Red Hill Lutheran 2020-2021
Congratulations Dr. Marquardt
2021 Leadership Award of Orange County Winner
Dear RHLS Community,
February was a very historic and exciting month here at the RHLS campus. We talked with NASA Astronaut Michael Hopkins on the International Space Station (ISS) and also witnessed the landing of the Mars Rover Perseverance. The local news provided coverage of these two historic events (OC Register ISS Astronaut contact; ABC-7 News: ISS Astronaut contact and Mars Rover Perseverance Landing) and shared with the larger community that Christian Education is also Academically Excellent.
More importantly, we began the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday chapel and are in the beginning of our 40 Days of Prayer series. We have great resources for your family in our Youth Lenten Calendar, Kids Lenten Calendar, as well as our 40 Days of Lenten Family Activities, all leading up to the Easter Weekend Scavenger Hunt.
If you have not already, please watch our weekly chapels and other schoolwide events as they are provided on YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo streams. These are also excellent ways to share with friends and relatives about RHLS and your children’s activities.
Finally, I encourage you, your friends, and relatives to participate in our annual PTF fund-raising online auction. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, as we seek to raise funds for RHLS students. Our online auction features travel destinations, class baskets, teacher experiences and MORE. Please share the online auction link with your friends and relatives and thank them for their support of Christian Education here at RHLS. Auction closes on March 6th at 9:00 pm- have fun and BID NOW!
Dr. Paul Marquardt, Principal
2020-2021 School Theme
God of Wonders
"Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth."
Congratulations Mrs. Sara Bridgman, Middle School STEM
Parenting OC's Top 10 Teachers of Orange County
ARISS Event | February 10, 2021
February Philanthropy: His Little Feet
Congratulations February Christian Character Quality Award Recipients: Friendliness/Friendship
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18 (ESV)
CCQ Winners: February- Friendliness/Friendship
Each month the school will focus on a Christian character quality. Once per month during chapel, teachers will recognize a student or students for displaying outstanding Christian character. This award is considered the highest honor at Red Hill Lutheran School.
Kindergarten (Castro): Zachary Su
Kindergarten (Glenane): Jonah Foster
Kindergarten (Gomez): Braden Paisan
Kindergarten (Gomaz): Eli Coggins
1st Grade (Hernandez): Olivia Carroll
1st Grade (Hernandez): Sophia Larson
1st Grade (Parks/Aguilar): Keegan Drumm
2nd Grade (Walden): Charlotte Mannix
2nd Grade (Wright/Van Leer): Avery Beck
3rd Grade (Hammer): Matthew Segovia
3rd Grade (Wilson): Tatum Coyte
4th Grade (Dovenmuehler): Evan Harty
4th Grade (Staples): Toby Chan
5th Grade (Campbell): Bradley Dawood
5th Grade (Dovenmuehler): Sydney Hoag
6th Grade: Kyan Lam
7th Grade: Abby Lambert
7th Grade: Kaden Mahoney
8th Grade: Kaylie Mahan
Congratulations Mr. Mark Wakita for being recognized as a nominee by the California League of School (Region 11) as Educator of the Year!
Ash Wednesday, February 17th
"Jesus Love You"
March Christian Character Quality: Encouragement
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV)
Check out our Red Hill Lutheran Church & School YouTube Channel, including our Wednesday Chapel!
Principal's Kids for February
In an effort to create a safe and loving learning environment where all students can be productive, the following school expectations have been established and will be promoted and enforced by faculty and staff in all classrooms and school related functions as they apply:
E = Expresses the love of Christ
A = Arrives to class prepared, attentive, and on-time
G = Gives best effort
L = Listens and responds to others in fairness and love
E = Exhibits school spirit
S = Shows love and respect for people and property
Congratulations to our February winners:
Kindergarten (Castro): Lily Youssef
Kindergarten (Castro): Scarlett Wine
Kindergarten (Glenane): Chase Coggins
Kindergarten (Gomez): Casey Chang
Kindergarten (Gomez): Jackson Craik
1st Grade (Hernandez): Nico Mouradian
1st Grade (Hernandez): Declan McCabe
1st Grade (Parks/Aguilar): Kyler Reyes
2nd Grade (Walden): Emma Vencill
2nd Grade (Walden): Noah Prentice
2nd Grade (Wright/Van Leer): Mikaela Mallari
2nd Grade (Wright/Van Leer): Noah Dang
3rd Grade (Hammer): Declan Drumm
3r Grade (Wilson): Michael Martinez
4th Grade (Dovenmuehler): Joseph Pak
4th Grade (Staples): Troy Mulyadi
5th Grade (Campbell): Hannah Higgs
5th Grade (Dovenmuehler): Damian Manriquez
Dates to Remember:
1-5: Literacy Week/ March 2nd Dr. Suess's Birthday
5: Ice Cream Friday
6: Online Auction ENDS at 9:00 pm
12: K-8 OCLSA Professional Development- No School
12: Preschool Trik-a-Thon
19: Ice Cream Friday
19: Middle School Academics & 5-8 Sports Awards Ceremony
26: Preschool Spring Sing
26: Ice Cream Friday
Literacy Week | March 1-5
Preschool *Dress Up Days differ from K-8
What's Going On?
