Season of Giving

Some of you know Joey Mellema and have heard his story of redemption from addiction. Joey believes the faith that Christian education instilled in him as a child is what saved him. Today Joey’s kids are enrolled at LC and that is possible because of the help he receives from tuition assistance. We asked Joey if he would share a little of his story and he was gracious enough to do so. At Lynden Christian, our goal is to help every family that needs help. So far this year we have helped over 50 families with tuition assistance. In order …

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Lynden Christian Class of 2020 Video

Throughout the year LC Seniors have taken videos to capture their year.  Thank you to senior, Andrew De Vries for putting this fun video together!

To all my teacher friends

To all my teacher friends who are moving their classes online. Here, in no particular order, are some of my top tips for online teaching (these will mostly apply to high school teachers, but may also have some use for grade school.) First, take a deep breath. This is going to be different and sometimes difficult, but you got this! 1. Planning: Think by Week, not by Day. When I moved from the online to the classroom, the most significant shift that I noticed was the way that my planning had to shift. Moving from the classroom to online is …

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To The High School Seniors

In a time of unknown for so many people, I know the shutdowns and cancellations have affected every single person in America. I understand the necessity behind these  shutdowns and the fact that everyone is doing the best they can to keep our country and community safe. I KNOW this is a scary virus, and that there are a lot of people suffering in a lot of different ways. I pray for those affected by this virus often, and I think about them often. However, as a high school teacher that immerses herself into the teenage culture every single day, …

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Our Spanish Immersion Journey

Our Spanish Immersion Program (SI) journey began with a post card inviting us to an informational meeting about Evergreen Christian School’s new Spanish Immersion program. The idea intrigued us since there are significant benefits both academically and career-wise to being bilingual—as well as just having a larger more understanding view of the world. However, even with the tantalizing idea of our children being bilingual, we of course had questions and concerns. Are there any negatives to being in a full immersion setting? We talked to local moms that had gone through immersion schools in British Columbia, Canada and the feedback …

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Kindergarten is an amazing place to be!

Sally Cook has been a kindergarten teacher at LC for 37 years! In this blog she shares hers passion for teaching at LC – you don’t want to miss this! There is an elementary school open house on Feb. 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm  – please share so all your friends know they are invited! Kindergarten is an amazing place to be!  For thirty-seven years this place has been my home, my heart, my love, and the place where my passion for teaching is fulfilled. There are many reasons that kindergarten at Lynden Christian School is the best place for …

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Trade Certification

The Lynden Christian Project Shop class recently had the opportunity to get forklift certified. Mike Apol, who works at Andgar Corporation, is an LC graduate and LC parent, who provided the training for the students. The students received training in forklift safety and usage. Fourteen students were able to receive their certifications. The Lynden Christian CTE program is looking to certify more students in various areas of trade.

I couldn’t have found a better place

Greetings! My name is Matthew Gudakov and I am the director of orchestras at Lynden Christian Schools. This year marks my first as a music teacher and I couldn’t have found a better place to work than here at LC. I feel so blessed to work in an environment where the name of Jesus is praised! Recently graduated from Western Washington University with degrees in Music Education and Violin Performance, I’m excited to utilize what I’ve learned in my own classes as well as model the nature of Christ to my students. Since joining the LC family, I’ve been surrounded …

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Every story has beauty

“Oh Lord, It is said you created people because you love stories. Be with me as I live out my story” (Ted Loder) This prayer was shared by Dr. Bootsma at new staff orientation and resonated with me. After spending the last 10 years starting a family, a church and a business, my story has brought me to LC as the high school counselor. Stories matter. Each student, each staff member has a story.  Everyday our stories collide together to become part of the bigger Lynden Christian School story and the even bigger story of Redemption. Every story has beauty.  …

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It’s All About Love

It’s about love. At Lynden Christian, the focus of our Kindergarten is love. Will your Kindergartener learn to read and write better? Definitely. Will your Kindergartener learn basic mathematical skills? Certainly. Will your Kindergartener learn through play and social experiences? Of course. But your Kindergartener will also learn about and experience love. Our deep hope for each Kindergartener is that they will KNOW God loves them. Without a doubt and with that blessed childlike faith. Each Kindergarten teacher I have the honor and privilege of working with loves God whole-heartedly and transfers all that love into each child they greet …

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