Rockford Campus News
Lost and Found
Take a look at our virtual lost and found items that your student might be missing. Any items left on Friday, February 24, will be donated!
Early-Release Day Reminder – March 8
On Wednesday, March 8, all Grand Rapids Christian Schools will be dismissing students at 11:30 am so that staff may gather together for professional development. Please note: there will be no Rockford Public Transportation available to students at the dismissal.
March is Reading Month!
The month of March is upon us! March is Reading Month is a fun 31 days in which we celebrate all things BOOKS AND READING! We have put together a calendar full of activities and theme days for the month. Please check it out, post it on your fridge, and plan to CELEBRATE and get kids excited about reading! Thank you!
Last Call for Yearbook Orders
This Thursday, Jostens will be locking in the number of yearbooks we order for the year. We always order some extra but this is your last chance to lock your yearbook order in advance! Order here to guarantee your copy!
Daddy-Daughter Dance: Ties and Tiaras
Join us for a magical evening filled with memories and dancing. Feel free to attend for a short amount of time or stay for the entire event.
When: Saturday, March 11 from 6:30-9:00
Where: Ridge Hall @ Camp Roger // 8356 Belding Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341
*Please enter through the back entrance to Camp Roger (off of Pottawatomie Trail, located just after the Bostwick Lake Bakery on Belding Road). Please follow the exit signs when leaving camp as they take you down another side street leading to Belding Road. Pottawatomie Trail doesn't fit vehicles going in two directions.
Cost: $25 per couple (+$5 for additional girls); Please bring cash or check with your form to the front office by Wednesday, March 8th. Please make checks payable to Rockford Christian School. Scholarships are available if needed. Please contact email@example.com to request scholarships.
Attire: Ties & tiaras are optional. Most girls prefer to dress-up for this event but we recommend arriving in winter boots and changing into dancing shoes once inside Ridge Hall depending on the weather.
Guests: We want each girl to have the opportunity to attend this event. If Dad is unable to attend, girls may bring any relative of their choice (including Mom).
Mother-Son Event: BattleGR
Join us for laser tag, fowling, axe-throwing (14+) and other fun activities at this special event. Nothing brings a parent and child together like competition!
When: Sunday, March 12 from 2:00-4:30, *Doors open at 1:40
Where: Battle GR // 284 Dodge Court NE, Suite 100, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Cost: $7 per person (Max of $20 per family); Please bring cash or check with your form to the front office.
Guests: We want each boy to have the opportunity to attend this event. If Mom is unable to attend, boys may bring any relative of their choice (including Dad).
A Note From Outdoor Education
Every subject and lesson we teach students at school must have some sort of objective or purpose to it. I was asked last week about why the OE Department has a year-long Pop Can and Spare Change Project (currently our February collection has $109.15 earmarked for Bridge Street Ministries). I didn't have a quick-and-ready answer at the moment, but I do now:
- This project reminds us all that generosity and giving must be a part of the Christian lifestyle all year long. Children need to understand this.
- This project allows us to highlight various ministries in the Grand Rapids area as we learn more about the good work that is going on in the name of Jesus locally. Children need to become aware that this work is happening.
- This project reminds us of the importance of not simply discarding what we no longer need. Americans are good at that but our children need to see a different method.
- There is a direct connection between creation stewardship and social justice. The connection is a spirit of selflessness, of concerning ourselves with what concerns Jesus, of showing love. Wendell Berry said, "Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." By taking care of the world, both as creation earth-keepers and agents of justice, we are reflecting the love of God.
To the person who asked the question last week, that's my response. Thanks for asking the question.
RCS PTO News
Our next PTO meeting will be on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30 pm in the RCS Learning Commons. Please contact Lindsey Toth if you are interested in joining or have questions about serving.
It's Auction time! Mark your calendar now and plan to attend the RCS “Race for the Roses” Auction on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to benefit the Christ-centered and nature-rich education at RCS. This money will be used to enhance outdoor learning spaces, create a nature-based early childhood playscape, and fund new outdoor recreation experiences for our middle school students.
Please consider sponsoring our auction or donating an item/service. Please contact A
Take a moment to review the latest PTO Meeting Notes.
RCS Upcoming Events
Save the Dates:
March 11 - Daddy-Daughter Dance (@RCS)
March 12 - Mother-Son Event (@Battle GR)
April 29 - PTO Auction
We'll send out more details soon!
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!