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Evergreen Home Bulletin News — September 19, 2023

Evergreen Campus News

Grandfriends Day – September 22

Tell your grandfriends to save the date, Friday, September 22! We will be hosting grandfriends of our students on the Evergreen Campus for PS–5th from 8:30–10:00 am. Preschool students will host grandfriends in their classrooms from 8:30–10 am. K–5th grade students will begin with 45 minutes of classroom visiting then have a program in the gym at 9:15 am. At 10 am it will be time to say our goodbyes.

🙏 Praise and Worship Service Sunday, September 24

The entire community is invited to our first-ever Praise and Worship service on Sunday, September 25 at 5:00 pm at Eagles Stadium at Grand Rapids Chrisitan High School. Our  4th graders are invited to participate in the Praise and Worship service by doing the Praise dance during the service. 4th graders who are participating should plan to arrive at 4:00 pm for rehearsal. We hope you can join us for this special time of worship!

School Spirit Week September 25–29

Evergreen is participating in School Spirit Week next week with the following themes:

Monday – Comfy Day
Tuesday – Mismatch Day
Wednesday – Holiday
Thursday – Dress Like Your Teacher Day
Friday – School Spirit Day

Evergreen Enrichment Week Field Trips – September 25–28

K-5th students will embark on their first enrichment experiences with the week of September 25. Students in Teams 1, 2 & 3 will each have multiply days off campus at Camp Roger or other locations Monday Sept. 25 through Thursday, Sept 28. Please check your calendars now and move any appointments that may conflict with our field trips during this special week. See your classroom's Weekly Newsletter for more details when their class will be off campus.

🏃‍♂️ Eagle Dash – September 29

As you have seen in flyers and home notes, GRCES PTO will be hosting Eagle Dash, an active fundraiser for the PTO on Friday, September 29. This is the only fundraiser the PTO does and it raises money to pay for field trips, enhancements to our classrooms, playgrounds, libraries, for community events, for treats our staff and more!

K-5th grade students will be bused to Eagle Stadium on the campus of the Grand Rapids Christian High School to run the track from 9:30am–10:00 am. Families are welcome to come and join in the festivities and help cheer on our runners. Also, volunteers will be needed for set up and clean up and handing out treats and water. If you can help please follow this link to sign up: Eagle Dash Volunteers.

Preschool students will run on the baseball field on the Evergreen playground at 11:00am on Friday, September 29. We invite our T/TH friends and family to come and join us. We will run for 15 minutes and then have fun playing on the field before our half day friends leave. 

Picture Retakes – October 9 & 10

School picture packets are being sent home this week. If you would like to have your student's pictures retaken Geskus will be on campus on October 9 & 10. You will need to turn in the first picture packet in order to get retakes. If your student missed picture day they will have their school photo taken on one of these days depending on their attendance schedule. If you have misplaced your fall order form and need a new one please contact the Evergreen office.

Covid and General Health Awareness

PLEASE keep the school office informed of any symptoms, illnesses, and test results that prevent your student from attending school. All absences need to be reported to the school office (, 616.574.5990)

Thank you for keeping your kids home when they are sick. Children who have two or more cold-like symptoms, any child with a fever, and any child who vomits or has diarrhea should remain out of school for 24 hours after symptoms subside and without the use of medication.

Current covid protocols, should your student test positive, are to stay home and isolate for five (5) days and then resume activities in a well-fitted mask for five (5) days.

Please refer to our Parent-Sudent Handbook for more health guidelines.

PTO News  

2023 — 2024 School Year!

The PTO is looking forward to planning many events this year for students and staff.  Watch the Home Bulletin each week for details and opportunities to volunteer.

Please follow this link in order to learn more about the GRCES–Evergreen PTO and the support we provide to students, staff and families. We are always looking for new members!

Save the Date! Eagle Dash is September 29! 

Eagle Dash is the PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year. The PTO works hard to raise money for field trips, classroom supplies and many other special projects and events throughout the year. This year, we will again host Eagle Dash at the Grand Rapids Christian High School Stadium for K-5 students!  Click Here  if you'd like to receive information about becoming a Corporate Sponsor or email


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