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Rockford Christian Home Bulletin News — May 23

Rockford Campus News

Lost and Found

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

Mountain Biking Club

The Mountain Biking Club is meeting today from 4:15–5:15 pm to enjoy some spring biking. 5th-8th Graders may come to ride without an adult chaperone, but we ask that any grades below that bring a parent if there is interest in riding. Middle School groups will be led by Matt Christians and Anna Quist.

If you have interest in joining, fill out this form

Today's ride is taking place at Merrell Trails.

2023 Eagle Book Awards

We are wrapping up Eagle Books this week by voting for our favorite book. We had such a great time enjoying all the titles. Students are still able to access the books via their Seesaw Home Code! K-4the grade students are voting on their favorite title this week during Media class. Prizes will be given and the gold and silver winners announced next week.

Summer Reading Opportunities

Please click on this link to look at the slideshow Mrs. DenOuden is sharing with the K-4th grade students during Media class this week. Look through all the opportunities to support learning through reading this summer. Don't forget to use your Whitecaps March is Reading month papers to catch a game at the ballpark!

Please reach out to Mrs. DenOuden if you have any questions.

Rockford Christian - Start of Summer Parade 2023!

RCS will be a part of the Start of Summer parade on Saturday, June 10th. We are looking for volunteers to be in the parade to promote our school, pass out candy, and have a lot of fun! For more details and to participate, please email Annie at

Contest Time: Junior Library Guild

Calling all competitive and artistic readers! Junior Library Guild is having a bookmark contest. Students (elementary and middle school) can submit a drawing based on a Junior Library Guild book to be featured on a bookmark. They will choose four winners from each grade range (nationwide) and the winning bookmark will be professionally printed for all of RCS - AND the library also receives $250 JLG dollars for new books! Here is the link to participate. You can print the bookmark template on your own, or Mrs. Hardy will have copies in the library if students want to pick one up. She will also have a list of all of the JLG titles in our RCS library. Please note: you DO need to submit the bookmark yourself (form found HERE). Bookmarks can be submitted until June 1!

A Note From Outdoor Education

The middle school has learned to identify 12 different plants that are considered invasive on our school campus. They are not-so-kindly referred to as, "The Dirty Dozen." One of those plants, the common burdock, produces nasty burrs later in the summer. Our fourth graders started eradicating this plant today and discovered the root system to be robust. One small burdock plant had a root that was 15 inches long! Another one we dug up had a root that was a 1 ¾ inch in diameter. Keep your friends close, but know what your enemies are up to! 

Our "Dirty Dozen" include: Japanese barberry, garlic mustard, tree of heaven, common burdock, common privet, oriental bittersweet, common buckthorn, cleavers, phragmites, purple loosestrife, bull thistle, and autumn olive. I encourage you to learn about these plants and get rid of them in your yard too!


Please contact Lindsey Toth if you are interested in joining or have questions about serving. 

Take a moment to review the latest PTO Meeting Notes.

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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