Red Hill Lutheran 2018-2019

February Issue

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Happy 100 RHLS! Tomorrow, February 5th, marks 100 days of school for our 2018-2019 year!

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

Welcome to February, and the heart of the school year. This is a great time of year as everything is in full swing. We are celebrating the 100th Day of School on Tuesday, February 5th. Students are well on their way into learning new concepts and mastering those from previous years. This is a great time of the school year to recognize the growth that each student has made so far, and how exciting it is to be able to work with the many gifts and talents with which each student has been blessed.

We have a full calendar of exciting events. This week we are hosting the His Little Feet International Children’s Choir and celebrating our Top Teachers in OC and School Heroes at the special Awards and Recognition Ceremony at Bowers Museum. Our Science Olympics Team is competing at the annual UCI Science Olympiad this weekend. Next Friday we are celebrating Grandparents and Very Important People (VIP) at our Patriotic event, prior to the President’s Day Holiday on Monday, February 18th. All of this as we work our way towards the end of the second trimester on Friday, March 1st.

March will bring our first annual Dinner & Live Auction Gala at The Center Club on Friday, March 15th. Thanks to all of the amazing Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) volunteers who are working so hard to make this event and our entire RHLS community ‘Shine’ for all to see. Please plan to participate in this event in some form (attend, bid, donate, or volunteer).

I am excitedly looking forward to the spring, and the upcoming 2019-2020 school year with this amazing community of gifted teachers, dedicated staff, and supportive parents who all work tirelessly in partnership on a daily basis for a top notch Christian education for the children here at Red Hill Lutheran School .

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Help us make a difference! Our first Annual Gala is coming up 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

Online Auction:

Our online auction will start before the Gala on Monday, March 4th, and will go until after the Gala, Saturday, March 16th. This auction will have the famous teacher experiences, and the ever popular Class Baskets, and MUCH MORE! You can share this auction link with family and friends, across the country and beyond!

February Christian Character Quality: Compassion

Bible Verse: "Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight." Romans 12:15-16

Philanthropy: His Little Feet

Join Us!

Family Night at Red Hill Lutheran: His Little Feet Concert

February 6th at 6:30 pm

January Christian Character Quality Recipients: Wisdom

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Mr. Smith's 2nd Annual Robotics Drag Race

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Middle School News

Orange Lutheran Shadow Dates:

Please sign up at YOUAREOLU.ORG

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You are Invited!

Crean Lutheran High School's Annual Golf Tournament Event is coming up in the spring. They cordially invite all Red Hill Lutheran families and community to participate in this athletic tournament.

Friday, April 5

Tustin Ranch Golf Club

Register Today

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Boys & Girls Basketball

Boys & Girls Varsity Basketball is in full swing, and JV will start at the end of the month.


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Congratulations to our School Heroes! Parenting OC Top Teacher & Top Employee Winners

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Preschool News

Save the Date:


March 15th

PreK5 Preview

March 18th

Spring Sing

April 5th

More Information to Come!

Red Hill Lutheran Church and School Preschool Families Park Playdate

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Class Act: Family Musical Morning

Red Hill Lutheran Families are invited to attend the Pacific Symphony family event, "Lunar New Year for Kids" on Saturday, February 9th.

"At this concert, we will celebrate the Year of the Pig with selections of Eastern and Western music, including special guest dancers from Yaya Dance Academy and guest musicians from the Silk Road Band.

At the Musical Carnival (9:00 am for the 10:00 concert, 12:15 pm for the 11:30 am concert), musicians from the South Coast Chinese Orchestra will perform GuZheng and ErHu, and teachers from our partner, the South Coast Chinese Cultural Association/Irvine Chinese School, will lead in special paper cutting crafts. We will also have a second craft station where kids will make their own jegi or jegichagi."

Buy Your Tickets Today

20% off Discount Code: CLASSACT1819

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February Dates to Remember:

2/6: His Little Feet Family Concert

2/8: Middle School Winter Dance

2/9: Science Olympics

2/15: K-5 Grandparent/VIP Day, Minimum Day

2/15: Middle School Minimum Day

2/15: Preschool Non-School Day

2/18: No School, Campus Closed, Presidents' Day

2/25: Pep Rally

2/15-3/1: Literacy Week

Celebrate Literacy Week

Dress Up Days, February 25-March 1

Monday (2/25): Dress up as a literary character that inspires you!

