OCCS News and Announcements
September 16, 2020
September Hymn: "How Firm a Foundation"
Verse: "But now, this is what the LORD says--he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: 'Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." Isaiah 43:1-3a
Fall Society Meeting - Sept. 21
The Fall Society Meeting for Orange City Christian School will be held on Monday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. Election of new board members will take place. Absentee ballots will be accepted for board nominees. 

Here are the board nominees:
  • Calvary CRC: Alysa Reitsma, Jennifer Elgersma, and Travis De Groot
  • Partner Society: Brad Cleveringa, Christy Hanson, and Steve Vis
  • At-Large: Dan Foreman, Kristin Van De Griend, and Nate Zuiderveen

The Monica Board will also be  presenting a proposed new name, new mission and vision, and updated bylaws and constitution that have been approved by both the Monica board and the OCCS board. Absentee ballots will NOT be accepted on the Monica changes.  The discussion and presentation is so important, the board requests only those present be allowed to vote.

Retirement celebration! At the end of last school year, we had three wonderful, long-term teachers retire from OCCS. Because of the school shut down, we were not able to honor them the way we would have liked. We would like to take time during the society meeting to honor them. Then we invite you outside (weather permitting) after the meeting (about 7:45) to enjoy a cookie and congratulate them from a safe distance.

  • Michele Boer served OCCS for 33 years, teaching 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades most recently as a third grade teacher
  • Linda Juhl served OCCS for 30 years, all of them in second grade
  • Jackie De Groot served OCCS for 28 years, teaching 4th grade and most recently as a resource teacher
 
Please join us as we honor them!
See You At The Pole
On Wednesday, September 23, OCCS will be participating in the ‘See You At
The Pole’ time of prayer. This is a time for students, teachers, and parents to
gather for prayer. This usually happens in front of school around the flag pole, however this year we will have this event through a Zoom call. Each classroom will join in and parents will be invited to join as well. We will send a link next week so parents can join from home or work. We will be joining
thousands of others at schools across the country in praying for our world,
nation, state, and local area. We will begin at 8:25am.
Shirts for Sale
There are extra shirts from the Monica apparel sale that are available to purchase in the office. All shirts are $15.00.