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Rockford Christian Home Bulletin News — March 14

Rockford Campus News

Lost and Found

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

Prayer for Mrs. Schuurman 

Our Third-Grade Teacher, Mrs. Carina Schuurman, was recently diagnosed with a relatively rare and later-stage lymphoma, as well as some liver and auto-immune complications. Carina has been admitted to the ICU and has a difficult journey ahead as she and her medical team work to find an effective chemo treatment to fight the aggressive lymphoma in her body. As an RCS Community, we are making it a priority to lift Carina, the Schuurman family, and her medical team up in prayer over the coming weeks. Join us for prayer:

  • Friday, March 17, 2:45-3:10 pm, in the Worship Center
  • Monday, March 20, 8:00-8:15 am, in the Music Room
  • Friday, March 24, 2:45-3:10 pm, in the Worship Center
  • Monday, March 27, 8:00-8:15 am, in the Music Room

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 ( in the GRCHS Counseling Office if you have any questions.

A Note From Outdoor Education

America's "Last Great Race" will be concluding in the next 24 hours. The Iditarod, a 1,000-mile trek with a dog sled team form Anchorage to Nome, will crown a winner and cheer on the survivors as they arrive at the finish line over the next few days. The race is dramatic and historic. It is difficult and demanding. It challenges both the physical and the mental attributes of both the musher and his team. But there are lessons here that can and should be passed on to our children. Life isn't easy. Perseverance is vital. Progress in anything requires both patience and diligence. Responsibility is necessary to keep the dog team intact. Comfort and safety may, at times, be overrated and even detrimental.

Each of our 4th – 8th-grade students are following one of the 33 mushers who started this race. Perhaps the hardships that the musher have endured can lead to lessons for our children.


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 Allison Breuker with any auction-related questions.

Take a moment to review the latest PTO Meeting Notes.

RCS Upcoming Events

Save the Dates:

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!

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