Wednesday, February 20, 2019


The Legacy Staff would like to thank the STAFF APPRECIATION COMMITTEE for the way you took such good care of us by providing meals for both nights of parent teacher conferences! Even with the rescheduled date the food was still there for us! Please know that each one of us appreciated the extra effort you made to bless us and support us in this crazy 2019 winter! THANK YOU!


Legacy Christian is still accepting registrations for Preschool, Young Five's, Kindergarten and Spanish Immersion Kindergarten for fall of 2019. Some of these classes are filling up so please register your student TODAY! Days and class times vary for each class. Call 616-455-3860 for more information, or to schedule a visit! Or come visit us on one of our Preview Days (March 1, 19 or April 19)! This is a great way to see the school day "in action"!


Do you want your child to SHINE? At Legacy Christian we will teach your child to SHINE socially, academically and most importantly, spiritually. We invite you to consider Legacy Christian School! We will be offering Preview days in March and April! This is a “walk-in” type preview where you and your child may come to see our Preschool, Young 5's, Traditional Kindergarten and Spanish Immersion Kindergarten “in action”. You will have the opportunity to meet the teachers, observe the classroom and learn more about what Legacy has to offer for your child’s first experiences in school! Mark these dates on your calendar and explore Legacy! Join us on Friday, March 1, from 9:00-10:00 am, Tuesday, March 19, from 9:00-10:00 am and Friday, April 19, from 9:00-10:00 am. You are welcome to come and experience our Worship, too, on the Friday Preview days (March 1 and April 19, at 8:15 am) Questions? Please contact Kim Zwyghuizen at 616-455-3860 or email her at kimz@legacycs.org.


Come join us for another fun Skate Night Fundraiser at Kentwood Fun Spot, March 7, 6:00-8:00 pm. $6.00 entry includes regular skates, $4 for rollerblades. Come for a night of fun!


We've got some great donations starting to come in for this year's auction! Gift baskets, gift cards, lego sets and more! Check out this great Lego Set for the Star Wars lover in your family! Thank you to our faithful and generous donors! Interested in donating to this year's auction? Put the date on your calendar and make plans to attend on, Saturday, April 13! Complete a donation form in either school office or contact Danielle Mier at daniellemmier@gmail.com.


Iowa Tests of Basic Skills will be administered to students in grades 3-8 during testing periods on Feb. 25-March 8. 3rd, 5th & 6th grades will be tested during the week of Feb. 25. 4th, 7th & 8th grades will have testing during the week of March 4. During these testing days we encourage all students to be in school regularly, eat and sleep properly, and come to school ready to do their best. Parents are encouraged to not schedule medical/dental appointments for your children during the testing days. Students who are ill and miss school for a portion of the test will either be able to catch up when they return or complete the tests during a special testing session. Parent copies of all test results will be sent home with end-of-the-year report cards.


MARCH is Legacy's month to provide volunteers for the New Life Thrift Store. For those new to the Legacy Community, Legacy benefits financially each year from the proceeds of the Thrift Store. In return, we are required to supply the volunteers several times a year. Each time slot is only a few hours of your time! It would be GREAT if every LCS family could get involved! Sign up with a friend and support the Thrift Store and Legacy Christian School. Parents, high schoolers, grandparents, friends...anyone is welcome! Please sign-up TODAY! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0945a9a928a0f58-volunteers


  • Weekly Worship - Feb. 22 - All School Small Groups
    Next Worship: - March 1 - Mrs. Wierenga

  • Spanish Immersion will again be offered this fall for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades! Will you have a kindergarten student here at LCS next year? Are you considering placing your student in our Spanish Immersion program? We are currently accepting registrations! Make plans to attend our walk-in Preview Days on Friday, March 1, Tuesday, March 19 and Friday, April 19, from 9:00-10:00 am, where you can see this program and our other fantastic early childhood classes in action! A registration form is attached to the newsletter and are also available in the school office or online at www.legacycs.org.
  • Volunteer for lunchtime classroom coverage. We like to provide lunch time classroom coverage on Thursdays for teachers so they can enjoy lunch with their colleagues! Sign up here to volunteer!! Thanks for your help! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054ea4a82cab9-thursday4


