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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

WALK-A-JOG-A-THON IS THIS FRIDAY!

WAJAT is this Friday! Here’s the lowdown: On Friday, May 10, from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, all students will travel to the SCHS Sports Complex where they will participate in some running/walking around the soccer fields with some fun obstacles along the way! All parents/siblings/friends/family are welcome to join! The wackier the clothing the better!! The afternoon will end with popsicles and a light soaking by a Fire Truck! Don’t forget to turn in your donations by Friday to see which class raised the most money to earn a class party.

LAST PREVIEW DAY THIS FRIDAY!

We will be offering our last Preview Day this Friday, May 10! 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 during a normal school day. 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! Join us on Friday, May 10, from 9:00-10:00 am. You are welcome to come and experience our elementary worship, at 8:15 am, also! Questions? Please contact Kim Zwyghuizen at 616-455-3860 or email her at kimz@legacycs.org.

MANY MANY THANKS!

Thank you so much to all of you who lent a helping hand to make our Grandparents' Day a success! Thank you to ALL the bakers, setup and take down crews and the greeters who helped everyone find their way! Everything went smoothly and a great morning was had by all!

RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE

Retirement Open House: Please mark your calendars and save the date! On Sunday, May 19, 2019, we will honor Mrs. Laurie Bosma, as she plans to retire from her years of teaching at Kelloggsville Christian and Legacy Christian Schools. The open house will take place at Legacy's west campus gym from 2:00-4:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us.

JOB OPENINGS AT LEGACY!

1. Spanish Immersion Kindergarten: Legacy Christian anticipates the need for a long term (maternity leave) substitute teacher in our Spanish Immersion kindergarten classroom for the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. This position will cover the first several months (not to exceed 12 weeks) of the new school year. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Mr. Vince Bonnema, Administrator, at vbonnema@legacycs.org or call (616)455-3860.


2. Spanish Immersion Classroom Aide: Legacy Christian anticipates the need for a part-time classroom aide in one of our Spanish Immersion classrooms during the 2019-2020 school year. Interested parties are encouraged to complete and submit our general application form that can be found under the "contact us" tab at www.legacycs.org.

AUCTION WRAP UP

The auction committee would again like to thank everyone that attended this year's annual LCS Auction and a huge thank you to all of our amazing sponsors and donors! This event would not have been possible without all of the amazing support. As a result, the 2019 LCS Auction raised $53,945! This money will be used for tuition assistance and the school general fund, including specific donations to the IPOD Hallway, Technology, and Library Funds! THANK YOU for your support of our incredible school!

ENROLLMENT PACKETS FOR 2019-2020

Enrollment Packets for the 2019-2020 school year will be mailed after the Society Meeting next Monday! Look for them in your mailbox next week!

ANNUAL SOCIETY MEETING

The Legacy Christian School Society will conducts it's annual meeting at 7:00 pm, on Monday, May 13, 2019. The meeting will take place in the west campus commons. An agenda was emailed to every school family. Printed agendas for other interested society members are available in either school office. Society members must be over 18 years of age and accept the basis, purpose, and objective of the school society. Members must also either be parents of children currently attending the school or church members who contribute not less than $10 per year to the school and faithfully support it.

PTO MEETING


Please join us 30 minutes before the Society Meeting for our Spring PTO meeting at the west campus, on May 13, at 6:30 pm, to learn about what PTO does for our school, how our budget is earned and spent, and how YOU can participate in your child’s education through your involvement with PTO next year.

STAFF APPRECIATION

Staff Appreciation week is this week (May 6-10) at both campuses. Want to appreciate someone? Be sure to check out the binder of "Staff Favorites" located in both school offices!

NO KENTWOOD BUSING

Please make note that there will be no Kentwood busing for the last week of school (June 3-7). We will dismiss on June 7 at 11:30 am. Please make arrangements for your students!

