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Rockford Christian Home Bulletin News — September 26

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🗓️ One Big Week

One Big Week is here! Be sure these community events are on your radar:

🦅 Spirit Week and Harvest Hustle

Join in the fun with some great dress-up days.

Wednesday - September 27 - Holiday Day

Thursday - September 28 - Teacher/Student Swap Day

Friday - September 29 - School Spirit Day

On Friday, September 29, we have an exciting day planned for our students. Each class has a designated time slot to partake in the Harvest Hustle Celebration. This is a family-friendly event, and we warmly welcome parents, siblings, and grandparents to join the fun! 

Here's a snapshot of when your children are participating! Please come join us!

Grades: Teachers:   Times:
Preschool Drea Fegan, Emily Jansen, Jen Vandlen, and Nicole Ott   9:00 - 10:00 am
Kindergarten and Young 5s Sarah DeMeester, Maria Hoekstra, and Kathy Ruiter   10:00 -10:45 am
1st and 2nd grade Danae Lokers, Zach Nordling, and Cindy Kuperus   10:45 - 11:30 am
2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade Megan Schenkel, Aletha VanValkenburg, and Ben Sneller   11:30 am -12:15 pm
7th and 8th grade Matt Christians and Sara Oren   1:00 - 1:45 pm
5th and 6th grade Anna Quist and Julie Heldman   1:45 - 2:30 pm
  Assembly   2:45 - 3:10 pm

🗓️ Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 12th and Tuesday, October 17th from 4:00-8:00 PM. Conferences last 15 minutes per student. Please use this form to sign up for conferences to note your preference, if any, for date and your child's teacher will confirm your final conference time. Please complete the form for parent teacher conferences by Tuesday, September 26th.

💼 Job Posting

RCS has an opening for a Middle School Student Support and Inclusion Aide.

Please reach out if you know someone who might be interested.


🙏 Parents and Grandparents in Prayer

We would love to welcome parents and grandparents to join us in praying for our school. For a number of years, parents and grandparents have been meeting one morning a week to pray for our teachers, staff, students and school community. We would love to continue that tradition again this year. 

Parents and Grandparents in Prayer meet on Wednesday mornings in the school parking lot at 8:45 after drop-off. We typically walk around the campus as we pray. Little siblings are welcome to join us. We follow the guidelines outlined by Moms in Prayer International. Here is a link to the Moms in Prayer resource.

🛝 Recess Duty

We are always looking for parents to step in and help with recess duty at lunchtime. 12:20 pm to 1 pm. This is a great chance to be on campus and enjoy watching our students interact! Sign up here to join us for recess duty at Rockford Christian.

🗓 Upcoming Dates / Events

September 29

  • Harvest Hustle 10 am to 2:45 pm

October 12 and 17 

  • Parent - Teacher Conferences


❗️Friendly Reminders

🌲 A Note from Outdoor Education 

While curiosity fuels learning, we also know that hard work can lead to a sense of success and investment. The Outdoor Education program at RCS is not ashamed to have kids working with rakes and shovels, with snippers and saws, with hammers and loppers. When our students clear the trails, build the bridges, and pull the invasive plants, there is a sense of pride that rises up in them when they see the improvement they have made to our campus. When that is realized, they also have a closer connection with our school and our community. This week I found a couple of former RCS students (now college freshmen) walking on the trail in the woods. After our quick and friendly reunion, I asked them why they were walking in the woods. Their response was that they wanted to see how the bridges they had built five years ago were holding up. Investment.

Pop Can and Spare Change Project: so far $172.14 has been raised for Baxter Community Center. Thank you!


Grandfriends Day: We had a wonderful turnout for Grandfriends Day '23. Thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered for this event!

Harvest Hustle Celebration: This Friday, September 29, our fundraiser concludes. We have an exciting day planned for our students! Each class has a designated time slot to partake in the Harvest Hustle Celebration. This is a family-friendly event, and we warmly welcome parents, siblings, and grandparents to join the fun!

Volunteers: We need parents on the day of the Harvest Hustle Celebration to help pull off the event! If you can help on the day of the Harvest Hustle Celebration, sign up here!


RCS TRIP Office 

The TRIP Office is available on Tuesday mornings in the RCS Office from 8 am to 10 am.

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.


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