Transportation: Do you need bus transportation for next year? Check your email! All current parents received an email last week about completing the ParentVUE verification process. In addition to verifying your contact information, that is where you officially request busing for next year. Log into ParentVUE, click on Online Verification in the upper righthand corner, and follow the instructions on the screen. Note: While you can access ParentVUE on your mobile device, verification works best when done on a computer.
Choir Concert: You are invited to attend the GRCMS Spring Choral Concert on Monday, May 13, at 7:30 pm in the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship. This concert involves all 5th-8th grade choir students, and Honors Choir members. Students should arrive at 7:00 pm for attendance and warm-ups. Please come celebrate students' hard work with an evening of music!
8th Grade Parents: You should have received a letter via US mail which explains details of graduation. If you are in need of additional graduation tickets, please fill out the form that was enclosed in the letter. Let the office know if you have any questions.
8th Grade Students: Mrs. Elzinga recently sent you an email about submitting ideas for the graduation program cover. Please consider sharing your artistic gifts with our community. Designs are due in the office by Wednesday, May 15.
Save the Date: We are excited to invite you to our Celebration of the Arts evening on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 pm. Come to hear small ensembles of band and orchestra players and look at creative artwork and projects from our students. You will not want to miss this special evening!
Dirty Car? The sixth grade will hold its annual car wash on Friday, May 17, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Please come and join us at the front of the school on Chesaning St. You will be greeted by the smiling faces of eager washers. It is a free car wash but nobody will mind if you want to donate to our Sleeping Bear Dunes fundraiser!
Congratulations Mrs. VanderLaan! Mrs. Denise VanderLaan, the middle school Inclusion Coordinator, will be retiring in June after 22 years of teaching. We would love to send her off into retirement by showering her with cards of encouragement and congratulations. Please send or bring your cards to the middle school office, 2036 Chesaning Dr SE, GR, MI 49506. Send your cards by Friday, May 31.
Lost & Found: As we finish out the school year, be sure to check our overflowing lost and founds bins for anything your child may have misplaced. There are a lot of nice coats, sweatshirts, tennis shoes, athletic gear, lunch containers, and much more. We will be donating these items to New 2 You at the end of the school year.
Sports Physicals: Current 8th graders planning to play sports at Grand Rapids Christian High School in 2019-20 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 2019-20 must be completed anytime after April 15, 2019. You may turn in the completed physical to the GRCHS athletic office as soon as you finish it, even if it is before the end of this school year or during the summer. You may pick up a physical form at the GRCHS athletic office, or print out a physical form here. This form must be completed with all signatures in order to participate in sports at GRCHS. You may attach your doctor's office physical form for the doctor portion of this form but the parent portion and signatures need to be completed on this form.
Please Plan Ahead: GRPS busing will end on Friday, May 31. For those that use public school buses, please plan accordingly for the last few days of school. The last day of school is Friday, June 7.