Weekly Parent Letter - 4/28/23
Dear Parents and Families of RCS,
If you are like me (at least at work), I like to plan. Sometimes I can organize an event several months in advance, and other times I must turn a plan around in a short period, quickly. One drawback to planning is that the more we plan and control, the easier it is to rely on ourselves rather than God. The same is true with God’s peace. While having a surplus of peace would be nice, it becomes too easy to be self-reliant in troubled times if we already have peace and a complete plan in place. Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” While we definitely need to plan, we will hit speed bumps along the way. We know trials and struggles are part of life as a Christ-follower. But rest in the promise that when things seem their worst, God is at His best!
The Iowa Assessment testing window is now closed. Thank you for your diligence in getting your children to school on time. Once we receive the results, we will share them with parents. Depending on the format of the results, we will either send a link to parents with access to your child’s results or provide a hard copy to you. Usually, results are returned 4-6 weeks after testing is completed.
This Monday, 1 May, will be our monthly First Monday Prayer and Praise gathering for ALL students and teachers. As an extension of this, we want to continue to provide opportunities for families to join the school in prayer. So, Wednesday, 3 May, we will hold our First Wednesday Prayer Time for families to partner with us in prayer. In addition, we will have the Café space in the gym open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and the Chapel available from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for anyone interested in stopping by and joining us for a time of individual or small group prayer.
Please remember to share the Open House event scheduled for Thursday, 11 May, with friends and prospective families. Also, feel free to stop by the RCS Facebook page and share the post for the Open House on your social media pages. This will be the final Open House scheduled this spring; prospective families can call Mrs. Montague in the front office at 804-276-3193 to register.
The annual RCS Warrior Classic Golf Outing was last Friday, and we had fantastic weather. Thank you to all the sponsors and golfers, as we raised over $5,000 for RCS. Please support our sponsors as an expression of appreciation from RCS. Here is a link to our web page to see the sponsors.
As always, we love and appreciate you and your partnership with us!
Bill Sharp, M.Ed.
Head of School