09/20/2021 Courier 

 

What Is Coming Soon?  

School Calendar:   https://geneseechristianschool.com/resources/#resources

September 20 – Junior parent meeting in the cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. and Senior Parent meeting at 7:00

September 20-24 – Spirit Week (see information below in Elementary and MS/HS)

September 22 – “See you at the Pole”, National Day of Prayer – 7:45 a.m. at HS

September 24 – Homecoming Day –  Game is at 4:30 at the Soccer Field

September 30 & October 1 – No School for Students (Teacher MACS convention)

October 28 – Picture Retake day and K4 pictures

 

General News

Health Screening Daily

Please be sure to assess your child’s health every morning before sending them to school. Parents need to monitor body temperature every morning, along with possible symptoms.  Please keep students home if they are experiencing two or more Covid-19 symptoms or have a fever.  We appreciate your help in keeping our school body healthy.

 

Sweetest Day

Sweetest Day is coming October 16th!  The Junior class will be selling candy bars, suckers, and flowers for you to purchase.  The items will be delivered to your child on Thursday, October 14th.  Order forms will be sent home with your child on Monday, Oct. 27th, or you may print one and send it to school with your child.  Order forms and money are due NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8th.  (Any orders received after October 8th can not be guaranteed to be filled).  Thank you for supporting the Junior class! (under Frequently Used Forms) https://geneseechristianschool.com/resources/#resources 

 

Little Leaders/Latchkey
Billing

We are very pleased to announce that Little Leaders is now billing through FACT SIS Family Portal.  This will allow our families to view their activity and pay electronically.  Cash or check payments may still be made at the daycare office.  If you wish to receive a paper statement, please email Mrs. Britton at cbritton@geneseechristianschool.com.

 

Handbook

The daycare has a brand new handbook that is available for review online on the school’s website. It is under Little Leaders, in the Information section.  We encourage everyone who uses the daycare or latchkey program to read this important information. https://geneseechristianschool.com/age-groups/#littleleaders

 

 

How to Reach the Daycare/latchkey

If you are calling the elementary for daycare or latchkey, please remember to hit the #2 prompt for Little Leaders.  If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Elementary

 

Spirit Week and Homecoming – September 20 – 24

Dress Days: Spirit Week is September 20-24

Monday: Beach Day – While the weather isn’t getting warmer, we can dream of our summer plans!  Bring a beach towel, wear your capri’s or long shorts if you can handle the cold!

Tuesday: Crazy Day –  Crazy hair, mismatched or backwards clothes. It’s always crazy at the elementary! 

Wednesday – Pajama Day – Robe, Modest Pajamas, Slippers, Crazy Socks, Stuffed Animals! Enjoy this comfy day! 

Also on Wednesday: Elementary vs. Varsity soccer! Each class gets to take on players from the Varsity soccer team! 

Thursday – Teacher/Student Swap – Dress up like a teacher! And Teachers get to dress like students. Maybe you’ll move to the front of the class! 

Friday – “HOMEcoming – Spirit Day” – get ready for the big game!  Wear your school colors and get ready to cheer the Soldiers to a VICTORY! 

 

Make plans to join us for our homecoming event on September 24th here at the Elementary. 

 

Used IPad Cords for sale

We are selling our gently used IPad chargers for $5 a piece until gone.  This money will go back into our technology fund.  If you would like 1 or 2 please send in the money and we will get them to you. First come, first served.

 

Parent Teacher Conferences – October 7th
On Thursday, October 7th school will be dismissed at Noon for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Conferences are 1:00-4:00 and 5:00–6:30 p.m. Please call the Elementary to set up an appointment.  If you are unable to attend during these times, teachers may be able to arrange another time.  We are happy when everyone can come to see their child’s progress!

 

Grandparents Day

This year we will be holding our Grandparents day event at South Baptist Church on October 15th. Information will be coming home in your child’s folder today. 

 

Middle/High School

There’s No Place Like HOMEcoming!
Spirit Week and the Friday Homecoming soccer game are a highlight of GCS Fall activities.  This year’s Spirit Week is Monday, September 20 – Friday, September 24.  Students will have the  opportunity to show their school spirit through hall decorations, special dress days, 8th hour activities, a picnic lunch and much more.  The Spirit Cup is up for grabs – be sure and participate in all the events to support your class.

