November 2, 2017

Being in Step…Bearing Good Fruit.


Thursday, November 2

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

Thursday, November 9

No School for Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 10

No School for Veteran’s Day

Thursday, November 16

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

Thursday, November 16 and Friday, November 17

LC Campus 6th Grade Musical “Star Quest” by Christy Semsen  performed in the Worship and Fine Arts Center at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm). Limited seating is also available at the matinee performance on Thursday, November 16 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.

Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24

No School - Thanksgiving Break                                                         

     The Central Office will be closed.


Christmas Wreaths – Plan Ahead!!! - FFA students will be selling Christmas wreaths again this year.  Orders can be placed from now until December 14 by calling the high school office (360-354-3221). Choose your own ribbon color of red, silver, burlap or plaid.

12”      $15.00

18”     $20.00

Cross    $20.00

Polar Express Shopping Tour - FOLC would like to invite you to participate in its first ever Polar Express Shopping Tour on Saturday, November 18, 2017. We hope to bring approximately 200 people on an exclusive Christmas shopping tour with VIP access to downtown Lynden stores and then an afternoon at University Village. This is a new event to LC and an effort to increase funds for our tuition assistance program. Tickets are $95.00 per person, corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Ezra Stump or Terell Weg at for more information.

Athletic Reminders

Post-Season Play - During play-offs, please remember that passes are not valid at tri-district, sub-district, 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.

Balls Not Permitted – Just a reminder that balls are not allowed at MS or HS athletic events. These are a distraction and a safety concern (this includes playing with balls outdoors during an indoor competition).  Please remind your children of this when attending football, basketball and volleyball games.

Event Garbage - We really need your help! We are finding that cleaning the football and gym bleachers is getting more and more difficult due to the amount of garbage left behind by spectators. Please help us out by placing any trash into the garbage cans located throughout the stadium or gym.

Dogs - Just a reminder that dogs/pets are not permitted on school grounds (with the exception of service dogs).

Athletic Information can be found at  This includes post season brackets, schedules (schedule changes), rosters, scores and directions.

MS Athletic Information - The NWC site that is used for HS athletic schedules is now expanding to include our middle school.  Click here to use the site and see what events are happening by clicking on the calendar – it will even show dismissal and leave times!  Please be patient…It is a work in progress!

Second Chance Annual Open House will be on Monday, November 6 from 5:30-7:30 pm.  This is a special event for our Lynden Christian community and faithful volunteers. 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 gifts we have available this time of year. Come relax and enjoy a night of mingling and shopping!

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

  • High School Custodian
  • Accounting Manager
  • 2nd Grade Spanish Immersion Teacher

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

LYNCS ZONE  online store will be open November 6-20 this year.  Watch your email for a link that will be sent out soon! The Central office still has a few of the LC stadium blankets and just received an order of stadium chairs – both make great Christmas gifts! The Central Office is open Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.   Go Lyncs!


Personal Tuition Rebates! Earn personal tuition credits with pre-paid gift cards or Community Cash purchased through the school’s “T.R.I.P.” program. Find FAQs and a downloadable order form on the school website (“Resource” tab, T.R.I.P.).   Instant purchase of cards is possible between 8:00-9:00 am any Thursday at the Lynden campus Central Office or at the next $peed $ales on November 8 and December 13 (3:00-7:00 pm).  This is also a great time to come in person and have your questions answered.

Changes to note:

  •    Applebees - no longer on order form (recommend you use up any cards in your possession)
  •    NEW! Coconut Kenny’s
  •    NEW! Coffee Girls (Nooksack)
  •    NEW! Connections Christian Store
  •    JCPenney - no longer on order form
  •     Safeway – gift cards are again available (no limit); accepted inside the fuel station in Lynden; not re-loadable through ScripNow.
  • Westside Pizza - accepts only gift cards, not “Community Cash”


Friday, November 3

Pizza Day (for K-8 students who ordered)

Elementary Scholastic Book Fair starts

Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9

Parent-Teacher Conferences – Wednesday, November 8 from 6:00-9:00 pm and Thursday, November 9 from 9:00 am-noon and 5:00-8:00 pm.  **Please check the LOST & FOUND tables during conferences!**    

Monday, November 13

K-12 Thanksgiving Food Drive Starts

Wednesday, November 22

K-12 Thanksgiving Food Drive Ends and Family Groups Activity                

Thanksgiving Food Drive! - We are planning our fifth campus-wide Thanksgiving Food Drive – and we need your help!  Students from grades K-12 are asked to bring non-perishable food items which will be donated to Project Hope, our local food bank.  Students in K-8 should bring food to their homerooms beginning Monday, November 13. Students will meet in cross-grade level "Family Groups" on Wednesday, November 22 to sort and stack all the food donations, so the food must be brought to school by the morning of Wednesday, November 22.  You are encouraged to make this a family project and involve your children in the food choices for their donations.  The food bank suggests the following food items: canned fruit, canned vegetables, soup, beans (kidney, refried, chili, red, dried, etc.), rice, canned meat, hot & cold cereal, flour, Jell-O and  mac & cheese.  Financial donations would also be greatly appreciated.  Donations during this time of year are very important, especially this year as the number of families in need has increased significantly in our local community.  These cross campus activities are purposefully designed to teach children to love God and others, form multi-age relationships, and create a stronger, closer school community. 