2019-2020 CLASS/HOMEROOM ASSIGNMENTS

Legacy Christian anticipates the following class arrangements for the 2019-2020 school year:

Elementary Campus:

  • 2 Day Multi-Age Preschool
  • 3 Day Multi-Age Preschool
  • 3 Day 4 Year Old Preschool
  • Young Fives (formerly called DK)
  • English Kindergarten
  • Spanish Immersion Kindergarten
  • English 1st Grade
  • Spanish Immersion 1st/2nd Combination
  • English 2nd Grade
  • English 3rd Grade
  • Spanish Immersion 3rd Grade
  • English 4th Grade

West Campus:

  • 5th Grade
  • 5th/6th Grade Combination
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade (Section A)
  • 7th Grade (Section B)
  • 8th Grade (Section A)
  • 8th Grade (Section B)

Parent Communication Forms, inviting parental input, are available in either school office for parents with young people in our current 4th-7th grades. These forms allow parents to bring various considerations to our teachers’ minds while they are forming class lists for 2019-2020. Completed forms are due back in the school office by May 24. Class lists, along with our back to school packets, will be mailed to all LCS families on August 8, 2019.

WEST CAMPUS NEWS AND NOTES

  • IPOD Worship - May 8 - Mrs. Lautenbach NEXT: May 15 - Mrs. Lyzenga
  • WC Worship - May 8 - Middle School Teachers NEXT: May 15 - Last Small Group


  • 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.
  • 8th Grade Graduation - Legacy Christian will be holding its 8th grade graduation on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 7:00 pm. The ceremony will be held at Corinth Reformed Church. The church is located 129 - 100th St., SE, Byron Center, MI, 49315. Come and celebrate this special day with Legacy Christian, the 8th Graders and their families!

ELEMENTARY NEWS AND NOTES

  • Weekly Worship - May 10 - Maestra Luna
    Next: May 17 - Mrs. Huerter/Mrs. Morren

  • Students should return all library books by Friday, May 24. Please search your home and vehicle to find all the books that your child has checked out. You may want to make a trip to the public library to get some books for your child to read during the last few weeks of school!
  • Elementary Field Day 2019 will be held on Wednesday, June 5, and we will need volunteers to help run the different events that will take place. We need your energy! Activities will begin after lunch, approximately 12:00-2:50 (we are asking volunteers to show up at 11:45 to set up, IF ABLE; if you cannot make it that early, do not let that deter you!). If interested in volunteering, please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D45AEAC28A7FF2-field or email sveldhouse@legacycs.org with questions.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE

BASEBALL

MAY 11 - TOURNAMENT


TRACK

(All meets are at Unity Chr. - Field events start at 4:00 and running events at 4:30 pm.)

MAY 13 - MEET - UNITY CHR.

MAY 21 - MEET - UNITY CHR.

JUNE 1 - CONFERENCE MEET - UNITY CHR.

-FIELD EVENTS START AT 9:00 AM AND RUNNING AT 10:00 AM

-$2/PERSON OR $5/FAMILY (ENTIRE FAMILY MUST ENTER AT THE SAME TIME)


TENNIS - (5:00 pm unless noted)

MAY 9 -- CALVIN CHR. - HOME

MAY 10 - BYRON PUBLIC - AWAY (5:30 pm)

MAY 15 - UNITY CHR. - HOME

MAY 16 - NORTHPOINTE - HOME

TRASH FOR CASH

We have collected enough receipts to turn in to SpartanNash! We are in the verification phase so stay tuned to the Facebook page to see the check presentation. Keep collecting receipts...let's do it again!!!


New to the Trash for Cash program is another SpartanNash collection. Please start turning in all Our Family brand UPCs. They are worth 5 cents each. (500 = $25) Please place them in the bins found by each office marked Trash for Cash.


PROGRAM ENDING!!! Tyson has decided to end the A+ project program. Check your freezers and make sure all labels are turned in BEFORE the end of the year!


BoxTop checks are in and we had a grand total of $978.20 this year. Keep collecting labels and turning them in frequently. They do expire! Stayed tuned for changes in this program!!

TRIP

Cash and Carry is open on Thursdays 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

The 2019 Colgate/Meijer playground challenge is underway. Help us win up to $750 in Meijer gift cards. VOTE for Legacy every day at https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/contests/colgatemeijerplayground2019 . You can vote once a day per email address. Do you have email addresses that you used to vote with in previous years? All of those addresses are still verified and can be voted with immediately. Voting is very easy and takes less than a minute! Currently we are in 4th place. Thanks to everyone who has been voting - keep up the great work!


