October 24- November 4
In this newsletter:
  • Follow God - Mark 8:34, a Devotion from Albert Castaneda, MSHS Assistant Principal, AAP Director
  • Fab Learning as Reported by Our Teachers
  • Athlete of the Week: Marcus Green, Varsity Soccer
  • RCS 49th Annual Dinner Recap
  • RCE Pizza Sale, TOMORROW 10/25
  • MSHS Stage Left Drama Performances THIS Friday, 10/26
  • 6th Grade Field Trip Permission Form Due THIS Friday, 10/26
  • MSHS Fall Candy-Grams for Sale (until 10/26)
  • Middle School Social THIS Friday, 10/26
  • 10th Grade Social THIS Friday, 10/26
  • Winter Athletic Tryouts Begin, 10/29
  • RCE Parents Coffee Hour (11/1) & MSHS Parents Coffee Hour (11/15)
  • 11th Grade Social - Permission Forms Due 11/2
  • RCE Harvest Days 11/8 & 11/9
  • RCS Prospective Parent Night, 11/8
  • Navajo Night Out, 11/9
  • Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Vanegas Lead Coaching Clinic in the Dominican Republic
  • Meet Miss Fortier, Masters of Teaching Student Intern
  • A Helpful Note: What to Do If You Are Absent
  • Athletic Upcoming Events
  • How Can I Support RCS?
Follow God

The words that Jesus gives in this passage are for His followers. Jesus had thousands of followers as shown earlier in the chapter when He fed four thousand people who had been with Him for three days. Scripture shows us that as Jesus traveled throughout Israel thousands of people followed Him because of the miracles He did and the teachings He shared from the Scripture.

However, not everyone who followed Jesus was a disciple of Him and His gospel of salvation.

The gospel writer is making the point of having spiritual eyesight, or understanding the gospel message and what it means to be a follower and disciple of Jesus. This passage says that there are three things a follower of Jesus must do in order to walk in His footsteps. 1) We must take up our cross, which symbolized the official opposition Jesus experienced from Jewish and Roman leaders. Taking up our cross means to be willing to be shamed and to face suffering, and even to die for the gospel. 2) We must deny “self” and all the demands that we have for self-preservation. 3) We must then follow Jesus wherever He takes us and never turn back. In the verses that follow, Jesus shares that if we are ashamed of Him and cannot accept what might happen to us, then we cannot share in His eternal glory in heaven.

Oh Lord, open our eyes and ears to see and hear Your gospel message clearly and give us faith to follow You. Amen

In Christ, Albert Castaneda, MSHS Assistant Principal

Fab Learning as Reported by
Our Teachers
In 5th grade language arts we started centers this week. The students work independently and in small groups, and I get to meet every day with every student!
Mrs. Neal
Seniors presented unique and creative ways to effectively communicate the gospel points from class. They were fantastic!
Mr. Hinton
This week we practiced juggling. It is a great cross- body activity that helps with brain activation. I was able to encourage students with the Growth Mindset Concepts because they can get stuck at certain points and it takes grit and perseverance to keep trying and work through "the dip" to be able to come out on the other side and progress to the next level.
Mrs. Moog
This week in Science, the students had the opportunity to see magnetism and gravity in action using magnets, a string that also had a paper clip on it and a chair. Later, students had to model the experiment by recording their findings in their Science Journals.
Mrs. Vanegas
My Fabulous in Learning Experience in my classroom this week was watching and listening to the RCE Advanced Band perform its first concert of the school year for Grandparents Day. They looked and sounded awesome!!!
Mr. Cagle
The Sophomores had their own chapel last week. Our guest speaker was Pastor Chamron Phal of "Vision for Cambodia." He is a survivor of the "Killing Fields" in Cambodia during the 1970's. He shared his testimony and the gospel of how God blessed him during the persecution of Cambodian by the government.
Mr. Edington
The RCS Athlete of the Week is on the Varsity Soccer team. Congratulations to Marcus Green for leading his team and scoring 3 goals in a win vs. Quarry Lane on Wednesday. The Eagles went on to defeat Quarry Lane 16 to 1. They finished the season last week with a league record of 5-7.
RCS 49th Annual Dinner Recap
RCS hosted the 49th Annual Dinner for friends and supporters of RCS on Monday, October 22nd held at Canyon View in San Ramon. Current RCS parents, teachers, staff, and administration, along with several honorary guests, RCS alumni, parents of alumni, and various supporters of RCS were in attendance.

