Please join us in welcoming Ashley Luchies to the FCS Family. Ashley will be the new Development and Events Coordinator. We are so excited for the gifts and talents that Ashley is bringing to FCS. "Hello, my name is Ashley Luchies. I’m a wife and a mom to 4 great kids ranging from 18 to 7 and 3 crazy fur babies which I’m sure you can imagine keep me very busy! My husband Jeremy and I are longtime residents of the Fremont Community and love our small-town atmosphere. When I’m not being an unpaid-uber driver getting my kids to and from their events and activities I love spending my spare time traveling especially back to Costa Rica where I was adopted from as a baby. Doing service work is something that brings me so much joy either by doing it internationally by going on mission trips to Guatemala or working with the homeless in West Michigan, I just love every aspect of it. Spending time on our pontoon with friends and family is my favorite summer activity when we aren’t at the ball field watching our daughter on her travel softball team. Days I’m not on the boat or at the field, you can find me in the kitchen because I LOVE cooking, making something new or different and watching my loved ones enjoy it puts a giant smile on my face. I am SO excited about this new adventure as the Development and Event Coordinator and even more excited to be joining the Fremont Christian School family! "
2 months ago, Nick Donkersloot
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As we are gearing up for school to start, it's time for us to begin introducing you all to some of the new faces you will be seeing at FCS this year. Our first introduction is the new Assitant Principal Justin Bolt! Join us in welcoming Justin to Fremont Christian! Hello FCS community! I am so excited to join you this fall! After visiting FCS and having conversations with multiple people, I feel that you are a place that is doing great things for growing God's kingdom and I feel blessed to be a part of that. I am hopeful that I will be able to contribute to making FCS continue to be a great place to educate children so they may make an impact for Christ. To help you get to know me a bit better, I would like to tell you a bit about myself and my background. My family and I live in Grand Rapids. My wife, Lori, teaches middle school Language Arts at Legacy Christian School. We have 5 children. Jordan is going to be a freshman, Emily is going into 7th, Olivia into 6th, Annika into 4th, and Angela into first. We just adopted Angela 18 months ago from Haiti. Professionally, I graduated from Calvin College and have been teaching for 18 years, the last 10 in the middle school at Moline Christian School. I have taught many things over the years, but my most recent focus was middle school Social Studies and Bible. I was also the Athletic Director and TfT lead. I love to play all kinds of sports, read books, and work on my house. In the summer I painted for 20 years. I am passionate about Christian education and love to help make schools be great communities and places of learning. I am looking forward to meeting many of you (forgive me if I don't remember your names the first few times I talk to you) and I can't wait to learn more about FCS!
2 months ago, Nick Donkersloot
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The Gospel Story by Colors is the perfect way to teach kids about God’s love for us in Jesus! Each day this week we will add one more color to the Gospel Story. Stay connected with us as we explore what each one means this week! © 2018 CTA, Inc. Used with permission. Yellow is for the promise of eternal life. Eternal means “never ending.” The life we receive from God by faith never, ever ends. You see, life on this earth is not all there is. Just before he died, Jesus made this promise. (Read John 14:2–3.) What do you think the heavenly home Jesus is making for us will be like? We have heard many promises from God today, but this promise may just be the best promise of all! You can use these colors to remind you what God has done for you in our Savior, Jesus! You can also use them as you share the very best story of all with other people.
4 months ago, Heidie Snyder
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Job Opening! Outdoor Education: Kindergarten Educational Assistant. Responsible for assisting the Lead Teachers in providing and effective learning environment that enables students to grow in their walk with God and achieve their greatest potential. Please send your resume to ndonkersloot@fremontchristian.org. Call with any additional questions 231-924-2740.
4 months ago, Heidie Snyder
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The Gospel Story by Colors is the perfect way to teach kids about God’s love for us in Jesus! Each day this week we will add one more color to the Gospel Story. Stay connected with us as we explore what each one means this week! © 2018 CTA, Inc. Used with permission. Blue is for the gift of our faith. What does it mean to believe? When we believe in Jesus, we know what he did. We ask him to take away our sins. We trust that he loves us and that he will always, always keep doing that. We can’t make ourselves believe. Faith is another one of God’s good gifts. He gives it to us - freely! And he makes our faith stronger every time we hear about his love and about the forgiveness Jesus earned for us. When we believe in Jesus, eternal life is ours! (Read Galatians 2:16) Is that the end of the story? It is not! In fact, our story doesn’t end at all!
4 months ago, Heidie Snyder
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The Gospel Story by Colors is the perfect way to teach kids about God’s love for us in Jesus! Each day this week we will add one more color to the Gospel Story. Stay connected with us as we explore what each one means this week! © 2018 CTA, Inc. Used with permission. Red is for God’s great love. God could have left us alone in the mess we have made. But our next color reminds us that he did not. It’s an amazing, surprising twist in the story. We could not escape from our sin. We could not make up for it. So, in love, God came to set us free! Listen! (Read John 3:16.) God didn’t pay money to free us. All the money in the world would never, ever have been enough. What did God do instead? The Bible says that Jesus made peace by his blood shed on the cross (Colossians 1:20). Jesus came on the very first Christmas. He lived a perfect life. He made sad people happy and sick people well. He gave hungry people food. And he taught everyone about their sin and about God’s love. Then, enemies killed Jesus by nailing him to a cross. There he died. That is the very saddest part of this story! But here’s the great part! Jesus did not stay dead! He came alive on the very first Easter, just as God had promised he would. Because Jesus lived, and rose again for us, God can make this promise: (Read Acts 16:31.)
