Red Hill Lutheran 2021-2022

May/June Issue

A Message from Our Principal

“You are a letter from Christ...This ‘letter’ is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts.” 2 Cor. 3:3 NLT

Most of us do not go a day or even a few hours without checking texts or email. It’s fast, it’s free (so to speak), and it’s practical. But don’t you just love it when you go to the mailbox, and in the US Mail is a letter from a good friend or a loved one? Doesn’t that make your day? A real letter is special because you know the other person thought about you and went to the trouble to purchase a stamp and handwrite a precious note just for you. That beats an email any day, doesn’t it?

It has been said that sometimes we are the only ‘Bible’ a person will ever read. We are a letter from Christ. When you are sharing your faith via your everyday relationships, always try to go the extra mile with people. Go beyond “fast, free, and practical.” Be more than an email: you are a precious letter from Christ - take the time to let others know how loved and treasured they are to you and to our loving and gracious Lord and Heavenly Father!

As we quickly approach the upcoming summer, remember to cherish every minute and every encounter with others; as it has been said ‘Share the Gospel message of Jesus every day, and if necessary use words!’ Have a blessed and relaxing summer with family and friends. We look forward to next school year with you here at Red Hill Lutheran.


Dr. Paul Marquardt, Principal

2021-2022 School Theme

We are God's Masterpiece

"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10

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May Christian Character Quality: Integrity

Bible Verse:

"Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,

but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out."

Proverbs 10:9 (ESV)

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OC Rescue Mission

During the month of May, we will be collecting items for OC Rescue Mission. Middle School Bible classes will be putting together hygiene kits for the homeless, to be delivered and donated to OC Rescue Mission.

By May 18th, please donate travel size items of:

Preschool: soap bars

Kindergarten: shampoo

1st grade: conditioner

2nd grade: toothbrushes

3rd grade: toothpaste tubes

4th grade: deodorant

5th grade: hand wipes

*Our goal is to make 100 or more bags. We are asking that each child bring 3 travel-size items that the grade level was assigned. Thank you!

Congratulations to our April CCQ Winners: Peace

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

May-June Dates to Remember:

May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week

5: Open House, 5:30-7:30 pm

5: Preschool Yearbook Sales Begin

6: Minimum Day

13: Middle School Spring Dance

25: End of Trimester 3

27: Pep Rally/Middle School Academic & 5-8 Sports Awards

27: End of the Year Carnival Family Event

30: No School (Campus Closed: Memorial Day)

31: Kindergarten Promotion

June 1: 8th Grade Graduation, Last Day of School (Minimum Day- No Daycare)

7: Summer Camp Program Begins


Open House

OPEN HOUSE is Thursday, May 5th.

We are excited to invite you to attend. This is for all grades - Preschool through 8th. There is so much to see and do on our campus, and we do not want you to miss anything that is happening here at RHLS. Our Praise Band will be performing a mix of songs in front of the church rose garden between 5:30 – 6:15 pm. We will be serving complimentary a hot dog dinner on the church patio starting at 5:30 pm. Classrooms will be open 6:00-7:30 pm. We encourage you to take a preview of next year by stopping by to visit the classrooms of your child's 2022-2023 grade level! Please make sure to also visit our many Elective and Specialty classrooms in the basement of the CLC building (Music, Performing Arts, STEM, and Spanish).

Teacher Appreciation Week- THIS WEEK

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Book Fair Thursday-Friday, 5/5-6

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The Carnival is Back!

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Presale now $15 tickets on the app ($20 at the door)

VBS- 1/2 day still available!

Have you registered for Red Hill's Vacation Bible School yet? We're Making Waves June 13th - 17th right on our campus!

Click here to register today!

If you are interested in helping make waves as a volunteer, please click here

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What's Going On?

Remember to drop off or pick up your child from RHLS by either parking in our parking lot, or driving through our carline for drop off (morning) pick up (afternoon). Please do not park or drop off / pick up in the local neighborhoods. This situation creates poor relations with our neighbors, the City of Tustin, and is unsafe for children and drivers. Thanks for your help and understanding.

Attendance: Please submit all absences through RHLS app Absence Form, this informs the office, nurse and teacher.

Free Dress:

Every Monday, K-8 students may wear free dress only with a Free Dress Pass

Every Friday, K-8 students, may wear free dress with a Free Dress Pass or $2.

All money raised will go to the ASB for student activities and service projects.