Highlights included live performances by both the middle school and high school choirs, student artwork on display, students, teachers, administrators, and alumni recapping the RCS impact on their lives (both live and via video), and Superintendent Hearne casting the vision for RCS to continue its academic ministry for the next 50+ years.

Pizza Sale at RCE!!

The High School Executive Council will be selling Little Caesar's pizza for $2 per slice and drinks for $1 on October 25th after school on the RCE South Campus.
MSHS Stage Left Drama Performances
THIS Friday! 10/26
RCS Fine Arts Department presents Stage Left! A Drama production of "12 Angry Pigs" and "The Timid Dragon" at the MSHS multipurpose room on Friday, October 26th at 7:00pm .

These are fun productions appropriate for all ages. We hope you will bring the whole family to watch and support our middle school and high school drama classes!
$5 in advance / $7 at the door
6th Grade Field Trip Permission Form
Due THIS Friday, 10/26
On Tuesday, November 27th , 6th grade students will be learning how hockey (and other team sports) relate to Math and Science at SAP Center in San Jose! Permission forms for this trip are due by THIS Friday, October 26th in order to purchase admission and reserve transportation. You can send cash, check, or use your FACTS account to pay for the field trip.

If you would like your FACTS account to be charged for the field trip, please indicate this by clicking the link here: CLICK HERE: Charge My FACTS Account

HS Fall Candy-Grams for Sale
(until 10/26)
The High School Executive Council will be selling Fall Candy-Grams all week! The last day is this Friday, 10/26 . You will be able to purchase these autumn treats for any high school student for just $5 each. Orders can be made in the MSHS office from Oct. 22nd-26th, and you'll get the chance to send a personal message to be included.

Candy-Grams will be delivered on Oct. 31st.
Middle School Social
THIS Friday, 10/26
The Drama Night Social for all middle school students will be held from 5:15pm to 8:45pm at the school on Friday, October 26th . We will play games, enjoy a meal, and then watch the plays put on by the Middle School Drama and High School Drama I classes. The cost for this event is $15.

Perk! MS Drama students will get to eat for free!
10th Grade Social
THIS Friday, 10/26
The Sophomore Class is hosting a social for all 10th grade students in conjunction with the Stage Left Drama performances on Friday, October 26th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Details will be shared on campus by Mr. Edington and the Sophomore Class Council.
Winter Athletic Tryouts Begin 10/29
Winter sports tryouts are coming up!
You must have a sports physical on file in order to try out.
Contact the athletic office at 510-317-8990 with questions.
RCE Parents Coffee Hour, 11/1
MSHS Parents Coffee Hour, 11/15
RCE Parents!
Join Miss Sinisi and Mr. Hearne on Thursday, November 1st
at the RCE Campus.

An email with the agenda and an option to RSVP will be sent out.
MSHS Parents!
Join Mr. Warner and Mr. Hearne on Thursday, November 15th at the MSHS campus.

An email with the agenda and an option to RSVP will be sent out.
11th Grade Social to the Oakland Museum
Permission Forms due 11/2
Click Here for a copy of the 11th Grade Social Permission Form . This form and fee (for transportation) can be returned to Mrs. Cherry or the MSHS Office by November 2nd.
Harvest Days, 11/8 and 11/9
We look forward to celebrating the Thanksgiving Season with you at our grand potluck. Harvest Day is held in the RCE Gymnasium, and students may invite up to two guests. Signups for the potluck were filled in during the Parent-Teacher Nights in August.

Questions? Please contact your classroom teacher.

IMPORTANT: Special Note for TK - 1st Grades: Please no foods containing tree nuts. We have students with severe tree nut allergies in these grades. Thank you!
Prospective Parent Night is 11/8
Do you have a friend, neighbor, or family member that might be interested in RCS?

Invite them to the Prospective Parent Night on Thursday, November 8th to receive info, hear from RCS administrators, and receive an application discount!

Questions? Contact BrittanySpade@rcs.edu for more info.
Navajo Night Out, 11/9
Navajo Night Out is the second major fundraiser for the high school missions team to raise funds for their trip to the Navajo Nation in the Spring. It is a fun night out for the whole family. Join us on Friday, November 9th at 6:00pm for dinner, dessert, and the greatest talent show ever. You get to help select the winner of the talent show with your donations!   
Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Vanegas Lead Coaching Clinic in the Domincan Republic
Reaching Hearts Through Baseball

For the sixth year, Athletic Director and RCHS Baseball coach, Jim Cleveland, and Redwood Christian Alumni (c/o ’10) and Middle School baseball coach, AJ Vanegas, travelled to Hato Mayor in the Dominican Republic to lead a four-day coaches clinic and discipleship training seminar.

