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Rockford Christian Home Bulletin News — September 12

Rockford Campus News

Lost and Found 

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Middle School Lost and Found

Elementary Lost and Found

 
📚 Literati Book Fair is coming to RCS September 18-22! 
 
You can shop online from now until the end of the fair. Please feel free to pass this link along to grandparents, other family, out-of-town friends, and anyone else who may wish to purchase books for your kiddos (think CHRISTMAS!) and support our school. Books will ship at the end of our in-person fair, and will be delivered to RCS. 

You may purchase digital gift cards online for your child or for teachers and staff. This is the easiest, safest and fastest way for your kiddo to shop! We also will accept cash/check and cards as payment during the fair. If special arrangements need to be made for your child, please let us know or send along a note with your child. 

You can shop online from now until the end of the fair. Please feel free to pass this link along to grandparents, other family, out-of-town friends, and anyone else who may wish to purchase books for your kiddos (think CHRISTMAS!) and support our school. Books will ship at the end of our in-person fair, and will be delivered to RCS. 

If you wish to purchase books for teachers, teacher wish lists will be available during the fair. In addition, check out the book club Literati has available! 

Here is our fair schedule in detail. Be sure to check this out to see when the fair is open!

Thank you for your support!

👪 Grandfriends Day Volunteers Needed

We are looking for parent volunteers to support our Grandfriends Day celebration on Sept 22. We also could use help for our preschool Grandfriends day on September 21.  Please visit this sign up genius to see opportunities to serve. Thank you!


Join us for 8th Grade Events at Grand Rapids Christian High School!

Grand Rapids Christian Middle School and Rockford Christian School 8th Graders and their families are invited to two upcoming athletic events. Come explore what student life looks like at GRCHS! 

🏐 GRCHS Girls Varsity Volleyball game on Tuesday, September 26 

Join us in the Quest Center. Doors open at 5:00 PM and the game starts at 6:00 PM. Admission for your family and pizza is included. Check-in at Door 2 just to the right of the Quest Center Entrance. Please RSVP HERE by Friday, September 22. 

🏈  GRCHS Varsity Football on Friday, October 13  

Be our guest on the Event Deck at Eagle Stadium. The event Deck opens at 6:00 pm and kick off is at 7:00 pm. Admission for your family and dinner is provided. Please RSVP HERE by Monday, October 9.

Contact Vickie Fischer, GRCHS Director of Admissions, at 616-574-5605 or vfischer@grcs.org if you have any questions. GO EAGLES! 

 

💼 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.

🌎  Host a Rockford Christian International Student

We are expecting a young lady from China to join our school community starting in January. This young lady is excited to experience life in West Michigan, living with an American family and attending 7th and 8th grade at RCS. If you are interested in other cultures, enjoy hospitality, and want to have an enduring impact on a young person's life then this could be a great opportunity for your family! Host families receive a monthly stipend (or the equivalent in tuition remission) to cover costs and we provide orientation, training, and ongoing support throughout the school year. For more information contact Joelle Williams at jwilliams@grcs.org or 616.574.5652.

🙏 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 that resource.


🗓 Upcoming Dates / Events

September 18 - 22

  • Literati Book Fair 

September 20

  • Picture Day for 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, Preschool: Ott, Fegan, Vandlen, Ruiter
  • 7th/8th at Art Prize

September 21

  • Picture Day for K, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th Preschool: Ott, Fegan
  • Preschool  (T/TH and M-F ) Grandfriends Day - 10 am
  • 5th/6th at Art Prize

September 22

  • K-8 Grandfriends Day: 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Preschool (MWF) Grandfriends Day 10 am

September 24

  • Community Praise and Worship - GRCHS Eagles Stadium 5 pm

September 29

  • Harvest Hustle 10 am to 2:45 pm

 

 


❗️Friendly Reminders

🌲 A Note from Outdoor Education 

The Outdoor Education program at Rockford Christian School is so much more than just another class on the schedule. We exist to give children an intimate look at creation, to build a sense of community, and to recognize God’s amazing love for us by analyzing what he has made. These are our overriding goals for our year:

  1. We want to nurture curiosity.

  2. We want to slow down our lives long enough to look deeply at things.

  3. We want to be confronted with the impact each of us has on our world.

  4. We want each of us to grow in a deeper understanding of who God is by analyzing the world he gave us.

  5. We want to care for this world because it is God’s and we are just passing through.

How do we do this? We build, we destroy, we gather, we uproot, we plant, we work, we get dirty, and we marvel. Thank you for joining us in this quest and for allowing your children to be a part of this journey.

RCS PTO News

Please check out the minutes from our last PTO meeting. We'll be kicking off our Raise Craze fundraiser shortly. This is the only time we will be fundraising for RCS this school year. At the close of our fundraiser, we'll celebrate with our Harvest Hustle event on September 29th. 
 
 Our next meeting is September 21st at 6:30pm in the Learning Commons. All are welcome to attend. If you have questions about joining the PTO, please reach out to Lindsey Toth with questions.
 

 


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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