  • IPOD Worship - Feb. 22 - All School Small Groups NEXT: Feb. 27 - Mrs. Hoekzema
  • WC Worship - Feb. 22 - All School Small Groups NEXT: Feb. 27 - Small Groups

  • SKI CLUB - This Thursday, Feb. 21, will be our final outing for Legacy Ski Club for the year. We have had a lot of fun and hope you have enjoyed your time on the slopes! Thanks to all those that helped transport students to and from Bittersweet! Be sure to sign up today if you want to go! Here is the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C49AEAA2CAA8-lcsski or you can email Faythe Patterson at fpatterson@legacycs.org. Let me know if you have any questions!

  • Notes from the west campus music room: These are some upcoming music events and dates: Tuesday, April 16, is our annual Fine Arts Night with performances by the 5th and 6th grade bands, orchestras and choir at 6:30 pm, followed by the 7th/8th grade band, orchestra and choir at 7:30 pm, in our gym. Thursday, May 2, is Grandparents' Day. There will be late morning performances by all of our music groups in grades 5th-8th. Our annual Pops Concert (west campus performs for the elementary students) is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, at 1:30 pm, at the west campus.

  • MOVIE NIGHT IS BACK! Come watch Incredibles 2 on March 2, from 6:00-8:00 pm, at the West Campus Commons. Tickets are only $4 at the door. Pizza, pop, and candy will be available for purchase. Enjoy a night with your friends and support Camp Roger through your teachers (Mr. DeYoung, Mr. Veltema, Mrs. Morren, Mrs. TerBeek, and Mrs. DeHaan) as they participate in Joe's Big Race. All proceeds will go to supporting Camp Roger.

  • 7th/8th Grade Students - Anyone interested in playing tennis with Middle School Tennis Program please see the flyer attached to today's newsletter.


ATTENTION 3RD, 4TH, AND 5TH GRADERS! Running club is coming! Running Club will start Thursday, March 7, at the elementary gym at 3:15 pm. We will be doing a Tuesday / Thursday schedule this year. 5th graders can bus over to the elementary. Open to all boys and girls looking for fun and to run a 5K. Questions, contact Jenny at jenbath04@yahool.com. Please return all registrations to either school office by Monday, March 4.

ALSO WE WILL NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS to keep the kids safe! Please sign up anytime you can help watch, lead or run with our kids! ! 2019 Run Club Volunteers








Cash and Carry is open on Thursdays from 7:45-10:00 am, at the west campus. Reminder - If school is closed Cash and Carry will also be closed.

If you want information on how TRIP works or how to sign up for TRIP, please contact Melody Newhouse (243-6472) or email legacytrip@sbcglobal.net. You can find a copy of the TRIP order form on the Legacy website under “Current Parents” heading, then click on “TRIP”.


It's back! There is a new E-Waste Recycling Brigade. Accepted waste includes WORKING and NON-WORKING cell phones, smart phones, iPhones, laptops, notebooks, netbooks, iPads and tablets. This brigade also accepts inkjet cartridges from HP and Canon printers ONLY. (Please note that house/portable phones, chargers, or loose batteries are NOT accepted through this program.)

The Flonase Brigade is closing in March. If you have any Flonase nasal spray cartridges or the rigid plastic packaging to TerraCycle, please turn them in by March 11.


Moms in Prayer will meet THIS Friday, at 8:45 am, in the conference room, right after worship to pray for our student body, school and the following specific staff/board members: Vince Bonnema, Gail Hansen, Jeff Kroschell and Cinda Wilson.

If at any time you have a prayer request, we'd love to join you in prayer for these things. Please email them to Gina or drop a note in the Moms in Prayer box in either office. Hope to see you there! Questions? Prayer requests? Feel free to email Gina Huizingh: gsolle44@yahoo.com.


