Red Hill Lutheran 2020-2021

May & June Issue

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We love our teachers

B.L.O.O.M. with us this week!

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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

May Christian Character Quality: Fairness

Bible Verse:

Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!

Psalm 106:3

CCQ Winners: April- Mercy

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): Olivia Esparza

Kindergarten (Glenane): Tony Liu

Kindergarten (Gomez): Darla Canela

1st Grade (Hernandez): Declan McCabe

1st Grade (Aguilar): Luca Matijevich

2nd Grade (Walden): Anjali Meekhof

2nd Grade (Wright/Van Leer): Kate Vukovich

3rd Grade (Hammer): Dean Cawood

3rd Grade (Wilson): Chloe Sun

4th Grade (Dovenmuehler): Vincent Vallevieni

4th Grade (Staples): Susie Gillin

5th Grade (Campbell): Zoe Latch

5th Grade (Dovenmuehler): Anthony Farraj

6th Grade: Aidan Elefante

7th Grade: Bryanna Mendez

8th Grade: Kaitlyn Papac

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May Philanthropy: Orange County Rescue Mission

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One Week Canned Food Drive

May 10th-14th

School Goal is 2,000 cans

2,000 = Otter Pop for everyone

4,000 = Otter Pop and a free dress pass for everyone

6,000 = Otter Pop, a free dress pass, MS Skip the Mile pass, K-5 Extra Recess/Movie

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April Philanthropy Rise Against Hunger

Thank you for your generous efforts in raising money for this incredible cause. Our goal was $3000, and together, our students brought in $8,675.80!!!! Thank you all! This will make a huge impact on those served by RAH!

Our K-5th Grade students all ran over the last few weeks to raise money, as well as our Middle Schoolers who had an awesome 5K event last week.

Thank you to all who made it such a great day. All our K-5 cheers and signs were so fun. Parents came out to run or cheer on our runners, and ASB rewarded the runners with Otter Pops. Even the rain stayed clear until after they were done!

Check out the pictures!

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Custodian Appreciation Day is coming up: May 26th. Help us to thank our INCREDIBLE custodial staff for all their hard work this year, and ALWAYS!

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

Principal's Kids for April

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 March winners:

Kindergarten (Castro): Wyatt Mannix

Kindergarten (Castro): Madison Lee

Kindergarten (Glenane): Ian Roberts

Kindergarten (Gomez): Colton Bair

Kindergarten (Gomez): Alyssa Ring

1st Grade (Hernandez): Milan de Beer

1st Grade (Hernandez): Bennett McDowell

1st Grade (Aguilar): Abigail Im

2nd Grade (Walden): Calais Darling

2nd Grade (Walden): Elyas Huang

2nd Grade (Wright/Van Leer): Addison Evans

2nd Grade (Wright/Van Leer): Austin Bridgman

3rd Grade (Hammer): Enoch Pak

3r Grade (Wilson): Dezmond Benjamin

4th Grade (Dovenmuehler): Asher Gould

4th Grade (Dovenmuehler): Lyric Bletscher

4th Grade (Staples): Joshua Ho

5th Grade (Campbell): Olivia Han

5th Grade (Campbell): Jackson Morikawa

5th Grade (Dovenmuehler): Preslie Wilson

Congratulations Auction Winners who had a great day as Principal for a Day, and Pastors for a Day!

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Dates to Remember:

3-7: Teacher Appreciation Week

7: Minimum Day, No Daycare

14: K-8 Ice Cream Friday ($1)

26: End of Trimester 3

28: Middle School Academic Awards (Virtual for Parents)

31: No School/Campus Closed: Memorial Day

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)!


May 14

May 21

Ice Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for ICE CREAM!

Legos Wanted!

RHLS DayCare In Search Of: Gently Used Legos

Legos are such a great way for kids to learn, engage with their friends and stretch their imagination. Red Hill Lutheran School is planning some very special Lego classes this summer, but we need more bricks! If you have a bin of Legos laying around the house, please consider donating them for our summer camp program anytime in the month of May.

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.

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

Kindergarten Promotion & 8th Grade Graduation

Kinder Promotion

Tuesday, June 1st

1:30 pm

8th Grade Graduation

Wednesday, June 2nd

9:00 am

*Doors open 30 minutes prior to the ceremony

**Please look out for emails with how many people per child and other details

Summer Camp is Still Available! Get your registration in NOW for an Early Discount!

Preschool-Middle School: Register Now!

9 weeks of Summer- June 8 - August 5

7:30 am -5:30 pm

Half Day Camp Available*

RHLS provides summer camp for all students entering Preschool through 5th grade. In addition, Middle School has several weeks of 1/2 day camp. These camps are open to current RHL students and the community. Bring a friend!

Programs offer exciting activities and classes that allow your student to have fun while learning new skills and exploring the world around them in a safe, Christian environment. Camps are purchased by the week and are non-refundable/non-transferable ($30 change fee). If camp is cancelled for any reason by RHLS, a full credit or refund will be given.

Preschool News

Yearbook Sales

Yearbook 2021 Pre-Order Form is now available (5/3 - 5/13). All classrooms will be included in the All Preschool Yearbook. To see an example please see the sample outside your classroom the first two weeks of May. All purchases must be done on-line here or on the app.

Order Now

Preschool Newsletter May

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Birthday Bonanza!

May Birthdays for RHLS Teachers & Staff:


8: Angel Estrada (Custodian)

13: Vera Jirjis (Maternity Sub- 4th Grade)

18: Liz Fortner (Accounting)

27: Christine Kemper (Enrichment Staff)

31: Talene Campbell (5th Grade)

Summer Birthdays for RHLS Teachers & Staff:


4: Cyndi Tully (Church & School Administrator)

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)


6: Jenna Van Leer (2nd Grade)

20: Sara Bridgman (STEAM)

26: Lori Browne (Admissions)

27: Dave Brenner (7th Grade)

27: Phil Gaylor (Bible)


1: Kathleen Castro (Kindergarten)

5: Paola Crose (Preschool- Room 9)

7: Stacey Martinez (Teacher Aide K-2)

12: Jessica Parks (1st Grade)

22: Tony Tran (Custodian)

31: Isaiah Coughran (Praise Brand)

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.


K.I.D.S. Ministry, Small Groups

It is a JOY to partner with you in developing your child's faith!

Our Small Group Leader Team is committed to this partnership and they give kids much time, understanding, and compassion. If your kids are not already part of this weekly connection, we invite them to join us!

To get involved, Email Beth Stoffregen at

Preschool/Kindergarten Hybrid Small Group

Meeting Location: K.I.D.S. Zone & Zoom

On Campus Leader: Genesis Bolanos

Zoom Leader: Bel Cope

1st Grade/2nd Grade Hybrid Small Group

Meeting Location: CLC - A/V Side - Back & Zoom

On Campus Leaders: Marie DeBoer, Adeline Robert

Zoom Leaders: Emi Oprescu, Eric Pascor

3rd Grade Hybrid Small Group

Meeting Location: CLC - A/V Side - Front & Zoom

On Campus Leaders: Travis Haynes, Julia Brenner

Zoom Leader: Travis Haynes

4th/5th Grade Hybrid Small Group

Meeting Location: CLC - Kitchen Side - Back & Zoom

On Campus Leader: Dayana Robert

Zoom Leader: Leo Bertea

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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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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 Sponsors!

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