HOMEcoming Court:

Congratulations to this year’s homecoming court.  The presentation of the court and the crowning of this year’s King and Queen will take place on Friday, September 24 during halftime of the Varsity soccer game.  

9th grade- Mia Zwierzynski and Caden Wrathall

10th grade- Grace Tufford and Will Duthler

11th grade- Kaitlyn Dreasky and Trenton Boike

12th grade- Analiese Armbrust, Ava Boike, Aunastasia Keelean

                 -John Cox, Payton Snyder, Benjamin Walls

Dress Days: Spirit Week is September 20-24 – Middle and High School

Tuesday: “Twister Day – Wacky Dress” – Wear your clothes inside out, backwards, mis-matched – school appropriate jeans are allowed.

**Wednesday – “Which is Which – Twin Day” – You and a friend dress alike in as many ways as possible – school appropriate jeans are allowed.

Thursday -”Lions, Tigers, and Bears – OH MY!” – Animal Day – Dig out your costumes and dress as an animal for the day OR wear your favorite animal shirt. School appropriate jeans are allowed.

Friday – “HOMEcoming – Spirit Day” – get ready for the big game!  Wear your school colors and get ready to cheer the Soldiers to a VICTORY! School appropriate jeans are allowed.

**Wednesday: Picnic Lunch for the Middle and High School
Student Council will be providing lunch for the Middle School and High School students on Wednesday, September 22.   Pray we can do our picnic on Wednesday!  If the weather looks like it might not cooperate – we will be in touch concerning a date change.  

Bible Project – Middle and High School
GCS shares the Good News of Jesus Christ with their students as well as around the world.  We raise funds each year to pay for the printing of the books of John and Romans through the Bearing Precious Seeds project.  These scriptures are then sent to missionaries around the world for free distribution.  

If you would like to help with the Bake sale  – please check for an email from Mrs. Heath that allows you to use SignUpGenius.  If you have any questions contact Mrs. Heath at kheath@geneseechristianschool.com 

Parent Teacher Conferences – October 7th
On Thursday, October 7th school will be dismissed at Noon for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Conferences are 1:00-4:00 and 5:00–6:30 p.m.

Each parent who wishes to meet with a teacher may do so, but it is on a first-come first-served basis. We are asking that parents keep time to 5-7 minutes per conference. This should allow parents to speak with each teacher regarding their student or students’ grades/progress and will keep waiting time to a minimum.  If you need to speak with Michelle Armbrust please contact her by email, marmbrust@geneseechristianschool.com

 

Genesee Driving School

Segment l Driver Ed will begin October 11th at GCS. Segment II Driver Dd will begin October 18th at GCS. See Senora Lunney for contracts and to sign up.  Genesee Driving School phone number is 810.564.0808.

 

Athletics 

Athletic  Fall Schedule 

You can find the Athletic calendar on the athletic page of the school website – click fall schedule 21-22 for practice and game times.https://geneseechristianschool.com/athletics/

 

Home Game Admission Information

MS $3.00 / person or $15.00 family

JV / V $5.00 / person or $20.00 family

 

FREE Admission:

GCS Staff , Senior Citizens (65 and older), Children under 5, GAC Passes

Today’s Game Workers (gate, clock, book) their spouse & children

GCS issued athletic passes

 

 

Team Photo Day:

Middle School Boys & Varsity Boys Soccer teams will have their team photos taken on Tuesday, 9/21 between 3:00-3:30 at the elementary soccer field.  Please have order forms ready if you are planning to purchase individual pictures.  Photo Form may be found clicking this link :  SportPhotoForm

 

High School Cross Country Team 

The GCS Cross Country Team will have their team photo taken on Tuesday, 9/21 at 3:30 over at the elementary soccer field.  Please have order forms ready if you are planning to purchase individual photos. Photo Form may be found clicking this link: SportPhotoForm

 

 

Spirit Wear 

Thank you for supporting the GCS athletes & athletic department  with your spirit wear order! We had the largest order in five years!!!  Spirit Wear will be delivered to students Wednesday & Thursday this week just in time for HOMECOMING!