Prayer is a powerful gift! LCS has always been able to pray for requests as they arise. Our school has also decided to lift up families weekly in prayer. For the remainder of the school year please read which families are being covered in prayer. During that week each student will receive a prayer tag for them to keep and remember they are being covered in extra prayers.

  • Aaron & Maria Lackie - Thomas - 1st
  • Josh & Kelly Lambert - Lucas - 6th, Tyson - 5th, Caden - 1st
  • Dan & Kim Lanning - Sarah - 8th, Lydia - 6th, Noah - 2nd
  • Peter & Angie Latvaitis - Owen - 8th
  • Leslie Leep - Isabelle - 6th
  • Michael Leep - Isabelle - 6th
  • Tim & Amber Leugs - Tillie - 4th, Teddy - 1st
  • John & Lisa Lind - Carter - Prek
  • Brett & Lynne Logan - Nicholas - 7th, Claire - 4th


  • Need Braces?? The SCHS Sports Boosters have a great donation from Dr. Knapp in Byron Center. Their office would love to meet with any family for a free consultation before the big Auction on March 9. Call their office to set up an appointment - Knapp Orthodontics- 277-1938. Then come to the Auction and bid!!

  • Did you know South Christian has a Conference Championship swim team? To all incoming freshmen swimmers and divers, we need you! Swimming is a great sport to get involved in. No experience needed to join. If you have a background in gymnastics you should consider being a diver. There will be a short informational meeting held at South Christian on March 4, at 6:30 pm, for both parents and swimmers. Contact either of the following email addresses today if you are at all interested in being a part of the Boys or Girls 2019-2020 swim team, or want to know more information on the upcoming Christian Middle School Swim Meet that is on April 20! rileykeegstra@gmail.com or ccopeland@schs.org

  • ARK - A ballet exploring the remarkable biblical story of Noah's Ark from the perspective of the animals! Performances on March 8 and 9, at DeVos Center of Arts and Worship. Purchase tickets at www.dcaw.org. For more information go to www.hisdance.org or call 616-245-9501

  • Allendale Christian School will be hosting its 12th annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday, March 23, at Allendale Public High School! There will be divisions for boys and girls for each grade level in 3rd through 8th grade. NEW THIS YEAR: ONLINE REGISTRATION! Register your team at https://allendale-christian-school-3-on-3.sportngin.com/register/form/172729481 and visit www.facebook.com/ACS3on3/ for more tournament details. We hope to see you there!

  • Baton twirling classes available for ages 4-16 starting Feb. 25 and 26. Students can earn ribbons, medals, and trophies! Students will also have the opportunity to march in parades. Call 616-328-4238, or e-mail newexpressions.twirling@gmail.com.

  • St. Paul the Apostle School will be hosting their 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Sunday, March 10, at the Catholic Central Athletic Complex, 2770 Knapp St. NE, Grand Rapids. The event is for girls and boys from grades 1st - 8th. Online registration is at www.stpaulhoopstourney.com. Doors open at noon with tip off at 1:00 pm. Contact Kevin Sullivan at 616-299-9503 or kevins@alliancebeverage.com with questions.

Upcoming Dates and Events


21 Stay and Play - Elementary Community Room (8:45-9:45 am)

25 Iowa Basic Testing Begins (3rd, 5th & 6th grade)

25 Bricks for Kidz - New Session Begins (3:15 pm)


1 Legacy Preview Day (9:00-10:00 am) - Join us for worship at 8:15 am!

2 Movie Night - (Incredibles 2) at WC (6:00-8:00 pm)

4 Running Club Forms Due

4-8 Iowa Basic Testing Continues (4th, 7th & 8th grade)

7 Running Club Begins (3:15 pm)

7 Skating Party at Kentwood Fun Spot (6:00-8:00 pm)

8 Stay & Play - Elementary Community Room (8:45-9:45 am)

10 Daylight Saving Time Begins

14 Stay & Play - Elementary Community Room (8:45-9:45 am)

19 Legacy Preview Day - (9:00-10:00 am)

22 8th Grade Musical

22 End of 3rd Quarter