Rose Garden Gazette A Publication of Roseland Christian School
… GRIEF … Grief comes in waves, not in stages. And you never know when it!s going to hit you. th — Bill Dykstra, 5 grade teacher. BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Vice President Secretary: Treasurer: Vicar:
Carolynn Boss Roger Lefers Essie Hall Arlissa Joseph Rick VanDyken
For Mr. Dykstra, one of those waves hit as he was waving goodbye to his grandchildren after a weekend visit. The reality has hit us hard. We can wave goodbye to a child one day, and learn of their death the next — unexpected, heart-rending, unspeakably horrific deaths. I feel the need to tell every student, everyday, that I love them. — Mrs. Flory, NCLB Instructor th
Building and Grounds Roger Lefers, Chair Randy Bosma Gary Hooker Ken Jellema Russell VanderVelde Kyle Yonker
On September 12, Michael (Mikey) Pierce, a beloved 6 grader, was killed in an accidental firearm incident in his home involving his older brother, Shawntrell, an RCS graduate. Many of Mikey!s cousins and siblings also attended or attend RCS. Then, on Nov. 30, Joi (Joi-Bellz) Cochth ran, another well-loved 6 grader, was stabbed to death, along with her mother, Stacy, and older sister, Jade, an RCS graduate. This unspeakable act of evil rocked us to the core.
Education Karen Doorn, Chair Essie Hall Rachel Heyboer Sheila Perry-Hassan
Finance Arlissa Joseph, Chair Patrice Beamon Don VanDyk Rick VanDyken Staff: Jim VandeWerken
Promotion Rick VanDyken, Chair Carolynn Boss Helen Breems Octavia Huizenga Staff: Roger DeGroot Dionne Dotson Cheryl Flory Jim VanZyl
We are a small community, and we are a close-knit community. Our children all know each other well and they know each other!s families. We are still close to our alumni. In mutual grief we were all united.
! Counselors were brought in immediately and remained available for months.
! Children were allowed to attend funerals or stay home with families on the day of the funeral.
! Memorial services were held at the school. ! Collections were taken up to help the families defray the funeral expenses. ! A thought board in the hallway allowed children to express in writing what they were feeling.
! Teachers mourned together, spent time talking with their students, but tried to maintain a semblance of normality and structure by continuing to teach. Continued on Page 3
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LISA MARIE MORENO Whether it was talking about “rock kits” and Mr. Eizenga, grammar with Mr. Hansen, or chili suppers, Lisa Marie (Blackman) Moreno, Class of !92, was all smiles as she reminisced about her time at Roseland Christian School. Her fondest memories include playing the flute and drums in the school band with Mr. Moody and th her 8 grade graduation song, I Will Pass This Way But Once. In addition, who could forget the end of the year picnics? The list is endless! Lisa B. (as she was called because there were four Lisa!s in her class) attended RCS from first through eighth grade. She is convinced that her time spent at RCS prepared her for life. She and her classmates were taught to strive for excellence and that there were no limitations on what you could achieve. The environment was very nurturing with a loving atmosphere where families shared the same values. Over the years, she has maintained friendships with many of her classmates and is pleased when she crosses paths with other RCS graduates who are successful and also working in the education field. Mrs. Moreno believes that RCS teachers are very dedicated and have a love for education. The curriculum promoted well roundedness — offering Bible, music, art, literature, and grammar. She emphasized that learning literature and grammar separately made her a stronger writer and gave
her an edge when learning foreign languages. This course of learning eventually led her to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago to receive her Bachelor!s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and on to Northeastern Illinois University to receive her Master!s Degree in Linguistics. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Education in Educational Organization and Leadership with the University of Illinois — Urbana. Since 2007, Mrs. Moreno has served as principal of John D. Shoop Academy of Math, Science & Technology, where she has been able to pass on some of the values and knowledge that she received at RCS. When asked if she had words of encouragement for current RCS students she had this to say — “Strive for excellence because everyone at RCS is vested in your future. Talk to your teachers about your concerns and above all, take your Bible class seriously. The Word of God is what will sustain you when life!s challenges come your way.” Mrs. Moreno is married to Jose Moreno, and has two daughters: Nia Alondra (age 16, sophomore at Walter Payton College Prep) and Kiela Karina (age 13, seventh grader at Lindblom Academic Center). Following in their mother!s footsteps, her daughters studied music at the Van Moody School of Music for 2" years.