4 months ago, Heidie Snyder
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The Gospel Story by Colors is the perfect way to teach kids about God’s love for us in Jesus! Each day this week we will add one more color to the Gospel Story. Stay connected with us as we explore what each one means this week! © 2018 CTA, Inc. Used with permission. Grey is for Sadness That’s the next part of our story, and it is a very sad part. Gray is for the sadness and gloominess of sin. Evil, sorrow, sickness, shame, and death entered God’s wonderful creation. Here’s how. (Read Genesis 3:1–7, perhaps from a children’s Bible.) Later that very same day, God found Adam and Eve hiding in the beautiful garden he had given them. He told them about the consequences of their sin. What are consequences? Sometimes consequences are good, like when we finish our homework early and Mom takes us to get ice cream. Sometimes consequences are bad, like when we yell at our friends and they decide not to play with us anymore. Do you think the consequences of sin were good or bad? The consequences Adam and Eve earned were horrible! With sin came all the trouble in the world.
4 months ago, Heidie Snyder
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The Gospel Story by Colors is the perfect way to teach kids about God’s love for us in Jesus! Each day this week we will add one more color to the Gospel Story. Stay connected with us as we explore what each one means this week! © 2018 CTA, Inc. Used with permission. Green is for God’s wonderful creation. This story starts out in a garden. It starts on a day just after God finished making the world and creating the first people. Their names were Adam and Eve. The world God had made was wonderful! There were bright blue skies. There were dancing dragonflies. There were humpback whales playing in the oceans. Many things in our world today amaze us. They are so interesting and wonderful. But back at the beginning, our world was even more wonderful! The Bible says . . . (Read Genesis 1:31.) Everything God made was very good. There was no sickness. There were no tornadoes or hurricanes. There was no pollution. There was no sadness or hurting or death. Our world today has all these things! What happened?
4 months ago, Heidie Snyder
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2nd grade Spanish immersion wrapped up their cultural studies with all things Colombia.' CO-LO-MBIA' is a chant heard frequently in the Decker building hallways!
5 months ago, Julie Karnemaat
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7th grade Spanish immersion field tripped to GR last week to purchase all the authentic supplies needed for cooking authentic Mexican dishes. They were all in - with the comic relief of the morning going to the question of where to find the boneless skinless chicken breasts at the market. 😂 Well done, kids! Your food looks fabulous!
5 months ago, Julie Karnemaat
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Happy Memorial Day! Please join us in honoring the men and women who gave their lives for the ultimate sacrifice, our freedoms! We Honor You!
5 months ago, Heidie Snyder
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Please enjoy viewing our Spanish Immersion 4 & 5th grades Paper Clip Challenge. These students worked hard promoting their class project to families and school supporters, as well as learning new technologies along the way! FCS is thrilled with our new Buddy Bench! Thank you for working so hard to get this for our playground! https://youtu.be/M3bCYo20SqI
5 months ago, Heidie Snyder
Summer Sports Camps OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!
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We are so thrilled to share our art gallery with you over the Holiday weekend! Please enjoy looking at these with your children, grandchildren as you gather together this Memorial Day weekend. Click the link below: https://sites.google.com/fremontchristian.org/fcsartgallery
5 months ago, Heidie Snyder
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This is what recess duty on May 28 looks like!
5 months ago, Nick Donkersloot
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Last Friday was our Family Group Field Day. Incorporated in our day was leadership and reflection by our 8th and 7th grade student leaders in devotions, group leading, being activity directors, and helping us to see our Godly Throughlines (Earth Keepers, Creation Enjoyers, Order Discovers, Idolatry Discerners, Servant Workers, and more!). We spent the day working on joy-filled collaborating and gracious communicating. The student leaders learned it was challenging at times, but also wonderful to see students interacting together. We finished our time eating lunch together. What a great time of activity and Community Building.
5 months ago, Vonnie Folkema
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Hello FCS Families, The elementary Outdoor Education students are selling tomato plants they grew this year as a fundraiser for improvements on our hoop house. A flyer came home today with your child, or see the one attached. If you are interested in purchasing, either fill out the form on the flyer and return to school, or let the office know. Each plant is $3.00. Tomato plant pick-up is this Friday, May 28. Thank you for your support!
5 months ago, Heidie Snyder
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When you are studying about Fire Fighters in Preschool you just have to walk downtown and take a tour through the fire department!
5 months ago, Heidie Snyder
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Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts!
5 months ago, Heidie Snyder
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Creation Beauty Sculptures were made last week by our Family Groups. They were made around a theme word, like flowers, animals, rainbows, sunshine, water, and more! We claimed a Bible verse for each sculpture. We had a great time sharing ideas, working together, and celebrating God's creation and beauty during our time together!
5 months ago, Vonnie Folkema
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