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November 1, 2019
ALL SCHOOL CALENDAR
Tuesday, November 5
All School Food Drive Starts
7th Grade Eco Field Trip
November 6-8
Parent – Teacher Conferences – Check your email for scheduling instructions.
Thursday, November 7
7/8 Music Chapel/Assembly at 11:00 am in the WFAC
Noon Dismissal
Friday, November 8
No School – Parent Teacher Conferences 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Monday, November 11
No School for Veterans Day
Friday, November 15
K-8 Pizza Day (for those who ordered)
Thursday, November 21
3rd Grade Field Trip  - Whatcom Farm Tour
November 28 - 29
No School - Thanksgiving Break
Monday, December 2
No School - Teacher Pro-D Work Day
ALL SCHOOL INFORMATION
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!

Christmas Wreaths – Plan Ahead!!! - FFA students will be selling Christmas wreaths again this year. Orders can be placed now by calling the high school office (360-318-9525, option 3). Choose your own ribbon color of red, burlap or plaid.
  • 12" = $18.00
  • 18" = $23.00
  • Cross = $23.00

Poinsettia Sales - Help ECS earn money for the Spanish library with Poinsettia sales! Contact the ECS office for prices and to place your order (360-988-3473).
 
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!
 
Employment Opportunities  are always being updated on the Lyncs website. Most recently added: 
  • High School Principal
  • Night Sweeper for Middle School
  • High School Shop Assistant
  • Mentor Coordinator
  • CAD Teacher
  • Front End Supervisor for Second Chance Thrift Store
  • Middle School Administrative Assistant
  • High School C Team Girls 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 .  

Parent Teacher Conferences - The online scheduler is open and you should have received an email last week with instructions on how to schedule. If you need help or have any questions, please call one of the offices listed below.  Please notify your child’s teacher AND the office if you know you will not be attending conferences.
 
Problems or questions should be directed to your child’s school office: 360-318-9525.
Elementary School, Kristin Suprak , option 1
Middle School, Denise Polinder , option 2
High School, Richelle Urie , option 3
The Book Fair is at the elementary school, starting TODAY through November 8! New this year: Usborne books will be joining the book fair, along with a larger selection of Scholastic books, making this our biggest book fair yet and giving us a stronger preschool – sixth grade offering! In addition, we will be having a drawing for grown-up books too! Books will be available for purchase before and after school, during lunch, and throughout parent teacher conferences as listed below. The book fair is a great opportunity to build up your child’s home library (think Christmas!), our classroom libraries, and our school library as well. For a larger selection or to shop from home, visit our Scholastic online book fair HERE and our Usborne online book fair HERE . The online fair is running October 30 through November 12. Volunteers are still needed to make this exciting event happen! Please consider signing up to help at: https://signup.com/go/zwbOUnv . If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Mrs. Karen Rast ( krast@lyncs.org ).

Disclaimer: Lynden Christian has no control over the nature and content of the items available on the Scholastic website nor control over the availability to other sites from the link provided
Thanksgiving Food Drive! - We are planning our campus-wide Thanksgiving Food Drive – and we need your help!  Students from grades K-12 are asked to bring non-perishable food (and other items suggested below) which will be donated to Project Hope, our local food bank The number of families in need in our community has greatly increased in recent years, and the LC Food Drive contributes significantly to their inventory.  Students can bring food beginning Tuesday, November 5 . Students will meet in cross-grade level "Family Groups" on Tuesday, November 26 to sort, stack, and load all the food donations, so the food must be brought to school by the morning of Tuesday, November 26.  You are encouraged to make this a family project and involve your children in the food choices for their donations.

To be as helpful as we can to Project Hope, we ask you to consider the following :
  1. Press the orange button below to view the Project Hope shopping list of most needed items.
  2. Financial donations are also very helpful
  3. 14 – 16 oz. cans (unless otherwise noted) are easiest to store and distribute, please no large bulk items.
  4. Project Hope cannot distribute baby food.
  5. Please avoid glass containers they are more difficult to handle
  6. Not needed this year: canned vegetables, dried beans, pasta and tomato sauce.
  7. We could use some additional adult help on “sorting day,” so if you would like to help out, contact an 8th Grade Servant-Leadership Student, 8th Grade Teacher Dave Tjoelker (dtjoelker@lyncs.org), or MS Counselor Tammelyn Boersma (tboersma@lyncs.org). We’d love to see you there!
 
Thank you for all your generous support!
Moms in Prayer - We can't wait to meet you! Come pray with us and find community and purpose. We are moms just like you who have concerns about our kids and the influences around them. In prayer, we know we're not alone and this gives us reassurance and hope. Moms in Prayer is impacting children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray. Join us this Tuesday from 9:00-10:00 am in the Middle School Band room (childcare is provided) and on Friday from 9:00-10:00 am in the Central Office. Please contact Meg Krieg for more information at gemnoj@hotmail.com .
Elementary School (K-4)
Report Cards were distributed today, 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 winners for October are listed below and the class picture is on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lcrecycles . Keep collecting for November and send them in all month long! Don’t hold on to them…the program is changing and paper box tops are being phased out (and they have expiration dates!). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Alanna Wagenaar at recycle@lyncs.org .
  • 1st Place: Mrs. Ball (459 points)
  • 2nd Place: Mrs. Bootsma/Vander Laan (214 points)
  • 3rd Place: Mrs. Kok (198 points)

Middle School (5-8)
Report Cards were emailed today, 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.
 
7/8 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.
 
Middle School Pick-up Reminder (at dismissal) – Parents and student drivers are encouraged to pick up students on Drayton Street either by the HS, ES or Second Chance. If you need to 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 (9-12)
Congratulations to Coach Brent DeRuyter and our Girls Varsity Soccer team! They are the 1A Academic State Champions with a team average GPA of 3.926!! This was also the highest GPA for all of the soccer classifications!

School Directories - Parents/Guardians of high school students who are the youngest in the family/household may pick up the 2019-2020 Lynden Christian School Directory from the high school or Central Office. If you would like the high school office to send one home with your student, please call them at 360-318-9525, option 3. Thank you!
 
Scholarship Information for HS Students
Scholarship information can be found at http://www.lyncs.org/scholarships .
COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Winter Ride - It’s snowing up at Mt. Baker and Lynden School District’s Winter Ride Bus is starting to prepare for another ski and snowboard season. The program is an 8 chaperoned bus trips to the Mt. Baker Ski Area on Saturdays starting on January 4. The program is open to 6th through 12th graders who live within the Lynden School District boundaries. There will be an informational meeting in the Isom Elementary library at 7 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Representatives from Lynden’s program and from the Mt. Baker Ski Area will be there to answer any questions you have about the Winter Ride program. More information is also available at: www.lyndenwinterride.org .