Red Hill Lutheran 2018-2019

May & June Issue

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

Principal's Corner

“You are a letter from Christ...This ‘letter’ is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts.” 2 Cor. 3:3 NLT

Most of us do not go a day or even a few hours without checking our email. It’s fast, it’s free, and it’s practical. But don’t you just love it when you go to the mailbox, and in the US Mail is a letter from a good friend or a loved one? Doesn’t that make your day? A real letter is special because you know the other person thought about you and went to the trouble to purchase a stamp and hand write a precious note just for you. That beats an email any day, doesn’t it?

It has been said that sometimes we are the only ‘Bible’ a person will ever read. We are a letter from Christ. When you are sharing your faith, or even in your everyday relationships, always try to go the extra mile with people. Go beyond “fast, free, and practical.” Be more than an email: be a precious letter from Christ, and take the time to let them know how loved and treasured they are by you, and by the Lord!

As we quickly approach the upcoming summer, remember to cherish every minute and every encounter with others; as it has been said ‘Share the Gospel message of Jesus every day, and if necessary use words!’ Have a blessed and relaxing summer with family and friends. We look forward to the next school year with you here at Red Hill Lutheran.

Dr. Paul Marquardt


Teacher Appreciation Week

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How Sweet it is to be Taught by YOU!

Today we kicked off Teacher Appreciation Week with a school wide Popsicle party to show our teachers they are the COOLEST!

Don't forget to participate in all the days this week for your teacher and specialty teachers- let's show them how much we truly appreciate them... And a special thank you to Johanna Crooker, PTF VP of Awesome, and all the Room Parents for working so hard this week- you did an amazing job on all the teacher doors!

Teacher Door Decorating

Popsicle Party!

Kids Run the OC

Congratulations to our RHLS Running Club, lead by Mrs. Jamie Hernandez! The kids have worked so hard the last couple of months, and this past Saturday they represented Red Hill in the Kids Run the OC Mile Run. You all did a GREAT JOB!

Congratulations Chantey Darling!

2019 Tustin Superhero – RHLS’s own Mrs. Chantey Darling

The Tustin Community Foundation seeks to annually recognize Superheroes of Tustin. Red Hill Lutheran School nominee, Mrs. Chantey Darling received this year’s award/recognition and was honored as a 2019 Superhero of Tustin at the 11th Annual Tustin Community Foundation - Community Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held at Trinity United Presbyterian Church!

Chantey (pictured below) receiving her recognition award and ‘cape’ from California State Assemblyman, Mr. Steven Choi. She has given countless hours of her time in so many different areas of the school. In addition to being the mother of four beautiful young Christian girls, she works tirelessly for all children in her many roles in the Tustin Community. She even started an American Heritage Girls (AHG) chapter at Red Hill Lutheran. The AHG chapter is helping to teach young girls about how to live out their Christian faith in the community, serve others, and learn new life skills at the same time. Chantey has provided the passion and vision to help raise funding for many projects at Red Hill Lutheran School that benefit students and their Christian education at Red Hill Lutheran School, as well as the Tustin and Orange County communities. She has done this through food drives, clothing for the homeless, and senior care. Chantey always shares her amazing PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) in her words and in her actions. Tustin is a better community as a result of Superhero, Chantey Darling.

*Previous RHLS Superhero’s include, Mrs. Autumn Gould (2018); Mrs. Cathy Vallevieni and Mrs. Liz Latch (2017).

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May Philanthropy

Baja Christian Ministries (house building in Mexico)

Christian Character Quality: Teamwork

Bible Verse: "Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!" Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (ESV)

April Christian Character Quality Recipients: Gentleness

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April Philanthropy

CHOC: Children's Hospital of Orange County


Join Team Emory Mae!

August 11, 2019

Disneyland, Anaheim, CA

Book Drive Success!

