Red Hill Lutheran 2021-2022

April Issue

A Message from Our Principal


While on the cross, Jesus felt the indignity and disgrace of a criminal. No, He was not guilty. No, He had not committed a sin. And no, He did not deserve to be sentenced. But you and I were, we had, and we did. We are all GUILTY AS CHARGED, but though we come to the cross dressed in sin, we leave the cross dressed in “garments of salvation” (Isaiah 61:10, NIV). Indeed, we leave dressed in Christ Himself! -- Max Lucado (He Chose the Nails). “All of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” Galatians 3:27 (NIV).

As Christians we journey to the foot of the cross during this Lenten season, may we be reminded of God’s amazing and unconditional love for us through the death and resurrection of His Son, our Savior, Jesus that we look forward to celebrating on EASTER Sunday, April 17. May we be thankful and ever mindful of this, the greatest Gift of all, and be bold in our witness and proclamation of this truth with our family and friends.

Spring is a special time of the year, especially this spring in California, with our hills green and flowers coming to life all around us. I pray your family will have special time together during the upcoming Easter vacation (April 15-22). Parents are their child’s first and best teachers. We at RHLS feel very honored to be in partnership in the Christian Education process with you. We are thankful for all of your continued prayer and support of our work together as we bask in the love and joy of our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ!


Dr. Paul Marquardt, Principal

A Message from Our Pastor

Dear Red Hill Lutheran School Families,

I hope you are having a blessed Lenten season and enjoying these beautiful spring days!

As we near the sacred days of Holy Week and Easter, if you do not have a church home, you are always welcome to worship with us, both in person or via our livestream.

Join us this Holy Week and Easter on…

· Sunday, April 10th, Palm Sunday. One service at 10:00 a.m. followed by “Springfest,” with a pancake breakfast, an Easter egg hunt for the kids and lots of fun!

· April, 14th, Maundy (Holy) Thursday worship at 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m.

· April 15th, Good Friday, worship at 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m.

· Sunday, April 17th, Easter Sunday worship at 6:30 a.m. (Sunrise); 8:30 a.m. (Classical); and 10:00 a.m. (Contemporary)

On Sunday, April 24th, we begin a new message series entitled, “How (NOT) to Read the Bible.”

Understanding the Bible, its message and mission, is vital for a growing relationship with Jesus and a deepening faith. For many years, the Bible has been called “the Good Book,” reflecting its ethical, moral, and religious teachings that informs and guides one’s relationship with God and the right way to live. For people of faith, the Bible is God’s very Word—Holy Scripture, which is the highest authority in the Christian life.

At the same time, today, many skeptics and critics of the Bible argue that the Bible is simply myth, fable, legend, or folklore at best, and/or dangerous and harmful at worst. Accusations made against the Bible include:

· The Bible demeans women.

· The Bible is anti-science.

· How could a loving God command such violence in the Old


· The Bible condones slavery.

Are these “accusations” true? As Christians, how do we answer these challenges? How do we rightly understand and even defend the Bible in our world today?

Through this series, we will examine the nature of the Bible generally, and some of the controversial and difficult stories and messages in the Bible specifically. In addition to the Bible itself, we will utilize the book, “How (Not) to Read the Bible” by pastor and author, Dan Kimball. It will be argued that if we read and study the Bible appropriately, understanding its contextual and cultural environments, we will gain a deeper and proper understanding of God’s Word, as well as a deeper and stronger faith in the One whom the Bible reveals—Jesus Christ! I hope you can be with us!

As always, if there is anything we can be praying for, or if we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to call upon us!

Until I see you, may you have a wonderful and healthy Easter! Thanks for being a part of our Red Hill family!

Gratefully in Christ,

Pastor Seth

Ash Wednesday

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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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April Christian Character Quality: Peace

Bible Verse:

"Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." (Romans 5:1)

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Congratulations to our March CCQ Winners for Responsibility

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

Yearbook Photos!

Please upload all photos for yearbook to your Treering account. Refer to the website for instructions, and Ms. Elser's email. We need all the photos we can get to pull from when creating our 2021-22 Yearbook!

Custom Pages are due April 15, 2022!

April Dates to Remember:

1: K-2 Spring Sing 1:00 pm, Sanctuary

2-8: 8th Grade Washington DC Trip

8: Preschool Trike-a-Thon

8: 3-5 Spring Sing 6:30 pm, Sanctuary

12: Middle School Spring Sing 6:30 pm, CLC

15-22: Good Friday & Easter Break (No School)

19-22: Easter Camp

save the date!

Open House

You're Invited:

Thursday, May 5th

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Custodian Appreciation Day

RHLS Custodian Appreciation Day: Wednesday, April 13th

Let’s celebrate our amazing custodial staff by showering them with some of their favorite things. PTF will be treating them to breakfast and lunch, however, you can help by bringing in a little something for them to enjoy as well.

We would love to honor our incredible custodial team and their years of service with RHL:

Mr. Rafael (joined us this year)

Mr. Angel (1.5 years)

Mr. Josh (Almost 4 years)

Mr. Tony (11 years)

Mr. Adam, Head Custodian (11+ years)

Mr. Juan, who celebrated 30 years this year!

