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At South Side we have spent the past month focusing on 2 discipleship practices. Ask your child if they remember the motions to go with each:

  • Creation Keeping: God made a beautiful world and then asks us to help take care of it.
  • Image Reflecting: People are created in God’s image. Like God, we too can create, love, encourage, have patience and so much more.

I have been able to join our students in creative play around these practices. We built houses for toy animals, created designs out of Legos, wrote lists of all the things God has made, did crayon rubbings of things from nature, and looked in mirrors at the amazing ways God created us. Thanks for sharing your children with us this year so far. Their childlike faith has blessed me beyond measure.

Christy Haig


Thank You

Thank you so much for your generous donations to the 2023 Parent-Board sponsored Walkathon! Our students had so much fun getting their laps in at the high school, and we are so grateful for the funds raised that will be used for a new kiln for the art room and playground and PE equipment upgrades.

From the Parent Board

Parents: we would love to bless our teachers with a meal on the evening of October 16 when they are here for conferences. If you are willing to contribute, please sign up here

Note from Food Service

Food service is in full swing, thanks to YOU for being patient and persistent with our Family Portal. Please continue to use the Family pPortal to deposit funds into your lunch account. We are a pre-pay system, and appreciate families having funds in your 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 Rachel.

For those families receiving lunch benefits and who want only milk, the NSLP does not give benefits for milk only. If your child wants free or reduced-price milk, students may take a fruit or vegetable, and the milk will be under their benefits.

Picture Retakes

As soon as we receive school pictures from GPI, we will send them home. If you are unhappy with the way pictures turned out, retakes will be Wednesday, November 1. Please remember to email your child’s teacher so she can note that you need retakes, and also send your child’s original picture packet back to school.

Lost & Found

The office is continuing to update our South Side Lost and Found Photo Album as items come into the gray tub in the office. Please check it out to see if any of these items belong to your child. Feel free to email the secretary, Rachel, to claim your item(s), and we will be sure to get it in your child’s backpack.

Miles of Smiles

The Miles of Smiles (MOS) dental program was established in 1995 and provides dental services for children at approximately 30 Ottawa County Schools annually. The mobile unit is 40 feet long, has 2 patient rooms, digital x-ray, waiting area and a wheelchair lift. Unfortunately, MOS will not be visiting South Side Christian School this year. However, we want to inform you that your child can be seen on our mobile unit when we locate at another Ottawa County School. Click here to find more information about the Miles of Smiles (MOS) dental program. 

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Upcoming Dates


  • 6: End of first quarter
  • 12: Grandparents & Grandfriends Day
  • 13: Report cards live in PowerSchool
  • 16: Parent-teacher conferences 4-8pm
  • 18: Half day of school with dismissal at 11:30am; afternoon virtual parent-teacher conferences 12-4pm
  • 19-20: No school: Teachers attending CEA convention


  • 2: School picture retakes
  • 22-24: No school: Thanksgiving break