"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
PRESCHOOL FUNDRAISER
Our preschoolers will be starting their sub sale this week Friday, March 12! They will be selling subs, croissants, garlic bread and cinnamon rolls from Frandale Sub Shop. The sale will run from Friday, March 12 to Monday, March 29. All payments and orders are due by Monday, March 29. The pick-up day for orders is Wednesday, April 14. For an order form, click here. Additional order forms can also be picked up in the school office. Please return a copy of the order form and your payment to the school office by Monday, March 29.

Thank you for your support of our preschool program here at JCS!
JCS AUCTION!
The online JCS Auction will be held April 23-24

We would love a donation from you! Do you cook? Do you enjoy woodworking? Do you have a special talent to offer? The possibilities are endless! Here are a few more donation ideas!

Experiences:
 -Desserts every month for a year
 -Fishing trip
 -Guided hunting trip
 -A timeshare
 -College football tickets
 -Cooking, piano lessons

Services:
 -Cleaning 
 -Painting
 -Photography
 -Lawn care

Independent Business:
 -Thirty-One
 -Jamberry
 -Tupperware
 -Norwex
 -Younique 
  
Hosting:
 -Outdoor movie night
 -Pool party
 -Dinner party

If you have any questions or you need your donation picked up, please contact Jodi Mitchell or Andrea Westdorp at auction@jenisonchristian.org, or you can drop your donation off in the office. 
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 17th & Thursday, March 18th from 4:00-5:00pm and 6:00-8:30pm. A separate email was sent to parents on Tuesday, March 2nd so please refer to that email for instructions on how to sign up! Sign-up here, deadline is March 15 at 9pm!

**Middle School Families, please note that due to COVID, we are unable to offer open house style conferences this spring. If you would like to meet with any of your child's teachers, please sign up for a pre-scheduled conference. You may sign up for conferences with multiple teachers. Slots are available on a first come, first serve basis until filled.**

ATHLETICS
COACH NEEDED: We are in need of one more track coach for the upcoming season. If you would be willing to help out or know of someone who might, please contact Craig Flietstra @ cflietstra@jenisonchristian.org.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
March 10 - TRIP Pick-Up for orders placed on March 2 (6:30-7pm)
March 11 - Tornado Drill Practice (9:30am)
March 12 - No AM or PM Rabbit Bus (JP Bus) today
March 12 - Preschool Sub Sale Fundraiser Begins
March 15 - Deadline to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences (9pm)
March 17 & 18 - Parent Teacher Conferences (4-5pm & 6-8:30pm by appt. only!)

Upcoming Dates:
March 19 - No School & No Childcare - Staff Professional Development Day
April 17 - Spring Clean-Up Day at JCS
PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT
We are still accepting enrollment for our 3 & 4 year old preschool programs! (There is currently a wait list for the 4 year old three and four day sessions, the 4 year old T/TH session, and also the 3 year old M/W session.) A $75 enrollment fee is due within two weeks of enrolling to hold your spot. If you have any further questions, please call the school office.


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:

The next TRIP order is due by Tuesday, March 2 with pick up on Wednesday, March 10. 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, March 2 for pick up on Wednesday, March 10,
Order by Tuesday, March 23 for pick up on Wednesday, March 31,
Order by Tuesday, April 13 for pick up on Wednesday, April 21,
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.
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
Revive - Revive is ready for spring shopping! The store is now full of fresh arrivals for spring including clothing, purses, swimwear, home decor, floral, furniture and more! Regular shopping hours are M/W/F from 12pm to 5pm, T/Th from 12pm to 7pm and Sat. from 12p to 3pm. Donation hours are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm and Saturdays from 10am to 12pm. No appointment needed.

Unity Christian High School -- Unity Christian will be sponsoring various different sports programs coming up this Spring as well as different camps for this Summer. Please see this link for more information or you can go online to unitychristianathletics.org and look under the "Camps and Clinics" tab.
 
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