"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
8TH GRADE PLAY - LAFFIN' SCHOOL
Jokes! Jokes! Jokes! It’s the classic situation. A young substitute teacher, Miss Quackenbush, turns up at the Little Red Schoolhouse and finds her class is comprised of some interesting pupils! The previous teacher had a nervous breakdown. No wonder! With things like mice in lunch boxes and a student with the measles, anything more will drive you crazy! Unless the likable and interesting pupils can pass a simple exam, they won’t advance to the next grade. The daffy answers they give to the questions are uproariously funny. Find out why the pupils don’t want to be ’promoted’ and why Miss Quackenbush has to find some way to get rid of them. 
The students weren't able to do the performance like they have done in the past, but were able to perform for students and staff in person and also record the performances for you to enjoy!
8A - Ponstein: click here
8B - Huttinga: click here

PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Open Enrollment Available For Preschool!

We are accepting open enrollment for our 3 & 4 year old preschool programs! Please use the link below to fill out the necessary forms. The enrollment fee is $75 and is due within two weeks of signing up in order to secure your spot. Enroll before February 14 and you will receive a $100 discount on your preschool tuition!


3's Preschool
(2 or 3 mornings 9:00-11:30AM)

2 days - MW/TTh
3 days - MWF/TThF

4's Preschool
(2, 3, or 4 mornings 9:00-11:30AM)

2 days - MW/TTh
3 days - MWF/TThF
4 days - MTWTh




CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Feb 11, 12 & 15 - No JP Busing
Feb 17 - TRIP Pick-up (for orders placed by Feb 9) 6:30-7pm
AMAZON WISH LISTS
If you would like to give a tangible gift to our school, giving through the Amazon Wish List Program is a great way to show your support! Our staff and students have been greatly blessed by the gifts already coming in through this program.
 
  • There is NO deadline for placing orders. These lists will stay active throughout the school year and teachers will add to them as needs come up. This will be available all year long and items can be shipped directly to JCS! The website link is: https://sites.google.com/jenisonchristian.org/wishlists/home

  • You can have items shipped directly to JCS by selecting 'Jenison Christian School's Gift Registry Address' for the shipping address when checking out.

  • If you'd like to add a note so we know who made the donation, please select 'Gift Options' under Step 3 in the checkout process.

  • There are also wish lists for the 'JCS Outdoor Education' space as that is used on a daily basis by preschool-elementary, as well as for our custodial staff and childcare team 
ALL SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • The Jenison Christian School Executive Committee is seeking candidates for School Board; the terms will begin in the 2021-2022 school year. Any member of the JCS Society may submit nominations for the Board. Nomination forms can be found here. JCS Board members serve for a three-year term and, if willing, may serve a second three-year term. The JCS Society elects new members by lot at the annual May society meeting. Nominations are due by February 15th. Our children are the leaders of future generations. We all know how important a Christian education can be in the development of leadership within the context of a Christian world and life view. It is the desire of the JCS Board to seek out persons who understand and support the vision of Jenison Christian, and at the same time represent the growing ecumenical diversity among our student body.

  • 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. The first round deadline for FACTS filing is March 31, 2021. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Karen Deters, Financial Secretary (457-3301 ext. 162 or Email).

  • Drive Line Reminder - We are blessed at JCS to work closely with Baldwin Street CRC in the use of their parking lot. Please be respectful when entering and exiting the parking lot area for the school pick-up/drop-off. The east side of the church is NOT to be used for entering and exiting the parking lot, please use Greenfield Drive only! Also, please remember to be respectful and kind to others using the parking lot area, including the staff at Baldwin Street church. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • JCS Podcast - Did you know that we have our very own JCS podcast? Join in and listen to our middle school teachers Mr. Eric DeVries and Mr. Payton Ponstein. Click here for a new JCS Jam interview including some of our middle school students!

  • JCS gators and theme t-shirts are available for sale in the office: $5/gators and $7/t-shirts.

  • Key Cards ($10/$20) are still available for purchase in the JCS office. There is a dining card for $20 and a car care card for $10.

  • JCS Directory Updates:
  • Welcome Back! - Brad & Carmen Docter (Vera - KLB) - 2528 Cedar West Dr., Jenison, MI 49428; Phone: 336-469-2169; carmenmdocter@gmail.com
Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (T.R.I.P.)
Curbside TRIP is moving inside.  TRIP will be available for pick up inside by the office door. There can only be two people inside picking up at the same time. Please form a line outside until you can safely enter. Please remember to social distance and wear a mask. 

As before, 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. 

PLEASE NOTE:

Order dates for March are are follows:

Order by Tuesday, March 2 and pick up on Wednesday, March 10,
Order by Tuesday, March 23 and pick up on Wednesday, March 31.

If you have an online TRIP account, we would encourage you to order your TRIP cards via the online ordering system. You can pay for your order via PrestoPay, with your credit card or with a check at pick up. Online ordering has a huge selection of businesses and denominations. 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.
BUS BULLETIN
Please make sure your student has their mask when you send them out the door to the bus stop. Masks are required to ride a bus and must be worn for the entire trip.

Please email you bus driver if your student does not need morning pickup at

There will be NO AM and PM JPS Rabbit Bus on February 11, 12, 15 and March 12. 
STAFF BIRTHDAYS
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February Birthdays
01 - Tim Paauw
12 - Melissa Ensing
12 - Joe Oosterheert
13 - Kim Bruursema
18 - Julie Brunsting
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Unity Summer Sports Camp Schedule -- Unity Christian will be sponsoring many sports camps this summer for students age 3 to 12th grade. The current camp schedule is available at this link or at unitychristianathletics.org under the "Camps and Clinics" tab. Online registration for Unity summer sports camps will begin on Tuesday, April 13. We look forward to having your students join us this summer!  
 
DAILY WAYS TO SUPPORT JCS
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. 
QUICK LINKS
JENISON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Jenison, MI 49428