10/04/2021 Courier

What Is Coming Soon?
School Calendar: https://geneseechristianschool.com/resources/#resources
October 4 – Progress Reports emailed to parents
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
MTA – NOON DISMISSAL Thursday October 7th
MTA busses will be running on Thursday, October 7th. Remember to move your pick up time up by 3 hours due to NOON DISMISSAL that day!

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 (Wednesday October 13th for K5). Order forms will be sent home with your child today or you may print one at the link below. Order forms and money are due NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8th (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)

Lace Up for Learning- 5K Run/Walk
Dr. Wax Orthodontics is giving back to local schools through their Lace Up for Learning 5K Run/Walk. This is an all ages family-friendly event! All speeds (walk/run/trot) are welcome to join us on November 6th at 8:30am at the Deer Run Soccer Complex (16021 Linden Rd, Linden). This is a fun event- with music, prizes and vendors. A portion of each ticket sale will be given back to GCS! Registration price increases after October 10. Sign up for the virtual or in-person event at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Linden/WaxOrthoLaceUpForLearning

Child Care/Little Leaders
Parent Teacher Conference Day
Little Leaders is able to help families who need latchkey on Thursday, October 7th. Advance sign up is required (no last minute drop-ins). Limited spots are available due to staffing regulations. Contact Mrs. Gardner by email, pgardner@geneseechristianschool.com or call Little Leaders. The deadline to sign up is TODAY Monday, October 4th.

Elementary
Progress Reports
Progress Reports will be emailed to parents today. This is just a glimpse of how students are doing at this point in the marking period. Remember that you can check your child’s progress at any time online through Family Portal.

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 surpass it! If you are interested in helping to financially support this project (shipping: $9 a box), please call the Elementary office for more information.

Grandparents Day
Grandparents Day will be held at South Baptist Church on October 15th at 10:00 a.m. Invitations have already been mailed!
~Permission slips for students to ride the bus to rehearsal and the day of the event will be going home in today’s folder.
~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 meet with the teacher and discuss their child’s progress!

Bookworm Club and Lamplighter Ministries
This month kicks off our Bookworm Club! There will be a popcorn treat for those who reach their monthly goal and turn in the calendar at the end of the month!
Are you looking for good, high quality reading materials for your child? Lamplighter Ministries’ mission is “Building Christlike Character, One Story at a Time!” Lamplighter offers excellent books that are meant to last and be shared. September and October book order forms are going home today and should be returned by Oct 20th. Families that order throughout the year will have an opportunity to get their name in a drawing for a free product at the end of the year. You can also order online if desired. email Jarnst@geneseechristianschool.com for directions.

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
Progress Reports
Progress reports will be emailed to parents today. Progress Reports reflect a “snapshot” in time of your student’s overall gradebook. Progress Reports should be used to help you monitor your student’s grades. For more detailed information regarding your student’s grades please login to Family Portal on a regular basis.

JUNIORS – PSAT
The PSAT will be administered Wednesday, October 13th from 8:10am – 11:30am. Please plan to attend school that day (NO make up day will be available). The pre-administration activities for the PSAT will take place Wednesday, October 6th during the 3rd hour in the cafeteria.
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 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 (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.

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

5th & 6th Grade Girls Basketball:
The girls Jet League season began last week. Practices are in the elementary gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm
The first date of play will be Oct. 16th with the season ending Nov. 20th.
Sports Fee of $50 is due on Oct. 15th. Please make checks payable to Genesee Christian School

Looking Ahead:

Team Sports Picture Day: SportPhotoForm (← link to order form)
Middle School girls basketball picture day is Thursday, 10/14 @ 3:15 in HS Gym
JV & Varsity Volleyball picture day is Thursday, 10/14 @ 3:30 in HS Gym.

Middle School Girls Volleyball: 7th and 8th grade middle school girls interested in playing volleyball this winter can sign ups next week in the Athletic Office. Practices will start at the beginning of November with the first game scheduled for Monday, 11/8. Current sports physicals need to be on file in Athletic Office before attending the first practice and Sports Fee of $75 is due on Friday, 11/3.