"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
THANK YOU JCS COMMUNITY!
THANK YOU to all of you who have already contributed toward the Amazon Wish Lists we published last week!! The generosity of the JCS community never ceases to amaze us! Amazon packages began rolling in already last week Friday and it has been such a delight to deliver those wish list items to our deserving teachers! There were many tears of joy as the teachers accepted those gifts that will further enhance learning in each of their classrooms. In the midst of what has been a very challenging year, we thank you for blessing JCS in this very tangible way! Your love and support is most definitely felt despite the social distancing restrictions! 
 
A few reminders:
 
  • 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! Any questions, let me know. 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 
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Nov 18 - TRIP Order Pick-Up (6:30-7pm)
Nov 19 - Tornado Drill Practice (2:30pm)
Nov 20 - Report Cards go home
Nov 23 & 24 - School IS in session - (NO JPS Busing!)
Nov 25-27 - Thanksgiving Break
ATHLETICS
Ski Passes - Attention all skiers, snowboarders or anyone who would like to learn! JCS is selling Bittersweet ski passes. Anyone ages 7 and up is welcome to take advantage of these reduced rates. Ski passes are $22 each and reduce the price of ski lifts and rentals at Bittersweet. If you are interested, contact Mrs. Huttinga (ahuttinga@jenisonchristian.org). We will be selling tickets from Nov. 9-Nov. 18.
ALL SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
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The JCS Food Drive continues through this Friday, November 20th. We are collecting non-perishable food items and household/cleaning items. Donations will be given to local families and food pantries. Donated items can be brought by your child to their classroom. Please join us in "giving hope" and sharing God's love to others!


  • 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. If you've ordered an extra theme shirt already and have not received it, we need you to pay for it, and we will send it home with your student!

  • 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. If you're looking for a great holiday gift, consider purchasing these cards!

  • Thank You - Amy Boeskool (JCS bus driver) and her family would like to thank the JCS community for their prayers, flowers and support during the recent passing of Amy's father, Mr. Donald Postma. Your kindness is deeply appreciated.
Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (T.R.I.P.)
Curbside TRIP will be offered approximately twice a month up to Christmas. 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 at this time. The order due and pick up dates for September through December are as follows to help you plan accordingly.


When picking up your order, please enter the parking lot down by the ball field and follow along the sidewalk towards the office. A volunteer will greet you and deliver your order to your car. TRIP monetary distribution that normally occurs the end of August will not be happening this fall due to the limited availability of being able to order TRIP this spring/summer. TRIP earnings will be credited to your accounts as usual in April. Thank you for your understanding. Please pass this information along to friends and family that don’t receive emails from JCS. As a reminder, we will NOT be able to fulfill any orders at pick up. ALL ORDERS ARE PREORDER ONLY. 
BUS BULLETIN
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NO BUSING: Please note that there will be NO JPS busing (Rabbit Bus) on Monday, November 23 & Tuesday, November 24.

REMINDER: All balls and other sports and recreational equipment that cannot fit completely into a student's zipped backpack are prohibited on buses for everyone's safety.

JCS bus parents, to contact your bus drivers please email deer14@jenisonchristian.org or eagle18@jenisonchristian.org
STAFF BIRTHDAYS
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November
03 - Lindsay Wohlford
07 - Vicki VanPeursem
11 - Amy Boeskool
16 - Lea Oosterheert
28 - Kelly Alkema
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