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Evergreen Principal's Corner

Dear Evergreen,

Parents, I hope that this letter finds you and your family doing well, enjoying summer, and looking forward to the coming school year.  Monday, August 19  is the first day of school for 2019-2020.

Our mission at Grand Rapids Christian Schools is to prepare students to be effective servants of Christ in contemporary society.  

We have the opportunity to delve deeper into our mission at Evergreen this year through our theme, God is My Rock and our theme verse is Psalm 18:2.  Teachers and staff will explore the theme with students in the classroom, during Chapel, and Team Time through songs, scripture and learning activities.

As we anticipate the beginning of this new school year, I want to highlight the first few Evergreen events: 

Thursday, August 15. 4:00-6:00 pm | Evergreen Open House

Stop in anytime between 4:00 pm — 6:00 p.m. to visit your classroom, greet your teachers and see your classmates. We are excited to welcome many new students and families to Evergreen!

Monday, August 19. 8:00 am — 12:00 pm | First Day of School!

Please note that the first day of school is a half-day with a 12:00 dismissal. The normal school day is 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.    

Tuesday, August 20 | Kids Care Begins

Kids Care offers before school care from 7:00-8:00 a.m. and after school care is from 3:00-6:00 p.m. every day school is in session. Please register online or pick up registration forms from the office.

Preschool Classroom Visitation Days/Times:  

Classroom Visitation day August 21 for M/W/TH class

  • Last Names P-Z: 8:15-9:45 
  • Last Names A-N 10:15-11:45 

Classroom Visitation day August 22 for T/F class 

  • Last Names P-Z: 8:15-9:45
  • Last Names A-N 10:15-11:45 

Monday, August 26 | Preschool Begins

Morning preschool times are 8:00-10:50 a.m. Afternoon preschool times are 12:10-3:00 p.m.  All-day preschool is from 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 27. 5:30-7:30 pm | Back-To-School Picnic & Classroom Connect

We will celebrate the start of school together at the Back-To-School Picnic. Following the picnic, parents are invited to join their child’s teacher in the classroom to learn about what to expect for the upcoming school year.  Students will be supervised on the playground by Evergreen volunteers during Classroom Connect. 

Please take time to carefully read all of the information in you back to school mailing packet.  If you have further questions, call the school office at 616.574.5900.

I am so eager to begin this school year.  I look forward to meeting each one of you, and I ask for your prayers for the 2019-2020 school year: for the students and families who will be part of our Evergreen community, and for the Evergreen staff members preparing for the year.

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer… 
Psalm 18:2

—Ann Bakker

Anne Bakker

Ann Bakker

Grand Rapids Christian
Elementary School
Evergreen Campus


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