BLUE NOTE

June 1, 2022

Further questions? Email: zcsinfo@zcs.org

Upcoming Calendar Dates 

2022-2023 Calendar: Find the 2022-2023 calendar here

June 2: Open House (front entrance) for Kathie Dieleman, Lynn Groothuis, and Nancy Pyle 3:30-4:15 pm 

June 3: ½ Day! Last Day of School *No PM Busing* 10:45 AM MS Dismissal 11:45 AM Elementary Dismissal

September 10, 2022: Golf Outing at Winding Creek Golf Course, 9AM shotgun start

News 

Summer School Office Hours: The school office will be open M-TH 9 AM-1 PM during the summer months. The office will be closed July 4-8. 

2022-23 Student Supply Lists: Available Now! View here.

Elementary Lost and Found: Items have been placed on tables near the entryway. Please check for items your student may have misplaced during the school year. There are lots of gloves, sweatshirts, water bottles, and boots that need to be claimed. After June 3, all unclaimed items will be donated. 

2022-2023 Transportation Registration: Register your students here for ZPS transportation. Important dates/deadlines that apply to all students in all grades: 

  1. The deadline for forms to be turned in is July 1st.
  2. No changes to bus routes will be made after August 1, until two weeks after the start of school.
  3. All bus information for ALL students (Kindergarten-8th grade) will be available in Infinite Campus under the Bus Information Tab two weeks before the start of school.

Middle School students: Fewer stops are at students' homes and are typically farther away than stops on elementary runs.

All students must return their bus tags either to their bus driver, classroom teacher or the school office before the end of the school year. 

Hearing and Vision (for incoming Kindergarten students) Be school ready! Beat the back-to-school rush and schedule a free hearing and vision screening at Ottawa County Department of Public Health. Children ages 3 to 6 are eligible for screenings. Any child entering kindergarten in the 2022-2023 school year is required to have a hearing and vision screening. NO CHARGE SCREENINGS - APPOINTMENT REQUIRED English (616) 396-5266 Español (616) 393-5780

22-23 7th Grade Parents: Beat the Back-to-School Rush! Get your 7th grader's required immunizations before school starts. Appointments fill quickly - don't wait until August! Make your appointment today with your healthcare provider or by calling the Ottawa County Health Department at (616) 396-5266.

Faces & Our Cultures Host Family Opportunity: We are once again partnering with the organization Faces & Our Cultures and are currently seeking a few families who would be willing to host a Guatemalan middle school visitor from October 15 to December 11, 2022! During these seven weeks, you would welcome a boy or girl into your home as part of your family, and he/she would attend ZCS during the school days. The students come with necessary medical insurance coverage, passports, and all other key aspects for safe travel, along with being accompanied by an adult from Faces & Cultures on the travel dates. For more information or to apply to serve as a host family, please contact middle school principal Tim Paauw at tpaauw@zcs.org.

August Return in Hot Lunch: All "really good" things sometimes don't last forever! We will return to paying for hot lunches in August. What does that mean for my students?

- We will discontinue offering FREE  Lunches, however, will return to free and reduced lunch benefits applications. 

- Deposits into SendMoneytoSchool.com changes to a new family portal, beginning July 1, 2022. If you have used this online deposit service in the past, you will need to re-enroll your students. Current lunch balances for grades K-7 will roll over when you re-enroll. Important for you to know your student's account number to set up your account. To find your students account number, please go to the Infinite Campus site. No service fee for online deposits before October 1, 2022.  You may always drop off deposits at your school office. Sendmoneytoschool only takes credit cards to make a deposit. You do not have to sign up for SendMoneytoSchool.com to get hot lunch.

Current 8th Grade Lunch Balances: If you are continuing on to Holland Christian, your lunch balance will follow you. If you have a younger sibling at ZCS we will transfer that balance to their account. For others, please email slambers@hollandchristian.org if you want to have your deposit refunded. If we don't hear from you by 6/03/22, we will pay it forward to negative student's accounts.

Ram Fest- August 17th from 4:00 to 6:00pm: We will have a staffed Hot Lunch Table to answer all of your questions and to drop off your child's lunch deposits. 

Summer TRIP

Summer TRIP dates are June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, and August 9. All online orders are due by 11:00 on the above dates. Orders will be available on the next TRIP Tuesday. TRIP will be available for pick up in the front office Monday-Thursday until 1:00 pm. The office is closed the week of July 4th. Remember if you pay with PrestoPay that the money is deducted from your account the day you place your order. May 31 orders can be picked up on June 14.

Instant TRIP during the summer will be available on the above Tuesdays in the TRIP office from 9:30-11:00 am. Regular weekly TRIP will resume on August 23, and Instant TRIP will move back to Friday on August 26. There will not be Instant TRIP on September 2.

