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Rockford Christian Home Bulletin News — January 3

Rockford Campus News

Lost and Found

Take a look at our virtual lost and found items that your student might be missing. 

Preschool/Kindergarten Registration Now Open to Current Families and Staff!

We expect to have full preschool and kindergarten classes next year. For that reason, we want to make sure you have the opportunity to register and select the Preschool, Young Fives, or Kindergarten schedule of your choice before we open up registration to new families beginning January 19, 2023

As you prepare to ring in the new year, please take a few minutes to review the options available and register. 

The Eagle Experience at GRCHS!

For Middle Schoolers, the transition to high school might be years down the road or a handful of months away. Regardless of the timeline, the decision of where your child will spend their formative high school years is an important one. We recognize that Rockford Christian students have a number of different options to choose from as they move on to their high school years. As you consider the next steps for your child, we want to walk alongside your family and assist you in the decision-making process.

As a part of Grand Rapids Christian Schools, the mission, vision, and values that you have come to love at RCS are the very same ones that guide Grand Rapids Christian High School. We are pleased to invite you to Rockford Christian School on Thursday, January 12th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm to hear from Principal Brad Mockabee about what Grand Rapids Christian High School is all about.

Parents who attend can expect to gain a deeper understanding of Grand Rapids Christian High School, as well as what to keep in mind as their child graduates from Rockford Christian. 


Join us at Grand Rapids Christian High School for SHOWCASE 2023 on Wednesday, January 25. We will begin at 6:45 PM in the DeVos Center for Arts & Worship. THE EAGLE EXPERIENCE is designed for current 8th graders, prospective high school students, and their parents to DISCOVER more, EXPLORE campus and CONNECT with teachers, staff, and students. You can learn more or RSVP HERE. Please contact Vickie Fischer, Director of Admissions, at 616-574-5605 or if you have any questions. 

A Note From Outdoor Education

Welcome to 2023! This month in Outdoor Education, we will be highlighting five important components of Earthkeeping and what it means to be a creation steward: preservation, conservation, restoration, maintenance, and observation. How does each of these play a role in learning to care for God's world? By the month's end, we hope to have each of our students know the differences and see why each is important as we together strive for understanding creation more fully. 

January is typically filled with snow and winter activities. As of now, that looks like both a memory and a hope. In the meantime, continue to be ready for whatever weather is coming our way. After all, we have a new slogan around Room 135 we intend to embody: "Don't just look out the window... get outside!"

Our Pop Can and Spare Change Fund for December was incredible! Combined with the proceeds from our firestarter sale and our Jingle Bells Post Office, we netted $513.09 for Mel Trotter Ministries! THANK YOU! Let's continue to be a generous community! Next up for January, we will hope to bless Degage' Ministries of Grand Rapids! 


The PTO will have our Christmas Celebration off-campus in the first week of December. If you're a PTO member, please watch for an email invitation. 

Our next PTO meeting will be on Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 pm in the RCS staff lounge, near the gym entrance. Please contact Lindsey Toth if you are interested in joining or have questions about serving.

If you would like to join our Auction Committee to help plan the spring auction, please contact Allison Breuker.

Take a look at the meeting minutes from the October 27 PTO Meeting.

RCS TRIP Office 

The TRIP Office is available on Tuesday mornings in the RCS Office!

New to TRIP? TRIP allows you to reduce the cost of tuition by purchasing gift cards and gift certificates for things you buy every day from hundreds of national and local vendors.

How does TRIP work? When you purchase gift cards at face value, a percentage of your purchase is credited to your TRIP account. Two times per year (November 1 and May 1), the accumulated TRIP credits are applied as payment to your tuition account, or donated to the tuition account you have designated.

Parents in Prayer

We have a unique opportunity to gather as moms, dads, and grandparents to pray for our school — little siblings are welcome too!

Parents In Prayer will be meeting on Wednesday mornings after drop-off. We will again be meeting outside and walking around the campus. We will follow the guidelines given by the Moms in Prayer organization. You can find the resources that we will use here.

We look forward to having many parents join us this year!

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