Living God's Story: Rooted, Growing, Serving
November 22, 2019
ALL SCHOOL CALENDAR
Friday, November 22
6th Grade Musical - “Star Factor”  will be performed in the WFAC at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). Admission prices are $3.00 for grades 5 and under, $5.00 for grades 6 and over (please consider bringing a canned food item donation for Project Hope).
Tuesday, November 26
Meet the Lyncs Night – See details below
November 28 - 29
No School - Thanksgiving Break (All school offices closed)
Monday, December 2
No School - Teacher Pro-D Work Day
All school building offices closed (Central Office will have limited staff).
Friday, December 6
K-8 Pizza Day (for those who ordered)
5 th Grade Christmas Chapel @ 1:00 pm in the WFAC
Tuesday, December 10
6-12 Orchestra Concert @ 7:00 pm in the WFAC
Thursday, December 12
Art Club meets from 3:30-5:00 pm in the HS Art Room (#123). Next meeting: January 9, 2020.
6-12 Band Concert @ 7:00 pm in the WFAC
Tuesday, December 17
7-12 Choral Concert @ 7:00 pm in the WFAC
Friday, December 20
K-4 Christmas Concert @ 9:30 am in the HS Gym
Noon Dismissal for Christmas Break (LC Preschool will not meet).
Monday, January 6
School Resumes
ALL SCHOOL INFORMATION
Lyncs Zone Online Store is open just in time to start Christmas shopping, and we have brought back the glitter! Click here to order. The deadline is November 30. Orders will be delivered to the Central Office on December 20. Cozy Lyncs blankets are for sale at Second Chance. Happy Shopping!
 
Meet the Lyncs is Tuesday, November 26! This is your first opportunity to see the 2019-20 high school basketball teams play. Please see the schedule and admission prices below.  Please note: the schedule is subject to change depending on our LC football team.
 
Schedule:
6:00: 1 st Quarter - HS Girls JV/C
6:30: 2 nd Quarter - HS Boys JV/C
6:50: half time - Cheer
7:00: 3 rd Quarter - HS Girls Varsity
7:30: 4 th Quarter - HS Boys Varsity
 
Admission is free with a non-perishable food item for Project Hope. There will be activities between “quarters” and at the “half.” Bring the whole family!

Basketball Season Passes and Punch Cards are available for purchase at the high school office or at the door before a game. These passes are good for all regular season HOME girls and boys basketball games. Winter 2019-20 season prices are:
  •  Individual Adult: $70 (non-transferable)
  • Individual Senior/Student: $35 (non-transferable)
  • Family Pass Option 1: $210 (2 adults & 2 students same family)
  • Family Pass Option 2: $240 (2 adults & 3+ students same family)
  • Punch Cards (1 punch per entry/12 punches per card): Adults $60, Senior/Student $30
 Prices for individual regular season games are $6.00/adult and $3.00/Senior or student.
 
Sportsmanship – As we move into basketball season, please keep the following in mind while attending games:
1)   Cheer our teams on with positive statements and avoid negative comments.
2)   For the safety of elementary-aged children at games, please keep your child with you in the stands and don’t let them roam the lobby area ( no outside balls allowed at games).
3)   Good sportsmanship is a style and an attitude that can have a positive influence on everyone around you.
4)   Please help improve our reputation by disposing of garbage in the trash cans/recycle bins vs. leaving in the bleachers! Thank you!
 
HS and MS Athletic Information can be found at www.nwcathletics.com . This includes schedules (schedule changes), rosters, scores and directions to game locations. 
 
Activities Information Follow LC activities on social media for the latest updates! Instagram: lyncsactivities, Facebook: Lynden Christian Lyncs Activities.  Athletic information such as schedules (including changes), rosters and scores can be found at www.nwcathletics.com
Inclement Weather Information – In the event that school will be delayed or cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, information will be posted on the school website as well as the radio and TV stations listed below. We will also send out a text message. It is your responsibility to inform grandparents or other childcare individuals regarding weather related changes. We will do our best to have this information available no later than 6:00-6:30 am. If the start of school is delayed by 2 hours, morning preschool classes will not meet. It is our general policy that once we are at school, we will stay at school (classes would not be dismissed early). The exception would be extreme weather.  Bus snow routes can also be found on our school website HERE .

