May 31, 2018

Being in Step...Bearing Good Fruit.

What a blessing this school year has been as we strive to challenge, encourage, and nurture students in their Christian education. Lynden Christian education strives to be excellent, ultimately empowering students to learn,grow, and use their gifts for God’s glory. Lynden Christian education strives to be Christ-centered also, empowering students to live the Christian life for the King! This is an awesome privilege and deep responsibility as a superintendent, as a community member, and as a father. There is no greater way to educate our children than in the quality, Christ-centered Christian education God has given us for our them.

Thanks be to God and to you for joining us in this Christian education partnership with Christian families and churches.

I wish you God’s blessings as you head into summer, and I encourage you to continue to pray for Lynden Christian’s students, families, staff, and community.

Paul Bootsma, Superintendent, Lynden Christian


Thursday, June 7

Last Day of School – Noon dismissal, ECS campus dismisses at 11:45 am

HS Graduation at the LCHS football stadium. Ceremony begins at 7:00 pm. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the LCHS Gymnasium.

Summer Hours

Central Office – June 18 through August 17 (Open weekdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)Elementary Office – Closes June 8
Middle School Office– Closes June 12
High School Office – Closes June 8

Evergreen Christian School Office – Open until June 12 (closed on June 8)

Friday, July 20

LCS Golf Tournament at Homestead Golf and Country Club (register below)

Tuesday, August 28


First day of 2018-2019 School Year – Lynden campus will dismiss @ 1:30 pm



This is the last Lyncs Lines of the school year. The next issue will be emailed on Thursday, August 30.

2018-2019 Calendars – days off calendar for the next school year and the year-at-a-glance calendar with school-related activities are now available to view on the school websitePlease disregard any earlier calendar posted for next year.

2018 School Board Nominees – Lynden Christian School's 2018 Nominating Committee presents six nominees for your confirmation. CLICK HERE to access a ballot and view the nominees' biographies. All ballots must be signed and postmarked on or before June 15, 2018. Please drop them by any of the school offices or mail them to the Central Office at 417 Lyncs Drive, Lynden, WA 98264.

Summer Tutoring – Parents who may be interested in having a child tutored during the summer break should contact Mrs. Jeany Aupperlee (360-318-9525 ext.1438 or She has a list of qualified individuals and can help arrange tutoring for your child.


Attention All Golfers! The 30th Annual LC Golf Tournament is coming up on July 20, 2018. Please join us at Homestead for a best ball tournament featuring both men’s and women’s teams! We are offering 30% off tournament fees to ladies in honor of the high school ladies golf team this year. Proceeds from the tournament are going towards security and technology upgrades on all campuses. Click this link to register Promo code for ladies discount is LADIESFIRST. See you in July!



Exxel Development Hollander Hospitality Peoples Bank WECU

Financial Plan DeWaard & Bode
K Engineers Northwest Propane CB Fabricating Security Solutions NW Oltman
Skagit State Bank Dickson Medical Clinic Great Clips for Hair BP

Carl’s Mower

Western Concrete Pumping NW Recycling Management Services NW Mt. Baker Vision Clinic Edaleen Dairy

Westside Building Supply

Lakeside Industries - Bellingham Division

Veltkamp Family Dentistry Coastal Administrative Services Creative Stoneworks, Inc.
Lil John
Maberry Packing
Vander Griend Lumber
Hytech Roofing
Capstone Physical Therapy


Northwest Surveying & GPS, Inc. EPL Feed LLC
Fairway Drug
VanderPol & Maas, Inc

SSK Insurance Farmers Equipment Barry Allan Glass NWWA Fair
Signs by Tomorrow Hintons
Merrill Lynch
Peak Financial Walton Beverage

Tuition Reminders – T.R.I.P. and ScripNow payouts have been posted and will be applied against your final tuition auto-payment. Emailed tuition statements can be reviewed 14 days after receipt and always reflect your current balance, so you can open your previously sent statement to see your current balance. Re-enrollment fees will not be on your current year tuition statements but instead on your 2018-2019 statement and will be applied against your August payment. Statements for 2018-2019 will be emailed to everyone in July.

T.R.I.P (scrip) is Year-Round! The T.R.I.P. program continues throughout the summer at the Lynden campus to help families build personal tuition credits. Pre-paid orders for gift cards/custom merchant checks received by end of the business day any Wednesday are available for pick-up the following Thursday (note this change) after 10:00 am. Stop by for instant gift card purchases any Thursday morning between 8:008:59 am or at our designated $peed $ales from 3:00-7:00 pm on June 13, July 11 and August 8. NOTE: Syros’ GreekRestaurant will be closed for remodel during the month of July or longer. Consider using gift certificates in your possession before the end of June.

Medication Pick-up – Student medications must be picked up from the school offices by an adult family member by Tuesday, June 12. Any medications that are not picked up by this date will be disposed of. Medication WILL NOT be sent home with your child.

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

  •   High School English Teacher

  •   Guided Study Facilitator

  •   8th Grade Language Arts Position

  •   MS/HS Choral T eacher

  •   Para Educators

  •   Preschool Aides


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


Elementary and Middle School Summer Sports Camp - Be sure to register your kids before prices go up! To register for one or more of the camps, click herePlease use your child’s grade for the fall (2018-2019) when registering. A late fee of $5 will be applied after June 1 for June camps and after July 1 for July camps (and a t- shirt will not be guaranteed). Camps are open to non-Lynden Christian students too...bring a friend, neighboror cousin! Contact Kim Grycel ( with any questions.

