August 22 - September 2, 2018
In this newsletter:

  • Follow God - a Devotional by Mr. Russell, Director of Curriculum
  • RCE Parent-Teacher Night
  • High School Fall Fantastics Week
  • 6th Grade Outdoor Education Parent Meeting
  • Moms in Prayer
  • MSHS Student Back-to-School BBQ Recap
  • Back-to-Band Elementary Parent Meeting
  • Elementary Strings Parent Meeting
  • 4th Grade Historical Studies Trip Parent Meeting
  • A's Faith Day
  • Athletics Upcoming Events
  • Blood Drive for all Parents
  • Save the Date for the RCS Annual Dinner
  • Campus Drop-off and Pick-up
  • Support RCS When You Shop!
2018-19 Theme Verse:
Follow God

Referencing  John 8:12, where Jesus states:  “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life,”  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of his most poignant and memorable quotes. Dr. King said: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” When reading this quote through the lens of Scripture, John 8:12 shows us that the darkness in a person’s heart, and the spiritual emptiness humans have, can only be driven out through the power of Jesus.  We can try in every other way to break out of this darkness, but it will never work. Without Jesus we are stumbling around blindly in the dark. But, here is the greatest news in human history:  Jesus IS light.  Jesus IS love. And Jesus drives out all darkness . The believer in Christ, then, cannot walk in darkness because Jesus has overwhelmed and conquered it. I am eternally grateful for this… and I pray that you and your family are too.
Mr. Russell
Director, Instructional Development

Parent Teacher Night for ALL Elementary Parents!
Meet in the Worship Center at 6:00 pm. Mr Huemoeller and staff will give general information to kick-off the new school year!

Parents will then go to their student's classroom(s) for class-specific information from the teacher(s).
At RCHS we take school spirit seriously!
High School Fall Fantastics Week is complete with daily dress themes, lunch time games, and a fall sports event hightlighted.
Check out the theme days and dress to join in the fun!
6th Grade Parent Meeting
Join Us in
Praying for Our Kids!
Praying together provides hope and strength! Join our Moms in Prayer Group to pray for RCS students, faculty, staff, and administrators school-wide. Please join us for more information at our informational meeting on August 27th.
Click the image for details!
MSHS Student Back-to-School BBQ Recap
Last Friday, the MSHS students had a fast-paced day! There were many activities such as picture day and bus evacuation practice. Classes ended early at lunch time to have an all school BBQ, play crazy games, and form new friendships. Check out this recap for a glimpse of the fun!

Middle School Back to School Student BBQ
High School Back to School Student BBQ
Elementary Fine Arts Parent Meetings
4th Grade Parent Meeting
Oakland A's Faith Day!

Let's ALL go to the game!
September 8th, 1:05 pm
Ticket reservations and payments can be made by emailing
Visit our RCS Athletics page for game scores and more!

Upcoming Games
HS Volleyball:
8/24 at Salesian
4:00pm JV Girls
5:15pm Varsity Girls
8/28 at Athenian
4:00pm JV Girls
5:15pm Varsity Girls
8/31 at Bentley
4:00pm JV Girls
5:15pm Varsity Girls
9/1 Tournament at San Lorenzo
8:30am Varsity Girls

HS Soccer:
8/22 vs. Drew @ HOME
4:00pm Varsity Boys
5:30pm JV Boys
8/24 vs. California Crosspoint @ HOME
4:00pm Varsity Boys
8/30 vs. OMI @ HOME
4:00pm Varsity Boys
8/31 at Drew (Played at Crocker Amazon Park #3)
4:00pm JV Boys
8/31 at Valley Christian
4:00pm Varsity Boys

HS Tennis:
8/30 at San Lorenzo
4:00pm Varsity Girls
MS Baseball and MS Softball Try-outs begin on Monday, August 27th
Blood Drive for All Parents
In partnership with Redwood Chapel Community Church, we are asking for adults in good health to join us for the American Red Cross blood drive.

Wednesday, September 5th
10 am - 4 pm
Redwood Chapel Gym
49th Annual Dinner Celebration!
Save the Date!
MSHS Drop off and Pick-up Instructions
Please do not drop off
or pick up off campus!
Guest parking will be in the left lot when you enter the front gate. Please follow the cones as you enter campus. Speed limit on campus is  5 mph  at all times! Above all else, we want to keep our students safe!
RCE Drop off and
Pick-up Instructions
Please watch the 2-minute video.
Speed limit on campus is  5 mph  at all times! North campus is ONE WAY: enter from Alma Avenue only. South Campus is ONE WAY: enter from James Avenue only. Please do not rush in and out of campus. Our priority is the safety of our students.
Support RCS When You Shop!
Last year, Box Tops raised nearly $800 for RCS!

Got a bag like this sitting around the house? Bring it in! Our competition begins again on August 13! Our goal this year is to raise $1,000 for our school. In addition, the class who brings in the most Box Tops will earn an RCE Pizza Party! Which class will be the TOP this year?!?!? 
When you shop Amazon, shop Amazon Smile!

Bookmark Amazon Smile so next time you shop, Amazon will donate to RCS!

Under the search bar, designate Redwood Christian Schools as your supporting organization, and everyone will smile!