Red Hill Lutheran 2019-2020
2019-2020 School Theme
Reach, Renew, Rejoice
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5.16-18
I enjoy reading song lyrics, maybe some of you do too. There is a song titled ‘Some Of It’ that contains the following lyrics…
…Money is not rich, everybody sins, and nobody wins in a fight…
…Some of it you learn the hard way, some of it you read on a page, some of it comes from heartbreak, most of it comes with age; and none of it ever comes easy. A bunch of it you maybe cannot use. I know I do not probably know what I think I do, but there is something to some of it…
I find these lyrics interesting in the context of education as well as our Christian faith. Often times, as a student, I wondered ‘why do I need to learn this?’ Certain things just never seemed relevant to my life, but I was still required to learn and study them regardless of what I thought. Looking back, I realize that God has a purpose for everything we experience in life (things we study in school, lessons we learn from social interactions, etc.). “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11). In contrast to the songwriters’ lyrics, ‘All Of It’ is for His purpose and our benefit as a follower of Christ Jesus, even when it does not seem that way to us in the moment. Thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for being in charge of ‘All Of It’ all of the time!
This is an exciting time of the school year. Everyone has settled into a nice routine. Students begin to cover new ground in the classroom, learning new concepts and skills. In the primary grades, students are learning to decode words, read, write and compile sentences and even paragraphs of their own thoughts. Older students are challenged to think in deep and critical ways about topics, and begin to connect previous learning to their emerging thoughts and the larger world around them.
As we move towards our upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences at the end of the month of October, I want to thank you for your ongoing prayerful support and partnership with us here at Red Hill Lutheran School. We have an amazing group of teachers and staff members who daily pray for and work hard with your child(ren) to help them learn and be all that they can be with the many gifts God has blessed each of them with.
This time of the year is also an opportunity for parents and students to nominate a teacher they believe does more than just teach, but who gets students excited about learning, teaches life lessons, and consistently goes above and beyond in what they do for each child God has entrusted to their care this school year. The School Heroes nomination process is open now through the end of November. Please prayerfully consider taking time to nominate a teacher you feel is truly a School Hero, by going to Parenting OC’s website https://parentingoc.com/school-heroes/ and clicking on the ‘Click Here to Nominate’ link. You may nominate any teacher or staff member at RHLS. Your child, spouse, relatives, and friends may also enter their own individual nominations (the more the better). You will be asked for the name of the teacher or staff member, their email address and phone number (please use the school phone number of 714-544-3132). You will have 400 words maximum to describe why you feel the teacher or staff member is a Top School Hero in Orange County. I thank you in advance for your time and prayerful consideration of this competitive nomination process for the teachers and staff here at RHLS. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
God’s richest blessings on your family and this month of October.
October Christian Character Quality: Availability
October Philanthropy: Loved by God Ministries
September Christian Character Quality Award Winners: Humility
September Philanthropy: Mary's Kitchen- Students packed 200 lunches for the homeless
November Philanthropy: Samaritan's Purse
Eagle Run THIS THURSDAY!
Our families are ROCKSTARS! We have brought in almost $17,000 which is 59% of our goal. This is amazing. I know we can make our goal!
2 more nights of pledging! funrun.com
Color to Wear
1st Grade- Red
2nd Grade- Green
3rd Grade- Red
4th Grade- Yellow
5th Grade- Blue
6th Grade- Yellow
7th Grade- Red
8th Grade- Green
*Any appropriate bottom can be worn for the run, along with crazy accessories- have fun with it! Please follow the free dress guidelines in the RHLS K-8 Handbook.
All students able to participate will run, regardless of whether or not they received pledges.
Please register your student on funrun.com and make a video starring THEM!
Volunteers STILL NEEDED, especially for the 3rd-5th grade run, sign up here.
Angel Band Night: September 28th
Parent-Teacher Conference, 10/31-11/1, Daycare Notes:
Preschool - Conference for Parent(s) Only
Thursday: Free drop-in daycare available during conference time for RHLS students. Extended care before and/or after conference time available for daycare rates.
Friday: Free drop-in daycare available during conference time for RHLS students. Extended care before and/or after conference time is NOT available.
Kinder-5th Grade - Conference for Parent(s) Only
Thursday: Free drop-in daycare available during conference time for RHLS students in the CLC. Extended care before and/or after conference time available for daycare rates in the Kids Zone.
Friday: Free drop-in daycare available during conference time for RHLS students in the CLC. Extended care before and/or after conference time available ONLY for students that are registered for special conference camp (registration will open in October) in the Kids Zone.
Conference Day Camp Registration Available Now (Half Day and Full Day Available) -- CLICK HERE
Thursday: Free drop-in daycare available during sibling conference time for RHLS students in the CLC. Extended care before and/or after conference time available for daycare rates in the Kids Zone.
