May 11, 2017

Rooted in Christ. Growing in Grace. Serving in Love.


Monday, May 15 Senior Presentations Grading Day – LC Campus Dismisses at noon (PM preschool will still meet, Evergreen Campus Dismisses at 11:45 am for staff participation

Monday, May 29 Memorial Day – No School

Thursday, June 8 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.

Friday, July 21 LCS Golf Tournament at Homestead Golf and Country Club. Save the date!


Tuition Reminders – T.R.I.P. 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 T.R.I.P. payout. Re-enrollment fees will not be on your current year tuition statements but instead on your 2017-2018 statement and will be applied against your August payment.

Post Season Sports - Please note that passes are NOT accepted, and everyone must pay admission. Admission is as follows: $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for students with ASB cards and senior citizens. This includes home events. Schedules and tournament brackets can be found at

LCS Golf Tournament Volunteers – The golf tournament committee could use a few more helping hands. Please contact Ezra Stump ( if you are interested in getting involved this way.

Employment Opportunities (Lynden and Evergreen Campuses)

* Choral Director

* Orchestra Director

* Central Office Administrative Assistant

* High School Office Administrative Assistant

* High School Counselor

* 7th-8th Language Arts Teacher (Lynden Campus)

* 6th Grade Teacher (Lynden Campus)

* 5th Grade Teacher (Lynden Campus)

* Special Education Teacher (Evergreen Campus)

* Kindergarten Teacher (Evergreen Campus)

* First Grade Teacher (Evergreen Campus)

* Substitute Bus Drivers

* Substitute Teachers (Both Campuses)

All open position openings for both the Lynden and Evergreen campuses are posted on the school website and are updated as new openings become available. Keep checking and spread the word!

Plant Sale – Time is running out! Baskets and pots will be planted through Saturday May 13 (if our supply of plants and soil hold out). Watch for clearance sale signs next week and on our “LC Plant Sale” Facebook page! Hours are weekdays from 12:00 to 3:00 pm and this Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Photos from the various school programs, sports and other activities are available to purchase. You can find the photos at (PLEASE NOTE: For safety, the SmugMug password is not included on any printed materials, but can be found on your RenWeb home page). You DO NOT need to create a log in or password. If you would like to purchase any of the photos, you have the two options: 1) download the digital image or 2) purchase prints and have them sent to you. Contact Becky Van Hofwegen (318-9525) if you have any questions.

Art Club will have its last meeting and end of year party on May 23! Students are invited for pizza, a movie, and to wrap up final art projects and trade artist cards. Come celebrate another great year of making art! Students are welcome to bring a comfy bean bag or lounge chair and some snack foods to share. Any questions, contact Mrs. Hammons or Mrs. Uken-Rasmussen.

Lyncs Kids Summer Athletic Camps – LC is offering a variety of sports camps for 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 the grade your child will be in NEXT YEAR (2017-18) when registering. A late fee of $5 will be applied after the registration deadlines, and a t-shirt will not be guaranteed. Contact Kim Grycel ( with any questions.

Camps offered:

Camp Grades Date Time

Soccer (Girls & Boys) K-8 May 30-June 2 3:30-6:00 pm

Grass Volleyball Tournament 4-12 June 9 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Volleyball 1-8 June 12-15 9:00 am-11:30 am

Football 5-8 June 12-14 5:00-7:30 pm

Boys Basketball (Grades 4-6) 4-6 June 19-22 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Boys Basketball (Grades 7-8) 7-8 June 19-22 12:00-2:30 pm

Girls Basketball (Grades 4-6) 4-6 June 19-22 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Girls Basketball (Grades 7-8) 7-8 June 19-22 12:00-2:30 pm

Cheer K-4 July 5-7 2:00–4:30 pm

Boys & Girls Little Dribblers K-3 July 10-12 9:00 am-11:30 am

Girls Softball 3-8 July 17-20 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Golf 1-8 July 17-20 4:30-7:00 pm

Boys Baseball 2-8 July 24-27 9:00 am-11:30 am


Friday, May 12 Pizza Day (students K-8 who ordered)

Tuesday, May 16 5-12 Band Concert @ 7:30 pm in the WFAC

Thursday, May 18 5-12 Orchestra Concert @ 7:30 pm in the WFAC

Friday, May 19 Bike/Walk to School Day – Helmets Required Last Pizza Day (students K-8 who ordered)

Tuesday, May 23 7-12 Choral Concert @ 7:30 pm in the WFAC

Friday, May 26 4th Grade Pet Day from 2:00-3:00 pm

Suitcase Donations – The LC teachers are heading to Ghana, Africa on June 16 and are looking for suitcases they can take with them and leave there. Suitcases serve multiple purposes for the people in Africa, and the LC group would like to bless them with as many as possible. If you have a new or used suitcase you would like to donate, please drop it off at the elementary school office.

