Red Hill Lutheran 2020-2021
2020-2021 School Theme
God of Wonders
"Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth."
Music – Lent – Easter - Family
When I grew up, my dad was the Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Dolton, IL (a suburban town just south of Chicago, IL). We had a church sanctuary very similar to the look of ours here at Red Hill Lutheran. At the end of each Wednesday night Lenten worship service (that most everyone attended), we would always close with verse 8 of the Lutheran Hymnal #552 ‘Abide With Me’. The entire congregation would sing verse 8 together. The lights of the nave would be dimmed very low and the only thing fully lit in the entire sanctuary was the large cross at the front of the church behind the altar. Despite having a beautiful pipe organ, like we have here at RHL, this song always was played on the piano in the balcony in a very simple way, so it almost felt like each person was singing acapella at a soft beautiful tone while focusing on the lighted cross at the front of the sanctuary. There are many times in my life, for various reasons, I will have this song, and these meaningful lyrics, jump into the front of my head and a very special calm memory flood back into my mind. Music is interesting that way, and the songs we teach children will last with them for eternity. Thanks for taking time to join RHLS in helping to share songs with your children that have eternal meaning for them and bring them closer to Jesus now and in their lives ahead.
Please join us here at Red Hill Lutheran for Holy Week festival family services, including memorable music at all services.
Maundy Thursday, April 1st: 12:00 and 7:00 pm In person and Livestreamed.
GOOD Friday, April 2nd. 12:00 and 7:00 pm In person and Livestreamed.
EASTER Sunday, April 4th. 6:30 am Sunrise Service, 8:30 am Classical, and 10:00 am Contemporary
"Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee
In life, in death, o Lord, abide with me" Lutheran Hymnal #522 [Luke 24:29]
April Christian Character Quality: Mercy
Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:36 (ESV)
CCQ Winners: March- Encouragement
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): Wyatt Mannix
Kindergarten (Glenane): Sienna Hoppe
Kindergarten (Gomez): Adena Huang
1st Grade (Hernandez): Charlotte Taylor
1st Grade (Aguilar): Joshua Mendez
2nd Grade (Walden): Tobin Freeman
2nd Grade (Wright/Van Leer): Elias Hadib
3rd Grade (Hammer): Nicholas Shaffer
3rd Grade (Wilson): Elizabeth Schnaider
4th Grade (Dovenmuehler): Will Spangler
4th Grade (Staples): Audrey Carter
5th Grade (Campbell): Sophia Keefe
5th Grade (Dovenmuehler): Julia Jirjis
6th Grade: Sybella Hernandez
7th Grade: Garrett Romero
8th Grade: Rico Rosillo
Check out our Red Hill Lutheran Church & School YouTube Channel, including our Wednesday Chapel!
Principal's Kids for March
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): Aaron Kang
Kindergarten (Castro): Mateo Foreman
Kindergarten (Glenane): Catherine Hoppe
Kindergarten (Gomez): Hudson Higgs
Kindergarten (Gomez): Marco Matijevich
1st Grade (Hernandez): Dean Sanders
1st Grade (Hernandez): Piper Garcia
1st Grade (Aguilar): Isaac Nam
2nd Grade (Walden): Trent Donaldson
2nd Grade (Walden): Adrie Westen
2nd Grade (Wright/Van Leer): Connor Paisan
2nd Grade (Wright/Van Leer): Kingston Lam
3rd Grade (Hammer): Jack Vukovich
3r Grade (Wilson): Paisley Kuehn
4th Grade (Dovenmuehler): Connor Hannaman
4th Grade (Dovenmuehler): Stella Latch
4th Grade (Staples): Jonah Dimitriadis
5th Grade (Campbell): Brady Bullock
5th Grade (Dovenmuehler): Lucas Garcia
5th Grade (Dovenmuehler): Alana Laguisan
Dates to Remember:
2-9: No School- Good Friday & Easter Break
6-9: Preschool-5th Grade Easter Camp
12: Kindergarten & 8th Grade Graduation Photos
16: K-2 Spring Sing (Virtual)
16: K-8 Ice Cream Friday ($1)
23: 3-5 Spring Sing (Virtual)
27: Middle School Spring Sing (Virtual)
27: K-8 Ice Cream Friday ($1)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos- Kindergarten & 8th Grade- April 12th
This is the MONDAY we return from Spring Break. Cap and Gowns will be provided to the students that day.
Sumner Photography will be here to photograph your student in their cap and gown. Everyone has their own cap and gown, they will not be shared.
Kindergarten: Red cap and gowns, uniforms underneath
8th Grade: Blue Cap and gowns, nice attire underneath
*Shoes will not show
You will be able to purchase photos from a key card proof a few weeks after the photography date. It will be more like our fall photos, not the spring photos.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Summer Camp Registration is Open
Preschool-Middle School: Register Now!
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.
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
Enjoy a fun afternoon with same grade level friends from 2:45 - 4:30 on a special Tuesday in April or May for $20 fee. Space is limited, so talk with your friends and sign up soon! (Daycare Plan B & C children are automatically registered.) There will be RC cars, Ping Pong, Wii Sport, Arts and Crafts and just time to have fun together. Please contact Mrs. Caroline Elias if you have any questions. Register HERE!
