Oostburg Christian School

GRACE:God's Redeemed Advancing Christian Education

GRACE is the name of Oostburg Christian School's fund-raising organization made up of parents, friends, and supporters who value Christian Education for their children.

This is the place where we all begin -- beneath the Grace of God.  




GRACE Board Members

2016-17 Officers
President Becky Zylstra, GRACE Fund Raising Coordinator
Vice for All Stephanie Marshall
Secretary Jessica Claerbaut
Treasurer Jenny Zylstra

Members at Large:
Julie Hauck
Melissa Ingelse
Kari Dykstra
Kim Hirschmann
Jayne Grasse - School Board Liaison

Chairperson for Events
OCS Banks--ongoing
Pumpkin Run/Unity Bike Ride--Jason Alsum
Heart for Education Auction--Becky Zylstra
Pizza Sale--Michelle Epping
Soup Suppers--Brenda Lammers
Christmas Extravaganza--Teresa Beardsley & Angela Wright
Jason Mentink Memorial Charger Shoot-out--Sandy VanEss
Night of Praise--Nancy DeJong
Run-Jog-Walkathon--Julie Hauck
Spring Fry--Karolyn Doss
Scrip--Angie DeBlaey, Brenda Lammers



Bank Collection--month of September
Collection of these banks is made each fall from school supporters who put their change in there throughout the year.

Soup Suppers--four times this year:  October 19, 2016, November 30, 2016, February 22, 2017, April 12, 2017
Soup's on! Join us for delicious homemade soups, dessert and drinks, serving between 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Eat all you want and we offer take outs!   Freewill donation!

Pumpkin Run/Unity Bike Ride--October 1, 2016
Join us this year to ride or run!   All the details can be found on this link.  Take a look--register now.

Pizza Sale--October 19, 2016
We make our own delicious homemade pizzas.  Orders can be received anytime, click here for order forms.  Be sure to join us on October 13, 2015 if you can spare an hour or two making pizzas. 

Heart for Education Auction -- November 5, 2016
Come join the evening of Celebrating Christian Education.  We will decorate the gym beautifully, serve up delicious bistro drinks, have delightful desserts, provide over 300 items on our silent and live auctions, and supply priceless fellowship and great fun!

Christmas Extravaganza--formerly Vendor and Craft Fair -- December 10, 2016
This day begins at 9:00 and runs until 2:00 p.m.   There is a gym full of vendors and crafts, there is lunch, a cookie walk, and book fair!  My goodness, this is not to be missed!

Jason Mentink Memorial Charger Shoot-out – 2017
Girls' weekend: Jan. 27-28
Boys' weekend: Feb. 3-4
This event has been re-named to honor alum Jason Mentink who passed away in 2010 and played on the first Charger Shoot-out team 17 years ago. Jason's family is intimately involved in the planning and the event!  Come out to support them, our players, and eat some delicious food served up by a great team of workers. 

Night of Praise - April 22, 2017
Each year we gather in a Night of Praise to thank God for his blessings on our school. Watch for more information as it becomes available.

Run-Jog-Walkathon and Spring Fry--May 12,  2017
Since the 1980’s, our students have been running, jogging, and walking to their neighbors and friends to get pledges for our school.   On the day of the event, our students, along with family and friends gather to go around the playground 20 times in a festive atmosphere.  

Each year, there is a mascot chosen who inspires everyone to raise funds and earn prizes.  We will announce that at our kick off in March.  We look forward to another year of prizes, food, and fun! We will have a brat & hamburger fry following the event serving around 4:30 p.m.