"In the same way, LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven." Matthew 5:16
Enrollment Packets Due this Week

Enrollment packets have all been mailed out. This packet contains many important pieces of information that are needed for next school year. Please take a few moments to carefully read through the paperwork and fill out the necessary forms and return them to the school office by Friday, April 30. Knowing how many students that are planning to be at Jenison Christian School is very valuable to the school board as they make decisions for classroom sizes, staffing, etc. for the upcoming school year.

Also, if you know of a family considering JCS for next year, please have them contact the school office and we would be happy to see that they receive a tour if desired, as well as answer any questions they may have about JCS.
We have some awesome things to be thankful for as a JCS community that happened in this last week!

We had our annual school auction which was a great success in raising over $34,000 for our school! With over 200 bidders there was a lot of fast bidding at the end of each session! Thank you to those who made donations for the auction itself and for those who participated in the bidding. Your support of our school is deeply appreciated. Thank you also to the auction committee for your MANY hours dedicated to making this such a great event!

Our Parent Club has been working to find ways to support our school in this "non-traditional" year where we aren't able to have a lot of volunteers onsite at any given time. This year we coordinated with Dean Luurtsema and had a Hanging Flower Basket Sale which ended last Friday and was also a success! Don't forget that if you ordered flowers, they will be ready for pickup on Friday, May 7.

Finally, we would like to thank our grandparents! We would have loved having you on campus this year, but due to restrictions we were unable to do so. However, it was a blessing to see many of you picking up your grandchildren from school last Friday and heading out to spend some special time with your grandchildren. We hope you enjoyed our Grandparents' Day video as well. Thank you for the time and love you give to support your family in life and in their Christian education!

Coming Up Next... JCS' Next Fundraiser is the Annual Eagle WALK!! This will take place on Friday, May 14. We have adapted our plans this year so we can get all of our students out and walking (weather-pending). We are excited! Help us reach our goal of $25,000 this year!
The annual JCS Society Meeting will be taking place next week Tuesday at 7:00pm. We will be offering a hybrid meeting model this year with socially-distanced seating in the gym (masks required for attendance) or you may tune in through a livestream option with this Zoom link. Because of the hybrid model, we are doing the voting in advance of the meeting. If you are a JCS Society member, please use this link and vote before next week Monday (May 3) at midnight

Note: You will find 2 proposals in the voting form brought to the JCS Society from the JCS School Board this year. These proposals are part of the necessary steps to move forward correctly with the Capital Campaign this summer regarding much needed renovations for our campus.

Voting "Yes" to these proposals updates our governing documents to allow our school board the ability to work with a bank on financing construction against multi-year pledges as well as allowing more flexibility for our school board to discern additional costs, approvals, and payment strategies to ensure our building gets properly updated.
Gift cards for Countryside Greenhouse are now available in the school office. The cards are $50 each and a percentage of each card sold goes back to Jenison Christian. Do your shopping and support JCS at the same time!
One important thing that we want to remind families of is that if any member of your household has been tested and is awaiting test results for COVID, it is imperative that ALL students of JCS from this household remain at home until those test results come back. The ripple effects of a positive case can greatly affect the number of students needing to quarantine. We are trying our best to keep as many students in the classroom as possible and finish this year strong! Thank you for your help!
April 30 - Enrollment Packets for the school year 2021/22 are due to the office
April 30 - Parents in Prayer (Virtual Meeting via Zoom) 1:00-2:00pm - For more information please contact Jenna Bosch at lambersj@gmail.com
May 4 - JCS Annual Society Meeting - 7pm - JCS Gym (masks required)
  • Tuition Assistance for 2021-2022 School Year: We are so grateful for the Jenison Christian Education Foundation, REVIVE Re-store, the JCS Parent Club, many of our local churches, and individuals who annually support Jenison Christian School financially and/or through volunteer time to assist in keeping tuition affordable. If tuition costs for JCS are unaffordable for your family, we invite you to apply for tuition assistance through the JCS tuition assistance program. For the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, JCS will again participate in the online FACTS tuition assistance application program. All parents or guardians requesting tuition assistance through JCS are required to complete an application using the FACTS program to receive JCS tuition assistance. Our first priority regarding tuition assistance will be for families enrolled in full day programming at JCS. There are several steps to this process so please fill out the forms as soon as possible if you are interested. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Karen Deters, Financial Secretary (457-3301 ext. 162 or email at kdeters@jenisonchristian.org).
Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (T.R.I.P.)
All orders MUST be preordered. TRIP has dwindled down its inventory and gift cards are now being ordered on an as needed basis. Pick ups will be offered ONLY on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 PM as volunteers and parents are not able to be in the school building during school hours. 

The order due and pick up dates through the end of the school year are as follows to help you plan accordingly:

Order by Tuesday, May 4 for pick up on Wednesday, May 12,
Order by Tuesday, May 25 for pick up on Wednesday, June 2.

If you have an online TRIP account, we would encourage you to order your TRIP cards via the online ordering system. If you don’t have an online TRIP account, please email your order to JCS Trip at trip@jenisonchristian.org and your money will be collected when you pick up your order.  As a reminder, we will NOT be able to fulfill any orders at pick up. ALL ORDERS ARE PREORDERED.
The 2021-22 Enrollment Transportation Letter has been emailed to all JCS families and includes sign-up information for both JCS and JPS busing. You may also find the information at our website:  https://www.jenisonchristian.org/admissions/transportation.cfm. (Click on 2021-22 Transportation Letter.)

  • ALL families (current and new) who reside OUTSIDE of the JPS district (JCS DEER and EAGLE buses) must submit busing enrollment information no later than June 1, 2021. 

  • All JPS busing requests/changes (RABBIT bus) must be submitted by June 25. If you live within a 1.2 mile radius of JCS, this is considered a parental-transportation zone and busing is not available for your family.  

Please email Sharon Sytsma with any questions at ssytsma@jenisonchristian.org.

Upcoming Schedule: May 26 will be a half-day. The JCS DEER and EAGLE buses will provide both AM and NOON busing. The JPS RABBIT bus will provide only AM busing.  The JPS RABBIT bus will not provide busing home at NOON on May 26.

To contact your JCS bus drivers, please email at deer14@jenisonchristian.org or eagle18@jenisonchristian.org
April Birthdays
29 - Karen Deters

May Birthdays
10 - Lonnie Wiener
12 - Erika Wykstra
15 - Courtney Scholten
15 - Ellie Schuur
15 - Sandy Brower
16 - Marcia Dykstra
17 - Jamie Reinhart
18 - Kaylin Busscher
21 - Jennifer Zellinger
23 - Leah Dozeman
29 - Lisa Breuker
The Paper Gator is still open!
Recycle your paper products in the Paper Gator (Located in the Baldwin Street Lot in the Northeast corner - NEW location)
As you are making your purchases online, remember to make your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile for JCS
Please save your Spartan receipts for JCS! You can drop them off at the office anytime.
For those who use Shipt for grocery delivery and receive email receipts, you can just forward your receipt on to receipts@boxtops4education.com within 14 days and your earnings will automatically be applied to JCS. You will need to create an account to link your email to JCS. 
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