1st Grade Play Date: April 20
2nd Grade Play Date: April 27
3rd Grade Play Date: May 4
4th Grade Play Date: May 11
5th Grade Play Date: May 18
Middle School News
Trimester 2 Academic Awards
6th Grade Honor Roll
Robin Abbasi, Derrick Atoian, Olivia Chan, Marley Geare, Christine Han, Sophia Hannaman, Sybella Hernandez, DJ Linton, Ryan Mautz
7th Grade Honor Roll
Sophia Bartle, Luke Batarse, Bailey Bridgman, Annika Conley, Cheyenne Darling, Stephanie Harlow, Bryanna Mendez, Kishan Pandhoh, Linnea Spangler, Brady Steinle, Reese Wilson
8th Grade Honor Roll
Todd Bryan, Dillon Evans, Isabella Kramer, Luke Martin, Grace McGuff, Gabe Paik, Josh Paik, Jonathan Selleck
6th Grade Principal Honor Roll
Lily Dienhart, Brogan Driscoll, Zoe Forman, Annie Gillin, Joziahs Guzman, Kyan Lam, AJ Wu, Natalia Yum
7th Grade Principal Honor Roll
Vann Bletscher, Addison Carter, Jaxson Gomez, Patrick Jarcy, John Jirjis, Sophia Kramer, Abby Lambert, Jojo Lee, Katie Lee, Lucy Liu, Kaden Mahoney, Ashley Miller, Troy Naulty, Riley Paik, Elise Randolph, Brooke Rowen, Nicholas Tumminello, Tobias Wang
8th Grade Principal Honor Roll
Sara Batarse, Ava Booy, Mark DiPinto, Kaylie Mahan, Maureen Mikhael, Kaitlyn Papac
Brogan Driscoll, Zoe Foreman, Tristan Hickey, Natalia Yum, Bailey Bridgman, Cheyenne Darling, Kishan Pandhoh, Brooke Rowen, Maureen Mikhael
Our Service Learning Elective students Give Back!
SERVICE LEARNING (teacher/office aide)
This year, our service learners (students who chose to work in the office for their elective) decided to send care packages to 12 military men & women connected to Red Hill Lutheran Church & School. These 12 included children of our custodians, office staff, prior board members, alumna of the school, a prior employee of the school, and her brothers. They sent care packages for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and a special red, white & blue package.
Thank you Grace, Dillon, Lucy & Gianna for all your hard work this year!
Probability Carnival - 7th Grade Math
This year, all classes enjoyed the Probability Math Carnival the 7th Grade Students put on. That is almost 360 students!
to all RHLS families for supporting our Preschool Trike-a-Thon. The children were all so happy to ride around the tracks with their classmates.
Thank you Miss Jessica for your time in organizing this special day for the children.
Preschool Newsletter April
Baby Chicks & Butterflies
Hunting for Easter Eggs- Room 10 had to fine the eggs that have their names!
Alphabet of Verses- Enrichment Fun!
Caroline Elias, Enrichment & Daycare Director
Please see the file below for the rest of the alphabet
Health & Wellness News
Be safe on Easter Break
Remember to enjoy your break and be cautious if you travel.
If you plan to travel internationally during break we will require students to have a negative COVID-19 test after day 5 of a 7-day quarantine, even if you are negative, stay home for a full 7 days.
If you don’t get tested, please stay home for 10 days after travel. These are CDC guidelines for International travel.
As we resume school April 12th, please continue to submit the COVID Response form daily, continue to send students with proper fitting masks, and remind them of the importance of handwashing. (If you are using a computer to submit the form our website has been updated and looks a little different. To access the form please click on the “QuickLinks” in the upper right hand corner and log into FACTS Family Portal.)
As always, keep your child home if they are experiencing COVID like symptoms or if anyone in your household is awaiting test results. Please reach out if you have questions.
Thank you all for helping to keep our campus safe!!
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.
For more information contact Children's Ministry Coordinator, Beth Stoffregen.
April Teaching Series
APRIL 04: EASTER SUNDAY – NO K.I.D.S. MINISTRY
APRIL 11: JESUS APPEARS TO THE DISCIPLES
APRIL 28: THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH
APRIL 25: JESUS GOES UP TO HEAVEN
Grab your hiking boots and pitch a tent. It’s time to summit through the story of Jesus, who rose from death and gave us everything we need for our journey. This month, we’re learning about how the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection strengthens us and changes our relationships in the best way. Everyone will have a chance to put these ideas in their backpack to carry with them always: Jesus overcame death. Jesus connects us to each other. Jesus gives encouragement. We are stronger with Jesus.
Middle School Trivia Night
FAMILY & FRIENDS
5th Grade to Middle School
This is an evening event open to incoming 5th grade students and families as well as current middle school students and their families.
Beth Stoffregen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Gaylor: email@example.com
RHL Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Join our growing VBS Volunteer Team
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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