Spirit Shirt Fridays:

Students may wear their spirit shirt with uniform bottoms every Friday, no free dress pass required.

*All free dress days must adhere to our dress code guidelines in the RHLS Student Handbook

Lunches: Tuesday, Chick-fil-A, $8 for 8 piece nugget or chicken sandwich meal, 8th Grade East Coast Fundraiser

Thursday, Pizza, $7 for 1 slice or $8 for 2 slice meal, PTF Fundraiser

To Order your Chick-fil-A or Pizza log onto Boonli - one sign-on allows ordering via credit card, changing orders, cancelling orders, seeing order history, duplicating orders etc.

Monday-Friday, Choicelunch Service - Variety of entrees, sides and drinks available daily.

To Order your lunch click HERE The online ordering system and mobile App make it easy for parents to order school lunches.

Choicelunch ordering update: You must now order 3 days for a full menu before meal day.

*Please make sure to send your child(ren) to school daily with a mask and water bottle. Please label all belongings, including sweatshirts.

RHLS Covid Safety Plans- Updated, please click here and visit the "Health" tab on the RHLS website for more information

Lost and Found

Please mark your child's name on all sweatshirts, jackets, lunch boxes, water bottles, P.E. clothes...

Items that are not claimed from the Lost & Found after two weeks will be moved to the gently used uniform closet.

Gently Used Closet

Our gently used closet is happily accepting uniforms! Clean out those clothes and make a trade. Please bring any "hand-me-downs" to the front office, where you can check for items as well.

Click on the image below for Volunteer Opportunities. Get your Parent Service Hours!


National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer is this Thursday, May 5th. We invite you to join us on the playground from 8:20-8:40 to pray for our nation and our school! Look for Mrs. Katie Gillin on the playground on Thursday morning. Katie is an amazing mother of Annie (7th) and Susie (5th) and is the passionate leader of the RHLS Parent's in Prayer group that meets on Fridays at 8:30 am. RHL Prayer Requests
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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

Happy Birthday RHLS Faculty & Staff

Birthdays at Red Hill for the month of May

8: Mr. Angel Estrada (Custodian)

13: Mrs. Vera Jirjis (Middle School Teacher)

18: Mrs. Lis Fortner (Accountant)

27: Mrs. Christine Kemper (Support Staff)

31: Mrs. Talene Campbell (5th Grade Teacher)

Summer Birthdays:


4: Ms. Cynthia Tully (Church & School Administrator)

8: Mr. Josh Crawford (Custodian)

11: Mrs. Keri Walden (2nd Grade Teacher)

13: Mrs. Kaitlyn Clark (Preschool Teacher, Room 9)

17: Mrs. Valerie Wilson (3rd Grade Teacher)

23: Mrs. Jamie Hernandez (1st Grade Teacher)


20: Mrs. Sara Bridgman (Middle School STEM Teacher)

26: Mrs. Lori Browne (Admissions Director)

27: Mr. Dave Brenner (Middle School History Teacher)

27: Mr. Phil Gaylor (RHL Student Ministries Coordinator)


1: Mrs. Kathleen Castro (Kindergarten Teacher)

5: Mrs. Paola Crose (Preschool Teacher, Room 9)

7: Mrs. Stacey Martinez (K-2 Instructional Aide)

22: Mr. Tony Tran (Custodian)

31: Mr. Isaiah Coughran (Middle School Teacher, Praise Band)

American Heritage Girls

Join us!

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Red Hill Lutheran Church News

Red Hill Podcast!

"Have you checked out Red Hill On The Go", or church podcast offering weekly encouragement for you and the people you care about? We hope you will listen on whichever platform you prefer and share our podcast with friends and family!

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Youth & Family Ministry Middle School

Middle School Ministry


6TH-8TH Grade

Meets Tuesday Nights

6:00 - 7:30pm

At Peter’s Parish

For more information contact Student Ministry Coordinator, Phil Gaylor.


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Summer Camp is June 24th - 29th at Forest Home! Registration is open with some spots still open for your middle school student (incoming 6th - 8th graders) so click here to register today!
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Do you have a student promoting from 8th grade? Please join the high school youth group!

Our weekly hangouts are Tuesdays at 7 pm. This summer, we are heading to Havasu for an epic adventure for students in 9th-12th grade!

Register your student here for this awesome opportunity and come check us out on Tuesdays!

Parent Survival Guides

Elementary School

Middle School

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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