September 20, 2018 Living God’s Story: Rooted, Growing, Serving.
 
 
ALL SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS  
 
Thursday, September 20 Faculty Showcase Concert @ 7:00 pm in the Worship and Fine Arts Center
Tuesday, September 25 Auction kick-off meeting @ 7:00 pm in the Central Office.  Come find out how you can help!  The auction is on March 23, 2019!
Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5
No School – Teacher Convention and Professional Development Central Office is open regular hours.
 
 
ALL SCHOOL INFORMATION
 Mini Cheer Camp for girls in grades K-4 will be held after school on September 25, 26, 27 in the elementary gym (3:15-5:15 pm each day) with a half-time performance September 28 at the home football game.  The cost is $40.00 which includes a t-shirt and pom poms.  Please use “camp discount” at checkout if you already have poms.  Registration is ONLINE ONLY.  The Mini Cheer Camp registration option will pop up when you click here and select “Lynden Christian High” for the school.  
 
Polar Express Shopping Tour – Join FOLC for a stress-free day of Christmas shopping! The morning starts off with exclusive VIP shopping access to local downtown Lynden shops.  After that, we head down south to University Village for an afternoon of merriment and checking off of our to-do list for the holiday season. Lots of items to bring back? No worries, we have plenty of storage and amazing volunteers to help you safely load all your treasures to get them safe and sound back to Whatcom County. Tickets are $95.00 per person and new this year, Lynden only portion for $65.00, corporate sponsorship opportunities are available.  To purchase tickets go to: https://tinyurl.com/LCPolarExpress2018.  please contact Tory DeBoer at toryvz2@hotmail.com or Terell Weg at t.weg@msnw.org for more information.
 
High School Fall Play - Pride and Prejudice, by Kate Hamill (adapted from the novel by Jane Austen). Tickets go on sale October 1. You can fill out a ticket order form at the Central Office or talk to a box office representative Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 am-12:30 pm at the Central Office. Tickets are also available at the door. In this comedic adaptation, “The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her statusconscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth’s intelligence and independence? Especially when the irritating, aloof, self-involved…tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life, than it does in this effervescent adaptation.” – “Dramatists Play Service”. Performance dates are: October 11, 13, 19, 20  at 7:00 pm in the WFAC. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students/seniors 62 and over.  
 
Adult Education Series – Astronomy of 2018 and Beyond!  There have been tremendous advances in astronomy and space travel in the past few years and plans for the near future are exciting.  Using digital resources, we will look at some of the astronomical successes, failures, and challenges of the future.  Weather permitting, we will use telescopes to look at the night sky.  Classes will be from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on October 1 and 8 in Room 112 (Science Lab) at Lynden Christian High School.  Taught by Harlan Kredit. Cost: $20.00.  RSVP to Ezra Stump at estump@lyncs.org.
 
Christian College: No longer worth it and not affordable = FALSE! - Larissa Kamps, Director of Admissions from Providence Christian College (Pasadena, CA), is coming to Lynden to provide information that could be good news to those who think a quality, Christian education is outside their reach.  Although the information she will share is good for any college, free merchandise from Providence College will be given to any high school student who attends as well as instant $500 scholarships to those who pre-qualify for admission!  See you on Wednesday September 26 on the mezzanine level at the new Inn at Lynden hotel (100 – 5th Street): arrive by 7:00 pm for financing tips or show up any time before 8:30 pm for refreshments and see what an intimate, Reformed college in Pasadena has to offer (providencecc.edu).   
 
Art Club will have their first meeting on Thursday, September 27 in the High School Art Room from 3:30 - 5:15 pm.  All students in grades 5-12 are welcome.  Registration information can be accessed from the MS Office and MS or HS Art Teachers or on the website.  For questions, please email Mrs. Hammons or Mrs. UkenRasmussen.
 
Chess Club – We are excited to announce that chess club will have their 1st meeting on Thursday, October 11 after school. Club information and registration forms will be available to students late next week.  
 
Employment Opportunities  are always being updated on the Lyncs website.  Most recently added:   
 
 
  Payroll Clerk  Central Office Custodial  Night Sweeper  Transportation Supervisor  Middle School Boys Basketball Coach  JV Girls Basketball Coach  Bookkeeper/Office Assistant for Evergreen
 For more information and application instructions, please visit www.lyncs.org and go to the employment page.
 
Substitute Teachers - Lynden Christian School is seeking qualified substitute teachers for all grade levels at both the Bellingham and Lynden Campuses. We are seeking candidates who have a passion for nurturing faith and integrating a Biblical perspective into their instruction. We would also like to add Spanish speaking substitutes to our sub lists. Qualified candidates should complete a “Substitute Teacher Application” on the Lyncs website. For any questions, please contact Kim Powell (360-318-9525 or kpowell@lyncs.org).
 
