09/27/2021 Courier — 3 Day Week for Students

What Is Coming Soon?
School Calendar: https://geneseechristianschool.com/resources/#resources
September 30 & October 1 – No School for Students (Teacher MACS Convention)
October 4 – Progress Reports go home
October 7 – Noon Dismissal – Parent Teacher Conferences
October 12 @ 10 a.m.- Jostens’ Representative here to meet with Seniors (see announcement in Middle/High School)
October 19 @ 10 a.m. – Jostens’ Representative returns to pick up the orders from Seniors.
October 28 – Picture Retake Day and K4 Picture Day

General News
Bake Sale and Bible Success
Our Bible project bake sale was a great success! Thank you so much to all of you who baked and donated goodies, volunteered your time to work the table, or purchased items to enjoy while supporting the Bearing Precious Seeds missions project. God blessed and we raised over $400 towards our goal of $7,000 for the supplies needed to assemble 50,000 John and Romans in April.

Health Screening Daily
Please be sure to assess your child’s health every morning before sending him/her 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 Sale – Junior Class Fundraiser
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 (10/13 for K5). Order forms will be sent home with your child today, Monday, Sept. 27th, or you may print one at the link below. 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! https://geneseechristianschool.com/resources/#resources (under Frequently Used Forms)

Elementary
Grandparents Day
This year we will be holding our Grandparents Day event at South Baptist Church on October 15th at 10:00 a.m. Stamped envelopes were sent home last week and need to be returned tomorrow, Tuesday September 28th! Permission slips will be sent home October 11th for those students going out to lunch with their grandparents.

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 (810-743-3110). 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!

Operation Christmas Child🎁
October will be a collection month to bring in items for our “Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes!”
See the link below for ideas of things to send in and for things to avoid (liquids, food, toothpaste). https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/
Last year we packed almost 50 boxes and our goal is to meet that goal again and maybe even beat it! If you are interested in helping to financially support this project (shipping: $9 a box), please call the Elementary office for more information.

Lunch Menu Change
School pizza will not be available until further notice. Full lunches and salads will still be available as well as Hungry Howie’s Pizza on Wednesdays.

Middle/High School
Congratulations
Congratulations to the 2021 Homecoming King and Queen – Payton Snyder and Analiese Armbrust! A special THANK YOU to all who made the GCS Homecoming a wonderful event!
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 meeting times to 5 -7 minutes per conference. This should allow parents to speak with each teacher regarding their student’s 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
Lunch Menu Change
School pizza will not be available until further notice. Full lunches and salads will still be available as well as Hungry Howie’s Pizza on Wednesdays.

AP Exam – Juniors and Seniors
Order forms will be handed out in October to sign up for AP Exams that are given in the Spring. The cost of each exam is $96 and is nonrefundable. Please talk with your student about taking the exam and the benefit of gaining college credit with an acceptable score.

Seniors – Cap and Gown Order Time!
A Jostens’ Representative will be here on Tuesday, October 12th at 10:00 a.m. to meet with seniors regarding invitation and cap/gown orders. Seniors will be given an order form to take home – these forms will be collected on Tuesday, October 19th at 10:00 a.m. All seniors must order a cap and gown and the cost for just that item (with no other items) is $35.10. Please make checks payable to Jostens.
ATTENTION Cast and Crew for the school play – there will be an important meeting after school this Wednesday, Sept. 29th, from 3:15-3:30 in Mrs. Mein’s room. ALL cast and crew members should plan to attend.
Genesee Driving School
Segment l Drivers Ed will begin October 11th at GCS. Segment II Driver Ed 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

Team Photo Day:
Middle School & Varsity Boys Soccer teams will have their team photos taken on Tuesday, 9/28 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, 9/28 at 3:30 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