It has been a wonderful start of the school year! It is so fun to have your children back in the building filling our halls with laughter and classrooms with learning. I had the wonderful privilege of leading all of the students in chapel and it was such a blessed time together. We talked all about what it means when Jesus says he is THE LIVING WATER and then what that means for us as Christians to have HIM as the LIVING WATER flowing from within us.
I also wanted to thank each of you for the super smooth drop off and pick up at the beginning and end of the day. Thank you for also making the changes with having your K-2nd grade children enter the school on their own. I know that it is hard to say goodbye at times (I still cry when I drop my youngest off at college), but it is so good for them to start to build that confidence early, which reinforces that school is a wonderful and safe place to be.
As I have mentioned before, please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns with the start of the school year. My heart’s desire is to partner with you so that we can provide the very best environment for your child to flourish spiritually, emotionally, and academically.
Please call the school office at 616.820.3535 any time before 8:30am to let us know each day when your child will be absent. You may leave a voicemail at any time, and it will be checked in the morning when the office opens. If you’d prefer to send an email, please send it to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Please be sure to mention symptoms your child is experiencing (fever, vomiting, headache, cough, etc.), as we need this information to submit our weekly health report. Thank you for your help!
South Side’s picture days are Wednesday, September 21 for PreK-2nd grade and Thursday, September 22 for 3’s PreK T/TH. Once we receive the order forms GPI, we will send them home with students. If you have multiple children at Holland Christian, please remember that order forms are student-specific. If you are planning to order a yearbook, be sure to check that box on your order form. Picture retake/makeup day will be Wednesday, November 2 from 8-8:30am.
Fundraising packets for the Walkathon are coming home with students on Thursday, September 1. You’ll find an information page in each packet with more details, along with the fun prize list! Thanks to our amazing parent team for planning this fundraiser to benefit our elementary schools! The pledge form and donations need to be handed in to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, September 21. The Walkathon will be on Wednesday, September 28.
Medications at School
If your child needs to take medication at school, we need an updated form signed by the physician each school year. If you have not done this yet, please do so as soon as possible. You are welcome to contact our school nurse, Hendrina Cupery at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Holland Christian medical forms can be found on our Medical Information & Forms page. For safety reasons, Holland Christian Schools is not able to dispense any medication (whether prescription or non-prescription) to our students without a doctor’s order. Thank you!
After student drop-off, all external school doors are locked. All students who arrive late for school must arrive through the main front door (Door A) by buzzing in to the school secretary, and check in at the school office. Parents are asked to sign children in and out at the school office if they are coming or going any time within the normal school hours.
Moms in Prayer
Moms in Prayer is a great way to connect with other moms, pray for your child, and have an impact on South Side. Please join us on Fridays starting September 9 at Providence Church from 8:30-9:30am. Contact Nicole Shook with questions.
Elementary Unified Soccer Team
Interested in an inclusive sport opportunity? Unified Sports is a part of the Unified Champion Schools program offered through Special Olympics. It is a unique and inclusive athletic opportunity for students with and without disabilities to play together on the same team, making athletics more accessible for students who may not otherwise be included or invited to be on a team. Holland Christian and Zeeland Christian partner to form the Maroons Unified team. We are offering soccer this fall and are looking for partners to join the team. If you are interested in this opportunity for your child, please fill out this Google form.
The selection of partners will be first come, first served, while maintaining an equal balance of students from both HC and ZCS so the team is truly a combined team. Please email email@example.com with questions.
Holland Christian Girls Cheer Clinic
The HC alumni cheerleaders have an opportunity for PK-5th girls interested in cheer with an upcoming clinic on Saturday, September 17 and at the Homecoming football game on Friday, September 23. Please register soon to get the early bird rate! For more information and registration, please visit: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/HollandChristianSchool?orglink=camps-registration#/selectSessions/3100533
Important Website Links
- School Calendar
- School Supply Lists
- Lunch Menu
- Medical Information & Forms
- School Transportation
- Before & After School Programs
- 2: No school
- 5: No school/Labor Day
- 14: TRIP day
- 16: Half day of school
- 17: Fall Kids Stuff Resale: HCHS 9am-12pm
- 21: PreK-2nd picture day, Walkathon donation envelopes due
- 22: PreK 3’s T/TH picture day
- 23: Holland Christian homecoming
- 28: Walkathon
- 17: Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-8pm
- 19: Half day of school: Afternoon parent teacher conferences
- 20-21: No school: CEA Convention