Dear Friends of Rockford Christian:
I trust you had a wonderful time connecting with friends and families over the last two weeks of our Christmas Break. It is great to have your children back here with us though! As we approach the 1/2 way mark of the year I am looking forward to many school activities planned like: PTO Auction, Daddy Daughter Dance, 6th graders outings to Ausable, Sunday January 20 WinterFest at Camp Roger, multiple classroom trips to Camp Roger and much more!
Following are a couple of district-wide events that I would like to call your attention to.
The Internet & Anxiety: Keeping Kids Safe
The Garage, Grand Rapids Christian High School
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Christian Schools has partnered with Protect Young Eyes and
The Anxiety Resource Center to present back-to-back parent workshops on
January 15, 2019. The Digital Culture of Kids will address issues like pornography, predators, sexting, social media, screen time, cyberbullying, anxiety, and depression that can come with the territory of technology. Those attending will leave with practical, actionable strategies families will be able to implement at home. Understanding Anxiety will present an overview of common anxiety disorders children and adolescents experience and provide insight into how anxiety can manifest at school and home. Simple coping skills and resources to help kids manage anxiety will be provided.
Chris McKenna will present from 6:00 - 7:20, and the Anxiety Resource Center from
7:30 - 8:50. This event is free and will be hosted at GRCHS; you can come
for one or both of these events.
Disability and Social Structures
January 17 and 18, 2019
Calvin College is hosting a conference entitled "Disability and Social Structures" during Interim. From the Calvin website: "Disabilities can affect all aspects of life for those who have them, as well as for their families. But not all parts of our communities are set up to welcome and value individuals with disabilities. Churches, schools, media, community access-all of these sometimes contain structures that exclude, misconstrue, or devalue lives with disabilities, even if unintentionally. This two-day conference aims to show how we can work to
collectively restructure parts of our communities for the good of all.
You can learn more about the conference and register for it here.