OCCS News and Announcements
August 28, 2019
August/September Hymn: Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
Verse: "Be joyful in hope, patient in afflication, faithful in prayer." Rom. 12:12
Devoted to Prayer - Theme Kickoff Event
During the afternoon on Wednesday, September 11, OCCS will be having a special Devoted to Prayer activity. Because this involves all the staff
and student body, the office will be closed from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
~ All students and staff, please wear your theme t-shirt.
Fall Society Meeting Scheduled
The Fall Society Meeting for Orange City Christian School will be held on Monday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the school gym. Election of new board members will take place. Please reserve this date! Everyone encouraged to attend!
Silage Pile Fundraisers
OCCS will participate in covering silage piles again this fall. This is a fundraiser sponsored by the OCCS School Board. Last year, we were able to earn over $40,000 for this fundraiser. We encourage all families to participate.

We will also be asking for help with food and drink for the workers. Look for a sign-up to come regarding this in the near future.
Opportunity to Help
We have a great community who loves to give and help out when there is a need. Here is another opportunity to help out one of our families. Pam Harskamp is going through cancer treatments right now. Making meals is very difficult during this time. Here is a link to allow you to sign up to provide meals during treatment. Please help if you are able. Thank you again.
Music Events Calendar
Find the music events calendar for the year attached:
This is also available on the website through the 'Calendar of Events' on the homepage.
Student Pictures Coming
Thursday, September 5. Order envelopes will be sent home soon.  Preschool and grades K-8 students will have their pictures taken. Parents who are interested in having younger children‘s pictures taken, please contact the office.
School Enrollment
The 2019-20 school year begins with 332 students in grades Preschool-8. Teachers and classroom:
Welcome New Students/Families
1st grade:
Claire Phinney - Nathan & Janelle Phinney
Victoria Phinney - Nathan & Janelle Phinney 

4th grade: 
Abraham Hanson - Harrison & Rebecca Hanson
William Phinney - Nathan & Janelle Phinney

5th grade: 
Gideon Hanson - Harrison & Rebecca Hanson
Cael Millard - Nigel & Lindsay Millard
Ayva Van Schouwen - Matt & Karen Van Schouwen

7th grade:
Samuel Kamp - Tom & Melissa Kamp
Kyra Van Schouwen - Matt & Karen Van Schouwen

Welcome To New Kindergarten Families
We also want to welcome new families who have their first child starting kindergarten this year:
Aria Barthman - Matthew & Taylor Barthman
Brooke Bosma - Mike & Jen Bosma
Jase Christians - Josh & Erin Christians
Hudson De Groot - Caleb & Anna De Groot
Jaidica Dykstra - James & Janna Dykstra
Hunter Kroese - Tyler & Sabrina Kroese
Kolton Meyer - Scott & Jaime Meyer
Olivia Oetken - Allen & Kelsey Oetken
Ava Schaap - Steve & Donna Schaap
Ella Schuller - Sean & Katie Schuller
Avery Zeutenhorst - Phil & Helen Zeutenhorst
JMC Access to view hot lunch and tuition
You can check the balance of your hot lunch and tuition accounts. You can find this by going to the OCCS website, selecting 'Parents' and 'JMC'. The username is you last name and the password is what was provided on the pink sheet at registration. Contact the office with questions.
Tuition Statements
Tuition statements are emailed home once a month, around the 10th. If you have signed up for a 10 or 12 month payment plan, please make a payment during the month. For those with a quarterly payment plan, please make a payment in November, February and May. We appreciate prompt payment! If you have any questions concerning this, please call the school office (737-2274).