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October 18, 2019
ALL SCHOOL CALENDAR
Friday, October 18
High School Fall Play – at 7:00 pm in the WFAC
Saturday, October 19 and Thursday, October 24
High School Fall Play at 7:00 pm in the WFAC
Friday, October 25
No School - Teacher Professional Development
End of 1st Quarter
Saturday, October 26
High School Fall Play at 7:00 pm in the WFAC
Wednesday, October 30
K-8 Picture Retake Day
Thursday, October 31
LCHS Fall Music Concert at 7:00 pm in the WFAC
Friday, November 1
K-8 Pizza Day (for those who ordered)
ES Book Fair Starts
November 6-8
Parent – Teacher Conferences – mark your calendar! Information will be emailed to families next week.
November 11
No School for Veteran's Day
ALL SCHOOL INFORMATION
Buses and Birthdays Parents, in an effort to maintain bus transportation safety, we ask that you please refrain from using the buses for after school parties with the exception of transporting one or two friends.
 
P-8 Picture Retakes will be first thing in the morning on Wednesday, October 30 for students who were absent on picture day or those who wish to have new pictures taken (students desiring retakes will need to bring their picture packets back on retake day) . Any homeschool children or preschool siblings are welcome to come in before school (between 8:15-8:45 am) to have pictures taken as well.
 
Art Club  meets this Thursday 3:30-5:00 pm, in the HS art studio (Rm. #123). All middle school students MUST check in at the MS art studio for attendance and project pickup before walking to the high school. Remember to bring a snack for yourself and any of your own special art supplies from home that you'd like to use.
 
Second Chance Annual Open House   will be on Monday, November 4. Doors open to school families from 5:30-7:30 pm. This is a special event for our faithful volunteers and our Lynden Christian community. We are preparing an evening full of yummy treats, lots of door prizes, and you will be one of the firsts to see the one of a kind, new in package, gifts we have available this time of year. Come relax and enjoy a night of mingling and shopping!
 
Thank You for Your Help at The Middle School (at dismissal) – Thank you parents and student drivers for dropping off/picking up on Drayton Street either by the HS, ES or Second Chance. If you must pick up your child by the MS – please form a single line of traffic or come after the buses leave at 3:20 pm. Pick up is much quicker after 3:20 pm. No parking/loitering/waiting in the fire lane on the West end of the shop building, ONLY BUSES may drive West (toward the bus loop) on the driveway on the South side of the Horticulture green houses.  Thank you for helping us look out for the safety of our students!
 
High School Fall Play Peter/Wendy, by Jeremy Bloom . Tickets are on sale now. You can order tickets online at www.showtix4u.com/events/LyndenChristian (online will close 2 hours before curtain for each performance) or talk to a box office representative Mondays from 8:30 am-12:30 pm now - 10/21 (360-318-9525 extension 1012). Tickets are also available at the door. “In this lyrical, atmospheric interpretation of Peter Pan , Jeremy Bloom strips the familiar story down to its emotional essence. Peter lures Wendy away from her nursery to the magical world of Neverland, where she joins his adventures with Tinker Bell, Tiger Lily and the menacing Captain Hook. A low-tech, inventive adaptation that pays homage to the darker themes of J.M. Barrie’s original Peter/Wendy will mesmerize audiences of all ages.” Performance dates are: October 19, 24 and 26 at 7:00 pm in the WFAC. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students/seniors 62 and over.
 
Did you know Moms in Prayer groups are in more than 140 countries around the world?  When you join with a Moms in Prayer group, you're becoming part of a much bigger story of prayer for the children of the world. At Moms in Prayer International, we are a community of praying moms who believe that lives and whole communities are changed forever when we gather to pray to the only One who can change a human heart. God is working miracles in our kids’ lives, in our schools and in us. His power is unleashed through our prayers! Join L.C. Moms in Prayer on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the middle school band room (childcare provided on Tuesdays ONLY ) Questions? Contact Meg Krieg at gemnoj@hotmail.com
 
Substitute Teachers and Para Educators - Lynden Christian School is seeking qualified substitute teachers and para educators for all grade levels at our Lynden campus as well as Spanish speaking subs for our Bellingham campus. We are seeking candidates who have a passion for nurturing faith and integrating a Biblical perspective into their instruction.  Qualified candidates should complete a “ Substitute Teacher Application ” on the employment page of the Lyncs website. For any questions, please contact Kim Powell (360-318-9525 option 4 or kpowell@lyncs.org ).
 
Family Fun Night - Leadership Needed! An experienced committee is waiting to help a new leader bring this amazing event together. If you are looking for a way to make a few new friends and have an ability to organize and manage a team, we need you! Family Fun Night is held in May. Contact Ezra Stump at estump@lyncs.org to inquire!
 
Tuition Rebate PAY-OUT ! The last day for qualified purchases to be included for the November rebate pay-outs to tuition accounts is October 24 for T.R.I.P. and October 26 for ScripNow®.