Personal Tuition Rebates! If you are not already buying scrip….now’s the time to start! Earn 4% or 10% personal tuition credits on pre-paid gift cards purchased through the school’s scrip program (T.R.I.P.) Find FAQs and a downloadable order form on the school website (“Resource” tab, T.R.I.P.). The Lynden campus program operates 52 weeks per year on a pre-paid, week turn-around basis; however, many participants find it more convenient to shop for instant purchases at our $peed $ales offered every Thursday morning from 8:00-8:59 am as well as on the second Wednesday of every month from 3:00-7:00 pm at the Central Office. Please come to the next sale on Wednesday, October 10 for a first-hand look and answers to your questions.
 
LC Recycles on Facebook - We will update you on contest winnings for Box Tops and all of the grocery store bonus offers via our facebook page. Head on over and "Like" our facebook 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. We had over 70 families sign up last year, raising money for the school each quarter!  If you have not signed up already, you may do so at this link: www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.  Our non-profit number is 92872.  ECS families should also choose ‘LC’ when linking their cards. This benefits both campuses!
 
LYNDEN CAMPUS  
 
Thursday, September 27 5th Grade Field Trip to Padilla Bay
Friday, September 28 1st Pizza Day 1st Grade Field Trip to the Library and Fire Station Wednesday, October 10 Pastors Day – paper invitations will be sent home with elementary students next week.  Please encourage your child to personally invite his/her pastor.  A hand-delivered invitation is very meaningful.   Preschool field trip to pumpkin patch (P4A, P4B, P3B, P4C)
Thursday, October 11 Preschool field trip to pumpkin patch (P4D, P3A)
Friday, October 12 Pizza Day (for K-8 students who ordered)
 
Bus Loop Safety – Just a reminder that the bus loop is closed to parents dropping off students before 8:30 am.  For student safety, the loop is designated for buses only from 8:00-8:30 am and 3:00-3:30 pm.  Please do not enter or park in the loop until all the buses have safely cleared the loop.  Thank you for your attention to this matter and for helping us keep our students safe.
 
“Moms in Prayer” is a ministry comprised of women who meet on a weekly basis to pray for students, teachers and the school.  You are invited to join us in the middle school band room (Rm 210) with the first meetings on Tuesday, September 25 and Friday, September 28.  Please contact Candi Mouser @ 360-305-7250 or jchmouser@hotmail.com for more information.  Come check out what Moms in Prayer is all about!
 
Elementary School (K-4)
 
Box Tops/Labels News - The elementary school monthly Box Tops/Campbell’s Labels contest is underway!  Please send in your Box Tops and watch for Tyson A+ put them in a zip top bag with your child’s grade and teacher written on the bag.
 
Safeway Shoppers – be sure to register your Safeway Club Card HERE. You’ll use your Safeway account and a Box Tops password (which you can create from this link) to receive bonus Box Tops points that you load to your card when you use the Safeway App.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, Alanna Wagenaar at recycle@lyncs.org.
 
High School (9-12)
 
Scholarships – New to the Scholarships list  at   http://www.lyncs.org/scholarships are the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Ewing C. Kelly Foundation Scholarships, and AXA Achievement Scholarships.
 
Athletic Information such as schedules, schedule changes and cancellations, venues, rosters, scores and season records can be found at www.nwcathletics.com.   
 
National Christian College Fair will be on Thursday, September 27 from 8:30-10:30 am in the student lounge.  There will be an evening fair at Christ the King in Bellingham from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Financial Aid Workshops will be held in both locations. We are expecting close to 30 Christian colleges/universities!  Parents, students and visitors are encouraged to attend.    Reading Café  - For students who love a good story and would like to connect with other readers, the Reading Café will meet on Wednesdays, 8:10 am, in the Library Conference Room. Questions? See Sofia Bouma or Mrs. Van Loo
 
EVERGREEN CHRISTIAN CAMPUS  
 
Welcome Back Potluck is September 23 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Join us as we celebrate the beginning of a new school year. We’ll enjoy fellowship and food together! Please bring the following item according to your last name:                               
A-G     Main Dish                H-K     Desserts                L-Z     Side Dish     We will be needing helpers at 7:00 pm to clean up, put chairs and tables away, as well as reset one classroom. Please let Amy know if you can commit to staying for 30 minutes or so to assist.
 
Picture Days - At the end of the month, we will have picture day (individual photos of each student at ECS). Packets were sent home with students this week.
 
COMMUNITY INFORMATION
 
Boys & Girls Club - Did you know that the Boys & Girls Club offers quality, adult supervised, after school care at the Sonlight Community Church 2:30 - 6:30 on Monday - Friday?  Our bus even stops there after school to drop kids off!  Annual membership cost is just $30 per year! Visit www.whatcomclubs.org or call Club Director Marissa Abundis at 360-354-9959 for more information.