2023-24 No. 1


Parent & Classroom Meetings //

Middle School – Monday, September 18th at 6:00pm & 6:45pm
Elementary – Thursday, September 7th
NEW this year! Join us in the gym at 6:35pm for elementary-wide info shared by Dr. McAboy, Mrs. Koop, Mrs. Deters, Mrs. Rozema, and Mrs. Pierce. Specific classroom meetings at 6:00pm and 7:00pm

MS Robotics: We are excited to be starting our 2023 season of FIRST Robotics at Zeeland Christian Middle School.  The FIRST Robotics Team is open to 6th-8th Grade Students that are interested in learning about Engineering Design and Programming.  Students will work alongside industry professionals to learn basic engineering skills.  Robotics is a Fall Activity that will meet twice a week.  For more information or to inquire about signing up, please visit our team website at: https://team107robotics.weebly.com/ftc-teams.html.  We will be closing the interest sign up form on Friday, September 1st.  Please note that space is limited and priority for joining the team will be given to past students first.” 

Faces and Cultures: We are happy to share that this fall we will welcome Guatemalan students to our campus through the FACES Program. The dates for this year’s program are Saturday, October 14th – Saturday, December 9th. 

This Cultural Exchange prepares students between the ages of 10 to 17, to be Cultural Ambassadors of their country, and their visit is designed to promote global understanding and friendship between young people from different cultures. We have a couple of host families already but the program has several more students waiting to be placed. We wanted to extend the invitation to you again in the hopes you might reconsider! If you are interested in hosting a student, please find more information HERE

The 2024 CHAMPS Coupon Books are NEW AND IMPROVED and ready for purchase.  Champs Coupon Books are available in the front office for $25.00 (Cash/Check is accepted but remember the front office doesn’t have change so please bring exact amount) through September 30 and you will receive a free 2023 book with purchase.  The 2023 book is valid through December 31, 2023 and the 2024 book is valid from date of purchase through December 31, 2024.  Each 2024 book comes with a free mobile app code for access to thousands of coupons for 12 months based on your location from anywhere in the US including the greater Holland area.  Purchase now for $25 through TRIP and get 10% back for your tuition too!  More information about CHAMPS including the Coupon Book Fundraiser is linked hereTRIP is selling 2024 CHAMPS books for $25-a $5 discount through September 29. You will also get last year’s book while supplies last.

Moms in Prayer meets after elementary drop off (8:45-ish) every Thursday in the Prayer Room at ZCS to pray Scripture over our children, the teachers, staff, and ZCS as a whole. We’ve prayed through tragedy and have also seen miracles happen! We don’t have childcare, but don’t let that stop you. Come a few times with your little one to see if it will work! We often have littles crawling around and even crying and making noise. It is good for them to see mama pray! We start September 7! Questions? Contact Erica: (202) 316-5123 or boerman.erica@gmail.com

Cheer Clinic: PreK through 6th grade girls who are interested in cheer are encouraged to register for the  HC Cheer Clinic on 9/9 with the opportunity to cheer at the homecoming football game on 9/15!  More information linked here. The Cheer Clinic will be led by ZCS parent/staff member Crista Holstege! 

Volunteer/Employment Opportunities

Substitute Teachers REALLY Needed! As we enter this school year, we would love to have a longer list of possible substitute teachers who love God, love kids, and love to learn. By joining the substitute teacher list, you will be aware of when jobs are open and then choose which jobs to accept. We would love to have English, Spanish, and Mandarin subs. If you or someone you know are interested in additional information, please contact Maria Klompmaker (mklompmaker@zcs.org).