Attendance: Please submit all absences through RHLS app Absence Form, this informs both the office and teacher.
Free Dress Fridays:
Every Friday, K-8 students, are allowed to pay $2 and wear free dress. All money raised will go to the ASB for student activities and service projects. Free dress Monday is only if you have a free dress pass.
Spirit Shirt Fridays:
Students may wear their spirit shirt with uniform bottoms every Friday.
Ice Cream Friday!
Ice Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for ICE CREAM!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer is Coming! June 8 - August 5
Skills Classes being offered this summer - Can you help?
Each week of summer camp we are excited to offer Skills Classes - like chess, typing, music, arts and crafts, cake decorating, movie editing, quilting, woodworking, basketball, soccer! These classes will take place every day after lunch and will last 75 minutes.
If you are interested in sharing a skill you have with the next generation through one of these classes, please contact Caroline Elias, email@example.com. We strive to offer outstanding experiences for our students and the community all summer long and your help
Middle School News
Orange Lutheran News- Important Dates for Middle School!
6th & 7th Grade Preview Day Drive Through- March 5th, 5:30-6:30 pm
We can’t wait to meet you! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.387.1199 with any questions.
Extracurricular Information Night- March 11 6:00-7:30 pm
Preschool Trike-a-Thon, Friday 3/12/21
Red Hill Lutheran Preschool is hosting its annual Trike-a-Thon to raise funds for a new yard 2 water table and other outdoor learning toys, new shade coverings for yard 2, and new STEAM materials for each classroom. On Friday, March 12th, preschool students will have the opportunity to ride laps on our preschool tricycles around the K-8 basketball court.
Our goal this year is to raise $5,000 so we are asking each student to help raise a minimum flat donation of $75. All donations can be given through the RHLS app, under “Trike-a-Thon.”
Friends and other family members can donate on our website: RedHillSchool.org/Preschool/Trike-a-Thon; this year we are asking that all donations be made electronically.
We hope to collect all donations by Sunday, March 14, 2021. Red Hill Lutheran School is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (tax id: 95-2158367), thus, your donation is tax deductible and will act as an investment in the lives of young children and will continue to pay dividends while serving as a legacy of good will and support for our students.
Due to COVID-19, we are unable to invite parents onto campus to cheer the children on. Instead, we will be live streaming each class as they ride. Live streaming will be done via our church and school YouTube and social media sites. All children will need to return the attached permission slip (please print and return to your child's teacher) to be included in the live stream. If you do not want your child to be a part of the live streamed event, they will ride around the track after the other children have finished and recordings have stopped. You may sign the permission slip on the school website under the “Preschool” tab, on the school app or, on the attached form which you will return to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, March 10.
Below, is a tentative schedule for each class:
Room 11 & 12 Miss Suzy, Miss Jessica & Miss Linda: 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Yellow
Room 10 Miss Melody: 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Green
Room 9 Miss Kaitlyn & Miss Paola: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Blue
Room 5 Miss Tracy & Miss Alexis: 11:45 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Red
As this is a regular preschool day, students must wear closed-toe shoes and are encouraged to wear their assigned classroom spirit colors. Also, all children must wear a helmet. Please be sure to send a labeled helmet for your child to wear while riding a RHLS preschool tricycle the day of our Trike-A-Thon.
Thank you for your support!
