"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
CEA Break
Thank you, parents, for spending time with our staff over the last couple of days to talk about your child. We are so thankful we had the opportunity to meet with parents in person and virtually as we continue to journey through this year. We are praying you all have a good time off of school this week. Unwind, rest, enjoy your family and God's creation, take in the blessings of this season. Please continue to pray for our students, staff, school community, and God's world. We know God is hearing your prayers. Thank you, JCS Community!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Oct 21 - Teacher In-service Day
Oct 21-23 - NO SCHOOL (Pre-school-8)/CEA Convention

Oct 27 - Trip Orders Due
ATHLETICS
Sader Saturday Basketball Program -- Unity Christian is pleased to offer a Sader Saturday Basketball program for boys in grades 4 - 6. This program will be held on November 14, 21 and December 5, 12, 19. Each session will teach fundamental basketball skills and provide team competition. Fourth grade boys will meet from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., and 5th/6th graders will meet from 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. The cost to participate is $30 for 4th grade and $40 for 5th/6th grades, and the deadline to register is November 6. Please go to Unity's site for more information and an on-line registration link. Information can also be found at www.unitychristianathletics.org under the “Camps & Clinics” tab. 

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!

  • School Pictures are done and ordered, but if you missed it, our photographer is giving you another chance to order! The order form is due by next week Thursday (October 29). You can also order a class composite for your child. Itshould be returned to the office by next week Friday (October 30).

  • "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!

  • 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!
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.
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