to marvel at the intricate mysteries spread before us on this earth and beyond. We are encouraged to listen to the praises of our young children and allow them to lead our hearts in praise to God. As a family, if you take walks outdoors this month as the earth unfurls in autumnal glory, you might speak together the words of Psalm 8 and offer our Creator worship as you walk. Your child may even lead you in motions or a tune to help you commit these inspirational truths to memory. It is such joy to walk this journey with your dear child.

Salmo 8

Un salmo de David.
1 Señor, nuestro Señor,
¡Cuán majestuoso es tu nombre en toda la tierra!
Has puesto tu gloria en los cielos

2 A través de la alabanza de los niños y los bebés has establecido una fortaleza contra tus enemigos, para silenciar al enemigo y al vengador. 3 Cuando contemplo tus cielos, obra de tus dedos, la luna y las estrellas, que has puesto en su lugar, 4 ¿Qué es la humanidad para que te acuerdes de ella, seres humanos que te preocupas por ellos?

5 Los has hecho un poco inferiores a los ángeles y los coronó de gloria y honra. 6 Los pusiste por príncipes sobre las obras de tus manos; Todo lo pones bajo sus pies: 7 todos los rebaños y vacas, y los animales de la naturaleza, 8 las aves del cielo, y los peces en el mar, todos los que nadan por los caminos de los mares.

9 Señor, Señor nuestro, ¡Cuán majestuoso es tu nombre en toda la tierra!

No es una coincidencia que todos nuestros niños cristianos en Holland pasen este mes aprendiendo de memoria las palabras de adoración que se encuentran en el Salmo 8. El Rey David nos invita a mirar hacia arriba y contemplar la majestad de nuestro Creador. Nos implora que nos maravillemos de los intrincados misterios que se extienden ante nosotros en esta tierra y más allá. Se nos anima a escuchar las alabanzas de nuestros niños pequeños y permitirles que guíen nuestros corazones en alabanza a Dios. Como familia, si salen a caminar al aire libre este mes mientras la tierra se despliega en la gloria otoñal, podrían hablar juntos las palabras del Salmo 8 y ofrecer adoración a nuestro Creador mientras caminan. Su hijo/a puede incluso guiarlo con movimientos o una melodía para ayudarlo a memorizar estas verdades inspiradoras. Es una gran alegría caminar este viaje con su querido hijo/a.

Suyo en el servicio de Cristo,

Yours in Christ’s service,



Walkathon 2022!

Wow!! Thank you so much for your support for walkathon! We were able to raise a significant amount of funds that will support our classrooms, teachers, and buildings as a whole. We are so grateful for the time to come together as a pre-k-8th grade community, and for the generosity of our amazing community. Thank you!

Walkathon T-shirts

Please keep that colorful walkathon t-shirt handy as we will use these for various grade level trips, and for our spring program! Thank you!

A Note from Food Services

Food service is in full swing, thanks to YOU for being patient and persistent with our Family Portal. Please continue to use the family portal to deposit funds into your lunch account. We are a pre-pay system, and appreciate families having funds in their child’s account when they choose to take hot lunch. There is no fee to deposit money into your account online. is where you can deposit funds, or apply for lunch benefits. If you do not know your student account number, reach out and email Carla or email Laura in the office.

For those families that are receiving lunch benefits and want only milk, the NSLP does not give benefits for milk only. If your children want free or reduced price  milk, they may take a fruit or vegetable, and the milk will be under your benefits.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences will take place on Monday, Oct. 17 and Wednesday, Oct. 19. This is a great time to connect with your child’s teacher and discover how the year has begun for your child. An email was sent earlier this week with parent-teacher conference signup information. We look forward to sharing all the good good things that have been happening these last 9 weeks! Conferences will be Monday, Oct. 17 4-8pm in person, and Wednesday, Oct. 19 from noon-4pm (virtual)

Parent-Teacher Conference Meals

Would you like to help feed and fuel the teachers during parent-teacher conferences? Please use this conference sign up genius.We will be blessing the teachers with a taco bar on Monday, October 17. You can drop off food at pick-up by 3:30pm! Please plug in crockpots, keep non-refrigerated items on the counter, and refrigerated items in the fridge in the teachers’ lounge. Thank you!

Substitute Need

Help needed!! Rose Park has a handful of WONDERFUL individuals who faithfully jump in and help us fill in for teachers and aides who need to be absent from the classroom. We need to add to this group! If you have even a spark of interest in subbing in a class room at Rose Park, or you know of someone who may be interested, please reach out and email Carla or email Laura in the office 616.820.4055. Subbing hours can range from a few hours, to a full day form 8am-3:15pm. If it is your preference to sub only at Rose Park, we can make that happen! A teaching certificate is NOT required.

Skating Party

Save the date, Tuesday, October 11, for a skating party! More details to come.

Hoedown for Down Syndrome

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month! On Wednesday, October 12, 2:15-2:45pm, we will celebrate with  line dancing led by dancing friends! A chance for our budding musicians to lead us! And everyone dressed up for the Hoedown fun! More details forthcoming as the date nears.

Grandparents Day Thursday October 27

We are so excited to welcome our grandparents/friends to school for a glimpse of what we’re up to every day as well as a very special program just for them! Because our student population is growing and we can’t quite fit ALL of our wonderful grandparents in our big gym, we are celebrating THREE times on Thursday, October 27. Please note that we will be celebrating by grade bands. Parking can be both in our school parking lot as well as our gracious neighbor’s lot at Peace Lutheran Church.


  • 8:30-8:55 classroom visits
  • 9:15-9:30 program


  • 9:45-10:00 program
  • 10:15-10:45 classroom visits


  • 10:15-10:45 classroom visits
  • 11:00-11:15 program

Hot Lunch

October 2022 Hot Lunch Menu

Picture Retake Day

If you missed our picture days in September, or would like another opportunity for pictures, save the date for Wednesday, October 26. If you had a picture taken in September, please bring in the pictures that were ordered on retake day. These will be given back to GPI.

Also this reminder: if you would like a YEARBOOK for your child, please be sure to order one now! Thank you!

Half-day Professional Development

In an effort to grow your children with best practices, we take very seriously the growth of our staff and faculty. To that end, you will note periodic Friday half-days in our calendar this year. We are grateful for your accommodating this learning time for your child’s teacher. You will note the first half-day professional development will be on Friday, November 11.

Moms In Prayer

Moms in Prayer is a great way to connect with other moms, to pray for your child, and have an impact on the community of Rose Park. We are looking for someone to head up this wonderful opportunity to facilitate moms (or dads or grandmas or aunts or grandpas!) who want to join together and pray. If you are curious what this opportunity would look like, we can connect you with the leader for Moms In Prayer for South Side, Pine Ridge and Forest School. Please let Carla or Laura in the office know if you would like to receive more information.


View the full Holland Christian calendar


  • 11: Rose Park Skating Party 6-8pm
  • 12: Hoedown for DS 2:15-2:45pm
  • 17: Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-8pm in person
  • 19: Half day of school: Parent-Teacher Conferences noon-4pm (virtual)
  • 20-21: CEA Convention: No school
  • 26: Picture day retakes
  • 27: Grandparents Day


  • 10: Discovery Night at Rose Park
  • 11: Half day of school
  • 23-25: No school: Thanksgiving Break