November 9, 2022
UPCOMING DATES - SCHOOL CLOSED
This coming Friday, Nov. 11 school will be closed after Parent Teacher conference week. Classes resume on Monday, Nov.14.
Thanksgiving Break will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Nov. 25. Both school offices will be closed. Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 28. Please note, there will be no newsletter published for the week of Nov. 21.
This November, the 8th graders will organize 30 Thanksgiving Baskets for area families. The baskets include food for a typical Thanksgiving meal along with at least two other meals. Streams of Hope will provide the families for each basket. Each grade is assigned food items to bring in:
- Kindergarten/Y5's – cereal
- 1st Grade – canned corn/canned pears
- 2nd Grade – canned beans/canned peaches
- 3rd Grade – jam or jelly/jello
- 4th Grade – applesauce/soup
- 5th Grade – muffin mix/peanut butter
- 6th Grade – brownies/box potatoes
- 7th Grade – stuffing/Mac n Cheese
- 8th Grade – bread/ dinner rolls/cookies
The food drive will end on Friday, November 18. Baskets will be delivered on Tuesday, Nov. 22 by our 8th graders. Thank you for your support again this year! The baskets are an important opportunity for our students to learn to be Kingdom Builders and serve our community. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Veltema (email@example.com).
****THANKSGIVING TURKEYS NEEDED*****
We are asking for frozen turkeys from our Legacy families! We know they are in high demand so if you are able to snag an extra one please do so. Thanks so much!
BOOK FAIR: Nov 10
The Book Fair will be held on Nov. 9 and 10 in our elementary library. It will be open for classrooms to visit during the school day and also for some of the Parent Teacher Conference times.
You may also purchase books from our Book Fair online. Click here to shop!
Class schedule for Book Fair:
- Thursday - 10th - 2nd- Genzink, 2nd - Gomez, 3rd - Vredevoogd
- Wednesday - 9th: 3:00-3:30 pm
- Thursday - 10th - 8:00-9:45 am, 5:30-7:30 pm
SPECIAL VETERANS WORSHIP
ELEMENTARY WORSHIP - Fridays @ 9:10 am
- Nov. 11 - NO SCHOOL
- Nov. 18 - All School Small Groups (8:10 am)
- Nov. 22 - All School Thanksgiving worship
WEST CAMPUS WORSHIP - Thursdays @ 8:05 am
- Nov. 10 - Large Group Veteran's Day worship
- Nov. 18 - All School Small Groups at Elementary (8:10 am)
- Nov. 22 - All School Thanksgiving Worship
Elementary School Contact Reminder
BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT DISCOUNT CARDS
For anyone interested in discounted lift tickets to Bittersweet Ski Resort (friends, family, neighbors), please complete the form attached or find one in both school offices. To receive your cards before Thanksgiving Break, please return your form and payment on or before Friday, November 18 to receive by Tuesday, November 22.
By purchasing a Bittersweet ski card for $29, you are able to get discounted lift tickets and rentals for the 2022-2023 season. With this card, a student lift ticket and rentals will be $29 or an adult lift ticket and rentals for $33. (The regular lift ticket cost is $50).
Make checks payable to Bittersweet Ski Resort. If you have any questions, call or text Erin Vander Meyden at 616-443-7664 or email Erinvm10@gmail.com
Please note: More info will be coming about the Legacy Ski Club which is for the 6th-8th graders. Most kids use these discount cards when we go as a group for Legacy.
Hope Unexpected's Third Annual Christmas Family Sponsorship: Sponsor a West Michigan single mom and her family this Christmas season! We can match you based on budget and location - you provide a gift to the mother and each child equal to $50/person. Contact Info@HopeUnexpected.org to learn more or to sign-up.
Chicago Bus Trip: Bring your friends and family (adults only) and head to Chicago for a fun-filled day of shopping and relaxing on Friday, November 18. The bus will depart from the Dutton Christian School North Campus at 8:00 am and will return by 11:00 pm. The cost per person is $40.00. The seats are first-come, first-served, so reserve your spot today by signing up via SignUp Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c49a8af22abfb6-chicago1
Please contact Brooke VanLaan at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and turn your money into the DCS North Campus office. If paying with a check, please make it out to Dutton Christian School.
For all interested 7th & 8th grade boys: South Christian will be running a 4-week Saturday morning Boys Basketball Camp that will start November 26 and run through December 17. Click the attached flyer for all important details: South Christian 7th/8th Grade Fall League
UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS
8-10 - Scholastic Book Fair @ Elementary Library
8 & 10 - Parent Teacher Conferences @ Elementary from 5:00-7:30 pm
10 - Special Veterans Worship @ West Campus at 8:05 am
11 - NO SCHOOL
22 - Thanksgiving All School Worship @ Elementary at 8:15 am
22 - 8th graders deliver Thanksgiving Food Baskets
23-25 - NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING BREAK
29 - Christmas Concert @ West Campus 5th-8th grade