GRCMS Campus News
WANTED: Library Books 📚
Grades 5–7 need to have their books turned in to the Learning Commons by FRIDAY, May 19. Thank you to the 8th graders that have already turned theirs in.
Please consider helping our 8th grade celebration night be a success by being a chaperone. 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. 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 this Friday, May 19 from 4:30–6:00 p.m. at the Hub at Central Office. See you there!
End-of-Year Technology Turn in
The end of the school is quickly approaching which means that it will soon be time for students to turn in their school-issued equipment. Here are the turn-in dates and details for each grade level.
- 8th Grade – Mrs. VanderWoude sent an email to 8th graders with information regarding purchasing the iPad they have been using at school. If you missed that email, here is the information that was shared. 8th graders will be turning in their iPads and chargers on Thursday, May 25.
- 7th Grade – All equipment returned to school by Friday, May 26. This includes iPads, chargers, and the Logitech Crayons. Students will use, store and charge all equipment during the last week of school.
- 6th Grade – Return all equipment to school by Monday, May 22. This includes both parts of the keyboard case, both the charging block and charging cord, and the Logitech crayon. Students will use, store and charge all equipment in school that week.
- 5th Grade – All equipment returned on Friday, May 26. This includes both parts of the keyboard case, both the charging block and charging cord, and the Logitech crayon.
Replacement Cost for Lost or Damaged Items
- Logitech Crayon replacement cost - $50
- Charging cord replacement cost - $19
- Charging block replacement cost - $19
- Both parts of the charger - $38
- 5th and 6th Grade keyboard from keyboard case - $90
Payment for these items can be made by sending a check or cash to school, calling the school office with a credit card payment, or having it added to your tuition account. Any payments not received for a lost or damaged item by June 5 will be added to the student tuition account. If you have any questions or concerns please email Jon Haaksma. Thank you so much for your help in getting all equipment turned in before the last day of school!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Are you a fan of Organization, Deadlines, and Pictures?
If so, we may have the perfect job for you! We are in need of a Yearbook Coordinator for next school year (2023–2024). If you have any interest or would like more information, please email Sara Seth. Thanks!
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!
Lost and Found
Please have your students look through the lost and found as the school year is coming to an end. Any items left after the last day of school will be donated to New2You.
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.
2023–2024 District Calendar
The 2023-2024 district school calendar is available on our website. Please refer to it as you make plans and appointments for the next school year.
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 (email@example.com, 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
Hot Lunch Negative Balances
We need your help with collecting negative balances. You can go to familyportal.cloud and use the drop down menu to select Grand Rapids Christian School. If you have not set up your child's account, you will need your student's ID number. There is no fee to submit a payment with a credit card. All positive balances carryover to the next school year. If you have any questions please email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your attention in taking care of these negative balances, we appreciate it. Thank you for participating in our hot lunch program–Have a great summer break!
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.
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).