September 29, 2021
FIRST MONTH OF SCHOOL COMPLETE!
This has been a crazy first month of school - construction on 68th Street that never seems to end, field trips that are scheduled and then postponed, All-School worship that is outside, and ½ days because of the heat. No matter the challenges, we have had a wonderful beginning of of the school year. In spite of rising numbers of COVID cases in our community, we have been relatively unaffected. We have had a more normal school year with activities like 8th grade retreat, middle school sports and our weekly worship time at both campuses. October will be another busy month. Some of the activities include picture day, all school worship time, CEA Convention, field trips and some other fun events still being planned! As we participate in these activities I ask that you continue to be mindful of protocols we have in place and let's continue to work to make sure that we all stay safe and healthy so that we can all be at school as much as possible.
Pictures will be posted to the website for viewing usually on the evening of the day the pictures are taken. The website is huttengaphoto.shootproof.com (do not key in "www"). The access code is "legacy829". Order forms will come home on the day your student's picture is taken. If you do not get a form, you can pick one up in the school office, or print the one attached to this newsletter. Please view your child's pictures online as soon as possible to determine if you will need retakes. Instructions for doing so are on the order form. Starting this year, you will now be able to place your order on line instead of on paper if you would rather. Retakes are Friday - OCT. 15. Please notify Karen Huttenga by email no later than Oct. 13, if you need retakes.
Picture schedule for elementary is as follows: Wednesday-6th: MWF Prek, 1V, 1/2L, 2G, 3V, 3/4H, 4HH. Thursday-7th: TTH PreK, KR, KS, Young 5's. Retakes will be Oct. 15.
Use this link to sign up to help with picture day and receive a gift certificate to go towards the purchase of your pictures! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050945aca72fa57-legacy1
If you have any questions, contact Karen Huttenga at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 293-6877.
VOLUNTEER TO HELP PREPARE FOR THE CRAFT SALE!
It’s time to make Banket for the craft sale! If you would like to make dough, or help roll out banket, please contact Mandy Tiemeyer. If you have any questions feel free to email. The date for rolling out is Thursday, Nov. 4 in the evening. Ajtiemeyer10@yahoo.com
We will be having a guest speaker, Dan Landstra, come speak with parents later this month. He will be specifically addressing screen time with teens, and the effects that it has on them. While this is targeted towards west campus parents, this is an opportunity for all parents to attend. It is never too early or late to address the issues that come along with technology, especially as kids younger and younger are starting to use it! Please see the attached flyer for more information.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7:30 pm
Where: South Christian’s auditorium
Speech and Language Services
LCS is currently waiting for a new speech and language pathologist to be hired and assigned by Kentwood Public Schools. We are sorry about the inconvenience and are anxiously awaiting our placement. We will communicate when our speech and language services resume.
ELEMENTARY NEWS AND NOTES
WEST CAMPUS NEWS AND NOTES
7th and 8th Grade Parents - Next summer (June 7 - 11, 2022) there will be the bi-annual Washington DC Trip. The trip is for any interested 7th and 8th grade students and their families. We will be going with a group from Byron Center Christian. The dates for the trip are June 7 - 11. There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, Oct.14, at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held at Byron Center Christian School. Please come to the meeting if you are interested in going on the trip. Details will be given and dates will be set for signing up for the trip and when the first payments are due. See the attached PDF for further information. Curt DeYoung will be traveling with the Legacy group and Clay Lubbers will be traveling with the Byron Center group. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com .
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS
SEPT. 30 - ZEELAND - HOME
OCT. 5 - MOLINE - AWAY
OCT 7 - WEST SIDE - HOME
8TH GRADE VOLLEYBALL
SEPT. 30 - HERITAGE 2 - HOME
OCT. 5 - WEST SIDE - AWAY
OCT 7 - DUTTON 1 - AWAY
7TH GRADE VOLLEYBALL
SEPT. 30 - ALLENDALE - AWAY
OCT 5 - WEST SIDE 2 - HOME
OCT. 7 - DUTTON 1 - HOME
MOMS IN PRAYER
Mom's in Prayer meets again this Friday, Oct. 1! We will start at 8:10 and meet in the elementary conference room located between the computer lab and art room. Any parent is welcome to join us at any time! This week we will be praying for Gail Hansen, Amber Leugs, Kristi Slotsema and Heather Quist. You are welcome to observe and pray silently or join in and pray aloud. Let's join together to lift up Legacy Christian and our kids to God in prayer.
Any questions or prayer requests for your child or family? We'd love to pray specifically with you.
Email Sara Brinks at firstname.lastname@example.org
Its almost disbursement time!! I will be doing disbursements on Oct. 18. Checks will be ready for pick up on Oct. 21. If you need to make any changes to your TRIP account as to where your earnings are going, or want to hold your earnings to keep accumulating, please let me know no later than Oct 4.
If you want information on how TRIP works or how to sign up for TRIP, please contact Kristin Meulenberg or email email@example.com. You can find a copy of the TRIP order form on the Legacy website under "Current Parents" heading, then click on "TRIP".
Legacy Christian School TRIP coordinator
This week I would like to highlight a popular classroom program -- Writing Utensils. This includes all brands of empty writing instruments, glue sticks, watercolor dispensers, paint sets, and flexible packaging!
You can see the attached flier if you have any questions or feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROGRAM ENDING - RB HEALTH & NUTRITION. This includes all brands of vitamins, minerals, and supplements; cough, cold and flu medicine; sexual well-being, personal care, and foot care products; and infant formula and child nutrition. I know I just talked with several classes about this program. They were so excited to TerraCycle their allergy medicines. Sadly, we will not be able to after our next sort & ship date. Please send any you have at home in right away.
Our next sort & ship date is next Wednesday, Oct. 6, @ 1:00 pm, at the elementary campus. Feel free to join us!
- Heritage Christian School is hosting a 3 on 3 Basketball tournament on Nov. 6, 2021. This is for grades 3-8. Registration is due by Oct. 20. Please see the attached registration form. It can also be found on the website of Heritage Christian School https://www.heritageprschool.com/ under forms. Questions can be directed to Tara Koole by call or text to 616-808-6237.
UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS
1 - KeyCard Book Sale Begins
5 - West Campus Picture Day
6&7 - Elementary Picture Day
6 - Caledonia Count Day
8 - All School Praise and Worship (8:10 am) - Outside @ Elementary
15 - Keycard Book Sale Ends
15 - Picture Retakes
18 - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
19 - Fall Family Festival - Elementary Families (5:00-7:00 pm)
21&22 - NO SCHOOL/CEA CONVENTION
27 - Teens and Screens - SCHS (7:30 pm)
29 - End of 1st Quarter