Red Hill Lutheran 2021-2022

January Issue

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A Message from Our Principal

Happy New Year! I hope our 2022 will be a blessed time together where we all continue to learn and grow together as a community of believers. Speaking of learning, I recently read a book on Dr. Martin Luther (1483-1546) titled: Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World by Eric Metaxas (@2017).

Despite having grown up in the Lutheran Church since birth I never knew what I learned from reading this book. I learned that the famous Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (whom our Holiday in January honors) was actually named for Dr. Martin Luther the protestant reformer who changed Europe and the world in the 1500’s through his desire to have open debate regarding God’s Word, The Bible and ultimately siding with a view of The Bible that was different from Rome’s. This hence led into the birth of our modern idea of freedom.

The same Dr. Martin Luther that my Christian denomination is named for, ‘Lutheran’, is also connected to the National Holiday in January named for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. Interesting, but how did this honoring someone by changing your name to theirs come about? Author Eric Metaxas drew me into his book on Martin Luther in the preface to the book (attached excerpt) when he shared that Baptist Pastor Michael King traveled to a conference in Germany in 1934 and during his time was so moved by what he learned about who Dr. Martin Luther was and the profound impact his life and works had on not just the Christian Faith, but on people in terms of how they think about freedom and democracy. Pastor Michael King formally changed his name to Martin Luther King, and also changed the name of his young namesake son from Michael King Jr., to Martin Luther King, Jr. Yes, the MLK that is honored by our January holiday. If you are up for the challenge, check out this fascinating historical biography on Martin Luther. If you do I’d love to hear what you think of the book. It is always fun to learn new things – isn’t that what we are all about? Let’s hope so! Blessings & Happy New Year.


Dr. Paul Marquardt, Principal

A Message from Our Pastor

Dear Families of Red Hill Lutheran School,

I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas and New Year! I echo the words of Saint Paul in his letter to the church in Philippi:

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel… (Philippians 1.3-4).

On behalf of the members and leadership of Red Hill Lutheran Church, we are thankful for your partnership in our ministry through Red Hill Lutheran School! As we begin a new year, I wanted to let you know about two opportunities that are upcoming at the church, and invite you to join us (if you do not have a church home) for these and any other ministries we offer!

Continue reading here...

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Seth Britton

2021-2022 School Theme

We are God's Masterpiece

"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10

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January Christian Character Quality: Compassion

Bible Verse:

"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you"

Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)

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Congratulations to our December CCQ Winners for Joy

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Eagle Athletics

Fall Athletic Awards

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JV Football

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Varsity Football- League Champs!

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JV Volleyball

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Varsity Volleyball

Check out our Red Hill Lutheran Church & School YouTube Channel, including our Wednesday School Chapels!

January Dates to Remember:

17: No School/Campus Closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

24-28: National Lutheran Schools Week

28: Middle School Winter Dance

National Lutheran Schools Week

National Lutheran Schools Week provides our network of more than 1,800 preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among us in Lutheran schools.

We thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the children we serve. We are most grateful for the opportunity to share Jesus’ amazing love with children and their families.

National Lutheran Schools Week gives us an opportunity to proclaim these great blessings within the communities we serve. Our schools are amazing incubators for faithful witness of God’s love for us through Christ by teachers and students alike.

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Dress Up Days 1/24 - 1/28

Monday: International Dress Up Day

Tuesday: Dress as an Artist, Builder, Creator

Wednesday: Class themed accessories WITH school uniform for Chapel Day

Thursday: Favorite Bible Hero

Friday: Mismatched/Different Clothes

Social Media Challenge!

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Send me your pictures!

Monday: Share a photo of your Baptism

Tuesday: Share a photo of your child with a pet

Wednesday: Share a photo of your family

Thursday: Share a photo of your family at church

Friday: Share photos of your family serving the community

Please send all photos to for a chance to be featured on our Red Hill Lutheran School Instagram!

ENROLLMENT! Save the Date!

Registration for Fall 2022

February 7-18 Priority registration for currently enrolled families to secure Fall 2022 spaces

February 22 Registration opens for new students

Please contact Lori Browne with any questions. or

(714)544-3132 x111

What's Going On?

Attendance: Please submit all absences through RHLS app Absence Form, this informs the office, nurse and teacher.

Free Dress:

Every Monday, K-8 students may wear free dress only with a Free Dress Pass

Every Friday, K-8 students, may wear free dress with a Free Dress Pass or $2.

All money raised will go to the ASB for student activities and service projects.

Spirit Shirt Fridays:

Students may wear their spirit shirt with uniform bottoms every Friday, no free dress pass required.

*All free dress days must adhere to our dress code guidelines in the RHLS Student Handbook

Lunches: Tuesday, Chick-fil-A, $8 for 8 piece nugget or chicken sandwich meal, 8th Grade East Coast Fundraiser

Thursday, Pizza, $7 for 1 slice or $8 for 2 slice meal, PTF Fundraiser

To Order your Chick-fil-A or Pizza log onto Boonli - one sign-on allows ordering via credit card, changing orders, cancelling orders, seeing order history, duplicating orders etc.

Monday-Friday, Choicelunch Service - Variety of entrees, sides and drinks available daily.

To Order your lunch click HERE The online ordering system and mobile App make it easy for parents to order school lunches.