  • FM Radio: KWPZ (106.5), KAFE (104.1) and KISM (92.9)
  • AM Radio: KGMI (790) and KPUG (1170)
  • TV Stations: KOMO 4, KING 5 and KIRO 7
Thanksgiving Food Drive has started 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 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 as 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!
Employment Opportunities  are always being updated on the Lyncs website. Most recently added: 
 
·      High School Principal
·      High School Shop Assistant
·      CAD Teacher
·      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.
 
Yearbooks are on sale NOW! Order yours at www.Jostens.com . Select “Yearbooks” at the top of the page and type in your school name (then select the specific building you are needing: High School OR Elementary and Middle School). Yearbooks are $16.00 for elementary and middle school and $60.00 for high school. Prices go up to $20.00 and $70.00 at second semester!

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
 
T.R.I.P. NEWS
T.R.I.P. Alert: Fred Meyer Gift Cards A batch of gift card serial numbers was compromised by internet theft at the Fred Meyer corporation. If you find that a card you bought at LC does not have the balance you expected please return it to the school for an exchange. Bring the cards in an envelope (marked with your name, address and cell phone number), drop off in the “orders” basket, and the TRIP volunteers will contact you when your replacement card is ready for pickup.  Fred Meyer card sales are temporarily discontinued.
 
New T.R.I.P Partners We are excited to add Cancun Mexican Restaurant (Bender Plaza) to our program. Cancun’s $25 cards are located in the 15% rebate column! Thanks to Uriel and Elvia for their generous partnership. Troy Dykstra Excavation Services (360-389-0343) now accepts Community Cash Back certificates (“Lynden Dollars”) and/or exact amount customized checks which can be requested by submitting page 3 of the T.R.I.P. order form on the school website or in the Central Office.
 
T.R.I.P. Thanksgiving Week Schedule Custom merchant checks ordered by 9:00 am on November 21 will be ready at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 27. Gift cards can be purchased in person at the Central Office between 8:00 - 9:00 am on Wednesday, November 27.
 
Moms in Prayer We need you! Moms in Prayer endeavors to pray for each and every student at Lynden Christian during the course of the school year - that's 1,135 LC students! If you would like to help us complete this prayer project, please join us this Tuesday from 9:00-10:00 am in the middle school band room (childcare is provided) and on Friday from 9:30-10:30 am also in the middle school band room (please note the time change). Please contact Meg Krieg for more information at gemnoj@hotmail.com .
Elementary School (K-4)
Wanted: Juice Lids! - The second graders are in need of juice lids for a colonial holiday project. If you use juice concentrate, please save the round metal lids! Please drop them off at the elementary office or send them with your child to be delivered to a second grade teacher. Thank you!
 
Capes for K-4 Christmas Program (Friday, December 20) – Students will be wearing white capes with red bows. The bows will be provided; however, each child is asked to bring a cape made of a square of white cloth. Students in grades K-2 generally wear a 20 inch cape, while grades 3-4 generally wear 30 inch capes. The capes should be slit from one corner to the center with a circle cut out of the middle for the neck. The material does not need to be hemmed, but should not unravel. Please have your child bring the cape to school on or before Monday, December 9. Please call the office (360-318-9525, option 1) if you have questions.
 
Box Tops – The November collection will end next week! We are thankful for all the ways this program benefits our school, for the parents who diligently collect and send points in all year long and for the wonderful volunteers who cut out and count all those hundreds of tiny squares each month! Don’t forget about the new Box Tops mobile App, where you can collect digital Box Tops (or send your receipts to school, and we’ll do that for you). Thanks again for your participation!
High School (9-12)
Senior Graduation Supplies – Lynden Christian requires a tassel and a navy blue cap and gown. The rest is OPTIONAL. You may borrow from previous graduates if you wish. You may also place orders at www.jostens.com .  GIRLS: you will be wearing white sashes in addition to your cap and gown. LCHS will order these for you, and there is NO CHARGE for these. You need not worry about ordering them.
 
Scholarship Information for HS Students
Scholarship information can be found a t http://www.lyncs.org/scholarships .
 
WCLS Job Opportunity – The Whatcom County Library System is accepting applications for a part-time Page to sort and shelve books and other library materials and assist patrons with basic circulation tasks. Must be 16 years of age or older to apply, as well as able to handle materials up to 30 pounds. Position is 16 hours/week ($12.98/hour). Apply by Monday, December 2, 2019. More information regarding position and qualifications can be found here . Applications are online here .
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 includes 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. More information is available at: www.lyndenwinterride.org .