Red Hill Lutheran 2020-2021

March Issue

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Congratulations Dr. Marquardt

2021 Leadership Award of Orange County Winner

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Principal's Corner

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."

Colossians 3:2

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Congratulations Mrs. Sara Bridgman, Middle School STEM

Parenting OC's Top 10 Teachers of Orange County

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2021 02 10 NASA ARISS Event

ARISS Event | February 10, 2021

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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)

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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

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Congratulations Mr. Mark Wakita for being recognized as a nominee by the California League of School (Region 11) as Educator of the Year!

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Ash Wednesday, February 17th

"Jesus Love You"

March Christian Character Quality: Encouragement

Bible Verse: Therefore, encourage on another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV)

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

Principal's Kids for February

The School Principal will ask classroom teachers on a monthly basis to nominate one child per class who they believe has provided solid effort, demonstrated the EAGLES behavioral expectations, and is deserving of recognition by meeting with the Principal in a small group setting to discuss RHLS.

Behavior Expectations

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

Kindergarten-8th Grade

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Preschool *Dress Up Days differ from K-8

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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!

Every full day Friday through the end of the year, Ice Cream will be sold to Kindergarten-8th Grade at lunch. All Ice Cream is $1 (exact change is very much appreciated)!


March 5

March 19

March 26

April 16

April 23

April 30

Mat 14

May 21

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

Photos- Kindergarten & 8th Grade- April 12th

Kindergarten & 8th Grade will take graduation photos on Monday, April 12th.

Save the Date- it is the Monday after Easter Break!

*Details to come

Summer is Coming! June 8 - August 5

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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, 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!

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6th & 7th Grade Preview Day Drive Through- March 5th, 5:30-6:30 pm

Join us for an exciting adventure at Crean Lutheran High School’s 6th & 7th Grade Preview Day Drive-Through on Friday, March 5! Preview Day will provide students with the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, current students, and learn about the academic and extracurricular offerings at CLHS. Each student will receive a shirt, swag bag, and the entire family will enjoy a warm Chick-Fil-A meal. Families need to register for a 15-minutes time slot.

We can’t wait to meet you! Please contact or 949.387.1199 with any questions.

Register for Preview Day

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Extracurricular Information Night- March 11 6:00-7:30 pm

Learn about various opportunities to get involved within the Crean Lutheran community through athletics, arts, clubs, missions, and more. Complimentary In-N-Out will be served to all families in attendance! Extracurricular Information Night is Thursday, March 11 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Families will need to register for a 30-minute time slot. This event will take place at the Saints Stadium Field.
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Preschool News

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:; 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!

Spring means Baby Chicks!

Our baby chicks are due to hatch in preschool the week of March 8th. We have three incubators (Tiny Tots, PreK and PreK5). 24 eggs!. The children are very excited.

Preschool Newsletter March

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Transitional Kindergarten (formerly PreK5)

Transitional Kindergarten Preview Evening on Wednesday, March 3rd beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Preview is designed to give you information about the classroom and how it differs from Pre-K and Kindergarten.

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

Passcode: 983067

Alphabet of Verses- Enrichment Fun!

Do you know your ABC's? Students at all grade levels are working to earn free ice cream for the rest of the school year by memorizing all 26 verses that make up our Alphabet of Bible Verses. You can find a copy of the verses on our website or your students can stop by the Daycare room to pick up a copy any time. The key is practice, practice practice! We pray that as students learn these verses God will use them in their lives now and for years to come.


Caroline Elias, Enrichment & Daycare Director

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Please see the file below for the rest of the alphabet

Birthday Bonanza!

March Birthdays for RHLS Teachers & Staff:

8: Daniel LaScala (Middle School Computer Programming Teacher)

15: Christine Aguilar (1st Grade Teacher)

30: Chantey Darling (Community Relations)

Garden Cleanout

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

Reach Out To Our Team

Youth & Family Ministry

Red Hill Lutheran Church

K.I.D.S. Ministry

Preschool - 5th grade


Zoom Meeting ID: 407 842 955

Password: K.I.D.S.

Meeting Times:

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.


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


March Teaching Series "Blueprints"






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.

Lenten Bags

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:

Beth Stoffregen, Children’s Ministry Coordinator:

Phil Gaylor, Middle School Ministry Coordinator:

Small Groups

Parents, won't you join us and other parents for a short, online Lenten small group during this Lenten season?

Email Shelli Haynes at 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

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Save the Date | VBS

RHL Vacation Bible School

Join our growing VBS Volunteer Team | Let Ms. Beth know if you can serve!

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Thank you Mr. Vencill, for ALL you do!

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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!

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support RHLS every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to RHLS.

How do I support RHLS by shopping at AmazonSmile?

  1. Go to or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app)***
  2. Select Red Hill Lutheran as your AmazonSmile charity.
  3. Bookmark to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
  4. Start Shopping!

***When you’re using the app, always check for the “AmazonSmile” logo to ensure you’re activated for AmazonSmile.

Thank you for your ongoing support of RHLS!

Don't forget to keep scanning those Box Tops!

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Thank you Mrs. Gina Ring, (4th & Kinder Mom) & PICU Nurse, for training our staff & faculty on AED & EpiPens. We are all working together to keep our students & campus safe!

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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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Thank you to our 2021 Auction Sponsors!

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