February 15, 2018

Being in Step…Bearing Good Fruit.

 

ALL SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, February 15

Town Hall Meeting TONIGHT at 7:00 pm in the middle school upper student gathering area.  The administration plans to share and clarify plans regarding board governance and development as well as plans involving Bellingham Christian, Lynden Christian, and Evergreen Christian.  Parents, alumni, volunteers, staff… all are welcome to attend!

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.

Thursday, February 22

Art Club in the HS Art Room from 3:30 - 5:15 pm. For any questions, please contact Mrs. Hammons.

Wednesday, February 28

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

     Evergreen Campus dismisses at 11:45 am

Thursday, March 1 and   Friday, March 2

No School – Mid-winter Break

     Central Office hours Thursday and Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

ALL SCHOOL INFORMATION

Annual Society Meeting - Lynden Christian School’s annual Society Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 8  at 7:00 pm at the Lynden campus middle school upper student gathering area. Agenda items include the presentation of the 2017-2018 budget and reports from Friends of LC and the Endowment Committee. Parents and supporting members of our school community are invited to attend.

LC Spring Support Saturday - We are excited to announce LC Spring Support Saturday on April 21, 2018. In addition to our annual Pancake Day, the plant sale and car wash, FOLC is hosting a Vendor Market! We are looking for crafters, wood workers, artists, pottery makers, sewers, etc... To secure your booth contact Rachel Hernes at 360-220-0496.

Re-Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year will begin the first week in March. An email will be sent with details and instructions on March 1.

Post-Season Basketball tournament brackets are available at www.nwcathletics.com.

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

  • 7th Grade Baseball Coach
  • 7th Grade Girls Soccer Coach
  • Assistant High School Track Coach – distance running and potentially other depending on applicant skill set.
  • Elementary Spanish Immersion Teacher

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

Fred Meyer Community Rewards - Fred Meyer has an incredible club card program!  The store will donate a % of the club card holder’s store spending back to the school of their choice. Lynden Christian earned $314.30 this quarter!  It doesn’t cost anything to sign up at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards, but does need to be updated periodically.  Our non-profit number is 92872.  ECS families should also choose ‘LC’ when linking their cards. This benefits both campuses!

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.

The 47th Annual Theresa Tromp Chess Tournament will be held on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at Lynden Middle School. This tournament is open to any student in grades K-12 who is enrolled in a public/private school in the Lynden School District. Completed entry forms must be submitted by Thursday, March 15.  Flyers with a complete schedule, tournament rules, and prize information ($1,200 for first place!) are available in the school offices and at Chess Club.

 LYNDEN CAMPUS

Wednesday, February 21

Elementary School Class Pictures

Thursday, February 22

Middle School Class Pictures (P3A and P4C)

Friday, February 23

Pizza Day (K-8 for those who ordered)

Tuesday, March 6 through Friday, March 9

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) testing for grades 5-8. Please avoid scheduling appointments during those mornings.

Tuesday, March 6 through Wednesday, March 21

4th Grade Swim – Permission forms and fees due by Monday, February 26.

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!

Class Group Pictures will be taken on Wednesday and Thursday, February 21 and 22 (see calendar above for which day your child’s class will be photographed). All students will be photographed with their class, but there is no obligation to purchase a picture. Envelopes are being sent home this week and must be returned before pictures are taken if you would like to order a picture.

7-8 Music Assembly is scheduled for Thursday, March 15 at 8:45 am in the middle school gym. Parents and grandparents are welcome and encouraged to come and listen to the band, orchestra and choirs share their gift of music. Students participating are required to wear their school-issued performance shirts with black dress pants, black socks and black dress shoes.

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 $18.00 and can be ordered ONLINE ONLY again this year.

ES Traffic Safety - Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our students safe! A few reminders:

  • Parking in the elementary drop-off lane is not allowed.  If you are using the lane, please remain in your car while you wait for your child and pull forward as cars leave and space allows.  Please do not use the pick-up lane if you are waiting for an older sibling from the middle school or high school.  They dismiss a few minutes later than the elementary school and take time to walk over, causing cars to back up in the lane.
  • Parents and students should NOT attempt to cross Drayton Street except in a crosswalk. This is a high traffic area especially at the start and end of the school day.  Please emphasize to your children the importance of staying on the sidewalks and inside crosswalks at all times.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Elementary School (P-4)

 

Elementary BoxTops/Labels News

February collection is under way. Be sure to check out our January class winners!  Their pictures are on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lcrecycles and on the bulletin board in the front hall of the elementary school. This is a huge help to our school, and we thank you for your participation!

