The Beacon:
September 10th, 2020
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Scripture of the week: (Theme Verse for the Year!)
"That your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God."
1 Corinthians 2:5
First Beacon of the new School Year!
The Beacon is our weekly newsletter that will keep you up to date on all important information. The Beacon will be sent home each week on Thursdays via the youngest student in your family at South Olive (K-8th). There will often be attachments that go along with announcements in the newsletter. You will also receive the Beacon via email.
Concessions Fridays @ Lunch!
Gatorade, Candy Bars & Cookies!!!
Prices range from $.50 up to $1.50.
Send your loose change with your students!
The Parent sign-up board has been moved! Due to needing to limit parents in and out of the building the sign up board is now outside the main lobby doors. Please check it out and sign up for up-coming things like: Soft Ball Drivers, Concession Sellers at games, Cutting and Rolling Pigs (this helps us Coordinate who will be here when) and coming soon food donations for the Auction. This is a small way that EVERYONE can help out and make a BIG difference!
Pizza Fridays!
Our first pizza hot lunch is Friday, September 18th. Little Caesar's pizza for only $1.50 per slice.Please see the attached order slips for further details.
Looking for a quick and easy way to help?!
Check out our Amazon wish list!
We appreciate you!
Maintenance Support

South Olive Christian School could use your expertise! We have some maintenance tasks that take 5-10 hours per week at most. This would be a volunteer position, working with our janitorial staff and office staff to keep up with things like: paint touch-ups, replacing light switches, fixing cupboards and other "handyman" tasks. We have excellent resources in our board members, who can direct and help with maintenance and repairs, but who would welcome another set of hands on a regular basis to keep things working in the school.

Substitute Teachers Wanted!
South Olive Christian School is in need of more substitute teachers. If you are interested, let the office know!
Auction Time!!!
(Rescheduled from the Spring)
Our 49th annual auction will be Saturday, September 26th.
4:00: Pig Roast & Silent Auction Begins
5:00: Live Auction Begins
Dinner & live auction will be held outdoors. Silent auction held in the gym with traffic being properly controlled.

Have something to donate? Have you turned in your pink donation forms to the office? Please do so ASAP.
We appreciate your help! We hope to see you there and be sure to bring some friends!
Enrollment is OPEN and available ONLINE!
Details and online enrollment forms are on our website at Preschool and Young 5's registration is available online as well! See Email the office with questions about enrollment:
Pigs in a Blanket

Come and get 'em!

The price is $12/dozen.
Spread the word with this flyer!

SOCS families, join our closed Facebook group (Pig Crew @SOCS) to stay in touch about volunteering (which earns you tuition credit!). Our Pigs in a Blanket have been flying out of the freezers.Our next pig date is on September 14th. Please stay tuned to the Facebook group for further information and sign ups. Thanks! We appreciate everyone's help!
Community Information
Helping Hands

"Many hands make light work..."
How can you get involved SOCS Helping Hands?
Attend our meeting on September 22nd @ 7 pm. All parents are invited to attend to discuss projects for this year. We'll pray, have a treat and look at what God has in store for SOCS in the 2020-21 school year. Contact Kelsey Greer with questions at

On the Calendar: 

  • 14th: Pigs
  • 18th: Pizza Lunch ($1.50 /slice)
  • 19th: Parking Lot Sale! (9am-2pm)
  • 21st: School Board Mtg
  • 22nd: Helping Hands Mtg 7 PM
  • 26th: Auction (rescheduled from spring 4 PM-Dinner/Silent Auction 5 PM-Live Auction begins
  • 28th-Oct. 2nd Penny War

  • 2nd: Penny War Ends
  • 5th: Pigs

School Shirts

Please see the attached form to this weeks Beacon. We will be starting the process of collecting sizes for each student. Shirts will be worn for field trips and special events throughout the school year.
Come on out for our Craft & Vendor AND Garage-sale style Parking Lot Sale! September 19th 9am-2pm

Come support our school with this GREAT fundraiser!
You will NOT want to miss this PARKING LOT SIZE Craft & Vendor SALE!! We have over 20+ crafters/vendors selling Usborne, Home Decor, Life Expressions, Back to Health, Lula Roe and a whole lot more!

**Let the kids play on the play ground while you shop!**
Buy breakfast, lunch or a snack for the whole family! We will have Our famous Pig-in-Blankets- cooked and frozen, Hot Dogs, Chips, Popcorn, Baked Goods and Ice Cold Drinks!
We also will be accepting empty pop cans as a school fundraiser as well- so clean out that garage!
South Olive Christian School
Address - 6230 120th Ave Holland, MI 49424
( Just South of Port Sheldon.)

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Contact our TRIP Coordinator, Amy Koetsier with questions.
Supporting SOCS in simple ways:
Thank you for continuing to save your Direct Your Dollar (Spartan) receipts and Our Family labels. Drop them off on Fridays in the office. We'll also take your Box Tops for Education or you can scan your receipts when you purchase marked items using their app)!
THANKS to all who have brought in their cans and bottles! We have raised over $500 dollars over the last few months (and we still have cans yet to return). What a blessing! If you have pop cans & bottles piling up, you can bring them to us! We will sort them, store them and take them in to fund our athletics and Helping Hands projects! Drop them off any Friday or let us know when you can come drop them off.
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SOCS Mission Statement:
Equipping students with the wisdom and knowledge to become effective Christ followers and bring peace and restoration to earth.