Rockford Campus News
Lost and Found
Take a look at our virtual lost and found items that your student might be missing.
Early Release Day – TOMORROW
Just a reminder that tomorrow, 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 Pajama Day Tomorrow!
Last week Friday, Evie Medawar was the Principal for the day, and declared tomorrow's early release day as pajama day!
📮 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!
All School Carol Sing
Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Students will be gathering during Community Time on Friday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. GO EAGLES!
A Note From Outdoor Education
"For the Mighty One has done great things for me–Holy is his name" (Luke 1:49). In this Advent time, we wait as Mary did for the coming of a Savior. We do so with anticipation, knowing he is the one who will save us. Continue to celebrate in your families with that sense of anticipation and excitement.
The anticipation and excitement continue to grow around the Outdoor Ed program here too. Projects and activities this month abound, as we have adopted a living Christmas tree and are decorating it with ornaments - one personalized ornament for every person associated with our school: teachers, students, and support staff. See if you can find our tree on your drive in to campus!
We are working to bless Mel Trotter Ministries with our Pop Cans and Spare Change Fund this month. So far we are up to $86.30. We are also selling firestarters again ($5/dozen) to support this project. Buy them soon - they make a great stocking stuffer for that person at your house that has everything but a good campfire going!
RCS PTO News
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!