Weekly Parent Letter - 9/23/22
Dear Parents and Families of RCS,
Psalm 16:8-9 says, "I have set the Lord before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore, my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure." This scripture reminds me of the saying that someone is my "right-hand man" - meaning the one I can go to, depend on, and trust in all situations. When God is at our right hand, we can wholeheartedly trust that whatever we face or any decision we make, we can count on God to give us support and counsel, and we can have a glad heart no matter the situation. Is God your right-hand Man today?
I want to remind you of a busy but powerful next week of events. On Monday and Tuesday, the elementary division will have their Fall Spiritual Emphasis Days, where they take time during the day to lean into and focus on God. They will have special music and special times hearing from God's Word. Then, Wednesday morning will kick off bright and early at 7:00 a.m. as we gather around the flagpole for our annual See You At The Pole prayer and praise event. This is a student-led time of prayer and worship for students, families, and staff. We gather together and lift our school, community, and nation to God. Immediately following is the SYATP breakfast, for which you should have received information and order form from Mr. Egland.
Wednesday through Friday will be filled with activities, prayer, and praise time for the secondary division for the Fall Spiritual Emphasis Days. Highlights include the Mega Relay, the annual student film festival, a staff praise band, and a powerful word from speaker Trey Bradley. Please keep these events in prayer for a mighty move from God in our student's hearts.
A shout-out and thank you to J.B. Mulch company for their recent donation of over 50 yards of playground mulch. Also, thank you to the parents and students who gave up some time on a couple of Saturdays to spread it. Finally, we appreciate our community partners' support of God's kingdom work at RCS and how our community comes together in "Educating Hearts and Minds for Christ."
Don't forget to plan to attend the Fall Fellowship event on Saturday, 5 November. We have a full slate of family activities scheduled around the kickoff of the annual RCS Auction. Proceeds from the auction will go toward pre-funding student financial aid, while proceeds from the competitions will be used toward student activities for the 2022-23 school year.
Have a fantastic weekend!!
Bill Sharp, M.Ed.
Head of School