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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.


Mr. VanBeek

PICTURE DAY!

School Pictures - Pictures for the WC students will be taken on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Elementary pictures will be taken on Wednesday/Thursday, Oct. 6 and 7.


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 khuttenga@sbcglobal.net or text 293-6877.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP PREPARE FOR THE CRAFT SALE!

PIG-IN-THE-BLANKETS, APPLE PIES and BANKET are coming back and we NEED YOU!!! Sign up to volunteer to make the pigs, pies or banket OR sign-up to donate the supplies needed to make all of the yummy goodness! The Pig-in-the-Blanket Workbee will be Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. The Apple Pie Workbee will be Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 1 & 2, 2021. The Banket Workbee will be Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. Use the link to the Sign-up Genius to sign up. Many hands make light work. This fundraiser is complete profit because parents and generous donors supply the ingredients needed to make all of the Pig-in-the-Blankets, Pies, and Banket. Everything from butter and pie mix to apples and sausage. With your help, we can keep this a 100% money maker for the school. Please consider signing up for multiple items. A 5 lb. bag of flour will make about 6 bags of Pie Crumble! If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Tubbs - shellytubbs@yahoo.com!


Sign-UP for SUPPLIES


Sign-UP to VOLUNTEER


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

LEGACY PARENTS

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

SAVE THE DATE

Fall Family Festival! All elementary families, Prek-4th, are invited to this event which is being planned for Oct. 19, behind the elementary, from 5:00-7:00 pm. Put this date on your calendar! More details coming soon! This will be an outdoor event, weather permitting!

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.

CHICK-FIL-A NIGHT

Monday, Oct. 18, will be our Chick-fil-A Spirit Night where a percentage of food sold at breakfast and dinner hours will be donated to our school. Breakfast hours are from 6:00 am-8:00 am and dinner from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm. You may use the drive thru, come inside, order to go or place a catering order. Save the date, we look forward to seeing everyone! *A flyer will be sent home the week before the event.

ELEMENTARY NEWS AND NOTES

KeyCard Books will be coming home with PreK-4th grade students on Friday, Oct. 1. Our sale will continue through Oct. 15. This is an important fundraiser for the Parent Club as the money raised allows us to fulfill the teachers wish lists. Please check your child’s backpack on Friday for all the information about the books.

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 cdeyoung@legacycs.org .

MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS

8TH GRADE BOYS SOCCER

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 sarabrinks@live.com

TRIP NEWS

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 trip@legacycs.org. You can find a copy of the TRIP order form on the Legacy website under "Current Parents" heading, then click on "TRIP".


Kristin Meulenberg

Legacy Christian School TRIP coordinator

616-617-9175

trip@legacycs.org

TERRACYCLE

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 loriapotter@sbcglobal.net.


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!

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • 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

OCTOBER

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