GRCMS Campus News
'Spring into Auction' - THANK YOU!
THANK YOU to everyone who came out (or bid online) to show their support of GRCMS PTO last Saturday. It was a great night of fun and fellowship.
It was a success and we raised over $30,000! This money will go right to our students and teachers for supplies, field trips and end-of-year activities. A BIG shout-out to the set-up and clean-up crews who spent hours getting all the details covered.
An even BIGGER shout-out and SPECIAL thanks to the ladies who worked an endless amount of hours to make this event so great: Lindsay Slagboom, Kelli VanDrunen, René Sherman, Jackie Noordewier, Melissa White, and Sara Seth.
Thank you to our incredible sponsors: Ismael Abreu-Farmers Insurance Agency, Hedge Life Law, Kooistra Chiropractic, Ron and Jodi Alvesteffer, Brouwer’s Insurance Agency, Buist Electric, Buist Sheet Metal, Ryan Diepstra | Centennial Securities, Matt and Allison Sevensma, Sinas Dramis Law Firm, Access24 Self Storage, Bredeweg Wealth Management, Etheridge Group, Macatawa Bank, Rogan and Associates, Multiple anonymous donors, as well as Crushed Grape and Detroit Wing Company.
GRCMS 2023 Art Show
Making a return this year, the GRCMS Art Show is THIS THURSDAY! Come celebrate the arts by viewing a school wide collection of visual art created by our 5th–8th grade GRCMS students. GRCMS student artwork will be on display in our village square gallery, including drawings, canvas paintings, mixed media, 3D sculpture, and more! See you there!
- Celebration of the Arts
- Thursday, May 11th
- 7pm-8pm Open House Style
- Village Square at GRCMS
WANTED: Library Books 📚
With only 3 weeks left of school, all of the library books need to come back to the Learning Commons. Eighth graders need to have all their books turned in by FRIDAY, May 12, and all other grades need to have their books turned in by FRIDAY, May 19. Thank you in advance!
Let's party like it's 2023
8th-grade graduation is quickly approaching, and to help celebrate the students we will be having a party at 3 Mile Project on Wednesday, May 31. Please consider helping our 8th grade celebration night be a success by being a chaperone. Check out availability – You may sign up here!
Celebrating Mr. Nelson Greidanus
Join us for the retirement celebration of Mr. Nelson Greidanus, 7th grade teacher. We were blessed to have him as a teacher for over 25 years. We will be celebrating him on Friday, May 19 from 4:30–6:00p.m. at the Hub at Central Office. See you there!
Host an International Student at Grand Rapids Christian Schools
We are expecting a number of international students (from 10 countries!) to join us in August. These young men and women are excited to experience life in West Michigan, living with an American family and attending classes at the high school. If you are interested in other cultures, enjoy hospitality, and want to have an enduring impact on a young person's life then this could be a great opportunity for your family! Host families receive an annual stipend to cover costs and we provide orientation, training, and ongoing support throughout the school year. For more information contact Joelle Williams at email@example.com or 616-574-5652.
Come to our GRCS technology sale on Friday, June 2 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm at Grand Rapids Christian High School in the All City Gym lobby (2300 Plymouth - Door 5)! This year we will be selling 13" MacBook Airs, iPads, Mac Mini desktops, and projectors. See the Tech Sales Flyer for details.
We are already getting ready for our 2023–2024 school year. If you would like to get a head start on your 'back to school' shopping, please take a look at the supply list by grade level!
Current 8th – 11th graders planning to play sports at Grand Rapids Christian High School in the 2023-24 school year need to have an MHSAA physical form on file with the high school athletic office before they are allowed to participate. A valid physical for 2023-24 must be completed.
You may turn in the completed physical to the GRCHS athletic office by mail or email as soon as you finish it, even if it is before the end of this school year or during the summer. You may print out a physical form here.
2022 – 2023 Yearbook
You are no longer able to order a yearbook online, as the ordering window has closed. The yearbooks are being processed and will be arriving in late May. If you were unable to order a book for your student, please contact Heidi Zylstra to put their name on a list. The cost is $40 and it will be on a first come basis.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 616.574.6389)
- 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.
ParentVUE, our parent portal for our student information management system, gives you access to your child's schedule, grade book, attendance, and report cards. See the ParentVUE User Guide for more information.
Grand Rapids Christian Schools Handbook
Please take time to review the GRCS Handbook. This has information (specific to each campus) about our Attendance policy, Behavior expectations, Cell Phone/personal device policy, Dress code, and more!
Hot Lunch News and Updates
We would love to have you volunteer at the Middle School to help serve lunch. If you are interested, please email Jill Zondag or sign up here! The serving time is from 11:20 am — 12:30 pm. Thank you for considering.
Hot Lunch Portal/Information
Thank you for participating in the hot lunch program. Our staff enjoys serving your students!!
Please remember to add money to your lunch accounts. If you have questions, please reach out to email@example.com --and we are happy to help you navigate the familyportal.cloud. There is no cost to deposit money into your child's account with a debit or credit card. Remember to go under Grand Rapids Christian School for your site. If you need help with your student's ID number, send Jill an email. Thank you!
Please note that lunch at the Middle School is $3.15, which includes fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain, meat/meat alternate and cold milk.
'Spring into Auction' – Thank you!
We are so appreciative of our incredible sponsors: Ismael Abreu-Farmers Insurance Agency, Hedge Life Law, Kooistra Chiropractic, Ron and Jodi Alvesteffer, Brouwer’s Insurance Agency, Buist Electric, Buist Sheet Metal, Ryan Diepstra | Centennial Securities, Matt and Allison Sevensma, Sinas Dramis Law Firm, Access24 Self Storage, Bredeweg Wealth Management, Etheridge Group, Macatawa Bank, Rogan and Associates, Multiple anonymous donors, as well as Crushed Grape and Detroit Wing Company.
Box Tops for Education
We continue to participate in the Box Tops program using the digital app. It is easy to participate! Simply download the free box tops app, select GRCMS, shop at your favorite grocery store, and scan your receipt. PTO receives support when you purchase participating products throughout the year. Please note: We no longer collect physical box tops; all box tops must be submitted via the app. Thank you!
For you faithful magazine readers (subscribers)–if you are renewing or picking up a new subscription, you can use our school’s code WA8617 to support the Middle School. It’s that easy.
Click here to order and use code WA8617 to support GRCMS.
Even though we are not doing our official 'sale,' we thank you for supporting our school as you continue to enjoy your favorite magazine(s).