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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE scheduling for our winter conferences will begin next Wednesday, Jan. 30. The morning of Jan. 30, you will receive an email with a link and instructions on how to schedule your conferences. Parent Teacher conferences will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, and Thursday, Feb. 14, from 5:00-7:30 pm (note times). We hope that all parents will take this opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher(s) during one of those two times. Please schedule with only 3 teachers per student. All appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. The February round of parent teacher conferences is optional. They are scheduled by either parent or teacher request. We will not automatically schedule a conference if they are not requested. Elementary conferences will be 12 minutes in length, except for Preschool which will be 6 minutes. All elementary conferences will be held in your child’s classroom. IPOD conferences will be changed to 6 minutes each and you can schedule to see more than one of the IPOD teachers. They will be set up in the elementary gym. Middle school conferences will also be 6 minutes. These conferences will be held at the elementary gym as well.

REGISTRATION FOR 2019-20 EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES IS HAPPENING NOW!

THANK YOU for being our biggest promoters! If you have not done so already, we are asking you to register your student for next year's Preschool, Young Five's or one of our Kindergarten classes before the end of this month. (Registration form is attached to this newsletter and available in the school office) Even if you are not positive on which class your student will attend next year, it's better to have their name on a list. This information is VERY important for decisions that are already being made for next school year regarding staff, class sizes, etc. So don't delay! Register today with your completed registration form and a $50 deposit to secure your child's spot in one of the these classes. (New students to Legacy will require a copy of their birth certificate, as well). Please know that some of classes fill quickly and all registrations are accepted in the order in which they are received. Please have them turned in to the office by Jan. 31! Thanks for your help with this!

REPORT CARDS

Report cards were sent home last week with K-6th grade students. We ask that you please sign and return the manila envelope to your child's teacher! Thanks!

FIESTA FUN NIGHT

Date: Friday, February 1

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Requested Donation: $7/person or max of $25/family - Includes dinner and all activities.


Proceeds will be going to the Spanish Immersion Program to buy library books, build shelves in their book lab and to purchase more books for the book lab.


Activities: Bounce houses, festival games, music, cake walk, balloon animals


Menu (catered by Enza’s):

Beef and chicken

Rice

Beans

Salad

Chips

Taco toppings

Dessert

Drinks


Come join us in supporting the growing Spanish Immersion Program! Volunteer to help by using this Sign-up Genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084CABAD28A57-fiesta

LET'S GO SKIING

Caberfae Ski Trip will be Friday, Feb. 15, 2019! Mark your calendars now and get signed up for a fun day on the slopes! Despite our lack of snow this winter, Caberfae is open and the skiing and snowboarding has been great! The cost is only $28 per person which includes your food for the day, ski rental and lift ticket. Helmet rental and snowboard rentals are an additional fee. Registration packets are available on our website and in both school offices! Invite your family and friends and get signed up today!

ELEMENTARY NEWS AND NOTES

  • Weekly Worship - Jan. 25 - All School Small Groups
    Next Worship: - Feb. 1 - Mrs. Vredevoogd

  • Join us again this Thursday, Jan. 24, from 8:45-9:45 am, for Stay and Play in the Community Room. We will be looking at nursery rhymes and their importance for setting your young child up for success in school and reading. Parents, care givers and young children are welcome.

  • Next week is Book Week. Our theme this year is Get a Clue... Read! The students will be busy trying to solve a mystery and also reading lots of books! This year we will not have a book character parade. We'll look forward to that again next year.

  • Parents of Preschool and Kindergarten age students - Have you registered your student for classes this coming fall? If not, please do this as soon as possible as some classes are filling! Please inform neighbors, friends and family members who may not be aware that registration is taking place now! Thank you!!

  • There are a lot of dates that could use volunteer parents 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

WEST CAMPUS NEWS AND NOTES

  • IPOD Worship - Jan. 25 - All School Small Groups NEXT: Jan. 30 - Mrs. Lyzenga
  • WC Worship - Jan. 25 - All School Small Groups NEXT: Jan. 30 - Mr. Leugs

  • Explore South Christian has been rescheduled for TONIGHT, Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7:00 pm. Please join us to find out more about South Christian for your 8th grade student. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office at 616-455-3210 or email Sherri DeVries at sdevries@schs.org. We look forward to having you Discover Your Direction at Explore South Christian!

  • 8th Grade Parents: Your child's 8th grade picture and baby picture are needed for the yearbook. All pictures can be submitted electronically (preferred) or as a hard copy. All hard copy pictures WILL be returned to you. If you wish to use the picture that was taken by Karen Huttenga, please send Kim Z. an email so she can confirm she has the right photo. When submitting your photo, please keep in mind that 4x6 or 5x7 is the ideal size, vertical orientation is best and head shots are preferred. All photos should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 1. Questions? Contact Kim Z - kimz@legacycs.org.

  • SKI CLUB - 6th, 7th, 8th graders: We will be heading to Bittersweet on Jan. 24, and 30. More dates to be determined. If you are interested in going with us, be sure to sign up on Sign-up-Genius no later than the Monday before we go so we can be sure we have enough drivers. Here is the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C49AEAA2CAA8-lcsski or you can email Faythe Patterson at fpatterson@legacycs.org. If you still need a ski club discount card, please bring your forms and money to school ASAP. Let me know if you have any questions!

MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE

8TH GRADE GIRLS BBALL

JAN. 24 - CALVIN - AWAY

JAN. 31 - HUDSONVILLE - AWAY

FEB. 5 - ADAMS - HOME

FEB. 7 - ZEELAND - AWAY


7TH GRADE GIRLS BBALL

JAN. 29 - BYRON CENTER - HOME

JAN. 31 - HUDSONVILLE - HOME

FEB. 5 - HERITAGE 2 - AWAY (5:15)

FEB. 7 - ZEELAND - HOME

TRIP COORDINATOR NEEDED

We are grateful to Melody Newhouse for her fine work as our school's TRIP coordinator. Melody has informed us of her desire to leave this position and concentrate on other work opportunities. As a result, we are currently accepting applications for this paid position.


A partial list of the TRIP coordinator's duties include: scheduling volunteer help, ordering and organizing the inventory of gift cards, maintaining computer records and distributing earned tuition funds. These responsibilities require approximately 10 hours per week during the school year with reduced hours during the summer. Training (directly from Melody) is available for the successful candidate.


Interested parties are encouraged to connect with Mr. Bonnema for further information and/or complete and submit our school's general application form. This form can be found under the "contact us" tab on the school's website.

TRIP

Cash and Carry will be open this Thursday, Jan. 24, from 7:45-10:00 am, at the west campus.


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”.

TERRACYCLE

Are you doing extra cleaning around your house to ward off germs and sickness? Don't forget you can TerraCycle most of your cleaning products when you are done with them. TerraCycle Brigade Spotlight: Cleaning and Air Care Brigades: What can we send in? Pumps, caps, triggers, pouches and flexible cleaner product packaging of ALL brands and ALL types of cleaning products. Please note: For this brigade the actual bottle CANNOT be TerraCycled. Please recycle those. This brigade only collects the top, trigger or sprayer. We can even take the plastic top off of aerosol products (like Lysol, Endust or Pledge). Air freshener products and packaging: air freshener cartridges, plugs, packaging - including the glass plug ins, air freshener plastic trigger heads and aerosol bathroom spray cans (Febreze) are acceptable. So the next time you empty your dish washing liquid, clothes detergent, window cleaner, bathroom cleaner or use the last disinfecting wipe, make sure to TerraCycle the top! (Examples:Tide, Downy, Fantastic, Windex, Tilex, Dawn, etc.)

MOMS IN PRAYER

Moms in Prayer meets THIS Friday, at 8:45 am, in the conference room, right after worship as we will be praying for our student body and specifically for the following staff members: Kris Petersen, Kris DeKock and Pam White


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.

FAMILIES BEING PRAYED FOR THIS WEEK BY LEGACY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

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.


  • Kent & Shelly Hendricks - Ada-1st, Quinn - Prek
  • Tony & Melody Henigan - Parker - 6th
  • Dave & Michelle Heyboer - Andrew - 5th
  • Nick Heyboer - Jake - 5th, Max - Kdgn
  • Rachael Heyboer - Jake - 5th, Max - Kdgn
  • Josh & Rachelle Hineline - Austin - 7th
  • Daniel & Suzanne Hoeksema - Jacob - 6th

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • SCHS Music Boosters will be hosting our 4th annual Soup Supper fundraiser on Monday, Feb. 4, from 5:15-7:15 pm. This year students are raising funds for the Band and Orchestra Trip to Nashville, TN. The evening will take place in the Rotunda where you will enjoy a variety of soups, coleslaw, and desserts, as well as music performed by the students. If you would like to donate items towards the event, please use the link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4fa8ab2fa5f49-2019. There will also be take-out options for families and staff (servings for 3 -$10 or a family package - $25). Individual student cost for the supper is $3 and families are asked to make a donation. Thank you in advance for your support of our Band and Orchestra students!

  • Host Family Needed! A host family is needed from now until the first week of June for a French exchange student. She is 14 years old and attends the East Kentwood freshman campus. If you are interested and want more information, please contact Kerri Monroy at 616-214-2454 or monroy.kerri@gmail.com.

  • Baton twirling classes available for ages 4-16 starting Feb. 7. Students can earn ribbons, medals, and trophies! Students will also have the opportunity to march in parades. Call (616) 460-1747, e-mail athleticsens@aol.com, or visit us on our website at www.athleticsensations.com for more information.

Upcoming Dates and Events

JANUARY

23 Hot Lunch Forms Due

24 Stay & Play at Elementary (8:45 am)

28 Book Week Begins at Elementary

28/29 Preschool "Mom's" Breakfast

30 PTC Online Scheduling Begins

31 Early Childhood Registrations Due


FEBRUARY

12&14 Parent Teacher Conferences (5:00-7:30 pm)

13 Count Day

15 Caberfae Ski Trip

15&18 Mid-Winter Break

18 TfT Training for Staff

19 NO KENTWOOD BUSING