ENHANCING DIVERSITY For years, RCS has been assisting colleges to prepare aspiring young teachers. This year, RCS has two future teachers: Julia Bolkema (from Trinity Christian College in Illinois) and Dorinda Hibma (from Dordt College in Iowa).
Mrs. Meeks. The student teachers do more than teach material — they develop relationships with students, and learn to appreciate and reflect on cultural differences. This enriching experience creates knowledgeable, effective teachers for tomorrow.
Their student teaching experience is an apprenticeship under the direction of a seasoned teacher by whom they are “I have been blessed in my time here at coached and mentored as they lead RCS,” states Miss Bolkema. “I thank the LtoR: Dorinda Hibma and Julia Bolkema children toward an understanding of their Lord each day for immersing me in such subjects. Their advisors are Mrs. Conda a rich culture.” Miss Hibma agrees, “It is great to be in a and Mrs. Meeks. “Working with Miss Hibma is helping me different part of the world — experiencing something differbe a better teacher. I!m learning from her and I!ve discovent. I!ve grown so much spiritually and mentally.” ered how much I miss teaching the students myself,” said
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Grief ! A memorial scholarship fund was set up in Michael!s name and will now include Joi!s to reduce tuition for incoming families. Alumni visited the school in a show of support and held a reunion over Christmas vacation at which they could talk about their grief and remember their former schoolmates, including Blair Holt, who was murdered on a bus a couple of years ago when he jumped in front of a young man with a gun who was attempting to murder his former girlfriend.
Members of the prayer team (l-r Julie Anderson, Bev Leep, & Jan Behrens) from Crossroads Community Church in Schererville, Indiana lift up our students in prayer.
Shawntrell, Mikey!s older brother, frequently visits the school where teachers and students and fellow alumni continue to let him know that he is loved.
ily due to street violence. Many of the students still write letters to Joi and Mikey on Facebook telling them how much they love and miss them.
Pastors and prayer ministers from supporting churches and from student!s churches have been coming to the school and praying over the school, anointing the doorposts with oil, and praying for staff and students.
As we continue to grieve, one theme has been very clear. Roseland Christian School is a place where love has blossomed, and, in the face of tragedy, has grown even greater. It is a place where God!s love has surrounded us, and, in the aftermath of great tragedy and terrible evil, has become ever more visible.
The children of RCS are all too acquainted with death by violence. Some were already grieving recent losses of fam-
GRACE COMMUNITY LETS THE LOVE SHINE Grace Community Church in Oak Lawn, IL recently decided they would take up a collection of winter wear â€” hats, gloves, and scarves. In Chicago, December through February is usually quite cold and this year was not an exception. They delivered the items to RCS several weeks ago. A few items of winter wear were slightly used, some were knitted or crocheted by church members, and some were purchased brand new. What a blessing to be able to have hats and gloves for some of our students who th were in need. The 4 grade class decided to help other community children not attending our school, so they packaged up sets of matching hats, gloves, and scarves. They then went door to door in the neighborhood offering warm clothes to children in those homes. Also in the package were some school brochures and a short note from the children explaining why they wanted to help others. In addition to doing something to help children in Roseland, we hope
that some of those families will decide to send their children to RCS at some point in the future. As there were far more items than the school
could use, we forwarded several large bags of hats, gloves, and scarves to the Roseland Christian Ministries â€” some to be given to children in Strong Tower (their shelter for women and children) and some to be sold at their thrift store. Thanks to the people of Grace Community for just one more example of God!s love shining through their lives.