Read more here about how this clinic will impact Dominicans for generations to come.

Meet Miss Fortier, Masters of Teaching Student Intern
If you’ve been in Mrs. Francis’ 5th grade classroom, you have seen Miss Fortier planning, interacting with students, and even teaching occasional lessons. Miss Fortier is a masters student at William Jessup University, and is working to earn a Masters in Teaching with California State Teaching Credential. Her hope is to become a full-time elementary teacher. As part of her program, she is being observed by Mrs. Francis while preparing and teaching Bible and math lessons. She shares that while she is open to God’s leading, she has a heart to potentially open a nonprofit school for teenage moms in order to provide both childcare for the moms to attend classes and the ability for them to earn a high school diploma rather than a GED. We are so happy to have Miss Fortier on North Campus with us! If you see her, stop by and say hello!
RCE: Email your classroom teacher when your student is/will be absent. If you are able to pick up homework, the teacher can arrange for it to be ready in the office in the afternoon. Questions? Call RCE secretary, Mrs. Kiagiri, at 510-537-4288.

MSHS: Unexpected absences (such as a illness, medical or dental appointment, funeral, etc.): Call 510-317-8990 or email Mrs. Ceremony (Mon-Tues) or Mrs. Kidwell (Wed-Fri) in the campus office to excuse the absence. Please be sure to check RenWeb or Schoology for class work missed.
Planned absences (vacation, driver's test, college trip, etc.): Students must pick up a Personal Activities Permission ("blue slip") from the office, have a parent and each teacher (and coach, if applicable) sign, and turn in to the office 24 hours prior to the event.

Visit our RCS Athletics page for game scores and more!


Score Box

HS Volleyball:
10/17 vs. St. Joseph in BCL East Playoffs (played at Head-Royce)
Varsity Girls lost 3-0
10/23 at International in NCS Playoffs
Varsity Girls won 3-1

HS Soccer:
10/17 vs. Quarry Lane @ HOME
Varsity Boys won
10/17 at Making Waves (played at Martin Luther King Memorial Park)
JV Boys lost 1-0
10/19 at Athenian
Varsity Boys lost 2-0
10/19 vs. Athenian @ HOME
JV Boys won 2-0

HS Tennis:
10/18 at College Prep (played at Chabot Canyon Racquet Club)
Varsity Girls lost 6-1
10/23 at Head-Royce in BCL East Semi-Final Playoffs
Varsity Girls lost 7-0

MS Baseball:
10/17 at Burrell Field
Boys A Team lost 8-2
Boys B Team lost 14-2

MS Softball:
10/18 vs. Fremont Christian @ HOME
Girls won 12-11
10/23 vs. San Jose Christian in BACSAL Playoffs @ HOME
Girls lost 7-6

Upcoming Games
HS Volleyball:
10/27 at Convent in NCS Playoffs
7:00pm Varsity Girls
10/31 vs. TBA in NCS Playoffs at TBA
TBA Varsity Girls
11/3 vs. TBA in NCS Playoffs at TBA
TBA Varsity Girls

10/30 at BCL East Singles & Doubles Tournament (played at Chabot Canyon Racquet Club)
2:00pm Varsity Girls

HS Cross Country:
10/30 at BCL East Meet #3 at Crab Cove
4:15pm Varsity Boys & Girls

MS Baseball:
10/24 vs. Bull Dogs (played at Burrell Field)
6:00pm Boys A Team
6:00pm Boys B Team
10/25 at Fremont Christian
4:00pm Boys A Team
10/29 vs. San Lorenzo (played at San Lorenzo Little League Field)
5:00pm Boys B Team
11/3 at Fremont Christian (tournament)
TBA Boys A Team

MS Cross Country:
10/24 at Alameda Invitational (at Crab Cove)
4:00pm Boys & Girls
11/2 at BACSAL Meet at Oak Hill Park
3:30pm Boys & Girls
Support RCS When You Shop!
EScrip has raised over $450 million for nonprofit organizations like us!

You shop, and their merchants give back! Buy groceries, book a cruise or dine out
to make a difference for the organizations you choose.

Popular merchants include Vitality Bowls, Round Table, and Lucky's, to name a few.
Every clip counts!
Bring in your Box Tops! 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?!?!?
Bring in your Box Tops
and make every clip count!