Fall Coffee Social for Moms – Moms, please mark your calendars for Monday, November 6 around 9:30 am for a time of fun and fellowship with other LC moms at the Woods Coffee on Bender Rd. (after the elementary school chapel).  This will be a great time for moms to meet one another to get connected (whether you are new to LC this year or not)!  Please contact Shawna VanderLeest (360-389-1017) if you have any questions.

Thanksgiving Chess Classic Tournament – The Lynden Christian Chess Club will be hosting the Thanksgiving tournament on Saturday, November 18 in the MS gym.  Players in Grades K-8 are invited to participate in the contest and registration can be completed online at   If you have any questions, please contact Karen Diephuis (

P-8 Yearbooks are on sale NOW!  Order yours at  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 second semester!

Elementary School (K-4)

Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the elementary school on November 3-9!  Books will be available for purchase before and after school, during lunch, and throughout parent teacher conferences as listed:

Friday, Nov. 3

8:00 am  - 8:30 am

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (recess)

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Monday, Nov. 6

8:00 am  - 8:30 am

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (recess)

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 7

8:00 am – 8:30 am

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (recess)

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 8

8:00 am - 8:30 am

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (recess)

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (PTC)

Thursday, Nov. 9

5:00 pm -  8:00 pm (PTC)

The book fair is a great opportunity to shop early for Christmas gifts to support your child’s growth in literacy and to pick up an early Christmas gift or appreciation gift for your child’s teacher from his/her wish list at the fair.  The book fair directly supports the elementary library.  All proceeds will be used to purchase new books for our current and future students to check out and read. For a larger selection or to shop from home, visit our online book fair here. The online fair is running November 3 through November 14 (note: online orders will not be processed until the 14th).  Volunteers are still needed to make this exciting event happen!  Please consider signing up to help at SignUp (  If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Mrs. Karen Rast.




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.












Box Tops and Campbell's Label Points winners for October are listed below and the class picture is on our Facebook page: Start collecting for November and send them in all month long! If you have any questions please feel free to contact Alanna Wagenaar at




BoxTops Points

1st  Place

1A – Mrs. Bouma

521 ($52.10)

2nd Place

1B – Mrs. Bode

422 ($42.20)


Report Cards will be distributed on Friday, November 3. 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.

Middle School (5-8)

Report Cards will be emailed on Friday, November 3. 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.

High School (9-12)

School Directories - Parents/Guardians of high school students who are the youngest in the family/household may pick up the 2017-2018 Lynden Christian School Directory from the high school or Central Office.  If you would like the office to send one home with your student, please call the office at 360-318-9525.  Thank you!

High School Yearbooks are on sale NOW!  Order yours at  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 second semester). 

Scholarships are always being updated on the school website. New opportunities found here include the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarships, the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires Smart Choices Scholarships, the Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity Scholarship, and the Letters about Literature Writing Contest for Grades 4-12.


Veterans’ Day Chapel  is next Wednesday, November 8. We will honor all Veterans, past and present. Chapel will begin at 8:40 am at our Spring Creek Campus. Cordata students need to be dropped off at Spring Creek, just like a regular Friday chapel day. Reminder: if you haven’t sent in pictures of the Veteran(s) in your life, do so this week! Email them to Mrs. Sokol, include their name and the branch of military they serve(d) in.

ECS Parent Teacher Conferences - Please click here to sign up for a time to meet with your child’s teacher on November 8 or 9.

Operation Christmas Child - Now is the time to shop for your boxes and get them packed! You can drop them off at school November 13-17. Click here to go to the Samaritan’s Purse website to get ideas for each age group, girl and boy. Please note, changes for this year: No food (candy, gum…) or toothpaste is allowed due to customs regulations and the shipping cost is now $9 per box (this helps with shipping as well as other ministry expenses). Our ECS goal this year is to collect 220 boxes!


Lynden Youth Sports Basketball - Registration for LYS Basketball is now open for boys and girls in grades 3-8.  For more information, sports applications or to register online, visit  Registration Deadline is November 15.

Winter Ride - It is starting to snow up at Mt. Baker! Lynden School District’s Winter Ride Bus is starting to prepare for another ski and snowboard season. The program is an eight trip chaperoned bus ride to the Mt. Baker Ski Area on Saturdays starting in January. The program is open to 5th through 12th graders who live within the Lynden School District boundaries. There will be an informational meeting in the Isom Elementary library at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 7. 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:

Lynden Christian Middle School
Lynden Christian Elementary School