Rockford Campus News
Early-Release Day Reminder – TOMORROW
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!
GRCHS Class of 2027 - Make-Up 8th Grade Scheduling Night
Grand Rapids Christian Middle School and Rockford Christian School 8th graders that are planning to attend GRCHS and did not participate in one of the previous 8th Grade Scheduling Nights should plan to attend the make-up night on May 4 at 7:00 PM in the DeVos Center for Arts & Worship. Students and their parents will be presented with curriculum and course options for 9th grade, have an opportunity to ask questions and meet with their assigned counselor to select classes for their freshman year. Register to attend HERE. Please contact Jill Anderson (email@example.com) in the GRCHS Counseling Office if you have any questions.
A Note From Outdoor Education
Robert Frost claimed that in New England, there were five seasons and not four. The fifth he called, "Mudtime" and it occurs annually between winter and spring. I would assert that what is true for New England is also true here at RCS. Welcome to it!
Our Pop Can/Spare Change Project was successful in March. We tallied the $127.61 that we sent to Bridge Street Ministries. This month we are collecting for David's House Ministries, where our old friend Mr. Dave lives. This Christian organization serves as a foster home for adults who have some sort of impairment that restricts them from living on their own. So far, we have totaled $61.11 already! Thank you! (As a side note, this project has earned approximately $1,200.00 since the beginning of the school year and 100% of that money has gone to various ministries!)
Virtual Thank You Notes:
- To our Sixth–graders who have built two more bridges for our flooded nature trail. Thank you!
- To our Fifth–graders who are now trained naturalists ready to show people around our trail
- To our Fourth–graders who have developed various ideas for an OE logo
- To our Second–graders who are striving to grow marigolds
- To our Kindergarteners who are now experts on pushing and pulling (they even pushed a truck!)
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
PTO Auction: Race for the Roses
Join us on April 29 for the PTO Auction. More details coming 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!