P-8 Yearbooks – If you haven’t ordered your yearbook yet, NOW is the time! Order online at Select “Yearbooks” at the top of the page and type in your school name (then select the specific building you are needing: Elementary and Middle School). Yearbooks are $18.00.

K-8 Field Trips - Mark your calendars for these upcoming field trips (more information sent home soon).

Thursday, May 18 1st Grade – Hovander Park/Tennant Lake

Friday, May 19 7/8 Band – Jr. Ski to Sea Parade

Wednesday, May 24 3rd Grade – Marine Life Center

Friday, May 26 3rd Grade – Birch Bay 7th Grade – Post Point

Tuesday, May 30 2nd Grade – Greater Vancouver Zoo

Thursday, June 1 KA & KB – Berthusen Park

Friday, June 2 KC & KD – Berthusen Park

Elementary School (P-4)

BoxTops/Labels News – Final collection deadline for BoxTops and Labels is Friday, May 26. This will be the last tallied collection for this school year. All students in the Elementary School Building will receive a certificate for one free soft serve ice cream cone from our friends at Edaleen Dairy! Thank you Edaleen Dairy!!! Be sure to like us on Facebook ( so you can stay up to date with special store offers and collection tips all summer long!

Fourth Grade Parent Meeting will be held in the Middle School Upper Student Gathering Area on Monday, May 22 at 7:00 pm to discuss transition to middle school. For more information, please refer to the email sent from Aaron Bishop.

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

Library - All Elementary library books are due by Monday, June 5. If you have questions regarding your child's books, please email Karen Rast.

Middle School (5-8)

Friday, June 2 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 5, through

Wednesday, June 7 8th Grade exams

Tuesday, June 6 through

Thursday, June 8 7th Grade exams

Wednesday, June 7 8th Grade Celebration

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 Jostens handed out ordered items last week. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jostens at 800-840-9130.

High School Exams will be held June 6 through June 8. The exam schedule and guidelines can be found here.

High School Registration Fees (book lease, ASB fee, class fees, participation fees and any other fees) for the 2016-2017 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 final exams (fines double during exam week – don’t wait!). 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!

Graduation Ceremony - Lynden Christian High School Graduation will be held Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm. The ceremony will be held 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 Yearbooks - Order yours NOW before they are sold out! Order online at Select “Yearbooks” at the top of the page and then type in your school name (Lynden Christian High School). The cost is $70.00.

Summer Jobs/Scholarship Opportunities - Click here to access information about summer jobs and scholarship opportunities. New this week: Lynden Door is hiring for the summer as well as long term full-time employment. Must be 18 years old.


Monday, May 15 Classes dismiss at 11:45 am for Senior Presentations

Friday, May 19 Bring Your Bike to School Day – Helmets Required Jr. Ski to Sea Parade - Meet at Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot (119 Texas Street, Bellingham) at 5:30 pm.

Children’s Art Walk - Evergreen students have art on display at the Bellingham Public Library this month.

Yearbook Pre-Sale - Yearbooks can be pre-purchased for $15.00 through Friday, May 19. Simply bring in cash or a check (payable to ECS), and your child’s name will be added to the list. Yearbooks are ONLY available via pre-purchase.

ECS Music CD - Evergreen music CD titled Rooted. Growing. Songs and Liturgies from ECS are on sale now! Get your copy for just $10.00! They are for sale during T.R.I.P. hours in the copy room on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8:30-9:00 am.

Field Day is coming up on June 1! We are looking for lots of parent helpers. If you are free to volunteer, we’d love your help. Dads, this is another great chance to have a bunch of fun with your kiddos! The time frame is 12:45-3:15 pm. Please let Amy know if you can assist.


Children’s Musical Theatre 2017 – The Children’s Musical Theatre Summer Stock 2017 proudly presents Madagascar Jr. Your child will take a journey out of the zoo and onto the big stage with Directors Kathleen Dean and Dee Apodaca. Filled with outlandish characters, adventures galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!” Camp is for kids going into 3rd-12th grade and runs June 20-July 1, with 2 performing casts acting, dancing, singing in full costume and under the lights at the WFAC on June 30 & July 1 at 5:00 and 7:00 pm. Tickets are sold at the door. Registration forms are on the website at Please cut, paste & email them along with questions to Heather Schmitt at The camp fills up quickly, so registrations are dated upon receipt, and a waiting list may be formed.