May & June Dates to Remember:


6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week

10: Middle School Spring Dance

11: Track & Field Meet

18: Track & Field Meet

23: Open House

24: Minimum Day

27: No School/ Campus Closed: Memorial Day

29: End of Trimester 3

31: K-8 Bravo Assembly, 9:00-10:00 am

31: K-8 Pep Rally/ Middle School Academic & 5th-8th Sports Awards, 1:30 pm

31: Carnival, 5:30-8:00 pm


3: Kindergarten Promotion, 1:00 pm

4: 8th Grade Graduation, 9:00 am/ Minimum Day/ Last Day of School

Preschool News

Buy your yearbook!

We are excited for you to see the 2019 Preschool yearbook for your child's classroom. There are FIVE unique yearbooks (one for each room). The teachers personalized their memory book to include experiences in their particular class. You can see a sample of each book on the counter top by sign-in.

Orders are being accepted NOW through May 15th!

Attention Middle School!

Students entering grades 6-8 next year, let's get known this summer!

Middle school will be heading back up the mountain to Forest Home Christian Camp this July 21st-26th for a week at Creekside! Forest Home has partnered with Red Hill to give middle school students an excellent week away for the past few years. Not only will your students have an amazing, adventure packed week, but they will also have an incredible adventure with the God who created EVERYTHING, including them!

In a world where we so often feel forgotten and invisible, this summer we will all be reminded that we are precious children of God, and therefore we always have Him on our side and in our corner!

If you haven’t experienced summer “FOHO”, you definitely want to mark your calendars! This is an impactful week for your student and allows for some deep and meaningful relationships to be built! Please don’t wait – sign up today to secure your student’s spot!

We can’t wait to be with you on the mountain!

Questions? Connect with Mr. Phil Gaylor at

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Eagles Athletics

Track & Field

May 11: Crean Lutheran High School

May 18: Crean Lutheran High School

Learning Garden

We are preparing for our final observation visit to the garden next week, May 13-17. We are still looking for a few more willing and able volunteers to help with some of the classes. Thank you to all who have signed up; some classes are filled. Please note, 4th grade will also be harvesting and making salsa!

If you have never volunteered in the garden, this is a great opportunity to check it out before the school year ends, and get those remaining pride hours!

Classes in Need:


Mrs. Castro needs 3 volunteers (Friday, May 17th, 10:20-11:20)

1st Grade-

Mrs. Parks needs 1 lead volunteer (don't be scared to lead, we are there to help)

(Thursday, May 16th, 1:30-2:30)

Mrs. Hernandez needs 3 volunteers (Wednesday, May 15th, 1:30-2:30)

2nd Grade-

Mrs. McMahon needs 1-2 more volunteers (Friday, May 17th, 1:30-2:30)

3rd Grade-

Mrs. Hammer needs 1-2 more volunteers (Thursday, May 16th, 9:00-9:30)

4th Grade-

Mrs. Coggins needs 1 lead volunteer (Monday, May 13th, 1:30-2:30)

5th Grade-

Mrs. Evans needs 1-2 more volunteers (Monday, May 13th, 11:10-12:10)

Mrs. Mattlin needs 1 lead volunteer (Monday, May 13th, 9:00-10:00)

Open House Craft Prep

We are looking for 6+ volunteers to help set up the crafts for display in the garden for grades K-5 the day of Open House (May 23rd). Plan to meet in the garden from 1:30-2:30 Thursday May 23rd. The more helpers we have, the quicker set up will be- great pride hour opportunity!

Garden volunteers- sign up here!

End of the Year Carnival

Our End of the Year Carnival is at the end of the month:

Friday, May 31st, 5:30-8:00 pm

$12 on the app, $15 at the door

Only children (3+) needs to purchase tickets. Additional cost at the carnival includes: TK Burger Food Truck, Dunk Tank & Cake Walk

Tickets will go on sale next week.

A volunteer sign-up sheet will be emailed soon. Pride Hours will also be given for those who would like to donate desserts for the cake walk. Please consider completing your hours during our carnival, we have a lot of jobs that will help us run this fun event.

