11/08/2021 Courier

What Is Coming Soon?
School Calendar: https://geneseechristianschool.com/resources/#resources
November 12 – MS/HS Fun Friday
November 19 – Blood Drive – CANCELED!
November 24-26 – No School – Thanksgiving
November 29-30 – SSI for Juniors and Seniors
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General News
***Can You Help? We need this for the Play**
We are in need of several “rustic” looking wooden benches for this year’s school play, which is set in a 1920s one-room school. If you have something that would work and you would be willing to let us use it (beginning ASAP as we have already started rehearsals!) OR if you would be willing/able to make some for us, please contact Mrs. Mein at mmein@geneseechristianschool.com. Thank you!

2021 WINTER SPIRIT WEAR SALE
All items have been approved by administration and may be worn to school any day!
Orders must be placed by November 12, 2021.
All items will be delivered to the students the week of December 13.
Cash or check (payable to GCS) payments need to be sent to the athletic office by November 12.
Credit Card payments can also be placed through this system (although, you are responsible for the credit card fees)
Get your GCS Spirit Wear using this link winterspiritwearsale21

Scrip Holiday Bonus
Buying gift cards this year for gifts? Buy them from GCS and earn tuition credit. Learn more here (click on SCRIP tab): https://geneseechristianschool.com/resources/#resources

Scrip Holiday Bonus savings are here once again! During November and December, you can earn 75% of the rebates that are earned through our scrip program. If you are not taking advantage of these great savings and would like to join the program, email kanthony@geneseechristianschool.com

NO Scrip order will be placed on November 23rd, due to Thanksgiving Break.
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Little Leaders/Daycare
Help Needed
Little Leaders is in need of latchkey workers! We are looking for someone who would like to work afternoons from 12:30pm to 4:30pm or from 2pm to 5:30pm. If you are interested in this paid position and would like more information, please contact the daycare office at (810) 743-3110 and hit prompt #2.

Day Care Hours
Little Leaders will be closed Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Elementary
Auction Classroom Projects
Classroom project money was due today, 11/8. If you haven’t turned yours in, it’s not too late! Suggested amount is $20 per student.

Operation Christmas Child🎁
So far we have packed 34 shoeboxes! If you still have items you would like to donate for this project, please send them in. We will be mailing the shoeboxes at the end of next week. If you are able to help by sending in a financial donation to get boxes shipped, you can send in money marked for Shoeboxes. Each box costs $9 to send. Thank you!

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Middle/High School

Lunch Price Increases for MS/HS
Some items that students can buy à la carte will be increasing in price. These items include candy, candy bars, pastries, and ice cream.

Please check your lunch account balance on a regular basis to ensure that your student(s) has funds available in their lunch account. A negative balance indicates that you have funds available, a positive balance indicates that your account is overdrawn and needs payment.

Fundraising
Time for you, your friends, and your family to stock up with Little Caesars Pizza Kits and Coffee. Have the pizza on hand for quick dinners, birthday parties or entertaining. They’re fun to make and delicious to eat. Everyone will love the smell of the fresh roasted coffee. The coffee, or one of the specialty items, make great Christmas gifts. This optional fundraiser earns money for students to be applied to their upcoming trip to Mackinaw, Creation Trip, Washington DC, and/or Senior Trip. Fundraiser packets were sent home today with all 6th – 9th graders as well as some Juniors and Seniors. Find a student today to place your order! Contact Mrs. Heath with questions at kheath@geneseechristianschool.com

Fun Friday – November 12
We will be selling snack bags of yummy goodies on Friday, November 12th to support the Bible Project. We raised $247 at the last Fun Friday for our Bible Project and appreciate all who participated!

**Some homemade snack ideas would be Chex mix, trail mix, puppy chow, popcorn, etc. for this Fun Friday snack day – Friday, November 12th. Please click on the link below if you are willing to provide a treat (and bring them to the high school by 8:00am on 11/12). Also, remember to send money with your student this Friday so they can enjoy the treat!**
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E45AEA623A0FA7-funfriday1
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Heath at the high school via phone 810 743-3108 or email kheath@geneseechristianschool.com

Mackinaw Trip 2022 (7th Grade) – Due December 3rd
Information about the 7th grade Mackinaw Trip was sent home last week. Please return the completed registration form and deposit by December 3rd. A copy of the form can be found on the school website under “Parent Resources.” Contact Mrs. Heath with any questions kheath@geneseechristianschool.com
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Athletics
Athletic Winter Schedule
You can find the Athletic calendar on the athletic page of the school website – click Winter 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

Varsity Volleyball Regional Competition
Regionals begin on Tuesday, (11/9) – game time 7:30 pm vs Saginaw Nouvel at Peck HS (222 E. Lapeer Rd., Peck, MI)

All tickets are being sold online; no tickets will be available at the door. Please use GoFan to purchase your tickets. https://gofan.co/search

High School Basketball: Coach Chapman is planning to meet tomorrow, Tuesday, (11/9) with the guys that signed up. Meet in the gym during HS lunch.

If you are planning to try out for a high school basketball team this year please sign up in the athletic office. Current sports physicals need to be on file in the Athletic Office before attending the first practice/try-out. Use link to print off sports physical form →sportsphysicalform Sports Fees of $100 are due on Monday, 12/6.

WinterSportsSchedule ←Use Link for Practice & Game Schedule

High School Girls (9th-12th grade) tryouts are Monday, 11/15 (tentative date due to Volleyball)

High School Boys (9th-12th grade) tryouts are Monday (11/15) and Tuesday (11/16)

GCS Winter Spirit Wear Sale Coming Soon
Winter spirit wear sale is on now thru November 12th! Use link to place order: WinterSpiritWearSale Orders will be filled in time for Christmas!

Middle School Girls Volleyball:
7th and 8th grade middle school girls volleyball first game is scheduled for today, Monday (11/8). We need parent volunteers for book, clock, and gate in order to make these games a success!! Please check your email 📧 help is Needed!
WinterSportSchedule ←Use link to see the athletic calendar

Boys Baseball:
Coach Payne is hosting an open gym for baseball players in 7th -12th grade on 11/13 & 11/20 from 7pm-9pm in the high school gym.