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CELEBRATION AND MEMORIAL GIFTS IN CELEBRATION OF: Gertrude Cleary’s 100th Birthday Terry & Ruth Hofmeyer John & Connie Janke
Marge Bruining Daffern’s Birthday Pearl Bruining
Delores Decker’s 80th Birthday Thea Ausema Marilyn Baar Janet Boomsma Trenice Bulthuis Delores Decker George DeJong Dolores Dykstra Don & Joyce Greenfield Thomas & Janice Hoekstra Terry & Ruth Hofmeyer John & Connie Janke Peter & Judith Kamp Cora Kerkstra Gary & Beverly Meyer Ira & Evelyn Slagter Judy Smith George & Odeline Terborg Deborah Thompson Lawrence & Julie Tischer George & Sheila Tyler Geurt & Carolyn VanHal Bernard & Clara VanHowe Meine & Cathy Visser
Bill & Betti Grevengoed’s Anniversary Timothy & Stacia Smits
Cheryl Flory’s Birthday Jennifer Eberhart
Bill Stoub — Father’s Day Ken & Barb Grimberg Dorothy Kuiper
Bill Stoub’s 95th Birthday Ken & Barb Grimberg Dorothy Kuiper Donald Stoub Eric & Traci Stoub Roger & Sylvia Stoub
Raymond Togtman, Sr.’s 87th Birthday Clara Togtman
Neal & Joanne VenHuizen’s 50th Anniversary John & Corinne Poortenga
Sue Weidenaar’s Birthday William Weidenaar
CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS: Baird & Warner Bank of America
British Petroleum Exelon JP Morgan Chase JustGive.org New York Life Insurance Pfizer Foundation Robert R McCormick Foundation Sherwin Williams Systems & Programming Solutions Tyndale House Publishing VanLunen Foundation
MEMORIAL GIFTS: Joan Aardsma Marvin & Gerri Hooker
Joi Cochran Anonymous Jeffrey & Karen Blamer Brookside Lawn Corporation Chicagoland Christian School Principal’s Club Roger & Joyce DeGroot John & Sharon Feikema Ken & Cheri Flory Jeremy & Rachael Heyboer Gary & Mary Lou Hofman Bonnie Hofmann William & Karen Keuning Lynette Ladd Thomas & Debra Lynn Lantz Manhattan Christian School Pullman Chr. Ref. Church Lamar & Evangula Richards Timothy Christian Schools John & Debbie VanDeel John & Kim Wolff John & Tammara Wolters Zeeland Christian Schools
Edwin DeJong Gwen Aardema Robert & Cheryl Deckinga James & Audrey Dekker George & Beverly DeVries Frank & Janice Fronek John & Elaine Hiskes Hiskes Dillner O'Donnell Marovich & Lapp Ltd. Jack & Eunice Hoekstra John & Beverly Huiner Edward & Nancy Kawa Dean & Ruth Koldenhoven Karen Kostelyk Richard & Judy Ozinga Angeline Slager Douglas & Dawn Terpstra Harry & Sharon VanEssendelft Ralph & Barbara Weber
Madelyn DeGroot Anonymous Donald & Joyce Beenes Thomas & Celia Beishuizen Kenneth & Margaret Boss
Delores Decker Peter & Yvonne Deckinga Arnold DeGroot Roger & Joyce DeGroot Donna Dillon Arlin & Emma Disselkoen Kay Disselkoen Ben & Anje Dykstra Grace Community Church — Ruth Fellowship Ken & Barb Grimberg Mabel Haan Carol Hill Scott & Sherri Hiskes Donald Holwerda Gregory & Charlotte Hoogenboom Marvin & Gerri Hooker Owen & Sandra Huizenga Peter & Judith Kamp Chris & Rhoda Kerkes Richard Knudsen Herman & Jean Kok Harriet Leensvaart Roger & Donna Lefers Lori Mastin Jack & Noreen McKenna Robert & Sherri Morrill, Jr Carol Mortimer Vivian Nash Donald & Elizabeth Retsema John & Jean Rosier Ross & Grace Seeman Joan Sofakos Catherine Solle Nicholas Spoolstra William & Fennetta Stoub Bill & Shirley Taylor William & Gertrude Terborg Clara Togtman Steve & Sheryl Tucker James & Laura VandeWerken William & Veronica Vogt Dorothy Weidenaar Paul & Nancy Zylstra
Harriet Eldersveld Lloyd Kleinhuizen
Phyliss Erd David & Sandra Blight Shirley Brown Gene Brown & Linda Laural Huisman Steward & Jane Lyman Fernella Myroup Louis Sytsma & Georgia Lubben
Christopher Hill Marvin & Gerri Hooker
Naomi Eileen Heemstra Douglas & Dawn Terpstra
Henry Ipema Marvin & Gerri Hooker
Henrietta Kingma Fred & Barbara Hoekstra