(Pep Rally at 2:00 pm, CLC)

Tuesday (2/26): Which Superhero do you dream of being? Dress up as your favorite hero.

Wednesday (2/27): Enjoy reading under the sun with your class! Students may wear hats, sunglasses with your uniform for chapel... and bring your towel for reading on the grass before dismissal.

Thursday (2/28): D.E.A.R. Day: Drop Everything and Read! Teachers will dedicate 10-15 minutes of silent reading time. Students may bring a special book and wear their pajamas!

Friday (3/1): Dr. Seuss Dress-Up Day! In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, students may dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character.

Grandparent/VIP Day

Please make sure you have RSVP'd for our February 15th Grandparent/VIP Day. Make sure you respond with accepts and regrets, and let the office know of any absences for that day. We are very excited to host all our special guests for a wonderful patriotic day!

*Please send K-5 students to school without backpacks that day

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Science Olympiads say Thank you!

Thank you to Gina's Pizza, and owner, Steve, for supporting RHLS, and donating pizzas to our hardworking science students on the day of the Olympics: Saturday, February 9th at UCI.

Good luck to all!

PTF Meeting

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

All are welcome!

Next Meeting:

February 8th

Meeting Schedule:

March 8th

May 10th

*One pride hour given with Free Dress Pass

January 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 Planting Week, February 4th-8th

Trimester 3, Enrichment Classes: After School Enrichment for our final trimester will start Monday, March 4th. We have many popular classes returning, as well as starting new classes, with new teachers! Please be on the look out for sign-ups and schedules. They will be emailed to parents by next week.

Get your Fob!

Fobs are now available in the office for $10.

Parent issued fobs will provide gate access to both the playground pedestrian gate and the office pedestrian gate during the following times:

Parents of K-8 students

Monday – Friday only

7:00 AM – 8:25 AM

2:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Parents of Preschool children

Monday – Friday only

7:00 AM – 9:15 AM

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Outside of these hours, all parents need to report to the school office for campus access.

Having a fob for pedestrian gate access during morning and afternoon daycare hours will save you time and steps by not having to enter/exit through the electronically secured office door.

Please stop by the office with any questions you may have and to complete your Key Fob Agreement form.

Pride Hour Opportunities

Vision Screening


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

Planning Ahead...

Summer at Red Hill is going to be GREAT! A wide variety of fun and engaging week-long classes will be offered this summer. We are already starting to plan, and will have information very soon. If you have any questions or suggestions to help make this the best summer yet, please contact Caroline Elias, our new Enrichment Program Director.

Get Red Hill on your calendar starting June 10th!

The Karaoke Fundraiser Experience*

March 29th 5:30 pm in the CLC

$10.00 adults, $5.00 kids

Raffle Tickets:

$5.00 for 3, $10.00 for 10, $20.00 for 40

Tickets sold on the RHLS App

This incredible fundraising event will be an evening filled with fun, featuring: ballon 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



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

Red Hill Lutheran Church Parent Cue for February 2019

Birthday Bonanza!

February Birthdays for RHL Teachers & Staff:

19th: Cynthia Nunez (Support Staff)

21st: Linda Brown (Choral Music Teacher)

25th: Tracy Ryan (PreK5 Teacher)

American Heritage Girls: Faith, Friendship & Fun!

Always time to join!

American Heritage Girls (AHG) offers girls ages 5-18 an exciting progressive program of Social Development, Girl Leadership, Life Skill Enhancement, Character Development, Developing Teamwork & Building Confidence and Spiritual Development.

For more information, please contact Chantey Darling

Lost & Found

Please label all RHLS sweatshirts, jackets, lunches, water bottles, etc. with student names. All found items with labels will be returned to their rightful owner. Anything not labeled will be in Lost and Found for 2 weeks, then donated.

Lost & Found:

K-8 (Daycare Room)

PS (Room 9)

MS (Upstairs Bin)

Thank you!

'We Love RHLS' brought to you by the brand new 3D printer in our STEAM lab!

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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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