These are a few of their favorite things:

Sweet snacks

Savory snacks

Kind letters and notes

Gift cards to: Target, Amazon, Costco, Home Depot, Best Buy, In-n-out, Del Taco, McDonalds, Wendy’s, Starbucks, Olive Garden, Café Rio

Please drop-off these items in the RHLS Front Office by Friday, April 8th

Teacher Appreciation Week

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Registration for Fall 2022

Enrollment is OPEN for next year. Make sure you save your spot!

Please contact Lori Browne with any questions. or

(714)544-3132 x111

Join Us for Easter Camp

Join us for Easter Camp 2022!

We are pleased to offer a Kindergarten - 5th Grade Camp for $80 per day with no requirement to purchase multiple days. Camp is April 19, 20, 21 and 22. Camp will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Campus is closed Friday, April 15 and Monday, April 18.)

Our staff is planning a super fun week of games, crafts, Easter devotions and even will pull out some of our "Just for Summer" equipment! Please contact Caroline Elias with any questions and register with the link below.

Buy One Day ... Buy Two Days ... Buy Three Days ... Buy ALL Days

$80 per Day

Pre-Registration is REQUIRED for all attendees. It is based on AVAILABLE SPACE only and requires a minimum number of students. Enrollment will be accepted while space is available and before the deadline of Wednesday, April 1.

Summertime is Coming!

Summer Camp Program

9 Weeks of Summer camp
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - Thursday, August 4, 2022
Full-day 7:30 am-5:30 pm

Red Hill Lutheran (RHL) School provides summer camp for all students entering Preschool through 5th Grade. In addition, Middle School has several weeks of 1/2 day camp. The camps are open to current student of RHL and the community. All are welcome!

Spots are limited, sign up today!

Early Bird Discount before April 25th

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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

Spring Cleaning? We are happy to receive your gently used uniforms that no longer fit. Please drop any donations in the school office to help build our closet inventory.

Eagle Athletics

Congratulations to our 6th Grade Girls Basketball on their Undefeated Season!

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Track & Field

5th-8th Grade Track & Field Registration

Red Hill Lutheran is preparing for the Track & Field season. Track & Field has 6 running events, 2 relay events & 4 field events. There are 3 categories for competition based on age, weight and height. Three for girls and three for boys.

Our first practice will be April 5th.

We will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:30 pm.

There will be one track meet on April 30th at Crean Lutheran High School. (See attached example schedule from a few years ago). We are allowed 2 participants per event, per category. Therefore, we can have up to 6 girls and 6 boys per running and field event. Relays are made up of 4 participants per category. As coaches we will do our best to get student athletes in the event of their choice. However, if 10 athletes from the same category want to run the 100 meter run, we can only have 2 represent our school. As this is often the case, we encourage athletes to try different events. It is our joy and privilege to coach and we look forward to a great track season.

Register for Track and Field: April 5 - April 30, $80

Mr. Chase Martin and RHLS Coaching Staff

Middle School News

Probability Carnival

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Preschool News

It's Trike-a-Thon Time!

April 8th

Donations due by April 10th

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

Looking for Palm Sunday Volunteers- Great Service Opportunity for students & parents!

RHL Palm Sunday "Spring Fest!" and Palm Branch procession Volunteer Opportunities! Join us at RHL for Palm Sunday and the "Spring Fest" as a guest, as a volunteer, or both!

We are looking for 25 adult volunteers to help with the Easter egg hunt, games and clean-up. Each slot is just 30 minutes so you can enjoy time with your family and friends (feel free to sign-up for multiple slots). Don't forget to log your hours on your Family FACTS account as these hours can be counting toward your RHLS annual service hours requirement.

April 10 Spring Fest Volunteers Sign-Up

We are looking for 15 people, 5th grade and older, to carry palm branches as part of our Palm Sunday procession on Sunday, April 10th, during our 10:00am worship service. This is meaningful family activity that 5th grade and older can do with their parents. Don't forget to log your hours on your Family FACTS account as these hours can be counting toward your (and your middle school students) RHLS annual service hours requirement.

Palm Sunday Processional (Palm Branches) Volunteer Sign-Up

Thank you! Please contact Beth Stoffregen,, with questions. She will send all volunteers additional information before Palm Sunday.

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 April

4: Mrs. Janelle McMahon (RTI Specialist)

8: Ms. Diana Vega (Enrichment Support Staff)

15: Ms. Paris Major (K-2 Teacher Aide)

16: Dr. Rev. Seth Britton (Senior Pastor)

26: Ms. Deana Occhipinti (Performing Arts Teacher)

28: Mr. Anwar Rodriguez (K-6 STEM Teacher)

PTF Meeting

YOU'RE INVITED to our next Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) meeting!

Come join us via Zoom on Monday April 25th at 7:00pm for some parent fellowship and learn about opportunities to make our school community even better.

Topic: RHLS PTF General Meeting
Time: Monday April 25, 2022 at 7:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 932 2957 1243
Passcode: Parents

American Heritage Girls

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Join us!

AHG Day of Community Service

Who Needs Help?
Red Hill Lutheran’s American Heritage Girls Troop and their families are planning a day
of community service on Sunday, April 24th. Service projects can include cleaning, gardening,
shopping, painting, or simple home maintenance for those who are elderly, infirm, or
homebound in our community.

If you or anyone you know could benefit from this type of service, please contact Children's Ministry Coordinator, Beth Stoffregen at (714) 544-3131, x103 by Wednesday, April 13th.

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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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You're Invited!

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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.


Parent Survival Guide

Elementary School

Middle School

High 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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