"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
SHARE JCS!
There are lots of exciting things happening right now!!
  • Preschool enrollment for 2021-22
  • Group tours for new families
  • Scheduling appointments for PreK and Kindergarten screening

We would love to have you share the opportunities of JCS with your friends and neighbors. We have yard signs available in the office that promote Jenison Christian Schools. Would you be willing to put one in your front yard? Please stop by the school office to pick one up. Thank you for sharing our love of JCS!
PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN SCREENING
As we look to the 2021-2022 school year, we want to continue to partner with you in teaching your child to love, learn, and lead! If your child is entering Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten, we will begin our enrollment process the week of January 25 with "Kindergarten Screening." If you have a child coming into Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten, please sign up by clicking the link below to set up a screening time for your child. Screening is Friday, January 29 from 9:00AM-3:00PM or Saturday, January 30 from 9:30AM-12:30PM. The appointments last approximately 15 minutes with cleaning in between. If you want more information on the Kindergarten screening process, please click the link below to learn more. We are offering Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten tours during our screening week, sign up with the link below to schedule a tour. Your next enrollment steps will be given to you at the screening appointment. 

PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Open Enrollment Now Available For Preschool!

We are now 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





SPELLING BEE
Our spelling bee took on a new format this year due to the pandemic. This experience, like many others, became a virtual event. On January 11, qualifying students gathered in our school library on their computers to participate.

Congratulations to Caroline Howard (6th grade), who was the winner, and to Taylor VandenBerg (7th grade), who was the runner-up. They will be representing JCS in the Ottawa area regional spelling bee. Thank you to all who participated! We have some excellent spellers, as it was a close competition with four participants tying for third place with a score of 21 of 25.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Jan 19 - TRIP order deadline for pick-up on Jan. 27
Jan 20 - Early Childhood Group Tours (4:30pm-7:30pm)
Jan 22 - Parents in Prayer (1-2pm virtual)
Jan 26 - Early Childhood Group Tours (4:30pm-7:30pm)
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
  • Lunch Program Option for 1/2 Day - Do you need a cold-lunch take-home option for the half-day of school ahead on January 29? As part of our hot lunch program with the free offering through the USDA this school year we are able to provide that for you, if you provide us with an advanced request. If you would like us to send your child home with a sack-lunch on those days, please email Penny Thatcher at pthatcher@jenisonchristian.org and let her know you'd like this option.

  • 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. Here is the link! https://youtu.be/rkhoHWYqGBU

  • 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:
  • Please Add: Paul & Erika Ondersma - 6918 Valleyview Ave., Jenison, MI 49428 - Phone: 457-2083 (Seth -8th Grade)
  • Please Add: Ben & Falon Peters - 2520 Cedar West Dr., Jenison, MI 49428 - Phone: 821-9238 (Joseph - 8th Grade)
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:

Orders placed by Tuesday, January 19 are available for pick up on Wednesday, January 27!

Order dates for January through 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
Half Day Busing: There will be AM and NOON busing for the JCS Eagle, JCS Deer and JPS Rabbit buses on our scheduled half-day January 29.

There will be NO AM and PM JPS Rabbit Bus on February 11, 12, 15 and March 12. 

JCS bus parents, to contact your bus drivers please email
STAFF BIRTHDAYS
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January Birthdays
06 - Alyssa Dykstra
09 - Rebekah LaPlaca
18 - Megan Westlund
19 - Deb DeVries
20 - Sue Helder
31 - Crystal Mejeur
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
All Belong is excited to hold our annual auction Thursday, January 28 through Saturday, January 30! This year, the auction is completely virtual and can be accessed online from the comfort of your home. You will have the opportunity to bid on fantastic items and experiences, ranging from toy Lego sets to an inflatable kayak for two! Contributing to the meaningful work of building faithful, inclusive communities has never been more accessible. Proceeds from this event provide meaningful support for churches and schools to access resources that build belonging.  Visit allbelong.org/events/2021-virtual-auction/ for more information and how to register. Register by January 14 to be entered to win an iPad!
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