Donna Lefers Anonymous Ella Aasen Rosemary Albright MaryLou Bakker John & Roth Boomker Norene Botts Jim & MarySue Brasser Bradley & Helen Breems Karen Cooper Roger & Joyce DeGroot Manuel & Sampaguita Dizon William & Kathy Dykstra Ethan Erickson Chris & Amy Estell Joan Finley Cameron & Heather Gaither Tony Harris Marvin & Gerri Hooker Steve & Debbie Hubers Marvin & Ruth Huisman Illiana Christian High School Darrell & Elizabeth Isebrand Jackson Park Hospital Jeanne Jellema William & Luella Jellema Doug & Harriet Kallemeyn Kevin & Marissa Lefers Lawrie & Beverly Lefers Marilyn Lefers Roger Lefers Edward & Agnes Leinse Clare & Norma Lubben Ed & Constance Mulligan Mark & Robin Neeson Wallace & Mindy Niewenhuis Henry & Mary Otte Pullman Chr. Ref. Church David Schwinke Leroy & AnJean Stegink Louis Sytsma & Georgia Lubben James & Laura VandeWerken Milt & Anna Mae VanDrunen Rick & Susan VanDyken David & Jennie VanDuyn Andrew & Jane Voss John & Kim Wolff Michael & Nancy Zolidis
Betti Noort Jo-Ann Noort
Peter Ooms Roger & Joyce DeGroot Marvin & Gerri Hooker
Ruth Ozinga Randal & Barbara Terborg
Mina Pals Doug & Robin Rylaarsdam
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CELEBRATION AND MEMORIAL GIFTS Michael Pierce Dale & Joyce Bakker Mark & Helene Bardolph Brian & Mariellen Boomsma Harold & Ann Boonstra Bernice Bosma Harvey & Phyllis Bratt Ted & Carol Bultsma Robert & Laurel Clausing Dr. James Cook & Mrs. Joyce VanDerMolen Brian & Margaret Cunningham Roger & Joyce DeGroot Gerald & Kennetha DenBesten Helen DeVries Henry & Karen Doorn Richard & Mary Doornbos Donald & Jackie Dykstra Jerrold & Patricia Dykstra Richard & Cheryl Dykstra William & Kathy Dykstra Fred & Ruth Evans William & Patricia Feyen Jeanette Fischer Ken & Cheri Flory Leendert Goedhart Kathryn Greenfield John & Phyllis Groot Foundation
Ruth Halma Steve & Heidi Heeringa Jeremy & Rachel Heyboer William & Jeanine Holman Alan & Sharon Huisman Henry & AnnaMae Ipema William & Luella Jellema John & Eve Jeninga, Sr. Henry Jongsma Michael & Sharon Kalma Henry & Carol Kamp John & Yvonne Klinge John & Evelyn Lagestee, Sr. John Langeland Bruce & Mary Leep Roger & Donna Lefers Carol Sue Lobbes Henry & Maureen Loerop Lane & Linda Maatman Gary & Beverly Meyer Jeanette Meyer Judith Miedema Lois Newhouse Robert Nydam Raymond & Carol Ooms Kenneth & Judy Ozinga Richard & Judy Ozinga Robert & Marilyn Rusthoven
Luke & Pauline Schaap Ronald & Diane Schaap Marla Kay Schiebout David & Janice Schurman Gail Schuster Carl & Cora Mae Sinke Ted & Barbara Sjoerdsma Joycelyn Yvette Spight Lonny & Jane Staal John Thomas Jean VanBeek Joel & Brenda VanBruggen Arnold & Pearl VanderHart Al & Evelyn VanderPlaats Milt & Anna Mae VanDrunen Pat VanDyken Lambert & Kay VanPoolen Samuel & Judith VanTil Velma Verbrugge Dennis & Kathy Wagner Barbara Washington Clarence Westra, Jr. Cornelius & Leola Wolterstorff Robert & Beth Workman F.A. & Sandra Wybenga Jon & Anita Zemke
Effie Steenwyk Marvin & Gerri Hooker
Virginia Mae Snoller Marvin & Gerri Hooker
Wilhemina Schmidt Alvin & Estelle Bosma Marvin & Gerri Hooker Kenneth & Joyce Ipema Vernon & AnnaMarie Laninga Henry & Maureen Loerop Louis Sytsma & Georgia Lubben Douglas & Dawn Terpstra
Mary Eldersveld VanderHart Alexander & Lavonne Dragt Gloria Edmonson Paul & Carmen Eldersveld Tom & Friedemarie Farrar Donald & Patricia Graham Delia Huercaya Patrick & Carolyn Jasperse Lloyd Kleinhuizen Mennonite Cong. of Boston John Monsma Irene Monsma Allan & Leslie Slan Elisabeth Steenstra Norman & Barbara Steen Barbara Stob Howard & Eleanor VanderWell John & Sheryl Wagner
MISSION YEAR Mission Year is a yearlong urban ministry program focused on Christian service and discipleship. Teams of young adults are placed in an area of need to serve people and create community. RCS is blessed to have two young adults working with us this year.
