School Circle

Who are we?
  All parents are members of School Circle during the time their child(ren) are enrolled at Dutton Christian School.  School Circle officers are

elected each spring and serve a two year term – the first year as a vice-officer and the second year as lead-officer.  The officers for this school year are listed below.

What is it?  School Circle exists to provide volunteer help (service) in various areas of the school, to build community (fellowship) within our school and to provide financial support (fundraising) for items outside what tuition provides for.  School Circle meetings are held two or three times per year as announced in the PIT (Parents in Touch weekly newsletter).  Childcare is provided for younger children so that all parents can attend and participate.

  • Many volunteer and service opportunities are available at DCS!  School Circle coordinates volunteers needed in the classroom, in Band, Art, Library as well as all the different fellowship and fundraising events it coordinates throughout the year.  Please consider helping out where you are able.
  • School Circle strives to build community and fellowship within our school by coordinating different social functions throughout the school year.  For example; Family Fun Night, an annual shopping trip, roller skating parties, Doughnuts with Dudes, and Grandparents Day are just a few of the fellowship events in which we work to build a strong and caring community at DCS.
  • The financial support and fundraising generated by School Circle is used in many ways.  A portion of the money is given each year to the school’s operating fund in order to keep the cost of tuition down.  In addition, our fundraisers allow us to enrich educational experiences provided at DCS not covered by tuition dollars.  For example, school chapels, 7th grade science camp, Robotics, sports team uniforms in addition to various gifts/bereavement and refreshments for many school meetings and functions.

The School Circle events link below outlines service, fellowship and fundraising opportunities at DCS in more detail.  Where do you feel God calling you to volunteer your time and talents?  By investing yourself in the DCS community, you will be contributing to your children’s education, meeting new people and making new friends.  Please consider volunteering your talents in at least one area.  Your help will go a long way toward making DCS a successful and God-centered place for your child to learn.

2020/2021 volunteer sign up  link coming soon!

If you have any questions about School Circle, please contact one of the 2020/21 School Circle officers:

Kathy VanKalker- President
Amber Send- Vice President
Christy Oosting-  Secretary
Meredith Penning- Vice Secretary
Rachelle McKenzie- Treasurer
Rachel Clover- Vice Treasurer
Mandy Harkema- Hospitality Coordinator
Lindsey Kerstetter- Vice Hospitality Coordinator