Camps offered:







Grass Volleyball Tournament


June 8

10:00 am-3:00 pm



June 11-14

4:00-6:30 pm



June 18-21

9:00 -11:30 am

Boys Basketball (Grades 3-8)


June 18-21

12:00-2:30 pm

Girls Basketball (Grades 3-8)



June 25-28

1:00-3:30 pm

Boys & Girls Little Dribblers


July 9-11

9:00 -11:00 am

Girls Softball


July 16-19

10:00 am-12:30 pm

Boys Baseball


July 16-19

10:00 am -12:30 pm




July 16-19

4:00-6:00 pm



Lost and Found items left at the end of the school year will be donated to Second Chance Thrift Store.

P-8 Yearbooks can still be ordered online for $18.00 by clicking hereThe deadline for all online orders is Thursday, May 31. Extra yearbooks are not guaranteed for those who miss the deadline, but will be available in the school offices while supplies last. The price for P-8 yearbooks purchased in the offices will be $20.00 (cash or check only). Guarantee yours and save money by ordering one today!

BoxTops and Campbell's Label Points - Winners for May are below, and the class picture is on our Facebook page: Thank you for collecting BoxTops for our school all year long! Keep collecting all summer long!

Elementary School Office will be closed for the summer after June 8 and will not be staffed on a regular basis again until August 23. During the summer, teachers and staff members generally do not check their voicemail. If you need assistance, please contact the Central Office (360-318-9525, Option 4).

General Supply Lists for Next School Year – A combined 1-4 supply list will be sent home with report cards for students in current grades K-3. A 5th grade supply list will be sent home with report cards for current 4thgrade students. Kindergarten supply lists will be emailed early next week. If any additional supplies are needed, they will be indicated on the teacher welcome letter that you will receive mid-August.

Thursday, May 31

4th Grade Parent Night Meeting @ 7:00 pm in the MS

Friday, June 1

KC & KD Field Trip to Berthusen ParkField Day grades 1-8


Elementary School (P-4)




BoxTops Points


1st Place

3C – Mrs. DeKriek


2nd Place

3B – Mrs. Hernandez/Shuler



Library - All Elementary library books are due by TOMORROW, June 1. If you have questions regarding your child's books, please email Karen Rast.


2018-2019 Student Open House – It is important that all students feel welcome and comfortable entering a new school year. Please mark your calendars with the student open house dates and times below and be encouraged to drop by with your child. It is a great time to find classrooms and meet teachers before the first day of school!





K-8 Students

Monday, August 27 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm


P4 (M/W/F) morning

Monday, August 27 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


P4 (M/W/F) afternoon

Monday, August 27 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm


P3B (M/W) afternoon

Monday, August 27 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm


P3A (T/Th) morning

Tuesday, August 28 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


P4 (T/Th) morning

Tuesday, August 28 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Middle School (5-8)

Friday, June 1

Library books, fines and lost book payments due. Students with unresolved library issues will NOT be allowed to participate in Field Day events.

Monday, June 4, through Wednesday, June 6

8th Grade exams

Tuesday, June 5 through Thursday, June 7

7th Grade exams

Wednesday, June 6

8th Grade Celebration

Middle School Office will be open through Tuesday, June 12. After that date, the office will not be staffed on a regular basis until August 20. During the summer, teachers and staff members generally do not check their voicemail. If you need assistance, please contact the Central Office (360-318-9525, Option 4).


High School (9-12)


Tuesday June 5 through Thursday, June 7

High School Exams - The exam schedule and guidelines can be found here.


Thursday, June 7

Graduation Ceremony at 7:00 pm at the LCHS Football Stadium. In the case of inclement weather, it will be moved into the LCHS Gymnasium. Seating is first come, first serve, and we kindly ask that seats not be reserved ahead of time. Any items, such as blankets or jackets set out to reserve seats ahead of time will be removed before the ceremony. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

High School Registration Fees (books lease, ASB fee, class fees)/Athletic fees/Activities fees for the 2017-2018 school year must be paid in full before report cards, transcripts and diplomas will be released in June. Preferably, they should be paid in full prior to exams. Please be reminded that these amounts are not included in tuition and are not automatically withheld. They must be paid by check or cash to the high school. If you have questions, please contact the high school office at 360-354-3221. Thank you!

Senior Diplomas will be mailed out approximately one week after graduation. Graduates will receive an empty diploma cover during the ceremony. All financial and book issues, if any, must be resolved before diplomas and final transcripts are sent. Final transcripts will be automatically sent to the college/school that is announced during the ceremony. You need not call in to request final transcripts unless there is a change.



Monday, June 4

8th Grade Celebration at 7:00 pm

Summer Recycling at ECS- our Recycle shed will be closed for the summer, so if you have any items for Second Chance Thrift Store, please bring them by June 1. We will still collect cardboard throughout the summer.

Medication at school- Reminder that parents must pick up their child’s medication from the school office on the last day of school.

Comfort Kits- Students will bring home their comfort kits the last day of school. Please hold on to it and replace any needed items this summer. Students bring it back by the first day of school, August 29, 2018.

Supply List for Next School Year- The 2018-19 supply list is up on the website, click here. There is a separate one for our English and Spanish Immersion programs.

Calendar for Next School Year- The 2018-19 Evergreen basic calendar can be found on our website here.