August 29 - September 9
In this newsletter:

  • Follow God - a Devotional by Evan Barnhart, Director of RCS Global
  • Meet Our New RCE Campus Secretary, Mrs. Kiagiri
  • High School Fall Fantastics Week!
  • 4th Grade Historical Studies Trip Parent Meeting on 8/30/18
  • Royal Choir Parent Meeting on 8/30/18
  • Labor Day on 9/3/18
  • Late Start and Minimum Day NEXT Wednesday 9/5/18
  • Blood Drive for All Parents on 9/5/18
  • CSF Sign-Ups Going on Now for Middle School & High School Students
  • Patriots Day Chapel on 9/7/18
  • Girls in the Race - Elementary Girls Running Club Begins 9/12/18
  • Save the Date for the RCS Annual Dinner 10/22/18
  • Arriving Late or Picking Up Early?
  • Join Moms in Prayer in Praying for Our School
  • Athletics Upcoming Events
  • Support RCS When You Shop!
2018-19 Theme Verse:
Follow God

In John 8:12, Jesus is speaking to a large group of people, declaring, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” When I was in college, I had the opportunity to experience being deep in a cave on an expedition with friends of mine. At one point, our guide told us we were about a quarter mile underground and asked us all to switch off our headlamps. The darkness was unlike anything I’ve ever seen. In the moment, I was appreciative of our small headlamps to help guide us through (and out) of the cave. There is a strong parallel to Jesus within this idea. In a dark world overcome by sin, where truth is defined differently by so many, Jesus is our guide, our light. When we follow Him, when we are guided by Him, He will lead us not only in this life but to eternal life with Him.
Mr. Barnhart
Director of RCS Global
Meet RCE Campus Secretary, Mrs. Kiagiri
I have been an RCS parent for two years, and in that time I have loved seeing the values lived out and the encouraging way the teachers shepherd the children, especially with the growth mindset. Opportunities to volunteer in their classes have given me a chance to be an active part of their education process. As a new member of the RCS staff, my high point so far was having members of the faculty come and pray for me – I can’t even begin to express what that means to me. Knowing that the leadership, faculty and staff are dependent on God and show it through consistent prayer is priceless. The warmth and encouragement I have already received from those I have met has been tremendous. Click here to see where Mrs. Kiagiri is from, her interests, and more about her family...
At RCHS we take school spirit seriously!
High School Fall Fantastics Week is all about daily dress themes, lunch time games, and a fall sports event hightlighted.
Check out the theme days and dress to join in the fun!
August 27 - August 31
4th Grade Historical Studies Trip:
Parent Meeting
Royal Choir: Parent Meeting
Royal Choir is a 4th and 5th grade elective. This meeting will be for parents of students who want to participate in Royal Choir, expectations, concert dates, and other important information about this performance group.

If you are unable to attend, please email Mrs. Mayne at: .
Mark your calendar!

for the first Late Start/Minimum Day Wednesday on September 5th . These shortened days allow time for teachers to participate in professional development.
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
CSF (California Scholarship Federation) is a service organization available to students with high grades (usually three A’s and a B) in certain core classes. This is a distinguished membership that helps with college applications. Click here for further information.

Students 8th - 12th grade can sign up in the fall (7th - 12th in the spring)
by completing an application and paying $5.

For questions, email Miss McGrath at: .
Deadline for the fall is September 7th!
Patriot's Day Chapel
RCE students wear red, white, and blue for a special chapel honoring all who serve us at home and abroad, including: first-responders - fire fighters, paramedics, ambulance drivers, police officers, sheriffs, CHP officers and military - current and retired.
Come and join us for this special event!
Please return the completed agreement ASAP to your teacher (deadline is 9/7/18).
Click here for the required
consent agreement form.

Please email:
Miss Sinisi at
with any questions.
49th Annual Dinner Celebration!
Save the Date!
Check in with your campus office to sign students in or out. Need them to be in the office when you arrive? Call your campus secretary (South Campus is Mrs. Kiagiri at 510-537-4288 and North Campus is Mrs. Kiefer at 510-889-7526), and they will arrange for your student to be ready when you arrive. This will also help your teacher collect any supplies or work that will be missed to send home as well.
Students can sign themselves in or out. If you need to pick up anytime during the day, call Mrs. Ceremony (Mon-Tues) or Mrs. Kidwell (Wed-Fri) at 510-317-8990, and they will arrange for your student to be ready when you arrive. Please remind your student to check in with the teachers of any classes missed that day to make up any work he or she will miss!
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.

Did you miss the info meeting?
Contact Becki Burckin at: for information about the next Moms in Prayer Meeting.
Visit our RCS Athletics page for game scores and more!


Score Box:

HS Volleyball:
8/24 at Salesian
JV Girls lost 2-0
Varsity Girls lost 3-1
8/28 at Athenian
JV Girls lost 2-0
Varsity Girls won 3-0

HS Soccer:
8/22 vs. Drew @ HOME
Varsity Boys lost 1-0
JV Boys won 4-2
8/24 vs. California Crosspoint @ HOME
Varsity Boys won 5-1
Upcoming Games
HS Volleyball:
8/31 at Bentley
4:00pm JV Girls
5:15pm Varsity Girls
9/1 Tournament at San Lorenzo
8:30am Varsity Girls
9/2 at St. Joseph
4:00pm JV Girls
5:15pm Varsity Girls
9/6 vs. Head-Royce @ HOME
4:00pm JV Girls
5:15pm Varsity Girls
9/7 vs. Athenian @ HOME
4:00pm JV Girls
5:15pm Varsity Girls

HS Soccer:
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
9/2 at Head-Royce
4:00pm JV Boys
9/2 vs. Head-Royce @ HOME
4:00pm Varsity Boys
9/7 vs. St. Joseph @ HOME
4:00pm JV Boys
9/7 at St. Joseph (played at College of Alameda)
4:00pm Varsity Boys

HS Tennis:
8/30 at San Lorenzo
4:00pm Varsity Girls
9/2 vs. Athenian @ HOME
4:00pm Varsity Girls
9/7 at Convent (played at San Francisco State)
4:00pm Varsity Girls

HS Cross Country:
9/2 at the College Prep Invitational (at Garin Park)
4:55pm Varsity Girls
5:15pm Varsity 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!