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Iroquois Home Bulletin News — March 30, 2021

Iroquois Campus News

Virtual Lost and Found — Last Chance Before Spring Break

CLICK HERE to view photos of lost and found items. If you see something that belongs to your child, email Laura at and the item will be sent home with your child. 

Lost and Found will be donated during Spring Break! Be sure to email TODAY if you wish to have items returned to you.

Covid Awareness

Please note that students should stay home from school if anyone in their household is waiting on Covid test results. 

Please read the email letter from Principal Barkel about Covid awareness.

Kakuma READ-A-THON — last day to submit pledges is April 1

Please make a pledge to encourage reading and to raise money to buy books for Kakuma Refugee Camp School in Kenya.

  • Donations and total pledges can be submitted at
  • The last day to submit online is April 1. 

March is Reading Month and GRCES is Wild About Reading!  

  • March 31: Shades Day — Bring your favorite sunglasses for reading!

Birthday Treat Reminders

If you choose to send in treats for your child to share:

  • Treats must be store-bought, pre-packaged, and individually wrapped 
  • Please do not send bakery treats like cupcakes, cookies, or donuts even if they are in the sealed plastic bakery container
  • You are welcome to send non-edible prize type items

Thank you for helping us do everything we can to keep from spreading germs!

Last Chance to Order Class Composite Pictures!

Click on this link to order a yearbook:
The order code is 56797W. The deadline to order is April 15.

Click on this link to order class composite photos:
The order code is 56804R. The deadline is March 31.

Virtual Learning

  • You MUST contact the office to arrange virtual learning (616.574.6500).
  • Please do not contact teachers about arranging virtual learning. 
  • Thank you for understanding that the teacher needs time to pull materials together so virtual learning will not begin immediately upon request. 

2021-2022 Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

Preschool and kindergarten registration for 21-22 is now open for all families! We encourage you to register your child as soon as possible to save their seat at  

Kent County COVID-19 Testing Sites

For more information on testing sites or to register for a testing day, call 616.632.7200 or register online.

Food Service News

Free Meals and Snacks

Free meals and snacks will go through the end of the school year. Enjoy!

Preschoolers both half-day and full-day and their younger siblings may pre-order lunch online. All orders must be placed by Monday at 8:00 am.

Food Service Workers

Grand Rapids Christian Food Service is looking for fun and energetic part-time staff. These positions are at the GRCHS and Rockford Christian Schools. Hours are 8:30 am — 1:00 pm.  Work involves standing for long periods of time, fast-paced, and some lifting. Limited experience needed, must enjoy working with students and a heart to serve.

If interested, please email Nancy Michaels at

Free and Reduced Lunch Benefits

We encourage you to fill out a meal application if you feel you would qualify for Free and Reduced meals.  For those of you that received a P-EBT card this past summer — a  debit card that offers grocery dollars for each child, the USDA passed a second bill to reinstate the program in January for virtual learners.  One of the criteria to qualify is to have an application filled out.  

Go to to fill out an application.  

GRCS Technology

Computers for Sale

GRCS has computers available for sale!  Available now are Mac Mini desktops and 11.6" MacBook Airs (2013 model).  If interested, view the specs, reserve one today using this reservation form, and pick it up tomorrow. In May, more details will be available on our technology community sale that will occur on June 1 with lots of devices for sale.

Student and Parent Online Directories

Staff, student, and parent directories are available online.

For quick access to the staff directory, select Contact at To access the student and parent directories on the Parent Portal, select Parents > Parent Portal and log in to your Parent Portal account.

Not sure how to login to your Parent Portal account? Go to the GRCS Tech YouTube channel to learn how to access the directories.

The GRCS Online Directories tutorial will help you navigate there.

The GRCS Website Portal Account Set Up will show you how to create an account if you have not yet done so.

PTO News

Thanks for sending in receipts!

Please send original receipts from SpartanNash stores (D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, Forest Hills Foods, and Ada Fresh Market) to school either via your child or mail to school (GRCES 1050 Iroquois Dr. SE Grand Rapids MI 49506 Attn: PTO). 

Any questions, please contact Lisa Alles at


Toss in junk mail, magazines, newspapers, and school papers. Click here for the list of accepted items: Paperboard is accepted now, but no corrugated cardboard, please. 

 Athletics + Youth Sports

GRC Youth Sports and Recreation Programs  

We offer sports programs for GRCS students and students from the surrounding area. For a look at what we have to offer, visit

Our programs will follow the same Health and Safety Protocols, as we are following at school. Masks for coaches, hand sanitizer for players, disinfectants for equipment, and social distancing will all be observed.  

Click HERE to view current and upcoming opportunities


Register at Your password AND username is your email address.  


Email Stacey Boender at

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