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Weekly Parent Letter - 10/21/22

October 21, 2022
By Bill Sharp

Dear Parents and Families of RCS,

As cooler weather moves into the area and the leaves begin to change, I am reminded of the verses from the beginning of Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3, that starts with “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven;”.  It goes on to list 14 contrasts that seem to each be opposite ends of a spectrum.  In his Bible commentary, Matthew Henry writes that these contrasts of “several events of the time, and conditions of human life, are vastly different from one another, and yet occur [regardless], and we are continually passing and repassing between them.”  He further points out that in the end, it is all in the hands of our Creator. We, as believers, are to walk in them with complete trust in our Heavenly Father, that He will bring us through every circumstance in His time and strength as long as we lean on Him.  Whatever you are facing today, God already knows it and has it in the palm of his hand!

As this calendar year ends, you may be considering ways to give and take advantage of the tax benefits.  If you are interested in receiving a 65% state tax credit (that’s right, Credit!) for an end-of-year donation and simultaneously helping RCS, please consider the Children’s Tuition Fund.  Here’s the short version of the steps:  you contribute to the Children’s Tuition Fund, receive a 65% state tax credit for the contribution, and RCS receives a disbursement from the Children’s Tuition Fund for our qualified families.  Individuals and businesses can contribute to the program and receive tax credits.  Our Business Manager has personally contributed to this program and can answer any questions you have about it.  Feel free to contact him directly at his extension, 3034.

Here’s another way to help RCS; it only takes a few minutes of your time.  If you shop at Kroger (or know anyone else 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 -  Currently, there are about 40-50 Shopper’s Cards linked to RCS through this program, and RCS receives around $400 per quarter.  Imagine if we had 100 or more people connected to RCS!  Please tell/encourage anyone you know who shops at Kroger to link RCS to their Shopper’s Card.  Thank you!

Don’t forget the first annual Fall Fellowship coming up on Saturday, 5 November, from 9 am – 2 pm.  There will be activities for the whole family and competitions to participate in, including a cornhole tournament, chili cook-off, and apple pie contest.  Invite your friends and family to this fantastic community event.  Proceeds from the auction will go toward pre-funding student financial aid, while proceeds from the competitions will be used toward student activities this school year.

Blessings to you and your family for a fantastic weekend.  Thank you for your partnership.


Bill Sharp, M.Ed.
Head of School

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