"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
An Exciting week ahead for JCS!
Spiritual emphasis week will be September 21-25 and is a week-long exercise in spiritual growth at JCS. The focus will be this year’s school wide theme - Shine Your Light, reflecting on the verse found in Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven.”
This year will look different than prior years as there will not be a need for Serve Day drivers, pop cans collected for Georgetown Harmony Homes, or baked goods delivered to church offices. But we are still excited and thankful for efforts from teachers and administration to observe this week as we’ve done for 9 consecutive years. It’s eminently important to all our students.
Pray that our students will have a year being filled with the Light, have a heart that longs to believe the Light, and desire to “Shine Your Light” now and always. With God in our midst He has shown us where there is no darkness.
Some possible discussion questions to have with your kids next week are:
Describe ways your family can Shine Your Light to other family members, friends, neighbors, teammates, carpool friends, and those in authority.
Describe ways you have seen others shine their light. How did it affect you? Does it inspire you?
Next week Monday also kicks off our first ever JCS virtual auction! In March our annual auction was cancelled because of Covid. From September 21-28 you can follow your favorite items on our Auction Facebook page, entering bids as high and often as you'd like! Stay tuned for more details on bidding, browsing, and more! Please feel free to share the Facebook page with your friends and family. Thanks for your support in making this a successful event for JCS!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sept 16 - MW(F) 3's & 4's Preschool First Day
Sept 16 - TRIP Pick up, JCS Office Parking Lot (6:30-7 PM)
Sept 17 - TTh(F) 3's & 4's Preschool First Day
Sept 18 - Parents in Prayer, JCS Community Room (2-3 PM)

Sept 21-25 Spiritual Emphasis Week
Sept 21-28 JCS Virtual Auction
Sept 22 - TRIP orders due for Sept 30 pick up
ATHLETICS
Our JCS middle school fall athletics have started! Please be sure to review the updated protocols for sports at JCS this Fall. Thank you, parents, for your partnership in helping sports for our middle school students to be a success!

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

ALL SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Our second hand sale and fall arts and crafts fest have been canceled in light of Covid. However, we have other opportunities for you to be involved at JCS! In addition to the recess volunteers and hot lunch helpers we mentioned last week, there are new opportunities to serve at JCS on Saturdays with grounds keeping help, sanitizing refills, and serving as a school dismissal aide. Don't miss out on these great parent-involved opportunities. Sign up today!

  • The Key Card sale is back, and all ordering can be done online! There are two cards - an auto card and dining card, each with tons of coupons for you to use through 2021, many of which are unlimited use coupons! Half of your purchase price for the card goes to supporting our JCS middle school students' year end fees. Use code '550' at checkout to make your purchase in support of JCS. Buy one for you and one for a friend; they make a great gift!

  • The Passing on the Faith drive is happening right now! Each Fall we partner with J. Milito and Associates to call on the JCS community to ask for donations to our school's annual fund. Our goal this year is to raise $145,000 for annual needs at JCS (supplies, tuition assistance, extra-curriculars, etc). We value the continued support we receive from our families and community in meeting these special needs at JCS! Thank you so much to those who have supported this fund already in the last couple of weeks! No gift is too small to support this fund at JCS!
Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (T.R.I.P.)
Curbside TRIP was a huge success over the summer so we plan to continue it this fall. For September through December, pick up will be offered approximately twice a month. 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 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. The first order deadline was yesterday and pick up next week Wednesday, September 16!
BUS BULLETIN
Safety at the Bus Stop - 

With dark mornings and slippery roads in the near future, please remind students to stay at least 10 feet away from the roadside while waiting for the bus and wait for the bus to make a complete stop before approaching to board the bus.  


JCS #14 Deer and #18 Eagle bus parents, please email your driver when your student does not need morning pick-up at deer14@jenisonchristian.org & eagle18@jenisonchristian.orgBus drivers are not able to communicate during their morning bus runs from 6:50 am to 8:30 am.
STAFF BIRTHDAYS
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September
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2 - Liz Wiersema
3 - Mary Steenwyk
9 - Julia Doornbos
12 - Angie Huttinga
12 - Kerri DeWindt
14 - Jane DeBoer
15 - Erin Schipper
18 - Scott Schermer
18 - Calvin DeWeerd
20 - Shonna Geels
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