"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
HOLY WEEK
As a body of believers, we have so much to celebrate this week! Take time this week to reflect and remember the indescribable gift that we have all been given in the death of Jesus, our Savior. Celebrate His Amazing Grace!

Enjoy the livestream video on Thursday, April 1st at 10:02 of the elementary school chapel.
JCS YEARBOOK SALE
The JCS yearbook is on sale now! You can order your yearbook for only $20 through Yearbook Ordering Center (the order number is 20717 or you can use the school name). Families may also order through the office at a discounted rate of $15/yearbook for orders of 2 or more yearbooks.

Yearbook sales are available through April 16. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own a small piece of JCS memorabilia! Any questions please contact Erika Wykstra at ewykstra@jenisonchristian.org or 616-457-3301 ext 101. 
JCS AUCTION!
The online JCS Auction will be held April 23-24

Our auction team has been working daily behind the scenes getting things ready for our annual school auction. This auction will take place online on April 23 and 24.

We are still accepting donations! One way to support the auction is by purchasing an item from our Amazon Wish List. As we all know, certain businesses have been hit hard this past year due to covid. There is some uncertainty in how many donations we will be receiving this year. Below are several links to an Amazon wish list for the auction. If you are able, would you consider purchasing an item to donate towards the auction? 

Instructions: 
  1. Click on a link below to bring you to the Amazon wish list (they are separated by the price of the items) 
  2. Choose the item you would like to donate and add it to your cart. 
  3. Proceed to checkout
  4. Under shipping address, choose the JCS Auctions Gift Registry address
  5. Make sure "this item is a gift" box is checked
  6. Proceed to checkout

Important information: 

*Please make sure you place your order by March 29 and also check the shipping date. We are trying to avoid the items being delivered during spring break week. 

*Your donation will be labeled as "friends of JCS." 

*If you would like a receipt for your purchase please check the "email the recipient a a copy of their gift receipt after the gift is delivered" and add your email address. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jodi or Andrea: auction@jenisonchristian.org 

$100+

$50-$100

$25-$50

$25 and under


HEAD ROOM PARENTS PLEASE NOTE:
In the past, room parents were in charge of putting together the class auction basket. You will NOT be responsible for doing that this year. The auction committee will be taking care of the baskets this year. Thank you!

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. 
JOB POSTING
We are excited to announce that with our current projected enrollment for next year, we are looking to hire an additional second grade teacher for the 2021-22 school year. If you would be interested or know of someone who might be, please pass along this link! https://www.csionline.org/job-board/2399/2nd-grade-teacher
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 31 - TRIP Order Pick-Up (for orders placed on March 23) - 6:30-7:00pm
April 2-9 - Spring Break
April 12 - School will resume
April 16 - Wear blue for Autism Awareness
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.)
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, 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

April 23 is a half-day of school. The JCS Eagle and JCS Deer buses will provide both AM and NOON busing. The JPS Rabbit bus will provide AM busing; however, there will be NO JPS RABBIT bus at NOON dismissal.
STAFF BIRTHDAYS
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April Birthdays
01 - Jill Schepers
07 - Laura VandenBerg
11 - Sharon Thrasher
14 - Craig Flietstra
16 - Kara Bremer
18 - Hannah Stob
21 - Sally VanDyke
29 - Karen Deters
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Unity Summer Sports Camp Registration Date Change – We are excited to host sports camps at Unity Christian this summer! We were planning to open our camp registration the week after spring break, but we have decided to postpone the start of registration until mid-May. We want to have as much clarity with the COVID situation as possible and any further requirements/restrictions that might be in place this summer. We have always had room in our camps and have not turned anyone away, so we anticipate that there will be no problem with this later registration date.  Our current summer camp schedule is available on our website at https://unitychristianathletics.org/main/campsclinics/, and look for further communication in May when the registration opens! 
 
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