Red Hill Lutheran 2018-2019

March Issue

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Onlne Auction is OPEN for BIDDING!

Online Auction:

The online auction part of our gala has started today, and will stay open until Saturday, March 16th. This silent auction holds our famous teacher experiences and class baskets. It also has many restaurants, gift cards, tickets, and so much more! Pay special attention to item #510- FREE TUITION FOR A YEAR!

You can share this link with family and friends for all to bid. The more we share, the closer we get to our goal!

The Gala is Here!

Help us make a difference! Our first Annual Gala is on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at The Center Club. This is our largest fundraiser of the year and our goal is to raise $100,000.00. All funds directly benefit the students by providing:

New technology for students and teachers

Playground/field revisions

Classrooms with reading materials and math supplies

STEAM programs

Music and Art programs

Buy your tickets now!

Tuition & Fees Raffle:

Receive 1 free raffle tickets with every 2 purchased tickets.

Additional raffle tickets are available on our RHL GALA site: 1 for $50, 3 for $125

Raffle Prizes:

1st Prize- 1 year Free Tuition for the 2019-2020 School Year

2nd Prize- Free Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year

3rd Prize- 1 week Summer Camp Tuition or 1 Enrichment Class

Need help finding a babysitter? Please call the front office at 714-544-3132

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2018-2019 School Theme


Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

~Romans 12:2

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Principal's Corner

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2

Almost everywhere in Orange County, the last few weeks, you can see snow on the local hills and mountains…a very rare occurrence! The majesty of our God is evident in this beautiful display! Some of you may have even enjoyed a “snow day” with your family and friends recently.

Where do you go for help when you need it; what do children witness in this regard? If you have a flat tire, you call AAA. If you have a clogged drain, you call a plumber (or maybe your husband!). Where do we go for help when our world seems to be falling apart? Who is the expert in matters of life? The Psalmist makes it very clear when he says, “(Our) help comes from the Lord!” There is never a time when we are outside the loving care of our Heavenly Father. We never face our trials and temptations alone. He stands guard over our lives. He is our keeper, our Hope! He does not slumber nor sleep. He preserves our souls. His love is unconditional. God has promised victory and blessing to all who trust Him with their lives. It is a matter of urgency, then, that we live our lives in this refreshing knowledge! It is a matter of urgency that we share this HOPE and PROMISE with our children, friends, and neighbors! Let’s clearly demonstrate to everyone around us, and be reminded again when we see those snow-covered hills and mountains in our view today…where does our help come from? “Our help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

This March newsletter is full of fun and exciting information about all aspects of the church and school ministry here at Red Hill Lutheran. Please spend some time to careful read and respond as necessary to items pertaining to your family. Thanks for your ongoing prayerful support and partnership in the eternally important process of Christian education.

February Christian Character Quality Recipients: Compassion

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March Christian Character Quality: Perseverance

Bible Verse: "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9

Philanthropy: Rise Against Hunger, OC Rescue Mission

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February Philanthropy Report

His Little Feet:

His Little Feet was encouraged by the hospitality and generosity of the people in our school who opened their hearts and lives to the choir children and staff. His Little Feet wrote, "We thank God for the way He has worked in and through your school, and you all are in our prayers, as you press on to 'defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.'" (Psalm 82:3)

Praise God for how our school responded:
- The love offering given to the ministry of His Little Feet totaled $4,012.
- There was interest expressed in going on a mission trip.
- There were 5 children sponsored through Compassion International.

- The chapel offering for the month of February totaled $925.13.

Thank you all... We can't wait for HLF to be back next year!

Kids Heart Challenge

Heart Hero at Red Hill:

Red Hill Lutheran participated in Kids Heart Challenge this past month, where kids practiced jumping rope during PE, learned about the importance of taking care of their heart, and also raised lifesaving donations to help others affected by heart diseases and stroke. Our school has raised over $3,200!

Kindergartner, Rhett, from Mrs. Glenane's class was the TOP heart hero on campus- he raised $450 to help!
Thanks so much for your support and generosity!

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Middle School News

March 29th Assembly:

Middle School Academic Awards

5th-8th Grade Sports Awards

2:10 pm (Sanctuary)

All are welcome!

News from Orange Lutheran High School

News from Crean Lutheran High School

JV Basketball

Boys Schedule

3/7: RHLS vs Zion 3:30 pm (Home)

3/14: St John vs RHLS 4:00 pm (Away)

3/26: RHLS vs Salem 3:30 pm (Home)

3/28: St Paul vs RHLS 4:00 pm (Away)

Girls Schedule

3/6: RHLS vs St John 3:30 pm (Home)

3/7: St Paul vs RHLS 4:00 pm (Away)

3:15: RHLS vs Christ Brea 3:30 pm (Home)

3/26: Hephatha vs RHLS 3:30 pm (Away)

3/27: RHLS vs St Paul 3:30 pm (Home)

3/29: St John vs RHLS 3:30 pm (Away)

Congratulations to our School Heroes!

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Preschool News

Save the Date:


March 15th

RHL Preschool is hosting its annual Trike-a-Thon to raise funds for new indoor and outdoor equipment. Students will have the opportunity to ride laps on preschool tricycles. Donate now!

PreK5 Preview

March 18th 6:30 pm

Room 5:

Come hear directly from our teachers and preschool director about our Transitional Kindergarten program.

RSVP to Lori Browne

Spring Sing

April 5th

9:30 am: Tiny Tots

11:00 am: PreK & PreK 5

More Information to Come!

March Dates to Remember:

1: End of the Trimester/ Minimum Day

6: Ash Wednesday: All School Chapel 9:15 am

15: Preschool Trike-A-Thon

15: "Let Your Light Shine" Gala

18-20: 6th (Astrocamp) and 7th (Catalina) Grade Trips

20: Report Cards will be Sent

21-22: Spring Break: No School (PS-5th Camp Available)

29: Middle School Academic & 5-8 Sports Awards Assembly- 2:10 pm (Sanctuary)

*Easter Break: No School, April 19th-28th

Ash Wednesday

Dear Families of Red Hill Lutheran School,

On Wednesday, March 6th, the sacred season of Lent begins with the day known as, “Ash Wednesday.” The word Lent comes from the Middle English word, “Lente,” meaning “spring time” and is a forty-day period of spiritual reflection and renewal for a follower of Jesus Christ.

Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient practice of placing ashes on the forehead in the shape of a cross. The ashes symbolize our humility before God and the recognition that we are God’s creation—not the creator! Traditionally, the ashes reflect our sorrow for sin and dependence upon God, as we confess our sins and attitudes that keep us alienated from God, as well as from the life that we are meant to live for God while on this earth. Finally, the ashes literally “mark” our foreheads with the cross as a sign that during the season of Lent, we will resolutely set our minds (the forehead is a biblical symbol of the mind/thinking) on Jesus and the life that Jesus wants us to live.

During our all-school Chapel service on Ash Wednesday, in addition to our regular worship and music, the students are invited to come forward as a class to the altar and, if they choose, to receive the ashes or to receive a general blessing. As the ashes are administered, the student is told, “Remember that God loves you!” You are welcome to join us for this special Chapel service that begins at 9:15 am.

As you have likely heard me say before, allow me to say again, “If you do not have a church home, I invite you to join us on Sundays (8:30 am Classical; 10:00 am Contemporary) at Red Hill!”

This year’s Lenten message series is entitled, “A Promising God: God’s Covenants in Scripture.” Throughout Scripture, God made promises to His people in the form of covenants; a mutual commitment to love and care for His people, as well as God’s desire that His people love and trust Him. We will examine the historical context of each respective covenant, their interrelationships, and their ultimate fulfillment in Jesus Christ. I hope you can be with us!

You and your family will be in our prayers. If we can assist you in any way, please call upon us!

May our Lord bless, guide, and deepen your faith this Lenten season.

In Christ,

Pastor Seth Britton

Want to know more about Ash Wednesday, and the Season of Lent?

Family Night: Class Act Concert

Tuesday, March 12th


Pacific Symphony Class Act string quintet, including our Class Act Musician of the Year, Mr. Ian McKinnell on Cello will be playing a concert in our Red Hill Lutheran Sanctuary. The concert will also feature our own RHLS String Orchestra.

Refreshments will be served.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Literacy Week Fun

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Orange County Lutheran Schools Association Art Fest

Please join us Friday, March 22nd at Orange Lutheran High School's Nechita Stage. Our 5th grade Beginning Band will perform at 7:00.

This year, TK Burger will be at the Celebration Reception! Families can purchase dinner and enjoy a fun family night. TK will also donate 10% back to the Art Fest.

Such a great night to celebrate the arts!

Summer Camp is Coming!

Registration will open by the end of March for Summer Camp. If you would like to plan ahead, here is the schedule for the summer weeks:

Week 1

June 10-14

Power Up VBS

Week 2

June 17-21

Musical Theater Camp - Carnival of the Animals

Week 3

June 24 - 28

Amazing Science Investigations

Week 4

July 1-3

Party in the USA!