Each oral care item that we send in during the contest also counts as a vote. What can we send in? Toothbrushes, toothbrush packaging, toothpaste tubes and caps, toothpaste boxes, mouthwash containers, floss picks and floss containers. ANY and ALL brands and ALL sizes are accepted. These and all other TerraCycle items can be dropped off in the rollout located by the TRIP office at the west campus or at the TerraCycle center by the gym at the elementary.

MOMS IN PRAYER

Join us this Friday at 8:45 to pray for our school and students. This week will pray for the following specific staff members: Jaimie Sinnema, Kelly Holleman, Jenna Conlin and Gayle Veenstra. As always, you are welcome to submit prayer requests anytime to Gina Huizingh at 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.


  • PJ & Mandy Tiemeyer - Micah - 6th, Dani, 5th, Lucy - 3rd
  • Scott & Rebecca Tiemeyer - Kadin - 5th, Camden - 2nd
  • Mike & Tara Tiesma - Austin - 7th
  • Eric & Jenni Timmer - Sophie 4th, Elijah - 1st
  • John & Becci Timmer - Ava - 8th
  • Ed & Melanie Tolsma - Lydia - 8th
  • JD & Jess Triemstra - Elias - PreK
  • Ryan & Laura Truer - Addison - 2nd

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

South Christian High School Tuition Assistance Benefit Flower Sale: Purchase a $25 Speyer's Farm Market gift card and $5 will be donated to the Tuition Assistance Fund. Gift cards can be purchased at the SCHS office and redeemed at Speyer's located at 6444 Eastern Avenue SE. Purchase gift cards for your spring flowers and summer fruits and vegetables! Sale ends May 25, but the gift certificates are good all season.

Retirement Open House, Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, SCHS Rotunda - After 39 years in education, George Guichelaar is retiring. Join us as we celebrate his dedication and hard work at SCHS! If you are unable to attend, please feel free to send a note of encouragement to George at sdevries@schs.org and the notes will be given to him at the event.


South Christian Drama presents its summer drama camp on June 10-14. The camp runs from 9:00 am-3:00 pm each day with a 1:30 pm performance on Friday. Sign-up sheets are available in the office. If you need more information, email Mr. DeWeerd at bdeweerd@schs.org. Thank you!


Eighth grade graduation will be here soon! Mother's Day is just around the corner! And then Father's Day will be here! Here are some great gift ideas for you! This is a fundraiser for the Senior All-Night party after high school graduation. We are offering bleacher seats with the new SCHS logo for only $45 each! We also have stadium blankets - one side is water-resistant and the other side is warm and fleecy - for $30 each! These make great gifts for parents, grandparents, and graduates! If interested, please contact Lisa DeVries via text or phone (616-329-1472) or email (devrieshome6@gmail.com). We appreciate your support!


Mrs. Sinnema's Art Camp is back this summer! Join us for some Art Camp fun! More

information on the camp and what fun things we will be doing is on the parent Facebook

page as well as Mrs. Sinnema's Facebook! Email to sign up at jsinnema@legacycs.org.

The dates are as follows:


  • June 17-21, 5th-8th, 10:00 am-1:00 pm at WC $70
  • June 24-28, 3rd-4th, 12:00-2:00 pm at Elem $60


*more info on what we will be doing at camp is on the parent Facebook page as well as

Mrs. Sinnema’s Facebook! *email to sign up! jsinnema@legacycs.org


Summer TENNIS Camps! Sailor Youth Tennis camps will again be available for kids exiting grades K-4. The sessions are June 17-21 OR July 8-12 at the SCHS Sports Park. **Coach Klaasen has a separate form for Middle & High schoolers, for evenings the week of June 17-21. Please use that session for your older students. Details, contact and registration info is available at either school office or go to www.southchristiansports.com, under Programs and Camps. Contact Jayne Boerman with questions: boermanjb@yahoo.com.

Upcoming Dates and Events

MAY

10 - Drop in Preview Day at Elementary (9:00-10:00 am)

10 - Walk-a-Jog-a-Thon - 1:00-2:30 at SCHS Sports Park

13 - LCS Society Meeting at WC (7:00 pm)

19 - Retirement Open House at WC (2:00-4:00 pm)

23 - POPS Concert at West Campus (1:30 pm)

23/24 - Last Days of Prek Classes

27 - NO SCHOOL - MEMORIAL DAY

28 - 8th Grade Cedar Point Trip

29 - 8th Grade - NO SCHOOL

30/31 - 8th Grade Projects