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Rockford Christian Home Bulletin News — Nov 29

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Lost and Found

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

📮 The Jingle Bell Post Office Is Back! 📮

The Jingle Bell Post Office is a fun way to get our students writing friendly, kind Christmas greetings to other students and staff at Rockford Christian. Beginning Thursday through Wednesday, December 14, stamps and envelopes will be available for purchase at 5 cents each, and the Jingle Bell Post Office Boxes will be up and running, thanks to Mr. Sneller's 4th Grade class!

🎶 5th – 8th Grade Christmas Concert 🎶

A note from Mrs. Pollmann: Students have been working hard on singing and playing for our December 5 Band, Orchestra, and Choir concert. Our songs are certain to brighten your evening and bring us full circle to the true reason for the season. Please add Monday, December 5 at 7:00 pm to your calendar for our Middle School Christmas Concert. Students are to arrive at 6:30 pm to warm up! Catch the excitement of Christmas and the reason for the season. See you there! 

Early Release Day – December 7

Just a reminder that on Wednesday, December 7, all Grand Rapids Christian Schools, including Rockford Christian, will be dismissing preschool students at 11:15 am and K-8 students at 11:30 am. Please note, if your student rides Rockford Public School Transporation, there will be no transportation available at the time of dismissal. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

All School Carol Sing  

Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Students will be gathering during Community Time on December 9 to hear a Christmas devotional and to sing songs together. Parents are invited to join us from 2:40 – 3:10 pm.

K-4 Christmas Program

Rockford Christian Elementary presents: "Come to the Manger!" This program is an interactive lesson and carols production. You will enter into our musical experience by listening to songs and true stories, joining us in singing about the true reason for the season. Please reserve Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 pm on your calendar. You won't want to miss it! 

8th Grade Night at GRCHS Varsity Girls Basketball 🏀

Rockford Christian School 8th Graders and their families are invited to attend the GRCHS Girls Varsity Basketball home opener against Byron Center on Thursday, December 15 in the Quest Center. Doors open at 4:30 pm and the game starts at 5:00 pm. Gate entry and pizza are included. Check-in at Door 2, just to the right of the Quest Center Entrance. Please RSVP here by Monday, December 12. Contact Vicki Fischer, GRCHS Director of Admissions, at 616-574-5605 or if you have any questions. GO EAGLES! 🏀🍕

A Note From Outdoor Education

 "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus..." So begins an old hymn that captures the spirit of what Advent is all about. We wait for the Savior to arrive only to find that he chooses to do so in an amazingly humble way. The Outdoor Ed program at RCS will highlight the joy and expectation of Advent this month as we anticipate the miracle of Christmas.

Our Pop Can/Spare Change Project will benefit Mel Trotter Ministries which serves people who are facing difficult living conditions - not that much unlike Joseph and Mary. We presently have $45.30 raised. And back by popular demand this holiday season, the OE program will be selling firestarters at $5/dozen with proceeds also going to Mel Trotter Ministries. See Ashley in the office if you wish to purchase these great stocking stuffers!

By the way, if you want to have a winter campout with your child, you are welcome to use our new dugout shelter! Just sign up with Mr. Phil for a night and you can reserve it for free!


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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