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Parent Letter - 10/6/23

October 06, 2023
By Bill Sharp

Dear Warrior Nation,

The sun made a glorious return appearance this week, and those of us who are part plant rejoiced in a week of bright, sunny days.  As we wrap up week 7, we focus on goodness, our next fruit of the Spirit.  As believers, our good actions result from a spirit of goodness, the rightly ordered motivation behind our desire to act well.  Another word closely associated with goodness is integrity.  Integrity and moral goodness in ourselves ultimately lead to an outpouring of kindness, a generous expression of our relationship with Jesus Christ.  The closer we draw to our Savior, the more we see these attributes demonstrated toward others.  The world works hard to counter and refute the written Word of God.  A life built upon our actions (the active, living Word of God), driven by the Holy Spirit, shines a light on the world that so desperately needs it.

The end of the first quarter will be Friday, 13 October.  That day will be a half-day early dismissal for all students, with elementary dismissing at 11:40 and secondary dismissing at 11:55.  Aftercare services end at 4:00 p.m. that day, so please plan student pickup accordingly.  The following Friday (20 October), there will be NO SCHOOL due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Starting Monday, 9 October, please reach out to Mrs. Bond if you wish to set up a conference for your student.

If you are interested in receiving a 65% state tax credit (that’s right, a CREDIT!) for an end-of-year donation and helping RCS at the same time, please consider the Children’s Tuition Fund.  Here’s the short version of the steps:  you make a contribution to the Children’s Tuition Fund, then you receive a 65% state tax credit, and RCS receives a disbursement from the Children’s Tuition Fund for financial assistance.  Individuals and/or businesses can both contribute to the program and receive the tax credit.  Our Business Manager has personally contributed to this program and can answer any questions you have.  Here is a direct link to the program - https://childrenstuitionfund.org/states/virginia/information-for-contributors-virginia/.

Here’s another way to help RCS, and it only takes a few minutes of your time.  If you shop at Kroger (or know ANYONE ANYWHERE who shops there), all you have to do is link your Kroger Shopper’s Card to RCS.  Here is a link to do just that - https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards.  Currently, there are about 60-65 Shopper’s Cards linked to RCS through this program and RCS receives around $475 per quarter.  Imagine if we had 100 or more people linked to RCS!  Please tell/encourage anyone you know who shops at Kroger to link RCS to their Shopper’s Card.  Thank you!
Have an awesome, restful weekend!

Blessings,

Bill Sharp, M.Ed.
Head of School
 

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