6th-8th Grade - Parent(s) AND Student attend conference together.
Friday: Free drop-in daycare available during sibling conference time for RHLS students in the CLC. Extended care before and/or after conference time is NOT available.
*Support Staff Position Available*
Red Hill Lutheran School is seeking qualified candidates for several support staff positions. Must be available Monday-Friday either 9:30 am -1:30 pm or after school. Please contact Caroline Elias (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an application or more information.
Vote NOW for Parenting OC Top Teacher & School Heroes
As an RHLS Parent, you have this special invitation to nomination any RHLS Teacher or Employee for School Heroes of OC Schools. As a parent of a child here at RHLS, you know how hard every teacher and staff member works, and can truly appreciate all that each person does to go above and beyond. You know personally what teachers and staff members do to educate, inspire and motivate children to dream. They provide Christian examples, and share with them God's love on a daily basis.
This is an opportunity to tell others how you feel about some of our teachers and staff here at RHLS, and why they should be considered a Top Teacher/School Employee in Orange County (aka a School Hero).
The School Heroes nomination process is open now through the end of November. Please prayerfully consider taking the time to nominate a teacher or staff member you feel is truly a School Hero, by going to Parenting OC’s website https://parentingoc.com/school-heroes/ and clicking on the ‘Click Here to Nominate’ link. You may nominate any teacher or staff member at RHLS. Your spouse, relatives, and friends may also enter their own individual nominations (the more the better). You will be asked for the name of the teacher or staff member, their email address and phone number (please use the school phone number of 714-544-3132). You will have 400 words maximum to describe why you feel the teacher or staff member is a Top School Hero in Orange County. I thank you in advance for your time and prayerful consideration of this competitive nomination process for the teachers and staff here at RHLS. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly email@example.com.
Coming up! Red Ribbon Week: October 21st-25th: Dress up Days
What's Going On?
Parents in Prayer: Parents and church members are invited to join our "Parents in Prayer" group. This group will meet 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. There is a prayer box in the school office; please feel free to drop off any prayer request. You may also submit prayer request on the RHLS APP. Please contact Katie Gillin with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendance: Please submit all K-8 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.
Coffee Connection: Join us every Wednesday morning on the church patio from 8:00 - 8:35 am before Chapel. Come visit with Principal Marquardt and Pastor Seth, and enjoy the company of other RHLS parents.
Hot Lunch Options: Chick-Fil-A is served every Tuesday. Pizza is served every Thursday. Choice Lunch is served Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (No Tuesdays). All lunch order payments must be made through the app, and purchased by 9:00 am the day before.
Snack Shack: Snack card money for recess can now be added to your FACTS account, or by paying with cash or check in the front office.
K-8 Ice Cream Sales: Ice cream will be sold during lunch on Wednesdays.
Kindergarten-1st Grade = $.50
2nd Grade- 8th Grade = $1.00
Come by for a cool treat!
*(no ice cream served on rainy days- snack cards cannot be used for ice cream)
Box Tops- No More Clipping!
American Heritage Girls: Faith, Friendship & Fun!
Kindergarten - 8th Grade girls meet from 6:15 to 7:45 pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in Peter's Parish. This is a national organization where your daughter can grow in her faith, experience new learning opportunities, and make lifelong friends!
Come join us!
For more information, please contact Chantey Darling
Pride Hour Opportunities
Morning Car Line
Click on the "apple" below to sign up & don't forget to enter your Pride Hours in RenWeb
Preschool Director Newsletter: October
RHLC Playdate at the Park: 9/28/19
Red Hill Lutheran Church
Middle School Youth Group
Every Wednesday from 5:30 pm: Peter's Parish
High School Youth Group
Every Wednesday 7:00 pm: Peter's Parish
For more information, please contact Shelli Haynes, Youth and Family Ministry Director
Family Resource Library
Crean Lutheran High School: Shadow Dates
Orange Lutheran High School: Important Dates
October Birthdays for RHLS Teachers & Staff:
2nd- Dr. Paul Marquardt (Principal)
4th- Ms. Janette Gomez (Kindergarten)
5th- Mrs. Linda Jones (Preschool, Rm 12)
8th- Mrs. Beth Stoffregen (Youth & Family Ministry)
17th- Mr. Chase Martin (Athletic Director, PE)
18th- Mrs. Jessica Gonzalez (Preschool, Rm 10)
20th- Mr. Matthew Smith (Middle School, Math & Robotics)
25th- Mrs. Heather Bullock (Church & School Administrator)
28th- Lisa Tarkoff (Middle School Language Arts, Assistant Principal)