Special BoxTops Classroom Promotion – As an added incentive to turn in all those BoxTops sitting around your house, the first class to turn in over 2000 BoxTops for the year will receive a special ice cream party with the principal!  Remember, we are no longer collecting Campbells Label points.  That program has been discontinued.  Any questions, email Alanna Wagenaar (awagenaar@lyncs.org).

Middle School (5-8)

Standardized Testing - Students in grades 5 through 8 will be taking the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) beginning Tuesday, March 6 through Friday, March 9. Please avoid scheduling appointments during the mornings of those days and encourage your child to get enough sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.

Scholarships for Current 8th Grade Students - Several scholarships are available to 8th grade students who plan to attend Lynden Christian High School. These include the Peter Hoekema Memorial Scholarship ($350) and two Faye Rutgers De Boer Memorial Scholarships ($550). Watch for an email from Aaron Bishop with more information and an application. Applications are due Thursday, March 15.

8th Grade Trips - All 8th grade students will be taking part in major field trips at the end of March.

Seattle Trip – This trip is scheduled for March 22-23.  Medical information and permission forms for participating students went home last week.  Permission slips and medical forms were distributed to participating students and are due by Wednesday, February 28. All medication needed must be brought to the MS office, in the original container, by a parent

CAMS (California Math Science) Trip – This trip is scheduled for March 21-24.  Permission slips and medical forms were distributed to participating students and are due by Wednesday, February 21. All medication needed must be brought to the MS office, in the original container, by a parent. A CAMS trip parent informational meeting to discuss final details will be held on Monday, February 26 at 6:00 pm in the middle school upper gathering area.

High School (9-12)

Spring Sports begin Monday, February 26.  Athletes must have a valid sports physical on file.  Student athletic fees, including fees for those students playing tennis for Lynden, will be billed after rosters are set.  If you have questions, or want to check on the status of a physical, please call Vicki in the HS office at 360-354-3221.  All athletes must obtain a wristband on the 26th to show they are cleared, including girls playing tennis for Lynden.  These will be available at the office.  No wristband = no practice.

Scholarship Information is always being updated on the Lyncs website, here.  Information for the CHS Careers in Agriculture Scholarships and the John Fassett Memorial Scholarship have been recently added.

Student Employment – A new web page for student employment opportunities has been added to the Lyncs website and can be found here.  New to the list are summer jobs with the ecology Youth Corps.

High School Yearbooks for 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.

EVERGREEN CHRISTIAN CAMPUS

Field Trip to Bellingham Christian School - ECS students in grades 5-7 will be visiting the campus of Bellingham Christian School on Friday, February 23. They will enjoy games, lunch, a tour of the facility and spend time getting to know the BCS students and staff.

Calendar Change - February 28, 2018 is an early dismissal day, all students will be dismissed at 11:45 am. This is a change from what you see on the ECS calendar.

Food4Tots - ECS is collecting baby food and formula now through February 23. This will benefit the Bellingham Food Bank.

Standardized Testing - Students in grades 5 through 8 will be taking the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) beginning Tuesday, March 6 through Friday, March 9. Please avoid scheduling appointments during the mornings of those days and encourage your child to get enough sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.

March Madness - March Madness is on the calendar for Tuesday, March 13 at 8:30 am. This is a fun event in which students invite an important male role model in their life (dad, grandpa, uncle, neighbor, friend) to come for a 30-45 minute time of playing various silly games together. Last year was our first annual and it was a hit! We’ll have a few new games to mix in this year.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

North County Lacrosse – Do your kids like football, baseball or soccer?  If so, then they will love lacrosse!  No experience necessary.  Practices for the North County Cavaliers (grades K-8) start soon.  For more information or to register, visit www.NCLacrosse.org or email General@NCLacrosse.org.  Flyers are available in the elementary and middle school offices.

 Lynden Youth Sports Baseball/Softball – Sign up now for LYS baseball/softball.  Divisions include:

  • Girls Slow-pitch Softball: Grades 3-5
  • Recreational co-Ed Pitching Machine: Grades K-2
  • Recreational Boys Baseball: Grades 3-8
  • Competitive Boys Baseball: Ages 8-12

Register Online!! www.lyndenyouthsports.com (competitive baseball applicants need to MAIL in application)

For more information, contact LYS at (360) 354-0597.

Whatcom Community College is offering the “Guys & Guts” workshop for boys ages 11-14 on Saturday, March 10.  A parent/guardian is required to attend with the student.  For more information or to register click here.