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Rockford Christian Home Bulletin News — April 13, 2021

Rockford Campus News

May Dates

  • May 1 — Rock & Soul event
  • May 3-4 — Hearing & Vision Screening (PK-7)
  • May 17 — Retirement Open House, 3:30 pm — 5:00 pm (Mrs. Broersma, Mrs. Decker, Mrs. Radius)
  • May 19-21 — 8th Grade to Mackinaw
  • May 19-21 — 6th Grade to Sleeping Bear
  • May 20-21 — 7th Grade to Ludington State Campground
  • May 20-21 —Last days of preschool
  • May 25 — MS Music Concerts
  • May 25 — 8th Graduation (see below for details)
  • May 27 — Last day school for K-8, dismissal at 11:30 am

Rock & Soul — May 1, 2021, at 5:00 pm

We are less than a month away and are so excited to share this event with our RCS community! If you haven't yet, be sure to sign up by RSVP'ing here.

Online registration closes on April 16, 2021.

Concerts & Graduation Date — May 25, 2021 at RCS

  • 5:30 pm — 5th & 6th Grade Music Concert
  • 6:30 pm — 7th & 8th Grade Music Concert
  • 7:00 pm —  8th Grade Graduation

Parents, please remember to send:

  • A water bottle
  • Face coverings (an extra or two is great)

RCS After School Clinics with Basics Basketball

We are partnering with Basics Basketball to provide a series of after-school basketball clinics for elementary students. Flyers are being sent home with students in grades K-4 with specific information. Students who register will be able to participate in 3 training sessions occurring immediately after school, from 3:30 pm to 4:40 pm. Click here to register.

All sessions will be led by Coach Jim McGannon, former Dartmouth College player and Basics founder.

Lost and Found 

Look for it outside at pick-up time on Fridays.

Have You Ordered Your 2020-2021 Yearbook?

Interested in purchasing a yearbook to commemorate this historic year at Rockford Christian? The yearbook staff is working hard to capture all the memories from our beloved school. Click here to order! 

Family Time

At Rockford Christian, we start each week with Family Time. Although we cannot yet gather in person as a whole community, we do not want to miss out on this important time of worship. You are invited to join us each Monday from 8:45 am — 9:00 am over Zoom.

Please use this link and be sure to turn off your camera and microphone when you arrive. Thanks!

Outdoor Education News

Spring is finally here! As our elementary students come back to classes and our middle school students are enjoying iXplore Week, we are seeing more green in our world and less brown.   

Thank you to all of you who supported our Pop Can and Spare Change Fund during the month of March. We were able to send a check to Paws With a Cause for $157.24. For the rest of the year we will be collecting for Homes Giving Hope, a local organization that provides quality housing for cognitively challenged adults. This ministry has been spearheaded by the Boven family and we encourage all to pray for Sara and Brian as this fledgling organization gets started. Thank you for all of your work so far, Bovens! Let’s bless their efforts with our Pop Can and Spare Change Fund!

Moms, Dads, Grandparents in Prayer

We will meet outdoors, wearing masks, walking, and praying in groups of 2-3.

Here is a link to the mobile prayer sheets. You can use the listed link to pray for your children anytime: momsinprayer.org/group-leaders.

Recess Volunteers

Volunteers are needed daily to supervise children on the playground. Afternoon recess takes place from 12:20 pm — 12:55 pm (elementary until 12:40 pm and then continues to cover middle school until 12:55 pm).

Please consider volunteering as you are able. Kids LOVE seeing loved ones during recess. You can sign up by clicking on Sign-Up Genius.


GRCS Technology

Computers for Sale

GRCS has computers available for sale!  Available now are Mac Mini desktops and 11.6" MacBook Airs (2013 model).  If interested, view the specs, reserve one today using this reservation form, and pick it up tomorrow. In May, more details will be available on our technology community sale that will occur on June 1 with lots of devices for sale.

Are you looking for the student and parent online directories?

Staff, student, and parent directories are available online.

For quick access to the staff directory, select Contact at grcs.org. To access the student and parent directories on the grcs.org Parent Portal, select Parents > Parent Portal and log in to your Parent Portal account.

Not sure how to login to your Parent Portal account? Go to the GRCS Tech YouTube channel to learn how to access the directories.

The GRCS Online Directories tutorial will help you navigate there.

The GRCS Website Portal Account Set Up will show you how to create an account if you have not yet done so.


Food Service News

Free Meals and Snacks

Free meals and snacks will continue in January through the end of the school year. Enjoy! Preschoolers, both half-day and full-day, and their younger siblings may pre-order lunch online. All orders must be placed by Monday at 8:00 am 

P-EBT Benefits- Who is eligible?

Students must participate in a virtual or hybrid school schedule for at least 5 consecutive days in the current 2020-21 school year, beginning 9/9/20 Students must be eligible for Free on Reduced meals for the 2020-2021 school year. Visit the Parent/Guardian FAQs for answers to questions you may have.

Free and Reduced Lunch Benefits

We encourage you to fill out a meal application at lunchapp.com if you feel you would qualify for Free and Reduced meals. One of the criteria to qualify for the P-EBT benefits is that you have an application on file as well as a virtual learner. 

Be a Part of the Food Service Team

Looking for fun, servant-minded serving staff to work 2-3 days per week in the Fall of 2020.  A great opportunity to be on the same schedule as your student.  If you are interested in working at any of our school sites next year please, email nmichaels@grcs.org.

Great News! Free Meals and Snacks continue through September 30, 2020. We will update should that be extended past this date.


Athletics + Youth Sports

GRC Youth Sports and Recreation Programs  

Did you know GRC has its own Recreation Department? We offer sports programs for GRCS students and students from the surrounding area. For a complete look at what we have to offer, go to www.grcs.org/youthsports.

Our programs will follow the same Health and Safety Protocols as we are following at school. Masks for coaches, hand sanitizer for players, disinfectants for equipment, and social distancing will all be observed.  

Click HERE to view current and upcoming opportunities.

Register

Register at www.grcs.org/youthsports. Your password AND username is your email address.  

Questions?

Email Stacey Boender at sboender@grcs.org.

Sports Physicals

Current 8th-11th graders planning to play sports at Grand Rapids Christian High School in the 2021-2022 school year need to have an MHSAA physical form on file with the high school athletic office before they are allowed to participate. A valid physical for 2021-22 must be completed any time after April 15, 2021.

You may turn in the completed physical to the GRCHS athletic office by mail or email (to cgroendyk@grcs.org) as soon as you finish it, even if it is before the end of this school year or during the summer. You may print out a physical form here.  

This form must be completed with all signatures in order to participate in sports at GRCHS. You may attach your doctor’s office physical form for the doctor portion of this form but the parent portion and all signatures need to be completed on this form.  


PTO News

Click HERE for the PTO minutes from the March 15 PTO meeting.

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