Week 5

July 8-12

Back in Time Adventures - Wild West

Week 6

July 15-19

Music Conservatory

Week 7

July 22-26

World Race

Week 8

July 29-August 1

Good Sports!

Week 9

August 5-9

Neighborhood Day Camp - run by Forest Home

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Tri 3: Enrichment Classes March 4th - May 23rd

Kindergarten - 8th Grade


Spirit Squad



Craft Crew


Musical Theater

Mixed Martial Arts

Food and Culture

Website Building










Hand Lettering








Junior Paleontologists!




Ooey Gooey Chemical Reactions


Music & Motion

Grandparent/VIP Day

A special thank you to Molly Hurtt and Carrie Upham for their incredible (and yummy) snacks for our VIP Day. They made over 200 parfaits; they were both delicious and patriotic!

PTF Meeting

Meetings in Peter's Parish from 8:30-9:30 am

All are welcome!

Next Meeting:

March 8th

Meeting Schedule:

May 10th

*One pride hour given with Free Dress Pass

February PTF Meeting Minutes

What's Going On?

Enrollment: We are enrolling students for Fall 2019. Re-enrollment links were sent via email to each family mid-January. Please contact Lori Browne ( with any questions.

Parents in Prayer: Parents and church members are invited to join our "Parents in Prayer" group. This group meets every Friday, 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. There is a prayer jar in the school office; please feel free to drop off any prayer requests. You may also submit prayer requests on the RHLS app. Please contact Katie Gillin with questions at

Attendance: Please submit all K-8 absences through the RHLS app Absence Form, this informs both the office and teacher.

Garden Week: Spring Observation Week, March 25th-29th

Round “2” of this year’s school wide Box Top contest is under way!

Weekly Leaders:

Week 1

Mrs. Castro - K

Hickey/Grondin - Pre K

Mrs. Wilson - 3rd

Week 2

Mrs. Hammer - 3rd

Mr. D - 4th

Mrs. Parks - 1st

Week 3

Mrs. Glenane - K

Mr. Brenner - 7B

Mrs. Wilson - 3rd

Week 4

Me. Evans - 5th

Mrs. McMahon - 2nd

Mrs. Castro - K

We have earned $533 towards our goal of $1,000! Great job... we are half way there! Let's step up our efforts to help us reach our goal. 100% goes to OUR SCHOOL!

Prizes will go to the top 3 CLASSES!


Put in baggie with teacher’s name/room number


Keep clipping...we all benefit! ✂️✂️✂️

Thank you for your help!

Red Hill Styles

We have a new option for girls! At Dennis Uniform, you can buy brand new Navy Polo Dresses (See below) $33.00

22825 Savi Ranch Parkway, Yorba Linda, CA 92887

Hats are also on sale for kids & adults in the office:

Kids- Red Hats (Flex Fit)

Adults- Black Hats (Snap Back)

Both options- $15.00

Pride Hour Opportunities


Snack Shack

Morning Car Line

Pizza Thursday

Click on the "apple" below to sign up & don't forget to enter your Pride Hours in RenWeb

The Karaoke Fundraiser Experience*

March 29th 5:30 pm in the CLC

$10.00 adults, $5.00 kids

Dinner tickets can be purchased here.

This incredible fundraising event will be an evening filled with fun, featuring: balloon artistry, face painting, food, photo booth, and music!

*All proceeds go to the Red Hill Lutheran National Youth Gathering Trip, July 2019

Red Hill Lutheran Youth & Family Ministry

Middle School Youth Group

Every Wednesday from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Peter's Parish

High School Youth Group

Every Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Peter's Parish

For more information, please contact Shelli Haynes, Beth Stoffregen or Carmen Gogosha, Youth and Family Ministry



Family Lenten Bags

Family Lenten Bags will be going home on Tuesday, March 5th - one per family, going home with the oldest child. If you do not receive a Family Lenten Bag, please contact Carmen Gogosha at

Hygiene Kit Service Project

On Sunday, February 24th, our children and small group leader team assembled more than 125 hygiene kits. These kits will be given to the homeless in our community who are cared for through Orange County Rescue Mission. We had a wonderful response. A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who generously donated supplies and helped us put these kits together. Please join us in praying for those who will be receiving these hygiene kits.

252 Children's Ministry Info for our March 2019 Teaching Series

Red Hill Lutheran Church Parent Cue for March 2019

Birthday Bonanza!

March Birthdays for RHL Teachers & Staff:

25: Kaylee Smith (Support Staff)

30: Chantey Darling (Community Relations)

American Heritage Girls: Faith, Friendship & Fun!

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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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