April 19, 2018 Being in Step…Bearing Good Fruit.
Saturday, April 21
LC Spring Support Saturday - In addition to our annual pancake breakfast (7am1pm), the plant sale (9am-3pm) and the car wash (7am-3pm), FOLC is hosting an Artisan and Vendor Market (8am-3pm).  Come out and support LC!  Pancake tickets can be purchased at the door. Prices are $7.00 (grades 9 and above), $5.00 (grades K-8).    
Thursday, April 26
The 4th Annual MS and HS Student Art Show from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the high school lounge in front of the WFAC.  Remaining Art Club Dates: May 10 & May 24.  Questions, please contact Mrs. Hammons (thammons@lyncs.org).
Friday, April 27        Saturday, April 28
LCHS Choir Dinner and Pops Concert will be presented in the middle school gym at 7:00 pm.  Enjoy a meal served to you by students and music performed for you by student soloists, small groups and choirs!  There will be a variety of popular music including: Broadway, Disney, oldies, new pop hits and more.  Ticket prices are $15.00 for adults and $7.00 for kids ages 3-10; children 2 and under are free.  Tickets can be purchased at the Central Office or through a high school choir student.  Don’t miss out on a fun night of music!

Monday, May 14

Senior Presentations – Early Dismissal       LC Campus Dismisses at 12:00 pm, Evergreen Campus Dismisses at 11:45 am
Friday, July 20

LCS Golf Tournament at Homestead Golf and Country Club.  Save the date!
Spring Plant Sale – The LC plant sale starts Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Stop by the greenhouse (located by the Vo-Ag building between the high school and middle school) and shop a great selection of hanging baskets in a variety of sizes. We will also plant any hanging baskets or pots with your plant choices, or we can design a planter for you. You may bring your own containers or purchase them from us. There will be a large selection of basket stuffers, select bedding plants, geraniums and perennials. There will also be a variety of mixed baskets and patio pots to purchase. Regular hours throughout the spring will be Monday through Friday from 12:00-3:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.
Need Your Car Washed? – Saturday, April 21 (during the pancake breakfast and market), the high school volleyball team is hosting a car wash from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm near the high school fitness center.  Get your car vacuumed out as well!  You can pre-buy tickets to the car wash from any volleyball player OR just show up at the car wash!  The suggested donation is $10.00 and helps support the LC volleyball program.
LYNCS ZONE “Pop-up Shop” will be open from  8:00 am - 3:00 pm at the LC Artisan & Vendor Market on April 21!  Lots of new inventory including hats, sweatshirts, t-shirts and socks.  Blankets are also still available in the Central Office. GO LYNCS!
Athletic Information including spring sport schedules and schedule changes (cancellations and postponements) can be found at www.nwcathletics.com.
Employment Opportunities  are always being updated on the Lyncs website.  Most recently added:   

  Elementary Teacher     Inclusion Specialist  Discovery Teacher  High School Chaplain   Spanish Immersion Teacher Aid
 For more information and application instructions, please visit www.lyncs.org and go to the employment page.
Elementary and Middle School Summer Sports’ Camps – LC is offering a variety of sports camps for next year’s (2018-2019) Kindergarten through 8th grade students.  Registration will take place ONLINE ONLY again this year (no paper flyers/forms will be sent home).  To register your child(ren) for one or more of the camps, click here.  Please use your child’s grade for the fall (2018-2019) when registering.  A late fee of $5 will be applied after the registration deadlines and a t-shirt will not be guaranteed.  Camps are open to non-Lynden Christian students too…bring a friend, neighbor or cousin!  Contact Kim Grycel (kgrycel@lyncs.org) with any  questions.  
 Camps offered:
 Camp Grades Date Time Cheer 1-6 May 30-June 1 3:30-5:30 pm Grass Volleyball Tournament 4-12 June 8 10:00 am-3:00 pm Soccer K-8 June 11-14 4:00-6:30 pm Volleyball K-8 June 18-21 9:00 am-11:30 pm Boys Basketball (Grades 3-8)  3-8 June 18-21 12:00-2:30 pm Girls Basketball (Grades 3-8) 3-8 June 25-28 1:00-3:30 pm Boys & Girls Little Dribblers K-2 July 9-11 9:00 am-11:00 am Girls Softball 3-8 July 16-19 10:00 am-12:30 pm Boys Baseball 1-8 July 16-19 10:00 am -12:30 pm Golf 2-8 July 16-19 4:00-6:00 pm

Friday, April 27 Pizza Day (K-8 for those who ordered) Grandparents Day at the elementary school (more info. to come)  

Wednesday, May 2 through Friday, May 4
6th Grade Outdoor Education at Mt. Baker Bible Camp.  Note: If medication is needed, a parent is required to bring the medication to the office in the original container with your child’s name written on it - please do not send it to school with your child.
 Friday, May 4 4th Grade Field Trip to Pioneer Park
 Thursday, May 10 5th Grade Field Trip to Pioneer Park/Civil War
 Friday, May 11 Bike/Walk to School Day Pizza Day (Students K-8 who ordered)

 Tuesday, May 15 5-12 Band Concert @ 7:30 pm in the WFAC

 Thursday, May 17 3rd Grade Field Trip to Birch Bay

 Friday, May 18 Pizza Day (Students K-8 who ordered) High School JSB – Noon dismissal for grades 9-12 ONLY.

