January 11, 2018

Being in Step…Bearing Good Fruit.

ALL SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVEN

Thursday, January 11

Art Club meets from 3:30-5:30 pm in the HS Art Room (#123)

Chess Club meets from 3:30-4:30 in the MS Library

Monday, January 15

No School for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All offices are closed.

Thursday, January 18

Early Release/Teacher Pro-D – Lynden Campus dismisses at 12:00 pm                

     Evergreen Campus dismisses at 11:45 am

No Chess Club       

Friday, January 19

No School – Teacher Work Day (End of 1st Semester).

Friday, February 16

Early Release/Teacher Pro-D – Lynden Campus dismisses at 12:00 pm                 

     Evergreen Campus dismisses at 11:45 am

Monday, February 19

No School for Presidents’ Day.  All offices are closed.

 

ALL SCHOOL INFORMATION

“Suites & Sweets” Orchestra Fundraiser – Lynden Campus grades 6-12 orchestras invite you to “Suites & Sweets,” an evening of light music and decadent desserts, on Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm. Seating is limited for this event and advanced tickets are required. Tickets are $10 each or $70 for a table of eight and must be purchased by Wednesday, February 7 through a high school orchestra student or at the Central Office.

High School Musical! – The Lynden Christian High School Drama Department presents James and the Giant Peach. This performance is a delightfully new and offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach…and launches a journey of enormous proportions.  Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of a gigantic peach – among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities – but, after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements.  Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family.  The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.  James and the Giant Peach is a treat for the whole family!

Tickets are on sale and are available at the Central Office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Tickets are expected to sell quickly, so be sure to get yours right away!  Prices are $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for seniors/students. All shows will be performed in the high school Worship and Fine Arts Center and begin at 7:00 pm (except the matinee showing at 1:00 pm on February 3).  Performances dates are January 26, 27, 30 and February 1 and 3.

HS and MS Athletic Information can be found at www.nwcathletics.com.  This includes schedules (schedule and weather-related changes), rosters, scores and directions to game locations.  Please note: tickets WILL NOT be pre-sold for the LC vs. Lynden high school basketball games on January 18 and 19.  There will be a separate door for those with passes, punch cards and LCHS students.

Employment Opportunities  are always being updated on the Lyncs website.  Most recently added:

  • 7th Grade Baseball Coach – season: March 19-May 18
  • Assistant High School Track Coach – distance and potentially other depending on applicant skill set.
  • High School JV Girls Softball Coach
  • Part-time Elementary School Secretary

For more information and application instructions, please visit www.lyncs.org and go to the employment page.

2017-2018 Enrollment Procedures:

Current Families RE-ENROLLING STUDENTS:

Re-enrollment for students currently in Preschool through grade 11 will begin the first week of March. You will receive an email on March 1 explaining the process.  The deadline for re-enrollment is Sunday, March 18.

Current Families ENROLLING A NEW STUDENT in Preschool through Grade 12

To enroll a new student who has never attended LCS, please use the Online Admissions program on our website. (DO NOT use this program to re-enroll current students because you will be charged with a new student application fee.) Application fee per new student is $50.00. Additional medical information is also required, and forms will be emailed to parents. For more information, please contact Ezra Stump, Lynden campus (360-318-9525 x 1004) or Amy Clements, Evergreen campus (360-738-8248).

Bus Drivers Needed – Make a difference in a child’s life, become a school bus driver.  Training is provided and classes start in March.  Please call Transportation Supervisor, Kori Thornton (360-354-3004) if you are interested or would like more information.

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 and a text alert will be sent out.  You may also check the radio and TV stations listed below. 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.

FM Radio

AM Radio

TV Stations

KWPZ – 106.5

KGMI – 790

KOMO TV 4

KAFE -104.1

KPUG – 1170

KING TV 5

KISM – 92.9

 

KIRO TV 7

 

 LYNDEN CAMPUS

Tuesday, January 16 through Thursday, January 18

 

7-8 Exams – For schedule, please refer to the email that will be sent out this week by Aaron Bishop.

9-12 Exams - Schedule and guidelines can be found here.

Monday, January 22

7-8 Girls Volleyball Starts

Friday, January 26

Pizza Day (first one for 2nd semester, K-8 students who ordered)

Monday, February 5

5th Grade “Choices Unit” Parent Night @ 7:00 pm in the MS Upper Student                  Gathering Area

Thursday, February 1 through Thursday, February 22

4th Grade Swim Lessons at Lynden YMCA (more details will be sent home     with students soon).  Mark your calendars!

