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Parent Letter - 11/10/23

November 10, 2023
By Bill Sharp

Dear Warrior Nation,

If there was anyone in the Bible who had reason to be bitter or angry, it was the apostle Paul.  Steve Shirley, on his blog, lists Paul’s trials in his second letter to the church in Corinth.  Paul:  Was put in prison over and over; was flogged an uncounted number of times; faced death over and over; received 39 lashes from the Jews 5 times; was beaten with rods 3 times; was stoned one time; was shipwrecked three times; spent a day and night in the sea; was in continual danger from rivers and robbers; was in danger from his own countrymen, as well as the Gentiles; was in danger in the city, in the country, at sea, and from false brothers; was weary and in pain often, without sleep; was often hungry and thirsty, cold and naked.  Yet, his focus was continually on the church's well-being and his spiritual brothers and sisters.  He understood what Jesus meant when he said, “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Mat. 5:12).  In this month of thanksgiving, let us always be mindful of who's we are, and that He holds us firmly in the palm of His hand.  No trial we face is too great for our God!!

This Saturday (11 November) will be our annual Fall Fellowship event.  There are still a bunch of open slots for the cornhole, apple pie contest, and chili cookoff, so go to this link and sign up today!  We would love for all of you to join us for this fun, family event.  We will have a Yard Sale in the front parking lot as well as crafts for sale, bounce houses for kids, and games for kids of all ages, and food will be available to buy through the concession stand.  Please make plans to join us and bring your friends, family, and neighbors, as this event is open to the community.

Don’t forget that school will be CLOSED for students the week of 20-24 November for Thanksgiving.  Staff will use Monday and Tuesday for professional development.  Please remind your students that upon returning from Thanksgiving, there are only two weeks of school before semester exams.  Your principal will communicate division-specific information for the week before Christmas Break.

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 simultaneously, please consider the Children’s Tuition Fund.  When you contribute to the Children’s Tuition Fund, you receive a 65% state tax credit, and RCS receives a disbursement from the Children’s Tuition Fund for financial assistance for some of our students.  Reach out to Mr. Zbyszinski with questions.  Here is a direct link to the program.

Thank you all for the privilege of partnering with you in Educating Hearts and Minds for Christ! 


Bill Sharp, M.Ed.
Head of School

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