land Christian School.” Conner added, “RCS!s teachers have been extremely welcoming and generous to Ali and me.”
Conner and Ali work with the preschoolers, supervise some recess times, and assist teachers in many other ways. They also host an art club every other Thursday after th th Conner Field is from a small town in Arschool. The age group is 6 –8 grade and kansas. Ali Nordman is from Seattle, interacting with the older kids is impacting Washington. Each of them decided to both of them. “We hope to be another experience a year of service to God!s positive, encouraging adult in their life,” LtoR: Connor Field and Ali Nordman Kingdom before attending college. They Conner said. “I!ve tried to become somelive with several other young people who one they can talk to about anything from are serving other ministries in Roseland, Englewood, and what!s bothering them to something exciting that!s happenother parts of Chicago. ing in their lives. I keep praying that God will show me new ways to connect with and mentor these kids.” They have learned about the value of a community. They For more information on Mission Year, check out work at both RCS and Roseland Christian Ministries. “Roseland is so connected — everyone knows about Rosewww.missionyear.org.
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TARGET FOUNDATION FIELD TRIP GRANT On December 3, 2010, RCS received notification that we were chosen as one of the recipients of the 2010 Target Field Trip Grant. Each Target store awards three Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide. We are proud to have been selected! This grant provides an opportunity for RCS students, grades 5 – 8, to experience learning outside of the classroom and will be used to fund a day retreat of teambuilding activities at Camp Manitoqua in Frankfort, Illinois. Our objectives for
this trip include addressing patterns of behavior, conflict resolution and building self esteem — topics necessary to explore and overcome when attempting to uncover one!s true potential. The development of the above skills are key for our students as they build on the foundational work that we have begun educationally and spiritually here at Roseland Christian School. th
Congratulations to Mrs. Meeks and the 5 , 6 , 7 , and 8 grade teachers and students!
TARGET TAKE CHARGE OF EDUCATION PROGRAM We discovered a terrific way to raise funds for our school. It is super-easy, and all you have to do is use your Target Credit Card®, Target Debit Card® or Target® Visa® Credit Card. We will receive a percentage of the amount of each purchase in the form of an annual check from Target through the Take Charge of Education® program. To designate our school, just visit target.com/tcoe, or call 1-800-316-6142.
! Find out how much money our school has already received at target.com/tcoe.
! Grandparents, alumni, neighbors, and friends can take part, too.
FINANCE UPDATE Last summer in the Rose Garden Gazette, we provided an update about our finances. If you remember, just over a year ago we were dealing with the IRS with respect to some activities that happened more than six years ago. We are happy to report that we have that issue in our rear view mirror. The IRS agreed to a settlement with the school and in October of 2010 we began making monthly payments to the IRS toward that settlement. Two donors have committed to donating 100% of the IRS obligation over the next five years. We have also made significant progress in paying outstanding bills. While we still have some past due bills (total accounts payable has been reduced by over 75% over the last year). Our auditors are currently preparing a series of recommendations that will help us insure that these kinds of problems cannot re-occur. We are also busy making plans for next year. Enrollment is a critical need — we are working
hard to find 100 new students for next school year. We are partnering with local churches and community organizations to find those students. We are also planning some new approaches to education at RCS. Many high level schools have implemented a multiage learning environment. By doing this at RCS we hope to keep all of our students challenged as we seek to engage their minds fully. We have a wonderful God who has plans for RCS to continue to serve the community and students of Roseland. Please be in prayer as we plan exciting changes for our approach to learning and for our recruiting efforts over the next six months. Do you know anyone who could benefit from having their child at RCS? How about a mom looking for a preschool for their child? Could you encourage them to give us a try? They can use Child Care Initiative dollars to help cover the costs.