Preschool Newsletter March
Transitional Kindergarten (formerly PreK5)
All families, interested in our program, are encouraged to attend. The evening will be hosted by Mrs. Tracy Ryan, Ms. Alexis Farrar, and myself. We also have the pleasure of former Pre-K5 parents available to share their experiences and offer some guidance.
I'm including some frequently asked questions to help guide you prior to the preview. We hope to see you there. We will have a surprise at the end of the evening!
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Zoom Meeting ID: 493 972 8023
Alphabet of Verses- Enrichment Fun!
Caroline Elias, Enrichment & Daycare Director
Please see the file below for the rest of the alphabet
Thank you to Miss Lori and the following families:
Jarcy, Greene, Mahoney, Batarse, Conley, Eich, Vallevieni, & Naulty
A BIG THANK YOU to each of you for the donation of your time and care in helping to clean out the RHLS Learning Garden this past February, and on your Saturday!
Your donation of time is greatly appreciated and a labor of love to all of our students.
A special thanks to Cathy Vallevieni and Tiffany Eich for their ongoing support and leadership of this valuable learning experience for our RHLS students.
Red Hill Lutheran Church
Youth & Family Ministry
Red Hill Lutheran Church
Preschool - 5th grade
(IN PERSON & ZOOM OPTIONS)
Zoom Meeting ID: 407 842 955
Sundays at 9:30am: Preschool – 5th Grade
Tuesdays at 4:15pm: Preschool
Thursdays @ 4pm: Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Red Hill Lutheran Church offers a K.I.D.S. Ministry Program for all children in Preschool through 5th Grade. Following all social distance guidelines, 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.
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE A 2020-2021 K.I.D.S. MINISTRY ENROLLMENT FORM.
For more information contact Children's Ministry Coordinator, Beth Stoffregen.
March Teaching Series "Blueprints"
MARCH 07: JESUS CLEARS THE TEMPLE
MARCH 14: GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD
MARCH 21: JESUS BRINGS GLORY TO GOD
MARCH 28: JESUS ENTERS JERUSALEM
Blueprints are a kind of plan that helps engineers, architects and drafters to know how a project should go. Plans are everywhere. Kids find plans at school, in their lego sets and even in their video games. But the best kinds of plans are the ones that help us grow. Through the life of Jesus, kids are going to find out that God’s plans are perfect, love is the foundation of God’s plans, that Jesus said “yes” to God’s plans and most of all, that we are included in God’s plans.
Did You Miss Your Lenten Bag?
We were overjoyed with the response of this year's Lenten bags! Unfortunately we have exhausted our printed resources (twice!!) but we have GOOD NEWS! We have made each element available on our website for you. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD and even share with neighbors and loved ones! Let's be the church together this Lenten season!
Shelli Haynes, YFM Director: email@example.com
Beth Stoffregen, Children’s Ministry Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Gaylor, Middle School Ministry Coordinator: email@example.com
Parents, won't you join us and other parents for a short, online Lenten small group during this Lenten season?
Email Shelli Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
First Communion Class
Sunday, March 21st at 11:30am
Rite of First Communion: Sunday, March 28th @ 10am
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.
The First Communion Class, taught by Pastor Seth, is for kids and families to attend together. Family workbook materials will be available beginning Sunday, February 28th. The workbook contains a handful of lessons which families will go through together at home in advance of the class.
For more information, contact RHL Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Beth Stoffregen, at email@example.com.
Save the Date | VBS
RHL Vacation Bible School
Join our growing VBS Volunteer Team | Let Ms. Beth know if you can serve!
We want to give a HUGE Eagle Thanks to Mr. Rick Vencill (2nd and 3rd grade Dad), and founder of Risen Creative, a unique all-in-one marketing agency. Rick has put in extra time for RHLS as our volunteer graphic designer. He has helped us create banners, logos, ads, and more. He has gone above and beyond for the last few years to help create a brand for the school, and it is incredible!
Thank you Mr. Vencill, for ALL you do!
Shop for RHLS with AmazonSmile!
In 2020 over 100 million shoppers made purchases on Amazon - and we bet you were one of them! Red Hill Lutheran School (RHLS) has partnered with AmazonSmile to make supporting RHLS easier!
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How do I support RHLS by shopping at AmazonSmile?
- Go to smile.amazon.com or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app)***
- Select Red Hill Lutheran as your AmazonSmile charity.
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Thank you for your ongoing support of RHLS!