Music Items Needed: Do you have any of these musical instruments around your home that you would be willing to donate to the ZCS music program: Clarinets, trumpets/coronets, trombones, baritones, flutes, saxophones, or percussion bell kits. Please contact Luke DeVries (ldevries@zcs.org) if you have any items you would like to donate. 

Expand(ED): Registration for this summer's Expand(ED) programs is now available. You can view offerings and register here. Camps this summer include: Spanish, fairy/treasure gardens, piano lessons, disc golf, basketball, volleyball, golf, tutoring, math, and leveled-library check out. More camps may be added in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

Summer HC Sports Camp: Register nowhttps://campscui.active.com/orgs/HollandChristianSchool#/selectSessions/3100533

School Delays/Cancellations:

  • Zeeland Christian operates on the same schedule as Zeeland Public Schools when weather delays and cancellations occur. Subscribe to Z for Me to receive email alerts from ZPS regarding school closings. (Weather News Outlet text notifications are no longer available.)
  • Delays:
    • When school is delayed for two hours, all buses will run two hours later than scheduled. School start times will be exactly two hours later as well.
    • Hot lunch will be provided as scheduled on delay days. 
    • Morning Preschool - No school on delay days. 
    • Before School Care is available on delay days for students already scheduled for that morning. (Before School Care is not available for students not on the schedule for that morning.)
    • Morning Young Fives - No school on delay days. 
    • Morning Only Kindergarten Students - No school on delay days.

If you would like to access the Zonar bus security app, please find more information here

BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

2021-2022 CAR LINE INSTRUCTIONS 

TRIP 

  • Y5-5th Parents: If you want your child to take home your TRIP order, please update your shopwithscrip profile with the classroom teacher’s name. Middle school students may pick up your TRIP in the front office. 

ZCS Shopper

  • Lumir has a long history in development and property management in Downtown Holland. We hold an extensive portfolio of mixed-use buildings and open spaces primarily located on 8th Street. We are looking to fill two positions: a Seasonal Grounds position and a Maintenance Technician (with professional trade experience in Masonry, Carpentry, Painting, or HVAC). Call (616) 377-5332 or email accounting@lumirllc.com for additional information. 
  • Sight Eye Clinic is looking to hire for the Ophthalmic Technician position! Seeking individuals with a passion for the field of medicine and high-quality patient care. An Ophthalmic Technician provides assistance to physicians while providing patient care. Duties include obtaining medical history/reason for visit, instilling eye drops, prepare/assist in minor office procedures, and perform ophthalmic testing. Requirements for individuals interested in these positions include: Excellent written and oral communication skills, with proficiency in grammar and spelling. Strong attention to detail. Self-motivated and eager to learn. Assumes responsibility for good working relationships, contributing to overall good morale, attitude, and actions. Ability to handle all responsibilities while maintaining a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. High school diploma or equivalent. Please email resumes to Becky at: rsluis2052@icloud.com
  • Hope College Summer Camp Opportunities: ExploreHope Summer 2022 Science Camp
  • Summer Camp Opportunity at SON-Life Summer Camp (run by a ZCS alum): Check out the camp and registration information! SON-Life Summer Camp
  • Holland Area Arts Council Summer Camp Options: here
  • Ditto is looking to hire a part-time assistant manager to work 1-3 days (6-15 hours) a week! Email tletson.ditto@gmail.com for more information, or pick up an application at the store!
  • I AM Academy is hosting the Juneteenth Freedom Festival. All funds raised will help continue the work of providing representation, mentorship, and opportunities for our Black Youth in the West Michigan area. Last year I AM Academy hosted more than 500 people at their first-ever Juneteenth Freedom Festival. This year we are anticipating hosting double that amount with more than 70 vendors. Delicious food will be available for purchase from local businesses like DaKidds BBQ and a kids’ area with crafts and inflatables, to name just a few things to look forward to. We are planning to follow the latest CDC masking guidelines and will keep you updated each month as more fun is planned for this day of celebration!! Juneteenth Freedom Festival & Market:3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Kollen Park (240 Kollen Park Drive, Holland, MI 49423). We are looking for vendors, food trucks, makers, artists, crafters, and hobbyists who want to sell their creations and products, as well as organizations and companies that would like to share their information with the greater Holland community. More information may be found here
    • 3 on 3 Juneteenth Jump-Off Basketball Tournament, register here 
  • For Sale: Curio Cabinet 6’4 x 31 ¼ x 10 $200. Couch (flower pattern/never used) $100, side table $25, coffee table $50. Please call 616-403-4358 or email nverhage5081@charter.net
  • Hockey Rock is back at the Niekerk CRC parking lot.  Join us Monday nights from June 13-July 25 (except July 4) from 5:30-8:00 for Pizza, speakers, street hockey, snacks, crafts, 9-square, gaga ball and fun fellowship.  Ages 8-14 are invited!  545 Country Club Road, Holland 49423. Call 616 396-4388 with questions.
  • Summer Reading Opportunities: