"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
Parent-Teacher Conferences
The dates for this fall's PK-8 Parent-Teacher Conferences are October 19 and 20 (next week Monday and Tuesday). At the heart of Christian education is the healthy relationship between family and school. Parent-Teacher conferences provide the opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss the spiritual, physical, emotional, social, and academic progress of each student.

Our conference schedule looks a little different this year. All conferences are in 10 minute increments. Conferences are going to happen on-sight, and also by Zoom for those who prefer a virtual visit. If you're signing up for a Zoom conference, please look for an email from your child's teacher with the link to connect to the meeting. If you sign up to be on-sight, we have a few requirements when in the building. Please wear a mask. Please respect the 10 minute time limit with your child's teacher. Please respect a safe social distance.

Thank you, parents, for partnering with us as we seek to stay connected in your child's education. If you haven't done so yet, sign up for conferences here, and remember the link will be closed after this Friday at 9 PM!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Oct 14 - MTWTh 4's Preschool Field Trip to Moelker's Orchards
Oct 14 - MWF 3's Preschool Field Trip to Post Family Farm
Oct 14 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Outdoor Discovery Center (9-2:15 PM)
Oct 14 - TRIP Pick up, JCS Office parking lot (6:30-7 PM)
Oct 15 - TTh 3's Preschool Field Trip to Post Family Farm

Oct 19 - PK/K Field Trip to Hager Park (9-11 AM)
Oct 19 - Parent Teacher Conferences (PK-8)
Oct 20 - Parent Teacher Conferences (PK-8)
Oct 21 - Teacher In-service Day
Oct 21-23 - NO SCHOOL (Pre-school-8)/CEA Convention
ATHLETICS
Our middle school fall athletics are wrapping up! Thank you to the coaches, players, and parents for your partnership in making this first 'covid' sports season a good experience for everyone! We heard so many instances in which our students were able to Shine their Light in unusual circumstances.

All games and practices are listed on the school calendar, with the game schedules attached below.


Unity Christian Girls Swim Clinic for Grades 6-8 – Registration is now open for Unity’s swim clinic for girls in grades 6 – 8. Due to COVID-19 we are unable to participate in any swim meets this year, but still plan to hold a swim clinic where girls will be able to practice and improve their swim skills. The clinic will begin on October 26 and will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays (one Tuesday) from 6 - 7 p.m. at Hudsonville High School's old pool. The cost to participate is $50. For an information sheet and to register click here. The information can also be found at unitychristianathletics.org under “Middle School Sports” in the “More” tab. Please feel free to contact the Athletic Office with any questions you may have at athletics@unitychristian.org or 669-1820.
ALL SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • JCS Parent Club Holiday Dessert Sale!! All students in Pre-K through 8th grade will be sent home with an order form from Frandale fundraising. We are offering pies, apple dumplings and cinnamon rolls. Please ask your families, friends and neighbors to support our school in a delicious way! All the pies come frozen and ready to bake- with the exception of coconut cream which comes fresh. All orders and payments must be turned in by Monday, November 2. Order pick-up will be Tuesday, November 17. Pies cost $15, a 4 pack of apple dumplings costs $12 and a 4 pack of cinnamon rolls costs $8. **Order pick-up will be by the gym doors after school on Tuesday, November 17. If you are picking your children up that day, simply exit the drop off loop and go around the middle school to the back gym doors. If you are unable to pick up your order at that time, please make arrangements to have someone else pick it up for you. We will not be able to hold orders for a later date.** Thank you for helping raise money for our Parent Club in this new fundraiser!

  • "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." Matthew 18:20. Join other JCS parents and grandparents in praying for our students! The new Parents in Prayer group (formerly, Moms in Prayer) will be meeting virtually via Zoom every other Friday from 1-2pm during the school year. All moms, dads and grandparents of JCS students are welcome to attend! Contact Jenna Bosch to join or find out more details. You can call/text 616-990-4325 or email lambersj@gmail.com.

  • 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!

  • Two of our middle school teachers are doing a podcast as an additional way to keep the community heartbeat of JCS going with you all. Please take the time to listen to this week's segment!

  • Key Cards ($10/$20) and Entertainment Books ($30) are still available for purchase in the JCS office. If you're looking for a great holiday gift, consider purchasing these coupons. You'll have a great gift and support our middle school students in the process.
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
There will be no AM or PM bussing for students riding the JPS Rabbit bus on Friday, October 30.

JCS bus parents, to contact your bus drivers please email deer14@jenisonchristian.org or eagle18@jenisonchristian.org
STAFF BIRTHDAYS
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October
11 - Penny Thatcher
16 - Sue Schilthuis
25 - Leah DeYoung
27 - Payton Ponstein
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.
No need to clip box tops anymore! You can now scan your box tops for JCS!
QUICK LINKS
JENISON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Jenison, MI 49428