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Evergreen Principal's Corner — March 2, 2021

Dear Evergreen Families,

Last year on March 5 the Evergreen students presented a program of music, scripture, and art for the Evergreen community at the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship. The theme of the evening was Jesus is our Rock. Our children proclaimed that Jesus is the Rock of our Salvation. It was a beautiful evening. At the end of the program I asked everyone in the audience to stand together and sing the song that Evergreen students traditionally sing at the final chapel of each school year, My Friends May You Grow in Grace. At the last minute, I decided to ask participants to not hold hands since we were in flu season. I never imagined that school buildings would close less than two weeks later.  

There have been many beautiful moments this past year. Evergreen students, staff, families continue to proclaim in so many ways that Jesus is our Rock. Students treat each other and learn daily how to treat each other with kindness and respect. I see that in the classrooms and on the playground. I see that when students uncomplainingly wear masks to keep their classmates healthy. I see it when our students reach out to the community. That was evident when Evergreen students made signs to welcome our Mulick Park neighbors back to school several weeks ago.  

I don’t know what will happen between now and the first week of March 2022.  But, I do know that Jesus is our Rock. He is before all things and in Him, all things hold together.  

Colossians 1:17

Ann Bakker

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