10/11/2021 Courier 


What Is Coming Soon?  

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

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

Special Thank you to parents who were able to meet with teachers during the Parent Teacher Conferences.  The GCS staff appreciates the support and communication as we assist you in the Christian education of your children.  ~ Rob Buchalski, Administrator


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!  Sign up for the virtual or in-person event at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Linden/WaxOrthoLaceUpForLearning 



Sweetest Day Deliveries

Sweetest Day delivery days: Wednesday, 10/13 for K-5; Thursday, 10/14 for K-4, and 1st-5th grades.

Thank you for your orders, you’re the sweetest!  The Junior class appreciates your support.


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 per box), please call the Elementary office for more information.


Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day will be held  at South Baptist Church this Friday, October 15th at 10:00 a.m. 

~Permission slips will be sent home today for those students going out to lunch  or going home with their grandparents. Otherwise, students will return to school for the afternoon.


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 each 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 must be returned by Oct 20th. For every order a family makes, we will put 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.


School Pizza is Back

School pizza is back!  Thank you for your patience as we make adjustments to the menu.


Slush on Thursday (this week)

Due to Grandparent’s Day on Friday, we will serve SLUSH on Thursday this week. 


Box Tops for Education

October 28th is the deadline for our first submission of clipped  Box Tops.  If you have a few sitting in a drawer, please send them in.  Also, please download and use the Box Tops App. Your participation is appreciated.


Middle/High School

Sweetest Day
Sweetest Day items will be delivered on Friday, October 15th. 

The PSAT will be administered Wednesday, October 13th from 8:10am – 11:30am. Juniors, please plan to attend school that day (NO make up day will be available). 

Lunch Menu Change
School pizza is back!  Thank you for your patience as we make adjustments to the menu.  


AP Exam – Juniors and Seniors – Forms go out THIS Wednesday

Order forms will be handed out October 13th 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.



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:

Practices are in the elementary gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm

The first date of play will be Oct. 23rd . The Game Schedule has not yet been received from the league but will be emailed when it arrives.  Sports Fee of $50 is due on Oct. 15th.  Please make checks payable to Genesee Christian School.


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 up this 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 the Athletic Office before attending the first practice and a Sports Fee of $75 is due on Friday, 11/3.


Varsity Girls Volleyball Tournament: 

The Varsity team will be competing in a Volleyball Tournament away at Mr. Morris High School           (8041 Neff Road Mt. Morris, MI 48458) this Saturday, 10/16.  

Doors Open: 8:00 AM. 

Start time: 8:30 AM

Admission $5  

Concessions will be available 


Varsity Boys Soccer Districts:

  • 10/19 – 5:00 pm – at Lansing Christian School (3405 Belle Chase Way Lansing, MI 48911) Admission $6 at the gate.  No spectator limitation has been announced.  


  • 10/22 – 7:00 pm – If we win on Tuesday, we play on Friday at Lansing Christian (3405 Belle Chase Way Lansing, MI 48911) Tickets for the final will be sold using GoFan costing $7.30 per ticket.