November 2, 2022


This Friday, November 4, report cards will be sent home with students in grades 1-6. Please remember to sign and return the envelope. Grades 7 and 8 will have their report cards emailed on Friday.


The craft sale is this Saturday, November 5, from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm. Featuring 60+ vendors with their beautiful creations, this is a great opportunity to get started on holiday shopping while supporting our school. Our apple pies, Pigs in a Blanket, banket and many more other treats will be available. Parking is free. Admission is $1 at the door; children 12 and under are admitted free. See you at the Craft Show!

Click here to volunteer to set up at the Craft Sale or sign up to donate supplies needed for the Kountry Kitchen and Café.

This is a huge event for our school so please sign up to help with your time, baked goods or items for the Café. If you have any questions, please contact Kari Plaisier (kplaisier.kp@gmail.com).


Parent Teacher Conferences will be held next Tuesday & Thursday, Nov. 8 & 10 from 5:00-7:30 pm. All conferences are held at the Elementary. You should have received an email from PTCFast.com to schedule your appointment. All appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

  • Elementary: We ask all parents of K-4th grade children to schedule a conference with their child’s homeroom teacher. Those who do not sign up will be put into the schedule where there are openings. Conferences will be 12 minutes in length. All elementary conferences will be held in your child’s classroom. *PreK parents - no conferences for first semester.
  • West Campus: There is a change this year to the WC conferences. They will be 12 minutes in length and parents should sign up with their child’s homeroom teacher only. Written notes regarding classroom information, student progress and other observations will be provided for all students by the other teachers. These conferences will be held in the elementary gym.
  • Maestra Poy - 5th/6th Grade Spanish
  • Mrs. Hoekzema - 5th Grade
  • Mr. Leugs - 6th grade
  • Mr. DeYoung - 7th grade
  • Mr. Veltema - 8th grade Section A
  • Mrs. Bolt - 8th grade Section B
  • Specials teachers - Please take note of what night each Specials teacher will be available. These conferences will be 6 minutes in length and will also be held at the Elementary.

Elementary School Contact Reminder

Please note that to contact the elementary regarding your student's dismissal, absence, or appointment, please email elemoffice@legacycs.org or call at 616-455-0310.

Building a Legacy Capital Campaign Update

Every gift - no matter the size - to the Building a Legacy Capital Campaign funds renovations to support our students.

And, now until December 19, your gift will double with our $500,000 matching gift. To date, we've raised over $400,000! This match expires on December 19th and we need your support to reach the $500,000 goal.

Click here to give online today!


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

Baskets will be delivered on Tuesday, November 29 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 (mveltema@legacycs.org).


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. We have limited space in the freezers at school until the Craft Sale is over. If you are able to store them on your own until then that would be appreciated. There is a small amount of freezer space at the WC if that is not possible. Thanks so much!

BOOK FAIR: Nov 8-10

Our Scholastic Book Fair is back again this year! It's an exciting time because the students can purchase books to read, parents can purchase gifts, and through it all our school library benefits! The Book Fair will be held on Nov. 8-10 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.

Class schedule for Book Fair:

  • Tuesday - 8th: Y5's - Huerter, K-Snyder, K-Rivera, 1st-Vroon, 1st- Luna-Dawson, 3/4 - Hendriksma, 4th - Lyzenga/Hackert
  • Thursday - 10th - 2nd- Genzink, 2nd - Gomez, 3rd - Vredevoogd
Book Fair open to all:
  • Tuesday - 8th: 8:00-11:30 am, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Wednesday - 9th: 3:00-3:30 pm
  • Thursday - 10th - 8:00-9:45 am, 5:30-7:30 pm


We will need volunteers to help make our Book Fair a success! We will need help with set up of the fair and also to work the fair. There are daytime and evening slots available. Please click the link to see if you can help! We would love to have you!


Our 5th-8th grade students would like to invite any Armed Service Personnel and Veterans to join us for a special worship time on Thursday, November 10 at 8:05 a.m. We will welcome, honor and thank you for your service and thank God for you. Please join us at the West Campus for this special time of worship. (To all: If you know a veteran or a service member, please pass this invitation on to them!)

ELEMENTARY WORSHIP - Fridays @ 9:10 am

Join the Elementary Weekly Worship on Fridays at 9:10 am
  • Nov. 4 - 1st grade - Meastra Luna-Dawson
  • Nov. 18 - All School Small Groups (8:10 am)

WEST CAMPUS WORSHIP - Thursdays @ 8:05 am

Join the West Campus Worship on Thursdays at 8:05 am
  • Nov. 3 - Large Group - Maestra Poy
  • Nov. 10 - Large Group Veteran's day worship
  • Nov. 18 - All School Small Groups at Elementary (8:10 am)







Please join together with others in the Legacy Community to pray for our school on Fridays at 8:10 am in the conference room of the Elementary (enter near office, turn left, and room is on the right across from the gym.) Feel free to invite others who support our school to join us for an hour of prayer. You may (but it is not necessary) bring a Bible and a pen/pencil. We will follow the format of the National Mom's in Prayer Group and a prayer guide will be available to follow. If you are unable to join us at this time but would like to have the guide emailed to you so you can pray on your own, please contact Ann DeRooy at annderooy@gmail.com. This week we will be praying for: Pam White, Jaimie Sinnema, and Stephanie Veldhouse. We will also be praying for the Maestra Luna's 1st grade class.


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 brooke.vanlaan@gmail.com 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



2 - Vision/Hearing rescreens

2-4 - West Campus Exploratories

4 - Report cards distributed

5 - LCS Craft sale at West Campus from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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


22 - Thanksgiving All School Worship @ Elementary at 8:15 am


29 - Christmas Concert @ West Campus 5th-8th grade