 Saturday, May 19 Family Fun Night from 4:00-8:00 pm

 Monday, May 21 5-12 Orchestra Concert @ 7:30 pm in the WFAC
Bus Loop Safety Reminder – Anyone dropping off students in the morning before school, please be aware that the middle school bus loop is for buses only from 8:00-8:30 am.  The bus drivers have been seeing more and more vehicles entering the loop as the buses are unloading.  Other passenger vehicles driving in the loop as students are exiting the buses creates a very unsafe situation for our students. Please help us keep our students safe at this busy time in the morning.  
Student Placement Input Forms for elementary and middle school students are now available in the school offices for parent pick up.  Use this form to communicate any special needs or considerations that you would like the administrators to be made aware of, or you believe would be helpful when placing your child for the 2018-19 school year.  Very few families need to complete these forms, and those who do will need to discuss their unique circumstances with their building principal and turn the form in directly to him.  Much prayer, thought and discussion goes into student placement for every class.
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 Elementary and Middle School).  Yearbooks are $18.00 and can be ordered ONLINE ONLY again this year.  
Family Fun Night will be Saturday, May 19 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm.  Mark your calendars now!  You won’t want to miss this event!  A special thank you to our wonderful sponsors:   
Brio Laundry Jim’s Automotive Experts Coastal Administrative Services/Bell Anderson Lakeside Industries – Bham Division Creative Stoneworks, Inc. Larson Gross Cruisin Coffee Lemperes Family Dentistry Curt Maberry Farm, Inc. Mt. Baker Vision Clinic DeKoster Excavating, Inc. VanderGiessen Dental Care Dickson Medical Clinic Veltkamp Family Dentistry Enfield Farms Westside Building Supply Innotech Process Equipment  
Elementary School (P-4)

BoxTops Collection – April collection is underway!  May will be our last tallied collection month for the 20172018 school year, giving the elementary students only 2 more classroom collections to win the ice cream party (first class to collect 2000 total labels for the year). Fast fact: As a school we have collected $4778.20 in boxtops!!!  Way to go and thank you!  

Creative Arts Week (April 23-27) is quickly approaching at the elementary building! Students will be spending the week practicing and performing readers’ theaters as they learn more about the world of drama. Other activities happening during the week will include chapel led by the high school drama team and tours of the drama department where students will learn about hair, makeup and costumes; lights and sound; and performance skills. It’s going to be a great week!
Preschool Musical – The Lynden Christian Preschool invites you to their musical entitled When The World Began on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Lynden Christian Worship and Fine Arts Center at the High School.  Parents, grandparents and anyone who would be blessed to hear the preschoolers sing is welcome to attend. The program will last about 30 minutes.  

Middle School (5-8)
Student Project Fair Open House is Thursday, April 26 from 3:15 - 6:30 pm in the middle school gym. Grade 5 will be displaying their inventions and musical instruments, grade 6 will display science projects and grade 8 will be displaying CAMS and Seattle projects. Parents, friends and community members are welcome to come.
Current 8th Grade Students – If you are interested in playing a sport in high school and have not received summer information from the high school coach about available summer camps, please email Kim Grycel so she can pass on your information to the head coach of the sport you are considering.  
 Sports offered:
 Football Volleyball Soccer- boys and girls Softball Baseball Basketball – boys and girls Golf-boys and girls Track – boys and girls Cross County – boys and girls Tennis - boys and girls (Lynden Public) Swim – boys and girls (Lynden Public) Wrestling – boys and girls (Lynden Public)
High School (9-12)
Attention Parents/Guardians of Seniors – Please remind your senior about the list posted at the high school office where he/she needs to indicate his/her after high school plans (i.e. which college or school they will be attending, or if they will be working locally).  This list will be read at graduation and will be used to send final transcripts.  Seniors are asked to take this list seriously.    Graduation Supplies – LCHS requires a navy blue cap and gown and a tassel.  These items may be borrowed from former graduates.  If items still need to be ordered, you may go to www.jostens.com.  Jostens will be at the high school in the near future to hand out previously ordered items.  
Student Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities can be found here.  New this week: Black Lake Bible Camp in Olympia (camping ministry paid positions for the entire summer).
Scholarship Information is always being updated on the Lyncs website here.  The website is updated regularly, so check in from time to time to see what has been added!  
SAT/ACT Test Dates - Juniors planning on registering for the May or June SAT/ACT test dates, watch your registration deadlines!
                 SAT  www.sat.org              Registration Deadline             Test Date                                                                       May 3                                     June 2
                 ACT  www.act.org           May 4     June 9
High School Yearbooks are still on sale!  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 $70.00.
Friday, April 27 Grandparents/Special Guests Day - P4 through 8th grade at 8:40 am , at our Spring Creek Campus in the sanctuary. We’ll begin with chapel together then guests can visit classrooms until 10:00 am at Spring Creek or Cordata campus. Extra Invitations are available in the school offices, if you need them.        
Monday, May 14 Classes dismiss at 11:45 am for Senior Presentations
Friday, May 18 Bring your bike to school day, plus Jr. Ski to Sea Parade in the evening.      More details to come!
Creative Arts Week starts on Monday, April 23.  Students at both campus locations are invited to bring to school a Lego creation that has been built at home. Please bring it to school on Monday, April 23 (or Tuesday for P3). The only rule is that the base must be half a standard size piece of paper (so, 4.25 x 5.5”) or smaller and the height of 12” or less. They’ll be on display in the classrooms and, later in the week, students will tour all classrooms to see the varied creations.  
Dads and Grandpas - We have an opportunity for you! We’re looking for some helpers for our upcoming Upcycle Creation Station on Thursday, April 26 at our Spring Creek campus (8:30 am - 3:15 pm). Please click here to sign up for a shift if you’re available to assist students with putting their creations from upcycled materials together. This year students will be problem solving how to attach their items together themselves. They will have things like duct tape, zip ties and pipe cleaners to use. We ask for volunteers to simply assist and when needed, offer suggestions or hold onto the pieces so they can do the fastening. No need to bring anything with you. ***Still need at least 10 more volunteers! Moms and Grandmas are also more than welcome to sign up!