"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
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
  • JCS Auction - Save the dates of April 23 & 24! We will be doing an online auction again this year. Please watch for more details to be coming soon!

  • Coach Needed - We are still in need of a 7th grade girls basketball coach. If you would be interested or know of someone who may be interested, please contact Craig Flietstra at cflietstra@jenisonchristian.org.

  • Reporting Student Absence - If your student is ill or if there is a planned absence for vacation, etc., PLEASE notify Sandy in the school office by calling the absentee line at 457-3307 or email her at sbrower@jenisonchristian.org. Each morning teachers submit the attendance for their class, then we have to account for each student and why they are absent. If you have not reported the absence, then phone calls need to be made to locate your child. Notifying the teacher is great, however they don't always have time to check email or seesaw before attendance gets turned in, so it is very important to notify Sandy as well. When leaving/sending a message, be sure to include the students name, homeroom teacher, reason for absence, and if sick, the symptoms they are having. Thank you for your help!

  • Paper Gator - Yes, it is still here! Some have questioned whether or not we still have the paper gator! It was moved just down from where it was to the far northeast of the parking lot area. This allows the room needed for the new drive loop. It may be a bit difficult to see at first glance due to the large snow pile!
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.


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 (currently a wait list)
4 days - MTWTh (currently a wait list)




CALENDAR OF EVENTS
March 2 - TRIP order deadline (for pickup on March 10)
March 5 - Report Cards
March 19 - No School & No Childcare (Staff Professional Development Day)

Save the Date:
April 17 - Spring Clean-Up Day at JCS (more details to come)
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
  • 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 at kdeters@jenisonchristian.org).
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 email your bus driver if your student does not need morning pickup at deer14@jenisonchristian.org or eagle18@jenisonchristian.org

There will be NO AM and PM JPS Rabbit Bus on March 12. 
STAFF BIRTHDAYS
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March Birthdays
04 - Jeremy Beute
07 - Faye Ritsema
15 - Kathy Feenstra
23 - Stacey Christians
28 - David VanZytveld
29 - Sharon Sytsma
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