August 15 - August 25, 2018
In this newsletter:
  • Follow God - a Devotional by Superintendent Hearne
  • Middle School and High School Athletic Information & Kick Off Night
  • Picture Days
  • Back to School Parent-Teacher Nights
  • Parking Lot - Important Instructions
  • Join Us for Oakland A's Faith Day
  • Meet our New Director of Spiritual Life, Mr. Stirling
  • RCS Global's Week ONE Recap
  • All-School Blood Drive (in partnership with Redwood Chapel Community Church)
  • Moms in Prayer Information for the 2018-19 School Year
  • Save the Date for the RCS Annual Dinner
  • Athletic Events this Week
  • Ways to Support RCS
2018-19 Theme Verse:
Follow God
Our theme verse for 2018-19, in which Jesus declares His divinity, is John 8:12, “… I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  Jesus is in effect saying, “I am the light of life, God’s shekinah glory”.  Light is often used in Scripture as a metaphor for holiness, such as in the opening line of Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation”.  Jesus does not say that He is a light, or another light, but that He is “the light” and as the light Jesus is illuminating the truth, revealing God Himself to us.  To Follow God means to never walk in darkness.  Death brings eternal darkness but to follow God means to never walk in darkness but to have the light of life.  When we follow Jesus, having accepted Him as our Lord and Savior, we walk in His light.  We no longer walk blindly in our sin.  Rather His light shows us our need for forgiveness, guides us along life’s pathway, and leads us into eternal life with Him.  Jesus, the son of God, is the light that will guide us as a school this year.
Where: MSHS Campus, Multipurpose Room
Who: All families of (potential) 2018-19 Middle School and High School Athletes
What: An informational meeting about participation in middle school and high school athletics for 2018-19
6:00 pm Doors open with a Dessert and Coffee
hosted by the RCS Booster Club (Free to all)
7:00 pm Information meeting with the Director of Athletics
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Parent/Coach meeting for Fall athletes only
(Breakout session by sport with coaches)
School Picture Days are Coming Soon!
MSHS Families
Picture day is THIS Friday, August 17th.

RCE Families
Picture Day is next Wednesday, August 22nd.

MSHS Parent-Teacher Night

For parents of 6th through 12th grade students,
Ever wish you were back in middle school or high school? Here is your chance to live in your child's shoes for an hour, meet his or her teachers, and learn more about the school year as you travel through all the periods of the school day. You will also receive copies of the class syllabus in each class.
RCE Parent-Teacher Night

For parents of TK through 5th grade students,
We look forward to seeing you in the Worship Center. Mr. Huemoeller, elementary teachers, and staff will provide essential information to kickoff the new school year! From there, parents will go to their student's classroom(s) for class-specific information from the teacher(s).
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.
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
Meet the New RCS Director of Spiritual Life
Mr. Alan Stirling returns to RCS after years in the mission field.
"... Redwood is like family to me. Teaching at Redwood is like being at home. In addition, I am truly enthusiastic about the trajectory of the school as it is truly committed to training students to missionally engage with their world by the gospel of Jesus Christ in whatever vocation the Lord gives them..." Get to know Mr. Stirling and how God burdened his heart to spread the gospel here !
RCS Global WeekONE Recap
International students and high school campus leaders went to several SF Bay Area hot spots during the week to get acquainted with the area and their classmates.
New students selected classes, took placement exams, and learned about the excellent RCS academic program.
Some of the highlights were going to Union Square, Chinatown, Pier 39, and Santa Cruz!
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
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!
Save the Date!
Upcoming Games
HS Volleyball:
8/17 at Arroyo
4:30pm JV Girls
6:00pm Var Girls
8/21 at San Lorenzo
5:00pm JV Girls
6:15pm Var Girls
8/24 at Salesian
4:00pm JV Girls
5:15pm Var Girls

HS Soccer:
8/22 vs Drew @ HOME
4:00pm Var Boys
5:30pm JV Boys
8/24 vs California Crosspoint @ HOME
4:00pm Var Boys
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!