Choicelunch ordering update: You must now order 3 days for a full menu before meal day.

*Please make sure to send your child(ren) to school daily with a mask and water bottle. Please label all belongings, including sweatshirts.

RHLS Covid Safety Plans- Updated, please click here and visit the "Health" tab on the RHLS website for more information

Middle School News

Eagles News

Hot off the presses, our journalism class has finished the first edition of our 2021-2022 School Newspaper- Check it out!

Eagles News

1st Trimester Academic Awards

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6th Grade Honor Roll

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7th Grade Honor Roll

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8th Grade Honor Roll

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6th Grade Principal's Honor Roll

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7th Grade Principal's Honor Roll

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8th Grade Principal's Honor Roll

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Middle School Outstanding Citizenship Award Recipients

Preschool News

Parent Workshop Zoom

Wednesday, January 26th, 6:30 pm

During the workshop, Bonnie Bruce, owner and executive director, will go over the screening process, the results, and be available to answer any questions. The information evening will be designed to help parents understand the developmental process of learning.

Chancy and Bruce and the classroom teachers work in partnership with our families. The screening results along with your child’s winter assessment are two wonderful tools to help parents see where their children are in their development. Our winter assessments are scheduled to be delivered to you the last week of February.

Click on the image below for Volunteer Opportunities

Parents in Prayer

Parents in Prayer: Parents and church members are invited to join our "Parents in Prayer" group. This group meets every Friday, from 8:30-9:30 am in Peter's Parish.

The purpose of the group is to pray for our school, teachers, administrators, staff and students on a weekly basis. You may also submit prayer requests on the RHLS APP.

Please contact Katie Gillin with questions at

American Heritage Girls

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Join us!

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Happy Birthday RHLS Faculty & Staff

Birthdays at Red Hill for the month of January

3: Mrs. Tracy Coggins (Middle School Teacher)

12: Mrs. Carla Chun (Art & Resource Teacher)

18: Mr. Juan Sanchez (Custodian)

26: Mrs. Jill St. George (School Office)

29: Mrs. Laura Lodin (Choral Music Teacher)

Red Hill Lutheran Church News

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Red Hill Lutheran Church offers a K.I.D.S. Ministry Program for all children in Preschool through 5th Grade. We are currently offering kids opportunities to meet in-person as well as on-line, via Zoom.

Using a combination of large group and small group conversations and activities, we intentionally strive to create an engaging environment where children come to Know Jesus, Impact the world around them, become Disciples of Jesus and Serve others – K.I.D.S.! You are invited to join us at any time, regardless of your church affiliation.

Look for our Fall Calendar on our YFM Website!

For more information contact Children's Ministry Coordinator, Beth Stoffregen.


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First Communion Class


Sunday, January 30th at 11:30am

Rite of First Communion: Sunday, February 6th

We are offering a First Communion Class for all 2nd - 5th Grade kids who have not already participated in a First Communion Class and the Rite of First Communion in previous years.

This class, led by Pastor Seth, is for kids and families to attend together. First Communion booklets will be available beginning January 9th. These booklets will include a handful of lessons which families will go through together at home in advance of the class.

The First Communion Class will be Sunday, January 30th at 11:30am in the Sanctuary.

The Rite of First Communion will be Sunday, February 6th during our 10:00am worship service.

For more information, contact RHL Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Beth Stoffregen, at

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January Teaching Series

"Lutheranism 101 for Kids"

  • Sunday, January 9th
  • Sunday, January 16th
  • Sunday, January 23rd
  • Sunday, January 30th


This teaching series is designed to help our kids learn more about God’s love for them in Christ and their faith as a Christian. Each small group will focus on age appropriate topics using different parts of the Bible, Martin Luther’s Small Catechism and the Lutheran Hymnal.

>PRE-K/KINDERGARTEN: Creation, The Fall and The Lord's Prayer

>1ST/2ND GRADE: Faith, Confession and Communion

> 3RD/4TH/5TH GRADE: Law and Gospel, Intro to Worship and Suffering

Youth & Family Ministry Middle School

Middle School Ministry


6TH-8TH Grade

Meets Tuesday Nights

6:00 - 7:30pm

At Peter’s Parish


If someone asked who you are, what would you say? Maybe you'd say your name. Or maybe you’d say, "I'm a musician. A basketball player. A friend. A daughter or son. I'm a human!" Those things might be true, but have you ever felt like you’re still figuring out who you are, what you’re good at, or why you’re here? In this 4-week series, the stories of Jesus and John the Baptist, and the words of Paul, will help us see why discovering who Jesus is helps us discover who we’re meant to be. Not only is Jesus distinct from anyone who has ever lived, but God made us distinct too, with distinct gifts we can use to serve God and others, and unique distinctions that are worth celebrating.

For more information contact Student Ministry Coordinator, Phil Gaylor.


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High School & Middle School Winter Camp

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Parenting Survival Guides from our Red Hill Lutheran's Youth and Family Ministry

The Elementary Survival Guide

The Middle School Survival Guide

The High School Survival Guide

Red Hill Lutheran Mobile App

Have you downloaded the Red Hill Lutheran School mobile app? The app is designed for current students and parents, and has all the RHLS information you need, right at your fingerprints.
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