1 Pride Hour = A full size cake, 2 dozen brownies, cookies or cupcakes

NO more than 3 pride hours will be given.

Join us as we celebrate a great school year and kick off summer!

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Class Act

You're Invited!

Please join us Friday, May 31st at 9:00 am in the Sanctuary for our Kindergarten-8th Grade Bravo Assembly. Students will showcase what they have learned from class act this year. It is a wonderful show, full of music and fun!

Summerfest at Pacific Amphitheater

Class Act and the Pacific Amphitheater invite you to spend the summer with them:

1) Fourth of July concert (Eagles Tribute)

2) Star Wars movie with live soundtrack performance

3) All-Tchaikovsky Spectacular, with fireworks and cannons!

All 2018-2019 Class Act schools receive 20% off with the promo code flyer (see below)

RHLS Summer Camp: Entering 1st-5th Grade

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 2

Good Sports!

Week 9

August 5-9

Neighborhood Day Camp - run by Forest Home

RHLS Summer Camp: Entering Preschool & Kindergarten

Week 1

June 10-14


Week 2

June 17-21

Under the Sea

Week 3

June 24-28

Mad Science

Week 4

July 1-3

God Bless the USA

Week 5

July 8-12

Dinosaur Discovery

Week 6

July 15-19

Dr. Seuss Days

Week 7

July 22-26

Space Adventures

Week 8

July 29-August 2

Backyard Bugs and Exploration

Week 9

August 5-9

Fun in the Sun

Alumni News

Our very own Assistant Dance Team Coach and RHLS Alumni, Thalia Colon (2017), recently earned 2nd place recognition as part of the Crean Lutheran High School Speech & Debate team competition with Logos Forsenics Association. The Speech & Debate competed in a four school tournament. Derek Mass & Thalia Colon were the tournament champions (pictured below).

Congratulations Thalia!

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PTF Meeting

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

All are welcome!

Our last meeting is this Friday, May 10th. Please join us as we wrap up the year, and discuss how the PTF will be changing for next year.

*One pride hour given with Free Dress Pass

What's Going On?

Enrollment: We are enrolling students for Fall 2019. 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.

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

Box Top Contest: Round 2!

April Weekly Leaders

Week 9

Ms. Gomez- K

Mrs. McMahon- 2nd

Mrs. Wilson- 3rd

Week 10

Mr. Brenner- 7th

Mrs. Castro- K

Mrs. McMahon- 2nd

Week 11 & 12

Mr. Smith- 6th

Ms. Evans- 5th

Mrs. Hernandez- 1st

Contest ends Friday, May 17th. Be sure to deliver all Box Tops to the office by May 17th.

Prizes will go to the top 3 classes- winners will be announced in chapel on Wednesday, May 22nd!

Let's step up our efforts to help us reach our goal. 100% goes to OUR SCHOOL!!


Put in a baggie with teacher’s name/room number

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

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



Birthday Bonanza!

May & Summer Birthdays for RHL Teachers & Staff


12: Mark Rausch (Custodian)

16: Carlos Garcia (Custodian)

18: Liz Fortner (Accounting)


1: Marissa Fausett (Preschool- Room 11)

3: Lauren Evans (5th Grade)

8: Josh Crawford (Custodian)

11: Keri Walden (2nd Grade)

13: Kaitlyn Lambert (Preschool- Room 9)

17: Valerie Wilson (3rd Grade)

23: Jamie Hernandez (1st Grade)

27: Claudia Villalobos (STEM)

30: Marty Schaefer (Church Staff)


20: Sara Bridgman (STEAM)

26: Lori Browne (Admissions)

27: Dave Brenner (7th Grade)

27: Phil Gaylor (Bible)


1: Kathleen Castro (Kindergarten)

7: Stacey Martinez (Enrichment)

11: Christina Dominguez (Preschool- Room 9)

12: Jessica Parks (1st Grade)

16: Donna Kunz (Church Staff)

31: Isaiah Coughran (Praise Brand)

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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