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CAPITAL PROJECTS Last spring we applied for and in early August received a grant from a local foundation to replace our leaking roof and unsafe playground. The roof had been leaking regularly for several years and continued attempts to patch it never lasted long. Starting in September and continuing through most of October, the roof was replaced by Hamstra Enterprises. They did Re-Roofing In Progress a great job and we are now free of worries about the roof for many years to come. Thanks to Homewood Disposal who donated dumpsters to haul away all the old roofing material.
permits were obtained, K-Line Excavating removed the existing surface materials. American Backhoe dug trenches and installed the drainage system required by the city. K-Line came back to level and grade the surface in preparation for a new surface. Four young men from Wisconsin provided the A Very Versatile Machine expertise to pour and finish the concrete (provided by Ozinga Redi-Mix) behind the school building and surrounding the area where the new playground equipment will be installed. Thanks to Standard Cartage for the use of their Bobcat during this project.
The playground was the second project. The surface of the playground was broken-up asphalt and was quite unsafe. In late August and early September a crew of volunteers Roof Complete â€” No More Leaks! worked to remove the existing playground equipment. One structure was removed but the other was carefully taken apart and put in storage so we could rebuild it after the construction. The V3 Company developed engineering plans for the project. They worked with the city of Chicago and us to insure we complied with all building Kyle McCoy Looks Small In The Bucket codes. Once
If we had been able to start a month or two earlier, we would have had the new playground equipment installed prior to winter. However, cold weather came and the ground First Day Concrete Pour Behind School froze. We decided to wait for spring to finish the project. We hope to have the entire playground ready for use in April. We are currently planning to install our equipment using volunteers on a Saturday in midApril. If you would like to volunteer to help with the playground install, please call the school so we can coordinate the project.New Playground â€” Waiting for Spring Thaw
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DONATION AUTOMATION RCS is pleased to announce that we now have the ability to handle donations on a monthly basis that will automatically debit your checking or savings account. We have been able to accept credit card payments for several years, and because many of our monthly donors were asking us to make it easier, we have just implemented this new feature. This will allow you to donate to RCS without having to write a check and mail it to us. If you are interested in making a monthly (or other frequency) donation and would like to put it on “auto-pilot”, please contact the RCS Advancement office at (773) 264-0534 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ULTRA FOODS In the fall of 2010, RCS was invited to participate in the Ultra Foods “Smart Shopper Program.” Ultra Foods, with 13 locations around Chicago and in northwest Indiana, decided to support education in schools in their market area. RCS had participated in a similar project a couple years ago and we were eager to participate again. Ultra committed $250,000 to reward schools. It was a fairly simple process — people shop at Ultra and then send their cash register receipts to the school. All receipts dated between September 1 and December 31 were eligible. We tried to get the word out as much as possible. We asked many churches to put a notice in their bulletin and we sent email messages to those whose email addresses we know. The response was AMAZING!
When we participated a few years ago, we were able to submit about $2,000 in register receipts. So we set a lofty goal of getting $15,000 in register receipts. In the four months of this project, our supporters sent us over $45,000 in receipts! What an amazing blessing to have everyone!s participation. Early in January 2011, we found out that Ultra Foods decided to extend their promotion for another 5 months. Therefore, we invite you to participate again. Any cash register receipts that you send to Roseland Christian dated between January 1 and May 31, 2011 will qualify for the program. Just collect your receipts and mail them to school. We will submit them before June 15. Your support will help our students and make it possible for more children to get a quality, Christian education in the city of Chicago. In addition, don!t forget to send us your email address so we can keep you informed of these kinds of news events in the future. Just send an email to email@example.com and we will add you to our list. Thanks again to all who participated and a special thank you to the people at Ultra Foods for choosing to support quality educational programs in Chicagoland!