Employment Opportunities  are always being updated on the Lyncs website. Most recently added: 
 
  • Night Sweeper for Middle School
  • High School Shop Assistant
  • Front End Supervisor for Second Chance Thrift Store
  • Middle School Administrative Assistant
  • High School C Team Girls Basketball Coach
  • Middle School Boys Basketball Coach
  • High School Head Track Coach
  • Middle School Boys Baseball Coach
  • High School Head Girls Golf Coach
  • Substitute Teachers

For more information and application instructions, please visit www.lyncs.org and go to the employment page.
 
Post Season Athletic Information - As athletic play-offs draw near, please remember that passes are not valid at bi-district, and state tournaments. Everyone must pay admission to these events, including students with an ASB card, even if the event is held at Lynden Christian. This applies to all LC staff and faculty as well. Athletic information such as schedules (including changes), rosters and scores can be found at www.nwcathletics.com .  
Elementary School (K-4)
The Book Fair is coming to the elementary school November 1-8! New this year: Usborne books will be joining the book fair, along with a larger selection of Scholastic books! Mark your calendars (more information to follow). Volunteers are needed to make this exciting event happen. Please consider signing up online to help at SighUp https://signup.com/go/zwbOUnv . If you would like to help or have any questions, please contact Karen Rast ( krast@lyncs.org ).
 
Report Cards will be distributed on Friday, November 1. The envelope must be signed and returned ASAP. You should keep the actual report card and are welcome to bring it to your child’s conference.
 
Box Tops - The Box Tops program is changing the way we earn cash for our school! Going forward, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt into the new and improved free Box Tops mobile App. You can still send traditional Box Tops to school with you child (classes are still competing). If you’d rather not download the app, yet still want to help, turn the receipts in to the cardboard center within 14 days of purchase, and we will do it for you! 
Middle School (5-8)
7-8 Basketball Teams for boys and girls will have their first turnout after school on Monday, October 28. Athletes must have all forms and participation fees ($45.00) turned in before they are allowed to practice. Please make sure your student has a current physical on file at the middle school.
 
Report Cards will be emailed on Friday, November 1. You will receive an email with a link to the report card on RenWeb (this will be active for 14 days). Please check your junk inbox if you do not receive one. If it is not there, please contact the office (360-318-9525, option 2). Parents may want to print out the report card and take it to the parent teacher conferences.
 
Middle School Music Chapel/Assembly  will take place on Thursday, November 7 at 11:00 am in the WFAC. The 7 th  and 8 th  grade band, orchestra and choirs will be performing in a Veterans Day themed assembly. We would be honored to have people attend who have family members currently serving, those who have served, and those who would like to say "thank you" to our armed services for the freedoms we have today. Ultimately, everyone is invited as we praise God for those willing to serve and for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, like Jesus did for us, so that we would be able to enjoy the freedoms we have today.
 
6th Grade Musical  -  “Star Factor”  by Christy Semsen, reminds us all how each of us has different talents and how we are all special in God's eyes!   While attending Camp Heart and Soul, students learn that even when the world says "look out for yourself," we need to rely on each other, and how better life is when we work together. The musical   will be performed in the Worship and Fine Arts Center on Wednesday, November 20 and Friday, November 22, at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). Limited seating is also available at the matinee performance on Wednesday, November 20 at 12:30 pm. Admission prices are $3.00 for grades 5 and under, $6.00 for grade 6 and over or $5.00 with a canned or non-perishable food item for Project Hope. Proceeds will benefit future 6th grade musicals and the elementary and middle school music programs.
High School (9-12)
Fall Music Concert is scheduled for Thursday, October 31 at 7:00 pm in the WFAC. This concert will feature the high school band, choir and orchestra. A free will offering will be taken during this event.                                     

Scholarship Information for HS Students
Scholarship information can be found at http://www.lyncs.org/scholarships .
COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Kids Math and Science Expo will be at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds on Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for kids in grades K-6. Come for an inspiring day of fun and exploration. New to the program this year will be astronaut Wendy Lawrence demonstrating a wind tunnel in the fashion that rocket and aircraft designers use to streamline their ships. Also, for the first time kids will be able to practice water quality testing and hop on a high-tech tractor.
 
Lynden YMCA Swim Lessons – Registration for fall sessions are now open for ages 3-12 years. For more information or to register, go to www.whatcomymca.org or call 360-354-5000. 
 
Lynden YMCA Youth Basketball – Registration for winter leagues and skill clinics are now open for grades K-2. For more information or to register, go to www.whatcomymca.org or call 360-354-5000. Flyers are also available in the elementary office.
 
Boys & Girls Club - Did you know that the Boys & Girls Club offers quality, adult supervised, after school care at the Sonlight Community Church 2:30 - 6:30 pm on Monday - Friday? Our bus even stops there after school to drop kids off! Annual membership cost is just $40 per year! Visit www.whatcomclubs.org or call Club Director Hana Shishkarev at 360-354-9959. You can email her at hshishkarev@whatcomclubs.org for more information.