Friday, February 9

Pizza Day (K-8 students who ordered)

Elementary School Open House - The very best promotion is “word of mouth,” and we want your help identifying families who might be interested in learning more about LC!  Our Elementary School Open House will be on February 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  We will have staff on hand to answer questions about the classes and curriculum for preschool through 4th grade. This will be a great introduction to Lynden Christian School and all we have to offer students and families.  Any contact names I receive will be sent a personal invitation to the Open House. All those who submit the name of a family who might be interested in learning about LC, will be entered into a drawing for a dinner at The Rusty Wagon and tickets for your immediate family to the LCHS musical production of James and the Giant Peach. Please email me names and contact information by January 22, 2018!  Contact the Central Office if you have any questions (360) 318-9525 x 1004. Thanks!  Note: Another way you can help us to get the word out is to LIKE and SHARE our posts on social media when you see them!                                                                                                        Ezra Stump , Development Director

P-8 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 $15.00 and can be ordered ONLINE ONLY again this year and the price goes up on January 20!

“Moms in Prayer” is a ministry comprised of women who meet on a weekly basis to pray for our children, teachers and the school. All moms are invited to join us.  We meet at the Middle School every Tuesday morning at 9:00 am and in the afternoon at 2:00 pm as well as every Friday morning at 9:00 am. Childcare is only available at the Tuesday 9:00 am meeting. Please contact Candi Mouser (360-305-7250) or Terry Traina (360-355-8979) for more information.  We hope to see you next week.  For more information on Moms in Prayer International, visit www.MomsInPrayer.org.  

Elementary School (K-4)

Student Safety Reminder - Please do not block Drayton Street when waiting to move your vehicle into the pick-up lane before or after school.  This is illegal and creates an extremely unsafe situation for our students crossing the street.  Thank you for helping keep our students safe!

Parents of Current Preschool and Kindergarten Students were sent an email regarding schedule preference for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please reply to this email or contact the elementary school directly (360-318-9525, option 1) with your intentions for next year.  This is very helpful to the school for accurately planning budgets and classroom/staffing needs.  Response to this email DOES NOT take the place of re-enrollment, which will be done online next semester.

Love of Literature (L.O.L) Week will be Monday, February 5 through Friday, February 9 (this is a change from what is on the calendar on the school website).  Teachers, students and parents will be encouraged to celebrate books and the joy of reading!  Fun activities will be planned throughout the week and more information will be sent home toward the end of the month.

BoxTops/Labels News - January collection will end on Wednesday, January 31.  This will be the last collection for the Labels for Education (Campbell’s soup) program.  That program has officially ended and we will not be collecting them any longer.  The BoxTops and Tyson A+ programs will continue like normal.  Lynden Christian is currently top in the state of Washington for BoxTops and 50th in the nation!  Thank you for your participation!

Middle School (5-8)

S.O.S (Shut Off your Screen) Week will be Monday, February 5 through Friday, February 9 (this is a change from what is on the calendar on the school website).  More information will be announced to students and sent home to parents toward the end of the month.

7-8 Exams will be Tuesday, January 16 through Thursday, January 18.

High School (9-12)

Exams will be held on Tuesday, January 16 through Thursday, January 18.  The exam schedule and guidelines can be found on the Lyncs website or click here.

Scholarship Information is always being updated on the Lyncs website, here.  New scholarships include:

Imagine American Scholarships (career colleges)

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships

Larson Gross Accountants of Tomorrow Scholarship

Marine Corps Foundation Scholarships

Sisu Children’s Fund Scholarships

Washington State Employees Credit Union Scholarships

Whatcom County Dairy Ambassador Youth Leadership Program

High School Yearbooks are on sale NOW!  Order yours at www.Jostens.com.  Select “Yearbooks” at the top of the page and then type in your school name (Lynden Christian High School).  Yearbooks will be available to order ONLINE ONLY again this year.  The cost is $60.00 (will increase January 20). 

EVERGREEN CHRISTIAN CAMPUS

Love of Literature (L.O.L.) Week is Coming -  A whole week focused on literacy in all forms. Love of Literature Week is January 22-26. Be watching for more details!